Daily Drop 6/2: Uncle Howdy WWE Takeover Continues, Unexpected BCC Reunion Takes Place

It’s time for the Daily Drop on June 2, 2024. This is going to be an interesting edition, but that is the case every day in the pro wrestling world.

Speaking at the post-show press conference for UFC 302, White acknowledged that despite the merger, there has been minimal collaboration with WWE.

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White noted that the two companies operate separately. He mentioned, “I haven’t worked with them at all. I do what I do, and they do what they do. They’re using some of the people from my team to help them in different areas, business-wise, but as far as putting on live events, I mean, WWE is very good at what they do. And we’re very good at what we do.” TKO Group Holdings, formed in September 2023 through the merger of WWE and UFC, was part of a $9 billion deal confirmed in April 2023, following Endeavor’s acquisition of UFC for around $4 billion in 2016.

Now, let’s get into today’s Daily Drop!

WWE:

WWE.com Takeover: In what we can only assume is one of the final pieces to the cryptic puzzle, Uncle Howdy took over WWE’s official website. He dropped a crazy message about a massacre coming, and nobody has any idea what this means, either.

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Moana 2 Breaks Record: Earlier this week, Disney released the trailer for “Moana 2,” exciting fans worldwide. The Rock shared on Instagram that the trailer broke the record for the most-watched Disney animated trailer, reaching 178 million views in 24 hours. He expressed gratitude and reminded fans to catch the movie in theaters on November 27th.

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Rezar Wants A Piece: The AOP member threw down a challenge for UFC fighters after UFC 302. He means it too, because the former Tag Champion also has experience and skills in the cage.

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WWE SmackDown Viewership: The May 31st edition of Friday Night SmackDown drew 2.187 million viewers, up from last week’s 2.147 million. The show also achieved 766,000 viewers in the 18-49 key demographic, an increase from last week’s 0.56 rating.

AEW:

Toni Storm’s Forbidden Door: The AEW Women’s Champion appeared in a video challenging a Japanese wrestler for the upcoming AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door pay-per-view later this month. The video also featured Mariah May, introduced as a “STARDOM legend.”

MJF’s Transformation: The former AEW World Champion just returned at Double or Nothing. He has gone through quite a metamorphosis over the past few months, and he was happy to show off his physical progress here.

Jericho Loses Gig: Since the Learning Tree is focusing on his wrestling, he isn’t on commentary anymore. Matt Menard has taken over the headset on Rampage, meaning Jericho can focus on his in-ring activities.

BCC Reunion: The BCC may have lost their Blackpool namesake, William Regal, who returned to WWE over a year ago, but they kept the name. At the PDC US Darts Masters in The Theater at Madison Square Garden, fans saw William Regal, Wheeler Yuta, and Claudio Castagnoli enjoying the event together. Regal shared a photo of them on Twitter.

Upcoming Pro Wrestling Pay-Per-View Events:

  • WWE NXT Battleground (June 9, 2024): UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • WWE Clash at the Castle (June 15, 2024): OVO Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Forbidden Door Event (June 30, 2024): UBS Arena, Elmont, New York
  • WWE Money in the Bank (July 6, 2024): Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • WWE NXT Heatwave (July 7, 2024): Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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