Liam Hoofe with a round-up of the latest wrestling news…
Tag Team Finished With the WWE?
PWInsider is reporting today that The Singh Brothers are likely done with the WWE following this Tuesday’s episode of Smackdown. The Singhs were attacked by Jinder following their defeat to AJ Styles this past Tuesday, and it looks as though that will be the last time we will see them on WWE TV.
While they were never going to set the world on fire, I still enjoyed watching The Singhs. The team sold moves like crazy and would have been an enjoyable addition to the Smackdown tag-team roster, even if they were just working as jobbers. This does also indicate that Jinder’s push is likely over and done with too, as booking relied on the pair to help him get a victory.
Farewell The Singh Brothers, we barely knew ye.
NXT Title Change (SPOILERS)
Yesterday, the WWE recorded their next four episodes of NXT, to be aired on the WWE Network between December 6th and December 27th. While there were several notable incidents, including the brand crowning a new number one contender for the NXT Championship following a series of matches, the most notable was The Undisputed Era defeating Sanity to win the NXT tag team titles.
This makes Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly, the first team to win both the NXT tag team titles, and the ROH tag team titles.
Impact Finally Give In On Broken Matt Gimmick
After appearing to begin ‘breaking’ on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, it would appear that Matt Hardy using his Broken gimmick on WWE television has finally been giving the go-ahead by Anthem and Impact Wrestling.
The Hardys and Anthem have been locked in a legal battle for the best part of 2017 concerning the gimmick, but it looks as though the company are finally allowing Hardy to use it elsewhere. The company this week sent a statement to Sports Illustrated saying:
“We have seen the character development and will be interested to see where they take the concept. Our new talent agreements all incorporate language that allow talent to continue to use their IMPACT persona after they leave the company. We are working with our legal team to amend our existing agreements to extend this to all of our current and former talent.”
PWInsider is also reporting that Anthem has given in trying to block the gimmick. Hardy himself has been tweeting a series of cryptic tweets over the last week, and yesterday he tweeted this- which is the closest we are going to get in terms of confirmation from Hardy.
The #GreatWar is merely beginning on this plane identified as @WWE. I must recruit LOYAL Soldiers from around the planet of Earth to join me as I battle in a DOMAIN overflowing with DARKNESS & DEMONS.
Our Platoon has much to do.
— #WOKEN Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) November 29, 2017
Name Changes for Two WWE Superstars
Vince McMahon has developed quite the habit of making random changes to superstars names in the last few years, in fact, it was only last week that he changed Luke Harper and Eric Rowan’s names, officially, to just Harper and Rowan. Well, old Vinny Mac is at it again this week. First of all, 205 Live star TJ Perkins will now officially be known as just TJP, while Ruby Riot will now be known as the much more exotic, Ruby Riott. That’s right- they’ve added a T.
In fairness, there is every chance this may have to do some sort of copyright, or at least, I hope so because if not, then Vince is just going a little crazy in his old age.
Liam Hoofe – @liamhoofe