Wrestling Roundup: November 28, 2019

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AEW Dynamite Results:

Another Wednesday is in the books, and AEW had a big card. An AEW Championship match, battle for a diamond ring, and a PAC-Omega rematch were all on the show. Full results are here:

  • Best Friends def. Lucha Bros
  • Bea Priestley & Emi Sakura def. Kris Statlander & Hikaru Shida
  • Cody Rhodes def. Matt Knicks
  • Kenny Omega def. PAC
  • MJF def. Adam Page to win the Dynamite Diamond Ring
  • Chris Jericho (c) def. Scorpio Sky to retain the AEW World Championship

The night started with a celebration of Le Champion. It included a real live goat, since Jericho is the Jeri-GOAT. Sometimes what works in wrestling amazes me, until I remember that Jericho has gotten over a list and champagne before.

After swiftly defeating Matt Knicks, Cody Rhodes was ambushed by two newcomers. The Blade & The Butcher are their names, and the Chicago crowd did not know who they were. They were joined by Allie, The Bunny, making it a trio who took out one of AEW’s top stars.

Join the Dark Order. It continues to get creepier.

The show ended with Jon Moxley staring down AEW Champion Chris Jericho from the crowd. If this is the next championship feud, sign me up. Moxley has been presented in a way that makes him dangerous to a group like The Inner Circle. They know they can’t buy him or control him, and beating him will be a tall task.

NXT Results:

Over on the black and yellow battlehouse, NXT brought a stellar show as well. Now that brand warfare is over within WWE, they can go back to having NXT try and best AEW exclusively. Results from the show are here:

  • Undisputed Era (c) def. Keith Lee & Dominik Dijakovic to retain the NXT Tag Team Championships
  • Mansoor def. Shane Thorne
  • Candice LeRae def. Dakota Kai by disqualification
  • Lio Rush (c) def. Akira Tozawa to retain the NXT Cruiserweight Championship
  • Xia Li def. Vanessa Borne
  • Finn Balor def. Tomasso Ciampa

As we can expect after a heel turn, Dakota Kai has a new music and entrance. She walked out with Tegan Nox’s knee brace, which is menacing.

Whose side is Finn Balor on anyway? The main event ended with Balor getting some assistance from Adam Cole. Cole sure seemed to think that Balor was joining the Undisputed Era and posed with the Irishman. Instead he ate a kick from Balor, and the Rock ‘N’ Rolla continued to be unpredictable in his actions and his allegiances. 

After the show, Tomasso Ciampa helped NXT say goodbye to referee Jessika Carr. She then went on to cut a heck of a promo on her way out. Best of luck to her as she moves to SmackDown.

Joey Janela Frustrated With AEW?

A deleted tweet from Joey Janela may indicate some frustrations from the wrestler with his current situation. Janela tweeted on Tuesday night: “Didn’t get on my flight for @AEWrestling Dynamite tonight, I’m not going…. Nothing was addressed about the way I was eliminated from the match last week, I’m losing all the steam I created on my own through 14 years of hard work, right these wrongs and answer the phone…” (h/t WrestlingInc)

Janela was last seen on Dynamite during the Diamond Dozen Battle Royale last week. He has wrestled at AEW pay-per-views, including losing at Full Gear to Shawn Spears. No word yet on if this was part of an angle or not.

Starrcade Card For Sunday

WWE is running Starrcade for the third year in a row, with viewing on the WWE Network starting Sunday night at 7 pm. The card right now has two matches and a segment announced for the live viewing. Announced for the WWE Network:

  • Kabuki Warriors (c) vs Sasha Banks & Bayley vs Charlotte & Becky Lynch vs Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss – Fatal Fourway WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match
  • Rusev vs Bobby Lashley – Last Man Standing Match
  • Kevin Owens Show with Ric Flair

More of the show will be performed for the live crowd. If you’re looking for even more wrestling to add to your weekly content diet, WWE has an interesting offering on Sunday night.

AEW Running Four PPVs a Year

According to Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes, AEW will run four pay-per-views a year (h/t WrestlingInc). Rhodes was interviewed and mentioned running just four major shows and the importance of long-term storyplanning:

“We are going to do four major PPV’s a year: All Out, Double or Nothing, Full Gear, and one unnamed we’ll probably announce within the next two weeks. That is how wrestling used to be, the Golden Age of Wrestling in the 1980’s and even the late seventies, you looked at the finale and you worked backwards. We never want to be week to week, that is almost arrogant if you think you can do this week to week. Especially with young kids that we are responsible for now. Like your Luchasaurus’, Riho’s, Britt Baker’s, we are responsible to them now, we want to do it all long-form and disciplined without going hotshot or week to week.”

One for the Road

Keith Lee gives us an example of “yeeting someone”

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