Saturday, April 30, 2016

Card For WWE Payback

Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
-Charlotte (w/Ric Flair) vs. Natalya (w/Bret Hart) for the WWE Women’s Championship.
-Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens.
-The Miz vs. Cesaro for the Intercontinental Title.
-Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho.
-Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin.
-Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady vs. The Vaudevillains to become No. 1 contenders to the WWE Tag Team Championship.
-Kalisto vs. Ryback for the U.S. Championship (Kickoff Show match).
Vince McMahon will announce who controls WWE Raw going forward

Opinionated View- I would call this an awful card but... this card is so bad calling it awful is to good for it. No matter how much WWE tries to ram Reigns down our throats fans aren't behind. AJ's first title shot should feel like a huge deal except he came into the feud cold since he lost at mania. Not helping it seems the story is "AJ can only win if Gallows and Anderson help him." Except we have already seen Super Reigns beat up all three former Bullet Club members at once with ease. Normally I would rant about how the women's title match is all about the washed up legends. But you know after all the news with Flair the last week I have legit fear the guy is drinking way to hard and shouldn't appear on TV.

Remember folks Monday he looked really out of it on Raw. Tuesday he's telling Natalya to kill herself at the Smackdown taping and than the whole incident at the airport later in the week. Zayn vs. Owens can be good so hopefully it gets the time it should. I'm so board with Miz and no adding his wife into the mix hasn't made him interesting again it just mean there is more dead weight. Cesaro is great but the problem is WWE doesn't give a crap about the IC title so if he wins odds are he just carries it around until he loses it. Jericho should do a clean job to Ambrose but this is WWE so odds are Jericho dominates and wins.

Corbin should crush Ziggler I just hope Dolph starts trying again at some point. I know most sites will be going nuts because NXT teams but Amore is annoying and the Veudevillins have this dumb gimmick you know the creative team will give up on soon enough. Screw Ryback and his bitching about "Deserving a better spot." Finally the ultimate shit Vince on PPV do a long talking segment to decide who will be in more long talking segments going forward.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Two New Talent Added to TNA Roster, Veteran Re-Signs

TNA today announced the addition of two new talent to the IMPACT WRESTLING roster – Caleb Konley and Sienna, best known for here work on the independent circuit as Allysin Kay.

IMPACT WRESTLING is also pleased to announce TNA veteran Robbie E has re-signed with TNA.

Opinionated View- Great pick ups and a good re-sign. Konley and Sienna/Kay are great younger talents that could become top acts in TNA. Robbie is a solid vet that always works hard and will keep having good matches.

WWE parts ways with another broadcast team member

Kyle Edwards (a/k/a Arda Ocal) announced that he is no longer with WWE. “I have parted ways with the WWE,” he announced via Twitter. “No hard feelings what so ever. Time to move on to a new chapter #GoodVibesAndPositiveThoughts.”

Opinionated View- For those going "Who?" From what I understand he didn't get much time in the US broadcasts.

Spoilers For Next Three Episodes of NXT

May 4th Episode:
* New NXT Champion Samoa Joe opens with a promo in the ring. Joe says it’s a new era and he runs things. Eric Young interrupts to a huge pop. Young says everyone knows him and the only thing that’s guaranteed is he brings change. Joe leaves after a staredown and says he doesn’t belong in the same ring and next time he’s in it he’s going to beat EY’s ass.
* Nia Jax squashed Tessa Blanchard.
* Austin Aries defeated Tye Dillinger with a 450.
* Joe vs. EY is announced for later.
* Dash and Dawson defeated Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley.
* No Way Jose defeated Noah Kekoah. Jose made referee Drake Younger dance after the match to a big pop.
* Samoa Joe defeated Eric Young in a stiff match, after a Musclebuster and a choke. Joe didn’t release the hold until well after the match. The crowd didn’t care for much of this match but it was good.
May 11th Episode:
* Finn Balor opens the show with a promo but is interrupted by Elias Samson. Samson gets Eva Marie levels of heat as he sings a song he wrote for Balor. Samson says Balor is nothing without the NXT Title. Finn hits a pele kick, throws Samson out of the ring and then tosses the guitar at him but he caught it.
* NXT Tag Team Champions Chad Gable and Jason Jordan defeated John Skyler and Corey Hollis. The Revival watched from the ramp and walked down to ringside to taunt American Alpha after the match.
* Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Alex Riley with the Kinsasha. The crowd exploded for Nakamura’s Full Sail debut and the chants continued for him after he left before the next match.
* Alexa Bliss defeated Rachael Ellering in a quick squash. Ellering is daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Paul Ellering.
* Finn Balor aggressively defeated Elias Samson. After the match, Balor cut a promo and said he wants his rematch. He’s obsessed with being NXT Champion but now he’s possessed, like a Demon, who wants what belongs to him. Joe comes out but NXT General Manager William Regal stops a brawl and announces Balor vs. Joe for Takeover on June 8th. Balor jumps over Regal and takes Joe out.
* NXT Women’s Champion Asuka defeated Adrienne Reese with the Asuka Lock. A good match and great debut for the former Athena.
May 18th Episode:
* Austin Aries and Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Blake and Murphy with Alexa Bliss. Aries wanted the tag but Nakamura refused and hit the Kinsasha for the win. A good tease of a feud between the two. After the match, Bliss walked away from Blake and Murphy, then Blake walked away from Murphy.
* Carmella defeated Peyton Royce.
* Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa defeated Danny Birch and Rob Ryzin in a good stiff match.
* Nia Jax defeated Bayley and dominated the match. Crowd died for this one. Bayley hit a hurricanrana off the apron to get the crowd back into the match. Nia missed a charge in the corner and got the ring post, then locked in the guillotine choke. Nia lifted her up for a suplex, but Bayley reversed and appeared to blow her knee out. Not a legit injury, as Nia crushed her in the corner & worked over her leg. Nia destroyed Bayley and pinned her. This was a long match that just didn’t work with the crowd. Bayley sold that she couldn’t put any weight on her leg and was helped to the back.
* NXT Tag Team Champions American Alpha defeated The Revival in the main event, which may have been a non-title match. Gable and Jordan won with stereo ankle locks.

4/28 WWE Smackdown Report

We go back to RAW this past Monday, starting with Gallows and Anderson beating up the Usos after their match before Roman Reigns gets involved. Later, they explain to AJ that they’re not here to jeopardize his title opportunity, they just wanna make it a fair fight. Then, after Reigns’ match with Del Rio, Gallows and Anderson get involved only for AJ to try to stop them. He takes a Superman Punch from Reigns for his troubles, but responds with a Phenomenal Forearm! With that, the Smackdown intro takes us to a packed crowd in Manchester, New Hampshire for another exciting episode of Smackdown! Roman Reigns’ music hits, and the crowd erupts in a mixture of boos and cheers as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion makes his way to the ring. Commentary hypes the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at Payback, when Roman Reigns defends the title against AJ Styles, and Reigns has a mic in hand saying this past Monday night on RAW, he Superman Punched AJ Styles right in the mouth and he’s gonna do it again at Payback. I’ll tell you why I did it: the past couple of weeks AJ has been saying his friends aren’t trying to help him out, and I don’t believe it. I know he’s been all around the world, I know those are his friends, and I know about their history and y’all do too. So AJ, come on out here and tell the truth!

The Intercontinental Champion known as The Miz and his wife Maryse make their way to the ring, as Roman looks on unenthused. Miz has a mic in hand as well, saying Roman couldn’t have thought AJ was coming out here. Miz introduces his wonderful wife Maryse before continuing, saying he was the first to expose the truth about Gallows and Anderson. He compares the situation to the 1994 film The Shawshank Redemption, calling Reigns the Warden saying he’ll be staring at a hole in the wall, his life falling apart while AJ Styles becomes the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion, and Miz deserves a little credit for the truth! Maryse gives Miz a kiss, but Reigns responds with a right hand that sends Miz rolling out of the ring! Maryse leaves the ring to check on his man as Reigns hands her the Intercontinental Championship, saying it was nice to meet you. Reigns lifts his title to a slightly more cheer-heavy response from the crowd as commentary hypes the return of the Ambrose Asylum later tonight with Charlotte and Natalya, as well as a six man tag match between League of Nations and three mystery opponents…and that match is up next!

Back from commercial, commentary hypes a match between Roman Reigns and The Miz for later tonight. Backstage, Renee Young is with the League of Nations, saying they seem stronger than ever after excommunicating Wade Barrett. Sheamus agrees, saying at Wrestlemania they proved no three men could beat them…just ask the New Day. Del Rio says that with the weak link out, all the links are strong and better than ever. Rusev says they’re the League of Nations, but you’d might as well call them the United Nations! They walk off as we go back to ringside, where the League of Nations make their way to the ring for the opening match of the night. We wait to see who answers the challenge…first out is the United States Champion, Kalisto! Next out is Sami Zayn, followed by Cesaro! The crowd is hyped as this match gets underway!

