Wednesday, August 31, 2016

WWE CWC Preview

The following is set for tonight’s 8/31 WWE Cruiserweight Classic:
* The quarter-finals of the tournament begin.
* Kota Ibushi vs. Brian Kendrick
* Akira Tozawa vs. Gran Metalik

8.31 ROH Preview

The following is set for tonight’s 8/31 ROH on Comet TV:
* ROH Tag Titles: The Addiction (c’s) vs. The Young Bucks
* War Machine vs. Keith Lee and Shane Taylor
* The Cabinet vs. Dalton Castle and The Boys

8.31 WWE NXT Preview

The following is set for tonight’s 8/31 WWE NXT:
* Shinsuke Nakamura appears for the first time after winning the NXT Title
* Tye Dillinger vs. Murphy
* NXT Women’s Champion Asuka in action.
* No Way Jose in action.
* Liv Morgan vs. Aliyah

Updated WWE Backlash Card

Here is the updated card just two weeks away.
WWE World Championship Match
Dean Ambrose (c) vs. AJ Styles
Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
The Miz (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Finals to crown the first ever WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions
Advancing: American Alpha, The Usos, The Hype Bros and Rhyno & Heath Slater
Match to crown the first ever WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion
Six-Pack Challenge Match
Becky Lynch vs. Nikki Bella vs. Naomi vs. Natalya vs. Carmella vs. Alexa Bliss

