** The Young Bucks appeared on 98 ROCK Baltimore to chat about AEW’s Full Gear pay-per-view. During the conversation, Nick Jackson was asked what talents have impressed him the most thus far in AEW and Nick shared high praise for Luchasaurus and added that AEW is going “full blast” on him when he returns from his hamstring injury:
“I’ll tell you right away, the first one who popped in my mind is Luchasuarus. He’s probably getting the strongest reaction live than anyone on the roster which blows my mind because man, maybe just a year ago, not many people knew who he was. So when he comes back from this injury, we’re gonna go full blast on him because he’s a star in the making and he already is a star.”
Nick Jackson expressed that he wants to remain “one of the boys” and that allows for talents to come up to him and converse about storylines and give their opinions freely if the disagree with something.
“I always want to be one of the boys and I feel like the boys come up to me and talk to me and tell me their problems and their issues because I try to stay level-headed that way, and I feel like its worked, and I love it. It’s great. Matt is very much the same way as well.”
** Renee Young joined the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast and spoke about a handful of topics including her run as a commentator on RAW. Renee said that she never became comfortable behind the desk and it was a stressful time for her.
“I never felt comfortable doing that job. It was a very stressful year to be completely honest. It’s like, you look at that situation of: I’m here in WWE. Kind of like the first female to come into that role. Obviously, that role has grown exponentially since, but there’s so many other women that we have backstage doing shows and hosting shows etc. But at the time, I had kind of done everything so what can I do? I need to do something else. I can’t just stand here and do these backstage interviews anymore. I need something else to chew on. So, I have Michael Cole and Triple H pull me aside and [they were] like, ‘Hey, you’re gonna do commentary on Monday Night RAW next week’. I was like, ‘What!? Why!? Who approved this? Whose idea was this?’ But it’s like anything. You’re like, ‘Alright, damn. This opportunity is in front of me. I’m gonna figure it out.’ I consider myself fairly talented and being able to tell the ins-and-outs of the wrestling business, this should be able to work. I’m sure I can make something work of this. But yeah, to go out there and call three hours of wrestling and coming from the background that I come from, I’m a host and I like being able to have more of a bubbly personality and I think that’s what fans have been a little more drawn to or drawn to my sarcastic side — that I can be a smart ass. Really hard to do that on commentary. Especially when you’ve got [Corey] Graves. He’s great at that, but also stepping in there as the third person. I’m used to being that A person. So they have [Michael] Cole and Graves, being there with them and I’m trying to jump in there and kind of everything’s already been said. It was odd.
I tried to come at it from a fan’s standpoint but then that doesn’t always work. That doesn’t always necessarily seem to be what they want you to be saying or doing. So, I just always felt a little bit of misdirection about what my purpose was out there and then, right on top of that, trying to call my husband’s matches when he was still with WWE so, there was a lot of different, weird factors. Not to be making excuses about it. It just wasn’t the right gig for me. It wasn’t for me and people that excel at that, it is a tough job man. To be out there and talking and sound bytes, and you gotta talk at specific points during a match whether you’re talking during somebody’s comeback or someone’s heat, blah, blah, blah. For me to try to get in a bit of information just during somebody’s entrance where it felt like a normal spot for me to talk, we’ve got promo segments and blah, blah, blah. But anyways, it was a doozy. It was a doozy.”
Renee thinks she made the most sense to host WWE Backstage on FS1:
“I think there were a lot of things falling into place together. I think as soon as the partnership between WWE and FOX came to fruition, knowing and hearing these rumblings about this new show coming about, I think… I think it was just sort of a no-brainier I was going to step in there to do that. I think I made the most sense to go in there and host it. I think it’s kind of just as simple as that, and with doing commentary, I was just always sort of waiting and to be like, ‘Okay, can we do this? Am I ready to go now? Let me go, please. For the love of God.’ So yeah, once that time started to tick down, we always knew too that once the changes were gonna happen with RAW being strict to RAW and SmackDown’s roster being strict to SmackDown, knowing that big changes were gonna happen, that seemed like — obviously the transition of all the announcers were gonna change, everyone’s gonna be brand specific. It was a perfect time of everything to kind of happen all at once.”
