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Chris Jericho Poised For WWE Return

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Earlier today, PWInsider.com reported that WWE was putting a lot of time into the “Greatest Royal Rumble” event being held on 4/27 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

PWInsider.com has since learned that the company has reached out to former Undisputed WWE champion Chris Jericho about returning to appear that event and all signs are Jericho will be making that date.  Whether this is a sign of a greater return for Jericho or just a one night return remains to be seen.

Jericho was last seen during a cameo on the Raw 25th Anniversary special, but hasn’t wrestled for WWE since July 2016, when he appeared on Smackdown in a Triple Threat match for the WWE United States championship involving Kevin Owens and AJ Styles.

Since departing WWE, Jericho made several surprise appearances for New Japan Pro Wrestling, building to an excellent bout against Kenny Omega at WrestleKingdom at the Tokyo Dome.  Jericho working for New Japan was a huge moment that no one saw on the horizon as Jericho had not wrestled for anyone but WWE after debuting there in 1999 and had written in one of his autobiographies that he never intended to wrestle anywhere but WWE.

After Wrestle Kingdom, Jericho was involved in an angle where he attacked Tetsuya Naito but has not appeared since.    While he had talked of appearing for New Japan from time to time as a special attraction, he has since claimed that he will not appear for the promotion going forward.  On 3/5, Jericho, responded on Twitter about whether he was still working with NJPW, responded, “Unfortunately, no.”  Of course, with Jericho, there’s always a lot of sleight of hand where he says one thing publicly to lead the audience one way to maximize the surprise effect if/when he has his next major angle or return, so the jury remains out in terms of future appearances for New Japan.

Jericho’s current tour with his heavy metal band Fozzy concludes with a date in New Hampshire on 4/8, Wrestlemania Sunday.   After that, Jericho would be pretty much free and clear to make appearances for WWE, including the Greatest Royal Rumble.

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NXT Takeover War Games: War Games Match

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WWE NXT Takeover War Games Undisputed Era Adam Cole Roderick Strong Kyle O'Reilly Bobby Fish War Raiders Ricochet Pete Dunne

Results of the fifth match of WWE NXT Takeover War Games, Undisputed Era members Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, and NXT Tag Team Champions Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong battled WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne, NXT North American Champion Ricochet, and War Raiders in WAR GAMES!





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Undisputed Era members Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish and Roderick Strong enter the two-ring, steel cage structure against Pete Dunne, Ricochet, and War Raiders members Rowe and Hansen in the closing match at WWE NXT Takeover War Games!

  • Adam Cole would be the first entrant into War Games, as the announcers quoted Arn Anderson talking about the importance of the  order of entry. Really it was because he needed the platform to go “Adam Cole BAY BAY!”
  • NXT North American Champion Ricochet would be the second entrant into War Games, and would spend 5-minutes inside the rings with Cole.
  • Kyle O’Reilly entered War Games third, giving Undisputed Era the advantage for three minutes.
  • The fourth entrant into War Games was Hanson, who jumped in front of Pete Dunne. Hanson evened the odds for Ricochet, who was taking a beating from the former Future Shock.
  • Roderick Strong, who teamed with Raw Tag Team Champions The AOP in last year’s War Games, was the fifth entrant into War Games, giving the Undisputed Era the 3-minute advantage once again.
  • Rowe entered War Games sixth, once again keeping Dunne in the shark cage.
  • During this segment of War Games, the babyfaces isolated Adam Cole and did as much damage as possible before Bobby Fish entered the match.
  • Bobby Fish was the seventh entrant into War Games, once again giving Undisputed Era the advantage for a final three minutes. Before heading to the ring, Fish attacked Pete Dunne, locking him into the shark cage and keeping the key.
  • Fish brought four Undisputed Era labeled chairs with him into the ring.
  • Pete Dunne was able to enter the match thanks to a set of bolt cutters, but didn’t enter until after filling the ring with plunder (including multiple tables).
  • Once Pete Dunne entered, The Match Beyond began (I don’t care what the announcers said!).
  • Dunne was able to survive a double submission move from O’Reilly and Strong (the NXT Tag Team Champions) as Ricochet broke through Cole and Fish to make the save.
  • After one of the most creative Tower Of Doom spots I’ve ever seen, Ricochet hit a double-rotation Moonsault off of the top of the cage onto the seven other competitors.
  • In one of the most well-done War Games things I’ve ever seen, both teams lined up at opposite sides of the cage, marching towards each other as if they were “marching into battle,” meeting between the two rings to pair off and trade blows.
  • Pete Dunne connected with the Bitter End on Adam Cole, followed by a 450 Splash from Ricochet, and both men draped their arms over Cole for the three count and win for the babyface team.

 















What did you think of the crazy, non-stop action that took place inside the double cage in the main event of WWE NXT Takeover War Games? Let us know on social media @theCHAIRSHOTcom and always remember to use the hashtag #UseYourHead!

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NXT Takeover War Games: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Velveteen Dream

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Results of the fourth match of WWE NXT Takeover War Games, Tommaso Ciampa vs. Velveteen Dream for the NXT Championship!





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Velveteen Dream challenged Tommaso Ciampa for his NXT Championship under the bright lights of Los Angeles at WWE NXT Takeover War Games!

  • Velveteen Dream made his entrance first, emulating the NWO’s Hollywood Hogan with his attire and entrance.
  • During both his entrance and the announcements, Tommaso Ciampa repeatedly kissed the nameplate on his NXT Championship.
  • Ciampa would steal Dream’s “Hollywood” headband, then do the Hogan Ear Cusp, which elicited a huge round of boos from the crowd. Dream would get his headband back, not not after doing the Macho Man throat dive over the top rope and Macho Man double ax-handle off the top.
  • Velveteen Dream would later suplex Tommaso Ciampa over the top rope, sending both men crashing to the floor, doing damage to both competitors.
  • The referee would avoid an errant kick from Dream and catch Ciampa pulling the tights in a roll-up that would have otherwise ended the match.
  • Soon after, Tommaso Ciampa would complete a barrage of offense with a Project Ciampa, but Dream kicked out at two.
  • Dream would hit the Swinging Spike DDT on the NXT Championship, which Ciampa brought into the ring. Ciampa himself would then kick out at two.
  • Late in the match we’d see Ciampa take a shot at Mauro Ranallo, which allowed Dream to take the advantage and eventually connect with the Purple Rainmaker… for two.
  • A short time later, Ciampa would score the pinfall to retain his championship after hitting a Draping DDT on the metal sheet connecting the two rings.

 



 







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