AEW expertise is claimed to be reaching “breaking level” backstage due, an enormous title is gone from WWE, an replace on the return of MJF, and extra.
It’s Monday morning, and what higher option to begin the week than getting caught up on all the most recent wrestling information – I’m Liam Winnard for WrestleTalk.com, and that is our information bulletin for August 22, 2022.
AEW Expertise Shut To ‘Breaking Level’ Due To ‘Backstage Drama’
Within the Friday morning information bulletin we coated the information that got here out about CM Punk’s call-out of Adam Web page, and the way it was utterly ‘off-script’ and there have been reliable points between them.
Nicely, it seems like there’s extra to the story, as a result of Dave Meltzer reported within the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that there’s “a whole lot of backstage drama involving lots of the high guys that has gotten a lot worse in current weeks”.
The basis of this ‘drama’ is claimed to be the scenario with Colt Cabana, who basically disappeared from AEW when Punk debuted, seemingly due to the problems they’d had prior to now.
Cabana was truly going to be minimize by AEW till individuals stepped in and satisfied Tony Khan to not, so he stored Cabana for ROH as a substitute.
Clearly that wasn’t the make-good individuals had been in search of as there nonetheless appears to be a whole lot of friction between the locker room, and Meltzer even stated a number of individuals are reaching their “breaking level” and Tony Khan may want to sit down everybody down quickly to “air it out” earlier than it will get any worse.
On a considerably associated word, Meltzer additionally reported that the present plan for All Out is certainly CM Punk vs Jon Moxley, regardless of it being introduced for this week’s episode of Dynamite.
Jeff Jarrett Gone From WWE
There have been a number of signings coming into WWE just lately, however one massive title has now departed the corporate within the type of Jeff Jarrett
Jarrett had been employed by WWE in might as Senior Vice President of Reside Occasions Reserving, and even appeared on-screen a number of instances in July, culminating in his function as particular visitor referee for the Usos vs Road Income at SummerSlam.
Previous to that, he had been with WWE since 2019 as a producer however was let go in 2020 through the pandemic.
His departure was first reported by PWInsider, however no additional particulars on the reasoning for it or story behind it are referred to as of but.
Outdoors of WWE, he in fact additionally competed alongside Jay Deadly in a tag match in opposition to Ric Aptitude and Andrade El Idolo – which was billed as Ric Aptitude’s Final Match – at Starrcast the evening after SummerSlam.
MJF AEW Return Replace
Leaping again to AEW now, there had been a little bit bit extra hypothesis creeping up about MJF doubtlessly making a return final week, however that’s all it was – hypothesis. Till…
Dave Meltzer reported within the Wrestling Observer that MJF is certainly scheduled to make his return to AEW “considerably quickly”.
That’s as particular as Meltzer bought, however the mere truth that he’s scheduled to return is nice information for AEW business-wise, and for viewers, as a result of it actually hasn’t been the identical with out him.
MJF is the final massive title set to return after Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole, CM Punk and Kenny Omega all made their comebacks, and it comes at a time the place the momentum has been with WWE and Triple H for a number of weeks now.
The clues had been there on TV with issues just like the Pinnacle being referenced, and now Meltzer reporting it’s seemingly as near affirmation as we’re gonna get earlier than it actuall occurs.
In different little bits of reports…
On SmackDown, Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne of NXT’s Poisonous Attraction faction debuted and beat Sonya Deville and Natalya within the ladies’s tag workforce match. They changed Zoey Stark and Nikkita Lyons on account of Stark struggling a concussion in her match in opposition to Mandy Rose final Tuesday, and Lyons not having the ability to get into Canada on account of being unvaccinated.
The opposite notable information from SmackDown was Sheamus successful a five-way match to earn an Intercontinental Championship match in opposition to Gunther at Conflict on the Fort.
Sarah Logan additionally made a little bit little bit of a shock look as she popped up within the Viking Raiders’ ‘viking funeral’ for New Day.
Chris Benoit trended on Twitter after SmackDown as a result of WWE used an Our Girl Peace music because the theme music for Conflict on the Fort. Our Girl Peace is the band that carried out Benoit’s entrance theme.
Dave Meltzer reported that there’s a little bit little bit of a sense amongst some those who the NXT Europe announcement was considerably of a cover-up for simply eliminating NXT UK, particularly because of the launch of Amale who was an enormous star in France, so theoretically they’d have stored her in the event that they had been critical about NXT Europe.
WWE is claimed to be looking out for giant stars from each Japan and Mexico proper now.
Expertise in NJPW reportedly imagine Kota Ibushi is on his manner out of the corporate.
Jinny is among the many names from NXT UK anticipated to stick with WWE and transfer to the US full-time. She is the real-life spouse of SmackDown’s Intercontinental Champion Gunther.
After they debuted on NXT 2.0 final week, it seems the Gallus faction might now be formally named The Gallus Boys in accordance with WWE.com’s preview of this week’s present.
With no extra NXT UK after the most recent set of tapings finishes airing, there was discuss that NXT Stage Up might change it on BT Sport within the UK to meet WWE’s contractual obligations.
Talking of BT Sport, it has been introduced that Conflict on the Fort will air stay on BT Sport 2.
Nashville, the host of SummerSlam 2022, is on WWE’s shortlist to host the occasion in 2023 as effectively, in accordance with WrestleVotes.
Fightful Select reported that AEW has signed Matt Menard and Angelo Parker of the Jericho Appreciation Society to contract extensions.
Tenille Dashwood, previously Emma in WWE, is gone from IMPACT Wrestling and tweeted the well-known eyes emoji together with a screenshot of the defintion of “free agent”, so she’s the most recent title individuals are speculating about for a WWE return. SmackDown star Madcap Moss, who’s relationship Dashwood, additionally tweeted three eye emojis in response to her tweet.
It seems the title for the Bayley, Dakota Kai and IYO SKY faction is “Harm Management”. WWE trademarked that time period and Kai later used it in a tweet.
There was a good bit of reports popping out of final evening’s AEW Darkish tapings. Two former WWE stars made their AEW debuts within the type of Wesley Blake (Westin Blake) and No Method Jose (Levis Valenzuela).
The Bear Nation tag workforce was renamed the Iron Savages, and now have JT Davidson as a supervisor.
VSK, who has wrestled Darkish matches for AEW a complete host of instances, is now named Jeeves Kay, and is the ‘Belief Butler’ for the Trustbusters.
Fightful reported that the Good Brothers truly agreed to an extension with IMPACT Wrestling and can work the August 26 and 27 tapings.
It was additionally famous by Fightful for final week that Shane Helms, who has been particularly used because the producer for Veer Mahaan’s matches in current months, wasn’t utilized in that function final Monday, and as a substitute it was Kenny Dykstra. In reality, Helms wasn’t used at Uncooked in any respect.
Mustafa Ali tweeted that he’s executed attempting to be marketable, and he’s now going to play into and embrace his heritage of being Pakistani, Indian, American and Muslim.
And set for tonight’s Uncooked in Toronto are hometown hero Edge vs Damian Priest, one other hometown hero Trish Stratus making her return, and the semi-final of the ladies’s tag workforce title match with Alexa Bliss & Asuka going through Dakota Kai & IYO SKY.
You’ll want to keep tuned to WrestleTalk.com all through the day to maintain up with all of the information from the world of pro-wrestling, and I’ll see you tomorrow morning for one more round-up.
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