Thursday, February 22, 2018

Elias On Braun Strowman Playing A Bass On WWE RAW, Concert With The Rock, WrestleMania Opponents

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Elias spoke with the New York Post on Braun Strowman playing an upright bass, having a concert with The Rock, and who he'd like to face at WrestleMania. Here are some of the highlights:

Impact Wrestling Results - Feb 22, 2018

Ethan Carter III (with Tyrus) and Johnny Impact arrive at the arena.  They'll face off tonight to determine the #1 contender to the Impact World Title!

We look back at what happened last week, then we head to the ring for our opening match...

Possible Match for Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 34, Tommaso Ciampa Taunts Johnny Gargano

- As noted, last night's WWE NXT main event saw Johnny Gargano lose a Career vs. Title match to NXT Champion Andrade "Cien" Almas. Per the stipulation, Gargano must now leave NXT. The match saw interference by Tommaso Ciampa, Zelina Vega and Candice LeRae.

WWE On The Velveteen Dream's 'Indy Guys' Tweet, 205 Tournament Poll

- WWE has a new poll asking fans who they want to see win the WWE Cruiserweight Title tournament now that we're headed into the quarter-finals. As of this writing, 26% voted for Cedric Alexander while 18% voted for Kalisto, 17% for Roderick Strong, 12% for Buddy Murphy, 10% for TJP, 7% for Mustafa Ali, 6% for Drew Gulak and 4% for Mark Andrews.

Bray Wyatt Reportedly Spending Some Of His Required Child Support Payments On Gifts For Jojo

Last September, Bray Wyatt, 30, and his estranged wife Samantha, 31, split after Samatha allegedly learned that he was cheating on her with WWE ring announcer Jojo Offerman, 23. Prior to the split, the two had been married for five years after meeting in college. The couple also share two children together, aged six and four.

Backstage News on If WWE Will Suspend Roman Reigns Over Recent Steroid Accusations

Dave Meltzer discussed recent claims by accused steroids dealer Richard Rodriquez, where Rodriquez said he would be presenting evidence that he had direct contact with Roman Reigns and sold him illegal drugs.

Piledrivers And Blood Banned For WrestleMania 34 Week Events In Louisiana

John Pollock of Post Wrestling interviewed Russell Naquin of the Louisiana Boxing & Wrestling Commission to discuss certain statewide guidelines that professional wrestlers and promoters must follow.

Paul Heyman Responds To TMZ Article About Brock Lesnar Being 'Primed' For UFC Return

TMZ Sports recently caught up with Paul Heyman and asked him about WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar possibly returning to UFC once his WWE deal expires after WrestleMania 34. Heyman, wearing sweats and unshaven, responded with a promo.

Bad Sign For Elimination Chamber, Drake Maverick On The Cruiserweight Title Tournament, AJ Styles

- WWE Champion AJ Styles appears in this new video from Xavier Woods' UpUpDownDown YouTube channel.

The Velveteen Dream Lashes Out At 'Indy Guys' Coming To WWE NXT To 'Take Up Spots'

The Velveteen Dream took to Twitter today and called out indie wrestlers who have joined the company.

It's worth noting that Dream did work for indie promotion Maryland Championship Wrestling before appearing on WWE Tough Enough in 2015.

Roman Reigns On WWE Dropping Single Branded PPVs, How Minorities Are Pushed, Brock Lesnar Rematch

Roman Reigns was interviewed by Chuck Carroll of CBS Sports to promote this Sunday's WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. Below are a few highlights:

Who Was Responsible For RAW Gauntlet Match?, Johnny Gargano - WWE NXT Update (Video), Matt Hardy

- As noted, Johnny Gargano lost a Career vs. Title match to WWE NXT Champion Andrade "Cien" Almas last night and must leave the brand.

WWE Turning Seth Rollins Heel Soon?

As seen on Monday’s episode of RAW, Seth Rollins competed in a gauntlet match and lasted 1 hour and 5 minutes, setting the record for the longest time spent in a RAW match.

WWE NXT Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Return Details, Winner To Receive Title Shot At Takeover

WWE NXT General Manager William Regal has announced that the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will return this year. The matches begin on the March 7th NXT episode and the winners will face NXT Tag Team Champions Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish at "Takeover: New Orleans" during WrestleMania 34 weekend.

Backstage News On Who Is Responsible For Jeff Jarrett's Upcoming WWE Hall Of Fame Induction

WWE shocked the wrestling world earlier this month when they confirmed TNA co-founder Jeff Jarrett for the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame class. Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated reports that Triple H is the man who made the induction possible.

SmackDown Stars Added To RAW Live Event, Rusev On Being Off TV, WWE NXT Feud Continues Backstage

- Below is new backstage video of Christy St. Cloud talking to The Velveteen Dream after his win over No Way Jose on last night's WWE NXT episode. Tyler Bate briefly interrupts and that doesn't sit well with Dream. Dream wants a sip of Bate's water but he gets more than a sip. A match between Bate and Dream has been brewing for a few weeks now.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Speculation on NXT Superstars That Could Be Called Up After WrestleMania 34

There is speculation that Superstars from the NXT brand will be brought up to debut on the main roster soon with WrestleMania 34 right around the corner.

Historically, WWE brings up talents from NXT following a major pay-per-

Johnny Gargano Leaves NXT (Videos), Jim Ross On WWE Hiring Jeremy Borash

- Jim Ross spoke briefly with Sportskeeda and touched on WWE's hiring of Jeremy Borash in January. Ross thought WWE "hit a gold mine" with with Borash.

NXT Results - Feb 21, 2018

Andrade Almas starts off the show with a video package saying this is only a beginning.  Zelina Vega says that Almas was on a downward slope, but she was his second chance.

This Week's WWE RAW and Smackdown Viewership, Poor Attendance For The Blue Brand Show (Photos)

- Monday's WWE RAW, featuring a six-woman main event with RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville losing to Sasha Banks, Bayley and Mickie James, drew 3.282 million viewers.