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Jack Swagger Talks Vince McMahon Text Before Bellator Debut

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Before he made his official debut with Bellator MMA under his real name, Jack Hager, former WWE superstar Jack Swagger heard from his old boss, WWE CEO Vince McMahon.

McMahon sent Hager a text prior to his debut in the octagon, a debut that went impressively as Hager won via submission in convincing fashion.

“(Vince McMahon) sent me a text message and told me not to lose kind of as a “ha ha”, but I think it was really cool we had R Truth doing the entrance, and he went to Vince, and Vince said ‘yeah go do it, man, go out there and support this guy.’

I think it was like everyone else, they came in and supported me and wanted to help me and I’m very humbled and honored.”

You can see the full interview below, and Hager (Swagger) is scheduled next for Bellator 121 in May against TJ Jones.

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WWE Announces Women’s Tag Team Title Tournament

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Following the walkout of Sasha Banks and Naomi, who were at the time the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, details have been mum on what would go on with the vacated titles, but now there finally are some details to share.

With rumors that both Banks and Naomi will be returning to the company with Vince McMahon now in charge, the Women’s Tag Team titles are now back in the spotlight after going off the radar at the time of Banks’ and Naomi’s departures.

WWE has officially announced a new tournament to crown new Women’s Tag Team Champions that will finally begin on Raw this upcoming Monday.

While it seems to lineup the returns of Banks and Naomi, no official word has surfaced as of yet.

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Impact Wrestling Changes Locations for Two Upcoming Events

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Impact Wrestling has officially announced location changes for two upcoming PPV events – Bound For Glory and Victory Road, according to Fightful.

Bound For Glory will be taking place in Albany New York on Friday October 7th, which is the first time the company will be running a major PPV event on a Friday. The event was originally scheduled for October 8th, in Danbury Connecticut.

Victory Road will be taking place on September 23rd from Skyway Studios in Nashville Tennessee, a change from their originally scheduled location of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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AEW’s Nyla Rose Talks About Being Promotion’s 1st Transgender Wrestler

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All Elite Wrestling has already impressed with their ‘Double or Nothing’ event last month in Las Vegas, and their roster of professional wrestlers continue to make headlines with their matches, and the work they do on social media as well.

One AEW wrestler who is receiving the spotlight is Nyla Rose, the promotion’s first transgender wrestler, who is discussing her journey to AEW and her future.

“As much negativity that I do see, I do see much more love and acceptance,” Rose said, during an interview with Sports Illustrated. “It’s just that sadly negative things seem to get highlighted more than positive things.”

She continued, “”If I can bear the weight, if I can hold up all the hatred and everything and carry that on my back, I know that I’m strong enough to do it, If the people out there need to beat me up and I need to absorb that so that the next generation, the youth, can have an easier time, I gladly welcome that.”

“I’m really hoping to set the tone and set the pace and create that environment that’s going to fuel the next generation” Rose commented “Not just trans people, but inspire anybody to say, ‘Hey, these women lit that on fire. I want to be that. I want to do that.’”

“AEW has felt that I am worthy of a chance. All I can ask is that some of the people out there, the fans who might be a little bit tight-minded, just give me a chance to show you what I can do in the ring. That’s all.”

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