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** The Business of the Business podcast welcomed GCW promoter Brett Lauderdale onto the show. During their chat, Lauderdale discussed the possibility of running another event at Hammerstein Ballroom. He said Hammerstein would like them to return, but it’ll only happen if the promotion can ‘go all out’ like last time.
January maybe, but no, there’s nothing… there’s nothing on paper yet. There’s nothing set in stone [about GCW returning to Hammerstein Ballroom] but, of course it’s something we’d like to do. It’s something that Hammerstein would like to do. They would really like to have us back and of course, I mean, I’d be lying if I said we wouldn’t love to have this be an annual, every year special event. But you know, it’s not always that easy. Hammerstein is — that’s a serious, world class venue and always, certain things have to fall into place to make it realistic and viable. I don’t wanna go there and do it if we can’t go all out again so, I mean, you know, with that being said, I’ll do everything in my power to get us back there and go all out so, you know, take that for what you will.
On the topic of distribution opportunities, Lauderdale states that the promotion’s focus is not finding another network to air their content, but it has been on creating their own network to rid of the ‘middleman’ and take full advantage of their library.
A lot of [distribution] opportunities have always been in play for us but, I’m not sure that I’m — well I am sure. Our focus has not been finding another network to air our stuff. It’s been, you know, ultimately creating our own network, and creating our own platform where we can cut out a middleman so to speak if possible, and be able to take advantage of our library. The one thing about GCW’s library is that, for the most part, its integrity is intact. It’s not three or four different networks or platforms out there that have pieces of our platform. At the end of the day, if I wanted to, at the end of the day today, I could pull out or I could pull our library off anything and everything where it’s currently streaming. There’s some events that are archived on IWTV and there are — of course I would never but FITE TV of course has a lot of our events that you can order on replay. But, nobody owns it. The only person that owns GCW’s library is GCW and the only place… there’s nowhere where you can just go and pay ten bucks to get access to everything so, in terms of that, our integrity is intact and I think that that’s an asset right now and [at] some point, we’re gonna capitalize on that.
** Coming out of AEW Double or Nothing, Jade Cargill remained TBS Champion and continued her undefeated streak in the company. She chatted with Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Candace Cordelia and shared insight into the entrance she initially wanted for Double or Nothing which was for the ‘D9’ (Black Greek organizations) to come out with her.
I do [talk to my line sisters about wrestling]. You know what? They support me 120 percent. I love it because, it’s not that many from the D9 that’s in wrestling and so, what I had wanted to do for my entrance this pay-per-view was bring out the D9. However, it didn’t work out that way but I would like to integrate both of ‘em. I wanted to introduce the D9 to wrestling fans. I know they’re not knowledgeable about it. That’s fine, that’s cool but I just wanted to — I wanted to start having the… just the minority to just join into wrestling and make it more global and more popular and more hip again if that makes sense.
Cargill is eyeing AEW Women’s World Champion Thunder Rosa and thinks they should do a title versus title match.
I think Thunder Rosa’s a hardworking woman. I think she’s a great leader. However, leaders change all the time. I think that we should put both belts on the line. I would love that actually. Being that she’s been doing this for years and this is my first year and I’m only going up, I mean she has something to look forward to. I’m about to whoop that ass. I would love to, I would love that. I think that’ll be a money-making match. Somebody else I wanna face too but, we’ll see when it comes.
Collectively, Jade, Kiera Hogan and Red Velvet make up ‘The Baddies’. Cargill explained how ‘The Baddie Section’ came to be and wanting to have more women in attendance at wrestling events.
So, it was one day, I had a match and I just looked out and I was like, ‘Jesus. There’s a lot of guys out here. Where are the women?’ Again, I keep on bringing up the early 2000s because that’s when I watched the Attitude Era and it was a sea of women, it was a bunch of women. So I’m like, where are the women? We need that support. We need that support. I want that support of women, you know? We need to support each other. Regardless of what company we’re in, regardless of what we’re doing, we need to see you so, I looked out, didn’t see any women and I’m like, where are the women? We need women in the crowd. We need women. We’re appealing, we’re gorgeous, where are we? So that’s what made me say, ‘Hey, I need a baddie section full of women.’ It’s not just about your looks. It’s about how you carry yourself, it’s your aura, it’s how you perceive yourself, not how other people perceive you because if I let other people — what other people think of me stain how I feel about myself then who I am to sit here and tell you to live a certain lifestyle? To be a certain way? Who am I? You know, so I know myself, I have that aura and I know there are women out there who have that same presence.
