The Nemesis, Mr. Zodiac and 'El Diablo' Ramirez return for the next installment of What Would Fans Do. This week on WWFD, the boys talk in depth about their take on what the Ring Of Honor future will be after its selling to Sinclair Broadcast Group, Impact Wrestling today as well as other various bits of news from the week and your emails read out and answered by the guys. What Would Fans Do. Where common sense prevails!... Most of the time...
THIS SATURDAY, June 4, Real Championship Wrestling presents the second anniversary event “Takeover 3” at The Du Burns Arena, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave in Baltimore, MD with a 7:30 pm bell time.
* RCW Crusierweight Title Match: champion Shiima Xion vs. Adam Cole * Derek Frazier vs. Ruckus * Jay Briscoe vs. Ophidian * Robbie Mireno & The Blk Jeez vs. Adam Flash & Ryan McBride * Rhett Titus vs. Mark Briscoe * Queen of RCW Tournament Begins!
Also scheduled to appear: Jay Briscoe, The Runaways (Joe Gacy & Ryan Slater), Greg Excellent, The Blk Jeez, Niles Young, Mia Yim, Kindred, JT Roberts, & more
RCW Dance Contest during Intermission hosted by RCW Tag Champions The Osirian Portal & sponsored By BRAAT MUSIK, LLC. The winner receives a Golden Ticket to Six Flags America, as well as a photo shoot & dance lesson with an industry choreographer.
Front Row Tickets: $25.00 General Admission Tickets: $20.00 All Kids Under 10: $10.00 Gen. Admission at the Door
For the latest news and to purchase tickets, visit RealChampionshipWrestling.com.
Ryan Howe (AKA Skidmarks) and Eugene will be appearing at an event called "Summer Xplosion VII" on June 26th, 2011 in Huntington, West Virginia. Go to http://facebook.com/304wrestling for info about the event and http://wherewrestlinghappens.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
Averno, one of the top rudos for CMLL for the half decade, has signed a contract with WWE. Averno is joining the US promotion to resume his feud with Misitco (now Sin Cara) as an unmasked heel. The plan was for him to lose his mask to La Mascara at June 17th’s Jucio Final, but plans may change as this news gets out. Multiple sources have confirmed to me both Averno’s signing and his imminent mask loss.
WWE has been unhappy with Sin Cara’s matches so far. Atypically, they’ve sought to resolve this by bringing in more agreeable opponents for him to work with. The story I was told is WWE went to Sin Cara and asked him that if he could work with anyone in the world, who would he most like to work with. Obviously, he picked his long time rival (and probably close friend) Averno. WWE earlier had Averno in for a tryout last October, the same tryout Mistico and Diamante were at (and which Durango Kid helped set up), but decided not to sign him at that time. Things have changed, and Averno secretly signed with WWE during their last tour of Mexico.
It’s worth noting this is not actually an expanded WWE raid of CMLL luchadors or lucha style wrestlers in general. They want Averno to fill a specific need. I do not believe this directly increases (or decreases) their chances of signing anyone else from Mexico. To put it simply, WWE signing Averno does not mean they’re about to sign Fantasma or Sombra or anyone else.
This is also a big risk for Averno; he’s coming in for a defined spot, but there may not be plans past that; compare Averno to Tyson Kidd, who works the style they WWE prefers, is very good at it, and is barely on their roster. Dropping your mask and going to WWE in hopes of a big push worked out for Alberto Del Rio, but not so much for Rey Ortiz. Since the plan is for him to work against Sin Cara, I expect he will be brought to the main roster quickly, and not go to FCW.
Averno has not informed CMLL of his WWE signing. Instead, Averno only told their programming department he wanted to lost his mask ASAP and, if they weren’t willing to do it, he would go to whichever outside promoter could pay him the most to drop it. CMLL agreed to do it there and scrambled their plans for June (a cage match which would’ve included the Gen11/Rayos feud and probably other rivalries; no loser had been definitively been decided), putting Averno’s mask loss in on 06/17. Mascara Dorada would’ve been the preferred choice to win the mask, but he’s locked in with NJPW comittements. It’s unknown if other people were considered, but CMLL is said to be a very divided and unhappy place at the moment, and politics surely played some role in the decision (as they do in most.)