Various: Toni Storm on WWE’s Original Plans for Pie Toss Angle, NJPW Strong Card, Trademarks, Indies

Toni Storm Comments on WWE’s Original Plans for Pie Toss Angle

A recent episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast had Toni Storm as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Storm’s thoughts on if the pie throwing segment with Charlotte Flair on the November 26, 2021 episode of Friday Night SmackDown was the last straw for her in WWE and WWE’s original plans for the segment being a lot different.

“I was actually quite happy with that segment that day. It was a lot better than the original idea. The original idea was like, I was called up and asked if I was comfortable having my shirt ripped off or something. They wanted to do this whole angle where they wanted to rip my shirt off to be embarrassed, in my underwear, I guess. When you’re asked if you’re comfortable to do that and literally, people are being fired every single week, it’s like, ‘Well, yeah, I guess I’m comfortable with that.’ [said with nervous sarcasm]. Then, a lot of people fought to not have that happen. That would have been a terrible idea. To be honest, the pie was actually quite a sweet treat in comparison to what it could have been. In hindsight, I don’t really mad. I’m not even mad. People think I’m mad, I think it’s hilarious, standing there covered in pie. I can demolish food, so if they’re throwing food at me, that was a good day. Not painful at all. That was a good one, to be honest. That was one of my better times.”

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Full Card for Saturday’s Episode of NJPW Strong

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced the full card for this Saturday’s Mutiny Night 2 themed episode of NJPW Strong, which will air on New Japan World starting at 8PM EST.

  • Chris Dickinson vs. Ren Narita
  • LA Dojo (Karl Fredericks & Clark Connors) vs. The Factory (Nick Comoroto & Aaron Solow)
  • Brody King, Mascara Dorada, & Rust Taylor vs United Empire (Aaron Henare, Great-O-Khan, & TJP)

WWE, KC Navarro, Samuel Shaw, David Crockett, & Nightmare Factory Files New Trademarks

WWE, KC Navarro, Samuel Shaw, David Crockett, and Nightmare Factory recently filed several new trademarks to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

A trademark for “Bloody Brutes” was filed by WWE on May 12th for wrestling and entertainment-related purposes.

A trademark for “Ava Raine” was also filed by WWE on May 13th for similar purposes.

Trademarks for “DYAD”, “Schism”, and “Sol Ruca” were also filed by WWE on May 16th for similar purposes.

Trademarks for “Kid Christian” and ” Truly Blessed” were filed by MLW talent KC Navarro for merchandise-related purposes.

A trademark for “Hatchet” was filed by Samuel Shaw, former Dexter Lumis in WWE, on May 13th for wrestling and merchandise-related purposes.

Trademarks for “Jim Crockett Promotions” and “JCP” were filed by David Crockett on May 15th for wrestling and merchandise-related purposes.

Trademarks for “Nightmare Factory” and Nightmare Factory’s logo were filed by Nightmare Factory on May 15th for wrestling and merchandise-related purposes.

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

PWInsider reported that WarnerMedia held their upfronts presentation conference this past Wednesday in New York City, New York. AEW reportedly did not have any in-person presentation but WarnerMedia featured AEW footage in their promotional video for TNT and TBS and a photo of AEW talent Red Velvet was featured to promote TBS’s Wednesday night programming. AEW reportedly was also push as being part of WarnerMedia’s sports properties.

Ohio Valley Wrestling reportedly recently signed a deal with an unknown major streaming platform for the production of an OVW themed behind-the-scenes reality series for the service, according to Fightful Select. It was reported that Netflix is currently rumored to be the mystery streaming service.

2K Games reportedly recently pulled former NXT talent Nash Carter from the upcoming Stand Back DLC pack for WWE 2K22, according to Sports Gamers Online. It was reported that 2K Games stated that the decision was due to their “commitment to providing the most authentic representation of the WWE universe, the Stand Back Pack has been updated to reflect the current WWE roster.” Carter was released from WWE this past April following allegations of domestic abuse and a controversial photo of Carter with a Hitler style mustache and giving the Nazi salute.

Pro Wresting Revolver announced that The Switchblades, Jon Moxley & Sami Callihan, will be making an appearance for the company at their Cage of Horrors event on July 9th in Clive, Iowa.

Game Changer Wrestling recently announced that Jon Moxley will be making an appearance for the company at their You Wouldn’t Understand event on June 18th in New York City, New York.

Wrestling Entertainment Series recently announced that Jonathan Coachman and Matt Rehwoldt will be the official commentary team for their debut event on June 4th in Nottingham, England.

Podcast network Podcast Heat recently announced that a new podcast series called “Kliq This: The Kevin Nash Podcast” will be launching on their service on July 11th. It was announced that Sean Oliver and WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash will be the hosts of this upcoming new podcast series.

During Thursday’s episode of MLW Fusion, Major League Wrestling announced that this year’s MLW Battle Riot event will be taking place on June 23rd in New York City, New York. It was also announced that Killer Kross, Lince Dorado, Alex Kane, Calvin Tankman, and Marshall Von Erich are the first set of competitors for this year’s Battle Riot match.