Real Rasslin’s Daily News Round-Up! 04-12-2022
What’s up guys and girls, James here with your daily news round up.
So, what’s been happening in the world of Rasslin today, let’s find out!
Cain Valasquez Wins Comeback Match in Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide.
The former UFC Heavyweight Champion and WWE Superstar Cain Valasquez made a triumphant return.
He made his return to wrestling during Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide as part of a 6-man tag match. He teamed up with Blue Dragon Jr and Pagano as they squared off against Taurus, Gringo Loco and Sam Adonis.
Back in February Valasquez was in jail for attempted murder charges. He was granted bail for the sum of $1 million dollars. On December 3rd he was allowed to appear on the show and perform for the fans.
After hitting a rather impressive Hurricanrana which sent the fans into an excited frenzy. Eventually, Valasquez and his team picked up the victory.
In an emotional interview prior to the match, he had this to say:
“Thank you. To be here in front of you guys, right now – it’s a dream come true,” Velasquez said when he addressed the crowd prior to his match. “I truly appreciate all that you guys have always done supporting me (and) my family. Thank you, guys, forever. Forever. My heart is happy to be here with you guys. I will always continue to fight, forever. Keep going up. Forever. Thank you, guys.”
Valasquez is due to again appear in court on December 23rd and is expected to declare his council. The trial is due to take place in 2023, while there’s no word on whether he plans to enter the squared circle again in the future, it remains to be seen.
Current ROH, AAA And IWGP Tag Team Champions FTR Are Considering Leaving After Contracts Expire.
Triple Tag Team Champions FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dash Harwood) are considering leaving AEW once their contracts expire according to a new report. In recent months FTR have been very vocal about their unhappiness with how they’ve been booked.
This comes after they weren’t booked for the AEW Tag Team Championships while being ranked number 1 within the company.
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select reports that Dax Harwood stated that he believes his contract with AEW ends in April. He went on to say that he and Wheeler have had lengthy conversations regarding their futures.
While there’s no word on if they plan to re-join WWE, there have however, been conversations about taking a year off and visiting the indie scene and smaller promotions.
FTR are set to defend their ROH Tag Titles at Final Battle against Austin and Colton Gunn (The Ass Boys)
Would you like to see FTR leave AEW? Or would you like to see them explore the indie scene? Let us know in the comments below!
Injured Superstar Aliyah Has Been Cleared to Make Return.
WWE Superstar Aliyah hasn’t been seen on WWE TV since the September 12th edition of RAW. During that time, she was the co-holder of the Women’s Tag Team Championships alongside Raquel Rodriguez before they lost the titles to Damage CTRL's Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky.
It was revealed later after the match that Aliyah had suffered an AC Sprain and an elevated first rib.
Wrestling News Observers Dave Meltzer reported that she has since been cleared to wrestle once again.
This marks good news for her fans and it will be good to see her back in action!
In recent weeks, her tag team partner Rodriguez has aligned herself with Shotzi Blackheart by backing her up during assaults on current SmackDown Womens champion Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler, which makes one wonder, will Aliyah join them or will she align herself with the champion. It remains to be seen.
We look forward to seeing Aliyah back in the ring doing what she does best!
Well, that rounds up the day’s news. What do you think of these stories, let u know in the comment section.
We’ll catch you again tomorrow for more Wrestling news round up!