WWE CONFIRMS UNDERTAKER: THE LAST RIDE SCHEDULE
— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) May 5, 2020
Following our report regarding the WWE’s mini-series Undertaker: The Last Ride last week, WWE has confirmed the schedule for airing the episodes. As we speculated, the first episode will air following Money in the Bank on Sunday. The docuseries will be split into five parts, with the first three episodes airing on consecutive Sunday’s, before taking a two-week break. The final two episodes will air in the middle of June.
In the press release issued by WWE, they promise that the series will contain interviews with Mark Calaway, his wife Michelle McCool, Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon, Paul “Triple H” Levesque, John Cena, Roman Reigns, Batista, Ric Flair, Edge, Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, and others.
The description of the first episode is as follows:
In this Sunday’s premiere episode, Undertaker comes to terms with his own mortality as he prepares for what many believed to be the final match of his career against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania33. Fans will get a rare glimpse into what led up to that moment, the pressure he puts on himself each year getting ready for WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza, and much more. In addition, the episode looks back at the physical and emotional toll taken on Undertaker after his 21-year WrestleMania undefeated streak came to a shocking conclusion against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 30.
The episode can be seen on the following dates:
- Chapter 1 – This Sunday, May 10 immediately following Money In The Bank at approximately 10 p.m. ET
- Chapter 2 – Sunday, May 17 on demand beginning at 10 am ET
- Chapter 3 – Sunday, May 24 on demand beginning at 10 am ET
- Chapter 4 – Sunday, June 14 on demand beginning at 10 am ET
- Chapter 5 – Sunday, June 21 on demand beginning at 10 am ET
WWE POSTPONES AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND TOUR
It was announced today that WWE’s upcoming tour to Australia and New Zealand has been postponed to 2021.
TEG Dainty, a company specialising in live entertainment, broke the news on their FaceBook page. They promise that any tickets purchased for the 2020 dates will be valid for the new show dates, but if attendees are unable to attend the new dates they should their ticket providers before the end of May.
Changes are as follows:
- Melbourne Aug 6 is now July 29 2021
- Sydney Aug 7 is now July 30 2021
- Auckland Aug 8 is now July 31 2021
TEG is offering any ticket holder who holds on to their ticket the chance to win a meet and greet. There are 30 meet-and-greet’s to be won, 10 at the Australian shows, and 20 for the Auckland show.
MANDY ROSE VS. SONYA DEVILLE ANNOUNCED FOR FRIDAY’S SMACKDOWN
— WWE (@WWE) May 5, 2020
During last night’s RAW, it was announced that Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville will face off on Friday’s episode of SmackDown.
The pair have been going back and forth since WrestleMania weekend when it was revealed that it was Sonya who had been sabotaging Mandy and Otis’s relationship. This Friday’s episode is the final one before Money in the Bank. On last week’s episode, Sonya cost Mandy a spot in the title match.
WWE ANNOUNCE CHARITY FACE MASKS
Be A Superstar! #WWE is proud to offer face masks that are comfortable, breathable and compatible with the CDC's guidance for non-medical face coverings. 100% of the net proceeds from your purchase goes to support @americares. Available now at #WWEShop!https://t.co/P6XGPkXrqx pic.twitter.com/zCJBbmy5mF
— WWEShop.com (@WWEShop) May 4, 2020
WWE announced today a new line of face masks available for pre-order on the WWE store. The masks are non-medical, and come in a variety of styles, teamed around WWE stars past and present.
From the advertising, Kane, Becky Lynch, The New Day, Seth Rollins, Sasha Banks, Macho Man Randy Savage, Triple H, Ric Flair, The NWO, Mustafa, Ultimate Warrior, Bianca Belair, John Cena, The Fiend, Heavy Machinery, and a host of WWE shows and titles all have their own designs.
The profits from the masks will be donated to Americares through until October 31. The full description of the masks is as follows:
WWE is proud to offer face masks that are comfortable, breathable, and compatible with the CDC’s guidance for non-medical face coverings. 100% of the net proceeds from your purchase goes to support Americares Foundation, Inc. who are delivering critically needed medical supplies to health care workers.
Breathable polyester outer, a black breathable polyester inner, and a cotton layer inner guard follows the CDC recommendations for non-medical face coverings.
