Below are some top WWE & AEW news stories of the day:
– In the opening match of the WWE Payback 2023 premium live event, Trish Stratus faced Becky Lynch in a Steel Cage Match and lost.
Trish lost despite interference from Zoey Stark. Trish wasn’t happy about this and slapped Zoey after the match, which led to Zoey laying out Trish with her finishing move: Z-360. This ended the Trish-Zoey partnership.
Stratus took some big bumps during this match at the age of 47, including a Suplex from the top of the cage.
She showed the aftermath of this match by posting the following photo:
Along with the photo, she wrote:
– At Payback, Rhea Ripley defeated Raquel Rodriguez to retain the Women’s World Championship.
NXT North American Champion Dominik Mysterio interfered in the match, which led to Raquel laying him out with a powerslam.
Rhea took advantage of the distraction and hit Raquel with the Riptide for the win.
Mami paid tribute to WWE Hall of Famer Chyna with her ring gear for this match. You can check it out below:
– AEW wrestler Andrade El Idolo tweeted the following about CM Punk getting fired from All Elite Wrestling:
“Thank you CM Punk. I hope we meet again but face to face in the ring. We have a pending match!”
I hope and we meet again but face to face in the ring.
We have a pending match! 👊🏼❌ pic.twitter.com/QsAYWc22qr
— “EL IDOLO” ANDRADE (@AndradeElIdolo) September 4, 2023
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