8/30 WWE Smackdown Report

Tonight's WWE SmackDown opens up with a look back at last week's "Talking Smack" confrontation between SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan and WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz.
- Bryan and Commissioner Shane McMahon are backstage. He believes Bryan owes The Miz an apology. Shane might agree with what he said but he tells Bryan not to get in the face of talents anymore. Bryan says maybe he won't be so honest next time. He finds this advice ironic coming from the guy who has beef with Brock Lesnar. We go to the SmackDown opening video.
- We go to the ring and out comes The Miz with Maryse. He's fired up and calls for the music to be cut. It took 149 days for everyone to take notice. He goes on and talks about bringing prestige back to the title. He says we don't see what goes on backstage - WWE calls him every time they need someone to do a movie, a TV appearance, an interview or play a chicken. He does it day in and day out, never being injured. Miz goes on and calls the fan cowards. The music interrupts and out comes Dolph Ziggler.
Ziggler says Miz is making some points but there's a reason fans don't get behind him - they can see through his crap. Ziggler says Miz just wants to be famous and that's why no one will believe in him. Ziggler goes on and issues a challenge. They get ready to fight but Miz leaves the ring and fans boo. Ziggler takes the mic and says Bryan was right, Miz is a coward. Miz gets upset but Maryse tries to calm him down. Ziggler tries to get him in the ring but he leaves with Maryse. Ziggler's music hits.
- Still to come, Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler. Also, Bray Wyatt has a sermon for Randy Orton and the SmackDown Tag Team Title tournament continues with The Hype Bros. vs. The Vaudevillains. We go to commercial.
SmackDown Tag Team Title Tournament Match: The Hype Bros. vs. The Vaudevillains
Back from the break and we go to the ring with Mauro Ranallo, JBL and David Otunga. Greg Hamilton introduces Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley. Simon Gotch and Aiden English are out next. We get a video from earlier today and see the new SmackDown Tag Team Titles at ringside.
English starts off with Ryder and they go at it. Ryder with a dropkick and some offense in the corner. Gotch pulls English to safety and Ryder goes for a dropkick through the ropes but gets pulled out to the floor, dropped on his neck. English brings it back in and keeps Ryder down. Gotch tags in and they double team Ryder for a 2 count. Gotch with a fireman's carry slam English tags in and comes off the top but Mojo gets the hot tag and unloads on both. Mojo with big splashes on English. Everyone gets involved until The Hype Bros. clean house and hit the Hype Ryder on English for the win.
Winners: The Hype Bros.
- After the match, Ryder and Mojo celebrate as we go to replays. Charly Caruso interviews them in the ring after and Ryder says their are a lot of good teams but The Hype Train has left the station and it's not coming back. Mojo says they are here and at Backlash, they're taking the titles because they don't get hype, they stay hype.
- AJ Styles is backstage walking, still wearing John Cena's armband around his head. AJ walks up on Apollo Crews and disses him. Crews introduces himself and AJ tells Crews he's the face that runs the place, don't forget it. AJ walks off and we go to commercial.
- Back from the break and out comes AJ Styles. Hamilton informs us that AJ now wants to be introduced as the face that runs the place.
Styles talks about how he beat John Cena and will next beat WWE Champion Dean Ambrose at Backlash. AJ is quickly interrupted by the music as Apollo Crews makes his way out to a pop. AJ yells for Crews' music to be cut. AJ can't believe this.
Crews went to Daniel Bryan and got permission to challenge Styles to a match and that match begins right now. Crews heads to the ring as AJ gets ready.
AJ Styles vs. Apollo Crews
The bell rings and AJ strikes first. AJ takes Crews to the corner and works him over. Crews with a kick as they run the ropes. Crews with a dropkick. Crews pulls AJ to the floor and slams him into the apron. Crews drops him with a right hand and brags to the announcers. Crews brings AJ back into the ring and we go to commercial.
Back from the break and they're going at it. Crews takes control and hits a bunch of nice moves. Crews ends up hitting a moonsault from the apron. Crews brings it back in and works over AJ in the corner. Crews takes AJ up top but AJ slides out and pulls him down. AJ with a big clothesline in the corner. AJ goes for a crossbody but Crews catches him and slams him for a 2 count.
AJ ends up snapping Crews' neck over the top rope. AJ hits the Phenomenal Forearm for the win.
Winner: AJ Styles
- After the match, AJ stands tall as Crews rolls to the apron. We get replays and come back to AJ posing in the corner.
- Still to come, Corbin vs. Ambrose. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and the announcers lead us to Renee Young visiting Heath Slater's "home" in West Virginia. It's a trailer and Rhyno is in there. Slater introduces Renee to his wife, who is not his real wife. She removes some fake flowers from the table and brings back some crackers with squeeze cheese. Not much to this segment. Slater says his kids are outside picking up cans and bottles. He's going to upgrade to a double wide trailer once he and Rhyno win the titles. Rhyno makes some awkward eyes at Renee to end the segment.
- Still to come, Slater and Rhyno vs. The Headbangers. Also, Bray Wyatt's Sermon for the Serpent. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Bray Wyatt is out. He speaks from the rocking chair in the ring and cuts a promo on Randy Orton, saying he's damaged from the Brock Lesnar fight. Wyatt says the voices in Orton's head should be telling him to run, run, run. Orton's music hits and out he comes to a pop.