** While talking to WhatCulture, William Regal spoke about MJF’s growth as a talent. He recounted MJF sending him highlights years ago and it got to the point when Regal told him to stop sending things and go prove what he was worth although Regal knew MJF was good. When they ran into each other at AEW, MJF told Regal that he essentially told him off and Regal said he did not, but just didn’t baby him.
I think he’s [MJF] fantastic. I’m a huge fan. I was getting to know him very early on his career and then things went a bit [left] for me for a couple of years in 2018. I had pretty much a year off, a part from a couple of months and a lot of it’s come out a bit recently but a lot of things went on and I was out of the game for quite a bit and then he went on his way and made a name for himself and I was just glad when I saw him, that he had came to AEW because I knew back when I met him that it was something special about him and we’d spent time together and I had him send me a few things and actually at one point because I knew there was something special. With a lot of people — I’ve learned to read people and I can read them quicker than they wish they could. It’s funny because he actually took it the wrong way. After a while, he was sending me stuff and I said, ‘Look, don’t send me anymore. Go out and prove it, go out and show it’ because he was too young to get hired by WWE at the time. Tyler Bate changed that theme because he was 19 but it was the U.K. thing. They didn’t like to hire anybody under 20-something because of getting rental cars and different things, right? It was just mature — or whatever. Whatever the reasons were, that was — and he wasn’t that age so I said — I sent him a thing whereas I would — ‘Look, I know how good you are. Go and sort yourself out,’ hoping it would kick him up the backside. Well, it did. When I saw him the first time when I came in, he was like — I said, ‘I remember talking to you and again, things were a bit [unable to make out the word] for me at ’18 so I couldn’t –’ the things I was trying to piece together. He went, ‘Yeah, well you told me to, you know, F off’ and I was like, ‘No, I would never have done that. Never hear any stories of me telling anybody to do that’ and he said, ‘Actually, I’ve still got the email.’ I said, ‘Show it to me.’ I said, ‘That’s not me — that’s me telling you to — that’s a different thing than me babying you. That’s me knowing you’ve got something in you. It’s no different than me sending Bryan to England to –’ you know, he’s 21, send him to work in Butlins doing 2,000 miles a week. It’s a culture shock, right? But this is me in an email saying, ‘I know how good you are. Go and show the world or find a place to work so you can prove that and then I know.’ But then we lost contact, then he came here. I’m a huge fan of his. There’s very few people [who] want to be actual villains in this job. He wants to be a villain and be a real villain and that’s, you know, when I had the chapter, there’s many parts of my career, you give me the chance when I was a real villain, I was a real villain and people didn’t like me and I could go from comedy to that in a second but it didn’t matter because people truly didn’t like me. But I had to work on that. Well he’s got this magic thing that he’s worked on and found his spot on. When you see people like that, I have nothing but — I love it because I have nothing but admiration for their — it takes a lot of guts to do that, to really go out there and not — because you put yourself on the line. Even in this day in age, if you’re willing to offend people or take it to another level, there’s not many people who really go there, right? And he’s gone there and I’m a big fan so, I hope and I know he’s gonna do incredible things so good for him.
** Going into AEW Double or Nothing, Tony Khan joined Andreas Hale on The Corner Podcast. Several days ago, Khan tweeted out that while he was out with UFC President Dana White, he broke the news to him that WWE’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view is now emanating from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. That event is taking place on the same day as UFC 276 at the T-Mobile Arena. Khan thinks it’s ‘crazy’ to go head-to-head with UFC in the same area, adding that he would never try that.
I was surprised he [Dana White] hadn’t heard yet [about WWE Money in the Bank moving to MGM Grand Garden Arena] because we ate at like 8:30 and he hadn’t heard and it had been announced earlier in the day so nobody had told him. He was happy.
