Various: Kofi Kingston on New Day’s Pancakes Origin, SmackDown FOX Promos, Indies

Kofi Kingston Comments on the Origin of New Day’s Pancake Toss Entrance Routine

A recent episode of ESPN First Things First had Kofi Kingston as the guest and one of the topics discussed included the origin of New Day’s pancake toss routine for their entrances.

“Myself and Big E had a lumberjack match against Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. Xavier [Woods] was one of the lumberjacks. He had his flannel vest on and had his lumberjack hat. What do lumberjacks eat? They eat pancakes. He brought out a whole tray of pancakes, and before we knew, the entire arena is chanting ‘We want pancakes.’ So, we threw out pancakes to everybody. The next week, we went up to Vince [McMahon] and were like, ‘Hey, do you mind if we bring out pancakes again?’ He was like, ‘Do you wanna?’ ‘Yeah, it’d be cool if we did that.’ Fast forward to a year later; pancake power is a real thing. People are clamoring for pancakes. It doesn’t make sense, but we give the people want they want. And right now, they want pancakes.”

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WWE to Film Promo Videos for SmackDown Live’s FOX Debut Soon

WWE reportedly is planning to film promotional videos for SmackDown Live’s official debut on FOX very soon, according to PWInsider.

Talent from both the RAW and SmackDown brands will be featured in these videos, PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported.

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

The National Wrestling Alliance announced that they recently signed Ricky Starks to an official contract with the company.

Despite making a surprise appearance at this past Monday’s G1 Climax 2019 Finals, NJPW officials currently do not have any plans for Katsuyori Shibata to make an official in-ring return any time soon, according to the Wrestling Observer. Dave Meltzer reported that Shibata still has not been medically cleared to wrestle since suffering a subdural hematoma in April 2017.

Pro Wrestling Guerilla announced that all of the first round matches for next month’s Battle of Los Angeles tournament will be officially revealed next week. PWG also announced that tickets for Battle of Los Angeles 2019 will officially go on sale starting on August 15th.

Black Label Pro Wrestling announced a new match for the card of their Turbo Graps 16 event on September 21 in Crown Point, Indiana:
– Jordynne Grace vs. D’Lo Brown