AEW BUILDS HEAVILY TOWARDS DOUBLE OT NOTHING 2020

AEW Dynamite
Wednesday, 13 May 2020
By Ta Shady

This week’s Dynamite opened with Lance Archer making his way to the ring accompanied by Jake Roberts.Footage of Archer & Roberts from last week as they go to the ring.Roberts says he’s been asked to make an apology for gis antics last week but he says he’ll do just that as soon as Brandi Rhodes kisses his ass.He mentions that Brandi should be at home cooking & wiping baby’s butt.He then says that Cody’s time is up & can’t hide behind anyone.Cody drives in his pickup truck into the arena & goes into a wild brawl with Archer till Roberts tells Archer not now & retreats.

Best Friends defeated Jurassic Express via pinfall after Taylor hits Jungle Boy with the Awful Waffle for the win.After the match Wardlow came out of nowhere & slammed Marko’s entire body into the barricade.

Jon Moxley is shown arriving on the show.

Hikaru Shida won a Fatal 4Way Number One Contender’s match for the AEW Women’s Champion after hitting a Flying Knee on Ford for the win.She defeated Dr Britt Baker,Kris Statlander & Penelope Ford.

Suge D cuts a promo saying he’s been grinding for 16 years but Jericho has no respect for him or his name,calling him Pineapple Pete.He says that at first he was insulted but ever since then life has been sweet for him.He then said Jericho rolls with an Inner Circle but Pete doesn’t throw shape;he throws hands.

Matt Hardy & one half of the AEW tag team champions Kenny Omega defeated Proud-n-Powerful via pinfall after Hardy hits a Twist of Fate on Ortiz for the win.

Taz attemps to interview Darby Allin again backstage.Taz comes off condescending towards Allin as if maybe he doesn’t know what he’s doing but Allin cuts him off & tells Taz that he was a champion amateur wrestler in high school before walking off pissed off.

Excalibur announces the rules for the Casino Ladder Match.It will feature staggered entrances but a chip can be pulled down from the ceiling at any time.

Nyla Rose approaches Hikaru Shida backstage & says she’s got a present for Shida before hitting her with a kendo stick on the head with a kendo stick.

MJF defeated Lee Johnson via submission after locking in the Salt of the Earth for the win.

Chris Jericho defeated Suge D via pinfall after Suge ran into the Judas Effect for the win.After the match Jericho challenges The Elite to a Stadium Stampede Match at Double Or Nothing.Vanguard 1 appears with the Inner Circle shirt that Jericho tried to give him a few weeks ago.”We accept” appears on the Vanguard 1’s screen.Jericho again tries to get Vanguard 1 to join the Inner Circle but instead he hits Vanguard 1 with a bat.Matt Hardy comes out & mourns Vanguard 1.

Brodie Lee defeated Christopher Daniels via pinfall after Lee hits a Roaring Lariat for the win.After the match Moxley came out & took out the Dark Order members.He then says Lee made a foolish decision that he will pay for.He then says the World Title is about a lot more than a piece of metal & Lee will find that out on May 23.He also says he will rain down a hailstorm of violence on Lee.Moxley says Lee may very well find that his AEW career was over before it started.

Ta Shady’s Rating : 8/10

BROS NO MORE

WWE NXT
Wednesday, 13 May 2020
By Ta Shady

This week’s NXT opened up with the NXT tag team champions on the line as Matt Riddle & Timothy Thatcher defended their titles against Imperium’s Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner.Riddle mistakenly flips Barthel into Thatcher.Thatcher then decided to leave leaving Riddle on his own.Imperium then wins the titles after hitting an European Bomb on Riddle.

Timothy Thatcher is interviewed backstage and asked why he left Matt Riddle.He then said he wants to be tag team champion,but Riddle is too much a hot mess with his game shows,flip flops & goofiness.Riddle walks up to him furiously.They get into a shoving match & referees arrives to seperate them.

Tegan defeated Indi Hartwell via pinfall after hitting a top rope crossbody block followed by the Shiniest Wizard.

Footage is shown of Charlotte Flair attacking Io Shirai after their NXT Women’s Championship match as Rhea Ripley made her return.Ripley appears on screen & says she hasn’t rested well since Wrestlemania.She then says the thought of Charlotte Flair walking with her title sickens her.The person to bring back the title back to NXT is her,she says.If she has to beat that into Io Shirai to get there,so be it.As a stupid old man used to say,they’ve only just begun because that title belongs to her.

Matt Riddle is shown having a conversation with NXT General Manager William Regal as he thanks Regal.Riddle is asked what the conversation is all about.He says that Regal gave him what he wants,and that’s a match with Timothy Thatcher…tonight.Thatcher viciously attacks Riddle from behind before hitting him with a moniter.A referee runs in & gets Thatcher away.

Jake Atlas is being interviewed about needing to win this match to stay alive in this tournament.Atlas says he has to beat a former Cruziweight Champion.Atlas says he’s hoping Drake Maverick can beat Kushida to force a tie.

Jake Atlas defeated Tony Nese via pinfall after hitting a Rainbow DDT for the win.

The Undisputed ERA speaks with one another on a Zoom meeting.Kyle O’Reilly says he’s “on location” and that’s why he can’t be there.Cole talks about how he embarrassed The Velveteen Dream.Bobby Fish & Roderick Strong are upset about Dexter Lumis,but they know the Undisputed ERA,will come out on top.

Karrion Kross & Scarlett are shown in a video with classic PPV song “The End Is Here” playing.Kross says they’re not here to shock the system,they’re here to take down all the black hearts in NXT.

Finn Bàlor is shown sitting backstage.Cameron is shown warming up somewhere backstage.

A video is shown of Dakota Kai talking about something needed to change when she was completing her rehab.Kai puts over Raquel Gonzalez as the only woman that has her back.Gonzalez says they know what it’s like to be outsiders.

Triple H,Shawn Michaels & Roaddogg announces that on June the 7th,they’ll be a NXT TakeOver In Your House to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the PPV.

Cameron Grimes defeated Finn Bàlor with help from Damian Priest.After the match Priest attacked Bàlor further more & reveals he’s the one that’s been attacking Bàlor.

Gentleman Jack Gallagher defeated Isaiah “Swerve” Scott in the Interim NXT Cruziweight Champion tournament.Both men are out of the Interim NXT Cruziweight Champion tournament.

Kayden Carter defeated Aliyah via submission after applying the deathlock submission for the win.After the match Aliyah tried to hold a disappointed Robert Stone’s arm who looks disgusted.He removed her hand off him & walks off while Aliyah cried.

At Dinner with the Garganos,Johnny Gargano says that anyone mentioning his name will be in trouble.Candice LaRae says Mia Yim got an opportunity to face Charlotte Flair but failed to defeat Flair.Johnny says Keith Lee’s theme song is terrible & he should stop worrying about fans loving him.He then says Lee isn’t emotionally prepared to deal with him.

Matt Riddle defeated Timothy Thatcher via pinfall at the main event match of the evening after Riddle turned a knee bar into a pinfall.Thatcher was stunned of that win & attacked Riddle afterwards.Thatcher then applied the Fujiwara Arm Bar.Riddle screams in pain as the show ends.

Ta Shady’s Rating : 7/10

RAW RESULTS

WWE RAW
Monday, 11 May 2020
By Sabz Felem

Raw women’s champion Becky Lynch kicked off the show melancholily, carrying the Money in the Bank briefcase as she made her way to the squared circle. She addressed the WWE Universe, telling them they supported her when no one else would and for that, they deserved to know that she had to go away for a while. Asuka interrupted, none-too-pleased about Lynch carrying the briefcase she had captured just 24 hours earlier. The Man then revealed that the match The Empress won was for more than a title shot; it was for the championship itself. An overjoyed Asuka celebrated with the title as an amused Lynch watched on. “You go be a champion because I’m going to go be a mother,” she said, revealing her pregnancy.

