The Chairshot was sent the following press release today for the newest edition of Women’s Pro Wrestling Weekly on Afterbuzz TV. The special guest for this episode is one of the original GLOW competitors, Little Egypt:
LITTLE EGYPT FROM THE ORIGINAL GLOW IS THE SPECIAL GUEST ON WOMEN’S WRESTLING WEEKLY AND TALKS ABOUT BEING APART OF THE ORIGINAL GLOW AND WHAT SHE THINKS OF THE NEW GLOW
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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/Hj9B3QKRrMg or download the podcast version on iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/womens-pro-wrestling-weekly/id1354335221?mt=2 with highlights below:
Little Egypt Talks About Why David McLean Didn’t Want To Be Interviewed for the Glow Documentary:
It wasn’t because he didn’t want to tell his story. We actually brought David into the Afterbuzz studios for Season 1 of Glow’s Aftershow, David breaks down his own thoughts about Glow during that time. It was a personal choice and that was perfectly ok. The timing just didn’t fit. And he is 100% supportive of all of us.
Little Egypt Breaks Down The Difference Between GLOW on Netflix’s and The Original GLOW:
It was probably darker what happened to us and we also were pioneering and when you are pioneering you don’t know you are pioneering. When you pioneering, it’s just like stressful and confusing and you are trying to survive. That’s what the atmosphere was for all of us. I love that they are taking a funny spin on it because it holds the audience better. I don’t know how much drama someone wants to see on a weekly basis. So, I absolutely love that they are doing it as a dramedy. It is loosely based. There is absolutely no confusion with most of us. There are some character similarities but there definitely not complete 100% knockoffs.
Little Egypt Talks About Her Relationship with Ivory:
I love Lisa Moretti. She wrestled as Tina Ferrari and went on to be Ivory in WWE. I’m absolutely so excited that she’s finally in the Hall of Fame. Should have been there 10 years ago, absolutely.
Little Egypt Talks About Starting the Glow Documentary:
These two guys from Houston Texas were at a college and they just had done a couple other documentaries. So they got a hold of Babe(The farmer’s daughter) and worked out the details and started to put together the very first interview I was at. And when I got there… there were 6 girls and I came because I heard Matilda the Hun was going to be there and I hadn’t seen her in forever. I wrestled her like crazy. So, I drove from Vegas to LA to give my interview and I watched Malida come out of her van in a wheelchair and my heart just broke. And I’m sitting there and I’m told that Fuji was in a nursing home. I asked the producer, “ how many interviews do you schedule and he said, this is all we have. And I thought, wait a minute you are about to preserve our legacy forever; we need to have this story told by more than 6 people. And I said can you give me time to go and find those girls. …. I found 40 out of 60 girls.
Little Egypt Talks About How She Got into Wrestling:
At the age of 19 I got a job at a t-shirt store. And in walks Mt. Fuji this 350lbs Samoan giant to have a t-shirt made for a match and she asked what I want to do with my life. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and she could see something in me that I didn’t see in myself. … She looked at me and said you don’t need to be here, you could be doing what I’m doing and come wrestle with me at the Riviera.
Little Egypt Talks About Women’s Evolution:
(Back in the day) we pulled in audiences but never got the credit for it. GLOW came out and for 4 years, it didn’t mean anything that women were viable. But before WWE pulled the trigger and said we are going to do a pay per view, long before that Shimmer, TNA, WOW(were around….. That’s great because they are a big influence in our industry.
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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle: Jeff Hardy, RAW Reunion, Paul Heyman and More! (7/15/19)
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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.
Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle: Latest On Extreme Rules, SummerSlam Changes, Alexa Missing RAW and More! (7/12/19)
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Original RAW Main Event Plans
This past Monday’s RAW featured the main even of Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre taking on Roman Reigns and a partner of his opponents choosing. The mystery partner of Reigns was masked the entire match, and was eventually revealed to be Cedric Alexander. According to PWInsider, the decision to use McIntyre was not made until hours before the show. Original plans called for the company to use an extra or local indie wrestler. The report also notes that there will be storyline follow up for Cedric Alexander that will play out the next few weeks.
Some people didn’t care for the choice, but I think it makes sense with the changes that are occurring with the weekly shows. The company hasn’t really done a lot with Alexander since his main roster call up, so my hope is that pairing him with Reigns helps establish him on the RAW roster.
SummerSlam Changes Coming ?
Speaking of changes to the WWE, the Twitter account of WrestleVotes Tweeted that any plans involving the SummerSlam card are subject to change this week with the Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman officially starting in their new roles. WrestleVotes has been very accurate with rumors involving WWE in the past.
Was told recently that anything WWE had planned for SummerSlam in advance was all subject to change once Bischoff & Heyman fully start their roles this upcoming week. Good on Vince & Co to allow a legitimate clean start. No forced agendas off the jump. That’s how it should be.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) July 11, 2019
The company had to finish up story lines before letting Heyman and Bischoff loose, so changes to the SummerSlam plans make sense. RAW and SmackDown have shown some improvement the past couple of weeks, so I am excited to see what changes will continue to occur.
Reason For Alexa Bliss RAW Abscence
The rumor mill was buzzing this week with Alexa Bliss and her absence from RAW. Dave Meltzer noted on the latest addition of Wrestling Observer radio that the reason she missed RAW, and the reason Nikki Cross was added to the match at Extreme Rules is that Alexa is suffering from a bad sinus infection.
“Alexa Bliss has a real bad sinus infection. Originally, they were not going to do the handicap match. The handicap match was a late change and everything that happened on TV on Monday and Tuesday with no Alexa Bliss was because of her sinus infection and they rewrote that whole storyline.”
I though things seemed out of sorts on RAW with Nikki Cross winning the beat the clock challenge. I am going to assume the plan is for Bayley to win at Extreme Rules, with Nikki and Alexa planting the seeds for a potential feud.
Extreme Rules Betting Odds
The Chairshot staff picks for the upcoming Extreme Rules pay per view will be up later this weekend, but if you are a betting person, the odds for the winners have been released.
Mixed Tag Team Winners Take All Extreme Rules Match:
Seth Rollins & Becky Lynch -400 vs. Baron Corbin & Lacey Evans +250
No Holds Barred Tag Team Match:
Roman Reigns & The Undertaker -400 vs. Drew McIntyre & Shane McMahon +250
WWE Title Match:
Kofi Kingston -350 vs. Samoa Joe +225
WWE SmackDown Women’s Title Handicap Match:
Bayley -140 vs. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross EVEN
WWE Cruiserweight Title Match:
Drew Gulak -300 vs. Tony Nese +200
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Title Match:
Daniel Bryan & Rowan 5/8 vs. Heavy Machinery 7/4 vs. The New Day 3/1
WWE United States Title Match:
Ricochet -150 vs. AJ Styles +110
Last Man Standing Match
Braun Strowman -180 vs. Bobby Lashley +140
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Title Match:
The Revival -170 vs. The Usos +130
Aleister Black -140 vs. Cesaro EVEN
If the card plays out in the odds favor, there doesn’t appear to be any real surprises with the outcomes.
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