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.
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 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.
As promised tonight on Raw Mick Foley introduced the WWE’s newest title, the “24/7” Championship. The belt will be on the line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week similar to the Hardcore Championship’s stipulations.
“Mick Foley introduced something known as the “WWE 24/7 Championship”. It works under the same concept as the Hardcore Championship, just under a different name.
But let’s explain what exactly the title is and what the stipulations are: The title can be held by any superstar on any roster, whether it’s RAW, SmackDown, 205 Live, NXT or even NXT: UK.”
R-Truth is the current 24/7 champion after a night where the new title changed hands 3 times. Sportskeeda has the full rundown on the new championship and the 3 men who have held it already.
WWE broke the news this morning that another match has been added to the Super Showdown card. On June 7 Andrade will challenge “The Demon” Finn Balor for the Intercontinental Championship.
“Where Andrade seeks to dethrone the reigning Intercontinental Champion, Bálor is out to prove his determined rival is barking up the wrong tree. While Andrade is known for pushing his opponents to the edge, how will his killer instinct fare against the demonic force of Bálor’s dark entity?
Tune in when WWE Super ShowDown streams live on the award-winning WWE Network on Friday, June 7, at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.”
For more on Balor, Andrade and the Super Showdown check out WWE.com’s article.