Talk and Beans: WWE Money in the Bank 2019 (feat. The IIconics interview)

Episode #72 is the one where we cash in our first ever Money in the Bank episode and talk about our thoughts on who won the two briefcases, the women’s division needing more opportunity to grow and the state of wrestling in general with the Wildcard rule, 24/7 Championship, AEW around the corner and more. We also speak to Peyton Royce and Billie Kay of The IIconics about how they met and the frenemy relationship they had whilst growing up together.

Plus, Tom is shocked by a change of heart that Scott has had after being caught up in a “Falls count anywhere match” on Raw.

 


Former WWE star Ashley Massaro has passed away at 39

Ashley Massaro, the former Diva Search winner who spent three years with the WWE between 2005 and 2008 was found unconscious in her home in Suffolk County, NY. TMZ have reported that Massaro was pronounced dead after being transported to a near by hospital and that Officials were investigating the cause of death but have declared that the investigation is “non-criminal“.

The last social media post from the former WWE Superstar was posted hours before the news broke and contained a photograph of replies to fan mail waiting to be sent out.

WWE and many of their current and former talent have been expressing their shock towards the death of the former wrestler who was just a few days shy of her 40th birthday.

We would like to offer our condolences to those close to Ashley and to thank her for her contribution to the WWE Women’s division in an era where she most certainly stood out.

VIDEO: Cesaro on Raw after Mania returns and the Cesaro vs Beach Ball feud

Scott has a fun chat with WWE Superstar Cesaro about his memories of being the special surprise return on the Raw after Mania back in 2016 and what it’s like to be in that position having been away from injury for so long. Cesaro also sheds light the story behind his tearaway suit entrance and on one of his greatest rivalries – the Beach Ball and contemplates the idea of WWE 2K adding his fierce rival to the video game series.

This interview was filmed in London ahead of the two night residency at The o2 Arena for WWE.

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ITV announces AEW ‘Double or Nothing’ wrestling event for ITV Box Office

It was officially announced today that the largest commercial TV network in the UK, ITV, has officially announced a partnership with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), the new wrestling promotion, and will broadcast the highly anticipated DOUBLE OR NOTHING event LIVE on it’s ITV Box Office Channel.

Before the live pay-per-view event begins at 1:00 a.m GMT, Sunday, May 26, the hour-long live pre-show special “BUY-IN” will air for free on ITV4 at midnight. “BUY-IN” includes the first ever “Casino (Battle) Royale,” which will see 21 competitors including MJF, Michael Nakzawa, Jungle Boy, Glacier, Sonny Kiss, and Joey Janela entering the ring in waves of five wrestlers every three minutes followed by one final entrant, lucky number 21, all fighting it out in the ring until there is one winner, whose reward will be a future title shot against the first ever AEW World Champion. “BUY-IN” will also feature a pair of high-flyers squaring off one-on-one as the UK’s own Kip Sabian will face Sammy Guevara.

Follwing this, it’s over to ITV Box Office for DOUBLE OR NOTHING, the event which sold out in under 30 minutes, and features an electrifying card packed with stars including the headline clash between Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho. The wrestling world will rock as Cody takes on his brother Dustin Rhodes, The Young Bucks battle the Lucha Bros for the AAA World Tag Team Championship, Hangman Adam Page clashes with PAC, and Dr Britt Baker, Nyla Rose and Kylie Rae compete in a three-way match.

“We’re delighted to announce this partnership with AEW, whose entry into professional wrestling is already making a massive impact on the industry and promises to deliver an electrifying event later this month, and a fantastic experience for our viewers and wrestling fans in the UK,” said Niall Sloane, Director of Sport, ITV. “Joining forces with AEW for this event is faithful to ITV’s More Than TV strategy to develop direct relationships with viewers through big events available on its platforms.”

“We’ve stated since our launch that we want to make this the greatest time ever to be a professional wrestling fan, and part of this plan is to make our product as accessible as possible to a global audience,” said Tony Khan, President/CEO of AEW. “Since our launch in January, we’ve signed the best talent, sold out our debut show in record time, and we’ve built relationships and formed bonds with the best media partners like ITV. This collaboration with ITV is so important to AEW, ITV is the best in the UK, they were always my first choice to be our international PPV partner for DOUBLE OR NOTHING, and we’re looking forward to a great show.”

