Friday, March 23, 2018

Xavier Woods Responds To Accusations That New Day's Pancake Love Perpetuates A Racial Stereotype

WWE New Day
During an interview with Newsday promoting WWE's recently released hardcover book on The New Day, Xavier Woods responded to accusations that his team's habit of handing out pancakes to fans at ringside perpetuates a racial stereotype from the early 20th century.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Hulk Hogan To Appear at HBO's 'Andre The Giant' Premiere In Los Angeles

Hulk Hogan
We noted earlier today that WWE officials have been in talks with the wrestling legend about returning to the company. WWE confirmed the report in a statement, which reads: "We have had discussions with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan) about how he can help others learn from his mistakes, however, he is not under any contract with WWE."

'Feast Or Fired' Cases Revealed On Tonight's Impact

Last week, a "Feast or Fired" match took place where Eli Drake, EC3, Moose, and Petey Williams each grabbed a case that would either include a title shot or an exit from the company.

Impact Wrestling Results - March 22, 2018

Impact Wrestling Results - March 22, 2018
Eli Drake, Moose, Ethan Carter III, and Petey Williams are arriving at the arena with their Feast Or Fired briefcases in hand. The briefcases will be opened later tonight to reveal who gets title shots, and who gets fired!

Matt Hardy On The Ultimate Deletion Hate & Confusion

Matt Hardy
Matt Hardy responded to a fan tweet on hate & confusion over The Ultimate Deletion match that aired on this week's RAW, tweeting the following:

Backstage Update On Samoa Joe's Return, Post-WrestleMania 34 Feud Already Planned

Samoa Joe's Return
As noted, Samoa Joe suffered a right foot injury back in early January, forcing him to miss the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. He was backstage for this week's RAW in Dallas, his first TV tapings since the injury.

WWE Confirms Recent Talks With Hulk Hogan For a Possible Return

Hulk Hogan
WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan may finally be returning to the company soon. WWE officials are currently having talks about a Hogan return, according to PWInsider. Discussions for the return began several weeks back.

Triple H Talks AJ Styles Injury, Says He Is Working Really Hard To Rehab In Time For WrestleMania

Triple H
Triple H was asked by Catch-Newz about WWE Champion AJ Styles' recent undisclosed injury and if the company had a Plan B in case he can't defend his title against Shinsuke Nakamura at WrestleMania.

WWE Announces TV Appearances For WrestleMania 34, The Rock Trains For New Under Armour Release (Video), Daniel Bryan

WrestleMania 34
- Cathy Kelley looks at Daniel Bryan getting cleared, reactions to the big news and more in this new WWE New video.

Baron Corbin Talks WrestleMania, Daniel Bryan's Return Match, Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, More

Baron Corbin
Baron Corbin spoke with Mike Jones of DC 101. They sent us these highlights:

Austin Aries On Impact Locker Room Leaders, His Free Agent Status, More

Austin Aries
Austin Aries was recently a guest on the Wrestling Compadres podcast. Now in his third run with Impact Wrestling, Aries discussed whether or not he's looked at as a leader within the company.

Backstage News On What Daniel Bryan Agreed To In Order To Get Cleared By WWE

Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan revealed in an interview with WWE this week that he was cleared to return to in-ring competition by WWE on Monday. While he was cleared on Monday, the decision wasn't finalized until very shortly before WWE made the public announcement of his return on Tuesday, according to Dave Meltzer in the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Roman Reigns' Status For WrestleMania, Tye Dillinger On Losing To Baron Corbin, Director's Cut Of The Undertaker's Streak Ending

Roman Reigns
- WWE just released this 15 minute Director's Cut from WrestleMania XXX when Brock Lesnar ended The Streak of The Undertaker. They wrote, "Relive the infamous night when the greatest Streak in sports-entertainment history ended with this unique presentation of The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar from WrestleMania 30."

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Jerry Lawler Heading To Saudi Arabia For WWE's 'Greatest Royal Rumble' Event, Teases Wrestling On It

Jerry Lawler
WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler revealed on his "Dinner With The King" podcast that he and fellow Hall of Famer Jim Ross will likely be reuniting to call some of the action at WWE's Greatest Royal Rumble event on Friday, April 27th from King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Ricochet NXT TV Debut Teaser, Johnny Gargano Returns, Gargano & Ciampa React To Sneak Attack,

- This week's NXT episode saw Johnny Gargano return for his first TV appearance since losing the Career vs. Title match to NXT Champion Andrade "Cien" Almas in late February.

The Very Latest on Rey Mysterio Returning to WWE

Rey Mysterio
Rey Mysterio’s talks with WWE aren’t entirely done just yet, as he is reportedly set to have his injured bicep evaluated before continuing talks with the company.

NXT Results - March 21, 2018

Tommaso Ciampa makes his way to the ring and the Florida crowd is about as unsympathetic as the Center Stage crowd.

