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DANNY HAVOC PASSES AWAY
Former two-time CZW Tournament of Death winner Danny Havoc has sadly passed away. Click here for the full story.
APOLLO CREWS TO DEFEND UNITED STATES TITLE TONIGHT
Fresh from winning the title last week, New United States Champion Apollo Crews will be defending his title tonight on RAW.
An interesting note is that Crews will be defending his gold against an opponent of his choosing. Rumours are running rampant that NXT talent Dominik Dijakovic could be making his debut in this match.
WWE NETWORK LAUNCHES NEW FREE TIER
WWE Network have revamped their free tier, including live shows and documentaries. Click here for read the full story.
NJPW FILES NEW TRADEMARK
New Japan Pro Wrestling has filed a trademark for Wrestle Dynasty on May 27th.
Wrestle Dynasty was NJPW’s planned return to Madison Square Garden on August 22, but the event was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The event will be rescheduled for 2021.
The trademark description reads;
-G & S: Clothing, namely, shirts, pants, head wear, parkas, sweatpants, sweatshirts, jackets, trousers, bandanas, t-shirts; garters; sock suspenders; braces for clothing, namely, suspenders; waistbands; belts for clothing; footwear other than special footwear for sports; masquerade costumes; clothing for sports, namely, t-shirts, jerseys, and padded shorts; boots for sports
-G & S: Consulting services about education; arranging, conducting and organization of seminars in the field of martial arts; production of radio or television programs; production of videotape film in the field of education, culture, entertainment or sports, except for movies or television programs and not for advertising or publicity; organization of martial arts and wrestling sporting events; organization of live martial arts tournaments; booking of seats for shows; presentation of live show performances; direction or presentation of plays; presentation of musical performances; organization of social entertainment events, excluding movies, shows, plays, musical performances, sports, horse races, bicycle races, boat races and auto races, namely, wrestling competitions and martial arts competitions; planning arrangement of movies, shows, plays or musical performances; movie theaters; movie film presentations, production and distribution; providing on-line videos featuring martial arts, not downloadable; providing on-line videos, namely, video presentations about wrestling and martial arts; rental of sports equipment except vehicles.
NEW MATCH ANNOUNCED FOR AEW DARK
All Elite Wrestling announced Monday that Christi Jaynes vs. KiLynn King has been added to Tuesday’s edition of Dark.
Christi Jaynes came up short in an impressive showing against AEW Women’s Champion Hikaru Shida on last week’s Dynamite, whereas KiLynn King lose to Penelope Ford on a recent episode of AEW Dark.
CLUTCH ADAMS APOLOGISES FOR OFFENSIVE TWEETS
Clutch Adams has apologized for racist and homophobic tweets from 2013 that werre brought to light before a scheduled match on AEW Dark was set to air.
After seeing the tweets while discussing inclusivity throughout the weekend, AEW co-Executive Vice President Cody decided his match with Spears, which has already been taped, won’t make air.
Beyond Wrestling has also cut ties with Adams, which led to an inflammatory response from Adams that he has since deleted, saying;
“[I’m] not butt buddies with the promoter and [you’ve] got people in his ear telling him I’m a ‘bad guy’ just like the rest of these wack ass indies.”
He has since given a statement to 411Mania, apologising for his actions. He said;
I am sitting here at my computer staring and trying to come up with the words that best describe how devastated and horrible I am feeling right now.
The best that I can come up with is that I am truly sorry. I am sorrier than I have ever been about anything in my life.
When I wrote those original tweets seven years ago, I was a 19-year-old kid. I was trash-talking friends about a football game on Twitter. At that point, in time, I was ignorant to the pain that those words could cause people. In 2013, it was meant to be locker room trash talk that I felt was OK to use in that context. Now, I know differently. I was not a hateful person back then, as I am not a hateful person today. I was stupid and ignorant. Plain and simple, no excuses.
The recent tweet where I mentioned, “I’m not butt buddies with the promoter,” was in no way meant as a gay slur. That term, as I know it, is slang for being close or tight with someone. The notion that a slang term could also be viewed in a negative light never occurred to me. I deeply regret it. If I ever thought it would be taken in an offensive way, I never would have written it. I am extremely sorry and apologize to anyone who read those tweets and was offended by those tweets.
I am a 27-year-old father of a soon to be 3-year-old girl. She is my life, and my world. All I ever wanted to do was to provide for her. To give her a better life. For her to be proud of me. I just want to make her proud. I understand that today, she would not be. That is a pain that will haunt me. That I will have to live with.
I want to apologize to Tony Khan, Cody Rhodes, QT Marshall, and everyone at All Elite Wrestling. You gave me the biggest break in my career. I am truly sorry for the embarrassment that I caused the company and yourselves. I wish you all of the best, and apologize that my mistakes ended our relationship.
I want to apologize to Tony and the wrestlers, staff, and crew at PPW. I always tried to represent the company the way a champion should represent the company. You stood by me, and booked me as your top attraction. I am sorry for the pain I have caused you, and wish we could have departed under better circumstances.
To Beyond Wrestling. I am sorry for lashing out and did not mean to offend your organization with that tweet. If I could take it back, I most certainly would.
To Danny Cage and the Monster Factory, I apologize if those tweets make others look at the school in a negative light. It was a great place to learn how to wrestle. I will always be grateful. I am sorry.
To my fiancé, my daughter, my family, and my friends. You know the real me. You know the person I am. I am sorry for the pain and disappointment this is causing you. I love you all with all of my heart.
To the fans, I am extremely sorry. Clutch Adams was the man you love to hate. He was never meant to be the man you just hated. Aside from my daughter being born, my biggest joy came from entertaining you inside the ring for the last 6 years.
To those who I have offended, I am most sorry to you. I cannot apologize enough.
MLW RESCHEDULES JULY EVENTS
Major League Wrestling have announced that their New York and Philadelphia tapings in July have been rescheduled.
The show at the 2300 Arena, originally scheduled for July 18th is now set for December 5th, and the Melrose Ballroom show originally on July 16th is now set for February 4th, 2021.
In a press release, MLW CEO Court Bauer said;
“To our fans we thank you for your support as we all work through this. Our thoughts go out to those directly affected as well as those on the frontlines.”