Thursday, June 30, 2016

Latest NXT Names Likely For Main Roster Call-Up

According to the Wrestling Observer, Finn Balor and American Alpha are both considered likely to be called up to the main roster as part of the WWE Draft.

Bayley is expected to stay with NXT until NXT Takeover: Back to Brooklyn during SummerSlam weekend. The site says things were “back and forth” over the past week about whether Bayley would be called up but that as of now she is expected to face Asuka at NXT Takeover before heading to the main roster.

Opinionated View- With Balor its about damn time. The guy is legit one of if not the very best in the world right now. It's been insane to keep him in NXT because you decided to make that  touring brand and are worried younger guys couldn't carry the show. NXT is developmental it should never been the top area for anyone in the roster. I just hope they book him right let him come right in strong with a good feud and big wins. Don't screw him over by making him guy four in the club.

I don't want to bash American Alpha because I think they have the potential to be a great team... someday. For now though they should still be in NXT. They just aren't ready for the main roster. You can see some real rough spots in there ring work. You want to call up next a tag team The Revival would be better, Blake and Murphy would be better, hell The Hype Bros would better.

Well nothing has changed with Bayley for me. She is not that good in the ring. Don't get me wrong there are worse out there. But at best she is very basic. And that gimmick is so annoying. It will not work on the main roster where she will be on the road all the time.

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PWG Battle of Los Angeles: 16 participants announced

The following wrestlers are advertised for the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla “Battle of Los Angeles” event that will be held September 2-4 (presumably in Reseda, California).
-Cody Rhodes
-Kamaitachi
-Jeff Cobb
-Mark Haskins
-Dalton Castle
-Pete Dunne
-Sami Callihan
-Tommy End
-Trevor Lee
-Adam Cole
-John Hennigan
-Jack Gallagher
-Chris Hero
-Mark Andrews
-Ricochet
-Matthew Riddle

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WWE Smackdown Preview

No. 1 Contender – Fatal 4 Way Match
Sheamus vs. Cesaro vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Apollo Crews
WWE United States Championship Match
Rusev (c) vs. Winner of Fatal 4 Way Match
Dana Brooke vs. Billie Kay
Erick Rowan and Braun Strowman in action
Sasha Banks vs. Summer Rae
Champion vs. Champion Match
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dean Ambrose vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz
 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

6/29 WWE NXT Report

Alexa Bliss vs Carmella
After a quick lock up Carmella grabs a wrist lock. Bliss reverses that into a rear chin lock. Carmella whips Bliss into the ropes and does a drop down. Bliss holds on to the rope and stomps on Carmella’s head. Bliss hits the ropes, but she runs right into a head scissor takeover by Carmella. Bliss gets dumped to the outside. Bliss tries to sweep Carmella’s legs, but Carmella jumps over her arm and moonwalks away. Bliss gets back in the ring. Carmella takes Bliss over with a side headlock. Bliss fights out of it but ends up getting put right back into it. Bliss whips Carmella into the corner. Carmella attempts a hurricanrana, but Bliss swings her to the ring apron. Bliss grabs Carmella’s head and slams her on the apron.

After a short break, Bliss is working an armbar on Carmella. Bliss continues to work over Carmella’s arm. Bliss crushes Carmella with a standing double knee drop, followed by a backflip knee drop to the gut. Carmella kicks out at two. Bliss argues with the referee about the count. Carmella surprises Bliss with a punch to the face. Carmella fires up and finally take Bliss over with her patented corner hurricanrana. Carmella superkicks Bliss, which causes Bliss to fall into the corner. Broncobuster by Carmella. Bliss immediately turns the attack into a sunset flip. Bliss goes up top, but Carmella cuts her off. Carmella flips Bliss off the top rope with a handstand hurricanrana. Carmella gets gooselled by Bliss. Bliss slams Carmella to the mat. Bliss hits twisted Bliss off the top for the win.
Winner- Alexa Bliss

Backstage, Bayley says she feels amazing after getting her first win since returning last week. Alexa Bliss interrupts and says Bayley doesn’t deserve another shot at the NXT women’s championship. If she wants a shot against Asuka, she has to go through Bliss.

Andrade “Cien” Almas vs Noah Potjes
Almas and Potjes trade go-behinds before Potjes whips Almas into the ropes. Potjes drops down, but Almas dropkicks him in the head. Potjes gets sent to the outside. Almas feints a dive. Instead of diving onto Potjes, Almas baseball slides Potjes in the face. Wheelbarrow bulldog by Almas. Potjes crawls into the corner. Almas nails Potjes with his running double knee finish for the victory.
Winner- Andrade “Cien” Almas

Backstage, Austin Aries says he attacked No Way Jose because the crowd cheers for him. If the fans don’t want to cheer for Aries, he is going to give them a reason to boo. What he does next is on them.

 
Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano vs The Hype Bros
Gargano and Mojo Rawley lock up. Gargano goes behind Rawley, but Rawley tosses him across the ring like a piece of paper. Rawley gets down into a three-point stance. Gargano tries to get to Ciampa for the tag, but Rawley takes out Gargano’s leg. Zack Ryder tags in and ends up getting roll up kicked by Gargano. Ciampa tags in and flattens Ryder with a jumping neck breaker for a two count. Ciampa gets dumped over the top rope. Ryder baseball slides him. Gargano dives over the top rope and takes out Ryder. Gargano turns around and gets clotheslined out of his boots by Rawley.
After a short break, Rawley has Gargano in a cobra clutch. Gargano manages to tag in Ciampa. Ryder dropkicks Ciampa off the top. Rawley hits the pounce on Ciampa. Rawley and Ryder set up the Hype Ryder, but Gargano pulls Rawley out of the ring and superkicks him. Ciampa and Gargano set up Ryder on the top rope. Rawley runs back into the ring and powerbombs them both off the top. Ryder hits the el-brow drop for another two count. Ryder sets up the Broski boot, but Ciampa clotheslines him before he can boot Gargano. Ciampa and Gargano hit Meet You in the Middle for the win!
Winners- Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano

After the match, Gargano grabs a mic and says two weeks ago they defeated the NXT tags champs, The Revival. That puts them in line for a title shot. American Alpha hits the ring. Chad Gable says Ciampa and Gargano are not next in line for anything. American Alpha gets the first shot. The Revival walks out on the ramp. Dawson tells both team that The Revival drives the car; they call the shots. If you ask them, neither team deserves a shot at the title. William Regal comes out and tells The Revival that they don’t make the rules, he does. Ciampa and Gargano will get their shot, but first The Revival will face American Alpha in a two-out-of-three falls match for the NXT tag team titles.  As Ciampa and Gargano leave the ring, The Authors of Pain attack American Alpha. Jordan manages to belly to belly suplex one of them before getting decapitated by a clothesline. The AoP hit their finish on both Jordan and Gable. Paul Ellering walks out to survey the carnage.

Updated Cards For Evolve 64, 65, 66 & 67

Here are the updated cards for Evolve 64, 65, 66 & 67. You can order Evolve on iPPV or VOD at this link.
EVOLVE 64 – July 16th – Queens, NY – 4pm EDT
EVOLVE Title Match
Timothy Thatcher defends vs. Marty Scurll
Grudge Match
Drew Galloway vs. Drew Gulak
WWE Cruiserweight Classic Spotlight Match
Johnny Gargano vs. Cedric Alexander
WWE Cruiserweight Classic Spotlight Match
Zack Sabre Jr. vs. TJ Perkins
Plus more to be announced soon with:
-Tracy Williams
-Matt Riddle
-Ethan Page
-Fred Yehi
-Tony Nese
-Darby Allin
-Plus more to be announced!
EVOLVE 65 – July 17th – Melrose, MA – 7pm EDT
EVOLVE Title Match (If Thatcher Is Still Champion)
Timothy Thatcher defends vs. TJP with Stokely Hathaway
Grudge Match
Drew Galloway vs. Johnny Gargano
WWE Cruiserweight Classic Spotlight Match
Tommaso Ciampa vs. Cedric Alexander
Plus more to be announced soon with:
-EVOLVE Tag Team Champions Drew Gulak & Tracy Williams
-Zack Sabre Jr.
-Marty Scurll
-Matt Riddle
-Ethan Page
-Fred Yehi
-Tony Nese
-Darby Allin
-Plus more to be announced!
EVOLVE 66 – August 19th – Joppa, MD – 8pm EDT
EVOLVE Title Match – No Holds Barred (If Thatcher Is Still Champion)
Timothy Thatcher defends vs. Matt Riddle
Special Challenge Match
Cody Rhodes vs. Johnny Gargano
WWE Cruiserweight Classic Spotlight Match
Drew Gulak vs. Tony Nese
WWE Cruiserweight Classic Spotlight Match
TJ Perkins vs. Cedric Alexander
Cody Rhodes Will Be Available For Pictures & Autographs
Plus more to be announced soon with:
-Tracy Williams
-Zack Sabre Jr.
-Marty Scurll
-Ethan Page
-Fred Yehi
-Peter Kaasa
-Plus more to be announced!
EVOLVE 67 – August 20th – Brooklyn, NY – 3pm EDT
EVOLVE Title Match (if Thatcher Is Still Champion)
Timothy Thatcher vs. Drew Gulak
Special Attraction Match
Tommy End vs. Matt Riddle
WWE Cruiserweight Classic Spotlight Match
Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Cedric Alexander
Plus more to be announced soon with:
-Cody Rhodes (who will also be available for pictures & autographs)
-Drew Galloway
-Chris Hero
-Tracy Williams
-Marty Scurll
-TJP with Stokely Hathaway
-Ethan Page
-Fred Yehi
-Peter Kaasa
-Plus more to be announced!
NOTE: All the Timothy Thatcher matches announced will happen as scheduled whether he is champion or not. Can Thatcher get the “redemption” he seeks?

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Jeff Jarrett In LA For TV Meetings For GFW TV Deal

Jeff Jarrett was in Los Angeles this week, having meetings in regards to acquiring a TV deal for the company.

Opinionated View- To all those TNA fans that were going "TNA Should leave POP," a few weeks ago this is why they shouldn't. I know GFW runs show but man it still feels like this company never got a start.