Renee on if she would like to work with CM Punk in any capacity:
“Yeah, I would love to work with Punk. He’s one of the most polarizing, most popular figures in all of WWE history and I think for him to step back into that world, it just makes wrestling fans go bonkers over that so I think it would be really cool. I would love to have that opportunity.”
Renee makes it clear that it is not weird that Jon Moxley is working for All Elite Wrestling and they often chat about wrestling:
“It’s not weird. It’s not weird at all. I mean, listen, as soon as we go home and we have a glass a wine, he pours his Jack and diet coke and we just start talking about wrestling. I’m talking about what my day is like. He’s talking about what his day is like and again, like we said earlier, it’s such an interesting time for all in wrestling. So I’m sure a lot of people would love to be flies on the walls of our room,” Renee laughed.
** According to PWInsider, Joey Mercury is no longer working with Ring of Honor. Mercury had been working on the creative team, worked as producer and oversaw the ROH dojo. The site added that Joey Mercury was removed from his positions this week and it was a mutual decision. Mercury is still with Ring of Honor until the non-compete period in his contract expires. Joey Mercury took to Twitter and opened up about his departure from Ring of Honor. He shared text messages between himself and ROH GM Greg Gilleland. Mercury noted that he doesn’t want Gilleland out of a job but wants him out of the role he’s in now. There were transportation issues that Gilleland was set to take care of but did not and Joey Mercury released that information. Greg confronted Joey through text message about him coming to shows high, skipping shows and Joey telling wrestlers he can get them work elsewhere. Joey Mercury also recalled the incident that occurred with a fan in Portland at an ROH show this past June. Mercury said there was no security on-site and was disappointed that a “respected veteran” being Bully Ray, had to make a judgement call in that situation. He revealed that Shane Taylor’s contract with the company is up on January 1st, Bandido’s contract is up January 2nd and PJ Black’s contract expires February 2nd. BJ Whitmer added that everything Joey Mercury noted on Twitter is true.
** As first reported by Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, WWE talents who were in Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel were not able to leave the country on their charter flight due to a delay. Friday Night SmackDown is set to emanate from Buffalo, New York and several talents who are in Saudi Arabia are scheduled for SmackDown including The Revival, Kofi Kingston and Big E. WWE posted an update to their official website and noted that more than 175 WWE employees were supposed to board a charter flight back to the United States on Thursday. There were several problems with the aircraft which led to their flight being delayed for more than six hours. It is noted that several superstars arranged their own charter flight to come and get them from Saudi Arabia but those flights will not make it back until SmackDown is over. The show will go on as planned and will feature the likes of Daniel Bryan, The Miz, Nikki Cross, Bayley, Carmella and a few surprises. Those who are currently in Saudi Arabia will be departing on a flight later tonight.
** At the 10/31/19 NXT live event in Orlando, Florida, the superstars of the brand dressed up in their respective Halloween costumes. Bronson Reed dressed up as Rikishi and he was joined in the ring by Performance Center trainer and former WWE Tag Team Champion Scotty 2 Hotty.
** Ric Flair chatted with Arab News.
** Lacey Evans took to her Instagram to express her thoughts about herself and Natalya competing in the first women’s wrestling match in Saudi Arabia at WWE’s Crown Jewel event:
“As a woman, a mother, and a sports Entertainer…this night will be one of my most proud and motivating moments. All I’ve ever wanted to do my whole life is show the world what is possible if you work hard and never stop trying. This door is open and I couldn’t have been beside a better leader to help make this possible.❤ @natbynature @WWE #WeCanDoIt #WWECrownJewel #ThankYou”
** NXT’s Daniel Vidot spoke with Newcastle Herald and told the publication about the training schedule that has become routine for him at the Performance Center and how tasking that training can be on the body:
“Especially starting [it’s really hard], it’s a different kind of fitness,” Vidot said. “It’s just going through 20 car crashes a week, that’s what it feels like on your body. Taking falls and tumbles and rolling around and doing flips and learning how to run the ropes. For a couple of weeks my back was bleeding doing that stuff. You get used to it, but it takes a couple of months. It can be real crazy. You can be in the ring for five minutes and it feels like a half of footy.”
** After his victory at Crown Jewel, Tyson Fury confirmed that the Deontay Wilder fight on February 22nd is what’s next for him:
** A ‘WWE 365’ special about Seth Rollins is coming to the WWE Network.
** The Mercury News spoke with SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley for an exclusive interview. Bayley stated that her heel turn was a result of real feelings she was having and it was just time for a change after doing the same thing for seven years.
