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R-Truth wants Goldust to give him his spot in the Mixed Match Challenge

R-Truth has been out injured for a while, getting surgery on his shoulder earlier this month. He’s on the road to recovery and getting closer to a comeback, however, and that means he’s going to need something to do.

His idea? Using social media to campaign for Goldust to give up his spot in the Mixed Match Challenge:

“Come on, Universe, I need y’all to help me out with this. I need y’all to talk to Goldust. Goldust has a spot in the Mixed Match Challenge. The show is about to come on. Y’all know I’ve been injured, right? Y’all know I’ve had two surgeries on my shoulder, right? Well I’m in rehab, I’m working out, I’m getting ready to come back, and I’m coming back in a big way. I need Goldust to give me that spot. He turned on me. Dog, do the right thing. Give me that spot.”

For his part, Goldust seems to be ignoring him. He’s also been busy trying to recruit Asuka to be his partner, though it doesn’t appear to be working:

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Hey, at least we’re talking about them, right?

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NXT Star marries Tough Enough winner

NXT Star marries Tough Enough winner

It isn’t uncommon to hear about two people getting together while in WWE’s Developmental Territory known as NXT. Many couples have gotten together and started families after meeting in pro wrestling and it looks like another couple recently tied the knot. Former NXT star and Tough Enough winner Sara Lee and NXT star Wesley Blake were married in […]

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Beyond Heavy Lies the Crown live results: Starr vs. Janela, Doom Patrol vs. EYFBO, and more

Beyond Wrestling returns to Powerbomb.tv tonight at 6PM Eastern with Heavy Lies the Crown in Worcester, Massachusetts. So sign up (with a ten-day free trial, twenty days with promo code BEYOND) or log in, have a sit-down, and chat about it with the finest pro wrestling community on the internet while you watch, whether that’s on your computer or through the brand new Roku app that Powerbomb have released for public beta testing.

Best of all, a very special double-sized Powerbomb Pre-Game will be airing free for everyone on Beyond’s YouTube channel!

Here’s a run-down of the card for tonight, and we’ll update with basic results here, too:

Beyond Powerbomb Pre-Game (6PM Eastern)

Damien Smith vs. Kyle the Beast

Brian Milonas vs. Mikey Webb

“Supercop” Dick Justice vs. Orange Cassidy

American Strong (Jay Freddie & Rory Gulak) vs. Chuck O’Neil & Tom Lawlor

Jonathan Gresham (c) vs. “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams (Powerbomb.tv Independent Wrestling Championship)

Brandon Watts vs. Zenshi (Santiago Street Fight)

Heavy Lies the Crown (9PM Eastern)

Amityville Project (Dan Barry, Mike Verna, Rex Lawless, & Ryan Galeone) vs. Pull It Club (Dorian Graves, Joey Ryan, Johnny Cockstrong, & VSK)

Flip Gordon vs. Wheeler YUTA

John Silver vs. Jordynne Grace

Josh Briggs vs. Keith Lee

AR Fox vs. Rickey Shane Page

Matt Riddle vs. ??? (Unfortunately Jimmy Jacobs suffered an injury at the Xcite show last night and Riddle’s replacement match has yet to be named)

Doom Patrol (Chris Dickinson & Jaka) vs. EYFBO (Angel Ortiz & Mike Draztik) (Tables, Ladders, & Chairs Match)

David Starr vs. Joey Janela (Fans Bring the Weapons Match)

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Looking Forward: An Impact 2018 Wish List

With 2017 coming to a close, we’ve taken our look back at Impact Wrestling this last year. We looked at the year as a whole, what we liked about the televised product, and the grades we gave each episode.

Now with 2017 pretty much behind us, the final thing I’d like to do is look forward to 2018. And specifically, as a fan, I’d like to put forward some things, both big and small, I’d like to see with the promotion this upcoming year.

Let’s get right to it:

Stability

One of Impact’s biggest problems last year was constant change. After Anthem purchased the company, there were many different people who ran through management and consulting positions. Because of the continuous flux, they never gave any one vision time to grow, both creatively and as a whole.

The promotion will be starting under new guidance this year. While Ed Nordholm is still the president, Don Callis and Scott D’Amore have been brought on to really run both the business and oversee the creative aspects of Impact. It’s a fresher vision that even got the endorsement of Chris Jericho, who called and gave a recommendation for his fellow Canadians.

Whatever their vision may be, it will need time to germinate. I’d like to see them get a chance at the helm for the entire year. I don’t want to read a press release in 3 months that Impact has parted ways with Callis and D’Amore.

A Clear Identity

Because of all the shift last year, Impact hasn’t gotten a chance to create an identity under their new ownership. When I tune into other promotions, I know what I’m getting. When I watch Ring of Honor, I know I’m going to see very high work rate matches, some where I may have to suspend my disbelief more than usual. When I put on New Japan, I know it’s going to have a big onus on the in ring action where wins and losses are extremely important. Even though it’s more wrestling/telenovela hybrid, Lucha Underground is a great example of carving out a very unique identity.

But when it comes to Impact, I’m not really sure who they are.

That’s going to be up to Callis and D’Amore. Do they want to focus on their international aspect, with their relationships with Pro Wrestling Noah and Triple A? Towards the latter portion of last year, they started airing matches taped at indie promotions. Scott D’Amore owns Border City Wrestling, one of the promotions that had been featured, so that’s a possibility.

Whatever it is, it need to be Impact’s own image. Pro wrestling is such a broad art form that it can take up so many different styles. Impact will need to find their own niche if they want to give people a reason to put them back on their wrestling line-up.

A Consistent Roster

This is somewhat piggybacking off my first point, but I wanted to give it a bit more focus. The Impact roster was ever changing this year as management teams changed. The initial shift was to be expected, but throughout the year, that continued. We really never knew who to think of when thinking of Impact.

When Scott D’Amore and Don Callis were on Talk Is Jericho discussing their vision, one of the things they touched on was how they aren’t going to own characters. Meaning a character like Rosemary can be Rosemary wherever she goes. She owns it. Not Impact. D’Amore spoke about how that will be mutually beneficial, helping the talent develop their characters while getting the promotion exposure when those wrestlers are elsewhere. They also made it sound like they are getting away from exclusive contracts. This idea confused Jericho a bit, who thought there need to be some wrestlers who are Impact wrestlers..

Y2J is right. There have to at least be a handful of wrestlers you think of when you think Impact and where Impact is where you need to go to see them. Right now, it’s really just EC3, Rosemary, and Eli Drake that I think of as characters that I need to watch the promotion to see on TV. Alberto El Patron could become a fixture. Johnny Impact can be as well, though he’s also a Triple A and Lucha Underground wrestler so Impact isn’t the only place you can go for your John Morrison fix.

Some Buzzworthy Angles

Now I’m going to get more into the creative aspect. And the one thing that would be very beneficial to Impact is a big angle. Something that gets people talking on social media that gets people talking about the promotion in a positive way.

Last year, they had nothing that fit that bill. Most news about Impact were negative such as their public feud with the Hardys, Alberto El Patron’s suspension, and rumors of them being out of money. There were never any exciting wrestling storylines that people talked about. The last time Impact had people talking in a positive light was back in 2016 with the Broken Hardys and the Final Deletion.

If they want to get more eyes on their product, they need to get their attention. It shouldn’t be flash for the sake of flash, but they should do something that let’s fans know there’s a reason to check out Impact.

Make a Decision Regarding the Grand Championship

Much of what Billy Corgan did in 2016 with Impact was positive, but the Grand Championship he introduced never found its place.

This is a title that’s defended in a three round bout. Either competitor can win at any time by pin or submission. But if they don’t, it will go down to the judges, who grade each round on a number of factors. The matches themselves do a good enough job altering the psychology to fit the stipulation, but they’ve never found a place for the title in the promotion overall.

There’s no specific division or type of wrestler that competes for this belt. It’s just whoever wants to try. And they never established what type of wrestler or which style can have the advantage in the match. The title could work, but it needs more care. Or they can go in the other direction and scrap it. Right now, it still feels out of place.

A Stronger Tag Division

One positive for Impact last year was replenishing certain rosters, such as their Knockouts division and their X Division. One that didn’t benefit from a division rebuild was their tag division.

In fact, the last 6 months, the tag scene has been a single feud between oVe (Jake and Dave Crist) and LAX. Don’t get me wrong. Both those teams are very talented. But tag wrestling is an important part of a show and they need a deeper division.


These are some things I’m hoping to see from the promotion next year. How about you? Anything you’d like to see? Sound off below.

