Saturday, March 31, 2018

Ryback On Hulk Hogan Possibly Returning To WWE

Ryback On Hulk Hogan Possibly Returning To WWE
As noted, WWE recently stated that may not rehire Hulk Hogan, they have had talks to have Hogal help others learn from his mistakes. On his Conversation With The Big Guy podcast, Ryback gave his thoughts on the situation.

WrestleMania Will Run 7 Hours + Takeover Start Time News, EC3 Hypes NXT North American Title Match, Aleister Black Workout Video

WrestleMania Will Run 7 Hours + Takeover Start Time News, EC3 Hypes NXT North American Title Match, Aleister Black Workout Video
- Below is new video of Aleister Black training for his "Takeover: New Orleans" match against NXT Champion Andrade "Cien" Almas during WrestleMania 34 Weekend.

Jimmy Hart to Induct Hillbilly Jim Into WWE Hall of Fame, Jimmy Hart Has Advice For Elias, HOF Red Carpet

Jimmy Hart to Induct Hillbilly Jim Into WWE Hall of Fame, Jimmy Hart Has Advice For Elias, HOF Red Carpet
- WWE has confirmed that legendary manager Jimmy Hart will be the man to induct Hillbilly Jim into the Hall of Fame at the 2018 Induction Ceremony next week in New Orleans.

Roman Reigns On Who's To Blame For His Match With The Undertaker Not Living Up To Expectations

Roman Reigns On Who's To Blame For His Match With The Undertaker Not Living Up To Expectations
Roman Reigns appeared on CBS Sports' In This Corner podcast this week to promote WrestleMania. During the interview, he discussed his match with The Undertaker at last year's WrestleMania. Below are some highlights:

Hulk Hogan on Mark Henry Saying That He Should Apologize For Past Racist Rant

Hulk Hogan on Mark Henry Saying That He Should Apologize For Past Racist Rant
TMZ Sports caught up with Hulk Hogan after making an appearance at the premiere in Los Angeles for HBO's Andre the Giant Documentary. Hogan was asked if anything progressed between WWE and himself in regards to a potential return. Hogan cracked a joke initially.

Speculation on The Rock Appearing at Wrestlemania 34

Speculation on The Rock Appearing at Wrestlemania 34
There has been speculation from oddsmakers that The Rock will make some sort of appearance at Wrestlemania 34. Here is what an Oddschecker spokesperson said to dailystar uk:

Friday, March 30, 2018

WWE Dropping Smackdown Top 10 Rankings System?

WWE Dropping Smackdown Top 10 Rankings System?
It's believed that the SmackDown Top 10 rankings system has already been scrapped, according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The gimmick was first launched on February 6th but the list hasn't been used since the March 13th episode.

Johnny Gargano Explains Axxess, HHH & Stephanie McMahon Talk Andre Doc, Mark Henry Talks Andre The Giant

Johnny Gargano Explains Axxess, HHH & Stephanie McMahon Talk Andre Doc, Mark Henry Talks Andre The Giant
- Below is video of Mark Henry discussing Andre the Giant at last night's Los Angeles premiere of the upcoming HBO Sports documentary on Andre.

Rey Mysterio Addresses WrestleMania 34 Rumors

Rey Mysterio Addresses WrestleMania 34 Rumors
Rey Mysterio appeared on Below The Belt this week, addressing rumors that he would be appearing at WrestleMania this year.

There had recently been reports that Mysterio would be working with John Cena at WrestleMania.

AJ Styles Talks Injury, Not Facing Shinsuke Nakamura In WWE Until Now, Asuka Vs. Charlotte Build

AJ Styles Talks Injury, Not Facing Shinsuke Nakamura In WWE Until Now, Asuka Vs. Charlotte Build
WWE Champion AJ Styles recently spoke with USA Today's "For The Win" blog to promote WrestleMania 34. Below are highlights:

Roman Reigns On Dealing With Negativity, The Future Of WWE And Wanting To Get Better, The Shield

Roman Reigns On Dealing With Negativity, The Future Of WWE And Wanting To Get Better, The Shield
Roman Reigns recently spoke with NOLA.com to promote his WrestleMania 34 match against WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. Below are highlights:

Jeff Jarrett Reveals WWE Special He's Filming, WWE Sends Well Wishes To Arnold Schwarzenegger, MMC

Jeff Jarrett Reveals WWE Special He's Filming, WWE Sends Well Wishes To Arnold Schwarzenegger, MMC
- Below is a new WWE Now video with Cathy Kelley looking ahead to Tuesday's WWE Mixed Match Challenge finals with Asuka and WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs. SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair and Bobby Roode.

