Saturday, April 29, 2017

Alberto Del Rio Calls Out WWE for Edits to Total Divas

Former WWE Superstar Alberto Del Rio (El Patron) took to his Twitter account to call out WWE for having scenes of Paige edited off Total Divas.

Del Rio claims that the reason the ratings are down for the show is because the company isn’t featuring Paige as much in recent episodes as they have in the past.

Huge Shift In Betting Odds for WWE Payback

There has been a huge shift in the betting odds in favor of Chris Jericho over Kevin Owens at Sunday’s WWE Payback event. This would indicate that “smart money” bets are now being placed on the event and Jericho is the now favorite to leave the show on a high note.

Possible Reason Why WWE Changed Bad Blood to Great Balls of Fire

As previously noted, the American Airlines Center revealed that Brock Lesnar will be defending his WWE Universal Championship title at the WWE Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view event. The event is scheduled to take place on July 9th at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Pete Dunne Uses Child As A Weapon During Match (Video), The Miz On If 'Total Bellas BS' Will Return

- While working a match for Source Wrestling in Scotland, Pete Dunne used a child as a weapon during his match against Joe Coffey.

Dunne picked the boy up and used his feet to kick Coffey out of a chair, Dunne then teased tossing him into the crowd.

Nakamura Say Goodbye to Tajiri, Justin Roberts Pays Tribute To Undertaker

- Former WWE announcer Justin Roberts has an an article here at Sports Illustrated paying tribute to The Undertaker. In the article, he discussed The Undertaker losing to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33 earlier this month:
"The Undertaker lost his second WrestleMania match at WrestleMania 33," Roberts wrote. "He put on his jacket and his hat after the match, only to take them off… and leave them in the center of the ring. He kissed his wife at ringside and walked off. The talk around the wrestling world is that this past Sunday was

The Hardys Final Indie Appearance, WWE Stars With Hall Of Famer (Photos), Jeff Hardy (Videos)

- Below is clip of Jeff Hardy facing on The Rock. During the match, Jeff decided to do his own take on The People's Elbow. Below is another early Jeff Hardy WWE match, when he wrestled Razor Ramon.

Hulk Hogan Talks About His Bandanas, How He Keeps All Of Them For The Memories

TMZ Sports caught up with Hulk Hogan and asked him about his numerous bandanas that he's had over the years. Here is Hogan's response:

"I was counting this morning, and I counted one row of black bandanas that had twenty plain black ones in a row and there were ten rows [across] of black ones only...I've got

Top 20 Most Popular Shows Right Now On The WWE Network: Table For 3 With AJ Styles, NXT

Right now, weekly content got bumped a little further down the list than usual with Talking Smack in fourth and 205 Live holding down the number five spot. WrestleMania 33 continues to hold strong in second place with the newest Table for 3 (AJ Styles, Shawn Michaels, and Kevin Nash) taking third.

The Great Khali's Protege At WWE Tryouts (Video), AJ Styles

- WWE posted this video of Dinesh Kumar, a protege of former WWE Superstar The Great Khali, doing 40 consecutive rolls at this week's tryouts in Dubai.

Friday, April 28, 2017

NXT Superstar Returns From Injury At Live Event (Photos), NXT Tag Team Gets Name

- Friday's show in Venice also saw the return of former SAnitY member Sawyer Fulton. He interrupted an in-ring segment with Yanbo "Boa" Wang and left the Chinese recruit laying. Fulton was removed from the group back in November due to an injury, reported to be related to the shoulder or biceps. Below are some fan photos and comments from Fulton:

New Plans for Finn Balor and Bray Wyatt Next Feuds

Finn Balor was originally expected to feud with Bray Wyatt after the House of Horrors match at Sunday’s WWE Payback event. Those plans have appeared to have changed and WWE is going in a different direction now.

Dave Meltzer reported in the latest installment of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that

Details on Jeff Hardy’s Wellness Policy Status

Many readers are wondering whether Jeff Hardy’s past talent wellness policy violations have carried over into his current employment with WWE.

Some of you may recall that when Hardy parted ways with WWE in 2009, he had violated the talent wellness policy twice — in 2006 and 2008. According to the policy,

Big Drop For This Week's Impact Wrestling Viewership, Garners Second Lowest Audience Of The Year

This week's Impact Wrestling episode, featuring The Decay vs. Impact Tag Team Champions The LAX in a Street Fight main event, drew 255,000 viewers.

This is down 20% from last week's 320,000 viewers. It was the second lowest audience for the show this year.

Big E Reacts to WWE Great Balls of Fire, The Miz - NFL Draft 2017, Cody Rhodes' New Deal

- Big E reacted to the July 9th WWE RAW PPV now being known as “Great Balls of Fire” with the following tweet:
Clearly, the most disappointing aspect of no longer being on Raw is knowing I won't be a part of the 1st annual Great Balls of Fire.

— ShinigamE (@WWEBigE) April 28, 2017

Matt Hardy Says 'DELETION Is Coming', Offers Some 'Broken Brilliance'

As noted, Reby Sky denied reports that WWE had purchased the rights to the Hardys "Broken" gimmick from Impact Wrestling. It should be noted that Jeff Hardy denied days before WrestleMania that they were headed to WWE anytime soon.

Matt Hardy has been tweeting nearly all of his messages lately in his "Broken"

Brock Lesnar's First WWE Universal Title Defense Revealed, Odd Name For New WWE Pay-Per-View

As noted, WWE announced at last month's SmackDown Live taping that their next show in the state of Connecticut will be the return of the Bad Blood RAW pay-per-view on July 9th at the XL Center in Hartford, CT.

WWE has apparently changed those plans, as the July 9th RAW pay-per-view will now

Reby Hardy Denies Reports of WWE Buying Matt Hardy's 'Broken' Gimmick, Comments On Him Not Using It

Reby Hardy denied recent reports regarding WWE working out a deal with Impact Wrestling to use the "Broken" character for Matt Hardy on television.

She noted that it was "absolutely" not true, and she thinks it was leaked by Impact Wrestling "in an attempt to make TNA look like it's in a position of power," as seen

Jim Ross' Wife Official Cause Of Death Revealed

TMZ Sports reported that the official cause of death for Jan Ross, the wife of Jim Ross, is traumatic brain injury.

Jan was driving to a local gym when her Vespa was hit by a car in Norman, OK on Monday night, March 20th. Jan was not wearing her helmet and suffered multiple skull

WWE Already Discussing Bringing Mauro Ranallo Back?, Zack Ryder Injury Update, 6 Facts You Didn't Know About The Hardy Boyz

- WWE posted the video above looking at six facts that WWE fans don't know about the Hardy Boyz, which include that The Hardys became wrestling fans after Randy Savage won the WrestleMania IV World title tournament (Matt accurately predicted Savage winning the tournament), Jeff Hardy once wrestled as "Jeff Harvey" on WWE Superstars, Jeff has won five consecutive ladder matches and Matt was once a tag team champion

Karl Anderson On When They Found Out About The Hardys Being At WrestleMania, New Day Leaving RAWra, AJ

Karl Anderson spoke with USA Today's "For the Win" section about a number of wrestling topics. Here are some of the highlights: