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WCW Show Returning To WWE
Last night, NXT taped all of their television
up until the next TakeOver special on November
18th – the night before Survivor Series 2017.
Meaning the next story is about footage not
yet aired, so prepare to enter the Spoiler
Room Brawl in 3…
The show’s NXT Championship match was made,
with Andrade Cien Almas becoming Drew McIntyre’s
No. 1 contender.
Aleister Black vs the Velveteen Dream and
Lars Sullivan vs Kassius Ohno will take place
as grudge matches.
And the Fatal Four Way for the NXT Women’s
Championship – which was vacated by Asuka
last month – will be between Mae Young Classic
winner Kairi Sane, Peyton Roce, Ember Moon
and Nikki Cross.
But the most intriguing announcement was the
stipulation added to the three team three-way
match between Undisputed, Sanity and Authors
of Pain with Roderick Strong.
At the tapings, the Authors of Pain’s tag
team title rematch against Sanity ended in
DQ when Adam Cole, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly
ran in for a beat down.
It was then that Strong teased aligning himself
with the group – as a fellow Ring of Honor
alumni himself – but he turned on them instead.
William Regal then announced each three-man
unit would face off in…a War Games match.
Yeah, that War Games – the old WCW concept
which had two rings alongside each other encased
in one giant cage, and a new member of each
team enters every two minutes.
It took about ten minutes of going through
the various rules before the match could ever
To my knowledge – and by that, I mean Wikipedia’s
– this will be the 31st War Games match in
history, and the first ever to be a three
vs three vs three, rather than the traditional
In a bonus trivia note, Paul Ellering competed
in the first two War Games matches, and he’ll
be managing the Authors of Pain in the first
one for nearly two decades next month.
And in true spoiler fashion, Triple H publicly
announced the news on Twitter:
“For the first time in nearly 20 years…
Pro Wrestling Sheet reported last month that
WWE were considering bringing back a few WCW
event names, which seemed to be a way to boost
dwindling live event ticket sales.
Because remember that time with the nostalgia?
But when WWE announced they’re using the
Starrcade name (which was WCW’s version
of WrestleMania) for a special Smackdown live
event in North Carolina, former WWE wrestler
and current Ring of Honor champion Cody Rhodes
wasn’t best pleased, tweeting:
“Dear @MichaelPSHayes1 If you’re afraid
an event won’t sell cuz’ the holiday and want
one of my Dad’s events…at least book Goldy..
Both Starrcade and War Games were events dreamed
up by Cody’s late father Dusty Rhodes, but
the American Nightmare has tweeted his blessing
for his former employer’s latest use of
his dad’s ideas:
“I’m not mad.
I was told.
H worked for my Dad and then my Dad worked
They were friends.
Care and effort will be placed into it.”
While Triple H surely will treat Dusty’s
baby with respect, he had to abandon his own
last night – as he’s visiting India on business
ahead of WWE’s December tour there.
“Gutted to miss my first @WWENXT taping
ever while in @WWEIndia but I have the best
team in the world doing it…Have a hell of
And by ‘the best team in the world’, Triple
H of course meant ‘DX’.
“Don’t worry, H, @ShawnMichaels and I are
holding the fort down!
@WWENXT @TripleH #OUDK,” tweeted former
DX member and current Smackdown LIVE producer
Just as a peak behind the curtain of the WrestleTalk
News, this War Games story has so far taken
me twice as long to write as normal, because
I keep watching bits of the 1992 match between
Sting’s Squadron and Paul Heyman’s Dangerous
If you’re not familiar with the War Games
concept, check that match out, as it really
is a masterpiece of storytelling.
Is Bray Wyatt really going to be playing Sister
And where the hell are the fashion police?
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