Monday, July 25, 2016

Jeff Hardy On Ending His Career Against The Undertaker In WWE, Staying In TNA, Wrestling Being Real

Jeff Hardy and his wife Beth recently spoke with LA Weekly as Hardy made his first appearance at ICP's Gathering of the Juggalos. The full article is at this link. Below are a few highlights:

His "home run match" - ending his career against The Undertaker at WrestleMania inside Hell In a Cell, and a possible WWE return:

"Man, I want to Swanton off the top of the cell, onto the commentary table. Then, I want to climb the cell, cut the f--king cage, when Taker's back in the ring, and Swanton though the cage, miss, and then Tombstone 1-2-3."

Finn Balor on Tonight's RAW?, Big Moment For Mick Foley, Paige - Dolph Ziggler Swerved Video

- Below is a new WWE Swerved extra with Paige making Dolph Ziggler's blind date as awkward as possible.

Potential Feuds For The WWE RAW Brand, WWE Looks at The Battleground Main Event, The Club Clip

- WWE posted this video to recap the Battleground main event with WWE Champion Dean Ambrose retaining over Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns.

Former WWE Star at Battleground, Simon Gotch Sporting Shiner, Kevin Owens Talks School Trolling

- Below is a "Superstar Ink" extra with Kevin Owens talking to Corey Graves about the time he was trolled by a schoolyard full of John Cena fans.

Roman Reigns Comments on His WWE Battleground Loss, Rusev Takes Shots at Mojo Rawley and Zack Ryder

- Roman Reigns commented on his loss at WWE Battleground last night in the triple threat match for the WWE Championship. Reigns tweeted:



Jim Ross Thoughts on WWE Battleground, Randy Orton Referencing Brock Lesnar’s Drug Test Failures, More

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

“The Triple Threat bout for the WWE Title delivered while closing the show which is never easy in today’s marketplace. I thought that the right man won and the finish was well done. Reigns got a viable, antagonist reaction that felt like money to me. Heel money is green too.

Paul Heyman's WWE Status, Which WWE Stars Have Not Been Assigned To A Brand?

- We noted before via The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Paul Heyman's WWE contract has expired.

Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that Heyman is still expected to be with Brock Lesnar at WWE SummerSlam for the match against Randy Orton next month.

News On NXT Announcer Working WWE Battleground, Xavier Woods Does Challenge, Fans On SmackDown

- WWE has a new poll asking fans which show they are more excited to watch after WWE Battleground - RAW or SmackDown. As of this writing, 84% voted for, "SmackDown Live. Since the WWE Championship remains with Dean Ambrose, the blue brand is the place to be, plus the Intercontinental Title is on Tuesday nights." The rest voted for, "RAW. It will always be the flagship program of WWE,

WWE RAW Preview - New Stars To Debut?, Battleground Fallout, Cesaro, Kevin Owens, More

Tonight's WWE RAW will take place from the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh with the fallout from Battleground and the official kickoff to the WWE brand split. It's worth noting that some SmackDown Superstars are advertised for tonight's show. Superstars advertised include WWE Champion Dean Ambrose, John Cena, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho and WWE

WWE Announces SummerSlam Concert With Flo Rida, Stephanie McMahon Comments

WWE announced the following:

WWE SummerSlam concert featuring Flo Rida to benefit Connor's Cure

WWE, Barclays Center and iHeartMedia have announced that the first WWE SummerSlam Concert will take place Thursday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. ET at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, with proceeds benefiting Connor's Cure, a fund to help further pediatric cancer research.

Lana Wearing No Underpants at WWE Battleground?, Zack Ryder's Gear, Finn Balor Turns 35, Greg Hamilton

- As seen at WWE Battleground, Zack Ryder wore red, white and blue gear for his losing effort to United States Champion Rusev. Ryder tweeted the following on his apparent inspiration for the gear - patriotic attire worn by Randy Savage, Sting and The Ultimate Warrior:

The Hype Bros React to Battleground, Randy Orton On WWE Battleground, The Miz Brags

- While Zack Ryder failed to capture the WWE United States Title from Rusev at Battleground, he says he sees another door opening as The Hype Bros. are now on SmackDown. Ryder and partner Mojo Rawley talk to Andrea D'Marco in this Battleground Fallout video.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Dean Ambrose Talks WWE Battleground Win, Rusev Wants Better Competition, Curtis Axel's Frustration

- WWE Champion Dean Ambrose reacts to retaining at WWE Battleground to Andrea D'Marco. Ambrose says the match was the toughest of his career and the biggest. He says he, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns are WWE and have been for a long time. He says this war has been three years the making and they all knew it would come down to this. Regarding who is the man in The Shield, Ambrose says he will leave it in the

Big Power Play for SmackDown, Mojo Rawley Sends Message to Rusev, Battleground Attendance

– The WWE Title is now exclusive to SmackDown after champion Dean Ambrose retained in the main event of tonight’s WWE Battleground pay-per-view, over RAW Superstars Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. Ambrose pinned Reigns to win the match. It will be interesting to see how WWE gets to announcing a new title for RAW.

Randy Orton Returns To WWE TV, Takes A Shot At Brock Lesnar's Failed Drug Tests (Video, Photo)

Randy Orton returned to WWE TV at tonight's Battleground pay-per-view after being out for 9 months with a shoulder injury.

During The Highlight Reel with Chris Jericho, Orton made a reference to SummerSlam opponent Brock Lesnar's multiple failed drug tests related to his UFC 200 win

WWE BATTLEGROUND RESULTS - JULY 24, 2016

Pre-Show:

We're live from Washington, DC as Renee Young welcomes us to WWE Battleground. She's joined by Corey Graves, Booker T and Jerry Lawler. They make small talk and hype the WWE Network. We go backstage to Tom Phillips in the Social Media Lounge. He will be taking questions for Daniel Bryan and Mick Foley later tonight.

Mojo Rawley Makes WWE Main Roster Debut

After being drafted from WWE NXT to SmackDown last Tuesday in the WWE Draft, Mojo Rawley made his main roster debut at tonight's Battleground pay-per-view.

It looks like "The Hype Bros." will be sticking together on SmackDown as Mojo

WWE Hall Of Famer Wants Plastic Surgery Help, Simon Gotch WWE Status Update, New WWE App Feature

- As noted, Simon Gotch was apparently pulled from this road this weekend as he worked no WWE live events following the backstage fight with Sin Cara at last Tuesday's SmackDown.

WWE Battleground Kickoff Pre-show Note, New Randy Orton Gear, Lucha Underground Finale Highlights

- El Rey posted these highlights from the season finale of Lucha Underground.

Two Superstars Backstage at Tonight's WWE Battleground ** Possible Spoilers **