From Kayfaybe News
A poster for an upcoming pay-per-view grappling exhibition by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has leaked online, revealing that the main event will see Bray Wyatt square off with his peculiar frenemy, The Fiend.
The match proves that Wyatt and The Fiend are not, in fact, the same person. Kayfabe News erroneously reported earlier this week that, according to several once-trustworthy sources, Wyatt and The Fiend are one and the same. We realize now, due to the upcoming Hell in a Cell bout, that the article’s assertions were incorrect.
Kayfabe News holds itself to the highest standards of accuracy in journalism. We have fired the writer responsible for the incorrect article, and thoroughly doxxed him so he will never work in journalism again.
Pundits are struggling to predict a winner in the Wyatt-Fiend showdown, given that the men have nearly identical physiques, and even share a finishing maneuver, the kissy-rollover-neckbreaker thingy, the name of which has slipped our mind.
According to one backstage source, the match will be officiated by a special guest referee, former NXT talent Husky Harris.
From Kayfaybe News
It has been confirmed by several anonymous backstage sources that WWE sports-entertainers Bray Wyatt (the happy-go-lucky host of Firefly Fun House) and the masked psychopath known as The Fiend are — wait for it — actually the same person
We took a careful look at the evidence, and it seems to add up:
Wyatt and The Fiend have similar physiques and tattoos
Wyatt and The Fiend are never seen in the same place at the same time
Wyatt drives a 2011 baby-blue Toyota Corolla, and the Fiend was seen at a Tennessee Taco Bell drive-through last night driving a car described by local teens as “very similar.”
Although the men have starkly different personalities — Wyatt is a kid-friendly TV show host, and The Fiend is a phantasmagoric hellspawn who haunts your nightmares — they both seem to exhibit characteristic consistent with psychopathy and delusion
If you listened carefully to commentator Michael Cole on Raw last night, you might have heard him scream “The Fiend Bray Wyatt” approximately 17 times in a row while The Fiend attacked Kane.
Is the above conclusive evidence that Wyatt and The Fiend are one and the same? No, not conclusive in a way that would stand up in a court of law in America’s tragically flawed judicial system.
But Kayfabe News will go out on a limb, here, and say the evidence overwhelmingly suggests that Wyatt is The Fiend.
Have you been hearing about the new wrestling promotion AEW but don't know much about it? To help you get up to speed Kayfaybe News has assembled this handy primer on all things AEW. Armed with this information, you can smark-out to your heart’s content in online wrestling forums with other guys (and possibly up to one female) who love hating wrestling.
What does AEW stand for?
All Extreme Wrestling. The promotion was originally called All Eastern Wrestling, back when it was run by Tod Gordon, but changed to Extreme Championship Wrestling in the 1990s and 2000s (with its pinnacle coming in 2009, when Mark Henry became ECW Champion after defeating Kane and The Big Show). Former ECW promoter Paul E. Dangerously (nee Heyman) sold ECW to Cody Rhodes, who briefly changed the name to Extreme Eastern Wrestling (EEW), and then to AEW.
How do you pronounce AEW?
Who owns AEW?
Tony Khan, who is better known by his in-ring alter-ego, Killer Khan, a Mongolian monster who spewed green mist in the face of enemies. During his WWF heyday, Khan feuded with Hulk Hogan and, even more notably, Outback Jack. Khan is now preposterously wealthy, and is also a co-owner of the Jacksonville Pussycats, an XFL football team.
Who runs AEW?
AEW is run by a group of popular professional wrestlers who built their reputations in WWE, on the independent scene, in Japan, and on social media platforms including MySpace and TOUT. They include:
Cody Rhodes, best known as the nephew of Fred “Shockmaster” Ottman and older brother of Dustin “Black Reign” Runnels, is Executive Vice President of the Fifth Dimension
The Young Bucks, Matt and Tito Jackson (who rose to fame as part of a family Motown group with brothers Marlon, Jermaine, and Michael), are the Executive Vice-Presidents of Superkickery.
Kenneth O’Megha, an Irish-Canadian best known for having wrestled Asuka when she was just nine years old,
Brandi Rhodes (no relation to Cody or Dustin), Deputy Regional Manager of Community Outreach Initiatives, Northwest Division
Who performs for AEW?
The AEW roster is growing quickly and subject to change, but some of its biggest stars include:
Hangman Adam Bomb
“Baby Boy” Joey Janela
Frankie “The Mobster” Kazarian
Pac (formerly X-Pac)
2 Cold Scorpio Sky
Rey Pentagon Jr.