Orton says the voices in his head are asking who the hell this guy thinks he is. Orton says he's been damaged for a long time, it's part of his charm. Orton says Wyatt has his attention. Wyatt says Orton is no longer the predator in this situation, he's damaged and weak. Wyatt declares himself the predator now. Fans boo. Wyatt says he's going to cut the head off the serpent at Backlash and put it on his mantel like the trophy Orton is. Orton says he's played this game with many people over the years and he's still standing. Orton accepts the challenge for Backlash. He comments on how he's not afraid of Wyatt, not afraid of kicking his ass... right now. Orton heads to the ring but the lights go out like usual.
- Still to come, Alexa Bliss and Natalya vs. Naomi and Becky Lynch. We go to commercial.
Naomi and Becky Lynch vs. Alexa Bliss and Natalya
Back from the break and Nikki Bella is out for commentary. We see Carmella beating her up last week. Natalya is out first for her team followed by Alexa Bliss. Naomi is out next followed by Becky Lynch. Back and forth to start. We go to a commercial with Bliss and Natalya regrouping on the floor.
Back from the break and Natalya is in control of Naomi as fans rally with Becky. Becky tries to get involved but the referee stops her. Bliss comes in for some double teaming as they keep Naomi in their corner. Natalya draws boos as Bliss works Naomi over on the ropes. Naomi finally fights free and decks both opponents. Bliss still stops her from tagging and unloads with rights.
Becky finally gets the hot tag and unloads on Bliss. Becky with the flying firearm in the corner. They trade shots and counters. Becky goes to the top for a missile dropkick but Bliss kicks out at 2 as Natalya breaks it. Naomi takes Natalya to the floor. Carmella attacks Nikki on commentary. Nikki rams her into the apron but Carmella kicks her and sends her into the barrier. Bliss takes advantage of a distracted Becky and rolls her up for the win.
Winners: Natalya and Alexa Bliss
- After the match, Carmella steps on Nikki and stands on top of the barrier to pose. We go to replays and come back to Naomi and Becky checking on Nikki.
- We get a video package on The Headbangers. Still to come, Mosh and Thrasher vs. Slater and Rhyno. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we get a new vignette for Curt Hawkins, who will be returning to WWE soon.
SmackDown Tag Team Title Tournament Match: The Headbangers vs. Rhyno and Heath Slater
Back from the break and out come Mosh and Thrasher, The Headbangers, making their WWE returns. Heath Slater and Rhyno are out next.
Slater and Mosh go at it to start. Mosh with a springboard shot early on. Thrasher comes in and they double team Slater. Slater fights back but gets backdropped. Thrasher keeps control and in comes Mosh again. They double team Slater again as Rhyno tries to rally the crowd. Mosh with a 2 count.
The Headbangers end up hitting a nice double team for a close 2 count on Slater as Rhyno makes the save. Rhyno pulls Slater to their corner and tags himself in. Rhyno nails the Gore on Thrasher for the win. Rhyno and Slater advance in the tournament.
Winners: Rhyno and Heath Slater
- After the match, Rhyno and Slater stand tall as we go to replays. We get a look at the brackets and see the winners looking at the titles on display at ringside.
- Still to come, Ambrose vs. Corbin. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Gary "The Milkman" Millman is in the ring with a mic. No clue who this guy is. He's been granted a license to wrestle tonight but no one in the back wants to get in the ring. Eric says he's not leaving the ring until a competitor comes and gets some from him. He takes off his tie and unbuttons his shirt. He takes off everything but his socks and briefs. The pyro goes off and out comes Kane. Kane delivers a chokeslam and makes his exit.
Baron Corbin vs. Dean Ambrose
Baron Corbin's music hits as Kane is still making his exit. They cross paths and Corbin enters the ring. WWE Champion Dean Ambrose is out next for this non-title match.
They lock up and Ambrose applies a headlock. Corbin drops him with a shoulder and turns it around. Corbin beats Ambrose around and takes his time. Ambrose runs the ropes and takes Corbin down, nailing him with strikes. Ambrose sends Corbin to the floor and clotheslines him from the apron. Ambrose slams Corbin in front of AJ at the announcers table. Ambrose brings it back in the ring but turns his attention to AJ. Corbin comes from behind but Ambrose drops his neck over the rope. Ambrose with a dropkick from the corner. Corbin blocks the bulldog and nails a lariat from behind. Corbin pounds on Ambrose now. Corbin sends Ambrose to the floor and stands tall as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Corbin is still in control after sending Ambrose into the steel steps during the break. Corbin with more offense as the referee has to warn him. Ambrose tries to fight back and eventually catches Corbin in a neckbreaker. More back and forth now. Corbin blocks Dirty Deeds but then runs into the ring post for a 2 count.
Corbin floors Ambrose with a clothesline. They trade shots now. Ambrose with the bounce-back clothesline for a 2 count. Ambrose goes to the top but Corbin cuts him off. The referee warns Corbin again. Corbin climbs up for a superplex but Ambrose fights him. Ambrose sends Corbin to the mat and then pulls down the top rope, sending him to the floor. Ambrose runs the ropes and nails a dive, sending Corbin into the barrier. Ambrose brings it back in the ring but Corbin catches him in the Deep Six for a 2 count. Corbin and AJ end up having words at ringside. They come face to face. Ambrose nails Corbin from behind and brings it back in the ring. Ambrose with the big elbow drop for a 2 count. Styles gets on the apron and dodges a shot from Ambrose. Corbin rolls Ambrose up for 2. Corbin blocks Dirty Deeds and runs Ambrose into AJ on the apron. The referee calls for the bell.
- After the bell, Ambrose leaps off the apron and nails Styles. Styles launches him over the announce table. Ambrose comes right back but Corbin hits him from behind. Corbin brings Ambrose in the ring but eats a Dirty Deeds. AJ goes to springboard in but Ambrose crotches him and leaves him there perched on the top rope. Ambrose shakes the top rope, then shakes AJ's hand. He is handed the WWE Title as fans cheer and AJ is still left sitting on the top rope crotched. Ambrose leaves with the title as his music hits. SmackDown goes off the air with AJ stuck on the top rope.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Domestic Assault Charges Dismissed Against TNA Alum Crimson

