By: Andrew Thompson
POST News Update
**Week three of the head-to-head shows between All Elite Wrestling and NXT saw a dip in viewership for both shows. AEW: Dynamite on TNT stayed over 1 million viewers with a total of 1,014,000. Week two of AEW: Dynamite reeled in 1,140,000 viewers. On the NXT front, this week’s show did a total of 712,000 and last week’s edition of NXT TV on the USA Network brought in 790,000 viewers. The viewership numbers are by way of Showbuzz Daily.
**Camden New Journal published an article which takes a look at the passing of former CMLL World Heavyweight Champion Silver King who passed away during a match this past May. It is noted in the story that St Pancras Coroner’s Court which is a courthouse in London, England heard that five minutes had gone by after Silver King lost consciousness before an ambulance was called. Senior coroner Mary Hassell stated that multiple failures in early treatment meant that Silver King lost the best opportunity to have the best treatment and lost an opportunity of survival. Here’s a direct quote from Hassell:
“When I talk about failures in first aid, I’m talking about a whole raft, the whole context of the first aid that was offered. In every way there was a failure properly to plan to ensure that everybody knew what they were doing, that procedures were in place so that first and foremost a person who became unwell in the ring would be identified immediately. It seems Mexican wrestling does not have the same procedures in place as other sports such as regular wrestling or other martial arts. I’m thinking particularly of having at least a paramedic on ringside or at least somebody whose responsibility it is to ensure that the performers in the ring are still healthy and that any event is recognized immediately.”
She added that the cause of death derived from natural causes of severe heart disease on top of the additional stress put on the heart Silver King, real name César Cuauhtémoc González Barrón. A post-mortem examination revealed that he had high blood pressure. Dr. Alan Bates who carried out the postmortem said Barron suffered a previous heart attack either months or at least a year prior to his passing.
“I don’t think one can say it was probable he would have survived had resuscitation been commenced immediately, but there would have been a significantly greater likelihood.”
Katherine Locke, who was the assigned first responder on that May 11th day, claimed that she was not told what exactly the emergency was when someone urgently came to the room she was in-in the building and told her that she was needed for a wrestler. When asked why didn’t she bring a defibrillator with her on her first trip to the ring, she responded with the following:
“I was not expecting a cardiac arrest. I had been told I was there for the crowd. In fact when I got on the scene I was thinking: had the man fallen, was it an issue of protecting the spine?”
Promoter for the show, Ruben Cordero said medicals did not take place and Silver King did not inform him of his past medical issues.
**WWE pushed out a series of announcements including Seth Rollins no longer competing in the Team Hogan versus Team Flair match at WWE Crown Jewel. Rollins is slated to defend his Universal Championship against “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt in a Falls Count Anywhere match at the event. Also, Akam and Rezar of the Authors Of Pain are officially on the RAW roster.
**Maria Manic was present at the WWE Performance Center on October 16th for a tryout, per PWInsider. Manic recently appeared at Ring of Honor’s ‘Death Before Dishonor’ pay-per-view in September and attacked Angelina Love after Love captured the Women Of Honor World Championship. PWInsider reported this past June that Manic signed with ROH. It is noted in the recent report that ROH has been trying to sign her to a new deal. Manic never wrestled a match for the company.
**Ruby Riott was the latest guest on Vickie Guerrero’s podcast and Ruby provided an update on when she could be back after undergoing double shoulder surgery:
“I’m not 100% sure yet, honestly. They said that I’m on a good track for recovery, sometime, hopefully in early 2020. But they haven’t given me an exact date. I’m just hoping the sooner the better honestly, because like you said, it’s just been such a hard road and physically, I lost a lot of muscle in my shoulders and in my arms and everything. I guess I never realized how much I used my arms until I was without one and then both of them, but just mentally, it’s such a shift and when you’re so used to the adrenaline — go, go, go, go, go, and I had a full-time job when I was on the independents and I was wrestling as much as I possibly could for quite some time and I never really had the want or the desire to stop, because I just loved it so much.”
“I loved what I did and the people I grinded by, and then all of a sudden, it’s such a screeching halt so suddenly… it was such a mental difficulty where it was just like, ‘I don’t know what to do with myself’ so I’ve been trying things to occupy my time as of recent[ly]. Its been hard but I’m getting there.”
