Former WWE Star Launching New Promotion, Indie Talent Reacts to Bill DeMott, CM Punk
– CM Punk will be walking UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis to the cage for his title defense against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185 next weekend. Pettis and Punk train together at Roufusport in Milwaukee.
– Former WWE star Afa Anoa’i Jr., known then as Manu, announced on Facebook that he’s launching his own promotion – Battlefield Pro Wrestling. You can see their logo and official announcement on his Facebook page at this link. Below is the announcement:
“Look out, Pennsylvania is about to become a BATTLEFIELD! Afadomis Productions inc. presents Battlefield Pro Wrestling, the thrilling, high-impact, much anticipated new addition to Pennsylvania’s storied wrestling scene. BPW is owned and operated by Afa Anoa’i Jr, a.k.a. Manu of WWE fame. Afa is part of the legendary Anoa’i family that has produced pro wrestling’s biggest superstars throughout the history of this great business. Anoa’i offers over 17 years of experience and is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Afa the Wild Samoan. Battlefield Pro Wrestling is committed to giving top quality entertainment each and every event and will deliver a roster that will be second to none in the independent scene. BPW strives to offer a product that Pennsylvania will be proud to call its own. Join us as we prepare for battle, and as we take the pro wrestling business by storm in 2015!”
– Indie wrestler Osmund Cherry, who worked in WWE’s developmental system in 2012 and 2013 under the name Malik Omari, was named in Austin Matelson’s (Judas Devlin) letter to WWE officials that leaked online a few weeks back as someone that former NXT trainer Bill DeMott would routinely tell “to go back to Africa.” Cherry reacted to the news of DeMott stepping down on Twitter:
— ozzy (@MalikOmariWWE) March 7, 2015