To being today’s news post, we have to first acknowledge the passing of ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund. The iconic interviewer and host passed away at 76 unexpectedly. Our thoughts and well wishes go out to his family.
In more depressing WWE-related news, it appears as though a new scandal is causing some residual effects. Toni Storm, WWE NXTUK talent, and current women’s champion of said brand, has been caught up in a nude-video leak that started circulating three or four days ago. While the video in question is not news, the after affects are. Storm has distanced herself from social media and deleted seemingly all of her social media profiles including her Twitter and Instagram. No word yet on who released the video and why; though hopefully we can start being more proactive. Bad people will always do bad things. Teaching them not to do something is a pathetically naive approach to the reality of the world. Be smart about what you say and do online, and stop sending videos and photos to people. In today’s internet age it’s becoming increasingly easy to be a target, so don’t help predators make it easier.
We hope Toni Storm emotionally rebounds from this.
In Ring of Honor and NWA news, ROH has agreed to partner with the NWA for the return of The Crockett Cup. The event will be held on April 27th, 2019 in Cabaarrus Arena in Concord, North Carolina. The event will be made up of NWA and ROH selected tag teams. In a snippet from a ROH produced Press Release, the qualifying matches will being this weekend;
The first qualifying match for The Crockett Cup takes place this coming Saturday at the NWA Pop Up Event in Clarksville, TN. Ring of Honor will also present “Honor Reigns Supreme” in Concord, NC on Sunday, January 13th with a full night of action including Jay Lethal defending the ROH World Championship against former Champion Dalton Castle in an event to be streamed live for HonorClub.
No, it doesn’t bother me because I’ve seen the quality of the champions that they’ve had. My time was coming last year and when the issue with Del Rio came up and they dissolved my opportunity to me that showed me that they had no invested interest in me to begin with. So not to have that World Championship is not anything off of my back, my career is way greater than one belt.