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Irvin Lassley

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Irvin Lassley is a freelance writer covering pro-wrestling and mixed martial arts.
Take this for what you will, but both Daniel Bryan and Renee Young are claiming they will be hosting a new show after Smackdown tonight. According to them "Smacking Talk" actually will debut tonight on Tout. https://www.instagram.com/p/BW_DHmIlET2/ https://twitter.com/WWEDanielBryan/status/889964116760293376 Does Tout Still Exist?...
The 6th night of NJPW's G1 Climax tournament concluded earlier this morning in Fukushima, Japan. The show's matches involved competitors in the B-Block. Results and updated standings below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la4F82BI0ww G1 Climax 27 Night 6 Tournament Results Michael Elgin (2pts) defeated Satoshi...
Friendships in WWE don't tend to last. Many are wondering if recent events may serve as the catalyst to a potential Sasha vs. Bayley rivalry down the road. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_ojtOOgCM0 Heading into the match Sasha gave a confident interview, one that some...
If you couldn't figure out what the heck happened at the end of the Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles match at Battleground, you are not alone. Something appeared to go wrong at the end of the match, though nobody...
Paul Heyman's Heyman Hustle website dispatched veteran photographer Bob Mulrenin to the recent San Diego Comic Con and got a first look at Mattel's new line of action figures featuring the Women of WWE. https://twitter.com/HeymanHustle/status/889643035960758277 Bob Mulrenin's San Diego Comic Con Photo...
Sami Zayn defeated Mike Kanellis at Battleground last night. The win ties the series between the 2 at 1 win a piece, as Kanellis defeated Zayn on Smackdown earlier this month. WWE.com reporters caught up with Sami after his match: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3711Knv0ApI Sami...
Jinder Mahal took no mercy on Randy Orton last night during their Punjabi Prison match. The WWE Champion took advantage of several kendo sticks placed under the ring, and tore up Orton's back with them. WWE posted a photo of...
The final two women in Battleground's 5-woman elimination match were Charlotte and Natalya. Although many expected Charlotte to win, it was Natalya who ended up getting her hand raised. The finish of the match saw Natalya pin Charlotte after ramming her...
WWE Champion, Jinder Mahal, defeated Randy Orton in the 3rd ever Punjabi Prison match to retain his title last night. The creator of the Punjabi Prison match, the Great Khali, returned to the company in dramatic fashion to help...
Day 5 of New Japan Pro-Wrestling's annual G1 tournament concluded early Sunday morning. Below we have updated results and standings for the tournament thus far. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_BtF0BnzVE Night 1 (A-Block) Yoshi-Hashi defeated Yuji Nagata Bad Luck Fale defeated Togi Makabe Hirooki Goto...
WWE has been attempting to create an Indian hero out of Jinder Mahal. The current WWE champion was born in Calgary, but has family roots in India. Recently WWE sent Indian Premiere League cricket champions, the Mumbai Indians, a WWE...
The Chris Benoit murder/suicide tragedy occurred over the weekend of June 22-25 2007. Chris Jericho decided to sit down with Dave Meltzer recently to discuss Benoit's career. The topic of the podcast, for the most part, had little do with...
The WWE Network has added 6 new cards to their "Old School" section. All 6 events added took place inside Boston Garden in 1986. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFg0mgEEL5o New Content Listings Boston Garden January 11th 1986 Bruno Sammartino & Paul Orndorff vs. Roddy Piper...
25-year old Alexa Bliss celebrated her 1 year main roster anniversary on July 19th, having been drafted from NXT to Smackdown on that day last year. In that time she has already become a 3x women's champion (2x Smackdown,...
WWE has announced a new line of toys geared towards a young female audience. The Barbie-esque dolls, according to Stephanie McMahon, are part of the company's ongoing women's evolution. https://twitter.com/StephMcMahon/status/888143343523418114 Strong Female Role Models “We know girls expect to see empowered characters...
G1 Climax 27 Night 2 Korakuen Hall Tokyo, Japan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vbUWxk-QmE Preliminary matches: El Desparado and Zack Sabre Jr defeated Hirai Kawato and Kota Ibushi Tiger Mask, Yuji Nagata, and Toi Makabe defeated Gedo, Ishii and Goto Chase Owens and Bad Luck Fale defeated...
NXT this week came from Full Sail University. The featured match was between Drew McIntyre and Killian Dain, with the winner moving on to meet Bobby Roode at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III. There was also an important match in the...
Kevin Owens recently sat down with local southern New Jersey media outlet, "At the Shore", and spoke on a variety of subjects. In true Owens style, he stayed in character for the majority of the interview, even when the reporter...
ABC7 in New York is reporting that Shane McMahon was 1 of 2 passengers aboard a helicopter that was forced to make an emergency landing in waters off Gilgo beach earlier today. No injuries were reported, and McMahon and the...
Two big matches have been announced for tonight's episode of NXT from Full Sail University. Both matches should have implications for Takeover: Brooklyn III later this summer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHEh30kFgnw Matches Announced for Tonight #1 Contenders Match Drew McIntyre vs. Killian Dain (SAnitY) It's Scotland...
Last night's 205 Live show featured the culmination of the long-running feud between Drew Gulak and Mustafa Ali. The two faced each other in a best 2-of-3 falls match to determine whose style of wrestling is superior. In the main...
Meanwhile in AAA... Up until recently, Johnny Mundo and Taya Valkyrie held all the major titles for AAA in Mexico. Mundo won the company's triple crown (all at the same time) in March at the Rey de Reyes 2017 show. Taya...
Rey Mysterio Jr. is expected t become a free agent this fall after season 3 of Lucha Underground finishes airing on the El Rey Network. Mysterio would then have to complete a 90 day no-compete clause before he could...
New Japan Pro-Wrestling executives were reportedly impressed by how well their two recent shows in L.A went. Kenny Omega however, has stated he felt NJPW under-estimated the support the promotion has in the United States. Omega has stated in interviews since that...
28 year old Tenille Averil Dashwood, better known to wrestling fans as Emma, is not happy about how she is being used on Raw. Emma sent out the following Tweets during Raw last night: https://twitter.com/EmmaWWE/status/887110028179771392 https://twitter.com/EmmaWWE/status/887137853234450435 Emma's Career Thus Far Emma began getting involved...
Tonight's episode of Smackdown Live will emanate from the Legacy Arena in Birmingham Alabama. It will be the go-home show for Sunday's Battleground PPV in Philadelphia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWpMGAC-kJA Announced Matches and Segments The Punjabi Prison Comes to Smackdown The actual structure will be...
The G1 kicked off early yesterday morning in Sapporo Japan. The first night of the tournament was highlighted by Kota Ibushi's return, as he faced the 2013 G1 winner, Tetsuya Naito. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw77Qp8PWK0 G1 Night 1 Results Jushin Liger, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi...
Last night on Raw, Elias Samson hit Finn Balor with his guitar. While it looked as though Samson was aiming for Balor's shoulder, the edge of the guitar collided with the side of his face and head. Balor posted photos of...
Ring of Honor is off to Europe in mid-August for a 3 night tour.. The company visits London on August 18th, Liverpool on August 19th, and then Edinburgh on the 20th. The company has just announced that the show from...
Global Force Wrestling and Pro Wrestling NOAH announced further talent exchanges between the two companies earlier today. Moose and Eddie Edwards will be heading to Japan in October for a tour with NOAH, while GHC Jr. Heavyweight champion, Taiji Ishimori, will compete at...

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