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News – I’m Oli Davis.
We’ve got a packed show for you today, including
Goldberg in a physical altercation with another
WWE star, Chris Benoit’s son potentially
going to AEW, and Raw and SmackDown getting
brand new sets!
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below to jump to any of those stories right
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comments down below: What do you want to see
from WWE’s Raw and SmackDown redesigns?
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OUTTA NOWHERE… just talking about the fisting,
and the fist just, just breaking through that
…congratulations Miz and Maryse, who just
successfully reproduced to create a new human
child over the weekend, science.
And because it’s 2019, Maryse announced
the news on The Gram – posting a picture of
a tiny foot in Maryse, Miz and their other
daughter Monroe Sky’s hands, with the caption:
We’ve got the whole world in our hands!!!…
Bray Wyatt gimmick infringement
…Welcome, Madison Jade Mizanin Born 09/20/2019
8:02am, [and weighing in at] 7lbs 15ounces
It’s amazing news for the couple, as it
doesn’t just mean a safe and healthy birth…
it also means new storyline for Miz & Mrs
on the USA Network from 8pm Eastern.
The wrestling world sent their well wishes
to the now slightly larger Miz family wrestling
faction, with Chelsea Green posting “congratulations”,
Renee Young liking the post, and Peyton Royce
saying “so happy for you guys! HEARTS IN
EYES EMOJI AUSTRALIAN ACCENT”.
But one person wasn’t so pleased. Boo boo
boo. With Miz’s real life BFF Zack Ryder
commenting: “Wow. Nice to learn that one
of my best friends had a baby by reading Instagram
that she was born 2 days ago!!!”
You suck, 2019.
And that’s not the only congratulations
in order, as the winner of PWG’s Battle
of Los Angeles 2019 has been crowned.
Battle of Los Angeles, or BOLA as it’s often
abbreviated to, is one of the most prestigious
independent wrestling tournaments in the world,
running annually since 2005, and having winners
such as Kenny Omega, Adam Cole and Ricochet
years before they break through on a global
stage. It’s no King of the Ring, of course,
but it’s still one of the best predictors
of future wrestling stardom on the indy scene.
And last night we got our 2019 winner, so
if you don’t want to know, skip ahead to
the timestamp onscreen now, because we’re
entering the Spoiler Room Brawl in 3… 2…
CM Punk returned and beat Stone Cold Steve
Austin in a TLC match for ownership of New
Japan. Just kidding, 1…
Congratulations to Bandido, who defeated David
Starr and Jonathan Gresham in the three-way
final. Bandido was one of the most sought
after wrestlers in the world following his
main event at All In last September, and is
currently signed with Ring of Honor after
they outbid both AEW and WWE. His contract
is up at the end of this year though, so expect
another bidding war to start soon as AEW vs
I wonder how else WWE could compete with AEW?
FIST THROUGH THE STAGE SEGWAY!
Both Raw and SmackDown, along with almost
every WWE pay-per-view, have all had pretty
much the same set since 2008, when the company
switched to HD broadcasting and they bought
a really expensive giant LED screen. Before
then, WWE would freshen up the looks of Raw
and SmackDown every 3-4 years. It’s gotten
But with SmackDown moving to Fox, and new
competition in AEW, it seems WWE is finally
going to change up their TV look, with the
very reliable WrestleVotes tweeting:
“This coming week of TV is the final week
with the current entrance stage. Both RAW
& SmackDown are getting an updated, fresh
And then confirming both Raw and SmackDown
would have different sets, rather than both
sharing the same stage again.
If correct, this report means both WWE’s
main roster brands will debut their new sets
on the week SmackDown moves to Fox, and, just
as crucially, when AEW debuts on TNT. And
with Roman Reigns rumoured to be one of the
featured Friday night stars following the
Draft, perhaps updating SmackDown’s old
fist design would make more sense with his
Superman Punch, just fisting it’s way through
And it’s not just the sets that will change,
with the Draft freshening up the Raw and SmackDown
wrestling rosters, which will also reportedly
include the announce teams, with Michael Cole
and Corey Graves moving to Friday nights,
and 205 Live’s duo of Vic Joseph and newcomer
Dio Maddin getting called up to Raw.
This will mark the welcome return of two-man
booths – ‘man’ being the operative word
there, as Renee Young will find herself the
odd person out. Young will reportedly instead
be used on WWE’s new studio show for FS1,
as the Fox Network are very high on her. And
now The Big Lead has a few more details.
The current working title of the show is WWE
Backstage, but the company has also filed
trademarks for WWE After The Bell and WWE
The Bump, and it’ll see Young present alongside
a yet-to-be-decided co-host. The article notes:
“Several names are being discussed including,
but not limited to, Booker T, Edge, Christian,
We’re all rooting for you COACHMAN!
Finally, the report reveals the show will
debut on Tuesday 5th November, a month after
SmackDown moves to Fox.
And you really know it’s all hands on WWE
deck, when Brock Lesnar shows up to work.
After his shock return in the opening segment
of last week’s SmackDown, where he challenged
Kofi Kingston to a WWE Championship match
on Friday 4th October – the premiere of the
show on Fox – Lesnar is now being advertised
for several more WWE dates.
Brock will be at the 30th September Raw in
Phoenix, Arizona, likely to shoot a go-home
angle for his championship match that Friday.
And after his title match, and let’s be
honest, title win on Friday 4th, he’ll appear
on the following SmackDown’s Draft episode
in Las Vegas, the October 25th episode of
SmackDown two weeks after that in Kansas City,
and then the November 15th episode three weeks
after that in Philadelphia, which is the week
before Survivor Series.
Yay, we’re going to have Brock as a mostly
absent champion again. I’ve been so bored
seeing the WWE title on TV every week…
But how will AEW compete?
By booking Chris Benoit’s son, potentially.
Chris Benoit was one of the greatest ever
in-ring wrestlers, but his legacy was unforgivably
tarnished when he murdered both his wife and
son in June, 2007, before hanging himself.
The Benoit name was all but erased from WWE
in the decade since, with him being edited
out of key moments in their history. In recent
years, this policy has been relaxed, although
Benoit remains a banned reference in the company’s
Benoit’s son David from his previous marriage,
however, has followed his father’s footsteps
into professional wrestling, and has spoken
about his desire to join AEW in an interview
with the Pro and Bro Podcast with Fred Rosser:
“I love AEW. That’s a good time, good,
quality product, some good wrestling. I went
to their first show, ‘Double or Nothing…’
I want to go to AEW one-hundred percent. I
love AEW, I love what they do for the boys,
take care of them.”
Benoit even said how he’s training with
a few of the AEW roster right now, and how
close he is with their current World Champion
Chris Jericho, who had many classic matches
with his father.
Bill Goldberg was also rumoured to go to AEW
earlier this year, when he became one of the
few wrestlers to be followed by one of promotion’s
official Twitter accounts, and then to follow
back, even being namedropped in the original
All Elite Wrestling story by SEScoops, months
before the promotion was officially unveiled.
He, of course, returned to WWE earlier this
year instead, for one bad match against the
Undertaker in Super Arabia, and one significantly
more fun match at SummerSlam against Dolph
That match was only set up six days before
the event, though, so Bill’s presumably
doing all the feud’s groundwork now to make
up for it.
On Friday night, Goldberg posted this video
of him having a physical altercation in a
Las Vegas restaurant…
It shouldn’t have been me!
The two men pulling Goldberg and Ziggler apart
were MMA fighters Eryk Anders and Roy Nelson…
not Aleister Black like I’d originally thought…
as Goldberg references in his video caption:
“what happens in Vegas obviously doesn’t
stay in Vegas! 😡 “
Dude… you shared the clip.
“My usual stop at @Andiamo’s Italian Steakhouse
to see Bellator fighter Roy Nelson came with
an unexpected surprise. Looks like @Dolph
Ziggler and I still don’t see eye to eye!
Fortunately for him I wasn’t still hungry!
AND UFC fighter Eryk Anders was there to help
him get away!!! #spear #jackhammer #whosnext
hashtag a bunch of assorted companies selling
workout drinks and muscle cars seems to be
What makes this all even more bizarre, is
this appears to have happened at the birthday
party of Kendra Lust – who I’m told is an
adult actress, but I wouldn’t know anything
about those things.
Lust was apparently celebrating with Ziggler
at her table, along with other WWE wrestle,
and Dolph’s ex girlfriend, Dana Brooke.
Obviously this seems like a worky McWorkface
– the technical term for a staged altercation
to set up a wrestling storyline. But, if that
were the case, you’d expect WWE to feature
it heavily on their own social media. And
they certainly wouldn’t have allowed the
rather coarse language in Dolph’s follow-up
“dips*** took a break from ruining wrestling
to ruin my night off. I’m not interested.
get a hobby or go fishing or something. Maybe
you can do that without getting hurt. no other
warning or comments on this, from me. Thanks”
And it wouldn’t be a Goldberg story in 2019
without NXT wrestler and former UFC fighter
Matt Riddle getting in his own shot on social
media, who tweeted in reply to the video:
“Why didn’t you try this with me 😢 I
would have had an even better story for watch
Matt is referring to Goldberg confronting
him backstage at SummerSlam over Riddle’s
comments calling him an unsafe worker and
not a good professional wrestler during Goldberg’s
Undertaker match at Super Showdown.
While the default assumption should be worky
mcworkface because… professional wrestling
– it is odd that Ziggler and Goldberg would
start building a rematch between the two,
when the first one wasn’t just one decisive
2 minute squash match at SummerSlam, but actually
three, as Goldberg laid Ziggler out multiple
times in a row.
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