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Best Of Wrestling: April 2022

A summary of what went down in pro wrestling in April 2022

A rundown of what took place last month in the eyes of wrestling fans!

Ring Of Honor Returns under Brand New Partnership with AEW

IMG Credit: ROH & Catch-Newz
  • ROH ran their annual ‘Supercard Of Honor’ after a hiatus following the release of all wrestlers signed under the company
  • This show included the dream match of FTR vs The Briscoes finally bring realized and it was a classic
  • Samoa Joe made his return to wrestling at this show and was confirmed to be signed under All Elite Wrestling via Tony Khan’s Twitter

Annual WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony Takes Place

IMG Credit: WWE

WWE ran their annual Hall Of Fame Ceremony by inducting the following:

  • Queen Sharmell (inducted by Booker T)
  • The Steiner Brothers (inducted by Bron Breakker)
  • Vader (inducted by his wife & son)
  • Shad Gaspard (recipient of Warrior Award)
  • The Undertaker (inducted by Mr. McMahon

WrestleMania 38 takes place on two different nights!

IMG Credit: WWE & Sportsmanor
  • Bianca BelAir dethroned Becky Lynch of her Raw Women’s Championship
  • Cody Rhodes returned to WWE after 6 years to face Seth Rollins in a classic!
  • ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin came out of retirement to fight Kevin Owens in the main event of Night One
  • Johnny Knoxville and The Jackass Crew delivered a prank filled beating to Sami Zayn
  • ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin came back on stage on Night Two to take out Austin Theory, the boss himself Mr. McMahon, Byron Saxton, and Pat McAfee
  • The WWE’s two World Titles were Unified when Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar to retain his Universal Championship and win the WWE Championship

Elias’ Younger Brother debuted on Raw!

IMG Credit: WWE & POST Wrestling
  • During a Kevin Owens promo, an unknown named ‘Ezekiel’ came out and introduced himself as Elias’ younger brother!
  • He’s impressed us ever since!

Wheeler Yuta Earned His Place in the ‘Blackpool Combat Club’

IMG Credit: AEW & 411MANIA
  • After multiple teases of AEW’s Wheeler Yuta perhaps taking his own spot with William Regal, Bryan Danielson, and Jon Moxley’s seemingly unstoppable faction
  • After losing to Bryan Danielson, interest was taken in Yuta
  • Wheeler defied the odds and managed to stay alive in a bloody war against Jon Moxley before passing out
  • In the end, Wheeler Yuta earned his spot in AEW’s most vicious group

Gunther and Raquel Rodriguez made their presence known on Smackdown

IMG Credit: WWE & Metro
  • On the Smackdown following WrestleMania, Gunther & Raquel Gonzalez made their debut appearances on the brand
  • Gunther debuted with Ludwig Kaiser, formerly known as Marcel Barthel, squashing a jobber and making his brutality known.
  • Meanwhile, a rather charismatic Raquel Rodriguez (Gonzalez) seemed all smiles ahead of her future on Smackdown

Josh Alexander reclaimed his Impact World Title at Impact Rebellion

IMG Credit: Impact Wrestling & TopFitness20
  • After Josh Alexander was screwed out of his first World Title Reign in Impact, he swore to get revenge on Moose, who took everything from him
  • After a brutal war, Alexander finally pinned Moose to win his title back and to finally get his post match moment. Congratulations Josh!

Asuka & Mustafa Ali returned to WWE Monday Night Raw

IMG Credit: WWE & TheSportster
  • On the April 25th edition of Monday Night Raw, Asuka & Mustafa Ali made their much anticipated returns
  • Asuka, who had been gone for 9 months due to an arm injury, returned to confront and tease a feud with Becky Lynch
  • Mustafa Ali, who had previously asked for his release months ago, made a shocking return to WWE on Television and after a convincing promo pinned The Miz to further himself towards redemption

That’s all for this month’s BEST in Wrestling!

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