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Hulk Hogan Banned From AEW | Wrestling News Update, June 2 2020

With news on Hulk Hogan being banned from AEW, Matt Booker brings you the Wrestling News Update.

 

VIKING RAIDERS/STREET PROFITS DECATHLON ON NEXT WEEK’S RAW

Next week’s edition of RAW will see the continuation of the feud between the Viking Raiders and The Street Profits. After Axe throwing, basketball, golf and bowling, the two teams will face off in a decathlon to decide who the better team is.

A classic decathlon is made up of ten events, normally they would be:

  • 100m race
  • long jump
  • Shot put
  • High jump
  • 400m race
  • 110m hurdles
  • Discus throw
  • Pole vault
  • 1500m race
  • Javelin throw

However, Samoa Joe mentioned that there would be varied events, spread across the two teams skill sets.

The two teams have been locked in competition since the return of the Viking Raiders. Although The Street Profits are the current RAW tag team champions, upon the Viking Raiders return they claimed that they were only champions in the Viking Raiders absence. On top of this, Ivar and Erik also claimed that anything Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford could do, the Viking Raiders could do better. There claim was only reinforced when the Viking Raiders beat The Street Profits in a non-title match on the 27 April edition of RAW.

ROB GRONKOWSKI RELEASED FROM WWE

With Rob Gronkowski’s decision to return to the NFL it was only a matter of time before WWE confirmed that he had left the company.

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Gronk was able to use a release clause in his contract. Apparently, the clause does state that he will be unable to sign with another promotion for a period of time.

Also coming out of the same story was the fact that Gronk was booked to have a match at SummerSlam. Although this obviously won’t be happening any longer. Rob has held the WWE 24/7 title since winning it at WrestleMania. On last night’s episode of RAW, R-Truth claimed the 24/7 title for the 36th time, disguising himself as a gardener and surprising Gronk while he was filming a video for social media.

WRESTLECADE ANNOUNCEMENT POSTPONED

WrestleCade had planned a large announcement for today, only for it to be postponed last minute.

The announcement was supposed to address the viability of holding WrestleCade this year. WrestleCade is booked to take place 27, 28 and 29 November at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC. It is normally a festival of independent wrestling, with huge names on last years card including:

  • Shannon Moore
  • The Dawsons
  • Cryme Tyme
  • Brian Cage
  • Rich Swann
  • Rhyno
  • Ethan Page
  • Nick Aldis
  • The Rock n’ Roll Express
  • Rosemary
  • Su Young
  • Taya Valkyrie
  • Jordynne Grace

ICW NEW YORK ANNOUNCE NO HOLDS BARRED 3

Announced today, ICW New York has announced No Holds Barred vol 3. The event will be taking place on July 4 and will be held in Atlantic City, NJ.

This is the same company that organised the Deathmatch Drive-In last month. That event was met with resounding positivity, ICW even notes that in their press release regarding their new event.

No Holds Barred vol 3 will also be a drive-in event. There will be full toilet facilities, and a full menu of food and drinks will be provided upon entry. Tickets have almost sold-out at the time of writing. The event will sell out very quickly if the Deathmatch Drive-In was any indication. No matches have been announced at this time.

HULK HOGAN BANNED FROM ALL AEW SHOWS

Tony Khan revealed today that Hulk Hogan is banned from all AEW events. The revelation took place on Twitter with Tony responding to a now-deleted tweet from Hulk’s former wife, Linda Hogan.

Linda Tweeted the following about the protests following the murder of George Floyd:

watching the looting , it’s all afro Americans, not sure how robbing and stealing set the record straight but if they want to be heard they need to be civilized.

The tweet was originally posted on Saturday, but Tony only replied to it today. His response was simple saying:

You’ve now joined your husband in being banned from all AEW shows. Congratulations.

With Khan’s response, many are assuming that Hogan has been banned following racist comments he made to Heather Clem, which came to light during the Gawker trial. Although, that has not been confirmed.

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