Thursday, July 31, 2014

Big 3 Way Tag Match Set For Next TNA TV Tapings

#BreakingNews: August 6 in NYC, it's Wolves vs Hardys vs Team 3D!!! Get your tickets now!

Opinionated View- Well if its half as good as the tag match between the Wolves and Hardy's it will be a MOTY Contender

WWE Ending WWE Magazine Soon

The last issue of WWE Magazine produced by the company itself will be in October. The Magazine will have been in operation for thirty years; it first began as WWE Victory Magazine in 1984.

There is still the possibility that another publisher will pick up the magazine, with WWE licensing the magazine name to them. This probably isn't that surprising of news as print media has been dwindling down in many forms over the past several years, from magazines to newspapers.

Opinionated View- There was still a WWE Magazine?
Before TNA DestinationX airs don't' forget to let Spike TV and let the know to keep IMPACT on SPIKE lets not let up until we get an official word

AAA Triplemania XXII Airing on IPPV

Mexican promotion AAA issued the following press release today:
Triplemania XXII will be on PPV and iPPV
Mexico City, July 31st, 2014 - The biggest event in Mexican wrestling, Triplemanía XXII, is just around the corner; and this is the moment when AAA's biggest rivalries reach their climax! On August 17th at 18:00 CT, Arena Ciudad de Mexico will be at its capacity, buzzing with emotions, with fans eager for a unique experience never before seen in any venue within Mexico.
This year, in order to accommodate the millions of AAA and Lucha Libre fans around the world, AAA will make Triplemanía XXII available on Pay-Per-View via SKY within Mexico in both SD and HD formats, as well as via internet-Pay-Per-View for fans around the world. IPPV is available for pre-order now by visiting
With Triplemanía XXII being the seventh edition of their largest annual event to be broadcast via PPV on SKY which also broadcasts major company events such as Rey de Reyes and Guerra de Titanes, AAA arguably remains the most successful Mexican Lucha Libre promotion with PPV presence in the world.
AAA's first PPV was the historic and very successful event, When Worlds Collide, held live in front of over 13,000 screaming fans on November 6, 1994 in Los Angeles, California. At that event, Eddie Guerrero and Love Machine had their heads shaved after losing their Hair vs Hair match, and El Perro Aguayo defeated the legendary Konnan in a bloody steel cage fight. The event was also highlighted by the participation of Chris Benoit, 2 Cold Scorpio, Tito Santana, WWE Superstar Rey Misterio Jr (Rey Mysterio in WWE), and many others.
Now, 20 years later, AAA brings the world another historic "must see" event with Triplemanía XXII. Don't miss this opportunity to witness history in the making as enemies collide, stars are born, and legends rise!

NJPW G1-Climax Tournament Results (Day Six)


1. G1 Climax – Block A: Doc Gallows [4] beat Bad Luck Fale [6] (8:04) with a front high kick.
2. G1 Climax – Block A: Yuji Nagata [4] beat Davey Boy Smith Jr. [4] (9:39) with the Exploder of Justice.
3. G1 Climax – Block B: Yujiro Takahashi [4] beat Togi Makabe [4] (8:16) with the Miami Shine.
4. G1 Climax – Block A: Katsuyori Shibata [8] beat Satoshi Kojima [4] (10:11) with a PK.
5. G1 Climax – Block B: Karl Anderson [4] beat Hirooki Goto [6] (11:36) with the Gun Stun.
6. G1 Climax – Block B: Minoru Suzuki [6] beat Lance Archer [4] (9:17) with a sleeper hold.
7. G1 Climax – Block A: Shinsuke Nakamura [8] beat Shelton Benjamin [8] (9:01) with the Boma Ye.
8. G1 Climax – Block B: AJ Styles [6] beat Hiroyoshi Tenzan [4] (14:22) with a modified Styles Clash.
9. G1 Climax – Block B: Kazuchika Okada [8] beat Toru Yano [6] (9:01) with the Rainmaker.
10. G1 Climax – Block A: Hiroshi Tanahashi [8] beat Tomohiro Ishii [6] (15:02) with the High Fly Flow.

Block A:
1. Hiroshi Tanahashi [8]
- Shinsuke Nakamura [8]
- Katsuyori Shibata [8]
- Shelton Benjamin [8]
5. Bad Luck Fale [6]
6. Tomohiro Ishii [6]
7. Yuji Nagata [4]
- Satoshi Kojima [4]
- Davey Boy Smith Jr. [4]
- Doc Gallows [4]
11. Tomoaki Honma [0]

Block b:
1. Tetsuya Naito [8]
2. Kazuchika Okada [8]
3. Hirooki Goto [6]
- Toru Yano [6]
- AJ Styles [6]
- Minoru Suzuki [6]
7. Togi Makabe [4]
- Hiroyoshi Tenzan [4]
- Yujiro Takahashi [4]
- Karl Anderson [4]
- Lance Archer [4]

Ric Flair Received Negative Reaction For His Referee Job At Live Events

As previously reported, Randy Orton had some heat on him for his "crowd killing" style in matches against Roman Reigns at live events. Now it seems as though Ric Flair, who worked as a referee in some of those matches, also received a negative reaction. 

