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Press Release: New X-Pac 1,2,360 With Impact Wrestling’s Eli Drake

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The Chairshot was sent the following press release for the newest episode of X-Pac 1,2,360 featuring Impact Wrestling star Eli Drake:

SEAN ‘X-PAC’ WALTMAN TALKS ABOUT NJPW DOMINION AND THE CM PUNK FIGHT. ELI DRAKE JOINS AS SPECIAL GUEST.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE- Los Angeles

X-PAC 12360

Get it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz9E_bKIsMo

or download the podcast version on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/x-pac-12360/id1150124693?mt=2 or download the podcast version for Android: https://omny.fm/shows/x-pac-12360/eli-drake-on-his-impact-success-and-how-wrestling

Eli Drake On Why It Didn’t Work In WWE

Of course, the WWE thing didn’t work out as well as I’d hoped. If I’m honest at the core of it it’s me. I’m so not good at hiding my feelings. And Bill DeMott and I didn’t get along…I mean it was very strange cause he would come in some days we’d be cool another day I’d come in and be like good morning Bill (motions handshake) look at my hand and just walk away and not shake my hand. You’re the head coach. You’re supposed to be an example. And he’d say, “oh I’m working. I’m working.”… It was just a lot of B.S. And then I’d hear he said he hated me to a couple people. That’s fine we don’t have to be best friends. I ended up going in and talking to him because I’m not going to just ignore that. He said,”What’s the problem?” I said, Well I’m hearing that you are telling people that you hate me. That’s fine. We don’t have to be best friends or anything. But if that’s going to impede my progress I should be here I should move on. And he’s like, “Nah don’t get caught up in this high school B.S. I’m just working when I’m saying that.” What do you mean? We’re not in a situation where that makes sense. I remember exactly where that happened. We were  just setting up the ring for a show at NXT. I think he’d asked somebody where are we setting up Gorilla? And I’d remembered from the last time. Oh, we set it up here the last time and I continued on to do whatever. He turned around and said, “I F’ing hate that guy.” Okay cool, but why am I here if that’s the case.

Eli Drake On Resigning With Impact

July 31st (Contract is up) it was initially May 31st  I asked for a short extension just so I can figure some stuff out cause I’ve got options and things to do. Impact has been amazing to me. They pay me very well. Contrary to popular belief and rumors and what not, I’m living a comfortable life. And at the same time, I have options and I’ve got to figure out what exactly I want to do and where do I want my life professionally and personally to move to. So I’m going to probably try and make that decision as soon as I can but we’ll see what happens.

Eli Drake On What Wrestling Has Become

This is going to be a weird opinion and a lot of people are probably going to hate me for this. I kind of hate what wrestling has become. And what I mean by that is that I feel it’s become a giant spot-fest where we are having to kill ourselves. Whereas my bread and butter your era (Points at X-Pac) go back to the late 90’s it was characters, it was stories. You guys had awesome snappy moves where they were placed just right and it was all the in-between stuff that mattered. Man, I see this stuff look at the way Paige got kicked in the back. The reason we’re doing that stuff it’s like (Smack!) this is real! (Smack!) This is real! I need you all to believe it. Where guys twenty years ago, thirty years ago the people knew they were in on it but they didn’t care because they were so captivated by the characters the storylines all that stuff. Whereas now we have the very jaded fans. It’s the very niche wrestling fans who are like give me more, bigger, bloodier, hurt yourselves and I don’t like that. The other thing I don’t like is where it looks like complete full compliance. Half the time it looks like guys are dancing with each other. I don’t like that. My style of wrestling I want it to look like a fight.

Eli Drake On Almost Being NWA World Champion

We (Billy Corgan) had actually spoken about it. We had talked about it in 2017 because I was coming up for renewal at Impact and I was kind of shopping different options and what not. And he made me an actually pretty good offer and wanted to make everything central around me. And how it would be more personality based right up my alley. At the same time, I had a very nice guaranteed raise with Impact if I stayed and I just wanted to take advantage of that. So I stayed there.