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Here’s Chris Jericho comparing his match with Kenny Omega to Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

From the above interview promoting the match:

“This match was very important to me and very interesting because it’s a match that nobody thought could happen. It’s a lot like Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in you take two huge stars from two separate places and put them in a match that nobody thought could happen. So, to me, it’s exciting for me after 27 years of being in the wrestling business, it’s exciting for the fans both in New Japan and worldwide, and I think it gives Kenny a whole new aspect of his career.”

He’s not necessarily wrong that it’s similar in the sense that no one really and truly believed Mayweather vs. McGregor would happen until it did and you could argue the same for Jericho vs. Omega. But that’s just about the only way it’s similar.

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Happy New Year From WrestlingNewsSource.com Staff


On behalf of everyone here at WrestlingNewsSource.com, I want to take this time to wish you all a very Happy New Year! We thank all our readers and listeners (WNS Podcast) for your continued support in our 11th year online.
I also want to thank all of those who follow us

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Update on Braun Strowman after he was pulled from WWE live events

Update on Braun Strowman after he was pulled from WWE live events

We wanted to pass along a quick update on Braun Strowman. It was confirmed to us that he has the flu and that is why he was sent home on Thursday. There’s no word on his status for Monday Night Raw. They have a segment planned that involves Strowman, Brock Lesnar and Kane but they […]

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The top 10 posts on Cageside Seats in 2017

This is not a list of the best content produced on Cageside Seats over the past year but rather the most popular.

The Rumor Roundup is far and away our most popular post each day and because of that it dominated the top 10 in traffic (eight of the top 10 stories, although not the top two). So we’ll break this up into the top 10 Rumor Roundups, and the top 10 outside of that.

Top 10 Rumor Roundups:

  1. Rumor Roundup (Oct. 17, 2017): Shield break-up plans, Survivor Series card, WWE exits, more!
  2. Rumor Roundup (Oct. 11, 2017): Neville quitting WWE, cruiserweight title, Shield plans, more!
  3. Rumor Roundup (Feb. 1, 2017): Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar, John Cena plans, Nikki Bella leaving WWE, more!
  4. Rumor Roundup (June 15, 2017): Reigns announcement, Triple H frustrated, SmackDown woes, more!
  5. Rumor Roundup (June 5, 2017): Jeff Hardy singles push, WWE ratings slump, more!
  6. Rumor Roundup (Nov. 24, 2017): Royal Rumble plans, Kurt Angle injury, WWE booking, more!
  7. Rumor Roundup (May 12, 2017): WWE brand split, Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman, more!
  8. Rumor Roundup (June 28, 2017): Vince McMahon unhappy, Money in the Bank, Bayley plans, more!
  9. Rumor Roundup (Mar. 16, 2017): Raw/SmackDown trade, AJ Styles, Seth Rollins, more!
  10. Rumor Roundup (May 4, 2017): Undertaker surgery, Adam Cole’s future, Vince McMahon slowing down, more!

Top 10 stories:

  1. Vince McMahon fired The Rock before Raw went on the air in Los Angeles
  2. BREAKING: Visual evidence Undertaker doesn’t actually appear out of nowhere
  3. Two of Stephanie McMahon and Triple H’s daughters have big WWE plans
  4. The Rock called CM Punk from the ring after Raw went off the air in Los Angeles
  5. Is this Seth Rollins’ new finisher?
  6. Kevin Owens’ friends are leaving WWE
  7. The possible answers to ‘WHY SAMI WHY?’ are also reasons to be really excited about the angle
  8. WWE has nearly ruined Seth Rollins
  9. Neville reportedly walked out on WWE before Raw this week
  10. Braun and Roman set blood feud aside for a little sightseeing

And, as usual, the list of the top live blogs for each WWE pay-per-view of the year:

  1. WrestleMania 33
  2. SummerSlam
  3. No Mercy
  4. Survivor Series
  5. TLC
  6. Royal Rumble
  7. Fastlane
  8. Elimination Chamber
  9. Great Balls of Fire
  10. Hell in a Cell
  11. Backlash
  12. Money in the Bank
  13. Extreme Rules
  14. Battleground
  15. Payback
  16. Clash of Champions

On to 2018!

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Chris Jericho reaches another incredible career accomplishment

Chris Jericho reaches another incredible career accomplishment

A guy like Chis Jericho needs to get around a lot and it turns out he has done most of his travelling with one particular airline throughout his illustrious career. He’s performed in just about every place you can think of and travelled the world as both a pro wrestler and rock star for years […]

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Brian Pillman’s Son Makes His Pro Wrestling Debut


The son of the late great Brian Pillman, Brian Pillman Jr made his debut last night in Indianapolis, going against on Jonathan Wolf. Pillman Jr. was aged just three when his father passed away on October 5, 1997 due to a heart attack caused a heart condition called arteriosclerotic heart disease.
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Update On Braun Strowman Being Sent Home From WWE Holiday Tour


We reported yesterday that Braun Strowman had been sent home from the WWE Holiday tour due to illness. It is now being reported by Wrestling Observer Radio that Strowman was struck down with Flu. 
WWE decided to send him home on Thursday. During Friday night’s WWE live event at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York, Kane

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Bruce Prichard Reveals The Story Behind That Vince McMahon “Ear Tug”


The Infamous Vince McMahon "Ear Tug" which featured in the segment in which Ric Flair made his return to WWF in 2001 as Vince McMahon’s business partner has been explained by Bruce Prichard on his ‘Something to Wrestle’ podcast. Reddit user JMPBass summarized what Prichard revealed:

"I was listening to the

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Strands Of Sasha Banks’ Hair Sold On eBay


An eBay buyer has actually purchased strands of Sasha Banks hair with a closing bid of $39.99. The auction closed yesterday for two strands which were plucked from a WWE t-shirt!
The description of the auction read:

"This auction includes two stands of purple hair from WWE superstar Sasha Banks.

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Bayley tells a story of once losing a boyfriend because of Matt Hardy

WWE started up a series it’s calling “Superstar Superfan,” which is just a deep dive into the how much of a fan of wrestling — and WWE, more specifically — its wrestlers are. Episode one features Bayley, and she tells a few fun stories, like this one about Matt Hardy, whom she met when she was 15:

“Really embarrassing, I had a boyfriend at this time. That I met in like summer school and then this happened and I swear that’s all I could talk about. ‘He did this, and then he did this in his match, and he gave me a hug, look at all these pictures.’ I was posting it all over like MySpace and stuff. I literally think the reason this guy broke up with me is because I couldn’t stop talking about this. I don’t know if he was jealous or if he was just like ‘this chick is weird.’ Maybe a combo of both but Matt Hardy ended my relationship. So, whatever man.”

The full episode:

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Luke Gallows Talks How He Got A Job With WWE, Impact Wrestling Run and Hulk Hogan


Luke Gallows recently was interviewed on The Steve Austin Show in which he discussed how he got into WWE, his Impact Wrestling run and working with Hulk Hogan. Below are the highlights:
On getting a job with WWE:

 “I called Tommy Dreamer and Johnny Ace every week, like, ‘Hey guys,

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Dean Ambrose at UFC 219, What Is Daniel Bryan’s Worst ‘Yes’ Chant Experience?, Former WWE Diva On Jessie Godderz TV Show

As noted, WWE Smackdown GM Daniel Bryan dropped the puck before this weekend’s Springfield Thunderbirds hockey game, and the above video has been released, featuring Bryan revealing his worst ‘Yes’ chant experience.

The Springfield Thunderbirds hosted former WWE champion Daniel Bryan at the MassMutual Center, where he got a chance to meet fans and show off how to perform his “Yes!” chant just right.

Dean Ambrose at UFC 219

As seen in the Tweet below, injured WWE star Dean Ambrose was in attendance for last night’s UFC 219 event:

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Former WWE Diva Appears on Jessie Godderz TV Show

Former WWE Diva and TNA Knockout Lisa Marie Varon (a.k.a. Tara in IMPACT Wrestling, Victoria in the WWE) reunites with Mr. PEC-Tacular Jessie Godderz on the current season of TAINTED STREAMS streaming exclusively on Amazon and Amazon Prime.

Varon and Godderz were known in IMPACT Wrestling by the moniker, Hollywood’s Hottest Couple and The Hollywood Power Couple.

