Here is your spoiler-free wrestling update for Tuesday, June 11th, 2019.
4 Years Since Dusty Rhodes’ Passing
Today is the 4-year anniversary of Dusty Rhodes’ passing.
Pops, I am doing everything you taught me. Be strong, be a man, follow your dreams. All those things you said to me I do daily, or I try my best to. The one thing I do without fail is to always #KeepSteppin #MissYouDad pic.twitter.com/ufcr9otID9
— Dustin Rhodes (@dustinrhodes) June 11, 2019
Thanks to all who reached out. Dusty was my hero & it’s a gift that due to his fame he was a hero for others.
Mourning transcends social media. “RIP” may be trendy, but what’s even better is reaching out to those you love today & letting them know how important they are to you💛 pic.twitter.com/Hnq8UYKhPW
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) June 11, 2019
Four years ago today, the world lost Dusty Rhodes.
The American Dream lives on in the people whose careers and lives he touched across not only in wrestling but his life.
To the Runnels family, our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. pic.twitter.com/rPfHPGGBgG
— NWA (@nwa) June 11, 2019
— Dakota A Runnels (@DakotaRunnels22) June 11, 2019
4 years ago today the world lost a one of a kind human being. From 25 Jan ‘93 until that time Dusty Rhodes was at times my boss, mentor,friend and person who I enjoyed the company of as much as anyone. He allowed me to create, enjoy and laugh. I miss him . pic.twitter.com/RLQyrmX3UG
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) June 11, 2019
Cesaro Injury Update
Cesaro is fine after being helped to the back after his match on RAW last night.
AEW Fyter Fest News
The Being the Elite episode from yesterday announced a new match for Fyter Fest. The updated lineup for the June 29th show is as follows:
AEW Fyter Fest
June 29th, 2019
Daytona Beach Center
- Hardcore Match
Michael Nakazawa vs Alex Jebailey
- Cody vs Darby Allin
- Kenny Omega & the Young Bucks vs the Lucha Bros & TBD
- Adam “Hangman” Page vs Jimmy Havoc vs Jungle Boy vs MJF
- Christopher Daniels vs CIMA
- Jon Moxley vs Joey Janela
AEW also announced that Fyter Fest will stream live on B/R Live.
Jericho also officially confirmed he won’t be on the show in Daytona.
In protest of @KennyOmegamanX, @CodyRhodes, @NickJacksonYB & @MattJackson13’s foolish decision to give the #FyterFest live stream away to @AEWrestling fans for free, I am pulling out of the event. I refuse to be associated w such shameless pandering.
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) June 11, 2019
Regrettably & after much careful and difficult consideration, we want to let you know that #Fozzy won't be performing at #Fyterfest. Due to the incompetence of the stupid promoters, we’re not confident that we would have what we need to give you fans a quality performance.
— FOZZY (@FOZZYROCK) June 11, 2019
— TNT Drama (@tntdrama) June 11, 2019
Also in AEW news, the Young Bucks and Lucha Bros rematch is scheduled for this weekend for AAA:
📆 June 16📍 Polyforum Zamna ⌚️ 5:00pm@NickJacksonYB & @MattJackson13 vs @PENTAELZEROM & @ReyFenixMx for the @luchalibreaaa World Tag Team Championship pic.twitter.com/hn0NBpImxG
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) June 10, 2019
Ric Flair Legal Trouble
Details are sketchy, but the Wrestling Observer noted that Flair is either being sued or being threatened with a lawsuit as a result of his recent YouTube video (since deleted) which was critical of his former manager.
Reactions To Undertaker Goldberg Match From Super ShowDown
Fans have been critical of the Undertaker vs Goldberg match from Super ShowDown. Here is how some wrestling personalities have weighed in on the match.
“I don’t like it, but that doesn’t mean that they cannot have an opinion,” said Flair. “I don’t have an agenda here. I cannot let a minute or two of fatigue define anybody. It’s funny, had they gone on one more minute perfect and hit it, everyone would have been like ‘Oh my god that was perfect.’”
Both @undertaker & @Goldberg are once in a lifetime, TOP LEVEL performers and money draws. And even though they might not be at their peak & had an outing that wasnt perfect, they are still better than most. I think @MickJagger & @OzzyOsbourne would agree. #Respect
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) June 11, 2019
Sasha Banks Filming Content For WWE 2K20
PW Insider is reporting that Sasha Banks was in Orlando filming content for WWE 2K20 over the weekend. The latest update on her status is still that she is expected back sometime this summer.
Trailer For New Batista Movie
A trailer for Batista’s new movie Stuber was published recently:
Sean Waltman Teaching At WWE PC
Sean Waltman is back teaching at the WWE Performance Center:
— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) June 10, 2019
Rob Van Dam vs Moose Booked For Slammiversary
Rob Van Dam has accepted Moose’s challenge from last Friday for a match at Slammiversary:
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) June 11, 2019
June 11th, 2019
Golden 1 Center
- New Day vs Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
- Drake Maverick reveals plan to name Tony Nese’s next challenger