POST NEWS UPDATE: Booker T Shares His Thoughts About ACH, CM Punk & More
** On November 13th, Jordan Myles (ACH) made it clear on social media that he is quitting WWE. He stated during a Twitter Live video that he does not want to be a part of the company. Last week, Myles noted on Twitter that if WWE didn’t reach out to him following the offensive and racial t-shirt situation, he was going to continue speaking out. Myles’ Twitter account is not activated at the moment. WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T talked about the situation during the latest edition of his ‘Hall Of Fame’ podcast and shared his thoughts about the entire situation and where it is now:
“I don’t know if Jordan Myles has quit the company but on social media he says he quit the company. My thing is, I’m not gonna sit here and judge or anything like that. I’m not gonna sit here and say, ‘The guy should’ve did this’ or, ‘The guy should’ve did that’. I’m gonna lay out on that because I don’t want any backlash before someone’s saying, ‘Oh Booker said this’ and ‘Booker said that’. I’m just gonna say this: The situation to where… it all started with the t-shirt and now its gotten to this and I don’t know where it’s gonna go from here but I do know, some of the stuff he was saying as far as the company goes, I cannot… I’ve been on this earth for 54 years and if you think one person is something, call it that. If you think that person is something, call it that. But I cannot judge a group and say everybody is that and when you make a blanket statement like that, you do no justice for yourself or the culture… like I said, I say this because I’ve had a lot of years and a lot of experience and I do know I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for a white guy by the name of Bruce Gasarch who made this all happen for me as far as changing my life. That’s another story, and I easily could’ve judged everyone the same way after my situation — going to prison, being a kid who had never been in trouble before. First time being in the back of a police car, getting locked up and saying, ‘The system did me wrong. I hate everybody of that color.’ You know what I mean? And if I would’ve did that, I would’ve did myself an injustice more than anything and I think that’s the situation I wanna make clear here that the way he’s going about this, he’s doing himself an injustice and that’s my take on that and I’m gonna leave it at that.”
Booker T also talked about CM Punk’s appearance on WWE Backstage. Booker reiterated that he had no idea CM Punk was there and was genuinely surprised:
“Aye man, I don’t know what happened. I’m serious. I didn’t see CM Punk all day. I’m being for real. I didn’t know CM Punk was in the building. I didn’t know anything about this. We come to the last two minutes of the show and I know we’re getting ready to go off and all of a sudden we got this surprise for us. We’re gonna do something new which Renee said. I didn’t know what ‘new’ was because no one told me we were gonna do ‘new’.”, Booker continued, “I was genuinely surprised that it was CM Punk because, if I saw CM Punk on the street, I thought it might be some fireworks or something like that but then he walked in, everything cooled off. I said, ‘He’s at the job!’ Everything is cool.”
Booker stated that after the show, he went to dinner with CM Punk and they had small talk-type of conversations and Booker did ask Punk about coming onto the podcast.
“We went out to dinner and chopped it up. We both actually ordered the Sicilian Sea Bass with the fried rice. We just talked mainly about small talk. Nothing about business, stuff that’s going on in MMA, fighting. Even stuff that’s going on in the wrestling world but it was just small talk. It wasn’t anything about, ‘Hey, what do you think about your career?’ And it wasn’t anything like that… because I’d love to have him on the show and we talked about that and we’re definitely gonna get Punk on just to talk about it — his life and career, what he was, where he went and where he is now and where he plans to go because it’s still so much more left with CM Punk. CM Punk’s still a relatively young guy. I’m still doing this and people know I’ve been around for a long time so it is longevity in the business if you map it out right.”
** All Elite Wrestling bested NXT in the ratings in their seventh head-to-head battle. AEW: Dynamite reeled in 957,000 viewers on TNT and NXT brought in 750,000 viewers according to Showbuzz Daily.
** On this Friday’s episode of SmackDown, Nikki Cross will face Bayley in a non-title match and if Nikki Cross wins, she’ll be added to SmackDown’s women’s Survivor Series team (Sasha Banks, Dana Brooke, Lacey Evans & Carmella).
** Court Bauer took to Twitter to thank Tom Lawlor for his time in Major League Wrestling and Bauer wished Lawlor success in the next stage[s] of his career:
“I want to thank @FilthyTomLawlor for his two years with @MLW Tom was a day zero guy that helped relaunch the league in October 2017. I wish him continued success with the next chapter of his career. First class dude who despite being filthy is somehow all class at the same time.”
