Sunday, June 26, 2016

Trish Stratus, Kelle Kelly and Sasha Banks Inteview, WWE Hires New Athlete and New Announcer, More!

Below are links to a lot of women's news, thanks to womens-wrestling.com:




Backstage News On WWE NXT Superstars Getting Called Up, More On NXT And The WWE Draft

It was recently reported that WWE would be keeping the women's division on both rosters for the upcoming brand extension, despite original plans to keep the WWE Women's Champion on one brand.

In regards to WWE NXT and the brand extension, we originally noted that as many

Brock Lesnar’s WWE Draft Status, Ambrose Pulling Double Duty Tonight, Stephanie McMahon Talks Misconceptions of WWE

- Stephanie McMahon and John Cena were in Cannes last week, and during McMahon’s appearance, which you can watch below, she had the following to say about misconceptions about WWE:

Steve Austin on Roman Reigns’ Suspension, What Does Scott Hall Think About Ospreay vs Vader?

Steve Austin recently appeared on ESPN’s Russillo & Kanell show, and during the brief interview Austin had the following to say about Roman Reigns’ WWE Wellness Policy violation and subsequent suspension:

Goldberg Talks Why He Left WWE, His Power in wCw, Which Star He Wanted to Put Over, More

Below are more highlights from Goldberg’s recent appearance on The Steve Austin Show this week, with a h/t to The Inquisitr for the transcription:

On rumors that he was difficult to work with in WCW:

Triple H Personally Contacted Cruiserweight Classic Participant, Sami Zayn on WWE Canvas 2 Canvas

- As noted last week, Finn Balor contacted Kota Ibushi about taking part in the Cruiserweight Classic. Japanese wrestling reporter, Enuhito, is also reporting that Ibushi spoke to Triple H about the CWC.

Ibushi originally declined an offer to WWE to work on his own projects. Then he

Will Ospreay Takes on Big Van Vader For Revolution Pro on August 12th

Revolution Pro Wrestling UK has announced a potentially huge match for their August 12th “Uprising” event at the historic York Hall in Bethnal Green, London. In what will certainly not be the first or last time two wrestlers attempt to turn a real life incident into a worked match for maximum gain, Will Ospreay will take his Twitter war with pro wrestling legend Big Van Vader into the squared circle for the very first time.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Animal on Why the Road Warriors Bothered Vince McMahon, Why The Ascension is Failing, Authors of Pain, More

This week, The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling were joined by one half of the greatest tag team of all time, Legion of Doom member Road Warrior Animal. The Road Warriors held tag team gold in nearly every promotion they were ever a part of and specifically are remembered as former AJPW, AWA, NWA and WWE Tag Team Champions. John and Chad explore with Animal the origins of the Road Warrior look, sound and feel as well as the impact they have had on the wrestling business. They are often imitated but never duplicated and although it was always “doomsday” for their opponents, now it’s time for the listeners to the feel the rush of the L.O.D.

Top Star Pulled From WWE Japan Tour, New Movie For Bill Goldberg, Xavier Woods - VidCon Videos

Below are videos of Xavier Woods playing Pie Face Showdown and checking out Legends of the Hidden Temple at VidCon this past week.

Next WWE Network 'First Look' Revealed, Cody Rhodes On 'Clash' Returning, Baron Corbin Games (Video)

- Baron Corbin plays Road Rash in this new video from Xavier Woods' "UpUpDownDown" YouTube channel.

WWE Looks At Ali Vs. Inoki Fight, Fans On Steve Austin Podcasts, WWE Power Rankings, Tyler Breeze

- As seen below, Becky Lynch comes in at #20 on the latest WWE Power Rankings while WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dean Ambrose keeps his spot at #1 with AJ Styles keeping his spot at #1.

High Morale Coming Out Of The WWE CWC Tapings, First CWC Photoshoots, WWE PC Training Videos

- WWE posted this video with the Cruiserweight Classic competitors having their first photoshoots.

More On No Bag Policy At Full Sail University, Zack Ryder Tapout Promo, WWE Fans On The Shield

- Below is a new Tapout promo with Zack Ryder.

Tye Dillinger Wins WWE NXT Dark Match, Finn Balor And Corey Graves Talk WWE CWC, CWC Tickets

- WWE posted this video with Finn Balor and Corey Graves discussing the WWE Cruiserweight Classic.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Kurt Angle Speaks Out Against Recent Reports Regarding His Wrestling Status

Following reports that supposedly confirmed Kurt Angle would not be returning to WWE and other speculative statements, Angle posted the following to his Facebook page:

NXT TV Taping Results For 6/24 *Spoilers* – Three Weeks Of Shows Scheduled To Air In July

Here are full results from NXT TV at Full Sail University on June 24, 2016, thanks to Andrew Twiss

Dark match: Tye Dillinger def. Kai Jetsana (Not sure who this was. He may have been brought in for the Cruiserweight Classic and not used. I don’t think he’s a

Jim Ross Talks WWE’s New Stance On Cruiserweights, Roman Reigns’ Suspension, Lack Of Selling In Wrestling

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross posted his latest blog on his jrsbarbq.com site, talking about WWE’s reintroduction of cruiserweight sized wrestlers, Roman Reigns’ WWE suspension, and more. You can read a few selected highlights below:

Daniel Bryan’s CWC Entrance, Fast and Furious 8 First Look, SD! Twitter Ratings, Dean Ambrose’s Network Pick

- According to Nielsen’s Twitter TV ratings, last night’s edition of WWE Smackdown finished #2 behind “Big Brother”. Smackdown had 41,000 tweets with 12,000 unique authors, which is up from last week’s episode, which had 40,000 tweets and 15,000 authors.

Jim Ross on Dean Ambrose as WWE Raw’s Focal Point, Upcoming WWE Draft and More

A new Jim Ross blog has been posted over at JRsBarBQ.com and below are some highlights:

“RAW/Phoenix…It was the Dean Ambrose show on RAW and rightfully so as it was the new, WWE World Champion’s first RAW as the new title holder. The talented cross between Billy Murray/Terry Funk/Brian Pillman is a terrific performer who certainly deserves his ‘break’ and I for one think that he will make the most of the opportunity.

New WWE Brand Split PPV Scheduled Reportedly Confirmed, Finn Balor and Corey Graves Discuss the WWE CWC

- See what the one-time NXT Tag Team Champion and former NXT Champion have to say about the competitors in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic: