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Irvin Lassley is a freelance writer covering pro-wrestling and mixed martial arts.
New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced there will be a No DQ stipulation in the Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho match on January 4th, 2018. https://twitter.com/njpw1972/status/942689263337873408 Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho The new stipulation comes on the heels of multiple incidents during...
Former WCW and WWE performer, Tom Zenk, has died at the age of 58. As of this writing, details regarding the cause of Zenk's death are unknown. He passed away at the North Memorial Medical Center in his hometown...
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Cormier, recently reacted to a clip of the Hung Bucks vs. Flip Gordon, Titan, & Dragon Lee from ROH's Final Battle 2017 on Friday. https://twitter.com/briantheguppie/status/942054673451835392 https://twitter.com/dc_mma/status/942420416185978880 Flips vs. Old School Wrestling Cormier's comments are similar to those expressed...
Ring of Honor's "Final Battle" runs tonight from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Tomorrow the promotion will hold their final TV tapings for the year from the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcvQqmGA-ig ROH Final Battle 2017 Lineup ROH 6-Man...
The Rock is serious about making a Presidential run. According to his recent comments, however, running for election in 2020 does not look to be a possibility anymore. The Rock recently took part in an interview with Variety, where the...
Luke Harper (Jon Huber) appeared last night on USA Network's "Damnation". The role was written specifically for Harper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrukYnRtv9E Harper also appeared in 2017's "Mohawk" as Lachlan Allsopp. Mohawk is also a period piece set back in 1812. Luke Harper on Damnation That Harper had...
Cody will look to defend his ROH World Championship tonight against Dalton Castle at Final Battle 2017. The PPV event will take place in the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. While doing media for the event, ROH officials surprised...
WWE has signed MMA fighter, Nick "Blanka" Salchow to a contract.  It is believed the middleweight has already reported to Orlando and is said to begin his training in January. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPNZRKKlJMs Nick Salchow Salchow is 33 years old with a professional record...
Triple H was recently interviewed by CBS Sports and threw cold water on rumors Ronda Rousey's WWE signing was imminent. He does admit the two sides are talking but indicates that media reports regarding Rousey and WWE are inaccurate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iixqCvr1HSw Triple H...
Recently, Impact Wrestling has been looking to shed themselves of high-paying contracts which were signed by the Dixie Carter regime. Neither Bobby Lashley nor Ethan Carter III are expected to re-sign with the company when their contracts are up. According to a...
Triple H recently conducted an interview with CBS Sports and revealed his opinion of Chris Jericho facing Kenny Omega in NJPW. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3Qp-Yy7WpQ Triple H on Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho Triple H seems happy for Jericho, Omega, and everyone involved. Here is...
John Cena recently conducted an interview in which he detailed the most embarrassing moment of his pro-wrestling career. The incident happened early in his career and may explain why he's gone on to wear jean shorts instead of spandex. According...
Yesterday's announcement of WWE's new Mixed Match Challenge show has resulted in several superstars picking who their potential teammates will be. Not all Superstars from Raw and Smackdown will be eligible, however. Yesterday both Daniel Bryan and Kurt Angle announced...
Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson received his star on the Walk of Fame yesterday. He joins WWE chairman, Vince McMahon, who received his own star in 2008. Entertainment news outlet, Variety, live-streamed the ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=beZrOG42KxA Triple H and Stephanie McMahon Comment https://www.instagram.com/p/BcqPa_sBIsL/ https://twitter.com/TripleH/status/941141797706887168
Yesterday, WWE announced plans to air a 12-part series on Facebook titled "WWE Mixed Match Challenge". The new show will begin airing on January 16th, 2018, at 10 PM. The timeslot MMC will air in begs the question of what...
44-year-old Tyrus appeared on the "Arm Drag Takedown" podcast recently and went into further detail regarding what led to him leaving Impact Wrestling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brUfRY7akOk Tyrus and Jeff Jarrett History Tyrus stated that Jeff Jarrett had originally told him to sign with his...
WWE will be airing a new live in-ring show on Tuesday nights at 10pm est beginning January 16th, 2018. While it is currently not clear how this will impact 205 Live, WWE and Facebook have announced "WWE Mixed-Match Challenge", a 12-part...
Monday Night Raw this week drew 2,684,000 viewers, the lowest number for the show since June 12th. It was up against the Patriots and Dolphins MNF game which drew 11 million viewers. This number is down from last week's 2,813,000 viewers and...
One fight Ronda Rousey fans never got to see was her against Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino. Evidently, Cyborg is so disappointed she never faced Rousey in an MMA fight that she is willing to follow her into pro-wrestling and face her...
The recently released James Ellsworth has borrowed a page from Cody Rhodes' book and released a list of his "Dream opponents". Shortly after he and WWE parted ways last year, Cody posted the following: https://twitter.com/CodyRhodes/status/736634204604092416 This prompted Stu "Bennett (aka Wade Barrett)...
Smackdown & 205 Live tonight are from the US Bank Arena in Cincinatti, OH.  3 matches have been announced thus far for the show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCaJRYRf2zk Smackdown Lineup Kevin Owens vs. Shinsuke Nakamura Owens and Sami Zayn wrestle Nakamura and Randy Orton...
A story out of WDRB in Louisville, KY today has provided an update on Tough Enough Season 3 winner, Matt Cappotelli. Cappotelli was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2007. He had the tumor removed and was cancer-free up until earlier...
Braun Strowman took part in an interview with Metro UK recently. Amongst the interview's highlights were Strowman's comments that Vince McMahon has taken him on as his "project". Braun Strowman Interview Highlights: On his relationship with Vince: "At the end of the...
The Rock and his girlfriend, singer-songwriter Lauren Hashian, announced through social media recently they are expecting their second daughter together. Rock also has a 16-year old daughter, Simone, from his previous relationship with Dany Garcia. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Lauren Hashian...
One day after Chris Jericho attacked Kenny Omega in Fukuoka, Omega has returned the favor. Jericho was being interviewed at a Wrestle Kingdom 12 press conference when Omega struck: https://youtu.be/-pOSRBAqUdM?t=28m48s Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho Wrestle Kingdom 12 Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho...
Paige recently appeared on Lillian Garcia's podcast and opened up about her past drug use and the reason for her WWE Wellness Policy violation last year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNT9hQCWcG8&t=13s Paige on Her Injury Causing Depression: "When my neck (injury) came along and I thought...
WWE has added a South African tour to their 2018 schedule. The tour will run from Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 to Saturday, April 21st, 2018. The Raw-branded house show tour will land in Cape Town (April 18th), Pretoria (April 20th)...
There is a new NWA World Heavyweight Champion and his name is Nick Aldis. The former champion, Tim Storm, opted to defend the title against Aldis at CZW's show over the weekend. He did so despite having been the recipient of...
The main event from WWE's 2nd Abu Dhabi show featured Triple H challenging for the Intercontinental Championship against the current title-holder, Roman Reigns. Roman Reigns successfully defended his title at the event. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bcc3qnVAuPh/?taken-by=wwe https://www.instagram.com/p/Bcc70SggvO9/ #WWEIndia Supershow On Saturday Saturday's WWE live event from India...
On a recent episode of Vince Russo's podcast, he claims while he was in WWE a female wrestler reported to him that she was sexually assaulted. The assault was said to involve another member of the WWE roster. Ryan Satin...

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