Netflix cancels GLOW season four

Deadline.com is reporting that streaming giant Netflix has canceled GLOW, which was set to return for its fourth and final season. The cancellation was attributed to COVID-19 where many productions shut down.

“COVID has killed actual humans. It’s a national tragedy and should be our focus. COVID also apparently took down our show,” series creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch said in a statement to Deadline. “Netflix has decided not to finish filming the final season of GLOW. We were handed the creative freedom to make a complicated comedy about women and tell their stories. And wrestle. And now that’s gone. There’s a lot of sh*tty things happening in the world that are much bigger than this right now. But it still sucks that we don’t get to see these 15 women in a frame together again.”

Production on the fourth season of GLOW had started already and they were three weeks into filming when COVID-19 hit in mid-March. The pandemic forced production to shut down and the crew did not return to work ever since. GLOW had one episode ready and work started on the second episode when production was halted.

“We’ve made the difficult decision not to do a fourth season of GLOW due to COVID, which makes shooting this physically intimate show with its large ensemble cast especially challenging,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement to Deadline. “We are so grateful to creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, Jenji Kohan and all the writers, cast and crew for sharing this story about the incredible women of GLOW with us and the world.”

Netflix had been working to get production back up and running for the past seven months but filming entirely in Los Angeles proved to be difficult as well as women wrestling each other made the show high-risk to produce safely during a pandemic due to physical contact. The earliest GLOW would have returned was in 2022 and with the significant delay and the increased costs of production, Netflix decided to pull the plug.

All of the series regulars have been paid for season 4 in full.

GLOW earned 15 Emmy nominations and three wins during its run.

Mustafa Ali revealed as the leader of Retribution

Mustafa Ali was revealed to be the leader of Retribution last night on Monday Night Raw.

Ali wrestled MVP in the second-to-last match on Raw but Lashley and Benjamin joined their follow Hurt Business partner and surrounded Ali in the ring. At that point, before any attack happened, the lights started flickering and Retribution showed up, surrounding the ring.

But as Ali looked like he was going to join The Hurt Business in the fight against Retribution, the swerve happened. Ali left the ring and went to face T-Bar and Mace at the bottom of the ramp as MVP smiled. But that smile soon turned into fear as this time it was Ali who turned around and smiled, revealing that he was affiliated with the faction.

“Get ’em,” Ali said and on command, Retribution attacked The Hurt Business, leaving them a mess at ringside.

Ali, and the rest of the Retribution, then posed in the ring to end the segment.

Part two of season two of Miz & Mrs. returns on November 12 on USA

The second half of season two of Miz and Mrs. will premiere on Thursday, November 12 on USA Network at 10:30PM ET.

The first six episodes of the second season aired in January, February, and March of this year and averaged 450,000 viewers per episode, down a whopping 50% from season one.

“A lot has changed for the Mizanin family, as Miz and Maryse welcomed their second daughter and experienced the joys and challenges of becoming parents of two,” the preview for the second half reads. “Also, with a newly-retired, fan-favorite grandfather, George, taking advantage of an available guest room, there’s never a dull moment in the Mizanin house.”

Former WWE producer Sarah Stock arrested in Evansville, Indiana

Former WWE producer Sarah Stock was arrested yesterday in Evansville, Indiana according to PWInsider.com and charged with aggravated battery, resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct and public intoxication by alcohol.

Stock was booked in the early hours of Sunday morning, at approximately 4:25AM and was later released by the Vandenburgh Sheriff’s Department.

Stock was hired in 2015 as a WWE Performance Center coach and also producer and worked mainly with the women’s division. She never wrestled or worked for WWE before but had a successful career in AAA and TNA wrestling under the names of Dark Angel and Sarita.

She was released from WWE last month along with Mike “IRS” Rotunda after getting furloughed due to the coronavirus cost-cutting measures.

WWE invites fans for NXT live tapings on Wednesday at the Capitol Wrestling Center

WWE is inviting fans starting from this week to the weekly NXT live broadcasts on USA Network inside the Capitol Wrestling Center.

The company sent an email yesterday inviting a limited number of fans to be part of the audience and the offer is good for a maximum of six people.

Those selected will receive further correspondence with instructions on how to attend, COVID-19 testing procedures and on-site screening procedures. A photo ID is required upon check in and you must be over the age of 16 or else be accompanied by a guardian if you’re younger. Face coverings will be mandatory throughout the course of the event.

Judging from the e-mail, WWE is not charging fans to be part of the show. WWE is marketing the Capitol Wrestling Center as being “on the campus of the WWE Performance Center.”

Ember Moon returns to NXT

After an absence of a year from WWE television due to an injury, former NXT Women’s champion Ember Moon made her return to the black and yellow brand last night at Takeover 31.

Moon was the mystery person who two weeks ago vowed to return to the brand and smashed a titles display outside Full Sail. She rode in with a bike and interrupted NXT Women’s champion Io Shirai at the end of her match as the two had a stare down.

Ember spent three years down in NXT and was one of the most popular females there before being called up to the main roster in 2018.

The NXT women’s division also got a nice addition in the form of Toni Storm, who also interrupted Io Shirai’s victory by appearing on screen saying that as of now, she’s back in the NXT brand. Storm formed part of the NXT UK roster before.

NXT bringing back Halloween Havoc as a Wednesday special on October 28

WWE is bringing back the Halloween Havoc WCW pay-per-view name as an NXT special, set for Wednesday, October 28 on USA Network.

The announcement came in the form of a video yesterday during NXT Takeover 31 which featured Shotzi Blackheart. Blackheart was said to be hosting this halloween special.

Halloween Havoc was a popular event which had 12 pay-per-views under the WCW brand from 1989 until 2000. This is the third WCW PPV which has been ported to NXT, with WarGames and Great American Bash being used already.

WarGames remains a Takeover special but the Great American Bash name was used as a two-night affair on USA Network this past July.

Balor and O’Reilly both suffer injuries during main event

Both Finn Balor and Kyle O’Reilly took in some serious punishment last night but soldiered on with their match at Takeover 31.

In the post-show media call with the reporters, Triple H said that Finn Balor had to be transported to a local hospital to get an X-ray on his jaw while O’Reilly is also being checked.

O’Reilly’s injury came in first after Balor kicked him in the mid-section which looked like really knocked the wind out of KOR. O’Reilly kept clutching his abs throughout the rest of the match and at one point there was blood in his mouth.

Balor’s injury came after he ate a knee to the face courtesy of O’Reilly. Balor’s face looked a bit messed up after that and even started bleeding from his mouth as well.

Hopefully, there won’t be the need for a new NXT champion because if he has a serious jaw injury, that means Balor would have to surrender the NXT title again.

NXT Takeover 31 results

Here are the results from last night’s NXT Takeover 31 which took place from the redesigned WWE Performance Center, now known as the Capitol Wrestling Center, in Orlando, Florida.

Damian Priest defeated Johnny Gargano to retain the NXT North American title; Kushida defeated Velveteen Dream; Santos Escobar defeated Isiah “Swerve” Scott to retain the NXT Cruiserweight title; Io Shirai defeated Candice LaRae to retain the NXT Women’s title; Finn Balor defeated Kyle O’Reilly to retain the NXT title.

Full betting odds for NXT Takeover 31

NXT kicks off a new era tonight with Takeover 31 live from the re-redesigned WWE Performance Center, now known as the Capitol Wrestling Center for NXT puproses. Four titles will be on the line in this five-match card and today we’ll take a look at the betting odds for all the matches.

In the NXT title main event match, champion Finn Balor is favorite with odds of 1/10 while his challenger, Kyle O’Reilly of The Undisputed Era has 11/2 odds for the title change.

Io Shirai will defend the NXT Women’s title against Candice LaRae and the champion is 4/9 favorite to retain while LaRae has odds of 13/8 to become new champ.

The NXT North American title is the third title to be defended tonight at Takeover. Champion Damien Priest will be looking for a big win and he’s 2/5 favorite to retain the title against Johnny Gargano who is 7/4.

Isiah “Swerve” Scott will get a chance to become the new NXT Cruiserweight champion as he takes on Santos Escobar. But Escobar is the favorite at 4/9 while the challenger is 13/8 for the upset.

And finally, the only non-title match on the show sees Velveteen Dream taking on Kushida. Dream is 8/11 favorite while Kushida has odds of 1/1.