Thursday, December 10, 2020
(A star-studded and frantic episode of AEW Dynamite)
I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Thursday, December 10, 2020.
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Last week, Kenny Omega dethroned Jon Moxley to win the AEW World Championship. Tuesday, he crossed promotional lines to appear on Impact Wrestling. And on last night’s Dynamite, Omega promised this is just the beginning.
(Omega Just Getting Started)
That clip from last night’s Dynamite.
Shaquille O’Neal’s heavily hyped appearance on Dynamite was a pre-recorded backstage segment, where Shaq briefly made amends with Brandi Rhodes for the injury she suffered at the hands of Jade Cargill - only to offend Brandi moments later and get a glass of water thrown in his face.
The follow-up to Sting’s AEW debut was less eventful, but did sow some seeds for possible future dissension with Cody Rhodes.
As far as the matches… MJF won the Dynamite Diamond Ring again.. He beat Orange Cassidy thanks to interference from Miro. The Inner Circle did make peace so they’ll stick together - but Sammy Guevara threatened to quit the group if MJF causes any more trouble.
AEW also announced a two-night event called New Year’s Smash.. on back-to-back Wednesdays.. Coming up on December 30th & January 6th. Their special guest on that second night will be WWE Hall of Famer Snoop Dogg.
Getting back to the Omega drama, the head of Mexico’s AAA promotion, Dorian Roldan was asked about the AEW/Impact Wrestling partnership on the “Mas Lucha” podcast. Roldan told the hosts to ask him again in about a month. He also said he expected to speak with AEW bosses soon. Omega is set to defend the AAA Mega Championship at TripleMania show this weekend. (*Thanks to The Cubs Fan at Lucha Blog for the translation)
Last night’s NXT saw the return of Karrion Kross. He attacked Damien Priest, powerbombing him on the stage before driving off into the night.
Also last night, Raquel Gonzalez beat Ember Moon in the main event. Tommasso Ciampa got past Cameron Grimes.. As Ciampa’s Takeover Wargames opponent Timothy Thatcher looked on. New WWE acquisition Tyler Rust also got involved.. and was linked to Thatcher and Malcolm Bivens.
NXT Champion Finn Balor announced he will defend his title on January 6th at NXT’s New Year’s Evil special. We don’t yet know who will be his opponent, but Pete Dunne, Kyle O’Reilly and Damien Priest all expressed interest.
Looking ahead to today’s NXT UK. Jordan Devlin, who’s still recognized as one of NXT’s Cruiserweight Champions, will host an open challenge.
WWE may soon deliver a big match it wanted for WrestleMania earlier this year. Goldberg reigniting things with some verbal barbs for Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
(Goldberg on Reigns)
That clip from Wednesday’s episode of “The Bump”.
As mentioned, Reigns and Goldberg were set for Mania earlier this year until the pandemic sent Reigns went on a monthslong hiatus.
Reigns did respond via Twitter saying “I am the attraction and I choose who’s next.”
There may be more than just one more match for Goldberg, if you believe Matt Riddle.
(Riddle on Goldberg)
That’s from an interview Riddle did with BT Sport. And while Riddle may want the match, he also admitted Goldberg really doesn’t like him.
Finally, a big match for Major League Wrestling is now set. Just announced last night, Lio Rush will challenge Myron Reed for the MLW World Middleweight Title on January 6th - which is shaping up to be a HUGE night in pro wrestling.
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