BOBBY FISH SUFFERS POSSIBLE CONCUSSION
One half of the NXT Tag Team Champion Bobby Fish was injured during last night’s title defence against Keith Lee and Dominik Dijakovic.
As the show returned from commercial, Fish had been replaced by NXT North American Champion Roderick Strong under the Freebird Rule. The Undisputed Era duo retained the titles.
According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, word from backstage is that there was fear of Fish suffering a mild concussion when O’Reilly didn’t catch Fish the right way when Lee tossed Fish out of the ring.
There’s no word yet on the official diagnosis on Fish, but we will keep you updated, but Fish was walking around backstage and seemed to be alright.
There’s been no injury report from NXT as of yet.
REFEREE JESSIKA CARR HAS FINAL NXT MATCH
Jessika Carr is heading off to SmackDown, after refereeing her final match on NXT.
Following the main event, where Carr officiated Finn Balor’s victory over Tomasso Ciampa, the former NXT Champion revealed to the Full Sail crowd that Carr is leaving the brand to work SmackDown. Ciampa praised Carr and led a “Thank you Jess” chant as the other NXT referees hugged her. Ciampa called her move to SmackDown a “lateral move” as fans broke out in a “you deserve it!” chant.
Carr talked about her journey in the business, and said when she started 10 years ago, she never thought she would be the first female WWE official. Carr recalled how on her first night of wrestling training, she refereed a match and was told that she was the worst referee he’d seen, and that she should quit the business then. Carr went on to praise NXT’s “team of zebras” and pose with them to end the farewell.
Formerly known as Kennadi Brink on the indies, WWE hired Carr in 2017, to work as a referee during the 2017 Mae Young Classic. She has been an everpresent since then.
MAURO RANALLO IN “ROUGH SHAPE” AFTER COREY GRAVES SPAT
According to Dave Meltzer on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Mauro Ranallo is reportedly “in rough shape” following the recent tweets from Corey Graves criticizing his commentary over Survivor Series weekend.
Corey Graves did not appear on this weeks NXT or on Survivor Series, with WWE saying Graves has “blown his voice out” during NXT TakeOver War Games.
There is no word on whether Mauro will appear on next weeks episode.
We wish Mauro a speedy recovery.
PRIEST VS DAIN ANNOUNCED FOR NEXT WEEKS NXT
Damian Priest vs. Killian Dain has been announced for NXT next Wednesday.
Pete Dunne defeated Priest and Dain in their triple threat match at Saturday’s TakeOver event, earning him a shot at NXT Champion Adam Cole on Survivor Series. He went on to lose to Cole.
To build up Priest vs. Dain for next week, WWE claimed that Priest had injured his ribs at TakeOver
TWO MATCHES MADE FOR NEXT WEEKS AEW DYNAMITE
Following the Best Friends victory over the Lucha Brothers on last night’s episode of Dynamite. Trent will go one-on-one with Rey Fenix next week. Trent recently picked up a win over Pentagon Jr on AEW Dark as well.
Another match made was a six-man tag pitting The Young Bucks and Dustin Rhodes against Sammy Guevara and Proud and Powerful.
This is another chapter in the war between The Elite and The Inner Circle, based off of Santana, Ortiz & Sammy Guevara came into the ring and jumped Dustin Rhodes as he was giving an interview. The Young Bucks came out for the save, including a returning Matt Jackson.
Dynamite next week will be at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois.
PROTEUS TITLE MATCH MADE FOR CHAPTER 99
Paul Robinson will defend his PROGRESS Proteus Championship once again, this time in Sheffield at Chapter 99: With A Flake Please.
Robinson has victories over William Eaver, Travis Banks and Timothy Thatcher in his chosen stipulation of ‘submission or knockout’. He faces another person who suits this stipulation well in the form of Chris Ridgeway.
Chapter 99 will take place on December 15th at the o2 Academy in Sheffield.