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    FORMER WWE Divas Champion, Paige, has returned to the ring. Paige, 30, made her AEW debut on Tuesday during the Dynamite: Grand Slam. 3Paige was the WWE's youngest ever Divas ChampionCredit: RealPaigeWWE/Instagram 3Paige was also the first NXT Women's ChampionCredit: RealPaigeWWE/Instagram Now using her real name Saraya, Sportskeeda reported that she entered the ring after a battle for the AEW Women's World Championship involving Toni Storm, Serena Deeb, Athena, and Britt Baker. Parading around the ring, Saraya appeared to yell "this is my house" The commentator noted: "The landscape has changed, and changed significantly with the arrival of Saraya." This was evidently the case, with Baker saying post-match: "This is our house Saraya. Read More on WrestlingBLING RING Where classic WWE Divas are now - from dating George Clooney to tragic deathPAYING THE PRICE Kurt Angle makes worrying admission about memory loss "So, I don't know where you came from or where you think you're going from here, but you might as well turn around right now cause there is not room for you here in AEW." But despite...
    JOHN MORRISON made a shock wrestling return as the ex-WWE star debuted on AEW Dynamite. The Californian-native, 42, has enjoyed two stints in WWE but was released from his contract last November. 4Morrison made a surprise appearance on AEW Dynamite as Johnny Elite 4He got a huge reception from the crowd 4The former WWE star was released from his contract in November 2021 4During his heyday, the veteran won theCredit: WWE Since then, Morrison returned to the independent circuit in the AAA Mega Championship and an appearance for Game Changer Wrestling. So it was a shock to fans and pundits alike as he appeared in a match against Samoa Joe for All Elite Wrestling. Entering as one of the night's 'Joker' cards, Morrison entered the bewildered arena to big cheers from the crowd. He fought under the moniker 'Johnny Elite' but ended up on the end of a defeat to ROH champ Joe. Read More On The SunWEDDING TRAGEDY Best man dies in horror car crash on way to reception with bride & groomCREEPY TOKEN Major update in Delphi...
    CHRIS JERICHO appears to have leaked Cody Rhodes’ WWE return. The wrestling world was shocked several weeks ago when it was announced that the American Dream had left All Elite Wrestling. 2Cody Rhodes looks set to return to WWE after leaving AEWCredit: NJPW 2Chris Jericho appears to have confirmed that is happeningCredit: AEW As a founder member and the EVP of the rival company, fans were left stunned by his departure. He was believed to be looking for a new deal that would have made him one of AEW’s top earners alongside Bryan Danielson and CM Punk. However, owner Tony Khan refused to meet his demands and the pair agreed to part ways amicably. And even more eyebrows were raised when speculation began to mount that the 36-year-old was in discussions with WWE over a return to work for Vince McMahon. READ MORE SPORTMan Utd news live Ten Hag 'comes through United interview with flying colours' Rhodes has...
    WWE reportedly wants Cody Rhodes to make his return against Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 38. The wrestling world was shocked several weeks ago when it was announced that the American Dream had left All Elite Wrestling. 2Cody Rhodes looks set to make his WWE debut at WrestleMania 38Credit: NJPW 2He seems certain to face Seth Rollins at the Showcase of the ImmortalsCredit: WWE As a founder member and the EVP of the rival company, fans were left stunned by his departure. He was believed to be looking for a new deal that would have made him one of AEW’s top earners alongside Bryan Danielson and CM Punk. However, owner Tony Khan refused to meet his demands and the pair are set to have agreed to part ways amicably.  And even more eyebrows were raised when speculation began to mount that the 36-year-old was in discussions with WWE over a return to work for Vince McMahon. READ MORE CHELTENHAMCHELTENHAM FESTIVAL St Patrick's Day a huge hit but attention turns to Gold Cup on Friday Rhodes has never shied away from the...
    WWE legend Jeff Hardy has revealed that he plans to join All Elite Wrestling. The 44-year-old was reportedly dismissed after he refused the company's help and offer of going to rehab late last year. 2Jeff Hardy was released by WWE back in DecemberCredit: WWE 2The star has now revealed he is heading to All Elite Wrestling Hardy was sent home from the WWE's tour after he suddenly left the ring and walked out through the crowd during an un-televised show in Texas. Now the former world champion appears to have confirmed his next move - and it will be joining brother Matt in AEW. Speaking to Jared Myers, Hardy said: “I’m going to AEW. I’m so excited… I’m so nervous and excited.” Hardy is currently under a 90-day non-compete clause that means he officially becomes a free agent on March 9. But before that date he is not allowed to compete in the ring for any other promotion. Hardy has been arrested in the past for alcohol and drug-related offences. Most read in WWE'AH BOOM' Brock Lesnar reveals crazy demand...
