More personnel changes backstage at WWE sees Adam Pearce promoted to Director of Live Events.
In Pearce’s new role, previously held by Michael Hayes, he will oversee live events, booking, and linedup.
Mickie James addresses her WWE release and claims the company is ageist and sexist on her GAWTV YouTube channel on Wednesday.
Following April’s Wrestlemania, WWE moved NXT from Wednesday night to Tuesday night so that it was no longer competing with AEW Dynamite.
NXT airs on USA Network and is also available on the WWE network.
All Elite Wrestling will continue on Wednesdays showcasing their talented roster on TNT.
Newcomer AEW offers a mix of indie darlings, such as Thunder Rosa, wrestling legends, such as “Demo God” Chris Jericho and Jim “JR” Ross, and up-and-coming stars, such as Tay Conti, Jade Cargill, and Britt Baker.
Fans of Impact! Wrestling can now watch their favorite stars, including current Impact KNOCKOUTS champion Deonna Purrazzo, on Thursday night on Twitch, and on ASX.
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WRESTLEMANIA 37 HELPS BOOST TOURISM IN TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA
When WWE comes to your city it usually means that the city will see a boost in tourism and revenue.
Wrestlemania is the biggest event of the year and welcomed fans for the 37th edition in Tampa Bay, Florida.
The Tampa Bay Business Journal wrote an article giving WWE crest for helping boost tourism while the city recovers.
Read the full article here.
WWE STAR CARMELLA IS THE LATEST GUEST ON BELLA TWINS PODCAST
The Bella Twins have their own podcast and tend to feature some pretty cool guests.
This week The Untouchable Carmella was on and she talked about her frustration in the women’s division, the recent released talent, and more.
SAMI ZAYN JOKES THAT HE WILL INTERFERE IN LOGAN PAUL FIGHT
Sami Zayn had YouTuber and boxer, Logan Paul, in his corner for Wrestlemania 37.
It was also just confirmed that Paul will indeed face Floyd Mayweather in a match this year.
Ariel Helwani on Twitter mentioned Sami in a tweet about not getting invited to be in Paul’s corner.
The former Intercontinental Champion replied: “I plan on doing a run-in either way.”
WWE STAR MVP GIVES KNEE INJURY UPDATE
WWE star MVP has been on television, but has not wrestled since a knee injury.
While on WWE Espanol, he gave an update to fans about his knee: “…it’s better, it hasn’t healed yet.
“We’ve been trying to avoid surgery.
“We’re gonna try one more procedure and if it still doesn’t work, then I might have to get some minor arthroscopic surgery for the knee.
“But, not yet. We’re still gonna try another treatment first.”
ALBERTO DEL RIO ADDRESSES HIS LEGAL TROUBLES
It was announced this week Andrade’s first post-WWE match will be against another former WWE star Alberto Del Rio.
Del Rio is due in court next month on assault and kidnapping charges next month.
He addressed the allegations with Lucha Libre Online’s Hugo Savinovic:
WWE STAR CARMELLA DISCUSSES THE LACK OF FOCUS ON WOMEN
She talked about the lack of women featured on RAW and the overall lack of focus in the women’s division.
She said: “Even, myself, I would sit at home and watch RAW and it would be 10 PM before I would see a woman on the show.”
She went on to talk about how little girls at home watching feel about waiting for the women to come on.
Listen to the full episode here.
ADAM PEARCE GETS BACKSTAGE PROMOTION
WWE makes more backstage changes promoting Adam Pearce to Director of Live Events.
According to reports, the company is going to test live events with crowds again starting in July.
The duties of his new position include overseeing touring creative, lineups, and events.
WWE legend Michael Hayes previously held this role.
Pearce will continue to work as a producer.
DREW MCINTYRE CONTINUES FEUD WITH TYSON FURY ON TWITTER
On Wednesday the boxer tweeted a video calling out McIntyre saying they can fight “anytime, anywhere”.
The former WWE Champion replied with a photo of Fury’s book listed as number three on Amazon Best Sellers, while McIntyre’s book is number one and two.
“Always in my shadow you dosser”
WWE ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE DATE FOR WWE ICONS: ROB VAN DAM
He is the subject of the new episode of WWE Icons documentary series.
WWE Network announced the release date for the doc on Twitter: May 16 on Peacock and WWE Network.
MOLLY HOLLY HAD ONE INTERACTION WITH WWE BOSS VINCE MCMAHON
She was signed to WWE from 2000-2007, but revealed that she only spoke to WWE Chief Vince McMahon once.
“The only conversation I’ve had with Vince in my entire career was when I asked to be released from my contract early,” she said on the show.
Listen to the full episode here.
NAOMI AND LANA LEARN JAPANESE FROM ASUKA
She also joined Naomi and Lana in making fun TikTok videos backstage.
Naomi posted one to Instagram on Thursday thanking Asuka for learning Japanese.
