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24/7 Title Changing Hands En Route to Saudi Arabia
Two title changes have occurred on the WWE trip to Saudi Arabia. First, Jinder Mahal pinned R-Truth on the plane tarmac to become the new champion. It was Mahal’s second win of the 24/7 Championship.
— WWE (@WWE) June 6, 2019
Truth would win the title back on the actual plane ride. He pinned a sleeping Mahal to become a five-time 24/7 Champion.
— WWE (@WWE) June 6, 2019
Potential WWE Main Roster Call-ups?
The two top dogs in NXT may be the next call-ups to the main roster. Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t CagesideSeats) that Adam Cole and Shayna Baszler may be two of the next call ups to the main roster.
Cole recently won the NXT Championship on Saturday from Johnny Gargano at NXT TakeOver: XXV. Baszler has been the NXT Women’s Champion since the Evolution pay-per-view in November. She is a two-time champion and former UFC fighter.
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ROH Issues Statement on Bully Ray-Fan Incident
Ring of Honor has released a statement on the incident from a show on Sunday, June 2nd (h/t PWInsider). The incident apparently involved Bully Ray confronting a fan after the fan negatively interacted with the Allure stable during the show. Here’s part of the statement from ROH:
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Ring of Honor prides itself on providing a fun and entertaining environment for both our fans and wrestlers to experience professional wrestling at the highest level.
Fans are encouraged to cheer, boo, and chant during the show while wrestlers interact both positively and in rivalry, as that is the engagement that makes the ROH experience what it is. Wrestlers interacting with fans is core to the experience, however, under no circumstance should any of our athletes or staff confront or engage fans outside the bounds of this entertainment experience or outside the bounds of the area that hosts this experience. We hold all of our athletes and staff members to the highest standards and, because ofthe actions over the weekend, we fell short of meeting those standards.
We are still in the process of investigating this matter as well as reviewing and assessing internal security protocols to ensure a safe environment for all fans and athletes. All of our athletes and staff will also be trained and reminded of our policies and protocols for fan interaction and appropriate behavior in all situations.