This week, we start off with news from the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), as the list of injuries keep continuing within the promotion. We have news that Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre were both injured, during this past Survivor Series “War Games” Live Premium Event. Both Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre apparently have suffered from ruptured eardrums. At this time, both wrestlers are not expected to miss too much time off. Drew McIntyre is currently scheduled to work the WWE’s live events that will start right after Christmas. There is no news on when Roman Reigns will be back in action.
We shift over to New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), where they have recently announced several matches for their huge annual event “Wrestle Kingdom 17.” What makes this event unusually special is that WWE Superstar Karl Anderson, who is also the NEVER Openweight Champion for NJPW, is scheduled to defend the title against Hikuleo. Karl Anderson won the NEVER Championship this past June at NJPW’s PPV Dominion, and made his return back to the WWE in October. It appears that WWE and NJPW, are working together to allow this match to happen. But will Karl Anderson still walk out as champion? I guess we will see.
Last week, we spoke about the possibility of All Elite Wrestling returning to Universal Studios. Well, it’s now official, and they will be back on December 17 to tape their AEW Dark Show. It is unclear at this time who will be appearing, but as we last discussed the Dark Show usually books independent wrestling talent from around the nation in an effort to give wrestlers inspiring to become part of AEW, an opportunity to showcase their talents.
The Question of the Week comes Ronald M. in Far Rockaway and he asked, “I heard that AEW Superstar Ricky Starks expressed that he wanted to fight CM Punk for the AEW Heavyweight Championship?” Ronald, Rick Starks is currently scheduled to face the current AEW Heavyweight Champion MJF on December 14, 2022. He has expressed his desire to work with CM Punk, if possible down the line. If this match actually took place, it would not happen in AEW. So, unfortunately, it’s something we would have to wait for.
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