News Here! WWE To Steam Evovle, Rollins On Moxley, Mahal Re-Signs and More!
Another WWE Re-Signing
There has been much speculation that many wrestlers inside of WWE are unhappy, and plan to leave the company when their contracts expire. However, over the last week, WWE has re-signed Mike and Maria Kanellis to long term deals. You can now add Jinder Mahal to that list as well. According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, Mahal has signed a 5 year deal with the company.
Not every wrestler on WWE’s roster is going to jump to AEW. There just isn’t going to be enough room on the AEW roster. However, WWE is spending big money to keep some of it’s mid carders from jumping ship. So, if there is an indirect benefit of AEW, it’s that wrestlers in other companies are getting paid good money to stay.
Seth Rollins Unhappy With Moxley?
Seth Rollins has been setting the Internet on fire lately with some of his comments. Whether it’s calling WWE the best wrestling on the planet (read more on my thoughts about that here) or his Twitter feud with Will Ospreay. Rollins recently appeared on the Sports Illustrated Media podcast and discussed Jon Moxley’s recent comments regarding WWE.
“Ambrose can do what he wants. He’s a big boy. He’s got his big boy pants on, he can go out there and say whatever he wants, but the bottom line is not everyone is equipped to handle the riggers of the WWE and the schedule and how it affects you mentally and emotionally. Ambrose gave everything he had to the company for the entire time he was here. He put his heart and soul into the travel and the schedule and the injuries and the work in the ring and all that stuff, but at the end of the day, he took his ball and he went home or he went elsewhere, at least. I think it’s a little presumptuous of him to get on a podcast and talk down about the company that gave him such opportunities, and he referenced some of those, he did talk about how he was thankful for the time he spent here and the fact that he was able to learn, meet his wife and all that good stuff. Like I said, I love the guy. I love him, I’ll always love him, but at the end of the day, we share differing perspectives about what we want out of life and where we’re at in our own lives.”
Not to put words into Rollins mouth, but it almost feels like he is saying he is more of an adult in his life, making money, putting it away for a rainy day. And perhaps that Moxley hasn’t reached a point of responsibility in his career. Just my thought.
WWE To Broadcast Evolve Event
WWE has announced that it will be streaming Evovle’s 10th Anniversary event on the WWE Network on July 13th. That also happens to be the same night AEW will be hosting their Fight For The Fallen Event. Kenny Omega issued two Tweets today with his thoughts on WWE broadcasting the event. His first Tweet (that has since been deleted) stated:
“If lining your pockets with blood money is okay, then what’s wrong with trying to undermine a charity show for victims of gun violence?” Omega wrote in a since deleted Tweet. “I hear that healthy competition is supposed to be a good thing and yet I can’t help but feel like I’m gonna be sick.”
I’ve said my piece and it opened the door to a very toxic environment. It wasn’t a message to fans, or the boys, just the decision makers. I wish everyone wrestling on any show that day all the best. That is all.
— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) June 26, 2019
So…100’s of wrestling promotions are running cards that night, are you going to Tweet about them to ? It’s ok for Kenny, Cody, and The Young Bucks to act like keyboard warriors at shows or in interviews, but when the big, bad, bully that is WWE does something, they complain about it. NXT airs on Wednesday, which will also be the home of Wednesday Night Dynamite. I understand the meaning of having the charity show, but I’m sure people will attend, and I am sure money will be raised. Why not Tweet at Evolve directly? The war is on, we will see who lasts.