The following press release was issued to The Chairshot for the newest episode of Women’s Pro Wrestling Weekly with special guest Rebel of IMPACT Wrestling:
IMPACT WRESTLER REBEL IS THE SPECIAL GUEST ON WOMEN’S WRESTLING WEEKLY AND TALKS ABOUT WHAT SHE WANTS TO DO AFTER WRESTLING AND WHAT ADVICE GAIL KIM GAVE HER
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WPW Weekly Hosts, TK Trinidad, Evan T Mack and Sarah The Rebel Break Down Women Wrestling News For The Week
PRESS RELEASE- Los Angeles
Get it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jUHJus4CHjE or download the podcast version on iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/womens-pro-wrestling-weekly/id1354335221?mt=2 with highlights below:
How Rebel has incorporated her experience in the LFL into her wrestling career? : It prepared me for the hard hits…the training, the athleticism, the cardio…There’s tons of things that are similar to it…You have to be in shape, you have to be athletic…Getting slammed is similar to getting tackled…
On how her cheerleading as a Dallas Cowgirl has affected her wrestling: Cheerleading definitely helped as well, I mean with the flexibility, the stamina, the cardio, the footwork…it all plays into it…When I was first learning wrestling, there were some moves… because I have a dance background, where I was like, “Oh, that’s like a swing dancing move…I was the only girl in my training…and I’m very cheerleader like and they were like, “Oh, she’s too peppy.”
Rebel tells us what she would like to do after wrestling: Well, I like to say that I’m a Jill of all Trades, and I feel like I have done a little bit of everything…I would like to do more acting. I originally had move to LA to do acting and then I just went off to all these little alternate routes. And so I think I’d like to get back to that…After I win the Impact Wrestling Knockout Title!
Top five wrestlers Rebel would like to wrestle/re-match?I definitely would like to wrestle Gail Kim again!…I’d like to wrestle Ric Flair [laughs]. I’d like to wrestle or actually spend some time because she is no longer with us but Sherri Martel. I think she was pretty amazing. When I was Evil Rebel of the Dollhouse I definitely studied Sherri Martel and just think she’s awesome!
WWW has heard that REBEL has been pursuing MMA as well…: When I first started my career I was really thinking of going that route and I think I just got busy doing other things and I kind of put it on the back burner. I don’t know if I’ll get back to it or not. It’s definitely something I’m interested in.
How was her experience wrestling in Japan for Stardom?: Oh man, no only did I grow as a wrestler, but I grew as a person. I love their culture, I miss their Japanese sweet potatoes! Working with the girls was such a great experience. The consistency of getting to wrestle so often there with so many great girls and great talent…I grew so much and I improved so much — in the ring and outside of the ring.
What is her current workout regiment like?: I like to switch it up, because you know you get burnt out on a certain type of workout. I like crossfit, I’m starting to get into that…I usually do a lot of cardio and I feel like crossfit now helps me do more strength training.
Who does she want to go up against next in Impact?: I think that, right now, Tessa Blanchard is really hot in the wrestling scene and I think that I would like a title match against her.
What advice has Gail Kim given her?: Just to show that fire, show that passion, be aggressive…Her advice is constantly catered to what I just showed her in the ring…but for the most part for me it’s showing that fire, showing that aggressiveness…
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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle: Mickie James Update, Jeff Hardy, RAW Ratings and More! (7/17/19)
News Involving: Mickie James, Finn Balor, Jeff Hardy, RAW Ratings and More!
News Here! Mickie James Update, Jeff Hardy, RAW Ratings and More!
Latest On Jeff Hardy
In Monday’s shuffle I discussed the news on Jeff Hardy’s latest public intoxication arrest. Since then, more details have been released regarding the incident. TMZ is reporting that Hardy smelled of booze and was passed out in a public stairwell before being arrested.
Once again, Hardy’s struggles with addiction have been well documented in the past, so I am not going to comment on them. Here is hoping that he is able to get things in order and get his life on track.
RAW Ratings See An Increase
RAW continues to slowly climb out of the ratings hole, as this weeks ratings showed an increase in viewership. The hourly breakdown looks like this:
Hour 1 – 2.379 million viewers
Hour 2 – 2.503 million viewers
Hour 3 – 2.478 million viewers
This is good news for WWE, RAW, and USA, as RAW typically has had a hard time keeping viewers into the third hour. RAW was actually a very solid show last night, and one of the first RAW’s in a very long time that I watched from start to finish while it aired live. Slowly, but surely, WWE will do what they can to climb out of the hole.
