Big WWE WrestleMania 35 Plans For Finn Balor?! NEW Shield Member?! | WrestleTalk News Mar. 2019

Big WWE WrestleMania 35 Plans For Finn Balor?! NEW Shield Member?! | WrestleTalk News Mar. 2019

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comment down below to answer our question of the day: Who do you think was the best
wrestler in the world in 2018? We’ve got a packed show for you today with the latest
news from WrestleMania 35, a new member of the Shield, and return updates on Bray Wyatt
and Lars Sullivan. But first we need to address the rumour and innuendo about Destroy WrestleTalk.
I’ve been keeping my eye very closely on the situation, and I went right to the source
of the matter El Fakidor to ask him. And here’s what he had to tell me: That was taken from ScreenStalker’s video
reaction to the brand new trailer for Avengers: Endgame, which you can check out by clicking
the i above my head. I’d like it if you did watch this whole news episode first, though.
And then go check out that reaction video, if you want to see three white dudes have
a joint nerdgasm. Speaking of people wanting to improve things,
and Becky Lynch wants to improve the quality of your hair. Well, I think Head and Shoulders
want to do that really, but Becky Lynch has starred in their new advert which means I
guess she’s also on board with their ideas. The Man posted on Facebook recently that she
was shooting the commercial, and Twitter user Aubrey has shared the finished product which
you can see here is quite poor quality. And All Elite Wrestling’s Kenny Omega is
also cleaning up – but rather than focus on his hair, The Cleaner has picked up several
end of year awards in the Wrestling Observer. The 40th Observer Awards were voted for by
wrestlers, insiders, experts and wrestling historians – who voted for Omega to not only
pick up the Lou Thez/Ric Flair Wrestler of the Year Award, but also Most Outstanding
Wrestler, Japanese MVP, Best Wrestling Maneuver for the One Winged Angel and match of the
year for his Dominion bout against Kazuchika Okada. Other notable winners include NXT picking
up Best Weekly TV show, Daniel Bryan won Best Interview, Zack Sabre Jr picked up the Bryan
Danielson Award for Best Technical Wrestler, AJ Styles was awarded the United States MVP,
Becky Lynch was the Women’s Wrestling MVP, and Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa was
awarded Feud of the Year. And speaking of Omega’s Match of the Year
co-winner Kazuchika Okada and he has been speculated as the possible winner of the New
Japan Cup which is currently running. The winner of the tournament will earn a shot
against Jay White in the main event of their enormous Madison Square Garden show over WrestleMania
weekend, and Dave Meltzer has written in the latest Observer that he, “can’t see anyone
but Okada or [Kota] Ibushi winning.” Speaking of Mania weekend, and last week WWE
unveiled the location and logo for WrestleMania 36 next year – which will take place in Florida
in the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But it’s now being revealed that WWE handed
out very odd requests to the real-world press who were in attendance for the announcement.
Now remember, these are real and serious journalists who are reporting on sports, these aren’t
YouTube channels who talk about wrestling on a daily basis. And WWE asked that press
only refer to talent as WWE Superstars, and to not use the words “wrestling”, only
referring to it as Sports Entertainment. Now these words are common to us wrestling fans
– not that anyone has ever referred to wrestling as sports entertainment despite WWE trying
to make that a thing for the last 35 years – so can you imagine what a real journalist
made of all this? Last week it was reported that among others,
Impact Wrestling had re-signed Moose, Sami Callihan and Rosemary to new multi-year deals,
and this week the company also announced they had re-signed oVe’s Jake and Dave Crist
to new deals. Speaking with WrestlingInc, Jake Crist said, “IMPACT has always been
home to us. They always gave us a platform and were the first ones to give us a chance
so why not stay loyal? I know this business isn’t a loyal business, but we’re loyal people.
We were always deadset on staying loyal to IMPACT. They took a chance on my brother and
I, so why not keep rocking and rolling?” And former Impact head honcho Dixie Carter
found herself being name-dropped this week on Smackdown Live in a Randy Orton promo.
Orton was running down AJ’s career – saying that he was wrestling in bingo halls while
Orton was working for WWE, and AJ was tanning with Dixie Carter in Florida while he was
winning World Championships and headlining WrestleMania. It was a fun comment for hardcore
fans, who will know the relationship between Styles and former Impact Wrestling president
Carter – and who could forget the tangled web between them and Claire Lynch. And now Carter has responded to Orton’s
claims of she and AJ getting tans together – tweeting: “AJ Styles & I never had to
tan as we were always golden. My historical recollection is different than yours RandyOrton.” It was officially announced yesterday that
AJ Styles and Randy Orton will clash at WrestleMania, but what will be next for Finn Balor as Mania
draws closer? Balor picked up the Intercontinental Championship a few weeks ago at Elimination
Chamber in a handicap match against Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush, but dropped the belt
back to Lashley on this past Monday’s Raw. It felt like a real bump in the road for Balor,
who has struggled to get a solid push in the company since relinquishing the Universal
Championship following an injury. However according to WrestleVotes, Balor dropping
the IC title to Lashley might have been done to set up WrestleMania. WrestleVotes tweeted:
