And there you have it. Over the last few weeks, one of the biggest stories has been the possibility of All Elite Wrestling being brought to live. The promotion, run by Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks, has been teased for weeks now with names for events and shows, but it wasn’t clear if the idea was actually going to get off the ground. With a new year comes new details though, and now we know a lot. Well this is big. Check out the announcement: [This post contains video, click to play] On the latest episode of Being The Elite, which debuted at midnight pacific coast time on January 1, 2019, Rhodes, the Young Bucks and Adam Page officially announced All Elite Wrestling and their first event called Double Or Nothing. There are no more details at this time such as a location or a date, though there is a good chance that more information will come out on the next episode of the show. Opinion: You had to know this was coming and they picked a good time to drop the news. Wrestling isn’t..
Another bunch for the pile. Last year, WWE debuted a match that was both long awaited and long overdue: the women’s Royal Rumble match. Just like the men’s version, thirty women joined into the match and competed for a title shot at the upcoming WrestleMania. The first event was won by Asuka and the second edition has been announced. Now we just need to fill in the lineup. This week on Monday Night Raw, a good chunk of the roster for the match was filled as seven names were confirmed to be competing. During a six woman tag, it was announced that Bayley, Sasha Banks, Ember Moon, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan were all going to be taking part in the match. On the same show, Natalya was confirmed for the match as well. These seven join Carmella, who will be entering the match in the #30 spot. Several of the women were very excited. Check out what three of them had to say: [This post contains video, click to play] Opinion: None of these are exactly shocking as at the moment, t..
The countdown is on. We’re about three months away from WrestleMania 35 and that means it’s more than early enough to start speculating on the card. While nothing has officially been announced, there are various matches that you can probably pencil in already. One of those would seem to be the Universal Title match, but it might not be as simple as it seems. According to Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Live, there is a chance that the Universal Title match might not be champion Brock Lesnar defending against Seth Rollins. While the match has yet to be announced, Rollins has mentioned Lesnar several times on recent editions of Monday Night Raw, saying that he wants to face him. Lesnar is currently scheduled to defend the title against Braun Strowman at the Royal Rumble. Rollins certainly had something to say about Lesnar this week. Check out his fired up promo from Monday Night Raw: [This post contains video, click to play] Opinion: I’m not sure on this one as I can’t imagine a..
It was a good ride. A few weeks back, the McMahon Family returned and officially took over WWE again. That meant the removal of all General Managers from their authority roles, which meant a lot of things were changing in a hurry. For one thing, Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live General Managers Baron Corbin and Paige were gone, but there was one more loose end to tie up. This week on Monday Night Raw, Alexa Bliss confirmed that she was no longer in charge of the women’s division. Bliss only held the job for a few weeks, being given the role by Corbin while she was on the shelf with an injury. As a result of her losing the position, Bliss will be starting her own talk show segment called A Moment of Bliss, with the first episode airing next week and featuring Ronda Rousey as her guest. Who better than Bliss to explain it? Here’s Bliss’ announcement of the big change: [This post contains video, click to play] Opinion: I was starting to like Bliss in the role, though she wasn’t rea..
It’s a busy one. With the last Monday Night Raw of 2018 in the books, it’s time to move on to the new year. That typically means a big show to kick things off, with a title match, a big return or something else that you don’t usually get. WWE likes to get things going well and the fact that it’s going up against the College Football Playoff title game might help things a bit. So what’s on tap? This week on Monday Night Raw, a host of announcements were made for next week’s show. These include appearances by Brock Lesnar and John Cena, the return of Braun Strowman, and a Tag Team Title match with the Revival challenging Chad Gable and Bobby Roode. Strowman has been out of action with a shoulder injury and Lesnar hasn’t appeared on Monday Night Raw since November. This will be Cena’s first appearance on the show since April. He’s back. Check out Strowman’s impressive 2018: [This post contains video, click to play] Opinion: Oh yeah I’d think they know they need to pick things up. The..
