Friday, June 30, 2017

Rapper Wale To Moderate Rap Battle on SmackDown, The New Day and The Usos Comment

Next week on SmackDown, Tag Team Champions The Usos and The New Day will have a rap battle and it looks like they will now have a moderator for the event. Rapper, Wale, threw his name into the hat and will now judge the two sides on Tuesday night.

Bobby Lashley On Going From WWE To Impact, Good And Bad Of Ownership Change, Getting Back To MMA

Bobby Lashley spoke with ESPN before his upcoming match against Alberto El Patron at Slammiversary. Here are some of the highlights:

More Hype Tweets From John Cena, Cathy Kelley On Renee Young - Kevin Owens (Video), WWE Stock

- Cathy Kelley looks at how WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens apparently ruined Renee Young's iPhone on Talking Smack. Owens later tweeted proof that she was still tweeting from her phone.

TNA Wrestling to Rebrand as GFW, Impact Wrestling Viewership

- This week's Impact Wrestling episode, the fourth and final episode from India with the last hype for Sunday's Slammiversary pay-per-view, drew 268,000 viewers. This is down from last week's 342,000 viewers, which was the second best number of 2017.

Seth Rollins In New WWE Studios Trailer, Fans On Who John Cena Should Attack, Fans On SmackDown Stars

- WWE has a new poll asking fans who they want to see take an Attitude Adjustment from free agent John Cena when he returns on Tuesday's SmackDown - Baron Corbin, James Ellsworth, WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens or WWE Champion Jinder Mahal. As of this writing, 42% voted for Ellsworth while 40% voted for Mahal and 12% for Owens.

Final Card For Sunday's Impact Slammiversary Pay-Per-View, Live Coverage Reminder

Below is what looks to be the final card for Sunday's Impact Wrestling Slammiversary pay-per-view from Orlando. Remember to join us, here on, for live coverage on Sunday at 8pm EST.

Title Match Announced For Next Week's WWE SmackDown

A few days ago, Lana posted a photo on her Twitter, showing her shoulder was not quite pinned to the mat in this past week's SmackDown Women's Championship match against Naomi.

WWE Tag Team Reportedly Request Release

It's interesting to note that the official Twitter account of the World Wrestling Council (WWC) promotion in Puerto Rico sent out the tweet below to a story at Super Luchas about rumors of the Colons requesting their WWE release.

James Storm on His Time in NXT, Backstage Changes in Impact Wrestling, Impact HOF Rumors

Josh Barnett of USA Today interviewed James Storm, who was promoting Sunday's Slammiversary pay-per-view. Below are some highlights:

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Possible Matches for WWE Battleground PPV

Dave Meltzer discussed the upcoming WWE Backlash event on today’s installment of Wrestling Observer Radio.

As of this writing there are only two matches confirmed for the show. Those matches are Jinder Mahal defending his WWE World Title against

Former Impact Wrestling Star Debuts at Tonight’s NXT Live Event (Photos)

Former Impact Wrestling star Gunner (Chad Lail) made his NXT debut during tonight’s NXT live event in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Gunner had been reported as one of NXT’s most recent signings. He had talked about retiring from wrestling during the past year but ended up

Impact Wrestling Results - Jun 29, 2017

We start off with a video package hyping Slammiversary this coming weekend, then we go...BACK TO INDIA! Jeremy Borash and Bruce Prichard are in the ring with a table full of contracts, and we see contract signings for the Rosemary-Sienna title unification match, the Richards-Edwards mixed tag in Full Metal Mayhem, the strap match between EC3 and James

The Miz Comments on Controversial Segment With Lonzo And LaVar Ball

WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz did a press conference interview in Singapore to promote WWE's tour of the country. While there, he was asked about Monday's MizTV segment featuring LaVar, Lonzo and Lamelo Ball.

Bram Injury Update (Photo), Slammiversary Fan Event On Saturday, Impact Stars Train For Tag Match

- Here are videos of Chris Adonis and Eli Drake training for their match against Impact Grand Champion Moose and NFL player DeAngelo Williams at Sunday's Slammiversary pay-per-view.

** SPOILER ** on Next Week’s WWE SmackDown and WWE Battleground

Bobby Roode on Which WWE Star Is His Dream WrestleMania Opponent, His Glorious Entrance and Photobombs, Transitioning to NXT and More

NXT Champion Bobby Roode was recently interviewed by the Card Subject To Change podcast The full podcast can be heard on Soundcloud, iTunes and Stitcher, and the following highlights have been issued:

Tyson Kidd - WWE Update, Chris Jericho Gets New Tattoo (Video), Goldust Teaser For Monday's RAW

- Below is a video from the latest episode of Superstar Ink with host Corey Graves interviewing Chris Jericho while he gets some new ink.

Impact Contract Signings Tonight, Bobby Lashley's Message To Alberto El Patron, Video For Tonight

- Tonight's Impact Wrestling episode will feature the final hype for Sunday's Slammiversary pay-per-view in Orlando. This is also the final episode filmed from Mumbai, India. Below is a video preview for tonight.

