The Daily SteelChair Shot: WWE 2K, MLW, 205 Live, NWA, CMLL (30/09/2019)

2K have announced the artists and songs that will be included in the soundtrack to WWE 2K20. It is a mixed list of genres and artists including several who have worked with NXT and WWE to provide theme songs. Two examples of this include Grandson whose track, Blood in the Water was used for NXT TakeOver Brooklyn 4 and Poppy who’s song Scary Mask has been the soundtrack for Io Shirai’s heel turn and used during TakeOver Toronto. The WWE 2K20 in-game soundtrack will include the following artists and songs:

  • Banks – “Gimme”
  • Barns Courtney – “99”
  • Bring Me The Horizon ft. Dani Filth – “Wonderful Life”
  • Grandson – “Stigmata”
  • Lil Uzi Vert – “XOTour Llif3”
  • Motley Crue ft. Machine Gun Kelly – “The Dirt”
  • Muse – “The Dark Side”
  • Poppy – “METAL”
  • Saweetie – “Icy Girl”
  • The Black Keys – “LO / HI”
  • The Misfits – “Hybrid Moments”
  • Watt ft. Post Malone – “Burning Man”

Beginning this Friday, October 4, The Most Exciting Hour on Television is moving to Friday nights. As part of WWE Premiere Week, the home of the Cruiserweights —WWE 205 Live — is moving to Fridays at 10/9 C (3 AM BST the next day), streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.

At the conclusion of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX, tune in to WWE Network to see WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak, Oney Lorcan, Humberto Carrillo, Tony Nese and all your favourite Cruiserweights in an hour of action that will leave you breathless.

As announced earlier today, NWA President Billy Corgan presented the new NWA Women’s World Championship title to Allysin Kay. Here is the belt, Kay’s image is in the centre of the title, a nod to the championship Mildred Burke once wore.

Tickets are now on sale for Major League Wrestling’s return to Philadelphia on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the 2300 Arena for an international MLW Fusion TV taping, at http://www.MLW2300.com or the 2300 Arena box office.

The company also announced AJ Kirsch joins Rich Bocchini and Tony Schiavone as MLW deepens its depth of broadcast coverage. Kirsch adds depth to the rotation of talented analysts and play-by-play broadcasters in MLW, which includes Rich Bocchini and Tony Schiavone. Kirsch enters the fold as the league looks to expand its coverage and programming.

What began as the pursuit of a dream to become a professional wrestler has evolved into quite the unique career path for A.J. Kirsch, one which spans across nearly every avenue of entertainment. Kirsch began his career as a professional wrestler in 2005, competing on the west coast wrestling circuit. In 2011, he was cast as a contestant on season five of “WWE Tough Enough.” Kirsch survived eight of ten episodes, earning praise from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for a promo Kirsch delivered to Tough Enough trainer Bill DeMott.

After his elimination from Tough Enough, Kirsch continued to wrestle but chose to expand his breadth of experience in other areas of professional wrestling. In 2012, Kirsch became the host, ring announcer, and live commentator at Hoodslam, a 21-and-over promotion in Oakland, CA. Kirsch soon realized that his contributions to professional wrestling are far more valuable behind a microphone than in the ring. His focus began to heavily favour hosting, announcing, and commentary over wrestling.

This steer in focus would eventually lead to a plethora of other opportunities, including hosting and ring announcing boxing and MMA events, landing roles in television shows, movies, commercials, several reality-TV series, and voice acting. In 2016, Kirsch once again impressed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with his promo prowess by winning “Rock the Promo,” a ten-episode promo competition series that launched The Rock’s YouTube channel. Kirsch earned nods from Kurt Angle, Christian, Cody Rhodes, and Mick Foley, with Dwayne Johnson himself declaring Kirsch (as “Broseph” Joe Brody) the first and only Rock the Promo Champion.

Most recently, Kirsch loaned his voice to “Buzz,” the lead protagonist in MyCAREER mode of the “WWE2K19” video game. Kirsch’s ownership of the mic, his menagerie of experience across an array of entertainment arenas, his relentless work ethic, and his passion for storytelling make him a welcome addition to the MLW broadcast team. AJ will make step into the MLW broadcast booth for the first time in Tijuana this Saturday for the historic MLW x The Crash Lucha Libre co-promoted event.

In a 30-second video, RUSH and his father, La Bestia Del Ring, talked about CMLL firing RUSH and his brother Dragon Lee this weekend, a few hours after RUSH won the ROH World Championship. If RUSH and La Bestia Del Ring were no longer in CMLL, they supported Dragon Lee and stated that what CMLL did was disrespectful to him.

 

Co-written with John Dinsdale. All pics and videos courtesy of WWE, MLW, CMLL and NWA

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