POST NEWS UPDATE: Paul Levesque Hosts TakeOver Media Call

Pre-TakeOver: War Games media call, Enzo Amore says he would fight Tama Tonga, Eli Drake's deal with AEW fell through, CM Punk on WWE Backstage & lots more

POST NEWS UPDATE: Paul Levesque Hosts TakeOver Media Call

** Triple H hosted a pre-TakeOver: WarGames media call (Link courtesy of WrestleZone). Here are some notes from the media call:

– He expressed that people will be excited for the 11/20/19 edition of NXT on the USA Network.
– Levesque provided an update on Johnny Gargano and says Gargano’s injury is described as “day-to-day”.
– Levesque joked about butting heads with RAW and SmackDown creative. He says he, along with Shawn Michaels and Road Dogg will make their way to the headquarters to crack some heads if needed. Speaking seriously, he said it is a work in progress as far as the teams coming together.
– Imperium’s (WALTER, Alexander Wolfe, Marcel Barthel, and Fabian Aichner) WWE RAW debut was well received internally. It was Paul Levesque’s suggestion.
– Levesque has no interest in competing on the NXT Survivor Series team. As far as the open slot on Team Ciampa at WarGames, he says that people will be excited to find out who the final member is.
– When talents request their release, he doesn’t get why they do it publicly and wants talents to come to talk to management.
– There were conversations about Adam Cole versus Brock Lesnar versus Bray Wyatt taking place at Survivor Series. Levesque said that the Rey versus Brock story was so strong and it was difficult to walk away from that.
– Levesque stated that Adam Cole is a pro, represents himself well and is smart.

** To open WWE Backstage on FS1, Ember Moon revealed that she ruptured her Achilles and will be out of action for an indefinite amount of time but she doesn’t know exactly when she’ll be back. Ember’s last match was on the September 23rd edition of RAW against Lacey Evans. Since then, Moon has become the head trainer of the XCW Institute in her home state of Texas.

**During CM Punk’s appearance on the show, he reiterated that he doesn’t work for WWE but he works for FOX and hasn’t talked with anyone from WWE. He says he gets to critique the product and if it’s good, he’ll call it good but if it’s bad, he’ll call it bad. He mentioned WWE not telling him and Luke Gallows about The Nexus debut and how that didn’t go according to plan. Punk said Jim Ross reached out to him after his WWE Backstage appearance last week. As far as an in-ring return, he said it’s nothing he’s actively pursuing. Punk expressed that he enjoys women’s wrestling but doesn’t enjoy the “forced hashtags” that are placed on the women’s evolution. He added that he enjoys NXT and said the “Big Dog” segment from the November 15th episode of SmackDown was not good. Renee Young asked Punk to respond to Seth Rollins’ comments about wanting to fight CM Punk and Punk responded by telling Rollins to stop tweeting.

** Pete Dunne vs. Killian Dain vs. Damian Priest will now be taking place at NXT TakeOver: WarGames. The match was originally scheduled to take place on the 11/20/19 episode of NXT. The winner will be taking on Adam Cole for the NXT Championship the following night at Survivor Series.

** All Elite Wrestling announced Britt Baker versus Hikaru Shida for AEW: Dynamite in Indianapolis. Also, Big Swole returns to AEW Dark once again to take on Shanna.

** Randy Orton joined Corey Graves on WWE’s After The Bell podcast. Orton was asked about his trolling on social media about leaving WWE. Orton stated that he was just having fun and never considered actually leaving the company:

“Yeah, I was just having fun man. I’ve been, more-so now than ever, aware of other guys like Will Ospreay and other guys that work with Cody [Rhodes]. I’m watching a little more wrestling. I’m not in the WWE bubble as much as I’ve been for almost the last two decades and I’m learning to appreciate other styles a little more instead of just quickly seeing something that isn’t how I would do it or isn’t how I would sell it and I’m realizing in its own way, it’s good. This might be upsetting for some people but I never really saw myself leaving WWE. To me, it was about getting to a point where I’m happy and what I’m doing to my body, the amount of time I’m gone from my family. In the end, it’s all gonna be worth it and that’s where I’m at right now, so I’m definitely happy being a WWE superstar.”

Orton listed several up-and-coming stars in WWE who he has gotten the opportunity to work such as Ali, Shorty G, and Ricochet. This topic of conversation began when Orton was asked about taking on a mentor role.

“Yes, one hundred percent. One hundred percent, especially when there’s a talent that wants it. When I first started then, I had been here about a decade and I’m not gonna name names but there is a couple guys that, ‘Hey, can you watch my match? Can you watch my match?’ And it’s like, you can immediately tell whether or not they’re just shoving their nose up your ass or they’re sincere about it, and I feel like a guy like Ricochet is sincere, Ali? Sincere. Gable? Sincere. But yeah, there’s a whole slew of guys and I can sit here and name a bunch of names just to give ‘em props but man, there’s a whole slew of guys and like Finn Balor, he’s amazing. I never really got to work with him. I know he’s down in NXT now but, you know, I’m here at least another five years. I’m sure the time will present itself. There’s a whole bunch of guys that are just amazing athletes, amazing performers and good storytellers and hopefully I can get in there with a few of them and make them great storytellers.”

** Lilian Garcia welcomed Mia Yim onto the ‘Chasing Glory’ podcast. Yim recalled the night of Tegan Nox’s knee injury during the 2018 Mae Young Classic tapings. It was also on that night that the crowd broke out in, “Please sign Mia” chants. Yim recapped that night which also included her being offered a WWE contract.

“And then, everything that happened with Tegan and her knee happened, and Tegan’s been one of my friends since the indies so, all of us [are] running around, getting her stuff together, making sure she doesn’t have to worry about anything so we’re all scrambling to get her taken care of, and I didn’t know this: Triple H went out to the crowd to address the situation and kind of lift the mood and that’s when the chant happened,” Yim said about the, “Please sign Mia” chant during the Mae Young Classic tournament. “I wasn’t watching, I didn’t hear anything because I was just busy, running around doing stuff for Tegan and everything so, all this happened and I didn’t know about it, and then, Tegan goes to the hospital so everything calms down and I’m just walking to the makeup room to get my stuff. Then Canyon [Ceman] comes. He’s like, ‘Hey, can I talk to you?’ I was like, ‘Oh my God. I’m in so much trouble and I don’t even know what I did yet.’ So I’m freaking out, and he pulls me aside — he’s like, ‘Were you watching?’ I was like, ‘Oh crap’. So, you never wanna tell anybody ‘no’. So I was like, ‘Not really’, and he’s like, ‘Well, Triple H wants to talk to you.’ Like oh my God, what did I do? At this point, I’m about to burst into tears. I’m blackballed, never gonna be able to come here. Let me just go get my stuff and leave right now. So I go to Triple H and he’s like, ‘Hey, did you watch?’ I’m like, ‘God dammit, no,’” Yim laughed. “He goes, ‘Well, I went out to the crowd and they chanted sign Mia and I told them okay’. I was like, ‘What!?’ It was so unreal. I was like, ‘I’m getting ribbed.’ It was such a roller coaster that I did not believe him. I was like, ‘Okay, sure’, and he’s like, ‘No, welcome to the family’ and then I just started crying. This is not real. Not real.”

Yim then talked about the abusive relationship that she made it out of. She talked about how Shelton Benjamin was there for her during that period of her life:

“I remember Shelton who’s my brother. He’s my big brother. I hate saying it out loud, but I love him so much… because we have this thing going where we always pick on — it’s big brother, little sister tussle. Just online, we always go at each other but, he’s my big brother and I love him so much. He pretty much offered up his home for me. The minute he found out, immediately he’s like, ‘I’ll get you a plane ticket. You get out of there. I got you’, and at this point I wasn’t ready yet. So, I had told him everything was fine but he knew. My family didn’t know. I hid it from a lot of people but Shelton, my best friend Blake, they knew the changes because I’ve known Shelton pretty much since the beginning of my career so, when both Shelton and my friend Blake — they’re both men but I’m close with them, but I was not allowed to talk to them. I was not allowed to be friends with them. If they were to text me, I would have to send it to my boyfriend at the time to make sure it was appropriate, and then me and Shelton were having a regular conversation just through text and then he flips out and he’s like, ‘I don’t want you to be friends with him anymore. He’s trying to get with you.’ So I send him a long text like, ‘Hey, just letting you know we can’t be friends anymore. Just can’t be friends with you’, and so, Shelton, knowing something was up — didn’t know what was up but something was up. He respected that because he didn’t want me to deal with more stress so he backed off but, it was comforting to know that he would randomly still be like, ‘Hey, I’m still here for you.’ This was before he knew anything. He just knew my ex was controlling and possessive and whatever like that.”

** Rhino chatted with Mirror Sport and told the publication why he decided to sign with IMPACT Wrestling:

“The main reason was that I wanted to be on the road and I knew IMPACT had big things coming along. In the last couple of years, they have made some big gains. I am also able to do independent dates with this contract and that’s one thing I like to be able to do as I like looking at new talent and plus I can interact with the fans more. I loved everything about being with WWE, but they have such a large roster which means they have to circulate the talent and so you are not on the road as much. I might make less, but I get to be on the road more, which is what I like.”

Rhino was asked about the possibility of a union forming in professional wrestling. He is not keen on the idea and feels that it could destroy the industry:

“It wouldn’t work, it would kill the industry. When you look at unions for things like movies, it works because movies are planned so far in advance and actors/actresses get the scripts and have to accept it or turn it down. But wrestling is so fast paced and changes, that it just wouldn’t work. I come from Detroit which is a union town, so I get having unions in certain industries, but it wouldn’t work in wrestling. It would kill the independent scene and a lot of start-up promotions. Lots of states in America have commissions and stuff that creates more hoops for them to jump through and we all know that most companies don’t make a lot of money as it is, so to have these extra hurdles would kill a lot of companies.”

** Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated interviewed WWE Hall Of Famer Goldberg. Goldberg said that his match with Dolph Ziggler from the 2019 SummerSlam pay-per-view was not a farewell performance and there’s a very good possibility that he’ll be back in WWE.

“It’s by no means my farewell performance, nor was it my best performance, but you have to be realistic and take all things into consideration. It’s a very good possibility I’ll be back, but you don’t know it until it’s done.”

** @ironcladfolly, who is an artist, transformed Disney characters into WWE superstars.

** Sami Zayn’s ‘Sami vs. Generico’ t-shirt on Pro Wrestling Tees has brought in $12,000 which has been raised for a mobile clinic in Syria. Sami and Pro Wrestling Tees have extended the availability of the shirt.

** Chad “Shorty G” Gable and his wife Kristi welcomed their third child into the world on November 18th.

** WrestleZone interviewed Ken Shamrock.

** Ronda Rousey took to Instagram and shared that she is proud of Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir and wants to them to “kick-ass” at Survivor Series.

** Sportskeeda spoke with AAA commentator and former WWE commentator Hugo Savinovich. During the interview, Hugo spoke highly of Cain Velasquez and stated that Velasquez reminds him of Rey Mysterio:

“One of the most beautiful people you could ever meet. Cain Velasquez reminds me of Rey Mysterio. They’re people that have achieved success in their field and yet, their heart is so humble. I spent a whole week doing a publicity tour with him in New York. I got to meet him and his agent, Mike. They are just successful people with an appetite for getting better at what they do. He has the potential to become so good in our business. He’s making good money, don’t get me wrong, but I think Cain’s success is based on passion. Whatever he commits to do, well he’s like a Rey Mysterio. They will not do anything just for the money.”

** Nikki Cross told Digital Spy about her and Alexa Bliss’ friendship. Cross talked about filling in for Bliss in the 2019 women’s Money In The Bank ladder match and Bliss being supportive of her:

“She was so supportive and she was rooting for me. She gave me some great advice before the match. After the match she helped pick me up because it didn’t go the way I would have liked. I think at that time, in April/May of this year, we both kind of needed a friend and we were able to find each other, look out for each other and have each other’s backs.”

** Rusev spoke to Sun Sport about Tyson Fury and complimented Fury on how he approached his WWE in-ring debut by taking it seriously. Rusev added that he would like to have a match with Fury and wouldn’t mind stepping inside the boxing ring with Fury either.

** Alicia Fox posted a detailed message on Instagram about her battle with alcoholism. She shared that she is now a few months sober and here’s is Fox’s full message:

“for a WHILE I thought I could avoid addressing my #recovery of alcohol. I am human, and realized it was time to be #transparent and #honest w you #socialmedia now written on #cyberconcrete 👀💕 TODAY, Im a few months #sober, I’ve creatively navigated my emotions, snagged some new skills AND I WANT TO HELP!!! Ive learned that alcoholism is life threatening situation and support is available!! I figured I can sharing my insight and BE of SERVICE to anyone finding it hard to believe that ‘YOU ARE IMPORTANT’ and deserve an opportunity to learn how to live a clean and sober life… it would be an honor to share my #hope#strength, and #experience 🙌🏾✨ SNAIL MAIL ME at @resilienceamongmankind 3948 3rd Street South suite #442; Jacksonville Beach 32250 🌻💕 I’m inviting everyone to a safe social place to discuss and expand understanding of our transforming minds 🙏✨ #fancyasfox 🦊#foxyladies are in #recovery too!! Ok! Thx for allowing me get that off my chest!! 🐏 💨✨#rambrand #resilienceamongmankind
V. III. x.”

** While in India, Charlotte Flair spoke with TimesNowNews and said that a WrestleMania dream match for her would be herself versus Stephanie McMahon.

** On November 21st, tickets are going on sale for NXT’s live event on January 11th in Warren, Ohio. Undisputed ERA, Finn Balor, Shayna Baszler, Matt Riddle, Velveteen Dream, Tommaso Ciampa, and Candice LeRae are being advertised for the show.

** Brandi Rhodes confirmed that beginning at AEW’s show in Indianapolis and going forward, sensory bags will be available at merchandise stands in arenas, courtesy of KultureCity.

** NJPW World Tag League Results (11/19/19)
World Tag League Tournament Match: Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks (2-2) def. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima (2-2)
World Tag League Tournament Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare (2-2) def. Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata (0-4)
World Tag League Tournament Match: Juice Robinson & David Finlay (3-1) def. Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma (2-2)
World Tag League Tournament Match: Shingo Takagi & Terrible (1-3) def. Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale (1-3)
World Tag League Tournament Match: Colt Cabana & Toru Yano (3-1) def. YOSHI-HASHI & Tomohiro Ishii (3-1)
– BUSHI & Tetsuya Naito def. Jay White & Gedo
World Tag League Tournament Match: Guerrillas Of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) (1-1) def. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi (2-2)
World Tag League Tournament Match: EVIL & SANADA (2-0) def. Mikey Nicholls & Jeff Cobb (2-2)

** Millennium Magazine has a feature story up about Titus O’Neil.

** ‘The Ronda Rousey Story: Through My Father’s Eyes’ documentary is available to watch on digital and On Demand.

** Ring of Honor’s Joe Hendry was the latest to partake in ROHWrestling.com’s ’10 Questions’ series and he revealed advice he received from Goldberg and Kurt Angle:

“I’ll give you two: Goldberg told me that if I was going to use moves executed by other people, that I should always put my own spin on it to make it my own. This combines rather nicely with another fantastic piece of advice given to me by an Olympic hero. Kurt Angle told me that I needed to have a submission if I wanted to have main-event level matches. Neither of us spoke for a while until he said, ‘You want to use the Ankle Lock don’t you?’ Kurt gave me his blessing to use the hold, which I now proudly use with a little twist of my own where I will step over into a single-leg Boston Crab position, which I have humbly titled, The Hendry Lock.”

** Joey Ryan and Eli Drake are appearing in season two of Netflix’s ‘Magic For Humans’ show.

** Mick Foley is doing a stage show on November 20th in Cleveland, Ohio.

** Kenny Omega is defending the AAA Mega Championship against Jack Evans after AEW: Dynamite goes off the air from Indianapolis, Indiana.

** Anthony Henry spoke with Fightful’s Jeremy Lambert and talked about being selected to be a part of Josh Barnett’s ‘Bloodsport II’ event:

“I’m a fan of the shoot style. It’s pretty well known that I come from a MMA background and I had amateur fights and pro fights before giving up that part of my career. [Bloodsport] is a natural fit for me. They were putting together their next event and I know I was recommended by a few people. I got hit up and I sent my stuff to [GCW promoter] Brett Lauderdale and he sent it over to Josh Barnett. Josh is very in control of [the event]. He wanted to make sure everybody on the event had some legitimacy to them. He viewed my footage and from there, I got added on.”

Henry is also hoping to be invited back for Bloodsport III during WrestleMania 36 weekend in Tampa, Florida and if he could take on anybody at the event, he’d want to face Kazushi Sakuraba.

“If I had the opportunity to choose who I was in there with, I would love to go in there with someone like [Kazushi] Sakuraba. Some of my early memories of watching MMA was getting the PRIDE DVDs and being amazed by Sakuraba and the entertainment and showman factor added to his fights. He’s a legend. If you think about Sakuraba, in his prime, he was undersized for the division he was fighting in. He was fighting guys like Wanderlei Silva who probably out-weighed him by 25-30 pounds. Once the skill has leveled out, size and other factors come into play. Sakuraba doesn’t have the best win-loss record, but he was competitive against guys who were bigger than him.”

** ‘The Williams Lake Tribune’ has a story up about the Canadian Wrestling Elite promotion which features comments from former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Juventud Guerrera.

** Stone Cold Steve Austin welcomed Eli Drake onto his podcast and during their conversation, Eli stated that there has been interest in him from WWE for the past several years but he strayed away from the company because IMPACT continued giving him raises. Eli said there was also a deal in place between himself and All Elite Wrestling but that fell through.

“There’s been interest from WWE for the last three years, but I kept turning them down because IMPACT kept giving me raises. So I was just like… which maybe, in the long term might not have been the best move because your up-potential in WWE is so crazy and just the money people are making and the Saudi shows or whatever, and now with AEW and whatnot, people are starting to get more money out of that too. But you know, it was the point where it was like three years in a row, I kind of rang their bell and turned away and went somewhere else and I probably annoyed the sh*t out of ‘em at this point. So I don’t know, and AEW, there was interest there. We had kind of a deal worked out, but then it ended up falling through and then I talked to Ring of Honor, I talked to NWA and the most appealing offer I had was NWA with Billy Corgan and David Lagana. So at this point, I feel like it’s got such a buzz. Obviously it’s brand new. Who knows where it’s gonna go, what it’s gonna do. It’s on YouTube now. I know a lot of people kind of look down at that, but at the same time you gotta look at — it’s accessible anywhere at anytime to everybody. Maybe that seems a little low-rent in some sense but I actually think it’s kind of Rock and Roll which is exactly what Billy is. He’s kind of always done things his way. As he says, he innovates in the space he’s given, and I think that’s the way to go and right now, I’m just loving what we’re doing in the NWA, whether that means I stay there and make that place the best place it could possibly be or somebody comes along with an offer. At the end of the day, I’m a businessman. I’m my own business, so, anything is possible. It all depends on what is on the table but at this point, my main focus is NWA because it’s hot.”

“It’s the only different thing to me that I see going in wrestling today. Everything else kind of resembles each other and we’re the one thing that looks very incredibly different and feels different and it’s very character-driven. That’s what I like. I wanna do character-driven stuff. That’s the whole reason I got in the business so, to me, it’s NWA at this point.

** Jake “The Snake” Roberts did an interview with ‘Free Times’ to promote his November 27th stage show in South Carolina.

** AEW President Tony Khan joined WrestlingINC’s WINCLY podcast and talked about CM Punk tagging him in a tweet along with Vince McMahon and members of WWE Backstage that eventually led to Khan’s back and forth with Randy Orton on Twitter:

“You know what’s funny? I never once brought him up. I’ve never once brought his name up to bring him into the conversation but whenever I get asked a question, I try to be good about answering questions. People, especially when people travel to go to the scrums and stuff, and I always made it really clear that I had conversations with him but, never tried to lead anybody on to think that he would be doing anything with us and whatever. I haven’t talked to him in a long time, but I wish him the best. I’m not sure why he tagged me, but he kept talking about wrestling. I think it would be hard to talk about all the great things happening without talking about what we’re doing in AEW. But yeah, I got the sense he felt like we would bring him up and it’s like, ‘If you actually watch…’ not that he’s gonna actually take the time to watch because he’s getting tagged in that stuff too. Not by me, but by all the people asking the questions.”

** Denise Salcedo interviewed Johnny Swinger on behalf of Fightful.

** Jay Li, VP and general manager of Greater China at WWE was a part of a CNBC-hosted panel to talk about WWE’s localization strategy.

** VICE has a piece up about an NXT U.K. pre-show rehearsal that was left “unlisted” on WWE’s YouTube channel.

** ‘Flickering Myth’ is doing a giveaway of a 2-disc set of four episodes from WWE’s ‘WWE 24’ series featuring documentaries on WrestleMania 34, Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey, and Kofi Kingston. Matches are also included on the DVD.

** New Day’s (Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) ‘Feel The Power’ podcast will debut on December 2nd.

** Former co-host of Memphis Wrestling, Dave Brown will be on the call for the Jerry Lawler versus Matt Riviera match on January 18th for the Championship Wrestling of Arkansas promotion. Lawler is putting his career on the line against Riviera’s Arkansas Heavyweight Championship.

** At Maryland Championship Wrestling’s show on December 14th, a battle royal will take place and the winner will earn the right to challenge Shane Taylor for the ROH World Television Championship.

** Sammy Guevara was interviewed by Bleacher Report.

** Mance Warner and Jimmy Havoc are set to clash in ‘ No Ropes Barbed Wire Match’ at MLW’s ‘Zero Hour’ show on January 11th.

** On next week’s edition of AEW: Dynamite from the Sears Centre, Kenny Omega and PAC will have a rematch from their bout at All Out.

** Nia Jax chatted with Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald. She was asked about her recovery from double knee surgery and shared that it is going well but she does not know when she’ll be back.

** Chris Van Vliet conducted an interview with Enzo Amore. Enzo talked about his situations with Simon Gotch and Joey Janela. Amore also made a point to mention Tama Tonga. Enzo explained that the root of Tama’s issue with him may stem from he and Big Cass crashing G1 Supercard unannounced to Tama Tonga. Enzo stated that if he ever saw Tama in public, he would not hesitate to square up with him.

“There’s a guy, Tama Tonga, who took food off my plate. So if I ever saw him out in public, same thing with Joey [Janela], I’m gonna walk up to you with my hands up. The difference I think is, I don’t think Tama’s gonna walk away, and I don’t give a damn, because if you’re gonna book him on the same thing as me, you ain’t getting me, because that’s his doing. If you’re gonna blackball me, Tama Tonga, the gatekeeper of New Japan — threw a hissy fit, got upset that he got worked just like everybody else did that day. That’s what we love about pro wrestling. Now if you’re not in on it and you get upset about it, and you have the nerve to throw shade at my name who did nothing to you besides take spotlight from you… alright, that’s all I did. If you have a problem with getting over, that ain’t my problem.”