Ron Moxley (formerly “Seth Rollins” of WWE)
Is AEW real, or is it scripted like WWE?
AEW fights are 100 percent real, and are banned in 42 states due to the extreme brutality.
What events has AEW held?
The first AEW event, Allin (named after legendary wrestler Bad News Allin) was held at a 90,000-seat arena in Chicago, and tickets sold out in a record 31.7 nanoseconds. The second event, Double Trouble, was the most-watched television event since the infamous OJ Simpson low-speed-chase through Los Angeles in a white Ford Bronco. The most recent event, Fyter Fest, was billed as a “luxury wrestling festival on a private island” featuring Ja Rule, but turned out to be a barren hellscape of disaster relief tents and hastily assembled cheese sandwiches.
Are AEW and WWE rivals?
No. Behind the scenes, WWE honcho Vince McMahon controls AEW, as well as Impact Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Wall Street, the American judiciary system, the Illuminati, NASA, the White House, the United Nations, climate change, and 82.7 percent of the known universe.
Bada Boom The Realest Guys in the Room may be returning to WWE
WWE officials have been in talks with the former tag team about a surprise return to be top stars on the black & yellow brand, according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
There's no word yet on if Enzo and Cass have accepted the offer, but they have been in talks. Obvious speculation would have them return on the September 18 NXT USA Network premiere, but the Observer speculated that Vince McMahon could save them for week three, which is head-to-head with the AEW TNT premiere on October 2.
From Kayfaybe News
Fans of professional wrestling are abuzz today amid the announcement today that reigning and “defending” WWE Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar, has signed a multi-year contract with burgeoning independent promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
Even more surprising is that, according to leaked contract information, Lesnar will become the newest member of the Young Bucks alongside Matt Jackson, replacing Nick Jackson, who has been signed to WWE to form “The New New Rockers” with partner No Way Jose.
Lesnar’s advocate and life partner, Paul Eduardo Heyman, told a press conference today that Lesnar is “looking forward to the change of pace” in AEW, where he will be competing at four major events a year, as opposed to his current WWE rate of zero.
Lesnar is arguably the most accomplished signee with the upstart independent federation, aside from Joey Janela, “Hangman” Adam Page, and Brandi Rhodes.
It is unclear whether Lesnar will bring his WWE Universal Championship belt with him when he debuts for AEW, mainly because he accidentally left it at a Jimmy Johns restaurant several weeks ago.
Jessicka Havok made her long awaited return to television on Impact wrestling last week and has already put the woman's division on notice.
A little spoiler is that she will be competing in the first ever Fatal 4-Way Monster’s Ball match at Slammiversary on July 7 against Taya Valkyrie, Su Yung and Rosemary.
These matches are always violent, feature great spots, and for us fans a lot of fun to watch. Havok will be a fantastic addition as she brings a tremendous amount of work ethic and ability to the bout
Former WWE Champion Alberto El Patron (Alberto Del Rio) is heading a new promotion called Nacion Lucha Libre.
The new promotion will launch on Thursday, July 11 with a show at Sala de Armas in Mexico City, Mexico. That event and future NLL events will air on Saturdays from 10:30pm CST until midnight on the ImageTV network, according to Lucha Central. The first show will air on Saturday, July 13, two days after it tapes in Mexico City.
The line up, listed below features a fantastic line up of great workers
Team Mexico (Alberto El Patron, Dr. Wagner Jr., El Hijo del Fantasma) vs. Team Puerto Rico (MVP, El Mesias, Apolo)
* Rey Fenix and Pentagon Jr. vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.and Mecha Wolf 450
* Damian 666 vs. El Solar vs. Negro Navarro vs. El Canek
* Fresero Jr. and Mr. Iguana vs. Bestia 666 and Black Taurus vs. The Laredo Kid and The Tiger
* Flamita and Daga vs. Rey Horus and Puma King
* Sexy Star, Lady Flammer, Reina Oscura vs. Thunder Rosa, Cristy Jaynes, Stephanie Vaquer
"The thrill of entertaining" Duke Cornell's response when asked why he puts his body through hell traveling from City to City to wrestle.
