Home Blog

Breaking Report – AEW to Have a Two-Hour TV Show on a Major Cable Network this October

Breaking Report – AEW to Have a Two-Hour TV Show on a Major Cable Network this October

During a recent interview with WFAN Radio, WWE Hall of Famer and AEW’s latest signee Jim Ross revealed that AEW will have a weekly two-hour TV show that is set to begin in October. Although he didn’t reveal any other other details, he said that when people hear which network they will be on, they will be “doubly excited” and that it’s a “major cable network” that “we can all find.” He said,

“[AEW] is overwhelming for me. To be 67 years old and be anointed the voice of a brand that’s gonna be debuting in October on national television on a major cable network, which can’t be named now. When people hear what network we’re going on, they’re gonna be doubly excited. It’s a network we can all find.”

He continued,

“I think what they’re shooting for is a more athletic presentation. It will hopefully be less eye rolling than the sophomore drama class trying to convince you in a 10 minute promo of anything they’re saying. It’s too long. Our audience can’t handle that.”

Jim Ross opens up on his role with AEW

Jim Ross opens up on his role with AEW

 

On Wednesday, it was officially announced that WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross would join AEW (All Elite Wrestling), which launched back in January.

On the latest episode of his Jim Ross Report podcast, the legendary announcer talked about his decision to join the promotion and what his contributions to AEW could be going forward. This is where he announced that he will do play-by-play for the Double Or Nothing event and that his title is a Senior Advisor.

“One of the great joys of my entire career was recruiting, mentoring, and signing talents,” says Ross. “Now, I don’t have any idea if I’m going to be doing all that. My title is Senior Advisor. But I can converse with talent. I can address talent’s issues. I can be that mentor. I’m going to work for AEW. I’ll be doing play-by-play for their wrestling shows, and also working as a Senior Advisor,” says Ross. “I’ll be working closely with Tony Khan and his staff, and all those Executive Vice Presidents he’s got hired.”

Ross would later add, “I realize I can’t do play-by-play forever, but I can damn sure do it for the length of this contract, which is three years, without any problem,” Ross says.

The AEW Double or Nothing event is set to take place May 25th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho will headline this show.

You can listen to the entire podcast by clicking on the player below:

H/T to SEScoops for the transcription

The Miz responds to John Oliver’s HBO piece about WWE’s treatment of wrestlers

The Miz responds to John Oliver’s HBO piece about WWE’s treatment of wrestlers

 

During an interview with Sports Illustrated, The Miz was asked about John Oliver’s HBO piece on WWE and their treatment of wrestlers.

“Who doesn’t take a shot at WWE? Especially when WrestleMania is around, all the news is about that,” Miz said.

Miz continued, “I’ve been there for 13+ years. I met my wife in WWE. We now have a child together and trust me, I live a pretty incredible life. It’s not every day you get to go out in front of 80,000 people and either have them boo or cheer you.”

Miz also added that he’s gotten the opportunity to be in movies and he has his own reality show on the USA Network.

“Are there people who are going to be disgruntled and upset? … The thing is, what are you doing to get it? I feel like I’ve gotten everything I’ve ever wanted from WWE and more.”

Earlier, The Big Show gave his reaction to Oliver’s piece. Click here to hear what Big Show said and click the video below to hear what The Miz said.

It’s official…AAA will run their first show in Madison Square Garden in September

It’s official…AAA will run their first show in Madison Square Garden in September

 

AAA has announced that they will be running a show in Madison Square Garden for the first time on September 15, 2019. The news was officially announced during a press conference at MSG. You can watch the press conference below:

AAA issued the following press release:

LUCHA LIBRE AAA WORLDWIDE MEXICO’S PREMIER PRO WRESTLING ORGANIZATION INVADES NEW YORK SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

(April 4, 2019) New York – An impressive roster of leading Mexican and internationally- known pro wrestlers will “invade New York” when Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, Mexico’s premier pro wrestling organization, presents one of their legendary spectacles at Madison Square Garden on September 15th, 2019.

This will be the first time that Lucha Libre AAA presents an event of this magnitude in the main arena at Madison Square Garden. Tickets go on sale on another noteworthy date for the Mexican community, May 5th, “Cinco de Mayo.”

