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Irvin Lassley is a freelance writer covering pro-wrestling and mixed martial arts.
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...
WWE announced yesterday that Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar, will appear on the New Year's Day edition of Monday Night Raw. The event will emanate from the American Airlines Center in Miami, Florida. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqj7Uvi9jK8&t=7s The only announced match for the show thus...
Several English-subtitled Wrestle Kingdom promo videos have been released by New Japan Pro Wrestling. The promotion unveiled their English language YouTube channel earlier this year. Wrestle Kingdom Previews The new Jr. Heavyweight Champions, Roppongi 3K, will defend their belts against the...
Tommy Dreamer's House of Hardcore promotion will be crowning their first TV champion in early 2018. Although the promotion has been running for 5 years, they have yet to feature a championship of their own, though other titles have...
Former WWE broadcaster and ESPN host, Jonathan Coachman, believes it is likely Vince McMahon is looking at buying an NFL team. According to Coachman, he thinks it's possible the 72-year-old Chairman of WWE might be looking at purchasing the...
Just weeks after returning to action following a year-plus layoff, Paige appeared to be injured at Wednesday night's WWE live event from the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. Thankfully, the latest updates indicate Paige's injury is not as...
NJPW co-booker, Jado, recently took part in an interview with NJPW1972.com. Jado and Jericho teamed together on occasion early in Jericho's career. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg45gWvHsS4 Jado Interview Highlights — So, Chris Jericho has made a huge impact in New Japan. You and he go...
Bobby Roode recently appeared as a guest on the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast and spoke candidly about TNA and WWE. The 40-year-old was signed to WWE in 2016 and was called up to the main roster earlier this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XctkYL7KeHA Bobby Roode...
Sami Zayn recently announced his "Sami 4 Syria" charitable efforts reached a milestone on December 25th. https://twitter.com/SamiZayn/status/945730070659915779 Zayn had previously Tweeted he would be matching all donations made on Christmas Day, with $5K being raised by fans and another $5K being...
"Woken" Matt Hardy debuted new ring entrance music at WWE's house show in Madison Square Garden last night. Several fans tweeted or otherwise posted his entrance: https://twitter.com/miles_struble/status/945817177134960640?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sportskeeda.com%2Fwwe%2Fwwe-news-matt-hardy-unveils-new-entrance-music-at-live-event Hardy had recently teased using an all-piano theme for his character as he had done...
Sasha Banks was recently interviewed by NBC Sports. The interview covered her feelings on the upcoming Royal Rumble, the women's revolution/evolution, and what may come next for the women's divisions in WWE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfGgfpGAhL0 Sasha Banks Interview Highlights On what number she wants...
It appears Rusev & Lana are interested in entering the Mixed "Machka" Challenge as a team. Whether or not this leads to them teaming in the Mixed Match Challenge on Facebook remains to be seen, however. https://twitter.com/RusevBUL/status/944065783075713025 Rusev & Lana Reuniting With...
In a move done to fund his "Alpha Entertainment" venture, Vince McMahon has sold approximately 3.34 million shares of WWE. The total value of the shares is listed at $100 million. Details of the sale were released to the U.S. Securities...
Big E recently took part in an interview with entertainment website, the Wrap, and spoke about New Day potentially turning heel. During the interview, Big E admits he thought that's where the team was headed not long ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXvoyH8XCcU Big E...
Kurt Angle recently appeared on CBS Sports' podcast, "In This Corner", and spoke about his current storyline with Jason Jordan. Angle also discussed how Vince McMahon felt fans would feel about the angle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozyvA3XsWe4 Kurt Angle Interview Highlights On Jason Jordan's ability: "I...
Alberto El Patron recently appeared on Konnan's "Keepin it 100" podcast. Amongst other topics, he opened up about his relationship with Paige. The 25-year-old from Norwich recently returned to WWE and has formed a new stable with Mandy Rose...
It appears the "Horsewomen vs. Horsewomen" angle teased at the Mae Young Classic is no longer an angle WWE will be running. According to a report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, neither Marina Shafir nor Jessamyn Duke is training in...
Members of the Raw women's division were not informed ahead of time that Stephanie McMahon was going to announce a women's Royal Rumble match in the closing segment of Raw. This was done in an effort to ensure their...
Ric Flair recently spoke with the Daily Star and indicated he wants his daughter to turn heel. He also commented on how he believes Charlotte is already the greatest women's wrestler of all-time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgshHi6XjJ0 Ric Flair Interview Highlights On Charlotte being the...
WWE filmed an angle on Monday where Dean Ambrose's arm was injured by the Bar and Samoa Joe. The decision to shoot the angle was apparently last minute and meant to explain Ambrose's absence due to a legit injury he...
Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Kalisto was injured at the conclusion of this week's 205 Live broadcast when a fan threw a water bottle that struck him in the face. The incident was shown on 205 Live and several fans...
"Bad Boy" Tama Tonga, appears to be teasing an original Bullet Club reunion for September 2019. He posted the following to his social media accounts this morning: https://twitter.com/Tama_Tonga/status/943452825933307904 He has the following post pinned to his Twitter profile as well: https://twitter.com/Tama_Tonga/status/897733274117734400 September 2019 For the...
AJ Mendez-Brooks and EUE/Sokolow studios announced today plans to turn "Crazy is my Superpower" into a television program. The book was released in April this year under the full title "Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones,...
Several top independent talents are believed to be on their way to NXT next month. According to a report from PWInsider, the word around the Performance Center is that a top cruiserweight and a top tag-team are expected in NXT...
Elias recently appeared on the Stone Cold Podcast with Steve Austin. While Elias and Austin talked a lot about music, other sports, and even blackjack, they also covered the genesis of the Elias character. Elias revealed on the show he...
WWE.com has revealed two matches for tonight's Smackdown. The show will emanate from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable will receive a Smackdown tag-team championship match against the Usos. Gable & Benjamin received a title...
Last night on Raw, Dean Ambrose suffered a storyline arm injury. WWE.com issued a report indicating the former WWE champion is waiting for X-Rays and evaluation. Normally such angles are done to explain a Superstar's absence but Ambrose is not...

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