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WWE Distancing Themselves From Chris Benoit

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World Wrestling Entertainment continues to distance themselves as far from Chris Benoit as possible. We reported earlier today that the WWE’s Shopzone merchandise website has pulled all merchandise related to Chris Benoit. Searches for Benoit’s name in the website’s search engine are returned “discontinued.” Benoit’s name has been removed to the degree that the listing for the DVD of Wrestlemania XX now reads, “Triple H defends his World Heavyweight Championship against Shawn Michaels.”

As details of this tragedy have emerged, WWE.com has removed all the tributes and other Benoit-related articles leaving only the main graphic on the home page linking to the WWE’s Official Press Release about the Benoit tragedy that goes out of its way trying to convince the readers that the deaths had nothing to do with steroids, roid rage or wrestling. WWE.com still has not revealed the further information relating to both the investigation and the cause of death that the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department had requested WWE.com not release. WWE.com has also removed Chris Benoit’s superstar profile from the site, while the link to his profile on the update post resolves to the same page.

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Will Ospreay Has Been Contacted by WWE

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New Japan Pro Wrestling superstar and current  IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay has confirmed that he has been contacted by WWE and revealed that it is something that he is considering.

Ospreay also mentioned some of the WWE names he would be interested in facing if he were to find himself in WWE.

“I’ve been approached by them, so I have a lot to think about” he said, according to Tokyo Sports. “I’ve mentioned Seth Rollins‘ name many times… Also, considering my history, it would be a dream to fight Ricochet again. I think that because I think we have become completely different wrestlers than when we fought in the past.”

Ospreay has competed for AEW, Progress Wrestling, Rev Pro, and Ring of Honor throughout his career, among others.

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AJ Styles Praises John Cena’s In-Ring Work

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AJ Styles made his debut for WWE during the 2016 Royal Rumble and was immediately thrust into some dream matchups following the event, with the likes of future Hall of Famers such as Chris Jericho and John Cena.

Styles has had a successful run during his WWE tenure, and is now engaged in a feud along with his O.C. faction with The Judgment Day.

Styles recently participated in an interview with ‘The Halftime Show’ and talked about how Cena impressed him with his in-ring work.

“A guy that surprised me with how good he was in the ring would be John Cena” Styles said (h/t Fightful). “John is not known for being a technical mastermind in the ring, but he’s pretty good. I had some of my better matches against this guy.

“His mind for how everything needs to work and transition-wise. He’s just good. He knows what he’s doing. It’s one of those things were you thought, ‘I’m the superior wrestler in the ring,’ but once you get in there with John Cena, you realize, ‘Well, okay, I didn’t know that. Let’s keep going.’

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Crown Jewel 2022 WWE Smashes Internal Record

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WWE’s controversial relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has caused some harsh criticism, but the Crown Jewel event has proved to be a record-breaking success, according to a WWE Memo.

According to Fightful Select, a memo was shared internally, informing WWE staff that Crown Jewel 2022 is now the most-viewed international PLE in company history, breaking the record that was previously, albeit briefly, held by this year’s Clash at the Castle which took place at Cardiff, Wales in September.

Additionally, the latest Crown Jewel event did a seven-figure viewership on Peacock in the United States.

The next show in Saudi Arabia is currently slated for May 2023.

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