Adam Cole recently sat down with talksport.com and shared his thoughts a variety of topics, including whether or not the WWE needs more factions.
“Absolutely. I think, especially now, just seeing how attached audience members get to factions, they love when a group of guys are together and you can tell the camaraderie is there, the fun is there and they just love it. I’ve been in factions my whole career. I was in The Kingdom in Ring of Honor, Bullet Club in New Japan and now Undisputed Era and it’s so much fun creatively for a performer, to be able to play off the guys in your group. You don’t want too many, because then it loses its specialness. But, definitely, factions in wrestling can be a very beneficial thing.”
PW Insider is reporting that Fandango was at the WWE Performance Center on Tuesday. Fandango has been out of action almost a year after undergoing surgery for a torn labrum in July of 2018.
“Fandango was at the Performance Center yesterday, says PW Insider. The site mentions it could mean he’s in Orlando for this week’s NXT tapings.”
For more professional wrestling rumors check out cagesideseats.com’s article.
For the first time WWE and AEW programing will air on the same day. On August 31st, NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff, will air just hours before AEW’s ALL OUT pay-per view. Triple H claims that the WWE booked the NXT date without advanced knowledge of AEW’s show on the same day.
“It had nothing to do with that particular day, or anything else” Triple H stated. “They are going to look across the pond so to speak, and tell the rest of the world follow that”
For more on TakOver UK: Cardiff and ALL OUT check out heelbynature’s article.
Adam Cole is the new NXT Champion after defeating Johnny Gargano at TakeOver XXV. The match promised to be one of the best of 2019 and did not disappoint. In the end the Panama City Playboy would have his hand raised high.
Cole hit the Panama Sunrise and the Last Shot in succession for the 1-2-3 to an incredible ovation. After the match, the rest of the Undisputed Era hit the ring to cheer Cole and lift him in the air. It’s nearly impossible to compare this match to their 2-of-3 falls extravaganza two months ago, but this told an incredible story and may have even surpassed it because of the anticipation for the single fall. It was absolutely perfect and challenges that one for match of 2019 halfway through the year.
For a summary of the entire match check out cbssports.com’s article.
Former WWE Superstar Tye Dillinger recently gave an interview to Edge and Christian on E&C’s Pod of Awesomeness. The trio touched on a number of issues surrounding Dillenger’s departure from WWE, including the way his character was used.
“I don’t believe in working for an audience of one. I believe we are supposed to be working for the audience and you give them what they want because they are telling you what they want. Kofi Kingston is a beautiful example. Becky Lynch is a beautiful example of wonderful stories fulfilled that people could not wait to see the end of. It doesn’t always happen like that. But once it caught momentum, yeah, I don’t want to say they didn’t have a choice because they could have done whatever they wanted, but the momentum was just 100%, the people is what propelled me onward and upward every single time, so that’s not to pander to the audience, but they really did take it all the way there.” Spears added, “I’m curious how much they could have got out of the Perfect 10 character, just with the momentum and popularity when something like that kind of catches, on the business side of things, you want to milk it for all it’s worth. And then, it moves aside and the next thing comes up. I don’t feel we, the best word is ‘capitalized’. I don’t feel we capitalized on the entire thing and I thought of being there, being gone, coming back, transforming into this, finally having something that people can grab onto, and then, paying it off in one grand, spectacle of a moment would have been a fine way to do it.”
For more exerpts from the interview check out Wrestlinginc’s article. The entire podcast can be found here.