Jordan Myles recently started an online movement after a t-shirt that WWE released for him resembled blackface makeup. This t-shirt which was available in WWE’s custom print shop was taken down and the company says that no shirts were sold.
He hasn’t been seen on NXT for a long time and some people thought he went back to Texas. It is unclear exactly why he is gone, but the former ACH is listed as out of action due to a non-injury issue, but he’s on “medical leave.”
Now Myles has quit WWE. He released a video on social media saying:
“As of today I’d like to officially announced f*cking WWE. I am no longer employed. I refuse to work for racists. I f*cking quit — f*ck them — I hate that f*cking company and everything they f*cking stand for. All they ever did was hold our f*cking people back. I do this sh*t for the culture. I don’t need anyone’s f*cking permission to do what I wanna do. Screw Jordan Myles. Don’t ever call me by that slave name. Call me ACH and don’t forget the super, bitch. I quit! F*ck you!”
Let’s just see how WWE handles this situation. It seems like ACH is out the door whether they want to keep him under contract or not.
UPDATE: Since Jordan Myles deleted his Twitter account, the post is no longer available.
Thanks to Ring Side News
Finn Balor’s heel turn also included a tease with AJ Styles. Many fans were hoping that a Bullet Club type faction might form in WWE with the addition of Balor. Apparently, that’s not happening.
While speaking to After The Bell, Balor said that the Bullet Club is in the past. That being said, he plans on forming something new in NXT.
“Everybody talks about the Bullet Club reunion. Off-camera, we’re still boys. Whether it happens on-screen or not, I don’t know. Is it one of those things that it almost nearly happens and then doesn’t? Is that cooler? Or will it be the case of when we give it to them, it’s ‘oh, that was it? I was hoping it would be cooler than that.’ The Bullet Club stuff, for me, was six-seven years ago. Trying to go back that far, I’d rather come up with something new and create something new.”
The old Bullet Club Good Brothers might still be boys in the back, but we might not see the reunion some fans are hoping for. Let’s just see what WWE has in store for Finn Balor, but the idea of him forming his own new thing in NXT could certainly heat up the Wednesday Night Wars.
CM Punk debuted on WWE Backstage this week and it was a big surprise. The first thing that Paige thought was “when is AJ Lee coming?”
As it turns out, AJ Lee might be closer to WWE Backstage than some fans would think. Brad Shepard reported on the Oh, You Didn’t Know Patreon that AJ Lee and Fox are talking about her involvement in the show as well.
According to a source in WWE, former WWE Superstar AJ Lee is in talks to occasionally appear on WWE Backstage.
AJ Lee would certainly have an opinion about WWE and pro wrestling that fans would love to hear. She could also add a lot of interest to the show because a ton of fans miss seeing her.
Mrs. CM Punk stuck around in WWE for a bit longer than her husband, but she was soon gone as well. Neither have wrestled since leaving WWE, but they have been incredibly busy with other projects. Let’s see if CM Punk changing the culture when we think we have all the questions involves bringing in his wife as well.
Credit: Brad Shepard
WWE Superstars sign big contracts. Some of them might not be as lucrative as others, but they are generally lengthy. This also comes with the possibility of WWE tacking on more time if someone has to leave the road for any reason.
Dave Meltzer explained on Wrestling Observer Radio that he has been told by multiple Superstars who did not realize WWE was tacking more time onto their deal until it was already too late.
“Until WWE started [tacking more time onto contracts] they had a lot of guys who because they didn’t have agents negotiate their contract, there’s a lot of guys — and this has happened — where they did not realize until they signed their contract until like literally they thought their contract was up and they were told ‘You’ve got six more months.'”
“I’ve talked to plenty of guys that fit this category. No sh*t, everybody needs to have someone look over their contract.”
It just goes to show that you should never sign a contract unless you are 100% certain that it is the right deal. It also never hurts to have another set of eyes go over things and negotiate, especially when the deal is coming from WWE.
Credit: Wrestling Observer Radio
CHRIS JERICHO SAYS “EVERYTHING I TOUCH TURNS TO GOLD.” DISCUSSES AEW MAKING NEW STARS AND BEATING NXT IN RATINGS
After Chris Jericho successfully walked out of Full Gear still AEW Champion by defeating Cody Rhodes, Le Champion spoke in a media interview session after the exciting PPV.
