Becky Lynch will face Tiffany Stratton for the NXT Women’s Championship next Tuesday night, and Tommy Dreamer is excited to see The Man return to the black-and-gold brand.
Dreamer discussed Lynch’s WWE NXT return on a recent edition of the “Busted Open Radio” podcast, and you can check out some highlights below:
On Lynch’s NXT’s appearance: “You talk about a boost. ‘The Man’ coming back to NXT. I had said this and you agreed that at one point Becky Lynch was the biggest WWE star on the roster. Her coming to NXT gives one hell of a boost to NXT, gives one hell of a boost to that show, and where they go with this finish — if she’s going to win the NXT title, that’s awesome. What a boost for young Tiffany Stratton to be spotlighted in this way. It’s a big, big match for her and a big match for Becky coming off one hell of a steel cage match. Enjoyed that, so yeah, the ramifications are huge, especially for what NXT is.”
On main roster stars appearing on NXT: “I’m really enjoying this version of NXT with a lot of influx of talent that used to be on the main roster. Like Baron Corbin has settled in very, very nicely. They were doing nothing with him but beating him. Mustafa Ali, another person doing very, very well in that division of NXT. And there’s a whole [list of] others, but we’re talking about Becky, we’re talking about Tiffany Stratton. Don’t know what they’re going to do, but it’ll be very interesting to see what they’re going to do.”
Brian “Road Dogg” James weighed in on AEW President Tony Khan’s decision to fire CM Punk from the company including Khan stating that he feared for his safety during the backstage physical altercation between CM Punk and Jack Perry at AEW All In 2023.
Khan received tremendous criticism for his AEW Collision speech where he announced Punk’s firing and said,
“Never in all that time have I ever felt, until last Sunday, that my security, my safety, my life was in danger at a wrestling show. I don’t think anybody should feel that way at work. I don’t think the people I work with should feel that way and I had to make a very difficult choice today.”
Road Dogg discussed the matter on his “Oh… You Didn’t Know?” podcast, and you can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On Khan firing Punk: “I don’t know what I would have done. But I don’t have to know because I’m not a billionaire company owner, you know what I mean? So it really doesn’t matter what I would have done … Man, it is two different worlds. And for somebody who, over the past three years, has really had their eyes open to different perspectives and different things going on not only in the United States but globally, and just looking at things through different lenses and trying to seek other perspectives.”
On Khan saying he was afraid for his safety: “They attacked the dude for saying he was scared, you know what I mean? Like, everybody’s attacking the dude, and it’s like, you see him, you know who he is, you know what he is. He’s not one of the performers. He’s not on his father’s soccer teams or football teams. You know what I mean? He’s a kid that grew up loving wrestling and very protected. Then he saw two dudes almost go at it and try to pull each other’s eyes out or whatever. So my point is, you gotta understand his perspective and not say, ‘Oh my god, what is he talking about?’ People get scared in situations like that.”