Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Freebird Rule In WWE NXT, WWE - Guns N' Roses Sweepstakes, The Undertaker's Network Collection

- As noted, a new "The Icon Defined" WWE Network Collection on WWE Hall of Famer Sting will be available this coming Monday. There will also be a new Collection on The Undertaker released on Monday. You can see the trailer for "The Undertaker: Dawn of The Deadman" and the official synopsis below:

GFW Title Match Set For Next Week's Impact, GFW Star On Taking His Move Back (Video), Jim Cornette Books EC3 A Title Match, After Impact

- Jim Cornette announced that next week Matt Sydal will take on Eli Drake for the GFW Championship. Sydal won his opportunity for the title shot of his choosing when he defeated Lashley at Destination X earlier this month. GFW cameras caught up with Drake to ask him about his thoughts on next week's match.

GFW Impact Wrestling Results - Aug 31, 2017

We see Eli Drake and Chris Adonis arriving at the arena, then American Top Team shows up at the arena where Dan Lambert gets into another tense argument with Jeff Jarrett. So, why are they letting these guys into the building AGAIN after the way they've been conducting themselves?

Triple H On Ronda Rousey Being Interested In WWE, What WWE Can Learn From Mayweather Vs. McGregor

WWE's Triple H recently made an appearance on ESPN's First Take to promote the Mae Young Classic Tournament. You can check out the highlights below:

Okada Says NJPW Is 'Far Superior' To WWE, NJPW On Okada Topping PWI 500

- Pro Wrestling Illustrated spoke with Okada, who was number one in this year's PWI 500. Okada was asked if he ever considered going to WWE, much like AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura.

Batista On What Terrified Him In WWE, Disliking 'Deacon' Batista Storyline, Getting His Ring Name

Batista spoke with Uproxx on a number of topics in and out of pro wrestling. Here are some of the highlights:

GFW Signs New Deal With Pop TV, Alberto El Patron's GFW Return, More On Tonight's Impact (Video)

- As noted, tonight's GFW Impact will feature a championship celebration for new GFW World Heavyweight Champion Eli Drake. Below is a preview for the show and the tag team main event.

Backstage Creative News On The Roman Reigns And John Cena Contract Signing Segment From RAW

Regarding the much-talked about contract signing with John Cena and Roman Reigns on this week's RAW from Memphis, the segment went down exactly how it was designed to with the "shooting from the hip" and "breaking the fourth wall."

Possible Name For The 2018 WWE Hall Of Fame Class, Update On Plans For The WWE UK Network Series

- One name being floated for the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New Orleans is former WWE Champion Batista.

RAW Superstar Turns 40, WWE 205 Live Superstar Busted Open, Braun Strowman Vs. Brock Lesnar Promo

- Below is a promo for Braun Strowman vs. WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at the September 24th WWE No Mercy pay-per-view from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Roman Reigns on Whether His Role is as a Babyface or a Heel

Roman Reigns was recently interviwed by Tim Fiorvanti for ESPN.com. When asked on whether his role is as a babyface or a heel, Reigns had the following to say:

Backstage Update on the GFW Return of Alberto El Patron

As noted, former GFW Global Champion Alberto El Patron is currently under suspension from the company due to the negative media received after an incident with him and fiancee, Paige. El Patron was not at the recent set of tapings, which indicated that he would not return again until after Bound for Glory.

Speculation on The Undertaker Possibly Returning To The Ring Very Soon

As seen on Raw last monday, John Cena was involved in a promo sparring with Roman Reigns to further hype their match at No Mercy. During the segment, Reigns stated that he has done something that Cena was not able to do, which is retire the Undertaker.

Adam Cole's Stable Attacks On WWE NXT (Videos), Donovan Dijak - WWE

- Indie star Donovan Dijak relocated to Florida earlier this month as he prepares to start with NXT. Dijak has reportedly already visited the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. As noted, the former ROH star will work his final indie dates this coming weekend.

Q/A Session With Hulk Hogan, Bobby Roode's Last NXT TV Match, Drew McIntyre Puts NXT On Notice

- Hulk Hogan is back on his youtube channel answering some question from fans, like what Hogan's favorite ice cream flavor is, what he would've done if he had never entered the wrestling ring and more. You can watch the Q/A session in the embed video below:

WWE NXT Results - Aug 30, 2017

We are outside Full Sail and Alexander Wolfe, Eric Young, and security is down. We see some people walking away and William Regal is not in a good mood.

Curtis Hawkins Posts Comical Achievement Tweet, Shinsuke Nakamura On Next Week's Big Match, Gable On Teaming With Shelton Benjamin

- Curtis Hawkins posted a tweet joking about receiving praise from his peers, showing a picture of himself getting picked up and eliminated first during the Number One Contender Battle Royal on Raw. Jeff Hardy would go on to win the battle royal.

