POLLOCK'S NEWS UPDATE - The Young Bucks: "Next year will be the year we get paid"

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2018/09/03/pollocks-news-update-the-young-bucks-get-paid/


**I wanted to thank all the people that came to our live edition of ASK-A-WAI this past weekend at Starrcast and that had the pleasure of meeting over the weekend. We had a great time doing the show and if you were not in attendance for the show, it will be available this Friday for Café members on the POST Wrestling Café. If you missed any of our shows from “All In” weekend you can catch up below:

ROAD TRIP TO CHICAGO (Patreon) with John, Wai, Braden & Davie
Audio version: https://www.patreon.com/posts/21127511
Video version: https://www.patreon.com/posts/21127940

ALL IN REVIEW (Free show) with John, Wai, Braden & Davie
Audio: https://www.postwrestling.com/2018/09/02/all-in-post-show-w-john-pollock-wai-ting-braden-herrington-davie-portman/

ALL IN ROAD TRIP EPILOGUE (Patreon) with John & Wai
Audio version: https://www.patreon.com/posts/21172188
Video version: https://www.patreon.com/posts/21172694

**Wai Ting and I are back tonight with Rewind-A-Raw as we review the Labor Day edition taking place from Columbus, Ohio. We will have a run through of Raw, as well as catching up on all the news from the last few days and taking your feedback from the POST Wrestling Forum.

**Happy Birthday to POST Wrestling’s Davie Portman who turns 21 (approximately) today.

**Eric, a listener of ours, has a great recap on the POST Wrestling Forum of his experience at Starrcast this past weekend with mini-reviews of the various panels and meet-and-greets he checked out over the weekend.

*Tonight: Rewind-A-Raw with John Pollock & Wai Ting
*Tuesday: Rewind-A-SmackDown with Pollock & Wai
*Wednesday: The Double Shot (Patreon)
*Wednesday: British Wrestling Experience with Martin Bushby, Oli Court & Benno
*Thursday: upNXT with Braden Herrington & Davie Portman with reviews of NXT and Episode 1 of the Mae Young Classic
*Friday: ASK-A-WAI – Recorded at Starrcast (Patreon)
*Saturday: EGGSHELLS Podcast Companion with Chris Charlton – special guest Brian Mann to chat the year 2000 at the Tokyo Dome
*Sunday: UFC 228 review with John Pollock


**Tonight’s episode of Raw takes place from Columbus, Ohio at the Schottenstein Center and will feature Shawn Michaels appearing on the show to preview the match between Triple H and The Undertaker in Australia next month. There will be football competition tonight with ESPN carrying the college game between Virginia Tech and FSU at 8 pm. Next week will see the return of Monday Night Football that Raw will go against for the remainder of 2018. Below are the matches announced for Raw tonight:
*The Bella Twins vs. The Riott Squad
*Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel vs. The Revival for the Raw tag titles

**The SmackDown crew has a live event in Saginaw, Michigan tonight and the television tapings will be in Detroit Tuesday night with the following announces:
*The Usos vs. Rusev & Aiden English vs. Sanity

**Lee Daly is working on a big book project covering the history of the Pride Fighting Championships and this is the final week of his Indiegogo campaign to finance the project. The book is entitled, “Before a Fall: A History of the Pride FC” and Lee has been gracious enough to send us an exclusive excerpt from the book for the readers of POST Wrestling. You can support the Indiegogo campaign at this link and learn more about the book along with fighters and officials he has spoken to for the book.

**We want to send our condolences to the family and friends of Nate Kehner, who wrestled as Nate Hatred and died over the weekend in a car accident. Nate began wrestling in the late 90’s and then began to get noticed when he started wrestling for CZW in 2000. He formed a team with Nick Gage as The H8 Club and won the CZW tag titles three times between 2001 and 2004. A Go Fund Me campaign has been set to assist with various costs by his sister, Tammy.

**The final episode of “Ten Pounds of Gold” leading into the Nick Aldis vs. Cody match this weekend was produced by David Lagana on Thursday morning and up that night. That series picked up a lot of support over the past weeks for its build-up of the NWA title match and in my opinion, was a significant reason that match got over to the degree it did on Saturday’s show. When it was announced that the NWA title would be defended at “All In”, it was hardly met with support and assumptions were that Flip Gordon may backdoor into the show by defeating Aldis before the event and face Cody. In the end, while not the spectacle or performance that others had, it was my favorite match of the show and for what I enjoy most out of professional wrestling it had it all. The buzz before the bell rang coming off the entrances and introduction, was tremendous and the audience never died down and rose to a crescendo for the finish with Cody blocking a sunset flip and hooking the legs for the win.

**The NWA came out of the weekend with more interest than it has had in decades and their next major event is their 70th-anniversary card. The show will take place from Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday, October 21st and will be airing on FITE TV. David Lagana was a guest on the Voices of Wrestling network on Sunday, reiterating that the NWA will bring back the National title and will have a video series to accompany that championship as well. Lagana added that the match between Aldis and Cody was the first chapter and there would be a rematch down the road, while also noting that Cody will be a free agent at the end of 2018.

