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King Of The Ring Details
In Tuesday’s shuffle, I talked about the announcement of the revived King of the Ring tournament. At the time of writing, little details were known. However, more details have come out since the announcement was made. Dave Meltzer is reporting that the tournament will take place during weekly episodes of RAW and SmackDown Live, with the finals occurring during Clash Of Champions pay per view on September 15th. WWE has released the list of competitors and they include:
From Raw: The Miz, Ricochet, Cedric Alexander, Drew McIntyre, Cesaro, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, Samoa Joe
From SmackDown: Elias, Kevin Owens, Chad Gable, Andrade, Shelton Benjamin, Buddy Murphy, Ali, Apollo Crews
It is hard to pick an early favorite to win it all. You could make the case for pretty much every wrestler listed.
First AEW Title Defense Announced
We know that Hangman Page will be taking on Chris Jericho at the upcoming All Out pay per view to crown the first AEW World Champion. Today the company announced that the first defense of the title will take place during the October 16th episode of AEW on TNT, which will be held in Philadelphia.
The FIRST defense of the #AEW World Championship will be made Wed, October 16th at the @LiacourasCenter when @AEWonTNT broadcasts LIVE from Philadelphia! Tix go on sale this Fri, Aug 16th at Noon ET / 9am PT – https://t.co/mxiUPGTZnl pic.twitter.com/hjRvPFGPKV
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) August 14, 2019
Could this match potentially involve Jon Moxley, or a competitor yet revealed to be part of the AEW roster?
Roman Reigns Inks New Deal
There had been a small bit of chatter as to if Roman Reigns could potentially join Jon Moxley in AEW. While it seemed unlikely, it won’t be happening now as Reigns signed a new contract with WWE according to Pro Wrestling Sheet. No details have been released on the time and compensation involved.
There was 0 chance that Reigns would jump to AEW. I would imagine a world title reign is in Roman’s future.
WWE Signs Impact Knockout
Lately, wrestling companies have appeared to be in a battle over talent. Whether it’s AEW, WWE, Impact, or New Japan, companies are racing to sign whatever talent they can. WWE has added another wrestler as they have signed former Impact Star, Santana Garrett, according to Squared Circle Sirens.
According to the report, this is a developmental deal, so I would expect Garrett would be a part of NXT.