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PWG Battle of Los Angeles: 12 participants announced

The following wrestlers are advertised for the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla “Battle of Los Angeles” event that will be held September 2-4 (presumably in Reseda, California).
-Cody Rhodes
-Kamaitachi
-Jeff Cobb
-Mark Haskins
-Dalton Castle
-Pete Dunne
-Sami Callihan
-Tommy End
-Trevor Lee
-Adam Cole
-John Hennigan
-Jack Gallagher

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Lucha Underground Preview

ULITIMA LUCHA DOS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!
DARIO CUETO INTRODUCES A TWIST ON THE NEWEST EPISODE OF ‘LUCHA UNDERGROUND’
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29TH AT 8:00 PM ET/PT ON EL REY NETWORK
Ultima Lucha Dos is one week away, and Dario Cueto is prepared to announce a new “Unique Opportunity” that everyone in the Temple has been waiting for! While El Dragon Azteca faces Prince Puma, Boyle Heights is preparing for the mind-blowing events to come. Tune in to the newest episode of “Lucha Underground,” Wednesday, June 29th at 8:00pm ET/PT on El Rey Network for another week of the adrenaline-fueled series. 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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6/29 WWE NXT Preview

* Carmella vs. Alexa Bliss
* Andrade Cien Almas vs. Noah Potjes
* The Hype Bros vs. Johnny Gargano and Tommasso Ciampa
* Plus, an appearance by NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival

Opinionated View- Well the tag match should be pretty good. Other matches not so much. And anytime I have to sit through Camrella is awful she is just ok at best in the ring but again has  really annoying gimmick.

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ROH TV Preview: Another Week of Already Aired Footage




Opinionated View- ROH is really this cheap. They are again airing another week of footage that has already aired. I never want to hear ROH fans bash TNA's pre-taping ever again. Because TNA isn't showing stuff from months ago that they aired weeks ago.


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WWE Smackdown Spoilers

* Cesaro defeated Sheamus, Apollo Crews and Alberto Del Rio in a Fatal 4 Way to become the new #1 contender. He will face Rusev for the title later tonight. Sheamus immediately lays Cesaro out and beats him up. Rusev comes out and says he’s starting the match right now.
* Rusev retained the WWE United States Title over Cesaro after a good match..
* Dana Brooke squashed Billie Kay from WWE NXT.
* Sasha Banks vs. Summer Rae is announced.
* MizTV with WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz and WWE Champion Dean Ambrose leads to a fight and Miz goes over.
* The Wyatt Family made their entrance.
* Braun Strowman and Erick Rowan squashed two local wrestlers.
* Sasha Banks defeated Summer Rae.
* Dean Ambrose defeated The Miz in a non-title main event.

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6/28 Impact Wrestling Report Lashley vs. Galloway vs. EC3

