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Irvin Lassley is a freelance writer covering pro-wrestling and mixed martial arts.
WWE ran two 205 Live house shows over the weekend. The 1st show in Lowell is estimated to have drawn 1000 fans. On Sunday, the tour was in Poughkeepsie where attendance was said to have been nearly at capacity. https://twitter.com/arshardofm/status/954971522526994432?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2F411mania.com%2Fwrestling%2Ffan-report-205-live-house-show-attendance-pics%2F https://twitter.com/HeelWillMahoney/status/954895004811649024?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesportster.com%2Fwrestling%2F205-live-attendance-recent-show-shockingly-low%2F 205 Live...
In addition to performing on the 205 Live shows this weekend, Matt Hardy also took time to comment publicly on Ethan Carter III and the Undertaker. It is believed ECIII is WWE bound and Hardy took the time to mention...
Sasha Banks was recently interviewed by SkySports. The always out-spoken Banks had plenty to say regarding where she feels WWE should be headed with their women's divisions. Banks has played a key role in WWE's "women's revolution/evolution". She was in...
Reporters recently caught up with current Raw Women's champion, Alexa Bliss, and asked her about possibly facing former UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey. Rousey was recently seen having dinner with Triple H, fueling speculation we could see her in a...
Tetsuya Naito has twice competed for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in the Tokyo Dome but has lost both matches to Kazuchika Okada. Although he did defeat Okada for the title in 2016, he would lose it back to him...
Shawn Michaels was recently interviewed by the Daily Mirror UK and commented on the once rumored match-up between he and AJ Styles. When asked about the possible dream-match, here is what HBK had to say, “There was talk about it possibly...
Impact Wrestling star Alberto El Patron appears to be working to rebuild his public image. While promoting a charity event this Saturday with proceeds going to orphaned children in Mexico, Alberto claims to have apologized to Triple H for 'things...
Last night Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and the New Day competed in a lip sync battle on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The competition started with New Day singing "Motownphilly" by Boyz II Men. Jimmy Fallon went with "Billy...
Scott Hall was Sean Waltman's most recent guest on his 12360 podcast and made some surprising comments about possibly wrestling on the RAW 25th anniversary special next week. Scott Hall on Wrestling on RAW 25 Hall mentioned to Waltman that someone from...
Last week, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that 20-year WWE veteran has retired. The Olympic powerlifter addressed that report head-on in a new interview published by Sports Illustrated. Mark Henry Responds to Retirement Rumor The former Olympic powerlifter and World Heavyweight Champion...
Joe Anoa'i (Roman Reigns) has issued a statement regarding recent allegations made against him by Miami gym owner, Richard Rodriguez. Rodriguez was arrested last February as part of a $10 million steroid distribution ring. Under the name Wellness Fitness Nutrition,...
New Japan Pro-Wrestling's President, Takaaki Kidani, recently sat down with Tokyo Sports to talk about his promotion's Wrestle Kingdom 12 event. During the interview, Kidani stated he is looking to work with more performers who, like Chris Jericho, have a history...
Rusev & Lana are 1 of 6 teams that have been announced thus far for WWE's upcoming Mixed Match Challenge tournament. The show is to debut on Facebook Live on January 16th, 2018 after Smackdown. In preparation for the tournament,...
James Ellsworth recently conducted an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. The always-positive 33-year-old, spoke highly of his time in WWE and his future in professional wrestling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H035vHk7oSo&t=7s James Ellsworth Interview Highlights On his time in WWE: "I feel like I understand the business,...
Daniel Bryan has been pulled from a promotional appearance he was to make this weekend. The Smackdown General Manager will no longer be appearing at this weekend's "World of Wheels" convention in Chattanooga, TN. As Bryan is normally not scheduled...
It was a big night on Impact Wrestling last night. 5 new matches aired, 4 of which were for championships and the other was a career vs career match. A new X-Division champion was crowned on Impact Wrestling last night. Taiji...
Mick Foley recently conducted an interview with NBC Sports. The WWE Hall-of-Famer spoke on advice he gave to Braun Strowman and his thoughts on the 1st ever women's Royal Rumble match. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb3ayhn95XU Mick Foley Interview Highlights On what challenges faced by performers...
New Japan Pro Wrestling's annual Tokyo Dome concluded early this morning. The 6-hour super-show featured 9 matches, 7 of which were for championships. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvfwIbZajsU Wrestle Kingdom 12 Results Masahito Kakihara won the New Japan Rumble Kakihara won the Rumble by eliminating...
The first two teams for WWE's new Mixed Match Challenge show have been announced: Braun Strowman & Alexa Bliss Bobby Roode & Charlotte We'll update this thread as more teams are announced by RAW and SmackDown General Managers Kurt Angle...
Rusev and the popular fast-food chain, Wendys, have been having a bit of a back and forth on social media recently. The Rusev/Wendys interaction started not long after the restaurant announced plans for January 4th to be "National Roast Day". https://twitter.com/Wendys/status/948277894501031936 A...
Susan Cashdollar is set to receive a WWE tryout in the coming weeks. She had previously played with the Cleveland Crush of the since-renamed, Lingerie Football League. Here is a promotional video for the league Cashdollar shot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=JlnrejlH47U Susan Cashdollar According to a...
New Japan Pro Wrestling is teaming up with the creators of the Fire Pro Wrestling video game series for the release of Fire Pro Wrestling World this summer on Playstation 4 and PC (via Steam). The announcement was made at...
Daniel Bryan recently spoke to media while attending a Springfield Thunderbird game on Friday night. In addition to performing the ceremonial puck drop before the game, Bryan commented on potentially returning to in-ring competition. “I assume that if I don’t wrestle...
WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash was the latest guest on Jim Ross' Ross Report podcast and commented on a few topics related to WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. Nash, a former WWE Champion who was Vince McMahon's top star in...
While Brock Lesnar's current WWE deal is believed to run until after WrestleMania 34 in April, talks are underway to extend their arrangement by several months. While WWE would surely love to lock down Lesnar for another multi-year deal,...
Daniel Bryan recently appeared as a guest on Peter Rosenburg's "Rosenburg Radio" and spoke about his relationship with John Cena, Vince McMahon, and more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viYR8CuaB1E&t=39s Daniel Bryan Interview Highlights On speaking with John Cena regarding political and/or environmental topics: "John Cena, you wouldn't...
Impact Wrestling this week will feature a Global Championship match that has been building for weeks. Current Impact Global Champion, Eli Drake, will face Alberto El Patron for the title. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gpWdZ6C4Ew Eli Drake (c) vs. Alberto El Patron - Global Championship The...
The WWE Network is believed to be adding another territory from the 1980s to their classic content early next year. Almost 100 episodes of Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling is set to premiere on the streaming service January 8th, 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DdtO5FhSMs From WWE.com "New Classic...
Former WWE Divas champion, Kaitlyn, is returning to wrestling. Rumors of the fitness guru's potential return to the ring began this fall, as she was spotted training inside a ring for the first time in years. https://www.instagram.com/p/BdSX8CZg9cB/ Kaitlyn Kaitlyn also appeared on...
Mae Young Classic competitor, Jazzy Gabert, revealed her WWE status on the Edge and Christian podcast recently. The German wrestler was eliminated in the 1st round of the MYC by Abbey Laith but made a sizeable impression with fans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayJfGQQsdNc&t=37s Jazzy...

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