Alpha 1 Wrestling presented “Here We Go Again” on Sunday April 14, featuring “All Ego” Ethan Page vs. The MJF in a Dog Collar Match!
Alpha 1 Wrestling’s “Here We Go Again” event has been a storied process, with Davey Richards originally signed and cancelling on the company (again). Joey Ryan, Swoggle, and Brian Cage were last minute cancellations due to flight cancellations, but the company still delivered a strong show and only had to issue 4 refunds.
- Rickey Shane Page & Gregory Iron beat Retro Anthony Greene & Mark Wheeler
- Josh Alexander beat Danny Adams
- Outer Limits Champion Justin Sane retained his championship in a 9-person Gauntlet Match
- Zero Gravity Champion BMD won a 4-way elimination match over Trey Miguel, Cheech, and Kody Lane to retain
- Tag Team Champions Space Pirates (Space Monkey & Shane Sabre) (c) beat Lotus to retain, and were attacked by the suspended Savage Society afterwards
- Alpha Male Champion Kobe Durst beat Chris Dickinson to retain
- Dog Collar Match: Ethan Page beat The MJF
Results courtesy Alpha 1 Wrestling on Twitter.
— The Reject JT Kirk (@4Kirk4) April 14, 2019
Chris King: One More Spear and Jackhammer for Goldberg?
After his WWE Super ShowDown with The Undertaker wasn’t well received, is there room for Goldberg to have more “proper sendoff” to end his career?
By now you’ve heard the troubling news that during Goldberg and The Undertaker’s first-ever-match something went terribly awry; Goldberg smashed his head square into the ring-post, instantly he began bleeding profusely and was knocked out. What followed was extremely hard to watch; several signature maneuvers were horribly botched, and I was 100% concerned for both superstars’s health and well-being. This is not what we hoped would occur, and this should not be the last image of Goldberg that we witness in WWE.
There was speculation that Undertaker was furious at Goldberg for his performance that appeared absurd to me; how could Undertaker a locker room leader held in such high respect get into a screaming match backstage? On top of that there was also rumblings about Vince McMahon the CEO of WWE, was fuming, and had to break things up between the legends. He apparently told both superstars they were finished wrestling careers were over.
Thankfully the rumors were quickly refuted by not only WWE officials who were in Saudi Arabia, and TalkSport’s Alex McCarthy, and Mike Johnson on PWINSIDER.
Goldberg has admitted he was knocked out during his match with Undertaker at #WWESSD and that is why the final minutes were what they were.
Undertaker was angry with how the match went, but reports suggesting things got heated backstage with Goldberg aren't true, I'm told.
— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) June 8, 2019
Mike Johnson confirmed that after chatting with WWE officials he can confirm that after the bout Goldberg was too weak to muster up the energy to engage in a heated altercation.
Johnson said: “I have not heard one person with any legitimacy claim this as being true. In fact, when I asked about that rumor, it was quickly shot down by those who were actually in Saudi Arabia, so I tend to think that story is 100% fiction.”
Goldberg the WCW veteran was last seen in the squared circle on the Post-Mania-Raw, twenty-four hours after dropping the Universal championship to Brock Lesnar. The WWE Universe gave him a standing ovation for his love for the business throughout his illustrious twenty-year pro wrestling career.
Goldberg has battled some of the biggest wrestlers in WWE; The Rock was his first feud after his arrival in 2003 at the Backlash pay per view, followed by his almost year-long rivalry with HHH and “Evolution” where he won the World Heavyweight championship. He finished his initial run in the company in 2004 in a “Battle of Behemoths” with Lesnar. In 2019, there are many new powerhouses since he left the company in 2004. Below I will be listing the 5 Potential Opponents for his final match in WWE.
5 Best-Suited Opponents For The Final Goldberg Match
5. Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar toppled Goldberg for-the-first-time in his WWE career at WrestleMania 33; after a humiliating loss at 2016 Survivor Series, in a “Shocking” one minute and twenty-seven seconds. This was Goldberg’s first official match in WWE in twelve years; the two powerhouses have had a total of three encounters, they have manifested a buzz that surpassed all the other matches on the pay per view card. Despite the fact that Goldberg and Lesnar faced in each other only two years ago, it doesn’t rule out the possibility that Goldberg won’t come back for retribution. While this contest in the past has not been well-received by the WWE Universe, there’s still a sliver of a chance these Titans’ will go to war one final time.
