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“I’m an attraction. I’m Andre The Giant” – AEW Wrestler

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Below are the top pro-wrestling (WWE & AEW) news stories of the day:

• “I’m an attraction. I’m Andre The Giant” – AEW Wrestler

During a recent interview on Busted Open Radio, AEW wrestler MJF talked about not wrestling on All Elite Wrestling shows every week.

MJF claimed everyone is already impressed with him and that he’s an attraction like the late, great Andre The Giant.

Here’s what he said:

“I only wrestle when it behoves me to wrestle. I find that a lot of guys on the AEW roster are wrestling because they feel they need to impress our fanbase. I don’t have to impress anybody, everybody is already impressed by me. You’re impressed by me the second my music hits.

There’s a reason that when my music hits, I get one of the loudest reactions, positive or negative, in all of wrestling. I don’t have to wrestle every single week to make people feel that way to get people excited about me.

I’m an attraction. I’m Andre The Giant.”

MJF is currently feuding with CM Punk.

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• RAW Star’s New Gimmick Cancelled Because He Looked Too Similar To Randy Savage

RAW Superstar Elias’ musician gimmick is over. Earlier this year, WWE aired vignettes which showed Elias burning his Guitar.

WWE Officials have been working on Elias’ new character and they came up with a new look, but he reportedly looked too similar to “Macho Man” Randy Savage, so they nixed that character.

Here’s what Wrestlevotes reported:

“Interesting note on Elias, source states they had no end plan for graveyard vignettes. Just shot them to kill off the ‘music’ gimmick.

His initial rebranding weeks back looked to similar to Randy Savage w/ colorful trunks & beard so Vince & co didn’t like it. Back to square 1.”

Elias hasn’t been seen on WWE programming in months.

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• Tony Khan Reveals AEW’s Rookie Of The Year 2021

During an appearance on Busted Open Radio, AEW President Tony Khan talked about the TBS Women’s Championship tournament, that’s currently going on in All Elite Wrestling.

Below are the highlights:

On the TBS Title Tournament building anticipation for AEW Dynamite’s move to TBS in 2022:

“A number of people have come up to talk to me about that lately and I am so glad that so many people have liked it.

When I sat down and put the bracket together, I really felt like it would be a great way to build towards Dynamite making that huge move at the end of the year to TBS. I think it has only created more anticipation for the move. I am very excited about the semi-finals.”

On Jade Cargill being AEW’s Rookie Of The Year 2021:

“The crazy thing is when you see Jade. Not only is Jade a beautiful woman but one of the most dangerous and powerful competitors in pro-wrestling. I think Thunder Rosa is going to have her hands full in the semi-final with Jade.

I think she’s clearly the rookie of the year. I think she is definitely one of the favorites to potentially be the TBS Champion.”

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• “The Jeff Hardy storyline was the end of any relationship I had with Hunter” – Former WWE Writer

During an appearance on The Ariel Helwani Show, former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. talked about pushing the idea of making Jeff Hardy the WWE Champion.

Vince McMahon wanted to do it and that’s what happened, but Triple H was against it and it resulted in Freddie’s relationship with The Game ending.

Here’s what he said:

“We were on the road to making Jeff champion, which some people were against. It turned out to be rightfully so because he was not responsible with his life and he was having drug issues at the time. That was the reason they were nervous to do it, but Vince [McMahon] had greenlit this.

The Jeff Hardy storyline was the end of any relationship I had with Hunter. I’m open about that, but it wasn’t a secret. He was very against it, he didn’t think we could count on Jeff. Hunter is a company man and I felt, creatively, it was worth the risk. He didn’t, and in hindsight, he was right.

Jeff was released from the company I think a year later because he got in more trouble. I never blamed him for it. But at the time, I’m sure he doesn’t care now. At the time when I worked there, he wasn’t having me.”

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• Jeff Hardy Reveals What He Took Before The TNA Victory Road 2011 Main Event

During his appearance on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions on the WWE Network, former WWE Champion Jeff Hardy talked about the TNA Victory Road 2011 main event against Sting.

This is one of the most infamous matches of all time, as Hardy came out high for this match, which was for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

Eric Bischoff, who was the Executive Producer in TNA at the time, had to come out and propose a new finish to Sting quickly, which saw the match end in under 90 seconds.

Sting was visibly disappointed with how the PPV main event had to end. You can watch it below:

In this interview with Austin, Jeff Hardy revealed that he took Somas (a muscle relaxer) before this match.

Here’s what he said:

“[Soma] hadn’t become a controlled substance yet. So I was still taking the Somas. But I do remember talking to Sting before I got too altered to even…walk out there, hardly.

We were gonna do this spot with his finish – the [Scorpion Death Drop] – but my head was gonna be in a chair. And I remember being scared of that. Oh, I might really hurt my neck doing that but it’s gonna be awesome if I don’t. So yeah, I just took too much.

By the time it was time for me to go out there, they [had to find me]. Eric Bischoff came out there. They had to shut it down. He had to take it home real quick and that was the right thing. They had to do it.

To screw up like I did that night, it was just insane. But one positive asset that I have by looking back at that footage is just – so embarrassing. So – oh my God – just shameful, you know? Out there with my hero in the main event. All these people are watching. But then to do that?

After that is when I really got it together. So fast forward to like 2012-2013, man. 2012 was one of the best wrestling years in my life in that company. I was on fire. I started doing the paint with the eyes and my creativity was just off the charts because I was completely sober and that’s when everything got really good.”

