April 18, 2022

EP 283: Week in Wrestling News

EP 283: Week in Wrestling News

NEWS

  • Samoa Joe wins the ROH TV Title from Minoru Suzuki
      + Main Event of the April 13th Dynamite
      + First TV Title reign for Joe; who is the record holder for longest ROH World Title reign at 685 days
      + Feuding with Jay Lethal; who ironically is the record holder for longest ROH TV Title reign at 567 days
      + All ROH Champions are either signed with AEW, or rumored to sign.
  • Top Heels and Faces listed internally within WWE
      + Male Faces [RAW]
         + Bobby Lashley
         + Cody Rhodes
         + A.J. Styles
      + Male Heels [RAW]
         + Seth Rollins
         + Kevin Owens
         + Damien Priest
      + Top Male Baby [SD]
         + Drew McIntyre
      + Top Male Heel [SD]
         + Roman Reigns
      + Female Faces [RAW]
         + Bianca Belair (RAW Champion)
         + Alexa Bliss
         + Rhea Ripley
      + Female Heels [RAW]
         + Becky Lynch
         + Carmella
         + Queen Zelina
  • AEW News & Notes
      + Tony Khan changed Dynamite’s format for April 13th episode
         + featured more of a focus on in-ring action with minimal time allocated for interviews
      + Matches for Live Rampage on Friday
         + OHF Women’s Tournament Qualifier: Ruby Soho v. Robyn Renegade
         + Trios Match: Gunn Club v. Blackpool Combat Club
         + Texas Death Match for AEW World Title: Hangman Adam Page v. Adam Cole
      + Matches for Saturday’s Battle of the Belts II
         + TNT Title Match: Scorpio Sky v. Sammy Guevara
         + ROH World Title Match: Jonathan Gresham v. Dalton Castle
         + AEW Women’s Title Match: Thunder Rosa v. Nyla Rose
      + Matches for next Wednesday’s Dynamite
         + Coffin Match: Darby Allin v. Andrade el Idolo
         + OHF Men’s Tournament Qualifier: Jungle Boy v. Kyle O’Reilly
         + OHF Women’s Tournament Qualifier: Dr Britt Baker DMD v. Danielle Kamela
         + Wardlow v. The Butcher
         + Hook v. Tony Nese (Hook’s Dynamite Debut)
      + Tony Khan Announcement!
  • Possible New Ring Name for Claudio Castagnoli
      + changed his Instagram handle to @claudiocsro. His Twitter handle is still @WWECesaro, but that’s likely because he’s waiting for the transfer process to go through so that he can keep his profile verification.
      + He filed to trademark the “CSRO” name back in March for multiple uses, including pro wrestling/sports entertainment, coffee, and pro wrestling.