Busy day. Busy, busy day.
GFW Comments on Recent Events – The folks at Global Force Wrestling have released a statement on the same day that Eli Drake and Chris Adonis took part in a press conference call for the company. The release reads as it follows;
It was an honor for GFW to be invited to participate in TripleMania XXV, held this past weekend in Mexico City. The AAA talent that we have worked with have been consummate professionals and the company organized and delivered an extraordinary event, in which both DJZ and Andrew Everett had spectacular showings following their recent surgeries. While the incident with Sexy Star marred an outstanding show, AAA executives have confirmed to us that appropriate measures are being taken in respect of this incident. Both AAA and Sexy Star have apologized to Rosemary. It is time to focus on the positives of the weekend (TripleMania XXV outrated the other sports entertainment event on Saturday evening in Mexico; Eddie Edwards became the first gaijin to win the GHC Heavyweight title at NOAH) and look forward to building our relationship with AAA and NOAH to bring an ever improving wrestling product to our fans.
The mention of Edwards is a huge deal that is being overshadowed to a degree by the Sexy Star incident. Rosemary has also been announced to have replaced Star at the last WrestleCade.
Eddie Edwards for his part in the big weekend of news, commented on winning the GHC Championship, saying;
In 2005, I went over with a chance to train as a young boy with no promise of actually wrestling. I was a fan. I always loved Japanese wrestling and Pro Wrestling NOAH was top of the class. So, to win the NOAH title 12 years later, it means so much to me. I started at the bottom, so to get here where I am is still pretty crazy.
Look at the list of former GHC heavyweight champions. To be mentioned in the same breath as Kenta Kobashi, Mitsuharu Misawa, Jun Akiyama, Naomichi Marufuji, Kenta, and the rest of their champions? My name is now on that list, I am now in the history books, and that gives me chills.
SmackDown Ratings – SmackDown dropped in ratings and social media imprints this week. They lost about 230,000 viewers and lost about thirty percent of social media activity from week to week.
WWE 2k18 Roster Reveal Continues – The WWE and IGN have revealed the next crop of WWE talent in the upcoming 2k game, which you can see below;
Ricky The Dragon Steamboat
Shane Thorne (TM41)
Michael PS Hayes
Nick Miller (TM41)
Read more at http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/879697-wwe-2k18-roster-reveal-part-3-confirms-41-new-superstars-watch-finn-balors-video-game-entrance-videos#CkiA3eTz5YF6Bsfc.99
Quick Hits – GFW hypes the debut of former and current AAA talent, Taya Valkyrie and Pagano. Davey Richards is booked to face off with Zack Sabre Jr. for the Evolve Championship on September 22nd. This is expected to be Davey’s last year in wrestling. Okada is the No.1 Wrestler according to PWI’s top 100.