D’Angelo Russell found himself in Golden State this season thanks to a four-year, $117 million deal fer as part the sign-and-trade that sent Kevin Durant to Brooklyn. Of course, the Warriors weren’t the only team vying for the All Star point guard’s services and new details have now surfaced regarding which other teams were in the running.
According to a report by The Athletic’s Anthony Slater, there were two other serious contenders for Russell, including the team that drafted him second overall in 2015, the Los Angeles Lakers. In fact, Slater’s report suggests the Lakers had a near $100 million deal on the table while they were pursuing Kawhi Leonard.
Russell spent June 30, the day free agency opened, in Los Angeles, where his agency is located. The market moved at warp speed. Before the bidding had ficially opened, Irving and Durant had already given their pledge to Brooklyn. That took a return to the Nets f the table for Russell.
Russell only wanted serious bidders and, sources say, he had three: The Lakers — wouldn’t that have been quite the reunion? — nearing a potential $100 million fer but in limbo until Kawhi Leonard made his choice, the Wolves, up over $100 million but still needing to create cap room to get to his max, and the Warriors, fering the full max in a complicated sign-and-trade involving Durant.
Russell, 23, recently spoke about his decision to sign with the Warriors and explained that the opportunity to go somewhere warm “played a major part” in his plan. Says Russell, according to the Star Tribune’s Christopher Hine:
“I thought the opportunity here Minnesota] was amazing … It was definitely something I was considering very strongly. But then when this opportunity came, the weather is way better, so that helped me.”
“I did my first winter in New York and that was tough,” Russell added. “So to get the opportunity to go somewhere where it’s warm again, I think that played a major part in my plan.”
In 13 games this season, Russell is averaging 22 points, 6.2 assists and 3.7 assists per game, although things haven’t gone as planned for the injury-riddled Warriors, who currently hold the worst record in the West.
D’Angelo Russell had a breakout season with the Brooklyn Nets last year and quickly became one the most exciting young players in the league. With Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving coming to Brooklyn, the Nets decided to do a sign and trade with the Golden State Warriors that saw D-Lo earn himself a max contract. Immediately after coming to the Warriors, there were rumors that Russell could be traded for a multitude different pieces.
With the Warriors struggles, the rumors surrounding Russell have continued to ramp up and now, fans are interested to see how it will all play out. In an interview with Anthony Slater The Athletic, Russell was asked about the rumors and as you can see, he’d rather just focus on the day to day operations.
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“I just don’t care (about the buzz),” Russell said. “Simple as that. I just don’t care. When you say max contract to come in and learn from these guys as much as you can as quick as you can — because you don’t know when you’ll be gone, shipped out — that’s what I’m doing. I can’t control that. I can’t control if Bob Myers is like, yo, let’s go get such and such for this and make this pick. That’s his job. I can’t control it or say anything about it, especially if I’m a part it. So I don’t waste energy worrying about it.”
The Warriors currently boast an abysmal record 5-20 which means some movement could be expected in the near future. If this is the case, Russell could very well be the first on the chopping block.
WWE superstar Sami Zayn briefly broke character during a live event at Daytona Beach on Sunday, as he called out an obnoxious ringside fan who was reportedly yelling homophobic slurs. It’s unclear exactly what was said, but Zayn made a point to confront the man and had him ejected from the venue.
As seen in the footage embedded below, the incident occurred just as “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt was making his way to the ring, so the lights cut out just as Sami was drawing attention to the unruly fan.
Zayn has not wrestled on WWE television for several months, but he has been staying active as a manager/mouthpiece for Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. The two superstars will likely have their hands full at the upcoming Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view on Sunday, December 15, as Nakamura is rumored for a match against “The Monster Among Men,” Braun Strowman.
According to WWE, the only matches currently confirmed for TLC are:
– Universal Champion Bray Wyatt vs. The Miz
– Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match Roman Reigns vs Baron Corbin
– SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match The New Day (c) vs. The Revival
Legendary Apple designer Jony Ive has been removed from Apple’s Leadership page. The move suggests Ive’s departure from the company is complete.
Ive’s departure from Apple has been expected for months now. He announced in June his plans to leave Apple and found his own design company. Jony Ive first joined Apple in 1992 and has led Apple’s design team since 1996 — a tenure of nearly 30 years.
Most people are familiar with Ive’s svelte voice introducing the latest Apple products he has designed.
