Daily News Update – September 8 2020

Well it didn’t take long for the cold to hit the Prairies.

Smackdown Champions Appear On Raw, Champion vs. Champion Match Set

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/smackdown-champions-appear-monday-night-raw/

Ivar Injured

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/injury-takes-place-monday-night-raw/

Retribution’s First Promo

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/video-retribution-says-want/

Heel Turn On Raw

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/watch-big-heel-turn-takes-place-monday-night-raw/

Daily News Update – September 7, 2020

I don’t know how well All Out did on PPV, but it sure did some business on the blog, I’ll tell you what.

Hopefully everyone has a good Labour Day, except for poor Matt Hardy, who is probably sleeping on the DILAPIDATED COUCH OF SHAME when he gets home from the hospital.

Good News On Matt Hardy

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/positive-update-matt-hardys-health-status/

Details On AEW’s Upcoming New Weekly Show

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/important-details-aews-upcoming-new-show/

Original Plans For AOP

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/original-plans-recently-released-wwe-stars/

 

Daily News Update – September 6, 2020

Thanks to everyone who offered condolences for the loss of my other cat today.  2020 can just fuck right off now.

On the brighter side, Tony Hawk 1 & 2 is just tremendous and helped cheer me up immensely yesterday afternoon.

 

WWE Bans Wrestlers From Third Party Platforms, Wrestlers React

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/wwe-bans-wrestlers-third-party-platforms-wrestlers-not-happy/

I gotta go with the Chris Rock meme here…

Jey Uso Is The #1 Contender To The Universal Title

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/stunning-ending-to-smackdown-sets-up-roman-reigns-1-contender/

WWE Releases AOP

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/wwe-releases-former-tag-team-champions/

Rey Mysterio Getting His Own Animated Series

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/rey-mysterio-getting-animated-series/

 

Daily News Update – September 5, 2020

Today’s gonna be a rough day for me, as our other cat has also reached the end of his lifespan and it’s time to say goodbye.  So if I’m a little distracted for All Out tonight, that’s why.  Hopefully it’s a great show and it can take my mind off things.

Hey, if you’re planning on ordering All Out via Fite.TV because you don’t live in America and you’d like to help out the blog, make sure to hit my affiliate link because I get a bit of a kickback from your order.  Although to be fair, the blog is actually doing better the past two months than it was at the same time last year, so at least this site has fully recovered from Covid’s effects:

https://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/9028762/type/dlg/https://www.fite.tv/watch/all-out-2020/2p7u2/

And if you don’t have a Fite.TV account currently and you’d like to get $10 off the price of the PPV for doing literally NOTHING, just sign up with my friend invite!  https://www.fite.tv/invite/wwkgzk1

Betting odds for the show, if you’re into that sort of thing:

Odds for All Out from BetOnline.ag:

  • Jon Moxley -250 vs. MJF +170
  • Hikaru Shida -500 vs. Thunder Rosa +300
  • Chris Jericho -120 vs. Orange Cassidy -120
  • Matt Hardy -400 vs. Sammy Guevara +250
  • Battle Royale: Darby Allin +125 vs. Lance Archer +150 vs. Eddie Kingston +500 vs. Brian Cage +700 vs. Ricky Starks +1200 vs. Jake Hager +1500 vs. Rey Fenix +1500 vs. Shawn Spears +2500 vs. Chuck Taylor, Ortiz, Santana and Trent +4000 vs. Pentagon, Blade, Butcher vs. Austin Gunn and Billy +5000
  • FTR -500 vs. Adam Page & Kenny Omega +300
  • Dark Order -600 vs. Scorpio Sky & Matt Cardona & Dustin Rhodes & QT Marshall +350
  • Young Bucks -600 vs. Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus +350
  • Britt Baker -140 vs. Big Swole +100

I guess can see Darby as a high favorite to win the battle royale, but honestly Jake Hager at +1500 is crazy low odds for someone who rarely loses and is still fairly high on the card.  Personally I’m going with Archer though.  Interesting that Jericho/Cassidy is basically a pick’em though.

And hey, here’s AEW Dark episode 50 to get you in the spirit.

Have a great day, and hug your pets.

Daily News Update – September 4, 2020

It’s TONY HAWK DAY.  Plus Avengers, although the beta didn’t convince me to drop $80 on it.  But Tony Hawk 1 & 2?  Yes please.  I need something to fill the two weeks while I’m waiting for Super Mario All Stars to drop.

