POST NEWS UPDATE: Code Orange were close to playing live at WrestleMania 36

Code Orange were close to playing live at WrestleMania, Nikki Bella opens up about being sexually abused, Erick Rowan's post-WWE interview, Curt Hawkins talks his goals after being released from WWE, Jeff Cobb chats his AEW appearance, and much more.

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** Code Orange vocalist Jami Morgan joined ‘Metal Shop’s Backstage Pass’ podcast to chat about the COVID-19 pandemic and his experience working with WWE. Code Orange is the band that created the theme songs for Aleister Black and “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt and while speaking about Wyatt, Jami stated that the band was very close to playing live at WrestleMania 36 and plans were looking good prior to the Coronavirus outbreak.

“They [WWE] let us do the Bray Wyatt song exactly how we wanted. They didn’t even say anything. So, they are great. I love working with them. We were hoping we would get to play WrestleMania this year and it was looking good. It was looking very good to be honest with you. But, what happened-happened so we’ll see. When they come back, hopefully we’ll be involved.”

** Nikki and Brie Bella’s book ‘Incomparable’ released today and they did a media tour and one of the outlets they spoke with was PEOPLE.com and PEOPLE have an excerpt from the book on their site. Nikki was candid about being raped twice as a teenager and talked about how those experiences shaped her and why she wasn’t able to get herself to speak out about it in the past.

“There is the horrible offense in the moment, and then the shame and blame that follow and feel almost worse than the original pain,” she wrote in the book. “When something like this happens to you, you understand the blame-the-victim mentality, how easy it is to feel shame rather than anger, how easy it is to feel like you could have stopped it yourself. When that happened to me, I immediately just felt so ashamed and blamed myself, and that’s what made me want to keep it such a secret, and keeping that a secret and blaming myself, I started to lose my confidence. I started to disrespect myself. And then the relationships I got into at a young age, I let other people disrespect me and felt like, that’s okay, this is what I deserved.

I was like that for a really long time. I would go to therapy on and off. Looking at it now I’m like, ‘Oh Nicole, I wish you just would’ve let go at a young age. So much would have changed for you.’ And I think that’s what made me really want to tell these stories finally. When the #MeToo movement happened, I was just like, ‘Oh my gosh,'” she recalls. “I feel like, if I’m having these younger women look up to me, maybe I can help them and have them not hold onto this as long as I did. It wasn’t until I was 28 and in a relationship where someone started to teach me how to respect myself. That’s how long I held on to things and felt I had no boundaries. And I’d always look at Brie like, ‘Oh, she has boundaries, she treats herself with such respect. How do I not have this?’ And I knew why. But I held onto it for so long. When I look back at just decisions I made based off of it, I wish I could have heard my words now as a 36-year-old woman then, and be like, ‘You’re going to be okay.'”

** Former RAW Tag Team Champion Brian Myers, formerly known as Curt Hawkins, spoke with Comicbook.com for an exclusive interview. Myers told the site that he and Zack Ryder have a group chat with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson and both teams have discussed the possibility of competing for New Japan Pro-Wrestling in the company’s World Tag League tournament.

“Yeah, actually Zack [Ryder] and I have a group chat with Gallows and Anderson and they were saying, ‘Man, it would be awesome if all four of us were in the tag league in the Fall’ or something, and that would be a huge bucket list type scenario for sure. That’s something I would love to do. Japan was a huge, huge check mark on my list that I wanted to accomplish and I actually got to go last summer with WWE for the first time. So I feel a little less motivated to go there because I got it at least off my checklist and I’ve been and had a whole week tour there with WWE. It was very important to me at one time. But like you said, now with the family… Of course I would still do it and I’d love to do it, but it’s not as high up there of a priority, to be away that long, that far away. It doesn’t excite me anymore as a family man.”

When it comes to other possibilities that are on the table for Myers once the pro wrestling business and the world in general attempts to get back into its original groove, he does have interest in joining All Elite Wrestling and said he has watched the product since the first day it debuted on television.

