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Y&R Recap – Nov 29 – Dec 3rd

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In New Orleans, Nick and Michael search for Sharon by showing her photograph to innkeepers, bartenders, anyone on the street who may have seen her. They show Adam’s photo to a police officer and inform him that Adam is a suspect in a murder case. They enter Cornstalk and discover Sharon is staying there. Sharon wanders the streets of New Orleans not knowing Adam is quietly following her. She gets a psychic reading then follows a funeral procession to a cemetery, where she comes face to face with Adam. Phyllis calls Jack to inform him the article on Adam is approved and she is flying to New Orleans, so Jack offers to baby-sit her kids. Diane enters and demands to know why Jack was a no-show on Thanksgiving. Jack explains the hedge fund situation as well as being stuck at the police station. Diane angrily questions his parenting when Phyllis enters to hand Jack her kids’ things. Phyllis instructs Jack not to tell Nick where she is going, which Jack in turn, also instructs Diane. Diane apologizes to Jack and decides to go shopping so they can dine with Kyle as a family. Jack, hoping to have a dinner with his son, becomes frustrated with Diane.

Nikki attempts to apologize to Victor for her behavior but Victor is upset with her drinking, and the lack of faith she showed in their relationship. Nikki counters that she was sure Victor was married to Meggie. Victor reminds Nikki she slept with Deacon at the first sign of trouble. On the phone, he instructs the caller to gas up the get. Victor packs a suitcase and informs Nikki he will spend the holidays on a business trip. Nikki kisses his cheek and reminds him she will always love him, but he informs her that she has one month to move out. On the jet, Victor offers a drink to Skye, who is sitting across from him. At a coffee shop Nikki spots Deacon and they discuss his release from rehab. Deacon reveals to Nikki he hasn’t stopped thinking about her. In New Orleans, Phyllis shows a driver a photo of Adam but the driver has not seen him. She shows the driver a photo of Nick and he informs her that he has seen him. Phyllis instructs the driver to call her and only her if he sees Adam.

