https://twitter.com/AEWrestling/status/1217431781244395520?s=20 Wrestling is, if nothing else, cyclical. If a moment grabs a wrestling audience, eventually, a promotion will look to go to the well again. Whether you loved or hated the old WCW pay-per-view Bash At The Beach, there is no doubting the moments that have shaped the history of our business. Hulk Hogan doing… Continue reading JoeStopper’s AEW Report 1/15: Welcome To Miami!
Throughout the 2010s, WWE ruled the landscape of professional wrestling. Ring Of Honor and TNA/Impact tried their best to offer a viable alternative, but budget restraints and stupefying talent decisions have led to their failure to gain mainstream traction. But with The Elite aligning themselves with Tony Khan's ambitions and bankroll, the balance within the… Continue reading JoeStopper’s AEW Report 1/1: A Homecoming For The League Of The Millennium!
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Make no doubt about it, Christmas is arriving swiftly! For my Hebrew homies reading this during Chanukah, shalom! The gifts, as usual, are plentiful (including NXT representative TJ Of The JK premiering on this week's Jobber Knocker podcast; give it a listen!) for all of Wednesday Night Wrestling. While NXT is ending 2019 with Adam… Continue reading JoeStopper’s AEW Report 12/18: A Texas Two-Step For Tag Titles!
It's been said that one can never truly go home again. As usual, All Elite Wrestling is trying to fight against common beliefs, as Randy Orton troll-extraordinaire Tony Khan returns to his Illinois hometown of Champaign for this evening's edition of AEW: Dynamite. The risk he took for funding the dreams of The Elite cannot… Continue reading JoeStopper's AEW Report 12/4: A Champagne Campaign in Champaign!
Penning these columns each Wednesday, I admittedly have a certain bias towards the new blood in "professional wrestling". That being said, I realize the need to respect the collective adversaries from Connecticut in WWE. Until, of course, one of its longest tenured laborers started spitting gangsta shit at the financial backer of All Elite Wrestling,… Continue reading JoeStopper’s AEW Report 11/20: “Shots Fired!”
As the towel of surrender was lofted into the ring by Maxwell Jacob Friedman on behalf/betrayal of Cody, the viewers of "Full Gear" were left to wonder who was the logical next challenger to "Le Champion", Chris Jericho. One option would be to utilize the winner of the final "unsanctioned" match of the evening in… Continue reading JoeStopper’s AEW Report 11/13: Who’s Stepping Up To The Painmaker?