Bobby Lashley defeated Humberto Carrillo via submission with a full nelson. After early dominant offense from Lashley, Carrillo started a comeback after managing to avoid a spear. That served to frustrate Lashley, leading him to brutally drive Carrillo into the ring apron and try to hit him with a steel chair. Carrillo avoided the chair and used it himself to hit Lashley several times. Lashley would ultimately catch Carrillo coming off the top rope, locking him in a full nelson for the submission victory.

Angel Garza defeated Akira Tozawa via pinfall after hitting the Wing Clipper. Garza, Austin Theory and Andrade were shown arguing backstage before the match with Zelina Vega trying to settle her clients down. The bickering continued between the men during the match a Garza wrestled with an increased anger until picking up the win with the Wing Clipper while staring down Theory.

Drew McIntyre defeated Andrade via pinfall after a Claymore Kick. This was a hard-hitting, physical match between champions. A tilt-a-whirl backbreaker onto the ring apron by McIntyre sent Andrade scrambling under the ring early, which Andrade used to attack McIntyre’s arm as he reached under the ring. Andrade then focused his offense on the left arm of McIntyre, picking apart the big man’s limb. Every burst of McIntyre offense was met by a return to the arm work from Andrade. McIntyre was able to persevere eventually, hitting the reverse Alabama Slam and a Claymore Kick for the win in an outstanding TV match.

The IIconics defeated Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss via pinfall. The IIconics isolated Cross until she was able to get a hot tag to Bliss. Bliss’ comeback attempt was cut off when the referee was distracted and she took a cheap shot to the throat, setting up a tandem face-first slam from Peyton Royce and Billie Kay’s shoulders for the win. The return of the IIconics brings in a new threat to Cross and Bliss’ run as tag champions and adds some much needed personality back into the division.

R-Truth, Ricochet & Cedric Alexander defeated MVP, Shane Thorn & Brendan Vink via pinfall after Truth hit MVP with the Truth Detector. Truth was going in his “Pretty Ricky” alter-ego both in a pre-match promo and during the match. Late in the six-man match, Truth took out the gimmick teeth to hit MVP with the Truth Detector to score the win for his team. After the victory, Bobby Lashley came to the ring and helped MVP take out Truth, establishing a new partnership between the two. It remains a very positive thing for TV to have managers and stables forming to create new threats.

Rey Mysterio & Aleister Black defeated Seth Rollins & Murphy via disqualification. Rollins was disheveled, with his hair an unkempt mess and a blank expression on his face. Murphy tried to tag Rollins in early, but Rollins did not move or show any interest in taking the tag. As Black and Mysterio continued to work over Murphy, Rollins continued to stand in the corner refusing to reach for a tag. Murphy put up a good fight in what was effectively a two-on-one match until Mysterio elbowed him in the stomach. Rollins then snapped out of his trance and grabbed Mysterio as he attempted to hit a 619, throwing him to the floor at ringside, resulting in a disqualification.

Shayna Baszler defeated Natalya via pinfall after a knee to the face. Baszler and Natalya engaged in a bit of mat wrestling before Baszler finally began to let loose with combinations of strikes in the corner. Baszler tried to hit the stomp on Natalya’s arm but Natalya countered. That only resulted in Baszler hitting a knee to the face for the pin.

Edge was back on RAW for the first time in 6 weeks. He said WrestleMania wasn’t the end while saying that his feud with the Viper was over. He said he was ready to move on before Randy Orton came out, The Viper was clearly not done with Edge. Randy faked a congratulation for winning the match at WrestleMania but then came back to say that he was the better wrestler although Edge was the better man. Randy said WrestleMania matches weren’t real matched before challenging him to a match at Backlash. Edge gave no reply as the show ended.
Sabz Rating: 8/10

WRESTLING NEWS

WRESTLING NEWS
By Sabz Felem

LYNCH WHEN SHE FOUND OUT SHE WAS PREGNANT

Becky Lynch opened tonight’s WWE RAW on the USA Network and announced that she is pregnant with her first child. The Man then relinquished the RAW Women’s Title to Asuka, revealing that Sunday’s MITB Ladder Match was not for the women’s briefcase and title shot, but for the actual RAW Women’s Title. Becky got very emotional and said she will miss the fans, but she’s off to be a mother.