PWInsider reported on November 5th that Lawlor’s contract with MLW was close to expiring and the two were working on coming to an agreement on a new deal. The site added more to the story and noted that the two sides reached a point during their negotiations where no progress was being made after negotiating for several months. Lawlor’s contract with MLW officially expires next month.
** Comicbook.com interviewed Jim Ross and asked him about CM Punk’s appearance at the conclusion of WWE Backstage. Ross said he was not surprised and shared that he was offered the co-hosting spot for Backstage along with Renee Young but had already committed to Tony Khan and All Elite Wrestling:
“[I wasn’t] big-time surprised. I thought [they’d get him when] they got the pay in line with what he’s looking for to work part-time. The other thing is that he doesn’t have to [be on WWE TV]. That’s my understanding, he won’t be going back to the WWE community at TV. He’ll be going to LA, very different deal. I was offered that opportunity. Not his opportunity, I was offered an opportunity to be on a show with Renee, but I already had already committed to Tony Khan and AEW. I’m not big on breaking my commitments or breaking my word… I’m glad to see him going back on TV. He’s got a lot to offer. He’s creative, he’s smart, he’s a great polarizing performer. He’s a great talent, one of the best talents I’ve ever been around. Would I have wanted him to work for us? Of course I would. We would love that too. But it wasn’t in the cards right now and it may never be in the cards.”
** Ring of Honor made the following announcements for their Final Battle pay-per-view on December 13th at the UMBC Event Center in Catonsville, Maryland: Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham challenging The Briscoes for the ROH World Tag Team Championships. Mark Haskins and Bully Ray going one-on-one in a Street Fight, Matt Taven versus Vincent, the former Vinny Marseglia, and Shane Taylor defending the ROH World Television Championship against Dragon Lee.
** Former WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Champion Kid Romeo joined ‘In The Room’ on VOC Nation Radio Network.
** On the November 13th episode of AEW: Dynamite, Luchasaurus made his return to the ring by saving Jungle Boy and Marko Stunt from an attack by the Dark Order. During his media scrum at Starrcast IV, Luchasaurus said that he hoped to be back by early 2020. Next week’s Dynamite from Indianapolis will see a match between Darby Allin and Jon Moxley. Also, there will be a Dynamite Dozen Battle Royal which will see 12 men start the match and the final two will compete in singles competition for an AEW ring, and on top of that, Private Party is taking on Santana and Ortiz. On this past Wednesday’s show, Wardlow made his Dynamite debut and assisted MJF in taking out Cody Rhodes. Per PWInsider, Brent & Brandon Tate, formerly known as “The Boys” in Ring of Honor were backstage at AEW: Dynamite in Nashville. On tap for next Tuesday’s AEW Dark is The Young Bucks versus El Lindaman and T-Hawk. Riho and Britt Baker teaming up to take on Big Swole and Kris Statlander, along with Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent) versus Private Party. Dustin Rhodes was on commentary for AEW Dark.
** At NXT TakeOver: WarGames, Finn Balor is taking on Matt Riddle in a singles match. As a result, Riddle has been pulled from Team Ciampa (Tommaso Ciampa, Keith Lee) at WarGames and filling in for Riddle is Dominik Dijakovic. Dijakovic will be in action on next week’s show in a Ladder match against Adam Cole and the winner earns the WarGames advantage for their respective team. Scarlett Bordeaux made her on-screen debut for NXT during a segment on the November 13th show. Before the 11/13/19 edition of NXT went on the air on the USA Network, Dexter Lumis defeated Daniel Vidot, and Chelsea Green bested Catalina Garcia in dark matches. At the conclusion of NXT, Paul “Triple H” Levesque confirmed that Kay Lee Ray is joining Team Baszler at WarGames (Shayna Baszler, Bianca Belair, Io Shirai).
** Viewership from the 11/12/19 edition of Total Divas on E! was up from last week’s episode which drew 191,000 viewers. This week’s show reeled in 258,000 overnight viewers according to Showbuzz Daily.