Ive’s departure press release in June never gave a specific date for his departure. Apple itself hasn’t commented on the removal but will be a client of Ive’s new design firm.
Ive started LoveFrom in collaboration with his long-time friend Marc Newson. Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed the partnership in the press release announcing the departure.
“Jony is a singular figure in the design world, and his role in Apple’s revival cannot be overstated, from 1998’s groundbreaking iMac to the iPhone and the unprecedented ambition of Apple Park, where recently he has been putting so much of his energy and care.
Apple will continue to benefit from Jony’s talents by working directly with him on exclusive projects, and through the ongoing work of the brilliant and passionate design team he has built.”
Apple’s Operations Chief Jeff Williams will spend more time working with the company’s in-house design team. As part of the transition, Evans Hankey and Alan Dye now report directly to him instead of Ive.
Some of Ive and Newson’s collaborations include the Apple Watch, a diamond ring, and a Christmas tree. As for hints where the design duo will focus their attention next — it could be the automotive industry.
Both designers have decried modern car design. Perhaps the mythical Apple car could come about with their help? Don’t hold your breath on that one.
Since the launch The Walt Disney Company’s subscription-based video-on-demand streaming service, Disney+ – the bulk media coverage has revolved around the much-anticipated Star Wars original series, The Mandalorian. But alongside the multi-media conglomerate’s extensive library Disney Animation, Pixar, Lucasfilm (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), and Marvel Studios – Disney+ subscribers will be pleased to discover an impressive collection ABC and Disney Channel television series previously unavailable on streaming. Spanning from the late ‘80s to the early 2000s, expect a hearty dose nostalgia from all ten these millennial TV classics. This is vintage binging at its finest, perfect to watch over a long holiday break surrounded by family.
After the success Disney’s Adventures the Gummi Bears, the company’s first serialized animated television series – DuckTales was commissioned for a massive, syndication-focused 65-episode first season. Set in Disney’s “Duck universe” city Duckburg, DuckTales tells the story Donald Duck’s three nephews – Huey, Dewey, and Louie – after he joins the US Navy and leaves them with his money-obsessed businessman uncle, Scrooge McDuck. As the duck brothers help their curmudgeon uncle across a number episodic adventures, the family grows closer, slowly warming Scrooge’s cold heart. Over the show’s original 4-season run, the series produced 100 episodes, a feature film (DuckTales the Movie: Treasure the Lost Lamp), and spawned fellow Disney animated series Darkwing Duck, Quack Pack, and 2017’s DuckTales reboot for Disney XD.
Boy Meets World (1993)
Whether you were raised on Saved by the Bell, That 70’s Show, Degrassi or The O.C. – it’s hard to imagine anyone who grew up in the ‘90s not watching Boy Meets World at some point in his or her life. Tuning in for new episodes on ABC’s TGIF and reruns after school on Disney Channel was appointment television for kids and teens alike. At the time, the development main characters Cory and Eric Matthews, Shawn Hunter, and Topanga Lawrence was seemingly more impactful than the development our own selves. Running for 158 episodes over seven seasons from 1993-2000, Boy Meets World was more than a moment. The Matthews were like a second family to viewers. The show was an extension life itself, ten mirroring where we were at in school educationally, socially, and emotionally. The series spanned middle school to college, first kisses to marriage, and life to death. While a new generation may have discovered the series following Disney Channel’s 2014 spinf, Girl Meets World – it’s great to see the entire series now streaming on Disney+.
Even 25 years after the original airing Gargoyles, the cartoon remains one Disney’s darkest and most complex animated series to date. The show’s concept begins a million years in the past when a castle in Scotland falls under attack. The gargoyle occupants are all killed or cursed and frozen in stone until the castle “rises above the clouds.” Fast-forward a millennium when a New York billionaire buys the castle and chooses to rebuild the structure atop his Manhattan skyscraper. This reawakens Goliath, voiced by Keith David (Todd McFarlane’s Spawn), and the surviving members his gargoyle clan. Episodes follow the nocturnal creatures as they adjust to life in the big city, while simultaneously protecting its occupants. Airing from 1994-1997, the cartoon was ten compared to the dark tone Batman: The Animated Series. Featuring a veteran voice cast comprised Ed Asner (Up), Jeff Bennett (Johnny Bravo), Bill Fagerbakke (SpongeBob SquarePants), Frank Welker (Scooby-Doo), and Salli Richardson (Eureka) as NYPD detective and friend the gargoyles, Elisa Maza – the series produced 78 episodes over three seasons before its cancellation. Gone but not forgotten, the Gargoyles have yet again received a second chance at life… now streaming on Disney+.
Smart Guy (1997)
Three seasons into Sister, Sister, Tia and Tamera Mowry’s younger brother, Tahj Mowry, received his own starring-vehicle, Smart Guy – which would go on to become The WB’s next hit sitcom. Smart Guy follows T.J. Henderson, a D.C.-area 10-year-old genius who skips from 4th to 10th grade. As if being a kid genius in high school wasn’t hard enough, his older brother Marcus (Jason Weaver) and sister Yvette (Essence Atkins) attend the same school. With storylines tackling T.J.’s intelligence, small stature, and general struggle to fit in – the series served well alongside Sister, Sister, The Jamie Foxx Show, and The Wayans Bros. on The WB’s lineup. Airing for 51 episodes over three seasons from 1997-1999, Smart Guy also starred John Marshall Jones (Bosch) as T.J.’s father and Omar Gooding (Barbershop: The Series) as Marcus’ best friend Mo. Disney is wise to include Smart Guy on its new streaming service as rumors a Sister, Sister revival whisper around Hollywood.
Brilliantly set during every student’s favorite part the day, Recess illustrates the difference between children during class time and playtime. Originally airing alongside Disney’s Doug and Pepper Ann as part the One Saturday Morning children’s programming block on ABC – Recess was co-created by animation vets, Paul Germain (Rugrats) and Joe Ansolabehere (Lloyd in Space). Starring an ensemble memorable characters, the main Recess crew consists group leader and prankster T.J. Detweiler, star athlete Vince LaSalle, tomboy Ashley Spinelli (Pamela Adlon), child prodigy Gretchen Grundler, lovable oaf Mikey Blumberg, and Gus Griswald as “The New Kid.” Other iconic Recess characters include Randall Weems the playground snitch, King Bob the king the playground, and The Ashleys. Airing for six seasons, 127 episodes, 4 movies, and one Lilo & Stitch crossover special across four different networks from 1997-2006, Recess has held up and lived on over the past two decades.
Even Stevens (2000)
Known most for launching the career then young actor Shia LaBeouf, Even Stevens is a Disney Channel television series about a family five living in the Sacramento suburbs. The majority episodes revolve around younger siblings, Ren (Christy Carlson Romano) & Louis Stevens (LaBeouf), and their conflicting characters. Ren is a Type A personality constantly striving for perfection, while Louis is an attention-seeking jokester who spends most days with his best friends Twitty (A.J. Trauth) and Tawny (Margo Harshman). The series co-stars Nick Spano as older brother Donnie, Tom Virtue as Mr. Stevens, Donna Pescow as Mrs. Stevens, and Steven Anthony Lawrence as the family’s annoying neighbor, Beans. Producing 65 episodes over three seasons, concluding with The Even Stevens Movie, a Disney Channel Original Movie/series finale – Even Stevens marked the end the beginning in Shia LaBeouf’s burgeoning acting career.
Lizzie McGuire (2001)
One year after the breakout success Even Stevens, Disney Channel struck gold again with a new series about a teenage girl named Lizzie McGuire. Starring a 13-year-old actress named Hilary Duff as the titular character, the show followed Lizzie through the ups and downs junior high alongside her two best friends, Miranda & Gordo (Lalaine, Adam Lamberg), and her animated inner thoughts. Airing 65 episodes between 2001 and 2004, Lizzie McGuire was a cultural phenomenon that launched Hilary Duff into the teen idol stratosphere, paving the way for Disney Channel child actors the future like Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, and Selena Gomez. Nearly twenty years later, the show is now available on Disney+ in anticipation the streaming service’s upcoming Lizzie McGuire revival series. Set to premiere next year, the show will bring back Lizzie, Gordo, and Lizzie’s parents (Robert Carradine, Hallie Todd), in a present day New York City setting.
