Xavier Woods Is Proud To Be King, Mandy Rose Talks Title Win, Updated AEW Rankings

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- Speaking to Courier & Press, Xavier Woods talked about what being King of the Ring means to him.

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Being King of the Ring is something that I've wanted for the longest time. I want to be on top of the mountain and to me, the King of the Ring as the mountain-top makes the most logical sense. I was into King Arthur and all medieval things as a kid and still am. I always noticed that when fights would break out kings had champions who fought for them. That showed me that being king is most important, so that's how it's always been burned in my brain. And it's just it's something that's very fun. I always remember older Kings of the Ring and what they did with it, whether it's crazy or not, it's still interesting.

Being king I get this crown, which is essentially what I was gunning for with the PhD. It's something that you wear upon your head, and regardless of who the person talking to you is, they have to address you as such.

Being king is also about pulling my weight in the New Day. Kofi has been heavyweight champion, Big E is the current heavyweight champion. I've only been King for a couple weeks, but to go from the kid who's just watching wrestling throughout the week while he's in school to the grown man who now wears the crown is an absurd feeling.

- Mandy Rose spoke to Muscle & Fitness about winning the NXT Title:

"It was obviously a very exciting time, definitely,” she says. “A lot of emotions going through my head at that moment. I think all the hard work, over the years has paid off and finally, I have this incredible achievement that I can look back on for years to come, I’m just really excited for the journey. It’s a true reflection of how much work I have put in, I’ve been with WWE for 5 or 6 years now, and it’s not just because it’s a title. It’s just one of those moments where I can truly reflect and feel truly blessed and grateful for everything that I have accomplished.”

- Here's your SmackDown preview for tonight:

- Music composer John Kiernan will be releasing the all new entrance theme for IMPACT Wrestling’s Newest Knockout, Masha Slamovich:

Hackensack, NJ (Nov. 2021) - The new original entrance theme for IMPACT Wrestling’s Newest Knockout Masha Slamovich, “Art of Violence”, has just been released on YouTube and BandCamp.

Masha Slamovich, IMPACT Wrestling’s newest Knockout, has been slamming her opponents across the world. Hailing from Moscow Russia, Slamovich is a hard hitting, no nonsense, physically dominating wrestler. Standing toe-to-toe with some of the best in all of professional wrestling, she has shown her main event level capabilities. Hand picked by wrestling legend Gail Kim to face Impact Knockout Champion Deanna Purrazzo highlighted her show stealing power and earned her an immediate contract with Impact. Her match at Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 7 against Marina Shafir further showed that she is a master in the Art of Violence.

For this song, John Kiernan brings the metal, “in the same vein as Arch Enemy, Testament, and that good ol’ trash, Masha’s here and us coming for the heads of anyone standing across for her, and this theme brings energy”. Art of Violence starts ominously and then drops the sickle and the hammer. Expect to be hurt, because Masha has arrived.

“Art of Violence” is available for streaming on Youtube and Bandcamp NOW, check it out!

- Bryan Danielson vs. Anthony Bowens has been added to tonight's AEW Rampage

- AEW Full Gear 2021 To Be Available In Select Movie Theaters:

AEW PAY-PER-VIEW PROGRAMMING RETURNS TO SELECT THEATRES WITH “FULL GEAR” ON SATURDAY, NOV. 13

-- Joe Hand Promotions Continues to Provide the Most Immersive In-Theatre Wrestling Experience

November 5, 2021 – Coming off the hottest summer for professional wrestling in recent memory, AEW is renewing its partnership with Joe Hand Promotions to host the upcoming FULL GEAR pay-per-view event live in select theatres across North America on Saturday, Nov. 13, beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Participating theaters include Cinemark, AMC, Regal, Harkins, iPic, Emagine Entertainment, and others. To locate a theater showing FULL GEAR, fans can check the Joe Hand Promotions website: bit.ly/aewfullgeartheaters

Emanating from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., AEW’s FULL GEAR pay-per-view will feature incredible matches, including:

• AEW World Championship: Kenny Omega (C) vs. “Hangman” Adam Page • AEW Women’s World Championship: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (C) vs. Tay Conti • AEW World Tag Team Championship: The Lucha Bros. (Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero Miedo) (C) vs. FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler)

• AEW World Championship Eliminator Tournament Final: Bryan Danielson vs. Miro • Minneapolis Street Fight: The Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, Santana & Ortiz) vs. Men of the Year (Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky) and American Top Team (Junior dos Santos, Andrei Arlovski and Dan Lambert)

• MJF vs. Darby Allin

• Additional matches to be announced

“We’re always looking for new ways to engage our phenomenal fanbase, and we know Joe Hand Promotions is aligned with our mission and will deliver the excitement and camaraderie of FULL GEAR in theatres across North America next Saturday night,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head

of Creative of AEW. “Like all of our pay-per-views, FULL GEAR will be epic in scale with three AEW World Championship titles on the line, a Minnesota Street Fight and our hottest stars tearing down the house live from Minneapolis.”