    CODY RHODES has left AEW, along with his wife Brandi, and could be on his way back to WWE. Cody was among they newly-formed promotion's founders as well as executive vice presidents that helped it become an alternative to Vince McMahon's corporation. 2Cody Rhodes and his wife Brandi have left AEW after helping the promotion succeedCredit: Getty 2Cody Rhodes has been linked with a return to WWE after quitting AEWCredit: Rex According to ESPN, however, the American wrestler informed the company's president Tony Khan that he was leaving and didn't have a non-compete clause in his contract. Fightful claim that “word inside the wrestling world” is that the 36-year-old could be re-joining WWE. Khan issued the following statement: “Cody and Brandi Rhodes were integral to the launch of All Elite Wrestling. “Cody’s ability combined with his boldness and his passion for our industry and his love for community outreach helped AEW deliver on our mission to give fans what they needed for far too long — something new, innovative and lasting. "Brandi helped us shape the AEW story, and I...
    WRESTLING fans were witness to a gruesome, shocking sight on Wednesday as Rey Fenix injured his arm during an AEW Dynamite match. After being chokeslammed through a table by the Luchasaurus, Fenix gripped his arm in pain, as his forearm and elbow appeared to be twisted out of place. 2Luchasaurus and Rey Fenix moments before the choke slamCredit: Twitter / Prime Time Talk TV 2Rey Fenix landed on his left arm, seeing it bend backwards and out of placeCredit: Twitter / Prime Time Talk TV He immediately signaled for medical assistance as his tag team partner, Penta El Zero Miedo, took on the futile fight alone. The Lucha Brothers, Rey Fenix and Penta El Zero Miedo, were defending the AEW World Tag Team Championship from Jurassic Express. Their challengers, Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus, took the title home. A report from PW Insider claims that after being rushed to the hospital, Fenix was treated for a "dislocated elbow." While that diagnosis is unconfirmed, it would be a far less severe injury than originally expected based on the horrific footage. AEW...
    WWE chiefs 'don't believe the door is closed' on Daniel Bryan making an incredible return, according to reports. He left the company earlier this year after his contract expired. 1Bryan spent time in the WWE from 2009-2021Credit: WWE The 40-year-old now competes for WWE's rivals All Elite Wrestling (AEW) under his real name - Bryan Danielson. That's because his WWE name is still owned by that franchise. But despite leaving the company, the WWE are still hopeful that Danielson could return and compete for them, according to Fightful Select. He is said to have left on 'very good terms' with boss Vince McMahon - meaning an emotional return could be on the cards later down the line. He featured in the main event at Wrestlemania 37 in April but lost to Roman Reigns in a Universal Championship triple threat match that also included Edge. Later on that month he lost to Reigns again in a 'championship vs career match' which meant he was banned from Smackdown. Most read in WWECUTBACKS WWE continue cuts as SmackDown...
    BOBBY FISH is the latest WWE star to jump ship to sign for rivals AEW. The former NXT tag team champion made his AEW Dynamite debut on Wednesday night when he challenged Sammy Guevara for the TNT Championship. 1Bobby Fish has left WWE to sign for rivals AEWCredit: WWE And although he came up short, it seems the 44-year-old should get some more opportunities down the line. AEW tweeted out a a poster with Fish and the words "Bobby Fish is #ALLELITE". And although the New Yorker is yet to comment, he did retweet AEW's announcement. Speaking to Sports Illustrated recently, Fish says his WWE exit has left him with a 'chip on his shoulder'. He explained: "There were so many positives from time in NXT, and I was able to accomplish that with three of my best friends in the industry. "It’s really humbling to think of all we did, and to experience that with them was very special. Most read in WWERING RETURN WWE legend AJ Lee announces shock return to wrestling following neck injuryRUTHLESS AGGRESSION Brooke...
    FORMER WWE star AJ Lee has announced her sensational return to the wrestling world - just weeks after her husband's comeback. The three-time WWE Divas champion left the pro-wrestling world in April 2015 due to injury. 4AJ Lee left the WWE in 2015Credit: WWE 4Injury forced the now 34-year-old to retire from in-ring competitionCredit: WWE 4But Lee is now back in the pro-wrestling world with Women of WrestlingCredit: WOW WRESTLING Permanent damage to the now 34-year-old's cervical spine prompted her to retire from competition. But six years later, she's back in the business with David McLane's Women of Wrestling promotion. Lee announced her signing with the organisation - which was founded in 2000 - during a press conference on Wednesday. The former WWE fan favourite won't, however, be competing in the ring. Lee - real name April Jeanette Mendez - will serve as an executive producer and will also provide colour commentary for the promotion's weekly shows, which will commence next year. She said: "My goal after wrestling, was to create those characters for the next generation. Most read in...
