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Old 06-09-2016, 09:14 PM   #24
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Even though HHH made a comment as though he thought it would happen, but didn’t know, among those involved with NXT we’re told “NXT is being raided for the draft big time” and that a lot more will be known shortly. It only makes sense given they need to add to the talent depth to have two strong rosters. The company has been aggressively pursuing talent to start in NXT in September. They’ve also been telling people who they’ve signed not to let anyone know. There have been reports regarding Tommy End being one of those people. He’s scheduled to undergo medical testing and will be offered a contract if he passes.
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Pro Wrestling Sheet reports that Rich Swann recently suffered a shoulder injury that could keep him out of the Cruiserweight Classic. He hasn’t wrestled at a live event since late March because he wants to let the shoulder heal before the tournament starts. His last match was against Elias Samson on March 19. He was announced for the CWC two weeks later. A source claims that Swann is “determined” to be in the tournament and is trying to make it happen.
Wade Barrett's Papa Shango curse strikes again.

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The talk continues involving both Roderick Strong and Moose. Moose wrote, “I will always have a special spot in my heart for ROH,” which read to me like he’s leaving. WWE or TNA would be the obvious choices and all kinds of things that happened at the last minute would indicate WWE as the favorites. In theory, there was interest from both sides in him although even today based on the contract, which is still in existence, any direct negotiations would be considered tampering. As noted, that kind of stuff happens all the time in wrestling no matter the legalese. TNA is offering higher numbers for most at his level, if they want them, than WWE.

WWE is obviously the goal of most wrestlers, and internally in WWE people were talking about him debuting there as part of the September incoming class. Moose himself said that he can’t say anything until his situation is final. Moose was in Orlando for Takeover backstage and tweeted a photo going to the show with Apollo Crews. I do know that even as of last week, ROH thought they had a good chance of keeping him and his winning a multiple person match over the weekend would indicate that even as of the weekend they believed that. He’s still scheduled for the 6/24 PPV even after a Tweet where people look at it and are going to naturally speculate, and it’s not a secret his contract is up in a few weeks.
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It appears future WWE pay-per-view events will be going past 11pm and not just WrestleMania. WWE has told Sky Italia to start reserving extra time for pay-per-view events as the duration of those shows will vary.
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Ring of Honor announced the following:

You’ve been watching exclusive Women of Honor matches on the ROH YouTube channel, but now you’ll have the chance to see them LIVE! On July 8th, Baltimore hosts a special WOMEN OF HONOR event! All of your favorite Women of Honor will be in action, in addition to special guests and even some debuting athletes ...

This Women of Honor event is FREE ADMISSION with the purchase of a ticket for ROH‘s AFTERSHOCK event..
Link with the list of wrestlers planned to appear at the event and how to get tickets: http://www.pwinsider.com/article/102...-free.html?p=1

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NXT Takeover Brooklyn tickets for 8/20 at the Barclays Center are available on pre-sale right now using the code WWENXT. The pre-sale ends tomorrow at 10 p.m. and the regular sale goes into effect at Noon on Saturday. The names listed are Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura, Asuka, Bayley, American Alpha and The Revival.
Figured that might be useful for anyone interested in going.

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Six-year-old Max has been diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma for the second time. He's a huge WWE fan and his family is not looking for any monetary donations but if anyone has anything related to WWE that thet would like to donate that he can play with while being treated there will be an event on 6/19 in Dublin, Ireland at the Woolshed Pub collecting donations.
Link for those interested in donating: http://www.joe.ie/life-style/video-a...max-out/548483

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A sad part of the Jimmy Snuka story is that the sisters of Nancy Argentino, Louise and Lorraine, were never told about the change in the hearing date (the date was changed more than a week earlier), so they could not be in the court room when Snuka was declared not mentally competent to stand trial. Not that it would have been something they’d have had a good reaction to, if they had seen it live. Essentially the case has been shelved until 12/2 when there will be another hearing to see if Snuka’s mental capacity has improved enough for him to stand trial; it won’t.
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In an interesting story, Pro Wrestling Torch reported that the ownership of the name TNA was taken over by Aroluxe Media LLC on 5/3. They registered the ownership of the name TNA from May 3, 2016 to 2021. This company still owns the names TNA Wrestling and TNA Entertainment, LLC., as well as names associated with Impact Wrestling. They’ve been pushing the name Impact Wrestling over TNA to a degree for years.
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TNA will be doing an almost live Impact on 6/14 as well as more tapings after that show and 6/15. When the tapings that take place next week run out, there are plans to do another semi-live taping in July and follow with several more weeks after the fact. The dates are not yet announced, but however many weeks are taped this coming week, that would indicate 7/2, 7/9 or 7/16 as the start of the next tapings, with the middle date most likely. At least some talent has been told ahead of time about a live July taping.
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Ric Flair and Conrad Thompson will be going back to doing podcasts on right around 6/30 but on a new station, leaving the CBS family.
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Orton was in Los Angeles this week taping an episode of the show “Shooters,” on the USA Network. Omar Epps and Ryan Phillippe are the stars and Mark Walhberg is the director. The series debuts on 7/19 at 10 p.m., or right after Smackdown on the USA Network, so it makes sense to have a WWE star on the show in an early episode. The Orton situation will be interesting, because Orton was one of the top faces on the roster, but is better as a heel. Right now, when it comes to the touring guys, the two brand leaders are clearly, at least until things change, Reigns and Cena. It makes no sense if the decision is made to go away from Reigns to have Orton in the spot. One also wonders just how full a schedule Cena is going to do, because of all the outside offers he’s getting and all the injuries. Ambrose has been put in the top position on the other tour with Cena out, but clearly has not been booked strong enough to be a brand leader with his losses to HHH and the ridiculous program in hindsight with Lesnar. You also have Wyatt who can turn in a heartbeat because people want to cheer him. There’s no rush to flip Wyatt but it is fresh, and if he does, then Orton should be on the heel side.
Basically Orton might suffer a bit with the Brand Split since the WWE already has the top stars set for each show while Ambrose has been filling in for Cena as the non-Reigns top face star for house shows not involving Cena himself.


Some other news includes:
  • Mattel revealed the next series of WWE action figures will be zombie related. http://www.pwinsider.com/article/102...-line.html?p=1
  • According to Yahoo, Brock Lesnar will learn next week if he will be allowed to fight at UFC 200 since that is when the results of his pre-fight drug test will be released.
  • ESPN's Highly Questionable show recently had a segment with Brock Lesnar: https://twitter.com/hqonespn/status/741010801805254657
  • CBS recently had an article dealing with how pro wrestling helped shaped Muhammed Ali's career and later helped inspire MMA's creation. http://www.cbssports.com/general/new...-inspired-mma/
  • Apparently Seth Rollins and Bret Hart have been feuding on social media and started after Bret thought Rollins was a bit unsafe in the ring with others. Rollins got upset and lashed out at Bret while Bret recently responded saying he was only criticizing as a way to help Rollins change part of his wrestling habits. http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/7164...enas-nose-more
  • According to the Observer, WWE is currently on track to not have a sell out crowd for the upcoming MitB ppv. House shows leading up to the event are also having problems with ticket sales.
  • Also according to the Observer, Nakaumra will not be main eventing either of the two shows for the upcoming Japan tour even though he's been advertised the most and likely the big reason why people are interested. Already confirmed the main event for both shows will be the WWE title match.

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