Impact Wrestling, you have our attention.
I’m Matt Carlins and this is Just Pro Wrestling News for Tuesday, December 8, 2020.
This update is sponsored by IndyWrestling.us.
Impact is promising New AEW World Champion Kenny Omega WILL appear on its program TONIGHT. On Twitter, Impact exec Don Callis says he and Omega “will shock the world again.” It’s been less than a week since Callis helped Omega win the AEW title from Jon Moxley.
Tonight’s AEW Dark has 16 matches, including Brian Cage vs Danny Limelight. Jurassic Express and Nyla Rose are also in action.
And late word Monday night from AEW that Shaquille O’Neal will appear on Wednesday night’s Dynamite.
The fallout from Sunday night’s NXT Takeover Wargames includes a list of injuries.
The hardest hit appears to be Candice LeRae. Her husband Johnny Gargano tweeted a pic of both of them. Candice had x-rays on what could be a broken arm. Gargano himself said he received stitches in his mouth.
Meanwhile, Oney Lorcan also tweeted a pic showing stitches about his left eye.
And then there’s Pat McAfee… who showed up for his radio show Monday wearing a neckbrace.
(McAfee Show Injury Update)
That clip from Monday’s “Pat McAfee Show”.
McAfee said he’s awaiting results on tests he received earlier in the day. He dove from the top of the cage not once - but twice - during the main event Wargames match Sunday night, which his team lost.
A big topic coming out of Triple H’s media call after Takeover.. The future of the now-retired Undertaker. Triple H saying he and Taker spoke within the past few days about a future role for him in the Performance Center.
(Triple H On Taker)
Fans of The Rascalz were scratching their heads when only two-thirds of the group - Dezmond Xavier and Zachary Wentz - were announced as part of the new class at the WWE Performance Center. On Twitter, the third Rascal, Trey Miguel, shared an update of sorts. He said his focus right now is on his nephew, who was born prematurely a month and a half ago.
(RAW Results Stinger)
Asuka d. Shayna Baszler via a distraction rollup
Dana Brooke pinned Reckoning to win a rare mixed tag match where Brooke teamed with Ricochet and Reckoning tagged with Slapjack
Kofi Kingston beat Shelton Benjamin
And right after that, Cedric Alexander beat Kofi Kingston
AJ Styles, The Miz and John Morrison beat Drew McIntyre and Sheamus when Styles pinned Sheamus. A wayward Brogue Kick that hit McIntyre helped lead to the loss. Moments later, McIntyre and Sheamus briefly brawled backstage before making amends by putting Pat Buck through a table.
Bobby Lashley used the Hurt Lock to submit Jeff Hardy
Randy Orton battled NOT The Fiend Bray Wyatt in the main event. Orton appeared to have the match won after an RKO, but the lights went out and then The Fiend appeared and put Orton out with the Mandible Claw.
Monday’s Raw marked the end of WWE’s months-long residency at Orlando’s Amway Center. Construction is already underway at the new home of the ThunderDome inside Tampa’s Tropicana Field.
The full card is set for New Japan’s World Tag League/Best of the Super Jr. finals coming up on Friday.
The IWGP double champion Tetsuya Naito will be on the undercard, tagging with BUSHI against his Wrestle Kingdom Night 1 opponent Kota Ibushi and Master Wato. Kazuchika Okada will also return to action for a 6-man tag - teaming with Hiroshi Tanashi and Toa Henare...against Will Ospreay, Great O-Khan and Jeff Cobb.
At the top of the card, Hiromu Takahashi and El Desperado will meet in the Best of the Super Jr. final. And in the World Tag League final, Juice Robinson and David Finlay will battle the Guerrillas of Destiny.
Finally, congrats to Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins who announced the birth of their daughter Roux.
That’s Just Pro Wrestling News for Tuesday, December 8. I’m Matt Carlins.