AEW Reshuffled New Year’s Smash Card, Announced New Match & Snoop Dogg Appearance

AEW announced that Snoop Dogg will be a guest of the first New Year’s Smash holiday issue and have rescheduled Cody Rhodes vs. Matt Seidel from the second to the first night. In addition, a new team match was scheduled for Young Bucks, Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian against Angelico, Jack Evans, Max Caster and Anthony Bowens.

Night 1: • Kenny Omega vs. Ray Phoenix – AEW title match

• John Moxley makes his comeback

• Hikaru Shida vs. Abadon – women’s title match

• Jake Hager vs. Wardlow

• Cody Rhodes vs. Matt Seidel

• Young Bucks, Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian vs. Angelico, Jack Evans, Max Caster and Anthony Bowens

• Chris Jericho as commentator

Night 2:

• Darby Allin vs. Brian Cage – TNT Title Match

2020 Results: Jay Uso, Tommaso Chiampa, Timothy Thatcher, Payton Royce, Naya Jax and Shayna Buszler

The beginning of the year, in fact, like its end, Jay Uso spent with Roman Raines. The first broadcasts of SmackDown, he participated in the feud of Roman Raines against King Corbin, after which he began to fight for team titles with Jimmy. Jay took part in a big team match at the Elimination Chamber and was supposed to fight at WrestleMania, but as the coronavirus pandemic made its changes, Uso skipped Wrestlemania, and later at SmackDown took part in a three-way match for the team titles, where Big E brought another championship title in the piggy bank of the New Day. After that, the Uso brothers left the screens due to the injury of Jimmy Uso and Jay made his return to the screens as a solo artist in September. On the SmackDown broadcast on September 4, he won the match for the first claim and went to fight in the title match against Roman Reigns at Clash Of Champions 2020. The plot of the cousins ​​was based on the fact that Roman Reigns called himself the head of their family and asked him to kneel, and Jay Uso to the latter resisted and did not want to recognize Roman Raines as his leader. After losing at Clash Of Champions 2020, he received another title chance at Hell In A Cell 2020, but lost there too, after which he recognized Raines as his leader and went over to his side. Working for SmackDown at the end of the year, he managed to win matches against AJ Styles, Daniel Brian and Kevin Owens, although he lost to them too. Jay Uso ends his year as the six Roman Raines. Bottom line: Jay Uso shot sharply as a solo star, but also sharply and faded towards the end of the year. The program against Roman Raines was really great. They showed two great matches, they showed history. It was a real wrestling classic, but you won’t be full of two matches and one plot. Jay Uso is a great background character, especially if Roman Raines is in front. I liked this experiment, but he feels much better as a team player. No matter how good his feud against Roman Raines was, this year will not even be close for him against the background of the Uso brothers in 2017. Jay needs to reunite with Jimmy and still move in the role of a team.

Retribution’s T-Bar reacted to the Fiend’s burning and proposed to Randy Orton

The main event of TLC was the unusual Inferno Match, which ended with Randy Orton burning his opponent on a live stream of the show. After that, he made an appearance on Raw and explained that after the Fiend was burned, he lost the voices in his head that had existed with him for many years. A little later, Randy Orton went to social networks to share his emotions after watching the series The Mandalorian. In response to his recording, T-Bar from the Retribution group reacted and invited him to join their team. “Hey Randy Orton, the way you brutally killed the WWE superstar deeply touched the hearts of everyone at Retribution. I want you to know that our doors are now always open for you, ”writes T-Bar.

Drew McIntyre shares what Vince McMahon told him after returning to main roster

Drew McIntyre returned to the main roster in April 2018, marking his first appearance on Raw since being fired in 2014. As a guest on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions podcast, the reigning WWE champion recalled his return to the main roster and shared how Vince McMahon reacted. “I remember going back to the main roster on Raw. I came backstage at the show and no one from the management spoke to me. I was very nervous because I had to appear in the ring in the segment with Dolph Ziggler and was afraid that people would forget me. Then I entered the ring, quickly dealt with Titus O’Neill and Apollo Crews, and stood next to Dolph Ziggler, and the fans began to chant my name. At that moment, I felt that a large weight fell from my shoulders, which pressed me all this day. I went backstage to the burning position, there were a lot of people, but Vince got up and hugged me first. He hugged him and said: “Welcome home”, and only after that we began to talk to him. During that period, it was mainly about the present. After a while, he and I began to return to my past, indulging in memories. But these were mostly some funny memories from the past. On the case, we always discussed what is happening now and what will happen to me next, ”says McIntyre.

Lana will miss TLC 2020 due to injury; The Raw star made her comeback during the show

Today on Monday Night Raw, Lana played against Nai Jax, where after an unexpected victory, the first one was beaten by the team champions, with an accentuated damage to the leg. WWE announced that due to injury, Lana will miss TLC and Asuka will be forced to find a new teammate for the title match against Nai Jax and Shane Beisler. Earlier it was reported that Lana suffered an ankle injury in a match against Shane Beisler last week.

