WWE NXT Results (11/18/2020)
WWE’s black and gold brand is back with the latest installment of the weekly WWE NXT on the USA Network television show.
This week’s edition of WWE NXT comes from the Capitol Wrestling Center in Orlando, FL. with one of the most anticipated NXT women’s title bouts ever as Io Shirai fights back against former champion Rhea Ripley!
Additionally, NXT Champion Finn Bálor returns for the first time since NXT TakeOver 31, Johnny Gargano attempts to win back the NXT North American Championship from Leon Ruff after last week’s shocking upset and more.
Below are the full WWE NXT results for Wednesday, November 18, 2020.
WWE NXT RESULTS (11/18/2020)
“WWE Forever” presents us on WWE NXT tonight on USA Network when the clock strikes 8:00 pm. Eastern Time. Welcome to the arena of the WWE Capitol Wrestling Center and immediately head to a title fight to kick off the Wednesday, November 18, 2020 edition of WWE NXT on USA Network!
NXT North American Championship
NXT North American Champion Leon Ruff vs. Johnny Gargano
Leon Ruff enters the ring first as the NXT North American Champion for the first time since his victory! (After Leon enters the ring, we see a recap of Ruff winning the match against Gargano last week after the “Spin the Wheel Challenger” challenge that was rigged by Gargano for what he thought would be an easy win.)
Gargano then comes out and proceeds to force officials to turn off the recap video. He says the last few weeks were a fluke and that Ruff is a pawn of Damian Priest. Gargano says that Ruff is a joke, but the joke ended tonight. Gargano low shots from Ruff, but Ruff says he’s ready for the match. Gargano pushes Ruff into the corner, then whips Ruff hard through the ring. Gargano grabs Ruff and hits him with his forearms and chops.
Ruff returns with his own punches, then hits Gargano’s midsection, then evades Gargano’s suplex attempt, catching him with a dropkick, sending Gargano out of the ring. Ruff swoops over the top rope towards Gargano, then rolls Gargano into the ring. Ruff goes back to look for the crucifix pin, but Gargano blocks and pulls Ruff out with a clothesline. Gargano Grass throws Ruff into the corner. Gargano picks Ruff up and Turf tosses him back to the opposite corner. Gargano drags Ruff to the center of the ring.
Gargano looks ready for a DIY style super kick, but Damian Priest distracts him by going down the ramp. Ruff tries to roll up Gargano for victory, but Gargano kicked him out. Ruff sets Gargano up with a clothesline and splashes off the top rope, but Gargano steps out of the way and catches Ruff with a super kick.
Gargano picks up Ruff and hits him with a power bomb. Gargano hits Ruff with One Final Beat and immobilizes him. Gargano won the match, but Damian Priest takes Ruff out of the ring. Ruff looks at Priest with a questioning look, and Priest says, “Sorry, kid,” then hits him with a forearm in the face.
Winner: Leon Ruff
After the match
Leon Ruff is announced to win by disqualification, which coincidentally seems to have been Priest’s plan the entire time. Priest then proceeds to carry Ruff on his back, championship belt in hand.
Backstage – Cameron Grimes
We head backstage where Cameron Grimes is talking about how he’s no longer afraid of Dexter Lumis, and he’s going to beat Lumis in his next match, right after this commercial.
Rhea Ripley arrives
Returning from the commercial break, we see a video of the Australian badass, Rhea Ripley, who is shown arriving in the arena for her main event match later tonight.
Dexter Lumis vs. Cameron Grimes
First out for this next matchup is Cameron Grimes as his music plays at the Capitol Wrestling Center as Grimes goes down the ramp and into the ring. Grimes takes off his hat and hangs it on the ring post. Grimes looks up the ramp onto the stage as he waits for his opponent. Creepy Dexter Lumis music plays below as Lumis heads to the stage, gives her blank stare and steals the camera’s soul, then goes down the ramp. Lumis joins Grimes inside the ring where Grimes insists the bell does not ring until Lumis is blindfolded.
The referee tells both of them to put on the bandages. Lumis puts the blindfold on without saying a word. Grimes heads towards Lumis but the referee stops him and tells him once again to put the blindfold on. Grimes says, “I can’t SEE if I’m wearing it!” (Obviously thanks captain!) Again the referee reminds him to put on the blindfold, this time Grimes complies. Meanwhile, Lumis stands on her side of the ring with a black bag over her head, not moving an inch. The referee signals the bell and the game is officially on!
Grimes also has his black bag on his head, runs and jumps into… nothing. Landing on the mat and then immediately to your knees as you extend your arms with your hands outstretched feeling everything you can find. Lumis is still standing without moving yet. Grimey tries to remove the blindfold, but the referee scolds him. He misses a crossbody, then runs bumping into the ropes and turnbuckles in search of Lumis. Lumis is still, waiting to “feel” Grimes.
Grimes punches the air and then when he hits the referee, Lumis seems to feel it. Grimes gets into the corner and when he feels the referee is behind him, he hits him! Then he puts the boots on the officer! He takes off his mask and Grimes thinks he has the upper hand. He goes for a Cave In, but Lumis dodges him and hits Grimes. He gets a little more offended while blindfolded, but Grimes eventually accidentally takes the bag off his head. Grimes flees outside to try to escape. Lumis follows him outside and proceeds to pull Grimes off the barricade several times. Finally, Lumis throws him against the fence and Johnny catches him and climbs to flee.
Backstage – General Manager William Regal and Damian Priest
We head backstage to see General Manager William Regal find Damian Priest to confront him. Priest apologizes and claims he got carried away, but Regal has to be fed up with Johnny too. Leon Ruff interrupts them, he’s angry that Damian treated him as a joke. If you are going to be champion, you have to defend the belt on your own. Priest apologizes to Ruff. Surprisingly, Ruff punches Priest in the mouth! Priest looks stunned, but Regal simply says, “You had to come …”
We dive into a video of Shotzi Blackheart in the stadium parking lot. Blackheart tells Candice LeRae that he knows something Candice doesn’t know … on December 6th, they will go to war! WarGames is coming up, and it looks like LeRae and Blackheart will be picking teams for the main event.
Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell vs. Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter
We head to the ring where the four competitors make their entrances to the ring and stand on their opposite corners. The first on their teams are Indi Hartwell and Kayden Carter to start this women’s tag team showdown. The referee signals the bell and this match is officially on! Carter goes for a takedown, but Hartwell blocks. Carter is able to drag Hartwell to his corner and tags Kacy Catanzaro. Catanzaro and Carter bond frequently and quickly, connecting a Kick and Senton combo, which immobilizes Hartwell from the start. Hartwell can kick both of them!
Hartwell quickly walks to his corner where he tags Candice. Kacy takes Candice down with a dropkick, but Candice hits Kacy with one knee in the midsection. Candice whips Kacy in her corner, marking Indi. Indi stomps Kacy into the corner. Indi throws Kacy hard into the corner. Indi hits Kacy with a blow to the sidewalk, pinning her down for two. Indi tags Candice. Candice hits Kacy with a shovel and goes for a senton, but Kacy dodges and tags Kayden Carter.
Carter takes Indi out of the apron and puts Candice to bed with blows to the chest. Kayden hits Candice with a scissor kick, pinning Candice for two. Carter tries a kick to wash her face, but Candice tugs at Carter’s hair and throws her onto the carpet. Candice supplements Carter, then locks into a submission. Kacy tries to break the submission, but Indi pulled Kacy out of the ring and hit her with a big boot. Candice stomps on Carter, sending her face to the carpet first, pinning her down for the win.
Winners: Candice LeRae and Kacy Catanzaro
Video Package – Arturo Ruas
We head to a short video pack highlighting Arturo Ruas, who will go head-to-head with Kushida next, after this commercial break.
Backstage (side door) – Io Shirai
Io Shirai is shown entering through a side door as she makes her way to the WWE Capitol Wrestling Center when we return from the commercial cut. Shirai has a confident look as she drags her luggage behind her down the hall. We return to the interior of the arena …
Arturo Ruas vs. Kushida
Already in the ring when we return to the arena is Arturo Ruas while his music ends from his entrance. Next, we see Kushida heading on stage as her music plays in the arena. Kushida comes out in her puffy red vest with a confident look on her face as she walks down the ramp and into the ring. Kushida climbs on the tensor and poses while finishing her music. Kushida comes down and removes her vest when the lights return and the referee signals the buzzer. The bell rings and the game begins!