Look, the reason I thought it was interesting is because UFC in this town is so strong and I have so much respect for Dana and when I brought it up to him, he pointed out to me that it’s International Fight Week which is another reason why it would be crazy to take on UFC on a Saturday night in Las Vegas and I just have so much respect for Dana and UFC, I would never try such a thing and I just also really like Dana. He’s been really nice to me and all the people at UFC; Hunter Campbell and all the people that work there with Dana have been really nice to me and very kind to host me at the shows and I don’t know nearly as much about UFC as I do about a lot of other sports and I find it really interesting, I like the fighting and it’s very different than pro wrestling but I think it’s very cool and you know, I don’t know as much about it though. So he told me, on top of what I was saying, it’s crazy to take on UFC in Las Vegas on a Saturday night and he said, ‘And it’s International Fight Week’ which I know is huge. Even not knowing everything about UFC, I know that’s a huge week, so on top of that, yeah. So when he pointed that out, I think he was pleased to see that they’re gonna probably do very well that night and I think it’s gratifying in head-to-head competition always and I know for UFC, Dana’s a really competitive guy and he’s also just been so kind to me and with AEW. Some of the people from UFC have come to the shows which is awesome and I like going to their shows.
There was a segment on AEW programming during which Sammy Guevara, Tay Conti and Frankie Kazarian broke into American Top Team’s facility and took belts from the trophy case. Khan cleared that with UFC to make sure it was okay to do.
Yeah, with the company, yeah [Khan said when asked did he run that segment with Conti, Guevara & Frankie by UFC]. You know, every detail that we do business-wise, I don’t always have to take it up to Dana [White] but I think we talked at a business level and he was aware of what we were doing and we did talk about it.
They took several of Dana’s belts and yes, you’re right, they took the B.M.F. Title. We all know who that belongs to. They gave us permission to utilize their stuff and it was really cool.
Samoa Joe became a topic of conversation and Khan expressed that he would have loved to have Joe in AEW when the company first launched. He feels Joe is another example of a talent whose release from WWE confused him.
I’m a huge Samoa Joe fan. I would have loved to have had Samoa Joe here sooner. It would have been great if he was here [in] the beginning of AEW. He’s another person who we’ve competed against who I would have loved to have here and now — another person, great example of it’s like, how did they get released? That is mind-blowing, especially knowing how much — how strong he is in the ring and what a great champion he is for us right now and what a big part of the company he is and including big main events, big main event matches and he’s done great ratings time after time since he’s been here and it’s been a short time but he’s just hit home run after home run.
** Joining Renee Paquette on her podcast was AJ Mendez (Lee). They looked back on highlights and memories from Mendez’s time in WWE and she stated that there were points when she was uncomfortable playing the ‘unstable’ character on TV while being bipolar. Mendez felt she let her community down by “hiding in plain sight”.
Mendez: Definitely [there were times when I felt uncomfortable playing that ‘unstable’ character on TV while being bipolar in real life]. I think that’s one of the reasons why I really wanted to, A, write the book but also name it ‘Crazy is My Superpower’. I felt like I did a disservice to my mental health community by hiding in plain sight for so long, but I was proud of the fact that along the whole way, even though I was hiding and it was a secret, any time there was something I felt uncomfortable with, I very much spoke up and was like, let me just take this more serious and it needs to be creepier and she needs to be a darker character. Not make fun of it and make light of it, be like a danger to it and so I really fought for that. It did feel like hiding in plain sight and so I felt like I kind of owed my fans and my mental health community [for] me to come out and then say, I’m not gonna change people’s lexicon. They’re always gonna call things ‘crazy’ but I can take that word and twist it and use it as power.
Mendez is often associated with her ‘pipe bomb’ promo from 2013. When she went to the backstage area, Vince McMahon gave her a kiss on the cheek and his only critique was for her to not pace around as much while talking.
Mendez: The ‘pipe bombshell’ that was named by my husband. I love that one. That one… I really didn’t [know how big that promo would end up being]. I remember I got bullet points from Vince [McMahon]. That was our thing. He would give me bullet points and then, just trust me and I remember I came to the back and he gave me a kiss on the cheek and said, ‘Great job’ and then he said, ‘Don’t pace as much in the beginning.’ Like, ‘Just be a little bit more steady on your feet’ and I was like, ‘That’s your only — okay!’ Yeah, but I remember we had that kind of relationship where he was always very proud of the promo stuff. So I was just like, oh, I did a good promo and then, I had no idea everything that would happen after and it would cause like six months of pay-per-view title matches which I thought was my favorite part of it is like we got to do a story for every single girl, every single pay-per-view after that.
Prior to CM Punk’s arrival to AEW, his first return to a pro wrestling setting was WWE Backstage on FS1 which was hosted by Renee Paquette. Mendez thanked Renee for looking after Punk on the show.