• Chris Jericho on AEW winning the ratings war and developing new stars: “Well, I mean, once again, this is not a war that we started. It’s not a war that we asked for but we don’t care who you put against us. You could put the Super Bowl, the World Cup, you could resurrect John and George and do a Beatles reunion, we can’t control that.
All we can do is continue to have great shows and organic shows. This is not prefabricated, this is not scripts being written and approvals being made and all this other stuff. I think that’s kind of showing the AEW product, that’s why the promos, the backstage stuff and the fights have been amazing because it’s been real. So am I surprised that we’re winning? Of course not, I knew we’d win. Our star power crushes NXT’s star power.”
“And exactly what I knew was going to happen, that NXT, what made it cool before was a standalone thing, now it’s just another WWE show, it’s like 2009 ECW. So you know, good for them, God bless them and I’m sure at some point Roman Reigns will be on NXT now and Hulk Hogan to a TV studio for the first time since 1981 in Memphis, that’s fine.
All we’re going to do is continue to worry about ourselves, concentrate on our storylines, our matches and our characters and building stars.
If you look from where we started six weeks ago, we now have MJF one of the hottest heels, Darby Allin is showing what he can do, Scorpio Sky, how about the Inner Circle, Sammy Guevara and definitely the surprise standout, Jake Hager, we’ve completely reinvented him to where everyone’s scared of him, that’s the real guy.
That’s in six weeks, imagine what’s gonna happen six months from now, especially with the guys that I work with because everything I touch turns to gold. I’ve got the Midas touch, man.”
CM Punk and WWE are having detailed conversations on a possible return.
The first shoe to drop was CM Punk and FOX in discussions to co-host the new WWE “Backstage” show, this was first reported by Mike Johnson of the PW Insider.
Now more information has become available as WWE sources have confirmed to Slice Wrestling that WWE is indeed highly interested in bringing back CM Punk to the WWE Universe as a on-screen show host and also as a in-ring talent.
WWE and CM Punk have had a vivid history with each other that was not always a positive working relationship.
FOX officials first reached out to Punk to discuss possible WWE show hosting opportunities, and he admitted his willingness to work with WWE again.
This opened the floodgates for the following events.
WWE and CM Punk recently have made amends and contract details are being discussed which is a positive sign that the two sides are in negotiations.
CM Punk has told WWE he has no interest in wrestling in a ring and he is only interested in show hosting and commentary positions.
WWE is actively trying to get CM Punk as a show host/commentator and as a in-ring WWE superstar.
At the time of this writing no contracts have been signed and this is the current status of CM PUNK’s return to WWE.
There was previously a opportunity for CM Punk to sign with AEW and the two had discussions on possible deals but the two sides had a breakdown in communication and could not agree to certain terms.
Vince McMahon is sweetening the current WWE offer by offering Punk huge money to return as not only a WWE show host but also a in-ring competitor something Vince McMahon highly wants.
Possible WrestleMania opponents for CM Punk being discussed include:
• Triple H
• Roman Reigns
Credit: Slice Wrestling
NXT superstar Aliyah got her face busted open during tonight’s show on USA Network … then shared the gruesome aftermath on social media.
Aliyah, accompanied by Vanessa Borne, had a scheduled singles bout against Xia Li. Towards the end of the match, Li hit a spinning back kick on Aliyah that forced her opponent to go down hard.
It was clear afterward that Aliyah had been bloodied up during the spot, but it wasn’t clear how bad until she shared a photo of the injury on Twitter (seen below).
Borne also shared the photo and called Li the “sloppiest person in the locker room”.
No word on how injured Aliyah is or if she’ll be out of action for future NXT episodes.
Credit: Pro Wrestling Sheet
The “Dynamite Dozen” Battle Royal will take place during next week’s episode of AEW: Dynamite and the winner will receive a special prize.
The 12-man battle royal was announced during Wednesday’s edition of Dynamite.
According to the announcement, the two finalists that make it to the end of the Battle Royal will get the chance to face-off against each other the following week – with the winner receiving an AEW diamond ring.
