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WWE picked up right where it left off last Tuesday night on SmackDown Live, promoting Randy Orton as the new baddest man on the planet. This time, it was Jeff Hardy’s turn to confront “The Viper” after his recent attacks and promo that made him Public Enemy No. 1.

But first, Becky Lynch continued her ascension toward the top of the women’s division food chain. Despite how the company has buried Asuka in my opinion, they are doing the right thing in pushing the first ever SmackDown Women’s Champion in a program with Carmella for the title at SummerSlam.

“I knew if I kept pushing, I would get back to where I want to be,” Lynch told the fans in attendance.

No title match in recent memory. No title belt since 2016. This was a long-time coming. But it’s the right move. Gordon Solie used to say the challenger is always stronger than the champion because they are hungrier. This is exactly what he was talking about.

Carmella is the perfect villain in this scenario – who is making it look too easy to hate her. The heat she receives from WWE’s fan base. The current blue brand champion is learning to deliver a better promo.

But… Then Carmella tries to garner sympathy from the fans in Tampa on Tuesday night. And you knew what was coming. Until Charlotte Flair comes to Lynch’s aid. We all know what’s coming Flair vs. Carmella with a Triple-Threat match for the title at SummerSlam in Brooklyn

Here are a few other things I observed from Tuesday night.

The Usos vs. The Bar

Another match in the SmackDown Tag Team Title Tournament. Two former champions show us how its done. With WWE moving forward with the Bludgeon Brothers as champions, putting together a solid tag team tournament is a smart move.

With The New Day watching the match, of course. This match did not disappoint. The one thing this kind of match does is remind us how important the tag team division is to the Tuesday night program because one less hour means more concentration in the ring.

Move and countermove, fans approved every maneuver. The Bar wins in the best match of the night and face The New Day with the winner getting a title opportunity at SummerSlam.

Samoa Joe Speaks

Is there any chance the Samoan Submission Machine won’t win the WWE Title in Brooklyn? WWE is finally doing the right thing in putting the title on the line with A.J Styles facing an old nemesis from TNA.

I have spoken openly on other sites how Joe has been miscast on more than one occasion. Joe knows how to cater to the fans, make his point and still scare the crap out of them at the same time.

This should be one of the better matches at SummerSlam.

Joe’s promo hit below the belt and was brilliant. Failure as a father and failure as a husband, it makes for an amazing plot line.

Jeff Hardy Gets a Turn – Sort of

Hardy still wants the United States Title and hopes to get a shot at Shinsuke Nakamura for the strap. First, he must take care of business with Orton.

And Nakamura got involved in the shenanigans. A stare down of both heels and a mental agreement before the 13-time world champion once again picks apart Hardy. And wiped away the identity of his future opponent.

I’m not sure how this turns out other than a match at SummerSlam – with or without Nakamura as part of the package. It’s a good storyline for Orton.

Lana vs. Zelina Vega

It may not have been the best match of the night, but it was the hottest match, that’s for sure.

I would rather see what the storyline between Andrade “Cien” Almas and Rusev goes, but this, of course, is a slow build,

Vega wins with the interference of Aiden English. Someone cannot be too happy with this outcome.

Daniel Bryan Addresses the Fans About Last Tuesday

Bryan talked about The Miz building a wall between the two of them. He said his nemesis taunted him and picked at him while he was on the shelf. It continues to be part of the build toward SummerSlam.

Bryan calls The Miz a coward. Yes! Yes! Yes! The Miz is one of the best protagonists in the history of the business. I love how Bryan told The Miz he won’t be The Rock or John Cena.

And the challenge has been issued. SUMMERSLAM!

No, we did not need the crying babies.

Carmella vs. Charlotte Flair

Triple-Threat anyone? This was a much better match than I thought it would be.

Carmella has upped her game and looked solid against the Gold Standard. Flair also sold well for the smaller opponent. This has the makings of a solid match, where now I am thinking Becky Lynch is the one who turns on her best friend.


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Jordan Fox’s BLOG: Heroes of Wrestling, Wrestling For A Cause, UFC

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Disclaimer – Sometimes you might wonder what the point of the stories are… I’ll be honest, sometimes there isn’t going to be any meaning to what I’m blogging. I just simply want to share these really cool moments I get to experience. I get to experience these wonderful moments because I work in “The Business.” I work in wrestling, that might not mean much to a non fan, but to wrestling fans, being a full time wrestling employee, like I am, is the Holy Grail.
The wrestling business is my full time job, my “shoot” job & this blog details the fun I experience in our wacky world of wrestling… ENJOY!