“I just thought it was time for a change. It wasn’t planned or anything. I’ve been growing as a person and it was (the result of) all real stuff I’ve been feeling. I’d been doing the same thing for seven years. We’ll see where this takes me.”
** On a Q&A edition of ‘After 83 Weeks’, Eric Bischoff revealed that he and Vince McMahon had a conversation about All Elite Wrestling’s debut show on TNT. Bischoff said he was very honest with McMahon about the AEW show and that the size and engagement of the AEW crowd made it better than the NXT show on that first head-to-head night:
“I’ve dropped in on a couple episodes. I actually watched the first episode three times in a row, and I watched the second episode. I dropped in on the third for a little bit and I may or may not try to drop in on some of it tonight.” Bischoff was then asked if anybody in AEW stands out to him, “Nobody in particular. They all stand out. I mean it’s a hell of a roster, and I’m kind of taking a wait-and-see perspective of it. I’m more anxious to see how they’re going to look like three months from now and how they look now, because it still has a new car smell. They’re still the new kid on the block. This is by no means — I’m not suggesting this is a challenge of any kind for the, I think they’re gonna do extremely well, but I think it’s gonna take them a while to settle into a groove and for us all to get to know the characters, including me, a little bit better, and start seeing who stands out among the crowd but they’ve got a hell of a roster and I enjoy the show.
Vince asked me actually, a couple days after the first episode aired — what I thought and I was pretty honest with him. I thought the action was good but I thought — what really made that show stand out to me was just how engaged the audience is. I mean, the audience to me, made their show so much better than the NXT show. Not that there’s anything wrong with the NXT show. The action in the ring was great, the characters are great, there’s a lot of great things about it, but, when you put a live event inside of a small, confined studio, kind of like TNA, I don’t care how great the action is in the ring. It just doesn’t have that big event feel to it and you don’t get the energy that you get from the audience and that energy in the arena that we see on the screen translates to the viewer, and when you don’t have that energy, like I say, no matter how great the stuff is in the ring, it just feels less than.”
** On the 11/7/19 episode of NXT U.K., Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster will clash with Zack Gibson and James Drake.
** NJPW Road To Power Struggle/Super Jr. Tag League Results (10/31/19)
– Karl Fredericks & Tomoaki Honma def. Yota Tsuji & Ryusuke Taguchi
– Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) def. El Desperado & DOUKI
– El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori def. Rocky Romero & Jushin Thunder Liger
– Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr. & Minoru Suzuki def. BUSHI, Shingo Takagi, SANADA & Tetsuya Naito
– Yujiro Takahashi, KENTA & Jay White def. Toa Henare, Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii
– Super Jr. Tag League Tournament Match: TJP & Clark Connors (1-6) def. Yuya Uemura & Tiger Mask (0-7)
– YOSHI-HASHI, Will Ospreay, Robbie Eagles & Kazuchika Okada def. Titan, Volador Jr., Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi
** NJPW Road To Power Struggle/Super Jr. Tag League Tournament Results (11/1/19)
– TJP, Clark Connors & Yota Tsuji def. Yuya Uemura, Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask
– BUSHI, SANADA, Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito def. DOUKI, Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr. & Minoru Suzuki
– Hirooki Goto, Karl Fredericks & Tomohiro Ishii def. Yujiro Takahashi, KENTA & Jay White
– Kazuchika Okada, Toa Henare & YOSHI-HASHI def. Tomoaki Honma, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi
– Super Jr. Tag League Tournament Match: Titan & Volador Jr. (4-3) def. Rocky Romero & Ryusuke Taguchi (4-3)
– Super Jr. Tag League Tournament Match: El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru (5-2) def. Will Ospreay & Robbie Eagles (4-3)
– Super Jr. Tag League Tournament Match: Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) (5-2) def. Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo (5-2)
SHO and YOH versus El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru is slated for Power Struggle and the victors will be declared the winners of the 2019 Super Jr. Tag League tournament.
** Here’s the Halloween special video from the Being The Elite YouTube channel:
** Nikki Cross is challenging Bayley for the SmackDown Women’s Championship on the 11/1/19 episode of SmackDown.
** Former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Manabu Nakanishi will be present at the re-opening of the Tokon Shop in Suidobashi on November 10th.
