Saturday, November 10, 2018

Keeping the Universal Championship Away From Braun Strowman Does Not Seem So Bad After All

Word on the street is Braun Strowman has some HEAT! Rumors circulated around stating that the reason the WWE officials decided to go with Brock Lesnar over Strowman was because Strowman has rubbed some people the wrong way because he leaves shows early and - insert other reason-   Whether or not there is heat, keeping the title off Strowman may not be a bad idea. How long can he really sustain a run as the Universal Champion?

In wrestling, many times you have to strike the iron while it’s hot. For Strowman, that time may have been during the Spring or Summer. He won the Greatest Royal Rumble followed by the Money in the Bank. But for the Raw brand, the focus was getting the title to Roman Reigns who had been chasing since February. After Reigns won the title from Lesnar, it may have not been a bad idea to have Strowman cash in but then again, that would have defeated the purpose of having Reigns chase. Unfortunately Reigns title run was watered down due to Baron Corbin restricting his title defense to only WWE Crown Jewel. Unfortunately for Reigns, he would have to relinquish the title due to sickness. Instead of going with Strowman now, WWE decided to go with Lesnar. Again, it does not seem like a bad idea now. 

I’ve been one who have been very vocal about the WWE Universal Championship not being on Raw every week. Nothing has changed I still feel that way, however I do think there is an opportunity for someone else to win the title and that would be a bigger impact. 

Strowman could win the title, but how good would his title reign really be? The Big Show is a 4-time world champion and he has been vocal saying that big guys like him and Strowman do not make great champions because everyone can’t work with them. The more I think about it, he’s got a point. With Reigns out, who else would give you a match with Strowman that would be box office? And is he really the guy that children look up to? Or is he just a larger than life figure that they are amazed by? Think about this, children loved NWO Wolfpac Kevin Nash but they had the Sting toys and dolls. They liked face Big Show and Undertaker but they wanted the Stone Cold Steve Austin and Rock merchandise. And if you make him a heel champion, which baby face can dethrone him? Did WWE drop the ball on Strowman, maybe or perhaps like always they are smarter than us and know exactly why they didn’t go with him. 

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Seth Rollins or Drew McIntyre, who deserves the ball next?

I recently discussed why I believe Braun Strowman being kept away from the WWE Universal Championship is not so bad after all. However, if you don’t go with them, then who do you pick? Well I have the perfect heel and the perfect face. Drew McIntyre and Seth Rollins are next in-line. 

Let’s start with McIntyre. Once deemed the chosen one, McIntyre entered the WWE in the late 2000s with all of the potential and hype behind him. Unfortunately he was not ready for it and never succeeded past the mid-card. After being pushed to the back and ultimately to the back door, McIntyre hit the independents and rebranded himself. When he returned to WWE, he started in NXT where he would become champion. But he was still too good for the developmental brand. However, this was a perfect way to reintroduce him to the WWE audience. Since he arrived to Raw he has been bigger, meaner, and better than ever. He would win the Raw tag team titles with Dolph Ziggler, but after losing those titles, McIntyre looks primed and ready for a WWE Universal title run. While I’m not mad that Lesnar is once again a part time champion, McIntyre is the guy I would much rather see hold the title. 

Then there is Seth Rollins. You will find many fans call him the best in the world. Rollins is currently the Intercontinental champion and while he has not defended the title as much as he would like, he has done the title great justice by being one of the best workers in the company. Rollins had one of the best first-time WWE title reigns in the history of the business. Unfortunately his reign ended due to injury. When he returned, he did not seem to get his mojo back right away. However after WrestleMania 34, Rollins has looked better than he did in 2015. Can you imagine him dropping the Intercontinental title and dethroning Lesnar at WrestleMania 34?  After all? He has been taking jabs at him since he first won the Intercontinental title. He was also the one take the WWE Championship from Lesnar when he cashed in his Money in the Bank contract during the main event of WrestleMania 31 to make it a triple threat match and pinning Reigns. Will we see Rollins regain the championship in 2019? It’s hard not to With the roll he’s been on. 

The Raw brand is in need of something fresh. They also need for Corbin NOT to restrict title defense. There are too many stars on there who are more than capable of putting on good matches. Hit the reset button by putting the title on McIntyre or Rollins and let’s get the red brand back to where it used to be. 

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Players That Should Have Worn 1 Uniform


Some players change an entire outlook on what a franchise looks like. When they are drafted expectations are often high. And when they are reached there is no reason that player should leave. When you buy their jerseys you should not have to think about it being useless, instead it should instantly become a hardwood classic. Here a few players that come to mind who should have never switched teams. 

Dwyane Wade

It’s not much of an argument, but Dwyane Wade is the greatest player ever to wear the Miami Heat uniform. Sure the franchise has seen Shaquille O’Neal, Alonzo Mourning, LeBron James and many other greatest wear the black and red, but no other player represented the Heat the way Wade has. He is arguably the greatest athlete to play for the city. Yes they had Dan Marino, but Marino never won a Super Bowl. And while the Marlins have won two World Series titles, can your grandmother name anyone from those teams? Meanwhile Wade has lead the Heat to three titles and even had a county named after him. Now as he gets ready for the finale, it’s hard to believe that he once wore a Chicago Bulls or a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey. Those things should have never happened. 

Allen Iverson 

Say what you want about The Answer, he is arguably the greatest 76er never to win a championship with the team. Iverson displayed a tremendous amount of  heart to the point that he was the only person to lead his team to a win over the Lakers in one game during the 2001 NBA playoffs. While Iverson had some success with Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets he should have been a lifelong member of the 76ers. Unfortunately his career would continue to go downhill after Denver when he was a journeyman playing for the Memphis Grizzlies and the Detroit Pistons. Those jerseys should have never existed. 

Paul Pierce 

Paul Pierce was a Boston Celtic through thick and thin. If you ask the causal fan to name 3 Celtics they will say, Bill Russell, Larry Bird, and Paul Pierce. That’s no disrespect to the other Celtic greats like Bob Cousy but we are talking about the casual fan. It’s hard to believe that he was a member of The Brooklyn Nets, the Washington Wizards, and even the Los Angeles Clippers. While he had important roles on that team, Paul Pierce should have only worn the green and white uniform. 

Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing 

This photo does not even look right. 

Many people may not remember, but  Hakeem Olajuwon in a Toronto Raptors uniform and Patrick Ewing in an Orlando Magic uniform. Both of these guys were two of the best centers and they matched up in the 94 NBA Finals as Olajuwon’s Houston Rockets defeat Ewing’s New York Knicks. There was never a time where we thought these two franchise players would rock another uniform. 

Karl Malone

Karl Malone is arguably the greatest player ever to wear a Utah Jazz Jersey. (I say arguably because it’s a matter of opinion). If it was not for Michael Jordan, he would be a two-time NBA Champion. Malone would join the Los Angeles Lakers with the hopes of finally getting that championship ring. He joined two young studs who passed him and won three before he could win one but unfortunately they fell in the NBA Finals to the Detroit Pistons. And after all that we are left with the ugly sight of seeing him in the purple and gold. 

Michael Jordan

Of course I save the best for last. Michael Jordan’s playing career should have ended with his shot over Byron Russell to win his 6th NBA Championship. So let’s say he had a lot of basketball left in him. What should have happened was he and the Bulls should have stayed together until someone (Kobe and Shaq’s Lakers) knocked them off. While he was good in Washington, it still did not look right. 

I’m sure there are many more but these guys come right to mind. Now before you say LeBron and KD, my opinions on them are the they left and learned how to win. 

Monday, September 24, 2018

It’s Fun to Use the Lakers on NBA 2K19

Every year a sports video game is released the first thing I like to do is use my favorite team. I have to admit, it has not been fun to use the Los Angeles Lakers on NBA since 2K13. Even though the team did not do well, having Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Ron Artest, Steve Nash, and Dwight Howard in the starting lineup was fun. This was definitely a time where the video game team was better than the real life team. But on 2K19, the Lakers have their young core which includes Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Kyle Kuzma partnered with their newly acquired mega-star, LeBron James who is joined with veterans such as Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, and Michael Beasley. Believe it or not, you can win with these guys!

The past two years I picked the Lakers in MyGM mode with the mindset of rebuilding the team. I knew I would not compete for a championship unless I played every game. And going online? Forget about it. While the Warriors are still the best team (thanks Kevin Durant for ruining NBA 2K) I don’t mind picking the Lakers on any game mode against anyone and actually believing I have a chance. It feels good to actually be able to once again use my favorite team. Thank LeBron!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Could Cameron Be The One To Help Naomi?

