AEW unveils plan to crown their first World Champion

AEW has finally unveiled how they will crown their first World Champion. The details were revealed during the most recent and final episode of Road to Double or Nothing.

“The first will be the winner of the Casino Battle Royale on this Saturday’s The Buy In pre-show. The other will be the winner of Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho. Those two contenders will then meet at a later date for the title.”

For more on AEW and Double or Nothing check out Wrestlinginc’s breakdown of the episode.

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Dustin Rhodes opens up about his frustrations with WWE’S creative team

Dustin Rhodes recently sat down with WINCLY on their weekly podcast and touched on a number of topics, including his frustrations with WWE’s creative team.

“AEW is gonna open a lot of eyes and shock the world. I think everybody is rushing to up their ratings and entertainment value. Let’s face it, the creative team in the other company [WWE]? you pitch so many ideas and nothing ever gets done. They never take your idea seriously and then you have to bypass them and go to the boss [Vince McMahon],” stated Rhodes.”

For more exerpts from WINCLY’s podcast check out Wrestlinginc’s article. The full archive of WINCLY’s podcasts can be found here.

The list of WWE superstars that refuse to work Saudi Arabia grows to four

It appears that Kevin Owens and Aleister Black have informed the WWE that they will not be traveling to Saudi Arabia. The known number of Superstars that refuse to participate now stands at four.

“Kevin Owens told the company he won’t be making the trip. John Pollock of Post Wrestling followed up with confirmation that Owens’ friend Sami Zayn won’t be working the show, due to Zayn’s Syrian heritage and issues that raised in Saudi Arabia (Sami didn’t appear or wrestle on either of WWE’s 2018 events in the KSA for the same reason).

Pollock also brought word that Aleister Black isn’t headed to Jeddah, and confirmed Daniel Bryan will be skipping his second straight Saudi event after working last April’s Greatest Royal Rumble.”

For more on the WWE and the Saudi show on June 7 check out Cagesideseats.com’s article.

Ric Flair discharged from the hospital, Miz sends get well wishes

Ric Flair Tweeted that he has been discharged from the hospital and is doing well.

“The Naitch Is Home!!! Thank You To All The Incredible Staff And Doctors At Gwinnett Medical Center Once Again! I Am So Thankful For All My Family, Friends, And Fans For All The Love. At This Time In My Life, I Never Take It For Granted. I Will Be Back Up And WOOOOOing In No Time!”

TMZ Sports caught up with The Miz and he sent some get well wishes to the Nature Boy.

“Always be Ric Flair. You’re the best. No one’s better. You’re the GOAT. So keep fighting, keep doing well, and I’ll see you next time when you’re backstage and you’ll give me a good ol’ woo.”

NoDQ.com has the entire interview with The Miz.

Former WWE star Shawn Spears booked for Double or Nothing

Double or Nothing is only a few short days away and AEW is still busy finalizing the card. Today they announced that Shawn Spears would appear in the 21 man Casino Battle Royale.

“AEW ended speculation and confirmed that Shawn Spears—known in WWE as “The Perfect 10” Tye Dillinger—is the latest entry in Double or Nothing’s 21-man Casino Battle Royale.”

For more on Spears and AEW check out SI.com’s article.