“I mean obviously I’d love to [work for AEW]. I haven’t missed an episode. I’ve watched everything from day one. I have a ridiculous amount of friends involved in that company so I’m always rooting for them. I’m rooting for, what their impact on the business is as a whole. They’ve made it better for everybody. So I would never say never to anything. I’ve even enjoyed their no-fan presentation a lot better than WWE. I think they’re doing the best with that scenario. There’s so much opportunity once the world starts to turn back. I see the light at the end of this Coronavirus tunnel here and I think things are going to normalize to the new normal, and prior to this, wrestling was on fire man. There was just so much opportunity everywhere.”

** Erick Rowan, who was a part of the recent mass WWE releases and furloughs, appeared on the ‘Fueled By Death Cast’. Rowan did not dive too deeply into his run in WWE or his release from the company. The release was brought up but Rowan shifted the conversation and spoke about some of his goals outside of wrestling and how he has kept a positive attitude during the current times.

** IWA Mid-South announced on social media that they’ll be returning to live shows in June. It’s noted in their post that the Governor of Indiana said the state will open back up on June 14th and IWA are going to reopen their promotion just several days after the state officially opens back up.

** Former AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion Kento Miyahara told ‘The Shield of Wrestling’ that he thinks the Triple Crown Heavyweight Title is the most important belt in all of pro wrestling.

** Last week, WWE opposed the trademarks “FTRKO”, “No Fists, Just Flips” and “Say Yeah” which were in the process of being trademarked by the former Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder. According to Fightful, Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood spent thousands of dollars acquiring said trademarks but WWE wanted the trademarks to prevent Harwood and Wheeler from using those phrases outside of the company.

** Matt Riddle spoke with Gary Cassidy of Sportskeeda for an exclusive interview. Riddle was asked about the rumors of him having “heat” within WWE. Riddle did share that he recently went to Vince McMahon’s office and they had a discussion about some of the issues that those within WWE may have with Riddle.

“I’ll tell you this: Do I have heat with WWE or NXT, or the people that run the show? No. Do I have heat with some people who think I’m disrespectful at times because they don’t understand how business works? Yes. Do people take things too seriously? Yes, and honestly, I’ve had to give talks at NXT — not like I stopped the place, but it’s like, interjecting. I’m like, ‘Hey. I’m going to tweet or say something that offends you. Realize I’m not trying to actually offend you, I’m just trying to make people think I am. I’m putting out an image, a facade, you know?’ If I talk a certain amount of trash, people are like, ‘Oh, man, that guy’s uncontrollable, he does what he wants.’ You know what I’m saying? I’m doing the job, I’m in the business I’m in. I’m a tag champ, I was in the Rumble, so how does this guy have so much nuclear heat? I was in Vince McMahon’s office just three weeks ago, before this thing broke out. I was in headquarters talking to him – and, yeah, we mentioned the heat I have with certain people but, at the end of the day, he signs the checks, he makes it happen for me and they’re in control, not the talent. If [the] employer’s happy and I can make them money and make them a profit, and I’m worth my weight and I’m pulling my weight, I don’t see a problem. To answer your question, yes, some people I have heat with. But most of it’s just high school, catty, ‘He said this’ people who just can’t take a joke or a work.”

Goldberg’s Universal Championship victory over “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt at Super ShowDown was brought up. Riddle stated that if Wyatt wasn’t so charismatic and as good as he is, his character wouldn’t have endured that loss. Riddle added that there is a price to pay for putting athletes in their prime in jeopardy because someone wants to return.

