Sunday, May 31, 2015

EVOLVE 44 Results

Ethan Page defeats Johnny Gargano, choking him with a rope just as Gargano has done in the past so Gargano had to shake his hand per the stipulation
Trevor Lee def Rich Swann
Rey Horus def Tracey Williams
The Premier Athlete Brand Tony Nese & Caleb Konley def TJP & Rey Horus
Biff Busick defeated Speedball Mike Bailey
Davey Richards def Drew Gulak
EVOLVE Championship: Drew Galloway def Roderick Strong to retain

First Matches Set For Money in the Bank

The first matches has been made official for Money in the Bank. The PPV airs in two weeks on June 14th and the first matches are:
* John Cena vs. Kevin Owens
* Money in the Bank Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Neville vs. Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Sheamus vs. TBA

WWE Elimination Chamber 2015 Report

Rusev has been removed from tonight’s show.
The New Day (c) vs. Los Matadores vs. Prime Time Players vs. Cesaro & Tyson Kidd vs. The Lucha Dragons vs. The Ascension
All three members of The New Day are locked inside a pod. El Torito is standing on top of Los Matadores’ pod. It will be the old NXT rivals – Lucha Dragons and The Ascension – kicking off this massive thirteen (and a bull) Superstar match. Kalisto tries to fly off the top of one of the pods, but he’s pulled down into the mesh by the champs and the Ascension beat down on Sin Cara for a few minutes.
Tyson Kidd and Cesaro are the first people released. Kalisto almost gets free, but Cesaro hits him with a springboard uppercut, then super-duper-plexes him from the top of the pod down to the mat! The Ascension continues their beatdown on everyone.
Los Matadores are up next, and El Torito comes off their pod with a headscissors takedown on Cesaro. Out of nowhere, Kalisto has crawled and climbed to the very top of the cage and drops down on the entire pile, taking everyone out. Torito does the same climb, but dives right into The Ascension, and gets thrown like a dart into the Lucha Dragons. They hit the Fall of Man on Diego. Los Matadores have been eliminated. Kalisto takes the Fall of Man. The Lucha Dragons have been eliminated. 
It’s the Prime Time Players who are out next, which means the champs will be last. Big Titus takes it to the Ascension, throwing him into the cage a half a dozen times. Darren Young hits his gutbuster finisher on Viktor. The Ascension have been eliminated. Cesaro and Titus get into a big man exchange, which ends with a huge lariat. Young perches on the top rope, but Cesaro catches him with about eight feet of air with a dropkick. They do a Tower of Doom spot where both remaining teams crash and burn.

Finally, it’s all three members of The New Day to hit the ring, basically picking the bones of the scraps left in the ring. They try for a triple suplex and it turns into all four of the not-champions suplexing all three of the champions in a ridiculous spot. Kidd throws Kingston and Woods through a pod. Cesaro sets up for the big swing on Titus, but is caught from behind with a roll-up. Cesaro & Tyson Kidd have been eliminated.  
The crowd is pretty much dead. They were dead the entire match, but they’re not especially dead now that Cesaro is gone. New Day use their numbers advantage, until D-Young fires up and takes them all out. Big E goes crashing into a pod. Titus is back to his feet, beating the hell out of everyone. He and Big E start throwing each other into the cage. Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise but Titus catches him and slingshots him into the cage a few times, then runs through E with a big clothesline. Kofi flies off the top rope into the Gutbuster, but he ends up grabbing the bottom rope. New Day triple teams Titus, drops him with Trouble in Paradise, then dogpile on him to pick up the win. Prime Time Players have been eliminated. 
WINNERS: The New Day

Dolph Ziggler is working out backstage in a black leather jacket with some metal studs – very Black Parade. Lana approaches and tells him the I.C. title would look great on him, and asks him to be careful in tonight’s Chamber match.
Nikki Bella (c) vs. Paige vs. Naomi
Naomi bails to the floor early on and waits for her opportunity, eventually slamming Paige into the announce table. Paige comes back and starts throwing kicks everywhere. Bella with the Alabama slam to Paige, but she gets rolled up from behind for a nearfall. Nikki missing wildly with a kick off the second rope. Tower of Doom spot with Nikki powerbombing Naomi, who suplexed Paige. Two-counts on both of them. She looks for the Rack Attack, but Naomi hits her with the Rear View for two-and-a-half. Paige back in to lock in the PTO, but Naomi recovers to break it up. No rest for anyone at this point. Naomi with a badly botched reverse frankensteiner on Paige, but she turns around into the Rack Attack for the 1-2-3.
WINNER: Nikki Bella

Cena catches him with a shoulder tackle early on, and John shows a bit of cockiness. He hits the spin-out slam but is caught with a full-on assault from the NXT Champion, who beats him down in the ropes and goes on the attack. Owens now sets in to his slow, methodical pace of beating down his opponent. Cena with a brief glimmer, powering out of a headlock and going for the AA, but Owens plants him with a stiff DDT to end that.
The slow assault continues, with the referee threatening to DQ him several times. Cena comes back and they trade punches, then tries for his usual shoulder tackles, but Kev has it scouted and catches him with a tilt-a-whirl crucifix slam. Owens with a cannonball into the corner for two. He looks for the pop-up powerbomb but Cena jumps over and finally does his shoulder tackles, followed by the spin-out slam and the Five Knuckle Shuffle. AA attempt is countered into the ropes, and Owens hits the pop-up powerbomb! 1…2…kickout!
Owens heads up to the top rope, but is crotched by the U.S. champion. They fight up the ropes and Owens delivers a series of headbutts to knock him down. He does a transition springboard moonsault but Cena moves out of the way and hits him with the AA! 1…2…kickout!
Both men slowly recover and get to their feet, trading big shots – SUPERKICK out of nowhere! Owens gets cocky and does the “you can’t see me gesture”, then tries for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena counters and locks in the STF, but Owens powers out of it and hits the Attitude Adjustment! 1…2…kickout!
Both champions are barely in this thing at this point. They brawl into the corner and John hits a tilt-a-whirl DDT for two. He heads up the ropes and connects with the diving leg drop, but again only gets two. He tries for the AA but Owens scoops him up for the Package Piledriver – I think my heart just stopped – but then transitions it into a sideslam…for two. Owens is now pissed off, and is slowly punching away at Cena while screaming in his face. Out of nowhere, John with the springboard stunner…for two.
Slowly they fight to the top rope. Slowly the trade rights and lefts. Owens hoists him up…and connects with a brainbuster from the top! He immediately heads back up and hits the swanton bomb! 1…2………KICKOUT!
Cena with a massive lariat out of nowhere to take the NXT champ down. He starts stalking the big man now, coming off the ropes – POP-UP POWERBOMB! 1…2…THREE!

Owens grabs a microphone. He says two weeks ago everyone that didn’t know him said he wasn’t worth their time, but now everyone in the world knows the name Kevin Owens. He says he’s the man that started a fight with 15-time world champion John Cena, and finished that fight. Owens says now that he’s won he has some “veteran advice”… “John, it’s time for you to leave. Because your time is up, and my time is now. THE CHAMP IS HERE!”

Neville starts in control with high flying moves, but eats a dive to the floor early on. It’s basically all Bo Dallas throughout the match after that, building up heat. People are too busy talking about Cena vs. Owens on Twitter to be paying attention. Dallas with the obligatory heel beatdown and rest holds. Eventually… Eventually… Neville builds up steam and breaks a headlock, delivering a big running dropkick to the face. He follows up with several more dropkicks, and stiff kicks to the body. Bo with a snap DDT out of nowhere for two. He tries for the Running Bo-Dog but is caught with a big enzuigiri. Neville to the top rope with the Red Arrow for the 1-2-3.
Winner: Neville

Mark Henry vs. Sheamus vs. King Barrett vs. R-Truth vs. Ryback vs. Dolph Ziggler
Daniel Bryan is sitting ringside with the Intercontinental Championship. It will be King Barrett and Dolph Ziggler to start things off.  It’s Barrett pretty much the entire first few minutes of the match, with Dolph getting almost no offense.
R-Truth is the first to come out, but Barrett goes after him inside his pod, throwing him into the cage and beating him down. The beatdown on Ziggler continues. After several minutes of assault, Barrett throws Dolph head-first into Mark Henry’s pod, breaking the “glass”. The big man looks around as the fans cheer him on, and he gets in the ring beating down on King Barrett.
Ryback is next up to enter. Although technically there’s only one man still to be released, as the referee tries to get Henry to get back in his cage, but eventually just gives up. It’s an all-out brawl between Ryback and Sheamus and Barrett while the two smaller guys take a breather. Barrett puts on his red elbow bad and lines up for the Bull Hammer on Henry, but runs into a superkick from Dolph, and the Lie Detector from Truth. King Barrett has been eliminated.
Here comes Sheamus. Wait…the pull the ole “my door won’t open” trick. No Sheamus. False alarm. Ryback with the Shellshock. R-Truth has been eliminated. While Ryback beats down on Henry and Ziggler, Sheamus and the referees are working on his door. I kid you not – Sheamus uses his cross necklace to “pick the lock” and let himself out. Are you not entertained!?
HERE COMES SHEAMUS! (I think he actually used the necklace to make sure he COULDN’T get out of the pod, and stay alive longer, but they did an AWFUL job showing it, and the babyface announcers totally missed the call.) Henry goes after him and the two big men brawl around, but Sheamus catches him with the Brogue Kick. Mark Henry has been eliminated. Sheamus and Ryback taking turns beating down Ziggler. Dolph with a superkick on Ryback and the Fameasser on Ryback, but he runs into the Brogue Kick. Dolph Ziggler has been eliminated.
It’s down to Sheamus and Ryback, so the crowd kind of picks the better of two evils and a few dozen of them chant “feed me more!” The building is dead. Sheamus hits a few clubbing blows and they pan over to Daniel Bryan at ringside, looking bored. Ryback comes back with some shoulder tackles. He tries for his finisher on the metal floor, but Sheamus counters into White Noise. He lines up for the Brogue, by Ryback catches him in the air and slams him against the cage, then powerbombs him into the ring. Shellshock connects! 1…2…3!

Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
J&J Security and Kane are ringside. Ambrose with a series of armdrags to start this one off. The beatdown continues as Ambrose fires away with rights and lefts, but eventually Seth attacks him from behind and goes to town in the ropes. The heel beatdown continues for several minutes, with the Authority goons causing a distraction every time Dean builds up a bit of momentum.
After several minutes Ambrose finally gets back into it and they trade pinning combinations for nearfalls. The action spills to the outside, and Dean goes flying over the announce tables to take down the champion. They head back into the ring and Rollins tries for a backslide but the ref catches him using the ropes. Ambrose blasts J&J but turns around into a superkick for two.
Rollins with a dropkick, and he continues his beatdown, unable to pick up a three-count off anything. Seth rolls him to the floor and powerbombs him into the barricade, rolls him back into the ring but Dean kicks out. Rollins bullies him in the corner, pie-facing him several times and mocking him about the SHIELD never being about him. Ambrose comes back with a tilt-a-whirl DDT out of the corner for a nearfall. He climbs the ropes and comes off with a diving elbow drop for another nearfall.
More distraction from J&J cause Ambrose to turn around into a kick. He tries for the rebound clothesline but Seth has it countered and takes him to the floor, followed by a suicida. The champ throws him back into the ring but runs into a lariat that turns him inside-out. Dean climbs the ropes, but decides to launch himself into the Authority instead, taking everyone down. He heads back up and tries for the elbow again, but Rollins pulls the referee in front of him and we got a zebra down.
Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds, but the ref is down. Another ref runs down! 1…2…3! NEW CHAMPION!
….wait for it…
The second referee talks to Lillian Garcia, who makes the announcement. The winner by disqualification is Dean Ambrose. Seth Rollins is still the champion. WHY THE **** DID HE MAKE THE COUNT THEN!?
WINNER: Seth Rollins
 -The Authority goes on the attack, but Roman Reigns makes the save and hits Rollins with the Superman Punch. The babyfaces clear the ring and Ambrose has the WWE title around his shoulder. He grabs a microphone and says he is taking the WWE title with him, then tells Reigns he’ll buy the beer.

Breaking News Rusev Pulled From Elimination Chamber has announced that Rusev has been pulled from tonight's Elimination Chamber special event. Rusev had been scheduled to take part in the WWE Intercontinental Championship Elimination Chamber match to crown a new champion. WWE stated that Rusev was not "medically cleared" due to a lower leg injury.
A replacement was not announced as of an hour before the show went live.

Evolve 44 iPPV lineup:

The following matches are advertised for the Evolve 44 iPPV event that takes place tonight in Long Island, New York at Ronkonkoma Fire Department Hall.
-Drew Galloway vs. Roderick Strong for the Evolve Championship
-Johnny Gargano vs. Ethan Page
-Davey Richards vs. Drew Gulak
-Anthony Nese (w/So Cal Val) vs. TJ Perkins
-Rich Swann vs. Trevor Lee
-Biff Busick vs. Mike Bailey
-Rey Horus vs. Drew Gulak's new potege
Caleb Konley is also advertised for this event. You can catch this event on iPPV at
Evolve issued the following statement as part of their Sunday morning preview. "We realize there is a big show on WWE Network tonight. We all watched Kevin Steen grow up in the business and tonight is his first major match in WWE. However, it is because of your support of promotions like EVOLVE that independent wrestlers like Kevin Steen are able to develop and grow in the business. You are all responsible for Steen's moment tonight. At the same time, we need your support tonight for the next Kevin Steen to grow and rise up to fight a top star like John Cena. Moments like tonight only happen with your support."

5/30 ROH in Oklahoma City

1. Caprice Coleman beat Andy Dalton.
2. Mark Briscoe defeated Matt Taven and Raymond Rowe to earn a TV Title shot.
3. Silas Young beat Romantic Touch.
4. Hanson defeated Michael Bennett and B.J. Whitmer to earn an ROH Title shot.
5. Roderick Strong defeated Will Ferrara.
6. Michael Elgin beat Dalton Castle.
7. Adam Cole beat ACH.
8. Jay Lethal defeated Mark Briscoe to retain the ROH TV Title.
9. Jay Briscoe defeated Hanson to retain the ROH Title.

WWE Elimination Chamber Card

Here is the card for tonight's 5/31 WWE Elimination Chamber special event airing exclusively on the WWE Network live from Corpus Christi, Texas.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
Champion vs. Champion
WWE United States Champion John Cena vs. NXT Champion Kevin Owens
WWE Intercontinental Championship - Elimination Chamber Match
King Barrett vs. Sheamus vs. Ryback vs. R-Truth vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev
WWE Tag Team Championships - Elimination Chamber Match
The New Day (c's) vs. Cesaro & Tyson Kidd vs. The Prime Time Players vs. The Lucha Dragons vs. The Ascension vs. Los Matadores
Neville vs. Bo Dallas
WWE Divas Championship - Triple Threat Match
Nikki Bella (c) vs. Naomi vs. Paige
Kickoff Show:
Miz TV featuring special guest Daniel Bryan

Saturday, May 30, 2015

5/30 Evolve 43 iPPV results

The Bell time was schedule for 6PM Eastern but due to the FTW show beforehand the show start time was delayed till 6:45 PM. The lighting was terrible, as the event was at bar night club. They used strobe lights and multi color lights throughout the show, and I'm curious as to how it transferred onto IPPV.
Due to the show being at nightclub, it's hard to tell how full the building actually was. The lighting definitely made the crowd seem much bigger than it actually was, but they went crazy all night long. Evolve really stressed "thank you to TNA Impact Wrestling" throughout the entire show. I find it weird how many thanks they were getting.
Premier Athlete Brand opened the show. So Cal Val open delivered a promo about losing the tag titles at Evolve 42. She tried to recruit Roderick Strong, saying he was watching because he was on his flight to New York and she said she left him a key to her hotel room to talk business.
1. Rey Horus over Anthony Nese. Very good, very entertaining match. The crowd was into the entire match. It was a very good idea to have two men who can go start off the show to wake up the New York crowd. I had a great laugh when I heard the referee's name was Adam West. Anthony Nese and Caleb Konley had a disagreement after the match.
2. Davey Richards defeated Caleb Konley. Davey grabbed the mic and cut a promo about wanting an Evolve Championship. He popped the crowd when he told SoCal that if she wanted to talk she should take off her top and she could talk all night long. All I can say this match was epic. Great match. Davey Richards is probably one of the best wrestlers to watch live. I have seen a lot of Caleb Konley and it's nice see how much he as improved over the years.
3. T.J. Perkins over Mike Bailey. This was an MMA style match. I was very disappointed in T.J. Perkins. It seemed like he kind of mailed it in compared to his usual standards. Mike Bailey exceeded my expectations. He came out in karate uniform, but by the end of match what can I say I'm fan now. He performed a freaking standing Red Arrow.
4. Chris Hero defeated Trevor Lee. Amazing match. So far, this was the match of the night. There was an amazing finish. Hero did a lot to put over Lee. He hit him with three elbows then a pile driver and then a tombstone piledriver for the finish. Post match, Hero faked a post match attack and instead raised his hand.
5. Johnny Gargano and Rich Swann defeated Drew Gulak and Tracey Williams to retain the Open the United Gate Tag Titles. A very fun tag team title match. It was really cool how these teams have totally opposites style and how well it gelled into one hell of a match. Swann cut a post match promo about how awesome facing men like that is. Gargano cut a promo saying Dragon Gate USA is the past and they vacated Dragon Gate USA United Gate Championships. He said they retired the titles, and they said they want a new title made called the Evolve Tag Team Championships.
6. Drew Galloway defeated Biff Busick to retain the DGUSA Open The Freedom Gate Championship. Great main event. They brawled into crowd and broke someone's chair. I'm glad for the poor fan that this came at the end of the show. This was my match of the night. I loved the ending to the match. Galloway cut a post match promo about his match tomorrow night at Evolve 44 with Roderick Strong. Gargano came out and asked Galloway to retire the DGUSA Open Freedom Gate Championship, but Galloway told him to kiss his ass. He offered Gargano a rematch, which I am very excited for, then Galloway made his exit. Gargano cut a promo on "All Ego" Ethan Page for their match on Sunday Evolve 44, and thanked the crowd for coming.

5/29 ROH Results

BJ Withmer def Americos
Non Title Fatal Four Way
Mark Briscoes def Silas Young, Will Ferrara and Jay Lethal
Dalton Castle def Romantic Touch
Non Title Match: ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe def Caprice Coleman
Michael Elgin def ACH
War Machine def The Kingdom by DQ
Adam Cole vs Roderick Strong turned into War Machine/Roddy vs Kingdom
The Kingdom def Roderick Strong & War Machine

Kevin Owens Wasn’t WWE’s First Choice For Main Roster Call-Up?

Kevin Owens may not have been WWE’s first choice to be the next call-up from NXT. WWE originally planned on bringing Sami Zayn up after his NXT Takeover match with Owens, but Zayn suffered an injury and plans changed.
Owens signed a new main roster contract and will work all RAW shows in the future. He will also keep working in NXT until he loses the NXT title and moves to the main roster full time.
Meanwhile, WWE also has “big plans” for Finn Balor on the main roster whenever they decide to call him up.

Opinionated View- It seemed like they had plans for Zayn based on how much they gave him in that match with Cena. But I will give the WWE credit they picked a good plan B in Owens. Hopefually when Zayn is backed he get called up and a good push as well. And hopefully Balor gets a good push as well.

Stardust vs. Stephen Amell Already Set For SummerSlam

As we previously reported, WWE may be working toward a Stephen Amell vs Stardust feud. Now, consider the source before you fully believe it, but Hollywood Life reports that the match will go down at this year’s Summerslam.
A source said: “Stephen is looking to get in the ring for the WWE and the match looks like it will take place at SummerSlam in NYC. The WWE and Stephen are deciding if he should wrestle as himself or Arrow, in the next few weeks that will be answered but what can be answered now is that he will definitely have a match against WWE Superstar Stardust.”
Amell has wanted to guest host RAW for some time now and even expressed an interest in wrestling. When he tweeted that he would be at RAW this past Monday, Stardust took exception and the two traded tweets.