Six Man Tag Team Match
League of Nations vs. Kalisto, Sami Zayn and Cesaro
Match starts with Kalisto and Sheamus, as the Lucha Dragon hits some hard kicks early on only to be taken down hard by Sheamus, as ADR and Rusev reach for the blind tag. Rusev gets it, kicking Kalisto hard as ADR tags himself in. ADR with a snap suplex and a kick to the leg of Kalisto as Sheamus tags in now, getting a few punches in before Rusev tags in. Rusev lays into Kalisto with a kick, a body slam, and a big elbow to the face for a nearfall. Rusev drags Kalisto by the arm before locking him into a bearhug, looking to squeeze the life out of the United States Champion. Kalisto fights out of it, but Rusev hits him with a knee. Kalisto evades further attack to tag in Zayn, who unloads on Rusev with some forearms before getting distracted by Sheamus, allowing Rusev to hit a superkick for a nearfall as we go to commercial.

Back from commercial, Sheamus is in control with a legdrop for a nearfall as ADR tags in. ADR with a hard kick to the midsection and mounted punches followed by a DDT for a nearfall. ADR locks in a sleeper hold, but Zayn powers out quickly only to take a Backstabber by ADR! ADR poses before Rusev tags himself in, causing a bit of shoving between Rusev and ADR as Sheamus runs the other opponents off the apron. ADR and Rusev are still arguing as Sheamus gets involved, before ADR leaves the ring and walks up the ramp to the back. Rusev is shouting at Sheamus before making the tag, as Sheamus looks to drop a fist on Zayn…who evades, and Rusev gets dropped instead! Zayn rolls out of the ring as Rusev and Sheamus begin arguing now, and Rusev is now leaving the ring and heading to the back. Sheamus is now all alone as Zayn gets the tag to Kalisto, who unleashes a flurry of offense on the Celtic Warrior before tagging in Cesaro. Cesaro gets a European Uppercut on Sheamus on the outside before bringing him back in. He hits a big crossbody for a nearfall, and proceeds to unload a series of European Uppercuts before landing a beautiful dropkick! Cesaro looking for the giant swing, but Sheamus gets out of the ring before it happens and proceeds to walk up the ramp as the ref counts the League out!
Winners via count-out: Kalisto, Sami Zayn and Cesaro

The three men celebrate in the ring as commentary hypes the Ambrose Asylum with Charlotte and Natalya set for later tonight before we go to commercial.

Back from commercial, the League of Nations is arguing backstage before it turns into a fight. Sheamus has the final word, saying the League is finished! Commentary hypes the rivalry between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, leading into a video package highlighting the feud that comes to a head at Payback. Commentary hypes the big match between them at Payback, before Baron Corbin makes his way to the ring, looking over his shoulder as he does after the attack by Dolph Ziggler on RAW as we go to commercial.

Back from commercial, Damien Sandow is already in the ring as we go back to RAW when Ziggler attacked Corbin before his match against Sandow. Back at ringside, this match is underway!
Baron Corbin vs. Damien Sandow
Baron starts things off by brutally beating up Sandow, bringing him out of the ring to continue the attack as the ref is making the count. Corbin brings Sandow back into the ring, continuing the assault by grinding his boot into the head of Sandow. Sandow makes a brief comeback, but Corbin hangs him up on the top rope before catapulting him into the bottom rope! He follows up with the End of Days for the win!

Winner via pinfall: Baron Corbin
The ref raises Corbin’s hand in victory as we get a replay of the match including the finish. Baron stands tall, looking down at Sandow before we head backstage, where Renee Young talks to AJ Styles who says he doesn’t care what Roman thinks. I think I’ll take the WWE World Heavyweight Championship from him at Payback, and he won’t call me a liar…he’ll call me champion! Renee points out that Roman called him out earlier, but AJ says he’ll step on his cape when he wants to…which will be later, because he’ll be out there for his match! AJ walks off as commentary hypes the Ambrose Asylum with Charlotte and Natalya, up next!

Ambrose Asylum w/ Special Guests: Charlotte and Natalya
Dean Ambrose makes his way out to the ring as we go back to Monday night, where Jericho and Ambrose came to blows before Jericho locked Ambrose into the Walls of Jericho on the announce table. Ambrose says before we get to my part-time job as host of the Ambrose Asylum, let’s talk about my full-time job. He talks about what happened at RAW, and that Jericho made a mistake by letting go of the hold, because he doesn’t let go. Ambrose promises that Jericho is gonna look at the guy that will turn Bon Jovi into Meatloaf. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to change hats because I’m a multi-faceted individual. After a brief moment, he welcomes us to the Ambrose Asylum before introducing his first guest, Natalya! Commentary hypes the Women’s Championship match at Payback as Natalya makes her way to the ring. Ambrose welcomes Natalya to the Ambrose Asylum, talking about what happened on RAW three weeks ago when Ric Flair drew a disqualification for Charlotte to retain the title. Ambrose says that we all saw what happened, Charlotte was tapping out like there was no tomorrow but her father Ric Flair was lurking around ringside to run the interference. Ambrose asks how things will be different at Payback, to which Natalya responds that someone will be in her corner, too: The Best There Was, The Best There Is, The Best There Ever Will Be…Bret “The Hitman” Hart! Charlotte’s music hits as the Women’s Champion makes her way to the ring accompanied by Ric Flair. Ambrose says things are heating up, before introducing his other guest Charlotte, and as always, flanked by her father…sixteen time world champion and the Dirtiest Player in the Game, Ric Flair! Ambrose repeats what Natalya said about having Bret Hart in her corner. Charlotte says she can’t believe Natalya would parade her uncle around after everything he’s been through, but Natalya says she needs to look in the mirror and see who’s standing behind her. Charlotte says that’s different, because her father is a two time Hall of Famer, a sixteen time world champion, and her coach. Natalya says he is also a lying, screaming, creepy old man who knows that he has to cheat to help her daughter win because she’s not good enough to do it on her own. And if her father tries to do anything underhanded at Payback, Bret will be there to stop him, and Charlotte will tap again. Ric Flair laughs at the idea, reminding us all that he beat Bret in WWE and in WCW, and if Vince could send them to the moon he’d beat him on the moon! Natalya tells Ric to settle his tea kettle, before telling Charlotte that it’s time for a new era and to give the WWE Universe a Women’s Champion they deserve! The two women stare each other down as commentary hypes up the Champion VS Champion match as Roman Reigns takes on The Miz later tonight!

The New Day makes their way to the ring, forcing the commentary out of the way as they apparently are taking over the headsets for this next match as Social Outcasts are already in the ring when Enzo and Cass make their way to the ring. Mic in hand, Enzo reminds us that he is Enzo Amore, a certified G and a bonafide stud, and you can’t teach that! This right here is Big Cass, and he’s seven feet tall, and you can’t teach that! Bada boom, realest guys in the room! How you doin’? We hear New Day dispute that as Enzo and Cass enter the ring, Enzo promising the Social Outcasts that Big Cass and Muscles Marinara are about to go upside your heads with the sauce! You’re looking at the next number one contenders, how you doin’? With that, the match is underway!
Tag Team Match
Social Outcasts (Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel) vs. Enzo Azmore and Colin Cassady
Bo and Enzo start things off as they lock up, and Bo hits an arm drag that he is particularly proud of as we see Byron at ringside sitting on the floor beside the announce table. Enzo responds with a crossbody and a running…tag to Cass, who lays into Bo before tagging Enzo back in. Heath Slater with a distraction on the apron, but it’s not enough for Bo Dallas not to take a dropkick from Enzo as Curtis tags in. Axel taunts the crowd as the Vaudevillains come out to the stage. Tag to Bo, who charges at Enzo who gets out of the way as Bo runs into the steel post! Enzo gets the hot tag to Cass as Bo tags in Curtis, and Cass unloads on Bo and Curtis before hitting a big elbow drop. Splash in the corner now before he drops Slater off the apron and hits a big side slam on Axel. Cass tags Enzo in, and they hit the Rocket Launcher for the win!
Winners via pinfall: Enzo Amozre and Colin Cassady

We get highlights of the match, before Cass gets a mic to let the Vaudevillains that on Sunday at Payback, there is only ONE WORD to describe them and he’s gonna spell it out for ya: S-A-W-F-T…SAWWWWWWFT! The New Day approves from commentary, before we go backstage where Goldust wants to talk to R-Truth (holding a tree branch with a phone on it) about the Golden Truth. He realizes that when they danced last week, it felt so right…righter the Righteous Brothers, taking a right hand turn right! Truth says he was right, and he wants nothing more than for him to be happy…so he got himself a tag team partner, T-Breeze! They even have a team name: The Gorgeous Truth! We’re better off as friends, Goldust. He and “T-Breeze” walk off before Fandango approaches, looking for another dance but Goldust has a headache as we go back to ringside, where Apollo Crews makes his way to the ring for a rematch against Stardust up next!

