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AEW and NXT Notes and Opinions

James Stewart gave his thoughts on some news items coming out of this weeks Wednesday night wrestling war between AEW and NXT.  New Champions, more excellent story telling, who's taken a more hands on approach and why it's the correct move, and what a new TV deal means for the business side of pro wrestling. 

2020 WWE Royal Rumble Preview

This week James Stewart, Mike Riley and Joe Murray make their picks for the Men's and Women's Royal Rumble matches and discuss favorites and possible surprise winners to both Rumble matches.  Rumble winners: James Stewart: John Cena / Charlotte Flair Riley: Drew McIntyre / Sasha Banks Joe Murray: Kevin Owens / Ronda Rousey You can…

Tessa Blanchard - WWE Royal Rumble - Good and Bad of AEW / NXT

This week James Stewart and Mike Riley discuss the ongoing situation with Tessa Blanchard. They take a victory lap on the Brock Lesnar conversation, and wonder what’s next for the Royal Rumble men’s match. The good and bad of AEW and NXT and Mike Riley’s world famous lightning round! 

Tessa Blanchard Under Fire Amid Allegations Of Racism And Bullying

James Stewart shares his thoughts on the developing situation with Impact Wrestler Tessa Blanchard. Impact Wrestling is live on pay per view on Sunday night and it’s main event is scheduled to be Tessa Blanchard challenging Sami Callihan for the Impact Men's World Championship. I believe Tessa Blanchard was going to win the Impact Men's…

AEW New Japan Relationship - Wrestle Kingdom 14 - Brock Lesnar

This week James Stewart and Mike Riley discuss Wrestle Kingdom 14 and if there is going to be a working relationship between All Elite Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling going forward. James and Mike also talk about who should fight Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble and the World Famous Lightning round!!!! 

Rhea Ripley is the NEW NXT Women's Champion

James Stewart gave his thoughts on Rhea Ripley winning the NXT Women's Championship from Shayna Baszler. Where does Baszler go from here? James details what mistakes AEW made during their Wednesday night show. How should we read the Chris Jericho vs Jungle Boy 10 minute time limit draw? 

NXT and AEW continue strong Wednesday Night battle

James Stewart gave his insight into the recent AEW vs NXT Wednesday night battle. Both shows had a lot of good elements to them and they moved stories forward to either December 18th or into 2020. Finn Balor is the new number one challenger for Adam Cole after beating Keith Lee and Tommaso Ciampa. The…

Is Cody the number one good guy in all of wrestling? - NXT v AEW Wednesday night recap

James Stewart gave his quick thoughts following another Wednesday night showdown between NXT and AEW. What did James like and not like about the Wednesday night programming? NXT and AEW are shaping up to have big shows to end the year on December 18th. Is Cody the number one good guy in wrestling? Is Adam…

John Cena and his chase for championship number 17

This week James Stewart, Mike Riley and Joe Murray discuss 3 burning issues in the wrestling world. James talks about John Cena and his chase for his 17th championship, Mike discusses the conversation Steve Austin had with Undertaker and Joe Murray questions why Vince McMahon is mad about everything. Over / Under 98.5 sponsors Joe…

AEW Full Gear Recap - Was Moxley v Omega too Violent?

This week James Stewart and Mike Riley recap AEW's Full Gear Pay Per View Event. James details why he loved the "Lights Out" match between Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega. Mike and James also discuss the story being told between Cody and MJF and how the finish to the championship match between Cody and Chris…

What Happened to the WWE talent in Saudi - AEW Full Gear Preview

This week James Stewart and Mike Riley run down the week that was in WWE from Crown Jewel to getting out of Saudi to the new Universal Champion to the build of Seth Rollins vs Dave Meltzer feud and NXT invading RAW and Smackdown. James and Mike also talk about AEW Full Gear coming to…

WWE's terrible October, Kevin Owens and your questions

This week James Stewart and Mike Riley run down what a garbage month October has been for WWE despite all of the hype and changes that we thought were coming. James profiles Kevin Owens and makes the case for him being a player on RAW going forward. James and Mike also discuss WWE talent being…

WWE Hell in a Cell odds - WWE Draft - AEW or NXT

This week James Stewart, Mike Riley and Joe Murray talk about who the favorites are for WWE Hell in a Cell, what show will they be watching AEW or NXT on Wednesday night and we play fantasy draft owner as we draft our top 5 stars under WWE contract.  Team Riley 1. Charlotte 2. Brock…