“Chatting w/ a source this morning. One notable quote: ‘I’m figuring they took
the IC off of Finn for a reason, I think they have something for him at Mania’”. And perhaps this could tie into a new advertisement
for the WWE Network’s presentation of the show, which doesn’t feature regular old
Finn Balor, but instead the undefeated Demon Balor – who was last seen beating Baron Corbin
at Summerslam last year. Because apparently he only becomes the demon for real threats
like Corbin, and not Universal Championship matches against Brock Lesnar. Yeah, I don’t
get it either. Someone else who could factor into big plans
for WrestleMania is Braun Strowman – who recently started a feud with Saturday Night Live’s
Colin Jost and Michael Che. But once Mania is done and dusted he has some even bigger
shoes to fill. It was first reported after the Royal Rumble
that Dean Ambrose would be leaving WWE when his contract expires at the end of April.
WWE even took the unprecedented act of announcing this on their website, and referenced him
leaving in The Shield’s reported final ever match at Fastlane against Bobby Lashley, Drew
McIntyre and Baron Corbin. However there were question marks over Ambrose’s position when
Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer reported there is talk backstage that Dean is now staying,
and he was advertised for WWE’s European tour which will take place after in May. However that advertising has now changed,
with Dean Ambrose no longer being listed for WWE’s European Tour – instead promoting
that Braun Strowman will be an “honorary Shield member” for the shows with Roman
Reigns and Seth Rollins as they take on Corbin’s Midcard of Evil who will still be a team for
some reason. But what about Braun Strowman’s former mentor
Bray Wyatt? Bray Wyatt hasn’t been seen on WWE TV since
September 15th last year, when he was still teaming with Matt Hardy as the Deletors of
Worlds. He did return to in-ring action at WWE’s Starrcade house show event, and has
appeared at a few other house shows too, but there has been no word on when he’ll return
to TV. It was reported that he could fill in for the injured Braun Strowman in his TLC
match with Baron Corbin – but that never came to fruition – and there was one report that
said he could face Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35 – but the
company now looks to be going with Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston instead. Tom Colohue of Pro Wrestling Torch recently
posted on Twitter of Wyatt’s return to TV, saying it’s, “probably the most closely
guarded secret in #WWE. I don’t even know if he’ll be on #Raw or #SDLive. I’ve been
told both but also different potential storylines.To my knowledge he’s still in creative hiatus.” Someone else who hasn’t been mentioned on
WWE TV for a while is Lars Sullivan. Promos for the Lurking One began back at Survivor
Series last year and played through to TLC before Lars was announced as part of the On
Their Way To WWE group of NXT call-ups that also included EC3, Heavy Machinery, Nikki
Cross and Lacey Evans. However it was then reported by Dave Meltzer that Sullivan suffered
an anxiety attack before an episode of Raw, where he was set to start a big program with
John Cena that would have culminated at WrestleMania. Several other reports claimed that Lars also
no showed other Raw tapings and a few house show appearances, with Sullivan’s Twitter
and Triple H confirming Meltzer’s initial report saying that Lars would be welcome back
when he is ready. And according to Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling
Sheet, Lars is now “in a good place” adding he, “immediately began seeking help from
mental health professionals and WWE has been incredibly accommodating the whole time”.
Satin adds, “We’re told Lars is feeling better now after being out of the spotlight
and happy for the other NXT call ups, but it’s still unclear if he’ll return to
WWE at any point.” Speaking of those NXT call-ups, and they were
joined a few weeks ago by Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Aleister Black and Ricochet,
with Black and Ricochet forming a tag team even competing for the Raw tag titles at Fastlane.
Unlike previous NXT call-ups however, this group of 10 wrestlers were assigned to both
Raw and Smackdown, and in the case of Ciampa, Gargano, Black and Ricochet – still on NXT
as well. It’s since been reported by Ring Side News
that this was Vince McMahon’s idea to give the talent as much TV time as they could because
he“wanted as many people to see the new call-ups as possible.” Interestingly, Ricochet recently did an interview
with WPSD Channel 6 where he said that he would still be wrestling for both brands even
after WrestleMania 35 where he then “assumes” he’ll be officially drafted to either Raw
or Smackdown. Both Aleister Black and Ricochet told the Full Sail crowd at the latest NXT
tapings that this would be their final appearance in the building as they were heading to the
main roster full-time, but there is still a question mark over Johnny Gargano. Gargano was paired with Tommaso Ciampa on
the main roster despite their heated rivalry down in NXT. Sadly the team only last one
week after it was revealed that Ciampa’s injury that he was planning on getting looked
at after NXT TakeOver: New York was much worse than anticipated – with the NXT Champion going
in for surgery and vacating his title. We won’t go into NXT spoilers here – as Oli
Davis covered those in his Super News Yesterday – but Dave Meltzer has written in the Observer
that, “Gargano’s [main roster] situation is uncertain”. He also adds that post WrestleMania,
we could also see the main roster debuts of current United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne,
NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler and former Women’s Champion Kairi Sane.

