WWE Cancels Referee Tryouts Due to Storm

WWE was scheduled to have a tryout for referees this week at the Performance Center in Orlando but it was canceled due to Hurricane Dorian, according to Casey of Squared Circle Sirens.
We noted before that WWE was looking to hire more referees, especially female referees. It was also noted that women’s indie wrestler was offered a referee job, but turned it down, according to Casey. There’s still no word yet on who that wrestler was. Casey noted that WWE was supposed to have another indie women’s wrestler at the Performance Center this week for the referee tryouts that were nixed due to the hurricane. He believes that the un-named wrestler will still get the tryout.
It was also reported this week, via Casey, that former Impact Knockout Scarlett Bordeaux was at the Performance Center working a tryout in the ring. Scarlett was reportedly not the wrestler offered a referee job.Click Here:

Royal Rumble 2020 tickets on sale on September 20

Tickets for the 2020 WWE Royal Rumble will go on sale on Friday, September 20 at 11AM ET and will be available online at astros.com/rumble.
The Royal Rumble will be taking place from the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, January 26. It’s the second time that the Rumble will be held inside a baseball stadium following this year’s show at Chase Field in Phoenix.
Tickets for Royal Rumble will be available online at www.astros.com/rumble, at the Minute Maid Park box office or by phone at 800-352-0212.
The usual 4-day weekend of WWE events will not be happening in Houston though as only Worlds Collide will be taking place at the Toyota Center on the eve of the Rumble. Smackdown on Friday and Raw on Monday are expected to be held somewhere else, the first time that this has happened in a few years.
Travel packages for the Royal Rumble went on sale today at RoyalRumbleTravel.com.Click Here:

Teal Piper on Rousey: “I think it is really cool that she wanted to honor and pay such a tribute to my dad”

