HAPPY ALL IN EVE!
Happy All In eve, SWAFT Nation. Tomorrow, September 1st, will see the largest non-WWE North American wrestling show in over two decades, with matches like Pentagon Jr. vs Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes vs Nick Aldis, and the potential wrestling return of Neville, who officially parted ways with WWE last week! Follow WrestleTalk on Twitter as we’ll be posting coverage of the show live!
There’s still been no word, however, on the long-rumoured appearance from CM Punk.
So CM Punk return confirmed . . .
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Oh, Goldberg, are you feeling left out?
Goldberg Shoots On WWE
Ok, you get to shoot on WWE too.
Goldberg recently sat down with Kenny McIntosh at Inside the Ropes to talk about his experience headlining the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame – where Bill’s speech came at the end of a rather long four hours. So long, that many WWE stars and their families had left the audience by the time he got up on stage.
Also, WWE, please reduce the duration of SummerSlam, Extreme Rules, Money in the Bank, WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, actually all major pay-per-view events. And Raw.
IMPACT Teases Chris Jericho
As if turning up at WWE’s Raw 25 and the Greatest Royal Rumble shows AND New Japan’s WrestleKingdom 12 and Dominion – where he won the IWGP Intercontinental title at the latter – we’ve had the latest tease that Jericho will soon be debuting in IMPACT Wrestling, with the promotion cheekily tagging him in a recent tweet:
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) August 31, 2018
Jericho is good friends with Impact’s co-executive Vice President and colour commentator Don Callis – I am too, he’s my best friend – and Y2J has teased himself that he’ll be a Free Agent in 2019.
But the WWE to Impact talent isn’t all one way traffic, as there’s been some significant moves behind-the-scenes.
WWE Raid Impact Talent
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that Impact’s head coordinating producer and video editor James Long has been hired to work in WWE’s NXT brand, which Impact are seeing as a huge blow. Long worked on the Broken Hardy features with Jeremy Borash and was hailed as a genius backstage.
Interestingly, Dave Meltzer notes that the hire of Long and Borash from IMPACT, and other recent backstage hires for NXT, are expected to form Triple H’s team when he finally takes control of the main roster. And with Vince McMahon’s XFL launching in 2020, that could be sooner rather than later.