AEW All In Coming To Wembley Stadium In 2023; April 6th News Round-up

Welcome to the April 6th Inside The Ropes Live blog, bringing you the latest news from WWE, AEW, NJPW, IMPACT Wrestling and more.

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WWE Slammed By Auschwitz Memorial Museum

WWE WrestleMania 39 Rey Mysterio vs. Dominik Mysterio

WWE finds themselves in hot water after accidentally using footage of Auschwitz Concentration Camp during a WrestleMania 39 video package.

The video package, designed for the build to Dominik vs Rey Mysterio, showed several prison institutions before cutting to footage of Auschwitz, footage that was swiftly removed from the final cut after eagled eyed viewers pointed out the concentration camp on Twitter.

In a post on social media the Auschwitz Memorial Museum has branded the use of the image “shameless,” adding that it “insults the memory of all victims of Auschwitz.”

““The fact that Auschwitz image was used to promote a WWE match is hard to call “an editing mistake”.

Exploiting the site that became a symbol of enormous human tragedy is shameless and insults the memory of all victims of Auschwitz.””

You can read more about the statement, here.

John Cena

John Cena Producing New WWE Docuseries

Austin Theory John Cena

Fresh off the back of appearing at WrestleMania 39, John Cena is already working on a new WWE project.

According to a new report from the Hollywood Reporter, John Cena is producing a new WWE docuseries focused on a group of eight would-be WWE Superstars as they try to make it in the competitive world of sports entertainment.

The eight part series titled “WWE: Recruits” will premier on Roku and give fans a behind-the-scene look at what is needed to make it as a WWE Superstar.

You can read more about the upcoming docuseries, here. 


Afternoon Wrestling News Roundup

As we hit 5pm, let’s take a look at some of the biggest stories from today in wrestling!

We will be with you for another hour until 6pm GMT, if you have any questions or thoughts about today’s news let us know using the ‘Get Involved’ function at the top of the page.


MVP Talks Retirement Plans & A Potential Hurt Business Reunion Following WrestleMania 39

WWE has had some incredible factions throughout it’s history, and one faction that has grabbed the hearts of fans around the world in recent years is MVP’s Hurt Business.

Bobby Lashley, MVP, Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin dominated WWE TV throughout 2021 as ‘The Hurt Business’ before MVP would turn his back on Lashley aligning with the ‘Nigerian Giant’ Omos.

However, over the past year speculation has run rife that The Hurt Business could reform potentially even with some new members.

Check out this incredible interview with MVP from WrestleMania weekend!

Cody Rhodes

What Moment In Wrestling History Has Angered Fans The Most?

Following the shocking conclusion of WrestleMania 39, we took to Twitter to ask you ‘what moment in wrestling history has angered you the most?’

These are some of the most popular answers:

“SummerSlam 93” – @GenuineLexLuger

Charlotte Flair Asuka

“When Vince [McMahon] returned on the Raw after WrestleMania. for real though, when Charlotte ended Asuka’s streak at WrestleMania” – @roshy_woshy

Brock Lesnar ends The Undertaker's streak at WrestleMania 30 with Paul Heyman reacting

“WrestleMania 30 the streak haha I was at there when it happened” – @barroomhero123

Do you agree with these picks? Let us know your pick using the ‘Get Involved’ feature at the top of the page!

Vickie Guerrero

Shaul Guerrero Issues Statement Following Sister's Allegations Of Sexual Abuse

Shaul Guerrero

Shaul Guerrero has issued a statement after her sister Sherilyn accused Vickie Guerrero’s husband — their stepfather — of sexually assaulting her.

Earlier this week Sherilyn Guerrero, daughter of Vickie and Eddie Guerrero, took to TikTok to make allegations of sexual assault against her step father.

Vickie would respond, defending her husband in a scathing social media post, ending with the statement that Sherliyn was no long part of her family.

Now, Shaul Guerrero, best known for her run in WWE NXT, has taken to Instagram to clarify allegations made in Sherilyn’s initial video.

This includes confirming that Sherilyn was the victim of sexual assault by their step father, but adding that she is not there to support Sherilyn due to the “verbal and emotional abuse you have subjected me to over many years.”

You can read Shaul’s full statement, here.

Ric Flair

Ric Flair Blasts "Mamby Pamby" WrestleMania 39 Match

Logan PaulWrestleMania 39 was a massive success, both from a commercial/revenue perspective and from a fan feedback POV with many calling it an all time great WrestleMania.

