In case you missed it, a new report surfaced yesterday claiming that current IWGP Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho was working along with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross and renowned agent Barry Bloom on a new wrestling promotion with the backing of Shad Khan, owner of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.
Reportedly, talks about bringing the new promotion to television were already underway with AXS TV, the home of New Japan Pro Wrestling and the upcoming WOW-Women Of Wrestling in January. It was being said that the target to premiere the new promotion on-screen was late-2019/early-2020, as one AXS TV executive was “fast tracking” the project. Additionally, it was noted that Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks and Hangman Page were already on board and in fact, their future that they have been teasing on Being The Elite is this venture.
Later on yesterday, AXS TV denied having any involvement in said wrestling promotion, but it was never stated that Jericho or Ross weren’t working on something. Last night, ‘Y2J’ finally addressed the talk on Twitter by cracking a joke in an attempt to squash the rumor:
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) October 20, 2018
EA’s Take: All signs are pointing to the original report being bogus, which was my first reaction, but to play devil’s advocate you have to consider where these “rumor killing” comments are coming from. AXS TV, due to their relationship with NJPW, is likely not going to come out roughly a year ahead of time and spill the beans if they’re working on something like this. Same goes for Jericho. Not to mention, Jericho has a track record of working the people through social media, so you really can’t believe anything he says anymore when it comes to his wrestling career. Again, I don’t exactly buy that he’s starting a promotion, but there are still reasons why it could be true.
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NXT UK TV Taping Results from Glasgow Night 2
Night 2 taping results, including the formation of a new stable!
See the results from today’s WWE NXT UK tapings!
Following on from the first night of taping in the Braehead arena in Glasgow how would WWE NXT UK continue the momentum from the previous night.
- Kenny Williams beat BT Gunn
- Walter, Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner cut a promo. They refer to themselves as Imperium. British Strong Style came out which leads to a mass brawl.
- Wolfgang & Mark Coffey & beat Carlos Ramero & A-kid
- Kassius Ohno beat Gentlemen Jack Gallagher
- Toni Storm beat Nina Samuels to retain the NXT UK Women’s Championship
- The Hunt beat Saxon Huxley & Tyson T-Bone
- Imperium beat British Strong Style thanks to interference from Alexander Wolfe
- Kay Lee Ray beat Kasey Owens
- Noam Dar beat Mark Andrews
- Grizzled Young Veterans cut a in ring promo furious about having to defend their titles at Download.
- Jinny & Jazzy Gabert beat Isla Dawn & Xia Brookside
- Travis Banks beat Joe Coffey, Dave Mastiff & Jordan Devlin to become the number 1 contender to the UK Championship
NXT UK TV Taping Results from Glasgow Night 1
See what happened at the tapings (night 1)!
Spoilers results from today’s NXT UK TV taping.
The first TV taping since Pete Dunne’s historic 600+ day reign was ended at the hands of Walter in New York. How would this change the landscape of NXT UK? We find out as they hold their first TV taping outside of England from the Braehead arena in Glasgow, Scotland.
- Kassius Ohno beat Oliver Carter
- Sid Scala comes on the big screen announcing there would be qualifying matches for a fatal 4 way to determine the number 1 contender for the UK Championship.
- Moustache Mountain beat The Hunt
- Joe Coffey beat Flash Morgan Webster to qualify for the 4 way.
- Nina Samuels beat Kasey Owens
- Walter beat Pete Dunne to retain the UK Championship with help from Aichner & Barthel.
- Piper Niven beat Jamie Hayter
- Jordan Devlin beat Ligero to qualify for the 4 way.
- Ilja Draganov beat Jack Starz
- On the screen we see Amir Jordan being taken to the trainers room.
- Xia Brookside vs Killer Kelly goes to a no contest when Jinny comes out with Jazzy Gabert. Kelly abandons Xia who is attacked by Jazzy.
- Dave Mastif beat Wolfgang to qualify for the 4 way. Gallus beat Mastif down after the match.
- Travis Banks beat Joseph Conners to qualify for the 4 way.
- Rhea Ripley cuts a promo saying the fans aren’t going to get to see her wrestle and she talks trash about Piper Niven.
- Grizzled Young Veterans beat Kenny Williams & Noam Dar to retain the NXT UK Tag Team Championships.
- After the match Gallus tease beating up Gibson & Drake but align with them to attack Williams & Dar. Moustache Mountain come out to make the save.Moustache Mountain, Kenny Williams & Noam Dar beat Joe Coffey, Mark Coffey & the Grizzled Young Veterans
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