Godderz Tweeted the following on Varon’s appearance:

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Impact Wrestling star not headed to WWE anytime soon

Impact Wrestling star not headed to WWE anytime soon

WWE is the destination for many people but it looks like one Impact Wrestling star probably won’t be headed to Vince McMahon and Company anytime soon. There have been some assumptions Chelsea Green aka Laurel Van Ness is headed to WWE. She reportedly asked for her release from Impact Wrestling at the same set of […]

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Former WWE Intercontinental Champion teases return at the Royal Rumble

Former WWE Intercontinental Champion teases return at the Royal Rumble

Several readers sent word that former WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett (Stu Bennett) seemed to tease a Royal Rumble appearance on his Instagram account. Bennett joked that his abs would be back in time for the Rumble. I’ll just say that anything is possible but I highly doubt that he would spoil a Rumble surprise […]

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Randy Orton Trolls Zack Ryder, Undertaker On ‘Canvas 2 Canvas’ (Video), Nikki Bella Attends WWE Live Event (Photo)

WWE has released the above video.

Artist Rob Schamberger ends his run of paintings in 2017 the same way he rang in the year, with The Phenom himself!

Randy Orton Trolls Zack Ryder

As noted, WWE star Zack Ryder is in a relationship with Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion Laurel Van Ness, aka Chelsea Green, and Ryder Tweeted the following to Van Ness as she apparently did not respond to his text message:

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The above exchange prompted Randy Orton to chime in with the following:

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Nikki Bella Attends WWE Live Event (Photo)

As seen in the post below, Nikki Bella was in attendance for last night’s WWE live event in Tampa:

Missing moments like these ❤ My Bella Army is my everything! Excited to head to the WWE Live Tampa Show tonight! #bellaarmy #stayfearless#smackdownlive

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Curt Hawkins didn’t win a single match in 2017, losing streak stands at 0-152

Curt Hawkins couldn’t do it.

The man who returned to WWE telling us all we would soon have to “face the facts” must now face the fact that he did not win a single match in 2017. According to CageMatch.net, he wrestled 123 times.

His losing streak now stands at 0-152.

He lost singles matches, he lost tag team matches, he lost handicap matches, he lost battle royals, he lost pay-per-view matches, he lost television matches, he lost dark matches; hell, he even lost NXT matches.

He lost 20 different singles matches to Kalisto, and a few more involving Kalisto in tags. He didn’t lose to anyone as much as he lost to Kalisto.

He was even 0-3 against James Ellsworth, folks.

Take it away, Finn:

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ROH Star Silas Young On Overcoming a Heroin Addiction, Who He Thinks Is the Face of ROH, Goal as TV Champion

ROH star Silas Young recently spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard, and below are some interview highlights:

On overcoming a heroin addiction:

“There are certain situations in life that are character-building, and I feel like that was one of those moments in my life,” said Young. “Sometimes, the battles with yourself are the hardest battles, and that goes for a lot of people. Our own worst enemies are often ourselves, so it takes a lot of mental checking-in-with-yourself–almost giving yourself a daily mental pep talk–because our biggest opponent is our self.”

On working with Jay Lethal:

“Jay Lethal is the face of the company, and he’s a guy who is very well-respected in the wrestling industry,” said Young. “To be able to have a program and ‘Last Man Standing’ match with him, and to walk away as the winner, that was a huge step for me and my career. It lit a fire under me, and helped propel me along toward the World Television title.”

On being ROH TV Champion:

“I want to take this title and run with it,” said Young. “It’s a hard task to accomplish, but I want to raise the Ring of Honor World Television title and elevate it higher than it’s ever been. I also want to live up to it; what the title means, the standards former champions have set, and surpass it. I’m up for the challenge.”

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Daniel Bryan Drops the Puck Before Hockey Game (Video), Kevin Nash Happy to Say Goodbye to 2017, Y2J Podcast News

As seen in the video above, WWE Smackdown GM Daniel Bryan dropped the puck before the Springfield Thunderbirds hockey game:

Former WWE champion Daniel Bryan was the guest of honor Friday night as the Springfield Thunderbirds hosted the Hersey Bears.

Kevin Nash Happy to Say Goodbye to 2017

WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash, who underwent several surgeries this year, is not sad to see 2017 go, as he Tweeted the following:

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Y2J Podcast News

Chris Jericho’s “Talk Is Jericho” podcast will be leaving Podcast One in 2018, and will be joining Westwood One as seen in the Tweet below:

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The former Kaitlyn reveals who her opponent will be when she returns to the ring for the first time in almost 4 years

The former Kaitlyn reveals who her opponent will be when she returns to the ring for the first time in almost 4 years

Celeste Bonin (formerly Kaitlyn in WWE) has revealed who her opponent will be when she returns to the ring in February. As we previously noted, she has not wrestled a match in almost 4 years. In a recent Instagram post, she revealed that her opponent will be Rachel Ellering (aka Rachel Evers). Bonin wrote the […]

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Aiden English plays dirty politics in his US title quest

With their United States championship tournament match this Tuesday on SmackDown, the politics between Aiden English and Xavier Woods has heated up.

We showed you Woods’ campaign ad yesterday. Now, because of the FCC’s Equal Time rules, we must show you Aiden English’s.

It starts with Aiden trying to look like an every day American wearing a scarf and opera jacket but quickly turns to mudslinging. Not only does he chide the New Day for gyrating their hips in our faces, but he also implies Booty-O’s causes cancer. That’s dirty, man.

To add to the smear tactics, there’s the case of this questionable Super PAC that’s popped up attacking the New Day further. (A Super PAC that Aiden himself retweeted but denies any association with.)

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The only difference between this and real politics is I actually don’t want this to end this Tuesday. In less than a week, Woods and English have been incredibly entertaining building this on social media. It’s a shame it’ll end so soon.

So who’s got your vote? #WoodsUSChamp or #English2018?

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How Has John Cena’s New Movie ‘Ferdinand’ Performed at the Box Office?, Sasha Banks On Goals for 2018

John Cena’s new animated movie “Ferdinand” is expected to take in another $15.9 million at the box office, bringing the movie’s total so far to $58 million. Considering the movie’s budget was $111, it still has a long way to go before it recoups its investment.

Read Also: How Are Initial Reviews For ‘Ferdinand’?

As of now, the movie aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes has the film scoring a 72% rating with critics, which is good, however the movie is only scoring a 45% rating from audiences. The average fan rating is a 2.8 out of 5.

Sasha Banks On Goals for 2018

As 2017 comes to a close, Sasha Banks Tweeted the following:

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Curt Hawkins Reaches Losing Streak Milestone, Finn Balor Comments, WWE Star Still Wants to Team with Asuka (Video)

Curt Hawkins’ WWE losing streak continues, as he racked up his 150th consecutive loss at the WWE Hartford Live event on December 28th. On the “achievement”, Hawkins and Finn Balor Tweeted the following:

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WWE Raw Star Still Campaigning to Team Up with Asuka

WWE has posted the following on Instagram, featuring Goldust still campaigning to team up with Asuka in the WWE MMC:

@goldust is still clamoring to team with @wwe_asuka for #WWEMMC…but is the #GoldenOne ready for the #EmpressOfTomorrow#WWEToronto

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Update on Woken Matt Hardy’s WWE Entrance Theme, What Were WWE’s 10 Most Viewed GIFs of 2017?

As noted, Woken Matt Hardy used his old “Broken Matt Hardy” TNA entrance theme at the WWE MSG live event this past week, however at the WWE Albany live event which took place this weekend, he was back to using his classic Hardy Boyz entrance theme:

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What Were WWE’s 10 Most Viewed GIFs of 2017?

WWE.com has released its list of the top 10 most viewed GIFs of 2017, and below are the top 5. Also making the list were GIFs featuring superstars such as John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Lita and Triple H:

5. Angry Miz Girl

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3. Randy Orton holds the World Heavyweight Championship tight

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2. The Ultimate Warrior unleashes his rage

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1. YES!

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Fan Selling Sasha Banks Hair On eBay, Former WWE Diva Kaitlyn’s Return Opponent Set, Y2J Hypes ‘Goat vs Cleaner’

In an odd piece of news, a fan recently won a WWE auction for a ring worn Connor’s Cure shirt, and when the fan received the item he discovered two of Banks’ hairs still on the shirt. The fan actually decided to sell the hair via eBay, and you can check out the listing here.