**According to Showbuzz Daily, the preview edition of WWE Backstage of FS1 brought in 597,000 overnight viewers. Also, the 10/15/19 episode of Total Divas on E! reached its season high in with 281,000 viewers.
**According to PWInsider, Sasha Banks, who has been out of action with an injury is slated to be at Friday Night SmackDown on October 18th. She is also scheduled to appear at WWE’s live events on Saturday and Sunday.
**Roman Reigns is challenging Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Intercontinental Championship this Friday on SmackDown.
**While appearing on the Women’s Wrestling Weekly podcast, former RCW Women’s Champion Katie Forbes revealed that she has signed a deal with IMPACT Wrestling.
**The 10/16/19 episode of NXT on the USA Network featured a promo from Finn Balor during-which Balor made it clear that his presence will be felt next week. Velveteen Dream is out of the NXT North American Title match on next week’s show and due to Roderick Strong’s own interference in Keith Lee and Dominik Dijakovic’s #1 contender’s match, he’ll be defending the North American Title against both Lee and Dijakovic. Also slated for next week’s NXT is Rhea Ripley versus Bianca Belair.
**WWE announced the debut of their weekly podcast called ‘After The Bell’ which will be hosted by SmackDown commentator Corey Graves. The podcast is set to launch on October 30th and joining Graves as a special guest on the premiere episode of ‘After The Bell’ is Paul “Triple H” Levesque.
**PWInsider first reported that Luchasaurus was pulled from the 10/16/19 episode of AEW Dynamite in Philadelphia due to a hamstring injury. Marko Stunt filled in for Luchasaurus as he and Jungle Boy took on and were defeated by Pentagon Jr. and Fenix in a first-round match of the AEW World Tag Team Title tournament. Luchasaurus’ girlfriend, Summer, noted on their patreon page that he tore his hamstring preparing for the match and his usual Q&A that he does for patreon subscribers may be postponed.
**The following press release was issued which notes that Steve Karel’s ‘Stonecutter Media’ has reached a distribution agreement with Combat Zone Wrestling and this new agreement will include a live pay-per-view event in the Summer of 2020:
Steve Karel’s Stonecutter Media Announces Distribution Agreement With Combat Zone Wrestling
Multicom Entertainment Group, Inc., tapped to secure worldwide distribution
NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Combat Zone Wrestling, LLC. (CZW) and Stonecutter Media Ltd., an industry leader in the creation and distribution of broadcast & digital programming, has announced a full-scale media content distribution agreement for all past, present and future CZW men’s and women’s events.
Combat Zone Wrestling, LLC. (CZW) and Stonecutter Media Ltd., an industry leader in the creation and distribution of broadcast & digital programming, has announced a full-scale media content distribution agreement for all past, present and future CZW men’s and women’s events.
Stonecutter Media Ltd., founded by media veteran Steve Karel, will be distributing a series of one-hour feature events on various cable, satellite, telco and digital platforms. These platforms will have linear distribution via pay-per-view, video-on-demand and Electronic sell-through (EST) basis. Additionally, there will be a live pay-per-view event produced by Stonecutter, slated for the summer of 2020.
The CZW and Stonecutter distribution deal will commence distribution in January of 2020. David Markland, owner of CZW, stated that he has been seeking a distribution partner with the breadth and reputation that Stonecutter Ltd. has for many years. Markland and Karel’s companies have been in discussion over this arrangement for an extended period, finally now resulting in a win-win agreement for both parties as well as the public demand for this type of entertainment.
Karel, who is the former general manager of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) dating back to the early 1990’s; as well as the founder of the Urban Wrestling Federation, and current broadcast and digital distributor of numerous wrestling brands, has said, “Combat Zone Wrestling is the reincarnation of Extreme Championship Wrestling – on a far greater, and much more intensive basis.”
Additionally, Karel has commissioned media distribution pioneer Irv Holender’s LA-based distribution company, Multicom Entertainment Group, Inc., to secure even more worldwide distribution deals.
With an expansive catalog of acclaimed classic television series, cult movies and new theatrical films, Multicom Entertainment has established itself as an industry leader, cultivating unprecedented relationships with distribution partners across the globe. Holender, who was the originator and co-owner of wrestling’s historic brand known as GLOW, is expected to amplify this overall media distribution effort further, catapulting the status of CZW within the indie-wrestling world.
