In an interesting turn of events, Edge mentioned AEW stars, Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood of FTR (using their real names) on SmackDown after finding out that Seth Rollins had let himself into his house in North Carolina; Brandi Rhodes wants to return to in-ring action, and Adam Scherr (Braun Strowman) is set to take on the role of analyst for a special competition that’s right up his alley at Mr. Olympia. All that and more in this piece.
FTR react to hearing their names uttered by Edge on SmackDown
In a segment where the evil Seth Rollins breaks into Edge’s home for a developing angle and feud between the two, in a panic, Edge, who had appeared on SmackDown in Baltimore, called home to find out where his wife and two daughters were once he realized Rollins had made the trip to break into his home. We saw him speaking with Hall of Famer, Beth Phoenix (who he discovers is grocery shopping) and he tells her frantically, to go to her brother’s house where she can be safe. He also mentions two names…two names that AEW fans know all too well.
The “Daniel” and “David” that he mentions are none other than Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood of FTR and The Pinnacle. As has been reported by Wrestling Inc, they live near Edge in Asheville, NC.
Cash and Dax were quick to respond on social media, Dax tweeting: “I’ll go over there right now & beat his little (expletive).”
Brandi Rhodes wants to be a working mother
Brandi Rhodes made some comments recently on That Hashtag Show about returning to in-ring action and how she’ll balance wrestling and motherhood. She said:
“…For me, my goals may not be what people think they are. My goals, I think, can be my mine. But for me, it’s always important and it’s always been important to show my daughter that I’m not going to put my passions aside. I think it’s very important to show another female what a working woman looks like. I came into a household of a mom that worked. I’ve only always known my mom to work and I appreciated all of her hard work and what she did and I appreciate it that she kept her life. So for me, that’s wrestling. I’m very passionate about it. I’m very passionate about making it back into the ring…Everything that I do, every drill that I do, every push-up that I do, every extra 30 seconds that I have to run, I think about my daughter because I’m doing this for her. I’m doing this to show her that it may seem very difficult, but it’s doable and you’re a product of your mother, you can do anything that you set your mind to. So it’s much more meaningful to me now before it was kind of a more selfish thing of this is what I want…”via The Hashtag Show/ (E-Wrestling News (Transcription)
Rhodes To The Top premiered this week on TNT after Dynamite, chronicling the personal lives of herself and her husband, Cody Rhodes.
Strowman set to be analyst for Mr. Olympia contest
It won’t be for the bodybuilding portion of the show; the whole weekend extravaganza takes place in Orlando, Florida from October 7 to the 10th. Strowman will serve as analyst for the arm wrestling competition.
Strowman, a former competitive strongman himself, is definitely an authority when it comes to brawn (pun most certainly intended), so he should serve well as analyst.
Strowman has been rumored to be starting with Impact the very same month at Bound for Glory.