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Ian Carey is a freelance writer covering pro-wrestling and mixed martial arts.
New Japan Pro-Wrestling presented another show from Tokyo's Korakuen Hall this morning. They'll be in the venue tomorrow for a special retirement ceremony for Super Strong Machine as well. The main event for the show was an IWGP Junior Heavyweight...
Smackdown General Manager, Paige, says she was assaulted by a fan last night at Money in the Bank. She is believed to have been high-fiving fans when one pie-faced her and told her to lose weight. The incident is...
Last night at Money in the Bank, AJ Styles successfully defended his WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura. In the closing moments of the match, Styles kicked Nakamura low before hitting a Phenomenal Forearm which took the challenger through an...
This morning in Tokyo, Japan, NJPW released the block groupings for the G1 Climax 2018 tournament. The announcement was made at the Kizuna Road show held in Tokyo's famed Korakuen Hall. The promotion unveiled the participants on Sunday's show and...
Carmella was ready for Asuka. She defeated her last night at Money in the Bank thanks to a returning James Ellsworth. In the closing moments of the match, Ellsworth appeared in disguise at ringside. As the challenger was distracted...
Last night in Chicago, Nia Jax defended her Raw Women's Championship against Ronda Rousey. It looked as though Rousey was en route to winning the title as she locked-in the armbar but Alexa Bliss interfered causing the match to...
Hirooki Goto defeated Michael Elgin for the NEVER Openweight Championship today from Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Shortly after doing so, however, he was challenged to a future match by Jeff Cobb. Elgin and Cobb were teammates in the...
Early this morning from Tokyo, Japan, NJPW announced the full participant list for this year's G1 Climax tournament. The promotion will announce the full schedule and tournament blocks in the coming days. The announcement came during the first of two...
Yesterday, Xavier Woods competed against Kenny Omega at E32018. They played against each other in Street Fighter V. The showdown was even promoted by WWE.com. Today, Woods posted a heartfelt thank you to fans who have been following his YouTube...
While Hangman Page's career seems to be skyrocketing, recent events could lead to his downfall. As has been alluded to recently on Being the Elite, there are concerns that Hangman Page is responsible for the disappearance of famous dick-wrestler,...
Ring of Honor will be holding their first of what they hope will be many "International Cup" tournaments in mid-August. The promotion will be heading back to the UK from August 16th to 19th, 2018. The cup will be competed...
Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Enzo Amore, recently appeared on the "Store Horsemen" podcast. The podcast features comedians from "the Comedy Store" in Los Angelas talking about pro-wrestling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVruAfu53z4 Enzo Amore on Almost Quitting WWE During the podcast, Amore noted that he got...
WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Cedric Alexander, recently took the time to put Lio Rush in his place on Twitter. He got in a shot at former Cruiserweight Champion, Enzo Amore, as well. Rush earned himself some heat late last year after...
David Arquette announced last month he plans to return to pro-wrestling. Few took his comments, or previous run in wrestling, seriously. Yesterday, Championship Wrestling from Hollywood posted the following clip of the former WCW World Champion in action. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxpWN598JLI David Arquette...
Impact Wrestling tonight will feature an X-Division Championship match. Brian Cage, who is undefeated for the promotion, will challenge X-Division champion, Matt Sydal. Moose and Eli Drake will also clash with the winner receiving a title shot against Austin...
Earlier this month, James Ellsworth denied reports he was possibly due to return to WWE. According to Ellsworth, he had a booking in China that day which confirmed he would not be at Money in the Bank. There are now...
Longtime pro-wrestling journalist, historian, and expert, Dave Meltzer, confirmed today that Kenny Omega vs Kazuchika Okada from Dominion last weekend was the greatest match he has ever seen. He awarded the match 7-stars out of what was originally only...
Tokyo Sports is reporting that longtime Joshi veteran, Meiko Satomura, will be taking part in the second Mae Young Classic. The 38-year-old is a former World of Stardom champion and 1/3 of the Chikara Trios champions. Author Chris Charlton posted...
The WWE Smackdown crews' stay at the Memphis Sheraton earlier this week did not go smoothly. Rusev, Lana, and Paige have all reported they had items stolen during their stay. Despite public Tweets from Rusev and Paige criticizing the hotel, Sheraton...
Impact Wrestling has hired Alicia Atout as the company's new backstage interviewer. Atout runs the award-winning blog and interview site, AMBY. The site posts interviews with wrestlers and musicians. Atout was brought in by the company for the latest set...
On the latest episode of "Being the Elite", the Young Bucks and Chris Jericho teased forming a 3-person team. Jericho and the Jackson brothers toyed around with team names "The Bucks of Jericho", "Y2Jacksons", and even "The Bucks of...
Eric Bischoff's 83-Weeks podcast has been gaining some traction lately. The former President of WCW is the latest to co-host a podcast with Conrad Thompson. The show takes a look back at Bischoff's recollections of his time running WCW....
Lucha Underground's 4th season begins tonight on the El Rey Network. There will be plenty of changes this season, most notably a new venue. Dario Cueto's old temple has been replaced with a building previously used as an ice...
WWE Smackdown General Manager, Paige, was not pleased with her stay at the Memphis Sheraton Hotel last night. She expressed her discontentment with the hotel in a recent post to her social media followers. https://twitter.com/RealPaigeWWE/status/1006750819394387968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2F411mania.com%2Fwrestling%2Fpaige-criticizes-the-memphis-sheraton%2F "If you’re in the Memphis area...
205 Live General Manager, Drake Maverick, opened up last night's episode of 205 Live by announcing Hideo Itami was suspended. Itami attacked Mustafa Ali and Buddy Murphy last week during their main event match and would miss last night's...
Major League Wrestling has announced the first 4 participants for the July 19th, 2018 Battle Riot match. Not surprisingly, the sadistic Kevin Sullivan is among the first group of confirmed entrants. MLW promises the winner of the match will earn...
New Japan Pro Wrestling presents Kizuna Road this weekend. The promotion will be Saitama on Friday night and then will present two shows from Korakuen Hall on Sunday and Monday night, each with a title match main eventing the...
The new IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kenny Omega, recently spoke to Tokyo Sports. During the interview, Omega mentioned why, despite the many offers to go elsewhere, he chooses to stay in NJPW. Kenny Omega in New Japan Pro Wrestling We've run Omega's...
"Switchblade" Jay White does not appear to be a team player. This is likely the sentiment being expressed by his stablemates in CHAOS following a controversial social media post from the IWGP United States Champion. CHAOS had a chance to...
Original Bullet Club member, Tama Tonga, does not appear pleased with the events which took place at Dominion. The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega won heavyweight gold in Osaka, Japan on Saturday. Omega defeated Kazuchika Okada to win the...

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