Bray Wyatt AGREES With WWE Criticism?! Jeff Hardy ARREST Details! | WrestleTalk News Oct. 2019

Bray Wyatt AGREES With WWE Criticism?! Jeff Hardy ARREST Details! | WrestleTalk News Oct. 2019

Hello and welcome to the WrestleTalk MIDWEEK
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down below to answer our question of the day: What did you think of AEW Dark and NWA Powerrrr?
We’ve got a packed show of news for you today, including quick reviews of both shows,
the real reason Jeff Hardy was arrested, and did Bray Wyatt just agree with the criticism
of the Hell in a Cell finish? Click them timestamps down below to jump to any of those news stories.
But first. The Wednesday Night War kicked off officially
last week – with NXT going all-the-way two hours on USA Network, and AEW launching Dynamite
on TN – but with Smackdown now moved to Friday, there’s a new war brewing for Tuesday nights.
But this one isn’t fought on the airwaves of cable television, this battle takes place
IN CYBERSPACE. Following the live broadcast of Dynamite last
week, All Elite Wrestling taped an additional four matches which made up the debut episode
of AEW Dark. The show, which is hosted by Tony Schivone in a studio that most definitely
real and not a green screen, kicked off with Darby Allin picking up a win over Cima in
an entertaining bout. This is Allin’s first singles win, and because it was over the legendary
Cima, it’s been announced that he’ll face the winner of the Cracker Barrell Clash Jimmy
Havoc on tonight’s Dynamite – with the winner facing AEW Champion Chris Jericho on October
16th. There’s a lot of upside to Darby Allin, and he already feels massively over with this
AEW crowd. Tag Team Tournament entrants teamed up next,
as Private Party & Best Friends took on the Lucha Bros and Hybrid Two of Jack Evans and
Angelico. This was a really fun eight-man tag, but did get a bit confusing when tags
just stopped happening and everyone got in to do big moves. This was also a problem in
the six-man that came later in the show, and I think this is just an AEW rule, but it’s
one that needs to be established by the announcers and commentators quickly so fans are not sat
there asking simple questions like the one I’m asking now. Lucha Bros reversed Storm
Zero into a Canadian Destroyer and hit an assisted package piledriver for the win, giving
Hybrid Two their first AEW win. The tag team action continued next, as Britt
Baker teamed with Allie to take on Bea Priestly and Penelope Ford. The crowd were mostly dead
for this, and the action was broadly fine – with Baker picking up the win for her team
with a mandible claw submission on Ford. Along with the Havoc vs. Allin, AEW Dark also announced
that Baker would be in action to tonight’s Dynamite, teaming with AEW Women’s Champion
Rhio to take on Priestley & Emi Sakura. Those matches join Sean Spears vs. Jon Moxley, and
Sammy Gueverra & Jericho vs. Dustin Runnels & Hangman Adam Page.
The main event was an All Out rematch, with Jurassic Express taking on SCU in a fun match
– with lots of comedy from Marko Stunt, amazing athleticism from Jungle Boy, and the utter
brilliance of Luchasaurus. Sadly they couldn’t pick up the win again, with SCU pinning Stunt.
Overall, AEW Dark was a good hour of wrestling, and a great accompaniment to Dynamite if you
feel that there isn’t enough wrestling on your screens at the moment.
But what about NWA Powerrr? NWA Powerrr on the other hand – a title with
more r’s in its name than the word “referrer” – thanks for that help – was
a totally different show. Really, NWA Powerrr feels like a time capsule show – a true throwback
to the old NWA shows from 30+ years ago. The sets are old school, the onscreen graphics
are old school, the values of its commentator are old school, you can almost hear Jim Cornette’s
nostalgia boner. NWA Powerrr really succeeds in what it sets out to do. It’s so old school,
its soundtracked by Dokken’s Into The Fire, a song that was released in 1984 and was featured
in Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3: The Dream Warriors.
Tag Teams The Dawsons and The Wild Cards picked up squash wins, with the latter starting a
feud with Eddie Kingston and Homicide, while Eli Drake had a short but competitive match
against Kaleb Connely, and James Storm quickly defended his National Championship in a 9-second
squash. Lot of that going around at the moment. And the main event was a 20-minute bout between
Nick Aldis and Tim Storm, the latter of which cut an amazing promo before the match. It
wasn’t written by a group of people, this came from the heart and it felt genuine and
pure. The resulting match was also very good, with Aldis picking up the win with a small
package, meaning Storm can never challenge for the NWA World’s Championship ever again.
For old school wrestling fans, this was a lot of fun. It took the feel of NWA shows,
and added modern wrestling standards to them. Some viewers might be turned off by the presentation
of the show as it is appealing to a very niche audience, but I had fun with it. It also found
a fan in Smackdown commentator Corey Graves, who tweeted: “Checking out #NWAPowerrr on
YouTube right now. Really fun throwback presentation. Old school in a good way.”
And it was those old school fans that meant last week’s Season Premiere of Raw drew
the best rating its had in months. It was reported later in the week, that half a million
people tuned in for the MizTV segment with Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair – where they announced
their 10-man tag for Crown Jewel – and then immediately tuned out as soon as it was over.
But despite all the news coming out of Smackdown, the controversy from Hell in a Cell and the
big hype for Tyson Fury appearing on the show, Raw did drop its rating this week – pulling
in an average of 2.33 million viewers. However even with the drop from the Season Premiere,
it’s better than what the show has been drawing as of late.
But WWE will be hoping that rating increases next week, as this Friday the 2019 Draft kicks
off on Smackdown on Fox, where we will once again have defined split rosters. There are
some rumours floating around that Paul Heyman is high on both Aleister Black and Buddy Murphy
so there is a chance we could see them jump to Raw, while one theory as to why The Fiend
didn’t win the Universal Championship on Sunday is because Fox really want Bray Wyatt
to be part of the blue brand. One person who likely won’t be on either
show is Sasha Banks. It was reported following Hell in a Cell that Banks had picked up an
injury but there were no details on what it could be. Mike Johnson might have shed some
light on the situation though, writing, “word making the rounds is [Sasha] suffered a back
injury in her match with Becky Lynch”, adding, “There is no word yet on the severity of
the issue.” Dave Meltzer added on Wrestling Observer Radio
that Banks’ injury is being kept very quiet, but we should get more details in the coming
weeks. Speaking of injuries, and there has been a
lot of talk recently about a possible in-ring return for Edge. Last week Meltzer reported
that, “the idea of him wrestling again has definitely been talked about very privately”,
though the Rated R SOOOOOOPERSTAR seemingly responded to these reports saying, “ No
I’m not and no I’m not.” Edge has reportedly signed a new deal with
WWE, and with those Saudi Arabia paying a lot of money for nostalgia matches, it’s
interesting to note that Edge was in Pittsburgh recently on WWE business. The reason this
is interesting is that’s the base of Dr. Joseph Maroon, the head of WWE’s medical
team who would the man to clear Edge for in-ring competition.
Edge in-ring return confirmed! Edge made a name for himself during the Attitude
Era during his epic clashes with The Hardy Boyz, but one part of that foursome has once
again found himself in trouble. Last week it was reported that, once again,
Jeff Hardy had been arrested for a DWI, reporting that he was “weaving badly” in his lane
after being spotted parked outside of a liquor store and buying a case of beer.
TMZ have now reported the police report of the arrest notes that Hardy had dried blood
on his nose, which Hardy told officers was from a fight he had with his wife Beth who
was also in the car. According to TMZ, Hardy informed the officers that he’d only had
two shots of vodka before driving, but “bombed” the sobriety test, and was “uncooperative”
when he was asked for a blood sample and to perform a breathalyzer test. Police told TMZ
that Hardy had not filed a domestic abuse report against his wife, and they will not
be investigating the situation unless one is ordered.
This is Hardy’s second arrest in 2019, after being arrested for public intoxication in
July of this year. He is currently out injured from WWE, with no timetable of when he’ll
be back in the ring. Speaking of getting back in the ring, and
despite reports of him being injured The Fiend was in the dark segment of Raw attacking Cesaro,
following his pretty disastrous match with Seth Rollins at Hell in a Cell for the Universal
Championship. The finish of the match – which was ruled a no contest when Seth Rollins kicked
too much of The Fiend’s ass – was roundly booed by the WWE fans in attendance, who chanted
for refunds, bull s-word, and AEW. It was reported by the very reliable Sean Ross Sapp
that Vince McMahon found all of this very funny in Gorilla Position so that’s… that’s
lovely. The company came under fire from fans for
the poor treatment of The Fiend and the booking of the match, and we’ve personally been
sent a lot of screenshots from Swaft Nation members who have cancelled their WWE Network
subscriptions off the back of it. Deciding to have a little fun with the situation, porn
company Brazzers tweeted: “Hey WWE, let us know if you need advice on how to craft
logical and coherent storylines with satisfying finishes.” SEXY TWEETALITY.
At the time of this recording the tweet has over 70k likes on Twitter, and it’s been
revealed that one of those likes came from Bray Wyatt himself. Thanks to Jason Fresta
for sending this over to us! While this could just be Bray Wyatt agreeing
that the funny tweet is funny, 2019 has seen several WWE stars publicly show their displeasure
of booking decisions – including Luke Harper and Shawn Spears both asking for their releases
from the company. So could it be that Bray Wyatt also doesn’t agree with how Hell in
a Cell went down? Thank you for watching, and a special thank
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my stomach. Check out Oli Davis’ review of a forgettable Raw from this past Monday,
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