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– I’m Oli Davis. Bad News Starbucks
Omnipresent, overpriced coffee franchise Starbucks is well known for incorrectly writing its
customers’ names on their orders. One conspiracy theory says the spelling mistakes are intentional
– generating free publicity when users share those hilariously spelt names on social media.
Going by former WWE wrestler Wade Barrett’s recent experience…yeah, that works.
When Barrett told the ‘Starbucks chap’ to use his real name ‘Stu Bennett’ on
his order, the coffee chain replied with some baaaaaad neeeeeeews – accidentally writing
the name of his memorable, but ultimately doomed, 2010 WWE faction the Nexus.
Barrett left WWE last year, putting his wrestling career on hold to pursue one in acting…
John Morrison To GFW/TNA? …former WWE Intercontinental and Tag Team
Champion John Morrison, however, has been doing both at the same time – holding titles
around the world with two films set for release this year.
Morrison is a current Triple Crown champion in AAA, holding their Mega, Latin American
and World Cruiserweight titles all at the same time. He’s also Lucha Underground’s
current champion on TV – which makes his next potential move rather intriguing.
Jeremy Borash announced at a press conference last month that Morrison (going by his real
name John Hennigan) had signed with GFW (the new name for TNA) to appear for the promotion’s
live events in New York on the 4th and 5th of August. This seemed to be for the live
events only, though, as Morrison is still under contract with Lucha Underground who
have 10 episodes yet to air of their third season. Having a wrestler appear on a rival’s
television show, especially when they hold your top championship, is considered very
bad practice. But late last week, StocktonCon announced
Morrison wouldn’t be able to make his dates for them on the 19th and 20th August “due
to a contractual agreement with GFW Impact Wrestling [IMAGE]. Wrestling Observer Radio
has since revealed it’s because he’ll be at the Impact Wrestling tapings from Thursday,
where GFW are taping 12 weeks of television – which would take them all the way up to
Bound for Glory on November 5th. This news could reveal several other significant
ramifications in wrestling. Firstly, Lucha Underground letting their top champion appear
for a rival television show – when they had previously been very protective of their exclusive
contracts – is worrying for the programme’s future. Secondly, could Morrison’s debut
play into GFW’s breaking announcement… GFW Strip Alberto El Patron Of Championship
“GFW has concluded its internal consideration of the events surrounding the suspension of
Alberto El Patron…We have communicated with El Patron our decision to strip him of his
championship title.” Alberto was suspended by GFW on the 12th July
after a domestic violence incident involving his fiancee Paige. GFW note that while “initial
reports unfairly characterized El Patron’s involvement in the incident in the Orlando
airport, we are nonetheless disappointed with the manor in which he dealt with this situation.”
Alberto remains suspended from the company. Ric Flair Hospitalised
In what was initially reported as ‘routine monitoring’, Ric Flair hospitalisation over
a heart-related issue at the weekend appears to be more serious, with his manager tweeting
last night: “Are u a Fan/Friend of Ric Flair?If so,
we need prayers & positive energy 4 our Living Legend as he is dealing w/some tough medical
issues🙏🏻” Has John Cena’s Raw return been leaked?
And remember when Mickey Rourke thought he was having a legit wrestling match with Chris
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