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Wrestling News Update – February 24th, 2019

From Arn Anderson to Josh Alexander, Matt Booker runs through the days biggest stories in the Wrestling News Update.

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MORE INFORMATION ON WWE HALL OF FAMER’S RELEASE

Arn Anderson was one of a recent number of WWE personnel to be released from their employment with the WWE. While most of the wrestlers, by their own admission, asked for their release for different reasons, nothing was ever said about why Arn was released.

Arn joined the WWE originally in 1988, winning the Tag Team titles with Tully Blanchard. After only a year with the company, Anderson went back to WCW, which was where he’d enjoyed his breakthrough and where he’d picked up his wrestling name ‘Anderson’. Arn returned to WWE in 2001 after retiring from in-ring competition in 1997. He worked as a road agent when he started, and would occasionally be seen on camera breaking up various altercations. Skipping forward to 2019 and it seems Anderson may have been fired for something that happened at a house event.

Dave Meltzer reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that this was what happened. Apparently, Vince was unhappy in the way a situation was handled at a house event, no one is sure what the incident was, or how it was mishandled.

“Arn got fired. It’s an incident, I mean everyone is pretty much keeping quiet about what it was, but it was an incident with Vince. I know people who are siding with Arn. I know people who are siding with Vince. I don’t know the whole details of the incident other than it was something at a house show that evidently wasn’t handled well and Arn took the blame for that.”

“Arn and Vince were not really on the best of terms. There had been a lot of situations over the years and another one not too long ago. You know the thing with Arn is he’s well-liked by key people — Triple H, John Cena, you know he’s John Cena’s agent.”

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STARRCAST FILE UNDERTAKER RELATED TRADEMARK

Filed on Valentine’s day this year, Starcast LLC applied for a trademark on the term ‘Dead Man Talking’. In the description for the trademark, it lists personal appearances, live and video podcasts, and ‘wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler’.

While there has been no official mention of the listing, it’s clear that it entirely relates to the Undertaker and his appearance at Starcast II. What isn’t clear is for how long the arrangement is set to last. Many have speculated that Taker’ may get into podcasting as so many of his peers have successfully done. There would certainly be a huge appetite for the opinion of the leader of the locker room through the attitude era and beyond.

IMPACT MAKE NEW SIGNING

Late on Saturday Impact announced there newest signing, Canadian wrestler Josh Alexander. Josh Alexander has competed all over his native Canada, recently capturing the Destiny World Wrestling Title from Pete Dunne at DWW Carnage 2019 on the 20th of Jan. Alexander isn’t a stranger to Impact, working a recent set of tapings and wrestling at Impact One Night Only shows in Canada. Impacts Executive Vice President, Scott D’Amore announced that Josh was signed to a three-year deal, Josh later confirmed this on twitter.

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