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Reason For Alexa Bliss Absence
Alexa Bliss has not been a part of WWE live events recently, and also had to pull out of Ringsidefest this past weekend. PWInsider is reporting that Bliss is currently dealing with a shoulder injury that may be the reasoning behind her absence. There currently isn’t a timetable for her return.
Bliss appeared to be pretty upset this weekend on her Twitter account during the Crown Jewel pay per view. My guess is that the injury possibly kept her from a possible match at the event.
Impact Star Officially Signed By WWE
A little over a month ago, I discussed the rumors that former Impact star Scarlett Bordeaux was potentially heading to WWE. On Tuesday, WWE confirmed Bordeaux, and 8 others have reported for training at the WWE Performance Center. The signings include:
– Chicago’s Elizabeth Chihaia – aka Scarlett Bordeaux – has made quite the name for herself in America and abroad. The self-proclaimed “smokeshow” has been a standout for promotions like Mexico’s AAA, Ring of Honor and Ohio Valley Wrestling.
– Ashley Urbanski, known on the independent scene as Shotzi Blackheart, is renowned for her fierce, in-your-face style. Fans will recognize Urbanski from her standout performance in a No Disqualification Match at EVOLVE’s 10th Anniversary Special that aired on WWE Network. She was presented her WWE contract by NXT General Manager William Regal last month at an EVOLVE show in Atlanta, Ga.
– Australia’s Samantha De Martin, also known as “Impressive” Indi Hartwell, has been just that during her time on the indies. The 22-year-old has cited Bayley and Sasha Banks’ epic battles in NXT as her inspiration in pursuing a career inside the squared circle. She’s racked up titles in her home country and for promotions like SHIMMER.
– Referee Stephon Smith rounds out the group of newcomers. Smith, a Baltimore native, started out as an in-ring competitor before transitioning to donning the stripes. He’s a graduate of Ohio Valley Wrestling and most recently officiated for EVOLVE Wrestling before joining the PC.
— Matt Boone (@MattBoone1984) November 5, 2019
I expect big things from both Scarlett Bordeaux and Shotzi Blackheart in 2020. They should be fixtures in the NXT women’s division.
Much of the news making the rounds yesterday was a reported backstage meeting with Vince McMahon and the RAW roster. Dave Meltzer would issue a report of the meeting, and would state that Seth Rollins gave a speech to the RAW roster about the use of social of media to air company grievances. Rollins Tweeted Meltzer that none of this occurred.
No Dave, my problem is that you’re spreading complete lies. I gave no speech. I said nothing before, during or after the meeting. So either you or your source is full of it. Either way, it’s a bold faced lie and I kindly ask you to quit pushing it. https://t.co/1G2umltIqm
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) November 5, 2019
You can’t believe everything you read on the internet folks. That’s why you should read the news here at the Chairshot, we filter through all the BS and give you out true opinions on topics, not treat Meltzer as the Gospel.
Randy Orton Signs Long Term Deal With WWE
According to PWInsider, Randy Orton has signed a long term extension with WWE. Orton’s deal was set to expire in early 2020, and rumors were starting to circulate that he could make the jump to AEW.
Once again, don’t believe the things you read online. Two weeks ago, it was a certainty he was jumping to AEW, but I stated he was most likely teasing a jump to AEW for contract leverage in a renegotiation with WWE.