“You know, it’s unfortunate. It’s not that he wasn’t a money-making machine in his time, and this and that, and that he’s not entertaining. I get it. But, at the end of the day, this is a really hard thing to do. It’s hard on your body and there’s a reason why, you know, people come and go. Then to not only bring him back but then to almost destroy… if Bray Wyatt wasn’t as good as he is and so charismatic as he is and everything else, he wouldn’t be able to survive. Most characters would die after that and probably be released shortly after. He was billed undefeated then just to have him Speared a couple times, barely Jackhammered, one, two, three. The other thing too, is you’re putting other athletes that are in their prime or trying [to have] their run, you’re putting them in jeopardy because somebody wants to come back, you know? And the landscape of professional wrestling has changed since the ’90s. Not that it’s better or worse, but it’s a little bit more sport, it’s a little more competitive, it’s a little harder hitting.

Not that there wasn’t hard-hitting stuff or there wasn’t that style then. There was but I feel like now, overall, it’s different. Getting in a world title match and you can’t deliver a good forearm, or this or that, people are going to call you out. I don’t think it was a poor move bringing him back for a match, but to bring him back to win the title, to destroy the character like The Fiend being so unstoppable and then just have Braun Strowman beat him… You know, it doesn’t really do much for Braun Strowman beating him. It’s not like it was a passing of the torch or a great match. It was a couple of Spears and a Powerslam, and I don’t want to knock on Braun or anybody, I don’t want to knock on people’s work but at the same time, realize where you are, realize how hard people work to get where you are, realize how lucky you are and maybe you just want to put a little bit more effort into what you’re doing. As a fan, like yourself and myself, we all agree and every fan that watched that, even if they wanted Braun to win or whatever, was disappointed. Even if you wanted Goldberg to win, you probably didn’t want him to win like that. It’s one of those things. You know me, I think it was a bad call but I don’t make those calls, I can only give my input, my insight and my opinion, and that’s all I have.”

** On a recent edition of Chris Gronkowski’s ‘Gronk’d UP’ podcast, his brother Rob Gronkowski joined the podcast and stated that it would be an honor for him to lose the WWE 24/7 Championship to his new head coach, Bruce Arians.

** NXT North American Champion Keith Lee was the most recent guest on Lilian Garcia’s ‘Chasing Glory’ podcast. Lee reflected on his first time doing extra work for the WWE in 2009 and it was during a segment involving Triple H, Shane and Vince McMahon that Lee played the role of a bodyguard and he recalled taking some stiff shots from Vince and Shane.

“I really think that I may have gotten a joke played on me. Vince [McMahon] looked very confused when he came out because someone told me, ‘It would be great if you went down as soon as Vince hits you,’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, for sure. I’m gonna make him really proud,’ and lo and behold they come out. Vince jaws me. Bang, right in the mouth, I go down. He just looks confused and then looks and starts beating up somebody else.

They were just getting beat up basically and I guess me going down surprised him because I was the biggest one there. So, all these guys are getting beat up. I eventually stand up. Triple H has me in a grip, Vince is taking body shots on me. Shane comes over, tries to grab my head but he thumbs me right in the eye so now I can’t see anything, and then Triple H just takes me and runs me right into the barricade. I can’t see what’s happening. I just know things are happening. I run into some metal and I’m like, ‘Oh God, I’m just gonna fall down now. I can’t see anything, my ribs hurt.’”

 

** Mirror Sport conducted an interview with Johnny Gargano. Gargano spoke about WrestleMania 36 and feels that Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley’s NXT Women’s Title match was the best in-ring match of the entire two-night event.

“It makes me very proud. As someone who has been very adamant about NXT being the main roster. I mean pretty much every interview I have, people are always asking me, ‘When are you going to the main roster?’ And I’m sick of it. It goes completely against what we are working towards in NXT. I do believe that we are a stage where someone can go from NXT to RAW or SmackDown or vice versa and it will flow fine. As far as Charlotte and Rhea go, I think they had the best match of WrestleMania. That match was top notch. As an NXT performer I am incredibly proud.”

While speaking about the NXT UK brand, Gargano stated that he would not mind having a singles match with Tyler Bate who Gargano views as the UK’s “Mr. TakeOver”.

