Hello one and all, and welcome to your weekly wrestling news catch up article. As always I, “Smart” Mark Blake, will find the biggest, strangest, and most interesting stories of the week, round them up, and let you chow down on them like a wrestling smorgasbord! So sit back, put your feet up and get involved with Week In Review!
Lynch v Rousey Set For WrestleMania?
She has a broken face, a concussion, and lost her headline match at this weekend’s Survivor Series, but don’t count “The Man” out just yet according to Dave Meltzer.
The broken face is, in fact, a broken nose, which is great news as a broken face (or orbital bone as many in the industry first feared) means months out of action. A nose is just a few weeks (huh “just” a few weeks).
If you’ve seen the video that WWE recently put on their YouTube page about the day Becky told the world that she was unable to compete at Survivor Series, you’ll know just how much that match against Ronda means to her…..
But it could be a blessing in disguise as Dave remarked that the “The Man” against The Rowdy One could now take place at next year’s WrestleMania as either the co or the actual main event itself.
With Charlotte now facing Ronda at Survivor Series and not at Mania as was originally planned, and with Becky being on fire in the few weeks of build-up to their match, Vince wants to put Becky v Ronda on the biggest stage possible.
And in my personal opinion, if it comes to pass, it’s thoroughly deserved!
Indie Up And Comer Suffers Terrible Injury
Indie sensation Marko Stunt wrestled at Joey Janela’s LA Confidential show this past week and suffered a brutally broken shin at the hands of Eli Everfly and a Canadian Destroyer spot. Check the video below to see the spot and injury, but be warned, it’s not for the faint-hearted –
— Daniel DeMarco (@DDeMarco_) November 17, 2018
Janela spoke to Stunt after the show and said he’ll be alright but he did indeed break his shin.
Marko just Hurt his leg I just talked to him on the phone, he’s hurt but will be alright! #JJLAC
— Bad Boy Joey Janela (@JANELABABY) November 17, 2018
Now I know a lot of you don’t know much about Marko, but until this injury in my eyes, he was on for a breakout year next year. After seeing him at the All In event and in MLW (covered here at Pro Wrestling Post by our very own Brandi) I am convinced he is a star in the making. Hopefully, he’ll come back stronger from this.
Thank you to everyone who has reached out to check on me, or wished me a speedy recovery! Unfortunately I did suffer a bad break in my leg tonight. I have to have surgery in a few hours, and will keep everyone updated
— Mr. Fun Size (@realmarkostunt) November 17, 2018
Good luck Marko!
Two Possible January NXT Signings?
Trevor Lee, a former three-time X Division and TNA Tag Champion recently gave notice to Impact Wrestling. Officially his contract with the company expires on December 31 but as Impact doesn’t have any more TV tapings for the rest of this year, his last matches for the company took place at the tapings earlier this week in Las Vegas.
There have been rumors abound that WWE is interested in Lee and would like to add him to their NXT brand, and with WWE expected to announce new signings in their January intake, could he be on NXT TV in the New Year with former Impact alumni EC3?
Along with Lee, Shane Strickland could also be headed to NXT in the New Year. It was widely reported in the summer that WWE was very high on Shane and would have liked to bring him in then but he decided to honor his commitments.
His time with MLW could be coming to an end as his last scheduled appearance for the company will be at their Miami TV tapings on December 13/14, and his time working for EVOLVE seems to be winding down too after losing the EVOLVE championship to Fabian Aichner (contracted NXT talent) and then losing to Kassius Ohno (another contracted NXT talent) all in the space of a few weeks.
If these rumors are to be believed, then the January NXT intake could be stacked!
WWE Starrcade Will Air On WWE Network….But Not Live
A few weeks ago I noted that it was very likely that the WWE would be filming the bigger house shows they run for viewing on the WWE Network, and it seems that Starrcade will be the first.
WWE Network themselves are advertising a one hour “WWE Starrcade 2018 Special” on Sunday, November 25, a full one day after the event.
The description and advertised card are below –
WWE Starrcade 2018 Special: Catch all your favorite Superstars competing at WWE Starrcade, a special event where both the Raw and SmackDown brands collide!
INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION – SETH ROLLINS vs DEAN AMBROSE for the INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP in A STREET FIGHT
BRAUN STROWMAN vs BARON CORBIN
AJ STYLES vs SAMOA JOE in a STEEL CAGE MATCH
UNITED STATES CHAMPION – SHINSUKE NAKAMURA vs REY MYSTERIO for the UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP
FINN BALOR vs DREW MCINTYRE
THE MIZ vs RUSEV w/LANA
SPECIAL CONCERT – ELIAS w/WWE HALL of FAMER NATURE BOY RIC FLAIR
PLUS, CHARLOTTE FLAIR, ALEXA BLISS, DOLPH ZIGGLER & MANY MORE LIVE!!!!
Randy Orton: Grammar Nazi
Just something that tickled me here….
Ken Shamrock posted on Twitter that he will be venturing back inside the squared circle once again (no I’m not kidding) when he takes on Gabriel Wolfe at Battle Championship Wrestling on November 30 in Australia.
— KEN SHAMROCK (@ShamrockKen) November 16, 2018
I am.putting the wrestling world on notice I am coming back YOU (CANNOT STOP ME UNTIL I HAVE THE HVW BEALT ) pic.twitter.com/McSvHaEu3F
— KEN SHAMROCK (@ShamrockKen) November 16, 2018
Up steps the Viper to help out old Ken with some grammar, and in the process made me pop. And Randy has NEVER done that to me before! Bravo Randy!
I’m not. the best w punctuation on Twitter but god (damn Ken) when I get the BEALT BACK YOU CAN BE FORST IN LINE https://t.co/BeGQ7cPG7w
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) November 17, 2018
And that folks, brings an end to another Week In Review. As always it’s been emotional but you can bet your bottom dollar that I’ll be back….RIGHT HERE….next week for more news from this crazy world of pro wrestling that we love. Feel free to leave a comment below or hit me and Pro Wrestling Post ourselves at our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We always answer all the questions!
So until then…