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Ian Carey is a freelance writer covering pro-wrestling and mixed martial arts.
Becky Lynch enjoys puns. She's made several comments and videos attesting to this fact. Recently on Twitter, Lynch and New Day's Big E discussed a possible pun-related gimmick change. This will not be for everybody. https://twitter.com/WWEBigE/status/1026260034722967558 "Been pitching @BeckyLynchWWE the Becky Lunch...
Following Kenny Omega's last match in the G1, his undefeated streak had been ended and he was bleeding profusely from the mouth. Tomohiro Ishii defeated Omega Saturday, evening their all-time series at 2 wins each. Omega still leads the B-Block...
Jerry Lawler wrestled James Ellsworth at a USA Championship Wrestling yesterday in  Jackson, Tennesse. Lawler wore a "Grand Master Sexay" vest to the ring in tribute to his son Brian Christopher. https://twitter.com/DinnerWithKing/status/1026284250348380161?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1026284250348380161&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Flordsofpain.net%2Fjerry-lawler-wears-grandmaster-sexays-vest-to-the-ring-at-usa-championship-wrestling-show%2F "@JerryLawler wore his son’s vest to the ring as a...
According to the Miz, he will not face Daniel Bryan at this year's SummerSlam. Bryan challenged Miz to a match at the biggest event of the summer but Miz told him this week on Smackdown that elite talent like...
Last summer, the wrestling world almost lost one of the greatest of all-time. Ric Flair was placed in a medically-induced coma in mid-August 2017. The 69-year-old Flair is almost completely recovered he says. Flair spoke with Sports Illustrated earlier this...
Brian Christopher was buried yesterday in Memphis. His friends and family prepared a custom-made casket for him they say he would have loved. It was decked out in Pittsburgh Steelers colors and logos with "Grand Master Sexay" on the...
Earlier this week, NJPW released a mobile game for IOS and Android devices. It is the promotion's first English-language mobile game. The game is free to download and features NJPW stars such as Kazuchika Okada, Kenny Omega, and Hiroshi Tanahashi. On...
Drew McIntyre says he "lost his fire" when he was released from his WWE contract in 2014. The Scottish SuperStar had been with the company since 2011. He'd even been touted as a future World Champion by Vince McMahon...
Luke Harper was a guest recently on Edge and Christian's podcast. Edge mentioned that Harper can play many different roles in WWE, including wrestling in main events. Harper mentioned he just tries to make whatever he is given the...
Roman Reigns returned to his college football roots yesterday. The former Yellow Jacket made a surprise appearance as his former school unveiled their new team jerseys. https://twitter.com/ksugiuraajc/status/1025550040239104001?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1025550040239104001&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbssports.com%2Fcollege-football%2Fnews%2Flook-wwe-star-roman-reigns-surprises-during-unveiling-of-2018-georgia-tech-uniforms%2F https://twitter.com/FTRSBlog/status/1025550054784942082?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1025550054784942082&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbssports.com%2Fcollege-football%2Fnews%2Flook-wwe-star-roman-reigns-surprises-during-unveiling-of-2018-georgia-tech-uniforms%2F Reigns was a starter for 3 seasons in Georgia Tech and named a Team Captain...
Impact Wrestling and MLW's Rich Swann began his pro-wrestling training at an early age. Swann was recently a guest on X-Pac's 12360 podcast and talked about training to wrestle at an early age. "I was going on 15 years old....
The G1 Climax 28 has completed 13 shows so far. There are still another 6 to go. With the A-Block only having two matches left and the B-Block just 3, we can start to see who could realistically win...
If you ever wanted to smell just like the members of Bullet Club, now is your chance. A special Bullet Club cologne will be released by New Japan Pro Wrestling tomorrow. NJPW has previously released "King of King" and "Fighting...
Impact Wrestling's second episode since Slammiversary aired last night. It was the 2nd episode of the 12 which will air before Bound for Glory on October 14th, 2018. Impact has two more shows from the recent Toronto tapings before they...
Unlike his former tag-team partner, Enzo Amore, Big Cass is not retiring from pro-wrestling. The match will take place just days after Cass' 90-day no-compete clause with WWE finishes. Cass will be going under the ring-name "Big Cazz" for the...
At All In on September 1st, the Young Bucks will team with Kota Ibushi to face Rey Mysterio, Fenix, and Bandido. According to the Bucks, however, they were originally supposed to face a different team. According to Nick Jackson, the...
"A Ghetto Soap Opera" is how Santana and Ortiz describe the LAX vs OGZ rivalry. The backstage scenes often resemble more of an HBO drama than a pro-wrestling show. Although LAX defeated the OGZ at Slammiversary, King's team stole...
Impact Wrestling returns tonight. The show tonight will be the second from Rebel Nightclub in Toronto. Impact Wrestling spent the two days following Slammiversary taping matches in the venue. The promotion returns to Rebel Nightclub on the 13th and 14th...
Kevin Lawler has posted a photo of the custom casket his brother will be buried in. "My brother Brian was a die hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan," Kevin Lawler wrote on Facebook. "He had and collected everything Steelers imaginable. Special thanks...
The current IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Hiromu Takahashi, will be out of action for at least 9 months. Takahashi was injured during the G1 Special in San Francisco after being dropped on his head in his match with Dragon Lee. Updates...
WWE has expressed interest in the services of both Lucha Brothers. Both Pentagon and Fenix are believed to be locked into contracts with Lucha Underground, however. Their current deals require them to prioritize Lucha Underground tapings throughout 7 seasons. Lucha...
New details have been released as it concerns Rey Mysterio's return to WWE. There has been a long back-and-forth between the two sides ever since Mysterio's Royal Rumble appearance earlier this year. In all likelihood, Rey Mysterio will be back...
If there was ever any doubt regarding Ronda Rousey's wrestling-fandom, it was squashed during her recent appearance on the Stephen Colbert show. While she was on the show to promote her appearance on Shark Week, her use of wrestling lingo...
Mark Henry, the Rock, and D-Lo Brown once found themselves in a potentially dangerous situation outside Madison Square Garden. Henry recalled the story recently on the latest edition of Chris Jericho's podcast. According to Henry, a mob of fans once...
He's arguably the most talked about heel in the business right now. Not only that, Tommaso Ciampa is the new NXT Champion. His era begins tonight on NXT. Last week, Ciampa defeated Aleister Black after Johnny Gargano accidentally(?) hit Black...
Charlotte Flair defeated Carmella last night on Smackdown. Flair, who had been out of action since Money in the Bank, also qualified for the Smackdown Women's Championship match at SummerSlam. She spoke with WWE.com in an exclusive interview after the...
Jim Ross and Amy "Lita" Dumas were the play-by-play and color commentators for last year's Mae Young Classic. It is believed there will be a change to the team this year, however. According to a report from PW Insider,...
Vice President of Impact Wrestling, Don Calls, recently addressed some controversy concerning a recently debuted Impact Knockout. Scarlett Bordeaux made her Impact debut last week. Some fans see the character as a fitting heel for today's modern women's wrestling...
Jerry Lawler has said he was with his son Brian Christopher when he died. He told WHBQ news he was “glad to hold his son’s hand when his heart stopped beating around 3:30 p.m.” Lawler told the news outlet he...
Brian Pillman Jr. is set to make his national television debut with Major League Wrestling. The son of "the Loose Cannon" or "Flyin" Brian Pillman made his pro-wrestling debut in late 2017. MLW CEO Court Bauer revealed the news that...

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