“I watched the TakeOver Cardiff show and was so proud of those guys. The UK fanbase is so rabid, it’s perfect for a TakeOver atmosphere. Some of those guys and girls, they just want it. I thought Tyler Bate and WALTER were phenomenal, I loved the ladder match and the women’s match. TakeOver has such a special brand to it and for the UK to take that bar and try and raise it higher, then kudos to them. Obviously we haven’t had a singles match but I think Tyler Bate as Mr. UK TakeOver and I’ve made a name for myself as Mr. America TakeOver. I would absolutely love a singles match with Tyler Bate on a big stage. I think me and Tyler Bate one-on-one would be pretty fun.”

** ‘Metro’ chatted with Drew McIntyre for an exclusive interview. McIntyre told the publication that he has been giving Heath Slater advice on his next steps following his release from WWE.

“Heath’s already got a game plan he’s forming. I’m giving him advice on what to do. He’s gonna really get to show the world what he’s capable of. There’s no reason why he’s not gonna take over the world, be brought back to WWE and get that opportunity.”

McIntyre also spoke about Jinder Mahal who recently made his return to WWE programming on Monday Night RAW. McIntyre addressed the idea of a feud between himself and Mahal and thinks that initially, fans will not be drawn to it and thinks Mahal should continue to be built up before they kick off a feud.

“I don’t know if the fans would necessarily accept it right away. Jinder and I have that legitimate, real story. He just has to get a bit of a run going, build up some steam and when the time’s right, come together. Aside from what people saw on television, besides the fact he won the title before me and everyone kind of crapped on it, then I won the title and everybody kinda praised it, there’s a lot of backstage stuff we can put on-screen and I know it’ll be fantastic. We just have to do it at the right time.”

** Digital Spy posted their interview with Drew McIntyre.

** Below is the schedule for The Undertaker’s ‘Last Ride’s series that will air on the WWE Network:

  • Chapter 1 – This Sunday, May 10 immediately following Money In The Bank at approximately 10 p.m. ET
  • Chapter 2 – Sunday, May 17 on demand beginning at 10 am ET
  • Chapter 3 – Sunday, May 24 on demand beginning at 10 am ET
  • Chapter 4 – Sunday, June 14 on demand beginning at 10 am ET
  • Chapter 5 – Sunday, June 21 on demand beginning at 10 am ET

 

** Jeff Cobb was the most recent guest on the ROHStrong podcast. Cobb was asked about his debut for All Elite Wrestling on the February 12th episode of the Dynamite on-which he attacked Jon Moxley. Cobb did confirm that his contract with Ring of Honor expired on January 1st of this year. He feels that his appearance on Dynamite may have helped bring more exposure to ROH since he agreed to continue working dates with ROH on a per-show basis instead of signing an exclusive deal with the company.

“Well, that’s the funny thing about the internet. Everybody just assumes things and the people that know, know. People have asked me privately and the people I reply to, they know the situation and especially the guys at Ring of Honor because I got a lot of messages and text messages and phone calls from Ring of Honor like, ‘Hey man, what’s going on?’ I’m like, ‘I’m not going anywhere.’ To be honest with you, January 1st, my contract did expire with Ring of Honor and I made it very clear that I would like to stay and work with Ring of Honor because I believe in the company and I believe in the direction that we’re going, and especially the talent. The talent’s ridiculous. So, my goal was to stay but this opportunity came up and I took it and I feel it was good for both parties because now, people that only watch AEW are like, ‘Woah, I thought Jeff was with Ring of Honor?’ Or some people are like, ‘Well what’s Ring of Honor?’ And then they come over and look at Ring of Honor and now there’s more eyes that wouldn’t have been on Ring of Honor that are going over now so I think it helped everybody in the grand scheme of things and it was fun. A good pay day.”

Cobb competes regularly for New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Ring of Honor and had a stint in AEW. When it comes to signing an exclusive deal, Cobb said that there’s a double-edged sword to signing exclusively and not being exclusive but one day, he does want to settle down with one company.