– The Law Office of Kimberly Turner & Associates has announced today that their client, TNA alumnus Anthony “Crimson” Mayweather, had domestic charges against him stemming from an April arrest dismissed. Mayweather was charged by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on April 3rd after police got a call that a man had headbutted his wife outside a hotel in Clarksville, Tennessee. When they arrived, they found Mayweather’s wife Heather bleeding from the nose and lip but saying that everything was fine. A security guard from a nearby hotel witnessed the headbutt and Mayweather was charged, while Heather was charged with public intoxication.
According to the release, Mayweather’s attorney offered “additional information for their consideration” to the DA’s office and that after discussions between the lawyer and the DA’s office, the charge was dismissed on July 22nd. All records of the charges have been expunged.


Mayweather’s lawyer said in the announcement, “This has been a very difficult time for the Mayweather family and they are grateful to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office for considering all of the information provided and promptly dismissing the charge against Anthony.”

Latest Update on Alberto Del Rio’s WWE Status & Future

– It had been reported that Alberto Del Rio has an out-clause in his WWE contract in September and on last night’s episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer added that Del Rio is being pulled from all WWE appearances, both during and for after his 30-day suspension ends. While not saying that Del Rio was done with the company, it was framed that way in the conversation.
Del Rio and girlfriend Paige were both suspended back on August 17th.

ROH Introducing Six-Man Titles

– Ring of Honor announced today that their inaugural ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions will be crowned in an eight-team tournament. This is the new championship that had been rumored for some time. The tournament starts at All Star Extravaganza weekend in Lowell, MA on September 30th and October 1st, with the finals taking place at the December 2nd Final Battle PPV.

Expected to compete so far are: Bullet Club, The Cabinet (Rhett Titus, Kenny King and Caprice Coleman) and The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) and Kamaitachi.

Opinionated View- Dumb idea. Outside of WCCW Six Man titles don't work in the USA. And it's not like ROH has a strong enough roster to add another title. Hell they don't really book the titles they have all that well.

Who is Backstage at Smackdown? (SPOILERS)

While it is not a big surprise following the recent news, reports that Curt Hawkins and The Headbangers are backstage at Smackdown.

Opinionated View- Why the fuck are they bringing back the Headbangers?

WWE Smackdown Preview

WWE Smackdown Live takes place tonight in Dallas, Texas. Scheduled for the show is Smackdown Live GM Daniel Bryan responding to Intercontinental Champion The Miz’s tirade against Bryan that closed last week’s Talking Smack on WWE Network, plus the continuation of the tournament to crown the first Smackdown Tag Team Champions.

8/29 WWE Raw

Tonight's WWE RAW opens up with a graphic in memory of Mr. Fuji.
- We go to a video package to hype tonight's Fatal 4 Way for the WWE Universal Title. Michael Cole welcomes us to RAW. He's joined by Byron Saxton. Cole sends us to the ring.
- Corey Graves is in the ring with the WWE Universal Title. Sitting on stools are Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens and Big Cass.
Rollins cuts Graves off and takes credit for putting Finn Balor out of action. Rollins talks about how he's the favorite to win the title tonight. Rollins knocks the others and hands it over to Owens. Owens can finally focus on the title now that Sami Zayn is out of the picture. Owens is a prizefighter, he's at his best when the stakes are high. Owens says Rollins talks big but he delivers big. Owens addresses Reigns next and fans boo him. Owens says Reigns fights hard but he fights smart, and Cass is just really tall. Owens asks if he thinks that really counts for something. Cass says yes that does. Owens takes a shot at Enzo Amore and Cass does the same with Chris Jericho. Cass says he knows where he stands. He's only been here a few months and has never won a title but that means he has nothing to lose. Cass says no one expects him to win and Rollins jokes that even Enzo took a bet out against him.. They go on until Reigns decks Owens. Rollins unloads on Cass. Reigns and Cass meet in the middle of the ring. Rollins comes from behind but Reigns drops him. Reigns sends Cass to the floor. Reigns with a Superman punch on Rollins, sending him to the floor. Reigns stands tall as a good amount of fans boo him. Reigns looks at the title as Owens backs up the ramp talking trash.
- Still to come, Paul Heyman will address Brock Lesnar's actions and fine. We see Chris Jericho walking backstage before going to commercial.
Neville vs. Chris Jericho
Back from the break and out comes Neville. We go backstage to Chris Jericho and Tom Phillips for pre-match comments. Jericho believes Kevin Owens will win the title later tonight and says he's going to embarrass Neville, he's going to give him the Gift of Jericho. Jericho is out next. The bell rings and Neville drops Jericho with a right hand.
Jericho ends up going to the floor for a breather as Neville puts the brakes on. Jericho talks trash to fans but out comes Neville from behind. Jericho turns around to a kick. Neville works him around the ring and back in. Neville goes to the top for a big crossbody and a 2 count. Jericho crawls to the referee and wraps his arms around his waist. Jericho gets in a cheap shot and turns things around as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Jericho is sending Neville to the mat after countering a superplex. Jericho keeps him grounded now. More back and forth with some high-risk moves. They trade moves and counters. Neville with a superkick. Neville goes up for Red Arrow but rolls through as Jericho moves. Jericho gets Neville in the Liontamer for the win.
Winner: Chris Jericho
- After the match, Neville recovers in the ring as Jericho stands tall and makes his exit.
- Bayley is backstage with hugs. She walks up on WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day and they all mark out. Dana Brooke appears. She runs Bayley down and says she will never succeed because she doesn't belong here. The New Day reminds us how Bayley beat her last week. Dana says she wasn't out there to wrestle last week. She threatens to go find Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson but The New Day tells her to bring it on. It sounds like we've got a six-person match for later. We go to commercial.
- Back from the break and Cole congratulates The Rock on being the highest-paid actor.
Nia Jax vs. Hyan
We go to the ring and out comes Nia Jax as her opponent Hyan waits in the ring. We see video from earlier of Andrea D'Marco interviewing her. Hyan says her heart is big like everything else in Texas. Andrea hopes it's still beating after tonight. Nia gets another easy win after beating Hyan around.
Winner: Nia Jax
- We go to another vignette from Dr. Luke Gallows and Dr. Karl Anderson. They cut promos on The New Day and in comes their nurse, Dana Brooke. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Cole leads us to a video package hyping up Seth Rollins.
Sami Zayn vs. Jinder Mahal
We go to the ring and out comes Sami Zayn as Jinder Mahal waits in the ring.
Back and forth to start. Jinder takes control but Sami turns it around a few minutes later and hits a Helluva Kick and drops Jinder to get the pin.
Winner: Sami Zayn
- Still to come, Bayley and The New Day vs. Dana Brooke and The Club. Also, a Sasha Banks medical update. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and WWE Women's Champion Charlotte is out with the announcers. We see video from the RAW pre-show with Sasha Banks talking about how she's coming back better than ever and will be gunning for Charlotte.
The New Day and Bayley vs. Dana Brooke, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
We go to the ring and out comes Bayley with WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day. Out next comes Dana Brooke with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson.
Bayley and Dana go at it to start. Bayley takes control but Dana gets some offense in. The New Day comes in and unloads but it's turned around when Dana provides an assist. The New Day and Bayley have their opponents on the floor as we go to commercial with them dancing in the ring.
Back from the break and things finally turn around after Anderson hits a big spinebuster on Kofi. Gallows comes in and keeps control, turning Kofi upside down in the corner for a low dropkick. Gallows keeps control for another pin attempt. Gallows unloads with elbows and keeps Kofi down. Anderson comes back in and works Kofi over for several minutes. Kofi finally gets a break with double knees. Bayley tags in, bringing Dana in. Bayley unloads and hits a nice suplex. She goes to the second rope for the corkscrew elbow for a 2 count as Anderson drags Dana to the floor. Big E nails Anderson but Gallows floors him with a boot. Kofi leaps out of the ring and nails Gallows. Dana rolls Bayley up from behind for a 2 count. Bayley hits the Bayley-to-Belly suplex for the win.
Winners: Bayley and The New Day
- After the match, Bayley and The New Day celebrate.
- Still to come, Paul Heyman. Also, a Fatal 4 Way to crown the second WWE Universal Champion.
- We see Cesaro backstage. Tom Phillips approaches for comments on the Best of 7 Series against Sheamus. Cesaro admits he's in a rough spot but still plans on getting the title shot that Mick Foley promised to the winner of the series. Cesaro cuts a promo on Sheamus and threatens to Cesaro Swing him as he walks off. Back to commercial.
Best of 7 Series, Match #2: Sheamus vs. Cesaro
Back to the ring and out comes Sheamus. He talks to Byron Saxton in the ring about he's truly better than Cesaro. Cesaro is out next for a pre-match interaction. Cesaro controls most of the match early on. Sheamus sells an elbow injury and gets sent back to the floor as we go to commercial with Cesaro standing tall.
Back from the break and Sheamus ends up dropping Cesaro into the Irish Curse for a 2 count. Sheamus stomps and goes for the Cloverleaf. More back and forth. Cesaro ducks a Brogue and hits the springboard uppercut for a 2 count. Cesaro goes for the Swing but Sheamus makes it to the bottom rope. Cesaro pulls him into a close 2 count. More back and forth. Cesaro with big uppercuts. Sheamus with an elbow and a roll up for 2. Sheamus argues with the referee and gets rocked with an uppercut. Cesaro unloads in the corner as fans count.