Later on the show, Dana Brook defeated Shayna Beisler by DC after Nai Jax intervened. After the match, Mandy Rose made her return and, together with Asuka, helped Dana Brook fight off further beating. Perhaps one of the Brook / Rose pair will be Asuka’s company on TLC.

AEW Turns Down Former WWE Tag Team Champion Darren Young Twice

Former WWE Tag Team Champion Darren Young, currently known as Fred Rosser, has tweeted about trying to join AEW. Fred offered his services to the newly formed company twice, but both times he was turned down. He also added that AEW was not his ultimate goal and he always wanted to be in NJPW, where he is currently out of contract.

Eugene shares how he brought Kevin Owens to tears when he talked about the idea for his new gimmick

Former WWE wrestler and trainer Eugene was on the podcast of journalist Chris Van Vlient, where he reminisced about his last few years with the company when he was a coach at NXT. Eugene revealed that he had his own class of young stars that he coached at NXT and remembered the story of playing Kevin Owens, making him panic and cry about his new look. “Bron Strowman started out in my class. Chad Gable started out in my class. I worked with Charlotte. I worked with Sasha Banks. Just before I left the company, Finn Balor and Kevin Owens were hired. They, like all recruits, are sent to a training center, where they sit for their entire first month. All newcomers are usually sent there and not released on screens until they sit for a month in the preparatory center, until they get to know everyone, learn how everything happens here and simply, until they get used to a new place of work. So, I’m in the ring giving another lesson in front of my classroom, and Kevin Owens sits in the ring side, because he just watches the lesson and gets to know all the processes. During the break, I sit next to him, we started talking about how he started wrestling. He revealed that his first coach was Jacques Rougeau (The Mountie). We discussed this topic and it takes about a couple of days. I go to him before the next lesson and say: “I talked with the leadership, they are preparing a new image for you. They’re going to make you the new Mountain to be the new Jacques Rougeau. ” Right after that, he started crying and telling me that I couldn’t let this happen. And in response I say to him: “Don’t be so categorical. It will be great! Damn, this is going to be amazing. Imagine having such a cool red uniform. And imagine if they still make Jacques your manager. It will be gorgeous. ” Haha, he started to panic so funny after that. Needless to say, it never happened, ”says Eugene.

Brock Lesnar will be featured in the big match at WrestleMania 37? Other planned fights for the main event of the year are known

Brock Lesnar’s current contract with WWE expired in early September and the former world champion is still a free agent to this day. According to WrestleVotes, WWE is going to use Brock Lesnar in a big three-way battle with Drew McIntyre and Keith Lee at WrestleMania 37. In addition, according to the resource, fights of Roman Raines against Goldberg and Edge against Randy Orton are planned for the main event of the year. It is worth noting that these matches are currently being considered as a working idea, and their official approval will depend on various factors, the main of which will be a live audience in the arena.

Riddle explains why he and Goldberg won’t match

(Matt) Riddle and Goldberg have long feuds outside the cafeteria. Riddle quite often criticizes the two-time champion of the Universe for his attitude towards wrestling, and Goldberg himself once called him a snub in the nose. In a recent interview with BT Sports, Matt shared his thoughts on why they would not likely be in the ring against each other, noting that his nemesis could never beat him in real life: “I think the only way to get Goldberg’s going into the ring with me is letting him kill me. He can’t do it in real life, so here it is. I think he would agree to come out with me in the ring, but if I promise to let him beat me. If we could solve it differently, my goal would be for me to have a pleasant match with him with pleasure. I think I’m good enough to do it. I think I could have done everything as expected, I don’t even think about winning, I’m not the guy, I only think about the quality of work. ” “I don’t think it will happen, I don’t think it will ever happen, the guy literally publicly refuses to acknowledge me several times, in interviews and so on.”

Triple H explains on what condition WWE can collaborate with other wrestling promotions

As you already know, All Elite Wrestling is interested in collaborating with Impact Wrestling and plans to do something interesting by merging, apart from WWE, two of the largest American wrestling companies. The potential collaboration of the two promotions has become one of the most discussed topics of the last day and Triple H spoke about this topic in an interview with reporters. The player stated that WWE is always open to cooperation with other companies, but for this to happen, they must receive an offer that will interest them for a long period of time, since Vince McMahon is not interested in deals for several months. “We are open to business in many ways and in many things. The thoughts and misconceptions of people, their supposed knowledge of what we do and how we think, are often very misinterpreted and inaccurate. Are we open to the right business proposals? Yes. We are open to everything at any time. It only depends on what they are and whether they are beneficial to us in the long term. When I talk about the long term, I don’t mean three months, but ten years. Long-term offers. This is how we think. We are not in a position to worry about every minute of our lives. We are open to big business and are ready to consider working with other promotions, if it will be beneficial for us over a long period of time. I know Vince talked a lot on this subject, and I was with him long enough to understand his view of the company’s movement. If it’s right for a business, it is open to any suggestions, ”says Trirl H.