CHELSEA GREEN WAS MEANT TO BE CHARLOTTE FLAIR’S PROTEGE BEFORE RELEASE
She has talked about her experience in the company while appearing on the Fightful YouTube channel.
Green revealed that there loose plans to have her be Charlotte Flair’s protege.
Watch the full interview below:
BIG MATCH ANNOUNCED FOR MAY 12 EDITION OF AEW DYNAMITE
IWGP United States Champion Jon Moxley will defend his title against New Japan Pro Wrestling legend Yuji Nagata on AEW Dynamite.
The high profile match takes place on the May 12 episode, and next week’s Dynamite is the Blood & Guts edition.
MARIA KANELLIS COMMENTS ON WWE RELEASES
Maria Kanellis was released from WWE, along with her husband in 2020.
Since then she has joined Ring of Honor’s Board of Directors and emphasizes that she is fan of their product.
On the Wrestling Inc. podcast, she addressed this, and comments on the WWE releases she’d like to see in ROH: Mickie James, Andrade, The IIconics, and Chelsea Green.
WWE NXT APRIL 27, 2021 RATINGS REVEALED
WWE NXT’s viewership has went down since last week.
According to Showbuzz Daily Tuesday’s episode saw 744,000 tuning in.
This is down from last week’s 841,000, and the previous week drew 805,000 the first time the show aired on a Tuesday night.
AEW BLOOD & GUTS PREVIEW
The May 5th episode of AEW Dynamite is a Blood and Guts edition.
The following matches were announced:
Britt Baker vs. TBA
Kenny Omega and Michael Nakazawa vs. Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston
Cody Rhodes vs. QT Marshall
SoCal Uncensored vs. Jurassic Express vs. Varsity Blonds vs. The Acclaimed
NIKKI BELLA RESPONDS TO CLAIMS SHE REFUSES TO VACATION WITH HER FAMILY
Nikki and Brie Bella have multiple businesses and sometimes it causes them to travel.
Nikki addressed the criticism she has received about vacationing without her fiancé Artem and son Matteo on her podcast:
“They don’t realize it’s for business and it’s a day. I go there and back.
“I’m not going to bring my family across the country for a few days and get my baby on Eastern Standard Time when he’s Pacific Standard Time […] I’m also thinking these people [commenting] aren’t parents.”
Listen to the episode here.
TRIPLE H MAKES MILLIONS SELLING OFF WWE STOCK
On Wednesday WWE released a financial disclosure, revealing that Triple H sold 44,000 shares of his company stock.
In the document it says that the former world champion made $2million on the sale.
He and his wife, the Chief Brand Officer of the company Stephanie McMahon sold some of their shares in February.
AEW DYNAMITE APRIL 28, 2021 RESULTS
AEW is on the road to Blood and Guts pay-per-view event:
Brian Cage def. Hangman Page
The Young Bucks def. Matt and Mike Sydal
Orange Cassidy def. Penta El Zero M
The Inner Circle vs. The Pinnacle face to face before Blood and Guts
Eddie Kingston and Jon Moxley Attack Kenny Omega
Kris Statlander def. Penelope Ford
The Factory def. The Nightmare Family
Darby Allin def. 10—AEW TNT Championship
MICKIE JAMES CLAIMS WWE IS SEXIST AND AGEIST
Mickie James was one of nine other superstars released from WWE on April 15.
She made headlines when she posted her belongings returned to her in a trash bag, which led to personnel changes in the company.
The six-time champion took to her GAW TV YouTube channel to address #TrashGate, her time in WWE, and her post-WWE plans.
James claimed that the company presented her as old, told her that women’s wrestling doesn’t make money.
Read the full story here.
WWE NXT STAR FINN BALOR IS FOCUSED AFTER VACATION
Former WWE NXT champion Finn Balor has been vacationing with his wife in Mexico.
He took to Twitter on Tuesday to share photos and also inform fans he is back for NXT next week.
WWE WRESTLEMANIA BACKLASH MAY 16, 2021 PREVIEW
The first pay-per-view following Wrestlemania 37 will take place Sunday, May 16.
Wrestlemania Backlash will be held in WWE Thunderdome and stream on Peacock (US only) and WWE Network everywhere else starting at 6 pm EST.
Here is the match card so far:
WWE Championship Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby Lashley
SmackDown Women’s Championship Match: Bianca Belair vs. Bayley
THE BEST OF RONDA ROUSEY AIRING ON PEACOCK
Ronda Rousey shocked the world when she announced that she was four months pregnant with her first child.
Ronda Rousey was signed to WWE between 2018-2019Credit: Getty
The MMA fighter is a UFC Hall of Famer and was signed to WWE for one year between 2018-2019.
WWE will air a collection of Rousey’s best moments and matches on Peacock (US fans) and WWE Network (everywhere else) starting on Tuesday.
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