Asuka’s Next Challenger, Britt Baker Signs With AEW, Matt Riddle Vs. Kassius Ohno & More

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Britt Baker Signs With All Elite Wrestling

Independent circuit’s Britt Baker has officially signed with All Elite Wrestling. As reported by Dave Meltzer, Baker is the first signing outside the core Elite group. Baker has worked for several promotions across the globe namely Stardom, RISE, Shimmer, and Ring Of Honor.

She recently worked an NXT match with Shayna Baszler and wrestled Nia Jax in a squash match on RAW (25/7/2016). Baker is the girlfriend of inaugural NXT North American Champion Adam Cole.

Adam Cole & Britt Baker

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Eric Bischoff Praises Dolph Ziggler

Professional wrestling icon Eric Bischoff recently appeared on After 83 Weeks with Christy Olson during which he showered praises on Monday Night RAW Superstar Dolph Ziggler. The Showoff has stayed loyal to WWE throughout the years despite being lost in the mid-card and not getting pushed as a main event Superstar since 2015.

“Whenever I see Dolph, I believe. Part of it is because I know his background. He’s like Kurt Angle in the sense that he can be a very comedic character one minute, and he can be a believable badass if he needs to be the next. And I kind of dig that. To me that’s believable.”

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Plans For Asuka’s Next Challenger

The next challenger for the SmackDown Women’s Championship is yet to be determined after Asuka vs. Becky Lynch at Royal Rumble was pulled off. As noted by Bryan Alvarez on Filthy Four Daily, WWE could possibly book a multi-person match in the coming weeks to determine the #1 Contender if they are to book Asuka in a title defense at Royal Rumble.

“Here’s the thing. They’re going to do a multi-person match where the winner gets Asuka. Because you can’t do a multi-person match at the pay-per-view because you also have to have a Women’s Royal Rumble with thirty women so you can’t really waste a bunch of women on a multi-person match.”

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Matt Riddle Vs. Kassius Ohno

Matt Riddle defeated Kassius Ohno via submission on this week’s episode of NXT. Post-match Riddle offered a fist bump despite the crowd chanting “Bro-no”. Ohno snapped and absolutely decimated Riddle.