WEDNESDAY NEWS: GLOW documentary update, Jeff Hardy injury update, GLOW documentary, recent NXT release first appearance, XFL odds of folding, Lio Rush’s move

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor


Kane (artist Grant Gould © PWTorch)

-Kane hasn’t ruled out continuing as a pro wrestler even if he is elected mayor, reports ProWrestlingSheet. “I never rule anything out,” he said. “I think it would be great to have a PPV here in Knoxville. We haven’t had one in forever. If there’s a PPV, it would be an honor for me to take part in that.” Jesse Ventura, while governor of Minnesota, was paid to referee Summerslam 1999, which was a big controversy in Minnesota. Ventura was unapologetic about cashing in on his stature as governor for a big payday. Kane downplayed whether it would be controversial. “I don’t think that the wrestling thing is what it once was,” he said. “We’ve had some people that have been so successful like Dwayne [Johnson] and John Cena doing all the stuff that he’s doing that perception is changing and rightfully so.” (VIP members can read the Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter coverage back in 1999, including my cover story about the controversy over whether Ventura should reveal his payoff for participating on the WWF event while sitting governor here: COVER STORY: Referee Ventura says his payoff is confidential – His gift of $100,000 to charity doesn’t silence critics who want to know how much more he’ll receive from PPV

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-The documentary on GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) will be available on FITE TV network beginning June 27.

-WWE’s 205 Live last night teased the arrival of Lio Rush, who most recently wrestled on NXT on occasion. WWE’s Twitter feed also announced it. For more on 205 Live, check out last night’s detailed report on PWTorch.com by Zack Heydorn HERE.

-Jeff Hardy is wrestling with a pinched nerve which is causing numbness in his fingers, according to Jonny Fairplay, who will be a guest on tomorrow’s Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast “Thursday Flagship” which drops very early tomorrow morning.

-The Bovada.lv betting service has published odds of the second version of the XFL folding before a second season. Question: Will the XFL Fold Before July 4th 2021? Results: Yes +200 (2/1), No -300 (1/3).

-Recently released NXT wrestler Zeda (Julia Ho) made her first publish appearance last night. The Team Vision Dojo in Orlando, Fla. held an open house for potential students Tuesday night. Advertised as training assistants were WWE Mae Young Classic competitor Renee Michelle and Impact Knockout Amber Nova. There was also a surprise appearance by Julia Ho better known as Zeda in NXT. Julia is now training at the Team Vision Dojo and will be a part of future “I Believe in Wrestling” as well as other associated events once her 30 days non-compete clause expires. For booking inquirers, her management team can be contacted at: thezedazhang@gmail.com. The Team Vision Dojo holds an open house once a month for potential students to try a beginners class. The next live event at the Dojo, I Believe in Wrestling, will take place on Friday, July 6, and the next open house will be held on Tuesday, July 10. Izzy, Bayley’s no. 1 fan, took part in the open house training and will continue with private lessons in hopes of fulfilling her still childhood dream.

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