Friday, May 25, 2018

Update on Dr. Chris Amann vs. CM Punk/Colt Cabana

Jury selection began yesterday in Cook County Court in Illinois for the the civil lawsuit by WWE Dr. Chris Amann against CM Punk and Colt Cabana per PWInsider.com.

The lawsuit, filed in February 2015, claims defamation against Phil “CM Punk” Brooks and Scott “Colt Cabana” Colton over comments made on an episode of the “Art of Wrestling” podcast back in November 2014 when Punk first broke his post-WWE silence.

Amann claims statements made by Brooks and Colton on the podcast were false, defamatory and put him in a false light by improperly insinuating “a lack of integrity … and/or inability or lack of competence to perform his professional duties as a medical doctor.” Punk claimed Amann had falsely diagnosed a lump that “grew to the size of a baseball” and later turned into a staph infection. Punk also claimed Amann failed to treat his concussion symptoms saying that he was only prescribed antibiotics as treatment.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Impact vs. UK crossover announced for this September

Impact Wrestling issued the following on Thursday announcing an Impact vs. UK crossover event on September 9 in Manchester, england during Wrestling MediaCon 2018.

‘IMPACT Wrestling vs the UK’ crossover show announced – as IMPACT returns to Britain for first time in three years

• IMPACT Wrestling President issues challenge to UK promotions
• Live event will take place on Sunday September 9 in Manchester
• Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday) from www.ringsideworld.co.uk
TORONTO | LONDON – IMPACT Wrestling will return to the UK for the first time in almost three years – putting on a special event in Manchester that will see global superstars from the North American wrestling group take on the best of the British independent wrestling scene.
IMPACT – which airs in more than 100 countries worldwide – today issued a blockbuster open challenge to any UK wrestling promotion to face them in an inter-promotional series at the event, which will take place at Wrestling MediaCon 2018 on Sunday September 9.
Tickets for ‘IMPACT Wrestling vs the UK’ live at Wrestling MediaCon 2018 will go on sale at tomorrow (Friday May 25) at 10am UK time from Ringside World at www.ringsideworld.co.uk.
Ed Nordholm, the President of IMPACT Wrestling, laid down the challenge. He said: “Since we last came to the UK almost three years ago, we have seen how much the UK wrestling scene has evolved.
“We are excited to return to the UK to demonstrate that IMPACT Wrestling has the best talent anywhere in the world, so we’re issuing an open challenge to any UK promotion to bring their best wrestlers to face the very best from IMPACT Wrestling on September 9 in Manchester.”
The organisers of Wrestling MediaCon 2018 said they are excited by the prospect of IMPACT Wrestling taking on a UK promotion.
“There are many fantastic UK promotions out there and we are expecting a lot of interest in this challenge from IMPACT Wrestling,” said a Wrestling MediaCon spokesman.
“We are committed to finding the best possible competition for the stars of IMPACT Wrestling in order to showcase the UK wrestling scene in the best possible light.”
Any UK promotions interested in accepting IMPACT Wrestling’s challenge are invited to contact Wrestling MediaCon at info@wrestlingmediacon.com

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Impact Wrestling Preview

Impact returns to Pop TV tonight on May 24, 2018.
Moose vs. Kongo Kong, Matt Sydal defends the Impact X Division Championship against Fantasma, Petey Williams vs. Dezmond Xavier and LAX vs. Cult of Lee in a tag team match is all scheduled for tonight’s episode.

Current Lucha Underground and Impact Wrestling Star Competing on Survivor

Former WWE and current Lucha Underground, and Impact Wrestling star John Hennigan will be part of season 37 of CBS’ “Survivor” reality series. CBS announced the new season this week, including a “David Vs. Goliath” theme with castaways being divided into two groupds.
Taya Valkyrie, Hennigan’s fiancĂ©, tweeted the following.
CBS provided a preview of the new season, which you can view above. Hennigan appears around the 1:07 mark talking about his background.
You can check out the full press release below.

Survivor Pits David Vs. Goliath In Season 37

The ultimate game of social strategy returns in the Fall, with an all-new twist.
During the Survivor: Ghost Island finale, host Jeff Probst introduced a sneak peek at Survivor’s next iteration, pitting underdogs versus the favored: In other words, David Vs. Goliath.
For Survivor’s 37th season, brand-new castaways will be sorted into two groups: The Davids, who have scratched and clawed their way through life to prove themselves, overcome adversity, and earned everything they’ve got.
And then there’s the Goliaths, who come from a place of privilege and have capitalized on their advantage to crush the competition, be it in business, education, or the professional wrestling ring.
But social politics can change drastically when you’re stranded on an island in the game of Survivor; as Jeff says in the video above, every Goliath has an Achilles heel, and every David has a secret weapon.
Who will be able to outwit, outplay, and outlast the competition in order to be crowned Sole Survivor?
Stay tuned for more information about Survivor: David Vs. Goliath, coming this Fall on CBS and CBS All Access.

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WWE confirms new start time for Money in the Bank and all PPV events on the WWE Network

WWE.com is now listing a new start time of 7:00 p.m. Eastern (6:00 CT) for the upcoming Money in the Bank PPV in four weeks on June 17.
This confirms a report this week stating the company planned to change up the start time of all PPV events by one hour earlier, with shows possibly running as long as four hours. WWE already started informing domestic and international PPV providers about the change.
A report by The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online indicated that while all events going forward are planned to run four hours, they may not end up going that long. The big four (Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam and Survivor Series) will also begin at 7:00 p.m. ET, but are expected to run longer than normal PPV events like Money in the Bank.
The change comes following the Backlash PPV a few weeks ago, which was the first dual-branded PPV event featuring talent from both RAW and Smackdown Live. Kickoff Shows are also scheduled to continue and either air for an hour or 30 minutes prior to the PPV. WWE has yet to reveal the official timing schedule for June 17 on the network.
Opinionated View- This is such a stupid idea.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

WWE NXT Preview

WWE NXT returns on the WWE Network tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT).
Scheduled for this week’s show is Ricochet and The Velveteen Dream vs. Lars Sullivan in a 2-on-1 handicap match. Also advertised is Kairi Sane vs. Lacey Evans, TM61 vs. Heavy Machinery and the latest involving Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

WWE Smackdown Preview

Set for tonight is WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan vs. Jeff Hardy in a Second Chance Match, Sonya Deville vs. Naomi and Billie Kay vs. Lana in Money in the Bank Qualifying Matches and MizTV with The New Day to find out which member will compete in the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

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Updated WWE MITB Card

WWE Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Braun Strowman vs. Finn Balor vs. The Miz vs. Rusev vs. Kevin Owens vs. Bobby Roode vs. a member of The New Day vs. winner of Samoa Joe vs. Daniel Bryan/Jeff Hardy
Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya vs. Ember Moon vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch vs. winner of Lana/Billie Kay vs. winner of Sonya Deville/Naomi vs. winner of RAW Gauntlet Match
RAW Women’s Championship: Nia Jax (c) vs. Ronda Rousey
Smackdown Women’s Championship: Carmella (c) vs. Asuka
* Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal
Opinioanted View- Awful card. AJ and Nakamura can not have a good match together they never have they never will. Men's MITB has to much crap in it and the guys you want to win clarly lose. Becky and Alexa have there work cut out for them in the women's. Ronda and Nia has total flop written all over it. Carmella and Askua are awful. And the final capper Roman and Jinder who could ealy be 1 and 2 on the worst list.

WWE increasing PPV length to a four-hour minimum beginning with Money in the Bank PPV

Beginning with the Money in the Bank PPV on June 17 from Chicago, WWE will be increasing the length of all Pay Per View events to a four-hour minimum per multiple wrestling media reports on Monday night.
WWE is said to have informed many of their main domestic and international PPV providers, including InDemand and Sky TV, that the Money in the Bank PPV will be pushed back from its usual 8:00 PM ET start time to a 7:00 PM start time and that most PPV events will begin at 7:00 PM ET going forward.
It is also said that the WWE’s four major PPVs (WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Survivor Series and the Royal Rumble) will all become five-hour PPV events going forward. This is being done as a way to accommodate both rosters for RAW and Smackdown Live, with all non-major events being co-branded on the WWE Network.
It is unknown whether or not the one to two hour Kickoff Shows would continue, although the InDemand website lists the Money in the Bank Kickoff Show at 6:30 PM ET, but InDemand airs a different in-studio Kickoff Show compared to the live Kickoff Show with matches that WWE airs on their WWE Network broadcast.
WWE has not issued any comment nor confirmation on this reported change.
Opinionated View- Awful idea. First they can't even fill 3 hours with commercials for Raw. And the PPV's biggest issues are they drag on now you are adding another hour.

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