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Re: AEW Is Making Jacksonville A Wrestling Hotspot
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2020, 02:35:39 PM »
Tony Khan also signed the Huber's eight-year-old son to a contract to make sure that the family is taken care of for decades to come.

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Re: AEW Is Making Jacksonville A Wrestling Hotspot
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2021, 01:03:59 PM »
Huge national tv night at Daily's Place as Shaquille O'Neal teams up with a lady wrestler from Jacksonville University on a match that has been promoted heavily for weeks now. 

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Re: AEW Is Making Jacksonville A Wrestling Hotspot
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2021, 03:36:02 PM »
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Re: AEW Is Making Jacksonville A Wrestling Hotspot
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2021, 06:41:25 PM »
Shaq is staying at the Omni downtown:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CL9-jSfBTKL/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

A majority of the wrestlers and crew live in central Florida and make the trek every week to Jacksonville for the Wednesday Night Dynamite on TNT. Commentator Jim Ross and wrestler Brian Pillman Jr. have since moved to Jax since it doesn't appear that traveling to different cities to perform is ever happening anytime soon. There are a couple YouTube series that some of the wrestlers do, Being the Elite (BTE) and Sammy Guevara Vlogs. They show a variety of shots from downtown Jax, along the riverwalk, the balcony by the Hyatt, shots from inside hotel rooms at The Omni, at TIAA Bank Field, Daily's Place, etc...

When I met Cody Rhodes, along with a slew of other wrestlers and his wife as well, I informed him that on the very grounds that AEW were starting from, just across the way was the old coliseum where his father used to wrestle for decades. I had actually seen the last WCW PPV "Greed" there with his father, Dusty and his brother Dustin who defeated Ric Flair and Jeff Jarrett, he was thrilled to learn that. It's his company as he's an Executive VP. So wrestling family ties are strong in Duval with the Rhodes family.

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Re: AEW Is Making Jacksonville A Wrestling Hotspot
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2021, 11:03:11 PM »
Shaq is staying at the Omni downtown:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CL9-jSfBTKL/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

A majority of the wrestlers and crew live in central Florida and make the trek every week to Jacksonville for the Wednesday Night Dynamite on TNT. Commentator Jim Ross and wrestler Brian Pillman Jr. have since moved to Jax since it doesn't appear that traveling to different cities to perform is ever happening anytime soon. There are a couple YouTube series that some of the wrestlers do, Being the Elite (BTE) and Sammy Guevara Vlogs. They show a variety of shots from downtown Jax, along the riverwalk, the balcony by the Hyatt, shots from inside hotel rooms at The Omni, at TIAA Bank Field, Daily's Place, etc...

When I met Cody Rhodes, along with a slew of other wrestlers and his wife as well, I informed him that on the very grounds that AEW were starting from, just across the way was the old coliseum where his father used to wrestle for decades. I had actually seen the last WCW PPV "Greed" there with his father, Dusty and his brother Dustin who defeated Ric Flair and Jeff Jarrett, he was thrilled to learn that. It's his company as he's an Executive VP. So wrestling family ties are strong in Duval with the Rhodes family.

Awesome story, thanks for sharing!
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Re: AEW Is Making Jacksonville A Wrestling Hotspot
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2021, 12:39:25 PM »
I wonder if some sports radio guys will start whining in six months about how Shaq staying at the Omni is why we need to spend $170 million on subsidizing the Four Seasons.
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