** NJPW1972.com interviewed Hirooki Goto ahead of his IWGP Intercontinental Championship match against Jay White at Power Struggle.
** Ring of Honor’s Joe Hendry joined Cultaholic’s ‘Desert Island Graps’ podcast and shared that if he could choose anybody on the ROH roster to wrestle, he’d choose Bully Ray and explained why:
“Do you know what? I’m just going to say it: My ideal opponent is Bully. It is, one hundred percent. A hundred percent. If you say to me right now — well I mean, you’ve got to say RUSH, right? Because he’s the world champion. That’s who you want to work with, but Bully Ray is, to me… if you sat me down in a room and said, ‘Alright, you pick. Who are you gonna work with?’ That’s gonna be my choice, everyday of the week, because he knows what he’s doing. It’s as simple as that. His understanding of wrestling, his physicality. That’s something you can get your teeth sunk into. Look at what happened to Flip Gordon’s career after he worked with Bully. You know what I mean? I want that, and I think that’s something I can get my teeth sunk into. If you’re smart and you’re offered the choice, that’s the answer that anyone should give in my opinion.”
** Natalya’s latest blog post for the Calgary Sun is about how the love of food brings her family together.
** NXT Live Event Results (10/31/19) Orlando, Florida
– Women’s Halloween Costume Rumble: Shayna Baszler def. Rhea Ripley, Jessamyn Duke, Vanessa Borne, Aliyah, MJ Jenkins, Bianca Belair, Jessi Kamea, Catalina Garcia, Deonna Purrazzo, Kayden Carter, Chelsea Green, Xia Li, Taynara Conti and Tegan Nox
– The Outliers (Dan Matha & Riddick Moss) def. Denzel Dejournette & Nick Ogarelli
– Keith Lee def. Austin Theory
– Jordan Omogbehin (w/Malcolm Bivens) def. Kona Reeves
– Xia Li def. Taynara Conti
– Men’s Halloween Costume Rumble: Bronson Reed def. Marcel Barthel, Jeet Rama, Steve Cutler, Mohammed Fahim, Nick Ogarelli, Chase Parker, Cezar Bononi, Daniel Vidot, Cal Bloom, Dexter Lumis, PANDAMONIUM The Giant Panda and Aleksandar Jaksic
** Ricochet and Chuck Taylor are expected to send greetings via Facebook video to the OSW promotion ahead of the promotion’s show on November 9th in Kentucky.
** Stone Cold Steve Austin joined ‘The Taz Show’ and during the conversation, Taz and Steve Austin began to talk about All Elite Wrestling. Austin praised the AEW World Title match between Chris Jericho and Darby Allin and said the young talents of today are more polished than he was when he was their age.
“They [AEW] are pushing more athleticism and the business has changed. Its sped up and it’s a different landscape, and man… for that kid [Darby Allin] to be as young as he is — what is he? 22? 23 tops? Hell, when I started — I think I went to school when I was 23 and I had my first match when I was 24. But that kid, however long he’s been in the business, way more polished than I was at that time. Hell, half that roster is more polished than what I was at that age and so, hey man, they’re learning things at rapid fire fashion. It’s interesting to see just the creativity and what lengths — not lengths as far as risks, but just ways to push the creative envelope with respect to staying somewhat safe and you saw that kid get his hands taped up behind him and do all that stuff. It was great. I ain’t never seen nothing like that and I enjoyed seeing it. Wasn’t nothing like it.”
Austin shared high praise for MJF. He talked about MJF looking the part and having everything it takes to be successful in wrestling but feels MJF needs a few more years under his belt to further develop his talents.
“Oh absolutely. The whole way,” Austin said when asked if MJF stayed in character on the Steve Austin Show podcast. “You know, we shot an angle at the end of the thing. We shot a wrestling audio angle. It was tremendous. Nah, I like that kid. I like what I see in him. In his core, we say when we hit the mute button and go off air, hey man, he’s a good f*cking kid. Good looking kid, talk his ass off and you [Taz] love promo just as much as I do. Cutting them and listening to them so, this kid can talk a blue streak. He’s just full of sh*t. I mean that in a compliment, and full of himself and a hundred percent confident. He’s still young in the business and everybody would like to heap praise on him and say, ‘Hey man, he’s the next…’ Well, let’s see how the work keeps developing. So he’s a good worker right now. I’m not saying that he isn’t, but his promo — I think his appearance, everything, he looks the part, he talks the part and he works the part. But the work is gonna progress as he gets some more experience under his belt and I think that’ll be the telling factor, but as far as checking the boxes on being a star, he checks a lot of those boxes right now.”
