Adam Scherr on Plans for His Wrestling Career Future
As noted before, WWE released Braun Strowman, real name Adam Scherr, this past June as part of a larger batch of roster cuts at the time. Scherr recently has been in talks with Impact Wrestling regarding a potential deal with the company.
Sports Illustrated held a recent interview with Scherr. One of the topics discussed included Scherr revealing that his current plan is to sign with a company that would allow him to continue working on outside projects.
“Yeah, we’ve sat down and discussed stuff like that with my agent and things like that.
We’re just trying to find a fit now where everything kind of will work together, since now there’s so many things that I’m working on in my personal life, I don’t have as much time to devote to the full-time schedule to wrestle now.
So, it’s trying to find somewhere where I’ll be able to land in there to show up, have fun and entertain the people, but still be able to work on my side projects along the way.”
More on This Past Friday’s WWE SmackDown vs. AEW Rampage Ratings Battle
This past Friday featured the first time that a WWE SmackDown show went head-to-head against an AEW Rampage show that night. While only thirty minutes of both shows were in direct head-to-head competition, the end result was WWE winning the overall viewership battle, WWE and AEW tying in key demographic ratings, and AEW winning the head-to-head key demographic viewership battle.
Wrestlenomics’ Brandon Thurston reported that in terms of key demographic viewership breakdowns, WWE’s SmackDown topped AEW’s Rampage in the Females 35-49 group and non-18-49 group, which was stated to be mainly comprised of 50+ viewers. Rampage managed to top SmackDown in overall 18-49, overall 18-34, overall 35-49, Males 18-49, Females 18-49, Males 18-34, Females 18-34, and Males 35-49 groups.
Key demographic viewership breakdowns:
- Overall 18-49 – 328,000 vs. 285,000 in favor of AEW
- Overall 18-34 – 122,000 vs. 89,000 in favor of AEW
- Overall 35-49 – 206,000 vs. 196,000 in favor of AEW
- Males 18-49 – 225,000 vs. 184,000 in favor of AEW
- Females 18-49 – 104,000 vs. 102,000 in favor of AEW
- Males 18-34 – 69,000 vs. 54,000 in favor of AEW
- Females 18-34 – 53,000 vs. 36,000 in favor of AEW
- Males 35-49 – 156,000 vs. 130,000 in favor of AEW
- Females 35-49 – 66,000 vs. 52,000 in favor of WWE
- Non-18-49 – 593,000 vs. 274,000 in favor of WWE
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
AEW recently announced that Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole, and a new tag team called Too Fast, Too Fuego will be among the talent appearing at their next set of AEW Dark tapings on October 24th at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. In regards to the new tag team, this was hinted to be Fuego Del Sol teaming up with a masked Cody Rhodes.
Impact Wrestling announced that ticket sales for this Saturday’s Bound For Glory 2021 event in Las Vegas, Nevada recently reached sold out status. The company also announced that tickets for their Impact television tapings on October 24th and 25th in Las Vegas are still available for purchase.
During a recent press conference in Japan, All Japan Pro Wrestling talent Zeus announced that he will be leaving the company at the end of this year and will be joining Osaka Pro Wrestling as their new President. (English translation via PostWrestling.com)
VICE TV recently released a trailer for this Thursday’s episode of Dark Side of the Ring which will focus on Rob Black and XPW.
Wrestling reporter David Bixenspan recently released a report that focused on the untold story of the United States’ former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) attempts to deport wrestling legend Pat Patterson back to Canada during the 1960s due to him being gay. Bixenspan reported that INS officials had spent years investigating Patterson with the goal of finding evidence of Patterson committing “homosexual activity” that could be used to pursue deportation charges against him. This reportedly was part of a larger systematic persecution of government employees who were gay or allegedly assumed to be gay during the “Lavender Scare” of the 1950s. Bixenspan reported that the INS’ investigations against Patterson originated in 1962 and revolved around his work for promoter Don Owen in Portland. It was reported that INS eventually filed a notice to Patterson informing that he was to leave the country and return to Canada in January 1967 although it is not known if Patterson actually ever did and if so, he quickly returned back to the U.S.
The National Wrestling Alliance recently announced three new matches for the card of their By Any Means Necessary event on October 24th in Oak Groove, Kentucky:
- Mims vs. Cyon
- Nick Aldis & Trevor Murdoch vs. Thom Latimer & Chris Adonis
- NWA World Women’s Championship – Kenzie Paige vs. Kamille (c)