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HIROSHI TANAHASHI CLEARED TO WRESTLE
On August 1, Hiroshi Tanahashi made a television appearance with another cast member who has tested positive for COVID-19.
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) August 5, 2020
NJPW has announced that Hiroshi Tanahashi has thankfully been cleared to wrestle in the upcoming Summer Struggle event. Click here to find out more.
PAT MCAFEE TO APPEAR ON NXT AND ADDRESS ADAM COLE SITUATION
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) August 5, 2020
WWE has announced that Pat McAfee will be making an appearance on this evening’s episode of NXT to address the situation between himself and Adam Cole.
Last month Cole stormed out of Pat’s radio show, shoving a producer in a shower of expletives. An apology from Cole followed, with Triple H going on Pat’s show to clear the air.
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Hey @adamcolepro.. I’m thankful for the opportunity to chat. I feel like the convo was something that doesn’t happen often anymore..2 people have a miscommunication, they talk about, can agree to disagree about some things & they move forward. How you doin? Keep it movin. #wwenxt
It seems WWE plan to cash in at this point, with McAfee tweeting that he would take a break from his honeymoon to “clear up some drama,”. McAfee later posted a picture of him and Cole taking backstage with the following caption:
“@adamcolepro.. I’m thankful for the opportunity to chat.
I feel like the convo was something that doesn’t happen often anymore..2 people have a miscommunication, they talk about, can agree to disagree about some things & they move forward.
How you doin?
Keep it movin.”
AEW LAUNCH HEELS
WE ARE LAUNCHING A DYNAMIC MEMBERSHIP PLATFORM FOR FEMALE WRESTLING FANS
— AEW Heels (@AEW_Heels) August 5, 2020
Earlier today AEW launched their new female-focused wrestling community. Click here to find out about this new, exciting venture.
NICK KHAN JOINS WWE EXECUTIVE GROUP
.@WWE today announced that Nick Khan, former Co-Head of Television at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), has been named President & Chief Revenue Officer, reporting directly to WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. https://t.co/TsAjerzvQ2
— WWE Public Relations (@WWEPR) August 5, 2020
WWE announced today that Nick Khan would be joining the organisation as a new president and chief revenue officer.
Nick leaves CAA (Creative Artists Agency), where he had worked on the WWE recent TV deals. Khan is reportedly leaving on good terms.
Nick joins WWE during a transitional time, the company only recently released Michelle Wilson and George Barrios. It’s believed that Nick will be picking up some of the responsibilities left by the pair.
In a press release by WWE, Vince McMahon said the following of Nick:
“Nick is a seasoned media executive with a deep understanding of our business and a proven track record of generating significant value for sports and entertainment properties. While representing WWE at CAA, he was instrumental in transforming our business model by securing domestic medheelia rights increases of 3.6x over our previous agreements. Nick’s management style and personal demeanor are perfect for WWE’s entrepreneurial culture, and he will fit right in with our exceptional management team.”
ERIC YOUNG CONFIRMS EXCLUSIVE CONTRACT WITH IMPACT
Eric Young confirmed his contract status with Impact Wrestling during an interview with SportsKeeda. Young was released by WWE during the roster restructuring in mid-April.
Eric didn’t beat about the bush when asked, replying simply when asked about his status with the company:
Yeah, I am on an exclusive contract with IMPACT. I’m very excited about that!
The details aren’t known at this point, but it seems he’ll be challenging Eddie Edwards for the Impact title in the near future.