5/30 ROH in Oklahoma City lineup

Ring of Honor is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at Oklahoma State Fair Park tonight with the following lineup.
-Adam Cole vs. ACH
-Michael Elgin vs. Dalton Castle
-The Romantic Touch vs. Silas Young
-Roderick Strong vs. Will Ferrara
-Matt Taven vs. Ray Rowe vs. Mark Briscoe
-Jay Lethal defends the ROH TV Title against the winner of Taven vs. Rowe vs. Briscoe
-B.J. Whitmer vs. Michael Bennett (w/Maria)
-Jay Briscoe defends the ROH Title against the winner of Whitmer vs. Bennett.

Earthquake Interrrupts New Japan Show

A 7.8-magnitude undersea earthquake south of Japan shook buildings in Tokyo with tremors felt across the country on Saturday, interrupting a New Japan Pro Wrestling event at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. The earthquake struck around 8:28 p.m. local time during the semifinal match of New Japan's Best of the Super Juniors event during a match between Kyle O'Reilly and Ryusuke Taguchi. The match was stopped and later restarted.

Guest Host Annoucned For 6/15 Raw

The following was issued on
Machine Gun Kelly to guest star on June 15 Raw
Machine Gun Kelly is returning to the WWE Universe.
The hip-hop star who played John Cena to the ring at WrestleMania XXVIII and provided an official theme song of WrestleMania 29 will reunite with the Superstars and Divas of WWE when he appears as the Guest Star of the June 15 edition of Raw in advance of the release of his second album, due later this summer. Is a reunion with Cena in the cards for MGK, who will be guest-starring in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio? A musical performance of his new single, “A Little More?” Tune in to Raw June 15 at 8/7 C live on USA Network to find out!

Opinionated View- Who?

EVOLVE 43 Card

Here is the card for tonight’s Evolve 43 iPPV event, which starts at 6PM ET…
* DGUSA Title Match: Champion Drew Galloway vs. Biff Busick
* DGUSA Tag Title Match: Champions Johnny Gargano & Rich Swann vs. Drew Gulak & his new protégé
* Caleb Konley with So Cal Val vs. Davey Richards
* Chris Hero vs. Trevor Lee
* TJ Perkins vs. Mike Bailey
* Anthony Nese with So Cal Val vs. Rey Horus

5/29 Impact Wrestling Report: I Quit Match for TNA World Title

Results courtesy of this week.
IMPACT Results: May Mayhem! New X Division Champion, Who Said "I Quit"? What Did Taryn Steal From Gail and More!
Impact Coverage by Bobby James
May 29, 2015 | May Mayhem
“May Mayhem” opens with special “Earlier Today” footage from when Eric Young arrived to Stage 20 on the Universal Studios backlot. Angle’s outside the soundstage – waiting – and a brawl ensues as Josh Mathews hypes the main event: Kurt Angle vs. Eric Young in an “I Quit” Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
Knockouts Championship: Six-Sides of Steel | Gail Kim vs. Taryn Terrell (c)
Gail Kim’s introduced first, followed by the Knockout’s Champion Taryn Terrell. Taryn’s accompanied by her Dollhouse playmates, Jade and Marti Bell. Before the opening bell, Gail assaults Taryn at ringside, taking out the rest of the Dollhouse in the process. Taryn attempts an early escape, but Gail rips her from the cage and connects with a huge clothesline followed by a face-breaker. Gail sends Taryn face-first into the cage sides before mounting her with a series of rights. As Gail’s offensive onslaught continues in the corner, Jade reaches through a camera hole in the cage, distracting Gail long enough for Taryn to connect with a clubbing blow from behind. Taryn shifts the momentum as she sends Gail crashing into the cage! She rakes Gail’s face across the unforgiving steel, as Jade and Marti Bell reach in for handfuls of Gail’s hair, pulling her face harder against the steel. Taryn focuses her attack on Gail’s arm, slamming it repeatedly against a one of the cage posts! Gail reels in the center of the ring and she’s caught with a curb stomp from the champion! Taryn makes the cover for two. Taryn drives Gail into the cage again, this time following up with a swinging neck breaker and suplex. Gail counters an attempted Taryn Cutter – and both women fall after a double clothesline. They reach their feet to trade blows until Gail furiously unloads a series of clotheslines followed by a knee breaker and flying crossbody. Gail begins her ascent toward the top of the cage where she’s met by Jade and Marti Bell. Marti Bell sends Gail crashing back to the mat. Taryn connects with the Taryn Cutter for a three-count to retain her title.
Winner and still Knockouts Champion: Taryn Terrell
Post-match: Taryn instructs Jade and Marti Bell to lift Gail Kim. Referee Earl Hebner steps in, but he’s clotheslined for his efforts! Taryn pulls the cage door shut – as Awesome Kong’s music hits! The Dollhouse locks the cage as Kong looks on. Taryn sits atop the turnbuckle, twirling the key as Jade and Marti Bell assault Gail. Taryn squats over a battered Gail Kim and says, “I told you - you were nothing compared to me!” Kong tries valiantly to get into the ring by swinging a chair at the lock. Meanwhile, Taryn rips off Gail Kim’s wedding ring and holds it in her teeth as she slams and repeatedly stomps Gail’s left hand while screaming, “Put it back on your finger now Gail!”
In from the break, Josh Mathews and Al Snow report that Taryn Terrell broke Gail Kim’s finger and maintains possession of her wedding ring.
A “Hardcore Country” Address
Mickie James enters to a huge ovation, saying she’s agreed to come back for one more match. Mickie claims to be anxiously awaiting that match – declaring it will be one of the greatest of her career. She changes focus, highlighting her main purpose right now is to talk about friendships and family. Mickie says Magnus is her fiancé – her best friend – the father of her child and the love of her life. She goes on to say that James Storm has been a dear friend for as long as she can remember. Mickie says the situation is difficult to balance because it’s friction between a dear friend and her heart. James Storm emerges. Mickie offers him an apology for Magnus’ actions; Storm refuses, saying Mickie doesn’t owe him an apology. Storm says Magnus is jealous; Mickie interrupts. She defends Magnus by claiming he’s only trying to protect her – and their family. Storm asks Mickie what she needs protecting against before listing all the gifts he’s bought for Mickie and Magnus’ family. They disagree on the humor found – or not found rather – in Storm’s gift for Magnus (a helmet). Storm and Mickie agree to disagree. Storm says he’s been setting up important meetings on behalf of Mickie James – with country music megastars like Carrie Underwood and Big & Rich. He says Mickie looks conflicted, but that she should really consider it – and that no matter what she decides, he’s there for her. He hugs her and leaves the ring. Mickie calls out to Storm, “Tell ‘em I’ll see ‘em in Nashville!” Storm smiles and leaves.
Backstage: Kenny King vows to win the X Division Gauntlet match – because he has the advantage of entering last.
X Division Championship: X Division Gauntlet | Manik vs. Rocstar Spud vs. DJ Z vs. Mandrews vs. Argos vs. Crazzy Steve vs. Tigre Uno vs. Kenny King (c)
Representing The Revolution, Manik enters first. Josh Mathews describes the gauntlet as follows: Two men will begin the match. At timed intervals, additional competitors will enter. Eliminations occur when a challenger has been thrown over the top rope. When two competitors remain, the match officially begins for a single pinfall or submission. Rockstar Spud enters next. The bells sounds and Spud connects with a flurry of offense, until Manik counters with an early elimination attempt. Spud stays alive, attempting an elimination of his own. Manik misses a springboard crossbody, but connects with a facebreaker from the top rope as DJ Z makes his way to the ring. Upon his entrance, DJ Z and Manik collide. DJ Z sends Manik flying across the ring with a headscissor takedown, and then he and Rockstar Spud align for a double team assault. Manik rakes their eyes and sends Spud into DJ Z as Mandrews enters the fray. Mandrews flips into the ring. He’s caught by DJ Z, but counters into what appears to be a bulldog set up. Instead, Mandrews releases his grip, opting for a hurricanrana to Manik! Mandrews fends off DJ Z before he and Spud team up against Manik. Mandrews executes a standing corkscrew and Spud attempts an elimination. Manik again avoids being eliminated as DJ Z makes a play to eliminate Mandrews. Mexican sensation Argos enters the match, immediately catching Manik with a headscissor and following up with a springboard hurricanrana. Argos’ head connects with the mat and he’s down, which allows Mandrews an opportunity for a Shooting Star Press! Manik dodges an incoming Mandrews and Mandrews lands on his feet. Manik sends Mandrews over the top rope and connects with a standing dropkick. He drives Mandrews head first into the ring post. Mandrews is eliminated.
Crazzy Steve and Tigre Uno are the next two participants. Manik quickly eliminates Tigre Uno moments before the X-Division Champion, Kenny King, becomes part of the chaos. King blows through the remaining five challengers. Crazzy Steve is the first to his feet, but his attack on Kenny King is short lived. Crazzy Steve is eliminated. Across the ring, Argos is positioned against DJ Z on the top rope. Kenny King rushes over, connecting with an enziguri, to eliminate Argos. Spud stalks the champion and jumps onto his back. King slams Spud to that mat before turning into a Thesz Press and facebreaker from DJ Z. King counters an Irish Whip attempt from DJ Z, using the momentum to catapult DJ Z over the top rope. DJ Z is eliminated. Manik pleads with King for a double team on Spud. King agrees and Spud is nearly eliminated. Manik double crosses Kenny King and is eliminated for his efforts. Christy Hemme announces the match is now scheduled for one fall. Kenny King unleashes a furious assault as the crowd chants, “Let’s go Spud!” King lands a stiff kick to the ribs. He hoists Spud onto his shoulders, but Spud rolls through for a surprise three-count to become the new X Division champion!
Winner and new TNA X Division Champion: Rockstar Spud
Round #2 (Best of 5 Series) | The Wolves vs. Dirty Heels
An agitated Austin Aries says The Wolves snuck a victory in their first outing. He says tonight they’ll even the score. The Wolves appear: Let the hunt begin! Bobby Roode launches Aries into Eddie Edwards before the bell sounds. Davey Richards and Roode collide. Roode leaps over Richards who opts for a suicide dive onto Aries! As Roode moves for a dive of his own, Edwards sneaks in for a roll through and a quick two-count. The Wolves alternate chops and kicks to Bobby Roode. The double team ends when Aries returns to the ring. He and Roode double team Davey Richards until finally order is restored. Richards tags out to Edwards; Aries maintains his advantage and tags out to Roode. Roode drops Edwards with a facebreaker and then he knocks Richards off the apron. Richards attempts to exact his revenge, but the distraction allows the Dirty Heels to isolate Eddie Edwards. Aries makes a pin attempt, but Richards makes the save.
Edwards sends Aries into Roode, setting up the double team! The Wolves quicken the pace as they shift focus from Roode to Aries. Aries is sent to the outside and Roode becomes the isolated target. The Wolves exchange rapid tags as Aries makes his way back onto the apron. Richards locks Roode into a reverse Figure Four! Unable to make the tag, Roode rolls through, reversing the pressure of the hold. Richards breaks the hold and The Wolves pull through with a double team and a pin attempt that Aries interrupts. Roode counters a hold from Richards and powers out of the corner with an explosive clothesline to Edwards. Roode makes the tag to Austin Aries! Aries and Davey Richards trade blows. The Wolves find themselves tangled up in the ropes and on the receiving end of neckbreakers from Aries. Aries connects with a missile dropkick to Edwards and the Last Chancery to Richards! As Edwards is about to break the hold, Roode comes into the ring and catches him with a crossface! The Wolves struggle toward the ropes; Richards forces a break. Richards counters a brainbuster from Aries. Aries connects with a discuss forearm. Davey Richards lifts Aries for a Michinoku Driver and Edwards delivers a kick to Aries’ skull before the drop! It’s good for a near-fall. The Wolves climb to the top ropes. The Dirty Heels collide with them; Richards falls to the mat. Roode whips Aries toward Eddie Edwards; he connects with a dropkick to the face. Aries follows up with a 450 splash! Davey Richards interrupts the count! Richards thwarts a Dirty Heels double team attempt. The Wolves are poised to deliver a Force of Nature following a Pop-up, but Aries rolls through into the Last Chancery while Roode holds Richards against the ring post! Richards breaks free and comes down on Aries with a Hammer of the Gods to break the hold! The Wolves connect with the Force of Nature – and Eddie Edwards makes the pin!!!
Winners: The Wolves (Best of Five Series: Wolves lead 2-0)
Backstage: Angelina Love says she’s going to “handle” Velvet Sky.
Backstage: Kenny King repeatedly tries to get MVP on the phone.
“Darth Velvet”
Angelina Love confronts Velvet Sky (“Darth Velvet”), who’s standing behind the barricade with the fans. Angelina says Velvet is where she belongs – with all the other losers. She says she’ll deal with Velvet by using her friends. She brings out a group of men, hired to be “Love’s Security.” Angelina gets in Velvet’s face to say she’ll be hauled away if she touches her again. She says Velvet no longer works in TNA because she was fired (Fired – you freak!”). Angelina taunts her former best friend. When Angelina turns her back, Velvet jumps the guardrail and attacks! Love’s Security separates the two, but Velvet attacks the two guards and goes after Angelina again. Finally, Angelina’s security team is able to take control by handcuffing Velvet Sky.
Backstage: Mr. Anderson unveils a cage for Tyrus.
EC3 w/ Tyrus vs. Mr. Anderson

