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WWE ANNOUNCE UNSANCTIONED MATCH FOR NEXT WEEK’S RAW
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) July 14, 2020
WWE has moved Big Show and Randy Orton’s match from the Extreme Rules pay per view.
The match was due to take place during the pay per view, but WWE has decided to move it to the next night’s episode of RAW.
Orton faced R-Truth last night, during the match Big Show made an appearance in an effort to cost Orton the victory. Unfortunately for Show, Orton picked up the win regardless. After the match Big Show accepted Randy’s challenge, later WWE confirmed that the match would be on RAW.
FTR OPEN UP ABOUT FINAL MEETING WITH VINCE
For the FIRST TIME EVER!
Some are predicting that this match will be in their #AEWTop5.
It's FTR vs. The Lucha Bros in tag team action at Fight for the Fallen!
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) July 14, 2020
In an interview with Inside the Ropes, FTR revealed details about an unlikely final meeting with WWE boss Vince McMahon.
The pair left WWE earlier this year, just prior to WWE’s black Wednesday. Unlike other stars released by the company, The Revival, as they were then known, simply came to the natural end of their contracts. This meant the stars were free to sign with another promotion as soon as they liked. This culminated in AEW signing the pair, rebranding them FTR, and putting them front and centre into an instant program with The Young Bucks and Butcher & The Blade. FTR is set to face The Lucha Brother’s at tomorrow night’s Fight for the Fallen.
In the interview, the pair spoke about their last meeting with Vince. During the meeting Vince apparently apologised to the pair, saying that creative had failed to pass their idea on to him. According to FTR, Vince acknowledged that the system was broken and went as far as to apologise to them. Please see the quote below:
We talked with Vince. Our last meeting with Vince he apologized because we had been sending all these pitches in and he had never seen them because the writers were too afraid to approach him with different ideas and he apologized for the system being broken.
SONNY KISS RELEASES STATEMENT RESPONDING TO ABUSE
— ♥ Sonny Kiss ♥ (@SonnyKissXO) July 13, 2020
Sonny Kiss has issued a statement following the abuse directed at him online.
Sonny was announced as Cody’s opponent at this week’s Fight for the Fallen event. The match would see Cody put his TNT Championship on the line once again. Upon the announcement of the match, one Twitter user posted a homophobic remark in response.
This is terrible. And you’re not worth the signal boost.
But I’ll make this clear to fans worldwide.
If you have a problem with a gay man receiving a title shot, you can kiss my ass.
I’m proud to share the ring with Sonny. https://t.co/ZNkTZ29rRb
— Cody (@CodyRhodes) July 12, 2020
Both Cody and Dustin Rhodes posted responses to the message, both telling the user where to go and what they could do with their opinions.
You are one of those guys, a jackass of monumental proportions. Don't you ever speak like that again, you piece of shit! No room for that kind of crap. Now go bury your head forever. https://t.co/kCVeoN750t
— Dustin Rhodes (@dustinrhodes) July 13, 2020
Sonny’s statement read as follows:
Thank you everyone for the overwhelming amount of support. It truly means a lot to me.
I’ve been incredibly open and comfortable with who I am since I was practically a baby. You can’t shame someone who is unabashed.
LGBTQ+ community and allies, I completely stand with you guys in making wrestling a more positive and comfortable escape for everyone. That is something that we should all strive for. So, once again, I thank you!
I’ll close with this:
Sadly, I’d imagine the people on social media who spew hatred are often feeling more pain and sadness that what they’re inflicting on others. I won’t speak for everyone and I will continue to respect everyone’s responses that come naturally to them. We’re human. We have emotions. For me, I try my best to not counter hate with hate, but rather with confidence. “An eye for an eye… well, you know the rest. 😉
To the LGBTQ+ community: this Wednesday. It’s ON! This is not only for me, but for US! I’m going into this match feeling better than ever.
KENNY OMEGA TALKS ABOUT UPCOMING AEW VIDEO GAME
In a recent interview with CBR, Kenny Omega has spoken about the upcoming AEW video game. In the interview, Kenny spoke about how he wanted the players to feel like they were in the ring controlling the wrestler. He clarified saying he didn’t want the game to feel slow, like a simulation, but wanted the fun factor present on some older wrestling titles.
He also spoke about how the game needed to be accessible to as many people as possible, but still with the option for dedicated gamers to compete on the game. Please see the full quote below:
“Right now everything’s in a very preliminary phase. I can’t talk too much about it, of course, because I really want to have something of material to show people when the time is right. And we’re working at such an incredible pace right now. I think maybe we’ll have something to show sooner than what people would expect. Not saying anything playable, but at least something to show people.”
“For me, I believe there needs to be a sense of being in the ring, that you’re controlling your favorite wrestler or controlling your create-a-character. But it’s not so much a simulation where the movements are slow. I want to recapture the sort of fun factor that we used to have back in the day, whether it be WWF WrestleFest, WWF No Mercy, WWF WrestleMania 2000, Virtual Pro Wrestling 1 and 2. I want a very simplified system that allows for pick up and playability. However, I want the moves and the structure of the game to be so crisp and the potential for it to be deep, to the point where you can have a match that actually resembles something of a pro wrestling match where the moves look the way they should, the characters move the way they should.”
“But at the end of the day, a game needs to be fun. I want a game where I can take my favorite character and do all of his moves and decimate my opponents. But I want to be able to call over a friend that never games and with a very simple explanation, I want him to be able to pick up a controller and be able to feel like he’s in control of his movements and his destiny as well. I don’t want people to take the literal words from this to assume what the game is going to be like.
But one thing I appreciate in a fighting game, like Street Fighter, it’s got a very difficult entry barrier to play at a top level. It’s almost impossible. You can’t be a dude off the street and do it. It takes a lot of practice time and a lot of grinding. You have to be like a math magician on the spot to calculate frames and advantages and all that. When people assume control of their favorite wrestler or their latest creation, I want them to feel like it’s not difficult to do the moves they want to do. I want them to feel like they can perform the way they want to perform.”
AEW FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) July 14, 2020
See below for AEW’s Fight for the Fallen card. AEW has also announced that Chris Jericho will be taking a segment of the show.
- Jon Moxley (c) vs. Brian Cage AEW World Championship match
- Cody Rhodes (c) vs. Sonny Kiss TNT Championship match
- The Elite vs. Jurassic Express
- FTR vs. The Lucha Brothers
- Brandi Rhodes and Allie vs. TBC