* Heroes of Wrestling Episode deuce:

Well, obviously I’m biased but I thought it was good stuff. I’m so anxious to get to our next show so I can improve my performance. I’m watching & seeing these awesome matches & all I can think about it my subpar performance on commentary.
At first I didn’t think my performance was subpar but now that I know everyone is wanting a face/heel dynamic, I can see that I’m not really given them exactly what they want.
Our first 2 tapings (which will amount to our first 4 shows) I was doing a little modern take on commentary which is a friendly duo (think Ian & Colt Cabana for Ring of Honor) not so much a classic take.
But hey, this is how you learn. I’m not gonna say it hasn’t rattled my confidence a little BUT I’m gonna make sure that it doesn’t rattle me for good… If that makes sense at all.

As far as the matches go, HOLY SHIT, they were good… If you haven’t watched, you need to. It’s been less than 24 hours so I’m not going to go through them match by match on this blog simply because I don’t want to play spoiler to anyone who hasn’t watched yet.
I do want to give a special shout out to my boy Will Allday. If you are not following him on social media yet, you need to, right meow!
At our last TV taping, I got to pick his brain a bit & even told him that I hope once I’m healed & back to training in the ring that I could roll with him some & learn some stuff from him & he was all for it. that’s a true pro right there.
As of our last taping he had 22 matches under his belt & I swear I thought he was a 3-5 year pro. FFS, I hope when I have 100 matches in I’m just half as progressed as he is at 20…

* UFC 229

I’m gonna just come out & say it – If you think Khabib Nurmagomedov should be suspended &/or stripped of his UFC Lightweight title & you DON’T think that Connor McGregor should of been suspended, stripped, fined, tarred, feathered & whatever else could be done to him, then you are a hypocrite!
What Khabib did was inexcusable & he is gonna known for that one mistake for the rest of his life. Notice that I referred to it as a mistake.
Now lets look at the shit that Connor pulled prior to this fight. Following a press conference, Khabib had just gotten in a van taking the fighters back to their hotel. McGregor punched a UFC official and threw a dolly through the window of the van. Two fighters were cut by the glass, and both of their fights were canceled.

The UFC took no action.

The Athletic Commission took no action.

You know what Conor fans did online? They shared the video of him throwing the dolly all over social media saying shit like “OHHHHHHHHH the fool is crazy.” “I love Conor!” & I know because even though I didn’t share the video, I did have those thoughts to a degree.
You know what the UFC did with those videos of Conor throwing that dolly through that window? They used it as part of the build up videos prior to the fight. THEY USED IT TO HYPE FANS. They used it to make money. It was an incident that put people at risk, I would argue far more risk than Khabib jumping out of the cage did.

Lets talk about what Conor did with his words… He called Khabib father a sniveling coward and implied that his manager was a terrorist in 9/11 who turned state’s evidence.
Conor implied that Khabib’s manager took part in the worst terrorist attack in this nations history & did not get in one bit of trouble, you know why?
PPV buys, that’s why.
PPV buys are already estimated at more than 2,350,000 buys, with the expectation the number will top 2.4 million.
Conor’s second fight with Nate Diaz, his biggest MMA fight ever, was 1.5 million.
Conor was able to throw a dolly through a van window injuring people & publically accuse his opponents manager of being a part of the 9/11 attacks all because his PPV buys are double anything Ronda Rousey ever did.
I guess money does talk…. loud & obnoxiously

* Upcoming Event

Tomorrow, October 13th, 2018, I’ll be working the “Wrestling for a Cause” show in Claremore Oklahoma! If you are a reader of my Blog & you are at the show, you BETTER come say hi so we can take a picture together!!!!!!!!

Thank you to everyone that reads on a regular basis!! I truly appreciate everyone that is on the pro wrestling journey with me!!

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Jordan Fox’s BLOG: Heroes of Wrestling’s First Episode

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Disclaimer – Sometimes you might wonder what the point of the stories are… I’ll be honest, sometimes there isn’t going to be any meaning to what I’m blogging. I just simply want to share these really cool moments I get to experience. I get to experience these wonderful moments because I work in “The Business.” I work in wrestling, that might not mean much to a non fan, but to wrestling fans, being a full time wrestling employee, like I am, is the Holy Grail.

