Ric Flair Update, Bob Holly Confronts Rene Dupree, Triple H Slams Fallon, Mae Young Classic Bracket
Charlotte Gives Flair Update
Charlotte Flair gave a brief update on her father’s hospitalization on Instagram on Sunday. “After an incredibly hard week, my dad is getting better,” the SmackDown LIVE Superstar revealed.
“There is still a long road to go and he’s not out of the woods just yet but I want to again thank everyone for their support on behalf of myself and my family. My dad has given his life to sports entertainment. To everyone competing tonight, you know he’d be backstage watching if he could. Give it a little extra flair for him tonight. Woooo!”
Ric Flair remains hospitalized after suffering a bowel condition that required surgery and resulted in other organ damage.
Hardcore Holly Confrontation At Signing
Bob Holly says he confronted Renee Dupree at a wrestling convention in June. The former ‘Hardcore’ WWE Superstar told the Two-Man Power Trip podcast that Dupree continues to falsely claim Holly mistreated him during their time in WWE and wanted to set the record straight.
“Rene was saying how the next time he saw me that he was going to beat me up. So, I was like Rene is here and there’s Sylvan (and I love Sylvan) so I wanted to say hi to Sylvan anyway. So when I went over there to say hi to Sylvan and Rene was standing over there with him and I can’t quite remember what Sylvan said so Rene stuck his hand out and shook my hand and thought well that is cool and I did ask Rene what is going here because I thought we were cool and that we had squashed it and talked about it and got it squared away and now all of a sudden you still have a problem with me. He just said very arrogantly: “Well I opened up this WWE magazine and I see where you are talking about and bragging about kicking me in the head.” I don’t know where he got it and why he is so stuck on this kicking him in the head thing but I said; “RENE, you know those magazines and I didn’t brag about, so you show me the magazine where I bragged about kicking you in the head because that didn’t happen.”
“I said (to him) you did say the next time you saw me that you were going to beat me up and now I said I am standing right here so what are you going to do? He didn’t even look at me and he just kind of had this smug look on his face and just filled his chest full of air and tried to bow up. Rene is a big boy and he is not small by any means and I am definitely not as big as I used to be because I am not on the gas anymore and I don’t need that stuff. I said there is nothing between you and I but air and opportunity and I said I am right here so you can beat me up or at least try and he just turned and walked out of the room. That was pretty much the end of that and that is the whole thing. I don’t know why he is so bitter and upset at everybody because I always thought he was a great talent and I always thought he was a really good heel and I enjoyed watching him and enjoyed working with him and like I said before I thought him and I had talked this whole thing out and got it in the past and he’s still harboring hard feelings.”
Triple H Puts Jimmy Fallon Through Table
Ahead of Saturday’s NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn, Triple H appeared on Jimmy Fallon and slammed him through a table:
.@WWE's @TripleH body slams Jimmy through his desk during Thank You Notes #SummerSlam pic.twitter.com/ESLeD0IS8g
— Fallon Tonight (@FallonTonight) August 19, 2017
Who’s Facing Who In Women’s Tournament?
Below is the official bracket for the 32 woman Mae Young Classic tournament, which airs on the WWE Network starting August 28th:
Here is your FIRST LOOK at the 32-woman bracket for the @WWE #MaeYoungClassic on @WWENetwork! pic.twitter.com/J76c1RVwB6
— Mae Young Classic (@MaeYoungClassic) August 21, 2017
The matches have already been pre-taped.