Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Updated Slammiversary Card Following This Week’s TV Tapings ** SPOILERS **

The following matches are scheduled for Slammiversary XV in Orlando, Florida on July 2nd after this week’s Impact Wrestling tapings from Mumbai, India:

Impact Wrestling Tapings From 5/31 In India, Airing In June ** SPOILERS **

Thanks to Himanshu D for the following Impact Wrestling spoilers from today's tapings in Mumbai, India. These should air on Thursday, June 22nd and Thursday, June 29th on POP TV.

Jim Ross On Who Will Win Fatal Five Way At Extreme Rules, SmackDown Women's Division, AJ Styles

Jim Ross posted on his blog at JRsBarBQ.com. Here are some highlights:

Raw's co-main events and who he think will win at Extreme Rules:
"Enjoyed the two main event bouts including Reigns vs Rollins and the 3-Way between Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, and Bray Wyatt, which all seemed to deliver as expected Monday night. These five will

NXT Results - May 31, 2017

Tommaso Ciampa makes his way to the ring and he does so with the assistance of crutches.

Ciampa says that he would like to take a moment to call Johnny Gargano out ot the ring because he feels like he should give him an explanation.

WWE RAW Viewership Stays Under 3 Million With Seth Rollins Vs. Roman Reigns, Extreme Rules Hype

Monday's Memorial Day edition of WWE RAW, featuring the final hype for Extreme Rules with Roman Reigns defeating Seth Rollins in the main event, drew 2.613 million viewers. This is down from last week's 2.615 million viewers. This is another new low for 2017. This marks the fifth straight week that RAW has averaged below 3 million viewers.

Matt Hardy, Ric Flair, Sami Zayn And Others Respond To President Donald Trump's 'Covfefe' Tweet

The new word "covfefe" has been trending all day today after a now-deleted tweet from President Donald Trump. Trump last night tweeted, "Despite the constant negative press covfefe."

The internet has been having a field day with the typo (?), and several

Stephen Amell Teases Possible WWE Return

The Arrow’s Stephen Amell appeared at a recent Heroes and Villains Fan Fest in London and was asked about his future in wrestling. Amell revealed that he would like to get back into the ring one more time.

Tommaso Ciampa - NXT Note For Tonight, WWE SmackDown Top 10 and Social Score

- This week's WWE SmackDown ranked #3 among series & specials for the night in Nielsen's social media TV ratings, behind America's Got Talent and Pretty Little Liars. SmackDown had 71,000 interactions on Twitter with 22,000 unique authors, up from last week's 61,000 interactions and 14,000 authors.

Backstage Update on Current WWE Extreme Rules Fatal Five Way Plans, Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam, More

As noted, Brock Lesnar will be defending his WWE Universal Title against the winner of this Sunday night’s Fatal Five Way #1 contender’s match at WWE Extreme Rules. The Universal Title match will take place at the WWE Great Balls of Fire PPV on July 9th.

New Storyline For Breezango (Video), Aiden English Confronts Luke Harper (Video),

- With The New Day debuting on SmackDown this week to take the top babyface tag team spot, it appears WWE is keeping some sort of a push going for Breezango after fans responded positively to their recent push in the feud with SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

WWE Talking Smack Recap (5/30): Women's Money In The Bank Ladder Match, Dolph Ziggler Talks Big Win

Renee Young welcomes us to another addition of Talking Smack with Shane McMahon. They reflect on the historic night on SmackDown after his big announcement regarding the #1 Contender to the SmackDown Women's Championship. Renee turns us to Randy Orton's comments from earlier tonight and Shane mentions that Randy is putting a great deal of pressure

WWE 205 Live Results - May 30, 2017

We start off with a video for Neville and Austin Aries.

Noam Dar has something to say before his match. He tells everyone to take a good look at him and Alicia Fox. This is the closest you will ever get to true love, especially in a dump like Atlanta. Alica says what they have is

Women's MITB Match, Updated Money In The Bank Card, Big SmackDown Match Next Week, The New Day Debut Video

- As noted, The New Day made their WWE SmackDown debuts on tonight’s show and revealed that they will be challenging SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos at the June 18th WWE Money In the Bank pay-per-view from St. Louis.