Flair was criticized for hanging out on the ropes and not being close enough to the action. It's also believed that he was slow when getting down to count for pin attempts. 

Opinionated View- So Ric Flair was at a show and acted like an idiot and was no doubt just killing time before getting drunk. Least shocking News ever!

WWE To Cut 7 Percent of Staff

For those who missed it buried in the conference call report and flurry of WWE financial posts, Vince McMahon confirmed during WWE's conference call today that the company will be cutting 7% of its staff. 

- The staff layoffs in WWE have already started in Stamford. WWE announced earlier today that 7% of their staff will be fired

Opinionated View- Sadly though the cuts will not be to people like Big Show, Flair, Hogan, Kane, Mark Henry or Lesnar. Instead this will be the average joe.

How Did WWE Stars React To The WrestleMania 30 Payoffs?

The checks for WrestleMania XXX were sent to talent this week and everyone should have received them within the past few days. The word is that the payoffs were better than what most were afraid of, but close to what everyone expected. The talent was originally worried that because of the WWE Network and how that might affect PPV bonuses (along with video game royalties being lower than expected). They were expecting the WrestleMania checks to be lower than they were.

First Match Set for ROH Death Before Dishonor

- Ring of Honor announced the following tag team match for the August 23rd Death Before Dishonor XII event in Chicago, Illinois… 

8/23 Chicago Ridge - @facdaniels @FrankieKazarian vs @ROHOreilly @theBobbyFish

Opinionated View- Oh fuck once again ROH has potential for a kick ass 3 way and they wreck it by adding the Briscoes to it. First field of honor now this.

Update on Ricardo Rodriguez Being Released From WWE

As we previously reported, Ricardo Rodriguez was released yesterday from WWE. The word on why Ricardo left was because WWE didn't have a role for him at the moment. Rodriguez was previously announcing with the Spanish commentary team and working in NXT as El Local. The feeling backstage is that they didn't need him for Spanish broadcasts and his size hurt him when it came to being used as a wrestler.

DJ Z and TNA Announce New Multi-Year Deal


Just announced by Executive Vice President John Gaburick, TNA Wrestling is happy to announce the re-signing of DJ Z! The former X-Division Champion and incredible talent, both in and outside of the ring, signed a new multi-year deal effective immediately!
On Monday, August 4th, catch DJ Z as the special guest DJ on Sirius XM’s popular “Sway In The Morning” show on Shade 45!
Tonight, watch as DJ Z competes in a 3-way match against Manik and Low Ki during Destination X! The broadcast begins at 9/8c on Spike TV!

Opinionated View- Good to hear on two fronts. One I like DJ Z and I want him to stay around. Second if they signing guys to contracts that makes me assume there is good news one way or another on  TV deal. 

7/31 WWE NXT Preview

The following is scheduled for tonight's 7/31 WWE NXT on the WWE Network:
* Tyler Breeze vs. Angelo Dawkins
* NXT Women's Champion Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch
* NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension in action.
* Mojo Rawley & Bull Dempsey vs. The Mechanics
* Adam Rose vs. Tyson Kidd

