Fandango is nearing closer to getting cleared for a ring return!
It’s no secret that the WWE’s Monday Night RAW roster has been hit hard with injuries in recent months and even more so, the last handful of weeks with the likes of Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, Alexa Bliss and others all being shelved with varying issues.
While it looks like Braun Strowman and possibly Alexa Bliss could be back sooner rather than later (see the latest on Alexa here), another injured WWE Superstar has flown under the radar a little with regards to updates on his status. If you remember, Fandango was forced to undergo surgery for a torn labrum back in July (see the story here) with the expectation he would be out of action for approximately six months. While we’re now at roughly five months out, we have an indication that his return to the red brand could be just around the corner.
According to PWInsider, Fandango has been down at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando for the last few days working out. Of course, if you’ve followed along with the general path for Superstars returning from an injury, getting back into shape at the Performance Center is always among the last steps before gaining clearance. It should be noted that there is no definitive timetable for Fandango’s return to television or the road at this time.
EA’s Take: If you’re a proponent of getting RAW’s Tag Team Division back on track, this is good news. Of course, that’s assuming WWE puts Fandango back with Tyler Breeze, which I can’t imagine why they wouldn’t. It’s not like Breeze is doing much of anything other than showing up at NXT. Remember how hot Breezango got with the Fashion Files? It’s borderline mind boggling to me that we didn’t see any of that on RAW since they were moved during the Superstar Shakeup. Regardless, if WWE can go back to giving us some of that on Monday nights, I think Breezango could get enough momentum to at least be players in a Tag Team Division that seemingly has none right now.
WWE News: NXT Live Event Results From Venice, Florida (12/8/18)
Results from the other NXT Live Event last night in Florida!
Last night while a portion of the WWE NXT roster featuring the brand’s champions and top Superstars were in action for a Live Event in St. Paul, Minnesota (find the results here), another portion containing more of the newer talent and Performance Center recruits continued their own weekend tour.
Following Friday night’s action in Fort Pierce (check those results out here), things moved along to Venice with a lineup that featured War Raiders back in tag team action, Keith Lee partnering with The Street Profits to take on The Forgotten Sons, in addition to Nikki Cross versus Deonna Purrazzo and more. Below are the results:
- Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch defeated Mansoor Al-Shehail & Rick Boog
- Xia Li defeated Vanessa Borne
- Babatunde defeated Fabian Aichner
- Aliyah & Reina Gonzalez defeated Jessie Elaban & MJ Jenkins
- Shane Thorne defeated Riddick Moss
- War Raiders defeated Brennan Williams & Punishment Martinez
- Nikki Cross defeated Deonna Purrazzo
- Keith Lee & The Street Profits defeated The Forgotten Sons
Results c/o Fightful
— Naturally Phenomenal (@NaturallyP1) December 9, 2018
#NXTVenice it was an awesome match between @NikkiCrossWWE and @DeonnaPurrazzo with as beloved Nikki is, it was awesome seeing Deonna getting a fairshare of support from the crowd as well, she is awesome pic.twitter.com/lpHPVxKOEO
— Kyle Feeley (@ScorpioKyle) December 9, 2018
Thank you #NXTVenice
Lee Profits. pic.twitter.com/uIQqH2PaqI
— King Tez (@MontezFordWWE) December 9, 2018
WWE News: NXT Live Event Results From St. Paul, Minnesota (12/8/18)
Results from NXT’s Live Event in St. Paul, Minnesota!
As we’ve noted, the WWE NXT roster has been divided up this weekend with some of the fresher faces staying home in Florida while the majority of the top Superstars have been north in Wisonsin and Minnesota.
After Friday night’s show in Green Bay (check out the results here), last night’s card a TakeOver: War Games II rematch as The Velveteen Dream challenged Tommaso Ciampa for the NXT Championship. Plus, Kairi Sane looked to recapture the NXT Women’s Title from Shayna Baszler, The Undisputed Era in a 6-Man Tag and much more. Below are the results:
- Matt Riddle defeated Kassius Ohno
- Jessamyn Duke defeated Candice LeRae
- Bobby Fish defeated Humberto Carrillo
- Dominik Dijakovic defeated Kona Reeves
- Aleister Black defeated Johnny Gargano
- Ricochet & Heavy Machinery defeated The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong)
- NXT Women’s Title: Kairi Sane defeated Shayna Baszler by DQ
- NXT Title: Tommaso Ciampa retained over The Velveteen Dream
Results c/o WrestleZone