NXT Takeover Pre-show Special Guest, Seth Rollins On His Rematch And Title Shot

NXT Takeover
- Former NFL player and current Barstool Sports personality Pat McAfee has been announced for the WWE NXT "Takeover: New Orleans" pre-show panel with Charly Caruso and Sam Roberts.

Matt Hardy On What If Vince McMahon Hated The Ultimate Deletion (Video)

Matt Hardy
As seen below, TMZ Sports recently caught up with Matt Hardy to discuss The Ultimate Deletion match that aired on Monday's RAW, which saw him defeat Bray Wyatt to win The Great War.

Daniel Bryan On When WWE Cleared Him, If He's Nervous About Returning To The Ring

Daniel Bryan
As seen below, WWE produced a great video on SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan after cameras caught up with him on Tuesday following the announcement that he had finally been cleared to return to the ring for WWE.

WrestleMania 34 Stage Design Leaked?, Edge & Christian to Induct The Dudley Boyz, Goldberg Not Closing Door On A WWE Return

WrestleMania 34 Stage
- 2018 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Bill Goldberg will appear on ABC's hit comedy The Goldbergs tonight at 8 p.m. The former WWE Universal Champion will reprise his role of high school coach Nick Mellor, who moves in with the Goldbergs, a role which he has played twice before.

Matt Hardy Teases More Compound Matches In WWE, SmackDown Garners Best Viewership In Nearly A Year

Matt Hardy
- This week's WWE SmackDown, featuring Daniel Bryan's first appearance since finally being cleared to return to the ring for WWE, drew 2.888 million viewers.

John Cena Praises Daniel Bryan For Not Giving Up, Says Bryan Is Back Home

John Cena
Below is video of TMZ Sports catching up with John Cena to ask him about brother-in-law Daniel Bryan finally getting cleared to return to the ring for WWE.

Sami Zayn Sends Message To Daniel Bryan, Baron Corbin - Battle Royal

Sami Zayn
- As noted, Baron Corbin, Dash Wilder, Scott Dawson, Mojo Rawley and Tye Dillinger are now official for the fifth annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 34.

AJ Styles Talks Possibly Being Drafted To Raw, Wrestling Daniel Bryan, Headlining WrestleMania

AJ Styles was on a international media conference and The "Phenomenal One" was asked by Solo Wrestling whether his match with Nakamura should be the final match of the evening.

WWE Removes Kevin Owens And Sami Zayn's Profiles, Jinder Mahal Says He'll Be Victorious at WM, Mojo Rawley - Andre Battle Royal

Kevin Owens
- As noted, Jinder Mahal vs. Bobby Roode vs. WWE United States Champion Randy Orton is now official for WrestleMania 34. Roode and Orton will team up on next week's SmackDown to face Jinder and Sunil Singh on next week's show.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

WWE Cruiserweight Title Match Set For WrestleMania 34

WrestleMania 34
Cedric Alexander vs. Mustafa Ali is now confirmed for WrestleMania 34 as the finals of the WWE Cruiserweight Title tournament. The winner of the match will leave with the vacant WWE Cruiserweight Title.

New WrestleMania Battle Royal Names, Shane McMahon On Daniel Bryan Being Attacked, Next Week's Show, MMC Viewership

Shane McMahon
- Live viewership for this week's episode of WWE Mixed Match Challenge on Facebook Watch peaked at 93,700 live viewers. This is up from last week's 81,200 live viewers.

Daniel Bryan Gets Physical, Leaves SmackDown On Stretcher (Video, Photos)

Daniel Bryan
Tonight's WWE SmackDown saw General Manager Daniel Bryan get physical in a WWE ring for the first time since 2015.

Bryan called out Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens to confront them about last week's attack on Shane McMahon and ended up firing them for their

WWE 205 Live Results - March 20, 2018

WWE 205 Live
We begin with highlights from last week's seminfinal match between Cedric Alexander and Roderick Strong.

Drew Gulak says Ali is skilled in the ring, but he only cares about showing off. All that matters is who wins.

WWE Mixed Match Challenge (3/20): Braun Strowman And Alexa Bliss Vs. The Miz And Asuka

WWE Mixed Match Challenge
Tonight features Alexa Bliss and Braun Strowman taking on The Miz and Asuka. Who will advance to the finals? Find out tonight right after SmackDown!

WWE Botches Graphic During Smackdown (Photo), Daniel Bryan Cuts Emotional Promo to Kick Off The Show (Video)

Daniel Bryan
- SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan kicked off tonight's show and talked about finally getting cleared to return to the ring for WWE. Bryan gave huge props to wife Brie Bella for constantly pushing him to fight for his dreams, encouraging him to keep visiting specialists and not give up.

WWE Smackdown Results - March 20, 2018

WWE Smackdown
We begin with a look at the February 8, 2016 Raw when Daniel Bryan had to announce his in ring retirement. We go to earlier today with the announcement that Daniel Bryan has been cleared to return to wrestling.