Pro Wrestling NOAH Stars To Battle For Tag-Team Championship Gold at Slammiversary

Impact Wrestling has issued the following press release regarding this Sunday’s Slammiversary PPV. As always, WrestlingAttitude will be providing live coverage of the PPV this Sunday night, so be sure to join us then!

Update On WWE WrestleMania And SummerSlam Main Event Plans Changing

According to the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter the main event for SummerSlam has been changed.

Meltzer is confirming that following Roman Reigns‘ announcement that he will be facing the winner of Samoa Joe vs Brock Lesnar for the WWE

Alberto El Patron On WWE's 'Brutal Schedule,' Conor McGregor - Floyd Mayweather, His Final Opponent

Alberto El Patron spoke with ESPN on a number of wrestling topics. Here are some of the highlights:

Backstage Update On Tyson Kidd Working With WWE Again, Possible Project On A WWE Hall Of Famer

- As noted, Tyson Kidd was backstage at this week's WWE SmackDown and will be back on Total Divas for the upcoming season. This was one of Kidd's first events since suffering the neck injury in the summer of 2015 during a RAW dark match with Samoa Joe.

Abyss On Being Compared To Mick Foley, Who Gave Him His Name, India's Market, Rosemary

Abyss spoke with Wrestling Epicenter on a number of wrestling topics. You can see the full interview in the video above. Here are some of the highlights:

Why wrestling companies are looking to India:

Hulk Hogan Talks Trying To Join Metallica And The Rolling Stones, GLOW, First Becoming Famous, More

WWE Hall Of Famer Hulk Hogan recently did an interview with The Top Rope to talk about his rise to superstardom in the professional wrestling business, the new Netflix GLOW series, and almost having a big career in the music business. You can check out the highlights from "The Hulkster's" interview below:

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Cody Rhodes On Challenging Okada, Bullet Club’s Evolution, His Future In Acting After Arrow Appearance

New Ring Of Honor Champion Cody Rhodes recently spoke with Ring Rust Radio; you can read a few highlights or listen to the complete interview below. (*The interview was conducted before Cody defeated Christopher Daniels for the ROH title on Friday night.)

NXT Tag Team Title Match Announced, Brock Lesnar Replacing John Cena, Roderick Strong Vs. Bobby Roode Promo

- WWE is advertising Brock Lesnar for the SmackDown live event on Saturday, August 12th at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Lesnar will be replacing John Cena, who will be working the other SmackDown live events that weekend.

WWE On The Punjabi Prison Match Returning, Asuka and Hideo Itami on The Road With The RAW Brand

- As noted, the third Punjabi Prison match in WWE history will take place at the July 23rd Battleground pay-per-view with WWE Champion Jinder Mahal defending against Randy Orton. WWE posted the following on the match, going over the history and confirming the rules:

NXT Results - June 28, 2017

- Tonight's episode will feature NXT Champion Asuka taking on SAnitY's Nikki Cross in a "Last Woman Standing" match for the NXT Women's Title. Tonight also marks the debut of Mauro Ranallo on the WWE NXT commentary team alongside Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson.

Scott Steiner Calls Dixie Carter A ‘Mark’, Says That Stephanie McMahon ‘Wears The Pants’, Bashes WWE Hall of Fame, More

Scott Steiner was a part of a conference call to promote his match with Josh Mathews against Joseph Park and Jeremy Borash. Steiner also had much to say about Hulk Hogan, the WWE Hall of Fame, Triple H & Stephanie McMahon, Dixie Carter, and much more. Here are the highlights.

WWE SmackDown Viewership Rises With Women's MITB, How Did It Compare To RAW?

This week's WWE SmackDown, featuring Carmella winning the second women's Money In the Bank Ladder Match in the main event, drew 2.603 million viewers.

This is up slightly from last week's 2.597 million viewers. This week's show

New WWE Comics With Finn Balor Cover Released (Photo),

- Below is more behind-the-scenes video from FOX's American Grit reality competition. Host & Executive Producer John Cena gives a tour of Camp Grit where the competitors stay.

Mauro Ranallo Hypes WWE NXT Match, WWE- Southpaw Regional Wrestling Updates, SmackDown Top 10

- Below are the top 10 moments from last night's WWE SmackDown in San Diego.

Tyson Kidd - WWE Update, CM Punk Posts Pipe Bomb Photo, Samoa Joe - Brock Lesnar Unseen Footage

- WWE posted this unseen slow motion footage of Samoa Joe attacking WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar on Monday's RAW in Los Angeles.