Eli Drake On The Rock Breaking The News To Him That Paul Bearer Had Passed  

He {Paul Bearer} knew he was about to die. He put some things in place to where his assistant actually reached out to me. I was in Panama shooting Hero at the time so I had no phone, no computer, none of that. So it was The Rock who actually told me. I guess he forgot that we didn’t have our phones or computers cause he was like, “hey, I’m sorry for what happened to your manager.’  What are you talking about? And he was like, ‘William Moody died last night.’ And I was like, (Shocked Face) I had no idea. And now I could see the look on his face and he knew that he was the one breaking the news to me and he felt like a complete piece of garbage at that point. I’m like it’s fine don’t worry about it but I was like holy shit.

SEAN ‘X-PAC’ WALTMAN TALKS ABOUT DOMINION

Everything that’s been said by people about praising Naito and Jericho and Okada and Omega, I can’t argue with any of it. Especially the Okada/Omega match. I mind ya when you watch that match you have to be ready to hunker down and have the drinks and everything cause you’re there for a while. It was over an hour, when I hear okay {Dave}Meltzer said this was… I’m going okay I wanna see why he said that. So I go back and watch it carefully and some of that stuff is just whole other level shit we’re talking about here. Really intricate stuff that isn’t hard to follow though. It’s such a pleasure to be able to watch that.

SEAN ‘X-PAC’ WALTMAN TALKS ABOUT JERICHO VS NAITO AT DOMINION

The story was excellent. After he {Chris Jericho} wins, he attacks him and starts whipping him with a belt. So then EVIL comes in and makes the save and the place goes nuts over that. It was a win win, good stuff.

SEAN ‘X-PAC’ WALTMAN TALKS ABOUT CM PUNK’S FIGHT AT UFC 225

A lot of people want to say this and that. First of all, just all the training and everything that goes into it that’s the worst part. He got off a couple of shots I saw, I think he landed one or two punches, at least one, I know he landed one. But he couldn’t do it. He couldn’t take Mike Jackson down.

SEAN ‘X-PAC’ WALTMAN TALKS ABOUT COREY GRAVES’ TWEETS ON CM PUNK

Okay so Corey Graves he vented on Punk, it seemed like kind of a bad look at first, but then when I kinda looked into it more, hear his side of things. I totally understand where he’s coming from, totally. Emotions fly and he was hurt and he expressed it. And I don’t have a problem with that at all. It may or may not have looked good but hey sometimes we don’t look good.

SEAN ‘X-PAC’ WALTMAN REMEMBERS DUSTY RHODES

It was either yesterday or the day before, it was the anniversary of I think three or four years of the passing of the American Dream Dusty Rhodes. I just wanted acknowledge that and once again talk about the first time I ever went to a live Pro Wrestling event and what made me decide I wanted to do this for the rest of my life was American Dream Dusty Rhodes vs Ric Flair for the NWA Title… It was an amazing experience… He’s the mother effing’ man! Rest in peace American Dream Dusty Rhodes, obviously you’re missed by so many and I just noticed on Twitter all the people that tweeted about that. Damn sure Dusty Rhodes is never gonna be forgotten, ever.

Get it all on this week’s brand new episode of AfterBuzz TV’s X-Pac 12360. Two words for you…DOWNLOAD IT!

 

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MLW News: PCO vs. Brody King Added To MLW’s War Games In September

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With Major League Wrestling’s big War Games event rapidly approaching on September 6th from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the card continues to fill up as today MLW has announced that Brody King will take on PCO:

BOUNTY HUNTER BRODY KING RUMBLES WITH PCO AT MLW’S SEPTEMBER 6 FORT LAUDERDALE FUSION TV TAPING

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – What happens when a 6’5” bounty hunter takes on the “French Canadian Frankenstein”? Wrestling fans will find out September 6th as Brody King vs. Pierre Carl Ouellet (“PCO”) has been signed for MLW WAR GAMES® at Fort Lauderdale’s War Memorial Auditorium! 

The super card will also feature a FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.  

Ticket start at just $10. You can purchase tickets now at MLWgo.com.