EC3, Drew Galloway, and Lashley are all shown arriving earlier today as they get set for their Triple Threat tonight.
A video package recaps last week’s event and then we cut to the ring where Mike Bennett is raising the X-Division Title in the air. Maria says that she wants to thank Billy Corgan for being a gracious and fear leader in the absence of the evil Dixie Carter. Maria says that Impact is “her show” tonight and Bennett says that with Destination X right around the corner he has a golden ticket to the World Title while holding up the X-Division Title. He says that he will cash in “Option C” and he will not only be known as the world’s greatest X-Division wrestler but also the world’s greatest Heavyweight Champion of the World. Lashley says that Lashley is carrying something he wants and he may be big and bad but he will never be half the man that Bennett is.
Lashley comes to the ring and he says that Bennett calling out his name isn’t a good thing for him to do. Lashley points out their size difference and says that it looks like Bennett is actually half the size of Lashley. Bennett says that Lashley cannot intimidate him but Lashley says he isn’t attempting to do that because when he attempts to intimidate him he will know. Lashley points to all of the people he has “destroyed” and dismisses Bennett as just an afterthought. Bennett says to look past the X-Division Title and to look him in the eyes because he is “The Miracle.” He says that he hopes Lashley, EC3, and Galloway tear each other apart because he doesn’t care which one of them he has to face at DX because he is taking that World Title.
The lights go out and EC3’s music hits. The former World Champion comes to the ring and says that as much as he would love to just watch Lashley and Bennett beat the hell out of each other the thing that matters is the World Title. He says that they all want that title but Lashley is the one that has it. He says that he has been planning his return to glory like the Invasion of Normandy and tonight he gets his title back. Lashley says it will be a fight tonight and he will make the fans realize that EC3 is not half as tough as he wants them to believe he is.
Bennett says it doesn’t matter what either of them say because he will take the title from them at DX. EC3 says that Bennett got that title in the first place by being a conniving, cheating weasel and using Corgan to bullshit his way into a title shot and he can’t even congratulate him on winning that title because he is a such a piece of shit.
Billy Corgan steps onto the stage and Corgan asks if EC3 is really questioning his integrity. Corgan says it is because of what Dixie did that put them in the situation in the first place. He says that Bennett make a good case at getting his title shot so he granted it. EC3 suggests that everyone in the X-Division should get a chance to Main Event at Destination X, not just Bennett and they should get that chance tonight. Bennett freaks out at that thought but Corgan says he likes that idea because Bennett can’t just talk his way to Destination X. Corgan makes a match for tonight where Bennett will defend his title against the winner of an X-Division Battle Royal tonight! Bennett attacks EC3 and then Lashley clotheslines EC3 as he starts t make a comeback.
Galloway runs out and nails Bennett with a Claymore and then goes after Lashley as well! Galloway goes for the Claymore again but Lashley sidesteps him and Galloway levels EC3!
—-COMMERCIAL BREAK—
Backstage EC3 and Bennett bicker about what just happened. Galloway says he was trying to help EC3 but Ethan is having none of it and they end up getting in each other’s faces as other wrestlers try to separate them.
Allie congratulates Gail on being inducted into the Hall of Fame as she and Sienna come to the ring. Allie mocks Gail and says that Gail has been wrestling for a very long time. She says that the next step for Gail should be retirement and says that Sienna will put her into forced retirement tonight.
TNA Knockouts Championship
Sienna (c) w/Allie vs. Gail Kim
Gail ducks under Sienna as she went for a lockup and gets Sienna in a side headlock. Gail then connects with an armdrag but as she went for another one Sienna blocked it. Gail then rocked Sienna with a Forearm Smash followed by a gorgeous Spinning Headscissors. Gail attempts to whip Sienna into the ropes but Sienna reverses it and sends Gail into the corner. Gail kicks a charging Sienna in the gut and then clotheslines her for a quick nearfall. Gail hits a series of forearms and then attempts a Crucifix Rollup but Sienna blocks it and slams Gail hard with a Samoan Drop for a nearfall of her own. Sienna takes control of the match beating Gail down in the corner. Sienna argues with the referee while Allie chokes Gail in the ropes. Sienna puts Gail in a Straight Jacket Choke but Gail fights back to her feet only for Sienna to back her into the turnbuckles. Sienna lifts Gail to the top but then eats a forearm from Gail followed by a Blockbuster off the top! Jade runs out attacks Allie. She attempts a Package Piledriver on the floor but Marti Belle attacks her from behind. Allie attempts to hit Gail with the Knockouts Title but Gail ducks only to turn around into The Silencer (think Monty Brown’s Pounce finisher) from Sienna for the pin.
Winner & STILL TNA Knockouts Champion: Sienna via pinfall (The Silencer)
Backstage Matt Hardy is shown arriving in a wheelchair with Reby. Matt says that Jeff confined him to that chair but he says he will not stop coming until he gets what he wants and this will not ever be over.
—-COMMERCIAL BREAK—
Drew Galloway approaches Bennett backstage and says that Bennett just can’t help himself by running his mouth and ruining everything. Bennett says that he could beat every X-Division wrestler if they were lined up for him and he says he can beat Galloway too. Galloway warns Bennett not to take the X-Division guys lightly and says that if Bennett ever gets a shot at the World Title he will be facing him not Lashley. Bennett reminds Galloway that he has beat him before but Drew says if it wasn’t for his “witch of a wife” he never would have.
Eli Drake is in the ring for another “Fact of Life.” This guy is getting more and more over the top each week. He was actually hiding behind the “Fact of Life” table while introducing himself. He tells the fans to do a “dummy yeah” chant with him but when they start he tells them to shutup because he was talking to himself not them. Drake says that he took a break from defending his title all over the world to sit down for a dinner with his family and friends. He talks about how awesome his fathers mashed potatoes are and says that Drake’s do two things in life: make great mashed potatoes and kick ass. Drake introduces his guest tonight, James Storm, who he says is jealous of Drake.
Drake says that he is happy that Storm decided to “walk it off” instead of driving his “stupid cooler” to the ring. Drake says that Storm has been in TNA since day one and he was one pretty much every title in TNA, but he has been going through a drought recently. He asks if Storm is jealous seeing a guy like Drake winning the KOTM Title. Storm says he has been watching Drake and calls him “Eli Dork” which causes an “Eli Dork” chant to start. Drake gets pissed and starts calling all the fans “dummy” and says that he would like to make Drake’s “dummy” button into a drinking game and says that everytime Drake hits that button they should take a drink. Drake pulls out a jug of water and agrees. Drake says he is the greatest television host ever and he is also the KOTM Champion and asks Storm where his title is! Storm says that he is the guy that has paved the way for punks like Drake to come to TNA. He says that he has busted his ass for the fans and the company and that is his title. Drake makes fun of Storm for being a redneck and says he has a beer belly. He says that Storm couldn’t even win the Knockouts Title and says he better watch his tongue when he standing in front of Drake. Storm says they should change the drinking game up and everytime Drake hits the Dummy Button he is going to slap the piss out of him. Storm and the fans taunt Drake to hit the button but he refuses and says that Storm can’t come on his show and call the shots. He tells Storm to walk away because no one wants to see him anymore and Storm agrees but says there paths will cross one day and he will beat Drake’s ass. Drake throws Storm’s beer out of the ring which pisses Storm off and causes him to hit Drake with a Last Call!
Backstage Jeff Hardy says he assumed Matt would show up tonight and they will find the solution that Matt wants to this whole thing.
—-COMMERCIAL BREAK—
Earlier tonight Bram is shown being attacked by Decay during an Xplosion taping.
Backstage Rosemary gets in Bram’s face and says that he can fight it but everything comes to Decay in time. She says that some come willingly but others need to be coerced as she sits in Bram’s lap. She tells Bram to just let Decay happen.
Matt Hardy comes to the ring being wheeled out in a wheelchair by Reby. Footage of Jeff Hardy’s wild dive off the cage last week is shown. Reby tries to help Matt into the ring but Matt says his injuries won’t let him do it. He wants Reby to wheel Matt around ringside so he can see the “despicable creatures” and force them to see what their hero (Jeff) did to him. Matt says he is the one that is responsible for all of Jeff’s success and he detests all of his creatures. Matt talks about being broke and calling Jeff a monster. Matt says he needs Jeff to come out and look him in the eyes so he can tell Jeff what he needs.
—-COMMERCIAL BREAK—
Jeff comes to the ring and asks Matt what he wants. Matt says he wants this to be over but Jeff is a resilient creature. He says that he will never stop pursuing Jeff until he gets what he needs. Jeff asks Matt what he needs to end this feud and Matt says that he needs one more match to end it. He says that he needs to win and he must do it so he can have his salvation and redemption. He wants Jeff to give him six weeks to recover from his injuries so they can have their “Armageddon.” Matt suggests a match where the winner gets to control the Hardy name and Jeff accepts it. Reby says she is so sick of this whole thing and she calls Jeff the worst brother ever. She tells Jeff that he broke Matt and he needs to fix this. Jeff tells Reby to jump on her broom and fly away. Jeff says that he will take care of their son since they are obviously both nuts which causes Matt to attack Jeff from behind. Matt drags Jeff into the ring and starts laying into him with a chair. Matt places the chair around Jeff’s neck and hits a Twist of Fate on Jeff while holding the chair around Jeff’s neck!
Matt says he doesn’t need six weeks because their “Armageddon” will happen in one week. He says that their match will not happen in the Impact Zone but they will have their “final battle” will take place in their “home” in Cameron, North Carolina and it will be the “final deletion.”
—-COMMERCIAL BREAK—
TNA X-Division Title #1 Contenders Battle Royal
“DJ Z” Zema Ion vs. Braxton Sutter vs. “The Skywalker” Andrew Everett vs. “The Carolina Caveman” Trevor Lee w/Shane Helms vs. Eddie Edwards vs. Rockstar Spud vs. Mandrews
Bodies go flying all around the ring as the match starts. Edwards tosses Spud over the top to eliminate him first and then The Helms Dynasty starts double teaming Mandrews. Mandrews hits a series of kicks to them and then a beautiful Rey Misterio Jr. like Wheelbarrow Bulldog. Lee tosses Mandrews over the top but he lands on the apron and hits Lee with a Leaping Enziguri. He then dives over the top of Every right into a Superman Forearm from Lee! Lee and Everett toss Mandrews over the top to eliminate him only to walk into a Double Rana from Edwards! Lee comes back with a nasty High Knee to Edwards and then Zema starts shining o both of them. He hits a DDT/Neckbreaker combo on the Dynasty and then goes for a Springboard move but the Dynasty shoves him over the top to eliminate him. Sutter clotheslines everyone and starts throwing elbows. Sutter hits a gorgeous Powerslam on Lee and then tries to eliminate Lee. Eddie and Everett brawl with each other on the apron exchanging strikes. Bennett grabs Eddie’s leg and then Lee comes flying out of nowhere with a Flying Knee sending Eddie to the floor to eliminate him. Everett hits a Springboard Missile Dropkick on Sutter and then they both go for a Double Clothesline, but Sutter ducks and then clotheslines Everett over the top. Everett lands on the apron and sets up for a springboard move but Sutter ducked a charging Lee at the same time causing Lee to go crashing into Everett sending Everett to the floor. Sutter clotheslines Lee over the top to win the match!
Winner & NEW #1 Contender: Braxton Sutter
Helms attacks Sutter immediately after the match and then the Helms Dynasty beat him down.
TNA X-Division Championship
“The Miracle” Mike Bennett (c) w/Maria vs. Braxton Sutter
Bennett demands that the referee start the match right now and Bennett taunts Braxton for a minute before Sutter shocked him with an inside cradle! 1…2…NO Bennett kicks out and immediately hits the MIP for the pin.
Winner & STILL TNA X-Division Champion: Mike Bennett via pinfall (MIP)
Shera and Grado talk about their match tonight with Snow and The Tribunal. I don’t understand half of what Shera says. Grado says that he has their partner covered and says they have a guy paid off to help them.
—-COMMERCIAL BREAK—
The Tribunal & Al Snow vs. Mahabali Shera, Grado, & Tyrus
Snow and The Tribunal attack Shera and Grado before Grado could announce their partner. Tyrus then hits the ring and immediately sends The Tribunal out of the ring. Tyrus then chases Snow to the floor into a clothesline from Baraka. Tyrus shrugs the clothesline off and tosses Baraka into the ring where a waiting Shera Scoop Slams him. Grado tags into the match and the two whip Baraka into the ropes and connect with a Double Clothesline followed by a Double Elbow Drop. Dax tags into the match and runs into a series of jabs and an Atomic Elbow from Grado. Snow knees Grado from behind and Grado is floored with a clothesline from Dax. Snow tags into the match and puts the boots to Grado before connecting with a Snap Suplex. Baraka tags back in and hits a Shortarm Clothesline on Grado for a nearfall. Dax tags in and immediately hits a Shortarm Clothesline of his own before tagging Baraka back in. Grado ducks another clothesline and makes the hot tag to Tyrus! Tyrus lays everyone out and caps it off with a T-Bone Suplex on Baraka and another one for Dax! Tyrus hits a Double Splash on The Tribunal in the corner. Snow attacks Tyrus from behind but Tyrus shrugs him off and beats him down in the corner. Baraka attacks Tyrus from behind only to eat a Front Slam for the pin.
Winner: Tyrus, Shera, and Grado via pinfall (Front Slam)
—-COMMERCIAL BREAK—
Backstage Bennett mockingly says he just had the hardest match in his life but he is still the X-Division Champ. Bennett says next week right when Impact starts he is calling Billy Corgan to the ring and cashing in Option C.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Triple Threat Match
“The Destroyer” Lashley (c) vs. Ethan Carter III vs. “The Chosen One” Drew Galloway
EC3 and Galloway start shoving each other as the match starts but then they realize Lashley is just chilling on the outside watching them. They both go after Lashley and chase him into the ring. Galloway hits a Big Boot on Lashley followed by a clothesline from EC3. EC3 and Galloway argue over who gets to stomp on Lashley and then EC3 hits a Stinger Splash on Lashley followed by a Forearm Smash from Galloway. Galloway hits a Flying Clothesline off the top on Lsahley and then EC3 hits an STO. Galloway pulls EC3 off of the cover and more bickering always Lashley to come back and lay into EC3 with a series of strikes. Galloway just watches Lashley destroys EC3 in the corner with a series of shoulder blocks. Lashley offers to whip Galloway into a spot on EC3 but Galloway headbutts Lashley. Galloway charges Lashley in the corner but Lashley moves ands Galloway slams into the ring post and falls to the floor. Lashley counters a charging EC3 with a Spinning Neckbreaker for a nearfall. Lashley then immediately goes for the Arm Triangle only for EC3 to quickly get to the ropes. EC3 kicks a charging Lashley and then dives off the top with a Cross Body but Lashley catches him in midair! Galloway runs in and German Suplexes Lashley as Lashley Fall Away Slams EC3 at the same time! Galloway lights Lashley up with some Flair Chops and then Lashley leapfrogs a charging Galloway and hits a Dominator! 1…2…NO Galloway kicks out! Galloway floats over a charging Lashley and then catches him with a Belly-to-Belly Overhead Suplex. Galloway and EC3 hit a Double Delayed Vertical Suplex on Lashley and then EC3 hits a Spinning Clothesline sending Lashley to the floor. Galloway hits a crazy Tope Con Giro through the turnbuckles onto Lashley on the floor. EC3 dives off the top with a Plancha onto Lashley on the floor as well! Galloway actually moved out of the way at the last minute or EC3 would have crashed into both of them. Galloway dares EC3 to get in the ring which the former champ obliges. They exchange some stiff strikes to the point where Galloway actually breaks the skin of EC3 with some chops. Galloway catches a charging EC3 with a Big Boot and then goes for the Claymore only for EC3 to catch him with an Enziguri out of nowhere! Galloway comes back with a series of sickening chops and then he hits the ropes only to run right into a Flapjack from EC3! EC3 attempts the One Percenter but Galloway counters into the Future Shock! 1…2…NO Lashley breaks it up and hits a nasty Spinebuster on Galloway! 1…2…NO Galloway kicks out! Lashley hits the Delayed Vertical Suplex on EC3 and then goes for the Spear, but EC3 catches him in midair with a knee! EC3 hits the TK3 and then goes for the One Percenter only to eat a Claymore from Galloway! Lashley Spears Galloway! Lashlye hits the Spear on EC3 and gets the pin!
Winner & STILL TNA World Heavyweight Champion: Lashley via pinfall (Spear)

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ricochet/Prince Puma Done With Lucha Underground

Ricochet has finished up his commitments with Lucha Underground. The Wrestling Observer reports that the wrestler, who works as Prince Puma in the company, finished at their last TV tapings, which concluded filming for season three. As of now, he is done with the company for the time being.

That being said, he won’t be in WWE any time soon due to his contract with Lucha Underground, which states that he can’t appear for a televised promotion in the US until the content he’s filmed has aired. The site says that Ricochet will take indy bookings through the fall and work for NJPW in the winter, and may end up in WWE next year.

Opinoinated View- Big loss for LU because Ricochet/Puma is a big part of the reason for a lot of the great matches LU has had. Also knowing LU there is a good chance Puma is murdered brutally backstage and than regenerates Doctor Who style so a new wrestler takes over the rule.

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Total Bellas To Debut October 5th

E! Entertainment issued the following press release on Monday announcing that the “Total Divas” spin off show, “Total Bellas” will begin airing on Wednesday nights at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00 CT) with the season premiere taking place on Wednesday, October 5.