Tomorrow night in Omaha Nebraska a crowd of wrestling fans will pack the Side Room in The Ralston Arena to witness the Anniversary show Of Magnum Pro Wrestling, a local company who draws good crowds and has been around over 7 years. There main event will feature local stars TJ Benson, Jayden Drago, JC Slater, and Heavyweight Title Holder Duke Cornell in a 4 way dance for the championship.
Cornell is the champ, put he plays The heel, or bad guy if you will in the match. Once a baby face (good guy) Duke was part of Guns and Beer a popular stable of midwest wrestlers. But Duke decided to turn his back on the fans an Aline himself with the heel faction of NOW This Is Wrestling. He jumped JC Slater and stoled his title. Not content with just doing that he also stole not only Slater's girlfriend but the engagement ring he planned on giving her as well.
Not all snakes crawl is Dukes motto, it's even on his merchandise which my son wears to the shows with pride. Now why would a small child root for such an evil rule-breaker? Well it's because I told him a little more about Duke then he likes to let on.
Duke has been wrestling for close to 9 years. He's a family man with a wife and children. On the weekends he leaves his 9-5 job and travels across the Midwest area. He works shows in IL, SD, MN, all over. He's talented enough to go between being a good guy or bad guy depending on the company, and at the end of the weekend he comes back to Nebraska and heads back to his day job only to do it again the next week.
This is the life of the average Indy worker, but Duke is above average. I met him in Twitter where I plug my various articles and videos and we hit it off. He did an interview for my site to protmote an upcoming Magnum show, that went over very well. Very soft spoken and approachable he's very different from his character. And it's because of the difference I chose to write about him.
Every other day we hear about John Cena meeting a make a wish kid, which is great. Sadly no one covered here locally what Duke recently did. So I decided to change that.
One of Dukes trademarks is his long black hair. So when I saw he chopped it all off I asked why. He said he cut it off to donate it to be used for wigs for sick children who have lost there hair. He didn't brag about it, he didn't promote it, he just did it to be a good man.
So now with short hair the man who wears a gimmick eye patch will continue to drive from town to town away from his family on the weekends. I asked him why he chooses to do it, and he replied "Too much desire to succeed."
This Saturday night my family will be part of the crowd cheering on the Magnum Pro Wrestlers, and even though Duke will be one of the most hated men in the building he will still manage to sneak in a hand slap to my son and entertain the crowd. And mostly likely he will do it somewhere else the next day.
By the way if your ever in Omaha Nebraska be sure to go to Ted and Wally's Ice Cream, they have a flavor named after Duke Cornell.
It's time again for another wrestling like it was a movie review we I forgo the stupid match by match star ratings people have grown accustomed to. Today's review is from my favorite company AAW based out if IL. Know for High-Flying and Hard hitting action AAW is know for no count outs, no dq's, just wrestling. Today's show is currently stream on Highspots Network, it's Hell Hath No Fury from 11/4/17
The card is as follows
1. AAW Heritage Championship #1 Contender Match: AR Fox vs. Austin Theory vs. Curt Stallion vs. Myron Reed vs. Stephen Wolf vs. Zema Ion
2. Chuck Taylor & Colt Cabana vs. The Hooligans
3. AAW Womens' Championship Tournament First Round: Delilah Doom vs. Veda Scott
4. AAW Womens' Championship Tournament First Round: Kylie Rae vs. Su Yung
5. Michael Elgin vs. Shane Strickland
6. Fans Bring The Weapons: Connor Braxton vs. Paco
7. Eddie Kingston vs. Trevor Lee
8. AAW Tag Team Championship: The Besties in the World vs. Scarlet & Graves(c)
9. David Starr & Jeff Cobb vs. OI4K
10. AAW Heavyweight Championship: Josh Alexander vs. Rey Fenix(c)
It's now time to sit down for an explosive night of action, the crowd is already fired up as they always are and we are set for the opening match a 6 pack challenge which basically a 6 way match. A great way to start the show with every high spot in the book being hit in the opening minuets. DJZ, who I've had the privilege of seeing live stole the show and got the win earning himself a title shot against Penta El 0M
Now that the insane opener is done it's time for some good comedy action as The Hooligans battle Colt Cabana and Chuck Taylor it what was a laugh riot. The Hooligans played the fools and they ended up getting outwitted by Colt Cabana after a fun series of exchanges in the end as Cabana and Taylor went over.
Veda Scott and Delilah Doom were next in the opening round of the women's title tournament. Good mic work to play to the crowd in but a fairly slow match with lots of holds and rest spots. Doom ended up making a big rally from behind in a fun fashion to get the pin and advance in what was unfortunately a slow point of the night.