With Lesnar as “The Beast in the Bank” his adversary could once again cost him the Universal or WWE Championship cash-in; reminiscent to 2004 No Way Out pay per view where Eddie Guerrero was challenging Lesnar for his WWE championship, and Goldberg (who had been given a front row ticket by Raw commissioner Stone Cold Steve Austin). He would then deliver a “Devastating” spear to cost Lesnar his championship, which led to their first clash at WrestleMania XX. Goldberg could cost Lesnar his opportunity and the two competitors could then revisit this hard-hitting personal rivalry.
4. Bobby Lashley
It’s still surreal to me that these two powerhouses have never crossed paths in both of their WWE tenures. Bobby Lashley returned to WWE after making an “Impact” (Pun intended) on the Raw after Mania 34. Despite being the fan-favorite to dethrone Lesnar at 2018 SummerSlam, Lashley was upset by Roman Reigns who eventually captured the Universal Championship. Goldberg vs. Lashley will still be a “Big Money” match that will put butts in seats and sell out arenas. This the kind of “once in a lifetime” physical confrontation contrary to Rock/Cena at WrestleMania 28 that people from all over the world would tune in to watch. The WWE Network could see a “massive” increase in subscriptions, and the weeks leading up to their collision we would most certainly be a pull-apart brawl and someone could likely to be taken to jail.
3. Goldberg vs. Lars Sullivan
“The Freak” Lars Sullivan has been leaving a pile of bodies on his path of destruction since his arrival on Monday nights. Currently, he’s annihilating the Lucha House Party, but after he’s finished bullying smaller wrestlers “,” Sullivan is going to be hungry for “Real” competition. Enter Goldberg. This wouldn’t do much for the WCW titan but it sure would be a “Huge” rub for the recent draftee. Sullivan was penciled into battle John Cena at WrestleMania 35 “,” but due to health reasons, it never happened. This victory over a legend of this caliber could catapult “The Freak” to the top of the food-chain in WWE.
2. Braun Strowman
To say “The Monster Among Men” has been mistreated would only be the tip of the iceberg. Strowman was the “Hottest” wrestler in 2017 with his horror-themed assaults on Roman Reigns. Unfortunately for Strowman, his name wasn’t “Roman Reigns” and despite his best efforts he never captured the Universal Championship.
Strowman was on a path of destruction until he went toe-to-toe with Universal champion Lesnar at 2017 No Mercy; in what should have been his coronation as the next champion, Strowman was crushed within a matter of minutes. Last year at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia he was heavily-favored to walk out with the vacated Universal championship; and instead WWE thought it was wise to start a lengthy program with Baron Corbin (who clocked Strowman in the back of the head with the title), and Lesnar dropped “The Monster Among Men” with 5 F5’s to start a second title-reign with the Universal championship. To say Strowman deserves a “Monumental” win would be a HUGE UNDERSTATEMENT!
1. Goldberg vs. Roman Reigns
The announcement of this match is enough buzz to sell-out WrestleMania 36. “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns has done it all in his short eight-year career, some accomplishments other wrestlers only dream to achieve. He defeated the seemingly-unbeatable Undertaker in his second loss in decades. Reigns is a Grand-slam champion, a three-time WWE Champion and former Universal Champion. Ever since the two crossed paths on the road to WrestleMania 33; and delivered a double-spear to Strowman on January 12, 2017, I believe this dream match has been quietly penciled in. Now that there may be “One More Match” for Goldberg before he calls it quits, this is the only true contest!
Chris King: The 3 Best Scenarios For The New Bray Wyatt
Chris King ponders the ways you can use Bray Wyatt once he makes his return to in-ring (or at least in-arena) competition for WWE.