The resurrection of PCO’s career continues with literally his biggest challenge to date as he battles the young and massive bounty hunter Brody King.  

King, who is a dangerous combination of power and uncanny agility will be a test PCO.  However, PCO’s experience, durability and unorthodox approach to fights makes this a certified slobberknocker in the making.

See this battle of two monsters live!  You can purchase tickets now at MLWgo.com starting at just $10.

Wrestlers signed for the WAR GAMES® super card include:

WAR GAMES MATCH:

JOHN MORRISON, TOMMY DREAMER, KOTTO BRAZIL, BARRINGTON HUGHES & SHANE STRICKLAND

VS.

SAMI CALLIHAN, JIMMY HAVOC, ??? AND THE DEATH MACHINES

MEXICAN MASSACRE MATCH:

PENTAGON JR. (CORNERED BY KONNAN) VS. LA PARK (PRESENTED BY SALINA DE LA RENTA)

PCO VS. BRODY KING

ALSO:

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION LOW KI

WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION MAXWELL J. FRIEDMAN

“FILTHY” TOM LAWLOR

REY FENIX

THE HART FOUNDATION

THE DIRTY BLONDES WITH COLONEL PARKER

PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

More matches and wrestlers will be announced in the coming days and weeks at MLW.com.  

MLW WAR GAMES® is an all ages event.

The War Memorial Auditorium is located at 800 NE 8th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304.

Parking: The venue has a parking lot. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis. There is a small fee for parking at the venue’s lot. 

MORE ABOUT MLW:

Major League Wrestling (MLW®) is a sports media holding company with a focus on professional wrestling sporting events/programming, digital content and ancillary entertainment.

MLW Radio Network is the leading provider of professional wrestling podcasts in the world with 5-6 podcasts in the top iTunes 100 in the sports category on the average day.

MLW content has been distributed commercially in in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, India, Denmark and Bangladesh among other territories.

Like MLW on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/majorleaguewrestling 

Follow MLW on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MLW

Follow MLW on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/majorleaguewrestling 

Learn more about MLW at: http://www.MLW.com 

 

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WWE News: More On Sin Cara’s Injury, What He Had Surgery For

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As it was noted yesterday, WWE Superstar Sin Cara was down in Birmingham, Alabama for an undisclosed injury with little details being revealed (read about that here). Of course, Birmingham is where Dr. Jeffrey Dugas is located, the man who does nearly all of the surgical procedures whenever any of the WWE’s performers are injured.

Sin Cara had been out of action since a SmackDown Live Event in Albany, Georgia on August 5th when he defeated Aiden English, but there was never any news regarding an injury. Late last night, Sin Cara took to Twitter to reveal that he had in fact undergone knee surgery with Dr. Dugas, but it’s still not known the exact nature of the procedure:

Translation: Today we did with Doctor Jeffrey Dugas a few small adjustments on my knee to get back with everything to my field 🤼♂️. The body is wise and tells you when to stop ✋️. But he also has memory and knows when to return 👊.

At this time, it’s unclear when Sin Cara will be able to return to the ring.

 

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WWE News: Non-Spoiler Preview For Tonight’s NXT (8/14/18)

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Although tonight’s episode of WWE NXT was previously recorded at Full Sail University, we at The Chairshot realize not everyone likes a spoiler. With that in mind, here’s a non-spoiler preview of what’s happening on NXT, the final episode before Saturday’s TakeOver: Brooklyn IV, which airs at 8PM EST on the WWE Network:

  • Tyler Bate meets The Undisputed Era’s Roderick Strong
  • The Street Profits look to make The Mighty kneel in Tag Team action
  • Can Aliyah slow down Kairi Sane’s momentum heading into TakeOver?
  • The Velveteen Dream has some final words for EC3
  • Will we find out who attacked Aleister Black?

Don’t forget to catch Mitchell’s WWE NXT Report. You can also catch instant reactions and join the conversation with members of The Chairshot staff on Twitter (@theCHAIRSHOTcom) beginning with the start of the show. So give us a follow!

 

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