HUGE TAG MATCH ANNOUNCED FOR TONIGHT’S DYNAMITE
I’ve got history with all these men tonight.
— DARBY ALLIN (@DarbyAllin) April 1, 2020
AEW has announced that four of the competitors in the TNT Championship Tournament, will meet in tag team action tonight.
Cody Rhodes will be teaming with Darby Allin to face Shawn Spears and Sammy Guevara. Interestingly, the four wrestlers make up one half the tournament’s bracket. The first round matches have been announced and will see Cody facing Shawn Spears, and Darby Allin squaring off with Sammy Guevara.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) March 31, 2020
The four men are already quite familiar with each other, Cody and Spears have been going back and forth since the birth of the show. Darby and Sammy are a little less acquainted, although they had a fantastic match at the Dynamite PV event.
KENNY OMEGA VS. TRENT ANNOUNCED FOR AEW DYNAMITE
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) March 31, 2020
In another big announcement, AEW confirmed that Kenny Omega will take on Trent Beretta on tonight’s show.
Oh shit. https://t.co/y6G4zAPO27
— TRENT? (@trentylocks) March 31, 2020
While there isn’t a rivalry between the two stars at present, the announcement seemed to catch Trent off guard, who shortly after the announcement tweet his surprise at the booking.
TONIGHT immediately following #AEWDynamite @OfficialTAZ, @ShutUpExcalibur & @JRsBBQ will be streaming a live recap show over on our @YouTube channel.
Be sure to subscribe to our channel here ➡️ , https://t.co/rQt36UqnNe. pic.twitter.com/GhtA1mPGjF
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) April 1, 2020
It has also been announced that following tonight’s broadcast, Taz, Excalibur, and Jim Ross will be streaming a live recap show on AEW’s YouTube channel.
AEW FILES FOR NEW TRADEMARKS
It has come to light that AEW filed for trademarks on two new terms last week.
Keep an eye out for “Best Summer Ever”, and “Death Triangle” terms coming up over the next few months.
Death Triangle is the new Lucha Brother’s and PAC stable. Although this was put on hold recently. With PAC living in the UK and Fenix and Pentagon Jr. both residing in Mexico, it was decided to put the group on hold until the Covid-19 pandemic was better under control.
It isn’t known what “best summer ever” will be used for currently. The description given to the authorities is of little use either, being exceptionally broad, meaning the term could be used for almost anything.
WWE ANNOUNCE DREAM MATCH MANIA LINE-UP AND COMMENTARY TEAM
Boss vs. Stratusfaction. You’ve wanted to see it and now you can on #WWE2K20! Tune into @WWENetwork tomorrow at 1 pm for WWE Dream Match Mania with myself & @itsBayleyWWE on commentary! @wwegames pic.twitter.com/3tlXoOihvr
— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) April 1, 2020
Tomorrow evening sees WWE’s Dream Match Mania, a video game tournament played on WWE 2K20. The premise of the tournament is Superstars of today against legends of the past, using 2K20 to simulate the matches.
The lineups are as follows:
- Roman Reigns vs. The Rock – The Usos announcing
- Sasha Banks vs. Trish Stratus – Sasha Banks and Bayley announcing
- John Cena vs. Hulk Hogan – Drake Maverick and R-Truth announcing
- Seth Rollins vs. Ric Flair – Johnny Gargano and Adam Cole announcing
- Charlotte Flair vs. Beth Phoenix – Charlotte Flair and Beth Phoenix announcing
- Big E vs. Bill Goldberg – Big E and Kofi Kingston announcing
RUSH FILES FOR TRADEMARK
ROH champion Rush has filed for a trademark on the following phrase “El Toro Blanco Rush”, translating to The White Bull in English.
Rush won the title in February from PCO. Although he was supposed to defend the title against Mark Haskins on March 13 at ROH 18th Anniversary show, this was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The trademark was for “Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibitions and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer rendered live and through broadcast media, namely, television and radio, and via the internet or commercial online service”.
KYLIE RAE SIGNS WITH IMPACT
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) April 1, 2020
Kylie Rae has officially signed with Impact Wrestling. The former AEW star has apparently been signed to a long term deal.
The news was broken on Impact Twitter stream earlier today. Kylie first wrestled for Impact in 2018, before appearing in last year’s Bound For Glory pay per view. At the event Rae took part in the ‘Call Your Shot’ match, losing out to Eddie Edwards.
CASE AGAINST WWE VOLUNTARILY DISMISSED
The OKLAHOMA FIREFIGHTERS PENSION AND RETIREMENT
SYSTEM, v. WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT, INC. lawsuit filed in COURT OF CHANCERY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE regarding XFL was voluntarily dismissed on 3/10/20. pic.twitter.com/cR4unfAbJ7
— Wrestlenomics (@wrestlenomics) March 31, 2020
A case brought on behalf of the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System was voluntarily dismissed yesterday.
The case revolved around the accusation that WWE and Vince McMahon has diverted funds away from WWE, and direct them towards the fledgling XFL project. This would prove to be a huge case if there were any evidence, as Vince McMahon and company have a clear duty to the WWE shareholders (which the Oklahoma Fire Service Pension scheme are).
The result means that both parties have to pay their own legal costs, and the case will not proceed.
Wrestlenomics proposed that there was possibly some behind the scenes negotiation involved. The twitter account also postulated that the valuation of the XFL used by the Fire Service Pension Fund, didn’t seem sound.
WWE CANCELS ALL EVENTS IN APRIL
In a move which will shock no one, WWE has moved to cancel all their events through April.
At the moment they are expected to continue shooting material at the Performance Center in Florida until ordered not to.
There have been rumblings that WWE plans to start touring again in May, this will, of course, be dependent on how the Covid-19 pandemic continues. There is hope that May could bring the lifting of some of the restrictions. At of the time of writing, the Times Union Center in Albany, NY, is still selling tickets to their May 1 SmackDown show.