- Above is the latest episode of the new "Drive For Better" content series from Hyundai and WWE. This episode features WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon talking with pediatric cancer survivors Jordyn and Alex before surprising them with WWE Champion Drew McIntyre.
- WWE's WrestleMania 35 came up short at Sports Business Journal's Sports Business Awards on Wednesday as it was nominated for Sports Event of the Year. The 2019 NFL Draft won the award. The other nominees at the virtual awards ceremony were the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, the Miami Open Presented By Itaú, the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend.
WWE issued the following on the nomination, which was first revealed earlier this year:
WrestleMania 35 Nominated at Sports Business Journal's Sports Business Awards
At the prestigious Sports Business Journal's Sports Business Awards on Wednesday, WrestleMania 35 was recognized as a nominee for Sports Event of the Year.
WrestleMania 35, which emanated from MetLife Stadium, was an unforgettable night of action, featuring a Winner Take All Triple Threat Match with Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey, Kofi Kingston challenging Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship, and Brock Lesnar defending the Universal Title against Seth Rollins.
WWE made the most of having its biggest annual spectacle in the nation's biggest market, drawing 82,265 fans to WrestleMania 35 at MetLife Stadium and shattering the event's records for viewership and engagement across social and digital media. For the first time, WWE showcased its Women's Division in the WrestleMania main event. It was a successful end to a week's worth of activities in the New York City metro area that demonstrated the power of the WWE brand and its ability to garner attention on a grand scale, both in person and across digital channels.
- Last night's WWE NXT episode featured Cameron Grimes hosting the Cameron Grimes Invitational Stepping Stones To The Moon. He defeated enhancement talent Joey Pistachio to start the challenge, and then brought out enhancement talent Joey Strong for the second match. Strong was attacked on the stage by Ridge Holland, who then hit the ring to get a win over Grimes. Pistachio was played by indie wrestler Ariel Dominguez, while Strong was played by Andrew Lockhart.
This was the WWE in-ring debut for Dominguez, but he recently served as a security guard and a RAW Underground extra on RAW, and a medic on SmackDown. Lockhart recently worked WWE 205 Live with his brother Erik Lockhart, in a loss to Ever-Rise.
On the new @WWENXT episode: Who other than Ridge Holland @RidgeWWE appeared in the Cameron Grimes @CGrimesWWE Invitational? Joey Pistachio is Ariel Dominguez @Official_ArielD who made his WWE in-ring debut & Joey Strong is Andrew Lockhart @Andrewtypesword. #WWE #NXT #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/8hVA2cjBQ0— The Local Competitor (@LocalCompWWE) October 1, 2020