Welcome again, TJR readers! Did you spend all day Friday opening up your personal checking account, and missed WWE Smackdown? Maybe you spent all day Monday mourning the information that Mandy Rose bought engaged, and missed Uncooked.
Fear not for I’ve returned with one other version of the Prime Ten Wrestling Tales of the Week.
10. Seth Rollins and Matt Riddle to Compete in a Battle Pit Match at Excessive Guidelines
For the primary time ever on the WWE foremost roster, a Battle Pit Match will happen. This previous Monday on Uncooked Matt Riddle and Seth Rollins price one another matches, main them to get right into a struggle backstage. After WWE officers broke up the struggle, Riddle challenged Rollins to a Battle Pit Match at Excessive Guidelines on October eighth. A Battle Pit Match has beforehand been held twice on NXT, with Principle truly competing and dropping within the match to Timothy Thatcher in Could of 2020. A Battle Pit Match consists of a wrestling ring with none ropes, with the ring being surrounded by metal as a substitute. Not like a standard cage match, nonetheless, there isn’t any door and the cage is surrounded by raised platforms. The one solution to win the match is through submission or TKO. This shouldn’t be confused with a Piper’s Pit, the place the one solution to win is by coconut. (TJRWrestling)
9. Erik of The Viking Raiders Suffers a Foot Harm
Smackdown goes to need to do with out one in every of its tag groups for some time. This previous Friday on Smackdown, The Brawling Brutes defeated Hit Row, Imperium and The New Day to turn into the primary contenders for the Smackdown Tag Group Championship. Initially, nonetheless, The Viking Raiders have been scheduled to compete within the match, but it surely was introduced that Erik of the Viking Raiders had suffered a foot damage. It’s unknown when Erik will be capable to return to motion, but it surely needs to be lengthy earlier than both the Vikings or the Raiders return to the Tremendous Bowl. (TJRWrestling)
8. Solo Sikoa Pressured to Vacate NXT North American Championship
Solo Sikoa’s first title reign ended up being a really brief one. Only one week after Sikoa defeated Carmelo Hayes to seize the NXT North American Championship, he was stripped of the championship by Shawn Michaels. Michaels defined that since Sikoa was not alleged to be within the match to start with, the results of the match can not stand and he would want to relinquish the title. Michaels then introduced that there will probably be a ladder match at NXT Halloween Havoc on October twenty second to crown a brand new North American Champion. Hayes was the primary competitor introduced for the match, with the opposite three opponents being decided in qualifying matches over the following few weeks. Stripping a wrestler only one week after he wins the championship appears fairly mindless to me, as anybody who watches AEW is aware of they need to have simply topped an Interim Champion as a substitute. (TJRWrestling)
7. Chris Jericho Captures the ROH World Championship
From the likes of CM Punk, Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Bryan Danielson, Kevin Owens and Cody Rhodes, many well-known names have as soon as held the ROH World Championship. This previous Wednesday at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam, one other legendary identify was added to the checklist. Chris Jericho, after hitting Claudio Castagnoli with a low blow, was in a position to defeat Castagnoli to win the ROH World Championship. With this spectacular eighth world title reign, Jericho turns into the primary man to ever win the ROH, AEW, WCW and WWE World Championships. Jericho provides prompt credibility to the ROH Championship, with him simply now needing to win the FTW, AEW Trios, ROH Trios, ROH Pure, ROH TV and AEW All Atlantic Championships as nicely. (TJRWrestling)
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) September 22, 2022
6. WWE Survivor Sequence to Function WarGames
For the primary time ever, an iconic match is coming to the primary roster of the WWE. Earlier this week, Triple H introduced that the WWE Survivor Sequence occasion in Boston on November twenty sixth will function each a mens and a ladies’s WarGames Match. The 2-ring metal cage WarGames idea gained fame within the NWA/WCW, earlier than being revitalized just lately in NXT. Apparently it was additionally introduced by Triple H, that these matches won’t be Uncooked vs. Smackdown and as a substitute will probably be storyline pushed. Apparently, John Canton advised this very concept on social media about 11 days earlier, which implies that we is also seeing Mandy Rose in each section very quickly. (TJRWrestling)
Only a thought for #SurvivorSeries as a substitute of boring Uncooked vs. Smackdown matches, deliver the NXT WarGames cage. Put The Bloodline group of Reigns, each Usos, Solo & Sami vs. 5 faces and there is your foremost occasion. Additionally might do a ladies’s WarGames too. Lashley vs. Gunther as nicely.
— John Canton (TJRWrestling) (@johnreport) September 8, 2022
— John Canton (TJRWrestling) (@johnreport) September 8, 2022
5. Bray Wyatt Probably Teased on Uncooked
One other enormous return could also be taking place tonight on Smackdown. Just lately, the music “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane has been taking part in at WWE occasions, with the music being accompanied by an ominous pink mild. This week on Uncooked, together with the music being performed, a QR code was proven throughout a backstage section with Austin Principle. The code led to an animation of a rabbit, with “Feed Your Head” being proven within the animation. The rabbit then performs a sport of hangman, with the clue for the sport asking: “Who Killed the World?” The rabbit then guessed the letters D E M O N, earlier than arising with the reply “You Did.” The rabbit then flashed round textual content that switched from “9.23” and “9:23”, with the numerals flashing white and blue. This has all led to hypothesis that Bray Wyatt could also be returning this Friday on Smackdown (at this time’s date is 9/23 aka September 23), particularly since The Bunny and Justin Gabriel are presently below contract with different firms. (TJRWrestling)
4. The Acclaimed Seize the AEW Tag Group Championships
Daddy Ass will probably be doing plenty of scissoring this week. This previous Wednesday at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam, The Acclaimed defeated Swerve in Our Glory to lastly seize the AEW Tag Group Championships. The Acclaimed have turn into fan favorites as of late as a consequence of Max Caster’s raps and the addition of “Daddy Ass” Billy Gunn as their supervisor. Gunn joined The Acclaimed after being deserted by his personal sons, with The Acclaimed and Gunn creating the extremely popular catchphrase “Scissor me Daddy Ass” quickly after. The Acclaimed have truly begun promoting t-shirts with “Scissor me Daddy Ass” on them, which has upset WWE Corridor of Famer Sunny who claims she coined the phrase years earlier. (TJRWrestling)
When my Nana handed in 2015 I promised her I’d be successful. Nana, I made it!
AEW’s first Homosexual Champion 🌈
Most tag group wins in AEW 🤼♂️
Hottest group in wrestling 😁
— Anthony Bowens (@Bowens_Official) September 22, 2022
3. Saraya Debuts for AEW
There’s a new house owner in AEW. This previous Wednesday at AEW Grand Slam, Saraya (former WWE Celebrity Paige) made a shock look. Saraya debuted throughout a put up match assault that noticed Dr. Britt Baker, Jamie Hayter and Serena Deeb assault Athena and Toni Storm. The entire ladies instantly cleared the ring when Saraya entered it, with Saraya then shouting: “That is my home.” Saraya has not wrestled since 2017 after she was pressured to retire as a consequence of a neck damage. Saraya ought to slot in very well with the AEW household, as they’ve proven in latest weeks that they’re actually good at preventing with one another. (TJRWrestling)
Fucking WOW! Completely blown away by the pop within the stadium and the reception outdoors of it. Been an extended journey. Couldn’t be happier to be in @AEW thanks to everybody! and thanks to my babe @RonnieRadke for letting me use his music Zombified! LFG!! ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/9czsEWUcot
— SARAYA (@Saraya) September 22, 2022
2. Logan Paul to Face Roman Reigns at Crown Jewel
Roman Reigns may have an fascinating opponent at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on November fifth. This previous Saturday, WWE held a press convention to announce that Logan Paul could be the person dealing with Reigns in Saudi Arabia for the WWE Common Championship. Paul final competed in a match at SummerSlam this previous July, defeating The Miz. Some could query how Paul has earned a championship match after solely competing in a single singles match, however it’s simply defined when you understand that WWE makes use of the identical rating system as AEW. (TJRWrestling)
1. Jon Moxley Captures the AEW World Championship
Jon Moxley is as soon as once more the AEW World Champion. This previous Wednesday night time at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam, Moxley defeated Bryan Danielson to seize the vacant AEW World Championship. The AEW World Championship was vacated simply two weeks prior, as a consequence of champion CM Punk being suspended for a backstage incident and having a torn triceps as nicely. That is Moxley’s record-setting third time as AEW World Champion, and his fourth World Championship in whole (he held the WWE Title in 2016). Moxley may have loads of challengers for the title as MJF presently holds the AEW poker chip, granting him a title shot at anytime he chooses. Additionally, a Golden Ticket Battle Royal is scheduled for this Friday on Rampage (it was taped on Wednesday) to find out a primary contender for the championship. Lastly, if that was not sufficient, Moxley should defend his title towards any random wrestler who immediately will get a title shot after being on Darkish for six months. (TJRWrestling)
That concludes one other version of The Prime Ten Wrestling Tales of the Week. Though I typically joke, I’ve just lately began refereeing with NYCW and FCWA, and respect greater than ever what wrestlers do each week. I wrote an article all about it all right here. For those who like what I do, regardless of my jokes being nearly as unhealthy as Mandy Rose being off the market. Then observe me on Twitter @Fowlerwrestlin1. Thanks for taking the time to learn this every week.