A bit of an interesting day news-wise. It always baffles me when false reports come out, so not that surprising about today’s events.
GFW Rumor Killer – There was a rumor going around that the GFW shows in New York this weekend were in jeopardy due to the way New York handles pro wrestling licenses. The rumor was that GFW was in violation of the license of New York State law. PWInsider is reporting however that there is no merit to the rumor, and that GFW is in fact holding the shows under a licensed, bonded promoter.
Opinion: The IWC hates GFW, and I don’t know why.
UFC Hall of Famer Making Pro Wrestling Debut – Move over Matthew Riddle, UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar is making his pro wrestling debut against the previously mentioned Riddle. The match is taking place at the House of Glory promotion, ran by Amazing Red and Brian XL. Bret Hart is also appearing at the event in a meet-in-greet-role.
Opinion: Stephan Bonnar is 40, so he’s no spring chicken but it’ll be interesting to see what he has to offer. I’m hoping this match goes up on line.
Brooke Tessmacher Unsure She’ll Return to the Ring – Brooke Adams, also known as Brooke Tessmacher, talked to USA Today and revealed that she has concerns about returning to pro wrestling and GFW, saying;
The day I found out I was pregnant, I thought, ‘I’m going to have this baby and I’m going to go right back to wrestling. This is my career, this is what I love and my passion,’ ” Adams told For the Win. “From the day I found out, I ran three miles a day every single day until I was 8 ½ months pregnant. I was huge out there doing a 27-minute three-mile run. I kept working out. I felt horrible, but said, ‘I’m going to go out there and get this done even if it’s the only thing that I get done today.
It was something that was very important to me to have a healthy pregnancy and be able to bounce back as quickly as I could so I could take care of my family.
When asked about if she’s interested in making a full time comeback, she said;
That’s the million dollar question,” Adams said. “I go back and forth with having this huge identity crisis with myself. ‘No, I’m not just a mom. I’m still this sexy athlete that can go in the ring and drop an elbow off the top turnbuckle on anybody and will do moves that I have never done but do them on TV. I’m still that person. I’m still that Brooke.’ I think I have that internal battle.
At the end of the day, I still don’t know. What if I go back for selfish reasons and I get hurt? What if I can’t care for my son the way I need to? What if I break my neck or become paralyzed? I’m still battling that to figure out what it is I want to do as far as wrestling. Right now, I’m trying to help people get to their fitness goals. Is that my new passion? Can I do both? It’s up in the air.
Opinion: I don’t blame any parent who puts their children first, so if Brooke feels it’s best to retire, I’m all for that. However, she is still in her prime and could be a huge addition to the Knockouts roster.
Will Jeff Cobb Sign With WWE? – Jeff Cobb recently spoke with The Two Man Power Trip and was asked about his desire to sign with the WWE, saying;
I don’t know right now and just for the fact to say that I don’t want to work for the WWE would be a bold face lie. I’m never going to say I don’t want to go there, I would love to make a really good living and wrestle and to train at the performance center and GOOD LORD if I had access to that Performance Center it would be amazing. But as of right now where I am at, I am just enjoying this time on “Independents” touring the world. With WWE you don’t get to do that. You don’t get to say I am going to take a booking in Ireland because you have to be at the Performance Center or when you have shows in Tampa. It is that give and take relationship of you are going to get great exposure and a good living but you have to be with them all the time and at this point there are a couple of things I want to do before I even go that route. I’d like to throw my hand in New Japan and see how I do there. Like people say, you never say never in wrestling and if it came up I would definitely have to sit down and take a big long and hard look at it and see what is best for me and my family.
He was also asked about debuting in NJPW, saying;
I’d definitely love to go there. I don’t have the height of some of their big bruiser guys like Dr. Death or Gary Albright but I definitely have that background so I’d love to try it out there and see what happens. It is a good goal to set.
On if he’s still under contract with Lucha Underground, saying;
I am still under contract with them and hopefully we will be filming season four sometime soon. They haven’t given us the date yet so hopefully we will be filming soon because the fans want it, the people want it, the “internet wrestling community” wants it and I feel that we should definitely be giving it to them.I signed for the longterm seasons so hopefully you will be seeing a lot of me and my character around kicking butts and taking
Opinion: Jeff Cobb is one of the best wrestlers going today, but he’s also 35 and Lucha Underground is going to make it hard for him to actually get noticed and respected as himself, and not as a masked villain.
Quick Hits – PIX 11 is reporting that Paul Heyman is going to announce breaking news about SummerSlam on the air tonight at 10:45 p.m. EST. Austin Aries took a shot at Shinsuke Nakamura by telling Cena “…at least Nakamura didn’t break your eyehole…”