That’s So Raven (2003)
Unlike Shia LaBeouf and Hilary Duff, Raven-Symone had been acting in hit television shows for 15 years prior to joining the Disney Channel family. Following her memorable roles on The Cosby Show, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, and the Dr. Dolittle film franchise, Symone auditioned for a recurring role on a new Disney Channel series about a teenage psychic. After the audition, the creators changed the lead character and name the show to That’s So Raven. Co-starring Orlando Brown and Anneliese van der Pol as Raven’s best friends Eddie and Chelsea, T’Keyah Crystal Keymah and Rondell Sheridan as her parents, and Kyle Massey as her prankster little brother Cory – That’s So Raven aired four seasons and became the first Disney Channel series to film 100 episodes. The series went on to produce two spin-fs, the first being Cory in the House starring Kyle Massey. The second spin-f series, Raven’s Home – is currently airing its third season on Disney Channel. That’s So Raven and Raven’s Home are both streaming on Disney+.
The Suite Life Zack & Cody (2005)
Whether you know Dylan and Cole Sprouse from Big Daddy or just Cole from Riverdale – most viewers were first introduced to the identical twin actors through Disney Channel’s The Suite Life Zack & Cody and its spin-f series, The Suite Life on Deck. Set within the fictional Tipton Hotel, the show follows twins Zack and Cody as they get into mischief around the luxurious building they call home. Co-starring Brenda Song as the hotel owner’s daughter, Ashley Tisdale as the candy-counter girl, Phil Lewis as the hotel manager, and Kim Rhodes as the boys’ mother – The Suite Life Zack & Cody produced 87 episodes in three seasons, with an additional three seasons, 71 episodes, and a movie The Suite Life on Deck. Both series are now streaming on Disney+.
Hannah Montana (2006)
Before she came in like a wrecking ball, Miley Cyrus was getting the best both worlds as the star Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana. Co-created by Michael Poryes, the creator That’s So Raven – from the launch Hannah Montana, Poryes and Disney immediately had another hit on their hands. The series follows Miley Stewart – your average teenage girl by day, and pop star Hannah Montana by night. Co-starring Emily Osment and Oliver Oken as Miley’s best friends, Jason Earles as her brother, and Billy Ray Cyrus fittingly cast as her father – the series ran from 2006 to 2011. Airing 98 episodes over four seasons and two films, one concert and one theatrical – Hannah Montana simultaneously launched Miley Cyrus’ career, resuscitated Billy Ray Cyrus’, and refreshed Disney Channel for a brand new generation viewers.
Jussie Smollett was embarrassed so badly by the city Chicago and the media coverage his “attack” that he’s basically gone into hiding for the full year. At the top 2019, one the strangest stories broke that the Empire actor had been targeted in a racist and homophobic beatdown, having bleach poured over him, a noose tied around his neck, and hurtful epithets thrown his way. After a lengthy police investigation, it was eventually determined that Smollett had filed a false report and his accusations were simply untrue. Since then, he has maintained his innocence, claiming time and time again that he was attacked by two men on that cold night in Chi-Town. Plenty memes have been shared to elicit laughter from onlookers and, while he may have posted it a few months too late, Snoop Dogg is revisiting the dramatic unfolding with a savage post on social media.
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Juxtaposing photos Smollett and the viral Smudge The Cat, the Doggfather retold the story as we all know it. “I got beat up,” says Jussie in the joke post. “No you didn’t,” responds the angry cat. After the actor notes that Smudge wasn’t there, the feline responds with a truly legendary remark, exclaiming, “Neither were you.”
At this point, we would have thought Jussie Smollett memes would get old. Fortunately, they’ve still got some juice and Snoop Dogg is leading the revival them.
Due to a bad case of tinnitus, Brian Setzer announced that he is cancelling his upcoming Christmas Rocks! tour.
Tinnitus is a condition that causes people to hear incessant noise or ringing in their ears. Often, it is linked with injuries to the inner ear or with hearing loss associated with age.
Setzer’s 16th annual Christmas tour was scheduled to commence on November 15 in Minneapolis and would have featured his 19-piece orchestra. It was to include more than 20 cities, such as Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, Washington, DC, Nashville, Denver, Phoenix and Seattle before finishing in Los Angeles in December.
Fans can receive ticket refunds at the point of purchase.
While Setzer has gone on a Christmas tour for many years now, this one would have been special, as last month the singer-guitarist released a Christmas-themed album called Rockin’ Rudolph. In addition to two versions of his “Yabba-Dabba Yuletide,” the album includes Christmas classics such as “Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “O Little Town of Bethlehem.”
Setzer issued the following statement in conjunction with the announcement:
“It’s heartbreaking to disappoint my fans who have shared my Christmas seasons with me for over fifteen years. I’m truly sorry for the inconvenience this has caused all of the amazing people who make my tour happen and to my unbelievably loyal and devoted fans. I hate to let you down and I hope you’ll understand.”
Setzer rose to fame in the early 1980s with the rockabilly group Stray Cats. A decade later, he also found success with his swing-revival band The Brian Setzer Orchestra.
Earlier in the year, Setzer reunited with his Stray Cats bandmates for their 40th anniversary. They not only went out on tour together but also released an album as well.
Crown Jewel, taking place at the King Fahd International Stadium, is scheduled to get underway on Thursday, October 31, at 1pm ET, airing exclusively on the WWE Network.
The full match card is as follows:
– WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs Cain Velasquez
– Braun Strowman vs Tyson Fury
– Universal Champion Seth Rollins vs “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt in a Falls Count Anywhere Match
– Five-on-Five tag team match pitting “Team Hogan” (Roman Reigns, Rusev, Ricochet, Ali and Short G) against “Team Flair” (Randy Orton, King Corbin, Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Lashley & Drew McIntyre)
– United States champion AJ Styles vs the winner the 20-man Battle Royal
– The largest Tag Team Turmoil Match all time, with the winning team taking possession a newly announced World Cup trophy and the title Best Tag Team in the World. The nine tag teams that will be included are: The New Day, The Viking Raiders, Heavy Machinery, Lucha House Party, Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins, The Revival, The O.C., Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode and The B-Team
– Mansoor Al-Shehail (the first Saudi wrestler to have ever competed in a WWE ring and the winner the first-ever 50 Man Battle Royal) vs Cesaro
– Natalya vs Lacey Evans in the first-ever women’s match in Saudi Arabia.
This time around, it looks as if the drama is behind her, as the upbeat and cheerful trailer shows Keyshia being content with her life path. “This is a turning point in my life because I’m starting a family,” she said. “Happy is a state mind. I’ve just decided to be happy every day I wake up.” Check out the preview below.
It’s now confirmed that the U.S. Secret Service interrogated rapper Eminem in regards to lyrics he sang about President Trump and his daughter Ivanka.
The interrogation took place on January 16th, 2018, and related specifically to the lyrics of Eminem’s “Framed” as well as some freestyling the rapper partook in at the 2017 BET Awards.
According to the agency’s report, Eminem didn’t quite take the interrogation seriously. In fact, as one of the agents read the supposedly threatening lyrics, Eminem began rapping them. The interrogation ended soon afterward, and during an agency meeting a few days later, the Feds decided not to pursue charges against the rapper. They perceived that Eminem was not a legitimate threat to either the president or his family.
Sadly for Americans, all of this was paid for by John and Jane Taxpayer.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the story is who alerted the Secret Service to the supposedly threatening lyrics: an unnamed TMZ reporter. This person called the agency the day Eminem’s Revival album was released, which contained “Framed.”
The focus of the Secret Service’s investigation seems to have been on the implied threats against the First Daughter in “Framed,” which included a number of violent allusions to her. But the report also mentioned threats the rapper supposedly made in his BET Awards freestyling, as a way of indicating that the threats in “Framed” were not an isolated incident.
Another interesting aspect of this story is how it relates to Eminem’s 2018 song “The Ringer,” which contains references to having the Secret Service question him. It turns out that this particular song was actually based on fact. The interrogation of Eminem was discovered after BuzzFeed filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Secret Service.
Here’s just one sample of Eminem taking down the Donald from 2017 — before the Secret Service dropped by.
Eminem was supposed to make his triumphant return with Revival but instead, he was met with criticism that he was washed up. I mean, there wasn’t really any sort redeeming song on that album. Months later, the rapper returned with the follow-up, Kamikaze which was essentially an op-ed to his critics. One those critics was Lord Jamar who hasn’t had the kindest words for Em in recent times.
Not to disrespect Lord Jamar’s contributions to the game but it seems like the only time his name is making headlines is when Eminem’s name is attached. They certainly haven’t made peace yet and at this point, it definitely doesn’t seem like they will anytime soon especially after what happened at Em’s show in Abu Dhabi. During his show at du Arena in the UAE capital, Em and Mr. Porter went through a little skit before they got into the following track and threw some shade at Jamar while they were at it.
“I had a dream that I was a fucking nobody who sucked at rap,” Em told Mr. Porter on stage. “Then I woke up, and you know who I thought I was for a second?” He asked Mr. Porter before revealing that he thought he was Lord Jamar.
We’ve yet to get a response from Lord Jamar but perhaps it’ll be the topic discussion in his next interview with DJ Vlad.