Complete Impact Wrestling TV Taping Results For 6/15 And 6/22 in Mumbai, India *Spoilers*

The following are Impact Wrestling TV taping results from today in Mumbai, India. Thanks to reader Himanshu D for sending in the results:

John Cena Confirms Return Date, Creepy New Erick Rowan Video, The New Day Debuts On SmackDown

- We've noted how John Cena has been advertised to make his return at the SmackDown tapings on Tuesday, July 4th from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. WWE will tape RAW in the same building the night before. Cena, who has been in the Atlanta area filming a movie, tweeted the following tonight and confirmed his return on the July 4th SmackDown:

WWE Smackdown Results - May 30, 2017

Tonight's WWE SmackDown opens up with backstage promos from Charlotte Flair, Carmella, Becky Lynch, Natalya and Tamina Snuka about how they will win tonight's Fatal 5 Way to become the new #1 contender.

Charlotte Flair says that she is genetically superior and that is why she will

Roman Reigns Vs. Seth Rollins In Slow Motion, New WWE Network Show In The Works?, RAW Social Score

- Below is slow motion video from last night's WWE RAW main event, which saw Roman Reigns defeat Seth Rollins.

** SPOILER ** Title Change At Tonight's Impact Wrestling Tapings In Mumbai (Video)

The Rock Tweets WWE NXT Superstar, More On Tonight's WWE 205 Live Episode, WWE RAW Top 10

- Below are the top 10 moments from last night's WWE RAW in Greenville, SC.

Tommaso Ciampa Injury Update, WWE Hall Of Famer On John Cena - Roman Reigns, WWE Show Filming Today

- Below is video from last night's "Table For 3" with Jim Cornette, Eric Bischoff and WWE Hall of Famer Michael "PS" Hayes. Hayes talks about similar crowd reactions for John Cena and Roman Reigns. Hayes notes that officials always thought they should have turned Cena heel. Hayes goes on to praise Cena's longevity and says he would like to see Reigns vs. Cena.

News For Tonight's WWE SmackDown & 205 Live - MITB Hype, 5 Way, Sasha Banks, Jinder Mahal, More

Tonight's WWE SmackDown and 205 Live episodes will take place from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

SmackDown will feature a Fatal 5 Way to crown the new #1 contender to SmackDown Women's Champion Naomi with Becky Lynch, Carmella, Tamina

John Cena Promotes Tapout Body Spray (Video), Fans On Who Attacked Enzo Amore, The Titus Brand

- Below is video of Titus O'Neil holding a celebratory press conference for The Titus Brand with Apollo Crews following Titus' cheap win over Kalisto on RAW. Mike Rome asks Titus if his victory is questionable and it's all downhill from there. Titus says The Titus Brand is the hottest going right now and they will be announcing big news at next week's presser.

Baron Corbin the New Favorite to Win Money in the Bank

While appearing on Sunday’s installment of Live Audio Wrestling, Dave Meltzer discussed the upcoming Money in the Bank Ladder match that will see Baron Corbin, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, Shinsuke Nakamura, and AJ Styles competing for the Money in the Bank briefcase.

Sean Waltman On Possibly Doing Jail Time For A 2004 DUI, Dealing With Chyna's Passing

After news of Sean Waltman's drug charges being dropped, Waltman spoke with TMZ Sports yesterday on the potential of him having to go to jail from a 2004 DUI and on Chyna's passing.

