Shawn Daivari Reveals Why He Joined Nick Aldis at All In – Shawn Daivari recently revealed to Pancakes and Powerslams why he was accompanying former NWA World Champion Nick Aldis to his title defense at the All In event, against Cody Rhodes. Daivari is quoted as saying;
When Nick started in TNA, that was like his first full-time gig and anyone with two eyes that have been in the wrestling business saw that he had just like as much potential as we saw at All In. He could be a headlining guy with no question about it. But, [he] was like new to television. It went from independents to TV and it’s just a whole different ballgame and no one has taken the time to get him up to speed. Everyone was kind of like, oh, he’s new, he’s inexperienced, he’s whatever. And I was like, well everybody is at first. And then me and him became good friends, we traveled together, we rode together.
Actually, I was very lucky when we got to go on a European tour and I got to work with him most nights like in a row, so every time I could do something, get the feedback, try it again the next night, get the feedback. And it’s just something that kind have been ingrained in me since, actually [Tommy] Dreamer was on Cody’s side, I look at Dreamer as a guy like that. Regal is a guy like that with me. The Dudley Boys, Stevie Richards. When you’re new, no one really signs you up, and now you’re off to the races. Some of the guys take the time out of the day to help you, and I’ve always done that for anyone who cares to ask or who I see potential in.
CM Punk Talks Fighting in the UFC Again – CM Punk spoke with Ariel Helwani on the Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on ESPN, and revealed if he’d ever fight again in the UFC.
I don’t think it’s UFC or bust, but I am definitely in a weird position. There’s other places out there, but would I go, should I go? I still look at everything like ‘the world is my oyster’. I’m fortunate enough that I can kind of pick and choose. I’ll be the first to admit, you know me, I’m brutally honest, it probably doesn’t make a lot of sense for me to fight in the UFC again. But we’ll have to wait and see what happens.
This is the most interviews Punk has done in some time, back to back.
Joe Koff on Being in WWE’s Cross-hairs – ROH COO Joe Koff spoke to Alfonso Castillo of Newsday.com and revealed how he felt about booking New York’s Madison Square Garden. Many have contemplated if the WWE will retaliate against ROH for such a bold move, due to WWE’s long tenured relationship with the venue. When asked about the WWE potentially retaliating against him, Koff said;
If I’m in their crosshairs, I don’t feel that I’ve ever not been in their crosshairs, but not for anything more than the talent that I have and the opportunity that they see in taking our talent. But I don’t feel any strain on our relationship.
Quick Hits – IMPACT X-Division Champion Brian Cage revealed that his dream opponent is WWE Champions AJ Styles. Cody Rhodes revealed that for All In 2, he’ll be less controlling and will delegate more responsibilities. Zelina Vega revealed that The Rock’s daughter is training in NXT now.