Saturday, December 16, 2017

Statement from WWE fuels “rumors” Vince McMahon could be reviving the failed XFL

A tweet by reporter Brad Shepard on Friday stating Vince McMahon was looking at reviving the XFL and could be announcing the move as early as June caught the attention of many in both the pro wrestling and sports media in the last 24 hours.
The tweet stated McMahon could be announcing the move on January 25, 2018.

Reporter David Bixenspan contacted WWE about the possibility and while the company didn’t specifically address the XFL, they didn’t outright deny the possibility.
WWE confirmed McMahon established a personally funded separate entity away from WWE called Alpha Entertainment to explore potential investment opportunities, including “professional football.” This of course fueled the rumors even more.

ESPN aired a “30 for 30” series earlier this year examining the history of the XFL franchise back in 2001. The end of the documentary even hinted at McMahon showing interest in possibly reviving the franchise in some form or fashion, notably working with the NFL.
Mainstream media outlets like the Washington Post, New York Post, Pro Football Talk and Yahoo have also started covering the story. ESPN has made no mention.
Opinionated View- Well lets be honest Vince spent over a decade trying to make Cena the next Hogan/Austin ignoring fans screaming Cena Sucks. He's now spent the last few doing the same with Regins of course he's gone crazy enough to start his crap football league.


Friday, December 15, 2017

Becky Lynch Set For January Return

PWInsider reports that Becky Lynch is being included in the Smackdown creative team’s plans for January, so that is likely when she’ll be done filming The Marine 6. Shawn Michaels previously said that filming would end next week. The Miz is currently advertised for RAW in Providence this Monday but his return hasn’t been confirmed


Lucha Underground Stars Forced to Cancel Indie Dates For February Tapings

– According to f4wonline.com, Lucha Underground will start taping season 4 on February 16th. Those under contract to Lucha Underground have been forced to cancel indie dates for weekends starting in mid-February. This could get in the way of some wrestlers working the February New Japan tour. Pro Wrestling Revolution has announced that Rey Fenix and Penta 0M are off the February 24th show in San Jose due to tapings. It was reported earlier this week that the working plan as of now is for the promotion to tape starting in mid-February through mid-March.


Noam Dar Will Be Out For Five Months After Knee Surgery

Noam Dar had successful surgery on his left knee in Orlando in Thursday. It happened during the Fatal 4 Way on RAW from November 27. Dar had issues with the knee for weeks but it went out again this past weekend. He had an MRI before this past Monday’s RAW and it was revealed he tore his meniscus. Dar said that this was the first time he ever had an invasive procedure. He will be out for five months.
He told WWE.com: “We don’t have any confirmed time frame just yet because I obviously need to see the post-op, but it’s more than likely going to be around the five-month mark. That would be with me working extensively at the [WWE] Performance Center, so that will make a huge difference. Staying on top of everything so we can hopefully take that time down a little bit. I talked to [Ariya] Daivari, Tony [Nese] and Drew ‘Gaba-Gulak’. Enzo [Amore], I haven’t spoken to yet. Gulak invited me to ‘Star Wars [The Last Jedi],’ but I’m pretty immobile at the moment. Daivari is obviously upset that he’s lost his rooming buddy, so that would be stressful for anyone. So, he’s going to have a long five months of not having my hilarious companionship.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Impact Wrestling Preview

Impact returns to Pop TV tonight to crown a new Knockouts Champion.
Here is a preview for tonight’s episode.
* Rosemary vs. Laurel Van Ness to determine a new Impact Knockouts Champion
* Sienna vs. Allie vs. Madison Rayne vs. KC Spinelli.
* Desmond Xavier and Taiji Ishimori vs. X-Division Champion Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley.
* The LAX-OVE Summit.
* Impact Global Champion Eli Drake, Chris Adonis and a mystery partner vs. Alberto El Patron, Johnny Impact and Petey Williams.
* James Storm and MOOSE to call out American Top Team
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Vince McMahon "Pulling Out All the Stops" For Facebook Show

Pro Wrestling Sheet reports that Vince McMahon is “pulling out all the stops” for WWE’s new Facebook Watch show, Mixed Match Challenge, which was announced today and will start airing next month. McMahon wants to impress Facebook’s top executives and get the attention of other streaming services so that WWE can have more doors open to them in 2019 when their TV contract with NBC Universal expires.

The show is not expected to tie in to RAW and Smackdown storylines much, though minor things like an “injury” or tough match having lasting ramifications may be worked in.

They add that the decision to move the 205 Live taping to before Smackdown Live is being considered but a final decision hasn’t been made. PWInsider reported earlier that the air time for 205 Live will be moved to 10:30PM ET starting January 16th so that Mixed Match Challenge can air at 10PM ET.
Also expected for the show is to see Nia Jax and Enzo Amore team up, and it’s also possible that other real-life couples such as Jimmy Uso & Naomi and Lana & Rusev will team up on the show.

As reported earlier, Facebook will be paying WWE for the distribution rights to the show, which will have a 12 week run. WWE wants to see how the revenue pans out for this show.


205 Live Getting a New Temporary Start Time in January

According to PWinsider.com, starting January 16th and for the 12 weeks WWE Mixed Match Challenge airs, WWE 205 Live will move its start time to 10:30PM ET. WWE Mixed Match Challenge will air at 10PM for those 12 weeks.

Opinionated View- The 3 people that watch 205 Live are really upset


WWE NXT Preview

WWE NXT will air tonight on the USA Network for the first time at 7:00 p.m. ET (6:00 CT).
Scheduled for the show is Aleister Black vs. Adam Cole in a Fatal 4 Way No. 1 Contendership match, NXT Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Fabian Aichner and The Authors of Pain vs. Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan.
Peyton Royce vs. NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon is being advertised for the WWE Network airing of the show later tonight, which airs at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT).
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WWE announces new Mixed Match Challenge starting January 16 on Facebook Watch

WWE announced a new series called Mixed Match Challenge that will begin airing as part of the Facebook Watch video on demand service beginning on January 16, 2018.
The show will air every Tuesday night live at 10:00 p.m. Eastern (9:00 CT) for a 12-episode series featuring talent from RAW and Smackdown Live in “single-elimination mixed tag-team tournament to win $100,000 to support the charity of their choice.”
What that means for 205 Live tapings going forward remains to be seen during the 12-week period the show is scheduled to air on Facebook. The announcement emphasized the show would “stream live”, meaning it could be pre-taped from the night prior at RAW.
The announcement by WWE on Wednesday morning noted that “fans will have the opportunity to vote on Facebook for the final competitor from the Raw roster, as well as which tag team member of The New Day will be added to the SmackDown Live roster.” Teams will be determined on January 4 following the online fan vote.
Included from RAW: Alexa Bliss, Alicia Fox, Asuka, Bayley, Braun Strowman, Enzo Amore, Finn Balor, Goldust, Nia Jax, Sasha Banks and The Miz.
Included from Smackdown Live: Becky Lynch, Bobby Roode, Carmella, Charlotte Flair, Jimmy Uso, Lana, Naomi, Natalya, Rusev, Sami Zayn and Shinsuke Nakamura.
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Updated WWE Clash of Champions Card

WWE Championship
AJ Styles (c) vs. Jinder Mahal
Special Guest Referees: Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan
If Owens and Zayn lose, they are fired from Smackdown Live and WWE

Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship
Lumberjack Match

Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Natalya
WWE United States Championship – Triple Threat
Baron Corbin (c) vs. Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championships – Fatal Four Way
The Usos (c’s) vs. The New Day vs. Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin vs. Rusev and Aiden English
Breezango vs. The Bludgeon Brothers
Zack Ryder vs. Mojo Rawley
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