– “The Natural” Dustin Rhodes announced last weekend that 2023 will be his last year as an active wrestler. This was announced by the former Goldust during Great Lakes Championship Wrestling’s “Blizzard Brawl Event”. Debuting in 1988, the eldest son of Dusty Rhodes spent his early career years with WCW. At the time, as now, he competed under the name “The Natural” Dustin Rhodes. In 1995 he switched to major competitor WWE, where he embodied the character “Goldust” from then on, returning to WCW four years later. After the end of the Monday Night Wars, he returned to WWE as Goldust in 2002 and made sporadic in-ring appearances for the company as of 2019. He also spent some time with Impact Wrestling, formerly TNA. He made his debut for the promotion co-founded by his brother Cody at AEW Double or Nothing 2019, losing to him in a match. His most recent match was on the August 24, 2022 edition of AEW Rampage, when he was defeated by then-champion Claudio Castagnoli in an ROH World Championship match.
– News from the world of trademark rights. All Elite Wrestling has acquired the term “hat trick” for entertainment services.
“MARK FOR: HAT TRICK Trademark registration is intended to cover the categories of entertainment services in the nature of live wrestling performance; entertainment services in the nature of production of television shows and multimedia entertainment material featuring wrestling events and programs; entertainment services, namely , live performances by a group or individual wrestlers; entertainment services, namely, the production and distribution of ongoing television programs in the field of wrestling; entertainment services, namely, televised appearances by a group or individual wrestlers; entertainment in the nature of wrestling competitions; entertainment Services, namely, wrestling performances and performances by professional wrestlers and entertainers.”
While it’s not officially known where that name will be used, Jake Hager has been appearing on the show for the past few weeks in a purple bucket hat. Also on Twitter, “Big Hurt” made it abundantly clear that he really likes the hat.
– The 23 November 2022 edition of AEW Dynamite premiered in the UK on 25 November 2022 (at 9pm UK time) on ITV4 to 175,000 viewers. The number of viewers has increased significantly compared to the record number of viewers in the previous week (147,000 viewers).
On TSN3 in Canada, meanwhile, 48,000 viewers watched the same edition on November 23, 2022, 20,000 of them in the Canadian core target group P25-54 (the previous week on TSN2: 90,200 viewers, 45.2 of them in the Canadian core target group P25). I was -54).
For comparison, the November 21 edition of Raw was watched by 153,000 viewers in Canada, including 88,000 in Canada’s core P25-54 audience. NXT on November 22 averaged 47,000 viewers in Canada, including 24,000 in P25-54. SmackDown on November 25 attracted 116,000 viewers, including 39,000 in P25–54.
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