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.
Wrestling legend Booker T recently shared his thoughts on AEW challenging WWE on his most recent episode of the Hall of Fame podcast.
“It’s not a competition or anything like that,” Booker stated. “But from a wrestling perspective I know when I was in WCW and I was watching WWF/E, I wanted to be better than those guys. I wanted to know if I could compete with those guys, I wanted to know exactly how good I was. That is where we are right now, the guys are going to have to think totally different as far as How do I make the fans come out here and cheer my name, how do I make the fans think of me as an entity. The this is awesome chant is out the window. Wrestling is back. The war is on and I’m looking forward to seeing exactly what happens with it but from the outside.”
For more quotes from the podcast check out Wrestlinginc’s summary of the show.
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.
At one point during the women’s Money in the Bank ladder match last night Carmella suffered an injury to her knee. It appeared at the time of the injury that Carmella was upset at Mandy Rose. The fued has carried over to Twitter today.
Mandy tweeted the following to Carmella:
“Aw how’s your knee hunny? Also, go back to being a brunette, you’re never gonna look like me. #MITB #GodsGreatestCreation”
Carmella responded with the following Tweet that has since been deleted:
“Trust me, I don’t wanna look like you babe. You could never pull of both. Also, go back to NXT and learn how to be safe in the ring.”
Either the two women are working an angle or there is some real animosity over Carmella’s injury. Wrestlingnews.co has a screenshot of Carmella’s deleted tweet.