Chris Jericho Takes Shot At Seth Rollins, Stomping Grounds Lineup & More (Daily Digest)

Chris Jericho AEW
Chris Jericho AEW

Here is your spoiler-free wrestling update for Sunday, June 23rd, 2019.

Site Updates:

Wrestling News:

Here is the lineup for tonight’s WWE PPV:

Lineup For Stomping Grounds Tonight

WWE Stomping Grounds
June 23rd, 2019
Tacoma Dome
Tacoma, Washington

  • Smackdown Women’s Championship
    Bayley (c) vs Alexa Bliss
  • Roman Reigns vs Drew McIntyre
  • RAW Women’s Championship
    Becky Lynch (c) vs Lacey Evans
  • Universal Championship
    w/ Guest Referee TBD
    Seth Rollins (c) vs Baron Corbin
  • WWE Championship
    Steel Cage
    Kofi Kingston (c) vs Dolph Ziggler
  • WWE Cruiserweight Championship
    Tony Nese (c) vs Drew Gulak vs Akira Tozawa
  • New Day (Woods & Big E) vs Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
  • WWE United States Championship
    Samoa Joe (c) vs Ricochet
  • Smackdown Tag Team Championships
    Daniel Bryan & Rowan (c) vs Heavy Machinery

Seth Rollins and Chris Jericho On Twitter

Chris Jericho recently took a few shots at WWE’s upcoming PPV during his recent podcast on Talk is Jericho. Some quotes are below (transcripts via SEScoops, transcriptions are hard):

Jericho on Seth Rollins vs Baron Corbin at Stomping Grounds:

“This match, to me, once again is one of the problems with WWE, and maybe one of the reasons why tickets haven’t sold well in Tacoma. […] Maybe this is one of the reasons: we just saw this match two weeks ago [at WWE Super ShowDown]. The classic thing is ‘my neighbor’s a good guy, too,’ doesn’t mean he [Corbin] should be headlining pay-per-views over and over again.”

“There’s heat, there’s ‘go-away’ heat, there’s ‘this guy isn’t ready’ heat. Corbin—solid worker, solid personality, great guy. I don’t think he’s ready for the main event, especially when you got Samoa Joe four or five matches down working for the United States Championship. Flip-flop it,” Jericho suggested.

Then the following exchange on Twitter happened yesterday between WWE’s Seth Rollins and AEW’s Chris Jericho:

Leva Bates vs Kylie Rae on Fyter Fest Pre-Show

ITV sent out a Tweet that had the previously unannounced match of Leva Bates vs Kylie Rae on the Fyter Fest pre-show.

AEW Fyter Fest
June 29th, 2019
Ocean Center
Daytona Beach, Florida

  1. Hardcore Match
    Michael Nakazawa vs Alex Jebailey
  2. Cody vs Darby Allin
  3. Kenny Omega & the Young Bucks vs the Lucha Bros & Laredo Kid
  4. Jon Moxley vs Joey Janela
  5. Adam “Hangman” Page vs Jimmy Havoc vs Jungle Boy vs MJF
  6. Christopher Daniels vs CIMA
  7. Yuka Sakazaki vs Riho vs Nyla Rose
  8. SCU vs the Best Friends vs Private Party
  9. Kylie Rae vs Leva Bates

Dana Brooke and Sarah Logan Twitter Exchange

On Main Event this week, Sarah Logan vs Dana Brooke’s match had to be stopped due to Brooke’s face getting bashed up after a knee to the face. The two had the following exchange on Twitter this weekend:

Drew McIntyre To Roman Reigns On Twitter

Ahead of their match at Stomping Grounds tonight, Drew McIntyre sent the following message to Roman Reigns:

Shawn Michaels Calls Crown Jewel A Glorified House Show

Shawn Michaels recently appeared on the Challenge Mania podcast and talked about his match at Crown Jewel.

“No, there are no regrets. So again, honestly, and no one will ever believe me but I’ll tell you anyway, but honestly, again, it’s not a WrestleMania, it’s not a this… to me it wasn’t coming back as the Heartbreak Kid. It was a tag match. I know that’s not the same and I know nobody will understand it, but in my mind, it was like a glorified house show live event.” Michaels said. “I don’t mean that to be intellectually insulting to the wrestling fan but in my mind, it was not the same. I got asked. It was almost like, as a favor.”

Listen to “BONUS EP: WWE Superstar Shawn Michaels” on Spreaker.

Matt Hardy and Reby Hardy Expecting 3rd Son

It was announced recently that Reby Hardy is pregnant with the couple’s 3rd child. They sent out the following recently:

NJPW Show Tuesday Morning On NJPWorld

NJPW Kizuna Road
Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
Sendai Sunplaza Hall
Miyagi, Japan

  1. Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs Yuji Nagata & Yota Tsuji
  2. Ren Narita, Shota Umino, Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe & Kota Ibushi vs. Tetsuya Naito & Evil & Sanada & Bushi & Shingo Takagi
  3. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa vs. Juice Robinson & Mikey Nicholls non-title
  4. Sho & Yoh & Toa Henare & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Jay White & Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens & Taiji Ishimori
  5. Tiger Mask & Jushin Liger & Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii & Kazuchika Okada vs. Douki & Minoru Suzuki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Lance Archer & Taichi
  6. British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Championship
    El Phantasmo (c) vs. Ryusuke Taguchi
  7. British Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship/G1 Entry *
    Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Yoshi-Hashi

*If Yoshi-Hashi wins he takes ZSJ’s place in the G1 Climax tournament.