Friday, March 24, 2017

Finn Balor Back In Action Tonight (Photo), Gallows & Anderson 'Pick' Video, Fans On Mr. WrestleMania

- WWE has a new poll asking fans who could be the next Mr. WrestleMania since WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels is retired from in-ring competition. This poll comes after Shawn revealed this week that he turned down an offer to wrestle AJ Styles at WrestleMania 33 this year. The options are Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, AJ, Roman Reigns, WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose, WWE Champion Bray Wyatt,

Randy Orton On The Popularity of The RKO, Taking A Few Steps Back After Brock Lesnar Match, Heat Between Jim Cornette And WWE

IGN has a new interview with Randy Orton, who was promoting WrestleMania 33. Below are a couple of highlights:

Having a "rocky start" after returning last summer:
"I've been back since last July and it was a rocky start when I came back from my injury. I had Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam and he's a machine right there. I got a concussion, got split open, blood all over the place. It kind of put me back

Matt Hardy Comments on Kurt Angle In WWE HOF, Batista As Drax, 2017 WWE Hall of Fame Legacy Inductees

- F4WOnline reports that this year's WWE Legacy Hall of Fame inductees have been revealed on t-shirts that have been printed. The inductees are:

Rikidozan, Haystacks Calhoun, Dr. Jerry Graham, Judy Grable, Farmer Burns, Luther Lindsay, Toots Mondt and June Byers.

Shawn Michaels on What Kind of Match He Thinks AJ Styles and Shane McMahon Will Have, WWE Not Giving the Fans the AJ Styles ‘Mania Match They Want

WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels appeared on the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast earlier this week. Below is a quote from Shawn regarding a proposed match between him and AJ Styles at WrestleMania 33:
Well, I would actually do my best to have the best match I would which I am sure he is going to do. I don’t know if that was the match, I guess I am breaking something to do, which I am not sure I should do, but look, I could’ve had that match with AJ at WrestleMania. I addressed that I hadn’t been asked

Bray Wyatt Sends a Message to Goldberg & Lesnar, Another Indication The Hardys Are WWE Bound?, Must See Scott Hall 'Sex Tape'

- In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Bray Wyatt had the following to say on Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar main eventing WrestleMania 33:
“If I were Goldberg or Brock Lesnar, I wouldn’t want to have to go on after me and Randy. “From their standpoint, I wouldn’t want to be them and have to go on after us.”

Neville On Who In The Cruiserweight Division Pushes Him To His Limits, Austin Aries' Debut, More

Neville recently did an interview with WWE Fan France to promote his upcoming title defense against Austin Aries at Wrestlemania 33 in Orlando next month.

Here are the highlights:

WWE Announces Schedule For 'WrestleMania Week' On WWE Network

Today, WWE released their upcoming "WrestleMania Week" TV schedule, which includes shows that will be on both on the USA Network and the WWE Network.
Raw – Live at 8/7 C on USA Network
See what unfolds on the final Raw before WrestleMania 33.

WWE 24: WrestleMania Monday – Immediately following Raw on WWE Network

AJ Styles On If He's Too Good For Shane McMahon Match at WrestleMania, Fan Criticism About The Match, Goldberg Vs. Brock Lesnar

AJ Styles spoke with Gorilla Position before his upcoming match against Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 33. He talks about if he's too good for Shane McMahon at WrestleMania and fan criticism about the match.

You can also hear his comments in the embed video below:

Edge And Christian Talk Paige Photo Leaks, If Matt And Jeff Hardy 'Broken' Gimmick Will Work In WWE

Forbes recently conducted an interview with Edge and Christian. The two talked about their podcast, Paige and whether the Broken Universe would work in WWE. Below are highlights:

WWE Teasing New GM Replacement for RAW, Goldberg Says WrestleMania Match Will Be A Blood Fest

- Goldberg appeared on the debut episode of the Edge and Christian’s Pod of Awesomeness. During the appearance, he talked about his upcoming match against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 33, where he will be defending his WWE Universal Championship.

Triple H On What He Looks For When Scouting Wrestlers, Wanting Diversity Within The WWE Roster, More

Triple H recently spoke with NBC Sports to promote WWE NXT "Takeover: Orlando" and WrestleMania 33. The full interview is at this link and below are highlights:

When you're scouting someone, what do you specifically look for?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mauro Ranallo Comments on His Status, Thanks Fans for Their Support

We noted earlier how WWE SmackDown announcer Mauro Ranallo missing two straight weeks of TV and being quiet on social media may have had something to do with his battle with depression, which goes back to his teenage years.

Mauro tweeted the following tonight and thanked fans for their support, adding that his

The Undertaker Talks Getting Into Wrestling, Being Blessed With Success, How He Got His First Match

Texas Longhorns coach Tom Herman brought in The Undertaker today to the team's practice, as seen below. The Undertaker gave a pep talk and told the team that they were special.

"I finally made a Longhorn practice," Taker said (h/t to USA Today for the transcription).

Ring of Honor’s Joe Koff addresses talent regarding WWE sale rumors

Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff had a statement sent to current ROH talent noting that WWE was having conversations with Sinclair Broadcast Group about licensing old footage that likely features current talent on the WWE roster per a report by The Wrestling Observer.

Impact Wrestling Results - Mar 23, 2017

— Impact opened with an graphic in memory of Jan Ross.

— Highlights aired of last week’s episode, including the classic ECIII-El Patron match, then Impact opened with Davey Richards making his ring entrance, and he’s followed by Suicide.

Triple H Comments On NXT Stars Struggling To Fit In On WWE’s Main Roster, Bucking The Trend Of What A WWE Star Should Look Like

Triple H recently spoke with NBC Sports; you can read a few highlights below:

Triple H comments on WWE changing the perceptions of wrestlers needing a certain look:
So, I’m a big believer in talent is talent. It comes in all shapes, sizes, looks, feels, everything. I think sometimes there’s been a bad rap of like take this as the thing that’s most successful, so that’s what we’re going to give. I think that’s

Alberto El Patron Comments On Paige Hack, Pulls Out Of Upcoming Appearance

Alberto El Patron announced that he has pulled out of next weekend's Wrestlecon in Orlando, Florida. In a statement, he said that he was missing the event to spend time with Paige after her recent hack.

Below is his full statement:

Dean Ambrose Favored to Lose at WrestleMania 33

According to BetWrestling, Baron Corbin is favored at 1/4 to beat Dean Ambrose at WrestleMania 33. This means a $4 bet on Corbin would win $1 and gives Baron an 80% chance of winning.

Ambrose has the underdog odds of 5/2 in successfully defending his IC Title.

Ruby Riot Arrives On WWE NXT TV (Video), ECW Original Working At WWE Performance Center

- Former ECW Champion Jerry Lynn has been working as a guest trainer at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando this week, according to PWInsider. Lynn was backstage for a WWE SmackDown live event in December but has been retired since 2013.

Triple H Talks WrestleMania 33 Creative, Which WWE NXT Star Will Be Making An Impact Soon, More

Triple H did a media call today to promote WWE NXT "Takeover: Orlando" and WrestleMania 33. Below are highlights: