POST NEWS UPDATE: Jimmy Uso Appears In Court For DUI Arrest

Jimmy Uso appears in court, Street Profits & New Day sign new deals, Matt Sydal wants to work with AEW, Jimmy Havoc addresses his scuffle with Excalibur & more

POST NEWS UPDATE: Jimmy Uso Appears In Court For DUI Arrest

** Following his DUI arrest during the Summer of 2019, Jimmy Uso appeared in court today for pretrial motions, per WEAR-TV. The former 6-time WWE Tag Team Champion was taken into custody in Florida this past July. Jimmy and Jey’s last match for WWE occurred the July 29th edition of RAW during-which they challenged for the RAW Tag Team Titles. In an update on the situation from WEAR-TV, Jimmy Uso was not found guilty of the DUI. Jonathan Fatu did not take a sobriety test but did not refuse it either, but instead he requested that his lawyer be present. The officer who arrested Fatu said that he believed Fatu was under the influence. Although he was found not guilty, the speeding ticket will remain on his record.

** On the 12/17/19 edition of WWE Backstage on FS1, Alexa Bliss shared that Nikki Cross approached Vince McMahon about her and Bliss working together and initially, Alexa wanted to do a manipulating storyline but they ended up sticking together as a team. During the Satin Sheet portion of the show, it was revealed that Big E and Xavier Woods signed new deals alongside Kofi Kingston for five years. Woods, Big E, and Kofi negotiated their deals to get the same pay. Also, Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins have signed multi-year extensions with WWE.

** Former WCW, ECW and WWF talent Tracy Smothers shared via Facebook that he has been diagnosed with Lymphoma and posted the following message along with the news:

“To all concerned I was diagnosed Nov.14 w Lymphoma cancer which now am on my 3rd treatment 3 to go Of Chemo which is shrinking the rapid growing tumors.Doc told me yrs ago I have blockage in my artery so here we are an have lost 45 percent of my heart use. Also he said I have lots of head, body trauma.Doc said I had a heart attack some time back an didnt know it. Have felt bad for a while now but thought I was getting old,lol. This is not fatal as its between my Pancreas, Colon, neck. A big TY to all of u but I look at it as getting a tube up, overhaul, tires rotated, oil change, etc. all in one lol. Remember LIFE is a BATTLE an I’m in it to win it so dont hesitate in trying to be tough by putting off getting checked out in this day an age u never know??GOD BLESS EVERYBODY..”

** David Finlay and Juice Robinson were the most recent guests on NJPW’s Official English podcast with Chris Charlton. To kick off the conversation, Finlay was asked about his torn labrum that kept him out of action for eight months. Finlay said his shoulder has given him some trouble recently and doctors have told him that they don’t know if it’ll ever be fully healed but it’s still attached to his body and that’s what matters to him.

“It’s still attached to me so that’s an improvement but yeah, it gave me a little bit of trouble throughout the tour. It’s not quite a 100 percent. Doctor said it might not ever be a hundred percent but it’s good enough to be back in the ring so, there you have it.”

** Sportskeeda chatted with WWE United States Champion Rey Mysterio. Mysterio told the publication that he hopes his son Dominick will be ready to get in the ring in 2020 and when he does, Mysterio would love to share the ring with him.

“I’m hoping that my son can be ready by next year. I hope that we can all get the chance to see him in 2020, and I’m just as excited as the fans to see him step into the ring and have an official match, so let’s hope that it’s next year, by the end of the year 2020. I would definitely love for him to carry on the Mysterio name. It’ll be up to him if he wants to wear the mask or not. I think he’s very well identified right now. I most definitely would love to share the ring properly with him in a tag team match or a three versus three, but I definitely would love to potentially share the ring with him one day. I think, after that happens, I can retire peacefully and say that getting to share the ring with my son was the best feeling in the world.”

**  WWE put together a compilation of the n.W.o.’s best moments ahead of their Hall Of Fame induction in 2020.

** Nikki and Brie Bella did an interview with and Nikki talked about some of the wear and tear she put her body through during her time as a wrestler. Nikki Bella shared that her body developed a thick layer of fluid while she was active in the ring to protect her from the mat and when she would step away from wrestling for a period of time, she would shrink in size as that fluid would go away.

“No! During the first few weeks we were learning how to wrestle, Brie and I would get ice packs and put them on our bed and just lie on our backs because we couldn’t move. We went to this chiropractor who told us we were basically putting our bodies through a car accident every night. When you are wrestling, you almost grow this inch-or-two-thick layer of fluid to protect you. It’s crazy—when you take time off wrestling, you shrink because you no longer need that protective shield from being slammed every night.”

** FOX Business has an article posted which features a quote from WWE co-President George Barrios talking about why the sports-entertainment company decided to add a free subscription tier to the WWE Network.

** According to F4WOnline, there will be no new episodes of 205 Live taped after Friday Night SmackDown for the next two weeks.

** Bayley was interviewed by New York Post ahead of Friday Night SmackDown at the Barclays Center on December 20th. Bayley said that she wants to appear on WWE Backstage on FS1 but only if CM Punk is there:

“Yeah, only if Punk is there and I get to hang out and talk with him. If Sasha and I go together and they fly us on a private jet and when we get there they have some fine coffee ready for us, then yes I will hang out with CM Punk and Renee Young and Paige and Booker T.”

Bayley also talked about her and Sasha coming together as heels and thinking that WWE would never let that happen.

** While speaking with Scott Fishman of TV Insider, Cody Rhodes shared that MJF has been taken off AEW’s media list because MJF has upset a few people during interviews:

“Max is really a special talent. He is not the nicest guy. If you’re doing this interview with him, he always has some choice words. He is off our media list. Brandi [Rhodes] has taken him off our media list because he has upset a few folks, but he is definitely the future of pro wrestling. Now here is where push comes to shove: Here’s me who doesn’t want to give any inch on the role I’m in right now in this crazy kind of moment I’m having with these fans and supporting me. I wanted to keep that going. There’s him who doesn’t want to give an inch and wants to know everything and how he knows everything and has commitments to MJF. It’s the perfect match for a wrestling match. People will point things about the industry that are artificial so often that they don’t do things that are very real. The best wrestling rivalries come when things are very real. We have gotten under each other’s skin. When you are challenging each other to be better in the ring… this is his time. He does have the platform, but if he doesn’t deliver, he won’t have the platform. At the moment he is continuing to deliver.”

** WWE has come to an agreement with SuperSport which is an Africa-based television channel and that agreement entails a multi-year extension to continue bringing WWE programming to SuperSport.

** Chris Jericho did an interview with Loudwire.

** Taz is wrapping up with CBS Sports Radio as this is his last week on the air. He hosted ‘Taz & The Moose’ for the past two years with Marc Malusis on weekdays from 6-9 AM EST.

** During a media call with U.K. outlets, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon was the subject of the call. Metro posted a highlight from the junket and Stephanie had the following to say about CM Punk and AJ Lee:

“I think Punk’s been pretty vocal that he’s not interested in an in-ring return right now, but for sure, that would be interesting [Punk getting back in the ring], and I would love to see AJ Lee back in the women’s division. I think AJ Lee was an incredibly compelling character. Some of our most interesting and intriguing storylines were with AJ, and I think she deserves as much credit as every other woman on our roster. Nobody should be overlooked, and that’s not the goal to overlook anybody’s name. Every single person is a huge reason for why this happened. You know, I’m a big fan of AJ Lee’s, I really am.”

** According to PWInsider, IMPACT Wrestling commentator Josh Matthews signed a new deal with the company.

** RUSH is getting his rematch for the ROH World Championship on January 11th as he’ll challenge PCO for the title in Atlanta at Center Stage.

** Ring of Honor prospect Dak Draper was the latest ROH roster member to participate in the 10 Questions series.

** Fightful’s Jeremy Lambert conducted an interview with Sammy Guevara at Starrcast IV in Baltimore, Maryland. Guevara talked about having a VLOG that he promotes while The Young Bucks have Being The Elite and said that The Bucks just want everybody to get over and there’s no issue with both parties having YouTube shows.

“Theirs is so much more popular than mine so I think it’d be stupid for them to be mad at me. The thing with The Bucks and all them, they don’t care at all. They want everybody to get over. Whatever they think about me in the ring, kicking their ass, whatever. Outside the ring, I think they’re really good dudes and they want everybody to succeed. Personally, I want to surpass their YouTube channel and continue to kick their ass (in the ring).”

** Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald spoke with Lacey Evans for an exclusive interview and Lacey opened up about her decision to transition from the Marines to WWE:

“I never even honestly considered it. I didn’t really watch WWE growing up. I wasn’t a fan of it and my staff sergeant did indies wrestling in my last year in, and I just thought it was something fun I wanted to go check out and within two weeks I had WWE offering a tryout and because I was still active duty, I had to make a decision. My Master Guns gave me the clearance to go in for the three days in Orlando, Florida and give it all I had. Came in, reported back in, got back to work and got a phone call that they wanted to offer me a contract and at that very moment, I had to make a decision to get out and end my military career in order to transition into WWE as an entertainer. Never dreamed of being famous, never cared about money. I still live in a camper trailer to this day but I knew that my platform and the people that I can impact which has always been a goal of mine would explode, and then I would be able to get opportunities to make a difference on a larger scale than what I was. So it was a no=brainer and I took the contract with WWE in order to make a difference and help people that are going through hell because we are all going through hell but I know first-hand that we can make it out.”

** The main event of Ethan Page’s ‘Body Guy Extravaganza’ show during WrestleMania 36 weekend is Brian Cage versus Scott Steiner in a 3 Stages Of Hell match. Stage one is a live debate, stage two is a pose off and stage three is a match with Ethan page as the special guest referee.

** Sky Sports went behind-the-scenes with the North Wrestling promotion.

** Sean “X-Pac” Waltman was the most recent guest on the Notsam Wrestling podcast.

** Here are highlight videos from Booker T’s Hall Of Fame podcast in-which Booker talked about The Revival bringing Stevie Ray into his confrontation with Dash and Dawson. Booker also shared his thoughts about the main event of WWE’s TLC pay-per-view which saw the Kabuki Warriors (Kairi Sane & Asuka) retain their Women’s Tag Titles in a TLC match by defeating Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch.

** Ahead of AEW Dynamite from Corpus Christi, Texas on December 18th, Cody Rhodes stopped through the Kris 6 News studio to promote the show.

** Lacey Evans, Glenn “Kane” Jacobs, and NXT North American Champion Roderick Strong are the guests slated for Thursday’s episode of WWE After The Bell.

** Kevin Owens joined Booker T and Brad Gilmore on the Hall Of Fame podcast. During their conversation, Owens talked about not using social media and some of the interactions he’s had and/or seen on social media that has driven him away from it:

“One guy that used to get dragged through the mud a lot was Roman, Roman Reigns, by a lot of people, and I have a tremendous amount of respect for Roman. So a lot of times I would see people say really terrible things about him or his family and I feel like I just can’t… and I would look and those people were following me. I’m like, ‘I don’t want these people to have access to me’ and it’s not just Roman, it’s so many people. The Young Bucks are friends of mine and that’s well documented and I remember seeing a fan, and I was tagged in this tweet which is how I saw it. I don’t know why I was tagged in it but this guy was talking about how he hopes The Young Bucks break their neck[s]. Then you’re not a fan. It doesn’t matter if you don’t like them, don’t care for their stuff. To wish that on somebody, I want no part of it and I actually — funny because I met that fan at an airport and I recognized him and he wanted my autograph and I told him, ‘No, we’re good. You wish for my friends to break their necks.’ He was all, ‘Oh, I got hacked.’ I’m like, ‘No you didn’t get hacked’, but you know what I mean? That’s just the kind of stuff that has driven me away from social media. I’ll still use it once in a while. I like posting about my kids, my wife, my family. I like posting about my cats and stuff. It’s weird. I try to keep wrestling out of it because I don’t enjoy that part of it. Everybody’s got an opinion. Everybody thinks their opinion is important and I don’t care for it in that way.”

** Mustafa Ali took to Twitter to reflect on his 2019. Ali specifically wrote about his injury that took him out of the Elimination Chamber match that led to Kofi Kingston going to on WrestleMania 35 to capture the WWE Championship. Ali noted that despite producing his own vignettes, getting into great shape and having a story that basically wrote itself, it was not enough but he looks at the positives of the situation as he’s been able to inspire the younger generation to move forward.

** Enzo Amore continued his Twitter feud with Tama Tonga. In his latest video, Enzo said he didn’t have the benefit of being born into wrestling like Tama Tonga, said Tama will not live up to Haku’s name and referred to him as a “bootleg Roman Reigns”.

** At IMPACT Wrestling’s ‘Hard To Kill’ pay-per-view on January 12th, Moose is taking on Rhino in a singles match. IMPACT on AXS will be on a break until January 7th which is the final show before Hard To Kill.

** Jimmy Havoc appeared on the most recent edition of WrestlingINC’s WINCLY podcast and shared some insight into the scuffle he had with Excalibur during AEW’s Full Gear weekend. Havoc said that the story was 50 percent true but was still made out as a bigger deal than what it actually was. He said he talked to Tony Khan about it right after it happened and things like that can happen when two friends are drinking and get into a minor argument.

“The report that got put out was totally not what happened at all. I’m not gonna say exactly what happened but the truth is there was one punch thrown, one sleeper hold and it’s not in the order that the press decided to report it happening. That’s all I’ll say on the matter. The dirt sheets started to run with a story that wasn’t true… it was 50 percent true, and it was all sorted out. There’s no animosity. We were all drinking. It f*cking happens. How many times have you been out with your mates and you get in some argument over nothing? So the thing I liked the most about it is the amount of people wanting me to be fired for it. The boss was at the f*cking bar where it happened. So obviously it’s not as bad as everyone is making out.”

“I spoke to Tony [Khan] straight away about it. No one that knows what happened actually cares. So anyone who wants to make a deal of it… it may have been people who didn’t like me anyway. It’s quite a numerous list of people to be fair. So anytime anything like that happens, people always jump on it and call for my head but, it is what it is. I’m used to dealing with that sort of sh*t now.”

Jimmy Havoc was asked for his thoughts about the state of the independent wrestling scene in the United Kingdom. This year alone, there have been multiple announcements from promotions in the U.K. about closing its doors and Havoc believes it has something to do with the bigger names departing from the scene all at once but overall, he feels like the U.K. scene is fine.

“It’s not as bad as everyone seems to be making it out to be on Twitter. I think the biggest problem I have is that there was like me, Ospreay, Zack Sabre Jr., Marty Scurll, Pete Dunne, Tyler Bate — all sort of left around the same time, and there weren’t really that many younger talent[s] that were up to the level yet. Michael Oku, he’s really great. He’s doing great in RevPro now. There’s quite a few guys in RevPro that are getting to work with New Japan guys which is great. ICW in Scotland is still doing really well. PROGRESS is still doing great. There’s a lot of good shows. There’s quite a few promotions that have closed their doors now, which is a shame, but there’s still shows going on three, four times a week in England so, I can’t see where all this ‘Brit. wrestling is dead’ stuff is coming from.”

** With Kairi Sane suffering her injury at WWE’s TLC pay-per-view, a change was made to the card for WWE’s return to Madison Square Garden on December 26th. Kairi Sane and Asuka were originally defending their Women’s Tag Titles against Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair in a Steel Cage match but now, Becky Lynch is defending the RAW Women’s Championship against Asuka and Charlotte inside a Steel Cage.

** Here’s the official theme song for Wrestle Kingdom 14:

** The Undertaker is being advertised for LAX Fan Fest on February 29th in Los Angeles. Also being advertised for the event is Kelly Kelly, Taya Valkyrie, Koko B. Ware, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Chavo Guerrero and more names.

** Rachel Lowe, who hails from Portsmouth, England was featured in an article for Portsmouth News because she teamed with WWE to create the ‘WWE: Road to WrestleMania’ board game. Rachel is also in talks with BT Sport about promotional opportunities in regard to their presentation of WWE in 2020.

** POST Wrestling would like to send our congratulations to ROH World Television Champion Dragon Lee who got married over the weekend.

** ROH World Champion PCO joined David LaGreca and Bully Ray on Busted Open Radio. Bully Ray asked PCO about Marty Scurll possibly leaving Ring of Honor and what that could mean for PCO and Villain Enterprises. PCO said Scurll has kept his moves close to the vest and is prepared for Marty to stay or depart.

“That’s a good question because, as crazy as it could sound, for all the rides and all the times we spent together — Marty and Brody and Flip and myself, riding along together and having group text messages and things like that, it’s… I think for you guys because you’re right in the middle of everything. Every company, every gossip that there is in pro wrestling, but honestly, myself, I really don’t know what the situation with Marty [is]. He’s been keeping everything to himself very good. So, if he does stay, it’d be awesome. If he does depart, I believe… let’s say, either way, if he stays, I’m glad he stays with Villain Enterprises. If he leaves, I would like to maybe expand the PCO character even more to make it even more larger than life, and to get Destro involved maybe a little bit more. If I had options… if things happened for different reasons so I really don’t know how it’s gonna turn out so with that situation, I just go on a daily basis and control what I can control and try to do the best. If I do have a show where Destro’s involved, I’m gonna make sure that we give the best show we can with Destro being a part of the show, and if I’m part of Villain Enterprises, I will be more than happy because I’ve got tremendous respect for Brody King who I have known for a while. I got to know Flip a lot and like I said, Marty’s the one who brought me in so I’m going to always respect that. I won’t change anything. That’s going to stay, but for one reason or another, if something happens, I would love to get the chance to elaborate and make the character even bigger than what it is right now.”

PCO said that although he is ROH World Champion, he is not resting on that accomplishment and wants to figure out a way to take his character to the next level.

“In a way, I am [proud of myself] but it feels like I’m just halfway there. I want more. My goal was to achieve more than… it was to become world champion but also to become a significant world champion so now, it begins now. Find ways to make it special. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed every second of it. I’m not the type of guy who’s never satisfied with what I got. I really enjoy it but it’s not something where I’m gonna sit on something for a week or two weeks to enjoy it. I totally enjoyed it and now it’s time to just shift into another gear. Now that I got it, I just want to shift to the next gear. That’s my mindset, that’s my focus because I know as a company and I know as a person, I know you can achieve greater and higher things. I think there’s a lot of positive things coming and I just got a super huge, good feeling. Something good is gonna come out of that.”

** EsNews caught up with former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Frank Shamrock and got his thoughts about Floyd Mayweather possibly getting into MMA, Nate and Nick Diaz and more topics were covered during the three-minute interview:

** Guitarist and founder of Killswitch Engage, Mike D’Antonio spoke with Revolver Magazine and gave his top five wrestlers of 2019 in this order: Bray Wyatt, Will Ospreay, Matt Riddle, Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho.

** Big Japan Pro Wrestling’s 25th Anniversary Memorial Results (12/18/19) Yokohama, Japan
Dark Match: Brahman Brothers (Brahman Kei & Brahman Shu) def. Kankuro Hoshino & Yuko Miyamoto
– Banana Senga, Shinobu & Tsutomu Oosugi def. Koju Takeda, Kota Sekifuda & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
Chain Death Match: Hideki Suzuki def. Orca Uto
– Masaki Morihiro, Ryota Hama & Yasufumi Nakanoue def. Akira Hyodo, Kosuke Sato & Takuho Kato
4 Boards & Alpha Death Match: Masashi Takeda, Ryuji Ito & Takumi Tsukamoto def. Masaya Takahashi, Toshiyuki Sakuda & Yuki Ishikawa
BJW Junior Heavyweight Championship: Yuya Aoki (c) def. Kazuki Hashimoto
– El Lindaman, Shigehiro Irie, T-Hawk & Yuji Okabayashi def. Daichi Hashimoto, Fuminori Abe, Hideyoshi Kamitani & Takuya Nomura
Vacant BJW Tag Team Championships: Daisuke Sekimoto & Kohei Sato def. Kazumi Kikuta & Ryuichi Kawakami
BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Championship: Abdullah Kobayashi def. Isami Kodaka (c)

** DDT Pro-Wrestling Results (12/17/19) Tokyo, Japan
– Naoki Tanizaki & Ryota Nakatsu def. Daichi Kazato & Tsutomu Oosugi
– Masahiro Takanashi def. Banana Senga and Ryu Gouma
– FUMA, Trans-Am Hiroshi, Trans-Am Ryuichi & Yusuke Kubo def. Masato Kamino, Takato Nakano, Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano
– Isami Kodaka def. Daiki Shimomura
#1 Contender’s Match For IRON FIST Tag Team Championships: Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura def. Minoru Fujita & Ryuichi Sekine

** Former WWE star Alex Riley is getting back into the ring in 2020 for the Generation Championship Wrestling promotion during WrestleMania 36 weekend. Riley last wrestled in March of 2019 for the Wisconsin Pro Wrestling promotion.

** AAA will be a part of Major League Wrestling’s show in North Richland Hills, Texas on January 11th as Drago, Taurus, Puma King, and Aerostar are slated for the event.

** Billy Gunn filed to trademark “Son Of A Gunn” and “Gunn Club”.

** Tyson Fury did an interview with Behind The Gloves and talked about wanting to fight Stipe Miocic, coming after Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 36 and more:

** UFC President Dana White chatted with BT Sport:

** WWE Hall Of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin turned 55-years old on December 18th. Trish Stratus turned 44 on 12/18 as well.

** The newest episode of WWE ‘The Bump’ premiered on WWE’s YouTube channel. The show featured NXT Champion Adam Cole, Lana, Mick Foley, and Vic Joseph. It was announced that The Bump is returning live on January 8th and the first guest will be Kevin Owens. Also, on the 12/23 episode of Monday Night RAW, Randy Orton is teaming with RAW Tag Team Champions The Viking Raiders (Ivar & Erik) to take on AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson.

** WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura was the most recent guest on Sheamus’ Celtic Warrior Workouts:

** Sean “X-Pac” Waltman gave his year-end predictions on his X-Pac 12360 podcast. He feels that the match of the year was WALTER versus Tyler Bate for the WWE United Kingdom Championship at NXT U.K. TakeOver: Cardiff:

“Every match was just excellent on that show. I talk about this all the time whenever we’re discussing TakeOvers, whether it’s on my Twitter or here. They always do an amazing job of either topping or at least following the previous TakeOver. The matches they built, each match was excellent and it just built until the WALTER and Tyler Bate match. I had no problem voting for that match. It was just a classic, it was really innovative stuff. We have all these routines that we do with each other in matches and it’s all the stuff we’ve seen before, and there wasn’t a lot of that in this match, it was really fresh. It just looked like they were killing each other.”