No announcement has been made on which 12 men will be in the bout or what the ring will look like.
AEW Dynamite airs on TNT every Wednesday, at 8 p.m. EST.
According to sources, WWE management was hoping to have Gargano wrestle against Finn Balor at the event taking place during Survivor Series weekend.
However, due to the neck injury, that won’t be possible.
The severity of the injury is unclear at this time.
Gargano last appeared on NXT TV in a segment involving Finn Balor landing his finisher on Johnny on the ramp to launch a heel turn.
Luchasaurus returned to AEW on Wednesday following a short absence due to injury.
The wrestler’s return went down on Dynamite after a tag match involving Jurassic Express and The Dark Order. Evil Uno offered Marko Stunt a spot as one of his creepers and Jungle Boy intervened. This led to Stu Grayson attacking him from behind.
The creepers then started to beat both wrestlers down and attempted to force one of their masks on Jungle Boy, but Luchasaurus came out to make the save.
After hitting a huge boot on the first creeper at the top of the stage, Luchasaurus made his way to the ring and landed a spin kick on three creepers at once. He also tossed one to the outside before turning his attention on Grayson.
Once the ring was cleared, Luchasaurus hugged Jurassic Express.
As we previously reported … the 34-year-old wrestler injured his hamstring prior to an episode of Dynamite last month. Excalibur noted on commentary that he was supposed to be out until January.
Watch the video below.
Credit: Pro Wrestling Sheet
After losing his first name earlier this year on WWE TV, Mustafa Ali has finally had it restored by the powers-that-be.
The wrestler tweeted on Wednesday saying, “My name is Mustafa Ali.”
The Smackdown Superstar’s name has also been reverted back to its original form on WWE.com, which once again lists him as Mustafa Ali.
Mustafa briefly talked about getting his full name back on today’s episode of The Bump and said, “It’s a good name! I don’t know why it went away in the first place.”
Watch the interview below for more from Ali on joining Team SmackDown at Survivor Series.
Credit: Pro Wrestling Sheet
CM Punk appeared on Fox Sports Backstage and turned the wrestling world on it's axis. Ever since Punk left WWE in 2014, fans had been clamouring for not only his return to WWE, but his return to wrestling as a whole.
Well, ladies and gentlemen..it finally happened...albeit not as everyone would have predicted, but nonetheless CM Punk is back in the wrestling industry.
According to sources inside WWE, only one person knew Punk would be appearing on Backstage. That person was Renee Young. The co-host of Backstage knew the straight edge star would be there and did her best to keep the suspense at a maximum.
What do you think about Punk's appearence? Let us know in the comments.
As we know, CM Punk is once again back with WWE in some way, shape or form. He was one of their biggest stars from 2011-2014, before his departure in January 2014 the night after the Royal Rumble.
One man CM Punk has history with is Bray Wyatt, who recently tweeted "I saw you", which many believed to be directed at Punk. Punk, of course was the leader of the New Nexus when Bray was still called Husky Harris and was a subordinate to Punk.
Wyatt also had a feud with Punk and Daniel Bryan in 2013 when he was part of the Wyatt family, along with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan.
Would you like to see a CM Punk vs Bray Wyatt match/feud? Sound off in the comments.
CM Punk is back on WWE affiliated TV and wrestling fans around the world are losing their minds as we speak.
"When will Punk return to in-ring action? Who will his first opponent be? Will he finally main-event WrestleMania?" All great questions that need equally great answers.
One man who has taken a proactive approach to getting Punk back in the ring is former Universal champion Seth Rollins. The 'Beast Slayer' took to Twitter to say "Fight me @CMPunk", making his feelings known towards the straight edge superstar.
Punk has yet to respond, but fan sites have been going gaga over the idea of a Rollins vs Punk feud, climaxing with a major blow off match at WrestleMania.
What do you think about Rollins vs Punk? Would you like to see it? Let us know in the comments.
There was a shocker at the end of this week’s episode of WWE Backstage.
As the show was ending, Renee Young said she wanted to create a big moment. She did not explain what she was referring to but as she stopped talking, “Cult of Personality” played and then CM Punk walked out.
Punk said he is looking to change the culture. So, he will officially start on the show as part of the panel next week.