In addition, a special pre-event show “Before the Bell” will air for free on ITV4 and ITV Box Office in the build up to the DOUBLE OR NOTHING broadcast. Details about how to access DOUBLE OR NOTHING on ITV Box Office can be found at www.itvboxoffice.com.

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VIDEO: Kelly Klein on the changes in women’s wrestling, ROH plans & dreams of MSG

Scott has a chat with Kelly Klein before her history making win at the G1 Supercard about her dreams of wrestling at MSG nearly fading, the overlooking of the impact that the TNA Knockouts division had on the “Women’s evolution” and her plans to bring in the best from around the world to ROH for their Women of Honor division.
Plus, Kelly talks about the growth in recent years of the wrestling world coming to together for one huge week.

This interview was filmed backstage at the Festival of Honor in the build up to the G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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Keep checking back for our interview The Briscoes soon, check out our Jay Lethal interview here and our review of the G1 Supercard here.

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VIDEO: Jay Lethal on what MSG show means, being a meme & lessons from legends in TNA

Scott has a chat with Jay Lethal about the significance of the G1 Supercard being held at Madison Square Garden and what it means for the future of Professional Wrestling, being a meme because of his “Woo-off” with Ric Flair, memories of his first wrestling match and memories of the Black Machismo character in TNA.

Plus, Jay talks about lessons from legends such as Booker T, Ric Flair and Kevin Nash preparing him to be the face of Ring of Honor.

This interview was filmed backstage at the Festival of Honor in the build up to the G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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Why the G1 Supercard was the best thing to happen during Mania Week 2019

There have been alternative event options for wrestling fans during Mania Week for years now and while I’ve always enjoyed the scene outside of the WWE bubble, nothing has ever personally tempted me away from a WWE event on the occasions that I’ve made the trip across the Atlantic…. until this year.

When it was announced that Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling would be joining forces to run Madison Square Garden over Mania Week it sent shockwaves through the wrestling world for obvious reasons. This was a statement that made wrestling fans, talent and organisations sit up. It’s a well known fact that Madison Square Garden is considered to be the spiritual home of WWE and the company have had a tight grip on the venue for decades, one that even Billionaire Ted couldn’t pry loose. The Garden had not seen a wrestling show that wasn’t promoted by a McMahon since November 14, 1960 and that leads us to the first reason why the G1 Supercard was the best thing to happen in wrestling during this week’s festivities.

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As I’ve already mentioned, the “Worlds most famous arena” is synonymous with the McMahon empire but it’s not only that fact that makes booking this venue significant. The sheer size of the venue and therefore clear ambition from the promoters involved really says something about the state of professional wrestling in 2019. If the G1 Supercard had been booked at the Staples Center, Allstate Arena, Barclays Center, TD Garden or any other venue of similar significance or capacity then it would have been a huge accomplishment as well, but to have the first of it’s kind be at Madison Square Garden…that is what you call a huge added bonus.
The significance of MSG isn’t just it’s ties with WWE though, it’s the fact that it’s the “World’s most famous arena”, something that is ironically drilled into the brain of every wrestling fan because of WWE. When I attended WrestleMania 29 one of the main things that I was excited to do was to go to Madison Square Garden for an event. Thankfully WWE ran their Hall of Fame ceremony at MSG and I was able to see the legendary Bruno Sammartino live and in person at the arena that defined his career. One thing stayed with me though and that was “that was great, but I’d love to see an actual wrestling show there some day”. I never thought that it would be a non WWE event and I’m sure most of the wrestling world would tell you the same thing, the decision for WWE to use the Barclays Center for Raw, Smackdown, NXT and the Hall of Fame really backfired in my opinion. I can understand that the company have built a relationship with the newer venue in recent years with their Summerslam weekends but it’s come at the expense of arguably their most valuable venue relationship. I had never been to Barclays Center until this years festivities and while it was a good experience, it wasn’t great. Madison Square Garden was great. From the far superior seating and cleanliness to the much grander hallways and even better service at the bar that included simple things like happier staff, smarter food/drink containers such as lids on beers and closed popcorn boxes on a convenient tray rather than a pizza on a polystyrene dish instead of a secure box. When it comes to venue choice, the G1 Supercard won by a long shot.

