Over 30,000 tickets out for SummerSlam

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**Rewind-A-Dynamite is reside at 10:05 p.m. ET tonight as Wai Ting and I assessment the primary night time of Fyter Fest. We can be streaming reside at YouTube.com/POSTwrestling.com and taking suggestions from the POST Wrestling Discussion board.

**The most recent Rewind-A-Wai is out for POST Wrestling Café members masking the primary three episodes from season one in every of Netflix’s “Drive to Survive”. Wai and I’ve been chatting about F1 for some time on our exhibits and this was an opportunity to dedicate an entire podcast to it, beginning with the primary three episodes of the collection that has spawned a large growth for F1. To this point, we’ve got acquired numerous compliments for the present and it appeared to have numerous curiosity from our listeners. For this present, we went over the beginning of our curiosity within the collection, a primer for these unfamiliar, who the important thing drivers and groups are, highlights of the primary three episodes, and why this collection has clicked to the diploma it has. The present is posted and accessible for all POST Wrestling Café members.

**On Thursday night time, MCU L8R critiques the season finale of Ms. Marvel. Wai Ting & WH Park can be joined by Nate Milton and former visitor Ahmad Butt to talk concerning the finale and the success of the collection. This present can be accessible to POST Wrestling Café members.

**POST’s G1 Climax contest is open and free to hitch at www.postwrestling.com/g1 by making choices for all of the event matches and compete towards fellow POST listeners. We can be offering updates all through our G1 Climax podcasts and crowning a winner on the finish. The deadline to enter is that this Friday at 11:59 p.m. ET.


– WWE pronounces three-day tryout throughout SummerSlam week
– Does Nick Khan do any interviews round SummerSlam?
– Cora Jade activates Roxanne Perez on NXT 2.0
– WWE on A&E, WWE Uncooked rankings
– Chris Jericho addresses his well being scare from final 12 months
– AEW Fyter Fest preview

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*Tonight: Rewind-A-Dynamite with John & Wai (10:05 p.m. ET)
*Thursday: MCU L8R – Ms. Marvel Ep. 6 with Wai Ting, WH Park, Nate Milton & Ahmad Butt (Patreon)
*Friday: Rewind-A-SmackDown/Rampage with John & Wai (11 p.m. ET)
*Saturday: G1 Climax – Evening 1 w/ Wai Ting & Karen Peterson (Patreon)
*Sunday: Wrestlenomics Radio with Brandon Thurston & Chris Gullo
*Sunday: G1 Climax – Evening 2 w/ Wai Ting & WH Park (Patreon)


The 32nd G1 Climax event kicks off this Saturday with this 12 months’s event expanded to its largest area with 28 individuals unfold over 4 blocks.

As we speak, we are going to have a look at the A and B Block line-ups and preview the remaining in Friday’s information replace.

The A Block consists of three-time winner Kazuchika Okada, Lance Archer, Toru Yano, Unhealthy Luck Fale, Jeff Cobb, and first-time G1 individuals JONAH & Tom Lawlor.

Okada would be the closely favored member to win the block with the potential of a shock in Cobb, who faces Okada on the opening night time the place Cobb successful would begin the event with a significant victory after falling to Okada a 12 months in the past.

Archer is representing AEW and has had some large performances in previous G1 tournaments. I might see him beginning robust and fade because the event winds down.

JONAH has the potential of getting a breakthrough in his profession with a high quality line-up of matches over the following month together with Okada, Cobb, Lawlor, and Archer. He’s a contemporary monster and seems to be in a tailored setting for his fashion to recover from with the viewers. I’ve excessive expectations for JONAH.

Lawlor is a multi-faceted performer that may have hard-hitting and athletic matches with the same old suspects within the block and in addition train his comedic parts with Toru Yano – or have a aggressive wrestling match with Yano to attract on Yano’s background and current a match folks aren’t anticipating. It’s unlikely Lawlor can be a participant close to the tip in factors however it’s the greatest stage of his profession and a feel-good story given his hardships leaving the UFC in 2018 and reinventing himself.

The ultimate round-robin matches within the A Block at Budokan Corridor on August 16th embody Okada vs. Archer and JONAH vs. Fale for what that’s price. I might see JONAH being alive till the ultimate days and competing with Okada for the spot.

