Wrestle Review: Waiting for the Dominos To Fall Submitted by Andy Sullivan on 06/20/2020 at 02:26 PM
I debated on whether to do a column this week. Then I debated on what I should or shouldn't do it about. I will say that all these allegations(and at least one I know of who has come forward and apologized) are sad and, well I was going to say shocking. Honestly, though, I'm not totally shocked. Surprised? A little. Disappointed? Based on what? We don't know these individuals personally. What we know is their persona that they portray on television. There's a difference, folks. For instance: Tom Cruise isn't really Ethan Hunt as he portrays in the Mission Impossible series. Maybe that's why Matt Riddle's Smackdown debut got put off. However I hear he's been cleared. We'll al be keeping an eye on this situation, no question.
Watching Impact from this past week, I had a few thoughts. The North are the longest-reigning tag team champions in TNA/Impact history. You would've thought that you'd save a championship match for your main event. Impact didn't think so. Judging by what happened in the main event, I understand. Tessa Blanchard will be defending her World Championship against Elgin, Eddie Edwards, Trey and Ace Austin at Slammiversary. There was an interesting addition to that match revealed this past week. When it seemed Eddie was about to defeat Ace, Madman Fulton appeared and laid Eddie out, securing the win for Ace. I guess you could say Austin had an Ace in the hole....
NXT is combatting AEW's two-week Fyter Fest on TNT in a big way. This is great news for wrestling fans. In a two week span, we get Johnny Gargano v Keith Lee v Fin Balor for the North American Championship with the winner facing Adam Cole the next week in a winner take all match. We still don't know which matches will happen on which night of Fyter Fest. We also get Best Friends getting a shot at the tag championship via their win over Le Sex Gods-a match whose outcome also saw the announcement of Chris Jericho vs Orange Cassidy.
The next few weeks of actual wrestling should be fun. Outside the ring into real life? Not so fun.