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All of this contributed to the incredible atmosphere in the venue on the night and we can not brush over the fact that the event sold out in an incredible amount of time with 60% of tickets going during the pre-sale and the rest selling out in just 16 minutes, another undeniable sign that the wrestling landscape is changing. We all knew that we were there witnessing something special, alternative and groundbreaking. Everything was set up for the talent to hit a home run. Production matched that of the arena size and we got to see special entrances, fantastic lighting effects and great audio throughout. Nothing felt out of place when it came to production from ROH and NJPW for this event.

Now, to be truthful… there were a lot of factors that helped secure the booking. Obviously when WWE are in town for the biggest wrestling event of the year it means the wrestling world are there as well. If the event ran in July then would it sell out? Would the event have worked if two organisations hadn’t co-promoted it, pulling their talent and resources together? Maybe not, but now that the show has been a roaring success and the scene continues to grow can they do it again or under different circumstances? Definitely.
That takes us to our next point.

“The WrestleMania of the independent scene”

When we spoke to Jay Lethal at the Festival of Honor, I described this event as the “WrestleMania of the independent scene” and Jay felt the same way as I described it as a better version of what the dying territories tried to combat WrestleMania with in the late 1980s with the infamous Superclash events. Without spending too much time focussing on what does and doesn’t qualify a promotion as an “indy promotion” it is worth mentioning that in truth, to lump these two co-promoters in with what is traditionally considered to be the independent scene is somewhat loose. Both companies defiantly and dominantly stand out on their own but share some values, stylistic approach and talent with the rest of the scene so therefore could be considered the standard and at the top of the hill when it comes to all promotions outside of the WWE bubble. Not only were ROH & NJPW being represented but we also were getting big names from CMLL and even a representation for the re-emerging British scene with Zack Sabre Jr defending his RevPro British Heavyweight Championship on the show as well.

I’ve always loved seeing championships being defended on cards that weren’t run by their respective home promotions, from the rarities of NWA titles being used in the WWF to the more recent examples like the ROH World Championship being defended at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11. I feel like it gives a sense of prestige to not only the championship but the event as it’s a reminder that the event and promotion you are watching is the place to be for the best in the world whilst also lifting that championship and therefore it’s promotion. The G1 Supercard captured this perfectly with phenomenal matches that saw defences of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, Women of Honor World Championship, IWGP Intercontinental Championship ROH World Championship, IWGP Heavyweight Championship. We even got to witness two winner take all matches that saw Jeff Cobb retain his ROH World Television Championship whilst capturing the NEVER Openweight Championship from Will Ospreay in a match that opened the main portion of the event in an exciting way that set the tone for the rest of the evening and saw the IWGP Tag Team Champions Guerrillas of Destiny also come away with the gold from both promotions as they picked up the ROH Tag Team Championships and kept their original titles by defeating Villain Enterprises, The Briscoe Brothers and Los Ingobernables de Japon in an incredible four-way tag team match.

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Dragon Lee defeated Taiji Ishimori and Bandido in an exciting high flying three way match for the previously mentioned IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship which gave the card that exciting international feel. Another honourable mention would be for the battle between the exciting Kota Ibushi and Tetsyua Naito who are both enjoying huge fandom at the moment and carry an incredible aura that definitely played a part in drawing in fans from around the globe who have yet to see either perform live but have followed their high profile work in recent years.

As mentioned previously we even got a RevPro title match, something that had also taken place at this years NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 but this time saw Zack Sabre Jr. face off against the legendary Hiroshi Tanahashi in a match that did wonders for the British grapplers aura and credibility to continue his rise up the ranks of New Japan.

The Supercard of Honor has been the most significant non WWE event during Mania Week for years and while TNA/Impact Wrestling definitely were in for a shout when they were undoubtably the second biggest wrestling promotion in the States their decline over the years helped the ROH mega show stay on top. Not even a Impact Wrestling/Major League Wrestling supershow could get me to even look at the card they had on offer so they certainly weren’t the place to be this year and they themselves would benefit from a working relationship with ROH and NJPW when it comes to this new version of the Supercard of Honor to elevate their talent and championships like mentioned previously.