Punk had been in talks with Fox Sports since July when he tried out for the job. In recent interviews, Punk said he had not heard from anyone at Fox Sports so it looked like he was not getting the gig. It sounds like someone reached out to him sometime in the last week.
It certainly looks like this is a reaction to last week’s rating. Last week’s show drew just 49,000 viewers so it was clear that something needed to be done to shake things up.
Credit: Wrestling Inc.
New Japan Pro Wrestling superstar Will Ospreay injured his shoulder at Saturday night’s New Japan Showdown in San Jose event, as his shoulder popped out during a handspring move, leading to Ospreay receiving medical attention.
For those that did not see the show, this led to Kazuchika Okada working several minutes on his own as Ospreay was treated until Ospreay continued on in the match.
The feeling is that Ospreay will work NJPW Showdown in Los Angeles event and be assessed prior to and after the match.
Ring Of Honor Wrestling original, Dan Maff, who returned to the company last week for the first time in almost 15 years, announced today that he has signed a two-year contract with the company.
On August 19, 2011, Maff became Impact Championship Wrestling's Heavyweight Champion after winning one-day tournament. He defeated Azrieal in the first round, Devon Moore in semifinal and Danny Demanto in final.
On August 15, 2014, Maff made a surprise appearance for House of Glory Wrestling in Queens, New York. He was a last minute replacement for Jay Lethal and took the loss against Anthony Gangone. In June 2015, Maff became Pro Wrestling Syndicate Champion by defeating Mario Bokara and Fallah Bahh in a Tri Force Match.
Since 2016, Maff has been a mainstay at Pat Buck's WrestlePro. On November 18, 2016, Danny Maff became WrestlePro's first Silver Champion.
Return to ROH On November 2019, Maff made his return to Ring of Honor, facing PCO in a match. After his good performance, ROH offered him a contract, which he signed.
Marty Scurll’s ROH contract is up very soon and we have heard nothing about him making a decision to sign any kind of new contract. Fans of AEW can’t wait to see him on Dynamite, but Marty Scurll has a very important decision to make.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said that ROH is making “a big play” to keep Marty Scurll. The expectation might be for Marty to end up in AEW, but nothing is guaranteed just yet.
“Everyone seems to think it’s AEW, but I know ROH is making a big play. You know it’s not like WWE — there’s no chance of WWE, but I kinda don’t expect him to go to WWE. That’s just my expectation right now.”
Marty Scurll showing up in NXT would certainly blow the roof off of Full Sail Arena. NXT would probably treat him like a big star, but you never know how Vince McMahon will end up treating a guy like The Villain.
Odds are if I were going to place a bet on this situation, Mary Scurll’s image doesn’t show up in the Being The Elite intro every week without any plans for him to eventually get his title card back on The Elite’s weekly YouTube series. The Young Bucks have even confirmed this in the past.
Credit: Wrestling Observer Radio
"Everyone backstage at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, NC was said to be really thrilled with last night's AEW Dynamite episode, according to PWInsider. This was the first pay-per-view go-home show they've had since Dynamite launched.
- Speaking of Saturday's AEW Full Gear pay-per-view from the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD, Ticketmaster shows more than 1,200 tickets are left at this link.
They are going for $30 - $125. There are also two floor seats that come together, and include the commemorative take-home chair, for $300 each.
The estimated attendance for Dynamite episode from Charlotte was in the 5,000 range, according to PWInsider. A hot topic on social media has been the photos going around of the empty seats on the hard cam side, which you can see below along with tweets from All Elite Wrestling Charlotte fans:
"So no one wants to talk about how half the building was tarped off for last night's #AEWDynamite. If this was a WWE show it would have been all over every website"
"Jesus Did AEW learn anything from WWE about attendance?"
"AEW claims to be an alternative, then copies Smackdown's attendance."
Credit: Wrestling Inc & AEW fans from Twitter
Cody Rhodes went all out at Full Gear. He did not pull down the AEW World Title which means he can never challenge for the belt that he helped design again. He also isn’t medically cleared to compete, but he’s got more going on than just the apparent facial contusion.
Dave Meltzer revealed on Wrestling Observer Radio that Cody Rhodes actually suffered a separated rib during his Full Gear Title match as well.