“I don’t know. It’s a double-edged sword because during my time in Ring of Honor, I liked being there and the schedule was great on my body. I got to recover and heal from the previous years where I just went crazy and did a ton of wrestling matches but, during that time, exclusively [with] Ring of Honor, I kind of missed seeing the people that I saw every weekend. So it’s a double-edged sword. There’s pros and cons with being exclusive and being non-exclusive, and eventually I’m gonna settle down.”

** SmackDown Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston chatted with talkSPORT.

** Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT spoke with AEW World Champion Jon Moxley. During their interview, Moxley opened up about how he and Chris Jericho put together their feud that culminated at AEW’s ‘Revolution’ pay-per-view.

“A title change was in the air, but it was a 50/50 pick ’em because Chris Jericho is such a great champion and so hot, he might just pull it out. But, it was perfectly built in eight weeks, the unstoppable force versus the immovable object kind of deal, something’s got to give kind of thing, and that’s so rare in recent years to have that big fight feel, the pageantry with the choir and everything. So for that whole thing, it was basically me and Chris got in the ring once or twice and just shot some ideas around. Chris had a couple of ideas, I had a couple of ideas. I was like, ‘Instead of rejecting you immediately, what if we could kind of make people think, maybe I will join the Inner Circle?’ Like, man, maybe he really is going to do it. Then Chris took it a step further and he was thinking of the time that Mark Henry pretended to retire and then he swerved everybody. Chris was like, ‘Yeah, let’s take it all the way and put the t-shirt on and everything’ and I thought that was a great idea.”

Moxley went over how his ‘joining the Inner Circle’ segment would have played out had it happened in WWE. He said he and Jericho barely spoke when it came to putting together that segment and they adlibbed most of their lines for it.

“But, for instance, that segment in WWE – and I don’t want to go down a rabbit hole talking about how they do their stuff – but the difference would be, that’s a ten minute sports-entertainment segment in the ring, there’s a lot of talking and there’s a lot going on. Had this taken place in WWE, there’s rehearsals, it would have been so many lines to memorize, all this back and forth. It would have been the most annoying, exhausting day at TV that day for a segment like that, because there is so many rehearsals and every camera shot has got to be perfect and every line has to be memorized and so forth. But, me and Chris did that – two professionals who know what we’re doing – I don’t think we talked barely all day. He was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll talk for a while, then you talk for a while, I’ll talk, then hit me over the head with a bottle’ – I mean we barely spoke. All you got to do is put Chris Jericho out there with a microphone and you’re going to get gold, you don’t need a script, you know? My point is, that day was so stress-free. You just go to the ring and do it, and actually, I think we had a little extra time and it went a little bit longer. It was like 21:57 or something and we had to kill a little time, so we just adlibbed some more. I said a couple of funny lines, played with the champagne, high-fived, whatever. Then somehow, at the right time – because we just instinctively know, two professionals – at the right time, 30 seconds before we’re about to go off the air, I smash the bottle over his head. Bing, bam, boom, done. No writers needed, no rehearsals needed, it’s live TV. But when you’ve got two professionals you can do that and it’s so much fun to be able to do that stuff, to be out there winging it on live TV. It’s the greatest job in the world.”

** Digital Spy talked to Otis about how he incorporated the “caterpillar” move into his arsenal.

** Cris Cyborg did an interview with MiddleEasy and expressed her feelings about the comments that Ronda Rousey made on Steve-O’s ‘Wild Ride’ podcast. Cyborg feels that Rousey is still the biggest star in all of MMA and the fans gave her that crown. In regard to Rousey’s remarks about pro wrestling fans and pro wrestling as a whole, Cyborg does not think Rousey’s comments are justified and that she should not treat her fans in that manner.

** Below is a clip from Booker T’s roast at the Houston Improv that features The Undertaker sharing some of his memories of and with Booker T.

 

** While speaking with SPORTbible, Otis said he’d love to return to NXT and face the likes of Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne.