The ROH World Championship taking stage at MSG

Ring of Honor’s main prize was on the line in a really fun triple threat ladder match that showed just how strong the ROH roster still is with the beloved Marty Scurll facing off against Matt Taven and the man going into The Garden with a target on his back, Jay Lethal. It was an incredible moment to witness the ROH title take it’s place on a stage like that. The championship has been defended in a number of well known venues around the world but none more iconic than Madison Square Garden and this match would be the first appearance of a non WWE branded World Heavyweight Championship at the venue since NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Harley Race faced off against WWF World Heavyweight Champion Bob Backland in 1980.

The impromptu press conference given to the media the day before the event by ROH COO Joe Koff helped cement the sentimentality of this moment as the memory of his childhood experiences were still fresh in our minds. The match helped sustain a great level of fan interaction as chants continued and the ring filled with ladders the audience’s attention was held throughout in a spot on the card that is sometimes hard to pull off successfully on such a long event but the three men involved certainly were up to that challenge.

Another thing that I spoke to Jay Lethal about the day before was how this moment was not only one of company pride and significance to the wrestling world but also a personal one for the defending champion seeing as he had grown up a half an hour drive away in Elizabeth, New Jersey and therefore the historic venue was his local major arena. Jay Lethal may have entered as the hometown favourite but we will get onto the result of this match and it’s significance when we come to one of our later points.

Kazuchika Okada vs Jay White

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Thankfully we were also gifted with the fact that this was a co-main event and that’s the next great reason this show stood out from the rest. It is without question that Kazuchika Okada is in the top 2 when it comes to wrestlers from around the world making a name for themselves outside WWE and while the recent resurgence in the non-WWE scene has brought plenty of that, I think it would be hard to find two more prominent stars than Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada. One of those on the rise in recent years is Bullet Club leader Jay White. The Switchblade and the Rainmaker had an incredible match at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 where we saw the New Zealand born White defeat the mega star that is Okada in what at the time felt like a shocking yet deserved step up for Jay White. This incredible moment was followed up shortly by the star capturing the IWGP Heavyweight Championship from long time hero Tanahashi to really cement his arrival at the top of the mountain. With the stage being set and the backstory to build the hype this match was set up to be a show stealer and it certainly was. Throughout the bout it seemed like either man could walk away with the title and the match was the perfect advertisement for those who haven’t yet taken the leap to see what is outside of the conventional wrestling show that they may be used to.

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Moments are what events aim to create and the night was jam packed with incredible action and moments to remember but perhaps none more than getting to witness Okada win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Garden. It was the perfect way to end an incredible night that will go down in wrestling history for it’s historical significance, fantastic performances and our next point…

Jaw dropping surprises

It wouldn’t be a good wrestling show without a surprise or two, or four or … I lost count. The pre-show set the tone when we not only got the shocking entries to the Honor Rumble from Jushin Liger and The Great Muta but a stand off between the two Puroresu legends as well. It would be the sneaky Kenny King that would “ruin” the moment for the two icons but realistically it was the best call, giving the fans that much more to boo him for whilst also having that glimmer of hope that one of the legends would leave The Garden victorious and having earned a future ROH World Championship shot.

The Women of Honor match between Kelly Klein and Mayu Iwatani also gave us a nice surprise when Klein became the first ever two-time Women of Honor Champion. The victory celebration didn’t last though as the new champion was subject to an attack from the former Beautiful People as Angelina Love and Velvet Sky would make their presence felt and just when it looked like Mandy Leone was going to even the odds we saw her join forces with the mean girls of wrestling to form a new group that we would soon find out to be called “The Allure”.

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The biggest shock of the night though has to go to the always controversial duo formerly known as Enzo Amore and Big Cass (now nZo and CazXL) which took place at the end of the four-way tag title match. This was an angle that in my opinion was perfectly executed because it made everybody question if what they were seeing was really what they were seeing. At first all I noticed was a scuffle by the ringside barriers and watched Bully Ray run down the ramp and act as protector for the locker room. It started to dawn on me that he had no real storyline connection to anyone who was still around the ring from the tag match and then I started to notice that Jay and Mark Briscoe were fighting on the same side of the battle and it started to feel more and more real. It soon became apparent that the two men causing all the commotion were none other than wrestling’s hottest free agent tag team. Say what you want about the team of Enzo and Cass (and the crowd certainly didn’t hold back) but as a team they have a stellar track record of creating a buzz and getting themselves talked about. I really enjoyed their run in NXT and obvious comparisons were made between them and the New Age Outlaws so when a call up to the main WWE roster came along everything seemed set in stone. Things didn’t work out in the end though and ever since both men left the company there has been talk about what they would do next with both of them constantly being in the wrestling world’s news cycle for one reason or another.

