Fan Attacks Paige, AJ Styles WWE 2K19 Cover, WOW Get TV Deal
Paige ‘pie-faced’ by fan
Paige noted on Instagram that a male ‘fan’ assaulted her outside of the Allstate Arena, following the Money in the Bank event.
“To the ‘fan’ that decided to pie face me through my car window and then tell me to ‘lose some weight Paige’.. you inspired me to keep being myself and eat whatever the f I want. Good luck with your karma!”
It doesn’t look like the authorities are involved and a video immediately after the incident has been posted online:
AJ Styles unveiled as WWE 2K19 cover Superstar
I’m absolutely honored to be the cover Superstar for #WWE2K19. Pre-order now: https://t.co/pBm5m4zk9d #ad pic.twitter.com/w5rYFfqaM3
— AJStyles.Org (@AJStylesOrg) June 18, 2018
2K unveiled The Phenomenal One as the WWE 2K19 cover Superstar and introduced a brand-new challenge that could make someone $1 million richer.
WWE 2K19 now has a Phenomenal cover Superstar and a path to WWE video game immortality.
2K has named AJ Styles as the cover Superstar of the upcoming edition of the WWE video game franchise. The world-renowned video game publisher unveiled its choice and other details about WWE 2K19, most notably the debut of the Million Dollar Challenge, during a press conference today.
Styles, the two-time WWE Champion who successfully retained his title at Money in the Bank 2018, attended 2K’s press conference. He expressed excitement and gratitude at being chosen for 2K’s highest honor.
“As a hardcore gamer and ambassador of everything it means to ‘Never Say Never’ in both my professional and personal life, it is a dream come true to be selected as the WWE 2K19 cover Superstar,” he said.
The Phenomenal One joins an elite group of grapplers who previously served as the face of the WWE 2K franchise. 2K’s past choices for the coveted role include “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock, John Cena, Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins, who graced the cover of last year’s game.
In addition to its cover Superstar selection, 2K introduced the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge. This competition, introduced by Styles during the press conference, will put players on a path to facing The Phenomenal One for a chance to win $1 million.
To participate in the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge, eligible players must accomplish four tasks:
* Players must beat a to-be-announced new mode in the game.
* Then, players can submit a promotional video proving they can beat AJ Styles in WWE 2K19.
* From there, four semifinalists will be selected for a semifinal round of competition.
* One player will then earn the chance to compete against AJ Styles one-on-one in WWE 2K19. The prize? One million dollars.
2K will announce more details about the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge in the months to come. For complete rules including eligbility requirements, please visit: wwe.2k.com/milliondollarchallenge/rules
When they purchase their copy later this year, players will also be able to choose from multiple editions of WWE 2K19. 2K introduced multiple premium editions of this year’s game, which include:
* The WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition, which contains a copy of the game with special packaging and access to Season Pass, Pre-Order and Collector’s Edition digital content.
* The WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition, which contains the same features as the Deluxe Edition plus exclusive and rare collectibles, as well as limited-edition WWE SuperCard content.
Additional details about what will be offered in each edition will be announced by 2K this summer.
WWE 2K19 is not yet rated by the ESRB and is scheduled for worldwide release on Oct. 9, 2018.
.@AJStylesOrg is the #WWE2K19 cover Superstar! Standard Edition available October 9. Deluxe and Collector's Editions available 4 days early on October 5. Pre-order and game details here: https://t.co/DrvqbR6vdJ pic.twitter.com/WjHhy8znSY
— WWE 2K19 (@WWEgames) June 18, 2018
Women of Wrestling gets TV deal
Women of Wrestling (WOW) has signed a TV deal with AXS TV, the current home of NJPW in the states. WOW is essentially a modern version of GLOW and will produce brand new content for the slot.
Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, Mark Burnett, President of MGM Television and Digital Group and David McLane, the impresario behind the ’80s hit TV series GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling), have tapped AXS TV to bring the emerging hit series WOW — Women Of Wrestling to a wider U.S. TV audience.
The WOW Superhero events are action-packed all-female pro wrestling bouts presented with the theatrical flair of a major concert. The matches pit skilled, compelling wrestlers against each other, as their unique personalities generate intense feelings from WOW’s large and dedicated fan base. “I knew of Jeanie’s passion for elevating women’s wrestling for several years, so when Mark Burnett told me what MGM Studios has planned for WOW, I decided to get involved,” AXS TV Chairman and CEO Mark Cuban said. “AXS TV’s long-term success inside the squared circle and broadcasting New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) makes airing WOW a natural fit.”
Indeed, with the box office success of Wonder Woman, the hit streaming series GLOW (inspired by McLane’s original franchise) and the marketplace embracing the empowerment of women, all indicators point to WOW becoming the success that Buss envisions. “Fortunately, I grew up knowing that the key to building a winner starts with teamwork,” WOW owner Jeanie Buss said. “I’m so thankful that Mark Burnett and his MGM Studios, and now Mark Cuban’s AXS TV, are all part of our WOW team. AXS TV will provide a valuable platform to boost audience awareness of our WOW Superheroes, help grow our digital ecosystem and provide the best in women’s wrestling to the millions of fans who want to see powerful, confident women do battle in the ring.” AXS TV will start recording WOW events in Los Angeles later this year, for broadcast beginning in early 2019. Information on the date, venue and ticket sales will be announced soon.