Show: Wrestling Epicenter
Guest: Teal Piper
Date: 09/06/19
Your Host: James Walsh
Story time, kids. I never interviewed “Rowdy” Roddy Piper though I did speak to him a number of times. He admitted that he was difficult to pin down because of his ADD to sit on the phone for a long period of time. We did, at long last, record something together briefly and one of his children, and they were children, got injured just as we were getting going. I never aired that clip though I believe I still have it on audio cassette somewhere in the house. He said we would reschedule and there were talks of it but I, due to college and life getting in the way, didn’t press the issue very hard. In the end, he is the one that really got away. Yet, I still pay tribute to him in our offices here at the Wrestling Epicenter with a box frame that features a signed copy of his “In the Pit with Piper” autobiography that I got from him back in 2003 when we were trying to make it happen which is in the same frame as an LJN action figure from the ’80’s of his and a copy of the very tasteful WWE memorial magazine they put out on his life shortly after his passing. Remembering what made me a fan is what keeps me a fan going forward and that fact will absolutely never be lost on me.
That said, much like I interviewed Bruno Sammartino and David Sammartino, Tully Blanchard and Magnum TA and then Tessa Blanchard… Ric Flair and then David Flair… Barry and then Dakota Darsow… I am proud to be doing this long enough to now have on “Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s daughter Teal Piper who is getting in the wrestling business. Teal worked the AEW All Out Casino Battle Royal last weekend and this weekend, the show she will appear on later in the season debuts on AXS TV. That’s right! WOW Women of Wrestling Superheroes Season 2 debuts on AXS TV on Saturday, September 7th and will have an all day lead in of a slam-a-thon of Season 1. Check your local cable listings for more information!
Teal talks about her roots as a wrestler’s daughter, Ronda Rousey borrowing from her dad, and why now was the right time for her to get into wrestling in this exciting new interview.
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On being a natural performer:
“Wow, I always wanted to perform. Obviously, my father was a big part of that. I really admire how international he was. You can name a town in any country in the world and he knew a good place to get food there or attended a party there. He just knew somebody everywhere and I just thought that was so interesting and that whole lifestyle was so exciting. So, the first thing I do is I move to LA to become an actress and then realize you can never leave LA, like, never. (laughs) But, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t look up to that – Just watching him. He was also a great actor and a great musician – A lot of people don’t know that about him. I had a lot of that influence from an early age. It was that or I wanted to be Indiana Jones but I kind of went the other way on that.”
On Roddy Piper Getting Mad at Her for Being Critical of Women in Wrestling:
“Well, I’m going to guess and say I was about 15 years old when that happened. I just remember it as one of those rare times… I was pretty good as a kid… My parents loved me. I was easy. So, this really stood out to me. It was during a time where women were really an accessory to the men. They had them looking more like porn stars than legitimate respectable athletes. I was at an age when I was really rebellious. I was being more feministic about things. I made a snotty comment, I can’t even remember what I said but he got FURIOUS at me and slammed his hands down on the table and broke it going off about how hard those women work and how they have to work twice as hard as a guy in wrestling and they get paid so little. It was kind of a foot in mouth moment for me. I didn’t realize what the women had gone through and it kind of opened my eyes. Now, it has grown in such a wonderful way and the more I see it develop and women becoming such main event stars, competing right up there with the boys, the more I wanted to be involved with it. This whole movement has really been why I decided that this is the time in my life to join.”
On if finishing his book made her hesitate to get in the wrestling business:
“I think I had hesitation long before the book. In a weird way, I felt more inspired connecting with his life that way. I met people I had only heard about but had never met or talked to on the phone before. In a weird way, it was very spiritual for me, I guess I should say. If anything, it made me more inspired because I knew a lot of the bad stuff about wrestling. I mean, growing up with a dad who was a heel, especially in the ’80’s? I wasn’t blind to the fact that his fans tried to kill him! I mean, even my brother got stabbed in the back by a fan not that long ago and that’s recent. I was well aware of the dirtier side of wrestling. My dad was always on guard. But, I think the book made me see the love that he had for the sport even at an early age that I wasn’t around for and how much passion he had. But, the book inspired me to get into wrestling more than made me afraid to get into it.”
On Ronda Rousey using “Rowdy”:
“I was never a huge MMA fan until she came on the scene and I just fell in love with her. So, I was already on her side when she came into light. I was actually in the room when she was talking to my dad about using the name “Rowdy” back for MMA years ago. As far as knowing her personally, I only really met her at WrestleMania this year. But, I think it is really cool that she wanted to honor and pay such a tribute to my dad and I think it is really cool to see the “Rowdy” name main eventing at WrestleMania but for the first time with women… That was just really neat!”
On Ronda Rousey wearing Roddy’s jacket and if she will do that also:
“I will not be wearing my dad’s gear if that is what you’re wondering. (laughs) I’m very honored that she wanted to wear my dad’s jacket. For me, personally, that is the same jacket that my dad put on me when I was a 5 year old. I have such a sentimental feeling about his stuff that I would feel weird wearing it into the ring. And, more than that, especially as his kid, it is a bit in your face just showing up in his gimmick. I want to be my own person.”
On her own promo styles:
“To be honest, I try not to watch too many promos. Of course, I’ve eseen a lot of stuff that my dad has done and some of the stuff from the older generation. But, as far as newer stuff, I don’t want to be creatively in a box. I feel like sometimes, if you watch something, you try to styleize it that way. I think for me, I’m kind of coming in with more of a character point of view than a lot of newer people and I’m really enjoying that. I’m sort of unleashing my darker side! (laughs) Teal Piper really is all of that. And, the confidence I have on the mic is partly from my dad. But, I also think I have my own technique and I think it comes from not paying too much attention to other people so I don’t become a little copy cat of somebody.”
On if she watches her dad’s content:
“When it comes to my dad’s stuff, I do watch it. It is mostly just nostalgic for me. For instance, the coconut! The coconut promo. When I watch that, I see a lot of my dad’s personal sense of humor. Like in the kitchen making a smoothie… He was a funny guy! Except, he didn’t beat up the coconuts in the end. (laughs) But, I do watch that and I’m not worried about being effected by watching his promos because I grew up watching that and I know how his promos go so if I’m effected, I’m already effected.”
On why she chose to plant her feet with WOW Superheroes:
“A couple of reasons. One is they have women getting equal pay and that is really cool and I want to be a part of that movement. And, another thing that really stood out is when I started training with them, there wasn’t really any pressure to be on WOW. So, I started watching Season 1 of their show and there was this one match and they cut to this little girl in the audience… She had this gasp! She had this look of horror and amazed at what she was watching and I knew I wanted to be a part of that as an older lady having an impact on these little girls. I think it is such a great thing for these girls to look up to and all the women are just awesome talents and I just wanted to be a part of that.”
On people saying MJF is the next “Rowdy” Roddy Piper:
“Who are these people? Who are they? I want names! (laughs) I think MJF is a very talented wrestler… He’s awesome! I love watching his matches. But, there is never going to be another “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. I think it is a discredit to my dad as well as him. He’s very much his own character. He has his own legend that he’s building. I’ve never been a fan of saying this person is the next this person or that person. But, no. There is never going to be another “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and that includes myself. He was one in a lifetime.”Click Here:

ROH/CMLL “Global Wars 2019 Espectacular” Results – September 7, 2019 – Chicago, Illinois

