Paul” The Nitro” Skivers
Good Morning and welcome to the latest edition of Sunday Mornings with the Nitro on this Memorial Day weekend. So on behalf of all are armed forces that protect our freedoms, let us have a cup of coffee and give thanks for their service. Thank you. Now, let us begin with this week’s column.
The Ultimate Warrior certain had a week as both his specials looking back on his life on the A&E Biography and Dark Side of the Ring on Vice. After watching both shows, I noted a major difference in their approach to the Warrior. On the A& E show, the producers decided to make a more palatable and fluffy piece on the Warrior by having his daughters and wife on the show telling about how the Warrior was a good husband and father and that he found peace in his life before he passed away. Even though they mentioned some of the troubles that plagued the Warrior during his career and immediately after he left wrestling, but the tone was less hostile and more of his journey towards inner peace.
Meanwhile, the Dark Side of the Ring got right to the point and was unfiltered in their story of the Warrior with his first wife giving her account of life with the Warrior while he was on the rise to being a superstar and some of his peers like Jake Roberts and Jim Cornette gave a true account of how the Warrior got heat with nearly everyone in the WWE, including Vince McMahon, but they gave respect towards the end over his life and ended on a high note.
I personally enjoyed the Dark Side of the Ring take on the Warrior, because it was unfiltered and had no political crap that sometimes is prevalent in these biographies of wrestlers. As far as next week’s show on Dark Side of the Ring on Jake Roberts and Grizzly Smith, this will be a strong piece on a very scary topic of how bad the family life was like with Grizzly Smith and I will leave it at that.
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Now, let us take a look at AEW Double or Nothing pay-per-view which is tonight live from Daly’s place in Jacksonville, Florida:
AEW World Title Match- Triple Threat Match: Kenny Omega vs. PAC vs. Orange Cassidy
I see this bout going two ways. Either Kenny will use interference as usual from the Good Brothers and Don Callis to get Kenny the win over PAC or we can see Orange Cassidy win the title by beating Omega since he is getting a major push towards the title. Either way, someone will come out victorious and unfortunately it will not be PAC, SO, I am slightly headed towards the Orange Cassidy scenario in this instance.
Winner: Orange Cassidy- New AEW Champion
Stadium Stampede Match- Inner Circle vs. Pinnacle: If Inner Circle loses, then they will split up permanently.
I am going to get to the point on this match since I never liked the Stadium Stampede match as it is the stupidest concept of this decade. The writing is on the wall as the Inner Circle will lose and split up, but only for a brief time as this group needs a break. They will probably get back together in about a year and challenge the Pinnacle who will be the top faction by this time next year.
Winner: Inner Circle
AEW Womens Title Match- Hikaru Shida vs. Dr. Britt Baker DMD
This will be the match of the night as it is a clash between Shida, who has been a fighting champion for 1 year battling the hottest female wrestler in the world right now who wants to establish the Era of DMD. I believe that this will be the coronation and the start of this era as the match will be intense and solid.
Winner: Dr. Britt Baker DMD- New AEW Womens Champion
AEW Tag Team Title Match- Young Bucks vs. Jon Moxley/Eddie Kingston
Based on the promos and angle over the past few weeks, you would think that Moxley and Kingston would win the belts, but I think that it will be another screw job finish so that the Bucks can retain the title and inflate their egos even more than they are now.
Winner: Young Bucks
Casino Battle Royal- Winner gets AEW title shot anytime within one year
I feel that the wild card(mystery entrant) will end up winning this event.
Winner: Wild Card entrant
AEW TNT Championship Match- Miro vs. Lance Archer w/Jake Roberts
This is a typical battle of the big men, but Miro is getting the push as TNT Champion, while Archer has been floundering in the lower mid-cards for over a year. I feel that AEW will not have Miro drop the TNT title this soon and probably will have Darby Allyn feud with him over getting the title back real soon.
Darby Allyn/Sting vs. Scorpio Sky/Ethan Page
I feel that Sting may be doing the job for Sky, who is looking for a push as the “Future of Evolution” and for Page, who has the potential to move up in the card. Sky and Page could be an interesting tag team in AEW.
The American Dream Cody Rhodes vs. Anthony Agogo
Cody is using the American Dream gimmick for one night, but he will have to out wrestle Agogo, who has that boxing background. It will come down to experience and Cody will have the edge in this bout.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
Hangman Adam Page vs. Brian Cage
This should be a good opening contest as Page is looking for revenge for a defeat at the hands of Cage several weeks ago. Cage wants to do this on his own without Team Taz helping out and that may be a factor in the end as an angle could develop where Cage will be ousted from Team Taz.
Winner: Hangman Adam Page
Well, that will do it for this week. I hope everyone has a good week and I will see you next Sunday Morning on Sunday Mornings with the Nitro.