TNT Title Retired

All Elite Wrestling has officially retired the TNT Championship.

This week’s episode of AEW Dynamite showcased the life and career of the recently deceased Brodie Lee. Mr. Brodie Lee was a well respected and loved member of the AEW roster as well as the wrestling community. The evening was a beautiful display of wrestlers, friends, and family all joined together in honor of the former TNT Champion, Jon Huber. The match card presented was heavily influenced and designed by Brodie’s eight year old son, Brodie Jr who had quite the night himself. In the pinacol of the evenings celebration of life, AEW’s President Tony Khan as well as Vice President Cody Rhodes joined the Huber family in the ring to retire the boots of the beloved family man. Along with the symbolic retirement, Tony Khan also awarded Brodie Jr. the TNT Championship stating, his father was the greatest TNT Champion and will be known as “TNT Champion for life.”

In addition to the TNT Championship, Brodie Jr. was signed to an AEW contract. The contract states once the eight year old is of age to compete he will receive the proper training and a guaranteed spot on the roster.

You can watch the full segment below:

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The news of the title was broken by AEW commentator and veteran Tony Schiavone after the show went off air. According to All Elite Wrestling is is NOT the retirement of the championship but rather the current design which was held by the late Brodie Lee. The future design and current status of championship holder Darby Allin‘s title reign is currently unknown.

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Image courtesy of AEW’s Twitter

McMahon, Jonathan. “Tony Khan Announces TNT Title Is Retired And Gives The Title To Brodie Lee Jr.” BodySlam.net, 31 Dec. 2020, http://www.bodyslam.net/2020/12/30/tony-khan-announces-tnt-title-is-retired-and-gives-the-title-to-brodie-lee-jr/.

Quarrinton, Posted By: Norm. “AEW Retires Original TNT Championship Design In Brodie Lee’s Honor.” Pro Wrestling Sheet | Insider Wrestling News and Reports, 31 Dec. 2020, http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/aew-retires-original-tnt-championship-design-in-brodie-lees-honor/.

Wrestling Rules That Are Completely Ignored

Completely Ignored Wrestling Rules

If you’ve sat in front of your TV set watching the weekly spectacle that is sports entertainment for the better part of a quarter of the last century, you’d probably think you’ve got a pretty solid grasp of the rules right? Legal men, tag ropes, the Shawn Michaels rule, all that good stuff! However, if then following rules have slipped past your radar over the years then fret not, the all mighty World Wrestling Entertainment seemingly doesn’t know about them either. The following are the most completely ignored wrestling rules of all time.

No Choke Holds

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We’re kicking it off with a duzy! You’re probably thinking to yourself, I’ve seen hundreds of choke holds! There are choke hold finishers! The Sleeper, Hell’s Gate, The Million Dollar Dream! The WWE officially banned choke holds due to the extreme risk involved with the legitimacy of the litany of choke hold varieties. However, the WWE later defined what exactly they consider a choke hold as, “a hand around the throat for a prolonged period of time”(sportskeeda.com) in order to preserve the use of widely known and famous move such as previously discussed.

30 Day Defense Rule

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We’re looking at you 2013 Dean Ambrose US title reign. According to the official WWE rule book, a title must be defended at least once every 30 days, failure to do so may result in the championship in question being vacated. A rule seemingly forgotten about in recent years, oddly enough it began to become a talking point during the 2013 United States Championship run of Dean Ambrose. During his 351 day title reign, the internet wrestling community began to grow aggravated at the lack of title defenses by one Dean Ambrose. Citing the 30 day title defense rule, the community’s general consensus even became a throw away gag in WWE weekly programing as Dean’s fellow shield members as well as on screen authority figures began speculating when he would next defend the belt. Since then it would seem this rule has been once again quietly pushed under the rug.

The Outlaw Rule

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Originating on a June 8th 1998 episode of Monday Night Raw, The New Age Outlaws found themselves defending the WWE World Tag Team Championships in a three way tag match against LOD 2000 and the D.O.A. During the match both Road Dogg and Mr. Ass found themselves as the respective legal man. Taking advantage of a newly found loophole in the match, Road Dogg laid down to Billy fo the 1-2-3 to retain the tag straps. In light of this, the following week WWE rolled out “The Outlaw Rule” stating that in the instance of two members of the same team being tagged in, a pin could not decide a victory. (Ironically enough, technically there is still a loophole about submission based victories.) Once again, WWE’s hazy memory has bested them as now seemingly a regular spot in any high profile three way tag match is the obligatory partner pin attempt.

The Power of Attorney Rule

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Only ever mentioned once on an episode of WCW Nitro, The power of attorney rule grants a title holder the ability to transfer their championship to a fellow superstar upon a lengthy injury rather than be forced to vacate their belt. DO NOT BE MISTAKEN, THIS IS A TERRIBLE RULE. The grandest prize in the game should never be treated like a hand me down, and quite literally, be given to a competitor without properly earning it. Over in the WWE however, we have only ever seen one instance that vaguely resembles this. Upon the injury of WWE Tag Team Champion,Edge in the summer of 2009, tag team partner Chris Jericho claimed he would defend and hold the belts by himself. Unfortunately for Y2J, WWE on screen authority ruled he would either have to find a new tag partner to fill the spot of The Rated R Superstar, or be forced to vacate the belts. Enter The Big Show.