Could we see the Funkadactyls reunite? This guy right here would be all for it. I said on last week’s episode of Break It Down W/ Brian H. that Naomi needs help. So of course I’m thinking her cousin by marriage and former Team Bad partner, Tamina could be that person or maybe even former foe Lana but I never thought a former superstar could return. Well maybe this can happen?

Recently on Twitter, Naomi made it clear that she’s has been reaching out to former partner Cameron in a plead for help. On Labor Day, Cameron responded. How cool would it be for Cameron to return and help Naomi overcome the IIconics? Anyone who knows me, knows that Cameron is one of my all-time favorites. She has the crossover appeal and was getting better in the ring. The chemistry is already there so why not. Maybe it’s me having wishful thinking or maybe it could become a reality. Only time will tell. 

Wrestling For The Culture: September 2nd


Sonny Kiss becomes the new Capitol Wrestling Heavyweight Champion.

Tommy It Was Tough But It Had To Be Done

Tommy is perhaps the most loyal person on Power. While he can be a loose cannon and a cold-blooded killer, there’s no denying the fact that if he loves, he will die for you. Look at his relationship with Ghost, when they were on opposite teams, Tommy couldn’t drive himself to kill him. And when Holly set up the hit, Tommy killed her. While he loved Holly, he was not going to allow her to kill his brother. While he may have killed her by accident, his last victim was no accident. 

Tony Teresi came into Tommy’s life while Ghost was in jail. Tommy’s mom kept him away from Tommy because she knew he was no good. While the two have a very complicated relationship, there’s no denying the fact that they love each other. She kept telling Tommy that his dad was no good. However, no matter how old you are, when you finally believe you have a void filled, you will do whatever it is to keep it filled. 

As ruthless as Tommy is when it comes to strangers, he has the biggest heart for those he love. Take Keisha for instance. He protected her from danger and then started to fall for her. Even though he was happy to be sleeping with her, slowly but surely he started gaining feelings. He introduced her to his dad and stepmother and even had to defend her against them. So when the evidence of Teresi snitching was presented to him, you could see he was hurt and did not want to believe it. Ghost knew Tommy would not want to believe it, so he went to his connect. After Tommy eliminated his dad, he went to his mom and cried in her arms. Painful but it had to be done. But what happens next? Tommy just killed one of the feds informants. And even worse, he left the body by the grave. So what happens next?

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Wrestling For The Culture: August 26, 2018

Power Episode 508: 50 Cent Does The Unthinkable

Just when you think you have answered all of the questions, Courtney Kemp and 50 Cent changes all of the questions. Shocked is one of many words to describe the Power viewing audience after episode 508. Kanan is dead. Can you believe it? 

After Tasha pleaded with Tariq go choose her or Kanan and Tariq stormed off it seemed like he chose Kanan. This was not a surprise. Tariq felt that Kanan was the only person who  kept it real with him. He told him about his parents past, taught him how to sell drugs, and treated him like a son. But remember his real son Shawn? Kanan killed Shawn. 

When Tariq found out that it was true that Kanan killed Shawn, he looked at him differently. After all, Shawn was his big brother. When you are the oldest sibling you carry a lot of weight on your shoulders. And when you do not have a brother at all, it is often hard to find someone who you can trust, who you can relate to. Shawn was that guy for Tariq. And when he learned that it was Kanan that killed him, Tariq found an opening and he took it. Set up Kanan to go back to jail and that would clear his name and get justice for Shawn. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Jalen Ramsey Disses Joe Flacco

In a recent GQ article, Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey talks about every quarterback including Joe Flacco. He says the Super Bowl 47 MVP sucks. Reminds the reporter that he played him twice. It’s no secret that I was a huge Joe Flacco fan, but those days are over and I am personally ready for the Lamar Jackson era to begin. But he is the quarterback so Ravens fans have to deal with him this year. Thinking about this quote I had to look at Flacco’s stats vs Ramsey’s Jaguars the past two years and here is what I got:

2016: 29/40,  214 Passing Yards, 0 TDS and 2 INT. WIN
2017: 8/18, 28 Passing Yards, 0 TDS and 2 INT LOSS

Is he wrong? In 2017, Ramsey picked off Flacco. That was the game in London where the Jags destroyed the Ravens, 44-7. Personally, that was the day I threw away my Joe Flacco fan card. For the record, I was at the Ravens official draft part in 2016 and you could hear the air leave the room when the Jaguars selected Ramsey ahead of the Ravens. 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Just When Ghost Had His Swag Back...

After what seemed like forever, Ghost finally hooks back up with Angela. Let’s be real, that’s his true love. Tasha is the mother of his children and for now, still his wife, but Angela is the one who has his heart. And for the first time, Tasha had a love interest that Ghost knew about. But just when it seemed like they would be together in peace, Silver, Tasha’s new boo, proved that he was not about that life. Tasha asked him to help her cover up the murder of Ray-Ray. Ghost went to him and threatened him as well. Of course Silver agreed. But then he got out of town quick!

Ghost, Angela, and Tasha have been working together to keep Tariq out of jail for the murder but with three episodes left there is only so much they can do. Angela is in hot water because the feds know that she has been hiding some things. The more she messed with Ghost, the dirtier she gets. Just when it looked like that it was possible for Ghost and Angela to be happy together now they have a whole new stress to deal with...

Wrestling For The Culture: August 13th

Terry Crews Welcomes You to SummerSlam!

Titus Worldwide Education

Titus O'Neil continues to set a standard for the Culture!

Mia Yim has Triple H's Attention

During the Mae Young Classic tapings, fans chanted "please sign Mia," and Triple H gave a response that left fans cheering. This has happened before and now that guy is the Cruiserweight Champion!

WWEbony Brought to you by Black Wrestling Alliance

#WWEbony (Aug 6-8, 2018) RAW Bobby Lashley continues to interrupt Elias during his musical performances. Elias had a special camera crew with him who would end up filming Lashley humiliating Elias. Titus O'Neil took on Razar of AoP. Razar picked up the win and evens the score between the two teams after Apollo defeated Akam last week. The Boss 'n' Hug Connection faced the Riott Squad for the second week in a row but would come up short after a returning Ruby Riott interfered in the match, distracted Sasha Banks who was then rolled up by Sarah Logan for the win. In the main event, Ronda Rousey took on Alicia Fox. Rousey defeated Fox in quick fashion. SMACKDOWN RTruth challenged Shinuske Nakamura to a match. Truth looked great in the ring and put up a good fight, but would lose to the United States Champion. The New Day faced The Bar for the chance to face The Bludgeon Brothers for the Smackdown Tag Team titles at SummerSlam in two weeks. After an expected high intense match, The New Day picked up the win and are heading to SummerSlam! 205 LIVE Lio Rush was called into 205 GM, Drake Maverick's office. Maverick told Rush that he was put in a rematch against Akira Tozawa based on his unprofessional conduct outside the ring. The match will take place on Tuesday. Cedric Alexander had some choice words for his SummerSlam opponent, Drew Gulak who attempted to have Jack Gallagher attack Gulak last week. Alexander reminded Gulak that he has never beaten him and that he will show Gulak what he can do when he faces Jack Gallagher on Tuesday. NXT Ricochet was set for action, but as his music hit he didn't appear. As the lights came on Adam Cole and the rest of Undisputed Era were standing over a decimated Ricochet. Velveteen Dream invited EC3 to his pool side "quarters". In an attempt to get one over on EC3, Velveteen's trick was spotted and EC3 would toss Dream into the pool. Keith Lee made his imminent debut. A game Marcel Barthel brought the fight to Lee, but Lee would eventually pick up the debut win! #BlackReview #RAW #Smackdown #205Live #NXT #WWE #ProWrestling #BlackWrestling #BlackWrestlersMatter #BlackWrestlingAlliance #BlackStarsShine
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How Cool is This?

Lio Rush, Ricochet, Angelo Dawkins, and Montez Ford gather for a cool photo op! Now fans want a new stable. 

Zelina Vega and Andrade Cien to SummerSlam

Zelina Vega has defeated Lana two consecutive weeks on Smackdown. After both wins coming due to a rift from Rusev and Aiden English, we will get a mixed tag team match at Summerslam as Vega teams with Andrade Cien to face Lana and Rusev!

Nicole for Gold!

Roni Nicole became the new PWX Champion.

No Way Jose is Thanos

Austin Aries seems salty about his time in the WWE and No Way Jose replies one picture and an emoji.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Wrestling For The Culture: August 7th

It's my birthday!

On my birthday edition of Wrestling For The Culture, allow me to share with you the greatest project I was apart of in my 31 years.

