Marina Shafir Signs Contract with AEW
A recent episode of The Sessions with Renee Paquette podcast had Marina Shafir as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Shafir revealing that she recently signed an official contract with AEW.
“Before I got signed with AEW, I was doing indie shows here and there, but then the schedule just got crazy. I got signed and I was like, oh fuck, I’m spending no time with my family, and I just decided not to do anything else. I took a couple here and there, but for me, pro wrestling is special, and you can do it however the fuck you want to do it. That’s what people say. There isn’t just one fucking way up the mountain. There’s multiple. So for me, I need to approach whatever matches that are in my future, I want time to prepare. I want time to understand what I need to bring to the table. I like that pressure.”
Shafir also gave her thoughts why the long rumored WWE Four Horsewomen vs. MMA Four Horsewomen match did not happen in WWE.
“Egos were at play and I’ve learned there’s too many f*cking cooks in the kitchen sometimes in more ways than one and I never knew this but like, you know, I just feel like professional wrestling was a little more exclusive back in the day. It wasn’t just about politicking. It’s just about really showing respect and not kissing ass and not feeling like you have to give something up of yourself to take it to the next level. Evolving? Yeah, but stripping yourself, I don’t know.”
Transcript h/t: Fightful.com, PostWrestling.com
Bryan Danielson Comments on Having More Joy Working with Younger Wrestlers than Being Champion
A recent episode of the One Fall with Ron Funches podcast had Bryan Danielson as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Danielson’s thoughts on him having more joy working with younger wrestlers than wanting to be AEW Champion.
“What I feel like my job is in wrestling at this point is service. That’s actually what brings me the most joy. Me being champion or anything like that, if they really wanted me to be champion, I’d do it, if they thought it was good for business, but that’s not what inspires me or brings me joy. Being able to get in the ring with younger talent or being able to give back, that’s the stuff that brings value to my life. Especially now, as an older wrestler. I don’t need the spotlight, nor do I really want the spotlight. I love AEW Dark and AEW Dark Elevation. I would love just being on those shows. I would love to do that. Tony Khan pays me too much money to do that. He wants me to be on TV and that kind of stuff. I would be just as happy, probably more happy, because I love to wrestle, but being able to wrestle and then also helping people achieve their dreams in wrestling. Those are things that inspire me and light up my brain. When he approached me with wrestling Daniel Garcia, I was like, ‘That sounds great, I would love to do that.”
Transcript h/t: Fightful.com
AEW News & Notes
AEW recently announced that their next music album of entrance themes, titled AEW Symphony Series II, will be released on December 1st on all major music streaming platforms.
Sammy Guevara recently announced that his weekly vlog series will be going on a break due to him wanting to recharge.
MJF was recently involved in an online feud with MMA fighter Paddy Pimblett revolving around Pimblett’s disparaging comments towards the wrestling. In a recent interview with ESPN, MJF teased at showing up in person at UFC’s upcoming UFC 282 event on December 10th for Pimblett’s scheduled fight at the event.
This past Monday’s NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and Arziona Cardinals was notable for taking place at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Mexico. Among the notable people in attendance was Penta El Zero Miedo. Prior to the start of the game, Penta gave 49ers Tight End and wrestling fan George Kittle a 49ers style lucha mask as a gift