It’s a big night for All Elite Wrestling as tonight is the ticket part in Las Vegas for the Double Or Nothing event taking place in May. Tonight should be full of surprises and announcements.
-Before the live stream, it was announced that the AAA promotion is in a working agreement with AEW
-Sonny Kiss is out first, letting us know he is a part of AEW
-Cody Rhodes is out next. Cody calls AEW a revolution. Cody confirms the working agreement with AAA. Presale tickets for the event can be purchased at Allelitewrestling.com. Presale tickets will go on sale Monday, February 11th. Cody then introduces Sammy Guevara, the AAA Cruiser-weight champion.
-Guevara says he is one of the best damn wrestlers in the world. He is the true superstar no matter what surprises AEW has. He says he will steal the show at Double or Nothing.
-Hangman Page is out next, he is interrupted by Pac via satellite. Pac says he no longer is unsuitable for mainstream audiences. Pac says page is not on his level. Page vs Pac is your first announced match for Double or Nothing.
-The Young Bucks are out next. Nick an Matt look back on their careers and thank the fans for calling them one of the top tag teams of all time. They feel that tag team wrestling has become a lost art, and you don’t see tag team wrestling on any programs any more. They plan to give fans the best tag team division in the world. They ask if tag team wrestling can be THE main event. They then introduce Best Friends, Trent Barreta and Chuck Taylor.
-Best Friends say they made the right move to come to AEW.
-Out comes the Lucha Bros. The Lucha Bros then attack the Young Bucks. The Lucha Bros say they are the best tag team in the universe.
-Brandi Rhodes is out to discuss what is happening with the women’s division. Yuka Sakazaki and Aja Kong are going to be a part of Double Or Nothing.
-Kylie Rae is out next (One of the Chairshot’s Women to watch in 2019, read about that HERE) Kylie thanks AEW for changing wrestling as it is needed, and she can’t wait to take the women’s division by storm. Brandi then brings out Nyla Rose. Kylie reaches out to shake her hand, but Nyla refuses to shake it and they both get face to face. Then are then separated by security.
-Excalibur brings out SCU. They would like to announce that the official after party of Double Or Nothing will be called SCU All Night. Excalibur than shows a promo video from OWE. Representatives from OWE then make their way out. SCU challenges two of the best wrestlers from OWE for a match at Double or Nothing.
-AEW promised there was one more surprise, and it happens to be Kenny Omega. He says he didn’t sign with AEW until this morning.
-Chris Jericho’s music hits as he interrupts Omega. Jericho and Omega then scuffle as SCU, Cody Rhodes and security break them up. Omega tries on Jericho’s derby hat and says goodbye, goodnight, and bang.
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Latest On Jeff Hardy
In Monday’s shuffle I discussed the news on Jeff Hardy’s latest public intoxication arrest. Since then, more details have been released regarding the incident. TMZ is reporting that Hardy smelled of booze and was passed out in a public stairwell before being arrested.
Once again, Hardy’s struggles with addiction have been well documented in the past, so I am not going to comment on them. Here is hoping that he is able to get things in order and get his life on track.
RAW Ratings See An Increase
RAW continues to slowly climb out of the ratings hole, as this weeks ratings showed an increase in viewership. The hourly breakdown looks like this:
Hour 1 – 2.379 million viewers
Hour 2 – 2.503 million viewers
Hour 3 – 2.478 million viewers
This is good news for WWE, RAW, and USA, as RAW typically has had a hard time keeping viewers into the third hour. RAW was actually a very solid show last night, and one of the first RAW’s in a very long time that I watched from start to finish while it aired live. Slowly, but surely, WWE will do what they can to climb out of the hole.
Mickie James Undergoes ACL Surgery
Earlier today, WWE star Mickie James went under the knife to repair her injured ACL. The injury looks to keep her out of the ring into next year. Her husband, Nick Aldis, took to Twitter to update fans on the successful surgery.
UPDATE: Surgery was a complete success. I’m sure when she’s feeling up to it she’ll share more. Thank you all! 🙌 https://t.co/RxCHyko2UQ
— Nick Aldis (@RealNickAldis) July 16, 2019
Mickie James is still a very talented wrestler who adds depth to the women’s division. There is still a place for her on the roster, and one can assume that the WWE will want to keep her when she fully recovers.
Finn Balor Taking Time Off?
Finn Balor lost the Intercontinental championship at Extreme Rules, and the loss had many scratching their heads. However, it appears there is reasoning behind it according to Pro Wrestling Sheet, as Balor has requested time off from WWE to recharge. Though he requested time off, it appears that it will not be granted until after the upcoming SummerSlam pay per view.
It will be interesting to see how Balor will be written off of TV. One could assume a SummerSlam match with Bray Wyatt will lead to his exit. Perhaps on his return, he could join his friends in The Club ?
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Jeff Hardy Arrested
According to various news outlets this weekend, WWE star Jeff Hardy was arrested for public intoxication Saturday in South Carolina.Police said they received a report of an intoxicated person in Myrtle Beach about 11 a.m. Shortly after, authorities arrested Hardy without incident and charged him with public intoxication.Hardy posted a $153 bond and was released the same day.In a statement, WWE said, “Jeff Hardy is responsible for his own personal actions.”
Jeff Hardy’s battles with substance abuse over the years have been well documented. After period of staying off the radar, Hardy has been in court twice over the past year for alcohol related issues. Here is hoping that Hardy can get things under control.
Huge RAW Planned For Next Week
During Sunday nights Extreme Rules pay per view, WWE aired a commercial for RAW Reunion that will take place on July 22nd. Some of the big names advertised include Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and Ric Flair.
It’ll be the BIGGEST reunion in Monday Night #RAW HISTORY.
— WWE (@WWE) July 14, 2019
This seems like a reach for a quick ratings grab, but it is always cool to see the legends return. Potentially we could see some involvement from some of the legends for SummerSlam storylines ?
Paul Heyman Appears At EVOLVE Show
For those of you who didn’t catch the EVOLVE 10th Anniversary show on the WWE Network Saturday night, you missed out on a hell of a show. You also missed out on an appearance from none other than Paul Heyman. Most wrestling fans know that Heyman mentored EVOLVE founder Gabe Sapolosky back in ECW.
“You’re going to watch this match, and you’re going to say to yourselves ‘that was the moment we all knew that this industry is going to EVOLVE.'”@HeymanHustle makes a surprise appearance at #EVOLVE131 ahead of the Winner Takes All Match between @austintheory1 and @RealJDDrake! pic.twitter.com/7ugS1xMr60
— WWE (@WWE) July 14, 2019
Those of you have followed my daily news shuffles, and the random In This Corner articles I put together, know that I rarely follow the indie wrestling scene. However, I took in both the EVOLVE show and AEW Fight For The Fallen. I was extremely impressed with the talent in EVOLVE, and my hopes are that WWE continues to broadcast their shows on the WWE Network.
Enzo and Cass Done With ROH ?
During April’s G1 Supercard Show at Madison Square Garden, fans were shocked to see Enzo and Cass jump the guard rail and started attacking ROH stars. Many felt initially that this may have been a shoot, but it appeared to be a work to lead to a potential appearance in ROH for the two. However, according to Dave Meltzer on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, it appears the relationship between the former WWE stars and ROH is over before it truly began. According to Meltzer, NJPW was unhappy as they were not notified before hand of their appearance, and the company has cut their loses with the two.
It’s Enzo and Cass. I mean, with what little I follow ROH, I can’t really see the two of them fitting with the company long term. However, if you want a team to be a legit heel right out of the chute, you could have that with those two.