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Click here to read our report on this week’s Impact show.
Click here to read our report on last night’s AEW’s Fight for the Fallen show.
Click here to read our report on last night’s NXT show.
NYLA ROSE REVEALS NEW MANAGER
On last night’s Fight for the Fallen, Nyla Rose made good on her promise from last week and revealed her new manager.
Vickie Guerrero was introduced during Dasha Gonzalez’ interview of Nyla. Vickie said that Nyla was the real threat in the women’s division, and anyone who didn’t think so was deluding themselves. Guerrero concluded by stating that Nyla would steal every opportunity they had dreamed of.
Vickie has appeared on AEW programming several times. She has been spotted in the crowd numerous times and took a guest commentary spot in December last year.
NWA POWERRR CONCERNS
The story steams from an interview Raven did with Hannibal TV. During the session, Raven was asked about the NWA’s current situation, his response was blunt:
I think Billy’s shutting it down, from what I hear,” Raven said. “From the grapevine, I heard that Billy’s not opening it back up, he’s really disillusioned.
Other sources have pointed at low contract offers as indicators that the promotion may be preparing to wind up. Fightful disclosed that the NWA offered Ricky Starks $1000 a month, while Zicky Dice refused an offer of just $250. These offers were being made in the same climate which sees the average WWE wrestler make over half a million a year.
Thankfully, in an update, Billy Corgan, owner of the NWA, set the wrestling world’s collective minds at ease with one tweet. Billy categorically states that the NWA isn’t going anywhere. He does say that they’re going through a restructure. This is possibly due to the recent departure of Dave Legana following accusations during the #SpeakingOut movement. Billy’s full statement can be seen below:
A quick note about the National Wrestling Alliance, which I fought for, and won ownership of a few years back. We are NOT shutting down. So please disregard any and all rumor to effect. The @NWA is not and will not be for sale, and those talent who are under contract remain under contract for a reason: which is that we at the NWA are trying to figure out a way to provide our great fans with wrestling content in a very, very tough environment. And, most importantly, keep our talent safe and the standard of production you’ve come to expect from us at a high level. Anything less, in my opinion, is unacceptable. So yes, appreciate the interest, appreciate the chatter, but don’t appreciate the unsourced rumors and speculation.
IMPACT SEEMINGLY FINALISE SLAMMIVERSARY CARD
This Saturday sees the biggest event of the Impact calendar, their annuel showpiece, Slammiversary. See below for the card.
- Eddie Edwards vs. Ace Austin vs. Trey Miguel vs. TBC Impact World Championship match
- Jordynne Grace (c) vs. Deonna Purrazzo Knockouts Championship match
- Willie Mack (c) vs. Chris Bey X-Division Championship match
- The North: Josh Alexander & Ethan Page (c) vs. Sami Callihan & Ken Shamrock Impact Tag Team Championship match
- Rosemary, Nevaeh, Susie, Kiera Hogan, Taya Valkyrie, Tasha Steelz, Alisha Edwards, Kylie Rae, Kimber Lee, Jessicka Havok, and Madison Rayne Number one contender’s Knockouts gauntlet match
- Moose (c) vs. Tommy Dreamer TNA World Heavyweight Championship match
- The Rascalz open challenge
KNUCKLELOCKS UPDATES CODE OF CONDUCT IN LIGHT OF #SPEAKINGOUT MOVEMENT
We have spent the last month researching, updating and formalising our Code of Conduct and our various policies. In the interest of transparency, they are now published on our websitehttps://t.co/a30mVcIAoq— Knucklelocks (@knucklelocks) July 14, 2020
Knucklelocks School of Wrestling is one of the Uk’s biggest wrestling schools. Based in London, the school is affiliated with Progress. Following the #SpeakingOut movement the school has updated its code of conduct. They already had one but recognised that it didn’t offer adequate protection to fans or employees.
Their code of conduct is clear and unabashed, both things which are essential in light of the recent revelations. The move comes as Progress itself undergoes a dramatic restructuring, with new management introduced at the end of last month. Click here to find out more.
ARSENAL CHANNEL TRIPLE H AT PREMIER LEAGUE GAME
During last night’s massive Premier League football game, Arsenal took a little inspiration from the 14 time WWE champion Triple H. The London based club were playing current champions, Liverpool, Arsenal were up 2-1 as they went in for half-time. When they re-emerged from the changing rooms, it was HHH’s music that greeted them, much to the joy of fans watching at home.
Obviously inspired by the entrance music, Arsenal managed to hold on to their lead and win the game.
AEW BEAT NXT IN THE WEEKLY RATINGS
AEW got back to winning ways defeating NXT in the weekly ratings. Their Fight for the Fallen show managed to average 788,000 viewers over the two hours. At the same time, NXT managed to average 631000 fans watching their show.
This means that NXT went from being 44,000 viewers in front, to 157,000 viewers behind, a swing of over 200,000 viewers, and over 25% of their total viewers. 55,000 fewer tuned in to watch either show this week. While AEW beat NXT in the 18-49 demographic as well.
AEW lead NXT 24-5 so far this year.