Wednesday, August 31, 2016


We start off with the doctor advising William Regal that Samoa Joe has some additional injuries and he is not cleared to wrestle. William thanks the doctor and Joe gets up and leaves.

We are in Winter Park, Florida and your announcers are Corey Graves and Tom Phillips.

Finn Balor Back for WrestleMania 33 Season?, Backstage Notes on WWE and The Dudley Boyz

- We noted before that both Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley had recently agreed on terms for a new WWE deal but those deals were not executed some time in the week leading up to their departure on the post-SummerSlam RAW. It turns out that The Dudley Boyz had a deal on the table for 1-2 more years and everything was agreed on, including financial terms. For some reason, the decision was made to not execute the

More on Daniel Bryan Ring Return, WWE RAW Posts Best Rating Since MITB Fallout

- As noted, Monday's WWE RAW drew 3.413 million viewers, up from last week's 3.315 million viewers for the post-SummerSlam show. The final rating for the show was a 2.38, up from last week's 2.34 rating. This was the best RAW rating since the June 20th post-Money In the Bank episode, which drew a 2.44 rating.

New 'Rock The Promo' Shows With Former WWE Stars, Kevin Owens Calls Finn Balor, Stephanie McMahon

- WWE has a new poll asking fans if they think Stephanie McMahon was truly unaware of Triple H's return on RAW. As of this writing, 54% voted, "No. She had to be aware of her husband's plan to influence the WWE Universal Championship Match." The rest went with, "Yes. The shock on her face was genuine and she didn't see it coming."

AJ Styles Talks Smackdown Being the “Underdog”, WWE Updates Samoa Joe’s Injury Status

- Prior to last night’s WWE Smackdown Live, WWE star AJ Styles spoke with CW 33 in Dallas and the following is what Styles had to say on Smackdown being the underdog following the WWE brand split:
“I see Smackdown as the underdog because Raw has been live for so long. Monday Night Raw, everybody knows exactly what it is and Smackdown being the little brother! Well, now Smackdown is live. Now we have the opportunity to show what we got and showcase our talent.”

WWE SmackDown Viewership Rises Again, SmackDown Top 10

- Here are the top 10 moments from last night's episode of WWE SmackDown.

Jim Ross Blogs On Seth Rollins As A Babyface, Cesaro Being 0-2 In Best Of Seven Series

A new Jim Ross blog has been posted over at and below are some highlights.
“The four way was a good match leading into the title going to KO which I perceive as good booking as it certainly hits the reset button for WWE creatively. It also sets up an organic ‘turn’ for Seth Rollins whose in ring style is generally more of a fan favorite one than not.

Vince Russo Rants on Kevin Owens as Universal Champ, Says David Arquette Was More Over Than Owens Ever Will Be

On the latest edition of Vince Russo’s The Brand, Raw Then & Now, Russo spoke out on Kevin Owens winning the WWE Universal Championship on Raw this week. Below are some highlights, and you can listen to the entire show at this link.

On Kevin Owens Being WWE Universal Champion:
Ok bro, I am bombarded with the Kevin Owens people. Can I just say this? Let me just say this because we are going to talk about this for a while, ok? Listen, I’m going to say this once: If you are one of these idiots who actually believe that Kevin Owens actually won a scripted, fake wrestling match on TV yesterday, let me tell you a

CM Punk Media Day Highlights (Video), WWE TLC Pre-sale, Lucha Underground Premiere, WWE Network

- UFC posted these highlights from CM Punk's UFC 203 Media Day in Milwaukee.

Erik Rowan Posts Creepy Tweet, Rusev Missing Several WWE Events, Torrie Wilson New Photos

- Rusev will not be on RAW next week as he and Lana are heading to Bulgaria this week for their second wedding. As previously reported, the couple had another wedding back in July, which was taped for the upcoming season of WWE Total Divas. This ceremony will be done for their families and will be private.

Ric Flair Talks Time Away From WWE, A Possible Four Horsewomen Stable In WWE, Charlotte, AJ Styles

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair spoke with Ryan Rider of Main Event Radio earlier this month. Check out the full interview at this link. Below are highlights sent in:

Thoughts on his daughter Charlotte:
"Well I couldn't be prouder. I think she's the foundation for the women's division. She's doing so well and she and her friends Sasha [Banks] and Becky [Lynch]. The whole division is strong, she's right in the middle of it, having the time of her life and working hard. Couldn't be prouder of her."

WWE Cruiserweight Classic Quarterfinals Tonight, Special Dana Warrior Podcast, Fans On SmackDown

- The quarterfinals of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic will kick off on tonight's episode. Matches for the quarterfinals include Zack Sabre, Jr. vs. Noam Dar, Gran Metalik vs. Akira Tozawa, Kota Ibushi vs. Brian Kendrick and TJ Perkins vs. Rich Swann.

Heath Slater Thanks Rhyno (Video), Shinsuke Nakamura On Tonight's WWE NXT, How Old Is Ember Moon?

- Tonight's WWE NXT episode will see the return of Shinsuke Nakamura as NXT Champion. Matches for tonight include Tye Dillinger vs. Buddy Murphy, Steve Cutler vs. Kenneth Crawford, No Way Jose vs. Angelo Dawkins and Liv Morgan vs. Aliyah. Here is a preview.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Miz Comments On WWE Backlash Title Defense, What Happened After Smackdown

- Following the announcement that he would defend his Intercontinental Championship against Dolph Ziggler at WWE Backlash, The Miz posted the following video in response to his Instagram account:

The Headbangers Talk WWE SmackDown Return And Reaction (Video), Kane On SmackDown Fallout

- As seen below, Charly Caruso spoke with Mosh and Thrasher after their loss to Heath Slater and Rhyno on tonight's WWE SmackDown.

BREAKING NEWS: Alberto Del Rio Reportedly Finished With WWE

According to, currently suspended WWE star Alberto Del Rio is finished with WWE, and will not be returning to the company once his suspension ends.

As we noted earlier, signs were pointing towards Del Rio being finished with the company when he was removed from all upcoming WWE live event listings, even dates that were after the end of his 30 day suspension.

WWE Talking Smack Recap: AJ Styles, Heath Slater & Rhyno, Bryan-Miz Fallout

Thanks to Leon Milici for the following recap:

 Renee Young and Daniel Bryan welcome the audience to this week's edition of Talking Smack. Renee asks Daniel how he is doing. Daniel laughs and brings up the elephant in the room. Bryan apologizes to Renee for walking off the set last week. Bryan says he probably shouldn't have said what he did to The Miz last week. He states that he and Miz know how to push each other's buttons. Daniel states that it is hard for him not being able to return to the ring. Renee presses him about it. Daniel touches on the subject. Bryan says Miz was right about him not quitting the WWE and wrestling. Except for the part about working bingo halls. He says that he would wrestle in the Tokyo dome. "Just ask AJ Styles about that"

Daniel Bryan On ESPN, New Curt Hawkins WWE Return Vignette, Heath Slater's Real Wife (Photos)

- While Curt Hawkins was backstage for tonight's WWE SmackDown in Dallas, he did not make his return to TV. Nelow is the latest vignette for his return.

Intercontinental Title Match and More Announced for WWE Backlash, Tag Team Tournament, The Headbangers Return

- Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt is now official for the September 11th WWE Backlash pay-per-view from Richmond, Virginia. Also, as seen on Talking Smack, Daniel Bryan announced that The Miz will defend the IC title against Dolph Ziggler.

Jim Ross Comments On Kevin Owens’ Title Win, Triple H’s Return, More

Jim Ross posted his latest blog on his JR’s Bar-B-Q website, talking about Kevin Owens’ WWE Universal Championship win, Triple H’s return and more. You can read a few excerpts below:

Jim Ross comments on Kevin Owens’ title win on RAW: 
Congrats to Kevin Owens on his win Monday night on RAW and becoming the 2nd Universal Champion thanks to a massive and surprising assist from HHH. So, Owens essentially cheated to win the title in a presentation that presented more questions than answers as the broadcast went off the air.


- Last week on Talking Smack, Miz and Daniel Bryan had a dialogue about the Miz' in ring style and Daniel Bryan's history of injuries. What will happen tonight?


Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon are in the office watching the footage. Shane tells Daniel he owes Miz an apology. He says you cannot provoke talent like that. Shane says he agrees with what Daniel said, but he cannot get in the talent's face. Daniel says he finds this advice interesting considering what Shane did with Brock Lesnar.

Charges Against Former TNA Star Dismissed

We noted back in April how former TNA star Crimson was arrested after he was seen headbutting his wife Heather outside of a hotel in Clarksville, Tennessee, by a security guard. Police found Crimson's wife bleeding from her nose and lip but she insisted everything was fine. The couple denied anything happened but police described Crimson as being very defensive when it came to them questioning his

Possible Spoiler For Tonight's WWE SmackDown

As noted, former WWE Tag Team Champions The Headbangers will be returning on tonight's SmackDown from Dallas.

Backstage Video With Chinese Talents HoHo Lun And Bin Wang, WWE RAW Top 10, WWE Stock Up

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

How Was Last Night's WWE RAW Viewership With The WWE Universal Title Fatal 4 Way?

Monday's WWE RAW, featuring Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns vs. Big Cass vs. Seth Rollins for the vacant WWE Universal Title, drew 3.413 million viewers. This is up 3% from last week's 3.315 million viewers for the post-SummerSlam show.

For this week's show, the first hour drew 3.392 million viewers, the second hour

WWE Confirms The Headbangers For SmackDown

WWE just announced the following:

The Headbangers return to WWE tonight on SmackDown Live

Former WWE Tag Team Champions The Headbangers, Mosh and Thrasher, surprised the WWE Universe when they announced on Twitter that they would be returning to WWE on tonight's episode of SmackDown Live.

AJ Styles Weighs-In On the Rumored Rock vs Vin Diesel WrestleMania 33 Match, More

AJ Styles appeared on 105.3 THE FAN Dallas/Ft. Worth this morning to promote tonight's WWE Smackdown tapings. Below are some highlights:

RAW Social Media Ratings, Restaurant Announces Finn Balor Burger, 'Hardcore' Sneak Peek Clip

- Below is a clip from tonight's WWE Network sneak peek at the "History of the Hardcore Championship: 24/7" DVD with hosts Rob Van Dam, Mick Foley and Raven.

Backstage Update on Alberto Del Rio’s WWE Status Following Suspension

As noted, WWE star Alberto Del Rio is currently serving a 30 day suspension for his first violation of WWE’s company Wellness Policy.

Zack Ryder Says He Was Not Happy With 'Hype Bros.' Tag Team When First Told, Talks Tag Team Titles

Zack Ryder took to Twitter and praised his tag team partner Mojo Rawley as they prepare for tonight's WWE SmackDown and the tournament to crown the first-ever SmackDown Tag Team Champions.

Ryder wrote the following, admitting that he was not initially happy about the "Hype

Luke Gallows’ Wife Rips Into Dana Brooke on Twitter Following WWE Raw Segment

Independent wrestler and wife of Luke Gallows, Amber O’Neal, apparently did not like the segment on WWE Raw last night which featured The Club and “Nurse” Dana Brooke, which you can watch in the video above.

Following the segment a fan reached out to O’Neal on Twitter with the following:

Chris Jericho Comments on Kevin Owens Title Win, Preview For Tonight's WWE Smackdown Live

- has put up their official WWE Smackdown Live Preview. Below are the five Quick Hits they are looking at going in to tonight’s episode. As always, WrestlingAttitude will be presenting complete, LIVE coverage of WWE Smackdown beginning tonight at 8pm EST so be sure to join us then!

Reason For Triple H Turning On Seth Rollins, Possible WrestleMania 33 Match

As seen on last night's RAW, Triple H made a surprise return and helped Kevin Owens win the WWE Universal Title after attacking Roman Reigns and turning on Triple H. Triple H then had a staredown with Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon before walking off.

The Rock To Honor The Troops With Spike Show, Bayley And The New Day Celebrate, Fans On RAW

- This backstage Fallout video from last night's RAW features WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day and Bayley celebrating their win over Dana Brooke, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson.

Seth Rollins Confronts Stephanie After Raw, Enzo Reacts to Big Cass’ Loss, Kevin Owens Backstage with Universal Title

- WWE has released the following video, featuring new Universal Champion Kevin Owens being photographed backstage with the title following Raw:

Cesaro Injured During His Match Against Sheamus, Cesaro Comments

As seen on WWE Raw tonight, Sheamus took a 2-0 lead in his current best of 7 series, and the win came shortly after Sheamus hit a back body drop on Cesaro on the outside of the ring, driving Cesaro’s lower back into the ring post.

In what is likely a story line update, has posted the following noting

Monday, August 29, 2016

Finn Balor Congratulates Kevin Owens, Backstage Photo of Triple H and Kevin Owens, Video of Mr. Fuji’s Career

- WWE posted the following video featuring a special look at the career of the late WWE Hall of Fame manager and wrestler Mr. Fuji, who passed away yesterday at age 82:

Orton vs. Bray Wyatt Advertised For WWE Backlash, New Promo For The Women's Six-Pack Challenge

Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton is being advertised for the September 11th WWE Backlash pay-per-view from Richmond, Virginia.

The SmackDown-exclusive pay-per-view will also feature AJ Styles vs. WWE Champion Dean Ambrose, the finals of the tournament to crown the first-ever

Triple H Returns, New WWE Universal Champion Crowned (Pics and Vids)

Kevin Owens became the second-ever WWE Universal Champion on tonight's RAW from Houston.

He defeated Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Big Cass in a Fatal 4 Way Elimination Match to win the vacant title, which was relinquished by Finn Balor

Daniel Bryan to Address The Miz Tomorrow on Smackdown

The heated “Talking Smack” confrontation between SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan and WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz was the big talk of the past week and will be addressed on tomorrow’s SmackDown. WWE has announced that Bryan will address The Miz tomorrow. They posted this promo:


WWE RAW Opener:

Tonight's show starts off with a graphic In Memory of Mr. Fuji.

We see what happened last week to lead to tonight's Universal Title Match.

More On The Brock Lesnar Vs. Randy Orton Rematch

As noted, the Allstate Arena in Chicago has announced Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton II for their WWE live event on Saturday, September 24th. WWE has confirmed the rematch with the announcement below.

Steve Austin Begins Filming Show, New Episode From Goldust And His Daughter, WWE Stock Down

- Below is the second episode of "The Dak and Dust Show" from Goldust and his daughter Dakota.

Bo Dallas Arrested After Airport Incident

Bo Dallas was pulled from the weekend tour of WWE live events after the incident that we reported earlier at the airport in Dallas, Texas, PWInsider has confirmed. According to a police report, Bo was arrested for public intoxication/drunkenness at 7:25pm local time after police were notified about someone who had to be removed from a flight to Puebla, Mexico after yelling expletives at flight crew members. Bo left his carry-on luggage behind and started walking towards other departure gates after making a scene.

Ryback Reveals WWE Offer He Walked Away From, Being Told He Would Squash 'Little Twerp' AJ Styles

Former WWE star Ryback has launched his own podcast, “Conversation with the Big Guy”, via iTunes. During the debut episode, Ryback had the following to say about the WWE deal he walked away from when he was negotiating re-signing with the company:

Lesnar vs Orton Rematch Announced, Cena vs Styles Set for Tonight’s First Smackdown Live Event Against Raw

- Tonight, WWE will be running the first Monday night WWE Smackdown live event, up against Raw, in Texarkana, Arkansas at the Four States Entertainment Center. Advertised for tonight’s event is John Cena vs. AJ Styles, WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler, WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz with Maryse vs. Apollo Crews and Kane vs. Bray Wyatt.

Goldberg On A Possible WWE Return (Video), Fans On Brock Lesnar's Fine

- As seen below, TMZ Sports caught up with Bill Goldberg during SummerSlam Week and asked about a WWE return. Goldberg, who still trains 5 days a week, indicates that he is open to a ring return but as he's said several times over the past few weeks, the decision is not up to him.

Tonight on RAW: Who Will Claim the Universal Title?, Can Braun Strowman be Stopped?, More has put up their official WWE Monday Night RAW Preview. Below are the five Quick Hits they are looking at going in to tonight’s episode:

Spoiler Update On A WWE Tag Team Returning

It's now confirmed that former WWE Tag Team Champions The Headbangers will be returning to TV at Tuesday's live SmackDown from Dallas, Texas, according to PWInsider. This will be their first WWE appearance since 2000.

No word yet on who Mosh (Charles Warrington) and Thrasher (Glenn Ruth) may be

Backstage News On Okada Attending WWE SummerSlam

There was a lot of speculation on top New Japan Wrestling Star Kazuchika Okada being backstage for WWE SummerSlam but he was there specifically as a guest of WWE NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. Okada is under contract to NJPW and technically can't talk with WWE. Below is a photo of Nakamura, Okada and Hideo Itami backstage in Brooklyn: