An replace on MJF presumably returning to AEW, the primary NXT call-up of the Triple period has seemingly been revealed, some information on the discharge date for WWE 2K23, and extra.
It’s Wednesday, and what higher technique to begin the day 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 10, 2022.
MJF AEW Return Replace
MJF has been absent from AEW TV for 2 months now, and the promotion has remained silent about his standing.
Every time he’s requested about it, Tony Khan will give a “no remark” reply, and we haven’t heard from MJF himself in any respect.
Nevertheless, that gained’t cease hypothesis, even from expertise within the locker room, who’re reportedly simply as clueless about it as everybody else is.
Within the newest replace to the MJF saga, Dave Meltzer acknowledged that “everybody in AEW” believes MJF will make a return sooner or later, however no-one is aware of for positive.
Whereas there’s nonetheless nothing concrete, that’s no less than optimistic replace within the sense it means there hasn’t been a extremely publicised falling-out that’s led to a return being out of the query.
Triple H’s First NXT Name-Up
The primary NXT call-up Triple H may make as WWE’s head of artistic seems to have been revealed.
Throughout final evening’s Augsut 9 version of NXT 2.0, after months and months of rivalry, Tony D’Angelo and Santos Escobar agreed to have one last match at Heatwave subsequent week.
The stipulation is that if Escobar wins, his Legado Del Fantasma teammates are free from the D’Angelo household, however on the opposite aspect of the coin, the extra main stipulation is that if D’Angelo wins, Escobar is banned from NXT ceaselessly.
The plain assumption is that if Escobar does find yourself being “banned” from NXT, he’ll be heading as much as both Uncooked or SmackDown quickly after.
It was clear below Triple H’s administration in NXT that Escobar was one among his favorites, and he’s undoubtedly prepared for the principle roster, however it could be a little bit of a shock if he was known as up on his personal fairly than having Cruz Del Toro and Joaquin Wilde go up with him.
Relating to NXT call-ups, Nikkita Lyons and Zoey Stark had been introduced for the WWE Ladies’s Tag Group Championship match on the principle roster, however it doesn’t appear to be that’ll be a everlasting roster change but – only a one-off for the match.
In one other notice from final evening’s NXT, it was introduced that Solo Sikoa can be out of motion for 4-6 weeks because of damage after his Falls Depend Anyplace match with Von Wagner final week.
The lineup for subsequent week’s August 16 NXT Heatwave present is now as follows:
- Bron Breakker (c) vs. JD McDonagh – NXT Championship
- Mandy Rose (c) vs. Zoey Stark – NXT Ladies’s Championship
- Carmelo Hayes (c) vs. Giovanni Vinci – NXT North American Championship
- Tony D’Angelo vs. Santos Escobar (with the aforementioned stipulations)
- Cora Jade vs. Roxanne Perez
WWE 2K23 Launch Date Information
Whereas not good, WWE 2K22 was met with a LOT extra reward than its predecessor WWE 2K20, and for good motive because it was an enormous step ahead.
The sport had acquired plenty of promotion and it was sort of seen as a final probability for 2K to show they may get a WWE recreation proper earlier than WWE must transfer on and discover another person.
After the success of 2K22, the 2 corporations did come to an settlement to proceed their partnership, and now, we have now some information on the following recreation, WWE 2K23.
In its newest finanacial report, 2K confirmed WWE 2K23 is within the works, and listed its launch date as being in “Fiscal 2023”.
2K’s Fiscal 12 months ends on the finish of March, which seemingly confirms the sport can be popping out earlier than the top of March 2023.
WWE 2K22 got here out on March 8, 2022, so it could make sense to take a look at the same time of 12 months for subsequent 12 months’s model. We’ll clearly let when an official particular date is introduced.
In different little bits of reports…
Dave Meltzer reported that the plan for the WWE Conflict on the Fort foremost occasion is for it to stay a singles match between Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre, regardless of Karrion Kross bursting onto the scene on SmackDown this previous Friday.
WWE is alleged to be cooperating with VICE’s new collection ‘Tales From The Territories’, which is being labored on by the producers of Darkish Aspect of the Ring, as a result of The Rock is closely concerned within the mission and, principally, WWE wouldn’t need to upset The Rock. This implies WWE contracted names may seem on the present.
Regardless of making an look in Wales just lately, John Cena has confirmed he won’t be at Conflict on the Fort.
Jay White was pulled from upcoming NJPW G1 reveals because of what was described as “heat-stroke-like signs”.
The viewership quantity for the August 6 AEW Battle of the Belts particular was 437,000. The primary Battle of the Belts in January drew 704,000, whereas the second in April drew 527,000.
Talking with NBC Sports activities Boston, Gail Kim stated the door is open for Paige if she desires to affix IMPACT Wrestling following her current WWE departure.
Anna Jay’s identify was listed on AEW Darkish match graphics as Anna Jay AS, so it looks as if an official identify change.
Anthony Ogogo admitted in an interview with Chris Van Vliet that the notorious weigh-in section with Cody Rhodes final 12 months was “f**king canine**t”.
At Terrificon 2022, Dustin Rhodes gave his tackle expertise that’s upset in AEW, saying if their contracts come up they usually’ve “had sufficient” with AEW, they need to “get the f**ok out”.
Rhodes additionally stated that he’s heard “down the pike” that AEW might be holding two-night pay-per-views quickly.
Fightful Choose reported that, as of now, Kevin Dunn is anticipated to stay with WWE. There may be stated to be an absence of anybody appropriate to switch him, with the very best candidate having been launched in a earlier spherical of cuts, and unlikely to return due to how the departure went down.
Ariya Daivari, who’s the chief of the brand new TrustBusters group on-screen, additionally has a producer position backstage in AEW. In accordance with Fightful, Daivari helped produce the Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter vs Thunder Rosa & Toni Storm match final week.
And introduced for tonight’s AEW Dynamite ‘Quake by the Lake’ present is:
- Jon Moxley (c) vs. Chris Jericho – Interim AEW World Championship
- Jade Cargill (c) vs. Madison Rayne – TBS Championship
- Brody King vs. Darby Allin – Coffin Match
- Andrade El Idolo & Rush vs. Lucha Bros – Twister Tag Group Match
- Ricky Starks vs. Aaron Solo
- FTR Returns
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