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Wrestling News Update: December 5th, 2018

Matt Booker gives you all the big stories you need to know, from Tommy Billington to PAC in todays Wrestling News Update.

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Missed all the big news in wrestling? Do not fear and we will cover all the big stories is one place; this is the Wrestling News Update!

 

R.I.P Tommy ‘Dynamite Kid’ Billington

WWE legend Tommy Billington (Dynamite Kid) sadly passed away this morning on his 60th birthday. Tommy had been ill for a number of years and confined to a wheelchair due to the toll wrestling had placed on his body.

FULL STORY: http://www.twm.news/tommy-the-dynamite-kid-billington-passes-away-aged-60/

 

Lowest RAW Rating Of All Time

Forbes report that Monday night’s episode of RAW has the unenviable title of being the lowest watched in the history of the show, pulling in an average of 2.285 million viewers. This was down over 100,000 viewers from the week before. This continues the slide and unfortunately shows no sign of slowing. With many fans vocally deriding the storytelling and use of talent it is unclear what the WWE will do to arrest the decline. Although these numbers are worrying, it seems the USA network isn’t too concerned as they rely heavily on the WWE to stay relevant as they address their own rating woes. Far more concerning is the possibility of SmackDown being moved from Fox to FS1 and the uncomfortable headlines that would surely draw.

 

Alexa Bliss Cleared for an in-ring return

Speaking on SiriusXM’s Busted Open Radio show, Mark Henry had some good news regarding the injury status of Alexa Bliss. Describing an exchange they shared as a “come to Jesus conversation”, he went on, detailing the extent of her injuries and her recovery:

“She was like: “Yeah, I was really bad off, I couldn’t remember where I was, I couldn’t remember what I was doing in the city”. They were flying from London to Switzerland and she said: “I couldn’t remember what flight or anything, I had to rely on everybody else telling me what to do”.

Speaking on her recovery, Mark said the following:

“Now she’s fine, she’s been cleared, we’re very happy that she’s going to be back in the fray”

When asked if there was a set date he replied:

“She said she didn’t have a set date, she said it would be soon because she’s 100% cleared. I can see it as fast as next week.”

 

PAC Wins Gold

PAC claimed the Open the Dream Gate championship which he first competed on the 9th of February 2012. Avenging his loss to CIMA, PAC defeated the now former champion Masato Yoshino using his Black Arrow (renamed Red Arrow) at Fantastic Gate 2018.

 

Kenny Omega Getting A HBO Documentary?

Joseph Shabason appeared on the Kreative Kontrol podcast and said that HBO was producing the documentary:

“I just finished scoring a documentary about a wrestler and it’s going to be coming out on HBO in the new year”

When asked who the wrestler was he responded:

“It’s a wrestler named Kenny Omega, he’s a wrestler from Winnipeg. He went to Japan and formed a tag team called the Golden Lovers…”

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