Thursday, May 26, 2016

Fans on the Major Changes, Alberto Del Rio on His MITB Advantage, Possible Location for WrestleMania 35 or 36

– As noted, Alberto Del Rio defeated Zack Ryder on tonight’s SmackDown to qualify for the WWE Money In the Bank Ladder Match. Del Rio talks to Tom Phillips in this SmackDown Fallout video and says he’s the only one who’s actually won the match and gone on to become champion, and he’s going to do it again next month. Del Rio says “those kids” are nobodies and will be forced to fight a real man.

WWE RAW Match Announced, MITB Ladder Match Update, Superstars React to Charlotte/Flair

- As seen on tonight’s WWE SmackDown, Alberto Del Rio defeated Zack Ryder to qualify for the June 19th Money In the Bank Ladder Match. The match now has Del Rio, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Dean Ambrose and Cesaro.

- The Dudley Boyz confronted Enzo Amore and Big Cass on tonight’s SmackDown

WWE SMACKDOWN RESULTS - MAY 26, 2016

Results by Jake Barnett

[Q1] Video was shown that recapped the Money in the Bank qualifying matches from Monday’s Raw. Mauro Ranallo welcomed everyone to the arena after the regular Smackdown intro. Rusev vs. Kalisto was announced, as well as Miz vs. Cesaro. Michael Cole was in the ring with the Money in the Bank briefcase, and spoke about it being on the line in a few weeks. He then said his guest was one of the men who qualified for the match on Monday, and introduced Dean Ambrose.

Stars Advertised for SmackDown After Brand Split, Enzo Amore and Sasha Banks Cleared to Wrestle

- The post-SummerSlam episode of WWE SmackDown will be held at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. The arena released new advertising for the show today, stating that the "new era" of SmackDown is on its way there. The wrestlers featured on the advertising are AJ Styles, New Day and Cesaro. Other stars

John Cena Talks WWE PG and Looking for Other Work, Being Very Involved In WWE, More

John Cena spoke with Co.Create Editor Eric Alt on stage at Fast Company’s conference in Los Angeles earlier this week. You can check out their full article on Cena at this link. Below are highlights:


WWE Planning Big RAW Episodes, PPV Announce Teams

- It was noted on Wrestling Observer Live today that WWE is already planning doing dual-brand RAW episodes with both rosters on the night after SummerSlam and the night after WrestleMania.

- WWE is also planning on having double announce teams at pay-per-view events,

Jim Ross on the Return of the WWE Brand Split, Smackdown Going Live, More

A new Jim Ross blog has been posted over at JRsBarBQ.com and below are some highlights regarding the upcoming WWE brand split:

I’d suggest the two broadcast teams need to be entirely different as well which could see Michael Cole, JBL and Byron Saxton manning the RAW side while Mauro Ranallo, Jerry Lawler and Cory Graves could do the same on Smackdown.

AJ Styles Says Roman Reigns Should Get A Lot More Credit, Talks Possible Retirement, Main Eventing in WWE

WWE star AJ Styles recently spoke with Rolling Stone and below are some interview highlights:

More on WWE’s Live Event Schedule Following the Brand Split

According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, when the upcoming WWE brand split takes place, the Smackdown crew will likely tour from Saturday – Monday before the live Smackdown TV taping on Tuesday. The Raw crew will likely then tour from Friday – Sunday before the live Monday TV taping.

Dixie Carter Addresses Rumors of TNA’s Current Financial Situation, Talks Hiring Recently Released WWE Talent and More

TNA President Dixie Carter recently spoke with Renjith Ravindran of The Fan Garage during Carter’s recent trip to India, and below are some interview highlights:


Video of Biggest WWE Surprise Returns, Torrie Wilson Sexy Pics, Seth Rollins Twitter Q&A

- WWE posted this video with Corey Graves looking at 5 returns that blew us away - Ric Flair in November 2001, Kane in 2002, Edge in 2004, The Rock in 2011 and Big Show in 2004.

Backstage WWE Brand Split Updates, Women's Division Talk, RAW And SmackDown Leaders, John Cena, More

Regarding the WWE brand spit and SmackDown going live beginning Tuesday, July 19th, the belief is that one show will feature Shane McMahon in charge and one show will have Stephanie McMahon in charge, perhaps RAW. It's also believed that while Vince McMahon and Triple H will continue running creative, current RAW and SmackDown head writers Ed Koskey and Ryan Ward will end up with more power since

Top WWE NXT Superstar Expected To Return Soon, Another Female WWE Star Suffers Concussion?

- Hideo Itami is scheduled to finally return to WWE NXT in the next few weeks. He had shoulder surgery 13 months ago but his recovery has gone much slower than expected as his first surgery did not go so well.

- Another WWE injury came during the recent European tour as Summer Rae was

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Top Star Finally Debuting on WWE NXT TV, Bayley’s Status, New Tag Team Debuts

– After months of anticipation, Andrade “Cien” Almas will be making his WWE NXT TV debut soon. WWE posted this promo for the former Manny Andrade and La Sombra:

Backstage News on WWE Doing Roman Reigns vs. John Cena, SummerSlam Plans for Bayley

– We recently reported how there was talk of John Cena winning the WWE United States Title from Rusev when he returns on Memorial Day and that officials did not want Cena involved with AJ Styles and The Club, or WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns.

NXT Takeover Events Ending?, Eden and Cody Rhodes Update

– The correct name for the June 8th WWE NXT Takeover event from Full Sail University is “The End” and not “Revenge” as previously reported. Triple H tweeted the following teaser, indicating the end of the live specials:

New Matches Official for WWE NXT 'Takeover: Revenge'

Austin Aries vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and Nia Jax vs. WWE NXT Women’s Champion Asuka were made official for the June 8th NXT “Takeover: Revenge” event on tonight’s episode. Below is the updated announced card:

NXT RESULTS - MAY 25, 2016

William Regal says that he was going to have Bayley face Asuka at Takeover, but the medical staff has said that Bayley is not cleared to wrestle. Tonight, Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax, and Carmella will be in a Triple Threat Match to determine who will face Asuka at Takeover.

WWE Draft Date Planned, WWE Women Exclusive to One Show?, More Backstage News

Regarding the WWE brand split that kicks off when SmackDown goes live on the USA Network on July 19th, there’s been more talk within WWE that each show will have a World Title, one show will have the United States Title and the other will have the Intercontinental Title. Bryan Alvarez noted on Wrestling Observer Live that people are under the impression that the WWE Women’s division will be

Seth Rollins WWE 24 Video, Dixie Carter “Likes” Controversial Tweet From Ryback

– We noted during WWE Extreme Rules that Ryback teased an appearance in the TNA Impact Zone on Twitter. He wrote, “#FeedMeMore during #ExtremeRules if you want to see Ryborg in the Impact zone…”

As seen below, TNA President Dixie Carter “liked” the tweet: