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Thursday, June 8th, 2023
Here are your Rampage spoilers. Highlight the text below to read them.
- Bandido and The Lucha Brothers beat Big Bill, Lee Moriarty and Ethan Page. The Hardys caused a distraction.
- Skye Blue defeated Nyla Rose, Britt Baker and Mercedes Martinez to win a shot at Toni Storm’s AEW Women’s Championship on Dynamite next week.
- Powerhouse Hobbs beat Caleb Crush.
- The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn beat Serpentico, Angelico and Luther.
FITE announced that International Wrestling Syndicate has joined the FITE+ SVOD platform with both live and archived events and its weekly show Bloodstream now available as part of the subscription platform. Founded in 1998, IWS is known for many firsts – including being the first Canadian promotion to broadcast in both French and English. But it’s truly famous for its own hardcore style of wrestling – something you can still see in former IWS stars like Speedball Mike Bailey, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn of WWE and Angelo Parker & Matt Menard of AEW’s 3point0.
Maria Kanellis-Bennett is the guest on AEW’s Unrestricted podcast this week. You can check it out here.
The Ultimate Classic Rock website has compiled some of the Iron Sheik’s rock-and-roll-related tweets. You can check them out here. Warning for language.
AEW sales news:
The presale code for Death Before Dishonor is: TKWND3.
The presale code for Dynamite, Rampage in Albany, NY, on July 26th is: DFCP12
The presale code for Dynamite, Rampage in Columbus, Ohio, on August 9th is: CBJNWA
Word is that WWE and AEW costume designer Sandra Gray is retiring.
In case you missed it, Tony Khan announced the main event for the first episode of AEW Collision. It will be CM Punk teaming with FTR against Jay White, Juice Robinson and Samoa Joe.
Bell Media and Crave will be shooting a documentary on Gama Singh and his son Raj. The documentary is described as: “is a feature documentary based on the wildly colourful, outrageously animated, pile-driving phenomenon of the Singh wrestling dynasty. Follow us as we wind back the clock to the infectiously fun 1970s era wrestling and the emergence of a Punjabi immigrant now known as the legendary Gama Singh of Stampede Wrestling, and witness the continuation of that professional wrestling lineage in current day with Gama’s son, Raj.” I will be directed by Akash Sherman and produced by Shane Fennessey, Adam Scorgie, and Sunny Sidhu. Crave has not announced a premiere date.
Wednesday, June 7th, 2023
Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Tony Khan had this to say about CM Punk: “He looked great in his last match. To the fans, he’s very important. He’s very important to the company, too. He’s been a big draw for us and historically throughout his career, and the launch of the new show happens to line up with the schedule on his rehab of his triceps injury.” To read the entire interview go here.
Edge is being advertised for an upcoming show in Toronto:
JUST ANNOUNCED! The Rated-R Superstar Edge (@EdgeRatedR) will be live in Toronto for Friday Night Smackdown August 18!
🎟 https://t.co/8BYmQ9h1pN pic.twitter.com/84Bj00kEn3
— Scotiabank Arena (@ScotiabankArena) June 7, 2023
Here is what you will see on AEW Dynamite tonight:
- AEW Women’s World Champion Kris Statlander versus Anna Jay.
- Jack Perry and Hook against Preston Vance and Dralistico: Texas Tornado tag match.
- MJF speaks
- Tony Khan to make another AEW: Collision premiere announcement.
WrestleVotes has this to say about the Lacey Evans, Sgt. Slaughter storyline:
Adding to the Lacey Evans / Sgt. Slaughter story… back in January WWE asked Sarge to appear in the Lacey return vignettes, where he would “teach” & pass down the Cobra Clutch. Slaughter adamantly denied any involvement.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) June 5, 2023
In case you missed NXT last night, Bron Breakker challenged Seth Rollins to a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match and Dana Brooke arrived in NXT.
Abdullah the Butcher has been announced as a guest at the Hamilton Comic Con, taking place on Sep 23/24 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. This marks Abby’s first ever appearance at a Canadian comic con. For tickets and more details, visit hamiltoncomiccon.com
We hope Mick Foley has a nice day – a nice 58th birthday, that is. Do yourself a favour: click on his name and check out our incredible story archive about the modern legend. You’ll have a bang-banger of a time.
Today would have been the 80th birthday of “Superstar” Billy Graham, who the wrestling world lost last month.
The new movie The Flash comes out next week, and the advance reviews have been pretty good so far. For our money, the best superhero ever was The Hurricane.
Tuesday, June 6th, 2023
No NWA Powerrr this week, as they are bringing to you a recap of the matches that took place on Night One of The Crockett Cup.
Also, you can read the coverage of Night One and Night Two here if you missed out.
Drew McIntyre turns 38 today.
Reportedly, Jeff Jarrett is seeking to register the trademark for the term “Heat” for use in professional wrestling / sports entertainment.
ECW original Francine is exchanged in a Twitter war against the person running Tammy “Sunny” Sytch’s account (believed to be Tammy’s ex-boyfriend) over comments Francine made about the recent Dark Side of the Ring episode about Chris Candido & Tammy. Check out their war of words here:
Today is June 6th, or written another way, 6-6. Speaking of which, here’s Syxx in action:
Word is that Vince McMahon was backstage at Raw and reworked significant portions of the show last night.
On Dynamite tomorrow night Tony Khan will reveal the main event for the first episode of Collision.