Alright guys, welcome back to this week in wrestling where we run down all the top stories from the past week, starting out with the news that the Young Bucks and Cody Rhodes could be set to launch their own wrestling promotion… If you’ve been following the Being The Elite series on YouTube then you’ll know that there have been a lot of teases in regards to the Elite members and what they’ll be doing on January 1st when their contracts expire, with a lot of those teases hinting at WWE. Now tho, thanks to a new trademark application filed in Jacksonville, Florida, it appears as tho the group may be planning to set up their own That’s because a series of trademarks were filled this week for names such as All Elite Wrestling, AEW, AEW Double or Nothing and AEW All out, all hinting at potential names and show names for the rumoured promotion. As for how the group will fund the promotion, SeScoops.com are reporting that they are working with the Kahn family who own the NFL side the Jacksonville Jaguars, as well as English Premier League side Fulham. Also adding credibility to the story, its noted that the trademark fillings all include the TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville as the listed address, which is also the address used for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Additionally, Jim Ross was also noted as someone who was set to be involved with the creation of the promotion, however Ross has since denied this, although reports suggest he has been approached to work with the promotion on-air, which is one of the reasons behind Ross turning down the chance to renew his WWE contract when it expires later this year. Moving on and following the attack on Braun Strowman from baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre this week on RAW, WWE have announced that Strowman will no longer be able to compete in the Mixed match Challenge as he’s due to undergo elbow surgery. Whilst WWE’s report is partly kayfabe following the attack, there is truth to the news, as Strowman has been suffering from a recurring problem with his elbow and is indeed undergoing surgery, meaning his upcoming match with Corbin at TLC could be in jeopardy. Going back to the Mixed Match Challenge, Braun’s replacement is actually the second for his team, as his original partner Alexa Bliss was previosuly replaced by Ember Moon after she too suffered an injury, however as of yet there is no news on who will take Braun’s place. One thing we do know however is the brackets for the finals, as WWE this week announced who will be facing who in the tournament finals, with:
Ember Moon and her to be announced partner going up against Jinder mahal and Alicai Fox Finn Balor and Bayley taking on Bobby Lashley and Mickie James. Jeff Hardy and Charlotte vs R-Truth and Carmella and and The Miz and Asuka versus Jimmy Uso and Naomi. Following the conclusion of these matches and the semi-finals, then the final itself is set to take place at December’s TLC pay-per-view, where the winners will earn the right to enter their respectice royal rumble matches in the coveted number 30 spot. Before we get to the next story, I want to say a big thank you to wrestlecrate UK for sponsoring this video, as wrestlecrate are the ORIGINAL MONTHLY WRESTLING SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE, offering a selection of wrestling merch from Pop Vinyls, to t-shirts, autographs and a whole lot more. This months crate is by far one of by favourites, as it included some amazing items such as this epic Big Strong Boi Tyler bate shirt, a Grapple worldwide tote bag, WXW’s Shortcut to the top 2018 DVD, Issue 29 of Calling Spots Magazine, a hand signed print from Jack Xsmith, this accompanying Proud pin badge, and my favourite item by a long shot, this brand new Kenny Omega Pop Vinyl figure from the New Japan Pro Wrestling Bullet Club Collection. That is awesome!
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Finally, this coming Staurday sees WWE hold thier second WWE Starrcade live event at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the company also set to air a 1 hour special the following night on the WWE Network.
In total there are 7 matches announced for the show, including:
Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose for the Intercontinental Championship in a Street Fight
Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin (which now appears to be cancelled folowing Brauns surgery)
AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe in a steel cage match Shinsuke Nakamura
this is Ray Mysterio for the US Championship
The Bar vs. New Day for the Smackdown Tag Team Championships Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre
and The Miz vs. Rusev
Also announced for the show is MizTV with Shinsuke Nakamura and Mysterio making an appearance, as well as a special rock concert with Elias and Ric Flair.
So there you go, that does it for this week’s episode of this week in wrestling, I hope you enjoyed it and if you did i’d love ti if you could leave a thumbs up to show your support, aswell as getting invlved and letting me know your thoughts on all this weeks stories in the comments.
But, until next time, all that’s left for me to say is I hope you’ve enjoyed this video, have yourself an awesome day and i’ll catch ya later!