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- There were around 3-5 people released from different departments at TNA’s offices in Nashville on Friday. The releases came in TNA’s PR, live event and graphics departments. The most notable departure is Jason James, who had replaced Don West as the guy who hyped merchandise deals online and at live events. – TNA finished shooting the UK half of British Bootcamp 2 last weekend and asked fans to keep spoilers off social media. The rest of the season will be filmed in the United States next month. – TNARead More
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- The final issue of the WWE Magazine will feature Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose on the cover. – WWE’s Executive Vice President Consumer Products Casey Collins sold 3,315 shares of company stock on August 20th for $48,399.00. He now owns 13,833 shares. – Roman Reigns, Rob Van Dam & United States Champion Sheamus are featured in this week’s WWE RAW Slam of the Week: – Seth Rollins is featured in this week’s SmackDown Slam of the Week:Read More
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- Hulk Hogan’s daughter Brooke Hogan is putting together her “country rockin’ band” next week in the Nashville area. Details on auditions for musicians are at this link. Brooke has apparently been spending a lot of time in Nashville recently to prepare for a country music career. – WWE stock was up 1.39% on Friday, closing at $14.64 per share. The high was $14.71 and the low was $14.27. – The latest WWE Top 10 video looks at historical Intercontinental Title victories:Read More
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There has been a lot of fans wondering if WWE would allow Prince Devitt to keep his signature body paint in NXT and the main roster. Fellow NXT rookie Kevin Steen posted the following photo of he and Devitt together Friday night, leading fans to now wonder if the two are going to be a team. There were no NXT live events on Friday so it’s possible they were training in full get-up, doing a photoshoot or something like that at the WWE Performance Center but this photo could beRead More
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Watch several video highlights from WWE SmackDown.Read More
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Jack Swagger comments on Bo Dallas’ “encouraging” words.Read More
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Posted On August 22, 2014By Brian LeemanIn News, Results

WWE SmackDown Results – August 22, 2014

Randy Orton makes his way to the ring to kick off the show. Orton cuts a promo on Roman Reigns and says he’s going to use his match with RVD tonight as example to Reigns. Match #1 Jack Swagger vs Seth Rollins Swagger charges into Rollins in the corner. Rollins fights off and climbs the ropes. Swagger catches him and hits a belly to belly suplex. Swagger flips Rollins over him. Swagger hits the Swagger bomb but hurts himself in the process. Rollins hits the curb stomp on the outsideRead More
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Posted On August 22, 2014By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Change Made To WWE’s SmackDown Announce Team

As PWMania.com reported, Michael Cole is now calling WWE Main Event on Tuesday nights with Byron Saxton. The show was previously worked by Saxton and Tom Phillips. Phillips is now working SmackDown with JBL and Cole, as seen on tonight’s episode. Phillips commented to WWE.com after Tuesday’s tapings in Phoenix: “It was incredible to do that in front of the WWE Universe here in Phoenix. They are loud, they are having a blast. Sitting out there with Michael Cole and JBL, they’re pretty intense, but it was fun, man. IRead More
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PWMania.com reported that WWE Diva Rosa Mendes has just one singles win, which was a DQ win, since being called up to WWE’s main roster in 2009. She commented on her win-loss record in a new interview with Slam! Wrestling: “I would like to win a match. I haven’t won a match yet on TV and a victory would be really nice. It would be a great accomplishment. So that’s my dream right now. To have a run for the Divas title, I would love to have that.” Rosa alsoRead More
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- Regarding the Enzo Amore vs. Sylvester Lefort Hair vs. Hair match at WWE NXT Takeover 2, Enzo has issued the challenge but Lefort has not accepted yet. – Levi’s Stadium, home of WWE’s WrestleMania 31, has been in the news this week for problems coming out of the San Francisco 49ers first home game there. The $1.3 billion stadium features a $1.4 million playing field that has to be ripped up after the first week of play. It was just installed four months ago. 49ers officials declined media accessRead More
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WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with a new blog on jrsbarbq.com. As always, you can purchase JR’s BBQ products on WWEshop.com. Ross responded to the recent reports that TNA officials were upset at Vince Russo for appearing on JR’s podcast. Ross wrote: “Been reading a little about Vince Russo coming on my podcast upsetting Impact honchos which, if true, is lame. Russo never knocked Impact on my podcast nor did we ever really address the brand in any detail. If it was that big a deal toRead More
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Ethan Carter III did an interview with AlternativeNation.net‘s to promote TNA Impact Wrestling moving to Wednesday Nights on Spike. Below are the highlights: Bully Ray’s rumored ‘goodbye’ speech to the locker room: “There was a talk, it wasn’t that he’s leaving, it was more of: ‘If I don’t see you guys in a minute.’ But who is to say? I think it was more, [of a] precautionary [talk], who knows?” If he knew Vince Russo was working with TNA as a consultant until recently: “I never knew he was workingRead More
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Jeremy Borash appeared on the Art of Wrestling podcast with Colt Cabana and talked about British Boot Camp. Below are his comments: Season One of British Bootcamp: “The idea behind British Boot Camp for the first season was to create it around the Blossom Twins. I think it’s interesting that a project you set out to establish somebody, or two people in their case, can be overhauled in the creative process when somebody comes out of the woodwork and wants it more.” Rockstar’s Spud winning the first season: “Halfway throughRead More
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Regarding Roman Reigns possibly challenging Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Title after Night of Champions, Reigns will likely be kept out of the title picture until he wins it at WrestleMania 31. Reigns is still the “chosen one” but the idea behind his push right now is for him to rise to the top and having him lose to Lesnar at this point would be counterproductive. If Reigns won the title now instead of at WrestleMania, they would miss out on the big WrestleMania moment and it wouldRead More
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- PWMania.com reported in the past how there is a lawsuit out against Big Show and WWE from former WWE road producer Andrew Green, who alleges that Show roughed him up during the filming of a backstage segment. WWE officials felt that having another incident like that, with Alberto Del Rio and WWE.com social media worker Cody Barbierri, would strengthen the Big Show case and would also strengthen a potential case by Barbierri against WWE. This was reportedly another factor in Del Rio’s departure. – Below is video of fitnessRead More
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PWMania.com reported how WWE automatically renewed Rey Mysterio’s deal for one more year due to a clause that allows them to renew deals if a talent has missed a certain amount of time due to injuries. This came after Rey was reportedly given the impression that the two sides would be parting ways. No one knows yet how things will play out between Rey and WWE or if it will end up in court. Since Rey is still injured and has not returned to the ring to fulfill that yearRead More
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- There has been no mention of Zeb Colter being dropped from the storylines with Jack Swagger but it’s worth noting he was kept off both RAW and SmackDown this week to sell the kick from Rusev at SummerSlam. – Because people are still asking, we still don’t have financial details on WWE’s TV deal that they signed a few months back with NBCUniversal but it’s believed to be for 3 years. – In the videos below, Sam Roberts talks to Cesaro and Jimmy Hart. (Source: F4Wonline.com)Read More
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- Below are videos of Jimmy Wang Yang, The Blue Meanie, Road Dogg, Goldust, Byron Saxton and NXT stars Kalisto & Cal Bishop taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:Read More
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PWMania.com reported that several more TNA contracts are expiring soon. These talents in the same boat as Bully Ray because word came down that TNA is not looking to sign any upper-level talents right now until a new TV deal with Spike TV is done. As of this past Monday, a source at Spike TV noted to PWInsider that negotiations are ongoing but there’s nothing new to report as far as a new longterm deal goes.Read More