Mickie James Undergoes ACL Surgery
Earlier today, WWE star Mickie James went under the knife to repair her injured ACL. The injury looks to keep her out of the ring into next year. Her husband, Nick Aldis, took to Twitter to update fans on the successful surgery.
UPDATE: Surgery was a complete success. I’m sure when she’s feeling up to it she’ll share more. Thank you all! 🙌 https://t.co/RxCHyko2UQ
— Nick Aldis (@RealNickAldis) July 16, 2019
Mickie James is still a very talented wrestler who adds depth to the women’s division. There is still a place for her on the roster, and one can assume that the WWE will want to keep her when she fully recovers.
Finn Balor Taking Time Off?
Finn Balor lost the Intercontinental championship at Extreme Rules, and the loss had many scratching their heads. However, it appears there is reasoning behind it according to Pro Wrestling Sheet, as Balor has requested time off from WWE to recharge. Though he requested time off, it appears that it will not be granted until after the upcoming SummerSlam pay per view.
It will be interesting to see how Balor will be written off of TV. One could assume a SummerSlam match with Bray Wyatt will lead to his exit. Perhaps on his return, he could join his friends in The Club ?
Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle: Jeff Hardy, RAW Reunion, Paul Heyman and More! (7/15/19)
News Involving Jeff Hardy, RAW Reunion, Paul Heyman and More!
News here! Jeff Hardy, RAW Reunion, Paul Heyman and More!
Jeff Hardy Arrested
According to various news outlets this weekend, WWE star Jeff Hardy was arrested for public intoxication Saturday in South Carolina.Police said they received a report of an intoxicated person in Myrtle Beach about 11 a.m. Shortly after, authorities arrested Hardy without incident and charged him with public intoxication.Hardy posted a $153 bond and was released the same day.In a statement, WWE said, “Jeff Hardy is responsible for his own personal actions.”
Jeff Hardy’s battles with substance abuse over the years have been well documented. After period of staying off the radar, Hardy has been in court twice over the past year for alcohol related issues. Here is hoping that Hardy can get things under control.
Huge RAW Planned For Next Week
During Sunday nights Extreme Rules pay per view, WWE aired a commercial for RAW Reunion that will take place on July 22nd. Some of the big names advertised include Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and Ric Flair.
It’ll be the BIGGEST reunion in Monday Night #RAW HISTORY.
— WWE (@WWE) July 14, 2019
This seems like a reach for a quick ratings grab, but it is always cool to see the legends return. Potentially we could see some involvement from some of the legends for SummerSlam storylines ?
Paul Heyman Appears At EVOLVE Show
For those of you who didn’t catch the EVOLVE 10th Anniversary show on the WWE Network Saturday night, you missed out on a hell of a show. You also missed out on an appearance from none other than Paul Heyman. Most wrestling fans know that Heyman mentored EVOLVE founder Gabe Sapolosky back in ECW.
“You’re going to watch this match, and you’re going to say to yourselves ‘that was the moment we all knew that this industry is going to EVOLVE.'”@HeymanHustle makes a surprise appearance at #EVOLVE131 ahead of the Winner Takes All Match between @austintheory1 and @RealJDDrake! pic.twitter.com/7ugS1xMr60
— WWE (@WWE) July 14, 2019
Those of you have followed my daily news shuffles, and the random In This Corner articles I put together, know that I rarely follow the indie wrestling scene. However, I took in both the EVOLVE show and AEW Fight For The Fallen. I was extremely impressed with the talent in EVOLVE, and my hopes are that WWE continues to broadcast their shows on the WWE Network.
Enzo and Cass Done With ROH ?
During April’s G1 Supercard Show at Madison Square Garden, fans were shocked to see Enzo and Cass jump the guard rail and started attacking ROH stars. Many felt initially that this may have been a shoot, but it appeared to be a work to lead to a potential appearance in ROH for the two. However, according to Dave Meltzer on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, it appears the relationship between the former WWE stars and ROH is over before it truly began. According to Meltzer, NJPW was unhappy as they were not notified before hand of their appearance, and the company has cut their loses with the two.
It’s Enzo and Cass. I mean, with what little I follow ROH, I can’t really see the two of them fitting with the company long term. However, if you want a team to be a legit heel right out of the chute, you could have that with those two.