Recap of the WWE Conference Call Going Over the Second Quarter

WWE held their second quarter 2014 conference call with shareholders on Thursday morning. Here are the highlights from the call:
Vince McMahon portion
Mentioned that attendance, TV ratings and Network subscribers are up from the prior quarter. 
* Mentioned the worldwide roll-out of the WWE Network, noting that the UK will get the Network in October. 
* Touted WWE's new TV & Network deal with Rogers Communications in Canada.
* Mentioned WWE has developed plans to increase their outlook for 2015, including at 7 percent decrease in staffing. 
George Barrios portion
Noted that the Second quarter results beat their projections. 
* Average user of the WWE Network has it on 2.5 devices and accesses the Network at least once per week.
* Mentioned the five-point expansion plan they have for the WWE Network that is featured in their press release. 
* Touted the new deal with Rogers, noting that the WWE Network will be a pay TV channel on Rogers' system and will be available to other systems in Canada. 
* Noted that Canada will get the same WWE Network content that the US does. 
* Noted the different countries overseas that will get the WWE Network in August, then the ones who will get it in October.
* Mentioned that WWE plans to increase their third party advertising of the WWE Network.
* Touted 2 new shows coming to the WWE Network, the Monday Night War and WWE Rivalries. 
* Noted that the WWE Network will launch on some Smart TVs & blu-ray players later in 2014 and also add a "Resume Play" feature. 
Caller portion
1. Will the new pricing directives help grow the WWE Network month-to-month?
McMahon said they are learning as they grow and there are many aspects to growing the WWE Network.
2. Why did they decide to go global early on with the WWE Network?
* McMahon said that they did the English version of the WWE Network first because it allows them to go worldwide faster. They may add language-specific version at some point, but it will be the US version for now. 
3. What about the 128,000 churn in subscriptions for the WWE Network?
* Barrios said that any subscription business has churn, its part of managing the business. Renewal churn has yet to start, the churn this time was due to credit/debit cards not having sufficent funds when WWE tried to charge them.
4. How will they save the $30 million loss?
* Barrios said they brought in a lot of people at the launch of the WWE Network, so there was inefficency. Its now more streamlined. 
5. Did the churn in subscriptions happen after Wrestlemania 30?
* Barrios gave a vague response to the question. 
6. How will WWE plan to get people to renew to the Network in September when the six-month committment expires?
* Barrios said they will try and drive awareness to the Network.
7. When does WWE see people subscribe the most?
* Barrios said when there are PPVs. 
8. Why did WWE decide to make the Network a Pay TV channel in Canada?
* McMahon said Rogers made them an offer they couldn't turn down and he doesn't know if WWE will do this format anywhere else in the world. 
9. Does the outlook WWE has for business in 2015 based off the assumption that there will be no PPV revenue?
* McMahon said it is. 
10. Is WWE concerned that subscribers will stop doing the six-month committment for the WWE Network and just go month-to-month occasionally?
* McMahon said they will learn as they go and there is a possibility that there may be new pricing options. 
11. Is WWE still targeting 1 million domestic subscriptions for the WWE Network?
* McMahon said they would be very happy if that transpired. 
12. Does Rogers Communications have the ability to embed advertising into the WWE Network stream?
* Barrios said they are working on it and it will eventually be built in.
13. What is the status of the TV rights deal in India?
* Barrios said it is being finalized now and they have agreed to terms, but won't comment on its value right now. 
14. How many TV rights deals overseas are coming due? 
* Barrios said they don't comment on that.
15. Will Rogers subscriptions be counted with the overall WWE Network subscription total?
* Barrios said it will. 
16. How many of the new countries that will be getting the WWE Network soon did not have access to PPVs before? 
* Barrios said a lot of them.
That ended the conference call. 

Buyrates for Extreme Rules, Payback, and Money in the Bank

WWE released the buyrate numbers for the Extreme Rules, Payback and Money in the Bank PPVs.
* WWE Extreme Rules (5/4/14, headlined by WWE World Champion Daniel Bryan vs. Kane) -108,000 buys (down from 231,000 buys in 2013)
* WWE Payback (6/1/14, headlined by the Shield vs. Evolution in an Elimination Match) - 67,000 buys (down from 186,000 buys in 2013)
* WWE Money in the Bank (6/29/14, headlined by the Money in the Bank Ladder Match for the vacant WWE World Title) - 122,000 buys
Also, prior event buys of PPVs before July 2014 did 72,000 buys, up from 95,000 buys in the second quarter of 2013. 
Opinionated View- Well things to keep in mind. Anyone that has the network isn't going to buy a PPV. Several carries dropped WWE PPV's after the network launched. That said these numbers are still terrible. It doesn't shock me though WWE did awful jobs building up to all three PPV's. 

Latest WWE Network subscriber count revealed

WWE announced the latest WWE Network subscriber count as 700,000. The number is up from the 667,000 subscribers the network had on April 7 (the day after WrestleMania 30). WWE also announced that they plan to take WWE Network worldwide on August 12. The company will also launch the network on several smart televisions and blu-ray players in mid-August.

WWE's financial report is boasting that they added 161,000 new subscribers since April 6, which would mean they lost 128,000 subscribers.

Opinionated View- I am going to assume if only 667,000 was a disappointment in april only get up 700,000 is still a disappointment. Will they add more numbers when they go world wide yes but will that mean the network is taking off? No it just means the numbers are inflated form over seas.

Preview For Tonight's TNA Destination X

This Thursday’s edition of IMPACT WRESTLING is TNA’s annual Destination X special event!  Always a fan favorite this show emanates from New York City’s Manhattan Center and features a thrilling night of high-energy wrestling!
Unknown-20 Unknown-19
In a huge main event, Austin Aries will use Option C and will hand over the X Division Title to face The Destroyer, Lashley, for the World Heavyweight Championship.  Will history repeat itself and Aries walk out of Destination X as a 2-time World Champion?  Find out this Thursday!
A tag team dream match has been signed for Destination X as well.  Matt and Jeff, The Hardys, will reunite to team together for the first time in over three years on IMPACT as they take on TNA World Tag Team Champions, The Wolves.  Who will walk away as champions after this epic tag team battle?
There will be three qualifying matches to determine the new X Division Champion.  In Match 1, it will be the returning Low Ki vs. Manik vs. DJ Z.  Match 2 will feature Sanada vs. Brian Cage vs. Crazzy Steve.  Finally, Samoa Joe makes his return to the X Division facing Tigre Uno and the returning Homicide in the final qualifier.  The three winners will advance to a match on next week’s IMPACT that will determine the new X Division Champion. 
Plus, Dixie Carter will be in attendance with EC3, Rockstar Spud, Rhino and her two new hired guns…Snitsky and Ryklon Stephens.  How will Bully Ray, Devon and Tommy Dreamer react to the brutal attack that ended last week’s IMPACT? 
All this and so much more this Thursday when IMPACT airs on Spike TV at 9/8c!

