AEW: Hikaru Shida Suffers Finger Injury, The Gunns on Tag Titles Victory, Belt Maker on Working with AEW

Hikaru Shida Suffered Minor Finger Injury

Hikaru Shida held a recent gaming stream on YouTube. In response to a fan question about when she will be returning to AEW television, Shida revealed that she is currently out of action due to her recently suffering a minor finger injury.

“I’m going to the show every week. To be honest, I have a little injury in my finger. It’s alright. It’s good. I can play game . It’s alright. Maybe soon, I can wrestle.”

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The Gunn Comment on their AEW Tag Team Championship Victory

This past Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite show in El Paso, Texas featured The Gunns’ Austin and Colten Gunn defeating The Acclaimed to be crowned the new AEW World Tag Team Champions.

A recent episode of the Busted Open Radio podcast featured The Gunns as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Colten’s thoughts on their AEW Tag Team Championship victory.

“It was the greatest moment of my life. I don’t know if a lot of people know this, but I’ve only been wrestling for two years. I was on TV after eight weeks of training. My first match on TV was against Sting. I’m really good at this. My one goal was to win the tag team championships with my brother, and I did that. Another thing is, me and Austin have been broken away from my dad for four to six months, something like that. We’ve had maybe 10 TV matches together, maybe, and we’re already champions. People are like, ‘Oh, this is the peak.’ This isn’t even the beginning for me and Austin, and I just want to reiterate that and let people not forget that, that we’ve only been doing this for less than 10 TV matches. But that moment was awesome. We’re champions, and you can’t take that away from us.”

On the topic of the crowd’s negative reaction to their tag titles win, Austin stated:

“We’re so sick of not being handed or given our flowers. Colten has been in this business for two years. Every time we step out of that curtain, everybody on Twitter is like, ‘The Gunns are so boring. I can’t get behind them. Oh my gosh, they’re not even good at wrestling.’ Every time we go out there, I can’t even hear Colten over the ‘Ass Boy’ chants and the way we have them in the palm of our hand. So when that one, two, three [happens], and Bowens doesn’t kick out, everybody, I look over, the crowd and everybody is like, ‘Oh my god. My favorite tag team! No, not The Acclaimed, oh no.’ That is the best moment. I can’t even sleep. I still think about it. It’s one of the best moments I’ve ever had in my wrestling career, hearing the hush and the silence of the crowd, which [was] followed by bullshit chants while me and Colten [were] raising the titles high, on the stage, looking over, just embracing the bullshit chants, just soaking that in. That is what I love. I love seeing them just in shock because we’re taking over. We’re head of this division. We now have the tag team title belts. Come get them. We’re the best to ever do this. Second-generation, up and coming AEW superstars. Name a young team that’s better than The Gunns. There isn’t. There’s nobody, nobody that can touch us.”

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Belt Maker Dave Millican Comments on Working with AEW for Creation of AEW Titles Belts

A recent episode of the Talk Is Jericho podcast featured wrestling belt maker Dave Millican as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Millican’s thoughts on how much money AEW spent for the production of their current AEW World Championship belt.

“I don’t remember the exact number but you’re five figures into it (Millican said about the price to make the AEW World Championship). You’re $10,000-plus into it because of all the layers and all the stones that were set and the custom artwork and the rust job and the whole bit. It’s a five-figure championship belt.”

Millican also stated that the recent rumors of AEW no longer working with his company for the development of new championship belts are not true and instead his company’s business agreement with AEW is still active. Millican also stated that while AEW currently owns the rights to the designs for their belts, he currently owns the trademark for the imagery on their belts.

“I made a deal with AEW to where they own the designs to what we did for them. Again, this is not a bad relationship, this is not something where I’m not — I’m in touch with them literally today on a business deal. So, people look at it and say, ‘Oh, they don’t wanna use them anymore.’ It’s just internet crap. It’s business, and so we do business, you know? (Millican laughed) And sometimes things make sense and sometimes they don’t and when they don’t, you shrug it off and you shake hands and you go back and you wait for the next deal to come along and that’s just what it is. So, you know, it’s the licensing thing… Correct (I own the trademark for the imaging), and you can go buy a bootleg of most of them on eBay for, I don’t know, 200 bucks, 300 bucks, whatever but, you can also go down, you can go to Cancun and probably get a fake Rolex real quick (he laughed).

You can do that but what you can’t do is replace our history and I say ‘ours’, not just mine. It’s not just my history. I’m only part of it.”

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