The wrestling business is my full time job, my “shoot” job & this blog details the fun I experience in our wacky world of wrestling… ENJOY!
Episode 1 is in the books! Heroes of Wrestling is officially an Indy Wrestling Promotion with a media outlet that can reach thousands. As of this writing in fact, it (or we) has reached over 1,400 people (in terms of views.)

I’m anxious to know what people thought of the show but it’s hard to get accurate poll numbers in a situation like this. I could run a poll off of the Heroes site but it would be biased because the majority of people that would see the poll are people that have liked the Heroes of Wrestling Facebook page.
So, I guess that is something we won’t be able to fully report on until we get a wider reach with our episodes. Until then, you are stuck with what I thought of the show lol.

We shot 4 awesome matches, each one I grew more & more jealous that I am not able to get in there & learn from each of these professional athletes.

*Fabio Estrada vs “Mr Studtacular” Brysin Scott – These two guys are pure workers. I’ve been able to scratch the surface with both of these guys & I can’t wait to have them both on the show. you absolutely need to watch this match.

*Randy Wayne vs Graham Bell – I called my first “bull rope match” which featured Randy Wayne & Graham Bell. Holy shit these two guys are tough. That was a lot of fun. I had met both guys earlier in the evening & both were really cool to talk with. I was in a couple of group convo’s with Randy & you can tell he knows a lot about the wrestling business so I hope to pick his brain more as I get to know him better. I didn’t want to be the douche bag that asks him for advice on the first night lol.

*”The Arab Legend” Al Farat & Akbar Farat (w/ DF Santos) vs Brent Mckenzie & Scott Mckenzie (w/ Andy Dalton) – This match featured Al Farat who is someone that I really look up to. He has given me advice multiple times since i came into the business & has even came on my show, Indy Wrestling Radio. It was a fun match with tons of antics. This is truly one of those matches that you suspend your disbelief during & have a hell of a time watching.

*Brock Baker vs. “The Young Gun” Chandler Hopkins – Very Entertaining match. These two guys are insane in the best way possible. both of them in great shape & both of them know their way around a wrestling ring in a way that I hope to accomplish someday.
This show brought back a great memory of mine from the night it was shot. The night started off with me getting ready in the locker room & as I was pulling my hair back, my friend & stablemate, Malico, came to me & said we need to shoot something short for our MadWorld web series we are developing. During the 30 second clip he called me by my character name for the first time, Sly. I was over the moon. Something I’ve worked so hard towards & dedicated so much time to felt like it was starting to come together at that moment. It’s still one of my favorite moments in this business.

I hope everyone that is reading this will go to the “Heroes of Wrestling” Facebook page & watch our first episode. For me, someone new to the wrestling business (that has been a life long fan) it was truly an honor to be a part of the making of this new show. I absolutely cannot wait to see our work on tv.
Till next time ladies & gents! Stay Strong & Too Sweet!!

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Jordan Fox’s Blog: Indy Wrestling Diaries

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Disclaimer – Sometimes you might wonder what the point of these stories are… I’ll be honest, sometimes there isn’t going to be any meaning to what I’m blogging about. I just simply want to share these really cool moments I get to experience. I get to experience these wonderful moments because I work in “The Business.” I work in wrestling, that might not mean much to a non fan, but to wrestling fans, being a full time wrestling employee, like I am, is the Holy Grail.
The wrestling business is my full time job, my “shoot” job & this blog details the fun I experience in our wacky world of wrestling… ENJOY!

I worked my second event for Heroes of Wrestling last week. Color Commentary. I freaking love it. I love the job, I love the promotion, my commentary partner (which is also my boss lol), the wrestlers, everything is going great there.
I want Heroes to be my one constent. I want to travel everywhere to wrestle but I’d love for Heroes to keep me right where I’m at so every 3rd Sunday of the month I know that I’m going to either be on Dish Network, YouTube or Facebook doing Color Commentary.
As far as I know we haven’t gotten any new info on when & where we will be on Dish Network… BUT I CAN’T WAIT!
I am jumping at the chance to show off that I have what it takes to be a great commentator to a large audience & that is exactly what I’m going to do when we do get on Dish.

