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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle: Mandy, Priestly, Wyatt and More! (2/28/2019)

News Here! Commentary on Mandy Rose, Bea Priestly, Bray Wyatt and more!

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Mandy Rose WWE Smackdown Ratings

Jason shuffles in to your Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle with commentary on Mandy Rose, Bea Priestly, Bray Wyatt and more!

New Member To The AEW Female Roster

All Elite Wrestling continues to add talent to the ever growing roster. In the latest YouTube episode of The Road To Double Or Nothing, it was announced that Bea Priestley would be joining the promotion and making her debut at the July event Fight For The Fallen.

Jason’s Take

Bea Priestly is a great addition to the AEW roster and is one of the great females on the independent scene. Check out some of her matches against Kay Lee Ray and Nixon Newell.

Championship Match Added To Fastlane

WWE has confirmed via Twitter that Asuka will defend he SmackDown women’s championship against Mandy Rose at Fastlane.

Jason’s Take

WWE seems to be ready to push Mandy Rose. While I don’t think she wins here, I wouldn’t be surprised if a title reign was in her future.

Bray Wyatt To Return Soon?

Bray Wyatt took to Twitter today, and looks like he may be returning soon.

Jason’s Take

I had figured initially that Wyatt would be back for WrestleMania. While there is still time, look for a return the RAW/SmackDown after WrestleMania.

AEW Looking At More Possible Venues?

Cody Rhodes has confirmed today that AEW is looking at venues for potential upcoming shows. In an interview with the WINCLY podcast, the Executive Vice President of AEW, discussed potentially running stadium shows. (Thanks to #WrestlingNewsCo for the transcription)

“To be frank, I have a couple site visits in the next few weeks that are stadiums,” he confirmed. “So, it doesn’t mean anything. There’s no promises, no contracts, no nothing like that. Just me and my business partners checking out a few spots. That would be really exciting [to host that many people]. I mean, that would be a dream come true to have over 40,000+. When you get between that 40 and 80 range a Wrestlemania-like event has, that Superbowl event-like has…that’s something special. But I know that we don’t want to — we really got to do this right. We got to crawl before we walk and we’ve got to walk before we run, and you’ve seen companies that have a lot of financial backing take shop that they shouldn’t take, so, we’re just trying to be careful.”

Jason’s Take

Obviously they have to have more shows than Double Or Nothing and Fight For The Fallen, so of course they are looking at venues for upcoming shows.

 

 

 


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A Magical Interview With Malaysia Pro Wrestling (MyPW)

Learn more about Malaysia Pro Wrestling (MyPW)!

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This evening was a special event for me, as I was working on my next article. I was in the mist of researching one of the rising stars in Asia, Malaysia Professional Wrestling (MyPW) and the promotion’s representative quickly replied to my initial contact over Facebook.  It is important to understand the story of such promotions and with the gracious opportunity before me, I seized the moment to conduct the following interview.  I can not thank Malaysia Pro Wrestling enough for taking time out of their schedule and agree to this with no prior warning.  I will always be in their debt.

SC: Thank you for spending time to speak with me.

MYP: It is a pleasure, we are truly grateful for any feedback we can receive from our fanbase.  It is very important to MYPW to maintain strong relations with our fans.

SC: Since most fans in the United States are unfamiliar with your promotion, please tell us about how Malaysian Pro Wrestling began.

MYP: Professional wrestling has always been popular in Malaysia, beginning in the 1980s with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Class Wrestling (WCW).  Fans in the country couldn’t attend live events, so we established fan clubs which became a tight community.  Our founder, Mr. Ayez Shaukat Fonseka grew up being a fan, but believed our fans deserved a promotion of our own.  In April 2014, Malaysian Pro Wrestling was born.

SC: The fanbase sounds remarkable.

MYP: It is true, we didn’t just meet to watch events on television.  We also coordinated with each other for other activities.  We became more than friends, we became family.

SC: What were some of the challenges MYPW faced during those early years?

MYP:  Malaysia didn’t have a wrestling school or a professional trainer in the beginning.  One of our volunteers, Mr. Shaukat took a three week course under Rick Drasin (trained by WWE HoF Mae Young) and he found a mentor in form of Dr. Tom Prichard.  Mr. Shaukat became our head trainer and we began as a wrestling school.   It took two years before we were able to hold our first event in 2016 MyPW Uprising.

SC:  What are some of the biggest challenges MYPW faces today and how do you overcome these?
MYP:  The biggest challenge has always been our financial limitations.  We literally practice the word “independent” or “indie” for short.  We are unable to attract sponsors as well. The promotion is single handedly funded by our co-director, merchandise sales, and tickets to cover the show venue.  As for the developmental center, the running cost is covered by the monthly fees.
SC: What do you see as your greatest accomplishments?
MYP: I humbly am not sure, however our talent has worked extremely hard to provide top level entertainment at every performance and our fans demonstrate their appreciation by filling our shows most of the time.  This success has provided us opportunities to appear on local news stations and several talk shows.  We have also been able to expand our fan base across the Asian and Pacific regions including Australia and the United States.


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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle: Angle/Corbin, IMPACT and OVW working together, Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal and more! (3/20/2019)

News here! Commentary today on backlash on Angle/Corbin, IMPACT and OVW working together, Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal and more!!

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News here! Commentary today on backlash on Angle/Corbin, IMPACT and OVW working together, Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal and more!!

Backlash Regarding Kurt Angle’s WrestleMania Opponent

There has been much backlash making its way around the internet today regarding Kurt Angle wrestling Baron Corbin at WrestleMania in his retirement match. Angle’s wife Giovana responded “Very” to Jim Ross’ Tweet of “Underwhelming” (she has since deleted it).

PWInsider is reporting that Corbin is the match for angle, and there is no planned swerve to substitute someone else into the match. It is also being said that Angle did not know who his opponent was until he arrived at RAW Monday night.

Jason’s Take

I said in yesterday’s shuffle that they could have done much better. I am not and have never been a fan of Angle, but he does deserve something better, and that is not a slight against Corbin.

Undertaker Featured On WrestleMania Production Truck

With Undertaker not being the opponent of Kurt Angle, there hasn’t been much rumored for a match for the Deadman at WrestleMania. However, a fan on Twitter pointed out that Undertaker is pictured on one of the WrestleMania production trucks that was in Chicago for RAW on Monday.

Jason’s Take

Who knows what WWE has planned for the Undertaker. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Cena/Undertaker II and it be announced 2 hours into the pay per view.

IMPACT And OVW Back Together Again

IMPACT Tweeted today that they have re-established a working agreement with OVW to be the developmental and training territory for IMPACT wrestling.

Jason’s Take

This should be beneficial for both parties, and allow IMPACT to continue to add to its own homegrown talent.

First Participant In The Andre The Giant Memorial Battler Royal Is….

It was announced on RAW that Braun Strowman is the first participant named for the Andre The Giant memorial battle royal.

Jason’s Take

It has been an interesting last six months for Strowman. From rumored to win the Universal Championship from Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble, to now being in the Andre battle royal. Seems like a bit of a fall for the “Monster Among Men.”

Roman Reigns Opponent Set For WrestleMania

And the WrestleMania news continues. Hey, that rhymes! Last night Drew McIntyre challenged Roman Reigns for a fight at WreslteMania.

Jason’s Take

This should be a good match for WrestleMania, however, it is most likely Roman will win, with McIntyre being in line for a huge push after WrestleMania.

 


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