100 thoughts on “Big WWE WrestleMania 35 Plans For Finn Balor?! NEW Shield Member?! | WrestleTalk News Mar. 2019

  1. Demon Bálor comes out when people really piss him off. Not for threats. It’s because people pissing him off forces the Demon out of him.

  2. You say you don’t understand why they didn’t use the demon at royal rumble. But you said the reason a few seconds before. The demon is undefeated but they wanted to keep the title on lesnar. And they wanna keep the demon undefeated

  3. I will always say Kenny Omega is the best any year. Between his in ring performance, his work on "Being The Elite", and now his position and work in AEW. Everything is coming up Omega!

  4. Well Becky Lynch does have beautiful hair and considering how much damage bleaching and dyeing hair does to it she must take very good care of it also considering how much sweat must get into it. What can I say I know a lot about hair, and honestly your hair says a lot about your health. Not to mention I have to love a woman with a good sense of humor. She's a very punny lass.

  5. WWE is an embarrassment a showdown of it glory days in the 90s cus they pander to the PG era. They would be making tones if they went back to the Attitude Era. Today it’s just embarrassing could right a storyline if they tried

  6. 6:10 you answered your own question , in that form hes undefeated and want to keep it that way , they did not want him to win against lenser so they did not have finn suit up

  7. The booking for this is so great, but i don't like that they are making Luke Owen probably the dumbest person on the planet

    Unless Luke Owen was always on Fakador's side which i wouldn't mind that

  8. If Tomasso Champa is injured, how is he and Gargano fighting in the Dusty Classic over the last couple of weeks? I think you guys at WrestleTalk News need to stop getting your information from the horses ass of wrestling and start reporting your news with at least an attempt at some accuracy. This isn't the first time I've come across a complete lie in your news and I'm guessing it probably won't be the last.

  9. Gargano was the best in 2018. Terrific matches, great promos, dynamic range displayed in his acting performances, and one of the best storylines ever. Gargano for sure.