** The 11/12/19 episode of WWE Backstage on FS1 brought in 100,000 viewers, per Showbuzz Daily.
** Michael Elgin sat down with Chris Van Vliet for an exclusive interview and Elgin opened up about his departure from New Japan Pro-Wrestling. He talked about how NJPW values newer faces that come in opposed to the talents that they already have on-hand:
“Well, I felt like I had done everything I was gonna be allowed to at this point of my career in New Japan. Meaning, sometimes you know… and I’ve said this before and people took it as derogatory and it’s not. Not to New Japan, not to the talent but it’s one of those places where when a new toy comes, that’s what they’re fixated on. It’s like a kid who has all these toys and then somebody brings a new toy to play with and that’s the new toy for a couple months. After that, he might go back to the original toys and that one lost its meaning to him, but New Japan was a lot like that, and, for a lot of the guys that they did that with like Moxley for instance, and I wasn’t there when he came in but he came and won the U.S. Championship. Obviously, he’s gonna attract a lot of fans because of his run in WWE, and he’s very popular and he’s very talented and there’s no doubt that you shouldn’t put that platform but the thing is, anybody who comes in that position often gets that treatment. Like El Phantasmo came in, he won the Super Juniors. He was the new toy. They do that with these guys, no matter what and I was like, ‘Man, sometimes they forget I’ve been here and I was that guy but I’m still that guy.’ I came into the 2015 G1 with no plans moving forward and by the second-to-last night of the G1, they’re like, ‘Ah, I think we want you to come back to Tag League and tag with Tanahashi.’ I’m like, ‘What?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, team with Tanahashi.’ I know what you said but Tanahashi’s your superstar. He’s the biggest babyface and you brought me in as a heel. They’re like, ‘Yeah, Japanese people love you. I think you’re gonna team with our biggest babyface.’ I’m like, ‘Okay.’ So I was in that position, so as a performer, you’re definitely not going to say anything about that, but in the same token I’m like, I’m actually better than the wrestler I was in 2015 and I just felt I was treading water.”
“I got some opportunities but not enough and then I was like, ‘I think it’s time to make a move and if I ever wanna go back to Japan, I think that door will be open because I am successful here’ and luckily I’ve connected with the fans and I just sat back and I watched and probably in a matter of a month, I watched a year of TV of like every wrestling company and I was like, ‘I love IMPACT Wrestling’. They really focus on the sport of it. There’s a couple things like the Rosemary and Su Yung storyline and it’s a little out there, but for the most part, the women, the men are all fighting for a chance at the championship, and to me, in any kind of sport — if you’re a basketball player, you wanna win the NBA Finals. If you’re a hockey player, you wanna win the Stanley Cup. If you’re a football player, you want to win the Super Bowl and wrestling, if you’re a wrestler, I think you should want to win a championship and I thought that their TV, their focus was on that. Even though there was the sub-things that people were fighting about, if you win that, they automatically go, ‘Oh, I want to be champion’ and to me, that talks about the sport of wrestling and as somebody who excelled their career in Japan and always was a fan of Japanese wrestling, that sport aspect is what I crave and what I want.”
While speaking about dream matches, Elgin stated that Kota Ibushi is on his list. He revealed that a match between himself, Ibushi and Kenny Omega was pitched for a Wrestle Kingdom card but the plans fell through.
“Right now, the one that has gotten away was Kota Ibushi. We both have been wanting to wrestle each other. As a matter of fact, there was a pitched idea for myself, Kenny [Omega] and Ibushi to have a three-way at Wrestle Kingdom and for whatever reason they didn’t want to do it because Ibushi really wanted to wrestle me, and Kenny always liked wrestling me so, we’re like, ‘Oh, we gotta have this three way. It would be insane and there’s not a lot of three ways in New Japan.’ Then the three of us, who understand three ways and can do all this crazy stuff, it’s gonna be awesome so like, right now, I think Ibushi is at the top.” Chris Van Vliet said that it is still possible and Elgin responded with, “It is but it isn’t. It isn’t because I’ve left New Japan and he’s kind of strict-New Japan. He doesn’t really do a lot outside of New Japan so that’s where… it’s possible but I don’t see it [being] possible in the near future. So that’s all.”
** Jimmy Hart chatted with WFLA-TV.
** Gabe Sapolsky congratulated independent wrestler Masha Slamovich for earning a spot on the 11/13/19 episode of NXT after partaking in an EVOLVE seminar/tryout.
