Below are the top Pro-Wrestling news stories of the day:
• WCW Veteran Says Adam Cole Should Turn Babyface In AEW
Old School WCW Veteran Disco Inferno appeared on an episode of Konnan’s ‘Keepin It 100’ podcast, where he stated that former NXT Champion Adam Cole should turn babyface in All Elite Wrestling and feud with Bryan Danielson (fka WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan), who recently turned Heel.
Here’s what the former WCW World Tag Team Champion had to say:
“I believe Adam Cole would be a good babyface against the heel Bryan Danielson. That is a solid program. I do not think they have ever had a program, have they?”
Independent Wrestling Veteran Adam Cole eventually made it to WWE in August 2017 and he wrestled exclusively for their developmental brand NXT until his contract ran out in August 2021.
Cole the joined Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling in September.
Cole & Bryan had a match on the WWE main roster in 2019, on the road to the Survivor Series 2019 PPV. Cole defeated Bryan in that match on SmackDown.
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• Mick Foley Has Raised Over $22,000 To Help TNA Veteran
Old School WWF Legend Mick Foley took to Twitter to let everyone know that the recent Highspots fundraising event raised more than $22,000 to help TNA Veteran Jimmy Rave pay his medical bills, because he didn’t have health insurance.
Here’s what the former WWF Champion said:
“Hey everybody, it’s The Hardcore Legend Mick Foley along with Michael, the Highspots impresario, and we’re just so grateful to everyone who contributed to our auction and signing tonight. We raised over $22,000 to help Jimmy Rave out for his medical bills and living expenses.
My heart is really full. I’m just so happy right now and thank you to all of you, who helped make it come true. Thank you. Have a nice day!”
Thanking EVERYONE who participated in tonight’s @Highspots signing and auction. We raised over $22,000 to help @TheJimmyRave with his medical bills – and showed what a difference the wrestling community can make!🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/5fb29IL2Uv
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) November 29, 2021
Jimmy Rave wrestled for Total Nonstop Action! (TNA, now known as iMPACT Wrestling) from 2007 until 2009 and again in 2011.
Most fans probably remember him as one half of the Tag Team ‘The Rock n Rave Infection’ with fellow TNA Veteran Lance Hoyt, who is now known as AEW Superstar Lance Archer.
• Change Coming To A Title In NXT 2.0?
This Sunday at the NXT WarGames 2021 event, Roderick Strong will defend the NXT Cruiserweight Championship against Joe Gacy.
As part of his ‘woke’ gimmick, Gacy said in a promo that he doesn’t like the idea of the Cruiserweight Title (for male wrestlers who weight less than 205 lbs), as it doesn’t promote inclusivity.
According to the Wrestling Observer, there have been talks of making a change to the NXT Cruiserweight Title, if WWE Officials go ahead with the idea of booking Gacy to defeat Strong this Sunday night.
However, there’s concern that making a change to this Title and making it an openweight title will mean NXT 2.0 will have two similar mid-card titles – this and the NXT North American Title.
We’ll keep you updated regarding this situation.
Below is the match-card for NXT WarGames 2021:
– Men’s War Games Match: Team Black & Gold (NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Pete Dunne and LA Knight) vs. Team 2.0 (Bron Breakker, NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes, Grayson Waller and Tony D’Angelo)
– Women’s War Games Match: Team Raquel (Raquel González, Io Shirai, Kay Lee Ray and Cora Jade) vs. Team Dakota (Dakota Kai and Toxic Attraction (NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose and NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne))
– NXT Cruiserweight Championship Match: Roderick Strong (c) vs. Joe Gacy (with Harland)
– NXT Tag Team Championship Match: Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner) (c) vs. Kyle O’Reilly & Von Wagner
– Hair vs. Hair Match: Cameron Grimes vs. Duke Hudson
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• WWE Hall Of Famer Is Leaving NXT 2.0
WWE Hall Of Famer Beth Phoenix, who has been working as a Commentator on the NXT / NXT 2.0 brand for over 3 years, is leaving the brand.
She revealed that she wants to spend more time with her family and this is why she made this decision.