** All Elite Wrestling ring announcer Dasha Kuret, formerly Dasha Fuentes will be a part of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s ‘Titan Games’ series on NBC.

** Here’s the link to Aleister Black and Zelina Vega’s latest Q&A session on their YouTube channel.

** Xavier Woods played Def Jam Vendetta: Fight For NY recently and uploaded the footage to the UpUpDownDown YouTube channel.

 

** Moose of IMPACT Wrestling spoke with PWInsider and reflected on the 360 that IMPACT has made over the last several years from management on down.

“I’m glad to be part of all this because when I first got to TNA/IMPACT Wrestling, it was a mess. I mean we [were] going through issues with pay, with Dixie [Carter] and guys [weren’t] getting paid and the morale was very low. But then now you got guys like Scott D’Amore and Don Callis and Ed Nordholm come in and they turned the whole program around, like a 360 turnaround, where people are happy to come to work every time that we have shows and the whole locker room get along with each other for the most part. It’s now fun and it’s almost like a family. So I mean kudos to those guys man, their vision has shown, just watching our show, you can see how much fun that we have and how great the program and the roster is. Kudos to those guys.”

** Former 5-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada participated in a fan Q&A via NJPW1972.com. Okada said that since Kota Ibushi and Hiroshi Tanahashi won the IWGP Tag Team Championships, that division has become more appealing to him.

“I’ve gotta say, ever since Tanahashi and Ibushi won the tag belts, that division is looking a lot more appealing. The prospect of guys that I’ve fought so hard with in singles being tag champions, that’s intriguing, and wrestling the two of them together, that’s something different to singles matches we’ve had before. I know I only just lost my title to Naito, but if it’s a question of wrestling for the tag titles or a double IWGP Championship match, the tag titles are more interesting to me.”

** Here’s the first edition of AEW’s ‘Road To Double Or Nothing’ pay-per-view:

 

** NXT UK’s Travis Banks spoke with NZPWI.com.

** The Wrestling Estate conducted interviews with the respective promoters of H20 Wrestling, WORLD-1 Wrestling, Lucha Brutal, Synergy Pro Wrestling and Gimmick Tree Entertainment about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their respective businesses and how they plan to move forward.

** Baron Black, who recently wrestled Shawn Spears on an episode of AEW Dynamite did an interview with Dominic DeAngelo of WrestleZone. Baron opened up about the vibe backstage while a part of the AEW TV tapings.

“I will say this, AEW as a company is absolutely amazing. That is one locker room and I’ve been in a lot of locker rooms over the past ten year tenure here and that is definitely one of the best locker rooms I’ve ever walked into. You walk in and it’s like a fresh breath of air. It’s not really tense, you don’t feel really nervous, everybody is welcoming from staff, to management to everybody. It makes you feel like home, it’s like a family atmosphere there. You really feel like everybody just likes everybody there and I can’t really say that about every locker room I’ve been in, you know, but that was definitely the number one thing I noticed when I was doing the Dynamite. It’s like, ‘Oh, I like this. This is a great feeling. I feel like I just walked into my mom’s house.’”

** Last week, WWE postponed their scheduled tour of Australia and the tour has been postponed to July of 2021.

** There are clips up on NJPW1972.com of Jay White selecting and discussing his best entrance and match finish of his career in New Japan.

** Milwaukee Record has several stories up about WWE/F backstage moments that occurred in the city of Milwaukee.

** Moose joined The Wrestling Inc. Daily podcast.

** A ‘Best RAW Matches of the Last Decade’ category has been added to the WWE Network.

** talkSPORT chatted with former IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Champion Lance Archer about why he decided to sign with All Elite Wrestling. Archer credited his match in the 2019 G1 Climax tournament in Dallas against Will Ospreay and his Wrestle Kingdom matches with Jon Moxley and Juice Robinson as the bouts that changed many opinions about him as a performer.