WWE Could Cut Way Back On House Shows

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/wwe-drastically-change-live-events-model/

Brock Lesnar Not Returning To UFC

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/big-update-on-brock-lesnars-future-plans/

Roman Reigns Has Some Interesting Options For His First Challenger

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/roman-reigns-first-challenger-will-be-someone-new/

 

 

Daily News Update – September 3, 2020

Another reminder that you can win a free showing of AEW All Out this Saturday, just by liking and retweeting the following:

https://twitter.com/rspwfaq/status/1301329645363539970?s=20

I’ll pick one winner at random on Friday and send out a code for Fite.TV’s presentation of the show.  Non-US residents only, sorry.

To the news!

USA Interested In NXT Moving To Tuesdays

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/update-usa-network-interested-moving-nxt-tuesdays/

Two More Matches Set For All Out

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/two-matches-set/

AJ Styles Had Coronavirus

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/top-wwe-star-reveals-positive-coronavirus-diagnosis/

 

 

 

Daily News Update – September 2, 2020

I’ll update you on how my week is going, but I need an hour to tell you about it in detail but then you’ll have to wait until next week to hear what the conclusion is, sorry.

Good News On Rey Mysterio’s Injury Status

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/update-rey-mysterios-injury-status-recovery-time/

Broken Rules Match Set For All Out

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/aew-announces-violent-grudge-match/

Why The IIconics Split Up

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/backstage-news-iiconics-split/

 

Daily News Update – September 1, 2020

And another lousy month of 2020 in the books!

Brock Lesnar’s WWE Deal Expires

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/brock-lesnar-wwe-deal-expires-free-agent/

Wade Barrett May Be Sticking Around WWE

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/wade-barrett-may-sticking-around/

Rey Mysterio Tears His Tricep

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/rey-mysterio-injured-miss-long-time/

WWE Signs Five Evolve Wrestlers

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/wwe-signs-five-former-evolve-wrestlers/

 

Daily News Update – August 31, 2020

Hey, it’s Monday again.  Hope everyone had a good weekend.  I saw the New Mutants and it was OK, certainly better than Dark Phoenix, so that’s something.

Why Paul Heyman Was Put With Roman Reigns

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/backstage-news-paul-heyman-roman-reigns-pairing/

Why Sonya Deville Did Not Get Her Head Shaved

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/sonya-devilles-legal-issues-changed-summerslam-stipulations/

How The Steiner Brothers Influenced Cesaro’s WWE Career (Not major news but kind of a cool story)

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/steiner-brothers-heavily-influenced-cesaros-career/

 

Daily News Update – August 30, 2020

Can’t believe I made it to my 29th birthday!

Dynamite confirmed to air on Wednesday

https://www.f4wonline.com/aew-news/weeks-aew-dynamite-confirmed-wednesday-318846

NXT airing on Tuesday again next week

https://www.f4wonline.com/nxt-news/nxt-usa-air-tuesday-additional-week-318851

Naito regains belts from EVIL

https://www.f4wonline.com/new-japan-news/new-champions-crowned-njpw-summer-struggle-jingu-318816

Everyone who said that Gedo had a plan and can do no wrong can kindly shut up now.

Daily News Update – August 29, 2020

Goddamn, 2020.  RIP Chadwick Boseman.

Anyway, this weekend sees two important events, Payback and my 46th birthday.  Yes, I get a shitty D-level PPV to review on my birthday, lucky me.

Roman Reigns Is A Paul Heyman Guy

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/breaking-roman-reigns-now-paul-heyman-guy/

(Huh, they finally pulled the trigger on the heel turn?  Good for them.)

Two New Payback Matches Set

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/grudge-rematch-set-payback/

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/another-match-set-payback/

Sami Zayn Makes WWE Return

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/former-champion-makes-surprise-return-smackdown/

Update On Wrestlemania XXXVII Main Event Plans

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/original-wrestlemania-37-main-event-plans-changed/

Daily News Update – August 27, 2020

Tonight it’s Dynamite in another weird time slot, although I guess there was no basketball last night due to more fucked up shit further fucking up the world in 2020, and it could have aired as planned. But then I guess they would be accused of not supporting BLM on Twitter or something? Sometimes life has easy answers and choices but mostly you can’t make everyone happy and probably shouldn’t try. I dunno man, I just work here.

NXT Title Vacated, New Title Match Set For Next Week

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/breaking-nxt-title-vacated-due-injury/

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/major-unique-match-nxt-title-next-week/

NXT Tag Team Titles Change Hands

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/breaking-another-title-change-takes-place-nxt/

VIDEO: WWE Makes Renee Young Cry In A Nice Tribute

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/video-renee-youngs-emotional-farewell-video-wwe/

Daily News Update – August 26, 2020

Lucky NXT, it’s another unopposed night for them.