Ric Flair however was not a fan of one match in particular!

Speaking on his podcast, Ric Flair would blast Seth Rollins clash with Logan Paul, calling the match “mamby pamby.” (No, I am not entirely sure what that means either.)

“Well, first of all, Seth can work like hell. But when you do mamby pamby, stuff like that, then you watch Ashley and Rhea chopping and knocking each others [heads off], I mean, pounding each other. You look and you think what the hell? It doesn’t even, it doesn’t compute for me.”

Do you agree with Ric Flair? Was Logan Paul vs. Seth Rollins “mamby pamby” or do you disagree? Let us know using the ‘Get Involved’ feature at the top of the page!

Ric Flair

Ric Flair Blasts WWE For Breaking Tradition During WrestleMania 39

John Cena Ric Flair Charlotte Flair

When it comes to modern wrestling, Ric Flair is never shy about sharing his, often controversial, opinions.

In the fallout from WrestleMania 39, ‘The Nature Boy’ has done just that.

Speaking on his podcast, Ric Flair would blast the WWE for not allowing Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley to main event night one, despite Ripley being the 2023 Royal Rumble winner.

“We’re talking about what I think should personally happen in the promotion. There’s no way that Sami and KO and The Usos would go on after Ashley and Rhea, no way. Only in the WWE.

We’re talking about a single Championship from a girl that won the Royal Rumble. Why are we just breaking tradition just for one [night], for what? Why are we breaking tradition for one night?”

Do you agree with Ric Flair? Should Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair have main evented WrestleMania 39? Let us know using the ‘Get Involved’ feature at the top of the page!

Big E

Big E's WWE Plans If He Is Forced To Retire From In-Ring Action!

Big E WWE Champion

Big E is a beloved WWE fan favourite, however following an injury sustained on March 11th 2022 during an episode of SmackDown, the former World Champion has been off our screens for over a year.

Big E later announced that he fractured his C1 and C6 vertebrae, leading fans to speculate if he will ever make a full recovery or if his WWE career may be over.

The WWE Grand Slam Champion has now opened up on how he has been staying involved with the company whilst injured and what his long term WWE plans may be if he can never return in ring.

Speaking with PopCulture, Big E has revealed that he is currently involved with the company’s Next In Line programme, a recruitment system that is designed to find the stars of the future.

“Being able to go to these college campuses and talk to athletes and let them know about WWE and the opportunities here … really resonates [with me],” he said. “Because I remember being 23 years old [and] a ‘failed’ football player at Iowa dealing with a bunch of injuries and then trying to figure out [my] entire life. I really love being involved in that way and I’m sure there will be other ways as well that I can be involved while I’m not in the ring.” [H/t to Wrestling Inc.]

You can read more about Big E’s future WWE plans, here.

CM Punk

CM Punk Reacts To FTR's AEW Championship Win

Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler - FTR

CM Punk may not currently be AEW’s number one fan, however, his love for FTR continues to shine through as he took to social media to react to their AEW Tag Team Championship win during last night’s episode of Dynamite.

Following Harwood and Wheeler’s win over The Gunns, Punk took to Instagram to share a photo of the duo with their newly won championship gold.

This comes just a week after CM Punk made headlines when he sent Dax Harwood a text during the AEW star’s WrestleMania weekend live show, letting the world know that he misses the fans.

You can check out the photo, here.


WWE Satisfied With Fan Outrage Following The Raw After WrestleMania 39!

The Raw after WrestleMania 39 left a sour taste in the mouth of many WWE fans across the world.

Brock Lesnar attacks Cody Rhodes on WWE Raw

The show felt like a ‘step backwards’ for many fans and has even been ranked the worst episode of Raw ever.

According to a new report from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, WWE “got the reaction they wanted” from the show and are not concerned by the high volume of social media backlash following the show.

“I promise you, the fact there has been so much discussion they will only see as a positive. If there was no discussion, they’d be shaking their heads thinking what went wrong. If it was a misfire, history will tell us, but right now the reaction is what they wanted,”

What did you think of this weeks episode of Raw, was it as bad as social media is making out or do you think it is an overreaction by fans? Let us know using the ‘Get Involved’ feature at the top of the page.

You can read more on WWE’s satisfaction with the Raw after WrestleMania 39, here.

Adam Cole

Adam Cole Celebrates 15 Year Wrestling Anniversary

Congratulations to Adam Cole who today celebrates his 15th year in the wrestling business.

