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.