Below are some top WWE & AEW news stories of the day:
– According to the Wrestling Observer, RUSH’s AEW contract expires soon and he could be interested in going to WWE:
“RUSH’s contract was a one-year deal and believed to be up soon. When RUSH said he quit AAA this past week, there was talk of it opening the door to trying to talk with WWE.”
RUSH (age 34) is a former 2-time ROH World Champion.
He last competed on the May 24th episode of Rampage, where he teamed up with Preston Vance and Dralistico to lose to Billy Gunn & The Acclaimed in a Trios Match.
– According to the Wrestling Observer, below are the top 5 merchandise sellers in WWE for last week:
1. Roman Reigns
2. Stone Cold Steve Austin
4. Eddie Guerrero
5. Cody Rhodes
Austin noted in a recent interview that the royalty from his Austin 3:16 T-Shirts have amounted to 8 figures by now.
In 1998, Austin made $12 million from merch royalty alone.
– WWE has announced the following 3 matches for next week’s SmackDown:
Bayley vs. Shotzi (If Shotzi wins, she will replace Bayley in the Women’s Money In The Bank 2023 Ladder Match)
Baron Corbin vs. Cameron Grimes
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler vs. NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn in a Title Unification Match
– Official theme song for AEW Collision is “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” by Sir Elton John.
You can watch the intro below:
This is the official intro for AEW Collision. pic.twitter.com/1BKB8lhvqd
— Pro Wrestling Clips – WWE, AEW, ECW, WCW (@MagazinePics) June 17, 2023
– Commentary Team for AEW Collision will be Jim Ross, Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuiness.
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