Both men face each other and a grappling war ensues as they both continue to slide past each other and envelop each other. Kushida finally with devastating kicks. Kumora’s attempt to stand by the competitor. A one-time teardown sends Kushida to the mat. Another blow to the body has Kushida writhing in pain as she focuses on Kushida’s arm and elbow. Kushida screams in pain.
The comment notes that McKenzie Mitchell is waiting when he bursts in with an announcement: “We’re still looking for Finn Balor, who hasn’t made it to the arena yet.” He’ll have all the time he needs to board the NXT Universe “when he arrives. Kushida finally returns. at your feet while
Dropkick to the left knee. Kick to the arm, then to the head. Big Hip Toss followed by Dropkick for the cover… two count! Kushida continues with the fast offense while maintaining the advantage in this match.
Kushida cannot completely lock herself in the cellar. Ruas tries to grab Kushida’s ankle, but Kushida manages to block. Kushida then proceeds to team up Ruas in a creative move for the three count pin and wins!
Backstage Interview: Toni Storm and Ember Moon
We head backstage where both Storm and Moon are being interviewed about their upcoming tag team match against Dakota Kai and Raquel González. Moon and Storm talk about how they have a common enemy with Kai and Gonzalez, and agree to put their differences aside to eliminate Kai and Gonzalez, and that fight ends right after this business hiatus.
Hype Pack – Rhea Ripley vs. Io Shirai
When we get back from the commercial break, they send us on a publicity roll for the next fight between Ripley and Shirai. Tonight’s pre-game highlights are shown. Next, we flip backstage superstars like Damian Priest, Timothy Thatcher, Triple H, Kushida, and Shawn Michaels. They are asked who they think will win, and they all give various answers, even in behind-the-scenes polls!
Dakota Kai and Raquel González vs. Ember Moon and Toni Storm
When Ember Moon and Toni Storm make their entrance, Dakota Kai and Raquel González quickly stop them. Things finally settle down and the referee signals the bell. The bell rings and this match is officially on! Both teams decide who to send to start, and we end with Gonzalez and Storm starting. Big Tex takes down the Australian, and Storm isolates himself in the corner when Kai walks in. Dakota kicks and face washes in the corner, who is looking for a cover. The reverse atomic drop and a kick in the basement give Toni two. Back and forth, and Storm catches a PK attempt and gets a tag. Moon & Storm clear the ring as we go picture by picture.
González and Storm start the game. They block, but Gonzalez has the strength advantage, knocking Storm down with a shoulder tackle. She marks Kai, who kicks Storm’s facelift, then immobilizes her for two. Kai tosses Storm into the corner, then shoves his boot in Storm’s face. Kai places Storm by one. Kai picks up Storm, but Storm hits Kai with an atomic drop and a kick in the basement. Storm hits Kai with a suplex, then immobilizes him for two.
Kai fights back, hitting Storm’s back. Kai tries to kick Storm, but Storm ducks and gets into Moon. Moon chases Gonzalez while Storm sends Kai out of the ring. Then Storm joins Moon and they put Gonzalez on the top rope and exit the ring while we go to the commercial cut.
We return from the commercial break where we see that González has control of Toni Storm in the ring. Gonzalez grabs Storm by the hair, but Storm knocks Gonzalez down with head scissors. Moon walks in, kicking and hitting Gonzalez and Kai. Moon hits Gonzalez with a Stomp and a Senton.
González receives a kick in the face of Luna. Moon then hits a Diving Codebreaker on Gonzalez. Moon nails Gonzalez, but Kai breaks the nail in two. Kai escapes from the ring and Moon chases after him, but González runs interference and hits Moon with a big boot in the face. González throws Moon back into the ring and immobilizes her for two. González picks up Moon and locks up a submission on Moon. Moon escapes, then throws Moon out of the ring. Gonzalez re-enters and lunges at Moon before Moon can score.
