News & Notes: SummerSlam Rumor, Lawler, El Patron GFW Return Date
Rumor: Brock Lesnar to Retain Universal Championship at SummerSlam
Brock Lesnar is currently rumored to be retaining the Universal Championship at SummerSlam based on a deleted tweet by the Barclays Center hyping up his appearance for next Monday’s episode of RAW.
The tweet was taken down after complaints of the arena possibly spoiling the results of the 4-Way match between Universal champion Lesnar, Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe, and Roman Reigns.
Jerry Lawler’s New Memphis Wrestling Series Picked Up by CW Network
During this week’s episode of Dinner With The King podcast show, Jerry Lawlwer revealed his Classic Memphis Wrestling television show was recently picked up by the CW Network. Lawler also stated tapings for the series will start on September 9th.
“We did a pilot episode of our classic wrestling show here in Memphis. And it got picked up! September 9, we are going to get Bill Dundee back in the studio and we are going to shoot the first episode of Jerry Lawler’s Classic Memphis Wrestling. The Memphis wrestling that everybody grew up here in Memphis watching Saturday mornings. That’s going to be a weekly show coming up in Memphis on Channel 30, CW 30 here in Memphis.”
Alberto El Patron Expected to be Reinstated by GFW This Thursday
GFW is currently expected to be reinstating Alberto El Patron this Thursday for Destination X 2017. POP TV is currently advertising his match against Low Ki as part of the card for Thursday’s event.
El Patron was originally suspended last month by GFW for his involvement in the alleged domestic violence incident with Paige. While he was eventually cleared of charges by Orlando police, GFW kept him suspended until their own investigation was finished. GFW later stated El Patron’s recent claims of being reinstated very soon were not true and stripped him of the GFW World championship as punishment for his conduct during the suspension.