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Welcome again TJR readers! Did you spend all day Friday attempting to persuade your father that you’re in cost now, and missed WWE Smackdown? Maybe you spent all day Monday remembering two legendary referees, and missed Uncooked.

Fear not for I’ve returned with one other version of the Prime Ten Wrestling Tales of the Week.

Earlier than I get into the Prime Ten Record this week, I want to take a second to acknowledge the 2 losses we had within the wrestling world this week. We misplaced not one, however two legendary referees (in addition to long-term WWE staff) this week, with each Dave Hebner and Tim White passing away. As any of my readers could know, I personally have not too long ago entered the loopy world of wrestling refereeing. As a consequence of this, I’ve spent hours watching these two males work to attempt to choose up something from them. So I want to thank each of them for unknowingly instructing me the precise method to referee, in addition to giving my condolences to their family and friends. Right here’s an incredible tribute video WWE posted for Tim White.

10. Extra Wrestlers Qualify for the Males’s and Girls’s Cash within the Financial institution Matches

With Cash within the Financial institution being just a bit over every week away, a number of extra wrestlers certified for each the Males’s and Girls’s Cash within the Financial institution Ladder Matches. On the Girls’s facet, each Raquel Rodriguez and Asuka certified for the ladder match. They are going to be joined by Lacey Evans, Alexa Bliss, Liv Morgan, the winner of Shotzi vs. Aliyah and two different ladies within the match. On the Males’s facet Sheamus, Drew McIntyre and Omos certified this week. They are going to be a part of Seth “Freakin” Rollins, the winner of Sami Zayn and Shinsuke Nakamura and different males within the match. Vince McMahon has not but been named for the match, however he has not too long ago been seen training leaping off of issues. (TJRWrestling)


9. John Laurinaitis Placed on Depart by WWE

WWE goes to need to do with out Individuals Energy for the foreseeable future. This week it was reported that WWE’s Head of Expertise Relations John Laurinaitis has been placed on go away, whereas allegations of misconduct are investigated. Laurinaitis, together with Vince McMahon, are each being investigated by the WWE Board of Administrators for “hush cash” paid to a former feminine worker. Bruce Prichard, who’s already the Government Director of Uncooked and Smackdown, has been named interim Head of Expertise Relations till the investigation concludes. Prichard has already began making modifications inside WWE, with him buying Glad as an alternative of Hefty trash luggage. (TJRWrestling)


8. Triple H Declares He’s Again

It might be as soon as once more time to play the sport in NXT. This week it was reported that Triple H visited the WWE Efficiency Middle. Triple H reportedly spoke to the expertise, telling them that “he was again.” Triple H was pressured to step away from his function in NXT final September, after having coronary heart surgical procedure. Since stepping away, many modifications have occurred with NXT, together with a few of Triple H’s greatest buddies (like William Regal, Street Dogg and others) being let go. Issues modified drastically final week nonetheless, when each Vince McMahon and John Laurinaitis had been pressured to take a go away of absence attributable to accusations of misconduct. Stephanie McMahon is now the appearing CEO/Chairwoman, and it now seems her husband Triple H is again operating the model (NXT) he helped create. Hunter’s greatest buddy Shawn Michaels has been one of many foremost guys operating NXT. With out query, it has been a tough couple of weeks for WWE, with them now maybe hoping to show their black and blue bruises into black and gold. (TJRWrestling)

Triple H on the mic


7. Rhea Ripley Out of Cash in The Financial institution Title Match

Simply two weeks after incomes a WWE Uncooked Girls’s title shot towards Bianca Belair at WWE Cash within the Financial institution on July 2nd, it was introduced on Uncooked that Ripley will not be medically cleared for the match. A Deadly 5-Manner match was held firstly of Uncooked to find out a brand new challenger for Belair. That match noticed Carmella defeat Becky Lynch, Asuka, Liv Morgan and Alexa Bliss to grow to be the brand new primary contender. That is clearly a troublesome break for Ripley, who will now have to attend to get her title shot towards Belair. Ripley shouldn’t be too involved, nonetheless, as together with her expertise, I’m positive that the purple gentle will shine on her once more. (TJRWrestling)


6. Vince McMahon Seems on Each Uncooked and Smackdown

Vince McMahon could now not be the CEO of the WWE, however he confirmed this week that he isn’t going anyplace anytime quickly. McMahon appeared on each Uncooked and Smackdown this week, giving fast promos on each reveals. At first of Smackdown this previous Friday, McMahon got here out merely to remind the WWE Universe of the WWE motto of “then, now, eternally and collectively.” McMahon then welcomed the group to Smackdown earlier than leaving the ring. This previous Monday on Uncooked, McMahon as soon as once more got here to the ring, he promoted John Cena’s look on the June twenty seventh Uncooked, earlier than leaping off the steps to exit the ring. McMahon’s appearances reportedly angered individuals at WWE, with many wishing he would simply take some cash and “hush”. (TJRWrestling)


5. Bryan Danielson Not Cleared to Compete at Forbidden Door or Blood and Guts

AEW & NJPW Forbidden Door will, sadly, need to go on with out one other of AEW’s largest stars. This previous Wednesday’s Dynamite opened up with Bryan Danielson giving a promo within the ring. Danielson then acknowledged that he’s not medically cleared to compete towards Zack Saber Jr. at Forbidden Door this Sunday or at Blood and Guts this coming Wednesday. Danielson then acknowledged that he has discovered a substitute for each matches, and he might be revealed this Sunday at Forbidden Door. Hypothesis has run excessive on who this individual could also be, with Cesaro and Johnny Gargano’s names being thrown out. Personally, I don’t suppose Danielson went that far to search out his substitute, as lastly, will probably be time for AEW to get into Brie Mode! (TJRWrestling)


4. Kazuchika Okada Debuts for AEW

One of many biggest Japanese wrestlers of all time walked via the Forbidden Door this week on Dynamite. This previous Wednesday on Dynamite, IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White and Adam Cole had been double-teaming “Hangman” Adam Web page within the ring. Out of the blue, Japanese legend (and the previous IWGP World Champion) Kazuchika Okada ran right down to the ring, and helped Web page. Okada and Web page then stared one another down, whereas each Cole and White retreated. It was then introduced a couple of minutes later that White will defend the IWGP World Title towards Okada, Cole and Web page at Forbidden Door this Sunday. That is clearly an enormous matchup, with it being stunning that they waited 4 days earlier than the present to announce it. Clearly, Tony Khan thought it was a greater use of AEW’s time to NOT promote the opposite matches at Forbidden Door, than to waste TV time on this one. (TJRWrestling)


3. Sasha Banks’ WWE Launch Confirmed…We Assume

Final week it was reported by Raj Lady of Wrestling Inc., that Sasha Banks had been launched by the WWE. This week that report was confirmed by a number of different sources to be right. Banks had not been seen in WWE, since her and Naomi unceremoniously walked out of the center of Uncooked on Could sixteenth. WWE, nor Banks has commented on the discharge right now, and there have been no updates on Naomi’s standing with the corporate as effectively. Banks needs to be free to inform her facet of the story when she chooses, nonetheless, as there have been no reviews of Vince McMahon paying her hundreds of thousands of {dollars} to be quiet. (TJRWrestling)


2. Brock Lesnar Returns to WWE

WWE put up the Brock sign this week. This previous Friday on Smackdown, Roman Reigns defended the Undisputed WWE Common Championship towards Riddle in the principle occasion. After Reigns was victorious within the match, Reigns obtained on the microphone and acknowledged that “there’s nobody left.” Out of the blue a well-known music hit the sector, and Brock Lesnar got here to the ring. Lesnar then proceeded to F5 Reigns and The Usos to finish the present. A short time later it was introduced that Lesnar will face Reigns at SummerSlam on July thirtieth. This would be the seventh time that Lesnar and Reigns have confronted one another on PPV, with the 2 simply dealing with one another at WrestleMania 38 this previous April. Lesnar and Reigns might be dealing with one another in a “Final Man Standing” Match this time, probably as a result of a “Loser Has to Work Uncooked” Match was not fascinating sufficient. (TJRWrestling)


1. AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door to Take Place This Sunday

AEW and NJPW will lastly collide this Sunday at 8PM ET at AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door. Up to now 10 matches have been introduced together with Gunn Membership (Billy, Colten, & Austin Gunn) & Max Caster dealing with a NJPW Dojo staff of The DKC, Kevin Knight, Alex Coughlin & Yuya Uemura. Dudes With Attitudes (Sting, Darby Allin, Hiromu Takahashi & Shingo Takagi) will go towards The Bullet Membership (The Younger Bucks, El Phantasmo & Hikuleo). Eddie Kingston, Shota Umino & Wheeler Yuta will face the staff of Chris Jericho, Minoru Suzuki & Sammy Guevara. Zack Sabre Jr. will go one-on-one with a thriller opponent. A Deadly 4-Manner for the AEW All Atlantic Championship might be held between Pac, Miro, Malakai Black and Tomohiro Ishii. A Winner Takes All Triple-Deal with Tag Staff Match might be held between ROH Tag Staff Champions FTR, IWGP Tag Staff Champions Jeff Cobb & Nice O-Khan and Roppongi Vice. Thunder Rosa will face Toni Storm for the AEW Girls’s Championship. Will Osprey will defend the IWGP United States Championship towards Orange Cassidy. Jon Moxley will face Hiroshi Tanahashi for the Interim AEW World Championship. Lastly “Hangman” Adam Web page, Kazuchika Okada and Adam Cole will problem Jay White for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. Personally, I’m excited for this present, as I as soon as went via the Forbidden Door earlier than being thrown out of the ladies’s locker room. (TJRWrestling)

That concludes one other version of The Prime Ten Wrestling Tales of the Week. Thanks for taking the time to learn this every week. Though I typically joke, I’ve not too long ago began refereeing with NYCW and respect greater than ever what wrestlers do each week. I wrote an article all about it all right here. For those who like what I do, regardless of my jokes being nearly as dangerous as being a WWE inventory proprietor. Then observe me on Twitter @Fowlerwrestlin1.



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