EC3 says that despite what Mr. Anderson thinks, Tyrus will not be held in a cage. Then he plugs, “#EC3ForChamp.”
The bell sounds and Mr. Anderson attacks Tyrus instead, attempting to put EC3’s bodyguard in the cage. EC3 uses the distraction to command an early advantage. EC3 dominates the match with repeated facebreakers. EC3 sends Mr. Anderson into the ropes and Tyrus takes a cheap shot. EC3 connects with a shoulder block and two-count. Anderson sends EC3 into Tyrus. Then, he grabs a chair and beats Tryus into the cage! He locks the cage and rushes back into the ring where he meets EC3 with a series of rights, clotheslines and a neckbreaker. Mr. Anderson powerslams EC3; EC3 kicks out a two. Mr. Anderson gets hung up on the top rope and EC3 powers him down to the mat. Anderson’s out a two. EC3 attempts the One Percenter, but Mr. Anderson rolls through into a Green Bay Plunge and then he connects with a Swanton! EC3 is out a two. He counters a Mic Check from Anderson, but a second Mic Check connects for a very near fall! EC3 turns another Mic Check attempt into a Once Percenter for the victory!
Winner: EC3
Post-match: Mr. Anderson extends his hand; EC3 slaps it away.
Backstage: Rockstar Spud says winning the X-Division Championship for the second time has cemented his legacy. He says he’s now one of the best. When Destination X and “Option C” are mentioned, Spud says that maybe he needs a new goal (then, he compares himself to Disney/Pixar’s Nemo in that he just keeps swimming).
TNA World Heavyweight Championship: “I Quit” | Eric Young vs. Kurt Angle (c)
Both challenger and champion are escorted to the ring by security. Kurt Angle attacks Eric Young before Jeremy Borash finishes the introductions. Security separates the two until Brian Hebner signals for the bell. Angle and Young collide! Eric Young escapes to ringside, where he uses the guardrail to his advantage. When they meet back in the ring, a huge exchange takes place. Young rakes Angle’s eyes to create separation, but Angle recovers quick enough to land five German suplexes! Angle lifts Young deliver five more German suplexes! Angle reaches for Eric Young, but he’s sent to the outside. Young uses his protective shin guard against Angle and then he locks in a Figure Four! Angle refuses to quit and then he reverses the submission! Young releases his hold. He attempts an Angle Slam! Angle counters, but Young drops him shoulder first to the mat. Young locks in an ankle lock! Again, Angle refuses to quit! He rolls over and tries kicking out of the hold, but Young doesn’t relinquish his grasp. Angle turns Young’s ankle lock into a Figure Four of his own. The crowd chants for Eric Young to “Quit! Quit! Quit!” Young pulls himself to the ropes, breaking the hold! Young climbs the turnbuckle. Angle tries to stop him, but Young bites Angle in the face, then shoves him to the mat. Young flies from the top rope with a missile dropkick, but he doesn’t connect and Angle rolls him into an ankle lock! Eric Young taps out but doesn’t say “I Quit;” Angle breaks the hold by mistake and catches a low blow. Eric Young capitalizes with a piledriver – but Angle utters a no; he doesn’t quit! Young tells Angle to quit – or he’ll break his neck. Angle refuses and then rolls through a second piledriver attempt into an ankle lock. He sits on Young’s ankle and squeezes harder, forcing Eric Young to say, “I Quit!”
Winner and still TNA World Heavyweight Champion: Kurt Angle

Friday, May 29, 2015

Bob Ryder on Recent TNA Re-Signings

As previously reported, Bram was signed to a new multi-year contract yesterday. There was confusion from fans over why Bram was resigned after he signed a multi-year contract in March, prompting Bob Ryder to explain in a Disqus chat why it happened. You can see his explanation below:
“Wanted to drop in quickly to update you on the signings today. These are new deals that we negotiated with Bram and The Wolves. Davey & Eddie signed new one year deals. Bram signed a new two year deal. The deals replace the existing agreements that still had several months remaining.
Because we tore up the existing agreement and rewarded him with a new agreement that was in recognition of the job he has done for us and the potential to become a top star for us in the future.
The sky is the limit with him. We have shown a willingness to renegotiate before contracts end to try to be fair to the talent based on their spot on the card. He came in under an entry level agreement and has earned the deal he just signed.”

WWE Smackdown viewership minus NBA and NHL competition

Thursday's WWE Smackdown averaged 2.574 million viewers, down slightly from the 2.589 million viewers the previous week, according to

TNA Impact Wrestling TV preview: The lineup for tonight's television show (no spoilers)

Kurt Angle vs. Eric Young in an I Quit match for the TNA Title.
-The Wolves vs. Bobby Roode and Austin Aries in the second match of their best of five series.
-Taryn Terrell vs. Gail Kim in a cage match for the TNA Knockouts Title.
-Kenny King vs. Rockstar Spud vs. Manik vs. DJZ vs. Tigre Uno vs. Argos vs. Mandrews vs. Crazzy Steve in a gauntlet match for the X Division Title (King is the final entrant).

WWE DVD on Owen Hart To Be Release in November

The upcoming WWE DVD & Blu-Ray on the life of the late Owen Hart will be released this November per a new report by The DVD & Blu-Ray will be entitled "Owen Hart: Hart of Gold." The upcoming release has been publically not endorsed by the widow of Owen Hart, Martha Hart, who has undergone a number of legal battles with WWE over the last decade concerning her late husband's tragic passing in 1999.

The Breakdown With Josh Mathews: May Mayhem Features An "I Quit" Title ...

Kevin Owens Signs New WWE Contract

Kevin Owens has signed a main roster contract with the WWE. He has also been informed that he will be making the transition from the NXT brand to the main roster quickly. He is booked for all Raws going forward and will be scheduled for the main roster house shows soon. The plan is for him to remain an NXT character for the next couple of months since he is the champion so that they can book a smooth exit for the character.

Opinionated View- I would hope WWE would re-sign this guy since it could be argued he's now the most over guy in the whole company. Now just do the right thing WWE put him over Cena.

Sheamus starring as a villain in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film

WWE star Sheamus is playing the role of Rocksteady in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 film. You can view a photo of Sheamus in costume at

Opinionated View- Now I hate Sheamus even more as he adds Michael Bay in his on going quest to destroy everything I loved as a child. But all joking aside congrats to the guy for this major chance.

And for what it's worth Stephan Amile who appeared on Raw this past week is one of the stars of the movie.

IMPACT Preview: May Mayhem This Friday Where All Titles Are Affected

Thursday, May 28, 2015

5/28 WWE Smackdown Report

Dean Ambrose kicks off the show. He talks about the events on Raw that lead to him getting arrested until he came back in the stolen police van. He says all he could think about in his cell were ways to destroy Seth Rollins. He says the cops gave him one phone call, and he called Roman Reigns. He said he asked Roman to buy him some time to extend the show, which he did by fighting everybody. Ambrose thought of ways to get out of the cell, and was granted release after the YouTube footage showed Rollins shoving the cameraman into him. He calls Rollins Justin Bieber again. He says the NYPD are huge Ambrose fans and he got the escort back to the arena. Nothing is going to stand between him and the World Heavyweight Championship. He said his name is on that contract, and he gets Rollins on Sunday. He starts laughing and says he will beat the hell out of Seth Rollins on Sunday and tonight in their tag team match. There’s gonna be a fight on Sunday and when the smoke clears, the reign of Seth Rollins will be over, and the Age of Ambrose begins.
*Paige vs Naomi is announced for tonight.

*Lucha Dragons vs Tyson Kidd & Cesaro: Tag Team Lumberjack Match
Pretty cool way to hype the tag teams before Sunday. We go to commercial as New Day comes to ringside. We come back from break in time to see Kidd and Cesaro enter. Kidd and Sin Cara start the match with some chain wrestling. Kidd hits a couple of awesome arm drags before Cesaro tags himself in. Uppercut/German Suplex combo gets a two count for Cesaro who locks in a single legged crab. Sin Cara escapes and hits a nice headscissors on Cesaro before tagging in Kalisto. Sin Cara propels Kalisto into Cesaro for a hurricanrana that sends Cesaro through the bottom rope to the lumberjacks on the outside. Primetime Players roll him back in and Kalisto covers for two. Kalisto kicks Cesaro, but Cesaro chops him down. Boot by Kalisto in the corner followed by a sunset flip attempt. Cesaro grabs Kalisto by the neck and swings him up into a suplex in one swift motion, he tags in Kidd and they do their assisted suplex spot for two. Kidd and Kalisto trade arm wringers before Kalisto tags in Sin Cara. Kidd hits his kick with swing over the rope onto the apron, but Sin Cara hits an enziguri that knocks him off. Los Matadores send Kidd back into the ring where Sin Cara gets him in a Gory Special position and tags in Kalisto who hits a springboard dropkick for two. Kalisto hits the ropes and hits an awesome back handspring headscissors that sends Kidd to the outside. New Day rolls Kidd back in and Cesaro just stares at them from the apron for a good 10 seconds that got a chuckle out of me for some reason. Kalisto covers for a two as we go to commercial. Back from break and Cesaro has Kalisto in a headlock. Cesaro tosses Kalisto outside, but Prime Time Players just throw him back in. Cesaro tags in Kidd and goes for a backdrop, but Kalisto flips out of it and hits Kidd with a back elbow before doing a front flip off of Cesaro’s shoulders and tagging in Sin Cara. Kick to Kidd followed by a flying armdrag and a headscissors. Springboard moonsault by Sin Cara gets a two. Sin Cara tries to throw Kidd over the top rope, but Cesaro is ducked under the top rope, allowing Kidd to skin the cat into a headscissors to Sin Cara. Cesaro tags in and hits his corner to corner uppercut a few times. Cesaro goes for the big swing, but Kalisto tries to springboard in, but Cesaro dropkicks him off the ropes. Roll up for Sin Cara gets a two count. Sin Cara with the headscissor facebuster for a two count. Kalisto tags himself in and goes for a springboard hurricanrana, but Cesaro ducks, only for Kalisto to hit the corkscrew splash for a two count. Kalisto hits the no-hands-front-handspring enziguri for another near fall. Cesaro hits a big belly to belly that sends Kalisto under the bottom *rope. PTP roll him inside and Kidd tags in, hitting a springboard elbow for two. Suplex by Kidd is reversed into a roll up and a kick by Kalisto for two as Cesaro breaks it up. Sin Cara runs in and dropkicks Cesaro to the outside. Kalisto goes for the hurricanrana facebuster, but Kidd reverses it into a sharpshooter. Sin Cara breaks it up with a springboard clothesline and turns right into a superkick from Cesaro. Cesaro charges at Sin Cara against the ropes, and is tossed over the top onto the lumberjacks. Kidd then clotheslines Sin Cara out of the ring as New Day toss Kalisto into the ring. Kidd picks up Kalisto, but Kalisto hits a Selina Del Sol out of nowhere for the win!
Winners: Lucha Dragons in 9:43
*Backstage Kane hangs up the phone just as Rollins walks in with J&J Security. Rollins calls Ambrose a piece of garbage and said Ambrose deserves to be locked up for the rest of his life. Jamie Noble calls him a nutcase, and said he reminds him of his aunt baby back in WV, apparently she cooks a great apple pie. Rollins slowly pushes Noble aside and says they have to team up again against Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose. Kane says tonight is play time, they’re gonna soften up Ambrose for Sunday, and they get the added bonus of taking out Roman Reigns, too. Rollins is hesitant, asking how it worked out for them on Monday. Kane says don’t worry, Seth may be the architect, but Kane has a plan.
*Kevin Owens is hyped up for an in-ring segment tonight. We also get hype for the Elimination Chamber on Sunday.
*R-Truth vs King Barrett
The Intercontinental Title is on display at ringside. They start with Barrett hitting a big boot and tossing Truth shoulder first into the turnbuckle for two. Grounded punches by Barrett followed by a neckbreaker for two. Chinlock by Barrett, but Truth escapes and hits some strikes. Barrett reverses a whip into the corner and Truth tries to go up and over, but Barrett catches him and hits a big kick to the gut for another two count. Barrett continues stomping away before taunting the crowd and hitting another kick. Barrett hits a snap suplex and goes for the Bullhammer, but Truth rolls him up for two. Truth whips Barrett into the corner, but Barrett stops himself and turns right into the Lie Detector for the win.
Winner: R-Truth in 2:25
*Sheamus attacks both Barrett and Truth after the match with Brogue Kicks.
*We get a recap of Lana walking out on Rusev on Monday. Renee Young is backstage with Lana. Lana says she almost let her emotions get the best of her, and she really thought Rusev could change and be different and she was wrong. She’s no man’s property and no prized possession. She says she has no relationship with Dolph Ziggler, but she says it with a smile. She says Rusev’s attack on Dolph will not stop him from competing Sunday. Rusev walks up and says he had his way with Dolph Ziggler. He says Ziggler is afraid to show up because Rusev is here, and it does not bother him. Lana laughs and says Rusev is jealous, but Rusev says Ziggler is going to suffer because of her. She dug her grave and now she’ll rot in it.
*Ryback vs Rusev
Apparently Rusev’s injury came from this match, so it should be interesting to see where he hurt it. Ryback comes out as we go to commercial. We come back from break just in time to see Rusev enter. I wonder if he’ll wear shoes now that he’s screwed up his ankle being barefoot. They start with a lock up and Ryback gets a waistlock on Rusev. Rusev gets the ropes a few times, but Ryback just pulls him back into the middle of the ring. Rusev hits with an elbow and locks on his own. Ryback breaks out and locks in a hammerlock for some slow ass chain wrestling. Rusev gets a headlock now and Ryback shoves him off the ropes. Rusev tries a few shoulder blocks that do nothing and Ryback takes controls with some chops in the corner. Headbutt to Rusev followed by a kick, but Rusev takes control with some punches of his own. Rusev goes for a suplex, but Ryback says eff that and hits a big stalling suplex on Rusev for a one count. Strikes by Ryback followed by a snapmare and a kick. Elbow from Ryback followed by some chops and some knees. Whip by Ryback gets him kicked in the face by Rusev followed by a lariat for one. Headbutt by Rusev followed by kicks to the back with Ryback’s head across the middle rope. Choke now to the 4 count as Ryback tries to recover by crawling to the corner. Rusev does a strong whip into the opposite corner that knocks Ryback down. Big “We Want Lana” chants seem to distract Rusev as Ryback recovers in the corner. Strikes from Ryback, but he eats an elbow as he goes for a clothesline. Whip by Rusev, but Ryback hangs on, Rusev charges but is sent outside the ring. Rusev counters a strike and slams Ryback’s head on the announcer’s table. Big fallaway slam on the outside by Rusev as we go to commercial. Back from break and Rusev’s ankle is clearly hurt. I’m guessing on the fall to the outside. Chin lock by Rusev now but Ryback fights out. They start exchanging strikes and Rusev hits a big body splash. He hits the ropes, but Ryback takes him down with a diving punch. Boot by Ryback followed by a powerslam attempt. Rusev tried to roll behind him, but he crumbled due to his ankle injury and rolled to the outside. Rusev throws Ryback head first into the rope twice to get disqualified.
Winner: Ryback via DQ in 8:10
*After the match, Rusev whipped Ryback into the steel steps.
*We get a recap of Naomi attacking Paige last month after the Divas Battle Royal again. They’re both walking to the ring as we go to commercial.
*Paige vs Naomi w/Tamina
They lock up and push off immediately and start pushing each other. Naomi is literally dancing around Paige until Paige attacks and Naomi runs to the ropes to stop it. They lock up and Paige pushes her into the corner and starts with strikes to the gut, followed by stomps and a scream. Naomi rolls outside the ring, and as she’s crawling back in through the middle rope, Paige hits her with a bunch of knees. Naomi is backed outside, and Paige reaches out and grabs her hair, but Naomi throws her arm into the turnbuckle. Naomi rolls back in and throws her shoulder first into the corner followed by some more stomps. Naomi throws Paige to the ground and steps on her hand before going to the other arm and hitting some knees onto it. Naomi locks in an armlock, but Paige throws her away and hits a few short arm clotheslines followed by a dropkick and a superkick. Paige goes for the PTO, but Naomi counters. Paige ducks a clothesline and kicks Tamina in the face before hitting the Rampiage on Naomi for the win.
Winner: Paige in 3:15
*After the match the Bellas come out to the stage and clap before Nikki poses with the Divas Championship.
*We get hype for the main event tag match. Kevin Owens is up next.
*We get some Tough Enough videos. Apparently this is an all-divas submission video.
*Michael Cole is in the ring and he introduces Kevin Owens. We get a quick recap of Owens’ assaults on John Cena from the past two Raws. Owens is smiling looking at the clip. Cole says Kevin has been in the WWE for two weeks. Kevin interrupts and says he’s been in wrestling for 15 years and has dominated all over the world, just like he’s going to dominate Cena this Sunday. Cole says Cena is not your typical competitor. Owens interrupts again and says he’s aware of the numbers. He runs down the accolades of Cena and says he has over 1,000 different ways to suck. He says he’s the NXT Champion. He said Cena has something to prove to Kevin Owens. Cole says it’s a unique perspective. Cole reminds us that Cena said Owens can start a fight, but doesn’t know how to finish it. Owens rolls the clip from NXT TakeOver where he finished off Sami Zayn. Cole starts to talk, but Owens puts his hand on Cole’s mic and lowers it. He says he did exactly what he said he was going to do: take out Sami Zayn for good. He said Zayn is his best friend, someone he was closer to than anybody on the planet. If that’s what he can do that to somebody he cares about, imagine what Owens will do to John Cena. He says you don’t have to imagine it, just watch Elimination Chamber and witness it first hand. Owens says once he does that, the world will know the champ is here.
*Dean Ambrose comes out while Owens is leaving for the main event.
*Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns vs Kane & Seth Rollins
For some reason, Kane was the last person to make his entrance. Roman and Kane start us off, and J&J Security start us off quick by distracting Ambrose so Rollins can shove him off the apron and into the barricade. The distraction allows Kane to take control of Roman early with boots and stomps. Rollins tags in and pounds away at Roman and tosses him into the corner and even gives him a stink face before tagging Kane in. Roman hits a backdrop on Kane and both men are down. Tag to Ambrose as he beats Kane into a corner and hits a dropkick. Forearm and Bulldog out of the corner by Ambrose. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds on Kane, but Rollins springboards in, Ambrose lets go of Kane and goes for Dirty Deeds on Rollins, but J&J pull Rollins out of the ring as we go to commercial. Back from break J&J are beating up on Ambrose outside the ring. They roll him in and Rollins covers for a two count. Kane tags in and chokes him in the middle rope. I think Kane has on the devastating nerve hold. Ambrose escapes, but is shoved into the corner by Kane. He fights back and goes for a dropkick off the middle rope, but Kane pulls him off for a two count. Rollins tags in and starts taunting Ambrose. Ambrose gets up and punches Rollins in the mouth. Rollins knocks Reigns off the apron and hits a slingblade for two. Rollins pulls Ambrose into the corner as Reigns tries to get into the ring. With the ref distracted Rollins and Kane beat on Ambrose. Scoop Slam by Rollins and a tag to Kane. Dropkick to a seated Ambrose gets a two count. Kane stomps away some more and tags Rollins back in. Rollins taunts Reigns and hits a big forearm in the corner for a two count. Chin lock by Rollins, but Ambrose escapes hits a bunch of chops. He hits the ropes, but Rollins takes him down and then tosses him to the outside. The referee is distracted with Reigns as J&J beat Ambrose down. They toss him inside, but Ambrose swings under the bottom rope and clotheslines them over the announcers table. Dropkick through the middle rope by Rollins as he throws Ambrose back into the ring. Strikes in the corner from Rollins, and Rollins sets him up on the top rope. Ambrose fights out and knocks Rollins off the ropes, but Rollins is able to tag Kane in. Kane goes up top with Ambrose now, but Ambrose fights out and hits a big Tornado DDT. Hot tag to Roman Reigns who takes out Rollins with a few clotheslines and then drives him into the corner with more clotheslines. Rollins ducks a big jumping clothesline and they exchange neckbreaker reversals until Roman pushes Rollins off into the ropes and connects with a Samoan Drop. Reigns calls for the Superman Punch, but Kane catches him for a chokeslam, but Ambrose comes off the ropes with a elbow drop to knock Kane down. Kane rolls out of the ring and Ambrose hits a suicide dive. Roman goes for the Superman Punch again, but Rollins ducks and rolls up Reigns for a two count. Roman rolls up Rollins, but lifts him up for a powerbomb. Rollins fights out of and lands on his feet, but is caught by a big right hand by Roman. Roman hits the Superman Punch and covers Rollins, but J&J break up the pin to cause the DQ.
Winners: Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns via DQ in 8:27
*After the match, Ambrose clears house of J&J and Kane and hits a suicide dive on them. Rollins goes for a dive, but Ambrose grabs him and pulls him out of the ring. Kane signals to the back and out comes New Day. They attack Ambrose and Roman Reigns his a big plancha onto everybody. Xavier Woods is left in the ring and he celebrates before Ambrose hits him with Dirty Deeds. Big E comes in and takes a rebound lariat. Kofi takes a Superman Punch and Big E takes a spear. Kane comes in and chokeslams Roman. Rollins attacks Ambrose from behind and lays him out with a Pedigree. Kane and Rollins stand tall to end the show.