This Sunday’s NXT WarGames event will be her final NXT event of her current run.
Below is what she wrote:
“Ahead of WarGames, I wanted to share that this Sunday will be my final night in NXT. While I will remain a part of WWE, I have made the choice to step away from the weekly broadcast booth to spend more time with my family.
This was not an easy decision, as I have loved my three plus years and 135 episodes with NXT and am incredibly proud of the brand. I will forever be grateful to Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett, Nigel McGuinness, Tom Phillips, Mauro Ranallo, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Michael Cole, and my entire NXT family both in and out of the ring for the amazing opportunity.
NXT will always be a part of me and Auntie Betty will always be a part of NXT. Leave the porch light on for me!”
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• The Rock Reveals His Mount Rushmore Of Professional Wrestling
Old School WWF Legend The Rock, who is now the #1 actor in Hollywood, recently took to Twitter and revealed his own Mount Rushmore of Professional Wrestling.
Here’s what The Rock tweeted:
“Always one of my fav pro wrestling questions
* 4th spot is a three way tie *
Dusty & myself are the back of Mt Rushmore droppin’ devastating elbows baby”
Always one of my fav pro wrestling questions ⛰⭐️
* 4th spot is a three way tie *
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 1, 2021
As we reported yesterday, The Undertaker has actually changed his own Mt. Rushmore after he provided a different version last year (tap here to read).
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• “Are we under attack here?” – WWF Referee On Horrifying Moment During Tribute To The Troops In Iraq
Old School WWF Referee Jimmy Korderas was recently interviewed by WrestlingInc, where he talked about a horrifying moment he experienced during a Tribute To The Troops event in Iraq.
Here’s what he said:
“During the show, I got to referee the match between Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit, which was amazing. What we didn’t expect was as we are going to the commercial break spot, all of a sudden here come these planes flying overhead. That we didn’t know was going to happen.
So, I started to go, ‘oh my goodness, what’s going on here?’ Then I looked at Chris and Eddie and they were like, ‘what’s going on here?’ And we all kind of thought, ‘are we under attack here, are we in trouble?’.
Somebody from ringside had to get up and told me, ‘Listen, we are all good, we’re okay this was planned.’ Nice if you would have told us about it. Because all three of us in the ring are like, ‘are we under attack here? Should we duck under the ring?’
So we didn’t know about it. I guess they wanted the natural reaction. They got one anyway and they almost got more than they bargained for.”
WWE went to tape Tribute To The Troops in Iraq from 2003 until 2009, except for 2005 when they went to Afghanistan.
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• Original Plan For The Infamous Katie Vick Storyline
On a recent episode of his House of Hardcore podcast, Old School ECW Legend Tommy Dreamer revealed what was originally planned for the infamous Katie Vick Storyline.
This storyline is largely considered one of the worst storylines in WWE history, as it featured ‘The Game’ Triple H (being dressed as Kane) performing a sexual act on a (kayfabe) dead body.
Here’s what Dreamer said:
“The whole Katie Vick, narcolepsy (Necrophilia) angle, that all came about through Vince and the payoff of all that was going to be Sick Boy Scott Vick was going to wrestle Triple H at WrestleMania to avenge his sister, who was dead.
That all came about when Sick Boy Scott Vick had a dark match tryout and Vince just liked the name Scott Vick because they couldn’t call him Sick Boy. This horrible angle with Kane and Triple H was going to be the caveat to headlining WrestleMania with Scott Vick avenging his sister Katie Vick.
I remember Johnny (John Laurinaitis) having to tell Vince, ‘That’s great, but he’s not employed here.’ He was on a tryout. People have gotten hired on a lot weirder things but I think after that, it was just, ‘Oh,’ and we lost that amazing WrestleMania to avenge [Sick Boy’s] sister’s horrible degradation of her grave.
That’s sometimes how these crazy things happen in WWE.”
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• “You never admit you got your a$$ kicked, much less being horrified or terrified” – Ric Flair To Seth Rollins
During the latest episode of his podcast, 2-time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair discussed the recent attack on Seth Rollins by a fan.