1. Top Prospect Tournament – Semi Final
Austin Gunn defeated Dante Caballero
2. Silas Young and Josh Woods defeated PJ Black and OKUMURA
3. Jenny Rose and Sumie Sakai defeated The Allure (Angelina Love and Mandy Leon) (via disqualification)
4. Proving Ground Match
Joe Hendry vs. Shane Taylor (Time-Limit Draw)
5. 3-Way Tag Team Match
The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) defeated Rey Bucanero and Hechicero and The Bouncers (Brian Milonas and Beer City Bruiser)
6. Rush defeated Barbaro Cavernario
7. Six-Man Tag Team Match
Jay Lethal, Jeff Cobb, and Jonathan Gresham defeated Caristico, Stuka Jr., and Triton
8. Four Corner Survival Match
Colt Cabana defeated Dalton Castle, Kenny King, and Marty Scurll
9. ROH World Championship Match
Matt Taven (c) defeated Volador Jr.
10. Six-Man Tag Team Street Fight
Villain Enterprises (Brody King, PCO, and Flip Gordon) defeated Lifeblood (Mark Haskins, Bandido, and Tracy Williams)Click Here:

WWE Believes CM Punk Wants to Return to the Company

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that the belief in WWE right now is that CM Punk wants to return to the company, although it’s nothing they are counting on happening. Even though WWE went after him during the lawsuit over Dr. Chris Amann and cost him “like seven figures”, WWE is the place that Punk feels he can make the most money. Punk will be 41 next month and main eventers in the company are making more now than they did when he was part of the active roster. His increasing age makes the window on how long he can make that money get smaller and smaller.
Punk previously said at Starrcast that while he wouldn’t make any overtures to WWE, he is in a better place than he was when he left and he wouldn’t not talk to them.
There were also reports that Punk’s representative wanted him for the show that is now WWE Backstage as a host, but WWE wasn’t interested in him for the role. The belief is the show would immediately become about him instead of WWE, as fans would want him to wrestle again.
Punk was previously made an offer by AEW and even mentioned it in an interview with ESPN, but spoke negatively about them and reportedly hasn’t been in contact since. During the previously mentioned Starrcast appearance, he made sure to mention that he hadn’t signed with AEW and true to his word, did not appear at All Out in Chicago that night.Click Here:

WWE Files Trademark For New TV Show ‘The Bump’, Also Trademarks Wrestler Names

PWInsider reports that WWE has filed to trademark a show title called “WWE’s The Bump” on September 16. It’s for goods and services, specifically “a show about professional wrestling; the production and exhibition of professional wrestling events rendered live and through broadcast media including television and distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of transmission media; providing wrestling news and information through broadcast media including television and distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of transmission media; providing information in the fields of professional wrestling through broadcast media including television and distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of transmission media; providing a website in the field of professional wrestling.”
They also filed to trademark Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, Riddick Moss, Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel.Click Here:

Cody says talks are already ongoing for three-hour tapings

Speaking to IGN India, AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes discussed the possibility of going three hours every week, although the third hour not necessarily airing on TNT.
Cody said that even though they will be live every week for two hours, not everyone on the roster will be featured on each episode, preferring to present quality over quantity. “Which means that some guys are going to have some time off. Which for the life and the well-being of a wrestler is a great thing to hear; that they’re not gong to be, every week, putting themselves in a high-profile singles match,” Cody told IGN.
Explaining that there will be no “participation award” in AEW, the idea is not to cram everyone in a two-hour show and said that he and the powers that be are considering producing an extra hour of content every week.
“It will probably live for people to stream on B/R Live,” Cody revealed. “We have a lot of resources and we want to make sure that people can plug into the wrestlers who we signed who they’re fans of. We’re going to try and keep everybody busy.”
RAW is usually criticized for its long, three-hour format and Smackdown currently tapes 205 Live afterward, making it another three-hour affair every week. Thousands of people file out of the arena after Smackdown, many of who not sticking around for additional tapings.Click Here:

Tyson Fury earning a reported $15 million figure for Crown Jewel

British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mail is reporting that Tyson Fury will earn around £11.9 million – or $15 million – for his match against Braun Strowman at the upcoming Crown Jewel pay-per-view.
The figure, if proven true, would trump any other fee WWE has paid for a celebrity to be part of their show. While Floyd Mayweather has claimed in the past that he was paid $20 million for his match against Big Show at WrestleMania 24, the fee is believed to be much less than that and less than what Fury is getting for his time with WWE this month.
The British boxer, who is still undefeated, donated a large sum of money from the purse he received from his fight against Deontay Wilder last year.Click Here: