WWE Cancel AEW Match! All Elite Wrestling US TV Deal “Virtually Done”! | WrestleTalk News May 2019

WWE Cancel AEW Match! All Elite Wrestling US TV Deal “Virtually Done”! | WrestleTalk News May 2019

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We’ve got a packed show of news for you
today, including the latest on AEW’s US
TV deal, WWE cancelling a match featuring
All Elite talent, and Lars Sullivan’s comments
on the scandal he’s found himself in.
But first.
Becky Lynch is currently embroiled in a feud
with Lacey Evans over on Monday Night Raw
for the red version of her Women’s Championships.
And it would appear that Becky’s mum was
at at a recent event, with The Man tweeting
a picture of her with her ma.
Lacey retweeted this photo saying that she
wishes she could have met her, with pudding
and hat emojis, the most serious of all the
emojis, but Becky responded by saying that
they have met and her ma wasn’t impressed.
So, you’d think that would be the end of
this bit of the news – but it was not the
end for Big Horn-E.
Due to being out with an injury, which could
take him out for a lot of 2019, Big E has
a lot of time and his hands, and he’s choosing
to use that time by getting the Pot Noodle
Horn over Mama Lynch.
“Mama Lynch is hella foxy.”
“I would pay a small fortune for a photoshoot
featuring Mama Lynch in a sundress.”
“I would take my jacket off and toss it onto
a puddle so Mama Lynch could walk across it…
Scratch that.
I would lay my whole body in the puddle so
Mama Lynch could walk across me.”
“I would learn to become a cycling class instructor
& offer Mama Lynch free classes just in hopes
of seeing her post-workout glisten.”
He even posted his own parody of the Wolverine
meme, holding a picture of Mama Lynch while
wearing marigolds.
This isn’t the first time that Big E has
horned over Mama Lynch, calling her a “full
meal” on a Mother’s Day photo that Lynch
posted on Instagram, and The Man has responded
to all of this saying: “I’m just telling
you I better not end up being Beck E Langston
out of all of this.”
And speaking of big fans, we wanted to thank
each and every one of you who came down for
WrestleTalk Live in London at the Prince Charles
Cinema this past Tuesday.
We screened the cinematic classic Ready To
Rumble, and then recorded a live podcast after
the movie discussing the wrestling career
of David Arquette.
The podcast is available now for Patreon backers,
and will go live in the free feed next week.
Here’s what you can expect from the show:
Speaking of awkward, and things are certainly
tense around Lars Sullivan and WWE at the
moment, after a series of racist, homophobic
and sexist comments Sullivan made on a bodybuilding
forum in 2008 have resurfaced.
Mama Lynch fan Big E has made reference to
them, and now so has Kalisto has weight in
by tweeting: “He just needs to get out of
my way.”
Sullivan is currently on WWE’s European
tour, with WrestleVotes tweeting: “Source
states WWE is aware of what’s making the
rounds online.
His exact words: ‘they are hoping it stays
low and disappears’”, and Sullivan himself
has now released a statement to Wrestling
Inc saying: “There is no excuse for the
inappropriate remarks that I made years ago.
They do not reflect my personal beliefs nor
who I am today, and I apologize to anyone
I offended.”
So it would seem that Lars Sullivan will be
sticking around in WWE, and someone else will
be too for the foreseeable future.
Shortly after this year’s WrestleMania,
Luke Harper requested his release from WWE
via Twitter.
This request was sadly turned down, with Dave
Meltzer reporting last week that there where
conversations about which brand he’ll be
on in the somehow still on-going Superstar
Shake-Up, but that was shut down by Vince
McMahon who said that Harper can’t do a
southern accent – something he’s held against
Harper since his days in the Wyatt Family.
It was then reported that because of Harper’s
injury last year, his contract that was set
to end in November 2019 was extended to April
Dave Meltzer has added to this story in the
latest Wrestling Observer, writing that Harper
met with Vince McMahon to ask again about
his release, but “McMahon told him to take
it up with [Triple H], who then didn’t respond
to him.”
McMahon telling Harper to speak to Triple
H about this situation is interesting.
Back in March, Pro Wrestling Sheet reported
that Goldust would soon be a free agent, which
was later confirmed when he was announced
as his brother Cody’s opponent for All Elite
Wrestling’s Double or Nothing later this
Why this is interesting is that it was reported
that it was Triple H who convinced Vince McMahon
to release Goldust from his contract so he
could leave for AEW.
As to why Triple H would convince McMahon
to let one of their talents leave for the
competition is an intriguing one, and could
possibly play into the theories that The Game
is playing some the game of backstage politics
– including the recently reported like of
a tweet criticizing Vince McMahon’s booking
of the company.
As for Luke Harper though, Dave Meltzer is
reporting that “Harper has been given no
future bookings, but also won’t be let out
of his contract.”
Which might still be better than what The
Revival are doing on Raw.
Someone who was able to get out of their WWE
contract was former Smackdown Tag Team Champion
Rhyno, who was announced recently to be returning
to independent scene when his contract expires
on July 17th.
In an interview with Chris Van Vliet, Rhyno
noted that WWE offered him double what he
was currently earning in order to stay with
