Wrestle Review: Interesting Week By Andy Sullivan

I’m sure we’ve all heard the phrase “getting your hand caught in the cookie jar”. Well Vince, your hand was finally caught. I’ll be honest, I was shocked by the Wall Street Journal’s report Wednesday of Vince’s sex scandal. Not as shocked as I was when it was announced he’d be stepping away from WWE while the board investigated these allegations. This is not a WWE vs AEW thing. For their part, they have an issue as well. The Hardy’s were supposed to be in the triple threat ladder match this past Wednesday for the tag championships. Jeff’s recent arrest made it a regular tag ladder match. For their part, the AEW commentators made no mention of the Hardy’s. They didn’t even bring up that it was originally set to be a triple threat match. They basically swept it under the rug-on air, anyway. We’ll see what TK does next.

Given that Randy Orton will be out of action for the rest of the year because of back surgery, Vince was in desperate need of a contingency plan. He called Brock Lesnar and now Brock is once again losing to Roman Reigns at SummerSlam. Maybe Seth wins the Money In The Bank briefcase and finally beats Reigns at SS. I doubt it but it could happen. I say whoever wins the case joins the short and dubious list of failed cash-in’s. They’re not having Reigns lose anytime soon.

AEW is dealing with issues of their own. Wednesday’s main event was supposed to be a triple threat ladder match for the tag championships with Jurassic Express defending against Young Bucks and Hardy’s. Jeff gets another DUI and the Hardy’s are out. I certainly wish Jeff the best in his fight with addiction. The match itself was shortened to Jurassic Express defending in a ladder match against The Young Bucks. Of course the part owners won the gold. The story here, however, is Christian turning on Jungle Boy. You know the long game here is Christian winning the AEW Championship, right? That way, he will have won the WWE, WCW, ECW and AEW World Championships. Right now, however, we have the upcoming Christian vs Jungle Boy feud.

Sting returned on AEW Rampage to help Darby Allin from getting a beatdown from Kyle O’Reily and Bobby Fish. I wonder when we get that tag match between the four? Speaking of tag matches, this coming Wednesday on Dynamite will see Chris Jericho and Lance Archer teaming up to face Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi. What makes this interesting is that they’re opponents at Forbidden Door. I’m sure this team won’t break down, will it?;) Will Ospreay and Aussie Open will face Orange Cassidy and Roppongi Vice as well. Cassidy and Ospreay will square off on the ppv. Penta will face Malakai Black for a spot in the four-way inaugural AEW All-Atlantic Championship match at the PPV. Wednesday’s show It’ll be:

Tanahashi and Moxley vs Archer and Jericho Ospreay and AO vs OC and Roppongi Vice
AEW All-Atlantic Championship qualifying match: Penta Oscuro vs Malakai Black.

It should be interesting to see what happens in the coming weeks as the wrestling world turns! My podcast, Blendertainment can be found at https://open.spotify.com/show/61yTPt9wXdz37DZTbPUs16?si=5MsNIAqZRbCtcx2cpqRNXg