Cesaro with the uppercut train now, sending him to the floor. Cesaro charges on the floor but gets backdropped hard into the ring post. The referee checks on Cesaro as he's down in pain. Sheamus brings him in and applies the Cloverleaf for the win. Sheamus goes up 2-0.
Winner: Sheamus
- After the match, Sheamus stands tall as Cesaro is checked on.
- The announcers lead us to a tribute video for Mr. Fuji.
- Back from the break and Cole leads us to a video package on Kevin Owens.
Braun Strowman vs. Americo
We go to the ring and Bryon Saxton is interviewing a masked wrestler named Americo. Braun Strowman's music interrupts and out he comes. Americo is speechless.
Braun takes Americo to the corner and goes to work. Braun manhandles Americo and plants him on his face for the easy win.
Winner: Braun Strowman
- After the match, Braun stands tall and rips off Americo's mask. Braun holds the mask high as some fans boo him. We get replays and come back to Braun yelling at fans as he makes his exit.
- Stephanie McMahon is backstage walking. Up next, Heyman addresses Lesnar's recent actions. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Stephanie McMahon welcomes us to a history making edition of RAW. We're just moments away from crowning a new champion but first Brock Lesnar's actions need to be addressed, mainly the F5 to her brother. She says she did not welcome the unprovoked attack to her brother Shane McMahon. Stephanie says no one messes with her family. Paul Heyman interrupts and out he comes to a pop.
Fans chant ECW at one point and Stephanie reminds us she purchased ECW from Heyman a long time ago. Fans chant CM Punk next but they no sell it. They go on and Heyman pulls a huge stack of cash out. He starts counting off Lesnar's $500 fine in ones and Stephanie tosses the whole stack. Stephanie rips Heyman and threatens his job. She will stop at nothing to avenge her brother. She says a storm is coming Heyman's ugly way. Heyman fires back about Lesnar is the storm. Heyman says the apology he's here to deliver goes right out to Stephanie. He realizes the compromising position Brock put her in. They go on and Stephanie ends up accepting his apology before walking off.
- We get another look at Finn Balor's surgery. Still t come, the Fatal 4 Way main event.
- Darren Young is backstage walking with Bob Backlund. Titus O'Neil is also walking. We go to commercial.
- We get a video hyping Roman Reigns for the main event.
Titus O'Neil vs. Darren Young
We go tot he ring and out comes Titus O'Neil as we see what's happened in recent weeks. Darren Young is out next with WWE Hall of Famer Bob Backlund.
The bell rings and they go at it. Young is fired up, forcing Titus to go to the floor for a breather. He comes back in but Young hits him with more shots. Young with a forearm off the ropes and a neckbreaker. Young keeps control until Titus turns it around and launches him over the top, to the floor and into a photographer. Titus talks trash and brings Darren back in for a big powerslam.
Titus talks trash about how Young owes him. Titus works Young over and keeps him grounded now. Titus with more offense and a big pumphandle slam. Young ends up getting the win thanks to an assist from Backlund.
Winner: Darren Young
- After the match, Young and Backlund celebrate until Titus attacks. He lays them both out and hits Clash of the Titus on Young as fans boo.
- Foley and Stephanie are backstage. They agree that there must be a winner in the main event and all friends or associates should be banned from ringside. Rollins walks up and says tonight will be the best night they've had. All their faith will be rewarded as Rollins brings home the gold. Stephanie believes tonight is Rollins' night. He hugs her and says he won't let her down.
- Still to come, the main event. Back to commercial.
Fatal 4 Way for the Vacant WWE Universal Title: Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens vs. Big Cass vs. Seth Rollins
We go to the ring and out first comes Roman Reigns followed by Kevin Owens. Seth Rollins is out next. This match will crown the second-ever WWE Universal Champion. Big Cass is out next with Enzo Amore to a big pop. They cut promos on the match and Cass heads to the ring. We get formal ring introductions from JoJo.
Back from the break and we get the bell. Owens immediately goes to the floor and leans up against the barrier next to Foley and Stephanie. Reigns and Cass start working on Rollins. Cass sends Rollins over the top. Reigns and Cass meet in the middle of the ring but get attacked from behind by Owens and Rollins. More back and forth in and out of the ring. Cass ends up sending Owens to the floor and meeting Reigns in the middle again.
Cass and Reigns go at it. Reigns gets the upperhand. They both tumble to the floor after Cass nails a big boot. Rollins runs the ropes and nails a suicide dive. Owens comes over and drops Rollins on the barrier. Reigns runs the ropes and takes out Owens. We go to commercial with everyone down on the floor.
Back from the break and Owens nails a big elbow from the apron on Cass. Rollins takes Owens out as he yells at Stephanie and Foley. More back and forth with Rollins and Owens looking strong. Owens works over Cass in the ring now, keeping him off his feet. Owens readies for the corner cannonball but Rollins pulls him to the floor and sends him in the barrier. Rollins comes in and Cass charges but lands face first in the corner. Rollins nails him and mocks him, slapping Cass around. Reigns runs in with a big clothesline on Rollins, and another. Cass floors Reigns with a big boot.
Cass runs wild and hits the Empire Elbow on Rollins. He scoops Rollins but Reigns nails a Superman punch on Cass. Rollins sends Reigns into the ring post. Rollins kicks Cass for a 2 count. Owens with a Frogsplash on Cass for the first pin. Big Cass has been eliminated. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Owens with more offense, pin attempts. Reigns comes back and unloads on Rollins in the corner as some fans boo and some count. They trade counters but Reigns drops him with a boot. Fans boo as Reigns readies for a Superman punch. Rollins ducks it and ends up sending Reigns to the floor but he lands on his feet. Rollins goes for a dive but eats a right hand. Rollins comes in with a Superman punch but it's blocked. Rollins with a Falcon Arrow for a 2 count. More back and forth. Reigns nails a Superman punch in mid-air for a close 2 count.
Rollins blocks a spear and nails an enziguri. Owens comes in with cannonballs for both men. Reigns nails a Superman punch on Owens and covers for a close 2 count. Owens blocks a spear. Reigns blocks a pop-up powerbomb with the big punch. Owens rolls to the floor. Reigns blocks a Pedigree and rolls Rollins up. Reigns goes on and hits the sitdown powerbomb for a 2 count. Reigns ends up hitting the Drive By on Rollins, then a Superman on Owens on the floor. Rollins and Owens are down on the floor now. Reigns spears Rollins on the floor. Triple H suddenly appears and lays Reigns out with a Pedigree on the floor. Triple H rolls Reigns in the ring and then wakes Rollins up, sending him in. Rollins covers Reigns and pins him for the elimination. Reigns is eliminated. Triple H drags Reigns under the bottom rope and walks off.
Triple H rolls Owens in the ring next and follows. He takes off his coat and kicks Rollins out of nowhere to a big pop. He looks at Owens and drops Rollins with a Pedigree. Owens is shocked. He covers Rollins for the pin and the title.
Winner and New WWE Universal Champion: Kevin Owens
- After the match, Triple H celebrates with Owens. He leaves the ring and stops to stare at Foley and Stephanie before walking to the back. They're shocked also. We get replays and shots of Owens going wild with the title. RAW goes off the air with the new WWE Universal Champion celebrating.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Will Sasha Banks Appear on Raw Tonight?