­Sharon stares at Adam, who grabs her and passionately kisses her. After a moment Sharon pulls away and insists she’s trying to figure out what to do. Adam reveals that he loves her. They leave the cemetery, take a walk, and dine together. Afterwards they make love. Nick continues searching for Sharon. Jack baby-sits Summer and Faith, and they have dinner with Kyle and Diane. After the girls have gone to bed, Kyle goes into the media room, and Jack confesses to Diane that he is worried about Skye. He believes Victor is responsible. Diane offers to stay to help with the girls in the morning, but Jack insists he’ll be fine. On the jet, Skye admits she was duped by Victor and Jack’s partnership. Victor insists Skye will get used to “being dead” again, and offers to help her if she needs it. Skye remembers that she once listened to Victor when he offered her help, just after her fund crashed and she’d found Adam’s empty drawers. Skye realizes she will have to live by Victor’s rules, but Victor reminds her she will be well cared for as long as she stays “dead.” He informs Skye the jet will make multiple stops in order to make it difficult for anyone to ever track her. The jet lands and Victor informs Skye there will be an artist waiting for her to transform her look, and that this will be the last time she will ever see anyone she knows. Michael spots Phyllis at the hotel and she immediately pleads with him not to inform Nick. Phyllis reveals that she wants to follow the story and suggests Sharon and Adam may be having an affair. Michael disagrees and asks if this is about exploiting Nick’s love life. Phyllis swears it is about Adam. Nick enters the hotel, furious to see Phyllis there. Nick accuses Phyllis of being a bad parent for leaving their kids to follow a story, and accuses her of just wanting to see Sharon get hurt. Michael calls a cab for Phyllis and begs her to go home to their girls. Phyllis relents and heads home. Just then a police officer enters and informs Nick and Michael that Adam used an ATM just up the street from the Cornstalk. ­After hanging up on a call with Michael, it’s revealed that Phyllis is in New Orleans. Michael and Nick search Sharon’s hotel room for clues. In bed, Adam kisses Sharon and they make love. Nick is furious with Michael for suggesting Sharon may have met up with Adam for a romantic getaway.  Adam takes Sharon to the footbridge in the park. Adam pours his heart out to Sharon. Sharon has a flashback to moment with her and Nick and informs Adam she can’t be with him. When Sharon kisses Adam on the cheek to say goodbye, Nick and Michael appear. Sharon learns the US Marshall’s are on their way to arrest Adam for Skye’s murder. Sharon denies coming to meet up with Adam and says it’s a coincidence. When Nick reveals they’re over, Phyllis comes out of hiding. Phyllis informs him that Sharon couldn’t let go of Adam. Deacon begins to reveal his feelings for Nikki, but she informs him she needs time to figure things out. Kay informs Deacon she thinks he’s despicable for using Nikki. Later, Jack informs Nikki that Sharon is missing. Jill finds Lauren working in the store and is surprised to learn that her vacation was cancelled. Jill is upset that Lauren blew her off over Thanksgiving. Lauren accuses Jill of trying to take over the company. Lauren visits Daisy in jail and accuses her of having a sick plan. She informs Daisy that she will do whatever she can to keep her in jail. Phyllis calls Billy and informs inform that Adam has been apprehended. When Phyllis arrives at the magazine to give Billy the story, she catches Billy and Victoria making out. Phyllis leaves to write the story and Victoria enters in her lingerie. Noah learns that Adam followed Sharon to New Orleans and they are both being held for questioning. At the station, Sharon realizes that she is being considered an accomplice. Adam declines a lawyer because he doesn’t think he did anything wrong. Nick vents to Jack about after their long search for Sharon they found her hanging out with Adam. Jack warns Nick about trying to save Sharon from Adam. Abby arrives at the police station because she didn’t want Noah to be alone. Ronan questions Adam about his turbulent relationship with Skye. Abby tries to distract Noah from the thoughts of his mother being in jail. Sharon is shaken when she hears the threats Adam made to Skye. Michael suggests that Adam didn’t go to New Orleans for Sharon, but to escape the law. Ronan lets Sharon go, but insists she stay in town. Abby asks Noah why he thinks Sharon didn’t run from Adam. They joke about being the only normal ones in their families. Adam pleads with Sharon to believe his innocence. ­Michael and Lauren wait for the hearing to being on Phyllis’ petition to take in Daisy. The judge immediately denies Phyllis’ petition and forcing Daisy to stay in jail. Kevin hopes Daisy staying in jail will convince her to let him adopt her baby. Daniel warns Kevin to stay out of the situation with Daisy. Daniel confronts Phyllis about Daisy and demands she stop trying to help. Leslie informs Lauren and Michael that Daisy was taken to the hospital. Leslie insists that if Lauren visits Daisy again, they will take legal action. Daisy borrows Leslie’s phone and asks Daniel to come to the hospital because something is wrong with the baby. Phyllis learns due to Daisy’s hospitalization they may have a second shot with the judge. They learn Daisy has placenta previa and will need a blood transfusion. Due to Daisy’s bed rest, the judge releases Daisy into Phyllis’ care. Lauren warns Phyllis that Daisy will cause destruction in her life. Hogan shows up at Gloworm threatening Kevin and Chloe. Kevin gives him the money out of the register to shut him up. Hogan offers him a job, but he declines. When Kevin learns how expensive the adoption will be he re-considers Hogan’s offer.

Jack confronts Adam about Skye’s murder. Adam insists Skye is faking her death. Nick pushes Sharon to open up to him and she blurts out she slept with Adam. She assures Nick she wants a life with him, Noah, and Faith. Adam asks Heather for her help, but she declines stating that she now works for Michael. Ronan informs Adam he received evidence from his computer of how to dispose of a body. Adam insists its part of the set up. Later, while Ronan is talking to Heather, he collapses. Sharon arrives at the interrogation room confessing to Adam she believes his innocence.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Eric Says Goodbye to Baby Jude

The Monday, May 27th of Peacock’s Days of our Lives, picked right back up for the emotional payoff of Nicole (Arianne Zucker) finally getting her biological son, Jude, back in her arms and learning it from Eric (Greg Vaughan).

As the episode began, Eric (with Jude in tow) is at the front door of the DiMera mansion. Eric recounts Sloan’s (Jessica Serfaty) confession. Nicole (Arianne Zucker) says she knew from the first time she held Jude that this was her child. She says a parent knows deep in their soul. Eric looks at her with tears in his eyes, as he thinks Jude is now EJ’s (Dan Feuerriegel) biological son. That’s a lie into itself and EJ is covering the truth of that along with Sloan.

Eric goes on to explain that Sloan even rigged the DNA results, telling the couple that they can check for themselves with a new DNA test, but this is their baby. Once inside the living room, Eric apologizes to Nicole for what Sloan put her though. Nicole says EJ was a victim too.  She turns to EJ and insists that Sloan be arrested. He tells her there is plenty of time for that. She reiterates, “That bitch stole my baby!” But, EJ is not about to do anything about it.

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Eric vows he will make Sloan pay for all of her lies and deceit. Nicole asks Eric if he would like to hold Jude one more time before he leaves. Eric tells Jude he will love him more than he will ever know.

As tears stream down his face, he returns Jude to Nicole. She tells he can come over anytime to see the baby. Eric thinks it’s best for Jude to bond with his new family. Holly (Ashley Puzemis) comes in on all this and is filled-in on Jude’s “parentage.” Outside, Eric continues to falls apart.

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However, after getting a call from Rafe (Galen Gering), they meet outside Eric’s apartment door. When they enter, the place is a torn up and there is no sign of Sloan. All that they find is a necklace, Eric gave her for Mother’s Day.Eric realized she took off, knowing she could be caught for her crimes. Meanwhile, back the DiMeras, an overcome Nicole is in tears that she actually has her baby back.

Now, what? Will EJ try to bond with Jude or not bond with Jude since he is knows Eric is the biological father? Will Sloan eventually get arrested? What did you think of the performance of Greg Vaughan and Arianne Zucker? Let us know via the comment section below. 

But first, in case you missed it, check out the Michael Fairman Channel’s conversation with the Ari and Greg  from five months back where they talk about the baby switch storyline and more.

 

 

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AEW Double or Nothing 2024: MJF Returns, Mercedes Moné & Will Ospreay New Champs, ‘Anarchy in the Arena’ Wildest Match Yet

Sunday night’s May 26th, AEW Double or Nothing, brought the once upstart wrestling organization back to its roots five years ago where it all started. The 6 hour pay-per-view was back at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas where it all started.

This year, AEW DoN was pretty spectacular, bringing with it the highly-anticipated return of MJF, two title changes, a blood-soaked cage match, and the grand finale of the three main events, this year’s “Anarchy in the Arena” between Team Elite vs. Team AEW, and this one, my friends, was the craziest, most risk-taking of them all!  Let’s take a look at some of the highlights below.

WILL OSPREAY WINS HIS FIRST AEW TITLE

Things got cooking early when the Aerial Assassin, and perhaps the greatest wrestler in the world, Will Ospreay went one-one-one or five-on-one with interference by the “Undisputed Kingdom” for the International Championship currently held by Roderick Strong. Supposedly, a member of the Don Callis family, when Callis came over to ringside to tell Ospreay to finish off and take advantage of an injured Strong, Will had a conflict of conscience which almost cost him the match. Eventually, he put away Strong and became the AEW’s new International Champion.

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MJF RETURNS

Next, Adam Cole, who has not been on TV of late, and still recovering from ankle surgery, made his way to the ring. As Cole was in the ring, the lights went down and a video package was shown of MJF’s imminent return. Cole was freaking out. Then, MJF’s music hit, and out came the man himself! After Cole begs him to hug it out, Maxwell give him a low blow and then proceeds to grab the mic and deliver another epic promo.  This time, the former champ made it clear that the vulnerable person we saw during his run with Cole as bff’s is gone and the old and more focused version is back. MJF says he is now driven again by “Hate, hate, hate!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWD1ocnG6pA

The big question finally was 100% answered – MJF is signed to AEW: “I don’t need a New Japan or a Vince McMahon to make MJF because MJF made MJF,” he spewed. Pulling up his pant leg to reveal the back of his calf muscle, MJF showed the camera and the crowd he has AEW tattoo’d there, and he’s “not f–king leaving.”

It should be noted that later in the show, Juice Robinson also appeared for the first time in months. Looks like he is back in action with the “Bang Bang Gang” of Jay White and the Gunns.

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C-E-O C-E-O

It has been a long drawn out several months since Mercedes Mone made her debut in AEW.  Since then, she hasn’t wrestled a single match but that all changed at ‘Double or Nothing’ when she finally took on her nemesis, Willow Nightingale for the TBS Championship.

The women put on a great match and Mercedes still has all the moves that made her a superstar in the WWE as Sasha Banks.  However, the real story coming out of the ppv is what went down in the final moments of the match and its aftermath.

Stokely Hathaway and Kris Statlander appeared to distract the referee to give Nightingale time to gather herself together. However, they kept Aubrey Edwards’ attention long enough that when Willow pinned Mercedes with a three-count, the ref was out of place to count it!

That led to Mone’ capturing the title and the swerve of the night. As Nightingale walked up the ramp, Statlander turned heel, clotheslining her “friend” while Hathaway looked on with glee!

GANGREL RETURNS AND HELPS ADAM COPELAND

When Adam Copeland entered the steel cage that was laced with barb wire and other objects in a grudge match against Malakai Black, he came out to the ring in his “Brood” entrance theme. That was the pack he ran with early in his career, and that was the most violent side of his in-ring personas.

After beating each other senseless and bloody, it appeared that House of Black members Buddy Matthews and Brody King were going to join forces with Copeland on the outside of the ring, when both he and Black escaped the cage for a few moments. However, it was swerve on a swerve and the men beat down Copeland instead. To save the day, the lights go dark. Next, out from a carved out section of the ring comes Gangrel, who hasn’t been seen in a years. He comes to the aid of Adam and the two secure the win for the Rated-R Superstar.

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ANARCHY IN THE ARENA

The Elite with Matthew Jackson and Nicholas Jackson (The Young Bucks) along with Kazuchika Okada and Jack Perry vs. FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler), Bryan Danielson and Darby Allin.

The match (if you can call it that) was all over the arena, from the rafters, the concessions stands, the ring ramp, to the parking lot and more. The funniest part is the use of theme music just playing while the guys beat each other up all over the arena. However, Matt Jackson wanted Darby’s music to stop, As EVP’s they demanded the AEW technical team, put on The Young Bucks theme instead. Then, Danielson cut off the Bucks’ theme to play “Final Countdown” until Matt Jackson cut it off citing the over $200,000 in licensing fees this it is going to cost AEW to use it. Hilarious.

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As the match disintegrated, Jack Perry attacked CEO and AEW GM Tony Khan in the guerilla position backstage, and dragged him out to the stage, only Darby Allin saved Khan by setting Perry on fire with a flame thrower!

Some of the other gnarlier moments occurred when The Young Bucks hogtied and hung up Allin by his feet (for what seemed like an eternity) and then crushed his already broken nose that he suffered from being hit by a bus the other week in real-life! As the match went on, fans were scared for Darby and began chanting “Check on Darby.”  Eventually, Perry pinned Danielson to secure the win and end this classic and outrageous match.

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In other key matches:

“Timeless” Toni Storm retained her AEW Women’s Championship defeating Serina Deeb

Swerve Strickland retained his AEW World Heavyweight Championship defeating Christian Cage

Orange Cassidy beat Trent Berretta

Chris Jericho beat Hook and Shibata to retain the FTW championship.

Jon Moxley bested Konosuke Takeshita in IWGP Heavyweight championship eliminator

OVERALL GRADE

AEW Double or Nothing 2024 edition gets an A- for keeping it moving through a very long show; that provided something for every type of wrestling fan and delivered in the storylines as well. It also opened the door to new feuds, plus how the major returns will alter the landscape in the months ahead.

What do you think of AEW Double or Nothing 2024? Favorite moment or match? Excited for the in-ring return of MJF? Comment below.

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WWE King and Queen of The Ring 2024: Cody Rhodes Defeats Logan Paul to Retain Title; Liv Morgan Wins Women’s Title, Gunther and Nia Jax Crowned

On what seemed on paper as a probable underwhelming Peacock and WWE premium live event, was far from it.  Emanating from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, and streaming early in the day or morning the U.S., the 2024 edition of King and Queen of the Ring set up some major storylines heading into SummerSlam in August and even before then.

The main event saw the Undisputed Universal WWE champion, “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes battle United States Champion, Logan Paul. But here was the catch, after manipulation by “The Maverick” and his “team”, only Rhodes’ belt was on the line.

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“I’M CODY RHODES, BITCH”

In the lead up, Paul surrendered his brass knuckles to ring announcer, Michael Cole, so he couldn’t use them, but as predicted, there was more than one pair and more than one way for Paul to get the knucks into the ring, thanks to his entourage, led by Jeff his manager at ringside.

Paul punched Rhodes in the ribs with them. Later, Rhodes accidentally knocked the referee out thus when he had Logan beaten with a three-count following a Cross Rhodes, no one was there to count three. Next, Paul delivered a low blow and was just about to use the brass knuckles again. All of a sudden at ringside, guest announcer, Saudi Arabian actor Ibrahim Al Hajjaj held on to Paul’s foot and kept him from punching out Rhodes.

Cody then had the opening he needed to deliver three Cross Rhodes and after the final one, he says to Paul, “I’m Cody Rhodes, Bitch!” and the rest is history. Rhodes retains the biggest prize in the WWE.

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LIV MORGAN’S REVENGE TOUR CONTINUES

The opening bout saw “The Man” Becky Lynch defend the WWE Women’s Championship against Liv Morgan, who has grown more nasty of late. After coming in second on three various occasions which would have led her to title shot, she has managed to secure one here. But not before, injuring then champion, Rhea Ripley and sidelining her.

However, Dominik Mysterio played into the outcome of the match. Earlier in the show, Mysterio revealed he flew to Saudi Arabia to ensure that Morgan didn’t leave with Rhea’s championship.

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During the back and forth match between Becky and Liv, Mysterio suddenly appeared at ringside when Lynch had Morgan in a Dis-Arm-Her submission hold which ultimately distracted her. Later, he throws chair into the ring for Lynch to use. However, she started arguing with Dirty Dom, and just then. Liv took advantage of the situation and hit a DDT on the chair and then her Oblivion maneuver and it was lights out for Becky. Liv Morgan became a WWE champion for only the second time in her career.

KING GUNTHER AND QUEEN NIA

With the Q&K winner’s getting a title shot at SummerSlam, Gunther bested Randy “The Viper” Orton in what was a grueling match. However, the ending is marred in controversy. Gunther pinned Randy Orton after kicking out of on RKO because he punched the “injured” knee of Orton, which happened at the hands of the Bloodline on Friday Night SmackDown.

From the camera angle, it was clear that Orton’s left shoulder was not down on the mat, so it appeared like a mess-up. However, it seems odd that Gunther made no effort to ensure the other shoulder was down, leading one to believe a rematch or a fatal three-way may be on the horizon. Triple H took to social media afterwards and said the referee’s decision stands.  So where will this lead? Stay-tuned.

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Nia Jax beat Lyra Valkerie to become your new ‘Queen’, even though the young upstart delivered a strong performance. However, Jax was just too big and too savvy. When Lyra attemped to flip under Jax for a powerbomb off the top rope, Nia was able to gather her footing on the second rope and slammed herself upon Valkerie, butt down, onto her chest  When Jax sat down on top of Valkerie it was with arms-folded for the victory.

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After Triple H gave Jax the ‘Queen of the Ring’ crown, Nia taunted the crowd as did Gunther when he was crowned ‘King.’ Looks like it could be Nia vs, Bayley at SummerSlam, and as for Gunther, he said he wanted to go for the WWE Championship which is currently held by Damian Priest. But for how long? Triple H announced that Drew McIntrye is medically cleared to face Priest in Drew’s home country at Clash at the Castle in just a few weeks for that very championship.

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SAMI ZAYN SAUDI ARABIA’S HERO

The hometown crowd in Jeddah was all about Sami Zayn who hails from the Middle East.  Zayn was defending his Intercontinental title against Chad Gable with Otis at ringside and Bronson Reed. The match had plenty of heat from the crowd. Things broke down late in the match when Gable wanted Otis to clothesline Zayn. Otis hesitated, so when he finally decided to do what Gable said, Zayn ducked out of the way and Gable got the brunt of it, leaving the former tag partners at massive odds. That allowed, Zayn to pin Bronson and retain his championship.

OVERALL

The matches were solid. So, we are giving this PLE an A, with the best match of the night Cody vs. Logan, and Gunther getting a title shot he deserves, shoulders pinned down of Orton’s, or not!

What did you think of the 2024 WWE King and Queen of the Ring matches, results and storylines? Comment below.

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