Sunday, December 31, 2017

Sami Zayn Comments On Match Against AJ Styles, Most Viewed WWE Gifs, Styles Destroys Controller

- Below is day five of AJ Styles destroying video game controllers. On this day, Styles was given a ColecoVision Remote, which he broke in two swings, then stomped on, and threw down one more time for good measure.

Chris Jericho On Ending Kenny Omega's NJPW Career

Chris Jericho spoke with New Japan Pro Wrestling before his upcoming match against IWGP US Champion, Kenny Omega, at Wrestle Kingdom 12. You can see the full interview in the video above, here are some of the highlights:

Reigns vs. Samoa Joe Match at Live Event Stopped Because of Blood (Video)

Tonight's WWE live event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada abruptly ended after Samoa Joe bled profusely during the main event match against Intercontinental Champion Roman Reigns.

More On Tye Dillinger Turning Heel, Matt Hardy Back To Using Hardyz Theme (Video), Wade Barrett Teases Royal Rumble Appearance

- Despite debuting a "Broken-ish" entrance at this past week's WWE live event at Madison Square Garden, Matt Hardy was back to using his regular Hardy Boyz theme at last night's WWE live event in Albany.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Braun Strowman Sent Home From Tour, Roman Reigns Comments On IC Title Match Stipulation,

- As noted, Raw General Manager, Kurt Angle, announced on his Twitter that Roman Reigns will defend his Intercontinental Championship against Samoa Joe this Monday.

AJ Styles Match Announced For SmackDown, Undertaker - RAW 25th Anniversary, Most Memorable WWE Debuts In 2017

- Here is WWE's latest Top 10 featuring the most memorable debuts of 2017. The collection includes debuts on both the main roster and in NXT with Superstars like Tye Dillinger, Samoa Joe, Asuka, The Revival, Adam Cole, Shinsuke Nakamura, and others.

Kane Sings With Elias (Video), How Much Has The Rock's Latest Film Made?, 2013 Royal Rumble Match

- Below is the full 2013 Royal Rumble match that took place in Phoenix, Arizona. The final four came down to Dolph Ziggler, Sheamus, Ryback, and John Cena with Cena eliminating Ryback to win the match.

Update On Vince McMahon Filing For Football And XFL Trademarks

As we previously reported, Vince McMahon is apparently once again interested in getting into the football business. The news, which was originally broken by freelance writer Brad Shepard, was reported by Deadspin after they reached out to WWE regarding the possible relaunch of the XFL.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Braun Strowman On Getting Put Into A Garbage Truck At WWE TLC, Not Appearing In NXT Before Call-Up

Braun Strowman
Braun Strowman spoke to the With Spandex Podcast about getting nearly crushed in a garbage truck and not appearing on NXT TV before getting his main roster call-up. Here are some of the highlights via Uproxx:

Roman Reigns to Defend Intercontinental Title on 1st RAW of 2018, Huge Stipulation Added to The Match

WWE RAW General Manager Kurt Angle has just posted the following on Twitter announcing that Roman Reigns will defend his Intercontinental Championship against Samoa Joe this coming Monday on the first RAW of 2018.

Bully Ray Says Dolph Ziggler Should Leave WWE To Revive His Pro Wrestling Career

During a recent episode of the E&C Pod of Awesomeness, Dolph Ziggler admitted that he hates that he is in a tough spot in WWE right now. He added that he wants to be the top guy of the company, and feels that everyone should have that mentality.

WWE On If Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan Can Coexist, Paul Ellering Warns Undisputed Era, NXT Star Wants To Injure People

- WWE is asking if new RAW Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan can coexist as partners as we go into the first RAW of 2018, which takes place on Monday from Miami. They posted the following teaser for the show:

Fake WrestleMania 34 Poster Featuring John Cena and Undertaker Spreading Online

As noted, John Cena is rumored to have a big match at WrestleMania 34. While there had been speculation that Cena would be challenging AJ Styles for the WWE Championship at the event, Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Cena "is in a much bigger match than Styles."

Global Force Wrestling Returns, Jeff Jarrett Thanks WWE For Revival Of Company

After a two-month stint in WWE rehab, Jeff Jarrett is back on the pro wrestling scene. The Miami Herald reports that the former TNA Impact Wrestling executive, along with his wife Karen, once again partnered up with the Music City Bowl to host a night of wrestling. Along with the list of GFW talent, WWE Hall of Famers Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat and Jerry

Hideo Itami On Disrespecting Him (Video), Fans On Greatest WWE Match Of 2017, Carmella - The New Day

- Below is the latest WWE Network Pick of the Week with Hideo Itami promoting this week's WWE 205 Live and his win over Jack Gallagher. Itami says he showed what happens when you disrespect him.