“It’s exciting to connect our content partners at AEW with theatres across North America so that wrestling fans can experience the intensity of FULL GEAR in the comfort of a theatre with great food and beverage options,” said Joe Hand, Jr., President of Joe Hand Promotions.

About AEW

Founded by CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan, AEW is a new professional wrestling league headlined by Kenny Omega, Dr. Britt Baker, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Chris Jericho, Cody & Brandi Rhodes, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Adam Cole, Sting, Jon Moxley, Miro, Lucha Bros., PAC, Hangman Page, MJF, Darby Allin, Nyla Rose, Red Velvet, Ruby Soho, Hikaru Shida, Jade Cargill, Thunder Rosa, Malakai Black, Andrade El Idolo, Christian Cage, Jungle Boy, Sammy Guevara, Scorpio Sky, Ethan Page, Orange Cassidy, Ricky Starks, Powerhouse Hobbs, Lance Archer, and many more. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a roster of world-class talent that is injecting new spirit, freshness and energy into the industry.

“AEW: Dynamite” airs every Wednesday from 8-10 p.m. ET on TNT and attracts the youngest wrestling audience on television. The new fight-forward show “AEW: Rampage” airs every Friday from 10-11 p.m. ET. AEW’s multi-platform content also includes “AEW Dark” and “AEW Dark: Elevation,” two weekly professional wrestling YouTube series, “Being the Elite,” a weekly behind the-scenes YouTube series, and “AEW Unrestricted,” a weekly podcast series. For more info, check out Twitter.com/AEW; Instagram.com/AllEliteWrestling; YouTube.com/AEW; Facebook.com/AllEliteWrestling.

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- MORE tickets made available for MLW's return to Philly tomorrow

MORE tickets made available for MLW's return to Philly tomorrow
Tickets Available NOW at MLWLive.com.
Major League Wrestling has just released additional tickets for tomorrow's event in Philadelphia at the 2300 Arena at MLWLive.com.

Due to adjustments in the layout of tomorrow's production, select seats have been made available.

MLW returns this Saturday, November 6 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, featuring an MLW Fusion TV taping and headlined by a 5 vs. 5 War Chamber match.

-- Buy tickets starting at $15 at: MLWLive.com.
Major League Wrestling returns to Philadelphia's 2300 Arena on Saturday, November 6. Buy tickets at MLWLive.com.

CARD

WAR CHAMBER MATCH:
Alex Hammerstone, EJ Nduka, Richard Holliday & ??? & ???
vs. CONTRA UNIT

Ladder Match for the Vacant National Openweight Championship
Alex Shelley vs. Myron Reed vs. Alex Kane vs. Zenshi vs. ???

Philly Street Fight for World Tag Team Championship
Los Parks vs. 5150

OPERA CUP SEMI-FINALS
TJP vs. Calvin Tankman

LA Park vs. "Notorious 187" Homicide

nZo vs. Matt Cross

Willow Nightingale vs. Holidead (with Dr Dax)

Winner Gets Briefcase full or Cesar's Cash!
Aramis vs. Arez

Sea Stars vs. Top Dogs

OPERA CUP FINALS

Warhorse vs. KC Navarro

The debut of "Big Beef" Gnarls Garvin

Additional athletes and talent signed to compete and appear include:
Davey Richards • King Muertes • Cesar Duran • Alicia Atout. Plus more to be announced in the days ahead!

Buy tickets at MLWLive.com.

More athletes and matches will be announced at MLW.com.

Tickets start at $20 at MLWLive.com. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.

DAY OF EVENT INFO
The schedule is as follows:

5:30 p.m.: Early entry for First Row Ticket Holders
6:00 p.m.: Doors open for general public (all ticket holders)
6:45 p.m.: Showtime

MORE ABOUT THE VENUE
2300 Arena (previously named Viking Hall, ECW Arena, New Alhambra Arena, Asylum Arena and The Arena) is a multipurpose indoor arena used primarily for professional wrestling, boxing, mixed martial arts, and concert events.

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- Here are the updated AEW rankings:

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