NEWS ITEMS: Brie says Bryan’s determination to wrestle affected their marriage, Cody says he wants to face Daniel Bryan next year on big indy show, Styles on retirement
PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast featuring a WrestleMania 36 Preview with ex-WWE Creative Team member and professional stand-up comedian Matt McCarthy.
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-On the latest episode of “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia,” Brie Bella told Garcia that since WWE told him he couldn’t wrestle, he has worked hard to learn about his condition and how to get medically cleared, but it caused issues in their marriage because he was so focused on . “From like, literally, the day they told him he couldn’t do it anymore, he has flown himself all over the United States to all different doctors to figure out… what he could do to help turn that ‘no’ into a ‘yes’,” she said. “There’s been like eight doctors who are like, ‘You can wrestle’… A lot of doctors can’t see why he can’t get in that ring again… and I think [the WWE is] looking at it… He is on such a mission to get back into that WWE ring, it’s crazy, which caused a lot of arguments in our marriage in the beginning, especially when I was pregnant.” Watch the clip on YouTube HERE or listen to the full episode HERE.
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-On “Busted Open with Dave Lagreca and Bully Ray,” Cody (Rhodes) talked about he and the Young Bucks determination to self-finance a 10,000 seat live wrestling event next year. During the interview, Cody said that he along with Nick & Matt Jackson are putting up the money for this show, that they want Ring of Honor to be involved in this event (but did not say if it is an “ROH” show or not), and when asked what his dream main event for this show would be, he said himself vs. Daniel Bryan for the ROH World Title. An excerpt from the interview can be found HERE. The full interview can be heard any time on the SiriusXM app.
-A popular Twitter feed suggested A.J. Styles would retire after WrestleMania this year. Styles shot back: “Wrong!”
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