HHWShow Podcast: WWE Championship Week & Speaking Out Movement

06/26/2020


On this show we will discuss this week's WWE Championships from Raw, NXT, and what's to come in Smackdown

Last week, social media went big as #speakingout trended in the Wrestling Community.

The Speaking out movement is a movement against emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse where people publicize their allegations of sex crimes committed by powerful and/ or prominent individuals in professional wrestling. The movement is similar to the ME TOO movement. Ringside news created a list of names from WWE, Impact Wrestling, AEW, Progress and more independent companies which consisted of over 32 names. Most notable names are:

Jim Cornette

Matt Riddle

Velveteen Dream

Austin Theory

Darby Allin

Sammy Guevara - Sasha Banks comment about rape

Will Ospreay

Jordan Devlin

Wolfgang

Jack Gallagher

James Elssworthy

Joey Ryan

And more....

Each wrestling company has spoken out about these accusations and they are in harmony about taking the matter seriously. Dave Lagana stepped down as the Vice President of NWA, WWE and their affiliates are making changes in response to the movement. More victims are coming out with more names.

RAINN - (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network

1-800-656 HOPE (4673)

Calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline gives you access to a range of free services including:

  • Confidential support from a trained staff member

  • Support finding a local health facility that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams

  • Someone to help you talk through what happened

  • Local resources that can assist with your next steps toward healing and recovery

  • Referrals for long term support in your area

  • Information about the laws in your community

  • Basic information about medical concerns

COVID 19

Renee Young

Kayla Braxton

It is thought to spread mainly from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading very easily and sustainably between people. Information from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic suggests that this virus is spreading more efficiently than influenza, but not as efficiently as measles, which is highly contagious

WWE Championships

North American Championship NXT

Keith Lee pinned Finn Balor Johnny Gargano

July 8 Keith Lee vs. Adam Cole for both belts

Womens Tag Team Champions defended their titles twice:

Shotzi Blackheart and Tegon Nox then... The IIconics on Monday Night Raw

Raw Women Championship

Asuka defeated Charlotte Flair (out for 6 weeks due to injury)

Next opponent is Sasha Banks

Raw Tag Team Champions

The Street Profits defeated The Viking Raiders

Andrade and Angel Garza to make noise

WWE Championship

Drew McIntyre vs Dolph Ziggler

United States Champion

Apollo Crews vs Bobby Lashley

Universal Champion

Braun Strowman vs The Fiend Bray Wyatt...Erik Rowan mask was seen on Wyatts' promo. Possible return.

Intercontinental Champion

A.J. Styles vs Drew Gulak