Lynch spoke with People Magazine before the RAW announcement aired and confirmed that she and fiancé Rollins are expecting together. The 33 year old Lynch also revealed that she is due in December.

“I’ve always, always wanted kids,” Lynch told People. “I’m just so career-focused that it became one of those things that, when you’re chasing a dream for so long, I always wondered, ‘Am I going to get around to it? Is it going to happen for me?’ ”

Lynch said those dreams began to fall into place when she and Rollins, who is also 33, began dating.

“When we got together, things started to look a lot clearer and I knew he was the person that I wanted to have kids with — that this was going to happen and it was just a matter of when,” Lynch explained. “Seth is one of the smartest people I know. He’s just got an insane work ethic, insane integrity and he is the most generous, kindhearted person. He’s very, very focused on what the right thing to do is and always looking to grow and correct himself and be better so he can be the best person for me, and now, the best father.”

Lynch and Rollins first found out they were expecting after The Man took a number of pregnancy tests in April. The first test came out negative, but Lynch followed her instincts and bought a digital test, which confirmed her speculation.

“I took the first one wrong,” Lynch recalled. “Then I took a few more tests until I got a digital one that just said the word ‘Pregnant.’ I was with Seth at the time and he just threw his hands up in the air, all excited!”

Lynch said the news came with a wealth of emotions.

“Of course, you start to become nervous, too, because you’ve lived your whole life as thinking for yourself and yourself alone,” she said. “Now you have this whole other person that you have to look after and grow, and make sure that you’re doing everything that you possibly can to make sure that they are the healthiest and the safest that they can be. But we’re just so, so excited. Just so excited for how much love we’re going to give that little thing.”

Regarding her return to the ring, Lynch said she won’t be making a decision any time soon.

“It’s just such a joyous time and then such a sad time too. I loved this and I’ve given my life to this. I’ve achieved everything that I want to achieve in this business,” she said. “I don’t know what the next chapter is because I only know what it’s like to think for myself when I’m by myself. So I don’t know what it’ll look like and how my priorities shift and what I’m going to want in the future. So, everything’s open.”

Lynch also confirmed that she and Rollins had planned to get married at the end of May, but wedding plans were put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’ll get around to that,” Lynch says of the big wedding. “There’s no rush, and now we’ll have a little flower girl or a page boy.”

FURTHER DETAILS ON ALBERTO’S SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATION

Further details have emerged in the sexual assault allegation against Jose A. Rodriguez Chucuan, better known as Alberto Del Rio or Alberto El Patron.

After information came out that Rodriguez Chucuan was arrested on Saturday, May 9 in San Antonio for alleged sexual assault, more details have come to light about the allegations.

TMZ Sports obtained the police report about the complaint made by the alleged victim. On May 3, Rodriguez Chucuan accused her of being unfaithful, smashing her phone and attempting to burn her passport.

The attack began around 10 p.m. on May 3 and ended around 2:30 p.m. on May 4. Rodriguez Chucuan attacked her and caused multiple injuries. He also choked the alleged victim and put a sock in her mouth, which inhibited her breathing ability. During the incident, Rodriguez Chucuan sexually assaulted her with his “penis and other body parts.” This sexual activity is emphasized as not being consensual.

The alleged victim said she is afraid of Rodriguez Chucuan and planned on leaving San Antonio. The responding officer said he saw multiple bruises on the woman.

Rodriguez Chucuan was arrested for domestic violence and aggravated sexual assault, a 2nd degree felony. His bail was set at $50,000, which was posted. He was released from jail around 3:30 a.m. on May 10.

MYSTERIO SIGNS NEW CONTRACT

It looks like Rey Mysterio will be staying with WWE for a few more years. During his latest podcast, Jim Ross noted that he heard that Rey Mysterio recently signed a new contract with WWE.

Following last night’s Money In The Bank pay-per-view, there was speculation from fans that Mysterio was thrown off the roof of WWE Headquarters because he was being written off. However, Dave Meltzer noted today that Mysterio is not going anywhere.

This should put an end to any speculation that he could be headed to All Elite Wrestling. When Mysterio returned to WWE in 2018, his deal was for 2 years with an opt-out clause after 18 months. It looks like he will be sticking around for several years to come.

MONEY IN THE BANK RESULTS

WWE MONEY IN THE BANK
Sunday, 10 May 2020
By Sabz Felem

The first match on the Kickoff show took place with Jeff Hardy taking on Cesaro. Every time the risk-taker tried to make a comeback, the powerhouse took him down. Hardy finally started to make a comeback after catching Cesaro with a jawbreaker. After a few more minutes of both men hitting every signature move they had, Hardy scored the win with a Swanton Bomb.
Sabz Rating: 9/10

In the Tag Team Championship match Kingston and Gran Metalik started the match with a standard lockup and exchange of holds and counters. Both men are quick high-flyers, so they had a fun encounter. Metalik and Morrison hit a beautiful Spanish Fly from the top rope all the way to the floor to take down everyone else in the match at the same time. This was a car wreck in the best possible way. Bodies were flying left and right, and every single person had at least one moment to shine. Thanks to some help from his partner, Big E managed to pin Metalik to retain the titles for his team.
Sabz Rating: 9/10

MVP and Truth had a funny exchange before the ref could call for the bell, but they were interrupted by Bobby Lashley. He told MVP to take the night off and this turned into a different match altogether. Truth slapped him in the face, and The All Mighty made him pay with a series of shoulder thrusts in the corner. After about a minute, Lashley cut him in half with a Spear to get the win.
Sabz Rating: 7/10

Bayley retained her championship after she threw water in the challenger’s face led to Tamina getting angry and regaining the advantage. She threw her opponent over the announce table with authority. Tamina had the win in hand but a distraction from Banks allowed Bayley to roll her up with a crucifix to get the win.
Sabz Rating: 7/10

Braun Strowman defeated Bray Wyatt after they took the fight out of the ring, and Strowman continued to dominate his former mentor. But Wyatt turned things around by sending him into the announce table. He was shocked that Strowman kicked out of Sister Abigail, but The Monster Among Men put his black sheep mask on for the first time in years and Wyatt rejoiced. It looked like he was about to accept Wyatt as his savior again, but Strowman was just playing with the former Wyatt Family leader. He removed the mask and stepped on it before pinning Wyatt with a powerslam.
Sabz Rating: 6/10

Drew McIntyre defeated Seth Rollins to retain his Championship. McIntyre dominated for several minutes, but one kick to the leg took him down. Rollins began focusing on his knee with two single-leg crab and STF submissions. The champ eventually began to recover and even kicked out of some of Rollins’ best moves. The Monday Night Messiah grabbed a steel chair but changed his mind as he got into the ring. After both men kicked out of each other’s best shots, McIntyre hit the Claymore to retain his title. He offered Rollins his hand as a show of respect, and the challenger accepted it despite looking upset.
Sabz Rating: 8/10

In the MITB matches Asuka started off strong by leaping onto the rest of the competitors from above the bank of elevators before she got inside one of them to skip a few floors. Brother Love made an unexpected cameo in the bathroom as Rey Mysterio ran by. As the men fought in one elevator, the women tried to get in the one next to it. A knockoff Doink the Clown also made an appearance. Dana Brooke thought she won the match, but Stephanie McMahon informed her that the briefcase she found was not the right one.