Former WWE Diva Kaitlyn’s Return Opponent Revealed

As noted, former WWE Diva Kaitlyn will be returning to the ring at Coastal Championship Wrestling’s Breaking the Chains event, and it has been revealed that she will be facing Mae Young Classic competitor Rachael Ellering:

Well here it is. You’ve all been asking me if I’m returning to the ring. I’ve been training with @pablomarquez94at his school, #maineventtrainingcenter, for the past few months and rediscovered my love for pro wrestling. I never really intended on wrestling again. I just starting training again because it’s been extremely therapeutic and has ignited my passion again. I want to thank Pablo for welcoming me to his family. It’s been almost four years since I stepped into the ring. This year has been super pivotal for me. I’ve discovered a lot of things about myself and spent so much time deciding who and what I want to be. I’m a lot of things. I’m an entrepreneur, a pro wrestler, a mess, and an unstoppable freight train. There’s so much i want to accomplish and have so much unfinished business. I’m not going to say that I’ll be doing more shows but this one is just super meaningful for me. It’s a symbolic match for me. How appropriate for it to be called “Breaking Chains”. In a lot of ways, I’ve spent 2017 breaking chains ….from my divorce to the mental limitations that existed in my head. Join me on February 10th for this awesome show. I’ll be the main event and will be wrestling @therachaelellering. Ill be filming the ups and downs while training for this show. Can’t wait to share that with you all. I’ll post more details about how to grab some tickets. For now, visit CoastalChampionshipWrestling.com/ tickets. See you guys there! Thanks for all the love! #prowrestling#coastalchampionshipwrestling #babyface#dontcallitacomeback #butdo#celestialbodiez #breakingchains

Well here it is. You’ve all been asking me if I’m returning to the ring. I’ve been training with @pablomarquez94 at his school, #maineventtrainingcenter, for the past few months and rediscovered my love for pro wrestling. I never really intended on wrestling again. I just starting training again because it’s been extremely therapeutic and has ignited my passion again. I want to thank Pablo for welcoming me to his family. It’s been almost four years since I stepped into the ring. This year has been super pivotal for me. I’ve discovered a lot of things about myself and spent so much time deciding who and what I want to be. I’m a lot of things. I’m an entrepreneur, a pro wrestler, a mess, and an unstoppable freight train. There’s so much i want to accomplish and have so much unfinished business. I’m not going to say that I’ll be doing more shows but this one is just super meaningful for me. It’s a symbolic match for me. How appropriate for it to be called “Breaking Chains”. In a lot of ways, I’ve spent 2017 breaking chains ….from my divorce to the mental limitations that existed in my head. Join me on February 10th for this awesome show. I’ll be the main event and will be wrestling @therachaelellering. Ill be filming the ups and downs while training for this show. Can’t wait to share that with you all. I’ll post more details about how to grab some tickets. For now, visit CoastalChampionshipWrestling.com/ tickets. See you guys there! Thanks for all the love! #prowrestling #coastalchampionshipwrestling #babyface #dontcallitacomeback #butdo #celestialbodiez #breakingchains

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Y2J Hypes ‘Goat vs Cleaner’

Chris Jericho has posted the following, hyping his Wrestle Kingdom 12 match against Kenny Omega:

#Jan4 is almost here! Will you be watching? #AlphaVsOmega#TokyoDome @njpwworld_official (graphic by @blxckmassdesign)

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WWE star turns heel by turning his back on the fans

It certainly looks like WWE is about to pull the trigger on Tye Dillinger’s heel turn. The feeling on him has been that the main reason he is over is the “10” chants but he has a lot more to offer. A couple of days ago, we noted that Dillinger worked as a heel during […]

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Have Alexa Bliss and The New Day Found Their WWE MMC Partners? (Video), Photo of Cena & Styles at WWE Live Event

Thr following video has been released, featuring The New Day sending pancakes to Carmella in an attempt to woo her into being their partner for the WWE Mixed Match Challenge. After Carmella reminds them that the fans will decide their partner, the New Day demands that the WWE Universe make it happen:

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Alexa Bliss to Walk With Elias?

In related news, WWE has released the following video, featuring Nia Jax helping Alexa Bliss find her partner for the WWE Mixed Match Challenge:

@niajaxwwe seems to have settled on her perfect partner for Mixed Match Challenge. Might @alexa_bliss_wwe_ be interested in Walking With @iameliaswweshould the #WWE Universe vote him in? #WWEMMC #WWEToronto

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Photo of Cena & Styles at WWE Live Event

As noted, AJ Styles vs John Cena vs Jinder Mahal headlined last night’s WWE live event in Tampa, which was the final event of 2017, and WWE posted the following photo:

What a way to end #2017 with the last #SDLive event at #WWETampa.#Respect

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The biggest disappointment of the year goes to…

The end of year means end of year look backs. But I’m really going to just use that as an opportunity to vent about something I’ve wanted to vent about for awhile. I’m going to complain online about what I felt was the most disappointing thing in wrestling this year:

Dropping Luke Harper from the WWE title scene at WrestleMania

SmackDown spent months telling a compelling story surrounding Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, and Luke Harper. It started late in 2016 when Orton joined the Wyatt Family and they eventually became tag team champions. Wyatt was happy but Harper never trusted Orton. And when they lost the titles, Harper and Orton started having issues, issues that Wyatt seemed to take Randy’s side regarding. Then in the Rumble, Luke attacked both of them in the beginning of a face turn. It was awesome.

Things became more intriguing when Bray won the WWE title at Elimination Chamber. A month earlier, Randy Orton won the Royal Rumble and now it put these allies on a collision course. But not right away. The Viper said he wouldn’t fight his leader Bray and relinquished his title opportunity.

The SmackDown authority went to work to decide a new #1 contender for Wyatt at WrestleMania. They booked a battle royal where the winner would go onto earn that opportunity. At the end, AJ Styles and Luke Harper (supposedly) hit the floor at the same time. To rectify that situation, Styles and Harper were set to go one on one. It was looking like they were building to that eventual triple threat match that had been in the works for a number of months.

But then Harper lost clean to Styles.

It was soon predictably revealed that Orton was playing Bray this entire time and he burned down Sister Abigail’s resting place… maybe. I dunno. It was all rather convoluted after that. Orton went to defeat Styles to re-earn the right to face Wyatt at WrestleMania.

Harper was done with the title scene. And it was extremely disappointing. There was legit a story set up between the three of them for months. A triple threat would have made perfect sense. But it didn’t happen.

Instead, Harper was an inconsequential member of the Gronk Battle Royal. This is a man who is very talented in the ring and has a silent charisma. Crowds seemed to be getting behind Harper as an odd babyface. Remember when he saved John Cena from Wyatt and Orton? Weird face Harper was great!

To make matters worse, the one on one match between Orton and Wyatt at Mania straight up sucked. It was by far the worst match of the night. So it’s not as if they removed Harper but then put on a great show. We got lame projections of bugs that were just confusing and a disappointingly predictable Orton win. Adding in Harper would not have made anything worse. It wouldn’t have been possible to make it worse. He could have also taken the pin if they wanted Bray to lose without losing so clean.

Pretty much, WWE stopped telling a great story involving the three men, leaving a very talented wrestler confined to the pre-show battle royal, and then had a terrible WrestleMania championship match (which was followed by a lame gimmick non-title rematch, but we’re not even going to get into House of Horrors).


That is the biggest disappointment of the year for me. What’s yours?

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Sami Zayn Talks Facing AJ Styles Next Week, Watch Charlotte vs Bayley Royal Rumble 2017 Match (Videos)

WWE has released the above video.

“The Queen” defends her Raw Women’s Championship against Bayley in the first match of the 30th annual Royal Rumble event.

Sami Zayn Talks Facing AJ Styles Next Week

WWE has released the following video, featuring Sami Zayn hyping his match against AJ Styles on Smackdown Live Tuesday night. Zayn says that he will set the tone for 2018 with his non-title bout against Styles, to make up for the lackluster 2017 he had thanks to Shane McMahon:

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CWE Pick Your Poison Results (12/30): Jake Roberts Appears As Special Guest Enforcer

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12/30/2017
Prince Albert, SK
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CWE Canadian Unified Jr Heavyweight Championship Match

1) “Tornado” Tony Kozina def. Chayse Britton to retain

2) “The Crazed Cowboy” Jacob Creed def. The Big Chief

3) Brian Logan def. The Canadian Cougar.

4) Kevin Lee Davidson def. “The Canadian Crusher” AJ Sanchez via DQ after outside interference from Brian Logan and Jacob Creed.

5) Kevin Lee Davidson, The Big Chief, & Chayse Britton def. AJ Sanchez, Brian Logan, & Jacob Creed – Jake “The Snake” Roberts served as a Special Guest Enforcer.