The B Block is an odd assortment with IWGP world champion Jay White, Taichi, Tama Tonga, Tomohiro Ishii, Sanada, Nice O-Khan & Chase Owens.

White is a close to lock to win the B Block as I can’t see the IWGP champion not being concerned within the last 4. The query is what number of losses White has to arrange future title matches as Ishii, O-Khan, and Sanada come up as potential challengers this fall.

Ishii is 45 years outdated and has been as constant a performer within the G1 as anybody and infrequently the event MVP. He can be relied on to get some massive matches out of the sector however there’s at all times the query of when Ishii will start to indicate his age and decelerate, though Ishii at a diminished gear remains to be going to be at a top quality.

Tama Tonga is in a contemporary position as a babyface however misplaced steam dropping the NEVER Openweight championship to Karl Anderson final month. He was the one particular person to beat Okada in final 12 months’s event however has not leaped to the following degree over the previous 12 months, so this may very well be a giant event if he can acquire momentum.

The B Block is a blended bag with the arguably the highest performer within the block, a heavy favourite in White to win, a number of Bullet Membership involvement between White, Owens, and Tonga’s previous connection, and the query mark of Sanada, who’s on the make-or-break stage of whether or not he’s going to ascend any increased in New Japan’s hierarchy.

I sense Nice O-Khan being a a lot increased precedence than Sanada this 12 months and he ought to rake up numerous wins and be alive late within the G1.

The ultimate round-robin matches at Budokan Corridor are Jay White vs. Tama Tonga and Tomohiro Ishii vs. SANADA.

I can’t think about White dropping this block.


**The subsequent two weeks of AEW’s programming can be themed underneath the “Fyter Fest” branding on Dynamite and Rampage. Tonight’s present takes place from the Enmarket Area in Savannah, Georgia. For the second week in a row, they’re selling two title matches on the present with The Younger Bucks defending the tag titles in a three-way match and Wardlow’s first protection of the TNT championship. Essentially the most attention-grabbing match is a non-title one between Jon Moxley and Konosuke Takeshita – the latter has persistently delivered throughout this prolonged keep whereas on mortgage from DDT. The concept of Takeshita successful the match could be a shock to the viewers that isn’t skilled to see the highest guys lose on tv and units up a significant match for the summer time lull between AEW pay-per-views, or maybe a title match for Battle of the Belts III subsequent month.

Within the absence of its personal tv outlet, AEW programming would be the car to advertise the Ring of Honor pay-per-view, though a lot of the targeted packages for the pay-per-view have been reserved for Rampage.

Right here is the present lineup for Fyter Fest – Half 1 tonight at 8 p.m. ET on TBS and TSN 2 in Canada:
*AEW Tag Workforce Championships: The Younger Bucks (champions) vs. Ricky Starks & Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland
*TNT Championship: Wardlow (champion) vs. Orange Cassidy
*Non-Title Match: Jon Moxley vs. Konosuke Takeshita
*Claudio Castagnoli vs. Jake Hager
*Serena Deeb vs. Anna Jay
*Luchasaurus vs. TBA
*Chris Jericho speaks

**WrestleTix experiences that SummerSlam has surpassed 30,000 tickets distributed for the July 30th occasion in Nashville. The present set-up at Nissan Stadium is ready at 36,259 with the outlet reporting that 30,161 tickets have been distributed. There was an honest motion over the previous few weeks because the announcement of Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar and the remainder of the cardboard taking form. Nissan Stadium is the place the Tennessee Titans play and may match considerably greater than the capability WWE has set for the present, so there’s at all times the opportunity of increasing capability if the demand is there.

**I wish to problem a correction from Monday’s WWE Uncooked viewership report. I incorrectly blended up the primary and third-hour numbers. So, as an alternative of Uncooked rising by two % all through the present in complete viewers, it dropped two % whereas the 18-49 viewers went from 0.43 in hour one to 0.46 in hour two and 0.44 within the third hour. The most important swap is that the grownup 50+ score decreased from 0.89 to 0.82 from hour one to hour three and I had mistakenly had it the alternative manner and didn’t understand the error till double-checking at the moment. From the primary to the third hour, there was development in P18-49, P18-34, P12-34, and P25-54 whereas P50+ dropped. (Showbuzz Every day)

**The viewership figures for Sunday’s WWE block of programming on A&E are out. The 2-hour documentary on The Undertaker averaged 582,000 viewers and 0.14 within the 18-49. In comparison with final 12 months’s eight-episode run of biographies, The Undertaker bio would have been the second lowest by way of total viewers and the bottom among the many 18-49 demo. In 2021, the eight episodes of Biography (Steve Austin, Roddy Piper, Randy Savage, Booker T., Shawn Michaels, Final Warrior, Mick Foley, and Bret Hart) averaged 731,000 viewers and 0.27 in 18-49. Essentially the most-watched episode final 12 months was the primary one with Steve Austin which did 1,062,000 and 0.38 whereas the bottom was Mick Foley at 518,000 and 0.20 (but additionally aired head-to-head with an AEW pay-per-view).

The debut of WWE Rivals which chronicled the feud between Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels averaged 368,000 and 0.10 within the 18-49 demo. The Smack Discuss panel present that aired at 11 p.m. ET averaged 222,000 viewers and 0.07 within the demo.

**This Sunday’s A&E programming will start with a two-hour version of Biography on Invoice Goldberg, WWE Rivals will cowl The Undertaker vs. Kane, and Eric Bischoff can be a visitor on Smack Discuss.

**WWE can be holding one other expertise tryout over SummerSlam weekend in Nashville, Tennessee. The tryouts characteristic over 50 athletes with various sporting backgrounds together with soccer, basketball, observe, wrestling, volleyball, cheer and dance, and gymnastics, in response to ESPN’s Marc Raimondi. Large E. spoke to the outlet and famous he could be aiding with the tryouts alongside Paul Levesque and James Kimball (SVP of World Expertise Technique & Growth and was beforehand the VP of Operations on the UFC’s Efficiency Institute).

**Within the interview with ESPN, Large. E said there have been no laborious emotions with Ridge Holland after struggling a damaged neck again in March whereas taking a belly-to-belly suplex from Holland:

I’ve no problem in anyway with Ridge. He’s reached out and mentioned some very variety issues. … What we do is harmful, and there are inherent risks. And to that diploma, all of us form of know what we join and it was unlucky that it went down that manner. However I’m not useless. I’m alive. I’m doing effectively.

**NXT 2.0 featured a show-long story involving Roxanne Perez, who was attacked by a thriller assailant and left her championship match towards Mandy Rose unsure. Poisonous Attraction got here out for the match and was interrupted by Cora Jade, who was able to take her accomplice’s spot within the match when Perez made the valiant return and accepted the match whereas injured. It climaxed with Perez on the ground and Jade attacking her with the ladies’s tag staff championship belt and costing Perez the match. Jade continued her assault with an errant spot utilizing the skateboard that actually broke in Jade’s fingers earlier than contact with Perez. Jade had been the long-term babyface venture because the inception of NXT 2.0 however since debuting, Perez appears to be the extra viable prime babyface of the model. It takes each girls out of the title image briefly and the 2 nonetheless maintain the tag titles along with each having a giant highlight on the present for this feud and an opportunity to raise one another’s standing on the model.

**Subsequent week’s version of NXT 2.0 has a number of matches introduced with Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen defending the NXT U.Okay tag titles towards Fairly Lethal, Cameron Grimes vs. JD McDonagh (previously Jordan Devlin), and the debut of Axiom.

**IMPACT Wrestling is holding tv tapings in Louisville, Kentucky this Friday & Saturday on the Outdated Forester’s Paristown Corridor. For Friday, they’re promoting Chris Sabin vs. Alex Shelley, KUSHIDA vs. Wealthy Swann, Jordynne Grace & Mia Yim vs. Deonna Purrazzo & Chelsea Inexperienced, and Mike Bennett & Matt Taven towards Ace Austin & Chris Bey. Saturday has Speedball Mike Bailey towards Rocky Romero, Deaner & Joe Doering vs. Motor Metropolis Machine Weapons, and Doc Gallows vs. PCO.

**Justin Barrasso of SI.com spoke with Claudio Castagnoli earlier than tonight’s match with Jake Hager on Dynamite.

**The Wall Avenue Journal has a report on the expansion of adults over the age of fifty on streaming platforms. The WSJ finds that these aged 50 and above account for 39 % of streaming watch time as of this previous Could, which is outpacing all different demographics on streaming platforms.

