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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle (2/12/19)

Start your Tuesday off with comments on news regarding Batista, a new IWGP Champion, Bayley/Sasha Banks, and more!

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Jason shuffles in to your Tuesday with the Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle! Today we take a look at Sasha Banks, Batista, a new IWGP champion, and more!

Sasha Banks and Bayley Are #1

As seen on RAW Monday night, Bayley and Sasha banks lost a 3 way match against the Riott Squad and Tamina/Nia Jax. By virtue of losing the match, Sasha and Bayley will be team #1 in the Elimination Chamber match. Team #2 in the match will be determined on Tuesday’s SmackDown Live.

Batista Coming Back, But Where?

ProWrestlingSheet has noted that Batista is negotiating a deal for a possible WrestleMania 35 match. However, there also appears to be interest from All Elite Wrestling.

And The New IWGP Champion Is……..

In what many in the wrestling media are considering a bit of a shock, Jay White defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi earlier today at “The New Beginning In Osaka” to become the new IWGP Heavyweight Champion.

Mustafa Ali Pulled From Elimination Chamber ?

Fightful.com has reported that Mustafa Ali will be pulled from the Elimination Chamber pay per view, and a storyline explanation will involve Randy Orton being blamed for an an injury to the up and coming star. There are no updates as of right now for a possible replacement for Ali. Backstage sources at RAW confirmed Ali is being removed from the match despite his assurances that he could still work.

RAW Results

Did you miss RAW? Did you fall asleep during terrible booking? For anything you missed, make sure to check out Steven Mitchell’s results from RAW HERE.

Jason’s Thoughts On Today’s News

Everything is back to normal now as there is some AEW roster rumors going down! In all seriousness though, I’m sure AEW is interested in Batista, but it’s highly unlikely they are interested in him. Why he be? He isn’t going to work a weekly schedule. The money would probably be good, but the WWE would provide a profile matchup at WrestleMania. Plus the exposure and marketing machine behind the WWE would be a great benefit to whatever movie he will be working on next. But then again, if AEW signs Brock Lesnar…….

Banks and Bayley being #1 in the Elimination Chamber is good booking. We don’t know the severity of the Banks injury so creative could have Bayley end up entering at #1 herself, outlasting all the other tag teams, only to lose at the very end, thus building up legit toughness with the character. It could (unlikely) also finally lead to a match between Bayley and Sasha at WrestleMania.


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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle (2/19/19)

Start your Tuesday off with commentary on DX in the Hall Of Fame, Lacey Evans, heat for Lio Rush, and more!

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Jason shuffles into Tuesday with the Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle! Today we take a look at news on DX, Lacey Evans, heat for Lio Rush, and more!

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Why Becky Lynch Won The Royal Rumble

Many fans have been questioning why Becky Lynch won the Royal Rumble if the goal was to have Charlotte inserted in to storyline with Ronda Rousey. The current storyline between the three would have made more sense had Charlotte won. Dave Meltzer stated on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that Vince McMahon was insistent that Becky Lynch win the Royal Rumble.

Are You Ready?

It was announced earlier today that the first members of the WWE Hall Of Fame Class of 2019 will be none other than D-Generation X. Xpac, Shawn Michaels, HHH, The New Age Outlaws and Chyna will all be a part of the induction.

Big Plans For Lacey Evans?

Since debuting on the main roster and participating in the Royal Rumble, fans have wondered what creatives plans are for Lacey Evans. According to Dave Meltzer and the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Lacey Evans is in for a gigantic push, and there are many backstage officials that are very high on her.

Lio Rush Has Heat ?

Sunday nights finish to the Intercontinental title match between Finn Balor and Bobby Lashley has people scratching their heads. Perhaps there is reason to the breakup of Lashley and his hype man Lio Rush. According to PWI Insider Elite, Rush has heat backstage.

“It appears as if Lio Rush is done with Bobby Lashley. I can tell you behind the scenes there were not a lot of people surprised at that and not a lot of people surprised that Lio took the pin.”

“There are times Lio has a reputation for rubbing people — including other workers the wrong way. Whether that was being held against him and that was part of the reasoning for him losing or whether it was just a decision to protect Lashley and shift the belt to Finn Balor, I guess we’ll have to see based on how Lio is presented in the weeks and months to come.”

Jason’s Thoughts On Today’s News

DX is getting a well deserved Hall Of Fame Induction, but I have mixed feelings on it. This feels like an easy way out for WWE to have Chyna included into the HOF, rather than have her inducted as an individual. Also, I am probably in the minority on this, but there are others more deserving to be in before DX. I personally would have went with the NWO, but I am a mark for the NWO, so that’s just me.

Lacey Evans has the look, and her mic skills aren’t bad, however, she is green as grass. It will be interesting to see what type of program they come up with for her. A clash with Alexa Bliss perhaps?

 

 


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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle (2/18/19)

Start your Monday off with comments on news regarding Chris Jericho/IMPACT, AEW Ticket Sales, Becky Lynch and more!

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Jason shuffles into Monday with the Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle! Today we take a look at news on Chris Jericho/IMPACT, AEW Ticket Sales, Becky Lynch, and more!

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More On IMPACT Offer To Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho was recently a guest on Wrestling Observer Radio, and during the broadcast he discussed the offer that IMPACT wrestling made to him a few months ago: (credit to Fightful for the transcription below)

“In my mind, from a pure business standpoint, I’m worth as much as Brock Lesnar to WWE as far as what I bring to the table. That’s the watermark that I had. For me to go back to Vince, I want that kind of a deal. When I was starting to talk with Tony (Khan) and New Japan and Impact as well– Impact offered me a hell of a deal for a four match series. We’re talking mid-seven figures. They have some cash as well.”

AEW Double Or Nothing Ticket Sale Notes

Cody Rhodes took to Twitter a few days ago and provided some interesting stats on ticket sales for AEW Double Or Nothing:

Why The Women Didn’t Headline Elimination Chamber

Initially, it was thought that the historic Women’s Tag Team Championship match would headline the Elimination Chamber pay per view, however, according to Fightful, Vince McMahon made the change to swap the match out with the men’s Elimination Chamber match. McMahon felt the women’s match would get the reaction desired to close out the show.

Becky Lynch Re-Injures Knee At Live Event

While it appears to be only in storyline, Becky Lynch appeared to re-injure her knee after attempting to attach Charlotte Flair at a house show Saturday evening.

 


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