** For those near or in the Buffalo, New York area, the ‘Nickel City Wrestling’ promotion is hosting an event on November 30th.

** Sonya Deville appeared on ‘Bloom’ on News Channel 8 to talk about her workout regimen.

** Tessa Blanchard revealed through Instagram that she and Daga have gotten engaged.

** Kenny King versus Rhett Titus has been announced for the post-ROH Final Battle TV tapings.

VIDEOS

** Episode seven of AEW Dark from Nashville, Tennessee premiered on the All Elite Wrestling YouTube channel. The Young Bucks took on El Lindaman and T-Hawk. Kris Statlander teamed with Big Swole to take on Britt Baker and Riho, and Private Party clashed with Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent).

** Cody and Brandi Rhodes spoke with RTV6 to promote AEW: Dynamite from Indianapolis, Indiana.

** R-Truth released a new single entitled ‘Run It’ featuring Carmella.

** Ethan Page uploaded his VLOG which documented IMPACT Wrestling’s first set of AXS TV tapings.

** Here’s the newest episode of WWE ‘The Bump’:

** Nikki and Brie Bella are having a studio built for their weekly podcast.

** Prime Time Pro Wrestling uploaded the Faye Jackson versus Joey Ryan match from their November 16th show:

** Here’s the ’25 Words or Less’ episode with Becky Lynch, Seth Rollins, Apollo Crews, and Ali:

** Cesaro and Becky Lynch played Mario Kart 8 for the UpUpDownDown Championship:

** Chris Jericho released a cover of the ‘Father Christmas’ song that was originally created in 1977 by ‘The Kinks’.

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RAR 11/18/19: Knock-knock-knockin’ on Aleister’s Door

John Pollock and Wai Ting review the go-home WWE Raw before Survivor Series. We also discuss the return of Bash At The Beach and Tony Khan vs. Randy Orton on Twitter.
https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/11/19/rar-11-18-19-knock-knock-knockin-on-aleisters-door/
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POST PURORESU: NJPW of America, Bushiroad-Stardom, NOAH review

John Pollock & WH Park discuss the formation of NJPW of America, Bushiroad’s purchase of Stardom, a review of NOAH’s Sumo Hall card, the Tokyo Dome line ups & more.
https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/11/17/post-puroresu-njpw-of-america-bushiroad-stardom-noah-review/
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THUNDERSTRUCK #4: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Brian Pillman (SuperBrawl II)
WH Park and Emily Pratt, a freelance writer for With Spandex at Uproxx, go all the way back to February 29, 1992, to WCW’s Superbrawl II where Jushin Thunder Liger battles Flyin’ Brian Pillman over the WCW World Light Heavyweight Title.
https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/11/17/thunderstruck-4-jushin-liger-vs-brian-pillman-2-29-92-w-emily-pratt/
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TRMPS #11: Planet 51 (2009) w/ Andrew Thompson

Nate Milton welcomes POST Wrestling’s Andrew Thompson into the theater to break down one of Dwayne Johnson’s most forgettable feature films, the 2009 animated classic, Planet 51!
https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/11/16/trmps-11-planet-51-2009-w-andrew-thompson/
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RASD 11/15/19: Bryan, The Witch & The Wardrobe

John Pollock and Wai Ting review Friday Night SmackDown featuring Team SmackDown vs. Team NXT. Daniel Bryan challenges Bray Wyatt on MizTV.
https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/11/15/rasd-11-15-19-bryan-the-witch-the-wardrobe/
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BWE 11/15/19: Progress Chapter 97, ICW Fear & Loathing 12, Rev Pro

Martin & Benno are back with Jamesie to review Progress Chapter 97 (O.J.M.O vs. David Starr), ICW Fear & Loathing 12 (Joe Coffey vs. Stevie Boy) and Rev Pro making their debut in Sheffield. Andy Ogden is also back with his regular segment Going Undergraps!
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A Maryland native and graduate of Norfolk State University, Andrew Thompson has been covering wrestling since 2017.