Pyro Vs. No Pyro WWE Entrances (Video), SmackDown Viewership

- This week's WWE SmackDown, featuring Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev and WWE Champion Jinder Mahal in the main event, drew 2.455 million viewers. This is down 8.6% from last week's 2.685 million viewers for the post-SummerSlam episode.

Sid Justice Reveals His One Incident With Sting In WCW, Talks Issues With Ric Flair, More

Former WWE Champion Sid Justice recently did an interview with Hannibal TV to talk about his time in WCW and what it was like working with WWE Hall Of Famers Sting and Ric Flair. You can check out some of the highlights below:

Indy Wrestler Dies During Wrestling Event In Oklahoma

William Ogletree, a 25-year-old entertainer from Oklahoma City, died on Tuesday after suffering a critical head injury at an unsanctioned wrestling event. Ogletree suffered the injury on Sunday and was reported to have no brain activity on Tuesday, according to The Oklahoman.

Shinsuke Nakamura Reacts To RKO, Bobby Roode Wants To Become Champion (Video), WWE Exec Sells Stock

- Bobby Roode made his second main roster appearance on this week's WWE SmackDown with a win over Mike Kanellis. In this Fallout video, Renee Young talks to Roode after the win and asks him about his goals.

Charlotte On Ric Flair's Status (Video), TJP Storyline Update (Videos), Fans On Orton Vs. Nakamura

- Below is video from backstage at Tuesday's WWE SmackDown with Charlotte Flair talking to Renee Young about how her father, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, is doing after his recent hospitalization and surgery. Charlotte says these have been the hardest 2 weeks in her life but her dad is a fighter. She thanks everyone for their support and says it means a lot

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable Comment On Their Team Debut, Fashion Files Gets ‘Back 2 Basics’ (Videos)

- The following video features the season two premiere of Fashion Files with the subtitle “Back 2 Basics”. This episode features Fandango and Tyler Breeze getting back to work after their ‘vacation’ in Fashion Peaks, and it looks like they’ve finally found a suspect after searching for their mystery attackers.

WWE 205 Live Results - Aug 29, 2017

We start off with a look back at the issues between Jack Gallagher and Brian Kendrick.

We are in Little Rock, Arkansas and your announcers are Vic Joseph and Corey Graves.

Big WWE SmackDown Match Set For Next Week, Shelton Benjamin Returns (Video), Usos To Choose Stipulation

- Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin made his return to the WWE ring on tonight's SmackDown from Arkansas, teaming with Chad Gable to defeat The Ascension. This was Shelton's first WWE match since early 2011. Here is video from the match.

WWE Smackdown Results - Aug 29, 2017

- We are in Little Rock, Arkansas and your announcers are Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips, and John Layfield.

Reason Braun Strowman Didn't Appear on RAW, Enzo Amore Weighs In (Video)

- As seen on last night's WWE RAW, Enzo Amore picked up his first cruiserweight division win after a match with Noam Dar.

Minor Spoilers On Plans For Tonight's WWE SmackDown In Arkansas

Shinsuke Nakamura and Randy Orton vs. Rusev and WWE Champion Jinder Mahal is currently planned for tonight's WWE SmackDown main event, according to PWInsider. The New Day vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos is also planned for tonight.

Video Of Xavier Woods Suffering Injury At WWE Live Event

As noted, Xavier Woods apparently suffered a knee injury while The New Day were facing SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos and Breezango at Monday's WWE live event in Texarkana, Arkansas.

Current Plans For Jeff Hardy vs The Miz Next Week, Original RAW Plans for Enzo Amore

- As seen on Monday’s episode of RAW, Enzo Amore competed in a singles match against Noam Dar and received his first victory on the 205 Live division.

Backstage News On If The John Cena - Roman Reigns WWE RAW Segment Went Off-Script

As seen on RAW, John Cena and Roman Reigns took part in a noteworthy verbal confrontation on last night's episode of Monday Night RAW. The war of words got personal at times, with Reigns stating that Cena buries younger talent while Cena called Reigns "a cheap-ass corporately created John Cena bootleg."

Samoa Joe Reportedly Suffers Knee Injury, Ric Flair Posts First Message On Twitter

- WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair posted his first tweet since his health scare earlier this month.

As we've noted earlier, it will be some time before Flair is 100% but Flair has been ambulatory and is now walking, with assistance.

