Michael Buffer was the ring announcer for the PPV fight between Jake Paul and Ben Askren Triller on Saturday night, and Buffer spoiled Askren’s presentation, calling him “Ben Askew.” WWE called the Jake Paul fight “rigged.”
Askren was noticeably upset and appeared to be trying to correct Buffer. A minute and a half later, Paul knocked him out, so it didn’t matter.
Buffer is known for his fight announcements, and in the 90s as the voice that would host WCW PPV and Nitro main events with his classic “ready to rumble” line. The 2000 movie “Ready to Rumble” was even named after his catchphrase. Ric Flair also judged a slap fight as part of Triller’s pay-per-view.
Brian Campbell tweeted: “It’s not a surprise, given what we’ve seen, that Michael Buffer just billed him as Ben Askew.”
Wob said: “Justin Bieber, Diplo, Michael Buffer, Snoop Dogg, Ric Flair, Mario Lopez … what in the name of the crypto billionaire who needs a legitimate business to launder his coins is happening here?”
Robbie Fox wrote: “Michael Buffer has been calling you for years. I can’t even bother learning the names of the guys in the main event. Bruce is the GOAT. “
. @ Michael_Buffer featuring @Benaskren #TrillerFightClub pic.twitter.com/YjajEU5YQf
– FITE (@FiteTV) April 18, 2021
Shane McMahon Major AEW Rumor Leaks
Braun Strowman is a former universal champion and is one of the mainstays of WWE Monday Night RAW. Despite being a huge monster as part of the company’s stories, he is the opposite person in real life. Shane McMahon had been involved in a fight with Braun Strowman for the past few months and culminated in a steel cage match at WrestleMania 37, and Shane demanded the fight and put Braun with his punch backstage. In the end, Braun Strowman was the one who won the match despite Shane McMahon’s best efforts. Shane McMahon also demanded defeat at WrestleMania 37.
AEW Dynamite recently held their Blood and Guts match which turned out to be a very violent affair as it pitted The Pinnacle against The Inner Circle. According to a report by Ringside News, the match was said to be a huge topic of discussion in WWE and was viewed as a barbaric match with all the “bloodshed” that took place.
AEW Blood & Guts received a lot of attention from fans and within WWE. We have been told that many within WWE saw the match as “a bad image” with all the barbarian barbarians. Plus, Chris Jericho is trying to be Shane McMahon now after that high spot. More to come @ringsidenews
AEW Blood & Guts received a lot of attention from fans and within WWE. We have been told that many within WWE saw the match as “a bad image” with all the barbaric sword. Plus, Chris Jericho is trying to be Shane McMahon now after that high spot. More to come @ringsidenews_
– Steve Carrier of Ringside News (@steve_carrier) May 7, 2021
Andrade drops WWE “arrest” bomb
It has recently been confirmed that newly released WWE star Andrade will face Alberto Del Rio in one of his first matches after being released from WWE. The match will take place at a professional wrestling event in McAllen, Texas, on July 31. This caused quite a stir among professional wrestling fans and members of the WWE universe alike, given Del Rio’s legal past. Indeed, Del Rio’s recent trial to determine whether or not he is guilty of sexual assault was has delayed, from May to August. If convicted, Del Rio could face life in prison. Andrade’s “bad check” recently surprised many WWE fans.
In a follow-up to this story, Andrade recently took to social media via Instagram to post a post that is arguably quite deaf at best, given the circumstances. In the post, Andrade is sitting in a courtroom, behind the judge’s bench, stating that he appears to hint at Del Rio’s innocence and that the “case is closed.” Also, the multiple laughing emojis suggest that this should be taken in a “lighthearted” way. The full caption reads: “I declare you not guilty! Case closed. You plead not guilty! Case closed “. You can see Andrade’s full post on the former WWE Champion below.
Paul Heyman tells Smackdown star to “stand down”
Paul Heyman, who is the current on-screen manager for WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, has advised his current rival Cesaro to leave SmackDown.
Paul Heyman wants Cesaro to join Raw
Cesaro is one of the top stars of the blue brand. Heyman stated that he wants the Swiss Cyborg to move to RAW if he wants to win the WWE Championship, as he will not be able to dethrone the Tribal Chief of his title. Chris Jericho ‘Angers’ WWE Diva Champion
Heyman recently had an interview with DAZN about Cesaro’s rise to the main event scene, as he recently got a boost. He believes his former client should go after Bobby Lashley’s WWE Championship as he has a better chance of capturing him rather than Reigns’ Universal Championship.
“While I love having him on SmackDown and can’t imagine what RAW could offer SmackDown in terms of trade, Cesaro’s only hope of being the champion of a brand is to go RAW because he’s not taking a title away from Roman Reigns. Heyman said. “It just isn’t. It’s not going to happen.”
Cesaro recently scored one of the biggest wins of his career against Seth Rollins on the greatest possible stage at WrestleMania 37. He’s ready to face Rollins on Friday’s throwback edition of SmackDown.
Meanwhile, Reigns has been the Universal Champion since capturing the title in August of last year. He has successfully defended the title against big names like Daniel Bryan, Edge and Kevin Owens.