    AEW superstar Maxwell Jacob Friedman has hit the headlines with an outrageous post towards a young fan on Twitter. MJF is known as one of the biggest bad guys - commonly known as heels - in professional wrestling because he rarely ever breaks character on social media or in public. 3MJF has stirred controversy once more with a recent post on social mediaCredit: Instagram MJF This time he was tagged in a post that showed a little girl at Fan Fest flipping the middle finger while wearing a shirt, which read "Hate MJF". The user issued the following caption: "Hey MJF I think I found your biggest supporter here at the Fan Fest." MJF retweeted that post with the following controversial reply: "Is it to [sic] late to abort?" The AEW star's response was met by a raft of furious reactions on the comments section. One user tweeted: "Yeah that was a bit to [sic] far man I’m all for being in character but na [sic] too far." Another fan wrote: "Is this all it takes to be “omg best...
    WWE legend CM Punk has reportedly held talks with rivals AEW over a mega-money deal to finally return to wrestling. Fightful Select claim the 42-year-old is talking to officials at Tony Khan's promotion but no contract has been signed as of yet. 2CM Punk is said to be in talks over an in-ring return with WWE's rivals AEWCredit: WWE The report adds that nothing is set in stone regarding when or how he would return but AEW is seen as the "most likely landing spot". The former Voice of the Voiceless hinted at a potential switch to join Chris Jericho and Co back in April by claiming he'd be willing to listen to offers. Punk hasn't set foot inside the ring since announcing his retirement in 2014. The three-time WWE champion then tried to build a career in mixed martial arts and was signed by UFC in December 2014. But he lost both his fights - although the latter was recently declared a no-contest - and resurfaced in the wrestling world in November 2019 as part of Fox Sports' punditry team for WWE Backstage. Punk famously left...
    MARK HENRY has confirmed that there is 'interest on both sides' in bringing Braun Strowman to AEW. The WWE favourite was surprisingly axed by Vince McMahon's promotion after eight years with the company. 3Braun Strowman has been released after eight years with the WWECredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Mark Henry wants to bring Strowman to AEWCredit: Handout But their loss could soon be the AEW's gain. Legendary wrestler turned talent scout Henry, 50, would love to bring Strowman over. He told TMZ: "(It's) Super high on my list. "It's not an all Mark Henry decision, but there's already interest on both sides." "Hopefully by the time he's allowed to wrestle in August, I think the middle of August, then we could have a serious conversation about contractual things of that nature but right now there's interest on both sides. "I love that dude." Henry and Strowman are old pals that go way back, having known each other during their strongman days. And now they could link up once again. 3Strowman faced Tyson Fury in 2019Credit: Reuters CASINO SIGN...
    DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE is not just inspiring because of his stellar wrestling career, successful fitness programme or the fact he has helped turn people’s lives around. DDP inspires because he's not afraid to go out of his comfort zone to pursue a fool’s dream no one in the world believes in; and still succeed. 7Diamond Dallas Page's new biographical documentary Relentless explores how the WWE legend found success as a fitness guru with DDPY - 7Diamond Dallas Page's DDPY programme was born after a serious injury he suffered during his WCW days If Page had played it safe, he would have had an easier life but none of his amazing achievements happening. Those who met Page Joseph Falkinburg (his real name) at the age of 30 most likely wrote him off on the spot. After all, what could you expect from a guy who came out of a broken home with a reading ability of a third grader and a ridiculous ambition to become a professional wrestler at his advanced age? But what many failed to see under...
    THE LEGENDARY Sting has shocked the wrestling world by debuting on All Elite Wrestling. The 61-year-old, real name Steve Borden, was forced to call it a day five years ago with a neck injury sustained during his brief period wrestling for WWE. 3Wrestling legend Sting made a shock debut on AEW DynamiteCredit: AEW 3The icon has signed a deal to join AEW [email protected] HAS ARRIVED IN ALL ELITE WRESTLING! Watch #AEWDynamite NOW on @TNTDrama pic.twitter.com/NMLGKqdQtX— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 3, 2020 Since then the Hall of Famer has always maintained he would not climb back into the ring for one more battle - despite speculation he would have a dream match with fellow superstar The Undertaker. However, viewers of AEW Dynamite were left speechless last night as the veteran surprised everyone with an epic debut. Cody Rhodes and Darby Allin teamed up to take on Will Hobbs and Ricky Starks on the Winter Is Coming special.  Allin picked up the win via a coffin drop on Starks, but Team Taz proceeded to deliver a brutal attack on the victors....
