Thursday, August 25, 2016

WWE Attemping at More Realism, Speculation on Daniel Bryan Returning to Action

- Daniel Bryan may be able to make big money wrestling outside of the WWE once his contract with the company is up.

As it's well known, Bryan was forced to retire back in February when WWE doctors wouldn't medically clear him to return to in-ring competition. Bryan would

Stretcher Job at Tonight's NXT TV Tapings ** SPOILER PHOTOS **


Thanks to Leon Milici for the following results:

- Tonight's show opens with an overhead shot of EC3 and Drew Galloway meeting on a rooftop. Both men say that they have been called to this "summit" by the office. EC3 says that the office is trying to stir the pot by having them meet in this setting. Drew says he can't complain because there is free whiskey. This is followed by a video

NXT Spoiler Results From August 31 to September 21, 2016

WWE taped several weeks of NXT programming tonight at Full Sail University. Here are the spoilers:

Shawn Michaels Backstage at Tonight’s WWE NXT TV Tapings, Update on His Possible WWE Return

WWE will be holding an NXT TV taping tonight at Full Sail University, and Triple H posted the following on Instagram noting Shawn Michaels is backstage for tonight’s tapings.

As noted, Triple H recently revealed that HBK has been offered a full-time position

Jim Ross Praises The Miz, Argues Against Heavily Scripted Promos in Wrestling

Jim Ross has posted a new blog over at JRsBarBQ,com offering his thoughts on The Miz and Daniel Bryan’s exchange on this week’s episode of “Talking Smack”, and you can check out highlights below.
“[The Miz] created a buzz in social media circles after his reality based, organic sounding promo that Miz aggressively executed on ‘Talking Smack’ on the WWE Network after Smackdown Live went off the air Tuesday night. Miz’ promo represented his best work IMO in a long while as he seemingly expressed himself from his heart and not from his memory. Few wrestlers in today’s marketplace

Backstage Talk On What Randy Orton Was Told About Brock Lesnar Match When He Arrived To SummerSlam

We've reported how the finish to Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar at WWE SummerSlam went as planned for the most part. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter notes that the idea behind the match was to create a scenario where nobody knew where reality ended and where people thought Lesnar was going against the script.

Tonight's TNA Turning Point Impact Wrestling, Bobby Lashley's Next Fight, TNA PPV Premiering

- The next TNA pay-per-view will premiere this Friday night with Ultimate X featuring BroMans vs. Trevor Lee & Andrew Everett with $10,000 up for grabs. "One Night Only: August 2016" will also feature a series of matches to crown a new #1 contender to the TNA X Division Title. Above is a preview.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Triple Threat Nixed From WWE Hell In A Cell, Backstage News On Seth Rollins And Roman Reigns

Before going down with the shoulder injury, Finn Balor was scheduled to defend the WWE Universal Title against Kevin Owens at the September 25th RAW brand Clash of Champions pay-per-view from Indianapolis.

The Balor vs. Owens match would have ended in a way that set up Balor vs. Owens

Original Plans For WWE SummerSlam, Who Was Set To Win The WWE Universal Title, More

WWE originally had plans for a Kalisto vs. Baron Corbin match at last Sunday's SummerSlam pay-per-view but with more a dozen other matches scheduled, they ended up getting dropped from the card.

Regarding Finn Balor's WWE pay-per-view debut, it was always scheduled to

Major Praise For Big Cass, Backstage News on The Brock Lesnar Vs. Randy Orton SummerSlam Finish

- This may come as no surprise but there continues to be big backstage praise on Big Cass. Many within WWE remain very high on Cass and see money when they look at him.

- We noted before that the finish to Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton at WWE


We are in Winter Park, Florida and your announcers are Mauro Ranallo and Daniel Bryan.

We take a look at Lince Dorado. Lince says he expected to get here because this is all he thought about. Now he is on the biggest stage he has ever been on. He says he is a hybrid wrestler and a hybrid luchador. He says it does not matter who his opponent is. At the end of the night, they will know his name. To be here right now and showcase what he does, it will inspire a generation of kids.

Shinsuke Nakamura To Speak Next Week, WWE Backlash Promo, Fans On Master Of The Tornado DDT

- WWE posted this promo for the September 11th Backlash pay-per-view for the SmackDown brand.


We are in Brooklyn, New York and your announcers are Tom Phillips and Corey Graves.

Tye Dillinger vs. Wesley Blake

They lock up and go into the ropes and Blake with a clean break. They lock up again and Blake with an arm drag and he celebrates and blows a kiss at Dillinger. They lock up and Dillinger sends Blake into the corner but Blake turns Dillinger around and applies a side head lock. Blake goes for a float over but Dillinger stays in place and he gives Blake a snap mare and follows with a cartwheel and he gives himself a ten. Blake with a knee and punch but Dillinger with a chop. Dillinger with another chop and Blake goes into the ropes and when the referee is not looking, he gives Dillinger a thumb to the eye and then he sends Dillinger into the turnbuckles and we go to commercial.

The Rock & Vin Diesel Drama Could Turn Into a WWE Match, WWE SmackDown Viewership

- Last night's live WWE SmackDown, featuring the fallout from SummerSlam and the reveal of the new SmackDown Women's Title and SmackDown Tag Team Titles, drew 2.714 million viewers. This is up 12% from last week's show, which drew 2.471 million viewers and faced competition from the Olympics.

Finn Balor Speaks Before Surgery (Video), Top 10 Smackdown Moments

- WWE posted this video with Finn Balor preparing for shoulder surgery in Birmingham, Alabama on Wednesday. Balor noted that has had a combined 3 hours of sleep since Saturday night. He joked that the anesthesiologist will have no problem putting him to sleep, and that they might have a harder time waking him up.

Mick Foley Comments on The Miz's Rant to Daniel Bryan

WWE RAW General Manage Mick Foley commented on his Facebook on The Miz's rant to Daniel Bryan on last night's Talking Smack. You can check out his post below:

The Miz is rightfully the talk of the wrestling world after his career best promo on #TalkingSmack last night. Take a look
and tell me what you think. To me, it was so powerful that halfway through, I realized I could never make the Miz the butt of a joke again. Not only would it not be funny, but I

Carmella Attacks Nikki Bella (Video), SmackDown Social Score, Former WWE Star Needs Flood Assistance

- As seen below, Nikki Bella was once again attacked by Carmella on last night's "Talking Smack" SmackDown post-show.

WWE RAW Social Media Score, WWE DVD Previews With Hardcore Hosts, WWE Stars Grant Wishes (Photo)

- Courtesy of, below are sneak peeks at WWE's "History of the Hardcore Championship: 24/7" DVD and Blu-ray that comes out on September 6th.

Great Classic Promo From Enzo Amore (Video), Fans On WWE's New Titles, WWE NXT Takeover Video

- Enzo Amore did a ton of media in New York City this past weekend to promote the homecoming he and Big Cass were having at WWE SummerSlam.