WWE superstar Braun Strowman is developing into a cornerstone on the WWE roster, with a championship title run certainly in his future. Strowman currently carries the Money in the Bank contract, heading into a Summerslam battle with Kevin Owens.
Strowman has only been in WWE for a couple of years, and he credits his development to fellow WWE superstar Bray Wyatt, as they two were part of the Wyatt Family faction, which introduced Strowman back in 2015.
“It’s tough to keep a friend when you throw them off of cages and smash their car, eat their cake and do everything else” Strowman said, during an interview with SPN Action, which you can see below.
“Behind the scenes, I’m friends with everyone at work, but without a doubt, my best friend is Bray Wyatt.
“The man pretty much brought me into the industry when they tagged me up with The Wyatt Family it was my seventh match I’d ever had. I didn’t know the difference between a headlock and a beele throw.
“Bray rode with me, showed me how to get around, how to book hotels, how to make the towns. Then he started helping me with learning how to wrestle and I will forever be indebted to him. He’s not my best friend, he’s my brother.”
“I gave KO a taste of his own medicine”
— SPN_Action (@SPN_Action) July 31, 2018
Former WWE Star Lanny Poffo Dies at 68
Former WWE star Lanny ‘The Genius’ Poffo has reportedly died at the age of 68, according to his close friend “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, although no cause of death has been given at the time of this writing.
Poffo made his in-ring debut with the All-South Wrestling Alliance back in 1974, and also wrestled for a number of promotions such as the National Wrestling Alliance where he won a tag-team title with his father, Angelo.
Poffo debuted for WWE back in 1985 where he would be known as “Leaping Lanny Poffo” and “The Genius.”
Poffo would return to WWE back in 2015 to induct his brother, ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage, into the WWE Hall of Fame in a touching induction ceremony ahead of WrestleMania 31.
“With a very, very heavy heart, I’ve been asked to let everyone know about the passing of our friend and colleague Lanny Poffo, The Genius,” Duggan said on Twitter.
Myron Reed Departs MLW
Former MLW World Middleweight Champion Myron Reed has made his exit with the promotion following a four-year run and is now a free agent as the two sides parted ways following Reed’s contract expiring, according to Fightful Select.
Reed, 25, confirmed his departure on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.
Reed broke into wrestling several years back after he made waves as one of YouTube’s popular pro wrestling content creators which generated interest from indie promotions around the industry, ending up with Kentucky-based World Wrestling Alliance to start.
Jade Cargill Offers Praise for Charlotte Flair
AEW TBS champion Jade Cargill has offered some big praise for WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, who remains one of the best female wrestlers in the entire industry, and recently made her return to WWE after several months off.
Cargill is one of AEW’s rising stars and has been positioned as a legitimate force, but offered her praise for Flair’s work.
“I think Charlotte Flair is great” Cargill said, during an appearance on Bootleg Kev. “I think she’s very sound wrestler. She can do all the flippy shit that you want to do. She can go out there and have a hardcore match. I think she’s a total package that we have as far as an example for a woman wrestler today.
She leaves and comes back, and then she like, it’s like she never left” Cargill added. “I think she’s phenomenal at what she does. People can say whatever they want, I think she’s a great wrestler.”
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