 

Possible Reason Cody Was Written Off AEW TV

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/possible-reason-cody-written-off-aew-tv/

I’ve Got Some Bad News For NXT

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/big-surprise-name-returning-nxt-week/

(Seems like more bad news for Billy Corgan’s dreams of starting up the NWA again…)

Big Changes Coming For WWE Music

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/keiths-lee-music-changed-changes-may-coming/

 

Daily News Update – August 25, 2020

Sorry, no new rant this morning.  We had a family emergency last night and that’s slightly more important than the blog.

But fear not, Tommy is here with all the goings-on to talk about this morning…

Several Matches Set For Payback

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/title-match-set-payback/

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/huge-universal-title-match-set-payback/

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/new-1-contenders-named-title-match-set-payback/

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/major-grudge-rematch-set-payback/

Shaquille O’Neal Possibly Coming To AEW

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/shaquille-oneal-possibly-coming-aew/

Aleister Black Turns Heel On Monday Night Raw

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/heel-turn-takes-place-monday-night-raw/

 

 

Daily News Update – August 24, 2020

Well that was quite the weekend.  But now we’re back to Monday again.

Roman Reigns Is Back

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/video-roman-reigns-makes-wwe-return-big-statement/

Keith Lee And Aleister Black On Raw

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/top-nxt-star-moving-monday-night-raw/

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/another-wwe-star-returning-monday-night-raw/

Samoa Joe Lands Role In Suicide Squad Video Game

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/samoa-joe-lands-big-non-wrestling-role/

 

Daily News Update – August 23, 2020

Well last night was a lot of crazy wrestling and a lot of fun.  I have no idea if I can actually watch Summerslam for four hours of strobe lights and camera cuts, though.  This’ll probably the rare time when I’m begging for a cinematic wrestling match.

NXT UK to return with new episodes in September

https://www.f4wonline.com/nxt-news/nxt-uk-returning-new-episodes-starting-next-month-318226

Gosh, I bet Tommy will be excited to finally have something new to review, although I’m pretty sure he’s the only one watching the show at this point anyway.

Mauro Ranallo was in Canada with family and missed Takeover

https://www.f4wonline.com/nxt-news/corey-graves-calling-nxt-takeover-xxx-mauro-ranallo-update-318191

Actually Corey Graves did a pretty decent job I thought.

Vince McMahon jumped off the platform to show Gronk how it was done

I mean, if Vince McMahon told you to jump off a bridge…

And hey, if you haven’t seen this yet…

Daily News Update – August 22, 2020

CANUCKS WIN!  CANUCKS WIN!  Sucks that they’re the last Canadian team standing already, but I’ll take it.

Today is a damn busy day.  I’m gonna attempt both Dynamite and Takeover tonight, but I may need to delay one.  Tomorrow is of course Summerslam and after watching Smackdown, I dunno if I can take 4 hours of that LED nonsense without having a seizure.

Talking Smack returns today as well

https://www.f4wonline.com/wwe-news/wwe-talking-smack-returning-saturday-new-co-hosts-318066

If it’s not Renee, what are we even doing here?

Sonya Deville’s alleged abductor denied $2 million bail

https://www.f4wonline.com/wwe-news/alleged-abductor-denied-2-million-bail-sonya-deville-case-318051

Daily News Update – August 21, 2020

Ugh, I just couldn’t with NXT last night.  I don’t know, the Velveteen Dream thing is kind of rubbing me the wrong way and I haven’t been feeling the last couple of episodes I’ve reviewed, so I did the Saturday Morning Showdown instead.  We’ll give it another shot next week.

I’m definitely gonna try Smackdown tonight though.

To the news!  This is written before Tommy normally sends me the headlines, so it’s just good ol’ Dave Meltzer providing them this time.

NXT Ratings Go Up With No AEW Competition

https://www.f4wonline.com/nxt-news/wwe-nxt-ratings-no-aew-dynamite-competition-318016

I know, don’t burn yourself on that scorching hot news.

NXT To Move To Tuesday For NHL Playoff Game in September

https://www.f4wonline.com/nxt-news/nxt-move-september-2nd-show-due-nhl-playoffs-317991

Balor v. Thatcher Added to Takeover XXX

https://www.f4wonline.com/nxt-news/wwe-adds-finn-balor-vs-timothy-thatcher-nxt-takeover-xxx-317986

Well that’s, uh, certainly a match.

I dunno, is anyone, like, super-excited for Takeover tomorrow?  I’m sure it’ll be good, but stuff like Io Shirai v. Dakota Kai sticks out like a sore thumb there.

Daily News Update – August 20, 2020

OK, Canucks one win away from eliminating the defending champs.  This is going well!

WWE Confirms 2020 Draft

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/wwe-confirms-2020-draft/

Coronavirus Canceled Surprising Push

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/coronavirus-canceled-push-current-wwe-star/

CM Punk Possibly Not Done With MMA

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/cm-punk-possibly-not-done-mixed-martial-arts/