**On next week’s edition of AEW: Dynamite in Pittsburgh, two members of S.C.U. will take on The Dark Order (Stu Grayson and Evil Uno) in a semi-final match of the AEW World Tag Team Title tournament. Private Party will be facing Pentagon Jr. and Fenix in a semi-final match of the tournament. Also slated for AEW’s Pittsburgh episode is Jon Moxley versus PAC and a Britt Baker segment. During the 10/16/19 episode of AEW: Dynamite, on behalf of Santana and Ortiz, AEW World Champion Chris Jericho issued a challenge to The Young Bucks for a match at Full Gear on November 9th.
**‘Just Jared’ has photos up of the cast of ‘Suicide Squad’ filming the movie which is set to release next Summer. John Cena is a part of the film and is included in a few of the photos.
**Prior to Friday Night SmackDown in Indianapolis, Sasha Banks will be doing a meet and greet and signing at a Cricket Wireless store.
**Pro Wrestling Sheet reached out to WarnerMedia for more details about an All Elite Wrestling podcast that is in the works that will be hosted by Brandi Rhodes. The only detail that WarnerMedia shared with the publication is that the podcast with Brandi is in development and the plan is for it to launch by the end of 2019.
**On the 10/18/19 episode of Friday Night SmackDown, Carmella, Nikki Cross, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Lacey Evans and Dana Brooke will compete in a six-pack challenge and the winner will earn a shot at Bayley’s SmackDown Women’s Title. Heavy Machinery (Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight) and New Day (Xavier Woods & Big E) are teaming up to take on Dolph Ziggler, Bobby Roode and the SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Revival in 8-man tag team action.
**NWA Powerrr commentator Jim Cornette spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated and Cornette stated that a major wrestling personality who works for a major wrestling company told him that being in that promotion has taken the fun out of wrestling:
“A major wrestling personality who shall not be named who works for a national wrestling company that shall not be named told me that it’s just not fun to go to work anymore. They’ve run the passion and emotion out of everything. It’s so overly produced and manipulated and choreographed and timed. It’s not fun anymore for a lot of the performers, and I thought that was the exact opposite of the NWA Powerrr studio show. That’s not just for the fans watching, but also for the wrestlers. They weren’t told every move to make or every word to say. The audience wasn’t conditioned to react in a certain fashion. It was fun, and the wrestling fans were able to tell.”
Cornette said that when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shared his praise for NWA Powerrr, people began to thank him [Jim Cornette] because they believed he was the mind behind Powerrr:
“I’ve got so much of the credit for the show, and people have been reaching out thanking me. I’m merely an employee, though an opinionated employee. Billy Corgan has done a tremendous job, and Dave Lagana has produced everything. They have resurrected not only the brand, but the championship and the Crockett Cup, and now this series.”
**Bluberi is partnering with WWE to develop a series of WWE-themed licensed slot games featuring WWE stars and classic wrestlers. This partnership will see the likes of Roman Reigns, Ronda Rousey, Stone Cold Steve Austin and John Cena used for slot machines across North America.
**WWE Hall Of Famer Mark Henry spoke with ‘Wide World Of Sports’ to promote WWE’s forthcoming live events in Australia this month and Henry talked about his interactions with Buddy Murphy:
“Very recently I talked to Buddy about aesthetics, the way you look and the way people perceive you. I’m a fan, so I’m going to voice my opinion to the people I like and he was very receptive. Some people have really big heads and don’t want to listen. Buddy is not that guy. He was absorbing everything I said.”
**After AEW Dynamite went off the air on TNT on October 16th, Nyla Rose took on Leva Bates. Cody, Dustin Rhodes and The Young Bucks faced Private Party, CIMA and T-Hawk. Prior to the 10/16 episode of Dynamite, Joey Janela faced Brandon Cutler and those respective matches will air on next Tuesday’s episode of AEW Dark on the All Elite Wrestling YouTube channel.
