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- Brodus Clay recently spoke with The Shining Wizards podcast and was asked about his storyline with Xavier Woods that was dropped on WWE TV: “Honestly, I knew about as much as you guys did about the whole process, to be honest with you. I was already frustrated and the walls of communication had already broken down between me and creative. I don’t think anyone really benefited from that angle. It was just confusing. It was just one of those things, and obviously it led to the release. It wasRead More
- Kevin Nash recently spoke with The Miami Herald to promote Florida Supercon. Below are a few highlights: Hulk Hogan’s nWo heel turn and heels today: “[Hulk] was watching the show, and he saw the momentum really shifting. He saw Scott and I as heel personas were perceived as being cool. He thought if there was a time to switch, it was now, because he could see the momentum going with Scott and I. So when he jumped, it was a shock, but it was a tsunami that pushed theRead More
- As seen on this week’s RAW Fallout and the WWE App, Brandi “Eden” Rhodes was used as an interviewer. She is now officially working the main roster full time but will still be making the occasional appearance in NXT. – Despite earlier reports that WWE’s upcoming Brothers of Destruction DVD would be released in North America on September 2nd, reports that it will now be released on October 7th. The one-disc DVD on Kane and The Undertaker will have a reduced price. – WWE agent Billy Kidman willRead More
- Cesaro appears to be the favorite to win the vacant WWE Intercontinental Title in the battle royal at this month’s Battleground pay-per-view. It’s said that Cesaro, Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns are still three people that WWE officials still have earmarked for top spots in the company by WrestleMania 31 season. Cesaro’s recent losses are not meant to move him down the ladder. (Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)Read More
- WWE’s website announced today that Renee Young has officially joined the WWE Superstars commentary team, beginning with today’s new episode. She will be working the show with Tom Phillips. This makes Renee WWE’s first full time announcer in more than a decade. Renee commented to “I feel there is definitely a certain amount of pressure, not only as a performer and broadcaster but representing women who may not even know this is something that they want to do. I can show other women that if you’re not aRead More
- As noted, TNA is hyping a major announcement in London later this month. It’s confirmed to be a new TNA TV series that will air in the British market. – We noted before that Dixie Carter was written off TV with the big table bump at TNA’s New York City tapings. That same angle was designed to be Tommy Dreamer’s storyline exit from TNA. Dreamer will continue working for TNA as an agent but isn’t scheduled to appear on TV after that episode. (Source: PWInsider)Read More
TNA announced the following: “Kurt Angle was named as the Executive Director of TNA Wrestling this past week on Impact Live by the TNA Board of Directors and he’s already making changes. Effective today – the TNA World TV Title is now inactive. What does this mean? We reached out to Kurt Angle for a comment. Kurt – “The TV Title was left dormant by the Dixie Carter and MVP administrations for over a year. Taking over as Executive Director has required me to fix issues they left behind. ChampionshipsRead More
- Chris Jericho mentioned on his latest Talk Is Jericho podcast that Vince McMahon, Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and others said how they loved his segment with The Miz and The Wyatt Family on RAW. Jericho said they had “lots of cool stuff” coming this summer. – John Cena has been pulled from the inaugural Wizard World convention in San Antonio, Texas on August 3rd. WWE will be sending Bray Wyatt and The Bella Twins instead. Full details are available at this link. Cena is still booked for the ChicagoRead More
- It’s looking more and more like Roman Reigns vs. Triple H will not happen at SummerSlam. In addition to Reigns vs. Randy Orton being reportedly scheduled for SummerSlam, Night of Champions or Hell In a Cell appears to be a better timetable for Reigns vs. Triple H as the match will be part of Reigns’ big push to WrestleMania 31. – Bully Ray appeared on Opie & Anthony last week to promote TNA’s tapings in New York City and said he would return to WWE in a heartbeat ifRead More
It will be interesting to see how WWE’s change in pay-per-view business will affect how much money they’re willing to spend on big returns such as The Rock. The Rock’s been paid a percentage as opposed to a guarantee, tied into the pay-per-view revenue, for his recent WrestleMania matches. The Rock previously mentioned in an interview that he would come back if the deal was similar to his others but with WWE pay-per-view being so far down and the change in pay-per-view business, it may not be financially feasible forRead More
- The Wrestling Observer Newsletter has confirmed the previous reports of four top SummerSlam matches being locked in – Stephanie McMahon vs. Brie Bella, Bray Wyatt vs. Chris Jericho, Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Title. Daniel Bryan vs. Kane in a Buried Alive Match had been discussed at one point but that’s looking unlikely given Bryan’s recovery. – We noted before that WWE decided to give John Cena the WWE World Heavyweight Title as soon as they knew DanielRead More
- Regarding John Cena getting the cover of WWE 2K15, he has never had a singular cover and was due for one. With the game being on four different consoles this year, the feeling is they have a big opportunity to increase numbers and Cena, not Daniel Bryan, is more known plus people who hate Cena are going to buy the game any way. Apparently Bryan was in consideration for the cover at one point but the decision to put Cena on the cover was made long before Bryan wasRead More
- As noted, former TNA Knockout Rosita (Thea Trinidad) has been used on WWE TV several times lately as one of Adam Rose’s Rosebuds. Given how prominently show was shown at Money In the Bank and RAW, it’s likely WWE will be signing her soon. – Matt Hardy, Ric Savage of American Diggers, actor Nick Searcy and indie wrestler Mickey Gotti are launching a new wrestling-based TV project. Filming takes place on July 9th and July 10th in McDonald, Tennessee at the ARW Arena. They are looking for wrestlers whoRead More
- WWE taped the following matches for tonight’s NXT on the WWE Network: * Big Cass vs. Sylvester Lefort * Becky Lynch and Bayley vs. Sasha Banks and Charlotte * CJ Parker vs. an unknown wrestler * Sami Zayn vs. Justin Gabriel – We noted before that The Monday Night War series could end up airing on Thursday nights on the WWE Network once the first season of Total Divas is over. Regarding actual episodes of RAW and WCW Nitro from that era being added, they are expected to beRead More
- Regarding TNA’s Bound For Glory pay-per-view airing from Japan, it will likely air on tape because the normal 8pm EST start time on a Sunday would have to be taped at 7am on a Monday in Tokyo. The show is currently scheduled for 6:30pm on a Sunday, which would be 4:30am EST on Sunday morning and it won’t be happening at that time either. Bound For Glory taking place in Japan and TNA taking that kind of risk indicates that TNA is making no money on pay-per-view. TNA isRead More
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with a new blog on As always, you can purchase JR’s BBQ products on Here are some highlights from this entry: – For the record, I’m not a battle royal guy. Never have been since the days of when I was a Ref. Too much fun and games at times during these matches and generally fans don’t emotionally invest until the match it down to a small, handful of talents. I can see one occurring annually like the old SanRead More
- Ric Flair is now confirmed for WWE’s tour of Australia in August. The updated line-up for the tour is Flair, The Miz, Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns, John Cena, The Wyatt Family, Kane, Sheamus, Rob Van Dam, Cesaro Kofi Kingston, The Usos, Fandango, Nikki Bella and Emma. As noted earlier, Flair has not been given a TV return date by WWE yet. – Mick Foley tweeted the following about the Emma situation: “Glad to hear that @WWE has reinstated @EmmaWWE. We all make mistakes. Here’s to #SecondChances – Below isRead More
- As noted earlier, The Rock just wrapped his filming for Fast & Furious 7. The film has been moved up to an April 3rd, 2015 release, which is the week after WrestleMania 31. – The final rating for Monday’s post-Money In the Bank RAW was a 2.94, up just a bit from the go-home show’s 2.84 rating. As noted, this week’s show drew 4.332 million viewers, up from the previous week’s 4.031 million viewers. – In the video below, Bill Apter of talks with ECW Original New JackRead More
Below is the full schedule for Thursday, day 131 of the WWE Network launch: 2am EST – Cougar Countdown replay 3am EST – RAW Flashback: 1/16/1995 4am EST – RAW Flashback: 1/23/1995 5am EST – ECW Hardcore TV: 8/30/1994 6am EST – WCW Clash of The Champions 25 8am EST – Cougar Countdown replay 9am EST – RAW Flashback: 1/23/1995 10am EST – RAW Flashback: 1/30/1995 11am EST – Beyond The Ring: Bobby Heenan 12pm EST – WCW Great American Bash 1991 3pm EST – WCW Clash of The ChampionsRead More