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BREAKING: E!'s premieres Wednesday, October 5 at 8/7c! http://wwe.me/grt2FK  @BellaTwins
 
WWE Superstars The Bella Twins(TM), John Cena(R) and Daniel Bryan(R) Move In Under One Roof in New Spin-Off Series Premiering Wednesday, October 5 at 8:00pm ET/PT
LOS ANGELES, CA – June 27, 2016 – Two’s company, three’s a crowd, and these four – are just too much to handle. E! Entertainment exposes the Raw and real lives of WWE(R) Superstars Nikki and Brie Bella when “Total Bellas,” spin-off of E!’s mega-hit series “Total Divas,” premieres Wednesday, October 5 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The six, one-hour episodes will give viewers an exclusive, intimate look into the VIP lives of the Bellas and their fellas, John Cena and Daniel Bryan, as the four distinctly unique and comical personalities coexist under one roof for the first time.
Although these twins share the same genes, they will never share the same jeans as living together was more tolerable when they just shared a womb. The free-spirited, vegan-loving, live-and-let-live lifestyle of Brie and Bryan has always clashed with the fancy panache of the designer handbag-loving Nikki and the meticulously organized tendencies of John. However, when the four world-renowned WWE Superstars move in under one roof, the comical clash of titans rings all throughout the suburbs of Tampa, FL.
The series kicks-off with Nikki and John being sidelined by injuries and Daniel’s recent retirement from the ring. This docu-series will follow the odd-couple relationships of these eccentric WWE Superstars as Brie does her best to nurse, not only Nikki, but John and Daniel back to health, all while trying to retain their sanity. With Nikki’s recent neck surgery, Brie’s retirement at WrestleMania(R), Daniel’s untimely retirement from WWE, and John’s rising profile in Hollywood, fans will get an exclusive beyond-the-ropes glimpse into how these dynamic individuals juggle their reality and prepare for their uncertain futures.
“Total Bellas” is produced by WWE and Bunim/Murray Productions. Gil Goldschein, Jeff Jenkins and Russell Jay are Executive Producers for Bunim/Murray Productions. Kevin Dunn is Executive Producer for WWE. Nikki Bella and Brie Bella also serve as Executive Producers.
A house divided cannot stand… in stilettos. “Total Bellas” premieres Wednesday, October 5 at 8:00pm ET/PT only on E!

Opinionated View- This sounds awful.

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Update on Ryback's WWE Status

PWInsider reports that Ryback and WWE have not spoken since their contract dispute a month ago. The site notes that it’s likely Ryback will hit the independent scene soon.

Opinionated View- Ryback not being around has made WWE better. Hopefully this overblown body builder with zero talent will finally just leave wrestling.

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PWG Battle of Los Angeles: Four participants announced

The following wrestlers are advertised for the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla “Battle of Los Angeles” event that will be held September 2-4 (presumably in Reseda, California).
-Cody Rhodes
-Kamaitachi
-Jeff Cobb
-Mark Haskins

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IMPACT Preview: 3 Way For World Title





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Ryback undergoes surgery for his ear, nose and throat on Monday

Ryback (Ryan Reeves) revealed on Twitter and also posted on Instagram that he underwent surgery for his ear, nose and throat this week, noting he put off the surgeries for over 11 years that he now has time to do.

According to a new report by PWInsider.com, Ryback has reportedly had no new communication with WWE regarding a contract renewal. His current deal expires soon.

Ryback was pulled from the ring by WWE back in early May following the Payback PPV

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Updated WWE Battleground Card

Here is the updated card for WWE Battleground as of Tuesday.
WWE Championship – Triple Threat Match
Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns
Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
 

6/27 WWE Raw Report

We immediately go into the arena to hear the music of Seth Rollins. As Rollins makes his way to the ring, they advertise his WWE Battleground match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against champion Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. Rollins says in four weeks at Battleground, everyone will get the match they’ve wanted: all three former members of The Shield in a triple threat match. Rollins pauses for a moment and says it’s time to talk about Roman Reigns, even though he’s not supposed to. People boo the mention of his name. Rollins says the Reigns scandal embarrassed him. As the architect of The Shield, he brought Reigns into the fold. Reigns’ embarrassment is a stain on Rollins’ reputation. Rollins then reads Reigns’ tweet out loud: “I apologize to my family, friends and fans for my mistake in violating the WWE’s wellness policy. No excuses. I own it.” Rollins criticizes the tweet. Back when they were in The Shield, Reigns didn’t care what the fans thought and didn’t have any friends. As for Reigns owning it, he is owning up after the fact. Rollins says Reigns can own it all he wants, but the bottom line is he owns Reigns. He owned Reigns last year at WrestleMania, and he owned him at Money in the Bank when he beat him for the WWE Championship. Rollins says Reigns doesn’t deserve a second chance or forgiveness. Most of all, Reigns doesn’t deserve to be in the main event of Battleground. The right thing to do is take Reigns out of the match and give him the one-on-one match against Dean Ambrose for the WWE Title that he rightfully deserves. The crowd is mostly receptive to this idea.

Dean Ambrose’s music hits, and the WWE Champion makes his way to the ring. The company seems to no longer be referring to it as the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Ambrose gets a nice reception as he gets into the ring. Ambrose stalls for a bit and taunts Rollins. Ambrose says Rollins looks worked up and jerky. Is this really about Reigns or is it about him having the title? Ambrose says Reigns made a mistake. Everyone makes mistakes. Ambrose used to be friends with Rollins, so he made a huge mistake. Rollins wears skinny jeans, which is a huge mistake. Ambrose says Reigns made a mistake and owned it. Unless he has New Day’s time machine, there’s nothing that can be done about it. In his mind, the triple threat match is still on.

AJ Styles’ music hits, and he comes out to a huge reception. The crowd chants “AJ Styles.” Styles says Rollins should listen to Ambrose because Battleground should have a triple threat match… only with him in the match. The crowd does a “YES” chant. Styles says he’s the guy that beat John Cena in a dream match. Take out Reigns and put him in the match and all will be right with the world. Ambrose says he doesn’t make the decisions around here, but Reigns is still in the match. Styles requests to be put in because he deserves it. It should be a Fatal Four-Way match. Ambrose says he doesn’t care because he’ll whoop them all. Rollins says this needs to be a one-on-one match.
John Cena’s music hits, and the face that runs this place makes his way to the ring to a huge reception before the crowd begins to split on him. Cena says Dean Ambrose is a fighting champion. Ambrose will fight a friend, a foe, and a fraud. Will he fight the franchise? Maybe there’s a mixed opinion, but he’s held the title fifteen times. Fourteen years ago today he had his first WWE match, so this is his WWE birthday. If you’re really checking your facts, for the last twelve years he’s lived in Tampa. This gets a big reception. The most important thing is the last time he faced Dean Ambrose with a championship on the line, Cena won. The look on Ambrose’s face says times are changing, so he can prove it. At Battleground, it should be a Fatal Five-Way!

Stephanie McMahon’s music hits, and she comes out to barely any reception. She says she has a solution to their problem, but before she does, she wants to commiserate with Rollins. What happened with Reigns is an embarrassment, but even worse is the fact that standing in the ring as WWE Champion is Dean Ambrose. Ambrose defiantly holds up the title. She says she’s mortified. How can we reconcile this? She’d ask her brother Shane McMahon, but he’s not here again. She’ll have to take matters into her own hands, but she’s ok with that. She likes the idea of Styles and Cena joining the match, but an opportunity like that must be earned. Therefore tonight, Seth Rollins will go one-on-one against John Cena. As for AJ Styles, he’ll go one-on-one against the champion Dean Ambrose. If they both win their matches, they’ll be added to the WWE Championship match at Battleground. She wishes everyone but Ambrose luck. Her music hits, and she walks off.
Coming up tonight, we’ll see the return of The Highlight Reel with special guests Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. Coming up next, we’ll see Charlotte and Dana Brooke take on Paige and Sasha Banks.
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Paige and Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte and Dana Brooke
Charlotte will start that match against Sasha Banks. Sasha talks a little trash before running over to Dana Brooke and tagging her in. Dana comes into the ring and faces off against Sasha. Sasha bounces her in the corner and chokes boots her in the face a few times. Dana quickly pulls her into the turnbuckle and talks trash until Sasha slaps her. Paige is tagged in, and they send Dana into the ropes for a double hip toss. Charlotte runs in, and she eats a double dropkick. Charlotte and Dana regroup at ringside as we go to commercial.
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We come back from the break to see Dana choking Paige on the ropes. Charlotte is tagged in, and they execute a double-team suplex for a two count. During the commercial, Charlotte blindsided Paige on the apron. Charlotte tags Dana back in, and she does a handstand choke in the corner. Charlotte tags back in, and she hits a snapmare before applying a chin lock. Paige fights out, but Charlotte kicks her before connecting with a flipping neckbreaker. Charlotte knocks Sasha off the apron and lets Dana choke Paige as the referee is distracted. Charlotte blocks Paige from making a tag and powers her to the corner. Paige fights out and takes out both Charlotte and Dana. Charlotte stops her from making a tag, but Paige superkicks her.

Sasha and Dana are tagged in. Sasha hits a pair of clotheslines and a dropkick. The crowd is really into Sasha. Sasha lays Dana across the turnbuckles and delivers a double knee to the midsection. Sasha covers, but Charlotte pulls her out. Sasha ducks an attack, and Charlotte eats a superkick from Paige. Sasha gets in the ring, and Dana rolls her up for a two count. Sasha knees Dana in the face and applies the Bank Statement for the win.
Winners by Submission: Paige and Sasha Banks

The commentators welcome all those in China watching WWE Monday Night RAW tonight.
Replays are shown of Titus O’Neil assaulting Rusev last week on RAW. They were supposed to have a match, but it never happened. Coming up next, they’ll have their match.
-Commercial Break-

Lana is standing in the ring as we return from break. She gives the introduction for Rusev while gloating that he is her fiancée. Replays are shown of Rusev telling Titus O’Neil’s children that their father is a loser at Money in the Bank. That set O’Neil off the next night on RAW.

