PWInsider is reporting that AJ Styles was injured during his match last night against Randy Orton. The nature of the injury was not revealed.
Styles was then pulled from him AXXESS Meet & Greet.
WrestleMania 35 is in the history books for better or for worse. Many big moments from the show this year, but just as much, if not more, filler. Here are my thoughts from a few of the biggest moments from WrestleMania.
Winner Take All
Becky Lynch is walking away from WrestleMania as the undisputed Women’s Champion of WWE. This was the only way Mania should have ended. Flair had a great showing, Rousey had an incredible performance, but the only ending that made sense was Lynch winning.
Now, Rousey fluffed the finish by having her shoulders up on the final pin fall. The match showcased the women in a great way. This showed any doubters that the women can carry the show.
My hope is that moving forward, WWE allows Lynch to lead the brand. I hope they stop treating her like a women’s star and start treating her like the star. She is the top guy in WWE right now.
Kofi Kingston doesn’t scream “Main even player” or “The Face of WWE”, but he makes a nice addition to the top layer of headliners in WWE. Kingston has been with WWE for more than a decade. Him winning at Mania could be a nice way for him to begin slowing down his career or for WWE to start using him for occasional main events.
Personally, I hope Kingston has a nice run with the title. He’s a hard worker and a fan favorite. We want to see more of Kofi in the main event run. Knowing Vince, Kingston will probably drop the title within a month or two.
In a surprising way to kick off WrestleMania, Brock Lesnar defended and lost his Universal title. Seth Rollins winning the title set a nice tone for the entire show. Rollins should be a focal point of Monday Night Raw well into the summer and the fall. Heck, if I had things my way, I would keep the title on Rollins into WrestleMania next year.
Triple H announced that Fox Sports 1 will be producing a weekly studio talk show for the WWE. No details were announced other than the show would air on Tuesday Nights and would talk all things WWE.
One would have to believe that, unless WWE goes with a former talent, Renee Young will most likely host the talk show. In the announcement, Triple H said that he had been wanting this for a long time.
WWE will begin broadcasts on the FOX Broadcast Network in October as part of a billion dollar deal with the network.
It was announced that former WWE, ECW and IMPACT Wrestling World Champion, Rob Van Dam, has signed a new deal with IMPACT Wrestling. RVD returns to the ring for IMPACT tomorrow night.
No details as to how long this contract is for have been announced, but I am assuming that he will work for IMPACT for the remainder of the year.
Former ECW World Champion and WWE veteran Rhyno has acknowledged that his WWE Contract is coming to an end this summer. In a local Detroit interview, Rhyno mentioned that his contract was coming due.
“I love working with WWE,” Rhyno told the Press & Guide during an interview to promote his new business, Big Daddy’s Boat Yard. “They’re great. But I might
Where Rhyno would be the biggest use would probably be in a producer role for IMPACT Wrestling or All Elite Wrestling.
Legendary Commentator Jim Ross Joins All Elite Wrestling in Most Lucrative Deal in Commentary History
— AEW Signs Jim Ross to 3-Year Deal as Senior Advisor —
Las Vegas, NV (April 3, 2019) – All Elite Wrestling announced a groundbreaking three-year deal with legendary commentator Jim Ross, generally considered to be the greatest pro wrestling announcer of all time. Effective immediately, Ross will take on the role as Senior Advisor in what is the most lucrative deal in pro wrestling commentary history.
Ross’ first in ring appearance for AEW will be at DOUBLE OR NOTHING, the highly-anticipated event on Saturday, May 25, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. He will also work closely with the senior leaders at AEW on their roadmap to shift and reinvent the wrestling landscape.
“I’ve been part of the wrestling community since I was 7 years old, and there’s no greater thrill than welcoming the voice that I grew up with, Jim Ross, to our AEW family,” said Tony Khan, President of AEW. “We all share a common goal to make this the true golden age, to make this the greatest time ever to be a professional wrestling fan. And, as a business, we also seek to make this a new golden age for the performers and our staff members. Our entire team is thrilled to have Jim onboard and we can’t wait to shake things up together.”
“We’re all excited about having the legendary voice of our childhood come here and help the new generation of talent with his expertise,” said Nick Jackson, EVP at AEW.
“I’m moving on in a very positive way to this timely opportunity to be on the ground floor of one of the most exciting moments in the history of pro wrestling,” said Jim Ross. “I’ve known Tony, Cody, The Young Bucks and Kenny for a long time, and I know they’re going to change the world of pro wrestling. Their roster is already packed with top-level talent and up-and-comers. They’ve got a huge show coming up in May. They’ve brought in game-changing partners like KultureCity. And they’ve got an all-inclusive, welcoming culture like I’ve never seen before. I’m ready to change the world with them.”
All Elite Wrestling
AEW is a new professional wrestling promotion headlined by members of The Elite (Cody
Rhodes, Nick Jackson, Matt Jackson, Kenny Omega) and Chris Jericho. For the first time in many
years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a growing roster of world- class male and female wrestlers who are poised to bring new spirit, freshness and energy to the industry. The inaugural event under the AEW banner is DOUBLE OR NOTHING on May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, followed by FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN on July 13 in Jacksonville.
For more info, check out BeingTheElite.com (YouTube), @AEWrestling (Twitter), /TheYoungBucks (Facebook) and @TheBrandiRhodes (Instagram).
Jonathan David Good, professionally known as Dean Ambrose, is a 33-year-old professional wrestler who’s WWE Contract is coming up in the next few weeks. Good will be exiting the WWE after 8 years of employment.
Good spent his time from 2007-2011 wrestling on the independent scene as Jon Moxley, a hardcore lunatic who gained familiarity with
While Good never really lit the WWE Universe on fire, he had become one of the bigger names in the promotion. At one point, many commentators believed that he would become the “next face” of WWE.
During his time with the WWE, Good would become WWE Champion once, the WWE Intercontinental Championship three times, and the WWE United States Championship one time.
Over the last year or so, it became painfully obvious that Good was not going to be given a well deserved push to the top of WWE, even if in a temporary move. The news broke about 6 weeks ago that Good plans on leaving WWE, and this week will mark his final appearances in the promotion.
To Dean Ambrose, I say “Thank you, good luck and goodbye”!
Tenille Dashwood announced on Twitter that she is officially a free agent.
One has to
Former WWE President and CEO and current Small Business Administration head, Linda McMahon is reportedly set to resign from the Trump Administration today. While McMahon or the Trump Admin. haven’t commented on McMahon’s rumored exit, it is expected that an announcement
McMahon is expected to return to the private sector and some outlines are even speculating she return to WWE or join her husband, Vince McMahon, in his new venture re-launching the XFL.
McMahon has been seen as a loyal Trump foot-solider who has traveled the country in support for Trump’s agenda. I wouldn’t surprised if McMahon re-launches a run for senate or congress now that she’s raised her political profile.
WWE has announced that Kurt Angle will be wrestling his final WWE Smackdown Live! match this week. For the first time in a WWE ring, WWE and TNA Hall of Fame member Kurt Angle will go one on one with AJ Styles.
Styles and Angle had some incredible matches over the years in TNA.