Dave Meltzer praises John Moxley vs. Kenny Omega’s AEW Winter is Coming match

The main event of yesterday’s AEW Dynamite special, Winter is Coming, was the meeting between John Moxley and Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship. An unauthorized match has already taken place between the guys in 2019, and then he received 4.5 stars. This time, according to Wrestling Observer Newsletter Dave Meltzer, the guys kept the bar, as the match also received 4.5 stars.

Ricky Starks talks about how WWE contacted him immediately after debuting with AEW

Ricky Starks, a member of the newly strengthened Tez Team, was a guest on Chris Van Vliet’s YouTube channel yesterday. In the course of the conversation, the current AEW roster talked about how the WWE tried to win him over after seeing his debut in AEW against Cody for the TNT title: “The funny thing is that on the day I fought Cody, I got a call from WWE and said, “Hey, we were watching you and we would like to invite you.” I said, “Really? Okay. Interesting. Out of all the days [you chose this].” And I kept this conversation going because I was curious, but I think I already knew what decision I was going to make. I had one very dear, great friend who once told me: you should stay close to people who want to invest in you without knowing anything about you, and not to people who wanted to get you only when they saw that someone else is interested. It puts things in perspective, and I don’t have any grudge against the WWE, but I really think they rushed to me mainly because of that. I’ll never know why, and I think I don’t care anymore. “

Shotzy Blackheart opens up about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child from a relative

NXT star Shotzy Blackheart was on Lillian Garcia’s podcast talking about the sexual abuse she faced as a child. Shotzi said that her uncle raped her for a long time, until she dared to tell the school psychologist about it. “To be honest, I had a rather difficult childhood. I constantly ran to live either with my mother, or with my father, or with my friend at a very young age. I have dealt with a lot of sexual assault over the years. Once I decided to confess it and went to a school psychologist, after which my uncle went to jail. He sits there to this day. But when I opened up on this topic, some of my family did not believe me, but my father really helped me through it. And also the musical theater saved me a lot. That’s why I loved performing so much – it was a big outlet for me. This was my therapy. I know I’m not the only one. A lot of girls deal with this …. it’s a crazy amount of girls. I urge all girls to come to me with this question, I will try to help as much as I can, ”says Shotzi.

Darby Allin slept in his car on purpose before winning the TNT Championship on Full Gear

At AEW Full Gear, Darby Allin got his greatest AEW win to date, taking the TNT championship from Cody Rhodes himself. In an interview on Busted Open Radio, Darby explained why he had arranged a night in his car before an important day. “Before PPV? I specially slept in the car. [I did it] instead of sleeping in the hotel they prepared for us. I wanted to remind myself how shitty things used to be. So I spent the night there, and the weather in Jacksonville is still much hotter than elsewhere. It was just a reminder to myself. You don’t need to forget where you came from just because of the importance of the week. To keep this. It makes you want to fight even more. So now I’m grateful for this 13 acre house and ground floor wrestling ring, as well as skate ramps and a bunch of other crazy shit, ”says Allin.

Mandy Rose is eliminated from Survivor Series due to injury after spotting Naya Jax

Last week, Mandy Rose landed badly on her shoulder during a segment with Naya Jax, Shaina Baszler and other girls from the Raw roster. The injury occurred while Naya threw Mandy out of the ring, but the latter caught the rope with her foot and fell with her shoulder directly on the apron. A video of the incident can be viewed below. On yesterday’s Raw, it became known that Mandy and her friend Dana Brook dropped out of the women’s Raw team. According to Dave Meltzer, this is due to the fact that Rose has a very real shoulder injury. She performed in an extremely simplified mode on the last Raw. It is worth noting that although Jax was a direct participant in the spot, her guilt in Rose’s injury is in doubt.

Jake Hager shares how John Cena refused to hand over the title to him in 2010

The last Money in the Bank match at WrestleMania, which took place in 2010, was won by Jack Swagger (now Jake Hager). After that, the performer teased his cash-in on WWE champion John Cena, but in the end he successfully stowed a suitcase on the World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho. Speaking to Chris on a recent episode of Talk Is Jericho, Hager explained that the original cash-in plan was indeed John Cena, but he refused to lose: “I had a little hint, but I had no idea what was going to happen. I teased this [cash-in] on Raw the night before. I hit Seena with a briefcase, I crept up on him when he had one of his shiny promos. Later, as it turned out, he refused to lose the championship to me. We will not talk about it. Wow. “The most selfless top guy in the business.”

