— ROH star Adam Cole is the guest on this week’s edition of the Jim Ross “Ross Report” podcast. The official description for the show reads as follows:
TRR – Ep52 – ROH’s Adam Cole
“Ring Of Honor rising star Adam Cole joins JR to talk about his wrestling start, the Stone Cold/Rock match at Wrestlemania 17 that inspired Adam to pursue pro-wrestling, his training, his in-ring technique, philosophy on selling, his thoughts on Kevin Steen, working for New Japan, and the effect social media has on storylines and character development. Plus, Adam reveals his top 7 fantasy matches!”
You can download the show right now at PodcastOne.com.
— As noted earlier this week, WWE Superstar Darren Young spoke out against the company going to Abu Dhabi for a tour. Young tweeted, “Why do we bring the best entertainment into a country like Abu Dhabi and they look down upon women and gays? I get it! #MillionsofDollars.”
Young later deleted the tweet, but followed up by saying, “My freedom of speech is gone. Gone but not forgotten. I feel like no none has my back and it upsets me. The struggle is real. I’m human.”
After Young made a number of public comments, WWE decided to issue an official statement regarding the subject. Their statement reads as follows:
Fred Rosser Statement
“WWE does not discriminate against individuals regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation, and we continue to proudly support Fred Rosser (aka WWE Superstar Darren Young) for being open about his sexuality.
Unfortunately, WWE cannot change cultures and laws around the world, and thus we did not send Fred Rosser to the United Arab Emirates for our upcoming events for his own protection.
WWE also fully supports Fred Rosser’s right to express his views on personal social media accounts rather than WWE’s corporate platforms.”