Eminem was visited by Secret Service agents over his lyrics against President Trump.
According to documents obtained by BuzzFeed News ( The Hill), the Secret Service interviewed the rapper about “threatening” lyrics on his Revival album.
“Time to bury him, so tell him to prepare to get impeached,” raps Em on “Like Home,” which the Secret Service deemed “inappropriate” and a threat to the president.
Eminem also took aim at Trump’s family including daughter Ivanka on “Framed.” “Donald Duck’s on as the Tonka Truck in the yard / But dog how the f**k is Ivanka Trump in the trunk of my car?” he raps. “Gotta get to the bottom of it to try to solve it / Must go above and beyond, ’cause it’s incumbent upon / Me, ’cause I feel somewhat responsible for the dumb little blonde girl / That motherf**kin’ baton twirler that got dumped in the pond.”
The Secret Service noted that it was “not the first time” Marshall Mathers had threatened the Trump family, citing his 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards cypher.
“This is not the first time MATHERS made threatening comments towards POTUS and his family,” they wrote. “In June 2017, MATHERS freestyled comments that were threatening in nature towards POTUS.”
The Secret Service was tipped off by a “concerned citizen,” who turned out to be a TMZ reporter reaching out for comment on Em’s lyrics. “A concerned citizen reported Marshall Mathers the rapper ‘Eminem’ had a new song called ‘Framed’ with an inappropriate comment towards President Donald Trump and a threatening comment towards Ivanka Trump,” says the report.
On “The Ringer” off his 2018 album Kamikaze, Eminem claimed that he met with Secret Service agents. “Cause Agent Orange just sent the Secret Service / To meet in-person to see if I really think of hurtin’ him,” he rapped. “Or ask if I’m linked to terrorists / I said, ‘Only when it comes to ink and lyricists.’”
“Eminem picks some the worst beats ever,” continues Tyler, admitting he only listens to Eminem for his lyrical ability. “Even Ludacris sometimes picks shitty beats, but their energy and their cool witty lines is what makes the energy cool.” It’s somewhat awkward given that Rick Rubin may very well have steered Em’s hand in the beat department, having worked extensively on both Marshall Mathers LP 2 and Revival. Ever the gentleman, Rubin fails to mention that little tidbit, essentially smiling and nodding in response to Tyler’s criticism.
To be fair, Eminem has occasionally fielded criticism for this very quality, and Tyler is hardly the first to take him to task. Yet the fact remains that Tyler has been taking liberties with Em for a minute now, prompting Em to clap back on “Fall.” Clearly, he has yet to be fazed by the threat Em’s retaliation and seems content in staying critical toward Slim’s music. Might we hear a doubling down from Em, if and when that new project his comes around?
Should you be curious in hearing the words themselves, check out the Everyday Struggle crew’s analysis on Tyler’s criticism below.
On Monday, the WWE revealed some more details about the upcoming Crown Jewel card and their plans to hold the largest Tag Team Turmoil Match all time, with the winning team taking possession a newly announced World Cup trophy and the title Best Tag Team in the World.
According to WWE’s press release, these nine tag teams will be included in the brawl: The New Day, The Viking Raiders, Heavy Machinery, Lucha House Party, Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins, The Revival, The O.C., Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode and The B-Team.
WWE has also announced that Mansoor Al-Shehail, the first Saudi wrestler to have ever competed in a WWE ring and the winner the first-ever 50 Man Battle Royal, will go up against Cesaro.
A five-on-five tag team match pitting “Team Hogan” vs “Team Flair” is also scheduled for Crown Jewel, but the full teams have not yet been revealed. Thus far, we know that Hulk’s team will be represented by Seth Rollins and Rusev, while Flair’s team consists Baron Corbin and Randy Orton.
WWE Crown Jewel, taking place at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will air on the WWE Network on Thursday, October 31, at 1 pm ET.
While we’re unsure her expected month delivery, Cassie has been showing f her baby bump for months now. In August, she posted three glorious shots on Instagram her pregnant bod by the water. It turns out that she attempted to do another photoshoot to document the cycle, but for some unknown reason, things fell through. Today, Cassie posted a photo her sitting naked by a fireplace with the caption: “When the shoot didn’t work out, but the BTS did.” Well, this photo certainly worked out, at least. In heels and fishnet stockings, Cassie may have captured the iest pregnancy shot to date.