Matt Riddle On Retiring Brock Lesnar, LAX-Impact Negotiations, & More (Daily Digest)

Matt Riddle - NXT
Matt Riddle - NXT

Here is your spoiler-free wrestling update for Saturday, June 22nd, 2019.

Site updates:

Wrestling News:

Matt Riddle Interview With RondaRousey.com

Matt Riddle was recently interviewed by RondaRousey.com. The full interview can be read here. Highlights are below:

The website asked Riddle if he has a timetable for retiring Brock Lesnar and this was his response:

You know, I feel you just have to look into his contract. Whenever he does it.

I think of it as more of a passing of the torch. And the thing is, it’s like one of those things, I feel like it would be a good way to go out. And I feel like, if it’s going to be anybody… If he’s going to have his last match with anybody… If Ric Flair had his with Shawn Michaels in WWE, I don’t know why [Brock Lesnar] couldn’t have his with me.

I think it would be good.

Wednesday Night Dynamite Trademarked

PW Insider is reporting that AEW has filed to trademark the term “Wednesday Night Dynamite.” The promotion already holds the trademark to “Tuesday Night Dynamite.” No new details regarding what night of the week AEW’s weekly TV show will air on are available, however.

LAX – Impact Wrestling Contract Situation

LAX’s deals with Impact are up later this summer. PW Insider is reporting that Impact is looking to sign them to a longterm deal but no agreement has been reached thus far.

Alexa Bliss Talks To NY Post About Concussions

Alexa Bliss recently spoke with the NY Post about her history with concussions. You can read the full interview here. Highlights are below:

“Absolutely, I think after the second concussion I was very worried about not being able to get back in the ring, especially because I didn’t know what was going on with my brain,” Bliss said.

“There’s so many different types of concussions and I didn’t know that at the time. Each one had to be treated differently and the fact that I didn’t know what was going on with my brain and didn’t know until I saw the concussion specialist, it made me very scared.”

“The stuff that he [Dr. Collins] taught me about concussions and injury has been so mind opening and mind blowing, actually,” the 27-year-old Bliss said. “It made me feel like for the first time that I actually was in control of my own injury and actually well aware of what was going on in my brain and it made me feel so much better about returning to the ring because concussions are a scary thing.”

Nikki Cross and Killian Dain Married

In a marriage where no title changes took place, Nikki Cross and Killian Dain were married this week.

Mojo Rawley Re-Signs With WWE

Mojo Rawley has re-signed with WWE. Pro Wrestling Sheet broke the news that he will remain with the company but no other details concerning the length of his contract are available.

Small notes:

  • Colt Cabana has been out of action with a large bruise on his leg since 6/5. Doctors advised him against flying but he should be up and back at it shortly.
  • Bobby Fish was legit banged up after taking a knee to his face from Velveteen Dream on a match which aired on NXT this Wednesday. His face swelled up a bit but there’s no other information other than that.
  • Tommy Dreamer is also said to be banged up following his match with Rob Van Dam all the way back in early May at Impact tapings. He told the Wrestling Observer (or someone close to him did) that he hasn’t been able to work out and his weight has increased as a result.

WWE Stomping Grounds Lineup

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

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.