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- 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
There continues to be talk that Brock Lesnar will take the WWE World Heavyweight Title from John Cena this summer and build to a Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for WrestleMania 31. This would be Reigns’ big WrestleMania moment and coronation as the new top babyface. There is no confirmation that Lesnar is booked to defeat Cena at SummerSlam but word is that the pay-per-view is going to be big and September’s Night of Champions pay-per-view will be just as big to help with WWE Network renewals. As noted before, LesnarRead More
- There is talk of airing The Monday Night War series on Thursday nights as a lead-in for NXT on the WWE Network. The series would begin airing once the current season of Total Divas replays finishes. – The June 28th WWE live event in Portland, Maine drew 2,500 fans while the June 29th live event in Bangor drew 3,000 fans. – Ric Flair still has not been given a return date by WWE. (Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)Read More
There’s a feeling among at least one top star in WWE that the increase in eye poke injuries is because WWE has been pushing talents to be more aggressive in the ring. This has led to people rushing their work, which leads to sloppiness in the ring and more eye pokes, potato shots, black eyes, concussions and things like separated shoulders. Talents are also working with the idea of barely missing on strikes. The idea is to throw strikes really hard and fast but just miss, which has led toRead More
- There has already been talk of reuniting Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose as The Shield in late 2015 or 2016. The idea is that they could bring them back together every few years like DX. – At last word, filming for the next season of WWE Tough Enough was scheduled to begin this week but it’s reportedly up in the air due to the budget cuts and filming could be delayed. People involved with the show were told to reduce production costs. (Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)Read More
CM Punk
- As seen on WWE TV leading up to Money In the Bank, WWE produced a “By The Numbers” video for the pay-per-view. WWE officials reportedly sent word that CM Punk not be mentioned in the video even though he’s won the match before, cashed in and won the title each time. – With WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena currently signed for two major movies, there will be some weekends coming up where he’s not working WWE live events. (Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)Read More
Vince McMahon
Vince McMahon has reportedly ordered more major cuts for WWE. Apparently the cutbacks are working as WWE’s losses for this year won’t be nearly as large as they were expecting just a month ago. The latest number going around is into eight-figures. There continues to be a lot of fear within WWE that there are major cuts coming besides the talent cuts and some production cuts that have already been done. As noted, the cuts are a result of WWE’s new TV deal being announced and the increase in feesRead More
There were lots of people within WWE surprised about the firing of Emma, in comparison to other talents that didn’t get released when their offenses were far worse. Regarding WWE bringing her back quickly, apparently the legal troubles of Jack Swagger and Cameron were brought up and how neither was fired. WWE faced a lot of criticism among fans for the release and that could have influenced their decision also. Source: F4Wonline.comRead More
As noted, WWE announced that they reinstated Emma just hours after they announced she was released due to the arrest for larceny at a Walmart on Monday. TMZ reports that their WWE sources say “officials quickly realized they overreacted, because their action would open the floodgates to fire a gaggle of wrestlers for fighting outside the ring, DUI and all sorts of other misdeeds.”Read More
- The Stamford Advocate reports that police were called to WWE headquarters in Stamford, CT today after reports of an unknown white powder. Police investigated and cleared the building of any danger. “WWE received a suspicious package at its headquarters today and contacted local law enforcement to investigate,” said Tara Carraro, a WWE spokeswoman. “All WWE personnel are safe, and business is being conducted as usual.” Police did not immediately respond to the Advocate for more information on the incident.Read More
- WWE will be premiering a new YouTube show called WWE Insider on July 7th, next Monday. Apparently Alicia Fox will be hosting. WWE wrote on Twitter: “Superstar & Diva dirty laundry? @AliciaFoxy reveals their secrets on #WWEInsider, premiering July 7 on @WWEonYouTube!” – We noted earlier that Chris Jericho was booked for WWE’s tour of Japan later this month but he has been pulled from that tour and added to the live event at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Jericho is advertised to do a Highlight ReelRead More
Santino Marella recently spoke with Newsday to promote an anti-bullying event in New York City this week. Below are some highlights: Connecting with fans: “I always had a special relationship with the fans because I came from the audience, and we’ve shared a lot of laughter together. So it’s not like they put me on a pedestal. They believe I’m one of them. So instead of fans and a role model, it’s more like we’re friends. So to have one of your friends come that close to becoming world heavyweightRead More
- WWE’s website has a new poll up asking fans who was the MVP of Money In the Bank – John Cena, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Rob Van Dam, The Usos, Paige, Rusev, Stardust or special referee Fandango, for his outfit. With over 3,700 votes cast, Cena is leading with 25% of the vote. The next closest is Reigns with 19% and Ambrose with 18%. Rollins has just 9%. Even Kofi Kingston is ranked higher than the Money In the Bank winner with 12%. –Read More
- WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin spoke to Inside The Ropes in the UK this past week to promote his Broken Skull Challenge on CMT. Below are some highlights: Vince Russo’s influence on The Attitude Era: I think he had a great contribution to the Attitude Era. When I was talking to him on my podcast, we got into some heavy stuff. You know he didn’t do too well in WCW, he didn’t do so well in TNA and that’s where I think the criticism comes from. I alwaysRead More