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Wrestling News Update – 8th June​​, 2019

From Bruce Prichard to Goldberg, Matt Booker runs down the day’s biggest stories, in the Wrestling News Update.

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IMPACT DEALING WITH NETWORK WOES

Impact Wrestling failed to have their most recent episode aired on the Pursuit network this week. Instead, the channel reran last week’s episode. PWInsider has stated that the fault was 100% the networks.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first issue that Impact has faced since moving to the network in January. Although this week’s failing is probably the biggest to date, other situations have caused issues. A notable example happened last month, the network went to an ad break prior to the main event and failed to return. Those tuning in were treated to almost 35minutes of solid commercials! Other problems surrounding the listing of the show has also been plaguing the promotion.

Although the network being part owned by Anthem should help communication, multiple sources have noted the TV channels lacklustre approach to the programme.

PRICHARD OPENS UP REGARDING JIM CORNETTE

Speaking on his ‘Something to Wrestle’ podcast, Bruce Prichard has spoken about the falling out between himself and Jim Cornette.

The two men were instrumental to the rise and dominance of WWE during the ’90s and 2000s. Although they used to be friends, the pair fell out. Speaking about the situation Bruce said:

“Well, Jim Cornette is mad at me for whatever reason and I’m not going to get into it and I refuse to bad mouth Jim in any way, shape or form. We have been friends for years and friends sometimes have disagreements and misunderstandings and that is all it is,”

He went on, standing by his once long term friend:

“I love Jim to death; whether he feels the same or not is Jim’s opinion. You are not going to hear me say anything bad about Jim Cornette. I have too much respect for him and I value the time that we had for many years too much.”

quotes co WrestlingInc

GENDER REVEAL WRESTLING MATCH

In what very well might be a first for pro-wrestling, the gender of an unborn child was revealed by the outcome of a match.

Wrestling referee Richard Wiens and wife Alanna St. Wiens decided to find out the gender of their unborn child in one of the most interesting ways ever attempted.

With the help of stars, Randy Myers and Nicole Mathews, friends and family were treated to a hotly contested wrestling match. Myers represented team boy and Mathews, team girl. The only two who knew the outcome of the match were the two wrestlers.

After a match that could have gone either way, Mathews rolled up Myers, with Wiens himself counting the 1-2-3. With the victory it was revealed that the couple would be having a baby girl. cue the streamers!

GOLDBERG APOLOGISES FOR GETTING KNOCKED OUT

After competing in what has been described as the scariest match of 2019, Goldberg took to Twitter to explain the worrying performance.

In the tweet, Bill explained that he knocked himself out during the match. While many have noted the multiple scary moments, one of the most talked about was a botched Tombstone piledriver. The move appeared to drop the former universal champion directly on his head.

The ending of the match seemed overly rushed, with the Undertaker winning with a chokeslam, following a failed Tombstone reversal attempt.

Following the match, Brad Shepard, co-host of the ‘Oh You didn’t know’ wrestling podcast, tweeted the pair had a shouting match backstage following their match:

R-TRUTH’S ABSENCE FROM WWE SUPER SHOWDOWN EXPLAINED

After yesterday’s Super ShowDown show in Saudi Arabia, many fans were left wondering where the 24/7 Champion was.

Of course, many had seen the skits of him losing the title to Jinder Mahal on a runway and regained the same title as Mahal slept on the flight.

Any star that wasn’t involved in a featured match was placed into the 50 (ish) Battle Royale (after the show 51 competitors were counted in the match).

Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer suggested one possible reason for Truth’s absence from the show. According to Dave, WWE deliberately didn’t use Truth as not to detract from the historic match.  The logic seems to have been that having the 24/7 champion in the match would have distracted from the match itself as the stars should have focused on winning the title. Dave said:

“…he didn’t even wrestle in the battle royal because, to their credit, they realized having him in the battle royal would make absolutely no sense, because everyone would have to pin him.”

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