Vince McMahon's Reaction To The Ultimate Deletion Social Media Success, Hulk Hogan Meets Triple H (Photo), Paul Heyman Taunts Roman Reigns

Vince McMahon
- Vince McMahon and other people in WWE were said to be blown away by the social media success of The Ultimate Deletion match that aired earlier this month, according to Sports Illustrated.

Cody Rhodes To Retire Bullet Club Logo?, Kenny Omega Responds

Cody Rhodes To Retire Bullet Club Logo?, Kenny Omega Responds
Cody Rhodes tweeted out the classic Bullet Club logo is being retired and he would be revealing a new logo next week. Rhodes will be facing Kenny Omega next Saturday at ROH Supercard of Card XII.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Backstage News on the New General Manager of SmackDown Live

Backstage News on the New General Manager of SmackDown Live
While discussing Daniel Bryan’s status on the latest installment of PWInsider Elite Audio, Mike Johnson reported that the WWE creative team has been told to put together a list of replacements for Bryan as the General Manager of SmackDown.

Hulk Hogan & Rey Mysterio At Andre Doc Premiere (Photos), Bobby Roode Hypes Fatal 4 Way

Hulk Hogan & Rey Mysterio At Andre Doc Premiere (Photos)
- WWE posted these photos of Rey Mysterio, WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan, 2018 WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry, Big Show, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon at Thursday's Los Angeles premiere for the upcoming HBO Sports documentary on Hall of Famer Andre the Giant.

Ryback On Daniel Bryan's In Ring Return, Supposed Heat With Rusev, Comparisons To Goldberg

Ryback On Daniel Bryan's In Ring Return, Supposed Heat With Rusev, Comparisons To Goldberg
Last week The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling welcomed former WWE Intercontinental Champion, Ryback. In the following excerpt, Ryback talks about his friend Daniel Bryan's in ring return, supposed heat with another good friend Rusev and fans comparisons to Goldberg and Ultimate Warrior.

Steve Austin On Why He Respects Vince McMahon, Why He Didn't Like His First WWE Title Win, More (Video)

Steve Austin On Why He Respects Vince McMahon, Why He Didn't Like His First WWE Title Win, More (Video)
Today marked 20 years since WWE Hall of Famers Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels did battle in the WrestleMania 14 main event with Mike Tyson as the special ringside enforcer. Austin would defeat Michaels to capture the WWE Title that night, the first WWE Title win of one of the best runs in pro wrestling history.

WrestleMania 34 Axxess Schedule Released

WrestleMania Axxess Schedule Released
WWE has announced the following Superstar & Legends General Admissions schedule for WrestleMania 34 Axxess in New Orleans:

Impact Wrestling Results - March 29, 2018

Impact Wrestling Results - March 29, 2018
Matt Sydal and Josh Mathews bump into Austin Aries coming into the arena, make mention of the fact that they're all champions, and Aries says he knows a thing or two about the X Division Title. 

Ric Flair Scheduled For Very Serious Surgery Soon

Ric Flair Scheduled For Very Serious Surgery Soon
WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair is scheduled to undergo a very serious surgery on July 9th, according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Dean Ambrose Injury Update, Dash Wilder On The Revival Winning The Andre Battle Royal, Triple H On Ciampa Vs. Gargano

Dean Ambrose Injury Update, Dash Wilder On The Revival Winning The Andre Battle Royal, Triple H On Ciampa Vs. Gargano
- As noted, Tommaso Ciampa vs. Johnny Gargano in an Unsanctioned Match has been announced for WWE NXT "Takeover: New Orleans" during WrestleMania 34 Weekend. Gargano will be banned from the brand if he loses.

WWE Announces Special Programming For WrestleMania 34 Week On The USA Network

WrestleMania 34 Week On The USA Network
WWE announced today that WrestleMania 34 Week on the USA Network will feature RAW, SmackDown, a WrestleMania's Greatest Moments special, a one-hour version of the WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony and the second hour of the WrestleMania 34 Kickoff pre-show.

Hogan Not Scheduled To Be at Any Upcoming WWE Events

Hogan Not Scheduled To Be at Any Upcoming WWE Events
As noted, Hulk Hogan has reportedly been in talks with WWE about returning to the company to "help others learn from his mistakes." Hogan is also appearing at today's HBO Sports' Andre the Giant documentary premiere, which WWE is a part of.