** John Cena won a ‘Cybersmile’ award for the month of October for his donation of $500,000 to help support first responders battling the fires in California.
** Bar Wrestling: ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ Results (10/31/19)
– Christina Von Eerie, Heather Monroe & Katarina Leigh def. BHK, Russ Taylor & Watts
– Orange Cassidy def. Priscilla Kelly
– Ashley Vox & Delmi Exo def. Dom Kubrick & Jake Atlas
– Brian Cage def. Kris Statlander
– Nicole Savoy & Ruby Raze def. Andy Brown & Tyler Bateman
– Barefoot Lego Match: Addy Starr def. Joey Ryan
** Charlotte Flair will be making a three-day trip to India in two weeks. Flair will meet Special Olympics athletes and make an appearance at ComicCon India.
** Natalya chatted with Arab News prior to she and Lacey Evans’ match at Crown Jewel.
** CBS News has a story up which includes comments from several men and women that were in attendance for Crown Jewel and they gave their respective thoughts on Lacey Evans and Natalya’s match.
** CareerBuilder is sponsoring WWE’s upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view. An opportunity to win an all-expenses paid trip to WrestleMania 36 in Tampa, Florida is up for grabs as well.
** 2K released the following patch notes for WWE 2K20 in regard to what has been improved within the game: Gameplay and controls, graphics and clipping, hair physics, hit detection and aiming, interactions with tables, ladders, steel steps, and other objects, referee actions, onscreen button prompts, characters “warping” or moving unnaturally around the arena. Crashes and freezing, image downloads entrances and attires, universe mode editing and saving, custom and created superstars and creation modes, commentary and sound effects, online stability, matchmaking, desyncs, and lag.
** Carmella appeared on Country 106.5 WYRK radio to promote the 11/1/19 episode of SmackDown.
** UFC President Dana White shared a glimpse of the ‘BMF’ Title that Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal will fight for at UFC 244.
** Former WWE talent Ho Ho Lun is headed to Dragon Gate and will be a participant in their tournament that kicks off on November 2nd.
** Solo Wrestling conducted an interview with ROH World Champion RUSH. RUSH opened up about his departure from CMLL:
“I realized what I am worth as a fighter. I did what no Mexican had been able to do, becoming the first Mexican to win a championship of such prestige. They have had the best in the world, the best that are right now in WWE, imagine, it was what gave me strength to take that step. I had a lot of time in the company (CMLL) — there I grew up, and I say it openly. I was given many opportunities when Mr. Alonso was [there], rest in peace. He gave me many opportunities and I took advantage of them all. It was almost 12 years I was there, plus those I was training, which were almost a year and a half. I said a lot: sacrifices, my soul … I gave everything in any function. when I was in the Arena Mexico to be respected; anyone who arrived, took care of her as if she were my house, but I looked for opportunities. I wanted to grow and there I felt that I was getting stuck. When I won the championship is when I realized what I can do, something that nobody had done before … Why not try on independent grounds now? Choose, be my own boss. Because now, whether you want it or not, this company supports me, ROH supports me, and now in Mexico I also want to continue growing because I am from Mexico and Mexican, very honored. I want more goals. RUSH is about goals, my first goal here was the championship. I had set a two-year goal, and, really, it was faster. Since I arrived I have not known defeat. I remain undefeated and so I will stay for a long time. That was what helped me, it helped me that my father has always been my guide, he has always been with me training and advising me. With your support we both decided to take this tremendous step. I think it was the best decision I had for my career.”
RUSH also admitted that he has been in talks with AAA and Konnan. He says an agreement has not been reached yet but if they want him to work dates as an independent without a contract, that is fine.