Tye Dillinger Turning Heel?, Matt Hardy on Reby Possibly Coming to WWE, Rhyno Tries To Toughen Heath Slater

- Rhyno is still trying to toughen up partner Heath Slater as they look forward to more opportunities from RAW General Manager Kurt Angle in 2018.

Kenny Omega Talks Games With WWE Star, Chris Jericho (Video), Wrestle Kingdom 12 Fan Festa

- Below is the hype video for IWGP US Champion Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho at Wrestle Kingdom 12. At NJPW Power Struggle, Jericho showed up - via video - to challenge Omega, since then the two have crossed paths be attacking each other in the ring and at a press conference.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Impact Wrestling Best of 2017 Recap

It's the second half of the best of 2017, and we open with a look back at Slammiversary before seeing the unification of the GFW Women's Title and the Impact Knockouts Title between Rosemary and Sienna.

The Miz Taunts Roman Reigns, Fans On John Cena Breaking World Title Record, What WWE Did For Superstars Working On Christmas

- To do something special for the Superstars working on Christmas, WWE officials threw a backstage Christmas party at Monday's RAW in Chicago, according to PWInsider.

WWE Names The Top 10 Superstars Who Defined 2017

WWE has published an article naming the top 10 Superstars of 2017. Here is the list:

US Champion To Be Crowned At Royal Rumble, Tournament Brackets Revealed (Video)

Below is a new WWE Now video with Cathy Kelley revealing that the finals of the WWE United States Title tournament will take place at the January 28th Royal Rumble pay-per-view in Philadelphia.

Impact Returning To Live Pay-Per-View With Lockdown In 2018

Impact Wrestling officials are currently planning the next live pay-per-view event to be held in late April or early May 2018. The first pay-per-view of 2018 will be the Lockdown event, which features all matches in a steel cage.

Hulk Hogan Involved In Another Lawsuit Over Leaked Sex Tape

Last March, Hulk Hogan won his case against Gawker to the tune of $140.1 million. Hogan had sued the website in 2012 for publishing portions of a sex tape that was recorded without his knowledge.

WWE Smackdown Viewership, 2017 Total Numbers

This week's WWE SmackDown, the final show of the year with Kevin Owens defeating WWE Champion AJ Styles in a non-title main event, drew 2.656 million viewers. This is up 3% from last week's 2.578 million viewers.

Top RAW Star Considered To Be Seth Rollins' Partner?, WWE NXT - Cirque Du Soleil Video, The Bar

- WWE NXT Women's Champion Ember Moon, The Street Profits, Kassius Ohno, No Way Jose and others appear in the latest episode of Cirque du Soleil's "#CirqueShop" YouTube series, as seen below.

Backstage News On A Major Potential WrestleMania 34 Match

As noted, it was recently revealed that the main event for the SmackDown-branded WWE Fastlane pay-per-view in March will be AJ Styles defending the WWE Championship in a five-way match against Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

WWE NXT Results - Dec 27, 2017

We are at Full Sail University and your announcers are Percy Watson, Mauro Ranallo, and Nigel McGuinness.

Bobby Roode Comments on Gaining Confidence And Getting The WWE Machine Behind You

Bobby Roode recently joined the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast and discussed the current stage of his career. You can listen to the full interview in the embedded video below and here are some highlights:

Viewership For Christmas Edition of RAW, 2017 Total Numbers

Monday's Christmas Night edition of WWE RAW drew 2.703 million viewers. This is down 3% from last week's 2.786 million viewers.

Alberto El Patron On When He Will Retire, Working As A Heel, Impact Wrestling Feeling Like Home

Alberto El Patron recently spoke with The Orlando Sentinel at this link. Below are highlights:

Hideo Itami No Longer Using GTS?, WWE 205 Live Star Turning Face?, Fans On Top 2017 SmackDown Star

- WWE has a poll asking fans who was the top SmackDown Superstar of 2017. As of this writing, 67% voted for AJ Styles while 6% voted for Shinsuke Nakamura, 6% for Jinder Mahal, 5% for Randy Orton, 4% for Charlotte Flair, 4% for Kevin Owens and 3% for other. Naomi, Natalya, Carmella, Becky Lynch and Baron Corbin all received 1%.

Brian Kendrick's Injury Update, Brock Lesnar - New Year's RAW Promo

- Below is a promo for the first WWE RAW of 2018, which takes place on New Year's Day with an appearance by WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.

Jinder Mahal On What He Will Bring To The WWE US Title, AJ Styles Reacts To Controversial End To SD Live, SmackDown Top 10

- Here are the top 10 moments from the final WWE SmackDown of 2017.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

New Royal Rumble Entrants Confirmed, Updated WWE United States Title Tournament Standings Following Smackdown

- Bobby Roode and Jinder Mahal have both qualified for the second round of the new United States Championship tournament after winning their first round matches on tonight’s episode of WWE Smackdown Live.