** Kurt Angle visited the WDAE Studio to promote WrestleMania 36.
** FOX 13 has footage posted from the WrestleMania 36 ticket sale party in Tampa, Florida.
** The WWE on FOX Twitter account pushed out a video of the in-studio reactions to CM Punk’s appearance on WWE Backstage after the show went off the air.
** NXT’s Aliyah shared a photo on Twitter of herself after she was busted open by way of Xia Li’s kicks during NXT. Aliyah did suffer a broken nose.
** The Target Center website is advertising Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair versus The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane) in a TLC match for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships at the December 15th TLC pay-per-view. Also being advertised for the event is Rusev versus Bobby Lashley, and Roman Reigns versus “King” Baron Corbin in a TLC match.
** Ahead of his MMA bout against Alberto El Patron on December 7th, Tito Ortiz chatted with Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald and talked about the idea of putting his UFC Title up for grabs against Alberto’s WWE Title for their fight:
“That was my idea. I had to make it interesting. I had to do something for me to work hard towards. I’ve always wanted to be a WWE heavyweight world champion, but here’s my chance. I’ve been UFC, five-time defending world champion and yes it’s two different sports but still, you gotta work your butt off, you gotta do all the PR, you gotta have a big fan following to make them love you to become a champion and how I became a champion is hard work and dedication, and I have an opportunity to take a belt. I think my kids will love it. My kids are huge WWE fans, I’m a huge WWE fan. Not only just placing it right next to all my title belts but I think I’ll leave it in my boys’ room for a few weeks or months just so they can enjoy it themselves.”
** Mark Henry spoke with Trey Downey of iHeartRadio during the WrestleMania 36 ticket party in Tampa, Florida. During the conversation, Mark Henry talked about the trajectory of Seth Rollins’ career in 2019 and feels that Rollins is at the top of his game but something needs to change with the storylines he’s involved in.
“There were people that were very harshly critical about Seth Rollins, and where he’s going, how he’s trending. Seth Rollins is arguably one of the top five best wrestlers on the planet. There is no negative trend. It is what it is. You get what he’s doing. When the day comes that he changes, then you’ll have something more to say about it. But, I’m never gonna tear him down and say he’s not doing well. I can disagree with what’s going on with the storyline, I can disagree with how he dresses. I can disagree with who he’s wrestling, but that would just be me poking the bear. I’m [going to] report what’s good in wrestling. I’m going to report what’s really happening in wrestling. What’s going on in pro wrestling right now is Seth Rollins is… not without competition, but the storyline is gonna have to change for him in order for everything to be on the level where we all [won’t] criticize. It’s nothing to do with his talent. His talent is enormous.”
Henry voiced his thoughts about CM Punk’s appearance on WWE Backstage and expressed that he would love to see Punk back in the ring but thinks people should not put too much stock into that happening.
“This is us thinking Christmas before it gets here, and as a fan of pro wrestling, it would be great to have CM Punk back in the business, but don’t hold your breath. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but, I think CM Punk is like me. He wants to be in the media. He wants to give very valid and harsh judgments in which sometimes you worry too much about what the talent might think. The talent don’t know me. They know that I’m not gonna be harshly to tear them down, to belittle them, to poke the bear. That’s not my thing. I’m reporting the news as it happens and it’s up to them to change the narrative, not me.”
** The “Macho Man” Randy Savage character made an appearance on a new episode of South Park.
** New Japan Pro-Wrestling pushed out the cards for their ‘Lion’s Break Project 2’ shows in Anaheim, California next month:
NJPW Lion’s Break Project 2 (12/7/19):
– Alex Coughlin vs. Barret Brown
– Misterioso & Aaron Solow vs. Sterling Riegel & Logan Riegel
– Clark Connors vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
– Ren Narita vs. El Desperado
– Rocky Romero & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori
NJPW Lion’s Break Project 2 (12/8/19):
– Alex Coughlin vs. Aaron Solow
– Misterioso & Barret Brown vs. Sterling Riegel & Logan Riegel
– Clark Connors vs. El Phantasmo
– Ren Narita vs. Taiji Ishimori
– Rocky Romero & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
** NBC Miami has a story up about Dave Bautista adopting abandoned Pit Bulls in Florida.
** BT Sport Boxing spoke with Tyson Fury about his autobiography.
** Bayley noted on Twitter that she flew directly from France after WWE’s live event on November 12th to appear on NXT TV in Florida on November 13th.