Kai tags and pin Moon for two. Moon is able to get to Storm and she enters. Storm hits Kai with three German Suplexes, then a Fisherman’s suplex, leaving Kai for two. Storm hits Gonzalez with a header, and Moon walks in and hits Gonzalez with a DDT. Kai hits Moon with a Superkick, and Storm and Kai hit the clotheslines at each other at the same time, both women falling to the mat.
Storm and Kai stand up and exchange blows. Kai hits Storm with a facelift and Kai runs towards Storm again, but Storm hits Kai with a big boot. Gonzalez throws Storm into the ring post, and Moon swoops into Gonzalez from the outside.
Kai quickly realizes that Moon is distracted and that Storm is lying down and looking to take advantage. Kai then tries to pick up Toni Storm, but Storm rolls Kai into an interior Cradle, for the three-count pin and wins.
Winners: Toni Storm and Ember Moon
After the match
Moon and Storm retreat down the ramp, but Indi Hartwell and Candice LeRae attack them from behind and throw them back onto the ramp. Gonzalez hits each woman with a one-armed powerbomb, and Vic Joseph hints that LeRae is extending an olive branch to Kai and Gonzalez for War Games.
Outside: Pat McAfee, Pete Dunne, Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan
Outside the arena, Pat McAfee, Pete Dunne, Danny Burch, and Oney Lorcan are shown arriving in the arena (oh, now they’re a gang!). McAfee says they heard that Finn Balor was heading to the NXT Universe tonight, and the four of them are interested in what he has to say, so they enter the arena.
Backstage – Io Shirai
We head backstage where we see Io Shirai getting ready for her match with Ripley, as we head to the commercials.
Returning from the commercial break, we headed to a quick announcement including a clip from NXT Takeover 31 where Finn Balor vs. Kyle O’Reilly led Coup De Gras to leave Kyle O’Reilly to become the NXT Champion that suffers a break. mandible. We are reminded that the Prince is expected to be here LIVE to announce what he is thinking, later tonight.
Timothy Thatcher vs. August Gray
225-pound Timothy Thatcher heads to the ring as his music plays in the arena. August Gray, a former student of the Timothy Thatcher fighting school until he was expelled. The comments remind us that the two got into a fight last week, even pulling out the Dexter Lumis drawing. The referee signals the bell, the bell rings, and Gray immediately runs towards Thatcher. Thatcher and Gray are pitching left and right. A strong left to Thatcher’s jaw rocks Thatcher. Gray looks for the Back Slide, shoulders down, Thatcher kicks them both.
Thatcher hits a Belly to Belly Suplex and then a kick to Gray’s back. Thatcher grinds into a cross-face on Gray, who comes out and stands only to be hit with an Uppercut by Thatcher. Thatcher with another takedown for a count of two as Gray breaks free. Thatcher with Hammer Lock following several Stomps around the corner. Thatcher smiles as she gets into another cap, Gray kicks both of them, Thatcher immediately turns into a submission attempt from Gray.
Another pin attempt from Thatcher, who keeps smiling whenever she gets a chance to hit Gray. Gray with various rights and lefts as he seeks to regain control of this confrontation. Thatcher with a single Uppercut knocks Gray down. The crowd begins a “Come on, August!” I sing to try to help Gray to his feet. A strong punch in the ribs in August. Gray on his back while Thatcher gets Achilles’ block, Gray kicks vigorously with the other foot.
Gray hits a Superkick, then walks the top rope and flies, but Thatcher catches him with an Uppercut. Thatcher then hits a Suplex. Thatcher locks herself into a submission that twists Gray’s neck, Gray immediately hits!
Winner: Timothy Thatcher
After the match
Standing next to Grey’s body, Thatcher kneels as the referee tells Thatcher: “The match is over.” “There is another lesson for you, don’t go for a fight with someone you can’t beat!” Thatcher then re-blocks the submission when the referee urges him to release.
Tommaso Ciampa’s music sounds like he’s had enough of Timothy Thatcher’s bullying. Ciampa goes down the ramp and enters the ring where she comes face to face with Thatcher. Thatcher says, “I have no problem with you, I have no problem with you.” Ciampa looks at Thatcher coming out of the ring and walking around the ring, the two look at each other once more as Thatcher climbs up the ramp, not turning once so she can keep her eyes on Ciampa’s.
Backstage – Damian Priest
We head backstage where we see Damian Priest heading to the ring to your party coming up, after the commercial break.
Mackenzie Mitchell questions Tommaso Ciampa backstage as we return from the commercial break. Mitchell asks Ciampa what it was all about with Thatcher before the break. Ciampa says he tried to make it obvious…. Ciampa then claims that he wants to fight Thatcher. Well, he made it clear!
Damian Priest vs.
When we return to the ring, the music plays for Damian Priest as he heads to the stage. Damian Priest begins to go down the ramp for his match, but Gargano attacks him during his entry. Gargano throws Priest into the ring and Priest throws Gargano through the ring. Back on his feet, Gargano immediately hits an Enziguri, but Priest hits a Roundhouse Forearm that rocks Gargano.
Gargano exits the ring, and Priest chases after him, removing the top of the comment desk. Priest puts Gargano on the table, but Gargano gives Priest a Diving Forearm. Priest hits Gargano with a Big Boot, then throws Gargano into the ring. Priest takes a chair and looks to enter the ring. Leon Ruff runs and Dropkick Priest, then Superkick Gargano. He throws Priest and Gargano out of the ring and stands up.
Gargano and Priest look at Ruff and Ruff realizes that he now has two enemies. Gargano and Priest try to attack Ruff, but Ruff leaves the ring and goes up the ramp. Priest and Gargano briefly stand next to each other, but Priest chases Gargano out of the ring …
No Match, No Winner.
Wade Barrett says he will not be available for comment next week, instead Kevin Owens will join the commentary team instead.
Video Summary – Last Week – Boa and Mystery Man
We see a summary of the strange incident with Boa and the mystery man last week. We see a video of William Regal hunting Boa. Regal goes home and asks Boa where he has been, since he has not informed the PC. Boa says: “No PC, no coach.” Then he keeps saying, “She’s coming.” Regal asks if he means Xia, and Boa says, “No Xia, she’s coming.”
Video: Ripley vs. Shirai Highlight
Before we go to the commercial break, we are sent a short video highlighting the events between Rhea Ripley and Io Shirai that led to their fight. Then we go to commercial.
Backstage – Leon Ruff and William Regal
When we return from the commercial break, we see General Manager William Regal addressing Leon Ruff backstage. William Regal asks Ruff if he “has any idea what he’s doing.” Ruff says he’s sick of being treated as a joke and wants to fight Gargano and Priest.
Fight for the NXT women’s championship
NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai vs. Rhea Ripley
The first is Rhea Ripley as she makes her way to the beat of her music. Ripley walks down the ramp and stops at the foot of the ramp to pose and look at the audience. Ripley then jumps onto the apron in a crouched position and slowly raises her head while sticking her tongue out and then smiles. Ripley then enters the ring. Next up is Io Shirai when the sand turns black and strobes flash everywhere when Shirai hits the stage. Shirai takes the stage and poses before entering the ring with Ripley.
The comment notes that it is not often that the title holder calls out the best, but Shirai stated that she wanted a challenge. The referee raises his belt and Ripley and Shirai Trash talk to each other. Ripley punches Shirai, warns the referee. Finally, the referee signals the bell and this match begins.
Ripley pushes Shirai down. Ripley hits Shirai head-on against the canvas while saying, “Do you think you can get in the ring with me?” Shirai with a takedown from Ripley, then a flip. Shirai with multiple Chops to RIpley’s chest. Shirai charges against the turnbuckle, Ripley’s side steps. Ripley performs a shoulder thrust to knock Io Shirai down. Ripley dusts her shoulder.
Shirai goes for a kick, Shirai with a kick to get Ripley out of the ring. Shirai attempts a flying motion through the ropes, Ripley stops her in her tracks with an elbow that rocks Shirai. Ripley then drags Shirai away as we head to the commercial court.
We continue picture by picture while the game returns to the ring. Ripley with multiple hits in the middle of Shirai in the corner. Ripley points at Shirai and proceeds to talk trash, which is inaudible since we’re in the commercials. Ripley raises her hand and then decides to pose and speak to the crowd while the referee controls Shirai.
