Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bobby Roode To Celebrate, The Velveteen Dream Debuts On NXT (Video), Curt Hawkins - NXT

- As seen on tonight's WWE NXT episode from Chicago, Aleister Black defeated WWE RAW Superstar Curt Hawkins. Below is Fallout video of Hawkins, who was left speechless after the match, but still had a fact to deliver.

Jinder Mahal Talks Backstage Reaction To His WWE Title Win, How His Win Can Motivate Locker Room

CBS Sports has an interview with new WWE Champion Jinder Mahal. Below are a couple of highlights:

NXT Results - May 24, 2017

Last Saturday night, we saw Takeover, where all three NXT champions retained their titles in addition to seeing Roderick Strong defeating Eric Young and the crowning of a new WWE United Kingdom Champion in Pete Dunne.

Watch CM Punk’s Heated Argument on MTV Show

The incident between CM Punk and cast member Johnny Bananas on MTV's "The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros", that we mentioned earlier this week, aired last night.

Punk lost a challenge against former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman

Jim Ross on Impact President Leaking Matt Hardy Contract Details, If He Wants to Return to WWE Full Time, More

A new Jim Ross blog has been posted over at, and below are some excerpts:

WWE Star Disses Fan For Using Phone At Ringside, What Happened After Last Night's Tapings, SmackDown Viewership

- This week's post-Backlash edition of WWE SmackDown, featuring new WWE Champion Jinder Mahal plus Shinsuke Nakamura & AJ Styles vs. Dolph Ziggler & WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens in the main event, drew 2.328 million viewers. This is up 7% from last week's 2.175 million viewers for the Backlash go-home show, which was a new low for 2017. It

Tye Dillinger On Dealing With The WWE Main Roster Schedule, Learning From WWE's S&C Coach

Tye Dillinger recently did a Q&A with Muscle & Fitness to talk strength & conditioning at this link. Below are highlights:

The Miz On Not Being Liked When He Joined WWE, How MTV's Real World Helped His Pro Wrestling Career

The Miz recently spoke to Bleacher Report on a number of topics in and outside of pro wrestling. Here are some of the highlights:

Reason For The Tag Team Steel Cage Match at Extreme Rules, Nakamura the Favorite to Win Money in the Bank

- As seen on Monday’s episode of RAW, Matt Hardy defended Sheamus for the opportunity to pick the stipulation in their upcoming tag team title defense at the Extreme Rules event. It was revealed after the match that the teams would battle inside of a steel cage.

Jinder Mahal On How He Can Get People To See Him As A World Champ, Not Using 'American Dream' Again

New WWE Champion Jinder Mahal spoke with Josh Barnett for USA Today's "For The Win" section this week as he made his media rounds. Below are a couple of highlights:

Impact Viewing Party Canceled Due To UK Terror Attack, Xplosion X Division Match, Moose Defending

- As seen below, the latest US Xplosion Exclusive from Impact Wrestling features six-way X Division action with Idris Abraham vs. Trevor Lee (before he lost the X Division Title) vs. Marshe Rockett vs. Andrew Everett vs. DJZ vs. Caleb Konley.

Jinder Mahal Celebrates In Slow Motion (Video), WWE PC All Access Promo, WWE SmackDown Social Score

- Below is slow motion video from the Punjabi Celebration for WWE Champion Jinder Mahal on last night's SmackDown from Toledo.

WWE Cruiserweights Getting Figures, SmackDown Top 10, WWE - International Licensing Expo Update

- Below are the top 10 moments from last night's WWE SmackDown in Toledo.

Special Edition Of WWE NXT Tonight, Pete Dunne's 'Bruiserweight' Theme, William Regal - Yuji Nagata

- As seen below, WWE Music has released the "Bruiserweight" theme song for new WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne.

Spoilers: WWE NXT Tapings For Tonight

* Patrick Clark debuted as "The Velveteen Dream" and defeated jobber Robert Anthony. Big improvement for Clark since we last saw him

Backstage News On Why WWE Is Staying Out Of Matt Hardy - Impact Wrestling Situation

As noted, Impact Wrestling President Ed Nordholm leaked an email exchange he had with a WWE employee who stated that WWE had "no interest" in getting involved with acquiring the gimmick.

Dave Meltzer reported on the most recent episode of Wrestling

Shinsuke Nakamura To Make MSG Debut At RAW Event, Cedric Alexander On His Plans (Video)

- As noted, Cedric Alexander made his return to WWE TV on tonight's 205 Live episode with a win over Johnny Boone.

In the Fallout video below, Cedric says he feels at peace for the first time in two months and being out in front of the WWE Universe is

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Baron Corbin On Attacking Sami Zayn (Video), Mojo Rawley Says He's Still Waiting

- As seen on tonight's WWE SmackDown, Sami Zayn quickly defeated Baron Corbin but was stretchered out after a post-match beatdown from The Lone Wolf. In the Fallout video below, Corbin says laughs at Sami's condition and says he doesn't care because that's what happens when a little boy steps into a man's world.

Matt Hardy Responds To Ed Nordholm Leaking His Contract Details

As noted, Impact Wrestling President Ed Nordholm sent PWInsider a log of the communications between the company and Hardy over the ownership of the "Broken" gimmick.

Nordholm included an alleged four-page excerpt from Hardy's contract

WWE Talking Smack Recap (5/23): The New Day Join The Show, SmackDown Women's Champion Naomi, More

This week's Talking Smack kicks off with Renee Young and Shane McMahon and they move into the Money in the Bank ladder match made on SmackDown Live earlier tonight. Shane says it's one of his favorite matches and Renee reminds us that Dolph Ziggler is the only competitor in the match to have won MITB in the past. She wonders