AEW: Saraya on Jon Moxley Helping Her Improve Her Promos Work in AEW, New Swerve Strickland Documentary in Production, More News

Saraya Comments on Jon Moxley Helping Her with Promos for Her AEW Career

Izzy on Sports held a recent interview with Saraya. One of the topics discussed included Saraya’s thoughts about how Jon Moxley has been very helpful with improving her promos work during her time in AEW.

“Jon Moxley actually helped me a lot. One of my best friends is Renee. I’m friends with the hubby, too. He was one of the catalysts and getting me over to AEW as well. He was on the phone with me and stuff like that. I was just like, ‘I just need help I don’t feel confident in myself.’ So, that promo with me and Britt [Baker] where I’m being real. I’m talking about real-life stuff. Like yeah, I am sober. Yeah, I was a mess. Yes, the world saw my tapes go on the friggin’ internet, just all the struggles that I went through for that year and a half. I was being real.

He was telling me I had to be real. He was just like, ‘That’s the perfect promo, stop trying to be a character right now and just speak your truth’ kind of thing. He was helping me with that kind of stuff. He really, really did help me. It made me come out of my shell, and made me feel way more comfortable.”

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New Swerve Strickland Documentary Film in Production

Deadline reported that a new wrestling-based documentary film based on Swerve Strickland is currently in production.

It was reported that this documentary is currently being produced by Kenny and Keith Lucas and Mookie Thompson and will focus on the creative partnership between Strickland and Derek Shaw, also known as Flash Garments.

In a statement to Deadline, Strickland stated:

“Flash Garments and I were introduced to one another at very interesting times in our lives. We knew we were meant to make history with one another by collaborating hip hop and pro wrestling on a different level. The Lucas brothers captured it in the best light possible.”

Flash Garments also gave his thoughts about the upcoming documentary film.

“Well I was honestly shocked and honored for the Lucas Bros to take interest in wanting to make a fusion documentary regarding pro wrestling and hip hop to highlight us and our impact in both respective fields. Get ready for a premium and unique viewing experience.”

AEW News & Notes

AEW held one dark match following the end of Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite show in Fairfax, Virginia. This match was a tag team match of Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal defeating The Outrunners.

AEW recently announced that they have made all of their past pay-per-view events available to purchase as both standalone and bundle deals on Triller TV.

AEW and shoe manufacturer Reebok will be partnering again for the release of a new Brodie Lee themed sneakers on July 1st exclusively at Champs Sports stores.

This past Monday’s 2024 NBA Finals Game 5 of Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts featured Mercedes Mone among those in attendance.

In a recent interview with WGN Radio, Skye Blue gave her thoughts about her current career goal of wanting to compete in a Blood & Guts match in AEW. Blue stated “I love Blood & Guts so much. That is my favorite Dynamite to watch. This past one, I was at work but I didn’t have to wrestle. So I went in and there’s like a little part behind where the cameras are that you can just sit and watch and I sat with a bunch of our friends, there were a couple of drivers and the production people who just sat and watched. I was like, ‘I want to be in that cage so badly.’ Everybody would just be like, ‘No, Skye. Stop it. No, sit down.’ I was like ‘No, guys. Come on. This could be really cool.’ To be the first woman to have a Blood & Guts match, I would cry.” (Transcript h/t:

In a recent interview with the Under The Ring podcast, Orange Cassidy gave his thoughts about who he would be interested in facing off against as an opponent for a future Forbidden Door match. Cassidy stated “I always, whenever I get these questions, like, ‘Who do I want to wrestle?’ It’s like, I don’t really want to wrestle anybody. I’d rather not get beat up. I’ve always really enjoyed [Tetsuya] Naito. Obviously, he’s gonna mix it up with Jon Moxley. But I think that would be an interesting one. I hate to say anybody’s name because last time I did this, I ended up wrestling him, like I’m gonna wrestle him at this pay-per-view, so I’m just gonna keep my mouth shut.” Cassidy also gave his thoughts about what a hypothetical match against Toru Yano would look like. Cassidy stated “Oh, there would be so many bits going on. I don’t know. It’s gonna be who’s gonna out-bit the other guy. That’s one that I get a lot of people saying they would love to see me with. I would love to. He’s great.” (Transcript h/t:

As noted before, Adam Copeland has been out of action for AEW since this past May’s Double or Nothing 2024 event due to a fractured tibia injury and surgery. In a recent interview with the Wrestling with Freddie podcast, Copeland provided an update on his broken tibia injury. Copeland stated “Only what I know is that it’s not [ready] for weight bearing for eight to ten weeks, which is by far the most frustrating part. This is the same leg I tore my Achilles on, so I kinda know what it is and it’s just a whole lot of doing nothing. Once I get walking again, that’s when I can have a better gauge of, oh this is going to be a six month or eight month. I guess it was just a bad area, you never want to break your leg, but it was just above the ankle joint, which I guess is called a pilon fracture. There’s more that comes into it in terms of the healing process with the tissue, with the blood flow — and I’m 50, so I have to be a realist and understand that my body is gonna play some limitations on myself that weren’t there before. Hence, why I got hurt. I truly think when I was 30, I could have pulled it off.” (Transcript h/t:

AEW announced four new matches for the card of tonight’s AEW Collision taping in Allentown, Pennsylvania:

  • AEW International Championship – Brian Cage vs. Will Ospreay (c)
  • AEW Continental Championship Eliminator match – Ultimo Guerrero vs. Kazuchika Okada
  • Samoa Joe, HOOK, & Katsuyori Shibata vs. Premier Athletes (Tony Nese, Ari Daivari, & Josh Woods)
  • The Learning Tree (Chris Jericho & Big Bill) vs. Private Party (Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy)

AEW also announced four new matches for the card of this week’s AEW Rampage show on June 21st:

  • Vacant TNT Championship Ladder Qualifying match – Lio Rush vs. Action Andretti
  • 2024 Women’s Owen Hart Foundation Cup Tournament First Round match – Willow Nightingale vs. Serena Deeb
  • Shingo Takagi vs. AR Fox
  • Rey Fenix vs. Turbo Floyd
  • Private Party (Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy) vs. Komander & Metalik

AEW also announced three matches for the card of next week’s AEW Dynamite show on June 26th in Buffalo, New York:

  • 2024 Men’s Owen Hart Foundation Cup Tournament First Round match – Rey Fenix vs. Jay White
  • Swerve Strickland & Will Ospreay vs. Gates of Agony (Toa Liona & Bishop Kaun)
  • The Outcasts (Saraya & Harley Cameron) & Anna Jay vs. “Timeless” Toni Storm, Mariah May, & Mina Shirakawa