WWE 205 Live Results - Dec 26, 2017

Drew Gulak is on the phone in the locker room and Cedric Alexander enters. Cedric asks if he is waiting for his boss to call. Drew asks why would Sasha Banks call. He says he is waiting for his best friend, Enzo, who is calling in tonight. Cedric asks if Enzo is really his friend. Drew tells Cedric he should worry about Daivari and him tonight.

Woken Matt Hardy Uses Old Piano Theme (Video), Title Match Announced For Next Week’s Smackdown

- Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin are the new number one contenders to the Smackdown Tag Team Championship, and they’ll get their title shot next week on Smackdown.

Dolph Ziggler Relinquishes The U.S. Title, Title Tournament Announced

As noted, WWE United States Champion Dolph Ziggler left the title laying in the ring last week, apparently relinquishing it just days after winning the title at the Clash of Champions pay-per-view.

WWE Smackdown Results - Dec 26, 2017

Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring to open Smackdown. Daniel says it is great to be back in Chicago. Last week was quite a roller coaster edition of Smackdown. One of the most shocking moments of 2017 came from an unexpected place. We see footage of Dolph Ziggler from last week.

WWE Confirms Brian Kendrick's Injury

As noted, Brian Kendrick was sent to local hospital to be checked for a potential injury after taking a stiff GTS from Hideo Itami during the finish to their WWE RAW match last night in Chicago.

AJ Styles Match Announced For Tonight's SmackDown, John Cena On Being Back Home, Fans On RAW Winners

- As noted, free agent John Cena returned to WWE TV on last night's final RAW of 2017 and picked up a win over Elias. Cena tweeted the following on being back home today as he prepared for the WWE live event at Madison Square Garden:

Brock Lesnar to Defend The Title Before WWE Royal Rumble, RAW Social Score

- Monday's WWE RAW ranked #1 among series & specials for the night in Nielsen's social media TV ratings. RAW had 545,000 total interactions this week - 386,000 on Facebook and 159,000 on Twitter.

Hideo Itami Teaser For Tonight, Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan on Their Win

- No word yet on matches for the final 205 Live episode of 2017 but WWE is teasing a confrontation between Cedric Alexander and WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore as they prepare to do battle for the belt on next Monday's RAW. WWE also posted the following Hideo Itami teaser for tonight's episode:

Brian Kendrick Sent To Hospital Following GTS, Matt Hardy Taking Great War To Madison Square Garden

Matt Hardy has posted the following on Twitter ahead of tonight’s WWE Live event at Madison Square Garden:

The #GreatWar shall be fought within the ICONIC Garden of Madison Square tonight…

Roman Reigns 'Fined' For RAW Outburst, Jason Jordan Makes History, Cedric Alexander Hypes RAW Title Shot

- As noted, next Monday's New Year's edition of RAW from Miami will feature Cedric Alexander vs. WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore with the title on the line.

Cedric tweeted the following on the match:

Preview For Tonight's WWE SmackDown - AJ Styles, Shane McMahon & Daniel Bryan, More

The final WWE SmackDown and WWE 205 Live of 2017 takes place tonight from the Allstate Arena near Chicago, IL. As noted, the first hour of the show will air commercial-free.

Cesaro Blames Kurt Angle For Tag Title Loss, Roman Reigns Reacts To DQ Loss, Fans On SmackDown Bosses

- WWE has a new poll asking fans whose vision is best for SmackDown - Commissioner Shane McMahon or General Manager Daniel Bryan. As of this writing, 63% voted for Bryan.

Last Man Standing After Tonight's RAW, Brock Lesnar's RAW Return, Title Match Next Week

- Cedric Alexander vs. WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore has been confirmed for the first RAW of 2018, which takes place next Monday on New Year's Day from the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The title will be on the line.

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Tag Team Champions Crowned, RAW 25th Anniversary

- Below is a new promo for the special 25th Anniversary RAW episode on January 25th from the Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom and the Barclays Center in New York City that night.

WWE Releases Statement / Injury Update on Dean Ambrose, Out of Action For 9 Months

As noted, Dean Ambrose underwent surgery last week in Alabama to repair a right biceps injury. We later noted that WWE officials were hoping Ambrose would be back in the ring within 2-4 months but it was announced on RAW tonight that Ambrose may be out of action for up to 9 months, meaning he will likely miss WrestleMania 34.

WWE RAW Results - Dec 25, 2017

John Cena makes his way to the ring to start the show. John says he has to fix something and he goes to ringside. He says someone is wearing the wrong color hat and the wrong color shirt and he wants to give him the right colors. He gives a child John's shirt and hat.