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EDGE TALKS ABOUT THE COMPETITION BETWEEN AEW AND WWE
In a recent interview, Edge has spoken about the developing competition between AEW Dynamite and WWE’s NXT. Edge was speaking to Screen Rant about his new movie, Money Plane when he touched on the subject.
Edge was fairly blunt regarding the matter, competition is good in his eyes. No matter the situation, be it business, sport, or anything, competition brings out the best in people.
I think competition in anything is always a good thing,” Edge said. “I think it forces people to up their game and not rest on their laurels. I think, if I’m looking at it from the performer’s aspect, it’s another place to be able to ply your trade, and that’s amazing.
He went on.
As a wrestling fan, that’s never a bad thing! To have, you know, a lot of different options. Now’s a great time to be a wrestling fan. It’s a really good time to be a performer, too. I look at it from the aspect of, I’m someone who always wants to be the best. I always want my character to stand out. That’s even more so if there’s more competition. Personally, I think it’s a good thing.
WWE ANNOUNCES WOMEN’S EVOLUTION WEEK
— WWE (@WWE) July 12, 2020
WWE.com has announced that this coming week will be ‘Women’s Evolution Week’. The move will see all digital platforms focus on the growth and development of women’s wrestling over the last five years.
WWE.com writes that this week marks the five year anniversary of Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Sasha Bank’s arrival on RAW. Interestingly, the Evolution pay per view happened in at the end of October, and there have been no rumours that WWE is planning to bring it back in the short term. WWE’s article reads as follows:
Five years ago on July 13, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks arrived to Raw, signaling a change for women’s wrestling in WWE. In honor of this landmark night in sports-entertainment history, WWE will celebrate Women’s Evolution Week on its digital and social channels all this week.
Check back with WWE’s digital platforms each day this week for exciting looks back at landmark Women’s division moments in WWE, the trailblazing Superstars who paved the way and what lies ahead for the intrepid female competitors of the future.
VINCE MADE ALL BLACK WEDNESDAY DECISIONS
On the 15th of April this year WWE inexplicably cut over 20 stars from its roster. The move was referred to as a cost-cutting measure at the time. The world was in the grasp of the COVID-19 pandemic and wrestling was hanging on by its fingernails.
All most three month on and more details are starting to come out regarding that fateful day. According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Vince made all of the decisions himself, on his own.
This meant that Paul Heyman and Bruce Pritchard weren’t even in the loop as they planned for RAW and SmackDown respectively.
RUSEV CONTRACTS COVID-19
Miro (formally known as Rusev) revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 during his latest gaming stream. While it is very possible that Miro has tested positive, he looked healthy and full of sprits during the stream.
The news comes after Lana posted a picture of her mother in hospital on Instagram, asking for prayers as both her parents were fighting the virus.
The thoughts of all of us here at TWM are with Rusev, Lana, and their entire family at this difficult time.