Backstage Talk On What Injury AJ Styles May Have Suffered

Backstage Talk On What Injury AJ Styles May Have Suffered
WWE Champion AJ Styles may have suffered a MCL injury earlier this month, according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Styles and WWE have been quiet about the specifics of the injury that kept him out of the ring for more than a week this month but word going around is that it was related to his MCL.

John Cena Taunts The Undertaker, Posts Rare Masked Undertaker Photo, Randy Orton WrestleMania 34 Training Video

John Cena Taunts The Undertaker, Posts Rare Masked Undertaker Photo, Randy Orton WrestleMania 34 Training Video
- Below is new video of WWE United States Champion Randy Orton training for WrestleMania 34. Orton is scheduled to defend his title in a Fatal 4 Way against Rusev, Bobby Roode and Jinder Mahal.

No Plans to Bring Back The Shield?

No Plans to Bring Back The Shield?
The Shield made their triumphant return in the latter half of 2017, to the delight of the WWE Universe. However, their reunion was cut short when Roman Reigns had to sit out the TLC pay-per-view for medical reasons.

Hulk Hogan Talks Possibly Returning To WWE (Video)

Hulk Hogan Talks Possibly Returning To WWE (Video)
Below is new video of TMZ Sports catching up with WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan at the airport.

Triple H And Stephanie McMahon Reveal Who They Think Is The Greatest WWE Superstar Of All Time

Triple H
Below is another video from Wednesday's ESPN First Take interview with Triple H & Stephanie McMahon to promote WrestleMania 34 and their match against Ronda Rousey & WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle.

WWE Announces Post-WrestleMania 34 Call, Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano Hype Match, Xavier Woods

- Xavier Woods checks out the Electronauts VR game at the Survios booth during GDC 2018 in this new UpUpDownDown video.

NXT North American Title Update, Matt Hardy's 'The Deletion Anthem' Theme Released, Special John Cena Segment On 'Today'

NXT North American Title Update, Matt Hardy's 'The Deletion Anthem' Theme
- John Cena will be back on NBC's "Today" show later this morning for a special segment on Make-A-Wish. Cena tweeted this teaser for the appearance:

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

EC3 NXT TV Debut Video, Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Finals Set, Next Week's NXT

EC3 NXT TV Debut Video
- As noted, the Ladder Match to crown the first-ever WWE NXT North American Champion is now official for "Takeover: New Orleans" during WrestleMania 34 weekend with Ethan Carter III vs. Ricochet vs. Lars Sullivan vs. The Velveteen Dream vs. Adam Cole vs. Killian Dain.

Possible Reason Dean Ambrose Was Pulled from WrestleMania Appearances

Possible Reason Dean Ambrose Was Pulled from WrestleMania Appearances
While discussing WWE’s announcement of Dean Ambrose being pulled from his scheduled WrestleMania AXXESS appearances, Mike Johnson of PWInsider speculated that there could be more to the story and Ambrose may have actually had to undergo another surgery due to complications.

Paul Heyman Talks Brock Lesnar Wanting To Go To UFC, If He Wants To See Daniel Bryan Vs. Lesnar

Paul Heyman
Paul Heyman spoke to Newsweek to promote WrestleMania 34. Below are a few highlights:

Ciampa vs. Gargano Added To NXT 'Takeover: New Orleans', Updated Card

Ciampa vs. Gargano Added To NXT 'Takeover: New Orleans'
NXT General Manager William Regal has announced Tommaso Ciampa vs. Johnny Gargano for "Takeover: New Orleans" during WrestleMania 34 weekend. This will be an Unsanctioned Match and Gargano will be banned from NXT if Ciampa wins.

NXT Results - March 28, 2018

NXT Results - March 28, 2018
We see footage from earlier today when Tommaso Ciampa arrived at Full Sail University.  He is asked for comment on anything, but he does not respond to any of the questions.  Ciampa sees William Regal and he says that Gargano shows up at his place of work and puts hands on him.

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon On Vince McMahon Being A Visionary, The XFL, Stephanie Wrestling, More

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon On Vince McMahon Being A Visionary, The XFL, Stephanie Wrestling, More
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon did media with ESPN earlier today to promote WrestleMania 34, where they will face Ronda Rousey and WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle. Below is video of the WWE power couple on First Take, here are some highlights:

Backstage News On A Potential Partner For Braun Strowman at Wrestlemania 34

Backstage News On A Potential Partner For Braun Strowman at Wrestlemania 34
According to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, two sources close to WWE confirmed that Vince McMahon is strongly considering using a big name as Braun Strowman’s partner for the Tag Team Championship Match against The Bar.

