Scheduled NXT events in Canada canceled
To follow up on our earlier report regarding WWE announcing a new NXT TakeOver special for November 19 in Toronto the night before Survivor Series, the originally scheduled NXT live events in Toronto on September 22, St. Catharines on September 23 and Kitchener on September 24 have now been canceled according to WWE.
ESPN reporter apologizes
Amin Elhassan, a reporter for ESPN, issued the following tweet on Friday afternoon apologizing to new WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens and his family after a joke he made in “poor taste” was tweeted out earlier this week. Elhassan had responded to a video of Owens’ son being happy about his father winning the title on Monday night. You can view his apology and original tweet below.
I tweeted a joke about wrestling earlier this week and it was in poor taste. I sincerely apologize to kevin owens and his family.
— Amin Elhassan (@AminESPN) September 2, 2016
Until someone told him it was scripted. https://t.co/Mzfwfj8AZ3
— Amin Elhassan (@AminESPN) August 31, 2016
American Alpha interview
Michael Cole has a new interview up with American Alpha talking about the Smackdown Tag Team Championship Tournament and the tag team vision on Smackdown Live.