Mendez: Oh my God, thank God for you [Renee Paquette]. I genuinely — you know how — I was like, ‘Just look out for him.’ I’m so happy that there was one kind person I knew that would have his [CM Punk] back [when he joined WWE Backstage] and I was just like, ‘Please tell me and make sure everything’s fine.’ So I very much appreciated that.
Paquette and Mendez began talking about the idea of working with a significant other on-screen which led to Renee speaking about her interactions with The Miz and Maryse on SmackDown. Paquette said Jon Moxley was uncomfortable with it because he assumed it was going to turn into a wrestling couple situation and something personal could be said on television about them.
Paquette: It’s funny because I remember Jon [Moxley] and I were in a little bit of a similar situation with that [couples working together on-screen] when we did do a tiny bit of storyline in WWE when it was right after we got married, it was a thing with Miz and Maryse where Miz said something to me and I slapped him in the face but anyways, it was really a thing that Jon was pretty uncomfortable with because he didn’t want the same thing. He’s like, ‘This is going to turn into one of those gimmicky things where now all of a sudden, we’re this wrestling couple and it’s gonna just be weird and it’s gonna become a very muddy, gray area and someone’s gonna say something very personal on television and that’s weird’ so I totally get it and I remember at the time being like, ‘Oh, this seems kind of fun. Sure, why not?’ But then when you really look at what the bigger scope of that is and what that really means for your relationship, for your personal life and really wanting to keep things private because it is just for you and it can be — yeah. It can be a little bit hard to navigate that sometimes I guess.
There was a portion of AJ’s career in WWE that she worked with Celeste Bonin (Kaitlyn). It was during their program that she feels she earned the trust of Vince McMahon on the microphone. Mendez spoke highly of Stephanie McMahon and former WWE creative writer Tom Casiello for being key pieces in the development of that story.
Mendez: I was very fortunate that I was given a lot of trust with my promos and I think that started from the angle I had with Kaitlyn and Tom Casiello was the writer and he very much was collaborative and so, we would put promos together as this group and I remember we had this really big promo where I’m revealed as her secret admirer. Oh my God, and it was so cool because I think it was Tom, me — I wrote a first draft of it, sent it to Tom and then Tom gave it to Stephanie McMahon and then she did edits on it and then she and I sat down together and practiced it and I added these edits in and stuff and it was just so cool to see she had a lot of writing experience. So it was like this mentorship for the whole arch with me and Tom and then that one particular promo with Stephanie. I was given so much freedom of like, ‘This is every insane thing I wanna say. Can we do this?’ And they just let me do my whole promo and it just — that feeling of, I wrote this. I envisioned it, I wrote it, you let me put it on… Oh my God, and we were terrified because this was a time when women didn’t get to talk ever and so I remember we were sh*tting our pants because we were like, ‘They’re just gonna do the Austin what chant the whole time.’ We legitimately said — we had to game plan for what to do and Stephanie was just like, ‘Just talk over it.’ We all thought it was gonna happen and it didn’t. They were listening to us talk and that’s when I was like, oh! I know how to keep the crowd’s attention and so from there, they trusted me to write my own promos and I’d get bullet points where they’d just give me five minutes, just go, whatever and there was so much trust with Vince [McMahon] and I that I realized I knew how to work a crowd or write something to work a crowd and also when you’re putting together a match, it’s a story, right?
Mendez’s on-screen rivalry with Paige is well documented. She discussed their friendship and how much she enjoyed working with Paige.
Mendez: My Saraya, oh my God, I remember the day before that was gonna happen [Paige winning the WWE Divas Title from AJ for the first time], I talked to her at Mania and I was just like, ‘Get ready. It’s gonna be the ride of your life. Know who you are, never lose that’ and I remember the next day, she was just so overwhelmed in a really good way and I just spent the day with her and it was so much fun to put the promo together and she was so cool and so giving and let me boop her and like, and that was cool and then I had to have like a whole bunch of surgeries but the plan was for us to spend this whole year feuding. We didn’t get to, but then when I came back, we did. It was just so much fun. She’s one of the people that popped me in every match because I laughed so hard. Oh my God, we’d have this one move when I would actually — the first time I gave her the spinning kick, I hit her a little too low so forever, we called it the ‘cunt punt’. She’d be like, ‘Cunt punt’ and I’d just — it just popped me every single time. She’s just such a blast. I wanted to protect her like she was my daughter and just keep her safe and so, it felt — that was one of the things when I retired, I was like, what’s my baby gonna do out there on her own?