Impact Wrestling Officially Acquires Global Force Wrestling

Impact Wrestling has issued the following press release:
For Immediate Release – June 28, 2017

IMPACT Wrestling Acquires Global Force Wrestling

Jinder Mahal On Fulfilling Triple H’s Prophecy, Improving His Promo Work, Ideas For His Character, More

WWE Champion Jinder Mahal recently spoke with the Times of India on various topics. Below are a few highlights:

Big WWE NXT Main Event Tonight, Thea Trinidad Thanks The Rock & Talks WWE, Rocker Talks DDP Yoga

- Below is video of rocker Corey Taylor of Slipknot endorsing WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page's DDP Yoga program. Taylor says the program has helped him so much with flexibility and durability. Taylor says the workouts are no joke and he's definitely feeling the benefits.

David Otunga Wants Vince McMahon To Make Match With LaVar Ball, 'Runaway Train' RAW Segment (Video)

WWE RAW announcer David Otunga is asking boss Vince McMahon to give him a match against outspoken basketball dad LaVar Ball after The Ball Family appeared on MizTV during this week's RAW from Los Angeles in the Staples Center.

Kevin Owens Rants On SmackDown (Video), WWE Makes Women's Division History This Week, Kurt Angle

- Below is video of WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens ranting to Renee Young and SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan on last night's Talking Smack episode. Owens says the "Land of Opportunity" is a terrible catchphrase that SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon uses when he's here and it means absolutely nothing.

SmackDown Storyline Continues (Video), Triple H Congratulates Stephanie McMahon, Battle Royal Note

- The storyline on Breezango's mystery attacker continued on last night's WWE SmackDown from San Diego. Tyler Breeze and Fandango interrogated The Ascension but their office was once again destroyed while Konnor and Viktor were still in the interrogation room.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Possible Feud For Mike Kanellis, What Happened After Tonight's Smackdown, Road Dogg Gives Props

- WWE SmackDown Producer Brian "Road Dogg" James tweeted the following to the blue brand women's division after tonight's show, which saw Naomi retain over Lana and Carmella win the second-ever women's Money In the Bank Ladder Match in the main event.

WWE Talking Smack Recap (6.27): Carmella On Winning MITB Again, Kevin Owens Soaks Renee's Phone

Renee Young and Daniel Bryan welcome us to the show as they get right into the Women's MITB match. Bryan is so bothered that every time someone gets banned from the arena, they somehow get back in. He wondered how WWE can't afford better security.

WWE 205 Live Results - Jun 27, 2017

We start off with a look at the wooing of Akira Tozawa by Titus O'Neil.

We are in San Diego, California and your announcers are Vic Joseph and Corey Graves.

Punjabi Prison and Tag Team Title Announced for WWE Battleground, Battle Royal On Next Week's SmackDown

- WWE has announced the first two matches for the WWE Battleground pay-per-view on July 23rd from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

The first match is The New Day vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos. The Hype Bros failed to become new #1 contenders after losing

WWE Smackdown Results - Jun 27, 2017

WWE Smackdown Opener:

Tonight's WWE SmackDown opens with a video package to hype the main event. We're live from San Diego, California as we see the Money In the Bank briefcase hanging above the ring. Tom Phillips welcomes us and he's

More on The Punjabi Prison Match Between Randy Orton and Jinder Mahal

After recent speculation on WWE bringing back the Punjabi Prison match, PWInsider reports that Randy Orton vs. WWE Champion Jinder Mahal inside the structure is being planned as the main event for the July 23rd WWE Battleground pay-per-view from Philadelphia.

WWE RAW Viewership Back Under 3 Million With A Women's Gauntlet Main Event, Brock Lesnar's Return

Monday's WWE RAW, featuring Sasha Banks winning a Women's Gauntlet Match in the main event, drew 2.976 million viewers. This is down from last week's 3.102 million viewers. The show also featured WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, basketball dad LaVar Ball and his sons on MizTV, fallout from Big Cass turning on Enzo Amore and more.

Jim Ross On If Daniel Bryan Will Wrestle Again, How He Learned About WWE Broadcast Partner

Jim Ross posted his latest blog at Here are some highlights:

If Daniel Bryan will wrestle again:
"Seems as if Daniel Bryan is having some fun trolling social media as he teases a return to the ring which I seriously doubt will or should ever happen. If his existing medical condition put DB in a

John Cena Hypes WWE Return, Seth Rollins WWE 2K18 Trailer Behind-The-Scenes Video, Samoa Joe - Brock Lesnar

- Below is behind-the-scenes video of Seth Rollins' WWE 2K18 cover reveal trailer.

Jeff Jarrett's 'Most Powerful, Influential Resident Of Orlando' Revealed For Impact TV Tapings

We noted last week that Jeff Jarrett was teasing that the "most powerful, influential resident of Orlando" would be attending Sunday's Impact Wrestling Slammiversary pay-per-view.

Impact just announced the following and revealed that Orlando

Sasha Banks On The Revival's Return, RAW Social Score, Chris Jericho - Kevin Owens Ride Along Video

- Below is video of Chris Jericho and WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens riding together and having a good time on last night's WWE Ride Along episode. This was filmed last December before the two split up.