On the latest rollercoaster of WWE events, the hardcore wrestling community witnessed Johnny Gargano’s much-anticipated return, Jade Cargill stepping into the WWE universe, and Dominik Mysterio’s historical win, among other exciting news.
This week’s WWE RAW saw Johnny Gargano spring a surprise return from injury, recrafting the formidable D.I.Y. with Tommaso Ciampa. Gargano’s unexpected comeback was a late call by WWE brass say insiders, with the plan only cemented last weekend. Fans worldwide greeted the shock reunion and Gargano’s prime condition with vibrant enthusiasm.
On another intriguing note, Former AEW talent Jade Cargill is now officially part of the WWE family. Reports suggest Cargill is poised to grace the WWE Fastlane 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The specifics of this appearance remain under wraps, teasing an exciting weekend ahead for grappling enthusiasts.
On the NXT front, Dominik Mysterio pulled off a career-defining victory over Trick Williams, clinching the NXT North American Champion title. Williams, unfortunately, set an unwelcomed record -the shortest reign as NXT North American Champion, lasting a paltry three days.
In corporate updates, WWE has reportedly proofed its partnership with Hulu, extending the streaming contract. Meanwhile, WWE faces legal drama as Major League Wrestling’s antitrust lawsuit moves forward. A court hearing is slated for October, potentially reshaping WWE’s standing in the wrestling landscape.
Rhea Ripley, during the Monday WWE RAW in San Jose, California, announced that Damian Priest’s expected match with Jey Uso was off due to medical reasons. No additional details on Priest’s medical setback have surfaced yet. Similarly, Erik has been sidelined due to an undisclosed injury, with RAW commentator Wade Barrett stating Erik may be off-ramp for an uncertain period.
Endeavor and TKO Group confirm Ari Emanuel’s appearance at Bloomberg’s Screentime conference on October 11th, generating extra buzz in the industry.
On an extra positive note, WWE marks its calendar for next year’s Elimination Chamber in Perth, Australia. The Western Australian tourism council expects the event to inject around 33 million Australian dollars into the state’s economy.
Lastly, WWE is set to air a special on the “Top 25 Moments in WWE SmackDown History” on FOX on October 8th. The wrestling world can gear up for a nostalgic trip down the memory lane, as these iconic moments get revisited.
In the electrifying world of pro wrestling, the show – and the news – never stop!