** The reigning WWE Intercontinental Champion Ricochet was interviewed by Shakiel Mahjouri. He discussed his friendship with AEW’s Chuck Taylor and credits Taylor for being the reason they both broke into the wrestling business.
I don’t know how many matches — we’ve [Ricochet & Chuck Taylor] had definitely way more than 62 matches for sure. I couldn’t tell you because it was literally for years, we would travel in this little 2001 Honda Civic. We would drive 13 hours one way, 13 hours back. We would drive literally all over the world because we were — he was there and he honestly would do most of everything. He would bring his camcorder; he would set it up. At the time, I’m young so he would kind of make the match, we’d go out to perform it, he’d make a little music video of that match. He would send that match out to promoters. He was a lot of the reason why we made it because he was the one doing that work. I didn’t even know to do any of that but, he was doing it so, he really helped me out in that aspect and then, to see him, he went to Japan, he goes overseas and now — to see that both of us — again, it just goes to show you that it’s possible. It really is possible. Even if you don’t — even if it’s not like, you’re not like, ‘I’m doing it because I’m gonna be here.’ If you just have the drive, if you have the motivation, the work ethic, like I said, you can’t — if you can sacrifice going out on the weekends and partying, if you can sacrifice that, if you can sacrifice doing some other things for your goal, it really is possible, but you do need a little bit of luck, you need a little bit of help, you need to be at the right place at the right time and I really did get lucky to be able to travel with him to help me get to those next steps [and] levels that I needed to get at to be seen to get where I needed to be, eventually the Intercontinental Champion.
In Lucha Underground, Ricochet was known as ‘Prince Puma’ and he was on the first-ever episode of the show. He shared that originally, he was not supposed to be on the debut show, but some of the talent coming in from Mexico had visa troubles.
It was so funny because the first episode [of Lucha Underground], I wasn’t even supposed to be on, Prince Puma’s character wasn’t even supposed to be on. It just so happened a lot of the people, I think like Fenix and Pentagon and all those guys coming from Mexico had some problems with their visas so they weren’t able to make it so they were like, ‘Okay, well we’ll put you and Morrison on’ and then it was like the best thing that happened to me because we were the main event that night, we went out there and had our match and then since then, it just was uphill from there. So it’s crazy how all the little things worked because I wasn’t even gonna do it and then since I did it and then the first show, I wasn’t even supposed to be on the first show and then things happened and then it just blew up from there…
** Justin Barrasso’s ‘This Week in Wrestling’ column included a chat with Bryan Danielson. He touched on the success that CM Punk has found and said he’s always been proud of Punk.
There are things that stuck out about Punk even from an early age. He was the guy from our generation that was wrestling the ECW stars. He stood out from the rest of us. He was so great at the promos. I have a lot of respect for him. He’s been through the grind.
I was happy for him back when I was on the indies, too, when I’d see him succeed. Back then, we weren’t what wrestling companies wanted. But he still found a way to succeed. When I’d see him succeed, I’d always feel like, ‘Hell yeah, one of us did it.’ I’m happy for him now, too. What he’s doing, and the way he’s doing it, it’s amazing.
** Proresu-TODAY has an extensive interview on their site with Ultimo Dragon. He is in his 35th year in the wrestling business and was asked to reflect on that. Ultimo believes there will never be another wrestler like him and explained why he thinks that.
How do you look back over the past 35 years? I was different from others when I started wrestling. I have taken a different path as a professional wrestler from the norm, and to be honest, there were several times during the course of my career when I felt like I was going to lose my heart. Even so, I stuck to my beliefs, and my life changed in Mexico. From there, my dreams expanded more than they were fulfilled, and I went to the U.S. and fought all over the world. To be honest, when I look at myself, I think that there will never be another wrestler like me in the next generation, or the generation after that, and so on. There are kids who are active in Japan. But I don’t think there are many wrestlers who would go out on a global scale by themselves, carrying only a bag. Except for those who go under the name of a Japanese organization. I don’t think there are many kids who go out on their own on a global scale with just their personal name. I think wrestling is a wonderful job. You go out with just your briefcase and negotiate over the phone without exchanging contracts. Nowadays, we have smartphones and e-mail, but it’s really a matter of chance or failure if you go to a place with only a simple verbal agreement. You never know what kind of people you will meet at the destination. So I traveled all over the world and earned money. I don’t know if it is special or not, but I don’t think I could have lived such a life. I am very blessed. I would like to see more Japanese people who are willing to try such things. You should be more adventurous.
