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SHAD GASPARD PASSES AWAY AGED 39
Authorities have confirmed that a body that was found in Marina Del Rey was that of former WWE superstar Shad Gaspard. Click here for more information.
EMBER MOON SAYS INJURY MAY BE ‘CAREER ENDING’
Ember Moon discussed her injury on WWE Backstage, and admitted that he may lead to the end of her career.
They discussed the WWE Network’s Undertaker: The Last Ride docuseries and host Renee Young asked the panellists if there were any matches from their careers they wish they could go back and redo. To which Moon said;
“I look back at my career in WWE, I’ve been here for five years. And, yeah, I could go and say I should have been the one to defeat Asuka’s streak, or at least I hope that. Or I could say that, aw, man, me and Bayley from SummerSlam, I wish I’d done more. But the more and more I sit back and look at everything I’ve done and what I would redo, I think more about my injury currently and realising that I may have a career-ending injury. I’m coming back from the hardest injury, and I might not have a chance to redeem myself of all the things that I wanted to do and all the things that I want to do in my future. It’s so hard to think back and regret when I try to look forward.”
Ember Moon got emotional in this discussion, with Booker T and Mark Henry both encouraged Moon to keep going, where she said;
“I keep looking forward and I keep pushing forward because this is what I love. This is my passion, this is the only thing I’ve ever wanted for myself. And I want that opportunity to not look back but to look forward and be better than ever before. And it’s so hard to look back, like it really is,”
Moon has been out of action since rupturing her Achilles in September and has been a regular panellist on WWE Backstage.
RIC FLAIR WWE 24 DOCUMENTARY ANNOUNCED
WWE have announced a new Ric Flair ‘WWE: 24’ documentary will air on June 7th.
This will be titled titled “Ric Flair: The Final Farewell” and will premiere on the WWE Network that day and stream immeadiately following ‘NXT TakeOver: In Your House’.
No exact details on the special were announced, but it will focus on Ric Flair.
WWE FILES FOR ‘DEF REBEL’ TRADEMARK
WWE filed to trademark the name “Def Rebel” on Friday, May 15th. There is no idea as to what this trademark is for, but they did provide the following use descriptions with the USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office);
Trademark 1: “IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Computer software, namely, software for the creation of mobile internet applications and client interfaces; Downloadable mobile applications for the streaming of audio and video content; downloadable ring tones, graphics and music via a global computer network and wireless devices; decorative refrigerator magnets; video and computer game tapes, video and computer game discs, video and computer game cassettes, video and computer game cartridges, video and computer game CD-roms, video output game machines for use with televisions; video and computer game software; cinematographic and television films, namely, motion picture films in the nature of sports entertainment; pre-recorded compact discs, pre-recorded video tapes, pre-recorded video cassette tapes, pre-recorded DVDS and pre-recorded audio cassettes, all featuring sports entertainment; interactive video game programs and computer game cartridges; mouse pads; disposable cameras; sunglasses; sunglass cases; prescription glasses; and optical cases, namely, cases for spectacles and sunglasses; cases for mobile phones; walkie talkies, protective helmets; sports helmets”
FORMER AND CURRENT WWE SUPERSTARS LAUNCH ‘G.A.W’ YOUTUBE CHANNEL
WWE Superstar Mickie James has joined forces with former WWE Superstar Lisa Marie Varon and former Impact Wrestling star So Cal Val to launch the ‘GAW TV’ YouTube channel.
GAW stands for ‘Grown Ass Women’, with their channel description saying “GAW TV is here featuring grown ass women talking about life and having fun!”
Their first episode, titled Quarantini aired at 5PM ET/10PM BST.
IMPACT IN 60 TO AIR ON AXS TV
IMPACT Wrestling have announced a second TV show will air on AXS TV, called ‘Impact In 60’.
The show will premiere on Tuesday, June 2nd at 10PM ET/7PM PT/ 3AM BST, immediately after Impact airs.
They have said the show will “chronicles the promotion’s celebrated 18-year history under the IMPACT and TNA: Total Nonstop Action banners. Headlined by some of the greatest champions to enter the ring, each episode features a collection of full matches showcasing a different wrestler, championships, factions or match types.”
In a press release, IMPACT executive vice president Scott D’Amore said;
“Thanks to the tremendous feedback from fans of IMPACT on AXS TV and the success of our first TNA television special, we are taking a great step forward to bolster the IMPACT Wrestling Tuesday night block. “From the thousands of hours of thrilling action in our library, we created IMPACT in 60 to celebrate the legacy of the incredible performers who have competed for us and provide a fun trip down memory lane for the TNA faithful.”
The first show will focus on The Asylum Years of TNA Wrestling.
ARISA HOSHIKI FORCED TO RETIRE
Wonder of Stardom champion Arisa Hoshiki has been forced to retire at the age of 24 due to neck and head injuries. Click here for the full story.