Steve Austin On Stephen Amell Wrestling
In a recent episode of the Steve Austin Show the WWE Hall of Famer was very critical of Stephen Amell getting in the ring at Summerslam:
I just don’t like the celebrities coming in there, the squared circle, and being able to compete at any level with the guys in the [professional wrestling] business. You’ve got to protect some integrity of the [professional wrestling] business. I don’t care what day and age, what year it is … It was what it was, but I just got a hard time seeing that kid come off with that crossbody [block] on the top rope on two WWE guys down there [on the floor].
… So was it embarrassing? You’re damn right it was, but for the wrong reasons and the reasons [were] bad booking. It was for a shoot embarrassing to those guys to have to go out there and do that with the actor guy involved, but that’s on a shoot level, so it was an embarrassment to the booking and I felt bad for those guys because they were in that role.
Ascension Join Stardust
The Ascension and Stardust joined forces on SmackDown to start a new stable called The Cosmic Wasteland:
Gail Kim Says Divas Need Storylines
TNA Knockout Gail Kim praised WWE for letting the women have more match time, in an interview with Channel Guide Mag, but said now they need some solid storylines:
I made a comment on Twitter that we’ve been doing it all along, but that was not to bash any other company at all. I think it’s great what they’re doing. I’ve been waiting for them to do that for years now. I think it’s great. I think they have a really great group of talent, especially the girls that have come up through NXT. I wish Nattie was a part of it because I don’t see how see she can’t fit into the equation. She should have been in there from day one. They just have a really good core group of girls. I really like Sasha [Banks]. I know she is a fan favorite.
I just love what they’ve been doing. It’s so funny I saw a match I thought, ‘That’s so like TNA knockouts style.’ They are bringing it to another level, and I love it. I the saw Sasha and Bayley match. I just loved the psychology and the crowd was into ii. It was great. Now I just feel they are doing it on the main stage. I think they really need storylines and characters. They can do what we’re doing. TNA is very good about pushing individual girls and letting them stand alone and develop their characters and stories that way. I think fans can connect on a deeper level. Just throwing three girls against three girls out there, it’s great they are giving them more time. Now they need to give them the storylines and so forth.