the company – which he turned down as he would
rather work on the indie scene and help younger
guys grow.
This ties into previous reports that WWE were
concerned about the rise of All Elite Wrestling
and their talent asking for their releases,
both publicly like Luke Harper, and reportedly
behind closed doors like Sasha Banks.
AEW’s Jim Ross noted that he suggested bringing
someone into All Elite Wrestling from WWE,
but was told they’d just signed a new half
a million dollar a year contract despite the
company never putting them on TV.
The Revival reportedly recently turned down
that same offer, and Lio Rush turned down
a similar offer according to PWInsider.
Rhyno adds in his interview that while he
doesn’t know if WWE are concerned or scared
about the rise of competition in North America,
he does say that companies like Impact, Ring
of Honor, New Japan and All Elite Wrestling
are doing more and more shows in bigger and
bigger venues on what had previously been
solely Vince McMahon’s soil for the last
twenty years, saying, “I think that’s why
they’re offering a lot of money.”
Someone who might not be looking to make the
jump to AEW on the other hand is current PROGRESS
Women’s Champion Jordynne Grace, who recently
retained her title at Super Strong Style 16
against Millie McKenzie, Nina Samuels and
Session Moth.
WrestleTalk.com’s Louis Dangoor sat down
with Grace over Super Strong Style 16 weekend,
where she had this to say about sticking with
Impact Wrestling for the time being, saying
they’re the company that best uses their
female talent.
That full interview is
available now, along with interviews from
NXT UK’s Walter and Trent Seven, Mark and
Vicky Haskins and AEW’s Jimmy Havoc and
Darby Allin in the WrestleRamble podcast feed.
And WWE’s concerns over AEW might again
be coming to light, as they’ve pulled reportedly
pulled a women’s match in Japan.
All Elite Wrestling’s Bea Priestly recently
captured the World of Stardom Championship,
and there were plans in place to build towards
a championship match between Priestly and
NXT UK’s Toni Storm.
However, Stardom recently tweeted that “due
to circumstances beyond our control”, the
match had been cancelled.
And I think we can all guess what those circumstances
Dave Meltzer confirmed on Wrestling Observer
Radio that it was indeed WWE’s decision
to pull the plug on the match, as Bea Priestly
would likely have to win and they didn’t
want their NXT UK Women’s Champion taking
a loss against someone signed with All Elite
Just remember that the next time someone from
WWE tells you that wins and loses don’t
matter in modern wrestling.
Meltzer adds that WWE didn’t even offer
Stardom the opportunity to change the finish
of the match – like changing it to a draw
so that neither woman wins or loses – similar
to the finish of Will Ospreay vs. PAC at Revolution
Pro Wrestling where both men were champions
in New Japan and Dragon Gate and they went
to a time limit draw.
Instead they just demanded that the match
be cancelled, with Stardom instead announcing
that Priestly will defend her title against
Hazuki, while Storm will face former champion
This is another in a long line of examples
of WWE pulling talent from shows due to All
Elite Wrestling – pulling Undertaker from
Starrcast II and the speaking portion of his
speaking tour of the UK with Inside The Ropes
[38], Kurt Angle from Starrcast and WrestleCade
and now putting the kibosh on an advertised
match between Bea Priestly and Toni Storm.
And that’s to mention moving Money in the
Bank to compete against Double or Nothing
the following week.
And that could be because All Elite Wrestling
is about to announce their major TV deal in
the United States.
Since the company’s announcement in January,
there has been a lot of talk about All Elite
Wrestling getting a TV deal in the US.
Both Jim Ross and Chris Jericho both teased
a big announcement was coming soon, with many
speculating that AEW could end up on the former
home of WCW Monday Nitro in the late 90s,
Both The Wrap and the Wrestling Observer then
reported that these rumours were indeed true,
with The Wrap first reporting that AEW’s
TV deal could be announced at the media upfronts
on May 15th.
And that ‘could’ is no longer just a possibility
according to a follow-up report from The Wrap,
who say that someone with close knowledge
of the situation is saying the deal is “virtually
done” and will be announced at the media
upfronts next week – ironically from WWE’s
spiritual home Madison Square Garden.
Cody, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega and Tony
KHAAAAAAN [42-screen] will reportedly be in
attendance for the announcement, which will
likely give us the juicy details on a launch
date, time slot and channel.
This comes off the back of AEW’s announcement
this week that they have partnered with ITV
in the United Kingdom, where they will be
showing Double or Nothing on ITV Box Office
as well as it’s pre-show Buy In on ITV4,
with the Casino Battle Royal for a future
AEW Championship shot, and Kip Sabian vs.
Sammy Guevara.
While this would understandably lead many
to believe that AEW’s weekly TV show will
air on ITV4 when it launches, Dave Meltzer
notes in the Observer that, “Right now such
a deal is not signed, but it is reasonable
As of now, the reported start date is in October,
and the possible airing days are Tuesday and
Wednesday at 8-10pm Eastern, with the show
also airing live in the UK.
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100 thoughts on “WWE Cancel AEW Match! All Elite Wrestling US TV Deal “Virtually Done”! | WrestleTalk News May 2019”