Fans are already chanting "Yes!" as we go to the ring.

Backstage News On Daniel Bryan Getting Cleared And His WWE Future

Daniel Bryan
As noted, WWE announced today that their doctors have cleared SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan to return to the ring. Bryan will open tonight's blue brand show to discuss the big news.

New WrestleMania 34 Title Match Announced, Updated Card

WrestleMania 34
WWE has just announced Jinder Mahal vs. Bobby Roode vs. WWE United States Champion Randy Orton for WrestleMania 34.

Daniel Bryan To Address His Status on Tonight's Smackdown, Reactions From AJ Styles, EC3, Kurt Angle, Other Stars

As noted, WWE announced today that Daniel Bryan has finally been cleared to return to the ring.

Bryan took to Twitter this afternoon and revealed that he will discuss the big news during the opening segment of tonight's SmackDown episode.

More on Big Cass WWE Return, Shinsuke Nakamura Reacts To Daniel Bryan Getting Cleared, Paul Heyman On Fighter Challenging Brock Lesnar

Big Cass
- Below is new video of TMZ Sports talking to Paul Heyman. Regarding UFC fighter Francis Ngannou saying this week that he wants a fight with WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar inside the Octagon, Heyman wonders why he's always asked about people calling out Lesnar because it's always happening as The Beast is the biggest box office attraction in sports,

BREAKING: Daniel Bryan Medically Cleared to Return

Daniel Bryan
WWE releases the following statement, announcing that Daniel Bryan has been cleared to return to the ring.

Bray Wyatt's Character Being Repackaged?

Bray Wyatt
With Bray Wyatt being thrown into the Lake of Reincarnation during the Ultimate Deletion match on RAW, there has been speculation about Wyatt's character being repackaged. Here is what Dave Meltzer said about the situation on Wrestling Observer Radio:

Matt Hardy On His Enormous Personal Victory, Hulk Hogan and Others Reacts To The Ultimate Deletion

Matt Hardy
- Matt Hard took to Twitter after defeating Bray Wyatt in The Ultimate Deletion on last night's RAW and thanked fans for what he called an enormous personal victory, likely referring to the battle that he and his wife fought to get ownership of the "Broken" gimmick from Impact. Hardy tweeted the following, touting the social media success of the match:

WWE On Rusev Possibly Facing A Celebrity At WrestleMania 34, Stars For WWE London Return, RAW Top 10

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

Daniel Bryan Getting Closer To A WWE Ring Return?

Daniel Bryan
It will be interesting to see if WrestleMania 34 plans for SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan are announced on tonight's show.

Kane On His Reaction When Vince McMahon Pitched Isaac Yankem Gimmick, Liking Fake Diesel Concept

Before Glenn Jacobs became known as the demon Kane, he worked a slew of failed gimmicks in the WWE. On a recent episode of the Talk Is Jericho podcast, Jacobs discussed some of his old characters with Chris Jericho.

Matt Hardy Responds To Michael Cole Diss, Seth Rollins Wants A Rematch, Dusty Rhodes Classic Update

Matt Hardy
- Below is video of Seth Rollins talking to Mike Rome after he made the save for Finn Balor on last night's RAW, less than three weeks before Rollins and Balor face WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz at WrestleMania 34.

Detailed Preview For Tonight's WWE SmackDown - Daniel Bryan Returns, Tournament Match, The Bludgeon Brithers, More

WWE SmackDown
Tonight's WWE SmackDown, WWE Mixed Match Challenge and WWE 205 Live will take place from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Big Cass Backstage at RAW, Update on His Injury

Big Cass
Big Cass was backstage at Monday's show in Dallas. We noted back in mid-February that Cass had been spotted at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando and was said to be looking good, moving around without any assistance.

Video Highlights From Last Night's Ultimate Deletion Match on RAW

Matt Hardy
Below are video highlights from tonight’s airing of the first-ever Ultimate Deletion match on RAW. For those who didn’t see the match, Jeff Hardy made an appearance at the end of the match before Matt Hardy got the victory over Bray Wyatt.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Ronda Rousey, Braun Strowman, Elias And Kane Work RAW Segments During The Ultimate Deletion (Videos)

WWE Elias
As noted, The Ultimate Deletion between Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy aired as the main event of tonight's WWE RAW broadcast on the USA Network. You can see photos and videos from the match at this link.

Jeff Hardy's Return During Final Deletion, The Great War Ends? (Photos, Videos)

Matt Hardy Final Deletion
It looks like The Great War between Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt is over as Matt won The Ultimate Deletion on tonight's RAW. The match, taped a few weeks back at The Hardy Compound in Cameron, NC, closed this week's RAW as the main event.

Brock Lesnar Attacks Cuffed Roman Reigns (Video), Title Match Added to WrestleMania 34, First Andre Battle Royal Participants Revealed

Brock Lesnar
- Tonight's RAW in Dallas saw appearances by both Roman Reigns and WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar in the opening segment.