Back from commercial, we get a look at the nightlife of Puerto Rico before the Colons tell us to come to Puerto Rico, the shining star of the Caribbean! Speaking of stars, Stardust is in the ring now before this match is underway!

Apollo Crews vs. Stardust
Crews takes Stardust down immediately, but Stardust brings him outside to get some attack in. Crews stops him and they get back in the ring, where Stardust is laying into Crews with some stomps to wear the NXT standout down. Stardust with a single leg takedown on Crews, before locking a leglock that Crews counters. They exchange forearms, before Crews brings Stardust down hard. Crews hits the pumphandle slam for a nearfall, favoring the knee before Stardust hits a dropkick to the leg. Crews blocks another single leg to hit an enziguri, before hitting the spinning sitout powerbomb for the win!
Winner via pinfall: Apollo Crews

Crews is still favoring his knee as the ref raises his hand in victory, and we get a replay of the finish. Up next, we’re going to look at the power struggle between Shane and Stephanie McMahon from RAW!

Back from commercial, we thank Andy Black for “We Don’t Have To Dance,” the theme song for WWE Payback! Commentary takes us back to RAW, where Stephanie announces that at Payback, Vince McMahon will decide once and for all who is running Monday Night RAW! However, Shane says that on this night, it’s still my show! He has security escort Steph out of the arena. Commentary hypes the announcement planned for Payback, but back at ringside AJ Styles makes his way to the announce table for the main event up next!

Back from commercial, AJ is sat by the announce table as The Miz is accompanied by Maryse for this huge main event! Commentary hypes the Intercontinental Championship match between The Miz and Cesaro at Payback before Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring. Reigns stares down AJ at ringside before this match gets underway!

Main Event – Champion VS. Champion
WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns
Both men lock up and Reigns takes Miz to the corner, before Miz gets out of the ring. Miz teases coming back in, before hanging Reigns up on the second rope. Reigns hits Miz with a shoulder tackle, but Miz drops Reigns into the turnbuckle. Reigns sends Miz back out of the ring before hitting a drive-by dropkick on Miz on the apron! Reigns confronts AJ before Miz drives him into the announce table and then the steel post, bringing Reigns back into the ring for a nearfall as we go to commercial.

Back from commercial, Miz is firmly in control with a sleeper hold as the Wold Heavyweight Champion begins to power out, hitting Miz hard before being brought into the corner by the Intercontinental Champion, who hits a hard clothesline and a double axe handle for the nearfall. Miz has Reigns up against the ropes before driving a boot to the head for another nearfall. Miz pulls Reigns into the middle of the ring by his hair, driving a knee into the back twice over and a boot to the face for a nearfall. Miz with some punches on Reigns now, locking a chinlock that Reigns quickly powers out of before Miz hits a knee and goes for a neckbreaker…but Reigns responds with a Samoan drop! Both men are down before slowly getting back up, and Reigns starts to get some momentum with a flurry of offense before hitting some clotheslines in the corner and a right hand that brings Miz down hard. Reigns looking for the Superman Punch, but Maryse pulls Miz out of the ring. Reigns comes out of the ring, and Miz dropkicks the steel steps into Reigns’ legs. Back in the ring, Miz gets a nearfall and looks for the Figure Four but Reigns kicks him off. Miz hits a DDT for a nearfall, and he’s looking frustrated as he goes for the Skull Crushing Finale…but Reigns hits a back elbow and the spear for the win!
Winner via pinfall: Roman Reigns

Reigns stares down AJ at ringside as the ref raises his hand, and AJ comes into the ring now to stare down the champion. Roman turns around to see Gallows and Anderson coming down the ramp, and the champ leaves the ring to deal with them but to no avail as Gallows and Anderson beat him down outside the ring with AJ looking on. Anderson brings Reigns into the ring when the Usos run in to even the odds. AJ looking to stay out of it, but takes a superkick from Jey before Gallows takes him out of the ring. AJ confronts Gallows, who pushes AJ out of the way to take a spear from Roman Reigns! AJ looking for the Styles Clash on the champ, but Roman gets out of it. AJ looks for a Phenomenal Forearm, but narrowly avoids a Superman Punch to head to the outside. AJ talks down the champ, promising he’s going to win the belt come Sunday as the show comes to a close.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

So Eric Young debuted in #NXT and of course this bring out the #TNA is dying bullshit from the IWC. Look EY was in TNA for 12 YEARS. It was a great time to part ways on both sides. There wasn't anything else he or Bobby Roode could really do in #IMPACTonPOP. Does the IWC not get change can be a good thing.
Hell I can't stand #WWE half the time beause I'm sick of seeing the same guys I grew up watching main event shows. How many damn times do we have to see Kane turn heel become a monster again and than turn face to feud with the new monster. I really dont' way to see Roode or EY become that. Even as much as I loved Beer Money's reunion you could only do so much with them back together.
I honestly have to ask is this how it was back in the day with guys? I mean come on when Roddy Piper left Don Owens promotion to head to NC did people declare the North West was dying? You know Hulk Hogan leaving the AWA didnt' kill it. What killed the AWA was still trying to ride Bockwhinkel as the world champion and featuring Baron Von Raske.
Also you know what Roode and Young weren't in TNA from the start. They joined a few later. Go watch the early shows from TNA and some guys had to leave to open the door for Roode and EY. Hell Roode may not have ever gotten Beer Money or all thing that came out of it including his MOTY/Feud with Storm and first world title run if not for Chris Harris leaving.

TNA Alumnus Seen at NXT Tapings?

Wrestling Inc reports that Eric Young is rumored to be backstage at the NXT TV tapings tonight. The site notes that this is not yet confirmed and points out that even if it is, it doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll appear on-screen. The site also says that Finn Balor is at the show as well.

Young left TNA after the most recent tapings and his last televised match with the company took place on last night’s show.

Enzo Amore Getting a Name Change?

WWE has filed to trademark the name “Enzo.” Prior to the team being called up, there were rumors that they would go by “Enzo and Big Cass” on the main roster.

Opinionated View- Two Thoughts 1 What he really needs is a gimmick change but his current one is annoying 2 What is with WWE just having almost everyone called up go down to one name?

ROH offices evacuated due to bomb threat within the shared building

The Ring of Honor office in Baltimore, Maryland was evacuated when a man walked into the WJZ-TV lobby claiming he had a bomb. A vehicle’s gas tank was also on fire, though it’s initially unclear whether it’s connected to the incident. Read more at

Non-Spoiler Match Listing For Tonight’s WWE Smackdown

* Sami Zayn, Cesaro and Kalisto vs. Sheamus, Rusev and Alberto Del Rio
* Baron Corbin vs. Damien Sandow
* Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. The Social Outcasts
* Apollo Crews vs. Stardust
* Non-Title Match: Champion Roman Reigns vs. The Miz

Ric Flair airport incident update

Ric Flair suffered a head injury rather than a hand injury at Logan International Airport on Wednesday, according to a TMZ report. The injury was originally listed by TMZ as a hand injury. As previously noted, Flair was allowed to board his plane after being treated. Read more at

This story gets stranger, as Flair’s own agent Melinda Morris Zanoni previously told TMZ that she had spoken with Flair and she also is quoted as saying his hand was examined. Police officials have stated all along that Flair was not intoxicated.