The date of the September 15th event is expected to attract an audience of Lucha Libre AAA fans from New York’s Mexican and Hispanic communities, as well as the area’s die-hard pro wrestling fans. Dorian Roldán, Managing Director of Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide said “The timing of the event on September 15th is very important for everyone of Mexican heritage. It is the eve of Mexican Independence Day and is also recognized in the U.S. as the “unofficial” kick-off of Hispanic Heritage promotions. We anticipate that all of New York’s diverse Hispanic community will join us at Madison Square Garden to enjoy this truly-Mexican spectacle in New York’s most iconic sports venue”.

Roldán added, “Our firm is going through a very important moment of globalization, that has allowed us to place Mexican lucha libre and its wrestlers, known as luchadores, at a new level. Lucha libre is a sport and a performance that offers the opportunity for families and fans of all social levels to gather together and surrender in front of the mysticism and dedication of the wrestlers, anywhere in the world”.

The pro-wrestling event will feature the spectacle that loyal Lucha Libre AAA fans are accustomed to experiencing, and are representative of this famous brand, including the colorful aspect of the wrestlers’ masks and outfits, and the dramatic, exciting matches in the ring. Roldan continued, “The entire experience will transport attendees to Mexico, in a flash. Whether Latino, Mexican or American, all fans will enjoy the richness of Mexico’s culture, with a bit of nostalgia, in the midst of New York City.”

The full roster of wrestlers who are confirmed to appear will be released at a later date.

About Lucha Libre AAA

Lucha Libre AAA is a media and entertainment company founded in 1992 by Antonio Peña Herrada and manages the IP of the “AAA” brand and another 250 characters in its league. The company produces Lucha Libre events globally in various venues. In addition to working with a multitude of sponsors, the league has released an animated movie and videogame in the Mexican market. Lucha Libre AAA develops multiple hours of content per week that is aired on TV Azteca in Mexico as well as various digital platforms.

WWE announces who will induct Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake into Hall Of Fame

WWE announces who will induct Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake into Hall Of Fame

 

There was talk that there would be no inductors this year at the WWE Hall Of Fame because the company wanted to cut down on the time of the entire ceremony due to speeches going long in previous years.

However, WWE announced today that Hulk Hogan will be the person inducting Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake at this year’s Hall Of Fame ceremony. This is not a surprise since Hogan and Beefcake are best friends.

Hogan and Beefcake have been tied together in the wrestling business since the late 70s and into their time with the World Wrestling Federation in the 1980s. Both men jumped to WCW in the early 90s and even headlined a Starrcade show against each other with Beefcake playing a heel as The Butcher.

No word yet on who will be inducting the other inductees this year. The WWE Hall Of Fame ceremony will air this Saturday at 7 pm eastern on the WWE Network.

Fundraiser set up to help WWE legend Kamala before he loses his home

Fundraiser set up to help WWE legend Kamala before he loses his home

 

A GoFundMe account has set up for WWE legend James “Kamala” Harris to help save him from losing his home.

Fellow WWE legend Brian Blair set up the GoFundMe to raise funds to help him out in time to pay the taxes on his home by April 15th. If the taxes are not paid off by that time then the county will take his home, as verified by the Tate County, MS Tax collector. Harris has dealt with many health issues over the years that led to the amputation of both of his legs.

Here is what Blair wrote about Kamala on the GoFundMe fundraiser page:

“Dear Friends, Many of you were entertained in the world of professional wrestling by”Kamala” the Ugandan Giant, aka James Harris. James is in desperate need right now to spare his home. If his taxes are not paid in full by April 15th, the county will take his home, as verified by the Tate County, MS Tax collector. James “Kamala” Harris is a double amputee and must go to dialyses 3 times per week, for his diabetes. Even though James made decent money in the wrestling industry, there is proof that he often did not receive the same payoffs as many of his opponents. Why? Was it because he was a “Yes” man to the promoters? Maybe his race in some instances? Could it be his unbelievable kindness to everyone? I don’t know the answers but I do know that James, his wife and family need us all right now! I humbly implore you to donate whatever moves your heart, to save the Harris residence…it’s basically all that they have, other than a Ford Excursion with almost 400,000 miles on it and a lot of love in their hearts. My deepest gratitude, the Harris family’s deepest gratitude and may you be blessed for your kindness! Sincerely, B Brian Blair”

Click here if you would like more information on how to donate.

WATCH: Big Show gives his reaction to John Oliver’s piece on WWE

WATCH: Big Show gives his reaction to John Oliver’s piece on WWE

 

The Big Show has had a long and successful career in the pro wrestling business. He’s one of best big wrestlers to ever step inside of the squared circle.

There has been a lot of reaction to the segment done by John Oliver on Last Week Tonight about the critique of WWE and how they treat their talent. While at the airport to travel for WrestleMania 35 weekend, TMZ caught up with the former WWE Champion where he gave his reaction.

“Everybody is entitled to their own opinion and has their own experiences on how they feel. I’ve had a hell of a career, I’ve had a lot of injuries. I knew from day one stepping through the ropes that it was not an easy job. It was a job that was gonna put myself at risk. I took the paychecks, I took the fame, I took the fortune, and those are the risks that happen.”

“That’s just part of the industry, and the industry has changed. It’s done everything it can to protect the athlete and create longevity for the athlete. I’m 47, I’m still rocking and rolling. So they’re doing something right.”

You can watch the entire interview by clicking on the player below:

 

Mark Henry explains why Brock Lesnar shouldn’t be around WWE all the time

Mark Henry explains why Brock Lesnar shouldn’t be around WWE all the time

 

For years, WWE fans have wondered why the company books Brock Lesnar as Universal Champion despite the fact that he’s a part-time star. Since making his return in 2012, Lesnar wrestles only a handful of matches and makes few appearances each year.

WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry explained he thinks it is best that Lesnar isn’t around the WWE all the time and remains on a limited schedule. He elaborated on his belief while attending a meet-and-greet at a recent Binghamton Devils of the AHL game. This is where he spoke with Wrestling Inc.

“Neither was Andre. Andre wasn’t around,” said Henry who compared Lesnar’s limited schedule to Andre the Giant’s back in the day. “Brock is an attraction. You have somebody that garners a special level of attention and you need to let those people be those people.”

“Brock is a bit of a butt hole too,” stated Henry. “You don’t want him around all the time. He’s subject to hit somebody or cuss a little kid out. You need to keep him away from people. He’s a monster and I would rather the monster only be seen when he’s gonna fight for the title.”

You can watch the entire interview by clicking on the player below:

Drew McIntyre explains the importance of facing Roman Reigns at WrestleMania

Drew McIntyre explains the importance of facing Roman Reigns at WrestleMania

 

Drew McIntyre appeared on WJLA’s Good Morning Washington show to promote Monday’s episode of Raw. During the interview, he talked about a wide range of topics including facing Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 35.

McIntyre took his departure from the WWE in 2014 after being put with the 3MB gimmick with Jinder Mahal and Heath Slater as an opportunity in order to reinvent himself on the independent scene to the point where WWE had to bring him back.

Now, he’s slated to face one of the top stars in the company at WrestleMania. For McIntyre, he sees this as a show of faith by WWE officials.

“It’s wild,” Drew said. “You know, I’ve been back on Raw for 10 months now and I’m fighting Roman Reigns, the #1 guy, returning from his illness in his first big singles match at WrestleMania. It’s pretty incredible. It’s a great opportunity and a show of faith by the company, in my ability now. I’m very, very excited to give the world a performance they won’t forget.”

WWE will hold WrestleMania 35 on Sunday, April 7, 2019 in East Rutherford, NJ at MetLife Stadium and be broadcasted on their streaming service, WWE Network.

Incoherent Donald Trump repeatedly referred to the ‘oranges of the Mueller investigation’

Incoherent Donald Trump repeatedly referred to the ‘oranges of the Mueller investigation’

 

Matthew Woitunski / Flickr Donald Trump in New Hampshire...
Matthew Woitunski / Flickr

Speaking to reporters in the White House today, Donald Trump made several statements that were not only bizarre, they were downright incoherent. Take for instance, this moment when he was talking about the Mueller investigation. Listen as he repeatedly uses the word “oranges” instead of “origins” while talking about the Mueller investigation. He does correctly, albeit partially use the word “origin” in one instance, but he’s clearly struggling with the word.

Take a listen.

That wasn’t the only eyebrow raising part of the appearance. Here are a few other lowlights. Here he discusses his father, who he says was born in Germany. His father, Fred Trump, was not born in the United States.

In the two clips below, you can hear Donald Trump accuse three Central American countries of ‘arranging’ the migrant caravans to the United States.

And in the final clip, Donald Trump touted his top secret plan health care plan. The one he’s been promising since he began campaigning in 2015. It’s so secret we’ll probably never see it. Like Donald Trump’s tax returns.

Come on 2020.

Must Read