“Cody’s got a separated rib to go along with that nasty gash [on his eyebrow].”
A separated rib can usually take three to four weeks to continue. If you take into consideration the kind of damage that Cody takes in the ring it could be even longer. Then again, he might return faster knowing his dedication to the business. Hopefully, he will be okay to compete soon enough because odds are he will have MJF to deal with next.
Credit: Wrestling Observer Radio
There are unfortunately some people out there who want to take advantage of people, including pro wrestlers. Due to social media, it has made it more difficult to pull off some of the more carny shenanigans, but it still happens.
Tony Deppen, an indie wrestler said that a promotion called LA Lucha agreed to fly him from Chicago to LA for a show. Then what happened next was nothing they agreed on.
After saying that they would pay his rate, they flew him to an airport that is about an hour and half drive from LAX where he was supposed to land. Then he was told the show was canceled due to legal reasons.
They were apparently set up in a “roach motel” that cost $75, but the promoter refused to pay the $100 deposit so it was on the wrestlers. Instead of staying there, Deppen and another wrestler pulled their money together to get a better hotel.
It’s been two weeks and some wrestlers have been paid, but Deppen has not. So, he let everything out in a tweet which you can read below.
Francine entertained fans for years as a part of ECW, but she is having a rather difficult time right now. She just had a procedure done, but now she is back in the hospital for more care.
PW Insider reports that Francine was admitted into a New Jersey hospital last night due to issues she had from a previous surgery. She had abdominal reconstruction last week as well as having a hernia repaired
That was the third such surgery that she had to undergo. Doctors placed mesh around her stitching to secure it, but it came undone prematurely after her first two operations.
We are wishing Francine the best and hope that she will be able to heal up soon.
Credit: PW Insider
WWE has a few former NXT Champions on the cusp of a push including Aleister Black. He continues to work backstage angles where he cuts the same kind of promo looking for someone to pick a fight with him. Why hasn’t he been actually wrestling?
Dave Meltzer revealed on Wrestling Observer Radio that there is a very good reason why Black continues to cut those backstage promos. He is currently dealing with a knee injury, but the company wanted to keep him on television.
Okay, so here’s the deal. He’s got a knee injury and they wanted to keep him on TV.”
Hopefully, Aleister Black’s knee isn’t too bad. He needs his legs to be in working order for all of those kicks he delivers in the ring. It is a good thing that WWE is still giving him a focus even though he can’t work in the ring. At least that shows that they haven’t given up on him.
Credit: Wrestling Observer Radio
The Fiend and Daniel Bryan are set to begin a epic program.
The Fiend has easily become WWE’s hottest SuperStar and Daniel Bryan will have to step into the ring with him.
Daniel Bryan will be a “face” heading into this program and WWE is excited at the in-ring excellence Bryan will bring to this feud.
There are no plans whatsoever for The Fiend to drop his WWE Universal Championship anytime soon as WWE is hell bent on making The Fiend to most terrifying character in recent WWE history since The Undertaker.
The Fiend making his entrance as Universal Champion at WrestleMania 36 will surely be a sight to behold.
Tyson Fury and WWE are a unique partnership.
The former WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, Lineal Heavyweight Champion boasts a professional record of
• 30 fights
• 29 wins (20 via KO)
• 0 losses
• 1 draw
WWE and Tyson Fury have yet to sign a official contract and the two sides are currently working on a pay-per-appearance deal.
WWE is big on bringing in cross mainstream stars to heighten WWE’s publicity and drawing power, and this isn’t the first time WWE has used this strategy.
Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather, Rob Gronkowski, Cain Velasquez and Ronda Rousey are examples of WWE using big names to sell big shows, especially WrestleMania.
Next year WWE plans to do the same with WrestleMania 36 and Tyson Fury.
WWE and Tyson Fury are discussing plans for the “Gypsy King” to have a match at WrestleMania 36 in singles match or Tag-Team match with Braun Strowman as his partner.
Tyson Fury enjoys wrestling and is said to be advancing significantly in his training as a professional wrestler.
Looks like WrestleMania 36 and Tyson Fury will be making some noise in Tampa, FL in 2020