Flair wasn’t happy with how Rollins said during an interview with TMZ that the attack was terrifying.
Here’s what The Nature Boy said:
“In all fairness, I could say a lot of cute things, but I’m not going to. Every time I say something, I have to involve other people and they have to endure the consequences, so I’m just going to say this. I’ve seen that happen, but I’ve never seen it where I recall the mark, the fan, clearly was getting the better of the individual.
My problem with Seth is if you’re a top guy in this business, and you know anything about the psychology of what the fans think and feel, which they really do, you never, ever, ever, get off an airplane in L.A. and say, ‘I was terrified.’ Terrified of what? Terrifying is being in an airplane crash.
You were terrified or horrified by a wrestling fan? Come on, man. What I would have done if I was Seth, which everybody should learn from this, is that even if the referees had him, I would have jumped back on him, even if I never got a shot at him. I know your answer is going to be, ‘Well, there’s lawsuits and all of that’. The WWE would have covered the lawsuit. Seth never would have got to him.
If you’re a heel, you never admit defeat. You just don’t do it. Do you think I’ve ever beat anybody? No, but in the minds of most people, I didn’t lose because I kept lying about it even though it was a work. You never admit you got your a$$ kicked, much less being horrified or terrified. Please.
You got to be tough to be in this business, period. Even today. These kids are tough. I’ll tell you right now and I can’t help but bring her in, Ashley (Charlotte Flair’s real name) can kick anybody’s a$$…second generation kids are taught to be tough. Roman Reigns, The Usos. I’m such fan of kids that had to really be tough and just survive in life.
If you’ve been a real athlete and really competed at a tough level you’re tough. You’re mentally tough, you’re physically tough and you’re honed and trained – if that same thing happened to Ashley hypothetically, I don’t know if the guy could have taken Ashley down. She’s tough, man.
You don’t think Tamina’s tough, or Nia Jax, or, Nattie Neidhart, are you kidding me? They came up in families where you had to be tough.”
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• Next Guest On Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions
Former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page will be the next guest on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions.
This episode will be available on the WWE Network / Peacock on December 19.
Below is the list of guests that have been interviewed on the Broken Skull Sessions so far:
– The Undertaker
– Big Show
– Bret Hart
– Ric Flair
– Mark Henry
– Jerry Lawler
– Kurt Angle
– The Undertaker (One More Round)
– Drew McIntyre
– Sasha Banks
– Randy Orton
– Chris Jericho
– The Godfather
– Mick Foley
– Kevin Nash
– Bobby Lashley
– Seth Rollins
– Jeff Hardy
– Diamond Dallas Page
John Cena was also interviewed on Broken Skull Sessions, but his interview was pulled for some reason. It will most likely be released in the future.
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• Condition Of Cody Rhodes’ Back After Fire Spot On AEW Dynamite (Photos)
In the main event of last night’s AEW Dynamite, Cody Rhodes defeated Andrade El Idolo in an Atlanta Street Fight.
In the final spot of the match, but Cody and Andrade went through a Table that was set on fire.
You can watch the ending moments of the match below:
You can check out the condition of Cody’s back in the photos below:
• WWF Veteran Comments On Sting’s Latest AEW Dynamite Match
On AEW Dynamite, the team of Sting & Darby Allin defeated Gunn Club (Billy Gunn & Colten Gunn).
This was Sting’s 5th match in All Elite Wrestling and he’s 5-0. You can watch clips from this match below:
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 2, 2021
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 2, 2021
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 2, 2021
WWF Veteran & current AEW wrestler Matt Hardy tweeted the following about Sting after this match:
“No one deserves this current run in pro wrestling more than Sting. Sting is the best. I have a great respect for him & I am grateful he gets to finish his career properly in AEW.”
On the other hand, Billy Gunn’s other son Austin Gunn (who wasn’t in the match) tweeted the following:
“Colten’s first loss…in the history of his wrestling career…was by Sting.
Not even mad about it cause me and Colten Gunn are still undefeated…
Oh WAIT…me and Billy Gunn are also undefeated.”
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