Bram Re-Signs With TNA

TNA Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Gaburick has announced that BRAM has re-signed with TNA Wrestling!

Opinionated View- Great to hear! Bram is a awesome talent. Keep the good news coming TNA.

WWE Confirms Injury to Rusev

Courtesy of
Rusev suffers leg injury
Rusev is currently being evaluated for a lower leg injury, has learned.
The Bulgarian Brute suffered the injury Tuesday night during the SmackDown tapings in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Stick with for more updates on Rusev's condition as they become available.

Global Force News and Notes

There have been rumors that Scott Hall left Global Force Wrestling due to a possible NXT deal. This isn’t true. Hall was pulled from the roster when TMZ revealed he was kicked out of a festival in New Jersey due to being intoxicated in public.
– There is no TV deal set for GFW at the moment. The company wants to use Jim Ross and Chael Sonnen as the announce team but neither has actually signed yet. Sonnen had recorded videos for GFW and appeared at their Las Vegas press conference, but hasn’t signed.

Opinionated View- Well the only people that seemed to be saying anything an NXT deal were people with ties to Hall. And to me that always sounded like a face saving excuse.

Ross and Sonnen could be really bad. It's been years since Ross did anything decent on the microphone as he's gotten really lazy. Plus with Sonnen I could them trying to do a lot of the old stuff he did with king.

Details On Why Sasha Banks Missed Last NXT Tapings

Sasha Banks was not at the last set of NXT TV Tapings after Takeover: Unstoppable. While PWInsider said she wasn’t injured, The Wrestling Observer (via Wrestlezone) said that she may have suffered some type of shoulder or arm injury at Takeover. Not much is known at this time, but it’s possible she went into the match injured or suffered it during the live special.
However, it also possible she did not appear because she went to the hospital to tend to her fiance, NXT Superstar and seamster, Mikaze. Mikaze was reportedly knocked out during the TV tapings. Banks went to the hospital with him after his injury. She would have wrestled on the fourth episode of the tapings, but she left to be with her fiance.

Brock Lesnar Advertised for Upcoming WWE Shows

The for the Banker’s Life Fieldhouse has Tweeted the following, advertising Brock Lesnar’s return to WWE TV:
The Fieldhouse @TheFieldhouse  
JUST ANNOUNCED! @BrockLesnar has been added to the card for here on Mon., June 22: 

In addition, an e-mail is being circulated by the Scottrade Center that is promoting Brock Lesnar to appear at WWE Battleground on July 19. You can read the contents of the e-mail below:
“For the first time in over 2 years “The Beast” Brock Lesnar will be live in St. Louis at the WWE Battleground PPV! See what unfolds when Brock makes his return to action at the Scottrade Center on Sunday July 19th. In addition you will see United States Champion John Cena, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, St. Louis’ own Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Dolph Ziggler, The Divas and many more as the WWE Battleground PPV come to St. Louis for the first time ever!”

Besides upcoming June 22 Raw, Brock Lesnar is also being advertised for the July 6 edition of Raw at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. The Allstate Arena is advertising Lesnar on its official Facebook page.

WWE Warming to Idea of Signing AJ Styles?

WWE is warming up to the idea of trying to sign AJ Styles. As previously reported, the company didn’t show a lot of interest in Styles when he left TNA. However, with WWE planning on building NXT into a full touring brand by next year, they want to load up on talent to split between the three road tours and the company has “greatly changed its thoughts” on Styles.
It is worth mentioning that Styles is under contract to NJPW and is happy there, so there’s nothing saying that this will happen, but the company is definitely more interested at this point.

Opinionated View- The fact it took them this long to warm up AJ just shows how stupid WWE can be. Also I would say AJ won't be willing to do NXT if its still seen as the developmental level unless he can get some kind of Samoa Joe deal.

Is WWE Planning A Stardust vs. Stephen Amell Angle?

– On Monday’s Raw, Stardust had a ringside confrontation with Arrow star Stephan Amell. Stardust also called out Amell in a Raw fallout video. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that WWE is looking to start a Stardust vs. Stephen Amell angle, and that Monday was the beginning of that. Amell is a huge wrestling fan and has campaigned to guest host Raw and even wrestle.

Opinionated View- Take with a grain of salt. Dave has a habit of just watching the show and assuming stuff. There seemed to be no indication that WWE knew Amell was going to be there before the show started. Like has been stated Amell is a wrestling fan so it could simply be he was there to see a show.

The Latest Details on Samoa Joe’s WWE Deal

Samoa Joe’s deal to work NXT events is said to be a “unique” one. The deal is a non-exclusive one, very similar to that of Rhyno, and it has very few restrictions. Word is that others could be brought in on the same sort of deal. Joe’s deal included a Samoa Joe T-Shirt (which sold out of its initial stock immediately) as well as the ability to keep his name since he is not competing on the main roster. The contract is for a limited number of NXT dates, and he can continue to take independent dates. The deal allows him to work pretty much anywhere he wants. The deal is considered unique because he is coming in, with his independent persona and getting pushed while still working elsewhere.
Joe isn’t committing to anything fulltime, due to the fact that WWE could decide to sign him for a full time deal. Joe was originally looking for an ROH return in September, but is currently schedule for the June 20th TV tapings. He has also had talks with the people from New Japan Pro Wrestling.

