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Ideas to Support WWE Women For Greatest Royal Rumble

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Many members of the WWE Universe are angry about the company’s holding the Greatest Royal Rumble (GRR) in Saudi Arabia.

There are several reasons fans are upset about WWE’s upcoming event, but the main problem people have is the company is holding the event in a country but the women are not competing on the event. Other point out how women in Saudi Arabia have limited to no rights compared to the men.

Some are trying to look at the positives in all of this – Triple H talking about how there could be a culture shift where women could eventually compete in KSA in a few years to Jerry Lawler noting a possible payday for WWE’s female talent for not competing on the show.

Some fans taking a stance of boycotting the GRR as a way to support women, as well as encouraging others to watch women’s wrestling on that day.

Pro Wrestling Eve is offering a free week for their On Demand service for fans who are looking for an alternative, which I recommend you watch, not because I am personally boycotting GRR. Pro Wrestling Eve has a great product and everyone should watch it – especially their big event Wrestle Queendom on May 12.

Fans have a right to be upset at WWE and if they want to boycott GRR and dump their subscription, they can do that. But if their reason is because they want to support women’s wrestling, there are other, more positive ways they can do this.

One way is to watch as much women’s wrestling as they can. The easiest way would be to go on the WWE Network and watch the Mae Young Classic in its entirety. Fans could also rewatch events like NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, NXT: The End or NXT: Rival. Almost every episode and NXT Takeover special since 2014 has featured a women’s match on the card.  

WWE also has different 24 documents focused on the “Women’s Revolution” – I know that’s a dirty term wrestling fans don’t like. There’s also Hell in a Cell 2016, the 2018 Royal Rumble event or even Wrestlemania 34.

Now fans are probably noticing all of the aforementioned options are strictly WWE programming.

Impact Wrestling, Ring of Honor, Shimmer, Shine, Rise, World Ring of Stardom and Lucha Underground have good, quality women’s wrestling. Fans should support them, but it shouldn’t take something like GRR for them to take the step and commit to watching them.

However, the female talent on those promotions will still get to wrestle this weekend. The female talent who are really hurt by GRR and the exclusion of women’s matches are the superstars on Raw and Smackdown Live.

Even NXT talent will still get to compete at live events this weekend.

Main roster talent like Nia Jax, Carmella, Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Becky Lynch, Alexa Bliss and others have to miss the opportunity to wrestle tomorrow.

Another way to support women’s wrestling on GRR Day is to open your wallet. Purchase merchandise of your favorite women wrestlers. But again, I challenge fans to go to WWEShop.com and purchase items of WWE women.

If you don’t want to open your wallet, you can make the simple gesture of sending a nice message to your favorite superstar.

You can also go beyond wrestling and support women in other ways. Going in Raw’s Steve and Larson is going to host a livestream of GRR and donate a portion of the money they raise in Superchat to a women’s charity. You could do the same for a local women’s charity in your area.

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Bobby Lashley Discusses Hurt Business Reunion

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Bobby Lashley hopes that there will be a day that the popular Hurt Business faction will reunite, and reignited their dominant impact during WWE Monday Night RAW that was front and center during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lashley, MVP, Shelton Benjamin, and Cedric Alexander, all formed the faction, and at one point they held a lot of gold, when Lashley was WWE Champion and Alexander & Benjamin were Raw Tag Team Champions.

The faction has since split up, with Lashley and MVP branching off as a solo act, but MVP eventually split from Lashley and is now managing Omos.

Lashley is still holding out hope.

“You know what, I was thinking about what could happen to actually bring us together, and I thought about this the other day. I was like, if [MVP] made Omos too dangerous, where he couldn’t contain him anymore, and Omos turned on him, he would need somebody to help him. There’s only one person that can beat Omos. Then, I may need some help, and if I need some help, you have Cedric, you have Shelton, you have, we can take him down, and then we’re babyfaces again. They’ll love us. Anything can happen,” Bobby Lashley said, during an interview with Ryan Satin on the Out of Character Podcast (H/T to Fightful)

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WWE Fires John Laurinaitis

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WWE has quietly let go of former WWE head of talent relations John Laurinaitis in the aftermath of public accusations levied at Laurinaitis and former WWE Vince McMahon, according to PWInsider’s Mike Johnson.

“We are told that the termination happened within the last week or so and it was, for obvious reasons, being kept very quiet beyond a very small circle. We are working to confirm when the departure took place but every source, to a person, made it clear Laurinaitis was let go.”

Allegations came to light earlier this summer when the Wall Street Journal published an article alleging WWE board members are “investigating a secret $3 million settlement that longtime chief executive Vince McMahon agreed to pay to a departing employee with whom he allegedly had an affair, according to documents and people familiar with the board inquiry.”

It was alleged that McMahon “gave her like a toy” to Laurinaitis.

The WWE Board of Director’s investigation is ongoing.

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Live Morgan Injury Update

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SmackDown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan is set to defend her title at WWE Clash at the Castle that takes places in the United Kingdom during Labor Day Weekend, but could an injury limit her?

Morgan was wearing an arm brace on SmackDown leading fans to think she is legitimately hurt.

According to Fightful, Morgan is not hurt and the injury is a work to advance the storyline of Ronda Rousey “snapping” following the controversial ending to their SummerSlam championship match which saw Morgan clearly tapping out to Rousey prior to Rousey being counted down for the pinfall, giving Morgan the victory.

Morgan wining walking away still champion, given the circumstances, has irked fans.

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