It's Sunday and that means it's time for a weekly report and to look back at another week of wrestling moments.
After Free Enterprise last weekend it became official on this week's edition of NWA Power at Crockett Cup in April it will be "National Treasure" Nick Aldis defending the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship against "The Villain" Marty Scurll. If Marty wins he takes the "Ten Pounds of Gold" and if Nick wins Marty will write him a check for $500,000.
Speaking of championship on this week's edition of AEW Dynamite a new Women's Champion was crowned as Nyla Rose toppled Riho. I for one thought that Nyla should've been the first champion this way Riho could have chased the gold instead of things going the way they have, but either way Nyla now has the gold and should maintain control of the division for the foreseeable future.
After a brutal attack from Randy Orton this past week on Raw it seems like Matt Hardy wants to prove a point and will go head to head with the "Viper" this week in a No Holds Barred Match. The only question we need to ask is how "dark" this match will get?
Another week has come and gone now it's time for our weekly report!!
After receiving his 10 Lashes this past week on AEW Dynamite it appears that it's time for the next stipulation. The three stipulations were Cody can't touch MJF, 10 Lashes and a match with Wardlow. Now Cody I'm sure will showing the effects of the 10 lashes to, but they will be just some of the battle scars Cody will have ahead of his highly anticipated match with MJF at Revolution on February 29. Either way though it's Cody vs Wardlow in a Cage on February 19.
Speaking of Wednesday night NXT had a major return that shook the present dynamic to it's very core when after four months on the shelf Velveteen Dream has finally returned to action. If Undisputed Era didn't already have enough problems they have another with a healthy Velveteen Dream.
Tonight in Baltimore there will be a very special event presented by Ring of Honor called Free Enterprise. The reason this event is special is due to the involvement of NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis in the main event. Tonight Nick Aldis teams with Rush against PCO & Marty Scurll of Villain Enterprises. This match is another step forward in the developing rivarly between Marty Scurll and NWA World Champion Nick Aldis. Will Marty accept Nick's terms or will he have a counter offer for the match at Crockett Cup we find out tonight!!
As we look forward to another week it's time to look back at the week that has just ended and talk about the biggest news of the week. Even though Drew McIntyre challenging Brock Lesnar is big news it is also something we saw coming during the Royal Rumble or at least could've predicted so there really isn't anything more to talk about on that front at least right now.
One story I found interesting this week was according to both Fightful and Ringside news the WWE is trying to curb information from being leaked to dirt-sheets. During meetings at the Performance Center this week WWE informed talent of the new I guess they'd be called requests considering talent obviously still spoke with a dirt sheet. In my opinion, if this allows for more surprises to take place without information leaking out the nit would be a good thing, because it would allow for WWE to bring surprises back to programming and could make programs more interesting.
Two matches have been officially announced for AEW's upcoming PPV Revolution set for Saturday February 29 from the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL. The two matches set for the event so far are AEW World Champion Chris Jericho defending his title against Jon Moxley and Cody vs MJF in a grudge match. I for one didn't expect Cody and MJF to have a match at this event, but even though they're having the first match of the feud it doesn't mean it should be or will be the blow-off.
Last week I kicked off a series looking back at some of the biggest news of the past week that I might've either missed or that deserve more attention. As I mentioned last week to I will attempting to give new promotions the spotlight to mix things up.
It was announced earlier in the week that Jon Moxley will be challenging Chris Jericho for the AEW World Title at Revolution in February. Though this has been a match most of have been expecting to see it is now official and we can look forward to the first big match of 2020 for AEW.
Considering the day I am posting this it would be hard not to mention that tonight is the Royal Rumble event and the official start of the Road to Wrestlemania. I will be posting predictions for the event later tonight so I won't talk much about it other than saying the Royal Rumble is always my favorite event of the year, because of the Royal Rumble match. Who will win? Who will show up?
As Billy Corgan continues to grow the NWA brand he made a step in the right direction starting to work with Ring of Honor once again. The two companies were working together two years ago in the build up to All In. I'm not really sure if the agreement ever ended, but after All Elite Wrestling was formed the agreement did go on the back burner to allow ROH to focus on fixing their roster to replace all the talent they lost. Now with ROH in a better place then they were in 12 months ago they have returned to the old agreement. Considering tension has been building between Villain Enterprises and NWA Worlds Champion Nick Aldis it is clear that things seem to have just begun with this agreement, and should help both companies continue to build positive momentum.
To breakdown a little bit the point of this series is to help give a little bit more of a spotlight to the biggest news from the previous week that just ended. This way if something major took place in any of the major companies that I chose not to focus on in an article it will give me an opportunity to talk about some events in more depth or something else that happened. Another note worth mentioning is that it wont be focused on one company and week to week I will try and mix in different companies to not focus on the same companies every week.
In case you missed it this past week on NWA Power we saw the in ring debut of Scott Steiner teaming with The Wild Cards against Eli Drake, Tim Storm and Robert Gibson in the main event of the show. This week on NWA Power current NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis will defend his worlds championship against Ricky Morton. Again this is a match I never thought I would see cause you never really know which legends will be around for one more match. The shelf life for Rock N Roll is in question as they can't stay semi active forever so let's the dream matches out of the way while we still can.
Looking back on this week it is hard to not mention the entertaining segment on Raw involving R-Truth and Brock Lesnar. With the arrival of the 24/7 Championship it seems like R-Truth has gotten a new life and has found his stride again. Truth doesn't always hit a home run, but when he does the segment immediately become memorable. I don't remember Truth having much interaction with Brock Lesnar and seeing Mojo Rawley take advantage of a weaken Truth to take the 24/7 Championship. In my opinion, if this leads to Rawley getting a little more attention then I'll be happy, cause at this point I'm not sure if Truth needs the championship.
One week ago today history was made at the "Hard to Kill" PPV event from Impact Wrestling when Tessa Blanchard defeated Sami Callahan to capture the Impact Wrestling World Title. In the process Tessa became the first female wrestler to win a World Championship in a North American wrestling company. For those who might not be aware, Tessa had been competing against the men since the summer of last year and had a long standing feud with Sami Callahan and his OVE faction. I've said it before and will again that I don't have much of an issue with Tessa being champion as long as Impact keeps it simple and doesn't get to crazy with it. A simple reign will be just as good as giving her a reign that goes for too long and tries to do to much the first time around and Impact just needs to keep knowing where they are going next.