WWE Performance Center Understaffed

The WWE Performance Center is currently very understaffed, with those who work there spending a ton of time on the job because of how much there is to do. The center is trying to work within a certain budget and with both NXT and developmental as inherent money losers even if they are essential, it means that money is not there to hire more people.

Orton and Big Show Return Updates

Big Show and Randy Orton are expected to return during the short build-up between Elimination Chamber and Money in the Bank. Both have been ready for returns but have been kept off TV as they aren’t booked for the Chamber PPV.

Opinionated View- BOOOOOOOOOOO!

The Wolves Re-Sign With TNA Wrestling

TNA Executive VP of Talent Relations John "Big" Gaburick posted the following on Twitter today, announcing that The Wolves have again re-signed with the company:
"Happy to announce #TheWolves (Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards) have re-signed with @IMPACTWRESTLING."
Opinionated View- Excellent to hear.

Non-Spoiler Match Listing For Tonight’s Smackdown

* Sin Cara and Kalisto vs. Cesaro and Tyson Kidd
* R-Truth vs. King Barrett
* Rusev vs. Ryback
* Paige vs. Naomi
* Reigns and Ambrose vs. Kane and Rollins

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

More on Destination America TNA and ROH

Wednesday afternoon turned out to be a very busy day with the announcement that Ring of Honor has signed a 26-week agreement to being airing television on Destination America starting a week from tonight on 6/3 airing at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00 CT) in the timeslot one hour before Impact Wrestling. Here is the latest following official press release details.
* TNA star MVP was the most vocal on Twitter immediately after the announcement went down and prior to a scheduled TNA conference call with talent. The former WWE star had stated that no TNA talent had been made aware about Ring of Honor coming to terms with Destination America until it hit the internet and social media on Wednesday afternoon.
* TNA star Rockstar Spud was scheduled at one point to take part in media to promote this week's episode of Impact Wrestling and it was canceled at the last minute.
* TNA executives, including President Dixie Carter, would not answer any questions directly about the future of Impact Wrestling on Destination America during the call with talent.
* The current contract between TNA and Destination America reportedly prevents either parties from commenting on the current relationship publicly.
* Regarding questions about exclusivity of wrestling on Destination America, the UTA agency negotiated the contract with the network and not TNA.
* While the impression was given on the call that they could not comment, many contracted TNA talent believed that TNA wasn't aware of the ROH deal until today.
* The call was described as getting "very heated" at one point including Carter telling talent that they "controlled their own destiny" and to show the world why they were the best.
* When issues of the past year were brought up including the PR handling of getting dropped by Spike and late pay, Carter responded as if pay issues were in the past.
* Some talents reportedly had differing opinions about the 90 minute call. Some felt better about things finally being addressed, while others described it as a "circus call."

Rusev Injured at Smackdown Taping

Rusev appears to have suffered some kind of an ankle injury during a match against Ryback taped to air on tomorrow night's 5/28 WWE Smackdown on Syfy. According to multiple wrestling media reports, Rusev was spotted at the airport in Philadelphia with his ankle in a brace holding crutches while being wheeled through the airport in a wheelchair.
WWE has yet to officially comment on the injury as of Wednesday evening.

News From TNA Conferance Call

Source: TMZ
We noted before via that TNA officials said they couldn't address the Destination America reports during today's conference call with talents. However, TNA President Dixie Carter did tell the company that TNA has a good relationship with Destination America. This has also been confirmed by
Dixie added that they are planning for 2016 but would not comment on reports of Destination America having an "out clause" in September due to legal advice. Dixie did add that out clauses in TV deals are common.
The call reportedly went over 90 minutes with Dixie giving a 10 minute introduction. Talents spoke for about 30 minutes and needless to say, there were some angry talents on the call.

Opinionated View- As long as they have a TV deal I'm happy. But I'm pissed at DA I can't imagine how talent feels.
So now that I have had a chance to calm down here are my thoughts on #TNA and #ROH both airing on Destination America. I stand by all the things I have said about ROH. The show is awful it's poorly booked, poorly written, and with a lot of bad talent. I admit TNA isn't perfect but they have some great shows and a lot of great talent. I dislike DA giving ROH a spot when they could have given TNA a second shows.
Now all that said I see this can be a positive thing for both companies and wrestling as whole. More places to work is always good. We gotta have more than #WWE and no #NXT doesn't count as another option.
In DA's press release they mentioned TNA and seemed to give the indication that they are going for a 1 2 punch. ROH can be a strong lead in for TNA. My main concern (And I'm showing my fanboy here) is TNA staying on TV. So I am willing give this a chance but if TNA leaves than I'm done with DA.

5/25 WWE Raw Viewership

The 5/25 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 3.60 million viewers on Monday night. The first hour drew 3.79 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.59 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 3.42 million viewers.
This is down from last week's show that drew 3.99 million viewers. Last year's show on Memorial Day also did 3.60 million viewers, the May 26, 2014 edition of RAW.

TNA Holding Talent Conferance Call

TNA is holding a conference call with talent today to address the TV situation with talent. Its being said that ROH's deal with Destination America caught TNA completely by surprise.

Opinionated View- I'll say again it's total bull shit DA is doing this. At the very least they should have let TNA know.

ROH To Debut on Destination America June 3rd

Destination America issued the following press release today:
(Silver Spring, Md.) –Destination America announced today that it has signed a national broadcast deal with professional wrestling league RING OF HONOR, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., bringing one of the most respected wrestling organizations to the only network dedicated to all-American entertainment. Destination America is now the one-two-punch to professional wrestling, adding RING OF HONOR (ROH) to its line-up after launching IMPACT WRESTLING in early 2015. RING OF HONOR has been delivering top wrestling matches for ten years with captivating hard-hitting stars such as Jay & Mark Briscoe, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, The Young Bucks, Maria Kanellis, Adam Cole and Jay Lethal. Destination America will pack on the action beginning Wednesday June 3 with the series premiere of RING OF HONOR at 8/7c leading into brand new premieres of IMPACT WRESTLING at 9/8c.
"With the electric and intense matches that RING OF HONOR provides, Destination America is the network for fans to get an entire evening of jaw-dropping entertainment on Wednesday nights," said Marc Etkind, general manager of Destination America. "RING OF HONOR showcases tenacity, athleticism and passion and it serves as the place where America's favorite wrestling stars are born."
"We are very excited to be partnering with Destination America for the broader distribution of the ROH programming," commented Joe Koff, Chief Operating Officer – Ring of Honor Wrestling. "ROH will now reach an additional 57 million households including those in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and other large cities where Ring of Honor is not currently airing. ROH has a loyal fan base and is one of the fastest growing major wrestling franchises in the country. With this great partnership with Destination America, we can continue to expand our footprint and reach while producing entertaining, original content and continuing to provide wrestling fans some of the best wrestling content available."
RING OF HONOR will premiere on Wednesday, June 3 leading into IMPACT WRESTLING, making Destination America the home for wrestling every Wednesday evening. The first match will feature the Briscoe Brothers, Mark and Jay, as they face off with the House of Truth in the main event. Also catch athletes of New Japan Pro Wrestling battle it out with the RING OF HONOR stars and follow former NFL lineman Moose compete against BJ Whitmer.
Since launching in 2012, Destination America has become one of cable's top fastest-growing networks, and continues to earn telecast ratings records among key series. In 2015 to date, Destination America has acquired over 50 million unique viewers. With top series that explore unique American cultures and ways of life – including Paranormal Survivor, Hillbilly Blood, Buying the Bayou, and BBQ Pitmasters – Destination America's programming spans the nation from Alaska, Hawaii and Colorado to Louisiana, West Virginia and communities in between. To find Destination America, go to

The new TV deal between Ring of Honor and Destination America is said to be that the one-hour show beginning on June 3 will be the normal ROH TV show shown on Sinclair Broadcasting affiliates per a report by Mike Johnson. The show on 6/3 will feature The Briscoes vs. The House of Truth, KUSHIDA vs. Will Ferrara and MOOSE vs. BJ Whitmer from the 5/16 Global Wars TV Tapings in Toronto, Canada featuring New Japan talent.

Opinionate View- This really pisses me off. Yes TNA isn't being canceled but man now this really looks bad. 

Non-Spoiler Match Listing For Tonight’s Lucha Underground

Aerostar vs. Johnny Mundo
* Fénix vs. Mil Muertes
* Lucha Underground Champion Prince Puma vs. Hernandez

Non-Spoiler Match Listing For Tonight’s NXT

* NXT Champion Kevin Owens vs. Solomon Crowe
* Bayley vs. Emma
* Finn Balor vs. Tye Dillinger
* WWE NXT Tag Team Champions Blake & Murphy vs. Elias Samson & Mike Rallis

5/26 WWE Smackdown TV spoilers

WWE Smackdown Taping
Dean Ambrose opened with a promo...
1. The Lucha Dragons beat Tyson Kidd and Cesaro in a lumberjack match. The lumberjacks were The Ascension, New Day, Los Matadores, Prime Time Players. A funny spot that I hope makes the show was when Cesaro used the trampoline to jump onto the apron. A decent back and forth match. Kalisto got the victory over Tyson Kidd after interference from New Day...
Backstage Seth Rollins was talking with Kane and J&J security. The Smackdown main event is Kane and Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns...
2. R-Truth defeated King Barrett. Sheamus entered afterward and laid out R-Truth...
Backstage, Renee Young interviewed Lana about Rusev. She said she won't be fooled by Rusev again. She and Dolph are just friends according to her. Rusev interrupted...
3. Ryback defeated Rusev via DQ. Ryback no longer has his ribs taped. Lots of "USA" and "Feed Me More" and "We want Lana" chants. Good, back and forth match between the two. Rusev was favoring his right ankle for most of the match. Ryback won via DQ when Rusev pushed him into the ring post. I guess that's a DQ now...
During the break, doctors carried Rusev to the back after the match. He was grabbing his ankle for most of the match...
4. Paige beat Naomi. Paige won with the Rampaige. After the match, the Bellas stood on the stage and Nikki held up her title...
Michael Cole interviewed NXT Champion Kevin Owens. Owens spoke about how he is going to dominate John Cena at Elimination Chamber. Owens ran through Cena's accomplishments and made fun of his t-shirts. Cole asked if Owens is going to be able to back it up. A clip played of what Owens did to Sami Zayn and NXT Takeover. Owen said if he did that to his best friend, imagine what he'll do to Cena. He closed by saying this Sunday we will find out the real champ is here...
5. Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose beat Seth Rollins and Kane (w/Jamie Noble, Joey Mercury) by DQ. Huge pop for Reigns. Lots of "Justin Bieber" and "You sold out" chants directed at Rollins. Ambrose was selling for most of the match, which surprised me since he's the number one contender. Ambrose had a cool spot. When J&J were beating on him, he did his rebound double clothesline, sending J&J over the announce table. Roman got the hot tag and took it to Kane and Rollins. Things begin to break down. Reigns hit the Superman punch and covered Rollins. J&J recovered and caused a DQ. New Day came out and we're beating up on Ambrose. Reigns did his dive over the top rope. There was even a spot where Kofi jumped off the top rope into a Superman punch. Kane and Rollins gained the upper hand when Kane chokeslammed Reigns and Rollins Pedigreed Ambrose. Rollins stood over Ambrose to close the show.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