  1. Im one of the biggest wrestling super fans iv got every WWE/WWF replica titles you can get and been watching since 1990 and I know AEW could be a threat but imagine once a year we get WWE vs AEW at an event call WRESTLING WARS or a better name champion vs champion finn vs Kenny the matches are endless what do you think

  2. Ill be watching it free on my Amazon firestick!! Get with the modern days people if you still paying for ppv YOUR AND IDIOT!

  3. Just because WWE pulled Toni Storm from a match against an AEW competitor that does not mean WWE is scared of AEW. AEW is nothing more than an independent promotion. To date, AEW has done absolutely nothing. No other promotion has done anything to hurt WWE's business. Why do people think that AEW will be different?

  4. The Sullivan situation is only going to help AEW if you think about it: AEW have a diverse roster and are openly trying to be inclusive and thoughtful (see signing Sonny Kiss and Nyla, arrangements for autistic fans etc). WWE on the other hand are not condemning a wrestler who is openly racist, homophobic and sexist.

  5. I thought AEW was a "piss-ant" company, why are they so worried about them that much?
    If they are that confident with their current product then there's nothing to be afraid of in the first place… OR NOT! lmfao!

  6. WWE: HMMMMM why are ratings down
    Also wwe:
    Wild Card
    50/50 booking
    Shit booking
    Shit Storyline
    Not wanting to use all there talent

  7. Jordynne grace is not smart. They haven't even had their first show yet? Does she know what All In was? Oh wait.. she wasn't invited to all in because she's not that good of a wrestler…

  8. I'd pay a 100 bucks to see an interview with Big E if you ask him "Big E what's up with those tweets to Becky Lynch's mom?".

  9. Triple H is SMART. A lot of people listen to these old shoot interviews and look at the fact he married into the family, but I'm inclined to believe that if he was really all that bad Kevin Nash would have spared him no quarter in his own shoot interviews over the years. Friend or not, Nash is one of the most brutally honest people I've seen in the business, he's let everyone including himself have it.

    I think what Triple H realizes is that while letting the talent who want to leave go to the competition isn't GOOD, it's a Hell of a lot better than the company gaining a public reputation for holding talent hostage, especially if AEW blows up into something huge, which it would seem to be on course for doing regardless of whatever ploy WWE seems to come up with. Worse than being the company people WANT TO LEAVE, is being the company NOBODY WANTS TO COME TO. But Vince is Vince, that old bastard ain't ever going to change his stripes.