WWE announcer Rich Brennan (Rich Bocchini) released by the company this week

Rich Brennan (Rich Bocchini) has been released by WWE according to multiple wrestling media reports on Wednesday night. Brennan is best known for his commentary roles with NXT and later as a backstage interviewer for WWE programming.
He was added to the Smackdown commentary team in last August and was then removed from the team when Mauro Ranallo was announced as the new voice of the show starting in January. Brennan’s Twitter account appears to have been deleted.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

4/27 WWE NXT Report

Asuka vs. Eva Marie
Asuka and Eva trade holds until Eva gets snapmared and kicked in the back. Eva recovers and shoulder blocks Asuka, who returns the favor and dances. Asuka applies an armbar, but Eva makes it to the ropes. She's quickly hip attacked to the ringside area. Nia Jax shows up to comfort Eva Marie before the commercial break.
We come back to see Eva in control, landing a running senton on Asuka. Eva lands a suplex and doesn't go for a cover, instead applying a submission hold. Asuka goes for a backslide and gets two before a second rope dropkick. Asuka clocks Eva with a spin kick for the pin.
Winner: Asuka via pinfall (spin kick)
Jax and Asuka face off after the match.
- We get highlights of Samoa Joe beating Finn Balor at a live event last Thursday. The crowd went absolutely nuts.
The Revival vs. Matt Lee and Jeff Parker
Lee and Parker weighing in at a combined weight of Viktor from the Ascension, and they're treated about like it. The Revival beat the hell out of one with an assisted gutbuster before kicking the other one. 'Jamoke number one' as Graves calls him gets a powerbomb/top rope clothesline. Lee is forced to tag in and eats Shatter Machine. Revival win. Great squash.
Winners: The Revival via pinfall (Shatter Machine)
Dash and Dawson say they're putting every tag team in the world on notice, and they're not stopping until they get their titles back.
Hype Bros vs. Blake & Murphy
Giant "Where's Alexa?" chant as Mojo clotheslines Blake. Ryder comes in and gets a seated Blockbuster, then lands a facebuster on both opponents. Ryder gets his leg taken out by Murphy, and the heels go to work on it. Mojo gets the hot tag after a few minutes and turns Murphy inside out, then throws Blake into Murphy. The Hype Ryder gets the win.
Winner: Hype Bros via pinfall (Hype Ryder)
The Revival attack the Hype Bros after the match.
Carmella vs. Aliyah
Carmella moonwalks away from a clothesline before hitting an atomic drop and a dropkick. Aliyah attacks Carmella with strikes before applying a scissored full nelson. Aliyah kicks Carmella, then darts into her in the corner before a second rope leg drop. Carmella gets a Thesz press, headscissors takeover, superkick and Bronco Buster before applying the Triangle for the submission.
Winner: Carmella via submission (inverted Triangle)
- Elias Samson is backstage and says that he thinks Commissioner Regal misunderstood him, and he's going to make sure Shinsuke Nakamura wishes he'd never drifted into NXT.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Elias Samson
Nakamura trolls Samson a little bit, then drops a knee on The Drifter. Samson battles back with a clothesline, but gets kneed and returns fire with a forearm and a suplex for two. Nakamura counters with a spinning heel kick and a series of knees before an inverted Exploder and Kinsasha for the win.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura via pinfall (Kinsasha)

4/27 Lucha Underground Report

The cage match is the opener. Taya accompanies Mundo out to the ring. We learn Mil Muertes and Matanza will be back on the show next week.
Johnny Mundo vs. CageCage won after a tombstone on the chair. Taya got involved numerous times, eventually entering the Cage. She tried to handcuff Cage but he ended up handcuffing her instead and Mundo accidentally nailed her with a chair shot. Cage gets a medallion. This was a fun match.Winner: Cage   The trios match is advertised next. We learn from Dario that Angelico is out of the match due to an injury, handicapping Team Havoc. Team Havoc vs. Mysterio/Puma/Azteca vs. Ryan/The Crew vs. Jack Evans/PJ Black/FenixRey/Puma/Azteca won after a split legged moonsault from Rey. Fenix's exchanges with Azteca may have been the highlight here. They were great. Ryan and the Crew were eliminated first by Ivelesse. Then Team Havoc got eliminated on by Black and Evans, mainly due to Angelico's absence. Winner: Rey/Puma/Azteca We get a clip in a mysterious, smoke-filled dojo. Pentagon Jr is in a wheelchair. Vampiro is trying to help him. Vampiro encourages him to get up. When he can't, Vamprio gets mad and pours hot wax on him while he screams. Very strange.

Chyna’s Manager Says She Died From Accidental Prescription Drug OD

Chyna’s manager claims that the WWE alumna died from an accidential overdose of prescription drugs. Anthony Anzaldo told the New York Daily News that Chyna unintentionally ODd on Valium and Ambien and that he didn’t believe it was a suicide.
“She was inappropriately taking her legally prescribed medication over the course of two to three weeks,” Anzaldo said. “On Sunday night, her body had enough…Her normal amount was one thing, but over the course of time she was increasing, and not properly.”
It’s important to note that the toxicology report won’t be back for another eight months, so Anzaldo’s comments are speculation at this point based on what he had seen. Chyna was found dead in her California apartment last Thursday at the age of forty-five.

ROH Announces Replacement For Roderick Strong On Weekend Show

ROH has announced that NJPW’s Kamaitachi will replace Roderick Strong at this Saturday’s show in West Warwick, Rhode Island. The company announced that Strong will miss the event due to an unforeseen personal matter and said that Kamaitachi will replace him against ACH.
The updated card for the event is below:
* Motor City Machine Guns vs. reDRagon vs. the Briscoes
* Local Underdog Championship Challenge: Vinnie Marseglia vs. Jay Lethal (w/Taeler Hendrix)
* All Night Express vs. Young Bucks
* Kamaitachi vs. ACH
* Christopher Daniels vs. Lio Rush
* Frankie Kazarian vs. Moose (w/Stokely Hathaway)
* Taeler Hendrix vs. Sumie Sakai
Also appearing: Dalton Castle, Silas Young, Veda Scott, Mandy Leon & Matt Taven

News on Ric Flair Incident at Logan International Airport

ORIGINAL: There have been a lot of rumors involving an incident with Ric Flair this morning at the Logan International Airport in Boston. It started with rumors that Flair was drunk, detained and not allowed on his flight this morning. According to TMZ, Flair was in Lucky’s Lounge in the airport before his flight, and some witnesses claimed Flair was “acting like a drunk person.” Another witness claimed Flair was loud and obnoxious, while another said that he was “having a tough time” and “shambling about.”

TMZ says that they spoke with Airport Police Sgt. Donlon, who says that Flair was not intoxicated. They did get a call to treat a man with a cut on his hand, which was Flair, who reportedly tripped over his luggage. Medical personnel treated Flair, determined that he was not drunk, and he was allowed to get on his flight. reports that Flair was not arrested or detained, but that he was not allowed on his initial flight. They say he is still at the airport, waiting for a later flight home to Atlanta, GA.

Ric Flair’s manager Melinda Morris Zanoni gave the following statement to TMZ…
“Ric has been working every day around the clock, including internationally, for a month straight and has injuries on his hand that were being looked into this morning. While it is true Ric Flair and his buddies have been keeping airport bars in business since the 70s that was not the case at all in Boston. I just hung up with Ric, he is already on the flight and all is good.”

Opinionated View- All I know is Ric looked really out of it on Monday And now this is going on.

ROH TV Preview

The following is scheduled for tonight’s 4/27 ROH TV on Comet:
* More footage from the Honor Rising events in Japan
* The Young Bucks & Kenny Omega vs. reDRagon & Katsuyori Shibata
* ROH Champion Jay Lethal & Tetsuya Naito vs. Kazuchika Okada & Gedo
* IWGP Jr. Champion KUSHIDA vs. Kazarian

Lucha Underground Preview

El Rey Network sent this preview in.
In an all-new episode of “Lucha Underground,” this Wednesday, April 27th at 8:00PM ET/PT on El Rey Network, Cage faces off with Johnny Mundo in a blood-pumping Steel Cage Match for an Aztec Medallion. While Pentagon Jr. struggles with devastating injuries, four teams compete in the Trios Tournament finals which is sure to be a mind-blowing match for the books! Don’t miss new one-hour episodes of the lucha libre wrestling series from Emmy Award®-winning producer Mark Burnett Wednesdays at 8:00PM ET/PT.
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4/27 WWE NXT Preview

The following is scheduled for tonight’s 4/27 WWE NXT on WWE Network:
* Footage of Samoa Joe defeating Finn Balor to win the NXT Title at a recent live event
* Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Elias Samson
* NXT Women’s Champion Asuka vs. Eva Marie

4/26 WWE Smackdown Spoilers

* WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns opened SmackDown by calling out AJ Styles to the ring. Maryse and WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz came out instead. They had words and Reigns sent Miz flying over the top rope to set up the main event
* Sami Zayn, Cesaro and WWE United States Champion Kalisto defeated The League of Nations by count out. There was tension within The League from the beginning. Alberto Del Rio walked out first, then Rusev. Sheamus finally left to end the match and The League as a group
* Baron Corbin defeated Damien Sandow
* Backstage segment with The League breaking up
* Backstage segment with Renee Young and AJ Styles
* Dean Ambrose comes out talking about facing Chris Jericho at WWE Payback. He brings out WWE Women's Champion Charlotte, Ric Flair and Natalya out for The Ambrose Asylum. They have words for their match at Payback
* WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day come out for commentary
* Enzo Amore and Big Cass defeated Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel while The Vaudevillains watched from the stage
* Apollo Crews defeated Stardust
* Backstage segment with Fandango, Tyler Breeze, Goldust and R-Truth, who teases The Gorgeous Truth with Breeze
* Roman Reigns defeated The Miz in the main event. AJ Styles watched from ringside. After the match, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson attacked Reigns while AJ watched. The Usos ran out for the save. They went at it with AJ also but AJ kept his distance from Gallows and Anderson

TNA Sacrifice 2016 Results (4/26)

Tyrus In-Ring Promo: 
Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock, Galloway’s time is up. Tyrus knows that Galloway is a hero, but when he shook the hands of the monster last week, Galloway knows that he can’t use a doctor’s note, his mom, fear or etc as a excuse to not fight Tyrus tonight for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Tyrus knows that Galloway is a man of his words, so times is up hero. Tyrus says that it’s time for the coronation of the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion.