Xavier Woods Impressing With Promos

- Those who have worked with Xavier Woods on his new stable with Kofi Kingston and Big E. say that Woods has been very good at delivering heel promos for the group during practice.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NJPW Cancels Event Set for Same Day and Venue as TNA Bound for Glory

Originally, NJPW was planning to run a show the same day and in the same building as TNA's Bound for Glory PPV event, which is scheduled for Japan at the Korakuen Hall on October 12. However, New Japan has now pulled the show, so TNA would be able to run its event at any point during the day in the venue.

Why Did Chris Hero Decide Against Signing a Deal with ROH?

- F4WOnline reports that despite making a few appearances for ROH after his WWE release, Chris Hero did not want to be locked down with a contract that would limit him from certain indie appearances. Hero's last match for the promotion was on March 8 against Adam Cole.

Its to bad because ROH could really use Hero. He's a great talent

ROH May Not Be Option For TNA Talent

- The Wrestling Observer released a report on what could happen to the TNA roster if Impact Wrestling shuts down and TNA closes its doors. Per the report, ROH's full-time roster is said to be packed right now, and there is not much room for additional talent. Samoa Joe and Eddie Edwards would be given dates if they wanted them, but ROH is already having trouble booking the talent they already have.

Yet Another Reason no one should celebrate if TNA closes.
Everyone until we get an official world TNA is still staying with Spike or that TNA has singed a better deal else where lets keep hitting Spike TV up

Update on the AAA US Based TV Show

AAA's series on The El Rey Network will begin taping in late August, has confirmed. The original taping dates began on 8/24, but we've heard it may have been pushed back a few days. The series will film in Los Angeles.
Former New Japan and ROH star Ricky Reyes, who was on WWE's radar, has signed for the series. I've heard several former WWE names have signed or are in the process of finalizing deals for the series. Once we confirm those names, we'll post.
Former WWE creative team member Chris DeJoseph is working on the series in a producer's role.
There has been a lot of talk about the series, which is scheduled for an eight episode first season this Fall on El Rey, with some of the pitches for it being really "far out" in comparison to traditional wrestling TV. Once the series starts taping, we'll see what form it actually takes.

TNA Wrestling Signs American War Hero Chris Melendez to Multi-Year Agreement

TNA Wrestling is happy to announce the signing of a true American hero! Chris Melendez is a former Army Sergeant, who served his country in Afghanistan and was awarded a Purple Heart. Because of injuries suffered in combat, the brave soldier returned home a single leg amputee. Melendez, a member of the Wounded Warrior Project, had another dream to realize when he returned home. He dreamed of becoming a pro wrestler. 
Chris’ remarkable story begins as a kid growing up in Spanish Harlem. His grandmother introduced him to professional wrestling at a young age and, ever since, he has been hooked.
“The ability to captivate an audience without having to say any words is what got me hooked.” 
Inspired by his father, a Vietnam Vet, and compelled by the events of September 11, Chris joined the U.S. Army at the young age of 17. At age 19, and with only 23 days of his Iraq deployment remaining, he sustained horrifying life-threatening injuries from an IED.
“When I was able to open my eyes after the explosion I looked across the battlefield to see what I thought was a fellow-soldier in need of help. I quickly realized it was my leg.”
After being resuscitated three times and enduring numerous emergency surgeries and procedures, Melendez’s long road of recovery took him to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Through pure grit and determination, cutting edge science and technology delivered via the VA, and support from friends, family and The Wounded Warrior Project, Melendez was walking with a prosthetic within 40 days. 
In 2012, Melendez entered Team 3D Academy of Professional Wrestling in Florida where he trained day-in and day-out under the tutelage of Bully Ray and Devon. Now, TNA Wrestling can announce the signing of Chris Melendez to a multi-year contract. 
Still known in the locker room as “Sarge”, Melendez is set to make his debut for the company during the August 5-7 tapings at New York City’s legendary Manhattan Center. 
Opinionated View- This a really cool story. Good for TNA.

Ricardo Rodriguez Cut From WWE

Ricardo Rodriguez posted the following on Twitter:

I have come to terms with WWE on my release. I want to thank them for a great 4 years. But I miss wrestling

Ricardo was signed by WWE in 2010 and is most known as Alberto Del Rio's ring announcer from Del Rio's WWE debut in 2010 until 2013. Rodriguez also wrestled as the masked El Local on WWE & NXT TV, last teaming with Kalisto on the NXT Takeover live special in May 2014, losing to NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension.
WWE has confirmed the release of Rodriguez on with the following:
WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar Ricardo Rodriguez as of today, July 30, 2014. WWE wishes Ricardo Rodriguez the best in all of his future endeavors.
Opinionated View- FIrst of many to come if the numbers for the network are as bad as I think.

TNA Revelas Contestants For British Bootcamp 2

- The list of contestants for TNA's British Bootcamp 2 have been revealed. The series begins filming next month. It includes Rampage Brown, Mark Andrews, Martin Stone, Noam Dar, El Ligero, Sha Samuels, RJ Singh and The Owens Twins

WWE Making More Budget Cuts: Layoffs Coming

WWE is expected to announce mass layoffs tomorrow after they report their earnings for the second quarter, along with the WWE Network subscriber numbers. The number going around is that ten percent of the WWE staff will be let go. This could be due to the performance of the WWE Network. Usually when a company reports lower than expected numbers they announce layoffs to prevent Wall Street from selling off the stock.

- At the moment, WWE stock is trading at $12.05, down 42 cents.

WWE is reportedly making a budget cut move that will affect independent wrestlers.

The site reports that WWE has reduced the standard day of pay to independent workers who appear as extras for television from $200 to $100. WWE often selects several local independent performers to be extras on the various TV shows as backstage extras, Rosebuds and other roles. If they are used in a match or a more physically demanding role, the pay is usually more. Word is that pay grade may also be reduced.

This reports follows the stories from earlier this week, claiming that WWE was looking to make more budget cuts before revealing tomorrow's Q2 earnings report. After the reveal of the WWE Network subscriber numbers (667,000) and the reality that WWE would not be meeting financial projections, there were reports that the company was looking to cut upwards of $20 million from their budget.

Opinionated View- Remember my theory about the Spike and TNA rumors being a distraction so the IWC can ignore all this from the WWE. Well look above there is no way to spin this in a good way. WWE is in the red the network has been an EPIC FAIL!

ROH champions re-sign

ROH has announced via that the ROH Tag Tam Champions, Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly of Red Dragon, have re-signed with the company.

Opinionated View- I think that's a mistake. Now this is just speculation on my part I wonder if rumors about TNA and Spike contributed to them staying with ROH.

Vince Russo Says He's Done With TNA

Vince Russo posted the following on Twitter:

Officially DONE w/TNA. Today they "suggested" a break, I declined. Finality was better for me.Details coming

Full WWE Smackdown Taping Results (SPOILERS)

Jack Swagger vs. Cesaro kicks off SmackDown. Swagger wins with the Patriot Lock. Rusev and Lana come out after the match for a promo. Zeb responds and the challenge is accepted. Swagger vs. Rusev is on for SummerSlam.

* Randy Orton comes out and cuts a promo on Roman Reigns. He challenges Reigns to a match at SummerSlam.

* Kane and Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose in a handicap match is announced for later.

R-Truth beat Bo Dallas by disqualification when Bo wouldn't break at the 5 count. Bo beat Truth down after the bell and cut a promo.

AJ Lee squashes Rosa Mendes by submission. Paige attacks AJ at the top of the ramp and lays her out. Officials check on AJ as Paige skips away.

Kane and Seth Rollins beat Dean Ambrose by DQ when Ambrose hit Kane with a steel chair. Rollins runs away as Ambrose hits Kane a few more times.

* We see AJ Lee being taken away on a stretcher with a neck brace on.

Fandango vs. Diego with Summer Rae and Layla is next. Diego gets the win when the Divas distract Fandango.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio with The Miz on commentary is next. Miz interrupts the match by standing on the announce table and mocks Ziggler. Ziggler goes after him but Miz gets away. Del Rio takes advantage and hits the cross armbreaker on Ziggler for the win.

Erick Rowan vs. Chris Jericho is the main event. If Jericho wins, Rowan is banned from ringside at SummerSlam. The referee sends Luke Harper to the back and Jericho wins with the Codebreaker. Bray Wyatt attacked Jericho but that may have been part of the dark main event, we're not sure yet.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

7/29 WWE Main Event Report

We are in Corpus Christi, Texas and your announcers are Byron ‘Early Morning Flights out of Connecticut on a Tuesday are fun’ Saxton and Tom ‘Southwest Championship Wrestling’ Phillips.
Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring to talk to the people in Corpus Christi. We see footage from his match against Cesaro last week on Smackdown.

Dean says that he is back and he is in a foul mood. He is fresh off his ‘promotional tour’ last night. Shaking hands and kissing babies is not his thing, but it is a way for the Authority to keep him away from their precious darling Seth Rollins.

Dean tells Seth to finally do what is best for business and that is get his teeth knocked down his throat in the ring. Dean says that Seth won’t do it because he doesn’t have any guts.

Does Seth want to hide behind closed doors eating protein bars with Triple H or does he want to come out here right now?

No one comes out so Dean takes a seat in the center of the ring. He says that Seth is going to hide behind Kane and hold Triple H’s hand. Dean says that he will go through everyone the Authority puts in front of him until he gets to Seth. Then he will teach Seth a lesson about selling out.

