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PWI Weekly for November 6, 2023
Creed Brothers, IMPACT In Scotland, CMLL vs. AAA, & More!
TOMORROW IS ELECTION Day in the United States, with various local and state offices of import to be decided. At the risk of exploiting the popular “Get Out And Vote” message, we’d like to remind you that the “Women’s 250” edition of PWI contains an official ballot for our annual Achievement Awards. Don’t miss your chance to vote before the December 11 deadline!
TAG TEAM OF THE WEEK
Such is the state of tag team wrestling at the moment that if you turn on any television shows from the major federations, you are likely to find dynamic doubles action. Last week’s WWE programming was no different. And, for us, one team truly stood out by offering wildly athletic performances.
In the span of 24 hours, The Creed Brothers made their debut on Raw and went on to defeat Alpha Academy in a terrific tag team match before beating Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo in a wild “Tables, Ladder And Scares” match on NXT.
While they have some room to grow, titles to win, and main-roster reputations to build, Julius & Brutus Creed made the industry sit up and take notice on back-to-back nights. And they showed why some analysts believe they could be a dominant tandem for years to come.
A QUICK WORD ABOUT …
We at PWI have very much enjoyed the loosening of the hinges on wrestling’s so-called “forbidden door” over the past few years. Indeed, we are now in a time in which many of the major promotions are happy to work with one another or exchange talent. Yet, for all of the cross-promotional prosperity we have seen, there is still one more collab that may be the most “forbidden” of all: AAA and CMLL.
Lucha fans among us have long dreamt of what a supercard featuring both premer promotions may look like. Sadly, given the strict protection of their respective brands and historical hostility toward one another, we are still left to dream.
All hope is not lost, however, and we have our fingers crossed that someday there will be a relationship in place to allow this to happen. Now that both promotions have a partnership in place with AEW, perhaps Tony Khan can be the mediator needed.
Now that truly would be worth one of TK’s “special announcements.”
GLASGOW—IMPACT Wrestling U.K. Invasion Tour at o2 Academy: Joe Hendry beat Rich Swann in a Glasgow Cup semifinal match … Frankie Kazarian defeated Leon Slater in a Glasgow Cup semifinal match … Deonna Purrazzo, Moose, & Brian Myers defeated Dani Luna, Mark Andrews, & Flash Morgan Webster … Eddie Edwards pinned Rhino … Jordynne Grace defeated Gisele Shaw … Grado beat Trey Miguel … Knockouts World champion Trinity pinned Emerysn Jayne to retain … Joe Hendry defeated Frankie Kazarian to win the Glasgow Cup … Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin beat Eric Young & Josh Alexander.
FROM THE VAULT
After the WarGames match at Wrestle War 1991," “Nature Boy” Ric Flair emerges from the cage structure with fellow Four Horseman member Sid Vicious.
Flair’s team had just defeated the combination of Sting, The Steiner Brothers, and Brian Pillman Sr. In his upcoming “Win, Lose, Or Draw” column PWI’s Harry Burkett takes a look back at the many tag partners Sting has had over the years and questions whether “The Stinger” would be wise to trust his longtime frenemy at this stage of their respective lives and careers.
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