Following his ROH World Championship win, CMLL announced they are releasing RUSH from the company.
CMLL made a statement on Twitter indicating both RUSH and Dragon Lee are no longer with the promotion, due to “not following programming and company guidelines”.
According to Dave Meltzer, Dragon Lee went against CMLL’s orders not to compete in the recent PWG Battle Of Los Angeles event. Following his return to Mexico, Lee was taken off any up-coming dates, including last night’s 86th anniversary card.
There have been a lot of issues backstage at CMLL following the death of Paco Alonso. Alonso’s daughter Sofia is in control of the promotion, but her uncle Chavo Lutteroth is the one making all the financial designs. Lutteroth has began cutting guaranteed contracts of several stars, as well as increase the cut the promotion receives for booking talent in the U.S.
CMLL owns the names RUSH and Dragon Lee in Mexico, and if either stars wish to compete in that country they will have to do so under a different name.
RUSH and Dragon Lee both participated in last night’s Ring Of Honor Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view in Las Vegas.
RUSH’s contract with Ring Of Honor is set to expire at the end of the year.
The following statement was issued by CMLL
⚠ COMUNICADO OFICIAL: RUSH Y DRAGON LEE
El Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre ha sido forjador de las máximas figuras de este deporte durante 86 años caracterizándose por su disciplina y seriedad, es por ello que anuncia que a partir de este momento Rush y Dragon Lee pic.twitter.com/x7q988PWTw
— Lucha Libre CMLL (@CMLL_OFICIAL) September 28, 2019
Following his ROH Championship win, RUSH indicated in a promo that he and his father are now independent in Mexico.
— rush cmll (@rushtoroblanco) September 28, 2019
FWIW, CMLL owns the Mexico trademarks to
– La Bestia del Ring
– Dragon Lee
— luchablog (@luchablog) September 28, 2019
“failing to meet the company commitment and programming guidelines” –
Watch Behind The Scenes Footage Of CM Punk’s Return at WWE Backstage
This past Tuesday, CM Punk made his first appearance on WWE programming in several years.
FOX and CM Punk came to terms on a deal to have him periodically serve as an analyst on WWE Backstage on FS1.
Footage has been released documenting the lengths FOX went to keep CM Punk’s return a secret.
Check out the footage below
Report: WWE Considering Dog Collar Match At TLC PPV
Earlier this week, WWE sent three tentative matches to the Target Center for local advertising of the TLC pay-per-view.
In the past, these matches have been placeholders, and are done to generate interest in the pay-per-view. According to Dave Meltzer, in the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, all three matches sent to the venue are penciled in for the TLC pay-per-view on 12/15.
The current match card includes, Roman Reigns vs. Baron Corbin in a TLC Match, this may change, as their has been talks to host a Dog Collar Match rather than a traditional Tables, Ladders, Chairs Match, but that has yet to be finalized.
Other matches include The Kabuki Warriors defending the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles against Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch in a Tables, Ladders, Chairs Match, and Bobby Lashley facing Rusev.
Originally, Lashley vs. Rusev was penciled in to take place at Survivor Series, but the company has decided to play out the storyline further, and have the match at TLC.
Changes To Original Survivor Series Plans, Current WWE Universal Championship Match
WWE Survivor Series is approaching, and WWE has yet to announce a Universal Championship match.
This up-coming Friday on SmackDown, Daniel Bryan is set to appear on MizTV to give his thoughts on the attack from Bray Wyatt on last week’s episode.
According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, one plan originally had Bray Wyatt vs. The Miz at Survivor Series, with the angle beginning on MizTv the day after the Crown Jewel event. That angle was scrapped due to the traffic incident which held most of the roster overseas.
The current plan has Bray Wyatt defending the WWE Universal Championship against Daniel Bryan at the Survivor Series pay-per-view.
At one point, there was talk to have Daniel Bryan in the Triple Threat Match against AJ Styles and Roderick Strong. This would mean Daniel Bryan would defeat Shinsuke Nakamura for the Intercontinental Championship. Those plans have since been scrapped, and now Daniel Bryan is scheduled to work against Wyatt for the Universal Championship.
WWE Survivor Series – Current Match Card
- WWE Championship: Brock Lesnar vs. Rey Mysterio
- WWE Universal Championship: Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan (Not Announced)
- Becky Lynch (RAW) vs. Bayley (SmackDown) vs. Shayna Baszler (NXT)
- The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) (RAW) vs. The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingson) (SmackDown) vs. The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly) (NXT)
- Shinsuke Nakamura vs. AJ Styles vs. Roderick Strong
- Team Raw (TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, and TBA) vs. Team SmackDown (Sasha Banks, Carmella, Dana Brooke, Lacey Evans, and TBA) vs. Team NXT (TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, and TBA)
- Team Raw (Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Ricochet, Randy Orton, and Drew McIntyre) vs. Team SmackDown (Roman Reigns, King Corbin, Braun Strowman, Mustafa Ali & Shorty G) vs. Team NXT (TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, and TBA)