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• Conor McGregor Has Put On 20 Lbs (Photos)

In the main event of UFC 264, Conor McGregor lost to Dustin Poirier via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) after he broke his leg during the final minute of the 1st round.

McGregor recently noted on Twitter that he wasn’t surprised by his leg injury, because he knew something like this would happen.

Here’s what he wrote:

“In my last camp [I had] a severely damaged left leg, many of my sessions consisted of starting in open guard bottom. And staying there. Full rounds remaining on bottom. I was beating people up until they backed away from me. It then translated to the fight. True story.

Same leg, same spot, I attribute it to why I wasn’t in as much shock as Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva were. I knew something may happen in advance.

Chris was upset with my quote (about having a different response to breaking his leg). Felt I was aiming at him. I was not. If any [consolation] to my reaction, it was because [I had] a heads up it may snap.”

McGregor then went on about how he was hurting Dustin with his elbow strikes in their trilogy fight, and how Poirier doesn’t want a 4th fight with him:

“Really nasty elbows and upkicks for sure. That or maybe a really annoying blue bottle was around him after the fight.

Make no mistake they are not looking forward to what is coming. I will be back and it will be settled. Once and for all.”

McGregor is training very hard, while also recovering from his leg injury. He is putting on size right now.

McGregor usually walks around at 170 lbs when he’s not fighting (he has also fought at this weight multiple times), but he’s 190 lbs right now.

You can check out his recent photos below:

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• WWE Hall Of Famer Thinks AEW Storylines Are Lacking Structure & Discipline

On the latest episode of former WWE announcer Renee Young’s weekly ‘Oral Sessions’ podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff talked about the booking of the storylines in Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling.

Here’s what the 2021 WWE Hall of Famer had to say:

“I would really like to see a more structured story formula because I see a lot of the same flaws in AEW’s approach to what is referred to as storytelling, but really isn’t in terms of structure and discipline. It’s leaving money on the table.

You’re running through matches, but you’re not throwing any story on the wall that is sticking in a way of growing the audience. That’s the hard part, how do you grow the audience?

Not how do you satisfy an existing audience, that’s called preaching to the choir, you want to expand the congregation and attract people who otherwise aren’t attracted to you.

The only way to do that is with great stories and great characters.”

Eric Bischoff had a few minor cameo appearances on AEW television in 2020 and 2021.

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• Jim Cornette Thinks WWF Legend Will Come Out Of Retirement To Wrestle Kenny Omega

During a recent episode of his weekly ‘Drive-Thru’ podcast, former WWF Manager Jim Cornette stated that he believes WWF Attitude Era Legend Kurt Angle is going to come out of retirement eventually, to wrestle AEW wrestler Kenny Omega.

Here’s what Cornette said:

“If Kurt made his return for another match, it’d be for whoever pays the most money. So, I would not bet against that because I bet Tony Khan would pay him the most money.

And I have a feeling that Kurt Angle made that statement fully aware of the fact that if he was to have one more match, the person who would pay the most money for it would probably be Tony Khan.

And I would further add that Angle is fully aware of the fact that if Khan was going to pay him a large sum of money to have one more match, Tony Khan would probably want to see it against Kenny Omega.”

Angle recently praised Omega on his podcast. Here’s what the 2017 WWE Hall Of Famer said:

“What he’s been able to do the past 10 years in wrestling, over in Japan, here in the United States, he was the biggest star and the most talented superstar that never went to WWE. He will go down in history as that if he never does enter WWE.

His success, what he’s had in Japan and AEW, phenomenal. I haven’t seen a talent like him in a long time. I would say he’s every bit as talented as Rey Mysterio and he belongs on that upper echelons of talents.

One of the greatest workers in the business today.”

Kurt Angle retired from professional wrestling in 2019 after losing his WrestleMania 35 match against Baron Corbin.

Kenny Omega recently lost the AEW World Championship to “Hangman” Adam Page at the AEW Full Gear 2021 PPV, and is currently written off television to undergo some important surgeries and heal from all of his other injuries.

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• Former Local WWF Announcer Passes Away

According to several different sources, former WWF Announcer Kal Rudman has passed away at the age of 91.

No cause of death has been revealed yet, but at this high age it’s safe to say that we’re talking about natural causes here.

Rudman mostly did the announcing for the Philadelphia market, including televised house shows and the local syndication program.

He’s best remembered for being the backstage interviewer for a Philadelphia-based TV channel called ‘PRISM’, where the World Wrestling Federation aired all of their house shows from the Philadelphia Spectrum until the TV deal ended in 1989.

You can watch him interviewing Hulk Hogan below:

We extend our condolences to his family, friends and fans.

† REST IN PEACE KAL RUDMAN

March 6, 1930 – December 1, 2021

• Steel Cage Match & Main Roster Debut Announced For Next Week

Xia Li will make her official WWE main roster debut on next week’s SmackDown. Below is the match-card for SmackDown:

– Jeff Hardy vs. Happy Corbin

– Sonya Deville vs. Naomi

– Xia Li Debuts

On next week’s RAW, WWE Champion Big E will face Kevin Owens in a Steel Cage match. Below is the updated match-card for RAW:

– Becky Lynch (c) vs. Liv Morgan for the RAW Women’s Championship

– WWE Champion Big E vs. Kevin Owens in a Steel Cage Match

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