Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Steroids Report on Reigns Set To Be Released

Filmmaker Jonny Bravo issued the following statement regarding the Roman Reigns steroids case:

Karen Jarrett on Jeff Jarrett's WWE Hall Of Fame Induction

Following last week's announcement that Jeff Jarrett will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018, his wife Karen revealed her thoughts on this prestigious honor in a lengthy post on Instagram.

NXT Results - Feb 28, 2018

Last week, Johnny Gargano put his NXT career on the line to get one more shot at the NXT Championship.  With some assistance from Tommaso Ciampa, that dream was extinguished and Gargano was forced to leave NXT forever.

Backstage News On Brock Lesnar's WWE Contract, Paul Heyman To Work With Ronda Rousey?

In an update of Brock Lesnar missing RAW in Anaheim, Justin Barrasso reports that Lesnar was scheduled for the show but he has already went past the number of contractual dates on his current WWE contract.

Sean Waltman Backstage at Smackdown, Steve Austin - WrestleMania 34 Week Update

- Former WWE star Sean "X-Pac" Waltman was backstage at SmackDown Live last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Here are photos of him backstage with his dog Lula, Lilly Singh, and Sasha Banks, among others.

Intercontinental Title Match at WrestleMania a Fatal 5 Way?, Former WWE Star Backstage at Smackdown (Photo), Less Commercial Time For WWE TV Shows

- TV By The Numbers has an article on how NBCUniversal will be cutting back on the number of commercials that viewers see in primetime in 2018-2019.

Jeff Jarrett Talks Upcoming WWE Hall Of Fame Induction, The End Of The Monday Night War

Jeff Jarrett spoke to the area's CBS affiliate — KENS-5. "Double J" discussed his upcoming induction into the WWE Hall of Fame induction, the legacy he's built outside of WWE, how the wrestling business has changed since his departure from WWE in 1999, and more. Highlights from the interview are as follows:

Possible Name For Next Bray Wyatt Vs. Matt Hardy Match, WWE SmackDown Social Media Score

- Tuesday's WWE SmackDown ranked #1 among series & specials for the night in Nielsen's social media TV ratings. SmackDown had a total of 1.263 million interactions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this week - 69,000 unique interactions on Facebook, 1.052 million unique interactions on Instagram and 142,000 unique interactions on Twitter.

Backstage Update On Rey Mysterio Returning For WrestleMania, Who Is Responsible For The Negotiations

We noted before via Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated that Rey Mysterio was backstage at last night's WWE SmackDown in Los Angeles to finalize details on a new WWE deal that would see him work WrestleMania 34.

Furthers Speculation on Rob Gronkowski Signing With WWE

As noted, WWE is reportedly interested in signing Gronk if he does indeed decide to retire from the NFL.

Drake Maverick Gives His Vision For WWE's Cruiserweight Division (Video)

Below is new video of WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick giving his vision for the brand and WWE's cruiserweight division.

Undertaker Not Working This Year's WrestleMania? Who John Cena Wanted To Work With, More on Rey Mysterio

As noted, Justin Barrasso reported that Rey Mysterio was backstage at SmackDown to finalize a new WWE deal that would see him return to the ring at WrestleMania 34, apparently in a match against John Cena.

Dana White Says Chances Of Brock UFC Return Very Good, Rusev & Lana On Rusev’s Continued Smackdown Absence

- Once again, Rusev didn't wrestle on last night's WWE Smackdown. The Bulgarian Brute and his wife Lana shared the following on Twitter commenting on Rusev’s continued absence from the show:

AJ Styles Reacts to Fastlane Main Event Change (Video), The Miz and Asuka on Their MMC Win, Kevin Owens

- Dasha Fuentes spoke to WWE Champion AJ Styles after he lost last night's non-title SmackDown main event to John Cena. Per the stipulation, the WWE Fastlane main event will now be a Six-Pack Challenge with AJ defending against Cena, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Randy Orton Wins Squash After Smackdown, Mixed Match Challenge Draws Lowest Live Viewership Of The Season

- The second round of WWE's Mixed Match Challenge kicked off tonight on Facebook Watch as Asuka and WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz defeated Finn Balor and Sasha Banks.

Rey Mysterio vs John Cena at WrestleMania 34?

Rey Mysterio
We noted before that Mysterio was backstage visiting at Monday's SmackDown live event in San Diego, his hometown. Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated reports that Mysterio was also backstage for tonight's SmackDown TV tapings in Los Angeles to finalize details for the deal that will see him work WrestleMania in New Orleans.

The Miz Training For WrestleMania, WWE SmackDown Crowd Note (Photo), Josh Duhamel - Smackdown

- Actor Josh Duhamel and YouTube star Lilly Singh were in attendance for tonight's SmackDown in Los Angeles. Duhamel participated in a backstage segment with The New Day and Breezango while Singh was shown sitting at ringside.

