Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Seth Rollins Confronts Stephanie After Raw, Enzo Reacts to Big Cass’ Loss, Kevin Owens Backstage with Universal Title

- WWE has released the following video, featuring new Universal Champion Kevin Owens being photographed backstage with the title following Raw:

Cesaro Injured During His Match Against Sheamus, Cesaro Comments

As seen on WWE Raw tonight, Sheamus took a 2-0 lead in his current best of 7 series, and the win came shortly after Sheamus hit a back body drop on Cesaro on the outside of the ring, driving Cesaro’s lower back into the ring post.

In what is likely a story line update, WWE.com has posted the following noting

Monday, August 29, 2016

Finn Balor Congratulates Kevin Owens, Backstage Photo of Triple H and Kevin Owens, Video of Mr. Fuji’s Career

- WWE posted the following video featuring a special look at the career of the late WWE Hall of Fame manager and wrestler Mr. Fuji, who passed away yesterday at age 82:

Orton vs. Bray Wyatt Advertised For WWE Backlash, New Promo For The Women's Six-Pack Challenge

Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton is being advertised for the September 11th WWE Backlash pay-per-view from Richmond, Virginia.

The SmackDown-exclusive pay-per-view will also feature AJ Styles vs. WWE Champion Dean Ambrose, the finals of the tournament to crown the first-ever

Triple H Returns, New WWE Universal Champion Crowned (Pics and Vids)

Kevin Owens became the second-ever WWE Universal Champion on tonight's RAW from Houston.

He defeated Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Big Cass in a Fatal 4 Way Elimination Match to win the vacant title, which was relinquished by Finn Balor

Daniel Bryan to Address The Miz Tomorrow on Smackdown

The heated “Talking Smack” confrontation between SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan and WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz was the big talk of the past week and will be addressed on tomorrow’s SmackDown. WWE has announced that Bryan will address The Miz tomorrow. They posted this promo:


WWE RAW Opener:

Tonight's show starts off with a graphic In Memory of Mr. Fuji.

We see what happened last week to lead to tonight's Universal Title Match.

More On The Brock Lesnar Vs. Randy Orton Rematch

As noted, the Allstate Arena in Chicago has announced Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton II for their WWE live event on Saturday, September 24th. WWE has confirmed the rematch with the announcement below.

Steve Austin Begins Filming Show, New Episode From Goldust And His Daughter, WWE Stock Down

- Below is the second episode of "The Dak and Dust Show" from Goldust and his daughter Dakota.

Bo Dallas Arrested After Airport Incident

Bo Dallas was pulled from the weekend tour of WWE live events after the incident that we reported earlier at the airport in Dallas, Texas, PWInsider has confirmed. According to a police report, Bo was arrested for public intoxication/drunkenness at 7:25pm local time after police were notified about someone who had to be removed from a flight to Puebla, Mexico after yelling expletives at flight crew members. Bo left his carry-on luggage behind and started walking towards other departure gates after making a scene.

Ryback Reveals WWE Offer He Walked Away From, Being Told He Would Squash 'Little Twerp' AJ Styles

Former WWE star Ryback has launched his own podcast, “Conversation with the Big Guy”, via iTunes. During the debut episode, Ryback had the following to say about the WWE deal he walked away from when he was negotiating re-signing with the company:

Lesnar vs Orton Rematch Announced, Cena vs Styles Set for Tonight’s First Smackdown Live Event Against Raw

- Tonight, WWE will be running the first Monday night WWE Smackdown live event, up against Raw, in Texarkana, Arkansas at the Four States Entertainment Center. Advertised for tonight’s event is John Cena vs. AJ Styles, WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler, WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz with Maryse vs. Apollo Crews and Kane vs. Bray Wyatt.

Goldberg On A Possible WWE Return (Video), Fans On Brock Lesnar's Fine

- As seen below, TMZ Sports caught up with Bill Goldberg during SummerSlam Week and asked about a WWE return. Goldberg, who still trains 5 days a week, indicates that he is open to a ring return but as he's said several times over the past few weeks, the decision is not up to him.

Tonight on RAW: Who Will Claim the Universal Title?, Can Braun Strowman be Stopped?, More

WWE.com has put up their official WWE Monday Night RAW Preview. Below are the five Quick Hits they are looking at going in to tonight’s episode:

Spoiler Update On A WWE Tag Team Returning

It's now confirmed that former WWE Tag Team Champions The Headbangers will be returning to TV at Tuesday's live SmackDown from Dallas, Texas, according to PWInsider. This will be their first WWE appearance since 2000.

No word yet on who Mosh (Charles Warrington) and Thrasher (Glenn Ruth) may be

Backstage News On Okada Attending WWE SummerSlam

There was a lot of speculation on top New Japan Wrestling Star Kazuchika Okada being backstage for WWE SummerSlam but he was there specifically as a guest of WWE NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. Okada is under contract to NJPW and technically can't talk with WWE. Below is a photo of Nakamura, Okada and Hideo Itami backstage in Brooklyn:

Mick Foley Blogs About Enhancement Talent on WWE TV

WWE Hall of Famer and Raw general manager Mick Foley has a new blog up at his official Facebook profile talking about the use of “enhancement talent” (local wrestlers who appear, usually for one night only, to make full-time talent look good) on WWE television. The blog post is entitled “The Night I Met James Ellsworth”, who was a recent enhancement talent that appeared on Monday Night Raw

Finn Balor Looks Back At Rollercoaster Week

Inaugural WWE Universal Champion Finn Balor commented on his ‘rollercoaster’ week which included winning the title at Summerslam, only to relinquish it and find out he’d be sidelined for six months.

Balor posted the following comments in several Twitter posts (edited and condensed

Backstage News On Dixie Carter’s Position Within TNA Wrestling

According to Dave Meltzer on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, current Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer and former TNA President Dixie Carter may be on her way out of the company.

Towards the end of the show, the subject is brought up after a question is posed

Dudley Boyz First Post-WWE Match Announced, Who Won First-Ever Match Between Kurt Angle And Cody Rhodes?

- Insane Championship Wrestling broke news that the Dudley Boyz will be making their first announced post-WWE appearance at the promotion’s Fear And Loathing IX event in November.

The Dudley Boyz, who left WWE last week after reportedly being unable to come