Rusev w/ Lana vs. Titus O’Neil
Before the bell rings, O’Neil viciously takes Rusev down and punches away at him. O’Neil stomps him in the corner until the referee pulls him back. Rusev demands the bell to be rung. The bell rings, and O’Neil punches away at Rusev. O’Neil clubs the chest, and Rusev looks like he’s out on his feet. O’Neil sends him into the corner and avalanches him before hitting a powerslam for a two count. Rusev quickly pops up and clotheslines him down. Rusev lets out a guttural scream and punches away at O’Neil. Rusev relentlessly punches away at him before simply getting up. Rusev knees away at him and stomps him in the corner. Rusev applies a chin lock, and a light “Let’s go Titus” chant breaks out. O’Neil fights out, and he runs into a picture-perfect dropkick from Rusev. O’Neil comes back with an elbow and he punches away at him. Rusev quickly stops him and hits the ropes, but O’Neil hits a pair of clotheslines. Rusev gets out of the ring to avoid the big boot. Rusev wants his WWE United States Championship and goes to leave. Rusev sees O’Neil charging him, so they wipe each other out with a double clothesline on the floor! They slowly get up, and O’Neil sends Rusev into the timekeeper’s area before getting in the ring to get the count-out victory. Rusev looks livid.
Winner by Count-Out: Titus O’Neil

Later tonight, we’ll see Dean Ambrose take on AJ Styles. If Styles wins, he’ll be inserted into the WWE Championship match at WWE Battleground.
-Commercial Break-

Stephanie McMahon is talking on her cell phone backstage when she bumps into Corporate Kane, who begs for a moment with her. Kane thanks her for meeting with him and considering him for Smackdown Live. Shane McMahon can’t get over their past, so that’s a problem. Stephanie says she’s running Smackdown Live. The Miz and Maryse walk up to her and can’t believe there is no press for their comeback. Kane mentions he’s been in a movie. Miz mocks his movie and says he’s a trained thespian while Kane looks like the Devil’s Favorite Insurance Agent. If Kane were running Smackdown, he’d have a huge problem with his Intercontinental Championship being gone for a month. The rules state that one has to vacate a title if it’s not defended for thirty days, so he’d book an Intercontinental Championship match. She says that’s a great idea and tells Miz his opponent will be a mystery. Miz looks disgusted. Kane says they should do lunch sometime and walks off.
Coming up next, we’ll see John Cena take on Seth Rollins. If Cena wins, he’ll be put into the WWE Championship match at WWE Battleground.
-Commercial Break-

John Cena will host The ESPY’s this Wednesday.

If John Cena wins, he’ll be added to the WWE Title match at Battleground
Seth Rollins vs. John Cena

Charles Robinson, the best referee of all time, is the official for this match. The bell rings, and they take their time as the crowd chants at them. They lock up, and Rollins applies a side headlock. Cena whips him off and shoulder blocks him down. Rollins quickly pops up and regains his composure. They go for a test of strength before Cena applies a side headlock. Rollins whips him off, leapfrogs him, and shoulder blocks him down. Cena gets up and circles the ring. The crowd is absolutely electric for this match. Rollins kicks and punches Cena down before clubbing the back. Rollins head-butts him and sends him into the ropes for a beautiful dropkick for a two count. Rollins punches Cena, but he has a whip reversed on him. Cena then dropkicks him down. Cena punches him in the corner and sends him to the opposite corner, but Rollins elbows him before going to the second rope for a blockbuster neckbreaker to pick up a two count. Rollins stomps away at him and punches him. Rollins applies a chin lock, but Cena breaks his grip and gives him some instructions. Cena connects with some shoulder tackles and a back suplex powerbomb. The crowd is booing him. Cena goes for the 5 Knuckle Shuffle, but Rollins kicks him in the face. Cena falls out of the ring to recover as Rollins mocks the “You can’t see me” taunt.
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We come back from the break to see Rollins escape an STF attempt, but Cena connects with two shoulder tackles and a back suplex powerbomb. Cena blocks a kick to the face during the 5 Knuckle Shuffle and hits a second back suplex powerbomb. Cena then catches him with the 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Rollins slides off and kicks him in the midsection. Rollins then kicks him in the head and picks up a near fall. Rollins runs into a back elbow, and Cena leaps off the second rope with a tornado DDT for a near fall. Both men are down as a light and obligatory “This is awesome” chant weakly breaks out. Cena pulls Rollins up, and Rollins takes him out with an enzuigiri for a two count. Rollins gets to his feet, but Cena blocks his punch. Cena absolutely whiffs on a punch in a bad camera angle before Rollins takes him out with a sloppy dropkick. Rollins goes to the top rope, but Cena cuts him off. Cena goes for a Super AA, but Rollins counters into a corner powerbomb for a near fall. Rollins goes to the top rope for a frog splash, but Cena moves.

Both men take their time to catch their breath. Cena goes to the top rope, and Rollins scales the ropes to catch him with a superplex! Rollins immediately rolls through and gives him the falcon’s arrow for a near fall! Rollins cannot believe Cena kicked out. Cena slowly gets up, and Rollins goes for a Pedigree. Cena catapults him into the corner, but Rollins lands on the second rope and flips off with a cross-body block. Cena rolls through that and connects with a big AA. Cena covers, but Rollins gets his foot on the bottom rope. Cena goes for another AA, but Rollins lands on his feet and goes for the Pedigree. Cena gets out and takes him down to apply the STF! Rollins nearly gets to the bottom rope, so Cena pulls him back. Cena then lets him go and looks at the ramp. AJ Styles and The Club are making their way down to the ring. Cena prepares for a fight. Styles gets on the apron and Cena swats him away. Rollins then turns Cena around and drops him with the Pedigree for the win! John Cena will not be added to the WWE Championship match at WWE Battleground.
Winner by Pinfall: Seth Rollins
The Club gloats about costing John Cena the match. Rollins celebrates his win in the ring.
Later tonight, we’ll see AJ Styles take on Dean Ambrose. If Styles wins, he’ll be put into the WWE Championship match at WWE Battleground.
-Commercial Break-

Enzo Amore and Big Cass make their way to the ring to a big reception. Enzo does his usual shtick before they get in the ring. There are two jobbers in the ring. Enzo says there isn’t a beach boy out there that can ride this wave. The wave that they’re riding is the crowd. Enzo says they’re going to ride the wave straight to the top. Enzo is asking the crowd for a favor. He wants them to wait until the match starts, but he wants to see a wave.

Two local talents vs. Enzo Amore and Big Cass
The bell rings, and the crowd starts doing the wave. They then immediately handle the two men in the ring and finish them with the Bada Boom Shakalaka for the quick win.
Winners by Pinfall: Enzo Amore and Big Cass

Big Cass goes to do the “S-A-W-F-T” line, but The Social Outcasts interrupt them. Bo Dallas says they’re right in that there is only one word to describe them, but it’s not SAWFT. It’s H-A-R-D. Heath Slater says they’re fresh off the set from Marine 5. Enzo says they’re hard, and The Social Outcasts argue over who is hardest. Obviously this is an innuendo. Bo Dallas says they’ll get in the ring and show them how hard they are. Slater gets on the apron, and Big Cass big boots him off. Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas get on the apron, but they’re scared away. Big Cass says there is only one word to describe The Social Outcasts, and he’ll spell it out for them: S-A-W-F-T.
The Miz will defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship later tonight against a mystery opponent. We’ll also see The Highlight Reel with special guests Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens.
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Another Darren Young/Bob Backlund segment airs. It’s time for the Darren Young Era.

A video airs showcasing the WWE Superstars working out with some Special Olympians. Big Show and Renee Young are on the RAW stage with a bunch of Special Olympians and put over the WWE’s partnership with the organization.
Later tonight, we’ll see AJ Styles take on Dean Ambrose. If Styles wins, he’ll be put in the WWE Championship match at WWE Battleground.
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Natalya will be on commentary for the next match. A replay is shown from Money in the Bank when Natalya turned on Becky Lynch following a tag team loss to Charlotte and Dana Brooke. Natalya quotes her late uncle, Owen Hart, by saying, “Enough is enough and it’s time for a change.”

Summer Rae vs. Becky Lynch
Before the match begins, Becky leaves the ring and attacks Natalya on commentary. Becky punches away at her until the referee pulls her back. Natalya tries to retreat, but Becky wipes her out. Becky says Natalya has messed with the wrong girl.

Coming up next, we’ll see The Highlight Reel with special guests Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens.
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Jameis Winston, the quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is at ringside.

The Highlight Reel with special guests Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens
Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring wearing his trademark scarf. The crowd gives him a mixed reception. Jericho says, “Quiet” over and over again until he really upsets the crowd. This is The Highlight Reel and they will be quiet because he has a lot to say tonight. This will be a wild one because his two guests have no regard for each other. They’re hell-bent on ruining their own careers even taking each other out at Money in the Bank allowing Dean Ambrose, the man that put 69 thumbtacks into his body, to win. They’re ruining their own lives and now his own. He’ll get to the bottom of it tonight. Jericho first introduces Kevin Owens to the ring. After Owens gets in the ring, Jericho introduces Sami Zayn to the ring.

Owens and Zayn stare at each other in disgust. The crowd is singing Zayn’s theme song before singing “Olé.” Jericho says he senses something is going to happen between them, so he had the Jeritron raised. Jericho says they didn’t always hate each other because Zayn was the best man at Owens’ wedding. That must have made it even worse when Owens stabbed him in the back over and over again. Zayn says he knows what Jericho is trying to do, but he won’t play that game. He’s here to put an end to this. This rivalry has become an obsession and it’s costing them their careers. Zayn’s career is going nowhere and neither is Owens’. The reason Owens didn’t win the Royal Rumble is because of him. The reason Owens lost at WrestleMania is because of him. The reason Owens didn’t win Money in the Bank is because of him. They need to do this at Battleground. On July 19, they might be drafted to two different shows, so this needs to end at Battleground. Owens just stares at him. Zayn says this is the real Kevin Owens. The real Kevin Owens is a coward that hides behind lies. Owens has said him stabbing him in the back was a business move. Zayn demands to know the real reason. Zayn thinks it’s because he resents him and is mad he got signed by WWE before him. Zayn tells him to grow a set and say it to his face.

A “Grow a set” chant breaks out. Owens comes forward with the microphone. Owens says, “I have already told you the truth many times. You may not like it, but that doesn’t make it not true.” Owens says it was the right move for his career. Zayn talks about how he ruined their friendship, but Zayn is really to blame. Everything they’ve done since they met was to get to WWE. They fought together and against each other in the hopes of making it here. When WWE came calling and Zayn signed here a year and a half before he did, was he upset that he didn’t wait for him and made the right call for his career? No, he was happy for him. Zayn wasn’t happy when he got to the WWE. Owens’ success came out Zayn’s expense. What kind of friend does that make Zayn? That proves that he was always a better friend to Zayn than Zayn was to him. None of that matters now. Zayn wants to settle this at Battleground, so he’s got it. Owens drops the microphone.