Ripley continues pacing the ring and raising her hands, finally taking a seat on the top link. Finally, the referee allows the match to continue where Ripley continues to dominate the match.
When we return from the commercial break, we are informed that before the commercial break, where Shirai is on RIpley’s shoulders, Ripley punches Shirai forward where Shirai hits the mat head-on once more. Ripley checks her mouth for blood. More back and forth action. Shirai fights through RIpley’s Rib Stretch.
Shirai sits on the top tie rod as RIpley joins her at the top. Shirai slides and hits a German Suplex on Ripley. The crowd begins to shout: “NXT! NXT! “Ripley picks Shirai up and flips her over on her head, Shirai lands on her feet and then hits a Double Stomp into Ripley’s midsection. Shirai then a double foot kick to Ripley’s face.
Ripley notices the blood in her ear, as she touches herself with her finger, then wipes the blood under her eyes like a warrior! The two keep coming and going. Shirai drags Ripley into the apron, then continues to focus on Ripley’s arm / elbow. We head back to the commercial break.
Back from the commercial and Ripley hits Io with a superplex. Rhea nails Io for two. Ripley takes Io by the hair and the two women exchange blows. Ripley hits Io with knee punches to the face and a dropkick, pinning Io for two again.
Ripley stomps on Io, then goes for his inverted cloverleaf submission. Rhea spins Io, then the plant, keeping submission inside. Io hits the ropes, forcing a break in submission. Rea picks up Io and launches into the tide. Shirai counterattacks and knocks Rhea down with an arm attempt. Rhea blocks the arm attempt. Ripley goes for a powerbomb, but blocks it and blocks the armbar. Ripley hits the ropes, forcing a break.
Io goes for two Tiger Faint Kicks, but Ripley dodges him. Io hits Ripley with a palm strike, then lands a Tiger Faint Kick. Io hits Rhea with a missile dropkick from the top, covering Ripley for two. Io hits a meteor on Ripley, then goes for a moonsault. Ripley rolls out of the way, but lands him on his feet. Ripley hits Io with a clothesline, immobilizing Io for two. Ripley stomps on Io and goes for the Riptide again, but Io reverts to a DDT.
In the apron, Ripley can get back on her feet. Io successfully lands a Diving Sunset Flip Powerbomb on Ripley, sending Ripley through the announce table. Ripley returns to the ring just in time to break the referee’s count, and Io hits Ripley with a Moonsault, who follows on a pin for the three-count pin and wins.
Winner: Io Shirai
After the match
Io Shirai celebrates with her championship belt as she climbs the ramp. Finn Balor goes down the ramp and enters the ring where he is handed a microphone.
In the ring – NXT Champion Finn Balor
“First things first, Io Shirai, congratulations! But let’s get to work! Finn Balor begins. Then he continues: “The last time he saw me, I defended the NXT Championship with a broken jaw in two places.” He looks straight into the camera. “And here I am, with three plates in my jaw that say that I’m a bad son of a bitch! “
Pat McAfee and Squad Interrupts
Finn … Finn … Finn … Mr. Broken Jaw, excuse me … “The Prince.” She looks more like a princess to me. There has been a lot going on here on NXT while you were drinking steaks with shakes for the last six weeks! “McAfee begins.
McAfee points out that this is his home now. He claims that he knows that Balor does not look at the industry, the industry looks at him. Drake Maverick and his Shrek-like friend, DEAD for us. Breeango, the NXT Tag Team Champions… DE-De-DEAD! Now we are the champions. The best team on planet earth. The Undisputed Era, Adam Cole, bang bang, DEAD. Kyle Cauliflower O’Reilly … dead. Robert Fish… DEAD for us. Now you walk in with your little belt on your shoulder … everyone wonders what Finn is going to say or what he’s going to do … “.
The four men jump into the apron. “If you have any respect for the industry, for this business, for NXT, for Ireland… you are going to give that title to the men who have been running the show from top to bottom for the last two weeks. You will end up like the others … DEAD! “
It is easy for mice to play when the cat is away. Well, the cat is back. And look what I just dragged. The lights get off. When they return, the music of the Undisputed Era plays. Cole, Fish, Strong and O’Reilly come running down the ramp and an all-out fight ensues!
