Paige VanZant Training, Cody Rhodes Has Intercontinental Title Plans, SmackDown Preview | Size of the fight

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– Paige VanZant is still training for a possible AEW debut. See the latest images below.

– Cody Rhodes Reveals WWE Clash at the Castle Dream After Wembley ’92 Inspiration (via daily star)

“The Intercontinental race was a huge deal for me because I felt like it put me in a position to keep moving up the map,” added Rhodes.

“I think if I were to have the IC title now, I would be less interested in my own selfish ascent of the card and more putting the Intercontinental title on a pedestal… I think I could do wonders for that.

“My goal is the WWE Championship but there are a lot of roads to get there. No pun intended.

“If it comes down to the Intercontinental title, I would be more than proud to win one of the most prestigious championships in the industry.”

– Sonya Deville, speaking to Sportskeeda, outlines her plans for Pride Month; WWE’s involvement and the future.

“WWE – for the first time ever – will be participating in the Los Angeles Pride Parade. I have my own float or vehicle so I will be representing. I’m so excited! Hopefully I’ll see some of the WWE Universe there. But we’re really, really excited because obviously LA Pride is one of the biggest parades in Pride, so I think it’s a really big deal that we’ll be there representing. We’re going to have merchandising exclusive to Pride which I don’t know yet if I’m allowed to say it, but I just did. We’re going to have some great cool things. I’m really excited!”

– Celebrating 20 Years: IMPACT Wrestling Showcases Big Matches and Memories at SLAMMIVERSARY Pay-Per-View Event on Sunday, June 19

Celebrating 20 Years: IMPACT Wrestling Presents Great Matches and Memories at SLAMMIVERSARY Pay-Per-View Event on Sunday, June 19

Josh Alexander, Mickie James and Gail Kim will be in Nashville on June 9-10 to preview SLAMMIVERSARY and reflect on IMPACT’s anniversary

IMPACT Wrestling celebrates its 20th anniversary on Sunday night, June 19 at the annual SLAMMIVERSARY pay-per-view extravaganza, live from Nashville, Tennessee.

Yes, exactly 20 years to the day from the very first IMPACT show, held in Huntsville, Alabama when the company was known as NWA: Total Nonstop Action (NWA-TNA), IMPACT celebrates a milestone bodyslamming, 20 years in the making!

To preview SLAMMIVERSARY 2022 and reflect on the company’s 20-year journey, three IMPACT Wrestling stars will be in Nashville on Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10, to speak with the media and appear around Music City. Confirmed to appear in Nashville for the June 9-10 media tour, current and reigning IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander, multiple-time knockout World Champion Mickie James and IMPACT Hall of Famer Gail Kim.

IMPACT Wrestling brings back-to-back nights of action-packed, high-energy pro wrestling to Nashville: Sunday and Monday, June 19-20, both emanating from the famed Nashville Fairgrounds. Tickets are on sale now for both Nashville shows on Eventbrite.com.

SLAMMIVERSARY is shaping up to be another can’t-miss show from IMPACT, as world champion Josh Alexander puts the title on the line against two-time former world champion Eric Young, the maniacal leader of Violent By Design who also has the advantage ground because EY is a resident of Nashville.

SLAMMIVERSARY will make history for the Knockouts division, with Queen Of The Mountain’s inaugural match for the Knockouts World Championship, now held by Tasha Steelz. To retain the title, Steelz must pass Chelsea Green, Jordynne Grace, Deonna Purrazzo and Mia Yim.

Another confirmed SLAMMIVERSARY match is the return of the high-risk spectacle known as Ultimate X – one of the most unique matches in wrestling history and one that helped put IMPACT on the map. Ace Austin’s X-Division Championship will be on the line in the Ultimate X match and he will need to outwit five enemies, including Kenny King and “Speedball” Mike Bailey, to retain the X-Division Championship.

JOSH ALEXANDER
He is one of the most skilled technicians in the ring who has shone in both singles and tag team – and won the 2021 IMPACT Male Wrestler of the Year award. Originally from Canada who still lives north of the border, Josh wrestles professionally since 2005 and has been known to wear amateur wrestling headgear after he developed a severe case of cauliflower ear in 2013 which resulted in his left ear being temporarily amputated to remove scar tissue. ; he wore the headgear to protect the ear after it was put back on.

Mickie James
Mickie James is a 10-time World Champion, including a 4-time IMPACT Knockouts World Champion – and she has over two decades of professional wrestling experience. Mickie has been wrestling since 1999 and has won Women’s Wrestler of the Year several times during her illustrious career. Mickie is also a renowned country music singer, best known for her single “Hardcore Country”. She is inducted into the Native American Music Awards Hall of Fame and signed with Sony Music. Mickie is co-host every Wednesday morning on Busted Open, the professional wrestling show airing on SiriusXM.

Gael Kim
Gail Kim is one of the most decorated and accomplished professional wrestlers of all time. She is one of the best wrestlers in history, a record 7-time world champion who held the title for a combined record 711 days. She was the first-ever IMPACT Knockouts World Champion and the first female IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee, and she won the WWE Women’s Championship in her first WWE match. Retired from in-ring action, Gail works in a senior front office position for IMPACT. She is married to celebrity chef Robert Irvine.

About the IMPACT fight:
A subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc., IMPACT Wrestling is one of the world’s largest wrestling brands, producing over 200 hours of original content annually and televised in 120 countries, including AXS TV in the United States. Founded in 2002, IMPACT Wrestling’s vast library of premium content streams across the world on major OTT platforms, including Pluto TV, XUMO and its own on-demand subscription service IMPACT PLUS. Official partner of Twitter, IMPACT has a powerful social media presence with over 10 million engaged followers across all major services. Ancillary businesses include live events, merchandise, licensing and sponsorship.

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– United States Champion Theory joins Corey Graves and Vic Joseph on After The Bell and describes what it’s like to have Brock Lesnar chased down inside the Elimination Chamber.

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