IMPACT Preview: May Mayhem This Friday Where All Titles Are Affected

5/26 WWE Main Event TV spoilers

Dark Match
1. Kevin Owens defeated R-Truth. Owens won with the pop-up powerbomb.
WWE Main Event Taping
1. Prime Time Players defeated The Ascension. Titus O'Neil got the pinfall on Victor.
2. Zach Ryder defeated Heath Slater. Ryder won with the Ruff Ryder.
3. Divas Champion Nikki Bella defeated Summer Rae. Nikki won with the rack attack.
4. Neville defeated Adam Rose (w/Rosa Mendes). Rose cut a promo how there's no more Exotic Express and no more party time all the time. Bo Dallas was on commentary for the match, which Neville won with the Red Arrow.

NXT Stars Backstage at Smackdown

Kevin Owens and Charlotte are backstage at the WWE Smackdown taping today. Both NXT talents were at the Raw taping as well, with Owens of course appearing on screen last night to further his feud with John Cena leading into Elimination Chamber this weekend.

NXT To Be Part of Monster Engery Festival

Courtesy of
WWE NXT to take over Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK 2015
The monsters of rock will meet the monsters of the ring, as the Superstars and Divas of WWE NXT are ready to bring their hard-hitting, in-your-face brand of sports-entertainment to the fourth annual Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK Festival in Sacramento, Calif., on October 24 and 25, 2015!
For the first time ever, AFTERSHOCK will feature live, in-ring matches with NXT Superstars and Divas like Finn Bálor, NXT Women's Champion Sasha Banks, NXT Tag Team Champions Blake & Murphy, Charlotte, Bayley, Baron Corbin and more, alongside a star-studded lineup of the biggest names in hard rock, alternative and metal. The festival lineup includes Slipknot, Faith No More, Deftones, Shinedown, Jane's Addiction, Marilyn Manson, Coheed & Cambria, Stone Temple Pilots, Breaking Benjamin, Eagles of Death Metal and many more!
NXT has grown into one of the hottest brands in sports-entertainment over the past two years, thanks to the high octane action it presents every Wednesday on the award-winning WWE Network. The Superstars and Divas of Tomorrow have also taken their show on the road, packing 5,000 fans into San Jose State University's Event Center for an unforgettable, sold-out Live Event during WrestleMania 31 Week, as well as buzzworthy shows in Philadelphia and Albany, N.Y.
It will be no different when WWE NXT takes over Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK 2015, October 24 and 25 at Gibson Ranch, just outside of Sacramento, Calif. Ticket pre-sales begin Wednesday, May 27 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. Public on-sale starts Friday, May 29 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. All tickets will be available at Don't miss your chance to see NXT live, up close and personal

Who was that cameraman on Raw?

– Will Ferrara, an ROH regular (and a graduate of the old Taz Finishing School in Long Island) appeared on Raw last night as the cameraman that pressed charges against Dean Ambrose.

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Day Four Results 5.26.15

Here are the results from day four of the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Tournament. The matches will be available via VOD on New Japan World later today or early tomorrow…
* BOSJ Block A Match: Barbaro Cavernario defeated Gedo
* BOSJ Block B Match: KUSHIDA defeated David Finlay
* BOSJ Block B Match: Rocky Romero defeated Nick Jackson
* BOSJ Block A Match: Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Beretta
– Here are the updated standings (with Shelley’s forfeits already added in)…
* Gedo (2-1)
* Bárbaro Cavernario (2-1)
* Ryusuke Taguchi (2-1)
* Baretta (2-1)
* Kyle O’Reilly (2-0)
* Jushin Thunder Liger (1-1)
* Chase Owens (0-2)
* Yohei Komatsu (0-2)
* Tiger Mask IV (3-0)
* KUSHIDA (3-1)
* Bobby Fish (2-1)
* Rocky Romero (2-1)
* Máscara Dorada (2-1)
* Nick Jackson (2-2)
* David Finlay (1-2)
* Alex Shelley (1-6) – Now Out Of Tournament

Updated ROH Best in the World Card

The Kingdom (Cole, Bennett and Taven) vs. Bullet Club (Young Bucks, Styles) has been added to the ROH Best in the World PPV, which takes place on June 19th. Here is the updated card…
* The Kingdom (Cole, Bennett and Taven) vs. Bullet Club (Young Bucks, Styles)
* #1 Contender’s Match: Michael Elgin vs. Moose vs. Roderick Strong
* Battle of the Belts: ROH TV Champion Jay lethal vs. ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe

Updated Cards For This Weekend’s Evolve 43 & 44 Events

Here are the updated cards for Evolve 43 & 44, which are set for iPPV this weekend…
Evolve 43 on May 30th in Queens at La Boom 6PM ET start time
* DGUSA Title Match: Champion Drew Galloway vs. Biff Busick
* DGUSA Tag Title Match: Champions Johnny Gargano & Rich Swann vs. Drew Gulak & his new protégé
* Caleb Konley with So Cal Val vs. Davey Richards
* Chris Hero vs. Trevor Lee
* TJ Perkins vs. Mike Bailey
* Anthony Nese with So Cal Val vs. Rey Horus
Evolve 43 on May 31 in Long Island at the Ronkonkoma Fire Department Hall 8PMET start time
* EVOLVE Title Match: Champion Drew Galloway vs. Roderick Strong
* Davey Richards vs. Drew Gulak
* Rich Swann vs. Trevor Lee
* Biff Busick vs. Mike Bailey
* Anthony Nese with So Cal Val vs. TJ Perkins
* Rey Horus vs. Drew Gulak’s new protégé

Sami Zayn Injury Update

NXT star Sami Zayn is in Birmingham, Alabama today. He is scheduled to be getting shoulder surgery to repair his damaged rotator cuff. Zayn was written out of NXT storylines at the NXT Takeover: Unstoppable event. The injury, which was aggravated again when Zayn appeared on Raw to wrestle John Cena, is something that has been bothering Zayn since before he signed with WWE

Update on Samoa Joe's ROH Return: Working Tag Match With Other TNA Alum

Ring of Honor issued the following press release on Tuesday.
Ring of Honor returns to Terminal 5 in New York City - and to pay-per-view - on June 19th for BEST IN THE WORLD! This is a can't-miss event headlined by the "Battle of the Belts" between ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe and ROH World Television Champion Jay Lethal. But the very next night, the stars of Ring of Honor will be BACK at Terminal 5 on the first stop of the AFTERSHOCK tour!
The entire landscape of ROH is guaranteed to change on June 19th - new number one contenders, possible new champions, and a lot of new hostility. And all of that will spill over into June 20th! Nigel McGuinness will no doubt have his hands full sorting through the fallout from BEST IN THE WORLD. But until then he's been busy signing matches NO ONE expected to happen, and today he wants to announce to the world what he's lined up for June 20th...
This is the definition of a DREAM MATCH! That distinction gets thrown around perhaps too often, but in this situation there is simply no other way to describe it. The four men battling against each other on June 20th represent so much history and competition, not just in Ring of Honor but in all of professional wrestling. And, of course, The Addiction are the current ROH World Tag Team Champions. We have confirmed that as of now no titles will be on the line for this contest...meaning the stakes are even higher with respect and honor hanging in the balance!
The long, competitive history between AJ Styles and Samoa Joe could fill an entire volume of professional wrestling history. These two giants of the sport have spent over a decade trying to outdo each other and there is no doubt that rivalry remains heated even as they are set to team up on June 20th. Currently, AJ Styles is at the absolute top of his game, the current IWGP Heavyweight Champion who many unequivocally name the absolute best in the world. But Samoa Joe's return to his roots has made him the hottest, most in demand athlete in the sport. These are two men who just keep getting better. Is there any way to stop the team of AJ Styles and Samoa Joe?
As the self-styled "World Tag Team Champions of the World," The Addiction are THE team to beat in Ring of Honor. While this may be a non-title contest, The Addiction are more than happy to point out that their long tenure as partners puts them at an advantage over virtually any other team, and now they've memorialized their superiority in gold. On top of that, these competitors have a long history with each other, particularly Daniels and Styles - no matter the time or the place, The Fallen Angel and The Phenomenal AJ Styles have always been linked. They have been partners and rivals... and on June 20th they compete against each other one more time!
Styles & Joe are not being considered for a championship match due to the questionable stability of the team. But The Addiction, although claiming to be defending ROH Tag Team Champions, have not offered to put the titles on the line. Will The Addiction speak up? Will The Addiction even be the champions once June 20th rolls around?
This DREAM MATCH is just one bout signed for this huge event in New York City. Plus, our television cameras will be rolling as the entire night is filmed for future episodes of ROH TV! Don't miss your chance to feel the AFTERSHOCK on June 20th! To get your tickets before they sell out, click HERE!
Signed to appear...
National TV Taping
Saturday, June 20th, 2015
Terminal 5
610 West 56th Street - New York, NY
Doors open 5:30pm - Bell time 7:00pm