Alicia Fox Offered Rehab After Incident At WWE Live Event
Alicia Fox has reportedly been offered rehab following an incident that occurred at a WWE live event.
Fightful Select is reporting the WWE offered Alicia Fox rehab following reports of her showing up to a WWE live event intoxicated.
According to the report, Fox was offered rehab, but instead went absent, and some in the company are not aware if she actually went.
Fox is currently on “thin ice” following incidents over the last few years, including the incident at Wrestlemania 34 where she got into an argument with Ronda Rousey’s husband.
The report also notes Alicia Fox was in line for a push a couple years ago, but showed up two hours late to an event.
Fox has not wrestled since 2/10, and was not at RAW last week. It is unknown if she is backstage at RAW tonight.
She posted her first post in two weeks on Instagram today, which read “#resilience /rəˈzilyəns/ noun 1. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness And for those w your own opinion #nofoxgiven 🦊🙌🏾💕 #fancy#mood #digitaldetox“
WWE’s wellness policy states talent is expected to be free of the influence alcohol while performing. It also states that talent is prohibited from using or consuming alcohol at any time within a twelve hour period to any WWE event or scheduled performance.
It also states that any performer who tests positive for alcohol shall be fined $2500, and the company may also require evaluation for alcohol rehabilitation treatment.
6. USE OF ALCOHOL
WWE Talent are expected to be free of the influence of alcohol when performing for WWE. Accordingly, WWE Talent are prohibited from using or consuming alcohol at any time within a twelve hour period prior to any WWE event or WWE scheduled performance. Testing for the use of alcohol shall be for reasonable suspicion only as defined in Section 8A of this Policy. A positive test for alcohol shall subject WWE Talent to the penalties set forth in Section 15 C of this Policy and may also require evaluation for alcohol rehabilitation treatment.
15 C. FOR POSITIVE ALCOHOL SUBSTANCE TESTS
In the event of a positive test for alcohol, the WWE Talent shall be fined Two Thousand Five Hundred US Dollars ($2,500.00) per positive test, which shall be deducted from the WWE Talent’s downside guarantee.
Ronda Rousey Nearly Severs Finger On Set Of TV Show (Graphic Photo)
Ronda Rousey’s middle finger was nearly severed during filming of the television show 9-1-1.
The former RAW Women’s Champion suffered injury to her ring and middle finger according to TMZ. Rousey reportedly slammed a door on her fingers while shooting a scene for the show in Mexico.
As seen in the photo below, Rousey’s middle finger was almost severed as result of the injury. Her middle finger was broken, and her ring finger suffered a fractured tip.
Rousey was rushed to hospital, where her middle finger was repaired with a bolt and screws. She went back to work the next day.
NXT on USA Network TV Taping Update, How To Watch Outside U.S.
WWE officially announced NXT’s move to USA Network this morning. The company sent out a press release, and posted the news on all digital platforms.
The company has re-scheduled television tapings originally set for 9/11 and 9/12, moving them to 9/18 and 9/25, the first two live episodes airing on USA Network.
NXT utilizes a different platform for ticketing its Full Sail University shows, and according to the ticket website, both events are sold out. Those who have tickets for the 9/11 and 9/12 shows automatically have their tickets honoured for the 9/18 and 9/28 USA Network events.
WWE has yet to strike any agreements with cable providers outside the U.S for NXT. The company will continue to air NXT on the WWE Network on a 24-hour tape delay. WWE Network will air episodes of weekly NXT television every Thursday at 8 pm ET. WWE Network subscribers will be sent notices regarding this change.
NXT’s first episode on USA Network will air live from Full Sail University on September 18
WWE Announces NXT Moving To USA Network
WWE officially announced NXT’s move to USA Network beginning September 18, 2019.
The company issued the following press release this morning.
NEW YORK & STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE® (NYSE: WWE) and USA Network today announced an agreement in principle to air WWE’s weekly Wednesday night show, NXT, live on USA Network at 8/7c starting September 18.
Following NXT’s growth in popularity, the new two-hour weekly show will expand its reach on USANetwork, the leader in cable entertainment, while staying in its Wednesday night timeslot that it has held since 2015.
“The move to USA Network provides an opportunity to deepen our relationship with NBCUniversal and further build the NXT brand,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO. “Over the long term our goal is to develop a following that can be monetized to the same level as our flagship programs, Raw® and SmackDown®.”
“USA Network and WWE have one of the longest and most successful partnerships in television history,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks – USA and SYFY. “As the #1 cable entertainment network, we’re excited to add NXT to our weekly lineup alongside powerhouse flagship Raw, and to bring a new generation of Superstars to a wide audience.”
NXT launched in 2010 and has risen to become WWE’s third global brand alongside Raw and SmackDown, hosting nearly 200 live events around the world each year. Airing on Wednesday nights at 8 pm, NXT has been WWE Network’s #1 weekly series.
NXT offers a unique blend of authentic in-ring action with exciting and entertaining storylines that feature WWE’s hottest up-and-coming Superstars including Adam Cole™, Velveteen Dream™, Shayna Baszler™, Johnny Gargano®, Matt Riddle™, Bianca Belair™, Io Shirai™, Candice LeRae™, Tommaso Ciampa™, Kyle O’Reilly™ and Bobby Fish™. The brand’s diverse roster consists of elite athletes from the NFL, collegiate and amateur sports, MMA and international sports such as rugby, kushti and kabaddi. It is also the birthplace to 80 percent of the current Raw and SmackDown rosters including Becky Lynch®, Seth Rollins®, Roman Reigns®, Charlotte Flair®, Bayley®, Sasha Banks®, Alexa Bliss®, Bray Wyatt®and Baron Corbin®.
The series will continue to emanate from Full Sail University in Orlando as part of WWE’s production partnership with the preeminent entertainment, media, arts and technology institution.
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