• Why Samoa Joe No-Showed AEW Double Or Nothing Meet & Greet Yesterday
As we noted earlier, MJF no-showed Saturday’s AEW Double Or Nothing Meet & Greet and the company couldn’t get in contact with him.
PWInsider reported the following:
“The word making the rounds at the event is that he legitimately did not attend and that the promotion was not able to get in contact with him. For fans who had paid for MJF autographs and photos, AEW staff did their best to make good to them, including offering exchanges to other talents.”
Fightful Select then gave an update that the communication between AEW & MJF has reached an all-time low:
“AEW has remained quiet about the situation, not responding to inquiries for information or comment. The only sources within the company that would speak on the matter said that they were ‘very unhappy about how it all played out’.
One AEW source said they heard that communication between the two sides had reached an all-time low. AEW talent and personnel were asked to not comment on the situation, and those we’ve spoken to have not heard back from him.
A flight for MJF out of Las Vegas across the country was booked for late Saturday night. Whether or not he gets on the plane remains to be seen. Neither side would confirm the reasoning for this when pressed. We have to reiterate, we’re not sure if he’s actually getting on the plane, but have confirmed a flight for him has been booked out of Vegas Saturday night.”
The Wrestling Observer added that MJF’s Double Or Nothing PPV status is up in the air (he is scheduled to face Wardlow at the PPV):
“As far as what’s happening with MJF, it appears anyone who knows isn’t talking and the rest have no idea what’s going on. No clue at this point whether he will be on the show tomorrow.”
ROH TV Champion Samoa Joe also no-showed yesterday’s Meet & Greet.
According to the Observer, Joe doesn’t have any issues with AEW and that his situation was related to miscommunication:
“It appears the situation with Samoa Joe and the Fan Fest was a communication issue, so totally different from whatever is happening with MJF, who did no-show.”
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• Old School WWF Attitude Era Veteran celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Attitude Era wrestler Pete Gas (Real name: Peter Gasparino) celebrates his 52nd birthday today.
Pete Gas is a legitimate High School friend of Vince McMahon’s son, fellow Attitude Era Veteran Shane McMahon.
Pete wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from early 1999 till mid-2000, forming “The Mean Street Posse” with Rodney & Joey Abs.
The last time we saw him, he was an entrant in an old school themed “15th Anniversary Battle Royal” on RAW in 2007.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETE GAS!