    JAKE HAGER is making a shock return to the MMA cage next week. The AEW wrestling star will compete in his fourth professional fight when he battles Brandon Carlton at Bellator 250. 1Jake Hager will return to the Bellator cage next ThursdayCredit: AP:Associated Press The event takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut and is headlined by a middleweight championship clash between Gegard Mousasi and Douglas Lima. Hager, 38, is maybe better known to wrestling fans as ‘Jack Swagger’ from his WWE days. He spent 11 years working for Vince McMahon before leaving to pursue his MMA dream. Hager remains undefeated inside the cage and will be looking to extend that record against Carlton. He began his Bellator career with impressive back-to-back first-round submission victories against T.J. Jones and J.W. Kiser.  However, his most-recent outing ended in controversial and frustrating fashion for the 6ft 7in former WWE world champion. His fight with Anthony Garrett at Bellator 231 ended in a no contest after Hager was adjudged to have landed multiple knees to his opponent’s groin. Most read in...
    THUNDER ROSA and Ivelisse's NWA Women's Championship match descended into a legitimate fight on AEW. According to a report from Fightful Select, the two female wrestlers had tension backstage and decided to go after each other physically. 1Thunder Rosa is said to have had a shoot fight with Ivelisse on AEWCredit: AEW No leg-slap necessary for that shot from Thunder Rosa on Ivelisse.#AEWDynamite #AEW pic.twitter.com/fBFBWeEWSS— Paul Ponte (@ThePaulPonte) September 17, 2020 Mothers dressing their 5 years old kids when they dont want to go to school pic.twitter.com/es1dWmsfcM— ً (@toveluv) September 17, 2020 Thunder Rosa reportedly took exception to Ivelisse not selling that she was hurt during her offense to make her look weak. One moment included the Puerto Rican getting caught on camera fixing her knee brace instead of acting pained when she was dumped out of the ring. Another incident saw Ivelisse let her arms go limp as the champion attempted to lock in a submission. Thunder Rosa, who already has a reputation for her stiff strikes, is said to be very proud of the NWA heritage and refused...
    RENEE YOUNG is set to quit WWE this weekend after SummerSlam. The popular star made history in 2018 when she became Raw’s first-ever female commentator. 3Renee Young is set to wave goodbye to WWE this weekend after SummerSlam 3The announcer is quitting after eight years working for Vince McMahon That came a year after she married former WWE Title holder Dean Ambrose, now the AEW champion under his Jon Moxley persona with the Tony Khan-backed rival promotion. The 34-year-old has worked for Vince McMahon since 2012. Now various reports claim that she has handed in her notice. And now it has emerged that Sunday’s SummerSlam spectacular will be her final date with the company. Young has been a regular at hosting WWE Backstage as well as both interview and in-ring segments on Raw and SmackDown. She was a big hit hosting Talking Smack on the WWE Network. She has also been part of Total Divas since season four, although her appearances have been more sporadic in recent years. RINGSIDE NEWS LIVE: Click here for all the latest Boxing, UFC and...
    ANOTHER WWE legend has joined All Elite Wrestling following Mike Chioda’s shock appearance on Dynamite. Fans were stunned to see the hugely-popular referee on the rival promotion’s broadcast last night. 3Legendary referee Mike Chioda made a shock appearance on AEW Dynamite The 54-year-old official worked for Vince McMahon for over 30 years and took charge of numerous WrestleMania matches. However, back in April, WWE embarked on a huge staff cut due to the financial impact of the coronavirus and company’s Senior Referee Chioda was one of the casualties. That came after he reffed some of the greatest matches in the business during the last three decades on the Grandest Stage Of All, such as Shawn Michaels vs. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan and John Cena vs. The Rock. 3He reffed some of WWE's biggest ever matches before he was released in April But last night he made a triumphant return to the ring to be the man in the middle for the TNT Championship match between Cody Rhodes and challenger Scorpio Sky. That was his first...
    WWE legend CM Punk has held talks with rivals AEW over a mega-money deal to join the organisation. And despite reports that the 41-year-old is asking for "astronomical" figures, executive vice president and performer Cody Rhodes says Punk "is worth a great deal of money". 3CM Punk has held talks with AEW with a view to a sensational join-upCredit: Getty Images - Getty Punk is still signed to UFC, but he could be set for a return to the wrestling ring. Former WWE star Konnan told the Keepin' It 100 podcast that the reason the deal hasn't been done yet is because Punk "was asking for an astronomical amount of money". Now, in an interview with talkSPORT, Rhodes, who defends his TNT title against Sonny Kiss at Fight for the Fallen, admitted it could well be a costly deal. The 35-year-old said: “As far as the CM Punk negotiations go, everyone heard the famous ‘he got a text from us’. "Yeah, of course there were negotiations and he did ask for a great amount of money and Punk is...
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