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BRAY WYATT DEBUTS THE FIEND BELT
When Bray Wyatt debuted the new Fiend belt this past Friday on SmackDown, it wasn’t known how permanent the belt would be. WWE is selling a replica on their online store for $6,499.99 which seems far more one-off collectors edition than something every fan could realistically consider purchasing. But, at last night’s Supershow Mexico, Bray used the title again. Bray came to the ring, wearing the belt around his head before defeating Rey Mysterio in a steel cage match.
Cain Velasquez also made his return to the WWE following his defeat to Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel. Cain teamed with Humberto Carrillo as they defeated Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson of the OC. This was Cain’s first win in the WWE.
STARS RESPOND TO SANDMAN’S COMMENT ON WOMEN’S WRESTLING
Hey remember that time The Sandman came up to four women about to main event to tell us that women main eventing is “wrong” and “any male wrestler with any sort of experience would agree”?
Was this in 1998?
No, it was tonight. December 2019.
— Trisha Parker (@JordynneGrace) December 1, 2019
Very early this morning, Jordynne Grace posted about an encounter she had just had with former ECW Champion Sandman. During their exchange Sandman had voiced his opinion that women shouldn’t be main eventing, and all male wrestlers would agree with him.
I don’t agree! https://t.co/XfOpgsMHRB
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) December 1, 2019
Chris Jericho was one of the first to respond, simplely commenting that he didn’t agree, before a number of other stars also voiced their objection to Sandman’s comments.
Most of the women wrestlers are pulling off more innovating & exciting stuff then the ever before.
Can’t tell you the amount of times I go watch a Stardom match & want to retire cos their matches are INSANE!
Let’s not interfere with progress, everyone keep killing it https://t.co/dbHTDSTZuG
— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) December 1, 2019
w o w https://t.co/0wHhgnLsUS
— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) December 1, 2019
Gross. I hope he stuck around to see the match and eat his words.
— Madison Rayne (@MadisonRayne) December 1, 2019
— Melissa Santos (@ThisIsMelSantos) December 1, 2019
ACH APPEARS AT AAW UNSTOPPABLE
Reunited and it feels so fucking good, never have I been so emotional to see this moment. pic.twitter.com/aidGQ7RPpV
— Randy Magnum, Pro Kite Surfer / #BLM. (@EddieSideburns) December 1, 2019
After gaining his release on the 21st of November, ACH instantly started filling his diary and promoting different indy events he was booked for. Initally there was skepticism, but after the release was confirmed, this turned to quiet excitement.
Of all the events he has promoted and been booked publicly to appear on, last night’ s AAW Unstoppable was not one of them.
ACH teamed up with the Besties in the World: Davey Vega and Mat Fitchett, to take on Sami Callihan and The Rascalz: Trey Miguel and Zachary Wentz. After deferting Callihan and The Rascalz, ACH delivered a promo, touching on some of the issues he had with WWE:
A lot of people don’t understand what ‘For the Culture’ means, there’s gonna take that word, culture, and their gonna spin it to what they want, and that’s okay, that’s the power of it. But what people have to understand this is the culture. These upper echelon, these billionaires believe they know what you want, but they don’t know what you want because they don’t come to places like this. They don’t see the passionate fan. In fact, you go there and you get tired of what they feed you. Because this is what you want! AAW is what you wanted! Indie professional wrestling is what you want! … So, you can take your contracts, you can shred them because I won’t sign another one. I believe in the people because the people believe in me. So let it be known, it is us versus the machine, indie wrestling versus the machine.
NJPW WORLD TAG LEAGUE REULTS NIGHT 12
— 鷹木 信悟(SHINGO TAKAGI) (@Takagi__Shingo) December 1, 2019
- Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa def. Juice Robinson and David Finlay
- Tomohiro Ishii and YOSHI-HASHI def. KENTA and Yujiro Takahashi
- EVIL and SANADA def. Hiroshi Tanahashi and Toa Henare
- Toru Yano and Colt Cabana def. Shingo Takagi and El Terrible
- Jeff Cobb and Mikey Nicholls def. Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma
- Zack Sabre Jr. and Taichi def. Bad Luck Fale and Chase Owens
- Minoru Suzuki and Lance Archer def. Hirooki Goto and Karl Fredericks
PROGRESS ANNOUNCES TITLE MATCH FOR CHAPTER 99
#Chapter99: After successfully defending the title in Seattle last night, @satomurameiko will face No.1 contender @JinnyCouture in Sheffield in 2 weeks!
FINAL TICKETS: https://t.co/Dt4GWgiEki#ThisIsPROGRESS pic.twitter.com/mscaJthLlO
— PROGRESS Wrestling (@ThisIs_Progress) December 1, 2019
After sucessfuly defending her title at Defy Wrestling last night in Seattle, Meiko Satomura’s next match has already been announced. Meiko will face Jinny Couture, the number one contender to her title at Progress Chapter 99 in Sheffield in two weeks.
— PROGRESS Wrestling (@ThisIs_Progress) December 1, 2019
SHA SAMUELS REMOVED FROM MATCH FOLLOWING MEDICAL CONCERNS AT REV PRO
Match is called off after Sha Samuels collapses after a brawl with Dan Moloney. Sha is being tended to by medics now. #LiveAtTheCockpit48
— ProWresLand (@ProWresLand) December 1, 2019
At this evening’s RevPro Live At The Cockpit 48, Sha Samuels suffered a worrying moment, collapsing mid match and having to be removed. He was immediatly attended to by medical personel, before being taken to the back for further help/assessment.
Nothing to worry about team, feeling fine now.
Thanks for all your concerns??❤️ https://t.co/er2RF9Gtdg
— Shaaheen? (@Shasamuels) December 1, 2019
Thankfully, Sha replied to our messages, confirming that there was nothing to worry about and that he was feeling fine again. Although this was a worrying moment for and from one of the biggest names in the British independent wrestling, everyone is glad to hear that he is feeling better.
MAURO REPORTEDLY DOING BETTER
Dave Meltzer has reported that Mauro Ranallo is doing better following some negative comments made publically about his work by Corey Graves.
The comments were made on Twitter during Ranallo’s NXT TakeOver: WarGames commentary. Graves accused Mauro of hogging air time and making too many pop culture references.
Last week Meltzer reported that Maruo wasn’t in a good place emotionally, but in an update today, Dave reported that Ranallo was doing much better. Metlzer wasn’t sure if Maruo would be on this Wednesday’s episode of NXT though. Dave also confirmed that WWE has been keeping in touch with possibly their most popular commentator.