  10. WWE have some history with Head & Shoulders. Remember when Al Snow's mannequin head was pinned after having a bottle of Head & Shoulders inserted into it, therefore giving the head some shoulders so that it could be pinned lol The Attitude era was odd!

  11. Best Wrestler in 2018 if it’s not Kenny Omega the best in the world I have no idea Will Osprey killed it also

  12. Enough with the El Fakidor stuff … I understand introducing a new channel (great for you guys!) .. but, it’s getting played out.

  13. Randy Orton's Dixie Carter comments are just setting up another AJ/Joe feud where Joe drops the bombshell that AJ's also the father of a Carter baby…because, y'know…daddies. Enter AJ's "Forgotten Son" (No, not Gunner.) E. C. 3.

  14. Dear god….im starting to wonder if Finn Balor is kind of a dick. That guy gets big matches every single week…granted its against the same 3 guys as of late but he even had 2 in the same night a few months back and even had a title shot against lesnar a few weeks ago and just won the intercontinental title. And lost a few weeks after but he's had far more big matches than anyone….what more could he possibly want. Now he's just coming off as a whiner. Drew has not had 1 single title shot other than the tag titles which dolph lost. But you don't hear Drew crying about it and he actually deserves one. Him vs Brock would be awesome but we're never gonna see that. And honestly does Finn REALLY need a title. He's alright but he's nothing that great. It sucks they don't let him do the demon thing anymore cus that was pretty much what made him fun to watch. With out he's just eh'

  15. It makes sense now. All these feuds with Roman Reigns and The Shield. It was all because Strowman just wanted to be part of The Shield.

  16. Many of you forgetting that Braun and Roman are actually best friends.. but i was expecting Drew, Lashley or an NXT call up like Lars or Ohno (whom originally was supposed to be in it)

  17. When Vince is replacing a Sield member thats soo stupid. We already hat that with Tripple H and Kurt Angle. Stupid – then he will replace the Undertaker one Day too. and i will Quit beeing a wwefan…

  18. I was about to comment something but I have forgotten what it was, now I dont feel so goo……..All Hail Lord Fakidor.

  19. Neither here nor there, but I'd love to see Roman Reigns turn heel like back in his NXT days, which was pretty good. Make it a gradual thing after the shield disbands. It would make his storyline a hell of a lot more interesting.

  20. You can't go to college & study/major in "Sports Entertainment"….. so that means it doesn't exist LOL!!!! #Rasslin

  21. Kenny Omega best of 2018 for sure. Gargano was great but Kenny put on classics while injured, he's just too good.

  22. Dean said it all on the backstage footage from Fast Lane. They are The Shield amd always will be The Shield. Nobody else in that spot for any of the 3 of them is The Shield. If it isn't Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns then it isn't The Shield.

  23. @OliDavis FORGET ABOUT IT!
    @ThisIsLukeOwen has been assimilated by our trustworthy @ElFakidor and pretty soon, you will be too.

  24. Why do people think there are going to be "big plans" for Finn Balor, its pretty obvious its going to be him and Lashley at WM.

  25. Demon Balor isn't undefeated, he lost to Samoa Joe at NXT Takeover: The End. Please stop saying he is undefeated everyone.

  26. I don't understand the question. The 2018 best wrestler has already been decided. There was a tournament, Shane McMahon won. He has a trophy and everything. 👍

  27. The Shield wasn't getting the response anymore even with Ambrose so they should just scrap it time to move on.

  28. I'd be okay with adding new members to the Shield if Dean leaves just like DX added new members when Shawn left. I mean, there are 4 sides to the ring. I've always thought that the Shield should be a thing even if they've all got their own separate stories going on. DX had a guy going for the IC title, a guy going for the European title, and a tag team. They would often wrestle separately, but still do segments together and help each other when brawls broke out. It was perfect. Why can't the Shield do that? Just add a tag team that's a good fit. Hell, add the Usos. They would make sense and they're incredibly cool.

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