First Match: Drew Galloway (c) vs. Tyrus w/Rockstar Spud for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship 
Galloway with a series of right hands and forearms to Tyrus as the bell rings. Tyrus drops Galloway with a right hand to the gut. Tyrus tosses Galloway to the outside. Tyrus distracts the referee as Spud kicks Galloway in the ribs. Tyrus puts Galloway on his shoulder, but Galloway gets on his feet and sends Tyrus face first multiple times to the steel ring post. Galloway chops Tyrus. Spud distracts Galloway. Tyrus with a exploder suplex to Galloway on the outside. Tyrus rolls Galloway back into the ring. Tyrus goes for the pin, but Galloway kicks out at the count of two. Tyrus applies pressure to the injured ribs of Galloway. Tyrus launches Galloway to the corner. Tyrus with a elbow drop to the ribs of Galloway for a two count. Tyrus rips the medical tape off of Galloway’s ribs. Tyrus plants Galloway with a over the shoulder cutter.

Tyrus goes for a flying splash off the second rope, but Galloway rolls out of the way. Galloway with a flying forearm to Tyrus. Galloway sets up for the Claymore, but Spud hops on the ring apron to cause the distraction. Tyrus tries to hit Galloway in the face with the world title, but Galloway ducks out of the way and connects with a running bulldog. Galloway tosses Spud into the ring. Spud talks smack to Galloway. Galloway with a belly to belly suplex to Spud. Galloway with a jawbreaker to Tyrus. Galloways connects with the Claymore for a two count. Tyrus climbs up to the top rope. Galloway sends Tyrus crashing crotch first to the top turnbuckle. Galloway with a superplex to Tyrus for a two count. Galloway and Tyrus exchange back and forth right hands. Galloway with another round of rapid fire forearms. Galloway drops Tyrus with the Future Shock DDT to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still TNA World Heavyweight Champion Drew Galloway 

Beer Money go over what color tights they want to wear in their tag team title defense tonight and they select the color red. Storm asks Roode what the hell is wrong with The Decay? Beer Money is willing and able to fight any tag team at anytime. Storm doesn’t get what a Valley of Shadows Match is. Roode doesn’t know either. Roode says that The Decay are unpredictable. The tag titles are Beer Money’s legacy. Don’t matter what happens tonight, Decay won’t bring Beer Money down. Storm says that instead of calling it Valley of Shadows or Gunfight at the Golden Corral, lets’ call it a “Ass Whipping in the Impact Zone.”

Maria Kanellis & Gail Kim In-Ring Promo: 
Everybody said that Maria had no shot of winning the ladder match to gain control of the Knockouts Division. Maria gain power and none of you believe her. Everybody wanted a women’s revolution, we needed a change. Maria says that she didn’t have to change, it was the trolls who need to change. What we need is a human revolution. Maria says that she will shape the Knockouts Division in her own vision. Gail Kim comes out to interrupt Maria. Gail says that Knockouts Division is about having pride and now they’re stuck with Maria as their boss. Maria asks Gail if she really feels that she built something special?

Maria calls Gail delusional for believing that anybody cared about her or the Knockout’s Division. Gail says that Maria is behind Rosemary and The Decay kidnapping her on last week’s show. Maria is the reason why Gail was tortured. Gail says that she might as well kick Maria in the head. Maria says that she can take everything away from Gail. To assume that Maria was behind the kidnapping, where’s the evidence. Gail calls Maria crazy. Maria’s not crazy, but she’s going to make the Knockouts Division in her vision. Maria is still going to let Gail wrestle, in fact she will go one on one right now with Rosemary.

Second Match: Gail Kim vs. Rosemary w/Crazy Steve
Gail immediately attacks Rosemary as the bell rings. Gail with a series of forearms to Rosemary in the corner. Gail with multiple corner clothesline. Gail and Maria argue on the outside. Rosemary sends Gail shoulder first to the steel ring post. Rosemary attacks Gail’s shoulder. Rosemary rolls Gail back into the ring. Rosemary begins a ground and pound attack. Rosemary goes for the pin, but Gail kicks out at the count of two. Gail kicks Rosemary in the back. Rosemary knocks Gail down with a clothesline. Rosemary with a flying corner splash to Gail. Rosemary drops Gail with a exploder suplex for a one count. Rosemary with a headscissors waistlock. Rosemary with a boot to the face of Gail.

Gail with a basement dropkick that sends Rosemary crashing to the outside. Gail applies the ring post figure four leg lock. Gail with rapid fire kicks to the chest of Rosemary. Gail with a shoulder tackle and a flying clothesline to Rosemary. Gail connects with a flying crossbody for a two count. Gail goes for Eat Defeat, but Rosemary gets back on her feet. Gail drops Rosemary with the Scorpion Death Drop for a two count as Crazy Steve drags Gail Kim out of the ring. Gail slaps Steve in the face. Maria hops on the ring and tells Gail to get off the ring apron. Gail tries to attack Maria, but she’s held back by the referee. Maria distracts the referee as Rosemary spits the mist at Gail. Rosemary drops Gail with the F5 to pickup the victory.
Winner: Rosemary 

Eli Drake’s “It’s A Fact of Life” Segment: 
Let Drake talk to you. It doesn’t take more then five seconds to look around the Impact Zone and know that the world is filled with dummies. There’s dummies everywhere. As the official mayor of dummies. Drake has made a opportunity for himself. The greatest talk show in TNA history is a Fact of Life. Drake is here to point out all the dummies in the world. Drake calls Jeff Hardy a dummy for jumping off a scaffold. Drake calls Galloway a dummy for defending his title with his ribs taped up. Drake introduces his two guest, The Bro Mans. Robbie and Jessie try to figure out which number dummy they are. Robbie assumes that Drake is calling them dummies. Drake says that Jessie had something going for him when he was riding Drake’s coat tails, but now he wants to associate himself with a greaseball from a terrible state.

Drake says that he could’ve been tag team champions with Jessie, but Jessie is a dummy. Bro Mans makes fun of Drake’s dummy button. Jessie calls Drake a douchebag. Drake says that if Jessie could’ve carried his load, Grado would’ve never beat him. Drake is moving on from the past is looking towards the future. Eli Drake says that he’s patiently awaiting cashing his briefcase for the King of the Mountain Championship. Drake calls Jessie a dummy and it’s not a insult it’s a fact of life. Drake slaps Jessie in the face. Jessie tells Robbie E to hold onto his glasses while he kicks Eli Drake’s ass. BroMans begin to beatdown Drake. Drake rolls out of the ring and heads to the back. Robbie E says that Drake is the only dummy in the Impact Zone and they hit the dummy button.
Third Match: Beer Money (c) vs. The Decay in a Valley of The Shadows Match for the TNA World Tag Team Championship 
Beer Money and Decay brawl on the outside as the bell rings. Storm rolls Steve in the ring. Beer Money double team Steve in the corner. Beer Money with a double team back bodydrop to Steve. Roode with a atomic drop to Steve. Storm sends Steve to the outside after landing a russian leg sweep. Abyss begins to brawl with Roode on the outside. Storm goes for the Eye of Storm, but Steve gets on the ring apron. Abyss sends Storm face first to the steel ring steps. Abyss drives Roode back first to the ring apron. Steve begins to bite the head of Storm. Steve rolls Roode into the ring. Abyss throws a chair, kendo stick, cookie sheets, frying pan, trash cans and etc into the ring. Steve attacks Storm in the back with the Kendo Stick. Abyss kicks Roode in the gut. Abyss whacks Roode in the back with the kendo stick. Abyss chokes Roode with the kendo stick. Steve wedges a steel chair in the middle and top ropes.

