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VINCE MCMAHON REPORTIDLY UNHAPPY WITH SURVIVOR SERIES MAIN EVENT
Heard even Vince himself didn’t like the main event last night. Major disappointment.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) November 25, 2019
Last night, in the main event of one of WWE’s ‘big four’ pay per views, NXT Women’s Champion, Shayna Baszler beat both RAW Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch, and SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley.
Although many were full of praise for WWE putting Baszler over, the manner of the victory has drawn critisism.
The audience during the match were mostly quiet, with this only broken for boring chants. Wrestling Twitter account “Wrestle Votes”, has gone further, suggesting that Vince himself was unhappy with the match, though no further details were given.
MAURO REPORTIDLY MISSES SURVIVOR SERIES FOLLOWING CITISISM FROM CO WORKER
Mauro Ranallo missed Sunday’s Survivor Series pay per view following online citisism from fellow commentator Cory Graves.
It started with Cory tweeting during Saturday’s NXT TakeOver: WarGames. Roughly an hour and a half into the event Graves tweeted:
Just for the record guys, I know you wouldn’t know it, but there’s actually a WWE Hall of Famer AND a former Ring of Honor Champion on commentary. I’d imagine they have a lot to offer.
Graves was refering to Nigel McGuinness, the former ROH Champion, and Beth Phoenix, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017. In a seeming responce to the tweet, Ranallo deleted his twitter account.
Far, far too many.
— Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) November 24, 2019
It continued with Graves responing to a fan who asked “how many Chicago rap references has Mauro made so far?” Graves responded “Far, far too many.”.
The messages haven’t escaped the attention of the wider media world. Frank Shamrock responded to Graves’ original tweet with the quote “Social media has made too many of you comfortable with disrespecting people and not getting getting punched in the mouth for it”. Ironically, Frank copied the message Corey has himself had tweeted only hours before the issues started.
Corey hasn’t shyed away from fighting his corner. In one message Corey attacked Dave Meltzer, calling him uninformed and a lier and encouraging Dave to reach out for his side. Dave has covered the story for the Wrestling Observer. Corey also replied to Frank Shamrock; Corey asked Frank if Dave Meltzer had approved Frank’s message and said Frank should talk to Corey either on the phone or in person.
Frank, did you approve this tweet with Meltzer?
Instead of calling me? Or actually coming to TV to discuss things like grown men?
— Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) November 25, 2019
CHARLOTTE VS. ASUKA ANNOUNCED FOR RAW TONIGHT
— WWE (@WWE) November 25, 2019
WWE has announced that Charlotte Flair and Asuka will face off on RAW tonight. The move comes just one day after Asuka turned on Charlotte during the women’s elimination tag match.
During their Survivor Series match, both stars were representing the RAW brand. After Charlotte tagged herself in, Asuka turned on her, spitting the green mist in her eyes. The move led directly to Charlotte being eliminated from the match, swiftly followed by Asuka walking out of the match herself.
In the end team NXT won. At the end of the match, Rhea continued her fantastic run, pinning the SmackDown captin Sasha Banks.
WWE CONFIRMS ‘WORLDS COLLIDE’ FOR RUMBLE WEEKEND
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) November 25, 2019
WWE has confirmed that NXT and NXT UK will officially face off on the Saturday of Royal Rumble weekend at Worlds Collide.
This will be the second time the pay per view runs, following the two day event held in January of this year. In the first event, the show focused around a tournament, with the first round matches taking place on Saturday the 26th of January, followed by the Semi-final and finals on Sunday the 27th. The inaurgral tournament was won by Velveteen Dream after he bested Tyler Bate in the final.
In 2020 the event will be held on the 25th of January at the Toyota Center in Houston Texas.
— Triple H (@TripleH) November 25, 2019
Adam Cole, the NXT men’s champion, Shayna Baszler, The NXT women’s champion, Walter the NXT UK man’s champion, Key Lee Ray the NXT UK women’s champion, Undisputed Era, and Imperium have all been included in the inital advertising.
DDP TO APPEAR ON THIS WEEK’S DYNAMITE
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) November 24, 2019
AEW has advertised that wrestling legend, WWE Hall of Famer, and former WCW champion, DDP, will be appearing on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite.
DDP will be presenting the ‘Dynamite Diamond Ring’ the winner of Adam Page and MJF.
MJF and Page’s match was set up last week, with the pair being the final two wrestlers in the Dynamite Dozen battle royal match.
AEW HEADS FOR OHIO IN THE NEW YEAR
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) November 25, 2019
AEW has conformed that their January 29th show will be broadcast from Cleveland Ohio.
The show will be hosted by the Wolstein Center, and tickets will go on sale this Friday at 12:00 eastern. The announcement means that AEW has announced the locations for all of their January dates.
The show schedualed for the week before (January the 22nd) will be taped on Chris Jericho’s Rock n’ Wrestling Rager at Sea.
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WARNER VS. HAVOC PRINCE OF DARKNESS MATCH SET FOR MLW OPERA CUP
— Major League Wrestling (@MLW) November 25, 2019
Mance Warner and Jimmy Havoc will meet once again at next months Opera Cup. The event, hosted by MLW will allow the stars to continue the feud which will also be contested at MLW’s Zero Hour tapings to be held in January.
On the MLW website the promotion went into a little more detail about what would be involved in a Prince of Darkness match:
Both competitors are hooded and must rely on their instincts, prowess and a little bit of luck as they square off in combat virtually blind.
The Opera Cup will be contested at the Melrose Ballroom in New York on the 5th of December.