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 this week’s Week In Review!
The Elite Creating A Wrestling Promotion?
Some very interesting news (pretty handy as this is a news article) popped up on Reddit this past week…..
Quite a few new trademarks for an undisclosed wrestling promotion have been filed over the past month or so. Here’s some of them:
All Elite Wrestling
AEW All out
AEW Double Or Nothing
Interesting huh? Well, the developments don’t stop there. Apparently, the trademarks for all of the above are registered at the same address as the Jacksonville Jaguars stadium….
ALL ELITE WRESTLING, LLC
1 TIAA BANK FIELD DRIVE
JACKSONVILLE FL, 32202
The co-owner of the Jags is Tony Khan, who was apparently bankrolling a new wrestling promotion that had Chris Jericho and Jim Ross involved, but as you know, both men have denied this.
With both men now out of the picture, is this where The Elite step in? Cody himself has said that he’s “transitioning into a new role in the wrestling industry” as well as not working with Ring Of Honor next year too.
All very cloak and dagger, but if this results in All In becoming a new promotion, I’ll happily don my mysterious cloak and go along for the ride.
NXT UK Given First Takeover Event
At today’s (Nov 24) NXT UK TV tapings in Liverpool today, it was announced by Triple H himself that the brand will have their very first Takeover show on Saturday, January 12.
.@NXTUK returns to the place it began … the place we first TOOK OVER. #NXTUKTakeOver: Blackpool will stream LIVE from the Empress Ballroom on January 12, 2019 only on @WWENetwork. #WeAreNXTUK pic.twitter.com/xW4LFjZLiX
— Triple H (@TripleH) November 24, 2018
It is being called NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool and will be held at the Empress Ballroom, where the eagle-eyed among you will know is where the first UK Championship tournament took place a few years ago. It will also air LIVE on the WWE Network.
Here’s the press release from WWE.com:
NXT UK To Return To Blackpool For NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool This January
Prepare for the Superstars of NXT UK to light up the night with black and yellow in Blackpool, England when they return to where it all began for the brand this January,
As first announced by Triple H in a video that aired during NXT UK tapings in Liverpool Olympia today, NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool will take place in the Empress Ballroom on Saturday, Jan. 12, and stream live on the award winning WWE Network. NXT UK returns to the Empress Ballroom the following night on Sunday, Jan. 13, for another loaded night of thrilling action.
Tickets to NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool and the following night’s TV taping are available on bookingsdirect.com this Monday at 10am local time. Don’t miss your opportunity to see history made in the Empress Ballroom this January, when NXT UK returns to where it all began!
Marko Stunt Injury Update
I wrote about Marko Stunt last week and his terrible injury he suffered at Joey Janela’s LA Confidential event and I’ve had a lot of messages from you all asking about him, where to find him in action etc. So with that in mind, I thought I would update you all on his situation.
Last Sunday had successful surgery on his broken leg and his promising career is currently on hold while he recovers from this very untimely and nasty injury.
The surgery was a success! I’m now made of metal lol
— Mr. Fun Size (@realmarkostunt) November 19, 2018
PayPal me $2 and I’ll DM you this X-ray of my broken leg 😏🤙🏼
— Mr. Fun Size (@realmarkostunt) November 19, 2018
As you can see from the tweets below, a few of his famous wrestling friends have been to see him….
— Joey Ryan (@JoeyRyanOnline) November 18, 2018
Once again all of us here wish Marko the best in his recovery.
Another Big Name Indy Going To The Performance Centre In January?
Last week I wrote that Trevor Lee and Shane Strickland are heavily rumored to be headed to the WWE Performance Centre in the January intake early next year.
Well, you can now add another big name to that possible list as PWInsider have been quoted as saying that they’re very high on former Ring Of Honor and current NJPW/MLW star ACH.
If you’ve never seen ACH wrestle, check out his work in RoH (2012-2016), read fellow Pro Wrestling Post’s Brandi Wagner’s reviews of MLW Fusion where ACH currently performs, or check out this video from Inspire Pro – ACH v MJF in a battle for the Pure Prestige Championship (and who has the best acronym)
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 up at our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We always answer all questions!
So until then…