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Weekly Wrestling Viewing Guide: Dec. 31, 2017 – Jan. 6, 2018

There’s a ton of wrestling content nowadays and unless you’re a hardcore pro-graps fan, you have to decide what to watch when and what to consider leaving out. That’s where we come in to help.

Every week, we are going to run down the big in-ring happenings for the easily accessible US wrestling. This won’t cover your indie needs, but ReverendKain always has you covered in his weekly Sermon on the Mat for that.

Bear in mind, matches could be added after this posts that would definitely change how worth a show is to watch.

Monday

Monday Night Raw (USA Network)

While Raw didn’t really mail it in for Christmas, they are back in the new year ready to really get things going as they head towards the Royal Rumble pay-per-view (PPV).

The Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar will return to build his triple threat match against Kane and Braun Strowman at the PPV.

Also, Samoan Joseph will get another Intercontinental title match against Roman Reigns. If Roman gets disqualified he will lose the title. Is that stipulation just for intrigue or will they use it to get the IC title off the Big Dog without having to take a pinfall or submission loss? Either way, their chemistry is awesome so this should be fun.

Cedric Alexander will finally challenge Enzo Amore for the Cruiserweight champion here.

And of course, they have two Royal Rumble matches to build to and plenty of people who need to declare themselves for them.

Verdict: We’re about a month away from the Rumble so things will start to pick up as they head to Mania season.

Tuesday

SmackDown Live (USA Network)

This week, Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable will get their championship match against the Usos. No doubt it’ll be a good one.

Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon’s issues are slowly simmering but they’re going to boil over eventually. I don’t expect that to specifically happen this week, but I expect it to happen sooner than later. Shane indirectly costing AJ Styles a match against Kevin Owens last week isn’t going to help matters.

Speaking of, AJ Styles will face Sami Zayn this week in another non-title match. It’ll surely play into the overarching tale.

The US title tournament likely continue, With both Xavier Woods facing Aiden English and Mojo Rawley vs. Zack Ryder. I’m looking forward to both of those first round matches probably more than potential second round matches.

Verdict: It’s the time of year where it’s worth paying attention to WWE more.

205 Live (WWE Network)

This will be fallout from the Cedric Alexander/Enzo Amore title match from Monday.

Verdict: If you like the cruisers or certified g’s or POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS, check it out.

Wednesday

NXT (WWE Network)

This is a 2 hour “Best of 2017” episode.

Verdict: I always look at “Best of” episodes as content I can skip, but there’s plenty of fun stuff to look back on if you’re interested.

Thursday

Wrestle Kingdom 12 (NJPW World)

It’s the biggest show of the year for New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Their main event will be Tetsuya Naito challenging Kazuchika Okada for the world title. Just behind that is frickin’ Chris Jericho challenging Kenny Omega for the US title.

But the whole card looks good and you can look all of that over here.

Verdict: If you’re ever going to watch NJPW, this is the time to do it.

Impact Wrestling (Pop TV)

Impact has their last show from the latest set of tapings and it’s a loaded one.

  • Alberto El Patron will challenge Eli Drake for the Impact world title
  • EC3 will defend his Grand Championship against Fallah Bahh and Matt Sydal
  • LAX will challenge oVe for the Impact tag titles, but if they lose, they have to leave Impact
  • James Storm will face American Top Team’s leader Dan Lambert in a career vs. career match
  • Chandler Park (aka Ethan Page) will have his first match

Verdict: It’s a loaded show and in that sense it’s worth watching. Though who knows if next week’s newest regime will change things that will make this show obsolete. I don’t tend to think so, though, since much of the creative team is sticking around.


If I could only watch one thing this week, it’d be:

Wrestle Kingdom

This is a no-brainer for me. The Jericho bit is super interesting and just seeing him wrestle outside WWE for the first time in decades will be something. The title match will surely deliver. And the rest of the card looks fun. I’ll be getting up and putting this on immediately, staying off social media until I watch it all. (Luckily, I have the day off.)


There’s a ton of other wrestling out there and we can’t cover it all on here. So if there’s something you’re particularly excited for this week, let your fellow wrestling fans know in the comments.

See ya next week!

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IPW Invade Defiant Wrestling (Video), Matt Riddle Misses Flight, Joseph Conners 2017 Highlights

During the latest Defiant Wrestling show the event ended when Austin Aries, the current Defiant Wrestling Champion brought out the entire IPW roster to attack wrestlers and break the ring.

Matt Riddle Misses His Flight

Matt Riddle posted a video on social media of him at the airport after missing his flight, admitting that making 6 am flights is something he sucks at.

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Joseph Conners 2017 Highlights

WWE UK star, Joseph Conners has posted a collection of images to his Twitter of his highlights from 2017, including a range of WWE work and independent wrestling.

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Brian Pillman Jr makes pro wrestling debut

Flying Brian Pillman was a man with athletic prowess unlike many and a unique personality that could be described as charismatic along with many other things. The Loose Cannon sadly passed away long before his true potential in the pro wrestling business could be reached but it turns out that he left a legacy and […]

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Watch: Latest Being The Elite, Bloopers & Deleted Scenes, Travis Banks Recaps 2017, James Storm Confirmed For UK Show

The final episode of Being The Elite for 2017 has been posted, showcasing lots of behind the scenes footage of the group as well as deleted scenes and bloopers throughout 2017.

Travis Banks Recaps 2017

Current PROGRESS Wrestling Champion, Travis Banks has recapped his 2017 on Twitter, posting images that showcase his major moments.

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James Storm Confirmed For UK Independent Show

James Storm has been confirmed to appear for Southside Wrestling after three years since his last appearance. Storm will be wrestling on Southside’s February 3rd show in Stevenage, England.

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Rumor Look Back: June 24 – 30, 2017

Welcome to the weekly Rumor Look Back, where we look at the rumors from six months ago and see which played out as originally predicted. Let’s get right to it.

June 24, 2017

  • There’s some word going around that Daniel Bryan had more testing done on himself within the past couple months and it may have gone well, hence the talk of him wrestling again when his WWE contract expires. It’s not expected he will ever wrestle for WWE again.
  • We’re getting close and closer to knowing.
  • Rusev could be in the US title picture shortly after his return to television.
  • He hasn’t been in the US title really at all since coming back. Not surprisingly, he’s killing it in his newest role as a member of the Rusev Day tag team. (0/1)
  • On a recent podcast, Ryback claimed Dolph Ziggler has been wanting to work an angle with him through said podcast.
  • From the sounds of it, they are good friends. But this would never have happened since Dolph is/was in WWE and Ryback is not.
  • According to PW Insider, Billy Corgan’s purchase of NWA will be going through now that trademark issues previously holding it back have been resolved.
  • He is the current owner of the brand. (1/1)

June 26, 2017

  • John Cena vs. Roman Reigns is a feud that will be happening sooner rather than later, and WrestleMania 34 at the latest.
  • It happened after SummerSlam at No Mercy. (1/1)
  • The Observer has reported WWE was working to bring Mauro Ranallo back as far back as late April, both because he’s great and because they don’t want him talking about anything that has happened.
  • An interesting rumor. I can believe it on all accords.
  • SEScoops is saying Alberto El Patron and Paige have broken up. PW Insider is saying the couple are still together.
  • They both can’t be right. This was before Berto was suspended for their incident at the Orlando airport so they weren’t broken up at this time. They are now though. (1/2)
  • Mike Kanellis said Kevin Owens was the one who urged him not to sign with Impact Wrestling when he and Maria were close to doing so, leading to the two coming to WWE.
  • Another interesting one. I wonder if Mike Bennett is feeling good about his decision given he’s not really being used. On his social media, he is very positive towards the company (though of course he is). He was also able to benefit from their rehab program and getting clean is way more important than TV time. Hopefully we’ll see him back on our television’s eventually because I find him entertaining.

June 27, 2017

  • Both Alberto El Patron and Paige took to Twitter to shoot down rumors they’ve broken up.
  • Six months later they no longer are. That may be better for both of them.
  • Jeff Jarrett is teasing a big name from Orlando for Slammiversary, and it’s expected to be Shaquille O’Neal.
  • It was not Shaq. The celeb they had at that PPV was D’Angelo Williams, who wrestled in a tag team match alongside Moose. He was quite impressive. (0/1)
  • Plans call for Great Balls of Fire to be an annual show for WWE, says Jerry Lawler, so get used to the name/come up with new jokes.
  • We’ll see but it didn’t make its way on the 2018 schedule that has floated around. I’ll miss Balls if it’s not there.
  • Io Shirai’s WWE debut will be delayed for “quite a while” according to Wrestling Observer due to neck injury she suffered in May and tried to treat with rest that was identified by WWE medical during her initial physical exam .
  • Delayed indefinitely in the sense they found a heart issue as well as the known neck issue and didn’t end up signing her.

June 28, 2017

  • Vince McMahon was apparently very unhappy with the Lavar Ball family segment on Raw this week but the company is still going to push the appearance for the exposure it’s getting.
  • Yeah, that segment went off the rails.
  • Carmella was always planned to win the women’s Money in the Bank ladder match, both the first and second.
  • It would have been really crummy if she didn’t win it a second time.
  • Expect Bayley to take on a decreased role on Monday Night Raw for the time being.
  • She sustained a shoulder injury in August. However, prior to that, she won the right to face Alexa Bliss for the Women’s title, which is not a decreased role. (0/1)
  • According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, Tyson Kidd will be transitioning to a non-wrestling role within WWE, though it’s unclear what that role will be exactly.
  • I haven’t heard anything about Tyson doing anything currently, though it is certainly possible he’s acting as a trainer in NXT or working as a road agent.
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin was never scheduled for Monday Night Raw and WWE has no plans to use him anytime soon.
  • I can’t speak to if he was schedule for a specific Raw, but they certainly haven’t done any business with the Texas Rattlesnake anytime recently. (1/1)

June 29, 2017

  • The Ball Family was supposed to remain at ringside and be involved in the six-man tag which followed their Miz TV segment on Monday, according to Wrestling Observer, but that plan was scrapped after LaMelo’s “inappropriate language” into a live microphone.
  • That segment was just a mess in general.
  • WWE brought in a child actor to film some scenes as a young Bray Wyatt, says PWInsider. No word yet what they’re for or how they’ll be used.
  • I can’t speak to whether or not they actually brought in a child actor, but they haven’t had a young Bray Wyatt at all.
  • Insider also reports more Southpaw Regional Wrestling footage was recently shot, including new characters played by The New Day, Seth Rollins and Rhyno.
  • This is true, including the new characters. (2/2)
  • Lisa Marie Varon, aka former WWE Women’s champ Victoria, was also in San Diego for SmackDown and posted on Instagram that she wanted to go backstage to congratulate the Money in the Bank participants but “the office” wouldn’t let her.
  • Lame if true.

June 30, 2017

  • It’s unclear what new plans are for SummerSlam but Roman Reigns winning the Universal title seems to be the common thought going around.
  • Brock retained. (0/1)
  • Samoa Joe has impressed in his program with Brock Lesnar, and he could be in line for a push even after losing at Great Balls of Fire.
  • I would say this is true. He was part of the SummerSlam main event. And he been booked very well in general. (1/1)
  • Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax may be the plan for SummerSlam, and that’s why Nia was booked so strong in the Gauntlet match on Raw.
  • It was Sasha Banks vs. Bliss at the Biggest Party of the Summer. (0/1)

This week: 7/13 – 54%

June 2017: 46/87 – 53%

Overall: 1,903/3,491 – 54.5%

Have a great New Year, everyone!

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Will Ospreay Comments On PROGRESS Return, Jodie Marsh Wants To Be A Wrestler, PCW Tag Tournament Announcement

Will Ospreay returned to PROGRESS Wrestling yesterday at its Chapter 60: Unboxing show as a surprise opponent for the PROGRESS Championship against current champion, Travis Banks.

Ospreay was defeated in his return match, but he took to Twitter to state how he needed that match and gave some major praise to Banks as a wrestler, claiming he sets the standard in the UK.

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Jodie Marsh Wants To Become A Wrestler

English celebrity and model, Jodie Marsh attended the PROGRESS show yesterday, and following the event she took to Twitter to announce she wants to become a wrestler herself.

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PCW Tag Team Tournament Announcement

UK independent company, Preston City Wrestling announced the first tag team that will be taking part in its ‘Road To Glory’ show next year, with the UK Hooligans being revealed as competitors in the tournament.

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WWE Tampa Live Event Results (12/30): John Cena vs AJ Styles vs Jinder Mahal, Rusev Day & More (Photos)

WWE Tampa Live Event Results
12/30/2017
Tampa
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WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship Match

(1) The Usos def. The New Day, Rusev & Aiden English & Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable to retain

(2) Mojo Rawley def. Zack Ryder

(3) Sarah Logan & Liv Morgan (w. Ruby Riott) def. Naomi & Becky Lynch

(4) Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura & Bobby Roode def. Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens

(5) The Bludgeon Brothers def. Breezango

WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Championship Match 

(6) Charlotte def. Tamina (w. Lana), Carmella & Natalya to retain

WWE Championship Match 

(7) AJ Styles def. John Cena & Jinder Mahal to retain

 

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WWE Toronto Live Event Results (12/30): Samoa Joe vs Roman Reigns, Was Bray Wyatt Deleted? (Photos)

WWE Toronto Live Event Results
12/30/2017
Toronto, Canada
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(1) Finn Balor def. Karl Anderson (w/Luke Gallows)

(2) Rhyno, Heath Slater, Goldust Titus O’Neil & Apollo Crews def. Curt Hawkins, The Revival, Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel

Elias Concert- Elias sang ‘Hotline Blin’ from Drake, he was then interrupted by Kane. The pair sang a song together but the segment ended with Elias being Chokeslammed after he told Kane he was a terrible singer.

RAW Tag Team Championship Match:

(3) Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan def. The Bar to retain

(4) Asuka, Bayley & Sasha Banks def. Dana Brooke, Alexa Bliss & Nia Jax- Mickie James was the Special Referee.

(5) Matt Hardy def. Bray Wyatt

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match

(6) Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe—No Contest

The main event was brought to an abrupt close as we reported yesterday due to Joe bleeding heavily.

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Daily Open Thread: Dec. 31, 2017

Here’s your “Daily Open Thread” for Dec. 31, 2017. Come chat about whatever you would like. Come back all day and night for discussion of all things pro wrestling and beyond, some of the former but much more of the latter. Basically, this is the spot to yak about anything related to anything other than pro wrestling.

Don’t forget to check out everything else we have going on here at Cageside today. Keep checking that front page for content throughout the day, but for now, scroll on down to the comments and talk about whatever your heart desires.

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WWE Royal Rumble 2018 match card, rumors

The next pay-per-view (PPV) on the WWE schedule is the Royal Rumble event set to take place on Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the company’s annual beginning of the year showcase featuring its most popular gimmick match. It will crown the next number one contender to either the Raw (Universal) or SmackDown Live (World) championship. And this year, the women get a Rumble too!

We’re still a month away from the gates opening in the City of Brotherly Love but the card is starting to take shape.

  • Royal Rumble (Men)

Elias was the first to declare from Monday Night Raw. Over on SmackDown Live, Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura quickly threw their names in the hat.

  • Royal Rumble (Women)

It’s still unclear if there will be 15, 20, or 30 wrestlers in this match but there have been four women to officially declare for it: Naomi, Ruby Riott, Natalya, and Asuka.

  • Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman vs. Kane (Universal championship)

They booked a Strowman vs. Kane top contender match but when that ended in a double countout and the two started arguing with Lesnar over a title shot, they were both granted one. That’s a strange thing, in its own way, awarding two wrestlers a title shot they couldn’t outright earn with a victory, but whatever.

That’s all they have set so far.

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The Bruiserweight who ruined Rusev Day

Everybody who comes to Cageside Seats has an opinion about what’s going on in pro wrestling – The Smark’s Shoot Standings (S3) are where YOU let us know YOURS.

Cast a vote in the comments. Give us the four performers you think entertained or impressed the most in the last week, and feel free to talk about why. And/or vote for your top performer in our poll.

We also have the outcome of last week’s voting, the results of which make up our annual competition for Performer of the Year.

Remember, the Standings are for the previous week’s nationally televised and internet streaming pro wrestling shows – the Dec. 25 episode of Monday Night Raw, Tuesday’s SmackDown and 205 Live, NXT from Wednesday, ROH TV #327 and any other internet streaming wrestling that aired from Dec 24 – 30, 2017.

Make YOUR mark, smarks!

People who want to complain about their Rusev Day celebration being ruined? The man who ruined them is available to listen to your grievances…


…pretty sure it will just get you a punch in the mouth, though.

  • Boston’s elation at seeing RuRu and the source of his vocal accompaniment almost carried them to a Standings win, but in the end, Lana’s man could only split the lads involved in their latest WWE UK title classic.
  • Clash of Champions and its fallout delivered a great week for Team Blue, as a disgruntled (now former) US champ, half the #1 contenders for the tag belts and the WWE titleholder all represented for The Land of Opportunity.
  • A debuting cruiserweight and one of their workrate kings showed up for the red brand, though. Along with…
  • My new all-time favorite tie for tenth place.

The S3: 2017 – 18, Week 38

1. Pete Dunne
2. Rusev
3. Tyler Bate
4. Dolph Ziggler
5. Aiden English
6. Chad Gable
7. Hideo Itami
8. AJ Styles
9. Cesaro
10. (tie) Brock Lesnar
10. (tie) Drew Gulak

Points in our weekly Standings determine our annual list – full details on rules and scoring HERE.

Ah! It is his Day after all! The Handsome One will be ELATED to learn he’s now in the year-to-date Top Ten. The injured Lunatic Fringe probably won’t be thrilled to see he’s been bumped off with little chance of gaining any more points between now and WrestleMania 34, though.

The S3 Performer of the Year – through the Week Ending Dec. 23

1. Roman Reigns – 167
2. Sasha Banks – 103
3. Braun Strowman – 99.5
4. AJ Styles – 68
5. Kevin Owens – 67.5
6. Fandango – 60
7. Samoa Joe – 57.83
8. Tyler Breeze – 50.5
9. Rusev – 47
10. Kenny Omega – 45.5


It’ll soon be a new year on the calendar, but ours rolls on until WrestleMania! So no holiday for you as you tell us about what impressed you from Raw, Smackdown, 205 Live, NXT, and everything else that streaming online over the last week.

We’ll get right back to work crunching the numbers to tell you how your vote impacts The S3!

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Full Audio Of Sid Vicious Blaming Event No-Show On Travel Ban, Top Impact Wrestling Star Dresses As Sid For Signing

As noted, Absolute Intense Wrestling issued a statement last night noting Sid Vicious, who had been announced to appear at an event in Cleveland, Ohio, no-showed the event and blamed his inability to travel on President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

AIW has since released audio from the phone call featuring Sid offering the excuse, and you can listen to it in full in the player above.

Additionally, as seen below, Impact Wrestling star EC3 actually dressed as Sid during last night’s event and signed autographed copies of Sid photos in Sid’s absence.

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WWE Toronto Main Event Ends Quickly After Samoa Joe Bleeds Heavily (Photos and Videos)

The main event of tonight’s WWE Toronto live event saw Roman Reigns face Samoa Joe, and at one point in the bout, Joe was legitimately busted open. Despite Joe not wanting the match to end, the referee eventually called for the bell, ending both the match and the event.

Joe and Reigns were brawling on the outside of the ring when Joe was busted open over his eye, and after being checked on by WWE officials, the call was made to end the bout. You can check out photos and video below.

The injury took place just two nights after fellow WWE Raw star Paige suffered an injury which is keeping her off the rest of WWE’s holiday live events. Additionally, Raw star Braun Strowman was sent home from the rest of the holiday tour due to sickness.

As we noted earlier this week, Samoa Joe will challenge Roman Reigns for the WWE Intercontinental Championship on Raw Monday night in Miami, and if Reigns is disqualified in the match, he will lose the Title.

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Tye Dillinger Heel Turn Possibly in the Works, First Image From Transformers Spinoff Starring John Cena

First Image from BUMBLEBEE Revealed

The first photo from the upcoming Transformers spin-off BUMBLEBEE has been released, featuring lead actress Hailee Steinfeld with a distinctly ’80s looking Volkswagon Beetle. You can check it out down below. The film, which is tentatively set for release in December 2018, will also star 16-time WWE world champion John Cena in currently unknown role.

BUMBLEBEE will be directed by Travis Knight, a somewhat unique pick given his role as a key member of the Oregon-based Laika studio, which primarily handles stop-motion animation such as PARANORMAN and KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS. Peter Cullen, the iconic voice of Optimus Prime, has also revealed he will play a role in the film.

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Tye Dillinger Heel Turn Coming?

There has been a lot of speculation about a possible heel turn coming for Smackdown Live star Tye Dillinger. The rumors began picking up steam after he began performing as more of a villain at WWE live events, turning his “Perfect 10” gimmick around and demanding that he was the only real “Perfect 10” in the business.

Dillinger has only been used sparingly since being brought to the main roster, despite coming in with a considerable amount of hype behind him. He was involved in a United States Championship program briefly earlier this year along with AJ Styles and Baron Corbin, and just this past week lost to Jinder Mahal in a tournament to crown a new U.S. champion.

Speculation aside, its not uncommon for WWE to tryout new concepts at live events, whether or not they actually end up on television in the long run. There have also been plenty of instances where characters debuted with new twists at house shows, and the transition wasn’t made to the televised product for several months afterwards.

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WWE Live Event In Toronto Ends Abruptly When Samoa Joe Is Busted Open During Match


Fans that attended the live event in Toronto on Saturday night noticed that the main event ended abruptly.  You will see that Samoa Joe was bleeding badly a few minutes into the match. The trainer tried to clean him up as best as he could so that the match could continue

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WATCH: Show ends abruptly after Samoa Joe is busted open during match with Roman Reigns

WATCH: Show ends abruptly after Samoa Joe is busted open during match with Roman Reigns

Fans that attended the live event in Toronto on Saturday night probably noticed that the main event ended abruptly. Scroll down to see the video and you will see that Samoa Joe was bleeding badly a few minutes into the match. The trainer tried to clean him up so that the match could continue but […]

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Very odd Sasha Banks item being sold on eBay

Very odd Sasha Banks item being sold on eBay

If you forgot to buy a Christmas gift for someone on your list then you’re in luck. If you go to eBay right now then you can buy strands of Sasha Banks hair…yes, seriously. You can find all kinds of things on eBay but this might be one of the creepiest wrestling-related things I’ve seen […]

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Promotion releases phone call of Sid Vicious blaming President Trump for missing show

Sid Vicious was all set to appear for Absolute Intense Wrestling for an event on Dec. 29 when, just hours before the show, he had to cancel. His reasoning? President Donald Trump’s travel ban, or something like that. Here’s how the promotion explained it in their announcement (via Facebook):

Sid claimed Donald Trump’s travel ban prevented him from boarding his flight to Cleveland this morning because of an unpaid speeding ticket and he claimed this is new government policy since he didn’t have his passport even though he was traveling within the United States and is a United States Citizen. We recorded his cancelation call just so there is proof of all this and we we will do our best to play the audio tonight or on a future episode of our podcast.

Now, the audio is here and you can listen to it above.

Sid rambles on and on, at one point even getting into the idea that he, too, didn’t want Colin Kaepernick playing in the NFL because he was kneeling during the National Anthem. It’s really an amazing audio, and may do more for AIW’s exposure than Sid actually showing up would have.

Just remember that while you may only be half the man that Sid is, he has half the brain that you do.

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Emma Gearing Up For 2018 In-Ring Comeback Following WWE Release, TNA Power Couple Reunites For Amazon Series

Tenille Dashwood, formerly known as WWE Superstar Emma, announced via Twitter this weekend that she is “in the process of creating new entrance music and merch” for her return to wrestling in 2018.

The Australian wrestler was released from her WWE contract back in October, and has already announced several international bookings beginning in February. She will face Deonna Purrazzo at Wrestlefest XXII in the United States on March 2nd, before working the UK promotion IPW on April 29th, and German promotion wXw on May 5th. Tenille will also be headlining a show for WrestlePro on February 3rd against former Impact Wrestling Knockout Angelina Love, which should be her first match back.

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TNA Power Couple Reunites

Former Impact Wrestling stars Jesse Godderz and Lisa Marie Varon (aka Victoria/Tara) are reunited on the latest season of Amazon Prime’s “Tainted Dreams”.

The show goes behind the scenes of a fictitious soap opera called “Painted Dreams”, where Godderz joins the crew in season two as a reality TV “bad boy with a troubled past who is given one last chance to try to get his life together”, while the former WWE Women’s Champion plays his parole officer. You can rent or buy seasons one and two now on Amazon.com, and both are completely free to watch for Amazon Prime Video subscribers.

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WATCH: Bayley explains how Matt Hardy ruined her relationship with her boyfriend

WATCH: Bayley explains how Matt Hardy ruined her relationship with her boyfriend

Bayley recently sat down with Peter Rosenberg to talk about her WWE fandom in a YouTube segment called “WWE Superstar Superfan.” The segment focuses on WWE Superstar’s past as superfans. She talked about her “weird” obsession with Lita and The Hardy Boyz when she was growing up. She talked about the posters she had in […]

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Audio of Sid Vicious Cancelling on Recent Indie Booking

Sid Vicious blamed President Donald Trump‘s travel ban as the cause of him missing a recent indie booking and the company released audio of his nearly 10-minute explanation.

