Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Report: Braun Strowman suffering from bone spurs in elbow, TLC status is in doubt

We reported yesterday that WWE was pushing a storyline coming out of RAW that Braun Strowman had “sustained serious injuries” following an attack by Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley and Baron Corbin last night.

It turns out the storyline was a cover for a legitimate injury in Strowman’s elbow at the moment. The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online reports that Strowman has bone spurs in his elbow and is scheduled to undergo surgery as a result.

The same report indicated that while the injury isn’t considered to be serious to the extent of Strowman missing months at time a time, his status for the TLC PPV in four weeks, where he is scheduled to wrestle Baron Corbin, is touch and go.

As reported earlier, the stipulation for Strowman vs. Corbin at TLC is that if Strowman wins, Corbin loses all authority as Acting General Manager of RAW and Strowman would go on to face Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble in January for the Universal Championship. If Corbin wins, he gets to be the permanent General Manager of RAW going forward.


WWE Smackdown Preview

WWE Smackdown Live takes place tonight from Los Angeles, California.
Advertised for tonight’s show is WWE Champion Daniel Bryan explaining his actions on Smackdown last week after he defeated AJ Styles and then attacked him.
Also advertised is a first ever Thanksgiving Feast Fight featuring Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Bar and Big Show vs. The New Day.
WWE is also hinting at the fallout from Survivor Series that saw Smackdown get swept 6-0 on Sunday night against RAW. More fallout from Survivor Series is also expected on the show including Charlotte Flair’s attack on RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey.

Monday, November 19, 2018

WWE Raw Preview

WWE RAW is live tonight from Los Angeles, California for the third night in a row.

While no matches have been officially announced, tonight will feature the fallout from last night’s Survivor Series PPV that saw RAW go 6-0 against Smackdown Live.

WWE.com noted that Braun Strowman, as per the orders of Stephanie McMahon, will be granted at shot at the Universal Championship, along with a match against RAW Acting GM Baron Corbin. It was not made clear if Strowman vs. Corbin will happen tonight.

Also being promoted for the show is the first match for the TLC PPV on December 16 being confirmed, with Seth Rollins defending the Intercontinental Championship against Dean Ambrose. This is the only match that has been announced so far for TLC.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Going Live Tonight

Everyone join me at 12:00 AM Central time for my full reaction to Survivor Series and more As I go live

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Impact Wrestling Reportedly in Talks With Several Networks

 During the PWTorch Livecast (via Wrestlezone.com), Mike Mcmahon and Andrew Soucek discussed the future of Impact Wrestling and how Impact is potentially looking to secure a new TV deal with another network. According to a source at Anthem Sports, Impact Wrestling is looking to get a spot back on primetime, but Pop TV was not looking to grant it to the promotion. Additionally, the source also claimed that Impact Wrestling is currently in talks with other networks, including TruTV, WGN, and SyFy.

The report states that if Impact is unable to make the move to another network, the promotion will stay in its current late night time slot on Pop TV. The current Impact deal with Pop TV is set to expire at the end of this year (2018). Impact is currently expected to stay on Pop TV throughout the first part of next year.

Also, Pop TV is reportedly looking into airing Aro Lucha. Some promos for Aro Lucha aired during Impact recently.

Opinionated View- Well screw Pop if they want to replace Impact with some crappy Lucha show. I would love to see WGN. Tru I feel will be like Des America not really into it long term. SYFY just wouldn't fit.


Cody Rhodes to undergo surgery for torn meniscus following NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13

Cody Rhodes revealed on Friday the MRI results for his knee is one vertical and one horizontal tear on the medial meniscus, which put him out of in-ring action for at least six weeks.

Earlier this month we reported that Cody had stated on his Twitter that during the ROH Global Wars show in Buffalo while he was teasing tossing a shirt into the crowd he “heard a loud pop” in his knee.

We also previously reported that Cody stated following a doctor visit that his MCL/PCL/ACL appeared to be “structurally sound” but his knee appeared to be damaged and would require a scope.

Rhodes is planning on having the surgery following a match he still plans to wrestle at New Japan’s Wrestle Kingdom 13 event at the Tokyo Dome on January 4, 2019 that has yet to be announced.

Rhodes will be rehabbing his knee leading up to his match at Ring of Honor’s Final battle on December 14 in New York where he is still scheduled to face Jay Lethal for the the ROH World Championship.

Rhodes also said he will be at all of his advertised bookings, including an Australian tour later this month for World Series Wrestling for meet and greets only, and that he won’t be wrestling.


Joey Ryan provides update on torn pectoral muscle, Will require surgery

Joey Ryan took to his Twitter on Friday to provide an update on his left torn pectoral muscle, and that surgery will be required to repair the damage.

We reported earlier this month Ryan had pulled himself from bookings with Pro Wrestling After Dark and Southside Wrestling after he revealed the injury during recent Major League Wrestling television tapings in Chicago.

You can check out Joey Ryan’s Twitter post below revealing the extent of his injury.


SPOILERS: 11/15 NXT TV taping results from San Jose to air on the WWE Network

* Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan def. The Mighty.

* EC3 def. Marcel Barthel.

* Mia Yim def. Vanessa Borne.

* Lars Sullivan def. Keith Lee.

* The War Raiders def. NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed Era via DQ.

* Velveteen Dream def. Johnny Gargano.

* Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir def. Kairi Sane and Dakota Kai.

* NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa def. Aleister Black.


Friday, November 16, 2018

Brock Lesnar and Nia Jax Reportedly Have Heat Backstage

Dave Meltzer reported in the latest The Wrestling Observer (via Wrestling Inc) that both Brock Lesnar and Nia Jax have heat on them backstage in the WWE.

Nia’s is due to the injuries received by Becky Lynch after this past Monday’s RAW. Nia punched her right in the face full force and she suffered a broken nose and a concussion. This ruined the Survivor Series match between Lynch and Ronda Rousey, with Charlotte Flair taking her place. This isn’t the first time Jax has caused an injury, which led to the feeling that she’s unsafe in the ring.

However, more wrestlers have been reportedly complaining about Lesnar than Jax. They pointed to the German suplexes he gave Sunil Singh on RAW, although Singh wasn’t injured. Wrestlers are reportedly upset that Lesnar is “bulletproof”. It’s believed the heat on Lesnar is from the wrestlers while the heat on Jax is from the officials and agents.

Opinionated View- For once I full buy this. Remember we heard reports Nia having issues with Alexa after there feud and well how can anyone like lazy fucking Brock.