News here! Commentary today on backlash on Angle/Corbin, IMPACT and OVW working together, Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal and more!!
Backlash Regarding Kurt Angle’s WrestleMania Opponent
There has been much backlash making its way around the internet today regarding Kurt Angle wrestling Baron Corbin at WrestleMania in his retirement match. Angle’s wife Giovana responded “Very” to Jim Ross’ Tweet of “Underwhelming” (she has since deleted it).
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) March 19, 2019
PWInsider is reporting that Corbin is the match for angle, and there is no planned swerve to substitute someone else into the match. It is also being said that Angle did not know who his opponent was until he arrived at RAW Monday night.
I said in yesterday’s shuffle that they could have done much better. I am not and have never been a fan of Angle, but he does deserve something better, and that is not a slight against Corbin.
Undertaker Featured On WrestleMania Production Truck
With Undertaker not being the opponent of Kurt Angle, there hasn’t been much rumored for a match for the Deadman at WrestleMania. However, a fan on Twitter pointed out that Undertaker is pictured on one of the WrestleMania production trucks that was in Chicago for RAW on Monday.
— Andrew Kevin 😊💐 (@AndrewKevinV) March 19, 2019
Who knows what WWE has planned for the Undertaker. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Cena/Undertaker II and it be announced 2 hours into the pay per view.
IMPACT And OVW Back Together Again
IMPACT Tweeted today that they have re-established a working agreement with OVW to be the developmental and training territory for IMPACT wrestling.
BREAKING: We are thrilled to announce that we have re-entered into an agreement with @ovwrestling to serve as an official development and training territory for IMPACT Wrestling. pic.twitter.com/Wm8g20VwPT
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) March 19, 2019
This should be beneficial for both parties, and allow IMPACT to continue to add to its own homegrown talent.
First Participant In The Andre The Giant Memorial Battler Royal Is….
It was announced on RAW that Braun Strowman is the first participant named for the Andre The Giant memorial battle royal.
— WWE (@WWE) March 19, 2019
It has been an interesting last six months for Strowman. From rumored to win the Universal Championship from Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble, to now being in the Andre battle royal. Seems like a bit of a fall for the “Monster Among Men.”
Roman Reigns Opponent Set For WrestleMania
And the WrestleMania news continues. Hey, that rhymes! Last night Drew McIntyre challenged Roman Reigns for a fight at WreslteMania.
— WWE (@WWE) March 19, 2019
This should be a good match for WrestleMania, however, it is most likely Roman will win, with McIntyre being in line for a huge push after WrestleMania.
Andrew’s WWE Raw Star Ratings (6/3/19)
Andrew gives you his immediate reaction to the June 17 WWE Raw with his star ratings! How many snowflakes did Andrew give?
The 6/17/19 WWE Raw is history, and here are Andrew’s ratings:
- #1 Contender for US Title Elimination: Bobby Lashley vs Cesaro vs Braun Strowman vs Ricochet vs The Miz: Ricochet wins via 630 Senton – ** ¼
- Viking Raiders vs Jobbers: Raiders win via Viking Experience – N/A
- 2 out of 3 Falls: The New Day vs Kevin Owens, Baron Corbin & Sami Zayn: New Day wins via Trouble in Paradise (2-0) – ** ½
- The Usos vs Gallows & Anderson: Usos win via Double Superkick – N/A
- Women’s Tag Team Championship: The IIconics (c) vs Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss: IIconics retain via Roll-Up – * ½
- Seth Rollins vs Daniel Bryan: Rollins wins via Stomp – ***
- Top performers: Daniel Bryan and Seth Rollins
- Total matches = 6
- Total snowflakes = 9.25
- Average = 2.31 (N/A ratings are not included in the average calculation)
Time to pick up a new Chairshot shirt!
Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle: Bray Wyatt On Raw, All Out Sold Out, WWE Talent News And More! (6/17/19)
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Mike And Maria Re-sign With WWE
Last month in the shuffle, I discussed the news that Mike and Maria Kanellis had expiring contracts with WWE. Many of you discussed their potential jump to AEW on the Chairshot Facebook page. In what many are considering to be a bit of a shock, the couple has reach a long term agreement to re-sign with WWE, according to Pro Wrestling Sheet. No contract terms were disclosed.
I am a bit shocked that they re-signed with WWE, and figured a move back to ROH or a jump to AEW seemed logical. While many, including myself, feel that WWE hasn’t done much with the couple, Mike Kanellis did have a substance abuse battle last year in which the company stood by him during his difficult time. Perhaps due to the loyalty the company showed then, and mostly likely a decent wage, were the reasons the couple chose to re-sign. What if Maria re-signed and Mike didn’t?
All Out Sold Out
In what must be considered great news for AEW, the All Out show sold out in less than 15 minuets. According to various outlets, ticket sites for the event have over 70,00 people in online waiting rooms waiting to purchase tickets. The Sears Center in Chicago will hold roughly 12,000 people for this event.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) June 14, 2019
It is great that the company has been so successful in ticket sales when WWE is hurting to sell tickets to Stomping Grounds. However, can the company sell out venues week after week for live television ? Not taking any credit away from the company, but many are comparing AEW ticket sales to WWE ticket sales. It is a little tough to be doing that when the company has yet to air a weekly product.
Bray Wyatt On RAW?
One of the most entertaining segments on RAW lately has been the Firefly Funhouse and Bray Wyatt. According to PWInsider, Wyatt is scheduled to appear on RAW during tonight’s episode.
Many agree that Wyatt has been the most entertaining segment of RAW. How they re-debut Wyatt will be key. My hope is is that the company finally does something with Wyatt, as Wyatt is money.
Latest On WWE Talent Exodus
Since the formation of AEW last October, it’s been almost weekly that we hear about someone leaving WWE to jump to AEW. According to Dave Meltzer, many inside WWE are turning down big money deals to potentially jump to AEW.
“They were just in town and everybody wants out. I won’t say everybody because that’s not fair. Roman Reigns doesn’t want out. But the amount of people who have contacted AEW would blow your mind,” Meltzer said. “There are people that are counting down the days. There are guys who have told me, including guys in AEW now, that they cannot believe that they turned the offer down [from WWE] but they did. I know people in WWE right now who are not interested in signing again and they can’t believe they are turning down the money.”
Let’s be honest, we are going to hear news of someone wanting to leave WWE daily. AEW isn’t going to, nor are they going to be interested to, sign every ex-WWE star. Many people that I had felt would have left WWE (Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, Mike and Maria Kanellis) have re-signed with the company. You could make the argument for many of WWE’s stars jumping to AEW in order to add some life to their careers. Wrestling is one of the most unpredictable forms of entertainment as far as determining what talent will head where.