The crowd was a little quieter but Kylie Rae vs Superman Yung changed that with a fantastic fast paced match. The crowd was into everything both lady's did and Rae got a huge pop when she scored the pinfall in this match.
Now things start to get hot again as Michael Elgin takes on Shane Strikland in one of the most competitive matches I have ever seen. Both men pull out every move they have in a 20min classic. Strickland was hitting everything he had but 2 Elgin Bombs sealed his fate as Big Mike pulls out a win. The crowd was absolutely insane during this match you could literally feel the energy coming from your tv.
Fans bring the weapons for the next encounter as PACO takes on Connor Braxton. These two battle it out with a guitar hero game set, pumpkins, a cheese grater, bats, and even plastic sliver wear. Connor, who I find beyond entertaining even got out his signature hover board to turn things in his favor. And in what was a vicious spot he piled everything into the center of the ring and covered it in thumbtacks. Sadly for Connor PACO hit a reversal and sent him crashing through the weapons pile and getting the pin in a match that was as humorous as it was violent. The crowd was nuts and the match was awesome
Trevor Lee came down next and reminded us how he was an Impact Superstar. His opponent Eddie Kingston came out, and Trevor gave him a chance to simply leave the ring. Eddie didn't listen and the two went at it. They ended up having a good solid match that Eddie was about to win until Cobb and Starr came out to distract Eddie giving Trevor the win. Short but fun and it gave the crowd a chance to catch there breaths from the last match just in time for the tag title match
The Besties in the World took on Zachary Wentz and Desmond Xavier in what was a surprisingly short match. The story throughout the match was the teased decention between the Besties as they kept inadvertently hitting each other. However there arguing works to there advantage as they manage to pull out the upset and win the titles.
OI4K vs Jeff Cobb and Matt Starr is out next and this is the one I had been waiting for. This match was a cornucopia of violence. These 4 men battled all over the building and through the crowd. Trashcans and chairs are everywhere. OI4K turns the tide in their favor but Trevor Lee comes out to cause the distraction allowing Cobb and Starr to get the Duke. A great post match brawl erupts as Eddie Kingston and AR Fox both hit the ring causing Cobb, Starr, and Lee to escape the ring
The main event is next as Rey Fenix defends his heavyweight title against a Mystery Opponent who happens to be the returning Josh Alexander. The two put on an absolute clinic, with Alexander doing his best to keep the High-Flying Fenix grounded. That strategy doesn't work long enough as Fenix is able to explode and get the win in a fabulous main event that the crowd was crazy for
However after the match the arena went dark and when the lights came back on Jimmy Jacobs was standing in the ring to challenge Fenix for his heavyweight title at the next show. The two have an intense standoff and both leave setting up the next show and sending the fans home buzzing.
AAW continues to show why they are one of the top Indy leagues out there. The show was a spectacular event with something for everyone and I love when a show ends setting up the next event. That's is story telling at it's finest
Overall if this was a movie I give it a good 3.5 out of 5 Stars!
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It's time for another Wrestling Like a Movie Review. For those unfamiliar, I will breakdown a wrestling card I just watched and give it a final rating as if it were a movie. I don't do match by match star ratings as people who never wrestled should not give them, IMO.
This review covers Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's Mystery Vortex IV which is now streaming on the Highspots Network, a service I highly recommend getting if your a wrestling fan.
For those new to PWG, it a promotion that's very punk rock, if you will. Hard hitting matches filled with Highspots keep the hot crowds entertained. No railings are used and fans sometimes will crowd and clap on the ring apron. From High flying, to comedy, to violent brawls PWG is considered by many the best Indy Company in North America.
Mystery Vortex IV features an outstanding card
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla presents "Mystery Vortex IV" held December 16, 2016 in Reseda, CA
Candice LeRae vs. Trent?
ACH vs. Trevor Lee
Pete Dunne vs. Matt Sydal
Death by Elbow (JT Dunn & Chris Hero) vs. reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly)
Number One Contender Match
Adam Cole vs. Chuck Taylor
Non-Title Tag Team Match
The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) vs. "Mr. Athletic" Jeff Cobb & Matthew Riddle
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Championship Title Match
Zack Sabre, Jr. (Champion) vs. "The Villain" Marty Scurll (Challenger)
Up first is a great way to start off a show as Trent? And Candice Learae put on a hell of an entertaining opener to set the pace. Its a man vs woman match where Trent? Shows amazing psychology, playing a heel who doesn't want to beat up a woman, but is so dastardly that he has no problem nailing her with tombstones, suplexes, power bombs. Candice doesn't back down, holding her own, at times dominating, and even taking a second to spit in Trent?'s face. It still doesn't matter when he hits the Dudebuster ending her comeback. Great way to start off strong as the crowd was hot and loved the beginning.