Starting his career in CZW before taking over Ring of Honor, PWG, NXT, WWE and now AEW, Adam Cole has had some incredible career moments.

What has been your favourite Adam Cole moment? Use the ‘Get Involved’ feature at the top of the page and let us know!


Saraya Was Asked To Fire Shot At Vince McMahon During AEW Promo

Saraya makes entrance at AEW Full Gear 2022

Saraya made her AEW debut at Dynamite Gland Slam on September 21st, 2022 when she made a shock appearance to help Toni Storm.

The former Paige has now revealed that she already has a regret from her time in AEW and that is firing a shot at WWE management in her very first AEW promo.

Speaking on Busted Open Radio, she reiterated how nervous she was during that first promo, commenting that she even questioned her decision to come back.

“The one thing I do wish I didn’t say, I got asked to say a certain sentence, the sentence where I was like, ‘Finally, a boss that listens to me’ I wish I didn’t take that low hanging fruit.

I’ve always spoke highly of WWE because they helped me a lot. I love AEW. There is no reason to take that low hanging fruit and I feel that caused a lot of tribalism and negative reaction.”

You can read more about Saraya’s AEW debut and regrets, here.


Celebrities At AEW All In 2023!

Hacker T Dog CBBC

Every major wrestling PPV has one thing in common, celebrities.

From Wayne Rooney to Jack Whitehall and Chris Tarrant, UK wrestling shows are always home to some bizarre celebrity cameos.

We want to know which UK celebrities you would love to see rock up at AEW All In 2023?

Our pick? With Excalibur’s love CBBC established earlier this year, we would love to see Billy Gunn reunite with a Dogg but this time in the form of UK legend Hacker T Dog.

Let us know your pick using the ‘Get Involved’ feature at the top of the page and we will share some of our favourite responses.


Sting To Retire At AEW All In?

Tony Khan Sting

Fans around the world are asking on question this morning, “how on earth will AEW fill a 90,000 seater stadium.”

Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, has speculated that the retirement of ‘The Icon’ Sting could be the secret to AEW’s success in London.

Meltzer notes that the success of Keiji Muto’s retirement tour may influence AEW decision to build hype for the London event around Sting’s final match.

“To run a stadium this large they have to do the most loaded show they’ve ever done. I’m talking about – if it’s possible Sting’s retirement should be the key to this thing. I think maybe the success of Keiji Mutoh’s retirement show may have been a template for this.”

You can read more about Sting’s possible retirement in London, here.


What Could Main Event AEW All In 2023?

WWE UK merch - SummerSlam 1992

Social media is abuzz with speculation this morning surrounding potential main events for AEW All In 2023.

Wembley Stadium boasts an incredible 90,000 capacity and with SummerSlam 1992 still the UK attendance record for a wrestling event, Tony Khan will surely be trying to do everything he can to make sure that record is broken.

AEW’s current record attendance is around 20,000, what main event do you think stands the best chance at helping AEW break the over thirty year record set by SummerSlam 1992.

CM Punk? Goldberg? Okada?

Let us know who you think should main event AEW All In 2023 using the ‘Get Involved’ feature at the top of the page.


AEW All In 2023 Ticket Information

AEW All In

With everyone around the UK waking up this morning to the amazing news that AEW will be taking over London on August 27th, fans are naturally excited to try get their hands on tickets to the historic event.

So here is a run down of what we know so far about tickets for the Wembley Stadium event.

  • Tickets for “AEW: All In London at Wembley Stadium” go on sale to the general public Monday, May 5 at 9 a.m. BST.
  • Effective immediately, fans in the UK can pre-register for early access to event tickets via Ticketmaster.
  • Pre-registered access and priority presales will take place prior to the general on-sale date.

You can read more about AEW’s upcoming UK event, here.


Good Morning!

Good Morning!

It’s a great day to be a UK wrestling fan!

Tony Khan’s huge announcement was revealed on last night’s Dynamite and it’s great news for fans from the UK and Europe.

AEW ‘All In’ is returning on August 27th but this time it will be airing live from the iconic Wembley Stadium in London, England.

We will have all the fallout from this announcement [including ticket information], Jay White rejecting the WWE and all the latest updates from around the world in wrestling for you this morning.

Are you excited about AEW All In? Let us know some of your dream matches using the ‘Get Involved’ feature at the top of the page!