Sasha Banks Gets Married?
Postings on social media seem to suggest that Sasha Banks got married to fiance and WWE seamster Sarath “Mikaze” Ton this week. Neither have confirmed it on their own accounts however:
Congratulations to the Boss Sasha Banks on tying the knot. I wish Sasha and her husband Mikaze all the best. pic.twitter.com/xXVBiVwFH4
— DJRandyStaySharp (@DJRandyBeCoolin) August 5, 2016
Rollins On Indy Stars Making It
In a recent interview with Pro Wrestling Illustrated Seth Rollins discussed so called “indy darlings” making it WWE and the change in perceptions that he helped build:
I’d like to think I played a small part in transforming the entire system. Without guys like myself, Cesaro, Ambrose, Punk having success on a high level, you wouldn’t have the company taking the leap into that area. They wouldn’t have the faith to go out and grab a Sami Zayn and a Kevin Owens and a Finn Balor. And they wouldn’t have the faith to look at EVOLVE and work with Gabe Sapolsky and stuff like that if it wasn’t for guys who he had recommended becoming top stars. So I think some of us from the previous years will go down as heroes in that regard for helping pave the way, I think, from Punk all the way up to where we’re at now with Neville and Finn Balor and Samoa Joe.
WWE Announces Slam Crates
Loot Crate and WWE Introduce “The First” WWE Slam Crate
New Bi-Monthly Crate Provides Fans with Exclusive and Authentic WWE products and content
August 5, 2016, Los Angeles, CA —Loot Crate, the leading fan-based commerce and community platform, today in partnership with WWE, announced the WWE Slam Crate, a bi-monthly mystery subscription crate to deliver exclusive products and content that surprises and delights fans. Each crate will feature authentic items including WWE apparel, and other collectibles that won’t be found anywhere else.
“Through our partnership with WWE, Loot Crate is furthering its commitment to serving all genres in the world of fandom,” said Chris David, CEO, Loot Crate. “We’re very excited about partnering with WWE to create the best products and experience that will bring fans closer to the Superstars they love.”
To celebrate the crate’s debut, the first month’s theme will be “The First”, and celebrate a few of the iconic “firsts” in WWE history.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Loot Crate to engage with our global fan base in new ways and provide them with exciting experiences year-round,” said Casey Collins, WWE Executive Vice President, Consumer Products. “The WWE Slam Crate is perfect for our fans who crave exclusive content and products.”
Over the past 12 months, Loot Crate’s product offerings have dramatically expanded as the company has increasingly focused on connecting fans with the brands that they are passionate about. As part of the Loot Crate subscription, Looters and fans alike have access to exclusive products that authentically represent their favorite characters and universes every month. Crates feature items that will never be available again—all at a great value.
Randy Orton Entered Rehab
During his time away from WWE Randy Orton voluntarily entered a drug rehab center. According to the current Wellness Policy if a superstar who was suspended for recreational drug use enters treatment, that strike is removed. Orton is a known pot smoker, so it’s believed he did the rehab to get the strike removed and give a good impression to Vince, rather than genuinely needing any help with addiction.