Alberto Del Rio makes his way to the stage. He wants to know what exactly is Dean supposed to be. Is he a rat or a dog? He looks like a bum who came out of a dumpster. He needs to stop worrying about Seth Rollins and start worrying about Alberto Del Rio. Alberto says that he is not afraid. He is a former World Champion.

Fear is being put in the cross arm breaker and wondering if Alberto will show him mercy.

Alberto gets into the ring and he gets in Dean’s face. Alberto tells Dean that every show starts with a kickoff. Does Dean want to start this now? Dean’s shoulder is wrapped like a present for him. Alberto says that he will take Dean’s arm home with him as a trophy. Alberto kicks Dean in the injured arm and then he leaves the ring.

Tom and Byron talk about John Cena’s reaction on last night’s Raw and we see the footage.

The Usos walk in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back and Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods are at the announce table. Xavier blows off Tom’s introduction and he says that he will explain why they are here.

Match Number One: Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso versus Curtis Axel and Ryback in a Non Title Match

Jimmy and Ryback start things off and Jimmy with a waist lock and side head lock. Ryback with a top wrist lock and then he pulls Jimmy to the mat. Ryback pushes Jimmy in the corner and Jimmy with an uppercut. Jimmy with chops but Ryback with a side head lock. Jimmy with a drop kick and Jey tags in. They hit a double elbow drop.

Jey with an uppercut and punch in the corner. Jey floats over on an Irish whip and Ryback with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Axel tags in and he hits a running drop kick and then he kicks Jey on the apron. Ryback with a kick while the referee is not looking. Axel gets a near fall. Ryback tags in and he connects with knees to Jey.

Ryback gets a near fall. Ryback with a reverse chin lock. Ryback with forearms to the back and he tags in Axel. Axel with a kick to the chest and then he rips off Jey’s shirt. Axel with an elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Axel chokes Jey and the referee warns him. Axel with a back breaker for a near fall.

Ryback tags in and he sends Jey into the turnbuckles. Ryback with a near fall. Ryback with a slam and he hits a splash for a near fall. Ryback kicks Jey in the back of the head but Jey with a chop and uppercut. Ryback with a spinebuster to Jey and Ryback goes up top. Ryback misses an elbow drop when Jey moves out of the way.

Axel and Jimmy tag in and Jimmy with clotheslines followed by a thrust kick and uppercut. Jimmy with a Bubba Bomb and then he sets for the running butt splash and he connects. Jimmy kicks Ryback away from the turnbuckles but Axel clips Jimmy on the turnbuckles and Axel with a fisherman’s suplex for a near fall. Jey drops Ryback on the top rope and Jimmy with a super kick. Axel with a rollup on Jimmy for a near fall. Jimmy with a plancha while Jey hits a Superfly Splash for the three count.

Winners: Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso

After the match, Xavier, Kofi, and Big E watch the Usos celebrate from the announce table.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to take a look at the recent events involving Brie Bella and Stephanie McMahon.

We go to the Goldman Box and Heath Slater says Slater-Gator will climb the tag team ranks. Titus tells Heath to stay out of his way or he will knock him out.

Titus O’Neil and Heath Slater versus Zack Ryder and Tyson Kidd

Slater and Ryder start things off and they lock up and Ryder with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Ryder gets a near fall. Titus and Slater argue before Slater kicks Ryder and applies a side head lock. Slater with a shoulder tackle but Ryder with a flapjack for a near fall. Kidd with a shoulder from the apron and a reverse rollup for a near fall.

Kidd hangs in the ropes and Slater charges at him but Kidd moves and Slater goes to the floor. Kidd with a cannonball off the apron. Kidd sends Slater back in and Ryder with a missile drop kick and Ryder gets a near fall. Slater backs Ryder into the corner and Titus tags in.

Titus with a clothesline from the apron and then he sends Ryder into the corner and he chops Ryder. Titus refuses to tag Slater back in and Titus gets Ryder on his shoulder for a Hercules style back breaker and he drops down to add more pressure to the back. Titus with an arm bar. Ryder with a forearm but Titus with a punch.

Titus with an Irish whip and he runs into knees from Ryder. Slater tags in and he tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Ryder lands on his feet. Kidd with a springboard drop kick followed by a drop kick to the temples. Kidd runs into an elbow from Slater and then Kidd puts Slater in the tree of woe. Kidd with knees and then Titus tries to interfere and Kidd stops Titus. Ryder with the Broski Boot while Kidd hits the hesitation drop kick for a near fall.

Kidd goes up top and Ryder stops Titus from interfering but Titus sends Ryder into the ringside barrier. Slater climbs the turnbuckles and hits a power slam from the turnbuckles for the three count.

Winners: Heath Slater and Titus O’Neil

We take a look at what happened between Randy Orton and Roman Reigns on Raw.

Randy Orton will talk on Smackdown.

Match Number Three: Dean Ambrose versus Alberto Del Rio

Ambrose with punches and then he runs Del Rio’s face across the top rope. Ambrose with an Irish whip and he runs his forearm across the bridge of the nose. Del Rio with a back heel kick but Ambrose punches Del Rio in the corner. Ambrose with a suplex and he gets a near fall.

Del Rio with an Irish whip and a step up enzuigiri. Del Rio with punches to the head. Ambrose with a knee as Del Rio hits the ropes. Del Rio is sent to the floor by Ambrose and Ambrose drives Del Rio back first into the ringside barrier. Ambrose Irish whips Del Rio into the ringside barrier. Ambrose with a forearm across the chest.

Ambrose with a double sledge off the apron. Ambrose with a boot to the abdomen and he adds more pressure. Ambrose sets for the Regal Stretch but he makes it a cross arm choke instead. Ambrose sends Del Rio into the corner and Dean with a shoulder. Dean charges into the corner but Del Rio moves and Ambrose hits the ring post with his injured shoulder. Del Rio goes to the floor and he hits a super kick against the post. Del Rio with a boot to the chest as he comes off the turnbuckles. Del Rio gets a near fall.

Del Rio with a key lock but Ambrose with punches to get out of the hold. Del Rio with an Irish whip but Ambrose gets his feet up. Ambrose goes up top but Del Rio crotches Ambrose. Del Rio tries for an inverted superplex but Ambrose rakes the face and Del Rio goes to the mat. Ambrose with a missile drop kick and both men are down. Ambrose punches Del Rio and the referee warns Ambrose and pulls him out of the corner.

Ambrose is sent to the apron and Del Rio with an enzuigiri and Ambrose falls off the apron as we go to commercial.

We are back and Del Rio with a reverse chin lock. Ambrose with kicks but Del Rio with a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Del Rio sends Ambrose shoulder first into the ring post and Ambrose goes to the apron. Del Rio goes for a superplex and he hits it. Del Rio gets a near fall. Del Rio with a boot to the head and he gets a near fall.

Del Rio returns to the reverse chin lock. Ambrose with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down. Ambrose with punches and a running forearm followed by an elbow to the throat. Ambrose with a cross body and he punches Del Rio. Del Rio with a kick and then he goes for a splash into the ropes but Ambrose moves and Del Rio goes to the floor. Ambrose with a suicide dive and Del Rio is sent into the front row and a fan asks Del Rio for his ticket.

Ambrose sends Del Rio back into the ring and Ambrose gets a near fall with a rollup. Ambrose goes for the rebound clothesline but Del Rio side steps him and Del Rio with a German suplex for a near fall. Del Rio misses the step up enzuigiri to the shoulder and Ambrose with a tornado DDT for a near fall.

Del Rio with an arm breaker and then Del Rio with a super kick and Del Rio gets a near fall. Del Rio signals for the cross arm breaker and he sets to float over but Ambrose escapes and he hits a rebound clothesline.

Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring, without an entrance and Ambrose goes after Rollins on the floor and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner: Dean Ambrose (by disqualification)

After the match, Ambrose and Rollins fight around the ring and Ambrose sends Rollins into the announce table. Rollins with punches but Ambrose Irish whips Rollins into the ringside barrier. Ambrose clotheslines Rollins over the top rope to the floor.

Del Rio tries to attack Ambrose and Dean kicks Del Rio and hits the Dean Driver.

We go to credits.
Keep sending the feedback to Spike. Everyone with the talks between TNA and Spike TV still ongoing the feedback can only help TNA.

New ROH Fall Dates Set

ROH has announced that tickets are on sale for an October show and two November shows. The first show is in Kalamazoo, Michigan and takes place on October 11th, promising that "all the stars of ROH will be on hand."

The November shows take place on November 7th and 8th in Columbus and Toledo, Ohio and will be the Survival of the Fittest tournament

7/28 WWE Raw Viewership

The 7/28 WWE RAW drew an average of 4.32 million viewers. The first hour drew 4.39 million viewers, the second hour drew 4.51 million viewers and the third hour drew 4.05 million viewers. This is down from last week's show that drew 4.43 million viewers.

The TNA IMPACT Spike TV Rumors

TNA Reportedly Tells Talent Not To Believe Spike TV Rumors

- TNA officials have reportedly told the talent that the rumors that Spike TV canceled Impact are not true. TNA's acting the same now as when the sale rumors began last year. They emailed the wrestlers to tell them not to worry about the rumors. They are expecting good news and will update the roster when they know more

Opinionated View- That is another good sign. And I remind everyone those sale rumors all turned out to be BS remember Viacom, Billy Corgan, Toby Keith and other were all listed as buying it.

Non-Spoiler Match Listing For Friday’s TNA One Night Only: Xtravaganza 2 PPV

  • Qualifying Match: Low Ki vs. Chris Sabin
  • Qualifying Match: Rashad Cameron vs. Zema Ion
  • Qualifying Match: Kenny King vs. Rubix 
  • Qualifying Match: Vedder (Trent Baretta) vs. Manik
  • Qualifying Match: Sonjay Dutt vs. Rockstar Spud
  • Qualifying Match: Tigre Uno vs. Petey Williams
  • The $25,000 EC3 Invitational Ladder Match : The Wolves vs. Bad Influence 
  • 2 of 3 Falls X-Division Title Match: Sanada © vs. Austin Aries
  • Winners of the qualifying matches face off in Ultimate X for a future X-Division championship match


    EVOLVE News: Trent Baretta Injured, Drew McIntyre Added to Shows, More

    - EVOLVE sent out the following today…
    Trent Baretta suffered a knee injury last weekend and will need surgery. Baretta is on the disabled list for all upcoming shows. We wish him a speedy recovery and will welcome him back when he is ready. Follow him on Twitter @TrentyLocks for updates

    Drew Galloway, formerly known as Drew McIntyre in WWE, has been added to all the upcoming EVOLVE events, including the tripleshot in Florida as well as Sept. 13th in Queens, NY and Sept. 14th in Brooklyn, NY. Galloway made a must see return to Scotland last weekend. We strongly urge you to watch it here. We have new lineups for all three Florida events with Galloway below.

    Rich Swann Gets His Title Shot In Florida Next Week! He Also Will Settle His Feud vs. Johnny Gargano in Jacksonville.

    We have a Weekly Special on all three EVOLVE live iPPVs at from Florida on August 8th, 9th & 10th. If you order all three live iPPVs by this Monday, August 4th at midnight EST, you will be rewarded with any two past DGUSA, EVOLVE or FIP iPPVs at On Demand for FREE! A Wrestling Odyssey from New Orleans is also an option! This means you get five iPPVs for the price of three! Here's how to take advantage:

    -Order EVOLVE 31, EVOLVE 32 and EVOLVE 33 at by this Monday at midnight EST.
    -Email with your paypal receipts.
    -Select any two DGUSA, EVOLVE, FIP or A Wrestling Odyssey iPPVs when you email us your receipts. You will be activated to own them with unlimited access!
    -This is a great time to get the upcoming EVOLVE reboot and catch up on past shows!

    The loss of Baretta and addition of Galloway has created some major changes in the upcoming EVOLVE lineups for Florida. It will now be EVOLVE Champion Chris Hero vs. Drew Galloway in Ybor City, FL. Since it is Galloway's first night, this will be non-title. However, Hero will defend the EVOLVE Title against Rich Swann in Orlando. It will be Drew Galloway vs. Anthony Nese in Orlando. This leads us to Jacksonville and a unique first-time-ever match when Ricochet squares off against Galloway. Here's the skinny on the complete lineups:

    Go for tickets and building info on all these events!

    EVOLVE 31 - August 8th - Ybor City, FL - Live iPPV At
    Something To Prove! Non-Title Match
    EVOLVE Champion Chris Hero vs. Drew Galloway (FKA Drew McIntyre in WWE)

    First Time Ever Dream Match
    Johnny Gargano vs. Matt Sydal (FKA Evan Bourne in WWE)

    Tag Team Grudge Match
    Open The Freedom Gate Champion Ricochet & Rich Swann vs. Anthony Nese & Caleb Konley of The Premier Athlete Brand w/ Su Yung

    Round Robin Challenge Night 1: Match #1
    Drew Gulak vs. Timothy Thatcher

    Round Robin Challenge Night 1: Match #2
    Biff Busick vs. James Raideen

    FIP Showcase Match
    Los Ben Dejos & Lince Dorado vs. The Juicy Product & Jesus DeLeon

    EVOLVE 32 - August 9th - Orlando, FL - Live iPPV At
    EVOLVE Title Match
    Chris Hero defends vs. Rich Swann

    Dream Match Main Event
    Ricochet vs. Matt Sydal (FKA Evan Bourne in WWE)

    Special Attraction Match
    Anthony Nese vs. Drew Galloway (FKA Drew McIntyre in WWE)

    Special Challenge Match
    Johnny Gargano vs. Caleb Konley of The Premier Athlete Brand w/ Su Yung

    Round Robin Challenge Night 2: Match #1
    Timothy Thatcher vs. Biff Busick

    Round Robin Challenge Night 2: Match #2
    Drew Gulak vs. James Raideen

    EVOLVE 33 - August 10th - Jacksonville, FL - Live iPPV At
    Evolution's End
    Rich Swann vs. Johnny Gargano

    Johnny Gargano Wants To End Rich Swann's Career In Evolution's End

    Bonus Main Event
    Ricochet vs. Drew Galloway (FKA Drew McIntyre in WWE)

    Special Attraction Match
    Chris Hero vs. Caleb Konley of The Premier Athlete Brand w/ Su Yung

    Round Robin Challenge Night 3: Match #1
    Drew Gulak vs. Biff Busick

    Round Robin Challenge Night 3: Match #2
    Timothy Thatcher vs. James Raideen

    Special Challenge Match
    Anthony Nese of The Premier Athlete Brand w/ Su Yung vs. Lince Dorado