**Cody Rhodes took to Twitter and noted that AEW now refers to the Gorilla Position as “The Dusty Position”.
What a wonderful surprise to find in the Go Position…
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) October 16, 2019
“Creation is the most important part to me in the game. It was a struggle to make sure that everything that fans have grown to love was in the game and working as intended. That alone, we spent so much time on that. It’s so complex and deep and we have so much content year after year that we basically have to rip everything apart and put it back together to make sure it worked as is and then see if we could make it better. Certain things we tried to but at the end of the day, we’re running out of time so the decision to postpone Create a Championship and Create a Superstar was such a huge undertaking to get working again. We had to pull resources off of Create a Championship and put them on Create a Superstar to get rid of all the issues and then update it in a patch to have it. Knowing that, our focus early on and how deep that code base was for the content that we had to focus on more content through MyPlayer and Road to Glory and with Originals, you’ll actually get a ton of new content for Create A Arena and parts that are geared towards 2K Originals. Like Bump in the Night, you’ll see weapons. The thing that we saw early on at the event last year with the Wyatt Compound was that there was nothing else to do. There’s some weapons in the MyCareer version of it that was patched in later. There has to be things in these environments for people to play with that affects gameplay and the match type. That kind of spawned into this whole other thing. Let’s add different categories of weapons like one handed and two-handed objects. Let’s build on that and what can we do and if you look at the Originals, the weapon wheel allows for customization and you can have the bat that has a pumpkin skull on it. I want to use a bone instead of a bat or use a tombstone instead of a chair. On the surface you might think we didn’t add that much to create, but what we added to customize your match or character with our new content, there is a ton of content. The head of Bray Wyatt will also be in the game.”
**Cain Velasquez recently trained at the ‘Level Up Pro Wrestling’ school in La Mesa, California with B-Boy, Dominik and Rey Mysterio.
— Level Up Pro Wrestling School (@lvlupwrestling) October 16, 2019
**Prior to AEW: Dynamite in Philadelphia, FITE TV’s Josh Shernoff spoke with Mike Quackenbush.
— FITE (@FiteTV) October 16, 2019
**In the NXT dark matches prior to the 10/16/19 edition of the show, Austin Theory was defeated by WWE Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush. Also, Xia Li and Santana Garrett defeated Chelsea Green and Deonna Purrazzo.
**Ring of Honor’s Eli Isom joined the Black Wrecellence podcast and gave high praise to fellow Ring of Honor talent Cheeseburger who helped train him:
“Burger’s a great guy. He really helped me out a lot, and like you said, even after training, he’ll take us out… if we had any questions, he was always there to answer them. Burger is very underrated in terms of trainer[s] because when you hear Cheeseburger, you would think, ‘Ah man, that guy is probably not a good trainer’ but he’s an excellent trainer and I definitely wouldn’t be as good as I am without him.”
**NJPW1972.com released part one of their interview with El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru. Here’s how the conversation unfolded when Desperado and Kanemaru began talking about El Phantasmo:
Desperado: My thoughts? Why does that guy always look so tired?
Kanemaru: Haha! He never looks particularly motivated.
Desperado: Athletically, he’s gifted. His sense of balance, the things he can do, head and shoulders above.
Kanemaru: Have you wrestled him before?
Desperado: One time, in England. That was before BULLET CLUB, but he does pretty much the same stuff. One thing I can’t forgive that he did to me was spit on his hand before he chopped my chest. If he tries that again, I’ll mess him up.
Kanemaru: Gross! That’s something to watch out for. I think I’ll wear a shirt for this match.
**Per PWInsider, backstage at AEW: Dynamite in Philadelphia were David Starr, Austin Gunn, Bull Dempsey, Mikey Whipwreck, Nick Mondo and Mike Verna.
**SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley joined Sky Sports’ ‘Lock Up’ podcast and commented on the rumors about she and Sasha Banks being upset after losing the Women’s Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania 35:
“We read all the stupid rumors and it’s ridiculous. There’s no proof of it and it’s people just spreading these rumors because they want to talk, they want something to start up. We literally watched the main event in person by the hard cam and enjoyed the women stealing the show. We’re professionals and we love this more than anyone can imagine, more than anyone else in that locker room.”