**Brandon Thurston & Jesse Collings spoke with John Carlan, who beforehand labored as WWE’s video on-demand director & producer from 1998 to 2020. The interview contains Carlan’s position in making ready content material for the WWE Community and the sooner 24/7 VOD service, the dealing with of Chris Benoit on the community, the presence of sure tape libraries and omission of others, enhancing ECW content material with industrial music, and discussing the legacy of the WWE Community after it launched eight years in the past.

**Nikki & Brie Bella spoke to Individuals Journal concerning the strategy of creating their episode of A&E Biography, which airs on July 24th.

**NJPW Robust’s Excessive Alert taping has added Dax Harwood vs. Rocky Romero, KUSHIDA & Ren Narita vs. Anthony Henry & JD Drake, John Skyler vs. Fortunate Ali, and JR Kratos vs. Drew Alder. The tapings will happen on the Grady Cole Middle in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, July 24th.

**AEW’s Street to Savannah characteristic previews the match between Claudio Castagnoli and Jake Hager with references to the previous tag staff in WWE. The video additionally encompasses a robust promo from Ricky Starks on the finish selling the “Triple or Nothing” tag title match on Dynamite.

**Terminus has introduced that Ian Riccaboni and Dave Prazak can be calling subsequent Thursday’s present from the Oasis Occasion Middle in Atlanta and streaming on Fite TV. The cardboard will embody Jonathan Gresham vs. Konosuke Takeshita, Masha Slamovich vs. Queen Aminata, Mike Bennett vs. Invictus Khash, Jay Deadly vs. Baron Black, QT Marshall & Aaron Solo vs. C4, Will Ferrara vs. Adam Priest in a grappling match, and an open problem issued by Kaun from the Gates of Agony.

**AEW can be holding two taping periods for Darkish this Saturday at Common Studios on Soundstage 19. The afternoon session tapes at 2 p.m. ET and so they return at 7 p.m. for the second taping. The promoting materials contains Wheeler Yuta, Dante Martin, The Acclaimed, Powerhouse Hobbs, Satnam Singh, Jay Deadly, Sonjay Dutt, The Manufacturing facility, and Abadon.

**Karen Peterson interviewed KENOH to advertise his match towards Satoshi Kojima this Saturday at Nippon Budokan for the GHC heavyweight championship and spoke about his targets:

I assumed it was an opportunity for me to perform my objective of being in the principle occasion of  Nippon Budokan present. Now the GHC Heavyweight Championship is formally confirmed, I can be in the principle occasion, however this isn’t my solely objective. I wish to be the final particular person to enter the principle occasion of our massive present on the Nippon Budokan [in January 2023]. So as to take action, I have to be champion and that’s what I’m going to be.

**Fite TV is releasing the primary of three episodes tonight at 6 p.m. ET profiling Ric Aptitude forward of his final match on July 31st in Nashville.

**Nate Diaz appeared on The MMA Hour on Tuesday with Ariel Helwani to make his plea to finish his tenure with the UFC that goes again to 2007 when he gained the Final Fighter. Diaz confirmed he has one combat remaining on his deal however said UFC is adamant about him signing a brand new deal earlier than granting him one other combat. Diaz has made proposals to combat Tony Ferguson, Vicente Luque, and others however on the availability that he completes this current deal and leaves the UFC. Diaz mentioned a combat with rising star Khamzat Chimaev was provided to Diaz for UFC 276, which the Stockton native declined. Diaz believes the promotion desires to match up with Conor McGregor to finish their trilogy as soon as McGregor is wholesome, however Diaz mentioned their timetables don’t align. Diaz additionally shared his facet of a gathering with Dana White and govt Hunter Campbell on the UFC headquarters relating to his subsequent combat and all of the choices required Diaz to signal a brand new deal, and he declined. Diaz alleged that White and Campbell left Diaz of their workplace and took off, which Diaz mentioned prompted him to urinate outdoors the places of work. Many imagine that if Diaz was contractually free, that he could be a first-rate candidate to field Jake Paul. Diaz final fought in June 2021 the place he misplaced by resolution to Leon Edwards, though Diaz gained the third spherical after rocking Edwards, who will problem 170-pound champion Kamaru Usman subsequent month.

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