“NXT! NXT! NXT! “Pat McAfee is knocked out by Adam Cole as the crowd yells“ This is awesome! This is awesome! ”To end the show!
That’s enough for this week’s show. Thank you for joining us here tonight to see the results of WWE NXT. Be sure to visit us again next Wednesday night to see our coverage of WWE NXT from Orlando, FL.
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WWF returns after 20 years with a new owner
Say goodbye to WWE and welcome back to WWF! We have all been waiting for this moment to come and it is finally here.
Unfortunately, WWF’s proposed trademark is in no way associated with WWE, Vince McMahon, or HHH. The WWF trademark was purchased by Demperio Sports & Entertainment, LLC. They filed a trademark for the World Wrestling Federation in December 2020.
The trademark states that they plan to host “wrestling contests” and the remainder of the submission matches typical professional wrestling trademarks. It is included in the category “entertainment services”.
The submission that was for December 20, 2020 has not been reviewed by the trademark examiner. It can still be rejected or accepted. It seems highly likely that WWE will prevent this brand from being accepted because it could cause confusion with fans.
Although Vince McMahon and WWE have no direct link to this “new” WWF, it seems likely that Vince and WWE will get their hands in the WWF pot one more time to prevent the WWF trademark from materializing. It’s hard to say if they can really do much since they no longer own the trademark.
If anyone is going to do something, it may be the World Wildlife Fund that created the lawsuit with the WWF for Vince McMahon that originally forced Vince to “take out the F”. Then we can get back to having pandas t-shirts with steel chairs. Vince McMahon recently “gave up” on Rey Mysterio’s daughter.
Kurt Angle ‘retires’ from AEW Revolution debut
Kurt Angle has revealed that his teaser videos are for his podcast, not for AEW Revolution, as you can see below, which is why he withdrew from debut consideration. Christian had a meeting with a big name from AEW.
WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle is a veteran in the world of professional wrestling and spent two decades in the business, competing in various promotions around the world. Angle saw how WWE changed before his very eyes and it seems he doesn’t have the best opinion of all the changes.
While speaking on The Kurt Angle Show, Angle talked about his second WWE run in 2017. Angle criticized the company’s booking structure compared to how it used to be in the 90s and 2000s.
He noted that in the past, WrestleMania cards would have been finalized in December of the previous year. However, nowadays the WrestleMania cards are generally not gathered until the week before the event, especially mentioning WrestleMania 35.
“It was really hard to guess who was going to fight whom,” Angle said. “Things were not as orderly as in previous years. They usually have the WrestleMania cards no later than December, this one wasn’t ready for quite a while. I don’t think they got the whole card together until the week before. [WrestleMania 35]. “
Kurt Angle would have his last match in the ring against Baron Corbin at WrestleMania 35, where he would lose the match. Angle is currently enjoying his life outside of professional wrestling and he seems to be doing well.
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– Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) March 7, 2021
Vince McMahon ‘canceled’ Bray Wyatt’s return to WWE
Vince McMahon canceled Bray Wyatt’s original WWE comeback match. Plans have been changing second by second in the WWE world for what seems like the last few months. Just when a story gets good, it changes to end it. It seems that the end is not in sight, as Vince McMahon has done it again with delays and changes in the things we expected.
At Wrestling Observer we have news about the upcoming Wrestlemania pay-per-view: “For WrestleMania, the lineup has Reigns vs. Edge for the Universal title and Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair for the women’s title as official matches. The Miz & John Morrison vs. Damien Priest & Bad Bunny.
WO continues: “Randy Orton vs. The Fiend, probably in a wacky stunt fight, would appear to be a sure thing since it was scheduled for Royal Rumble and backtracked. Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair seems to be on the show. It could be Braun Strowman versus Shane McMahon. The WWE title match certainly looks like Lashley versus Drew McIntyre. However, Vince McMahon decided this week that the show needs to be bigger and exploit the original ideas and how else we can use everyone, so people are looking forward to changes next week to the original lineup and direction. “
My take on all of this is that I love wacky stunt matches. It’s not too childish, but I want a show. With the death of Kayfabe; The only thing that draws me back is when WWE does something out of this crazy world.