Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Pro Wrestling Sheet reports that Vince McMahon is “pulling out all the stops” for WWE’s new Facebook Watch show, Mixed Match Challenge, which was announced today and will start airing next month. McMahon wants to impress Facebook’s top executives and get the attention of other streaming services so that WWE can have more doors open to them in 2019 when their TV contract with NBC Universal expires.
The show is not expected to tie in to RAW and Smackdown storylines much, though minor things like an “injury” or tough match having lasting ramifications may be worked in.
They add that the decision to move the 205 Live taping to before Smackdown Live is being considered but a final decision hasn’t been made. PWInsider reported earlier that the air time for 205 Live will be moved to 10:30PM ET starting January 16th so that Mixed Match Challenge can air at 10PM ET.
Also expected for the show is to see Nia Jax and Enzo Amore team up, and it’s also possible that other real-life couples such as Jimmy Uso & Naomi and Lana & Rusev will team up on the show.
As reported earlier, Facebook will be paying WWE for the distribution rights to the show, which will have a 12 week run. WWE wants to see how the revenue pans out for this show.
According to PWinsider.com, starting January 16th and for the 12 weeks WWE Mixed Match Challenge airs, WWE 205 Live will move its start time to 10:30PM ET. WWE Mixed Match Challenge will air at 10PM for those 12 weeks.
Opinionated View- The 3 people that watch 205 Live are really upset
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
WWE Smackdown Live takes place tonight in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Advertised for the show is Kevin Owens vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, a face off between WWE Champion AJ Styles and Jinder Mahal, The Riott Squad vs. Carmella, Tamina and Lana and WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. Rusev and Aiden English.
Monday, December 11, 2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Nick Aldis is the new NWA World Heavyweight Champion following a win over Tim Storm at CZW’s show over the weekend. Aldis beat Storm in a match at the Sewell, New Jersey event on Saturday to win the championbship.
Friday, December 8, 2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Reports about Laurel Van Ness (Chelsea Green) made the rounds among the wrestling media last week indicating she may have requested a release from Impact Wrestling.
According to a new report by Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Green did indeed request a release from her current Impact contract at the TV tapings in Ottawa and did so just hours after she captured the vacant Knockouts Championship.
The company is currently airing the tournament on Pop TV the next few weeks and were described as being “really upset” with her request, more so that she did so after winning the championship and they had already taped weeks of TV about the tournament. The same report indicated Green admitted making the mistake of not asking for her release on the first day of the tapings and then going through scheduled plans for TV.
Some sort of agreement was reportedly made between both Green and Impact officials that she wasn’t supposed to talk publicly about requested the release until she dropped the championship. Impact is scheduled to hold TV tapings in early January in Orlando, so it would appear she will be brought in to drop the title then unless plans change. Either way, the story got out and the company denied her release request at this time.
Opinionated View- I really don't get why she would want to leave.