** Steel Chair Magazine conducted an interview with Sami Callihan. Callihan confirmed that he is no longer a part of the oVe group as of the Rebellion pay-per-view. Also, Callihan spoke highly of IMPACT Wrestling and stated that no matter what happens between himself and the company in the future, IMPACT will always have a special place in his heart.

“Absolutely, one hundred percent. Any company that I have ever been signed to, I have always given my one hundred and ten percent. IMPACT Wrestling, no matter what happens in my career, will always have a special spot in my heart.”

** Vicente Beltrán posted his interview with WWE Champion Drew McIntyre.

** Jason Baker and Tom Savini created a special sheep mask for Erick Rowan to wear at WrestleMania 32 that was never used.

** Diamond Dallas Page did an interview with Sports Illustrated and talked about how All Elite Wrestling is handling the COVID-19 pandemic and how he’s approaching it with his business in Georgia.

** RAW Tag Team Champions The Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins) were interviewed by talkSPORT and during their conversation, Dawkins and Ford spoke about how helpful Paul Heyman has been to them since they were brought to RAW from NXT.

Dawkins: “Paul that dude!”

Ford: “Yeah, Paul’s that guy. He has a mind like any other. He knows exactly what works, what doesn’t work. He knows what things to carve, he just knows the ins and outs of everything, and if you didn’t already know, he’s the advocate for possibly, arguably, one of the greatest superstars of all-time in Brock Lesnar.”

Dawkins: “He’s one of the guys who as soon as we got up there, he was like ‘Aye, ya’ll be ya’ll. We brought you up here for a reason, ya’ll be ya’ll. Don’t do anything else, just be the Street Profits. Do what the Street Profits would usually do. This is just like NXT for you,’ and we’re like, ‘Alright, cool!’ He gave us the keys and we ran with it.

Everybody plays a hand in it, but it just essentially came down to ‘do what you normally do’ and they trusted us enough to be able to do it, and when we look back, honestly, any time we began to teeter and not really be like the Street Profits a little bit, he’d be like, ‘Woah, woah, woah! Remember, you’re the Street Profits, keep that same energy.’ I think everyone plays a part in the things that we’ve done but at the end of the day it comes down to us putting on a show in front of the camera and making everybody happy.”

** Slated for tonight’s episode of AEW Dark on the All Elite Wrestling YouTube channel is Shawn Dean vs. Sammy Guevara, Ryan Piles vs. Preston Vance (w/ Brodie Lee) and the main event of the show will feature Colt Cabana vs. Kip Sabian.

** The 2015 WWE Payback pay-per-view was the focus of the latest ‘ARN’ podcast.

** MLW has agreed to a partnership with DirecTV to distribute a slate of MLW pay-per-view events starting this weekend.

** Stephanie Chase of Digital Spy chatted with Jon Moxley about his role in Cagefighter: Worlds Collide that premieres on FITE TV on May 16th.  During their chat, Moxley told the story of how he got the lead role in the WWE Studios’ film ’12 Rounds 3: Lockdown’:

“I was standing by a ring at a WWE event and Triple H pulled me aside and said, ‘Hey they’re interested in you for this movie, do you want to do it?’ I had done almost no legitimate acting at that point but how could you turn that down? Being in an action movie, I was like, ‘Hell yeah! Sign me up.’ I was the lead role in that film but I just figured I’d be like, ‘bad guy number three’, who gets electrocuted or something. I didn’t realize I was the lead. So I was talking to the director on the phone and I realized and I said, ‘You guys know I’m completely unqualified for this, right?’ I didn’t know how a movie set works, I knew nothing. So it was a real crash course in learning how to be in a movie.”

** RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch appeared on Showtime’s ‘Billions’ show and the show drew 610,000 overnight viewers on Sunday night according to Showbuzz Daily.

** Rohit Raju of IMPACT Wrestling joined The Impact Lounge podcast.

** Marcellus Prime will be a part of the Canadian Wrestling Elite promotion’s tour in November.

** GameSpot pushed out their interview with NXT North American Champion Keith Lee.

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