Once the “f**k you Enzo” chants rang round The Garden it was starting to become clearer, the stiff punches from Bully Ray and the Briscoes started to look like they had more of a theatrical swing on them then first noticed because of the connecting blows that were to follow those swings. Another thing that started to send my thinking the other way was memories of what I’d seen Enzo say in a recent shoot interview about purposely trying not to disrespect those performing in the ring when he pulled his ringside stunt at WWE Survivor Series. I know that not everybody in the business is going to get along behind the scenes but the thought that the man behind Bully Ray was legit fighting with two men he had some what passed the torch to on the Raw after Mania a few years back just didn’t add up. But doubtful thoughts continued to creep in… maybe this means nothing though and it was strictly business and this really was Bully Ray being locker room protector. That’s what was so great about this moment, it blurred the lines and got me excited to question what I was seeing. Helped by the fact that the cameras fed to the jumbo-trons wouldn’t show what was going on at ringside and the timing of it (all be it a tag match that saw a tag team run in) made sure to keep the illusion going.
Whether you agree with Enzo and Cass being in ROH or not, you cannot deny the buzz they created here. A moment that I feel deserves a lot more credit but may be brushed under the carpet more than if it was another tag team or hadn’t unfortunately coincided with another big run in that night down the road. Who knows what’s in store for these two and ROH going forward and if there actually is a future between the parties but the fact is it worked on the night and would continue to bring new eyes to the growing promotion.

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Other surprises would be some of the results that have already been mentioned. I did not expect to see Will Ospreay lose his title, I was even more shocked to see Marty Scurll miss out on becoming the new ROH World Champion and it was great seeing the returning Flip Gordon team up with Juice Robinson and Mark Haskins in the New York City Streetfight against Bully Ray, Silias Young and Shane Taylor. Perhaps one of the biggest shocks was actually the Dalton Castle situation, some may try their best to look at it as a squash for the former champion but I think it worked really well and didn’t harm him at all. Rush defeated a distracted Castle in under a minute which certainly shocked the crowd especially after Dalton Castle had entered with such focus and elaboration alongside The Boys. It would be The Boys who had the job of trying to calm down an embarrassed Castle but their efforts went unappreciated as the former champion snapped and took them out, it’s going to be interesting to see where things go from here.

What the G1 Supercard means for the future of Professional Wrestling

For me the G1 Supercard was everything that it needed to be. When it first got announced it sent shockwaves around the industry for all the right reasons. Some concern about selling out the venue may have always been there and the recent announcement and subsequent departure of talent to AEW certainly raised a few eyebrows considering both NJPW and ROH were home to many of the big names that would now be unavailable for this card. The strength of both rosters and buzz that the promotions had built themselves was enough to distract fans from those concerns though and that is something that most certainly showed on the night. I may have gone into the show with a slight hope that members of The Elite may show up for old times sake even if it was unrealistic, but once the show was in full swing and we were treated to other surprises and excellent matches I can’t even remember thinking about anything other than what was actually happening rather than that annoying wrestling fan feeling where you’re waiting for more even if you shouldn’t expect more. This is something that many big WWE events have struggled with in recent years to the fault of both the WWE themselves and fans allowing their expectations to be risen too highly because of previous events and knowledge of certain free agents and the wrestling rumour-mill.