AJ Styles found a coffin inside one room and Aleister Black locked him inside with it. Paul Heyman was enjoying a nice spread when everyone came running by. Otis threw a tray of food into his face to kick-start a food fight, and John Laurinaitis was hit in the face with a pie. Vince McMahon even made an appearance to force Styles and Daniel Bryan out of his office.The women made it to the ring on the roof ahead of the men, and Asuka took down the briefcase to claim victory. As Styles tried to take down the men’s briefcase, it got knocked out of his hands and Otis caught it to claim the win.
Sabz Rating: 10/10

Once again, WWE outdid itself with a pre-taped gimmick match. The soundtrack and the cameos added to the fun along the way. You would think 12 people would be too many to follow in one match, but every single competitor had a few moments to themselves. All the matches were very entertaining and I consider this Money In The Bank the best of them all.
Sabz Overall Rating: 9/10

WRESTLING NEWS

WRESTLING NEWS
By Sabz Felem

FORMER WWE STAR ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT

FOX San Antonio is reporting that Jose A. Rodriguez Chucuan, better known in the pro-wrestling circuit as Alberto El Patron (Del Rio in WWE), was arrested for sexually assaulting a woman and injuring her badly in the process. The incident took place on May 3rd, with the victim contacting police the next day. Chucan was taken into custody yesterday at 11am, and has a $5,000 bond set for bail.

The former WWE champion recently competed against MMA superstar Tito Ortiz for the fight promotion Combate Americas, and continued to work for his lucha-libre promotion Nacion in Mexico. No word yet from Chucuan’s representatives at this time.

On May 4, the victim reported to police that at 10:00 p.m. on May 3, Jose A. Rodriguez Chucuan had become angry with a woman and assaulted her causing multiple injuries to her body.

When reporting the crime to police, the victim also said Chucuan slapped her across the head. When she asked him what he was doing, he allegedly slapped her over the head again.

The victim told police they walked downstairs and he forced her to wear a dress and dance for him. She told him she didn’t want to and he said not to cry because if she did, he would take her son and drop him in the middle of the road somewhere.

According to an arrest affidavit, the woman told police Chucuan allegedly sexually assaulted her and had her injuries photographed.

LANA COMMENTS ON RUSEV WWE RELEASE

Lana has given her first comments on Rusev’s WWE release on her YouTube channel, which she did in-character from how she is on WWE television.

“Rusev is not exactly what you think he is,” Lana begins the video. “He has manipulated each and every single one of you fans. I cry when I watch Grey’s Anatomy whenever my favorite character is taken off the show, written off the show, or died on the show, I’m devastated,” Lana said

“I can assure all of you guys not that I’m talking to Rusev every day or something like that but I can assure you that the man that I found in 2013 in NXT, discovered him, the man that climbed up the ladder in WWE is made up of a lot,” she continued.

“Anywho, what does the Ravishing Russian Lana have to think about her ex-husband Rusev being fired? Karma’s a b**ch.”

JERICHO SAYS HE’S THE BEST IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW

Chris Jericho took a roll of the dice by leaving WWE to sign with the upstart AEW promotion in 2019 at a time where All Elite Wrestling didn’t even have a TV deal officially announced.

That risk paid off as he became the inaugural AEW World Heavyweight Champion and had a title reign for a lengthy amount of time. Since his last WWE run, the legendary pro wrestling reinvented himself and has become the top star in All Elite Wrestling.

Jericho leads a heel ground, The Inner Circle, which has been highly praised as some of the more entertaining stars on the program. The former WWE Champion took to his official Twitter account where he wrote the following about his recent performances in AEW:

“Not being egotistical or arrogant, but right here and right now, for the first time since 2010, I honestly feel that I AM the best in the world in the pro wrestling biz. Not gonna discuss or debate. It’s just the way I feel…”

Not being egotistical or arrogant, but right here and right now, for the first time since 2010, I honestly feel that I AM the best in the world in the pro wrestling biz. Not gonna discuss or debate. It’s just the way I feel…

The AEW Double or Nothing pay-per-view event takes place on Saturday, May 23, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida at Daily’s Place. As of this writing, Jericho doesn’t have a match announced for the show yet. Jericho recently talked about The Bubbly Bunch and Flim Flam video success.