Being an employee of Heroes of Wrestling has given me the oppertunity to become friends with some great up & coming wrestlers based out of Houston Texas, Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling Training Academy to be exact, two of them being Brock Baker & Will Allday.
Let me tell you, these two guys are going places. It’s not “If” they’ll make it big, it’s “When” they’ll make it big. mark my words on that.
Plus, they are just all round awesome guys, I’ve been picking their brains about my character & they have both been so helpful. Guys, if y’all are reading this, I’m sorry if I’ve bored the shit outta you with questions about my character & in ring stuff. hahaha. I will make it up to both of you! Thank you both!

Yesterday on our DAILY show (Indy Wrestling Radio) my co host, Floyd, mentioned Iceman King Parsons & so i wanted to share this story about my experience with him.
We were working a show in Dallas in April & after our pre show meeting he grabbed me by the arm & told him that he wanted to make sure that I was proud of what i was contributing to the business.
he had heard me tell my boss all the websites that I was in contact with about getting our show results out to them. I had been working hard on getting our name out there & he just wanted to make sure that I knew that i was appreciated & that I should be proud of that.
It was such an awesome thing for him to do. It didn’t take him but 20 seconds to tell me to “be proud of what I’m doing in this business.” 20 seconds & it left a huge impact on what I think about the business. 20 seconds & here we are 5 months later & I’m still thinking (& blogging) about the moment.

You know, the meeting that we were in, one of the topics was making sure that your punches looked crisp. Chavo told us that if “your punches looked like shit, you don’t need to be throwing punches.” lol well, i obviously wasn’t wrestling yet but at that time i was thinking seriously about starting, so i was hanging on every word that all the veterans were saying. He saw me analyzing every word that was said & so he took a second to address the whole lot of us.
So he gave us some huge tips on how to work on our punches. He gave us those tips while looking at me the entire time. The whole time I’m sitting there thinking about how this was “Iceman” King Parsons teaching me how to throw a punch, HOW COOL, RIGHT?!
I’m not going to share his secrets, but I’m going to take full advantage of knowing the secret now that I’m training.

Speaking of training, I have not trained in over 45 days. I sprained my ankle & I haven’t been back in the gym yet. IT. FREAKING. SUCKS.
I did run for the first time today, though. So, that is a step in the right direction. I’m going to do cardio everyday this week & if I don’t feel any major tightness or swelling or any problems at all for that matter, I’m going to start back at the academy next Tuesday.
It’s been extremely disheartening not being able to train. I feel like a wimp getting hurt so quickly into my training.
Chandler Hopkins, one of the wrestling Blue Chippers in Oklahoma (seriously, one of the absolute best in the state) gave me some great advice on taking care of the injury, getting an ankle brace & MOST IMPORTANTLY how to deal with it on a mental level.
I was getting really down, it didn’t seem to be getting any better & I was growing antsy & restless. He reminded me that if i went back too soon I was only going to make things worse.
Thank God that he talked me down because I was seriously about ready to go back & now looking back on the situation, I know that I would of just made matters worse, I would of been out longer & I might of done some serious pernament damage to my ankle.
So Chandler, if you are reading this, THANK YOU!

Dude, What the hell happened last night on RAW to Liv Morgan?? Who in the hell made the call to keep her in the match?? Whoever it was should be fired.
Last night Brie Bella was performing some “Yes Kicks” on her & accidently kicked her in the face… twice.
Now I know that that is her husbands gimmick & it makes 100% sense that she is doing the move set, I get it, I’m not really blaming Liv getting kicked in the face on Brie. Accidents happen, I get that. But, Brie, just like everyone else in that ring & the crew around said ring should of known that she needed help.
The minute she went out cold they should of stopped the match & taken C-spine precautions to ensure if there was a neck injury that they didn’t make it any worse.
I think I’m gonna wait & see what happens with the whole situation before I go into great detail about it, maybe I’ll blog about it at length later in the week after I see the replays & get some other opinions about it.
But I worked in emergency medicine for 7 years as a Firefighter/Paramedic & Flight Paramedic & I can tell you that it was extremely dangerous to be jerking her around like that instead of securing her neck.
That match was not so important that you couldn’t stop the match & use a backboard to get her to the back. So what if it turns out her neck is fine, better safe than sorry.

Thank you guys for checking out the blog!! It’s been getting tons of traffic & nothing but great reviews, so truly, thank you!

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