In regards to his 2004 warrant for a DUI, Waltman said:

Roman Reigns On His RAW Win, Goldust - R-Truth, Austin Aries Fallout Video

- While Goldust vs. R-Truth has not been announced for Sunday's WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view, the feud between the former Golden Truth partners was furthered on this week's RAW as Truth interrupted Goldust's latest promo on The Golden Age with a special presentation of his own. You can check out Truth's interruption below:

Samoa Joe On His WWE Extreme Rules Momentum (Video), Update On The Revival Being Spotted (Video),

- We noted last week how The Revival were spotted walking backstage during a Sasha Banks interview. It turns out that this was not a botch as we were meant to see the former WWE NXT Tag Team Champions in the background. Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder made their RAW returns, their first appearances since Dash went down with a broken jaw. The

Monday, May 29, 2017

New Kurt Angle Storyline Begins On RAW (Video), Randy Orton WWE Status Note

- As noted, Randy Orton had weekend SmackDown live events off and while he's scheduled for this week's SmackDown tapings, he also has live events off in early July. There is nothing changed with Orton's status as his absence is due to a stipulation in his contract where he has certain weekends off, according to F4Wonline.com. Orton may have next weekend

Backstage News On How Jinder Mahal’s Title Win Changed Plans For Rusev’s Return

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, plans to have Rusev challenging for the WWE Championship at the WWE Money In The Bank pay-per-view appear to be off since Jinder Mahal won the title.

WWE RAW Results - May 29, 2017

WWE RAW Opener:

Tonight's WWE RAW opens up with a video tribute for Memorial Day, narrated by John Cena. We go to the normal RAW intro video.

Austin Aries Announces Match For Tonight's WWE RAW

Austin Aries took to Twitter this evening and announced that RAW General Manager Kurt Angle has put he and Jack Gallagher in a match against TJP and WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville for tonight's RAW.

WWE Star Teases Pre-RAW Announcement, Triple H Sending Title

- Austin Aries tweeted the following on a pre-RAW announcement coming later this evening. Aries is set to face WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville in a Submission Match at Sunday's Extreme Rules pay-per-view. No word yet on what this announcement could be.

The Rock To Announce New Project, John Cena - American Grit Clip

- Below is a new preview for FOX's American Grit reality competition, featuring host John Cena. The second season premieres Sunday, June 11th.

Mixed Tag Match Added To WWE Extreme Rules

Rich Swann and Sasha Banks vs. Noam Dar and Alicia Fox has been added to Sunday's WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view. Sasha and Swann talk to Mike Rome about the match in the video below.

SAnitY Member Gets New Theme?, Kofi Kingston Drinks Krogan Shake (Video), Bobby Roode's Celebration

- The Mass Effect "UpUpDownDown" gameplay between Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston and Ember Moon has ended with Kofi coming up as the big loser. As seen above, Kofi was forced to drink a "Krogan Shake" made up of coffee, white cheddar popcorn, Goldfish crackers, oats, water, deli chicken and rainbow sherbet.

Roman Reigns Hypes RAW Main Event, R-Truth Responds To Goldust's Memorial Day Tweet,

- Several WWE Superstars took to Twitter today and remembered fallen veterans for Memorial Day but R-Truth is getting some heat from fans for his reply to Goldust's Memorial Day tweet, seen below. The feud between the former Golden Truth partners is expected to further on tonight's RAW, possibly setting up a match for Extreme Rules.

Why WWE Has So Many Multiple Person Matches, Extreme Rules Poll

- WWE asked fans: "Which match at WWE Extreme Rules are you most looking forward to?" As of this writing, the results are: Fatal 5-Way (62 percent), Hardy Boyz vs. Cesaro & Sheamus (20 percent), Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley (9 percent), Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz (5 percent), and Neville vs. Austin Aries (4 percent).

Preview for Tonight's RAW: Finn Bálor Faces Two Diabolical Superstars in a Triple Threat Match Who Attacked Enzo Amore? More

Just six nights before WWE Extreme Rules, each participant in Sunday’s Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way Match will see action on Raw. Per Raw General Manager Kurt Angle, Finn Bálor, Bray Wyatt and Samoa Joe will clash in a Triple Threat Match, while former Shield allies Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins will collide one-on-one!

WWE Extreme Rules – Why it is so Popular?