Decay sends Roode shoulder first to the steel chair onto the steel ring post. Steve puts a steel chair on top of Storm. Storm throws a chair at Steve’s face after Decay attempts a Rocket Launcher. Roode drops Abyss with a blockbuster. Roll through and Storm connects with a DDT. Roode with a spine buster to Abyss. Storm connects with a flying elbow drop for a two count. Rosemary brings board wrapped with barbwire from under the ring. Abyss brings the board into the ring. Storm drops Abyss with the Last Call Superkick. Beer Money with the Beer Money Suplex that sends Steve crashing on the barbwire board. Abyss with a shoulder tackle to both Roode and Storm. Abyss spills out a collection of thumbtacks. Abyss with the Black Hole Slam for a two count. Rosemary is in the ring and she spits Abyss in the mist. Storm breaks a beer bottle on Abyss’s head. Storm goes for the pin, but Abyss kicks out at two. Storm climbs to the top rope. Steve sends Storm through the table on the outside. Roode goes for a Roode Bomb, but Rosemary lows blows Roode. Abyss chokeslams Roode onto the thumbtacks inside the ring to pickup the victory.
Winner: New TNA World Tag Team Champions The Decay 

Fourth Match: Eric Young (c) vs. Bram for the TNA King of the Mountain Championship in a Falls Count Anywhere Match
Young and Bram exchange and back forth right hands as the bell rings. Young drags Bram to the corner. Young chops Bram. Bram bounces Young’s head on the top turnbuckle. Young lands a big right hand to Bram. Bram drops Young with a clothesline. Bram connects with the back bodydrop for a two count. Bram kicks Young in the ribs. Bram with a right hand to the jaw of Young. Young rakes the eyes of Bram as he was going for the Brighter Side of Suffering on the ring apron. Young grabs a trash can lid from under the ring. Bram  brings the lid into the ring, but Young lows blows Bram. Young grabs the lid and hits Bram in the face with the lid.

Young plants Bram with a DDT onto the lid for a two count. Young brings out a table. Young sets up the table by the ring apron. Young hits Bram again with the trash can lid for two count. Young gets Bram in a sleeper hold. Bram with a fury of right hands and clotheslines. Bram hits Young in the face with the lid. Bram with a powerbomb to Young for a two count. Bram puts Young on the top rope. Young bites Bram in the face. Young connects with a flying elbow drop for a two count. Young gets Bram on the ring apron. Young goes for a spike piledriver, but Bram counters with a low blow. Bram with the Brighter Side of Suffering off the ring apron onto the table on the outside to pickup the victory.
Winner: New TNA King of the Mountain Champion Bram 

Jeff Hardy & Reby Hardy In-Ring Promo: 
Jeff says that when made the decision to jump off the staircase last week, he went over all the options, but he reminded himself that he’s Jeff Hardy. Jeff can’t believe what the world title has done to his brother. The arrogance, the ego, Jeff hopes he’s swanton some reality onto his brother. Jeff says that his brother wants him to no longer be a Hardy. Creatures will always be Creatures and Jeff will always be Jeff Hardy. Reby Sky comes down to the ring and tells Jeff that she hates him. Spud ask Jeff if he has any idea what he did to his brother?

Spud says that he represents the Matt Hardy Brand and Jeff is selfish. Spud says that he doesn’t take risk for his family. For what Jeff has done to the Matt Hardy Brand, Spud tells Jeff he’s going to pay. Reby says that it makes her sick to be next to Jeff Hardy. All Jeff had to was to say I Quit. Reby says that Matt made Jeff a star. Reby says that the creatures chant for Jeff Hardy because of Matt Hardy. Reby says that Matt’s changed. Matt has become cold and he won’t even talk to Reby. Reby tells Jeff that he will have to deal with the Matt Hardy he created. Reby slaps Jeff in the face. Spud attacks Jeff in the back of his knee. Jeff drops Spud with the Twist of Fate.
Fifth Match: Ethan Carter III vs. Mike Bennett w/Maria Kanellis in a No Disqualification Match 
Bennett with a elbow and forearm to EC3. EC3 plants Bennett with a back body drop. EC3 tosses Bennett to the outside. Bennett grabs a steel chair. Bennett goes to attack EC3 with the chair, but he’s sent over the top rope. EC3 drives Bennett back first to the steel guard rail. EC3 bounces Bennett’s head on the ring apron. EC3 chops Bennet in the chest. EC3 with a suplex for a two count. Bennett rakes the eyes of EC3. Bennett with a corner clothesline. EC3 with a boot to the face of Bennett. EC3 goes for the EC3 Splash, but Bennett sends EC3 shoulder first to the steel ring post. Bennett works on the shoulder of EC3. Bennett stomps on EC3’s chest. Bennett with a armbar. Bennett sends EC3 to the corner. Bennett with a corner clothesline. EC3 fires up with a clothesline and a jawbreaker. EC3 with the EC3 Splash. Bennett with a boot to the face of EC3.
Bennett connects with the flapjack. EC3 goes for the 1 Percenter, but Bennett counters with a discus forearm. Bennett plants EC3 with the spinebuster for a two count. EC3 drops Bennett with the TKO. EC3 and Bennett battle on top rope. EC3 with a flying crossbody for a two count. EC3 with a clothesline to Bennett. Bennett and EC3 exchange back and forth forearms. EC3 with the TKO. EC3 goes for the 1 Percenter, but Bennett counters with a ace crusher for a two count. Maria rolls a chair into the ring. Bennett hits EC3 in the back with the steel chair. Bennett goes for the Miracle in Progress, but EC3 counters with the 1 Percenter. EC3 goes for the pin, but Maria breaks the pin attempt. EC3 begins to whack Bennett in the back with the steel chair. EC3 gets Bennett in the Cobra Clutch. Bennett with the Slice Bread as he tries to break the hold. Bennett falls on top of EC3 to pickup the victory.
Winner: Mike Bennett

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

WWE Talent Shocked Over Adam Rose’s Statement on Suspension

PWInsider reports that a lot of people within WWE were shocked at Adam Rose’s public statement about his WWE suspension for his second Wellness Policy violation. As reported last Wednesday, Rose took to Twitter to say that he had done “anything knowingly wrong” and that he followed all the correct protocols and that he and his doctors would be making a public statement soon.

According to the site, Rose has never been known as someone who spoke out of turn or was a problem backstage; he is seen as a hard worker who does what he’s told. WWE officials were unaware that he was planning a public response and that while many backstage were shocked, they also have a lot more respect for him now.

One source noted that Konnor didn’t test positive for anything illegal.

Opinionated View- I think just about everyone was shocked by the fact he put that statement out.

IMPACT Preview for Sacrifice Airing on 4.26.16

Updated WWE Payback Card

WWE has announced a new segment for this Sunday’s WWE Payback PPV in Chicago where Mr. McMahon will announce who has control of RAW going forward: Shane McMahon or Stephanie McMahon.
Also added to the card for this Sunday is Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin and Kalisto defending the WWE United States Championship against Ryback during the Kickoff.
Here is the updated card for Payback airing live on the WWE Network.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Roman Reigns (c) vs. AJ Styles
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
The Miz (c) vs. Cesaro
Chris Jericho vs. Dean Ambrose
Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin
WWE Tag Team Championship No. 1 Contenders Tournament Final
Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady vs. The Vaudevillains
WWE Women’s Championship Match
Charlotte (c) w/ Ric Flair vs. Natalya w/ Bret Hart
Kickoff Show:
WWE United States Championship Match
Kalisto (c) vs. Ryback
Plus, Mr. McMahon will announce who has full control of RAW

Opinionated View- Oh god this is going to suck. All three McMahons in a time killing blackhole segment to decided who will be the one doing more time killing segments on Raw every week. AJ's title shot just doesn't feel big. Doesn't help AJ really hasn't been presented as a true threat and instead its all about "Will the new guys interfere?" Also not helping is the fact WWE is booking Reigns as Superman who is already fighting off 3 or more guys.

I'm so board with Miz and adding Mayrse only makes it worse. Even if Cesaro wins the WWE will still book the title poorly. Ambrose should win but it's WWE so odds are they will put Jericho over even worse I'm sure the sheep will defend it. Corbin should crush Ziggler with ease but again this is WWE so odds are Ziggler will win. I wouldn't mind that as much if only Ziggler gave a damn.

Than we get to the NXT section whih I'm sure already got positive reviews written  for it. Well not hear.. Cassady has potential but Amore is just annoying. The Vaudevillins gimmick is going to fall apart and creative team will get board with it. Charlotte is among the most over hyped talent in the history of wrestling and on the main roster hasn't even come close to living up to it. Odds are Natalya loses and goes back to jobber to the stars status. And only have the washed up old men that have already had there time to shine again just makes me care even less.

4/25 WWE Raw Report

Tonight's WWE RAW opens up with a graphic in memory of Joanie "Chyna" Laurer. We go to the normal opening video and a look back at last week's show with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns and AJ Styles.
- We're live from the XL Center in Hartford, CT as the announcers hype tonight's show. The music hits and out comes Shane McMahon to a pop.
Shane says he's back because of the fans. He says we're going to have more new faces and new match-ups tonight. He's interrupted by the music and out comes Stephanie McMahon making her return. Stephanie tries to sell herself as one of the people but they boo her. Shane says she really knows how to take the air out of a room. Stephanie says local officials are honoring her but that's not why she's out here, she's not here to brag. She announces this is the last night Shane will be running RAW and fans boo. A "no!" chant starts. Stephanie says Vince McMahon will be at Payback on Sunday to announce who will run RAW for good - The Authority or Shane. This leads to Shane telling Stephanie she needs to leave the ring. She refuses and he has security come down. She leaves the ring after yelling at him but turns on one of the security guards and starts slapping him. They take her up the ramp and Shane leads the crowd in singing "goodbye" to her. AJ Styles' music hits and out he comes. He greets Shane on the ramp and heads to the ring.
AJ Styles vs. Sheamus
Back from a break and AJ Styles waits before Sheamus comes out by himself.
They lock up and Sheamus takes Styles to the corner. AJ ducks some shots but Sheamus beats him down in another corner. AJ runs into an elbow and goes down. They run the ropes and Styles nails a dropkick. Styles takes Sheamus to the corner with chops. Styles keeps control as fans chant his name. Sheamus drops AJ with a right hand and goes to work. AJ fights back from the mat and takes Sheamus back into a corner. AJ with shoulder thrusts as the referee counts. Sheamus kicks AJ to the mat with double boots and covers for a 2 count. Sheamus keeps control until Styles kicks him and sends him out of the ring with a forearm. Sheamus fights his way to the apron but AJ fights him off and kicks his knee out, causing Sheamus to hit the apron face first. Styles with a running knee. Styles lands on his feet from a moonsault. Sheamus kicks him and throws him over the steel steps as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Sheamus catches AJ in an Irish Curse backbreaker. Fans boo and Sheamus hits another. Sheamus with a bearhug now. AJ fights back and ends up on the top but Sheamus crotches him. Sheamus climbs up for a super White Noise but AJ brings them to the mat. They trade shots now. AJ unloads and drops Sheamus with a clothesline. AJ with a running forearm. AJ with a splash in the corner and kicks in the corner. Sheamus slides off AJ's shoulders and shoves his face into the turnbuckle. Sheamus with a powerslam for a 2 count.
Sheamus goes for the Cloverleaf but AJ fights it off and ends up hitting a pele kick. AJ unloads with forearms to the jaw. AJ goes for the Styles Clash but Sheamus fights him off. Sheamus catches a kick and nails a clothesline for 2. Sheamus goes for the Cloverleaf again and this time gets it locked. AJ gets out again and Sheamus misses a Brogue, getting hung up on the top rope. This leads to a Phenomenal Forearm from AJ for the win.
Winner: AJ Styles
- After the match, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson come out on the stage in their gear. They applaud as AJ looks on from the ring, somewhat confused. We get replays and come back to Gallows and Anderson continuing to give props to AJ. We also see WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns backstage watching as fans boo. The Usos walk in and they all believe Styles is working with Gallows and Anderson. The Usos remind Reigns they have his back. We hear fans chanting "we can't hear you" in the arena. Reigns offers his assistance as well and they give each other love before The Usos leave.
- We go to the ring and out come WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods are in the ring talking about the tag team tournament, sponsored by Booty O's. They make references to Birdman's interview on The Breakfast Club and Prince. They're interrupted by The Vaudevillains. Simon Gotch and Aiden English cut promos on their way to the ring but once they get in, they're interrupted by the music of Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady, and a big pop.
Fans go along with Enzo as he does their introduction. They enter the ring so Enzo can keep it 100 like a hot fever with English. Enzo goes on and fans start the "how you doin?" chant. Big Cass says only one team is leaving Payback the winners and that's them because The Vaudevillains are... SAWFT. Woods chimes in and says regardless of who wins, The New Day will still be WWE Tag Team Champions because... Big E gets the "New Day rocks" chant going as their music hits and they start dancing. The other two teams stare each other down and have words.
- We go backstage to Gallows and Anderson. They walk out of AJ Styles' dressing room and head to the ring. We go to commercial.
The Usos vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
Back from the break and out come The Usos first. Out next come Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson for their WWE in-ring debuts.
Anderson starts off with Jimmy Uso and they go at it. Uso takes it to the corner but Anderson comes out. They run the ropes and Uso takes Anderson down. Uso with chops into the corner. Jey Uso tags in and nails Anderson while Jimmy holds him. Uso with chops. Anderson nails a dropkick and takes Jey to the corner. Anderson unloads as the referee counts. Gallows tags and works Uso over. Uso ducks a clothesline but Gallows catches a crossbody. More back and forth. Uso with a kick to the face. Jimmy comes in and they both nails Gallows in the corner. Gallows ends up nailing a huge clothesline on Jey out of the corner. Gallows with a 2 count. Fans chant "Bullet Club" now.
Gallows stomps on Jey in the corner and tags in Anderson. Anderson keeps control and drops knees on Uso's injured shoulder. Another 2 count on Jey. Anderson keeps Uso grounded and works on his arm. Jey fights out but Anderson stops a tag with another 2 count. Gallows tags back in and unloads on Jey with lefts and rights in the corner. Gallows drops a bunch of elbows and covers for another 2 count. Gallows sends Jimmy flying off the apron. Gallows manhandles Jey and Anderson comes back in. Anderson keeps control and goes for another pin attempt. Anderson with more offense on the arm and another pin attempt. Gallows tags back in and Uso tries to fight back but gets dropped and hung up on the ropes. Gallows keeps Uso grounded with more offense on the arm.
Gallows takes Uso to the top and works him over but Uso kicks him back. Uso also kicks Anderson away. Gallows sends Uso flying from the top to the floor, landing on his shoulder. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Gallows is still in control of Jey. Uso finally hits a dropkick from the second rope and both men go down. Jimmy and Anderson tag in at the same time. Jimmy unloads and knocks Gallows off the apron. More offense and a Samoan Drop to Anderson. Uso gets riled up and some fans boo. He hits the Rikishi Splash in the corner and sends Gallows over the top when he runs in. Uso runs the ropes but Anderson cuts him off with a big clothesline. Gallows drops Jey on the floor and sends him over the barrier. Jimmy dives out and takes Gallows out. Jimmy checks on Jey but Anderson grabs him and sends him into the ring post. Anderson brings it back in the ring and tags in Gallows. He runs over Jimmy with a big boot. Anderson tags back in and they hit Magic Killer for the win.
Winners: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
- After the match, Anderson brings Jey back over the barrier and into the ring. Anderson pounds on Jey as Anderson beats on Jimmy. The music hits and out comes Roman Reigns to boos. Anderson meets him on the floor but Reigns runs down with a big Superman punch. Reigns enters the ring and clears Gallows out. Fans are booing. Anderson gets on the apron and Reigns goes for a Superman punch but Anderson jumps off the apron in time. Reigns checks on The Usos as his music plays. Anderson and Gallows look on from the ramp as we go to replays of Reigns making the save.
- Still to come, Reigns vs. Alberto Del Rio.
- Back from the break and AJ Styles is talking to Renee Young. Gallows and Anderson interrupt and bring up Reigns. Styles says they can't stay out of trouble and they blame it on Reigns. Anderson says they know Styles can win the title on his own but they're here to make sure it's a fair fight. Anderson says they have Styles back. Gallows says their friendship is forever. They all embrace and we go back to the announcers.
- We get a video for Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens at WWE Payback.
Sami Zayn vs. Rusev
We go to the ring and out comes Sami Zayn to a pop. Back to commercial.