Waltman feels that Xia Li could be a future star in NXT. He pinpointed her mentality and emotion and said she doesn’t appear to be over-choreographed in the ring.

“She has a really good handle on mentally what to do in there. When she’s making a comeback; her fire that she shows, and other people that have been in wrestling for way longer than her, some of y’all need to look at her. When she’s making her comeback, she blows so many of y’all away. It’s not even funny. The way she knocks somebody down, and instead of just standing there waiting for them to come back she’s like, ‘C’mon’ and she’s into it, and it just doesn’t look like choreographed stuff, and her technique is excellent.”

** The WWEPC YouTube channel shared highlights from NXT’s all-women’s live event that took place on December 6th in Jacksonville, Florida:

** Vince Russo was the most recent guest on Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho podcast.

** New York Post interviewed Keith Lee. Lee was asked about his reaction to finding out that the final three in the men’s Survivor Series match would be himself, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. Lee said he was caught off guard when he found out but soon realized that a big moment was in front of him.

“You want the honest answer? I stopped for a moment, and I looked around like, are they sure that they’re talking to me? And then there was a brief moment of about seven seconds where I didn’t do anything and gradually, randomly, casually say, ‘Oh crap,’ because I have no idea, none. Limited time frame and figuring it all out is a big challenge in its own right.”

Keith Lee and Adam Cole went viral on social media when a clip of Lee pouncing Adam Cole over the guardrail was pushed out by WWE’s digital team. Lee said he was slightly worried because he didn’t mean to shoulder tackle Adam Cole the way he did and stated that it could’ve been bad.

“Yeah, because the first time I saw it, I didn’t even believe it could be real. Like I did not think that I hit him that hard. It was like a movie scene with wire work and they just yanked him out of the screen or something. He left the frame man. When I hit him he almost went over everyone and that could have been really, really bad. Obviously I want to beat up Adam Cole, but I don’t want to just end him.”

** Matt Sydal joined the Keepin’ It Strong Style podcast and talked about what is on the horizon for him in wrestling and in life. Sydal expressed that he is looking to do more camera work in pro wrestling and he’d also like to work with All Elite Wrestling:

“Have money,” Sydal laughed. “I never had anything to prove to start with. I just like wrestling. For me, I’d love to be IWGP Junior Champion. I’d love to do that. I’d love to work with AEW. The things I want to do are sorta behind the scenes. Actions and changes that I wanna make. That’s kind of what I’ve been spending the last year working on and setting up and next year, that might be what I’m doing. I’m kinda trying to figure out how to make it work but yeah, there’s a whole new act. Maybe I’m headed to act three of my three act story. But I’d like to do a lot of stuff behind the camera. Because of my experience in Japan, I love the Japanese camera work. I think it’s superior by leaps and bounds and I think it’s changed… anyway, incredibly detailed theory on why and how to shoot wrestling differently and that’s what I intend to do in the future. So that’s what’s on my bucket list is to make… because I have a simple philosophy. I’m always thrilled and happy that we have fans at the shows, but I always think, ‘These guys go out there and kill themselves and they’re only making $100 bucks. These guys deserve better’ and the promoters are saying, ‘Guys you need to do more to get people here’ and they’re saying, ‘We’re doing what we can.’ So I always think, instead of blaming the guys for the action… when you get the right marketing behind them, then they do come off — example, The Bucks. They wrestled [at] PWG. They’re the stars there. Somebody sees that, uses the right marketing techniques and plus, obviously all their leg work, then you have AEW. You’re able to make something really big, and I just feel like if you let me fiddle with the dials just a little bit, I can bring it home to the viewers the way it feels live, and that’s the thing that I just wanted to deliver to people. The way the wrestling matches feel live is something incredible. You can’t beat it.”

** The Milwaukee Record did an article on Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville because they tried out some cheese curds while they were in town for Friday Night SmackDown this past Friday.

