Oli Davis rounds up the biggest professional wrestling news in his daily WrestleTalk column…
Seth Rollins Knows His ISH
Move aside Who Beat Up Enzo & Big Cass conspiracy. I’ve got no time for you Kurt Angle texting scandal. There’s only one mystery for me in WWE right now – what does the ‘H’ stand for in The Usos’ t-shirt slogan ‘Day One Is H’?
Tyler Breeze and Fandango have been on the case for weeks, and now an unlikely Raw star has joined their quest.
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) June 9, 2017
We’ll have more on this breaking news story as it develops.
NXT At Download
NXT finished their UK tour at the weekend with dates at the Download music festival – which sadly contained no crossover with Chris Jericho, who played on the main stage with his band Fozzy.
It did, however, have wrestler Mark Andrews getting attacked by UK Champion Pete Dunne onstage.
Earlier in the day, Andrews foolishly tweeted that he’d be playing bass on the Dogtooth Stage with his band Junior at 1.30pm, after which he’d be challenging Dunne for his title in the NXT tent. Presumably having seen this – and because he doesn’t like other people having fun – Dunne attacked Andrews during the Junior performance to hype their match. Andrews then used the tried and tested rock concert special attack of a stage dive.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) June 10, 2017
Rather scarily, on the Sunday NXT show, Andrews was reportedly stretchered out of the building after being tended to by WWE medics. Thankfully, scans were said to have come back with no real damage.
Everything's okay guys, thanks for all your concern and messages!
Huge thanks to the workers at Queens Medical Centre who treated me quickly
— Mark Andrews (@MandrewsJunior) June 11, 2017
The day before on Friday, Asuka’s Women’s Championship match at the festival had to be stopped when she legitimately busted open Ruby Riot’s head on the corner of the steel steps, for which Riot required five stitches.
Emma Returns At WWE Live Event
Someone else who’s recovered very quickly after an injury sustained on a UK tour is Emma. The Raw wrestler suffered a shoulder injury at a WWE live event on the 7th May. She was flown home soon after and it was feared she’d require surgery.
— Terrence Moore (@KingofAwesome80) June 10, 2017
Thankfully, Emma’s been able to tap into some John Cena levels of healing power, making a surprise return on Friday night’s Raw house show in Jackson, Mississippi. She teamed with Nia Jax and Alexa Bliss, losing the match to Mickie James, Sasha Banks and Dana Brooke.
Kurt Angle Wants Finn Balor Match
Kurt Angle has said in the past that his in-ring WWE return isn’t a matter of if, it’s a matter of when, leading many to fantasy book his possible opponents – reprising his classic TNA feuds of AJ Styles and Samoa Joe, or new dream matches with Seth Rollins.
Kurt recently told The Metro he’s got someone else in mind: Finn Balor.
Apparently the two met ten years ago when Kurt was wrestling in Japan, where Balor was just starting out as a Young Boy, or, as Kurt Angle put it, a “young kid with a Justin Bieber style haircut with the hair spinning all over his head.”
The Raw GM now thinks Balor is one of the Top 3 wrestlers in the world, and that “being able to do a program with him would be awesome. I’m sure he dreamed of wrestling me back then, now I’m dreaming of wrestling him.”
According to Wrestling News World, though – so take this with a pinch of salt – “WWE currently has no main event plans coming out of Extreme Rules, except for Joe vs. Lesnar,” which is apparently why Balor was left off TV last Monday.
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