Ric Flair Apologizes to HBK, Women To Saudi Update & more (Spoiler-Free Update)

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Here is your spoiler-free wrestling update for Wednesday, June 12th, 2019.

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Stephanie McMahon Confident Women Will Wrestle In Saudi Arabia Soon

Stephanie McMahon said today at a luncheon event that she is confident women will soon be apart of the shows in Saudi Arabia.

“In terms of women, we’ve been promised that we will be at the forefront of change that’s coming in Saudi. I believe we will have a women’s match in the near future.” – Stephanie McMahon

Ric Flair Issues Apology To Shawn Michaels

After being critical of Shawn Michaels for comments he made on the 30 for 30 about the Nature Boy, Flair has apologized for his recent comments to Shawn Michaels. Flair released the following new video today:

“I want to take one moment to apologize to Shawn Michaels,” Flair said. “Shawn, I got excited, I was upset about some stuff, I took it out on you. I apologize. You and Ricky Steamboat will forever be the greatest wrestlers I’ve ever been in the ring with. Leave it at that.”

Also, AEW announced a new match for Fyter Fest:

Mark Henry Calls Out Fans Critical Of Goldberg vs Undertaker Match

Mark Henry called out fans who have been critical of Undertaker vs Goldberg from Super ShowDown on Busted Open recently (transcriptions via SEScoops):

“Goldberg deserves the respect that he’s earned. The guy went in and busted his face open. He finished that match.” he said. “How about saying ‘thank you for not tapping out?’”

He continued, “He could have easily said ‘Hey man, I can’t see, I rung my bell.’ And they went into a series of Choke Slams and one, two, three, and it’s over. Could have done that. Didn’t do it. They went through it for you.”

“The twitter fingers, the people that probably can’t run a mile in under a day. The people that can’t lift their own body weight, do one pull up. People that don’t have any belief in nothing beyond their own nose,” he said. “Those are the people that came on social media and berated the Undertaker and Goldberg, when it was a travesty to the wrestling business because they deserved better than that. They deserved better than that. And anybody that sent a tweet like that, you should be ashamed of yourself.”

Shawn Spears Turned Down Pay Increase To Leave WWE, Sign With AEW

Shawn Spears was officially confirmed as a member of the AEW roster today. He also took part in an interview with Chris Van Vliet:

Why he thinks he was granted his release from WWE when so many other Superstars did not get theirs:
“That’s tough to answer because no one else was granted their release. And it’s one of three things, maybe it was a mutual respect that I had built up with them. I was with them for eight and a half years total including my first time around. I did things right, I never got into any trouble. I was professional and I carried myself well and always did what I was asked to do. So that was one thing, the other thing is that statement that I put out later that evening on February 19th kind of handcuffed them a little bit. If they would have kept me, that might have made a lot of people unhappy. If they would have kept me and utilized me in a negative way or have me get killed on TV every week that would have made people upset. I think it put me in the best position possible to get what I was looking for. And the third possible reason is maybe they didn’t see anything in me and they go ‘You know what? We don’t see any value. It is time to go, so go ahead and to be honest with you I really hope it’s that one. I really, really do because that just fuels a little more fire.”
 
His 90-day non compete with WWE ended the day before Double or Nothing:
“I asked for my release on my birthday, February 19th. I was verbally granted it on the Friday which was the 22nd or something but I needed the paperwork officially and I didn’t get that until the following week. Had they waited an extra 24 hours I would not have been able to do Double or Nothing so I think WWE was being gracious. They knew what was going on. I think they allowed me to be out at that time to do whatever I wanted to do including Double or Nothing. I could be completely wrong and it might have slipped their minds, I don’t know but I like to think that I had earned that mutual respect.”

Alberto El Patron and Nacion Lucha Libre

Alberto’s new promotion will debut in Mexico City on July 11th.

The lineup for the first show is as follows:

  • Alberto El Patron, Hijo Del Fantasma & Rey Wagner vs MVP, Apolo, & Mesias

  • The Lucha Bros (Pentagon & Fenix) vs Chavo Guerrero & Mechawolf 450

  • Daga & Flamita vs Puma King & Rey Horus

  • Thunder Rosa, Cristy James, & Stephanie Waquer vs Sexy Star, Lady Flammer, & Reina Oscura

  • Solar vs Negro Navarro vs Damian 666 vs Canek

  • Mr. Iguana & Fresero Jr vs Bestia 666 & Black Taurus vs Laredo Kid & the Tiger

  •  Hijo De Dos Caras, Hijo De Wagner, Dual vs. Bram, La Mascara and Batab El Guerrero

  • Relampago vs. Heddi Karaoui

Montreal Screwjob To Be Subject Of Shakesperean Play

A former WCW publisist has converted the Montreal Screwjob into a 1-hour play he hopes will be produced. A Mike Mooneyham article takes a look:

Matt Riddle’s Tweets Are News Now

Lance Storm Debates That Tweets Are News

Lance Storm tweeting about tweets not being news has ironically made the news!

Scott Dawson Responding to the Guerillas of Destiny On Twitter Is News

NXT Tonight

NXT #506
June 12th, 2019 (taped June 1st, 2019)
Webster Bank Arena
Bridgeport, Connecticut

  • Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch vs Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong (Undisputed Era)
  • KUSHIDA vs Drew Gulak- submission match
  • Candice LeRae & Io Shirai vs Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir (4 Horsewomen)