Earlier this week Jon Moxley defeated Juice Robinson to claim the IWPG United States Championship. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that AEW is still deciding if they will acknowledge Moxley’s Championship at their next show.
“In a few weeks Jon Moxley will wrestle his debut match for AEW when he faces Joey Janela at Fyter Fest, and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that it hasn’t been decided whether or not All Elite Wrestling will acknowledge his IWGP US Title reign.
The key points are that NJPW has no relation with AEW, but they do have close ties to ROH, which is a competitor for AEW.
However, a huge percentage of AEW fans are likely aware of Moxley’s title reign, and to not acknowledge it would be to ignore the elephant in the room.”
For more on AEW’s dilemma check out stillrealtous.com’s article.
Former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo recently took to Twitter to make some shocking allegations about the WWE’s and AEW’s relationship.
“There’s NO QUESTION that @WWE & @AEWrestling are in bed together–NONE. Several things don’t add up. When you look at the entire picture it becomes evident. I’m going to invite the @CnsprcyHrsmn on the new “Truth with Consequences” to lay this all out. Bro—YOU’RE BEING WORKED.”
You can check out Russo’s Tweet here.
Keeping with their promise to offer an alternative to wrestling fans, AEW will apparently have a TV-14 rating.
“During a promotional video released today for the upcoming Double Or Nothing event, AEW programming will have a TV-14 rating. On the opposite side of the spectrum WWE’s programming airs with a PG rating.”
Check out Ewrestlingnews article for more on AEW’s rating.
WWE Hall of Famer Sean Waltman had Conrad Thompson on his X-pac 12 360 podcast recently. The pair touched on a number of topics including the always polarizing CM Punk
“Conrad, mark my words, CM Punk is gonna show up. Before it’s all said and done and I guaran-f***ing-tee it. Somewhere, maybe not right away, but when they get the TV going… come on! He ain’t gonna sit on the f***ing sidelines.”
For more exerpts from the interview check out Sportskeeda’s article. You can listen to the entire episdoe of X-pac’s 12 360 podcast here.
Jim Ross was recently on Busted Open Radio. Ross openly discussed whether or not he believed Vince McMahon was at all intimidated about going head to head with someone with more money than him.
“You know, I don’t know if he is concerned about going head-to-head with anybody. I doubt it. I think he is bulletproof in that regard,” stated Ross. “I have said this internally with AEW; the worst mistake we can make is trying to chase WWE. We don’t need to chase WWE.
“I am sure there is concern financially about rosters. I am not officially in that department, but I asked one guy in WWE who is an under-card guy, a solid hand, who can help the younger guys earn, early 30s, and they said to me that he is not available. He just signed for a half a million dollars. He is not even on television, $500,000 just to keep him off the streets sort to speak. So yeah, I think there is a reactionary phase that is going around that AEW is willing to pay people.”
For more from Ross check out Busted Open Radio’s entire interview. Exerpts prepared by Wrestlinginc.