Jericho says this a huge match for Battleground. Jericho says Zayn is a terrible friend. He’s a terrible friend and a terrible example of what it takes to make it in WWE. Even though Owens will never be as great as him because he’s the best in the world at what he does, he’s still trying to follow his example. Zayn has his head up his rear end caring about what the fans think. The fact that Zayn doesn’t realize that makes him sick. It makes him want to slap his stupid idiot face, but he won’t because Owens will at Battleground. Their match is big, but not as big as what Jericho will do at Battleground. The match being announced on his show makes it bigger, so they’re welcome. Jericho then gives the crowd the gift of Jericho and tells them to drink it in. Zayn and Owens give him a double superkick. They stare at each other, and Owens simply walks off.

Replays are shown of the opening segment of the night. We then see highlights of the Cena/Rollins match. Cena nearly had it won before The Club cost him the match.

Coming up next, The Miz will defend the WWE Intercontinental Championship against a mystery opponent.
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WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
The Miz (c) w/ Maryse vs. Demon Kane

The bell rings, and Miz runs into an uppercut. Kane puts him in the corner and punches away at him. Kane sends him into the corner, but Miz dropkicks him in the knee. Miz kicks and punches away at him before running into a Chokeslam attempt. Miz gets out of it and kicks away at Kane’s knee. Miz hits the ropes, and Kane big boots him down. Kane sends him to the corner and there is a cross up. Kane clotheslines him and drops him with a sidewalk slam for a two count. Kane stomps him before hitting a delayed vertical suplex. Kane hits a low dropkick to the face for a two count. Kane sends him to the corner, but he runs into an elbow. Miz leaps off the second rope into an uppercut. Kane signals for a Chokeslam, but Maryse gets on the apron. Maryse somehow falls and grabs her ankle. Miz elbows out of the Chokeslam and snaps Kane off the top rope. Miz checks on his wife and carries her to the back. The referee counts him out. Kane angrily stares at them.
Winner by Count-Out: Kane
 The Miz is still the WWE Intercontinental Champion


Coming up next, we’ll see Cesaro and Apollo Crews take on Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio.
-Commercial Break-

The Miz is helping Maryse walk backstage before she stops limping and starts dancing around. She says she was acting. Miz loves it and kisses her.

Michael Cole calls attention to the RAW and Smackdown podiums on the stage. He says the COOs of the brands will make their draft picks there on July 19. They’re no longer called General Managers this week.

Replays are shown of Sheamus beating Apollo Crews by count-out on Smackdown.

Cesaro and Apollo Crews vs. Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio
Sheamus and Apollo Crews will start out, but Sheamus immediately tags out. Crews hip tosses Del Rio and dropkicks him. Cesaro is tagged in, and he has a whip reversed, but he twists to the apron and boots Del Rio. Cesaro connects with a cross-body block for a one count. Cesaro starts the uppercut train and goes for the Cesaro Swing, but Sheamus runs in. Cesaro goes for the Cesaro Swing on Sheamus, but Del Rio kicks away at him. Del Rio connects with a step-up enzuigiri and a DDT for a near fall. Del Rio puts him in the tree of woe and kicks him in the ribs. Sheamus blind tags in and stomps away at him. Sheamus hits a short-arm clothesline and taunts the crowd. Sheamus sends him to the corner and shoulders him before kneeing him in the face. Sheamus hits the Irish Curse Backbreaker for a near fall. Sheamus applies a chin lock, but Cesaro fights up and punches out. Sheamus takes him down with a hammer and for some reason teases his partner. Sheamus says he doesn’t need anyone. Sheamus reapplies the chin lock, but Cesaro fights up. Cesaro flips out of an Irish Curse Backbreaker and drops Sheamus with a slam.

Crews and Del Rio are tagged in. Crews connects with a pair of clotheslines before lowering his head and eating a kick. Del Rio sends Crews over the top rope. Del Rio slaps Sheamus in the face to tag him in and gives him an enzuigiri. Del Rio then walks off. Crews dropkicks the ring steps into Sheamus’ face and puts him in the ring. Crews then gives Sheamus the spinning sit-out powerbomb for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Cesaro and Apollo Crews
JoJo is backstage with Dean Ambrose. She asks if being the WWE Champion is everything he expected. Ambrose says it’s been good, but it hasn’t been everything he expected. He expected a parade outside WWE Headquarters, but you need permits for that. Ambrose likes stepping into the ring against the best and getting to fight all the time. Tonight, he has AJ Styles. Stephanie McMahon walks up. Ambrose asks if she wants an autograph. She says it is appalling to think he’s WWE Champion and the face of her company. Should AJ Styles win tonight and the WWE Championship Match becomes a Fatal Four-Way at Battleground, then she’s one step closer to ending this appalling nightmare. Ambrose says deep down she really likes him.
-Commercial Break-


This Thursday on Smackdown, Dean Ambrose will be the guest on Miz TV.
The New Day does a mocking of The Wyatt Family’s “We’re here” video. They then come out dressed as The Wyatt Family. Kofi Kingston is Erick Rowan, Xavier Woods is Braun Strowman, and Big E is Bray Wyatt. Kingston says The Wyatt Family needs a big bowl of Booty O’s. They make sure you ain’t booty. Kingston says The Wyatts are intimidating, but the most intimidating thing about them is their hygiene. Big E says they smell like old rotten cabbage left on the highway in Tampa. Kingston says John Cena already got the local pop. Big E says he was born here at Tampa General Hospital. Kingston says the outfits The Wyatts wear are crazy. Who would wear this? Who? Who? Xavier Woods says they should wrap it up, but Kingston and Big E says this is a roast.
The Wyatt Family’s music hits, and the real Wyatt Family comes out to the stage. Woods is acting differently following his possible possession last week on RAW. Wyatt says all praise to the Power of Positivity. The masses line up like ravenous dogs because they tell them everything they want to hear. It is rare that what they want to hear is what they need to hear. Wyatt says the crowd can vilify him, but his purpose is to tell them what they need to hear. The world is not made up of unicorns and rainbows. It is a cruel world filled with dangerous people. How can the Power of Positivity help a man that lost his job and put food on the table for his starving children? Kingston says the Power of Positivity is not a lie: it’s a way of life. Big E says it’s a song and movement. It flows through your body. It’s something Wyatt would know nothing about. Wyatt asks Woods what he thinks. Woods gets a faraway look on his face. Wyatt says Woods looks shaken. Woods can confide and trust in him. Big E asks if Woods is fine. Wyatt says they’re just playing games, except in this game there are not winners or losers. There is only malice and destruction. In the end, every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess New Day Falls.

The Club is backstage talking strategy. AJ Styles will face Dean Ambrose, next.
-Commercial Break-

The New Day is walking backstage. Xavier Woods is the only one not celebrating. Renee Young asks if it was a good idea to mock The Wyatt Family. Kingston and Big E talk about how it was a great idea. Woods just walks off, and they follow him.

Seth Rollins will be on commentary for the next match.

If AJ Styles wins, he’ll be added to the WWE Title match at Battleground
Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles

Charles Robinson, the greatest referee of all time, is back for another match. They circle the ring and lock up. They tussle into the corner before Ambrose gives a clean break. They lock up, and Ambrose applies a side headlock before taking him down. Styles rolls him for a one count. Ambrose keeps the headlock applied. Styles whips him off, and Ambrose shoulder blocks him down. Ambrose rolls him up for a one count. Ambrose takes him down with another headlock takeover. Styles fights up, so Ambrose wrenches the arm. Styles then takes him down with a headlock takeover. Ambrose fights up and body slams Styles. Styles sweeps the feet and chops the chest. Ambrose reverses a whip, but he lowers his head. Styles goes for a Styles Clash, but Ambrose gets out. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds, but Styles gets out.
-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Ambrose trapped in a chin lock. During the commercial, Styles took Ambrose out with a knee to the head. Ambrose fights up, but Styles dropkicks him down and yells that no one does it better. Styles picks up a one count. Styles applies a knee-to-the-back chin lock. Ambrose fights up, but Styles punches him to the corner. Styles clotheslines him in the corner for a near fall. Styles applies an arm bar, but Ambrose fights up. Styles reverses a whip and goes for a leapfrog, but Ambrose catches him and drops him on the top rope.

Ambrose punches and chops away at Styles before hitting some running forearms. Styles reverses a whip, but Ambrose clotheslines him down. Ambrose connects with a fisherman’s suplex for a near fall. Styles elbows him in the face and flips through a back suplex attempt. Ambrose blocks a strike combination and connects with a neckbreaker for a near fall. Ambrose goes to the top rope and leaps over Styles as he charges. Ambrose catches him with a backslide pin for a near fall. Styles goes for the Styles Clash, but Ambrose counters into a jackknife pin for a two count. Styles comes back with a sit-out wheelbarrow face-buster for a near fall. Styles goes to the top rope, but Ambrose cuts him off. Ambrose then hits a double-arm superplex!

Ambrose connects with a running forearm and goes for a bulldog, but Styles counters into a torture rack slam for a near fall. Styles can’t believe it. Styles goes for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Ambrose kicks him and goes for Dirty Deeds, but Styles gets out. Ambrose goes to the second rope, and Styles somehow clips the left leg as he avoids the move. Ambrose clutches his knee in pain. Ambrose avoids an avalanche and hobbles around the ring. Styles then zeroes in on the injured limb and applies the Calf Crusher, but Ambrose somehow gets to the bottom rope. Styles charges, but Ambrose drops him over the top rope. Ambrose punches his leg and takes Styles out with a suicide dive. Ambrose puts him in the ring and goes to the top rope for a cross-body block, but Styles rolls through. Ambrose punches him, and Styles takes him out with a pelé kick. Ambrose quickly comes back with a rebound clothesline.

The Club makes their way to the ring, and Ambrose prepares for a fight. Styles turns him around and connects with a brainbuster for a near fall. John Cena runs down and takes out Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. Styles wants a fight. Ambrose rolls up Styles, lets him roll through, and connects with Dirty
Deeds for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Dean Ambrose
The Club pulls John Cena off the apron and takes him out. Ambrose hobbles toward them. Seth Rollins gets in the ring and gives Ambrose a Pedigree. Cena tries to fight off Gallows and Anderson until Styles joins in and overwhelms him. Styles mounts Cena and punches away at him. Gallows and Anderson then give him the Magic Killer on the stage! The Club stands over Cena and talks trash. Back in the ring, Rollins gives Ambrose another Pedigree. Rollins picks up the WWE Championship and puts his foot on Ambrose while holding up the title. On the stage, The Club also raises up their arms.

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SHIMMER 84 and 85 Results

SHIMMER VOLUME 84
* Nixon Newell defeated Veda Scott
* Melanie Cruise & Yumi Ohka defeated Scarlett Bordeaux & Solo Darling
* Arisa Nakajima defeated Rhia O’Reilly
* Nicole Matthews defeated Thunderkitty
* Tessa Blanchard defeated LuFisto
* Ryo Mizunami defeated Courtney Rush (Rosemary in TNA)
* Nicole Savoy defeated Jessicka Havok to retain the Heart of SHIMMER Championship after Shayna Baszler entered the ring and hit Havok with her own baseball bat, joining forces with Savoy
* Evie & Heidi Lovelace defeated Cherry Bomb (Allie in TNA) & Kimber Lee, KC Spinelli & Xandra Bale and Kay Lee Ray & Mia Yim (Jade in TNA) in a Four Way Elimination Match to win the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship
* Kellie Skater defeated Madison Eagles in a SHIMMER Championship Match via Count-Out, Eagles retains the title
SHIMMER VOLUME 85
* LuFisto defeated Amanda Carolina Rodriguez
* Nicole Matthews defeated Rhia O’Reilly
* Allysin Kay (Sienna in TNA) defeated Xandra Bale
* Arisa Nakajima defeated Shazza McKenzie
* Kimber Lee defeated Thunderkitty
* Shayna Baszler (w/Nicole Savoy) defeated Mia Yim (Jade in TNA)
* Courtney Rush (Rosemary in TNA) defeated Nixon Newell, Vanessa Kraven (w/Tessa Blanchard) and Viper
* Nicole Savoy (w/Shayna Baszler) defeated Kay Lee Ray to retain the Heart of SHIMMER Championship
* Evie & Heidi Lovelace defeated Melanie Cruise & Yumi Ohka to retain the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship
* Madison Eagles defeated Tessa Blanchard (w/Vanessa Kraven) to retain the SHIMMER Championship in around 30 seconds, after Blanchard and Kraven had attacked Eagles’ scheduled opponent Kellie Skater backstage
* Eagles then issued an open challenge for a title match, and was attacked from behind by Nicole Savoy and Shayna Baszler, who targeted Eagles’ injured knee; the open challenge was accepted by the returning Mercedes Martinez, who aligned with Baszler and Savoy
* Mercedes Martinez (w/Nicole Savoy & Shayna Baszler) defeated Madison Eagles to win the SHIMMER Championship

Yeah I don't Care if you disagree

So some NXT sheep has been coming on the page lately commenting insulting me because I'm not praising Bayle or Nia Jax. Look man I'm not going to purplish your comments and I'm not about to change my mind on those two until something changes.

If you don't like the fact I'm going to hype TNA (which if putting on great shows and has the best roster in wrestling BTW0 and or that I'm going to be honest in who I feel about WWE in its current state than go else where. There are plenty of other sites that are willing to join the Kiss My Ass club.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Vince Russo Claims He Tried To Go Behind TNA’s Back To Get Power

In a new podcast, Vince Russo said that he contacted both Pop TV’s Bradley Schwartz and Destination America behind TNA’s back to get a consultant job to fix what he thought was wrong with Impact Wrestling. Both times, he claimed that the networks didn’t know what a good wrestling show was, so he decided to help out and show them what good wrestling looked like. He said Pop TV was “sold a bill of goods” when they acquired TNA’s programming and he could “fix” it. Neither network hired him.

Disco Inferno, a guest on the show, pointed out that it was a jerk move for Russo to go behind TNA’s back. Russo claimed he did it because he had friends in TNA and he knew the show would be cancelled if he didn’t come in to fix things. Disco Inferno said that Russo also offered to be a consultant for Lucha Underground and he’s trying to get someone to pay him to watch and critique wrestling shows. He said Russo was a heel.

Opinionated View- Man this sounds like a real slim ball move. And "Fix" what? Because right now TNA is putting on some really strong shows and storylines.

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Brock Lesnar to grace the cover of the upcoming WWE 2K17 video game, 2K Games releases cover reveal featuring Lesnar

WWE tweeted out the following on Monday morning confirming that Brock Lesnar would be gracing the cover of the upcoming WWE 2K17 video game.

WWE

@WWE
BREAKING NEWS: @BrockLesnar named @WWEGames' cover athlete! http://bit.ly/28YkIKf 

2K Games revealed the following cover reveal trailer as well featuring Lesnar.



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Sunday, June 26, 2016

CHIKARA Hour of Power (6/26/2016) Results

1. Kobald defeated ??? with the Demon’s Toilet. The audio was off at the beginning of the match and there was no commentary, so I didn’t catch the name of the opponent. He was in a green mask with a gold CHIKARA logo and black trunks.
2. Officer Warren Barksdale defeated The Proletariat Boar of Moldova with Obey the Law (Dominator).
3. Hermit Crab submitted Rope Break Randy to a flat crab.
4. The debuting Sonny de Farge and Cornelius Crummels defeated The Snake Pit (Ophidian & Argus) with a modified assisted moonsault on Argus. Big upset!
5. Fire Ant pins Frightmare with the Beach Break, earning a third point and a future Grand Championship match.
Team JWP was announced as the 4th team for King of Trios, which includes Commando Bolshi and 2 other Joshi talents.

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Update on Plans for WWE Women’s Division and NXT Superstar Call-Ups for WWE Brand Extension

– PWInsider Elite has an update on the plan for the WWE women’s division with the upcoming brand extension, and potential NXT Superstars who could get called up to the next roster. The original plan was to reportedly keep the WWE women’s title on one brand, however recent reports indicate that there will be a women’s division on both rosters. The report does not specify if that means there will be a separate women’s title for RAW and another one for Smackdown.

In addition, for the upcoming WWE Draft, as many as 10-12 NXT Superstars are going to be called up to the main roster. Per the PWInsider report, there’s backstage talk of NXT stars Carmella, Nia Jax and Bayley all receiving main roster call-ups soon.

Opinionated View- Doesn't matter if it's on Raw or if its on Smackdown with the current way the WWE books it with the current fact they keep hiring models to push as top talent the women's division will suck.

Well when it comes to calling up 10-12 I'm not really sure if NXT has 10-12 talents ready to call up. Also knowing the WWE they won't be calling up 10-12 people that are truly ready. Hell Jax isn't even ready to be on NXT TV much less the main roster. Carmella and Bayley are ok at best but both have really annoying gimmicks.

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Triple H Also Contacted Kota Ibushi to Appear in the Cruiserweight Classic

It was reported by Enuhito that Finn Balor contacted Kota Ibushi about competing in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic. However, Enuhito is also reporting that someone else who personally contacted Ibushi about taking part in the tournament was none other than WWE’s Triple H. \

According to the report, Ibushi originally turned down the offer from WWE in order to work on his own projects. However, after receiving a personal call from Triple H and having a conversation with him, he opted to accept the offer.

Currently, it’s still unknown if Ibushi will be joining NXT or the main roster after the Cruiserweight Classic.

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SHIMMER 81, 82, and 83 Results

SHIMMER 81
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* Veda Scott defeated Nixon Newell.
* Shayna Baszler defeated Rhia O’Reilly.
* Kellie Skater defeated LuFisto, Shazza McKenzie and Vanessa Kraven in a four way match.
* Viper defeated Jessicka Havok.
* Kay Lee Ray & Mia Yim (Jade from TNA) defeated Melanie Cruise & Yumi Ohka.
* Arisa Nakajima defeated Nicole Matthews.
* Ryo Mizunami defeated KC Spinelli.
* Nicole Savoy defeated Crazy Mary Dobson to retain the Heart of SHIMMER Championship.
* Cherry Bomb (Allie from TNA) & Kimber Lee defeated Evie & Heidi Lovelace to retain the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship.
*Madison Eagles defeated Courtney Rush (Rosemary from TNA) to retain the SHIMMER Championship.

SHIMMER 82

LuFisto defeated Vanessa Kraven (w/Tessa Blanchard)
Shayna Baszler defeated Solo Darling
Viper defeated Heidi Lovelace
KC Spinelli & Xandra Bale defeated Crazy Mary Dobson & Samantha Heights
Shazza McKenzie defeated Evie
Nicole Matthews defeated Nixon Newell
Tessa Blanchard (w/Vanessa Kraven) defeated Thunderkitty
Kellie Skater defeated Courtney Rush
Nicole Savoy defeated Ryo Mizunami to retain the Heart of SHIMMER Championship
Cherry Bomb & Kimber Lee defeated Kay Lee Ray & Mia Yim to retain the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship
Madison Eagles defeated Arisa Nakajima via DQ to retain the SHIMMER Championship (Viper interfered, attacking Eagles)

SHIMMER 83

Veda Scott defeated Crazy Mary Dobson
Heidi Lovelace defeated Taylor Made
Nicole Matthews defeated Shazza McKenzie
Jessicka Havok defeated Allysin Kay, Mia Yim and Yumi Ohka
Kay Lee Ray defeated Rhia O’Reilly
Tessa Blanchard (w/Vanessa Kraven) defeated Evie
Nicole Savoy defeated Shayna Baszler to retain the Heart of SHIMMER Championship
Cherry Bomb & Kimber Lee defeated KC Spinelli & Xandra Bale to retain the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship
Kellie Skater defeated Ryo Mizunami
Madison Eagles defeated Viper to retain the SHIMMER Championship

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6/25 ROH TV Taping spoilers

1. Donovan Dijak (w/Prince Nana) defeated Jason Kincaid.
2. Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian beat Silas Young and The Beer City Bruiser to retain the ROH Tag Titles.
3. Mark Briscoe beat ACH to become number one contender to the ROH TV Title.
4. Jay White beat Kamaitachi by DQ.
5. Jay White and The Motor City Machine Guns over Kamaitachi, Christopher Daniels, and Frankie Kazarian.
6. Keith Lee and Shane Taylor won a tag match.
7. Dalton Castle defeated Roderick Strong. This was Strong’s final match with ROH.
8. War Machine won a tag match.
9. Caprice Coleman, Kenny King, and Rhett Titus defeated Cheeseburger, Moose, and Will Ferrara.
10. Jay Lethal defeated Kyle O’Reilly to retain the ROH Title. After the match the Bullet Club shaved Jay Lethal’s head.
11. Moose beat Mike Posey.
12. Donovan Dijak (w/Prince Nana) defeated Moose.
13. Jay Lethal, Jay Briscoe, and Mark Briscoe defeated Adam Cole, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Update on Moose Joining The WWE

