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WWE Crown Jewel 2023: Logan Paul Becomes United States Champion, Roman Reigns Defeats LA Knight, John Cena’s Losing Streak Continues

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Logan Paul has captured his first WWE championship. The social media/You Tube sensation-turned-boxer and pro wrestler, defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. for the United States Championship in one of the only title changes at Saturday’s WWE Crown Jewel premium live event on Peacock emanating from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Paul’s victory, however, came with an assist from a pair of brass knuckles when a member of his ‘entourage’ snuck to the side of the ring and handed them to Paul. “The Maverick” has used the ‘knucks’ in his previous victory over Ricochet. However, after Hall of Famer, Mysterio, thwarted his first attempt for Paul to use them, Paul’s buddy went to the other side of the ring to retrieve them when LWO member, Santos Escobar stopped him.

However, in what looks to be intentional, Escobar left the brass knuckles inside the ring for Paul to grab, while he ran after Paul’s friend.  This time, Paul grabbed them and smashed Rey with a right-hand hook to complete his finisher with a springboard-like move.

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During the match, and being wiser in the ring than his years in it, Paul actually saved Mysterio from sustaining a major injury, when he caught Rey mid-air on a springboard move before Mysterio could have landed awkwardly on his head.

In the main event, Roman Reigns retained his WWE Universal Championship against the “Megastar” LA Knight.  While Knight is the hottest WWE superstar according to the WWE Universe, Reigns did just enough to win including having interference from ‘Bloodline’ members, Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso.  Roman secured the win with a Spear on Knight through the barricade outside the ring, before bringing him back into the ring, for another Spear to get the win.

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16-time WWE champion John Cena wanted to prove he’s still got it, after having lost in all his singles match over the last five years; whenever he returned to the WWE.  The match served to prop up Solo Sikoa as a singles wrestler by ultimately destroying Cena with shot after shot with his noted taped thumb – the Samoan Spike. After the beatdown, Cena got a standing ovation from the crowd, but left dejected.

Speaking of dejected, the best match of the night was in the opener between WWE Champion, Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre. After some great moves and a wild battle, Rollins ultimately secured the pin. Next, Damian Priest came out to cash in on his ‘Money in the Bank’ contract, but a hooded Sami Zayn messed up the moment for him by stealing the briefcase. Thus, Rollins was saved having to wrestle again in the same night and possibly lose his championship.

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A dejected McIntyre went backstage, where Rhea Ripley saw him sitting dejected in an “I told you so” moment, since she offered the Judgment Day’s help.  A full heel turn has to now be on the horizon for McIntyre.

And, it was interference a go-go, during Bianca Belair’s attempt to win back the WWE Women’s championship from Iyo Sky.  Later in the match, Damage CTRL’s Bayley came to the ring to assist Sky. However, Sky didn’t need her help when none other than Kairi Sane came out of nowhere and took out Belair.  In the end, Belair was pinned by Sky.  Sane and Sky celebrated in the ring, while Bayley looked concerned outside the ring.  If you recall, Bayley put Sane on the shelf a few years ago.  Will this beatdown finally turn Bianca heel?

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In other bouts, Cody Rhodes defeated Damian Priest to continue his ascent to “finish the story”, and Rhea Ripley retained her Women’s championship against Nia Jax. Zoey Stark, Shayna Baszler and Raquel Rodriguez.  To kick things off, Sami Zayn (of Syrian-descent), wrestled JD McDonagh, prior to the official start of Crown Jewel. Zayn got the win to the delight of the crowd.

So, what did you think about the 2023 edition of WWE Crown Jewel? Logan winning the US Title? Share your thoughts in the comment section. In addition, immediately after “Crown Jewel”, pro wrestling reporter, Luis Ruiz joined Michael Fairman for the latest edition of their You Tube series, “What’s Up? Wrestling” where they recapped the best and worst moments of the premium live event.  You can check what they had to say below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Chase Proposes to Brook Lynn; Kristina and Blaze Share a Kiss

Finally, many GH viewers got their wish, when on the Monday, December 4th episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Chase (Josh Swickard) got down on one knee (a few times) and proposed to Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton).

At first, Brook Lynn balked at his attempt as she believed Gloria (Ellen Travolta) and Lois (Rena Sofer) were pressuring him to do so. When she tells Chase marriage is off the table he pulls out an engagement ring. Chase reveals he was planning on proposing at Christmas, so he had the ring ready to go. A romantic Chase shares that he doesn’t want to waste one more day as he clearly knows what matters now … her!  With that, Chase gets back down on his knees and proposes again, and this time Brook Lynn says, “yes!” The two seal the deal with a kiss!

Molly (Kristen Vaganos) breaks the news to TJ (Tajh Bellow), that she now wants to accept her sister, Kristina’s (Kate Mansi) offer to be their surrogate, after all the failures they have been through in trying to find a candidate that will stick.  While TJ voices his concerns, he eventually comes around and tells Molly, “Let’s have a baby,” and now seems excited about the prospect of Kristina being the answer to their prayers. They seal the deal with a kiss!

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Kristina and Blaze (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) get together with a bottle of champagne, since Blaze’s latest song just hit number one on the charts. During their conversation, Kristina asks what is Blaze’s real name? She reveals it’s “Alison”.


Later, Kristina opens up about her past and her abusive relationship with Keifer, her short marriage to Trey and then how she went away to college and fell for her professor Parker Forsythe (formerly Ashley Jones).  She then reveals Parker went back to her ex. However, Kristina’s takeaway was she realized she was clearly into women. That leaves the moment open for Blaze to make a move on Kristina and the two share a kiss.

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So, three kisses moved the stories forward on this episode of GH. Which are you most happy about? Chase and Brook Lynn getting engaged? GH moving forward with a same-sex romance for Kristina and Blaze, or TJ and Molly coming together to agree to let Kristina be their surrogate? Three kisses, three different stories.  Let us know via the comment section below.

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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Nikki is Tempted by the Bottle, Victoria & Cole Ponder if Claire Could be Their Daughter

On Monday’s December 4th recap of The Young and the Restless, the Newmans are reeling from the trauma they each endured after being kidnapped drugged, slashed, poisoned and in Nikki’s (Melody Thomas Scott) case, given an IV bag filled with booze and then finding herself giving in to her addiction and downing the rest of the bottle left behind.

It appears the Newman family are not catching the signals that Nikki is tempted to drink again, in fact, Cole (J. Eddie Peck) was talking about needing a bourbon, right in front of her!

As they try to gather themselves, and as Nikki stares at bottles of liquor, Victor (Eric Braeden) reveals he had Aunt Jordan (Colleen Zenk) investigated which, according to his research, Jordan is the half-sister of Eve Howard (the late Margaret Mason).  He goes on to inform the family that Jordan was a traveling nurse and somehow was at the hospital when Cole and Victoria’s (Amelia Heinle) daughter, Eve was born pre-mature and eventually ‘died.”


Adding this all up, it casts doubt that makes Victoria and Cole think, could Claire (Hayley Erin) really be their daughter Eve? After Victoria becomes overwhelmed, she walks out on the family conversation.

Cole goes after her and they sit outside Crimson Lights and have a heart-to-heart, where they come to the realization that Claire could really be the baby they grieved for all those years ago.

Back at the Newmans, Nikki is clearly struggling with: the ordeal she has been through, the guilt she feels for not being strong enough to fend off Claire and Aunt Jordan, and for hiring Claire in the first place! She is one step away from taking a drink.

At the end of the episode, Cole and Victoria decide they need to head to the prison where Claire is being held to get some answers from her.

So, what did you think of the fallout from Aunt Jordan’s heinous plot against the Newmans? Waiting for Nikki to fall further off the wagon? Are you convinced that Claire will indeed turn out to be “Eve”, or do you hope there is yet another twist to this story? Comment below.

And make sure to check out the Michael Fairman Channel’s recent livestream conversation with The Young and the Restless’ Hayley Erin below with insight into what’s to come as Claire/Eve’s story moves further along and more, below

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THE GOLDEN BACHELOR Finale: Gerry Makes His Choice Breaking One Woman’s Heart and Getting Ready to Marry His New Love in a TV Special

Just when you think The Golden Bachelor has come to an end, think again! The look at love through the lens of seniors attempting to open their hearts later in life has been a ratings winner for ABC. The series has touched many and has given hope to others, even though, this is, after all, a reality show!

On Thursday night, it all came down to which woman would Gerry choose after bringing both Theresa and Leslie to meet his daughters and granddaughters, all in an effort to get their thoughts on each of the finalists.

Host Jesse Palmer teased during the live finale watch party –  in front of a studio audience – and at home on the east and central time zones – that the show will have, “an ending that’s going to shock you to your core. It really is that emotional.”  Was it the actual ending that was emotional, Jesse … or, was it before the conclusion when Gerry tore Leslie’s heart to pieces?

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After seemingly becoming more confused after both women meet with his family, and receiving their feedback which was very positive for both Theresa and Leslie, Gerry said he felt the weight of this decision more than ever, and in this moment.

Things go south and give viewers a clue of what is to come, when he gives Leslie a hug, before they go their separate ways, but gave Theresa an “I love you.”

Leslie can sense that something is off. Later in her room, Gerry visits her and says, “Thanks for everything you’ve done for me and I hope I’ve done the same for you.”  What?  To make things worse, Leslie tells him how happy he makes her. Gerry’s response is only, “thanks for that.”  Followed by “Be happy. I think it’s time for me to go.” Gerry exits as the in-studio audience is devastated for Leslie.

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To make things worse and official, after crying in the stairwell, Gerry comes back to Leslie’s room and they have it out. “I’ve kind of made a decision about how I want to go about this. I have fallen in love with Theresa, and that’s the direction I’m going to take.”  Leslie is blindsided: “So everything you told me the other night was a complete and total lie?” In the best moment of the series, when Gerry attempts to tell Leslie how to feel, she tells him she’ll feel however the f**k she wants to.

Next, the producers try to show us that Gerry has a heart, by including footage of him anguishing over hurting Leslie, and even an awkward hug-it-out moment with Jesse Palmer as comfort.

Now back to the live studio audience, and Leslie is there to address what happened, and as you might expect she was still crushed and hurt, because the hardest thing for viewers to watch was how candid she was about how she never felt she had the right man, a good man, and always lost at love. Gerry comes to the stage, and the two are cordial, but she has not forgiven him, nor should she.

As Gerry’s journey continues on the big screen, it’s the big day.  Theresa professes her love for him at their engagement ceremony.  Both Gerry and Theresa lost their spouses to illness after more than 40 years of marriage, so it makes sense that they would wind up together.  Gerry gets down on one knee, something Theresa shared never happened in her first engagement to her beloved ex-husband and hands her the final very special golden rose.

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When Gerry and Theresa are together for the first time as engaged in front of the live studio audience, it is announced that their wedding is fast-tracked! And the ceremony will air on ABC on January 4th (8pm ET/7PM CT) in a special event entitled The Golden Wedding, and the duo are getting a trip to Italy to boot!

So, what do you think? Did Gerry pick the right woman? Were you gutted for Leslie? What do you think of the marriage happening so soon? Comment below.

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