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LIO RUSH SAYS HE MAY NOT WRESTLE AGAIN
Former WWE Superstar Lio Rush says he may be done with pro wrestling, following a tweet posted earlier tonight.
Rush was released by WWE on April 15th as a part of the company-wide budget cuts brought on by COVID-19 and has remained mostly quiet on wrestling since that day, focusing more on his music. However, he tweeted today a simple but quite telling statement, saying;
“I legitimately might not ever wrestle again.”
He would be able to sign with any other promotions from May 15th.
KARRION KROSS TO MAKE IN-RING DEBUT THIS WEEK
WWE.com has confirmed that Karrion Kross will make his in-ring debut this Wednesday on WWE NXT.
Kross made his official debut three weeks ago, attacking Tomasso Ciampa backstage. Last week, a video aired hyping that Kross and Scarlett Bordeaux would officially arrive on the brand this week, with her being referred to as “Scarlett.”
This week will also see two title matches as Io Shirai will take on Charlotte Flair for the NXT Women’s Title and Adam Cole will defend his NXT Title against The Velveteen Dream.
THE ROCK WINS MOVIE AWARD
Former WWE Superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson won the ‘Favourite Movie Actor’ award at Saturday’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards “2020: Celebrate Together” virtual presentation.
The Rock won for his roles as Hobbs in the “Hobbs & Shaw” movie and for his work as Dr. Smolder Bravestone in the “Jumanji: The Next Level”.
There were no fans or viewers in attendance due to COVID-19, so Johnson gave his speech via video, saying;
“Hey, kids all around the world, I want to say thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for voting for me. And I also want to thank and commend the Kids’ Choice Awards for using this broadcast to raise really critical awareness for child hunger. So, well done to you guys. I want you to stay positive; I want you to stay happy; I want you to stay healthy; I want you to go to bed tonight feeling great. Because, however old you are, around the world, just know that you are still bigger than Kevin Hart. I love you guys.”
(H/T to ET Online)
MLW ANNOUNCES CREATION OF FIRST VISUAL PRESENTATION
MLW CEO Court Bauer shared that Major League Wrestling was producing its first virtual production due to COVID-19.
In this tweet, he said;
“This weekend we are producing @MLW‘s first virtual production,All done 100% remote from our respective homes. I love getting to work again with our talent even though we aren’t doing it in person. Necessity is the mother of invention.”
MLW: Fusion airs on Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET on beIN Sports, as well as being available to watch on YouTube and FITE.
INTIMIDATION GAMES RESCHEDULED
Major League Wrestling also announced that the Intimidation Games set of television tapings have been rescheduled to Saturday, June 5th, 2021.
After already having been pushed back once due to the Coronavirus pandemic, with the show originally moved to June 12th of this year before being rescheduled again today.
MLW wrote in a press release;
“League officials continue to monitor the on-going coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and under the advisement of medical experts and public health officials elected to reschedule MLW’s Chicago event for 2021. The status to delay additional events will be decided in the weeks ahead.”
“The league remains focused on a return after suspending promoting live events, however is proceeding with an abundance of caution. At the appropriate time, the league will communicate plans for promoting live events outside of the temporary hiatus and update the status of league events. The MLW family would like to extend our appreciation and well wishes to all doctors, nurses, emergency services staff, first responders, medical professionals, essential services staff and all others on the front line working to address the public health crisis in our nation and around the world.”
IWA MID SOUTH ANNOUNCES LIVE EVENT FOR JUNE
IWA Mid South announced on social media that once Indiana moves to stage 4 of re-opening the state on June 14th, IWA Mid-South will hold shows once again.
As part of “Back on Track Indiana” stage 4 of the plan says that “Social gatherings of up to 250 people may take place following the CDC social distancing guidelines. The coronavirus is often spread among groups of people who are in close contact in a confined space for an extended period of time. This limit applies to wedding receptions, parties, and other events where people are in close physical contact for extended periods of time”
However, it does note that “Large events, such as conventions, sports events, fairs, festivals, and parades” should remain closed. However, IWA Mid-South will hold live events on June 18th and 19th as well as July 25th and 26th in accordance with the guidelines.
Of course, plans could change if Indiana suffers any setbacks while re-opening the state.