Comfort-fit ear loops with adjustable straps to fit any adult face shape.
We recommend you wash your mask in cold water with similar colors at least once every 8-10 daily wears. For best results, hang to dry.
Flat mask is 7.1″ w * 4.8″ h (mask covering)
Imported and customized in the USA by Rock ‘Em
These face masks are not FDA or NIOSH-approved. They are not Personal Protective Equipment and are not intended for health care professionals or for use in a clinical setting or as protection from heat sources/flammable gas. Consult a health care professional if Personal Protective Equipment is recommended.
JESSE VENTURA POSSIBLY NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT
— Neil Jones (@dneiljones813) May 2, 2020
Unfortunately, it seems that Jesse Ventura will not be running for President this November after all. The news was revealed by former US Congress candidate Bill Cimbrelo last night in freshly deleted tweets.
Ventura was set to seek his nomination from the Green Party, but according to Cimbrelo, the person who would have run his campaign informed him this now won’t be happening.
The deleted tweet read as follows:
BREAKING: Unfortunately, for reasons that were not elaborated on, @GovJVentura has decided NOT to seek the Green Party nomination for President.
My apologies to all those that made an effort to get this off the ground & for your inevitable disappointment you must feel. Sorry.
SCOTT HALL DELETES TWITTER ACCOUNT
He once offered to buy me a boobjob on Twitter but never followed through ? https://t.co/4vJMyOxUvt
— Session Moth Martina? マーティナセッション (@mothfromdaflats) May 4, 2020
It seems that following an exchange with Irish wrestler Session Moth Martina, Scott Hall has deactivated his Twitter account.
The short exchange started when Martina replied to a totally separate post, which read “what comes to mind when you think of this man” above a picture of Hall at the height of his career. She replied, “He once offered to buy me a boobjob on Twitter but never followed through.”
Hall didn’t take kindly to the comment, replying “You need a personality transplant you dumb bitch.”
Shortly after Hall deleted every tweet from his feed, before deactivating his account altogether.
MLW ANNOUNCES ANOTHER PAY PER VIEW DEAL
DirecTV to distribute MLW events on Pay-Per-View https://t.co/rYPzWBaYNo
— Major League Wrestling (@MLW) May 5, 2020
Following last week’s announcement of a deal with iNDEMAND, MLW revealed another deal struck with DirecTV today.
The deal is very similar to the one announced last week, namely that DirecTV will distribute MLW pay per views. The deal starts almost immediately, with the first event to be streamed in two day’s time, on May 7. MLW CEO, Court Bauer said the following of the deal:
DirecTV is one of the biggest Pay-Per-View players in the game which makes it the perfect distributor for the distinctly sports-centred wrestling fights you can only experience with MLW,
This month will see the following events streamed on the platform:
May 7th: MLW Saturday Night Super Fight
May 14th: MLW Battle Riot II
May 21st: MLW Opera Cup 2019
CHRIS JERICHO FILES FOR TWO INTERESTING TRADEMARKS
Chris Jericho filed for two separate trademarks at the end of April, neither it seems are wrestling related.
The first, “Kuartine” is to do with his musical endeavours, most likely linked to his band Fozzy. Fozzy signed to Sony Music just over a year ago and are due to release their eighth studio album sometime this year. The description of the trademark is as follows:
Entertainment services in the nature of live musical performances; Entertainment services in the nature of live audio performances by a musical group; Entertainment services in the nature of live visual and audio performances by a musical group; Entertainment services in the nature of live vocal performances by a musical group; Entertainment services in the nature of presenting live musical performances.
The second seems linked to his podcasts with actor/director Kevin Smith. The description is as follows:
Entertainment services, namely, providing video podcasts in the field of video watchalongs and popular culture; Entertainment services, namely, providing a web site featuring photographic, audio, video and prose presentations featuring video watchalongs and popular culture; Educational and entertainment services, namely, a continuing program about video watchalongs and popular culture accessible by means of radio, television, satellite, audio, video, web-based applications, mobile phone applications, computer network; Educational and entertainment services, namely, a continuing program about video watchalongs and popular culture accessible by radio, television, satellite, audio, video and computer networks