No Mercy Officially Announced, WWE Star Taking Time Off?, Eric Bischoff Praises Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe

– It was announced that the 2017 No Mercy PPV will be RAW-exclusive and will take place on Sunday, September 24th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. You can get pre-sale tickets below using the code WWEVIP.

– With Sheamus having a role in the upcoming ‘Buddy Games’ film, there is talk about Sheamus being written off WWE television in August. It’s believed that the filming will last at least a month if not longer. Actor Josh Duhamel will be directing the movie and co-starring with Sheamus.

– On his recent podcast, Eric Bischoff praised the Samoa Joe vs. Brock Lesnar hype:

“I love that match-up, I can’t say enough about Samoa Joe and I think just chemistry-wise and intensity-wise, that’s a very natural match-up. So was Bill Goldberg, by the way, but Bill Goldberg and Brock Lesnar had history attached to it, they did a great job with that history. They had a great angle in WWE but Joe is fresh. This has never happened before and Joe is a guy who can go toe-to-toe with Lesnar with character, intensity and the ability to make me believe it in the ring. When they are standing there eye-to-eye and chest-to-chest I believe it, I think it’s great.”