See the details of the June 29 AEW Fyter Fest event in Daytona Beach!
All Elite Wrestling released more details for Fyter Fest today, their event in conjunction with the CEO Fighting Game Championships on June 29 at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. The main event is Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks vs. PAC, Fenix, and Pentagon Jr.
Here is their tweet regarding the show:
#FyterFest #AEW x @CEOGaming
Saturday, June 29th, 2019 #DaytonaBeach
Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks vs Pac & the Lucha Bros
Tickets on sale early May – https://t.co/Zenw0xPAgL pic.twitter.com/5yTPdv9XH3
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) April 11, 2019
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All ELITE WRESTLING STORMS INTO “FYTER FEST” AT CEO FIGHTING GAME CHAMPIONSHIPS ON JUNE 29 IN DAYTONA BEACH
— Iconic Match-Ups at Daytona’s Ocean Center with Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks and Surprise Guests –
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (April 11, 2019) – All Elite Wrestling is taking center stage at the highly anticipated FYTER FEST during the CEO Fighting Game Championships, Florida’s largest video gaming convention managed by Community Effort Orlando (CEO) Gaming. On Saturday, June 29, at 8pm ET, FYTER FEST will feature electrifying match-ups with members of The Elite – Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega – as well as additional surprise guests.
Fans can purchase tickets in early May and get event updates at www.fyterfest.com. Hosted at the spacious Daytona Beach Ocean Center, this year’s edition of the CEO Fighting Game Championships marks the 10-year anniversary of the popular Florida-based show.
The high-octane convention, which is expecting more than 7,000 attendees from around the world, has become synonymous with incorporating professional wrestling themed entertainment into the program. Last year, CEO Gaming joined forces with New Japan Pro Wrestling to host a live wrestling card for the first time. This year, the superstars of AEW are looking to raise the bar even higher as they bring their new spirit, energy and freshness to the ring.
Kenny Omega, EVP at All Elite Wrestling, commented: “In 2018, CEO left me feeling fulfilled as a gamer. I could step out from the tournament, take a stroll through artist’s alley, main event my own show and then finally end my evening at JeBaileyland arcade before retiring to my hotel. Sounds great, right? It was… until I wanted more. I wanted music from the top artists in all genres. I wanted to rub elbows with TV and movie celebs while sipping on Coke Zero’s and pre-workout. All while surrounded by the world’s top runway and underwear models. Have I gone too far? Have I gone insane? Maybe. But I, no, WE have a dream. This is Fyter Fest.”
“It’s an exciting time to be a wrestling and gaming fan,” said Alex JeBailey, President and Founder of Community Effort Orlando. “After a successful cross-over live event with Kenny Omega at CEO 2018, I’m looking forward to an even better event and experience for attendees at CEO 2019. Being able to host a live show with the stars of All Elite Wrestling is something the CEO team is very happy to be a part of, and we can’t wait for fans to enjoy a memorable weekend in the making.”
All Elite Wrestling: AEW is a new professional wrestling promotion headlined by members of The Elite (Cody Rhodes, Nick Jackson, Matt Jackson, Kenny Omega) and Chris Jericho. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a growing roster of world- class male and female wrestlers who are poised to bring new spirit, freshness and energy to the industry. The inaugural event under the AEW banner is DOUBLE OR NOTHING on May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, followed by FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN on July 13 in Jacksonville. For more info, check out @AEWrestling(Twitter), @allelitewrestling (Instagram), /AllEliteWrestling (FB), AllEliteWrestling (YouTube).
CEO Gaming, Inc: Community Effort Orlando (CEO) Gaming, Inc. is an events company specializing in competitive fighting game tournaments and conventions. The company is rooted in enthusiast outreach, promotional entertainment, and spectacle driven internet broadcasts for video game fans worldwide. Through the leadership of its President and Founder, Alex Jebailey, CEO Gaming has become internationally recognized for its live entertainment, brand outreach, and consultancy services. Alex Jebailey and CEO Gaming are currently responsible for some of the world’s most popular gaming experiences. For more info and announcements, check out @CEOGaming (Twitter), /CEOGamingInc (FB), @CEOGamingInc (Instagram), www.fyterfest.com and www.ceogaming.org.
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.