“Yes, people were there with high expectations,” RUSH said about his teasing of appearing at Héroes Inmortales XIII. “I told them that I would enjoy it a lot, but I went to the movies with my wife to watch JOKER, which I recommend to everyone. I’ve talked with Dorian, I’ve had talks with Konnan. The truth is that we have not reached a good agreement, but it may be that I work on television stations and everything. It may be, of course, but I assure you nothing because the air of independent breathes rich and really, I didn’t leave a company for more than 12 years to get into another. If they want me to go and fight for dates, I am independent. Meanwhile, I arrive at another company called Nacion Lucha Libre, which is also having a lot of strength on television. Now we introduce ourselves Thursday, The Ungovernables, my father, the mask and me, and big things to come. I want to make a very large group, since there was no opportunity. I was not given the opportunity to do it in the company. Now I am going to look for it on the independents, since there is a lot of quality. I only ask all those who would like to be part of the faction to have a good physique, to be rude of heart and to simply get on top of the ring to lose heart, not to ask for applause, just above the ring to lose heart to the rival. Many things to come this new year. If 2019 was the best for me when I became the champion, I say it because it is a huge achievement. No Mexican had done it. This 2020 I’m going for everything, and I already said it, the language was not going to stop me. I have seven months studying it, I already defend myself a little, I still need a lot of time, but I still work, studying, training, because I want to be the greatest figure that has ever existed from Mexico. RUSH, the White Bull; I already made history and I will continue doing it. ”
** Per the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Finn Balor is no longer working WWE’s upcoming U.K. tour. Before the decision to move Balor to NXT was made, Finn was going to be on the aforementioned tour with the SmackDown brand. Also, Hartley Jackson who was coaching at the WWE Performance Center is no longer in that role. It is noted in the Observer that he wanted to wrestle again so he departed from the company. Former IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Championship Christopher “Ace Steel” Guy has been hired as a new Performance Center coach.
** Solo Wrestling chatted with Flamita and Flamita opened up about not being able to team with Bandido in the United States due to Bandido’s contract with Ring of Honor. Flamita was a part of ROH’s ‘Honor United’ tour and hinted at the possibility of him appearing more for ROH and teaming with Bandido once Bandido fully recovers from knee surgery.
** Big Japan Pro-Wrestling ‘Great Kojika Produce – Ryuji Ito 20th Anniversary’ Results (11/1/19)
– Takuho Kato def. Akira Hyodo
– Kazuki Hashimoto & Yuya Aoki def. Kota Sekifuda & Toshiyuki Sakuda
– Ryota Hama & Yasufumi Nakanoue def. Kazumi Kikuta & Orca Uto
– Atsushi Onita & Great Kojika def. Brahman Kei & Brahman Shu
– Barbed Wire Board Death Match: Masaya Takahashi & Yuki Ishikawa def. Drew Parker & Kankuro Hoshino
– Abdullah Kobayashi, Daisuke Sekimoto & Ryuji Ito def. Ryuichi Kawakami, Takuya Nomura & Yuji Okabayashi
** Beyond Wrestling: Uncharted Territory Results (10/31/19)
– Dark Match: John Silver def. Josh Briggs
– Leyla Hirsch def. Jody Threat
– Thomas Santell def. Wheeler YUTA
– Harlow O’Hara, Kodama & Obariyon def. Anthony Greene & The Platinum Hunnies (Angel Sinclair & Ava Everett)
– Puf def. Kevin Blackwood
– Bill Carr & Dan Barry def. Solo Darling & Willow Nightingale
– Discovery Gauntlet: Matt Makowski def. Tony Deppen
– Chris Dickinson & Pinkie Sanchez def. Danhausen & Effy
– Nick Gage def. Mance Warner
** Shawn Spears appeared on Yahoo Sports Canada’s ‘But First, Sports’ show and shared that there are plans to bring All Elite Wrestling to Canada.
** Sport 360 interviewed RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch.
** IMPACT Wrestling’s November 7th and 8th television tapings in New York is now “ODB Appreciation Night”. All ticket proceeds will be going to ODB’s food truck which burned down in September.
** Court Bauer chatted with Newsweek ahead of MLW Saturday Night SuperFight. Bauer gave some insight into his vision for MLW’s women’s division and wants them to have their own hour of programming:
“My goal is to have Major League Women, an entire spin off of MLW, that’s my end goal. There’s Major League Wrestling and then there’s Major League Women’s and that’s their own full-hour of programming and they go out and don’t have to share the stage. In terms of programming it’s a different kind of presentation that would be fun to do, so that’s our long term strategy.”