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I’m confident that next year a similar feat will be on minds of executives from both participating promotions and the Yuengling Center could be the perfect venue for them in Tampa with it’s 10,000 capacity. The former USF Sun Dome has it’s own wrestling heritage such as several Saturday Night’s Main Event cards and the 1995 Royal Rumble having taken place there and hosting the UFC in 2009. Another option would be the Amway Arena in Orlando seeing as many wrestling fans seem to be planning to visit Orlando when going to next years Mania Week but that may be a little riskier to guarantee a sell out even though it’s capacity is closer to that of MSG because of the long journey from Tampa for those who don’t decide to stay in Orlando.
It seemed like WWE were unusually caught off guard without a back up plan and I can’t see them taking such a delayed response next year. We can hear reasons that the Hall of Fame and NXT were moved until the cows come home but nothing will convince me that it didn’t at least have something to do with the MSG show. I was glad that WWE didn’t try and compete by being stern with the date of their most Indy fan pleasing event because I wanted to see both shows and I think WWE knew that about their NXT demographic.
Will WWE be cautious next year or will they become ruthless and revert back to some of their more harsh tactics when it comes to competition? I would imagine that next year there will be even more enticing alternatives to the conventional WWE Package experience with this years G1 Supercard being a roaring success and AEW being fully in the swing of live events by next April.

The WWE Hall of Fame took the brunt this year, with tickets going for as little as $10 on StubHub in the run up to the event and I struggled to give mine away even though they had originally cost me $75 per ticket via the package deal. A combination of fans giving up on the HOF in recent years due to its length and this years alternative that actually felt important for the wrestling scene rather than just another Mania Week niche event to compete with. New Japan Pro Wrestling will be taking their next step into the western wrestling world soon when they host their first ever UK show at London’s Copper Box Arena and the momentum behind the G1 Supercard is sure to help Ring of Honor bring more fans to it’s Honor Club and help them secure bigger buildings throughout the US going forward. As for ROH in the UK there isn’t any news on a follow up to their most recent Honor Re-United show at York Hall that we covered but I’m hoping that the travelling British fans to Mania Week will also be there to help secure that next step for Ring of Honor in the United Kingdom as well.

The G1 Supercard has changed wrestling forever. You might not see all of its effects just yet but WWEMania Week, MSGROH and NJPW won’t be the same going forward and that’s the best thing a wrestling fan could hope for.


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BREAKING NEWS: WrestleMania to feature first ever Women’s Main Event

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STAMFORD, CT – March 25, 2019 – For the first time in WWE history, a women’s match will be the main event of WrestleMania as the Raw Women’s Championship Match featuring Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch will take place on Sunday, April 7 in front of a capacity crowd at MetLife Stadium and streaming live on WWE Network around the world.

Ronda Rousey is the current Raw Women’s Champion, Olympic medalist, the first female UFC Champion, and the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. She is also an actress and New York Times bestselling author. Charlotte Flair is a seven-time Champion in WWE, a former Division 1 volleyball player, philanthropist and author. She is the daughter of two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair. Becky Lynch is the 2019 Women’s Royal Rumble winner, a two-time SmackDown Women’s Champion and was named Wrestler of the Year by both Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports in 2018. She was also the first woman ever to top ESPN’s WWE Power Rankings.

At WrestleMania 32 in 2016, WWE re-branded the Divas Division the Women’s Division and unveiled a new Women’s Championship title. Since that time, the women’s evolution has placed a greater spotlight on WWE’s female performers, including more prominent storylines and deeper character development that showcases their athleticism, charisma and star power.

Last October, WWE held it’s first-ever all-women’s pay-per-view event, Evolution, in front of a sold-crowd and millions more watching on WWE Network.

We are fortunate enough to be there in person to witness this monumental occasion first hand, and cannot wait.

VIDEO: Justin Sysum discusses being WOS Champion, TV tapings and first tour experiences

Scott has a chat with the ‘Super Human‘ Justin Sysum about his experiences as WOS Champion, making his start in Gloucester, working on Marvel Universe Live and the power of TV for WOS Wrestling.
Plus, Justin discusses the differences between being on the first series of TV Tapings and the promotion’s first UK tour.

This interview was filmed backstage on the final show of the first ever WOS Wrestling Tour at the history York Hall in Bethnal Green, London.
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VIDEO: WOS Wrestling | Queue & A

Rebellious Noise head to the final stop of the first ever WOS Wrestling tour at York Hall in London. Scott and Dan give a “Queue & A” to wrestling fans and members of the WOS Roster about what makes WOS stand out, meet & greet/tour experiences and what they would like to see WOS focus on in the future. Plus, Scott and Dan set their eyes on the WOS Wrestling Heavyweight Championship.

Full length interviews from SoCal Val, Justin Sysum, Sha Samuels & Joe Hendry are coming to our YouTube channel soon.

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