– We have a special video edition of the WINCLY looking at the top five stories of the week, that drops first every Friday on the Ringside Wrestling App on iTunes and Google Play. In this week’s episode, which you can watch in the video above, Nick Hausman and Michael Wiseman discuss Jon Moxley winning the IWGP US Championship, Brock Lesnar continues to tease a MITB cash-in, the WWE 24/7 Championship, NXT TakeOver XXV, and WWE Super ShowDown.
– Earlier this week, WWE held a collegiate tryout at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. WWE listed out those who appeared at the tryout camp:
* Coatesville, Pa.’s Michael Boykin, a 285-pounder who grappled at North Carolina State University. A World Team Trials qualifier and two-time NCAA Division I tournament qualifier, Boykin competed at 197 pounds for his first two years at NC State before moving to heavyweight.
* Fulton, Md.’s Cory Gilliland-Daniel, a heavyweight starter from the University of North Carolina who also twice qualified for the NCAA national tournament. Gilliland-Daniel notched a 23-9 record in 2017-18 and went undefeated in ACC competition.
* Two-time NAIA All-American Jesse Gomez, from Fullerton, Calif. The 23-year-old Gomez most recently wrestled as a heavyweight for Missouri Valley College. In February, he was named to the Heart of America Athletic Conference all-conference second team.
* 26-year-old Seville Hayes, who won the 2015 California Community College state championship at Palomar College before joining California Polytechnic University in 2017. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Californian also served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2011 to 2015.
* Derek Hillman, a 6-foot-2, 220-pounder from Woodhaven, Mich. Hillman went to the finals of the 2018 Mid-American Conference championships, representing Eastern Michigan University in the 197-pound weight class. He took fifth place in this year’s MAC championships, wrestling for Ohio University.
* Basketball player Zech Smith, of McLoud, Okla. The 7-foot, 310-pounder played center for the Morgan State Bears before turning pro in international competition. He is currently listed as a member of the Washington Generals, the longstanding rivals of the Harlem Globetrotters.
– Today, Liv Morgan turns 25 years old, WWE sent well wishes on social media. Other birthdays today include: Dan Severn (61) and Tatanka (54). Morgan also commented on Twitter, “Every day feels like my birthday.”
? WWE (@WWE) June 8, 2019
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