Today we were given some exciting news about the next step in the enigma known as “The New Bray Wyatt”. PWINSIDER announced that for the first time since the resurgence of Wyatt, he would be live at next weeks Monday Night Raw in Los Angeles, CA.
The happy, overjoyed and ever so creepy Mr. Rogers burst on our screens on April 23, 2019, after he was involved in a car accident in August 2018. Wyatt welcomed us into his “Firefly Funhouse” and we met his friends Abby the witch, Mercy the buzzard. The sight of him destroying a cardboard cutout of the “Eater of Worlds,” the bad man and self-proclaimed loser was unsetting as it was reassuring WWE was finally giving him a fresh start.
As the weeks progressed so did the disturbing revelations; on May 27, 2019, Wyatt like a little kid on Christmas morning asked the WWE Universe if they wanted to see his “secret” and what’s he’s really been working on? Abby, Mercy, and the newest addition Rambling Rabbit covered their eyes in horror; the atmosphere changed, the vibe of this whole segment was drastically altered, and Wyatt morphed into “The Fiend”. A terrifying monster with a Slipknot mask that even puts Finn Balor’s Demon to shame. His voice was threatening and the phrase “let me in” has been sounded so scary until now.
With no indication that he will be live in the ring, this opens up a realm of infinite possibilities. The segments have worked as best as they can, and now is the perfect time to let the WWE Universe see him face-to-face. I will be sharing with you what I believe are the three best scenarios that can build Wyatt back up as an unstoppable force.
3. Bray Wyatt challenges Finn Balor for the Intercontinental Championship at Extreme Rules
Do you remember the horrible match we were supposed to see at 2017 TLC? Wyatt as his awful “Sister Abigail” alter-personality was set to face “The Demon,” but the contest was scrapped due to illness. We instead were blessed with the “Outstanding” dream match between Balor and AJ Styles, both men who competed in NJPW before arriving in WWE.
Even though we saw “The Demon” end the feud at SummerSlam; ever since the unveiling of “The Fiend” I have been dying to see both alter-egos clash one more time. Someone needs to take the Intercontinental title off Balor, so can make the transition back to the main-event championship scene.
Ever since his severe shoulder injury hampered his Universal Championship title-reign to 44 hours, Balor has been criminally misused as mid-card level talent. Wyatt could be a great Intercontinental champion if given the correct booking, and intriguing storylines.
2. Bray Wyatt confronts Aleister Black
Aleister Black, a recent SmackDown Live draftee has been “begging anyone to knock on the door and fight him,” as of now no one has stepped up. Black is an ominous individual; nobody really knows his motives, and everyone should be scared. In NXT he portrayed a babyface; making all his opponents “fade to black” all for the richest prize in the black and gold brand, the NXT Championship.
If Wyatt and Black confront each other; they will create tremendous magic inside and outside of the squared circle. Their promos would be straight fire, as would their matches. The only downfall is Wyatt will fall right back into the hole; he just recently emerged from, Black is not losing his first match on SmackDown Live!
1. Bray Wyatt challenges Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship at Extreme Rules
In 2017, Cena celebrated his unprecedented sixteenth world heavyweight championship title reign after toppling AJ Styles at the Royal Rumble. He quickly lost the title to someone more deserving; Wyatt who had not held a singles championship since his arrival in 2015, the WWE Universe in unison chanted “YOU DESERVE IT” and you’re damn right he did. Which is why I have to beg the question; why in the blue hell did WWE have Randy Orton a veteran who’s already had his opportunities, defeat Wyatt in one of the most underwhelming WrestleMania matches??
I remember writing a prediction for the contest and I clearly said Orton will lose so Wyatt’s talents aren’t wasted again, and how wrong was I? Now is the time for Wyatt to jump right back into the WWE Championship scene; Ziggler will get his steel cage match at Stomping Grounds, but he’s not taking the title. Which is going to leave Kofi wide open for a fresh challenger.
Now before you get upset, I’m not saying Kofi should immediately drop the title. I can see him holding it until the end of the year. But, by next year Wyatt needs to be WWE Champion, to repay him for the mistreatment in the past.