The Wrestling Wrealm Returns

If you have not done so, subscribe to the Wrestling Wrealm on YouTube.

Sasha Banks and Bayley Tease a Women's Tag Team Division

The Boss-N-Hug Connection has been on a roll since they have renewed their love for each other. Now Sasha Banks and Bayley are both embracing a possible women's tag team division.

Bobby Lashley Does Not Want to Walk With Elias

Bobby Lashley attacked Elias on Monday Night Raw after Elias held a concert and said a few things about Lashley. If that wasn't bad enough, Lashley had Elias' camera crew get footage and add that to his documentary. 

Shane Strickland has EVOLVED!

Shane Strickland defeated Matt Riddle to become the new Evolve World Champion. Strickland has been one of the best wrestlers on the planet this summer. If you have been keeping up with him, you know that he has won gold at CZW, Defy Wrestling, MLW and now Evolve.

All-In For The Culture

Kazuchika Okada will take on Marty Scurll, Rey Mysterio, FΓ©nix, and Bandido will take on The Golden Elite (Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson, and Kota Ibushi), SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) and Moose will be in the Over Budget battle royal.

St. Mary's County Soup Kitchen featuring Andre' Rush -Courtesy of Docta D

Isaiah Frazier retained his Crab Wrestling Championship, defeating  Rhett Titus, Mr. Grimm defeated John Washington, and Desmond King retained his Southern Maryland Championship against Josh Fuller. 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Ghost is Broken! But Will Angela Fix Him?

In Episode 505, we saw Ghost at an all-time low. He got drunk at the club and missed Tariq's birthday celebration. Bad enough this is the first birthday he had without his twin Raina. When he finally showed up, he was drunk and out of his mind. He was so drunk that he did not realize that the cake had his daughter's name on it. And then he was ready to fight his own son after Tariq hit him with some cold hard truth. That would lead to Ghost seeking help from a minister.

During his one-on-one with the minister, Ghost comes to the realization that he is the one at fault for everything. Of course, he tried to blame everyone else for everything that is going on around him, but when you look at it, it is his fault. It took another man to point that out to him.

So who should a broken man go to? His wife right? But what if his wife is a major cause for him being broken? Instead, he goes to Angela. I have always said, Ghost wanted to become Jamie and when he was with Angela he can be Jamie. With Tasha, he will always be Ghost. She always wanted to be the biggest damn drug dealer in New York. While Angela did not know that side of him, she saw the man that he wanted to be, legit. Remember, Angela was his first love. He entered the street life with hopes of getting out. His biggest fault was opening one chapter before closing the other.

Wrestling For The Culture: July 29th

Docta D's Dream Wrestling Panel Live at Blerdcon

At Blerdcon DC, pro wrestling reporter Docta D, Daryl Johnson hosted a wrestling panel featuring The Wrestling Wrealm, The Real Dwayne Allen and myself, Brian H. Waters, Nephew Corey of the Wrestling Marks of Excellence, Capitol Wrestling promoter, Marcus Dowling, and pro wrestler Exaire Anderson. The panel discussed everything in the business including the importance of being an unashamed fan.

Ember Moon Gets Retribution 

Ember Moon has had issues with Liv Morgan and Sara Logan, but last week on Raw she was able to defeat Morgan one on one. 

A Pacific Island Civil War?

Roman Reigns and the 'Bad Boy' Tama Tonga took a few jabs at each other on Twitter. If anyone was loving this, it was the New Japan Pro Wrestling fans who hate WWE, especially since Tonga got the better of Reigns.

Sasha Banks and Bayley Love Each Other For Now

Last week, Sasha Banks and Bayley made short work of two local competitors. I am staying on the record and saying that I still do not trust this relationship.

Cedric Is Not Here for Neville

A good friend of mine, Jay Alletto, the CEO of PWP Nation tweeted that it was a time for Neville to comeback after Cedric Alexander tweeted about his current title reign. Alexander tweeted exactly how he felt about Neville. Can you blame him? But can you imagine the matches these two would have had?

New Queens of Combat Tag Team Champions 

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Team Thick n Juicy, Faye Jackson and Willow Nightingale, become the new Queens of Combat Tag Team Champions.

Nova Pro's Harlem Nights Was One for the Culture!

Faye Jackson, Mia Yim and Jonathan Gresham all put on for the culture at Nova Pro's Harlem Nights.