Seth Rollins will soon take a hiatus from WWE; Spoiler on the further development of Britt Baker

After switching to SmackDown, Seth Rollins continues his not-so-fresh storyline with Murphy and the Mysterio family. In parallel, Seth became a member of the men’s team SmackDown at Survivor Series 2020. Ringside News reports that, after the next PPV from WWE, “Messiah” will temporarily disappear from the screens. This is due to the fact that they will have a baby with Becky Lynch in December. * * * Reddit user SpaceForce1, who previously shared several spoilers from AEW tapes, announced that a new mini-show by Britt Baker titled “The Waiting Room” will begin next week. The first episode will feature Jack Evans and Angelico. Britt Baker will initially walk through Full Gear’s key figures such as Cody Rhodes, Eddie Kingston and Young Bucks. She will call Eddie a green ranger because of his attira, call Young Bucks’ victory a title theft, and say that Rhodes can always create a new title for himself. Britt even suggested the Cartoon Network Title. Angelico and Evans will complain about the fact that Matt and Nick Jackson are turning the AEW team division into their own vanity project, stating that now their goal is to beat the Bucks, and they will begin to implement it with a match against Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian. Tony Khan, in response to this article from a foreign source, stated that it was recorded on AEW Dark.

Carmella explains why she decided to change her look to SmackDown

On the last SmackDown broadcast, we saw Carmella in action again, after she attacked Sasha Banks and showed her champion ambitions. After the show, we saw Carmella on Talking Smack and she answered Kayla Braxton’s question why Carmella appeared on the screens in a new way. “All this time it was not me. It just wasn’t me. This was what everyone behind the scenes wanted. It was their image, their vision of what kind of person I should be. And I’m just tired of it all. I returned to what I think is right for myself. I have to be at the top and I will do everything to be at the top. That’s exactly what I did on SmackDown. Very soon, the entire WWE universe, the whole world will know exactly why I am untouchable. They will see a new Carmella, ”answered Carmella.

Miro revealed that Paul Heyman promised him the WrestleMania 36 main event

Miro was visiting Chris Jericho and during the podcast revealed that Paul Heyman was preparing grand plans for his plot against Bobby Lashley and Lana. Miro admitted that Paul Heyman saw in this plot a fight of the level of the main event of WrestleMania, but the plans were never realized. “I went home and for three months, maybe four, I was not on the screens. After that, we got a call from Paul Hayman, who was then CEO of Raw. He told me that I was needed for the plot against Bobby Lashley and Lana. I didn’t like the idea right away, but I asked where it would go and how they saw the finish line. Hayman replied that they had a script ready for three months. This is a big plot that will become the main event of WrestleMania, or one of the main events of the show. What can you answer when you hear such words? Of course I agreed, although I was not a fan of the plot, but it was very realistic. I got the chance to get a significant role at the main event of the year. I didn’t know what would come of it, but I wanted to try, ”Miro replied.

WWE Shows Revenue Growth In Third Quarter 2020 Financial Report; Vince McMahon Commentary

Traditionally, WWE at the end of October will share their financial successes for the third quarter of 2020. Statistics increased in all indicators compared to the same quarter of the previous year. All further comparisons concern only these two quarters.

• Revenue of $ 221.6 million, up 19% year-over-year;

• Operating profit amounted to $ 63.4 million, which is exactly 57 million more than in the previous year;

• Adjusted OIBDA increased from 58.9 million to 84.3 million dollars;

• The average number of paying subscribers to WWE Network was 1.6 million, an increase of 6%;

• The number of views of various videos increased by 3% to 9.2 billion, and the number of hours spent on digital platforms and social networks increased by 3% to 342 million;

• E-commerce revenues were $ 9.1 million, up 60%, offsetting the loss in merchandise sales in arenas due to fewer events (74 fewer shows) this quarter. CEO Vince McMahon commented on the results as follows: “Our financial results in the third quarter were strong and reflected our continued creativity in a challenging environment. We continue to adapt our business, as evidenced by the creation of WWE ThunderDome, with a focus on increasing audience engagement and engagement to maintain the value of our content globally. “

It is known who had to hide behind the Scream’s mask; Cause of the second outbreak of COVID-19 at the training center

As we reported, there was another COVID-19 outbreak at the WWE Prep Center last week, which made some adjustments to the NXT Halloween Havoc festive episode. Dave Meltzer said that the person who was first diagnosed with COVID-19 is a trainer of the training center. Everyone who trained at the center’s gym last Friday has been quarantined. Quite a few TV stars were in that room and none of them tested positive. It is added that Indy Hartwell was supposed to be the mysterious person who intervened in the matches of Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRay at NXT Halloween Havoc, but she just went to a two-week quarantine, and therefore someone else was under the mask. However, this does not mean that the idea of ​​cooperation between Gargano, Candice and Hartwell was discarded.