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Wrestlers Fired Following #SpeakingOut | Wrestling News Update, June 27 2020

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RESULTS FROM LAST NIGHT (26.6.20)

Click here to read the report on last night’s episode of SmackDown.

WWE RELEASES LIGERO FOLLOWING #SPEAKINGOUT

British wrestler Ligero was released yesterday following harrowing stories made public during the #SpeakingOut movement. Click here to find out more.

WWE RELEASES TRAVIS BANKS FOLLOWING #SPEAKINGOUT

New Zealand native, Travis Banks, was released yesterday following harrowing stories made public during the #SpeakingOut movement. Click here to find out more.

IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION RELEASED

Impact’s world champion, Tessa Blanchard, was surprisingly released from her contract from Impact Wrestling yesterday. Click here to find out why.

VELVETEEN DREAM IN CAR CRASH, RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL

Sean Ross Sapp from Fightful has reported that Velveteen Dream has been involved in a car accident, and has been released from a hospital.

Little more is known at this time, though it has subsequently been confirmed by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer.

The car accident doesn’t come at a good time for the star, Velveteen Dream stands accused of sexual misconduct with minors. Neither WWE nor Velveteen Dream has commented on either situation as of yet.

WWE START TO FILL OUT THE EXTREME RULES CARD

WWE made two big matches for their next pay per view, Extreme Rules.

The first see’s Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman meeting once again, this time in a Wyatt Swamp Fight. The match won’t see the Universal title defended. WWE has written the following of the match:

Wyatt ended his harrowing silence by resurrecting the dead from The Firefly Fun House and shocked the Universal Champion. After a week of soul searching, Strowman responded adamantly and promised to drag Wyatt into the Swamp to let the alligators finish the job. As Wyatt’s maniacal laugh echoed through the WWE Performance Center, Strowman knew the die had been cast for the Wyatt Swamp Fight.

The second match announced sees Bayley defend her SmackDown Women’s Title against Nikki Cross. Nikki earned the shot when she won a fatal-4-way match on SmackDown. Cross beat Alexa Bliss, Dana Brooke, and Lacey Evans in the multi woman match.

So far the card for Extreme Rules looks as follows:

  • Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler WWE Championship match
  • Asuka (c) vs. Sasha Banks RAW Women’s Championship match
  • Bayley (c) vs. Nikki Cross SmackDown Women’s Championship match
  • Braun Strowman vs. Bray Wyatt Wyatt Swamp Fight match

MICHAEL ELGIN AND SAMI CALLIHAN INVOLVED IN BACKSTAGE FIGHT

WrestlingInc has reported that Sami Callihan and Michael Elgin were involved in a backstage fight during the last Impact taping series.

Apparently the fight broke out following a disagreement on how a match should start. The match in question is thought to have involved Ken Shamrock, but there is no suggestion that he was involved in the altercation.

MICHAEL ELGIN RELEASED BY IMPACT

Following a number of terrible accounts related during the #SpeakingOut movement, Michael Elgin was suspended by Impact Wrestling. PWInsider has reported that the company has finished it’s investigations and has released Michael Elgin as a result.

The following statement was released br Impact Wrestling to PWInsider:

Impact Wrestling announced that Michael Elgin will not be appearing in any further Impact Wrestling programming.

Michael has been removed from the roster and online store sections of the Impact website.

IMPACT CHASING THE GOOD BROTHERS

Earlier today rumours started swirling that Impact Wrestling are actively pursuing Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows.

The pair left the WWE during the resent black Wednesday debarked, and it has been widely thought that the pair were heading back to New Japan. Karl Anderson has been quite clear, tweeting videos heavily hinting that the pair were heading to the far east.

According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, Impact Wrestling has slightly different ideas. Apparently the company is very serious about signing the pair, specifically, Impact wants them for Slammiversary. The contract on offer apparently is both very competitive and would allow the pair to also work simultaneously with NJPW.

Of course, nothing has been confirmed, but we’ll update you if anything comes of this.

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