** talkSPORT interviewed AEW star and current World Of Stardom Champion Bea Priestley. Bea provided some insight into her decision to turn down a deal from WWE and join All Elite Wrestling:
“It was very difficult because, Toni Storm, she is one of my best friends ever, and also, I’ve got a very strong bond with Kay Lee [Ray] and Viper [Piper Niven]; Piper and I are a tag team in Japan and I’ve got a lot of working experience with Kay Lee, but, at the time when they offered me a contract, I already knew that Piper and Kay Lee had signed. So for me, I didn’t think that I was never going to have a spotlight on me because they had just signed two of the top girls in the UK. So I was going to be signed as a mid-carder and it would have taken me a while to get the spotlight on me. So in my head, I was like ‘OK, if I stay away – I still want to get a lot more experience in Japan – I still have a lot of other things I want to do’. For me, that was the best decision for me.”
Bea also addressed the rumors of her backstage altercation with Sadie Gibbs after All Out. Bea said it was a situation that was blown out of proportion and people should not believe everything they read online.
“The only thing I’ll say about this is people should not believe everything they read on the internet. This has all been handled. There is no problem at all. This was just a small problem that got blown way out of proportion by I don’t even know [who]. No idea how this managed to get out, but, basically, anything online is Chinese whispers, pretty much.”
** Booker T gave his thoughts about Bray Wyatt’s Universal Title win at Crown Jewel:
** The Wrap interviewed Corey Graves.
** Jimmy Hart, The Boogeyman, Mark Henry, Alicia Fox, Nia Jax and Kurt Angle are being advertised for the WrestleMania 36 on-sale party on November 13th in Tampa, Florida.
** ‘Patch.com’ has a story up about Katya Roulette, who is the designer that pieced together a bodysuit for Sasha Banks.
** Arab News published an article about the Saudi regional governor launching a public ethics campaign.
** Yahoo! Entertainment spoke with Sonya Deville.
** Kurt Angle hosted a Q&A on his Facebook page.
** Jerry “The King” Lawler will be the special guest picker on College Gameday Live on Saturday in Memphis.
Café Hangout: WWE Crown Jewel review, Q3 results, NXT & AEW ratings
In a special Café Hangout “After Dark”, John Pollock and Wai Ting review the results of WWE Crown Jewel featuring the first women’s wrestling match in Saudi Arabia. We also take your calls and discuss WWE’s Q3 Earnings Results and last night’s NXT and AEW ratings.
BWE 11/1/19: OTT 5th Anniversary – Jordan Devlin vs. David Starr
Jamesie is joined by Alan Counihan for an Irish takeover as they review the huge OTT 5th Anniversary show featuring Jordan Devlin vs. David Starr.
RAD 10/30/19: The Undertale of Kenny Omega
John Pollock and Wai Ting review this week’s AEW Dynamite featuring a contract signing between Chris Jericho and Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega’s cosplay, plus reviews of Impact’s debut on AXS TV and NWA Power.
upNXT 10/30/19: Women of War
Braden Herrington and Davie Portman are back to chat all about this week’s WWE NXT featuring a HUGE announcement for NXT TakeOver: War Games III.
ASK-A-WAI (November 2018)
John Pollock and Wai Ting answer their patrons’ questions from the POST Wrestling Forum in the November 2019 edition of Ask-A-Wai.
RAR 10/28/19: Divorce Court, Jordan Myles Story
John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE Raw featuring Rusev & Lana’s Divorce Court. We also discuss the Jordan Myles t-shirt story.
THUNDERSTRUCK Ep. 1: Jushin Liger vs. Naoki Sano
In his new series that looks at Jushin Thunder Liger’s greatest matches, WH Park welcomes Damon MacDonald of the Super J-Cast (at the Voices of Wrestling website) to discuss Liger’s history as well as one of his most famous matches against Naoki Sano from January 31, 1990.
RASD 10/25/19: Doom for Dominick, Jake Hager’s fight
John Pollock and Wai Ting review Friday Night SmackDown on FS1 featuring a final Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez confrontation before Crown Jewel. Plus, the result of Jake Hager’s Bellator MMA fight, Xavier Woods, Hana Kimura on Terrace House and more.
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