WWE Extreme Rules is a Connecticut-based promotion and an annual event produced by WWE. The professional wrestling event is broadcast live through the WWE Network and pay-per-view. The event was established in 2009 and has kept the concept of Extreme Rules matches. One Night Stand event was renamed to WWE Extreme Rules in 2009.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Finn Balor On His Jack The Ripper Entrance At 'NXT Takeover: London', Why The Night Was So Special

WWE Superstar Finn Balor recently did an interview with Rebellious Noise to talk about his Jack The Ripper entrance at NXT Takeover: London. Here's what he had to say about the entrance:

John Cena Teasing WWE Return, Seth Rollins NXT Debut (Video), Fans On Most Dangerous Weapon

- Below is Seth Rollins' NXT debut back on June 27, 2012. Rollins eventually became the first NXT Champion by defeating Jinder Mahal in a tournament final and held the title for 133 days.

Jinder Mahal to Defend His Title Against Nakamura, Reason Why Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles Ended In Count-Out

- As seen at the Backlash event last week, AJ Styles’s match against Kevin Owens for the United States Championship ended in a count-out. The reason WWE decided on that finish is because they plan to have the two feud in a series of matches.

Bray Wyatt Teases Match With Matt Hardy, How Old Is Seth Rollins Today?, WWE Stars Going Through Glass (Video)

- Below is WWE's latest Fury video featuring "16 times Superstars smashed through glass." The group includes: Triple H tossing Randy Orton out a house window, Goldberg spearing Chris Jericho, and Marty Jannetty trying to escape through a barbershop window, kidding, Shawn Michaels throws him through it.

Indy Stars Mock Randy Orton and “Dive” During Last Night’s WrestleCircus Event (Video)

As seen during last night’s WrestleCircus Lucha Carnival event in Austin, Texas, the main event was Pentagon Jr, Rey Fenix & Juventud Guerrera vs. Shane Strickland, Sammy Guevara & Mr. 450. During the match, 450, Strickland, and Guevara all went to jump off the top rope, but Guevara stopped the move and yelled out “Randy Orton is on Twitter!”

Batista With Former WWE Champ (Photo), Eric Young On NHL Team Using Bobby Roode's Theme, WWE Tryout

- Below, WWE showed footage of their tryout that was held in Dubai and it was dubbed "The most internationally diverse tryout ever."

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Road Warrior Animal Says The Dudley Boyz Aren't A Legendary Tag Team, His Favorite Tag Teams, More

Former WWE and WCW Tag Team Champ Road Warrior Animal recently did an interview with Hannibal TV to talk about who he thinks are the best tag teams of all time.

You can check out what he had to say here:

John Morrison On WWE And Impact Using Ideas From Lucha Underground, The Miz, 'The Dirt Sheet' Series

John Morrison spoke with The Buzzards Wrestling Podcast on a number of wrestling topics. Here are some of the highlights:

Title Match On Next Week's Impact Wrestling, Scott Steiner Return Videos, Top 5 Magnus Matches

- Courtesy of Impact Wrestling and The Fight Network, below are the top 5 matches of Magnus - vs. Sting at Bound For Glory 2013, vs. Jeff Hardy at Final Resolution 2013, vs. Samoa Joe at Lockdown 2014, vs. The Motor City Machineguns at Final Resolution 2009 and vs. Bobby Roode at No Surrender 2013.

Cody Rhodes On 'Haters,' Modeling Himself After Kane, Getting More Opportunities After Leaving WWE

Cody Rhodes spoke with Double G Sports on a number of wrestling topics. Here are some of the highlights:

EC3 On Being #1 Contender (Video), Impact Theme Song And Video For India Tapings, The VOW Advance

- This week's Impact Wrestling saw Ethan Carter III defeat Magnus and James Storm to become the new #1 contender to World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Lashley for a match at Slammiversary. In the video below, EC3 says he's a Carter and the company needs him. Carter ends it by saying he will be celebrating the win next week.

Brock Lesnar - Rolling Stone Story, Dave Otunga Return Date, Brawls In The Crowd (Video)

- Below is WWE's latest Top 10 featuring "Brawls in the Crowd." The video includes Sasha Banks defeating Charlotte, John Cena giving Edge a running bulldog off the steps, and Seth Rollins diving out of the stands.