Brickhouse Brown Passes Away 

Brickhouse Brown was known as one of the best heels in the south during the 80s and 90s. Brown held many titles including the NWA Mississippi Heavyweight Championship and the USWA Television Championship.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Wrestling For The Culture: July 22nd

The Wrestling Wrealm Goes to Blerdcon this Saturday!

Who Gets Brock Lesnar?

Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley won their perspective triple threat matches and will face each other. The winner of their match on Raw will face Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.

Wrestlers React To Hulk Hogan (Courtesy of Black Wrestling Alliance)

Here are some reactions to Hulk Hogan... Mark Henry spoke to Busted Open Radio about Hogan's return to the WWE fold. "...I'm hoping he is able to address everybody and voice some concerns. He made an announcement. He apologized... He's like, 'Mark I'll do whatever. Because I want people to see my heart, not what I said anymore. It's an embarrassing thing. I go places and I see people giving me a look I'm not used to getting and it's been that way since that time.' He said, 'I can't live with it like that. I gotta fix it.' And I was like, 'great, you're willing to fix it? I'm willing to help.'" Henry has said there’s a "50-50 split" amongst black wrestlers in the company. The New Day posted a collective statement saying the following... "... We are not happy, or sad, angry or resentful. Who WWE puts into the HOF is totally and completely up to the company and from a career standpoint, there is no argument on whether or not Hogan should have his place...." "On a personal level, when someone makes racist and hateful comments about any race or group of people, especially to the degree that Hogan made about our people, we find it difficult to simply forget, regardless of how long ago it was.. But we also do not respond with more feelings of hate. Instead, we just do not associate with the people who convey or have conveyed this negative and hurtful mindset." Check out Kofi Kingston's Twitter for full statement. The Pope Elijah Burke postedd his personal experience of knowing Hogan and also his faith to define his forgiveness. "Now, being that Pope is a believer I personally believe in forgiveness. Not just from God above, but from your peers among you. To forgive is to release yourself from a certain stronghold moreso than it is for the individual you are forgiving... While consequences are often a result of such error, your error shouldn’t be your definitive story." Cedric Alexander used Twitter to share his happiness for Hogan coming back. And it is being reported that Titus O'Neil walked out of the backstage meeting at Extreme Rules on Sunday! #HulkHogan #ExtremeRules #WWE #Racism #BlackWrestlersMatter #BlackWrestlingAlliance #BlackStarsShine
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Lio Rush Was Better Than Akira Tozawa Last Week

Akira Tozawa wanted to play mind games a week ago with Lio Rush, but Rush got the last laugh in the main event of 205 Live. 

Sasha Banks Will Always Love Bayley

General Manager Kurt Angle forced Sasha Banks and Bayley to team up again after completing their counseling sessions with Dr. Shelby. They squared off against Dana Brooke and Alicia Fox. As Brooke and Fox were getting rhe better of 

NXT Signings For The Culture

NXT adds Lacey Lane, MJ Jenkins and Keith Lee to their roster this week. 

Dezmond Xavier Debuts in Lucha Underground

Dezmond Xavier defeated Paul London this past week in his Lucha Underground for the final Gift of the God Medallion. debut the last medallion to earn his spot in the Gift of the Gods championship match.

Mae Young Classic 2

Mia Yim, Mercedes Martinez and Kavita Devi are returning to this year's Mae Young Classic. 

Su Yung Remains In Control

Su Yung defeated Madison Rayne at Impact Wrestling Slammiversary XVI to retain her Impact Women's Championship. After the match, she put her in a coffin.

New School Prevails!

LAX defeated The OGz in brutal 5150 Street Fight to retain the Impact Wrestling Tag Team Championship.

Pentagon Jr. Keeps His Mask!

Pentagon Jr. defeated Sami Callihan in a match where if he lost he would have to remove his mask. But since he won, he earned the right to shave Sami Callihan's hair.

Low-Ki Gets The Gold and The Cash!

Low-Ki defeated Shane Strickland to become the New MLW Heavyweight Champion. He also receives the $60,000 bounty prize set by Salina de la Renta.

The Mack dismisses Mil Muertes

Next week, the Gift of The Gods match will feature The Mack, Dezmond X, Dragon Azteca Jr., Ivelisse, King Cuerno and Son Of Havoc

Zuka King Racking Up Gold! 

Zuka King and his group, The Equal Nation Demonstration continues to climb the ladder of success as they add more gold.