Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Randy Orton On Being A 15 Year Veteran, Reinventing Himself Over The Years, Greatest Accomplishments

As noted, Tuesday marked 15 years since WWE Champion Randy Orton made his WWE debut with a win over Hardcore Holly on SmackDown. Orton spoke to the WWE website for a Q&A on his career at this link.

Below are highlights:

Tyler Bate Talks Momentum (Video), Who Is Roderick Strong?, Curtis Axel

- As seen on tonight's WWE NXT, WWE UK Champion Tyler Bate retained his title over Jack Gallagher in the main event. In the video below, Christy St. Cloud talks to Bate after the big win. Bate talks about how he keeps momentum going with his fighting spirit and recalls his first WrestleMania experience a few weeks back in Orlando.

WWE NXT Results - Apr. 26, 2017

We are in Winter Park, Florida and your announcers are Nigel McGuinness, Tom Phillips, and Percy Watson.

Nikki Cross makes her way into the ring. She calls for Ruby Riot and she wants her to come out and play. She wants to be friends.

Cesaro On The Effect Of The Hardys Returning To WWE, Wanting More Of A Shakeup With Tag Teams

WWE Superstar Cesaro recently did an interview with Planeta Wrestling to promote he and Sheamus' Tag Team Title match-up against current champs The Hardy Boys.

Here are some highlights:

WWE Tough Enough Winner Not Released, Cody Rhodes Responds To Rumors About Signing, Ronda Rousey Congratulates NXT Star

- Roderick Strong and his fiancee, MMA fighter Marina Shafir, gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday night. The couple, who have been dating since December of 2015, announced that they were expecting a child last October. UFC Superstar Ronda Rousey, who coached Shafir on the 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter, congratulated the couple on Instagram, writing:

John Cena On Not Turning Heel, If His WrestleMania 33 Couples Storyline Was Too Real To Enjoy

John Cena recently did a quick Q&A for Sports Illustrated's Extra Mustard site. The full interview is at this link and below are a few highlights:

WWE SmackDown Top 10 Video, SmackDown Viewership

- Below are the top 10 moments from last night's WWE SmackDown in Des Moines, Iowa.

WWE Superstar Calls Out Jewelry Store, WWE SmackDown Social Media Score

- This week's WWE SmackDown ranked #3 among series & specials for the night in Nielsen's social media TV ratings, behind The Voice and Pretty Little Liars. SmackDown had 62,000 interactions on Twitter with 15,000 unique authors, down from last week's 85,000 interactions and 20,000 authors. SmackDown also had 88,000 Facebook interactions with 56,000 unique authors last night, down from last week's 140,000 interactions and 91,000 authors.

Baron Corbin Suspended One Week by Shane McMahon

As noted, Baron Corbin attacked Sami Zayn on last night’s edition of Talking Smack and also put his hands on a referee. Video from the segment is below.

Impact Wrestling Star Suspended By Pro Wrestling NOAH Due To Instagram Pic (Photo)

Pro Wrestling NOAH announced on Saturday that they held an emergency interview at the office in Tokyo and suspended Bram (30), a foreign talent and Impact Wrestling star, who is participating in the “Global Tag League game”.

Ric Flair Provides Update On His Fiancee Following Car Accident, How Old Is Kane Today?

- Kane turns 50 years old today while former WCW star and MMA legend Tank Abbott turns 51, former TNA star The Amazing Red turns 34.

- As noted, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair stated last night that his fiancee, Wendy Barlow, was involved in a serious car accident and was in the hospital.

The Miz On Getting Cheered At WrestleMania 33, Why WWE Moved Him From SmackDown To RAW

The Miz spoke with IGN on a number of wrestling topics. Here are some of the highlights:

Early WWE Payback Odds, Who Is Favored To Win Strowman Vs. Roman Reigns?

Early odds of 4/7 (64% probability) see Alexa Bliss winning against Raw Women's Champion Bayley. This does not necessarily mean Bayley loses the title in the event of a count out or DQ, but the bet would be graded as a win for Bliss. All other champions are currently projected to retain. Kevin Ovens is favored over Chris Jericho for the US Championship, Neville is favored to retain the Cruiserwieght Title against Austin Aries

Heidenreich Talks Working With Brock Lesnar In The Ring, What Lesnar Was Like Backstage

Former WWE Superstar Heidenreich recently sat down to speak with Hannibal TV and discussed his time working with Brock Lesnar in OVW. You can check out the highlights here:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

JBL Now Working Talking Smack, Shinsuke Nakamura Wrestles After 205, Baron Corbin Attacks Sami Zayn (Video)

- As seen below, this week's Talking Smack featured Sami Zayn talking about Baron Corbin until Corbin rushed the set and beat Sami up while hosts JBL and Renee Young looked on. Corbin also put his hands on a WWE referee that was trying to calm things down.

WWE Talking Smack Recap (4/25): Baron Corbin Attacks Sami Zayn, Breezango Talk Big Win, JBL, More

Renee Young welcomes us with her new co-host JBL! He says he's ready to talk some smack as we bring out new Smackdown Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Breezango. They say they would hand out violations but they're in a good mood, going so far as to approve of JBL and Renee's hair. Tyler refers to JBL as "Daniel" before Breezango call The Usos "The Ugos." JBL asks if they believe they'll become the next

Ric Flair Fiancee Involved in 'Serious Car Wreck'

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair stated on Twitter tonight that his fiancee, Wendy Barlow, was involved in a serious car accident and is in the hospital. Flair wrote:
Please Pray for my Fiancé who was just in a serious car wreck. She is at the Hospital
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) April 26, 2017

Rusev On Why He Demanded A WWE Title Shot, Jinder Mahal Leaves With WWE Title (Video), Breezango Celebrates (Video)

- As noted, Tyler Breeze and Fandango won a Beat The Clock Challenge over The Ascension, American Alpha and The Colons on tonight's WWE SmackDown to earn a shot against SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos at the May 21st WWE Backlash pay-per-view. This Fallout video from SmackDown features the new #1 contenders celebrating backstage like only Breezango can.

WWE 205 Live Results - Apr. 25, 2017

We open up looking at the rivalry between Neville and Aries as they face off at WWE Payback.

New Title Match Revealed for WWE Backlash, Updated Card

Breezango won a Beat The Clock Challenge over The Ascension, American Alpha and The Colons on tonight’s WWE SmackDown to become the new #1 contenders to SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos.

Breezango will get their title shot at the May 21st WWE Backlash pay-per-view from the