**Big Cass (William Morrissey) was interviewed by Booker T. on the “Heated Conversations” podcast this past weekend to discuss his WWE release earlier this year. Cass noted that he was awaiting his 90-day non-compete clause to expire and said the following regarding the release:

If I’m going to be honest with you, I made a lot of mistakes. I made a lot of mistakes in a very short period of time. I did some things that I probably shouldn’t have done. I guess the company just – they couldn’t rely on me, they couldn’t trust me. Look, I’ll just be honest with you, in my opinion, they made the right decision for them. It was the right decision to get rid of me at that point in time. Not saying I won’t be back, but at that point in time, they definitely made the right decision for them. And to be honest with you, looking at it, they made the right decision for me.

**Mike Johnson at PWinsider.com reported Sunday night that Joey Mercury (Adam Carlson Birch) was arrested in Schaumburg, Illinois on Saturday morning prior to the “All In” event. Mercury was scheduled to work behind-the-scenes Saturday at the event as a producer. Mercury was sleeping inside his car outside of The Marriott in Schaumburg and authorities were alerted, ran his information and discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest in Orange County, Florida but it is unknown why the warrant was issued in Florida. Mercury is scheduled for a court appearance on Tuesday in Illinois and is being held on bail that has been set at $2,500. He has been working with Ring of Honor this year as a producer and trainer and was one of several producers working at “All In”. Mercury also showed up in a cameo role on last week’s edition of Lucha Underground for the wedding involving Johnny Mundo and Taya.

**The following four matches will be featured on the first episode of the Mae Young Classic this Wednesday at 9 pm Eastern on the WWE Network:
*Meiko Satomura vs. Killer Kelly
*Zatara vs. Tegan Nox
*Lacey Lane vs. Vanessa Kraven
*MJ Jenkins vs. Rhea Ripley

**Last Thursday’s episode of Impact Wrestling climbed a small margin with an average viewership of 225,000 viewers for the “Redefined” special on POP TV. While up from the previous week’s average of 212,000 viewers, it concluded the worst month of 2018 for their viewership with the five lowest episodes of the year for Impact.

**The WWE is sending Velveteen Dream (Patrick Clark) to work two dates with EVOLVE this weekend. He will only be wrestling for the live audience and his matches won’t be streamed. Velveteen Dream will be facing Austin Theory on Friday’s EVOLVE 112 card in Joppa, Maryland and then taking on Darby Allin the next night in Queens, New York.

**Game Changer Wrestling has announced they will be running a card on Friday, November 16th in Los Angeles on the weekend of Survivor Series in the city. Their most successful shows this year have been Joey Janela’s Spring Break II over WrestleMania weekend and Joey Janela’s Lost in New York over SummerSlam weekend so it appears to be their strategy to run shows the weekend of the WWE’s major shows of the year. They have not announced a venue or any matches.

**TJ Perkins / TJP turns 34 years old today.

**Here are the results from Sunday’s Revolution Pro “Live at the Cockpit 32” event in London at The Cockpit Theatre: James Castle & Dan Head over Icarus & Dover, The Great O’Kharn over Kurtis Chapman, Patrick Sammon & Jay Sammon over Lord Gideon Grey & Rishi Ghosh, Juice Robinson over David Starr, Josh Bodom over Psycho Phillips, Zoe Lucas over Bea Priestley, El Phantasmo & Dan Magee over Jonny Storm & Jody Fleisch, Zack Sabre Jr. over Chris Ridgeway. (Thanks to Steve Harris)

**There is a very interesting chat below conducted by Andrea Hangst of Fightful with the Young Bucks regarding the restrictions of “Being the Elite” that New Japan has attempted to use, why they can’t use New Japan in-ring footage, the support from Ring of Honor, Nick Jackson’s illness last week and stating that, “next year will be the year we get paid no matter where we end up wrestling”:

ALL IN Road Trip Epilogue (Patreon audio & video)
John Pollock & Wai Ting review their trip to Chicago with highlights from Starrcast and All In, extra notes, their tour of the Pro Wrestling Tees store, deep dish pizza & more

John Pollock, Wai Ting, Braden Herrington & Davie Portman review the “All In” card they attended live at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates with tons of notes from the show

EGGSHELLS PODCAST COMPANION: 1999 with Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski
Chris Charlton is joined by Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski to chat the major Tokyo Dome events of 1999, including the Shinya Hashimoto vs. Naoya Ogawa feud, All Japan running the Dome & the passing of Giant Baba

John Pollock, Wai Ting, Braden Herrington & Davie Portman are live inside the car during their long drive to Chicago to chat their trip so far, a preview of the “All In” card and more.

REWIND-A-WAI #18: NJPW G1 Special in USA (Patreon)
John Pollock & Wai Ting review the July 2017 card from Long Beach as chosen by Espresso Executive Producer Michael Darcy. They chat the finals of the U.S. title tournament, the use of Billy Gunn, the Young Bucks vs. Romero & Beretta & more.

upNXT 8/30/18: A Regal Investigation
Braden Herrington & Davie Portman review this week’s NXT, featuring the start of William Regal’s investigation to find Aleister Black’s attacker, Johnny Gargano addresses the crowd, Undisputed Era vs. Pete Dunne & Ricochet, Keith Lee in action & more.

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Didn’t realise Joey Mercury wasn’t with WWE anymore. Is there a story there?