Emma Complains About WWEShop (Video), Fans On John Cena - Roman Reigns War Of Words, Titus Worldwide

- As noted, last night's WWE RAW in Memphis saw Emma defeat Mickie James with the stipulation being that if Emma won, Mickie had to tweet any hashtag that Emma wanted. If Mickie won, Emma would no longer be able to take credit for the women's revolution.

Street Fight After RAW, Nia Jax Talks Why She Turned On Alexa Bliss (Video), Xavier Woods Comments

- As seen at the end of last night's WWE RAW in Memphis, Nia Jax turned on new RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss after Bliss captured the title from Sasha Banks in the main event. In the Fallout video below, Nia tells Mike Rome that she's tired of waiting and will now be making her own opportunities.

Ric Flair's Girlfriend Provides Update on Flair's Health

As noted, Ric Flair, 68, was hospitalized earlier this month with extreme pain due to an obstruction in his bowels that was complicated by other health issues that Flair had been dealing with, including heart issues that he was already aware of. Flair underwent surgery on his bowels but the situation turned dire when Flair's kidneys shut down due to the obstruction.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Hardys On Making Miz's IC Title Reign 'Obsolete', Samoa Joe Absence

- As seen on RAW, Jeff Hardy won a 15-man battle royal on this week's RAW in Memphis to earn a shot at WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz next week.

Finn Balor On Bray Wyatt's RAW Attack (Video), WWE NXT Teaser With Drew McIntyre, Legend Turns 68

- As seen on this week's WWE RAW, Bray Wyatt appeared out of nowhere and eliminated Finn Balor from the battle royal to crown a new #1 contender to WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz.

Xavier Woods Injured at Tonight’s Live Event?

Xavier Woods may have suffered a knee injury as The New Day were facing Breezango and SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos at tonight’s WWE live event in Texarkana, Arkansas.

Brock Lesnar Warns Braun Strowman (Video), John Cena & Roman Reigns Get Into Heated Exchange

- WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar appeared on tonight's RAW in Memphis and issued a warning to No Mercy opponent Braun Strowman: "Suplex City, b---h." During a promo by Paul Heyman, Lesnar took the mic and delivered the line. Video from the segment can be seen in the video below.

WWE RAW Results - Aug 28, 2017

WWE RAW Opener:

We are in Memphis, Tennessee and your announcers are Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Jerry Lawler, who is taking Booker's place so Booker can be with his family to deal with what is going on in Texas.

WWE Confirms Huge 'No Mercy' Match (Video)

- In the video below, Mike Rome confirms that John Cena vs. Roman Reigns will be confirmed for the No Mercy pay-per-view on tonight's RAW from Memphis, TN.

Two Big Matches Confirmed for WWE Raw Tonight * Spoilers *

According to PWInsider.com, John Cena vs Samoa Joe, for the firs time ever in WWE, will take place tonight on Raw.

Booker T To Miss Tonight's RAW Due To Hurricane Harvey, Replacement For Commentary Announced

WWE announced the following today:
Booker T to miss Raw tonight due to Hurricane Harvey, Jerry Lawler to step in

UPDATE: Memphis native Jerry "The King" Lawler will join the Raw announce team tonight in the absence of Booker T, WWE.com can confirm.

Spoiler On A Big Match Set For WWE No Mercy

Maria Kanellis Issues Statement on Mike's Drug Addiction

Maria Kanellis took to her Instagram account to open up about her husband’s battle with drug addiction and how he’s been dealing with the rehab process.

Shinsuke Nakamura on Why he Turned Down UFC Deal

Shinsuke Nakamura is known as someone who utilizes strike-heavy style mixed with slick submission grappling. During a recent interview with The Hindustan Times, Nakamura claimed that he was offered a deal by the UFC.

Backstage Update on The Fashion Police Storyline

Bryan Alvarez mentioned on Sunday’s installment of Wrestling Observer Radio that he has been informed that WWE plans on revealing the individuals who have been attacking The Fashion Police on Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown Live.

Jeff Hardy's Latest Face Paint (Photo), Underrated WWE Star Returns, Fans On Southpaw Wrestling

- Below is WWE's latest Top 10 featuring underrated Superstar returns. The group includes Rob Van Dam (2013), Trish Stratus (2008), Scott Steiner (2002), and Shelton Benjamin from this past week's SmackDown.

Dolph Ziggler Jokes About 'Phoning It In,' Samoa Joe Plays Madden, Rachel Evers On WWE HOF Father

- Below, Samoa Joe plays Madden 18 with Miami Dolphins Running Back, Jay Ajayi.

News For Tonight's WWE RAW - Title Match, Roman Reigns & John Cena, Enzo Amore, Braun Strowman, More

Tonight's WWE RAW takes place from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN as the road to WWE No Mercy continues.