** Kia “Awesome Kong” Stevens was the latest guest on Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho podcast. Kia shared that when she attended the first ALL IN event in September of 2018, she thought it was going to be a small independent show but was in for a surprise when she arrived to the Sears Centre:
“When they did the thing in Chicago — the first ALL IN. So they had the Starrcast. That signing thing and I happened to be there and then I kept hearing them say, ‘Yeah, everybody is going to the show’ and I just assumed it was an indie show, and I was like, ‘Well then I’m gonna take my photographs and get over to this indie show and get me a table in the corner and make some more extra cash’ and then I had my friend take me to the building. It was the freaking Sears building. I was like, ‘Wait! What?’ We had trouble getting in because there was security and then I walked in, I saw the production value and I was like, ‘Yeah, I don’t think they’re gonna let me set my table up in here.’”
Stevens is now a part of the All Elite Wrestling roster and while she is still active as an in-ring competitor, she does want to start transitioning to a backstage role.
“However, not just talent, but to work in a backstage — I’m at a point of my career where it’s time to transition backstage and pass on the things I’ve learned over the years to this new generation. Make some new stars.”
Stevens was asked for her thoughts about inter-gender wrestling. She explained that she is fine with it and went on to tell the story about how Tyler Black (Seth Rollins) stepped in to do an inter-gender match with her and he gladly played the enhancement talent role and they had a great match by her standards.
“I feel, if you know how to tell a story that doesn’t hurt, that doesn’t leave the male character looking like a wimp or doesn’t glorify beating on women, if you know how to tell this story right, then I’m all for it. I actually had a match in the Midwest or at least I was billed for a match in the Midwest. This is kind of in the beginning of my TNA tenure and the guy didn’t want to job to me, so he didn’t even show up, and it was for the NWA Title and everything and it was like, ‘Well, what the heck?’ And so this kid, he was like, ‘I’ll do it. I’ll job to her’, and he helped me put together this match and we went out there and he put me over, he got over as well, and his name was Tyler Black and you might know him as Seth Rollins, and he went to WWE within the year so it didn’t hurt him at all and it was one heck of a match. So, depending on how you tell the story, if you stay within the rules of: Don’t knock a woman in the mouth and don’t make the man look like the wimp, I’m for ‘em.”
** During an interview with talkSPORT, Tyson Fury revealed that he was told by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon that Vince had never seen an athlete from another sport come into WWE and pick it up so quickly.
“Yeah, look, I’d fight Brock Lesnar in the drop of a heartbeat. I have been a fan of WWE all my life. I’ve been a big fan of all the big wrestlers. Now my son is and my oldest daughter is – they love it. They play the PlayStation game every single day. What child doesn’t like wrestling? I am athletic enough to be able to learn quickly. Vince McMahon said he has recruited sports stars from all different sports and he has never seen anyone come into their game, have a couple of training sessions, and pick it up like that. I looked like a natural in there,” Fury said. “We have left the door open. WrestleMania is coming up in April so who knows – never say never.”
** AEW World Champion Chris Jericho appeared on the Jay & Dan show on SportsCenter and said he feels that as far as name-value goes, he’s the biggest he’s ever been in his career.
** Daniel Bryan is joining MizTV this Friday night on SmackDown.
** According to Squared Circle Sirens, independent wrestler Karissa Rivera will be backstage at Friday Night SmackDown in Philadelphia.
** A GoFundMe has been set up for the niece of Diamond Dallas Page, who was in a horrific car accident in September.
** University of Notre Dame is introducing a “WWE-style Presidential debate”. According to the University’s official website, they want to implement a wrestling match in place of a 2020 Presidential debate that will be hosted at Notre Dame. The decision was made after a few weeks of intense deliberation. Vince McMahon denied the site’s request for comment.
** WWE Hall Of Famer Ron Simmons will be appearing for the ‘SWF Live Pro Wrestling Entertainment’ promotion in New Jersey on November 16th.
** Lacey Evans is joining Sasha Banks, Carmella, and Dana Brooke as a member of Team SmackDown’s women’s Survivor Series team.