Seth Rollins came face to face with Triple H on the December 31 edition of Monday Night Raw. The Kingslayer and The Game had words after Rollins demanded his Intercontinental Championship rematch against Dean Ambrose. Hunter said no and that he wanted much more from Seth. Rollins reminded Triple H, as well as the rest of the world, that he had been carrying the program over the past 12 months. But then Seth said precisely what many fans wanted to hear. Rollins said he would take out Brock Lesnar and his Universal Championship. It’s a statement that had to be made at some point. Now that it’s been said, what are the chances that Seth Rollins is indeed headed to the very top of Monday Night Raw? One key issue for fans to remember is that the red brand’s top spot is the company’s top spot. That’s because both belong to Roman Reigns. The Big Dog may be on the shelf right now but he will be back eventually. The only question is, will WWE move forward with someone else in Roman’s place unti..
Monday Night Raw Date: December 31, 2018 Location: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Renee Young We’re taped this week for the second time in a row, which has to be the first time in at least several years, assuming two of the UK shows didn’t take place back to back at some point. The big deal tonight is a cage match between Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre, because that was a story that needed to go on for the better part of nine months, assuming it ends tonight. Let’s get to it. The cage is lowered to start. Dolph Ziggler vs. Drew McIntyre In a cage with pinfall, submission or escape to win. Ziggler has lost the record scratch at the start of his song. An early escape attempt doesn’t work for Ziggler and Drew chops the heck out of him. That and a delayed vertical suplex are enough to put Dolph down for some writhing on the mat. Dolph’s early comeback is cut off by the Glasgow Kiss but he catches Drew on top. That means a series of ra..
Main Event Date: December 27, 2018 Host: Scott Stanford It’s another one of these recap shows this week…and I need to be more specific on that one. In this case there isn’t any original wrestling, though that’s to be expected when they had two shows taped in a single night. That’s probably best given the circumstances and the show was such a breeze last week. Let’s get to it. Opening sequence. Stanford welcomes us to the show in the studio. From Raw. Elias vs. Bobby Lashley Miracle on 34th Street Fight so there are weapons around the ring, including Christmas trees. Lashley fires off shoulders in the corner to start until they head outside with Elias hitting him with a Christmas tree. Elias knocks him down again and we take a break. Back with Lio Rush helping put Elias in trouble and Lashley loads up a present. They come back in with Lashley throwing him in an overhead belly to belly and pouring out….Legos. Lashley loads up a superplex that wouldn’t put Rollins on the Legos whats..
Over the past few months, the man behind The Velveteen Dream has been really active on social media to the chagrin of NXT and WWE officials. His activity has ruffled some feathers behind the scenes and there have been rumors about him having backstage heat for a while now. The saving grace for him is The Dream is red-hot as a performer. Despite all the rumors, it’s tough to pinpoint if The Velveteen Dream has backstage heat with WWE officials or if it’s all part of the rumor mill created by the WWE Universe. It’s been reported by RingSideNews that The Dream has acknowledged his heat with WWE in a tweet that claims “he’s ready to deal with the ramifications of being his true self.” Related: Velveteen Dream Might Be In Trouble 2 The Offices of @WWE / @WWENXT ? AM READY 2 DEAL WITH THE RAMIFICATIONS OF BEING MY FULL SELF. NOTHING SHOULD SURPRISE U. — The DREAM (@VelveteenWWE) December 31, 2018 It’s unclear if Velveteen Dream is being pushed behind the scenes. He’s one of the bigge..
The champ vs. The face. WWE has posted a new video to their YouTube channel in which they show the full match between John Cena and AJ Styles for the WWE Championship from the 2017 Royal Rumble. You can see the match in its entirety below: [This post contains video, click to play] From WWE.com: It’s official! At Royal Rumble 2017, John Cena did the impossible: He tied Ric Flair’s hallowed record of 16 World Title wins after defeating AJ Styles in an emotional match witnessed by 52,020 frenzied fans inside the Alamodome. For years, it seemed inconceivable that any Superstar could approach Flair’s record, let alone match it. Year after year, however, The Champ continued his hard work and determination, relentless in his drive to elevate himself. And though he captured the United States Championship just 14 months ago, he hadn’t won a World Title since June 29, 2014. That perseverance, however, would pay hefty dividends at Royal Rumble in his pursuit of the WWE Championship. Editor..