**Alicia Fox has been moved to the ‘Alumni’ section of WWE.com.
**Matt Hardy was asked on Twitter if he regrets returning to WWE and here’s how he responded:
No. I had to return to @WWE to complete my redemption story. WWE made me, I’ll always be grateful to them. Disliked how I left in 2010 & felt I owed #WWE a debt. Came back & repaid it. The WWE employees have treated me great. https://t.co/EfGiQbtQi4
— The VESSEL of Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) October 17, 2019
**NJPW Road To Power Struggle/Super Jr. Tag League Results (10/17/19)
- Karl Fredericks & Tomoaki Honma def. Jushin Thunder Liger & Yota Tsuji
- Shingo Takagi, SANADA, EVIL & Tetsuya Naito def. DOUKI, Zack Sabre Jr., Minoru Suzuki & Taichi
- Yujiro Takahashi, Jay White & KENTA def. Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Toa Henare
- Super Jr. Tag League Tournament Match: Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero (2-0) def. Tiger Mask & Yuya Uemura (0-2)
- Super Jr. Tag League Tournament Match: Titan & Volador Jr. (2-0) def. TJP & Clark Connors (0-2)
- Super Jr. Tag League Tournament Match: Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado (2-0) def. Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo (1-1)
- Super Jr. Tag League Tournament Match: Roppongi 3K (SHO and YOH) (1-1) def. Robbie Eagles & Will Ospreay (0-2)
**Ice Ribbon ‘P’s Party’ Results (10/16/19) Saitama, Japan
- Satsuki Totoro def. Yappy
- Matsuya Uno vs. Rina Shingaki goes to a time-limit draw.
- Kaori Yoneyama & Suzu Suzuki def. Banny Oikawa & Tsukushi
**Revolution Pro Wrestling confirmed Jayde for the November 9th Queen Of The Ring tournament and announced SENZA VOLTO as the next entrant into the British J Cup on November 24th.
Entrant Number 7 for November 9th's Queen of The Ring in Sheffield is JAYDE
Doors: 1.15pm l Bell Time: 2.15pm l End: 4.45pm
— Revolution Pro (@RevProUK) October 17, 2019
After victory over Speedball this past Sunday, SENZA VOLTO becomes entrant number 7 in Sunday November 24th's British J Cup!
— Revolution Pro (@RevProUK) October 17, 2019
**Ohio Valley Wrestling alumni Stephon Smith has signed with WWE to be a full-time referee in NXT.
Breaking: #OVW alumni @StephonSmithWWE signed by @WWE as a full time referee. Congrats, we couldn't be more proud! OVW…come train with the best. More info on classes https://t.co/kPypO3z0Iz pic.twitter.com/pc1ceU0TQD
— OVW Wrestling (@ovwrestling) October 17, 2019
**WrestleCon announced the return of the Joey Ryan ‘Penis Party’ show for WrestleMania 36 weekend in Tampa, Florida.
Oh yeah, its making a return! pic.twitter.com/ydZt1r6zxQ
— WrestleCon (@wrestlecon) October 17, 2019
**Myron Reed, Jordan Oliver & Kotto Brazil vs. Septimo Dragon, Puma King & Gringo Loco is official for MLW’s Saturday Night SuperFight pay-per-view on November 2nd.
**6ABC Philadelphia ran a story about the young fan at AEW shows who dresses up as Orange Cassidy. That same individual got the opportunity to step into the ring following AEW: Dynamite going off the air on TNT and he pinned Cody Rhodes.
**Paul “Triple H” Levesque and Tyson Fury appeared on ESPN’s First Take to promote Fury’s match with Braun Strowman at WWE Crown Jewel.
**Big Japan Pro-Wrestling/Pro Wrestling ZERO1 ‘BIG ONE JAM’ Results (10/17/19)
- Ikuto Hidaka & Takuya Sugawara def. Frank Atsushi & Masaki Morihiro
- Kota Sekifuda & Yasufumi Nakanoue def. Chris Vice & Drew Parker
- Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa def. Kazuki Hashimoto & Yuya Aoki
- Hardcore Match: Masato Tanaka & Ryuji Ito def. Toshiyuki Sakuda & Yuki Ishikawa
- Kazumi Kikuta, Kohei Sato & Ryuichi Kawakami def. Daichi Hashimoto, Hideyoshi Kamitani & Orca Uto
- Takuya Nomura, Yuji Hino & Yuji Okabayashi def. Akira Hyodo, Takuho Kato & Towa Iwasaki
**Marko Stunt took to his personal Facebook page and reflected on making his AEW TNT debut on October 16th:
“I wasn’t originally supposed to be there this week. Luckily, for some reason, they asked me to come in this past Friday, and I was going to be on AEW Dark this coming Tuesday. In a very unfortunate situation, Luchasaurus was injured just 2 hours before the show, and they asked me to step in. The most nervous and uncomfortable I’ve been was right there at that moment. I was being asked to step in the ring with two of the best on 2 hours notice, on national television, for my tv debut. Despite any of that, myself and jungleboy went out there and gave it our all, and we hung with, quite possibly, the best tag team out there. We proved why we belong. Yeah, there’s still people that don’t like it, and don’t think I should be there, and that’s fine. I’m still there, and there’s nowhere to go but up from here! Thank you to the ones who have actually supported me through this absolutely nuts journey!”