** WrestleMania 36 Ticket Party Results (11/13/19) Amalie Arena–Tampa, Florida
– Raul Mendoza def. Arturo Ruas
– Kayden Carter & Santana Garrett def. Deonna Purrazzo & Taynara Conti
– Babatunde def. Brendan Vink
– Chase Parker def. Denzel Dejournette
– Mansoor def. Austin Theory
– Danny Burch def. Tehuti Miles
– Reina Gonzalez def. M.J. Jenkins
– Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango) def. The Forgotten Sons (Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake)
** Just Tap Out ‘Go’ Results (11/14/19) Korakuen Hall
– Black Chango, Black Eagle & Black Giant def. Chojin Yusha G Valion, Eagle Mask & EX Valion
– Makoto & Mima Shimoda def. Aki Shizuku & rhythm
– Saori Anou def. Tomoka Inaba
– Syuri def. Maika
– Jushin Thunder Liger def. TAKA Michinoku
– Arata & Tamura Hayato def. KANON & Ryuya Takekura
** WWE Live Event Results (11/13/19) Zurich, Switzerland
– Kalisto, Lince Dorado & Shorty G def. Bo Dallas, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
– Daniel Bryan def. Luke Harper
– Carmella & Dana Brooke def. The IIconics (Peyton Royce & Billie Kay)
– SmackDown Tag Team Championships: New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) (c) def. The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson)
– WWE Intercontinental Championship: Shinsuke Nakamura (c) (w/ Sami Zayn) def. Ali
– Cesaro def. Andrade (w/ Zelina Vega)
– Roman Reigns def. King Corbin
** WWE Live Event Results (11/13/19) Erfurt, Germany
– WWE United States Championship: Kevin Owens def. AJ Styles (c) via DQ.
– Kevin Owens & The Viking Raiders (Ivar & Erik) def. The O.C. (AJ Styles, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson)
– The Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins) def. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder
– Titus O’Neil def. Shelton Benjamin
– Drew McIntyre def. Rey Mysterio
– RAW Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) def. Lacey Evans
– Natalya def. Sarah Logan
– Rusev def. Bobby Lashley (w/ Lana) via DQ.
– WWE Universal Championship – Street Fight: “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt (c) def. Seth Rollins
** MJF is taking on Alex Hammerstone in the opening round of MLW’s Opera Cup which kicks off on December 5th.
** “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt, The Miz, Kevin Nash, Naomi, John Cena and “Mean” Gene Okerlund Funko POPS! are coming out soon.
** Click here to check out Natalya’s recent article for the Calgary Sun.
** Adam Cole did a Q&A that the WWE on FOX Twitter account posted. During the Q&A, Adam Cole shared that Bobby Fish recently lost a tooth and Fish went to Britt Baker to get it fixed.
** Charlotte Flair spoke with ‘The Asian Age’ while celebrating Children’s Day in India.
** The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel) will be taking on Will Ospreay, Amazing Red and Rocky Romero at Warrior Wrestling’s December 7th show.
** Fred Rosser (Darren Young) wrote an article for Sportskeeda in-which he detailed the day that CM Punk embraced him in a WWE locker room.
** Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins will be challenging The Viking Raiders for the RAW Tag Team Championships this upcoming Monday on RAW in Boston, Massachusetts.
** On next week’s edition of NXT U.K. on the WWE Network, Ilja Dragunov is going one-on-one with Alexander Wolfe.
** John Saboor, WWE’s senior vice president of special events spoke with Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald:
** Major League Wrestling uploaded a media scrum to their YouTube channel with Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal who recently joined MLW.
** Loudwire uploaded a video of WWE’s Aleister Black getting tattooed by Paul Booth. The two talked about their favorite style of tattoos, social media and much more:
** Booker T talked about Sin Cara requesting his release from WWE during the latest edition of the ‘Hall Of Fame’ podcast:
** NXT’s Damian Priest was the most recent guest on the X-Pac 12360 podcast.
** The latest edition of ‘Wrestlers On The Road Ordering Room Service’ features The Young Bucks and Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus & Marko Stunt):
** Connor Casey of Comicbook.com interviewed S.C.U. (Frankie Kazarian, Scorpio Sky & Christopher Daniels):
** New Japan Pro-Wrestling uploaded a recap of their recent show in San Jose to their YouTube channel:
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