  10. If you are a famous wrestler and make a racist comment many years ago, be sure to apologize to Officer Big E of The Racism Police.😒

  11. TheInvasion King

    Big E the type of n¡gger to be a horny nasty sexual predator to the whole womans locker room including the moms/grandmas. Smh #N¡ggerAlert

  12. Gonna give AEW a shot. Competition is what is needed now. It will get interesting if AEW puts together great production value, solid booking, and storytelling. They seem like they are heading in the right direction for just starting out. WWE is just god awful right now. Which is a shame giving the talent and having a huge streaming platform. Ultimately, I feel WWE needs to revamp everything and give the product a fresh feel. It’s gonna take some work to get this repugnant product back on track, and convince people to come back. In the meantime I will continue to tune out until change truly comes.

  13. Do you guys do that Chinese whisper bullshit to seem interesting, or do you get info wrong because you're shit?

  14. I don’t think letting Golf Dusr go was a political move. He gave 20 Ama omg years to the company and was a model employee. Plus HHH realizes he is old and besides facing his brother he don’t offer much to AEW

  15. AEW is gona start another wrestling war, which is awesome i. All the idiots saying AEW will fail, probably weren't alive in 1995. AEW is just like wcw circa 1995, and wwe (wwf back then), was in just as bad shape as wwe is right now. Add to that the fact that the Khan family are multi-billionaires and far richer than the McMahon family, plus Turner sports and entertainment (Ted Turner, tnt, tbs, etc, those who owned wcw) are also investing and giving them primetime tv deals to spite WWE and fuck it over. Gona be awesome wrestling boys and girls!

  16. Daniel Yahudah Israel

    What a dumb move by WWE to move MIB to compete with the first AEW PPV. it's quite obvious everyone will watch AEW even if it's just out of curiosity. I'll bet WWE on RAW will then flash how their ratings for MIB were greater than AEW, NBA playoffs and MLB combined BS. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  17. I just noticed that Luke looks like he has a Uni-brow when raises his eyebrows.

    No insult intended. Just something I noticed.

  18. Yes! Monday night wars are coming back! Hope aew succeeds and wwe gets their act together and we get 2 solid brands

  19. If you've posted in the misc, you'd understand that Lars meant no harm and only posted for the lulz. People should let it go

  20. I really really REALLY want AEW to succeed and give the WWE a run for its money. They need competition and a major wake up call after stale storylines, terrible bookings, and plummeting ratings thanks to Vince McMahon.

  21. It is absolutely deplorable what the WWE is doing to Luke Harper right now. He puts on good matches and the fans like him. What's the problem?

  22. I say take it back to the wcw days . Ecw days. Aew. Roh. Impact . Wwe. Would only make things better for the business

  23. 1.000.000 subs with no CONTENT

    your channel has become all about money and its a shame.. seems to be more like one huge ad

  24. I've never seen anything worse than all these idiotic AEW marks. How about they actually put on a show and develop a TV product before declaring it the most exciting thing ever and company that's going to overtake the WWE.

  25. It’s really sad how most current wrestling fans are brainwashed racist feminist liberals. Makes me happier knowing that wrestling is dying off. AEW won’t save anything. They are already making mistakes before even starting.

  26. Poor Becky is getting the Jericho Treatment.  Give her two belts because it's what the fans want, then book her poorly, pretend it's HER fault, then take the belts and give them to who Vince feels we want.  And that will likely be Charlotte since he obviously favours her.  SOOOOO glad I dropped my subscription to the WWE channel.

  27. OMG that fucking brow wrinkle is in full effect this episode!!!! I think it’s taking over. Will it have its own segment soon?

  28. The most aggravating Raslin ripoff channel and fans in the universe. I laugh at the morons who bash WWE yet watch. Most probably kids whose daddy watches so they watch. But now they get their own voice on the internet and use it to channel their worthless miserable lives. The internet is a perfect place for miserables. I hope AEWWE does well. I hope WWE does well. Haha!

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