**IMPACT Wrestling released their Ken Shamrock documentary ahead of Shamrock’s match against Moose at Bound For Glory.
“It’s almost like a dog. People picture rottweilers and pit bulls to just be mean because the reputation. Cancer has a reputation, through depiction and film and just everything else and just putting it on a … As a picture, you don’t ever see someone 6’3, 260 pounds with cancer. It’s always an older, very frail, skinny, malnourished person, a very weak … But that’s sometimes quite the opposite, and when I first was diagnosed, there wasn’t really many people that I could really connect with and share this with, but now you hear about it all the time. I just saw a commercial for the NFL about Eric Berry, safety for the Chiefs, I believe. You don’t look at him and think he had cancer. No, I mean he’s a beast. He’s running four-fours on the field, hitting, knocking people out on the field. You know, he’s a mad man out there. But that’s just the way it is. It’s not exactly what you expected it to be. So sometimes we just got to step back, inform ourselves, do a little bit of research, a little bit of due diligence and you’ll see, ‘Oh man, if I would’ve just Googled this,’ took two minutes, but I get literally took you longer to post that, that negative thought as opposed to just looking up what was what. So if people just step back, do a little research before they put it out there, I think a lot of that would’ve just been wiped clean. That was just people-like instincts, just impulsive reactions and they’re just going right away without just stepping back and like, ‘Let me use the Google machine real quick. Let me just … they’ll tell me about this stuff. Let me web MD this or LLS this.’ LLS.org will tell you all about it.”
**The fallout of the 10/17/19 episode of NXT U.K. saw Gallus (Mark Coffey and Wolfgang) become the new NXT U.K. Tag Team Champions. Also, A-Kid will be arriving soon to NXT UK.
**Bleacher Report chatted with Britt Baker and Baker explained how well All Elite Wrestling has been with helping her balance her wrestling and dental professions:
“Both of my worlds are very understanding of the other. I have an agreement with the dental office I work for that we’ll be closed on Wednesdays, because I’ll be in whatever city AEW Dynamite is in, and AEW is OK with me flying in super-late Tuesday night after work or even early Wednesday morning. They are also really good at getting me on the first flight back to Orlando Thursday morning. I get right off the plane and go to work. I am still able to work four days a week as a dentist.”
Baker also shared praise for AEW E.V.P. Kenny Omega. She told the site that Omega is very involved in the women’s division and agents most of the matches. One of the major selling points for Britt from Cody and Brandi Rhodes was being able to work closely with the former IWGP Heavyweight Champion:
“Kenny Omega has a huge role in the women’s division. He agents a lot of the matches and he’s brought his passion for the Japanese joshi wrestling to our world and it’s amazing. I don’t have a ton of experience with joshi wrestling, but I love it. I’m learning from Kenny by watching how he puts matches together. How lucky can I be? That was one of the selling points for AEW to me when Brandi and Cody told me he’d have a major role with the women’s division. I was a huge fan. I was the girl staying up all night to watch Wrestle Kingdom even though I had class the next day. Now I work with Kenny Omega, one of the best wrestlers in the world and a creative genius. Some of his ideas just amaze me. There seems to be no end to his creative insanity.”
**PCW ULTRA congratulated Jacob Fatu and Josef Samael on now holding the PCW ULTRA Tag Team Titles for 1000 days.
WARBEAST MAKES HISTORY!!!
Congrats! Today marks 1000 Days as PCW ULTRA Tag Team Champions for the legendary team of WARBEAST (Fatu/Samael.) This is the longest tag team championship reign in the history of California Professional Wrestling. pic.twitter.com/aCDiM0O9dr
— PCW ULTRA • INTO THE VOID • 10/18/19 (@PCWULTRA) October 17, 2019
**CM Punk appeared on WGN News to promote the ‘Girl On The Third Floor’ film and stated that he hopes both AEW and WWE push one another to make wrestling better for the viewers:
“I think it’s great. I wish those guys [AEW] nothing but success. If they’re successful, it will force WWE to be more creative and it’s always better when there’s not just one place to work. It’s better for the wrestlers, it’s better for the fans. I think competition drives industry so if there’s only one place in town to work, I think the creatives will be lazy, so hopefully, both companies will push each other and make the product better for the fans.”
**Brian Pillman Jr. spoke with Chris Van Vliet for an exclusive interview.
**Ring of Honor announced that Lucky Kid is replacing Mark Davis on the Honor United tour. Mark Davis recently revealed that he suffered a torn ACL and ruptured MCL.
**Monteasy of the Swerve City Podcast interviewed WWE Hall Of Famer Jimmy Hart.
**‘The Chris Steel Show’ YouTube channel has Austin Aries’ recent Instagram live stream up in full length. Aries sat down with Killer Kross and he broke down the entire situation from his perspective about the 2018 Bound For Glory finish to his IMPACT World Title match with John Hennigan. Aries talked about the tweets about Taya Valkyrie that were sent out and stated that he messaged John to make sure he was cool with the tweet before sending it out and John and Taya approved. Aries mentioned that IMPACT management sent him a contract extension shortly before Bound For Glory and explained the complications that arose from that and why he did not re-sign with the company. Here’s a quote from the beginning of the conversation between Aries and Kross:
“So a couple months before Bound For Glory, I got a call from — I’m pretty sure it was Don [Callis]. Don was kind of my creative guy. Don likes me, and they basically call me and they say, ‘Hey, we wanna…’ because you [have to] understand I was signing these three month contracts, because it’s like, as long as we’re in the honeymoon phase, you have to keep wooing me. You [Killer Kross] know the deal man, because these contracts and this is how wrestling’s been on one side. They can get out of it when they want but we don’t have the same right, and I told these guys, ‘Listen, with all due respect and everything I’ve done for this company, I don’t want to work for you guys. I’ll work with you but I need to keep some flexibility’ and I was actually trying to do some good will on their behalf by going to work with different promotions and because you don’t have to deal with those guys, you’re dealing with me and my word… for a lot of guys, it was better that way. So I just felt like I could be more beneficial in that sense and not being locked in so I didn’t have a long contract. But, leading up to Bound For Glory, they said, ‘We would like you to sign your long term’, and they called and said, ‘Listen, why don’t we keep the belt on you, BFG. We want to keep you long term.’ We [Aries and Kross] had some ideas…. I felt o.V.e. should be babyfaces. They kind of wanna be, of course and us as the heel faction. We eat these guys up and if they thought Sami [Callihan] was the guy, then cool with it. Let’s build that into next year or whatever.”
Café Hangout: NJPW parent company buys Stardom, Corey Erdman talks Patrick Day
John Pollock and Wai Ting discuss this week’s news including NJPW parent company Bushiroad’s acquisition of Stardom. Boxing analyst and commentator Corey Erdman joins us to discuss the unfortunate passing of boxer Patrick Day.
upNXT 10/16/19: USButed Era
Braden Herrington and Davie Portman are back to chat all about this week’s WWE NXT featuring Pete Dunne vs Damian Priest, Keith Lee vs Dominik Dijakovic in a Number 1 Contenders Match & more.
REWIND-A-DYNAMITE 10/16/19: Jericho vs. Allin, Bischoff-WWE, NWA Power
John Pollock and Wai Ting review this week’s AEW Dynamite on TNT featuring Chris Jericho vs. Darby Allin in a Philadelphia Street Fight for the AEW Championship. Plus, we discuss Eric Bischoff being released by WWE and Episode 2 of NWA Power.
POST MOVIE REVIEW – Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Thwip! John Pollock and Wai Ting review the sixteenth Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) starring Tom Holland and Michael Keaton.
RAR 10/14/19: WWE Draft – Night Two from Denver
John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE Raw featuring the second night of the WWE Draft. In news, Mike Bennett says he has asked for his WWE release.
NJPW King of Pro Wrestling POST Show (Patreon)
John Pollock & Wai Ting review NJPW’s King of Pro Wrestling card featuring Kazuchika Okada defending the IWGP Heavyweight title against Sanada. We also discuss travel issues affecting Jon Moxley and Zack Sabre Jr.’s participation in this show.
upNXT 10/13/19: EVOLVE 137 & 138
Davie Portman and Jesse from the 6 chat all about this weekend’s two EVOLVE cards taking place from Atlanta and Concord, North Carolina.
THE POST INTERVIEW: David Lagana
John Pollock speaks with David Lagana about the launch of NWA “Powerrr”, the concept behind the show, what they are seeking, past talks with WWE, long-term goals & more.
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