Here is your spoiler-free wrestling update for Thursday, June 13th, 2019.
Kenny Omega vs Jon Moxley Confirmed For AEW All Out
With tickets going on sale tomorrow, AEW announced Kenny Omega vs Jon Moxley for their All Out PPV on August 31st from Chicago’s Sears Center.
Saturday, August 31st, 2019 – @Sears_Centre@JonMoxley vs @KennyOmegamanX
Tickets on sale tomorrow Friday,June 14th!https://t.co/h4nYfXfHAT Noon Eastern / 11am Central / 9am Pacific pic.twitter.com/ZJr2Z2aAxs
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) June 13, 2019
Cody Says The Door Is Open For CM Punk In AEW
Cody took part in an interview with Comicbook.com and said the door is always open for CM Punk to be apart of AEW if that’s what he decides he wants to do. He has always had positive things to say about Punk stemming back to their days in WWE developmental together.
“I’ve been very honest about that door remains opened. The fans have never given up on CM Punk and if he wanted to be part of AEW we would do everything in our power to make him part of it,” Cody said.
“That door will forever remain open to CM Punk. He was very good to me in OVW. He was a great person to learn from in the ring. I had a good relationship with him. That door will remain open, but for All Out the main focus for me is Hangman Page and Chris Jericho to determine the very first AEW World Champion.”
WWE Superstars Celebrate Pride Month
— WWE (@WWE) June 13, 2019
Every story shared, every voice heard.. thank you to Pat and all those who have influenced us with courage and strength to be who we are. I am happy to be a voice for those still struggling today #LoveIsLove https://t.co/Wbo03F5UgB pic.twitter.com/tbv8w4iM7A
— Daria Berenato (@SonyaDevilleWWE) June 13, 2019
WWE featured an interview with Sonya Deville on their website today. Deville spoke about what Pride month means to her.
“So, Pride, it’s significant because it’s a time where I celebrate my coming out, but also, I get to share my story on my social platforms and maybe get to tell other people that may be going through that phase of their life, ‘It’s okay to be who you are; it’s okay to come out.’ Easier said than done, right? But … it’s always worth it if you’re being honest and true to who you are.”
KENTA On Why He Signed With NJPW
KENTA is here!@KENTAG2S makes his English podcast debut on the official English NJPW podcast!
Plus, Rocky Romero (@azucarRoc ) drops by to talk BOSJ, Inoki and LA Dojo memories!
YouTube: https://t.co/JCeFmHAtA9 pic.twitter.com/VCtK5vtZRs
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) June 13, 2019
KENTA appeared on NJPW’s English podcast and spoke to Chris Charlton about why he signed with NJPW.
“Now New Japan goes worldwide,” KENTA said. “I want to show my wrestling to the world as KENTA, not Hideo Itami. I want to show my wrestling to the world and New Japan goes worldwide, US, UK, everybody knows New Japan. So, I decided New Japan.”
“(Moxley) was the top of the top in WWE but, you know, I was not,” KENTA said.
KENTA was also asked if he wants to wrestle Jon Moxley.
“Definitely,” KENTA responded. “I want to have a match with him because now I’m not just stupid Hideo Itami, now I’m KENTA. I want to fight him as KENTA.”
Tyler Breeze Says Decision To Go To NXT Was Easy
Tyler Breeze took part in an interview with WWE.com. The full interview can be read read here. and the highlights are below:
“One of the easiest choices of my life. I was built here. I was born here,” Breeze said. “Anytime I’ve ever questioned where I’m going, I head back home to NXT to get clarity. I head back home to recharge and reassess. And every single time it’s paid off. I trust myself. I trust my skill, I trust my passion, I trust NXT.”
Batista Says WWE Creative Problems Are Getting Worse
Dave Bautista appeared on Pro Wrestling Sheet’s podcast this week and said he feels WWE’s creative problems only worsened between 2014 and 2019, his last two runs with the promotion.
“The creative process, I still don’t get,” Batista said. “It was a nightmare to me the last time I was there, which was 2014, and it seems like it’s become worse. I feel like they don’t have a clear vision, a long-term vision, everything is very week-to-week. It doesn’t seem like they stick to a plan very much.”
“We’ve had our differences, but Vince has always been good to me,” Batista stressed later in the show.
Killer Kross On Why He Asked Impact Wrestling For A Release
Killer Kross appeared on Petey Williams’ Wrestling Perspective podcast recently and spoke about why he asked Impact Wrestling for his release.
“Speaking between the lines, I found out how much people are being paid and I wanted to be paid on the same scale as that. I wasn’t asking for anything that was honestly unreasonable. In all sincerity. And I’m not gonna bullsh*t you guys. I really wasn’t. That’s ok if the company does not agree that I am worth that. I will not take offense to that. That’s ok. It’s not my company. I’m just an employee. And I’m not saying that because I think I’m supposed to say that. But if they really feel that way after one year, if they feel that I’m not worth what I’m asking … professionally, kindfully, please … let me go somewhere else and I will prove it to everyone that I can draw what I’m asking for.”