Dr. Shelby Responds to Daniel Bryan Promo, Tyler Breeze 1000th Match, SmackDown Viewership Suffers Sizable Drop

Dr. Shelby Responds to Daniel Bryan Promo
- This week's WWE SmackDown, featuring Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Shelton Benjamin in the main event, drew 2.576 million viewers. This is down 11% from last week's 2.888 million viewers, which was the best blue brand viewership of 2018 and the best SmackDown viewership going back to the April 11th, 2017 episode.

Shane McMahon Working WrestleMania Hurt?, Paul Heyman Warns Roman Reigns

Shane McMahon
- Paul Heyman tweeted the following warning to Roman Reigns today as Reigns looks ahead to his WrestleMania 34 main event match with WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar:

WWE on Black vs. Almas, WWE Announces NOLA Performance By Mystery Superstar, Lars Sullivan Trains (Video)

Aleister Black
- Below is recent video of NXT Superstar Lars Sullivan training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. Lars will face enhancement talent John Silver on tonight's NXT episode and then will compete in a Ladder Match to crown the first-ever NXT North American Champion at "Takeover: New Orleans" with Ethan Carter III, Ricochet, Killian Dain, The Velveteen Dream

Johnny Gargano Visits Tommaso Ciampa's House (Video), The Miz & Asuka Send A Message, Road Dogg Teases WWE HOF Performance

Tommaso Ciampa
- Below is video of "Road Dogg" Brian James talking to Renee Young at last night's SmackDown, discussing how he will induct Jeff Jarrett into the WWE Hall of Fame during WrestleMania 34 weekend in New Orleans.

AJ Styles Talks Possible Dream Match With Daniel Bryan, Always Having More To Prove, WrestleMania 34

AJ Styles Talks Possible Dream Match With Daniel Bryan, Always Having More To Prove, WrestleMania 34
WWE Champion AJ Styles recently spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated. Below are highlights:

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Referee Delivers Superkick And Makes Pin In WWE Tapings Dark Main Event, Rusev Impersonates Legend

Referee Delivers Superkick And Makes Pin In WWE Tapings Dark Main Event, Rusev Impersonates Legend
The dark main event after this week's WWE 205 Live in Pittsburgh saw WWE Champion AJ Styles and SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos defeat Baron Corbin, Rusev and Aiden English in six-man action. Corbin did not appear on this week's SmackDown broadcast but the others did.

WWE 205 Live Results - March 27, 2018

Tonight will feature a Fatal 4-Way between TJP, Buddy Murphy, Kalisto, and Akira Tozawa. Also, Tony Nese vs. Mark Andrews.

WWE Mixed Match Challenge Results (3/27): Sasha Banks And Finn Balor Vs. Becky Lynch and Bobby Roode

WWE Mixed Match Challenge Results (3/27): Sasha Banks And Finn Balor Vs. Becky Lynch and Bobby Roode
Tonight features Sasha Banks and Finn Balor vs. Becky Lynch, Lana, or Carmella and Bobby Roode after Charlotte was held out of action due to dental surgery. Who will advance to the finals to face Miz and Asuka? Find out tonight right after SmackDown!

New WrestleMania 34 Title Match Announced, Another WrestleMania Title Match Changed

New WrestleMania 34 Title Match Announced, Another WrestleMania Title Match Changed
The Bludgeon Brothers vs. The New Day vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos is now official for WrestleMania 34, as announced on tonight's SmackDown episode.

Daniel Bryan Challenges Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens To Wrestlemania 34 Match

Daniel Bryan Challenges Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens To Wrestlemania 34 Match
Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn is now official for WrestleMania 34. Bryan announced the match on tonight's SmackDown. If Shane and Bryan win, Sami and Owens will remain fired from SmackDown. Sami and Owens will be reinstated to the blue brand if they can get the win.

WWE Smackdown Results - March 27, 2018

Smackdown Results - March 27, 2018
We are live from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The announcers welcome us and lead us to a video package on SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan and last week's show, including his speech on getting cleared to return to the ring, the firing of Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, and their brutal attack that closed the show.

Hulk Hogan Returning as the New SmackDown General Manager?

Hulk Hogan Returning as the New SmackDown General Manager?
Bryan Alvarez was asked about Hulk Hogan possibly returning to WWE and being appointed the new SmackDown General Manager. Alvarez said that while he doesn’t know for sure, he believes that it’s very possible that it could happen.