Absolute Intense Wrestling posted the clip on YouTube which features Sycho Sid’s full reasoning. It’s hard to track everything he’s saying, but it sounds like his license was suspended due to a speeding ticket so he wasn’t allowed to get the airline ticket they had booked for him.

When the promoter begins to ask questions, Vicious says that’s what the person at Delta told him … even though that’s not the airline he was flying on.

At one point Sid begins to gripe about Trump’s battle with the NFL and says he didn’t want Colin Kaepernick playing anymore due to taking a knee during games, but the way the President handled things has made people not want to watch football anymore.

Listen to the full phone call below.

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LISTEN: The entire Sid Vicious phone call where he blames Donald Trump for cancelled wrestling booking

LISTEN: The entire Sid Vicious phone call where he blames Donald Trump for cancelled wrestling booking

Absolute Intense Wrestling’s John Thorne has posted the phone conversation he had with Sid Vicious. After several attempts to get in touch with Sid, he was finally able to get him to pick up after he called from Swoggle’s phone. As previously noted, he missed out on a booking in Cleveland for their show on […]

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PROGRESS Ch. 60 Results: Holiday Mystery Card Revealed, WWE Star Makes Surprise Appearance & More

PROGRESS Wrestling returned to the Electric Ballroom in Camden this weekend for their annual New Years event, returning to their unique “Unboxing” format for the second year in a row. There were no matches or even wrestlers announced for the show, as the entire card was presented as a complete surprise to the fans in attendance.

PROGRESS Chapter 60: Unboxing Live! 
December 30, 2017
Camden, London, England

8-Man Elimination Tag Team Match
– Tyler Bate, Mark Davis, James Drake & Chris Brookes def. Kyle Fletcher, Trent Seven, Zack Gibson & Inflatable Kid Lykos.

– Jack Sexsmith def. Joe Coffey

6-Pack Challenge
– Millie McKenzie def. Candyfloss, Chakara, Charlie Morgan, Charli Evans and Sierra Loxton

12 Days of Christmas Tag Team Match
– Jimmy Havoc & Mark Haskins def. Clint Margera & Drew Parker

– Rampage Brown def. Flash Morgan Webster

PROGRESS World Championship Match
– Travis Banks (c) def. Will Ospreay to retain

WWE United Kingdom Championship Match
– Pete Dunne (c) def. Gentleman Jack Gallagher

 

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WWE Star Makes Surprise Appearance at PROGRESS 60, Jim Ross Hosting “Slobberknocker Sessions” During Rumble Weekend

Gentleman Jack Shocks London

WWE Superstar “Gentleman” Jack Gallagher made a surprise appearance at this weekend’s PROGRESS Chapter 60: Unboxing Live event in London, England. The 205 Live roster member challenged “The Bruiserweight” Pete Dunne in an unsuccessful attempt to take the WWE United Kingdom Championship.

JR Brings “Slobberknocker” to Philly

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has announced his new VIP meet and greet experience, the “Slobberknocker Sessions” which will kick off on January 28th during Royal Rumble weekend.

Good ole’ JR is no stranger to spoken word tours, although he claims these sessions will be a much more intimate, no holds barred experience for the fans. Tickets are $75 and there will only be 100 made available for the debut event, which will run at 12:00 noon as to not interfere with NXT Takeover: Philadelphia.

You can purchase your tickets now through TicketFly.com to add Jim Ross to your Royal Rumble weekend package. Every ticket comes with a personalized copy of his recent autobiography, “Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling”.

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Backstage news on WrestleMania plans for John Cena

Backstage news on WrestleMania plans for John Cena

The speculation on John Cena’s WrestleMania match has continued over the last few days on social media. Just to be clear, as first reported in the recent Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the rumors of a John Cena vs. AJ Styles match at WrestleMania match are incorrect. The only thing that is known is that Cena’s match […]

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Which wrestler headlined the most pay-per-views in 2017?

WWE aired 16 different pay-per-view (PPV) events in 2017. Let’s take a look at all the wrestlers who competed in these main event matches and see which superstars appear with the highest frequency. For the purposes of this article, the “main event” match will be defined as the final match of the night.

Here are the 16 main event matches from 2017:

  • Royal Rumble: 30-man Royal Rumble match
  • Elimination Chamber: Cena vs. Styles vs. Ambrose vs. Wyatt vs. Miz vs. Corbin
  • Fastlane: Kevin Owens vs. Goldberg
  • WrestleMania 33: Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns
  • Payback: Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
  • Backlash: Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal
  • Extreme Rules: Balor vs. Rollins vs. Reigns vs. Joe vs. Wyatt
  • Money in the Bank: Ziggler vs. Nakamura vs. Owens vs. Styles vs. Zayn vs. Corbin
  • Great Balls of Fire: Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe
  • Battleground: Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton
  • SummerSlam: Lesnar vs. Reigns vs. Joe vs. Strowman
  • No Mercy: Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman
  • Hell in a Cell: Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens
  • TLC: Angle, Ambrose, Rollins vs. Kane, Cesaro, Sheamus, Strowman, Miz
  • Survivor Series: Balor, Joe, Angle, HHH, Strowman vs. Roode, Nakamura, Shane, Cena, Orton
  • Clash of Champions: AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal

Before I tally the names, I am going to exclude Royal Rumble from consideration. The main reason I am interested in this exercise is to see which names dominated WWE’s main event scene in 2017, and giving credit to all 30 men from the Royal Rumble match doesn’t really offer much insight for that purpose. Perhaps I am screwing over some guys like Orton, Wyatt, Undertaker, Goldberg, Lesnar, and Reigns, who were featured stars at the end of that match, but I will leave it to the readers to make any adjustments to this list that fit their personal preference on this matter.

With that said, here is the full tally of which superstars competed in the most PPV main events in 2017, excluding Royal Rumble:

  • 5 matches: Braun Strowman
  • 4 matches: Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe
  • 3 matches: Owens, Lesnar, Orton, Mahal, Styles
  • 2 matches: Shane, Angle, Rollins, Balor, Nakamura, Wyatt, Corbin, Cena, Miz, Ambrose
  • 1 match: Ziggler, Undertaker, Goldberg, Zayn, Kane, Cesaro, Sheamus, HHH, Roode

I am especially curious to see which wrestlers competed in the most one-on-one main event matches. The list of main event matches shows that some lesser stars like Ziggler and Roode can occasionally sneak into one of these matches in a group ladder match or team survival match. But the one-on-one main events are usually reserved for the very biggest stars on the roster.

There were 9 one-on-one main event matches in 2017. Here is the tally of which wrestlers appeared in these matches:

  • 3 matches: Jinder Mahal
  • 2 matches: Owens, Lesnar, Orton, Reigns, Strowman
  • 1 match: Joe, Shane, Goldberg, Undertaker, Styles

So there you have it, Cagesiders. These are all the superstars who dominated WWE’s main event landscape in 2017. Some of the big changes from 2016 include the rise of Strowman, Joe, and Mahal. The lack of any female superstars also stands out, as well as Seth Rollins not landing a one-on-one main event match.

How do you expect WWE’s main event landscape to change in 2018?

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PROGRESS Wrestling ‘Chapter 60: Unboxing Live! 2 – Unbox Harder’ FULL Results

The following results are from PROGRESS Wrestling Chapter 60: Unboxing Live! 2 – Unbox Harder at The Electric Ballroom in Camden, London, England on December 30th, 2017:   8-Man Tag Team Elimination* – Tyler Bate, Chris Brookes, Mark Davis & James Drake defeated Trent Seven, Inflatble Lykos, Kyle Fletcher & Zack Gibson *Elimination Order: James Drake…

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Tell me Booker Didn’t Just Say That: The southpaw right-handed jab

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This week’s “Tell Me” will throw off your equilibium. Sound on.

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We got a new move from Booker T on this week’s “Tell Me Booker Didn’t Just Say That.”

And it’s southpaw right-hand jab.

Samoa Joe had Roman Reigns in the corner and that’s what Booker T decided to describe his punches as. I’m not to sure where it came from, especially as Joe has a “right hand of destruction” T-shirt up on WWE.com right now.

Corey Graves was quick to correct Booker T after he threw off all of our equilibiums.

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