In some interesting All Elite Wrestling news, Brandi Rhodes has been named the new Chief Brand Officer of AEW. I know know what a CBO is supposed to do, but I have to wonder if it doesn’t involve a whole lot of image management for the brand.
Following in that news, as mentioned in the updated post on the site, Britt Baker has now been signed by the company according to Dave Meltzer, but no formal announcement has been made.
In further followup news, any connection that AEW may have with former World Champion Bill Goldberg may be nothing more than speculation as of right now. Reports surfaced that the AEW Twitter account was following Goldberg, though that doesn’t appear to be the case anymore. Goldberg is following the official account as well; but he’s also following Cracker Barrel, the Denver Broncos and Fox NASCAR. None of those seem likely landing spots for the 52 year old. Does this mean Goldberg won’t be at Double or Nothing? No, of course not. Nothing is for sure in life. However, the reports of this being a big deal are highly over emphasized.
In some minor bullet point notes; The Lucha Brothers are defending their MLW Tag Team Titles against The Hart’s at the next big MLW event, Superfight. The event will take place on February 2nd, in Philadelphia at the 2300 Arena, where ECW used to have their shows. The Lucha Brothers should be expected to drop the belts to the Harts. The trio, Davey Boy Jr., Teddy Hart and Brian Pillman Jr. are some of the only talent signed to exclusive deals and it would make sense to move the belts to them.
In other MLW news, apparently Konnan is drawing big numbers for the Spanish broadcasts of the show, that are aired on beIN’s Spanish channel. This according to Mike Johnson of PWInsider. Also, Maxell Jacob Friedmen, aka MJF is apparently drawing interest from Japanese promotions in regards to a tour. I don’t know for sure, but NOAH would be one of them I’m sure.
In Ring of Honor news, the brand is bringing in David Finlay Jr to work some tag team matches with the Best Friends (Trent and Chuck Taylor). Finlay will tag with his NJPW stablemate and friend Juice Robinson.
Finally, in WWE news, The New Day might be getting a change. Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer claims that Vince McMahon is once again mulling changes to the popular trio. This isn’t the first time Vince has changed his mind about switching things up, but it also wouldn’t be the first time he did change the group either. The group debuted originally as heels who were upset about how they were being mistreated. However, due to the nerd-cred that Xavier Woods brought with him, the group quickly became faces and the WWE again did an about face with the group. So anything is possible. The New Day is quite honestly the most successful trio the company has ever had, and their status as future Hall of Famers seem like a lock, as far as a group goes. On their own, only Kofi Kingston really has a shot.