We keep it going with a favorite of mine in ACH taking on a favorite of my son's, Trevor Lee. The crowd still is on fire as these two keep up the pace. ACH is amazing hitting codebreakers, a Muta Lock, stunners, and his dreaded mushroom stop. Trevor is no slouch though fighting back hard with Superman elbows, and his nasty pick. No matter how great ACH is he was unable to recover from a moonsault crossbody as Trevor wins.
Everything has flown perfectly and has not slowed down as we move into Pete Dunne vs Matt Sydal. Both men worked hard, yet delivered a more methodical pace to help us catch our breath for a second. Amazing hard hitting wrestling with forearm shits, spin kicks, and moonsaults to liven it up. Dunne worked Sydal over as if it were a torture scene from say Lethal Weapon for a good chunk of the match only to see Sydal spring back to life and mounting an amazing comeback before hitting his shooting Sydal press for the win. Amazing job from these guys who really told a hard hitting story
Death by Elbow are up next to battle reDragon in a nice almost throwback to 80s tag team wrestling. This was Chris Hero's last match before heading to NXT and it was a heck of a swan song. Hero hit ever move in his arsenal even his chasing the dragon elbow. Everyone worked hard to give Hero a proper send off in which he was able to give the fans close to 30min to show why he is moving up to NXT. An emotional moment for the crowd and everyone involved.
Adam Cole and Chuck Taylor are now out for a number one contenders match. Chuck, probably the biggest good guy out there is so excited about being number one contender he hips around the ring in sheer almost giddy delight. The hilarity ensues when Cole is announced at weighing in at 1188lbs so Cole charges the announce booth to correct this but get jumped by Chuck who holds him so the announcer can tickle him. After that we have a great high flying match to kick off the 2nd half of the show with the crowd going insane when Chuck pulls out the win.
The Young Bucks are out next to take on Jeff Cobb and Matt Riddle in what needs to be seen to be believed as if this was a fight scene from a movie it would be up there with They Live. Cobb with his size and strength ragdolls both of the Bucks until they gain an advantage throwing kicks, Terminator dives, apron powerbombs, everything they have. They are then able to work on Riddle, taking advantage of his bear feet. At one point Nick holds his bear foot so Matt can superkick him. Slingshot xfactors are next out of their arsenal Riddle throws Matt into a Cobb German suplex. From there both teams give everything they have left. Double team moves from the Bucks, heabutts and suplexes from Cobb, Riddle even hits Bro To Sleep in mid air in on Matt. But it's the Tour of the Islands from Cobb that puts the Young Bucks down in what is truly an amazing match and reason enough to go to Hot Topics and buy some Young Bucks Merchandise
And finally we get to the last battle of the night. Zack Saver Jr defends is title against Marty Scurll. Scurll earned his title shot by winning Battle of Los Angeles and he's determined to capture that title.
What follows is an beautiful display of athletics that you won't see anywhere else. With the two chain Wrestling Saber rolls into his disarmer but it's quickly countered by Scurll however turned around by Saber who floors Scurlll with ferocious uppercut. That sends everyone to their feet. The chain Wrestling continues only know power moves are added. Saber gets locked in a chicken wing but eacapes and hits a step up rana into an arm breaker. That can't keep Scurll down who even escapes a liger bomb into a butterfly lock. More counters, kicks, and chicken wings. Scurll, nicknamed the Villian for a reason throws powder in Sabers eyes but it's not enough to stop him from hitting Rings if Saturn for a win in an incredible finish to an epic show.
From too to bottom this is a perfectly paced card that's a cross between a John Woo movie and The Naked Gun. If you want to laugh watch this show, if you want drama and psychology watch this show, and if you want edge of your seat action watch this show.
Currently available on DVD this is also streaming on The Highspots Network, along with tons of other PWG shows. If your a wrestling fan it's definitely something to subscribe to.
Watch this show and sit in amazement as this is excitement at it's very best
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars
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