The Mask Rule

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You’ve heard it time and time again, typically during any Rey Mysterio match of the past two decades. “A Luchador’s mask is a symbol of his heritage and honor.” It would appear the WWE’s research of the art of Lucha Libre stops there however. In lucha culture, not only is the mask the previously mentioned symbol, it is HEAVILY protected. While in public, luchadors remain under the mask and some even go as far as to be buried in them. In order to showcase this importance, it is highly illegal to remove the mask of another fighter if not previously agreed upon in a match stipulation. The removal of a mask not only results in the disqualification of the match but typically is followed by a hefty fine, suspension, or termination. While WWE is no stranger to the mask vs. mask or mask vs. hair stipulation, they are also no stranger to the random shock removal of a mask just for cheap heat.

Those were just a handful of commonly ignored rules in the WWE, did you know about them? Let me know if you think these rules should be enforced, or any other rules that should have made the list below! Be sure to check out more blogs just like this one right here as well!

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Morrell, Jack. “10 Oddest Rules In Wrestling.” WhatCulture.com, WhatCulture.com, 4 Oct. 2018, whatculture.com/wwe/10-oddest-rules-in-wrestling.

Lars Sullivan In More Hot Water For Unsolicited Pics

Lars Sullivan Sends Unsolicited DMs

The October 9th 2020 WWE Draft marked the TV return of “The Freak” Lars Sullivan. Sullivan was drafted to Smackdown in shocking fashion following the tag team match of Miz and Morrison Vs. Jeff Hardy and Matt Riddle. This marked the first time Lars Sullivan had been seen on WWE TV since June 2019, when he was sidelined with a knee injury.

All may not be going to plan with Sullivan’s return however as new information about Lars Sullivan sending unsolicited nude photographs has surfaced. Sullivan is no stranger to falling victim to his own actions online, In December of 2019 videos surfaced of Sullivan’s past in the adult film industry under the name of Mitch Bennett.

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Sullivan had also been under previous scrutiny for comments regarding race, sexual orientations, and inappropriate sexual comments about WWE Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie McMahon. The comments were found and showcased by a user on Reddit and feature forum comments on BodyBuilding.com from two separate accounts linked back to the wrestler posted between the years of 2007 and 2013. Sullivan has since issued an apology for the comments and was given the fine of $100,000 by WWE.

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The latest incident see’s WWE’s Lars Sullivan harassing a woman via Instagram and asking for pictures before then sending unsolicited pictures of his own. A Reddit thread was posted showing photographs of the conversations from Sullivan’s official account.

As of now there has not been any statement issued by Lars Sullivan or the WWE. Moving forward, what will this mean for the career of the newly returning Lars Sullivan?

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J, Nishant. “Lars Sullivan’s WWE Draft Status Reportedly Revealed.” Sports News, Sportskeeda, 11 Oct. 2020, http://www.sportskeeda.com/wwe/lars-sullivan-wwe-draft-status-reportedly-revealed.

Upton, Felix. “Lars Sullivan Outed For Sending Unsolicited Inappropriate Messages To Married Woman.” Ringside News, 11 Oct. 2020, http://www.ringsidenews.com/2020/10/11/lars-sullivan-outed-for-sending-unsolicited-inappropriate-messages-to-married-woman/.

Gartland, Dan. “Lars Sullivan Apologizes for History of Offensive Remarks.” Sports Illustrated, 10 May 2019, http://www.si.com/wrestling/2019/05/10/wwe-lars-sullivan-controversy-racist-comments-apology.

Lars Sullivan’s Bigoted Past (Titus O’Neil Tweets) – TPWW Forums, http://www.tpwwforums.com/showthread.php?t=136207%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft.

Top Five S.O.B Never to mess with.

Today’s list is gonna be a tough one literally. These guys are as tough as they come. So buckle up and check your jaw. Cause these guys aren’t anything to play with.

#5 Bob Ross now I know what you’re thinking how is Bob Ross a Tough S.O.B when all he’s known for is his painting. But that’s what he wants you to think. You see Bob Ross fought in Vietnam as a Air Force pilot. Also it was rumored that he worked for the government for years after he got out of the military. Till one day he decided to start painting and the rest is history.

#4 The Boxer know as Butter Bean. When a 300 plus pound man can move like a Train and has the strength to knock a man out You know he’s tough Winning the boxing world championship. Also knocking out former WWF wrestler Bart Gunn he was a man of many talents.

#3 Chuck Norris the man so tough he has a third fist in his beard. The man who makes Fear it’s self shake. The man who wears Cowboy boots out of real cowboys. He is the Texas Ranger and one tough S.O.B

#2 Iron Mike Tyson. There is no surprise here called the Baddest man on the planet for a reason. Was undefeated for a long time in boxing also winning the Boxing championship. Knocking some men out in under a minute. Know he’s back at age 53 to perform again in professional boxing the man is an icon and a tough S.O.B.

Finally #1 on our list is Stone Cold Steve Austin the rattlesnake is as tough as they come the only man to ever push Mike Tyson and get away with it. Carrying his company on his back as a WWF superstar. Also abusing his boss both physically and mentally and getting away with it. He is the toughest S.O.B to walk on earth and his name is Stone Cold Steve Austin. That’s the bottom line cause he said so.

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