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TRIPLE H SELLS WWE STOCK
Earlier this week, WWE Hall of Famer and Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy & Development Triple H unloaded several thousand shares of Class A Common Stock.
Following this sale, the filing notes that Triple H still has 144,646 shares of Class A Common Stock left.
CM PUNK ANNOUNCED FOR WWE BACKSTAGE NEXT WEEK
It was announced on last night’s WWE Backstage that CM Punk will be part of the panel for next Tuesday’s episode of the show.
It will be Punk’s second appearance since the show switched to being done remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, the last one being on the April 14th edition of the show.
It’s been hyped that he’ll be giving his thoughts on the Money In The Bank pay-per-view.
NJPW CANCELS BEST OF SUPER JUNIORS
Due to COVID-19, New Japan Pro Wrestling announced tonight that all 19 shows that were scheduled for this year’s Best of the Super Juniors tour have been cancelled.
NJPW wrote that the decision was made in response to the pandemic and in light of the extension of state of emergency measures in Japan. The tour was set to kick off at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo on May 12th and conclude at Tokyo’s Ota City General Gymnasium on June 6th.
NJPW also wrote that they are;
“continuing to explore the possibility of presenting matches without fans in attendance if staff and wrestler health and safety can be protected to the highest possible standard.”
TONY KHAN REVEALS NEGATIVE COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS
Ahead of tonight’s episode of Dynamite, All Elite Wrestling owner Tony Khan has revealed that he has tested negative for Coronavirus, following safety measures at Dailys Place in Jacksonville, Florida.
A local union group called IATSE 115 (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) based in Jacksonville, Florida revealed the COVID-19 safety measures, saying that AEW provided all of the COVID-19 Rapid Tests for talents, stagehands, venue employees and other people to take before being allowed into Daily’s Place.
ARCHER VS MARSHALL SET FOR DYNAMITE
All Elite Wrestling have confirmed that Lance Archer will face Nightmare Family member QT Marshall on tonight’s episode of AEW Dynamite.
Archer earned a spot in the TNT Championship finals against Cody at Double Or Nothing last week, putting his AEW record at 4-0.
MLW SIGNS DEAL WITH FIGHT GLOBE
MLW has announced a new partnership with Fight Globe to further expand their programming reach. This multi-year agreement will see distribution of MLW content to numerous countries around the world and in continents such as Europe, Asia and Africa.
MLW C.E.O Court Bauer spoke on the deal, saying;
“This partnership allows MLW to accelerate its global expansion and deliver a vast array of programming to our fans across multiple platforms throughout the world. It’s only fitting to team with Fight Globe, given their reputation as a first-class distributor. Sabine and her team are the best at what they do, and we are ecstatic to have them represent MLW.”
NWA SUPER POWERRR RETURNS NEXT TUESDAY
The National Wrestling Alliance have announced that Super Powerrr will make its return on Tuesday, May 12th.
With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down the National Wrestling Alliance for the time being, the company have not been airing episodes of Powerrr and cancelled the 2020 Crockett Cup.
Tuesday’s Super Powerrr will be headlined by Strictly Business (Nick Aldis & Thomas Latimer) vs. Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll & Brody King).
XPW STAR SUPREME PASSES AWAY
TWM is sad to report that Lester Perfors, known as former XPW wrestler Supreme has passed away at the age of 49.
The news was first reported by the nephew of Supreme, Joey Munoz (California independent wrestler Kaos), who posted on Facebook the sad news, saying;
“I’m at a loss for words. My uncle, My hero, My reason I have a life in Pro Wrestling. Lester aka Supreme passed away this morning. My heart is dropped, broken and numb. I’m at a real loss right now.”
Supreme was a staple on the California Independent scene in the late 90s and 2000s, wrestling for XPW, BJW and FMW. The cause of death is currently unknown
TWM offers their condolences to the friends and family of Supreme