** Per PWInsider, Tony Schiavone will be hosting an official AEW podcast in 2020 that is going to be produced in conjunction with WarnerMedia.

** Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated conducted an interview with Stone Cold Steve Austin. The WWE Hall Of Famer praised former NXT Champion Andrade during the interview and feels that Andrade has a few things to tweak, but he’s going to be a major player in WWE.

“Right now, the people that are on top are the people that should be on top. But I called this two years ago watching his match when he did the favors for somebody that night, and I said, ‘Man, this Andrade kid is going to be a player one of these days.’ I think he’s proving that. He still has a ways to go, but it’s just tweaking that character. The kid’s a hell of a damn worker.”

** Dragon Gate ‘Fantastic Gate’ Results (12/18/19) Korakuen Hall
– Jason Lee, K-ness, Yasushi Kanda & Yuki Yoshioka def. Mondai Ryu, Oji Shiiba, Punch Tominaga & Shachihoko BOY
– BxB Hulk & KAI def. Keisuke Okuda & Masaaki Mochizuki
– Ben-K vs. Strong Machine J goes to a 20-minute time limit draw.
– Dragon Dia & Dragon Kid def. Susumu Yokosuka & YASSHI
– R.E.D. (Big R Shimizu & Takashi Yoshida) & Diamante def. Kenichiro Arai, Ryo Saito & Ultimo Dragon
– R.E.D. (Kaito Ishida & KAZMA SAKAMOTO) def. Masato Yoshino & Naruki Doi
Four Way, Six-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Eita, Kota Minoura & Kzy def. Ben-K, H.Y.O & Kagetora, and Gamma, Genki Horiguchi & YAMATO, and Don Fuji, Kono Mama Ichikawa & Yosuke Santa Maria

** Knox News is giving away copies of Glenn “Kane” Jacobs’, “Mayor Kane: My Life in Wrestling and Politics” autobiography.

** Titus O’Neil has partnered with Metropolitan Ministries to provide 30,000 families with food, toys and support services for the holiday season. The partnership comes to a head on December 21st in Tampa, Florida for the ‘Joy Of Giving HOPE’ parade.

** According to Deadline, Kelsey Grammer, Thomas Jane, and Denise Richards are joining WWE Hall Of Famer Edge in the film ‘Money Plane’ that is directed by Andrew Lawrence.

REWIND-A-WAI #52: WWE SummerSlam 2015
John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE SummerSlam 2015 from Brooklyn, NY featuring The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar and John Cena vs. Seth Rollins.
REWIND-A-RAW 12/16/19: Des Moines Day Night Raw

John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE Raw featuring the fallout from WWE TLC including a United States Championship No. 1 Contender’s Match, Seth Rollins’ next opponent, and Bobby Lashley and Lana’s wedding proposal.


John Pollock & Wai Ting are joined by Mike Murray to review WWE TLC 2019 headlined by Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin in a TLC match. We also review NWA’s Into The Fire PPV featuring Nick Aldis vs. James Storm for the NWA Heavyweight Championship.

WH Park talks with Sarah Flann (Sarah & Sarah, Journey Through Guerrilla Island) to discuss Jushin Liger’s sole appearance under the WWE banner as he takes on Tyler Breeze at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn on August 22, 2015.

John Pollock & Phil Chertok review the UFC 245 card with three title fights including Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington, Alexander Volkanovski wins the featherweight title & more.

John Pollock and Wai Ting deliver a special double-review of WWE SmackDown featuring Roman Reigns UNCHAINED and ROH Final Battle 2019 headlined by Rush vs. PCO for the ROH Championship.
Jamesie is joined by David Starr for a near 2-hour interview discussing his incredible 2019 including matches against Walter & Jordan Devlin in OTT, appearances in PWG, wXw, RevPro, Progress and more.

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A Washington D.C. native and graduate of Norfolk State University, Andrew Thompson has been covering wrestling since 2017.