Oh it’s a good day. We’re done with Great Balls of Fire, and we’re moving on to another nonsense WWE show. Blugh. Lets get to the news today.
Patron/Paige Update – You can’t blame this on us. Paige and El Patron are the pinnacle of dysfunction, so when news broke today that El Patron was involved in a domestic incident at the Orlando Airport on Sunday, around 3 p.m. EST, everyone assumed the worst. However, Paige has now come forward to offer her said, claiming that she was upset and crying over some bad news from her family and an overzealous woman was attempting to take photos of her. This set of Patron who apparently confronted the lady, the lady then threw a drink in Patron’s face and that’s when Patron and Paige got the cops involved.
WE got the cops involved. I'm crying cuz I found out bad fam news & a lady tries take a pic. She gets angry throws a drink on @PrideOfMexico
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) July 10, 2017
Jim Ross Replies to Criticism – Jim Ross got slammed by the NJPW-elitists about how he called the Long Beach Special. There were photos circulating around of Ross needing a series of papers with the NJPW roster on them, so he can tell them apart. Ross went on the Two Man Power Trip podcast and revealed how he felt about the whole thing, saying;
It is a real ambitious undertaking for the AXS TV folks who do MMA 40 days a year (40 weeks a year on Friday night) or something like that but they had never done pro wrestling. So we had a brand new crew that had no and most essentially no experience whatsoever in pro wrestling. I thought that we rallied together and came through with an excellent effort, the desire and the will to be good was there. I had some flub ups and was asking which one is Jay (of The Briscoe Brothers) and which one is which and God almighty the guy we asked was one of the ringside guys and Josh Barnett and I said which one is which and one of the guys said: ‘Well, ( I can’t remember Mark or Jay) doesn’t have any front teeth.’ I said (okay) that doesn’t help me unless you are going to be shooting their smile, give me something. I got hammered on social media because I made that mistake and people forget that we are human and we are doing a live television show.
I wish we did not have those errors but I can tell you this. When I saw the Briscoe’s on Sunday I apologized to both of them for screwing that up and I took complete responsibility for it even though I got bad information (you know) I own it. It is my deal and so I apologized to those guys because I have great respect for their work and I always have so I wish we had not done that. I don’t live this product. Kevin Kelly and Don Callis are there, they live it all the time and they were there in the building doing some stuff but I think that people will see that our second show was much more cleaner and much smoother than was our first show. Of course the second show also was highlighted by the United States title tournament but I thought that the final match with Omega and Ishii was absolutely tremendous. The Young Bucks had a real good match on that second night with Roppongi Vice and it ended up being Roppongi Vice’s apparent last match as a team. I was very and really happy that I had the chance to do two live shows and not in voice overs but actually sitting in the arena, sitting at ringside and being able to do what I enjoy doing more than anything or any other phase of the wrestling business and that is do live commentary.
WWE Plugs Kurt Angle/Dixie Carter – Dixie Carter will be on the WWE special tonight about Kurt Angle and will comment on the decade working together. The special has a press release out, in which they mention Carter’s status as his former boss, but never mentions Global Force Wrestling’s previous name, TNA at any point. You can read it below.
WWE 24 – Kurt Angle: Homecoming on WWE Network to feature Dixie Carter
WWE Network’s popular documentary series, WWE 24, will go behind the scenes of WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle’s journey home to WWE in a brand-new episode tonight. WWE 24 – Kurt Angle: Homecoming will premiere immediately following Raw on the award-winning WWE Network and include several captivating interviews with Angle and those who know him best.
The latest installment of WWE 24 will feature exclusive commentary from many of Angle’s closest friends and colleagues, including Mr. McMahon and Dixie Carter, who worked with The Olympic Gold Medalist from 2006 to 2016.
Don’t miss WWE 24 – Kurt Angle: Homecoming tonight on WWE Network.
Quick Hits – Sasha Banks tags NJPW and Shimmer in Instagram post, leading some to believe she’s unhappy. She’s never wrestled in Shimmer (or NJPW). WWE 2K18 to debut on Nintendo Switch. Samoa Joe will take on Roman Reigns in a match to determine the No.1 Contender.