– As previously reported, WWE had not yet offered former Ring of Honor star Moose a contract with the company. Previously, Moose was strongly rumored to receive a WWE deal. However, according Dave Meltzer on a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, something has changed with Moose’s possible WWE status.
Meltzer indicated that “things have changed with [ROH star] Moose, and he added that, “Nobody know’s what’s happening with him.” Moose was previously expected to join WWE later this summer. Following last night’s Ring of Honor show, Moose posted the following tweet:

Trust me you guys will see More

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ROH Best in the World Results

* Kyle O’Reilly def. Kamaitachi.
* ACH def. Silas Young.
* Mark Briscoe def. Roderick Strong.
* Adam Cole and The Young Bucks def. Moose and War Machine.
* The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) def. The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley) to retain the ROH Tag Team Championships.
* BJ Whitmer def. Steve Corino in a Fight Without Honor match.
* Bobby Fish def. Dalton Castle to retain the ROH TV Championship.
* Jay Lethal def. Jay Briscoe to retain the ROH Championship.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

6/24 WWE NXT Spoilers

Tye Dillinger beat an enhancement wrestler in the dark match. I didn’t catch the guy’s name, but he was Asian and has a gimmick that’s part Papa Shango, part Hakushi. Dillinger won with the fireman’s carry dropped over the knee.
Show One
1. Bayley pinned Alexa Bliss. These two worked hard and had a very solid match. Bayley won clean with her finisher. Bayley cut a promo post-match about getting back on track when she was interrupted by Nia Jax. Jax just walked to the ring, got in Bayley’s face, and then backed up the ramp.
2. The Hype Bros vs. Blake and Murphy when to a no-contest when Rhyno made his return with Gores all around.
3. The Revival beat American Alpha in a 2/3 falls match to retain the NXT Tag Team Championships. Alpha scored the first win with tandem ankle locks, Jordan in the ring and Gable at ringside. Revival got the second fall with an inverted figure-four on Jordan. Revival won the match with a surprise Shatter Machine on the apron.
Show Two:
Samoa Joe came out to cut a promo. He said he was there to witness Finn Balor vs. Shinsuke Nakamura. He said that he slayed the Demon Balor, and he’s the emperor to conquer the King of Strong Style. Rhyno interrupted to confront Joe, but Joe backed down.
1. Austin Aries squashed Patrick Clark. Aries won with the Last Chancery and then held onto the hold past the bell. Afterwards, No Way Jose ran down and put a beating on Aries until Aries ran out of the arena through the lobby.
2. Andrade Almas over Angelo Dawkins. Almas hit the double-knees and a split-legged moonsault for the win.
3. Asuka submitted Eva Marie to the Asuka Lock.
Show three:
1. Samoa Joe choked out Rhyno.
2. The Authors of Pain beat American Alpha. The Authors attacked Alpha while Alpha were making their entrance. After some delay, Alpha hit the ring and cleared the Authors before the match finally got underway. This appeared to be Alpha’s write-off from NXT.
3. Bayley pinned Nia Jax. This one went long at a pace that wasn’t exactly stellar. Bayley looked to be in trouble, but she scored the win after a Bayley-to-Belly from the second rope.
4. Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Finn Balor. This match will be edited into the second show taped. After a very good back-and-forth match with some excellent near-falls, Nakamura got the win with the Kinshasa. Post-match, the two hugged before Balor left the ring to Nakamura to close. Presumably after the show went off-air, Balor came back out with a couple bottles of water and the two gave a non-alcoholic Stone Cold salute. They did each other’s poses and Finn made his way around ringside to greet fans before the show closed with both guys at the top of the ramp delivering a “Yeaoh” and leaving together.

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Remaining WWE Pay Per View schedule revealed for the remainder of 2016 including brand extension specific events

Multiple wrestling media sources have now confirmed a schedule making the rounds that detailed the remaining WWE Pay Per View events for 2016 that now factors in the brand extension. This includes the re-introduction of events such as Backlash and No Mercy along with the introduction of new shows such as Clash of Champions.
Here is the updated schedule which was recently confirmed by Sky Italy.
WWE Battleground (June 24, 2016 in Washington, DC – Both)
WWE SummerSlam (August 21 in Brooklyn, NY – Both)
WWE Backlash (September 11 in Richmond, VA – Smackdown)
WWE Clash of Champions (September 25 in Indianapolis, IN – RAW)
WWE No Mercy (October 9 in Sacramento, CA – Smackdown)
WWE Hell in a Cell (October 30 in Boston, MA – RAW)
WWE Survivor Series (November 20 in Toronto, ONT – Both)
WWE TLC (December 4 in Dallas, TX – Smackdown)
WWE Roadblock (December 18 in Pittsburgh, PA – RAW)
 

Card For Tonight's ROH PPV

Jay Lethal vs. Jay Briscoe for the ROH Title.
-The Addiction vs. The Motor City Machine Guns for the ROH Tag Titles.
-Bobby Fish vs. Dalton Castle for the ROH TV Title.
-Steve Corino vs. BJ Whitmer in a Fight Without Honor.
-Moose and War Machine vs. Adam Cole and The Young Bucks.
-Roderick Strong vs. Mark Briscoe.
-Kamaitachi vs. Kyle O’Reilly.
-Silas Young vs. ACH.

Opinionated View- AWFUL CARD! Lethal vs. Briscoe has sucked every other time they have done it so why do it again? Hell why the fuck is Jay Briscoe back in the main event I thought ROH has finally wised up and moved on from his awful matches. Doesn't help how far Lethal has fallen I mean it's sad to see how predictable this guy has become. Bad Influence vs. The Guns could have been good. but The Adduction has been so bungled in ROH its sad. Even winnig the tag belts it just feels like "Oh yeah we should do this match ahhh have them beat War Machine." Poor Fish guy has all the talent in the world and could be a great TV champion. But ROH being stupid delays him winning the belt so they could put it on random New Japan guy and now he's working with Castle a mediocre worker with an awful gimmick that's been done to death.

Well I guess ROH is finally following up on the ending of the last PPV to bad this match makes almost no sense. Cole and the Bucks didn't attack Moose and War Machine they attacked Lethal and Cabana. From a story telling stand point it would make more sense to no do a world title match and instead do something like Team Lethal vs. Bullet Club. Doesn't help Moose and War Machine might be the worse 3 man team you could make in all of wrestling. Zero charisma, zero in ring skill. Than you got the battle of the boring and the spot monkey in Strong vs. Briscoe.

Man O'Reily has fallen into the ROH blackhole. Where is clear he's one of the most talented guys on the roster. Yet the company instead of building him up is just putting him in random matches or as Eddie Edwards calls it "Pretty much my entire post world title reign career in ROH."  ACH who care.

Than finally you have the largest pile of shit match I think I have ever seen. Even worse ROH has been building to it for like three years. WHO THE FUCK WANTS TO SEE CORINO AND WHITMER IN 2016? I mean give me a damn break ROH has spent time building this up than any match ever. And why so we can see two guys so far past there prime Piper and Snuka at the Rumble made more sense.

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6/23 WWE Cruiserweight Classic spoilers

WWE Cruiserweight Classic Taping
Live Updates from Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University

Before the taping, there were several incidents with either Full Sail or WWE staff. The arena was less than half-filled, so the staff squeezed everyone into the area opposite the hard cam and the first few rows. We had a large party of about 20 people and WWE’s head of security didn’t like us trying to sit together, and so we were informed that “we’re in his house” (which is odd considering that we were standing in the lobby of a university).

They also removed at least one fan, though I didn’t see the incident that led to it. Needless to say the WWE and Full Sail staffs were in full power-trip mode and it made for a very unpleasant experience.
They announced that there was an accident on I4 which caused a delay in fans arriving. About 15 minutes after the scheduled start time they kicked things off by bringing out Mauro Ranallo and then Daniel Bryan, who was warmly welcomed. Bryan cut a promo about the CWC and then they began the parade which streamed on WWE’s Facebook.

All of the matches taped tonight are first-round matches.
1. Gran Metalik over Alejando Saez. Metalik won with his Fireman’s Carry Driver.

2. Ho Ho Lun pinned Arya Daivari with a bridging German suplex.

3. Cedric Alexander beat Clement Petiot. Cedric hit the Lumbar Check for the pin.

4. Brian Kendrick defeated Raul Menzoda. Over the course of the match, Mendoza won the crowd over in a big way with a very impressive showing, but Kendrick submitted him with a Saka Otoshi.

5. Tajiri pinned Damian Slater. Tajiri hit the Buzzsaw Kick for the W.

6. TJP forced Da Mack to submit to a grapevine leglock.

7. Lince Dorado over Mustafa Ali. This match had some very fun stuff in it. Dorado won with a Shooting Star.

8. Akira Tozawa beat Kenneth Johnson. It really says something when you can’t have a good match with Tozawa and Johnson certainly did not. Tozawa won with a stalling German.

9. Zack Sabre Jr. tapped out Tyson Dux with Ode to Breaks.

10. Drew Gulak beat Harv Sihra by submission. Sihra tapped to Gulak’s Dragon Sleeper with bodyscissors.

11. Tony Nese over Anthony Bennett. Worst match of the show to this point by far. Nese won with a 450.

12. Kota Ibushi pinned Sean Malura. Ibushi won with the sit-out Last Ride.

13. Rich Swann defeated Jason Lee. Swann was very over with the crowd. He got the pin after his standing 450.

14. Noam Dar submitted Gurv Sihra to a kneebar.

15. Jack Gallagher beat Fabian Aichner. This was the most pleasant surprise of the night as both guys came in virtually unknown and put on a strong performance. Gallagher won with his high impact dropkick in the corner.

16. Johnny Gargano pinned Tommaso Ciampa. After a good back-and-forth match, Gargano surprised Ciampa with a crucifix pin.

That concluded the tapings, which will air over four weeks with four matches per show beginning July 13.

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