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Sandman’s Comments Draw Ire
One of the biggest stories of the weekend was a tweet from Jordynne Grace. At a WrestleCade show on Saturday, Sandman approached Grace with this opinion of women in the main event:
Hey remember that time The Sandman came up to four women about to main event to tell us that women main eventing is “wrong” and “any male wrestler with any sort of experience would agree”?
Was this in 1998?
No, it was tonight. December 2019.
— Trisha Parker (@JordynneGrace) December 1, 2019
Grace was in a four-way main event with Su Yung, Rosemary, & Taya Valkyrie. Many wrestlers tweeted support for Grace, calling Sandman out of touch.
Luke Harper Trademarks Old Indie Name
Will we soon see Brodie Lee takeover the independent scene? Luke Harper has trademarked his old independent name according to PWInsider (h/t Cultaholic). Harper requested his release from WWE back in April, but apparently had time tacked onto his contract due to missing time with an injury. After being out of action for a while, returned at Clash of Champions to assist Erick Rowan in his battles against Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan. Harper has scarcely been used since.
WWE Starrcade Results:
Sunday night had WWE put on their house-show version of Starrcade. The full card was just for the Duluth, Georgia crowd. However, WWE put four matches (two impromptu) on the WWE Network for fans to see. The matches aired for viewing were:
- Street Profits def. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows
- Kabuki Warriors (c) def. Sasha Banks & Bayley, Charlotte & Becky Lynch, and Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross to retain the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships
- Bobby Lashley def. Rusev by forfeit in a Last Man Standing match
- Bobby Lashley def. Kevin Owens by disqualification when Rusev interferes
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) December 2, 2019
Three TLC Pay-Per-View Matches Advertised
The Target Center in Minneapolis has three matches advertised for the TLC pay-per-view on December 15th (h/t WrestlingNews). All three matches are ones that have been built towards on WWE TV. The three matches are:
- King Corbin vs Roman Reigns (Tables Match)
- Becky Lynch & Charlotte vs Kabuki Warriors (c) (TLC Match for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships)
- Bobby Lashley vs Rusev
The women’s tag match would be the first women’s tag team TLC match. All three matches are still not official, but might be made official in the coming weeks.
One for the Road:
The most ambitious Fox crossover of all time:
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) December 1, 2019