WWE 205 Live Results - Feb 27, 2018

We are in Los Angeles, California and your announcers are Vic Joseph and Nigel McGuinness. They talk about the quarterfinals matches and Nigel says he is looking forward to seeing how Roderick Strong deals with Kalisto.

John Cena Added To WWE Championship Match at Fastlane

John Cena defeated WWE Champion AJ Styles in a non-title match on this week's SmackDown and per the stipulation, Cena has earned a spot in the main event of the WWE Fastlane pay-per-view to make it a Six-Pack Challenge.

WWE Mixed Match Challenge (2/27): Finn Balor & Sasha Banks Vs. Miz & Asuka

Tonight begins the second round of action. It features the team of Finn Balor and Sasha Banks taking on The Miz and Asuka.

WWE Smackdown Results - Feb 27, 2018

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How Was This Week's WWE RAW Viewership With Elimination Chamber Fallout, Ronda Rousey And More?

Monday's WWE RAW, featuring fallout from the WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, drew 3.180 million viewers. This is down from last week's 3.282 million viewers. This week's show featured advertised appearances by Ronda Rousey and WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, who did not appear.

More on Brock Lesnar Missing RAW, WWE Trying To Sell The Event As a Shoot?

It is still not completely clear regarding what happened with Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman and the scheduled "face to face" with Roman Reigns on last night on RAW.

Update on Jeff Hardy's Status, WrestleMania 34 Tag Title Match Speculation

- No word yet on who RAW Tag Team Champions The Bar will be facing at WrestleMania 34 but they cut promos on RAW last night and wondered who else is left to beat.

Original Plans For Brock Lesnar And Roman Reigns at RAW

As noted, WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar was scheduled to be at Monday's RAW for a face off with Roman Reigns but that segment did not happen. Lesnar was featured in multiple RAW scripts that were done and his absence was acknowledged by Reigns during a segment he did by himself.

Internal Concern With Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar, Backup Plans For The WrestleMania Main Event

According to Dave Meltzer, there appears to be some internal concern with the main event match of WrestleMania that features Brock Lesnar defending the WWE Universal Championship against Roman Reigns.

The Miz Responds To WrestleMania Challenge, Finn Balor Says Seth Rollins Will Have To Go Through Him

- Below is post-RAW video with Mike Rome, Balor, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. Balor cuts a promo on Rollins and says Rollins will have to go through him if he wants to challenge for the Intercontinental Title at WrestleMania 34.

WWE on Why Brock Lesnar Was Not on RAW

The WWE website has picked up on WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar not appearing on last night's RAW for the scheduled face-off with Roman Reigns, indicating that everything is part of the storylines. They posted the following, noting that Paul Heyman and RAW General Manager Kurt Angle were not available for comments:

Backstage News on Brock Lesnar Missing RAW and Roman Reigns' Promo

As seen last night on RAW, WWE was still advertising the Reigns - Lesnar face off after RAW hit the air on Monday night. There's still no official word on why Brock Lesnar did not appear on the show as advertised but it was confirmed by Dave Meltzer that the planned face off between Lesnar and Roman Reigns was in multiple scripts done on Monday.

Nixed Plans For Rumored WrestleMania 34 Match

Dave Meltzer reported on today’s installment of Wrestling Observer Radio that WWE nixed the plans for the match between Braun Strowman and The Miz for this year’s WrestleMania event.

Preview For Tonight's WWE SmackDown, WWE Mixed Match Challenge and WWE 205 Live

Tonight's WWE SmackDown, WWE Mixed Match Challenge and WWE 205 Live will take place from the Staples Center in Los Angeles with more Fastlane hype.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Brock Lesnar Pulled From RAW?

There's a lot of speculation on why WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar did not appear on this week's RAW from Anaheim, CA. Lesnar had been scheduled to face off with the Elimination Chamber winner, Roman Reigns, and WWE was still advertising the face-off after RAW hit the air. Lesnar had been scheduled to appear at this week's RAW for several months.

John Cena On His WrestleMania 34 Challenge To The Undertaker, Matt Hardy on Bray Wyatt Promo

- John Cena appeared on tonight's WWE RAW and confirmed that he will be on tomorrow's SmackDown episode as he looks for his WrestleMania 34 opponent. Cena noted that he had issued a WrestleMania 34 challenge to The Undertaker but WWE officials told him the match was not happening because it's impossible.

WWE RAW Results - Feb 26, 2018

We're live from the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA as Michael Cole welcomes us. He's joined by Corey Graves and Jonathan Coachman. They hype tonight's show and send us to a replay of Ronda Rousey's contract signing at Elimination Chamber with Triple H, RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and RAW General Manager Kurt Angle.

Fan Arrested at WWE Elimination Chamber (Video), John Cena Announced For SmackDown

- As seen in the video below, a fan was arrested at last night's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view during the Ronda Rousey contract signing segment. The fan was involved in a fight that was believed to be alcohol related.

Matt Hardy On Sister Abigail & Bray Wyatt, Cathy Kelley Recaps Elimination Chamber, John Cena

- Cathy Kelley recaps the 2018 WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view in this new video.

Kane Reportedly Backstage For Tonight's RAW

Kane is currently in Anaheim, CA for tonight's WWE RAW, according to PWInsider. It's possible that Kane will be featured on tonight's show as the Road to WrestleMania 34 heats up.

Braun Strowman's WrestleMania Feud, Update On WWE HOF Airings, Miraculous Landings

- As seen below, the latest WWE Top 10 video features miraculous Superstar landings.

Preview For Tonight's RAW - Big Face Off, Ronda Rousey - The Authority, Asuka, John Cena, More

Tonight's WWE RAW will take place from the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA with fallout from Elimination Chamber as the Road to WrestleMania 34 heats up.

No matches have been confirmed for tonight but we know that WWE

Braun Strowman Post-Elimination Chamber Video, Finn Balor Still Going For WWE Universal Title, John Cena

- Below is video of Mike Rome trying to get comments from Braun Strowman after last night's Elimination Chamber main event, which saw Roman Reigns pin Braun to earn the WrestleMania 34 title shot from WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. Braun gives Rome the eye and walks off as he's clearly in no mood to talk.

Roman Reigns On Earning WrestleMania 34 Match, Beach Balls At Elimination Chamber, Matt Hardy Video

- Below is backstage video of Charly Caruso talking to Matt Hardy after his win over Bray Wyatt at WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. Matt says the deletion of Wyatt and Sister Abigail has begun and is on its way to being "ova!"

Jason Jordan WWE Status Note, Cesaro & Sheamus Declare All of Their Challengers Lack Bravery (Video)

- WWE previously confirmed that Jason Jordan would be missing WrestleMania 34 after undergoing neck surgery back on February 6th but RAW General Manager Kurt Angle mentioned during the Elimination Chamber Kickoff pre-show that Jordan will be ready to return right after WrestleMania. Angle said he believes Jordan will return better than ever.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Big Ronda Rousey Segment On RAW, Gallows and Anderson On Their Rebirth (Video), Roman Reigns Vs. Brock Lesnar Graphic

- The WWE Elimination Chamber Kickoff pre-show saw Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson pick up a win over The Miztourage, Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel. Both teams were ripped in a post-match backstage interview by The Revival, Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder.

WWE RAW Talk Recap (2/25): John Cena Distraught, Stephanie McMahon - Rousey, Reigns Ready For Lesnar

Renee Young and Peter Rosenberg welcome us to the show and talk about the conclusion of the men's chamber match including Strowman's destruction and Reigns' win. They touch on the topic of the women's chamber match. Rosenberg wants to see Sasha vs. Bayley at WrestleMania. They give props to Alexa Bliss on her win as well.

UFC President Dana White Shares Brock Lesnar Photo Wearing UFC T-Shirt During Elimination Chamber

As seen below, UFC President Dana White shared a photo with current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar on Twitter earlier tonight, catching the attention of many on social media.

WWE Elimination Chamber Results - Feb 25, 2018

Kickoff Show:

- The 2018 WWE Elimination chamber Kickoff pre-show opens live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Renee Young welcomes us and she's joined by WWE Hall of Famer Booker T, David Otunga and Peter Rosenberg.

Final Betting Odds For WWE Elimination Chamber PPV: Big Favorites In Top Matches

There have been organic line moves in the Elimination Chamber betting odds, but nothing that indicates that the finishes have been leaked. We cannot consider these spoilers, but rather evidence of the predictable nature of WWE booking. We also can't rule out anomalies to usual booking patterns leading to one or more sports book upsets tonight.

WATCH: WWE Now Episode (Live Video)

As noted, Charly Caruso and Mike Rome are hosting a live episode of WWE Now (at 4PM ET). There will be a preview of the Chamber pay-per-view plus interviews with RAW Superstars. Matt Hardy, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson are advertised for the special. You can watch the show in the embedded video below:

Luke Gallows Addresses Rumors Of Himself And Karl Anderson Being Unhappy In WWE

Luke Gallows was a recent guest of The Overnight Crowd podcast. Below are some highlights:

How Old Is Ric Flair Today?, Ronda Rousey - Elimination Chamber Hype, New Mic'd Up Video

- Below is the latest "Mic'd Up" video from WWE's Mixed Match Challenge. This comes from Tuesday's final round 1 match, which saw WWE United States Champion Bobby Roode and SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair defeat Apollo and Nia Jax.