 While WWE has not made an official announcement, it appears that Sasha Banks could appear on Raw tonight. Scott Stanford is teasing her appearance on the Raw pre-show, but Banks is also in Houston (where Raw takes place) and doing a ton of local media to promote tonight’s show…

Opinionated View- Its Banks odds are she hurts herself before to long and needs more time off. Already needed time off twice this year due to injures. And with how bad her bumping is only a matter of time before she hurts herself badly.

Goldberg Once Again In Talks For WWE Return

TMZ reports that Goldberg is once again in talks to return to WWE. Since his deal with WWE to appear in WWE2K17, Goldberg has made it known that he is open to a WWE return, and the two sides are discussing ways to expand their relationship now.

One source tells TMZ that the “wheels are in motion” for a return.

Goldberg told TMZ that “Life’s too short to dwell upon past differences,” referencing his past issues with Vince McMahon which arose during his 2004 WWE run

Opinionated View- Dear god why? I mean the last thing WWE needs is a guy nearing 50 who hasn't been a draw since 98 showing up.

Global Force Wrestling running ten nights in a row

Global Force Wrestling issued the following press release to on Monday to announce their upcoming Tennessee State Fair shows.
Global Force Wrestling will partner with the Tennessee State Fair to provide action-packed professional wrestling on the midway on each night of the fair, from Sept. 9-18. 
The Fairgrounds in Nashville has a long and storied history with professional wrestling and with GFW co-founder Jeff Jarrett, and he’s proud to bring his new brand home.
“I can’t tell you how excited we are to be involved with the Tennessee State Fair,” Jarrett said. “I’ve been to the fair as a kid, I’ve brought my kids, and I’ve wrestled here literally hundreds of times.
“Wrestling’s roots are in state and county fairs, and GFW recently had a successful show at the Porter County Fair in Valparaiso, Indiana. This is a great fit for our brand, and we look forward to seeing some longtime fans and making some new ones.”
The Tennessee State Fair’s 2016 theme is “A Tennessee Tradition, ” as the fair was inaugurated more than 150 years ago. It features arts and crafts, explores agriculture, and allows attendees to have new and exciting experiences in a family-friendly atmosphere.
“What could be a better fit with our theme than professional wrestling and Tennessee’s own Jeff Jarrett?” fair manager Scott Jones said. “Wrestling is part of the fabric of the Fairgrounds, and adding it to all of the attractions we have at the fair should only add to the entertainment value for all who attend.”
For more information about the Tennessee State Fair including ticket prices and sponsors, visit
Opinionated View- They should call it we still exist

8/28 AAA TripleMania 24 results:

1. Australian Suicide won the TripleMania Cup by winning a match that included Hernandez, La Parka, El Hijo del Pirata Morgan, Super Fly, Argenis, Pimpinela Escarlata, El Elegido, Taurus, and El Zorro.
2. Faby Apache and Mari Apache beat Averno and Chessman to a no-contest.
3. Drago and Aerostar beat Jack Evans and Angelico, Paul London and Matt Cross, and Garza, Jr. and El Hijo Del Fantasma to win the AAA Tag Titles.
Art Barr was inducted into the AAA Hall of Fame.
4. Johnny Mundo beat Pentagon Jr. to win the AAA Latin America Title.
5. Rey Mysterio, Prince Puma, and Azteca Dragon, Jr. beat Matanza, Mil Muertes, and Marty “The Moth” Martinez.
6. Texano, Jr. defeaterd Brian Cage and Dr. Wagner Jr. to retain the AAA Mega Title.
7. Psycho Clown beat Pagano in a Hair vs. Mask match and then shaved Pagano’s hair afterward.

Bo Dallas arrested for public intoxication after being removed from a plane

WWE wrestler Bo Dallas (a/k/a Taylor Rotunda) was arrested on public intoxication charges in Texas. reports that Dallas Fort Worth police officials have confirmed that he was arrested at the airport after being removed from his flight for yelling at the crew.

WWE Raw Preview

WWE Monday Night RAW is live tonight from Houston, Texas. Scheduled for the show tonight is a Fatal 4-Way Match to determine the new Universal Champion that was vacated last week by Finn Balor. The match will be between Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens and Big Cass, who all won qualifying matches last week on RAW to get into the match.

Opinionated View- Typical WWE. They rushed through what could have been a few weeks worth of story. And they went with some awful picks. Rollins is great but him in the world title picture on Raw is boring. Reigns back in the title picture what an f'ing joke. He got a 30 day vacation for a failed drug test. Was brought in still booked as the top face got to destroy the US champion. And lets not forget he still sucks he's back in the ring and the gimmick is lame. Owens is great but he hasn't booked as a threat in a very long time. Add into that this awful "Bromance" with Jericho has really watered down his gimmick. Finally we got big Big Cass who is 7 foot tall sucks in the ring. Isn't even close to be ready to be on the main roster much less in a main event world title match. Even worse we are going to have to hear from Enzo.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

ROH Field of Honor Results 8.27.

* In a Women of Honor match, Taeler Hendrix pinned Deonna Purazzo with a forward roll. She attacked Purazzo but Mandy Leone made the save.
* IWGP Junior Heavyweight champion KUSHIDA pinned Dalton Castle in a vback and forth bout. Castle had four Boys with him. They ended up wiped out during dives.
* ROH TV champ Bobby Fish defeated EVIL via a submission. Very physical bout. They brawled on the floor at one point with EVIL placing a chair around Fish’s head and running him into the ringpost. Good stuff.
* IWGP Intercontinental champ Michael Elgin pinned Donovan Dijak in the title’s first ever defense in NY. A back-and-forth match with two big bruisers.
* Gauntlet match: Toru Yano and Gedo defeated Shane Taylor and Keith Lee. Yano and Gedo defeated Cheeseburger and Will Ferrara. All Night Express defeated Yano and Gedo. War Machine defeated The Express. The Briscoes defeated War Machine. Thenl Addiction defeated The Briscoes after a ref bump and The Young Bucks got involved.
* The Young Bucks & Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi defeated The Motor City Machineguns & ACH & Lio Rush. Energetic tag with lots of big spots.
* Kyle O’Reilly forced Katsuyori Shibata to tap with an armbreaker.
* ROH champ Adam Cole won a four way over Jay Lethal, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tetsuya Naito.

WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji (Harry Fujiwara) passes away at age 82 on Sunday, WWE issues statement just issued a statement confirming the passing of WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji (Harry Fujiwara) on Sunday morning. Fujiwara was 82 years old.

Fujiwara made his pro wrestling debut back in 1965 working for the NWA’s Pacific Northwest Wrestling territory and held varoius NWA championships for territories in Hawaii, Pacific Northwest, Southeastern, New Zealand, Mid Atlantic and Toronto from 1965 through 1981.
He also spent time in his career with other promotions holding titles for the IWA (Australia), WWWF, AWA, WWC and later in the early 1980s with the WWF/WWE becoming a five-time WWE World Tag Team Champion before retiring in the mid-1980s.
Fujiwara became even more well known under his Mr. Fuji character working as a manager for a variety of pro wrestling stars including George “The Animal” Steele, Kamala, Killer Khan, Demolition, The Powers of Pain, Yokozuna and Don Muraco.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame back in 2007.
WWE issued the following statement below.
“His career will be remembered by different generations for different reasons but Mr. Fuji, whether as a Superstar or manager, is one of the most entertaining performers in the history of WWE. WWE extends its condolences to Fujiwara’s family, friends and fans.”

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Bobby Lashley making his MMA return at Bellator 162

Current TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Lashley will be making his MMA return at Bellator 162 on October 21 in Memphis airing live on Spike TV. Lashley, who is 14-2 in his MMA career, last fought at Bellator 145 defeating Josh Thompson. According to, Lashley will be fighting Josh Applet (12-5).

Opinionated View- I am really sick of how Bellator keeps putting Lashley in fights like this. IT's clear Applet is being brought in to give Lashley another W. Meanwhile Kongo who is a bigger name and would be the perfect kind of fight for Lashley is main eventing a card against someone that again is clearly there to be another W for Kongo. Also Bellator is looking to crown a new heavyweight champion and Lashley isn't even in the talk there.

Lashley is well past the point of building up his record time to test him. Look at his age he doesn't have much time left.

SPOILERS: 8/26 WWE Cruiserweight Classic taping results

Dark match:
* Hideo Itami def. Curtis Alexander.
8/26 WWE Cruiserweight Classic taping results:
* Zack Sabre Jr. def. Noam Dar to advance to the semifinals.
* Gran Metalik def. Akira Tozawa to advance to the semifinals.
* Cedric Alexander def. Oney Lorcan.
* Drew Gulak and Tony Nese def. Kenneth Johnson and Lince Dorado.
* TJ Perkins def. Rich Swann to advance to the semifinals.
* The Bollywood Boyz def. Sean Maluta and Ariya Daivari.
* Kota Ibushi def. Brian Kendrick to advance to the semifinals. After the match, the crowd at Full Sail started a “PLEASE SIGN KENDRICK” chant. Daniel Bryan got inside the ring and gave Kendrick a hug to conclude the taping.
WWE returns on September 14 for more tapings.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Headbangers Say They’re Returning to WWE

Get ready for the return of the Headbangers…assuming Mosh and Trasher are accurate, of course. The former WWE Tag Team Champions — Chaz “Mosh” Warringon and Glen “Thrasher” Ruth — took to social media and claimed they will be competing on Smackdown. You can see posts from both of them on Facebook below. It’s worth noting though that WWE has yet to confirm the news.
The Headbangers debuted in WWE in 1997 and worked during the Attitude Era, winning the Tag Team Titles for a brief run in their first year. Thrasher is also a former Hardcore champion, while Warrington was the man who briefly became the infamously risque Beaver Cleavage character who was dropped before he even debuted. Warrington teamed with D’Lo Brown as Lowdown for a while before leaving the WWE in 2001. Trasher left in 2000.

Chaz Warrington
2 hours ago
Ever since Tyler was old enough to realize and understand that I wrestle, I've had a dream/wish. That dream/wish was to wrestle one more time in a WWE Ring so he could see it.
This dream/wish will cole true this Tuesday night in Dallas, Tx!!! I will be on WWE's Smackdown Live Show on the USA Network!!
Not only will he see me in ring but he'll be able to watch it Live on TV!! This is truly a dream come true for me and I'm beyond excited!!!

Opinionated View- Huh? Talk about totally random. Is this like a one time thing if it happens or it is supposed to be a full time return. I can't see WWE even as desperate they are for any type of act to get old fans watching again bringing them back full time. Even at "peak" they weren't that popular. I really haven't been this confused since that time ROH brought in a totally random ex WWF team... which was the Headbangers.