We come back and Lana is out with Rusev. Back and forth to start as Rusev takes control. Fans chant Lana as she looks on from ringside. Sami fights back but Rusev takes him down and drops a knee. Rusev with a big shoulder tackle. Zayn ends up sending Rusev to the floor. Sami launches himself over the top but Rusev catches him and slams him into the apron. Rusev sends Sami into the barrier but he jumps onto it and hits a moonsault. Sami brings it back in the ring but Rusev tosses him to the apron. Sami fights back in but Rusev nails a heel kick.
Rusev takes Sami up but Sami sends him back to the mat. Rusev with a big kick to the head, sending Sami back to the floor stunned. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Rusev continues to dominate Sami. Rusev with a pair of gutwrench suplexes. Sami catches Rusev with a clothesline. Sami unloads with forearms. Sami with another clothesline. Sami with a reversal for a 2 count as Lana looks on. Sami with a big crossbody from the top for a close 2 count. Rusev blocks the Blue Thunderbomb and drops Sami with a fall-away slam for another 2 count. Rusev counters the arm drag out of the corner and nails a big superkick for a 2 count.
Rusev stomps on Sami's back and goes for The Accolade but Sami rolls him up for the win.
Winner: Sami Zayn
- After the match, Lana throws a fit and throws her shoe at Sami as he backs up the ramp. Sami yells something back at her and backs up the ramp waving at fans as his music plays. Kevin Owens runs out and nails Sami from behind. Owens just stands over Sami as fans react.
- Renee is backstage with Apollo Crews, asking how he plans on standing out. Crews says he can do things no one else can do... Stardust interrupts. Crews mentions they have a match tonight and mentions working with Stardust's dad, the late Dusty Rhodes. Crews praises Dusty for helping and says he came up with the name Apollo. Stardust says not even the great Dusty Rhodes can make Crews a star.
Stardust vs. Apollo Crews
Back from the break and Stardust is out. Apollo Crews is out next and Byron Saxton reveals that Crews dedicates every match he has to Dusty. Crews with an early dropkick and a 2 count. Crews keeps control and Stardust nails a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Stardust takes control and unloads on Crews as some fans chant "Cody" at him. Stardust with knees to the gut and a takedown. Stardust wraps Crews up with a submission on the shoulder.
More back and forth. Crews gets fired up and unloads. He hits a splash in the corner and then a leaping elbow. Crews kicks up to his feet for a pop. Crews with the standing moonsault for a 2 count. Stardust tries to fight back but Crews stuns him with the enziguri. Crews with the spin-out powerbomb for the win.
Winner: Apollo Crews
- After the match, Crews celebrates and hits the corner to pose.
- We see Dean Ambrose walking backstage. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and out comes Dean Ambrose to a pop.
Ambrose says he was supposed to host The Ambrose Asylum tonight but he told Shane McMahon it's not happening because he's not in the mood after getting laid out last week. Ambrose says he's facing one of the best this Sunday at Payback, Chris Jericho. Ambrose says Jericho has made a good case for himself about being the best in the world but Ambrose is pretty good too. Ambrose says he fights for respect and earns respect. Jericho likes to cheap shot but Ambrose will kick your front door in. Ambrose goes on and calls Jericho to the ring.
Jericho comes to the ring and calls Ambrose a disrespectful stupid idiot. Jericho can't believe Ambrose called him out. Jericho says he'd never fight Ambrose in a dump like this. Jericho tells fans to shut up and the boos continue. Jericho says he wins matches, makes history, commands respect and elevates every single opponent he steps in the ring with. Jericho says Ambrose should be thanking him because Jericho will give him the best match of his career this Sunday. Jericho goes on bragging and tells Ambrose to get on his knees and kiss his $1500 boots. Jericho changes his mind and wants Ambrose to apologize for disrespecting him and stealing The Highlight Reel. Ambrose just smiles and Jericho continues running his mouth. Jericho tells Ambrose to apologize or he will be very sorry. Ambrose says he's sorry... that Jericho paid so much money for his ugly ass shoes. He's sorry... that Jericho walks around wearing a scarf. He's sorry about Jericho's stupid Bon Jovi haircut, that he's a stupid insecure egomaniac, that Ambrose has to beat him on Sunday, but not sorry for this... Ambrose attacks and they brawl to the floor. Ambrose sends him into the announce table and starts taking it apart. Ambrose ends up going face first into a monitor and Jericho turns it around. Jericho pounds away and applies a Walls of Jericho on top of the announce table. Referees finally get Jericho to break the hold. Jericho talks more trash and stands over Ambrose as most fans boo. Jericho's music hits as JBL and Michael Cole look on from the corner. Jericho hops off the table and makes his exit laughing. Jericho mushes the camera a few times and we see officials checking on Ambrose.
- We get a look back at Shane and Stephanie from earlier tonight. Vince will be at Payback on Sunday to decide who runs RAW.
- Still to come tonight, Reigns vs. Del Rio. Back to commercial.
Emma vs. Natalya
We come back and Natalya is in the ring. Emma makes her way out next. Before they can go at it, the music hits and out comes WWE Women's Champion Charlotte with Ric Flair. Charlotte joins commentary.
Back and forth to start but Emma takes control. Emma unloads and after taking it to the floor, brings it back in for a 2 count. Emma with a full nelson submission. Emma slams Natalya's face into the turnbuckles. Emma with a big clothesline. Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter out of nowhere and gets it locked for the win.
Winner: Natalya
- After the match, Natalya stands on the apron and taunts Charlotte. Natalya walks over but Charlotte won't even get up. The Flairs tell Natalya to go away and a referee escorts her.
- Cole leads us to a video package in memory of Chyna.
Damien Sandow vs. Baron Corbin
Back from a break and Damien Sandow waits in the ring. Cole confirms Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin for Payback. Corbin makes his entrance but Ziggler attacks from behind on the ramp. They start brawling to the side of the stage as referees try to keep them apart. They get Ziggler to the back to end the segment.
- Still to come, Reigns vs. Del Rio. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we get another vignette for Primo and Epico.
- Maryse is in the ring with WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz. She introduces him as the most handsome man in the world and he brags about being champion, about defending against Cesaro on Sunday. Maryse says the people are hungry for Miz's knowledge and he says he's hungry for her. They kiss and Miz goes back to ranting on the fans. Cesaro interrupts and comes out to a pop. They trade promos and movie lines before Miz leaves with Maryse as fans boo. Miz stops and runs back but Cesaro drops him. Cesaro calls for a Swing but Maryse jumps on top of Miz to protect him. Cesaro lifts the title and gets a pop. He drops it and taunts Miz before leaving as his music hits.
- Quick backstage segment with Styles and Reigns. Styles says he's taking the title at Payback. Back to commercial.
Roman Reigns vs. Alberto Del Rio
Back from the break and out comes WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns. We see video of Reigns granting a Make-A-Wish Wish before RAW. The Wish Kid Ivan is ringside with his family and Reigns greets them. Alberto Del Rio is out next by himself.
Back from the break and Del Rio has Reigns down in a headlock. During the break, Del Rio sent Reigns into the ring post and to the floor. Del Rio has had control since. Reigns finally powers up but Del Rio kicks him in the back. Reigns fights back again but Del Rio takes control in the corner. Del Rio with some trash talking and wasting time. Reigns comes out of the corner with headbutts and strikes but Del Rio drops him with a DDT.
Reigns blocks the superkick but Del Rio blocks the Samoan Drop. Reigns unloads as fans boo. Reigns with the big shots in the corner as some fans count along. Reigns drops Del Rio with a right hand. The boos continue. Reigns calls for the Superman punch but Del Rio retreats to the floor. Reigns runs out and nails a Drive By into the ring post. Reigns brings it back in the ring but Del Rio crotches him with the middle rope. Del Rio with the big kick to the face for a 2 count. Del Rio takes Reigns to the corner and turns him upside down. Del Rio with a kick to the gut. Del Rio goes up top for the stomp but Reigns dodges it and pulls himself out of the corner. Del Rio goes for the cross armbreaker but it's blocked. Reigns with a Superman punch. Reigns gets fired up and readies for a spear but the music interrupts and out come Gallows and Anderson to the stage. Del Rio takes advantage of the distraction and rolls Reigns up for 2. More back and forth. Reigns nails a spear for the win.
Winner: Roman Reigns
- After the bell, Anderson and Gallows hit the ring while Reigns is on his knees raising his arm. They beat Reigns down until AJ Styles runs down. He pulls them off of Reigns and tries to calm them down. They leave the ring and AJ turns around to a Superman punch from Reigns. Gallows comes back in but Reigns stomps him. Anderson runs back in and Reigns hits him. Gallows takes a Superman punch. Styles with a Phenomenal Forearm on Reigns for a pop. Anderson and Gallows recover on the floor as Styles and Reigns are down in the ring. AJ's music hits as he sells the Superman punch and they both try to recover. We go to replays. We come back Gallows and Anderson laughing as Styles and Reigns recover in the ring. RAW goes off the air.