He is currently wrestling for Dragon Gate. He feels very comfortable there and adds that he would not dare do anything on the same level as what the younger talents do.
First of all, I think my role is to be here (in DRAGON GATE). It’s a sense of presence to be there. Of course, there are times when I think it would be interesting to do this or that as an athlete. However, there are roles that only I can play, so I don’t dare to do anything that is on the same level as the younger people, and to be honest, I feel very comfortable.
** One of AEW’s newest signings, Athena, debuted for the company at Double or Nothing and confronted Jade Cargill, Kiera Hogan and Red Velvet. Athena’s trainer, Booker T, spoke about her debut on his ‘Hall of Fame’ podcast. He thinks Jade being able to learn from Athena will only be a positive for her.
Athena, ‘Trouble’ a.k.a. Ember Moon, I wanna congratulate her for getting a spot on the AEW roster and hopefully big things will happen on-forward in the future.
You don’t have to wonder if she can work. She came from my school [Booker laughed].
Definitely to be able to have them in some form just working towards getting to that place we’re trying to get because like I said, Jade Cargill, she’s still a work in progress and I don’t think we want to rush anything too soon but just having someone like Athena around there for her to be able to actually bounce off of and you know, perhaps learn from, should definitely be beneficial.
** On NJPW’s official website, there is an application listed for young wresters who are interested in working with the company. Below is an excerpt from the article:
New Japan Pro-Wrestling is always looking for new apprentices.
We are currently accepting resumes by mail. Only those who pass the document screening will be invited to take the physical fitness test.
Conditions for recruitment:
Requirements are 18 to 23 years old, 175cm or more, healthy male.
How to apply:
Please send your resume with a full-body photo, indicating your height and weight, to the following address by mail.
Daishin NS Building 4F, 1-13-18 Honcho, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-0012
** On the 5/9 episode of Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows’ Talk’n Shop podcast, they welcomed ‘Wildcat’ Chris Harris onto the show. Anderson recounted when he first met IMPACT Wrestling E.V.P. Scott D’Amore in 2004 and at the time, D’Amore asked Anderson if he was interested in some work. Anderson waited to get a phone call from D’Amore for a full year and never got a call back.
I saw Scott D’Amore in 2004 and he looked me up and down and he goes, you know, ‘How old are you?’ And I told him I was 24, I don’t wanna lie. He goes, ‘What are you up to? Do you wanna do this? Do you wanna do that?’ And I was like, ‘Of course.’ So every day for the next year, when my phone rang, I was waiting for Scott D’Amore to call me and he never f*cking called me and it probably used to drive me nuts [Anderson laughed].
** Alex Coughlin graduated from New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Young Lion system. He spoke to The Shining Wizards podcast about his first match post-Young Lion which took place in January for Revolution Pro Wrestling.
I was brought in to work with RevPro, Revolution Pro Wrestling for about six weeks or so and it was my first time wrestling post-Young Lion which was amazing. I got to go out there and do things I’ve never done before and try a bunch of stuff and fight some very strong people against a style I’m not particularly familiar with too so, it was an incredible learning experience and I’d love to go back.
** Here’s a clip of Jade Cargill on the Tamron Hall Show:
** Fightful pushed out their interview with The Legion of Pain (Gzim Selami & Sunny Dhinsa).
** C4 Wrestling announced Stu Grayson versus Alex Zayne for their 6/24 show.
** Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling’s Juria Nagano will be creating TikTok highlights for CyberFight Festival on June 12th. Nagano has over 900,000 followers on the platform.
** Both Killer Kross and Scarlett Bordeaux were interviewed by WrestleZone.
** Frankie Kazarian spoke to PWInsider ahead of AEW’s California debut and his band ‘Gutter Candy’ performing in West Hollywood, California.
** Daily Star conducted an interview with PROGRESS Women’s World Champion Gisele Shaw.
** All Japan’s World Junior Heavyweight Title will be on the line come June 19th when the champion Hikaru Sato defends against Tiger Mask. Also on that show, Kento Miyahara is defending the Triple Crown Heavyweight belt against Jake Lee.
** June 2 birthdays: AJ Styles.
** Ahead of WWE Hell in a Cell, New York Post published their interview with Theory.
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