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Old 03-02-2018, 11:56 AM   #1761
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WWE spokeswoman Annie Kruger declined to comment about Fox and the USA Network except to say the company plans to announce its U.S. TV partner between May and September of this year. WWE's contract with USA officially expires September 30th, 2019 ...

Both the WWE and UFC are seeking up to $400 million a year for their TV rights. But Fox is more likely to fork over that kind of money for WWE than for UFC said sources. Fox currently pays around $120 million a year for UFC TV rights.

The UFC met with ESPN, Turner Sports, CBS and NBC last year to try to drum up interest, according to John Ourand of SportsBusiness Journal. But none seemed interested in paying the $450 million annual average sought by Endeavor's Ari Emanuel, who represents the UFC in TV negotiations.

Fox recently put an offer of $200 million annually on the table, according to SBJ. With Amazon picking up rights to UFC pay-per-view events, UFC might get more money from various tech giants that are taking more steps into sports programming.

Meanwhile, talent from Fox and WWE are publicly pawing at each other.

Fox's Colin Cowherd has been contemptuous of pro wrestling for years, deriding WWE fans as "booger eaters." But Cowherd is also the most plugged-in with the thinking of Fox bosses. What do you know? Cowherd has had a change of heart about WWE.
Some more details regarding FOX's interest in WWE and possible amounts of money being tossed around. In regards to the plans to have WWE shows on FS1 & FS2, FS1 currently averages around 180k for daily viewers to the channel.

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Eddie Edwards being brutalized with a baseball bat by Sami Callihan caused Impact Wrestling's viewership to rise substantially from last week's numbers, which were the lowest of 2018.

The show scored 365,000 viewers, way up from last week's 262,000 and the highest it's been since the July 13th, 2017 episode of the program. It ranked #123 for the night on cable, with NBA games winning the night overall.

Edwards had just beaten Callihan in a match in the main event when Callihan jumped him. He grabbed a chair and put it on Edwards' waist. He meant to strike the chair with the bat, but slipped and instead smashed Edward's eye, causing Edwards to immediately roll out of the ring in pain. Footage was shown on Impact Wrestling's YouTube page of Edwards being taken backstage to an ambulance.

As a result, Edwards suffered a broken eye socket and orbital bone. Regardless, he will be a part of Impact's first PPV of 2018, Redemption, on April 22nd.
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The incident also raised the ire of Jim Cornette, who commented via Twitter, "OK, I just saw this for the first time-- @TheEddieEdwards should have beat the sh** out of this stupid f***--he set it up shoddy, was careless with his sh**y swing & they shouldn't have been doing it to begin with. Who the f*** "trained" @TheSamiCallihan ? I'm f***ing hot."

Callihan responded, "This hurts Jimmy.... I’ll just keep watching my bank account go up."
Cornette: https://twitter.com/TheJimCornette/s...93791828496387 , Callihan: https://twitter.com/TheSamiCallihan/...96035864899584

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Impact is taping a One Night Only PPV show tomorrow night in Windsor, ONT at St.Clair College with Trevor Lee vs. Petey Williams vs. Matt Sydal, Eli Drake vs. Cody Deaner, Joe Doering vs. Moose, A-1 & Allie vs Braxton Sutter & KC Spinelli plus Alberto El Patron is scheduled. They are also taping a Sunday show in Mississauga, ONT for Twitch (airing 3/9) with Austin Aries vs. Matt Sydal vs. Kongo Kong, Alberto El Patron vs Moose, Trevor Lee vs. Josh Alexander and Allie vs. KC Spinelli.
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Because they are moving to a larger building, there are some tickets that will be released for the 3/23 PWG show in Los Angeles.

WrestleCon announced that due to the demand, there will be a second Steve Austin signing at WrestleCon on 4/7 and tickets will go on sale at 3:16 p.m. on Monday.

There are only 100 tickets left for the 4/6 WrestleCon Supershow with Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi vs. Chuck Taylor & & TBA (Trent Beretta out due to injury), Tomohiro Ishii vs. Jeff Cobb and Joey Janela vs. Penta 0M.

CHIKARA's King of Trios will run 8/31 to 9/2 in Easton, PA. The first team entered is Fred Rosser (Darren Young) & P.J. Black & Michael Tarver.
WrestleCon Austin: https://twitter.com/wrestlecon/statu...29199446224898

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New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that the 25th annual Best of the Super Juniors round robin tournament will run from 5/18-6/4.

The tournament will kick off with back to back events at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo on 5/18 and 5/19. The tournament will have dates in Shizuoka, Tokyo, Shiga, Osaka, a pair of events in Aichi, Tochigi, Fukushima, Aomori and Gunma before returning to Tokyo for the finals on 6/4.

Talents have not yet been announced.

Last year's tournament was won by KUSHIDA.
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Regarding contracts, PWInsider.com has confirmed Alberto el Patron’s deal with Impact Wrestling expires in April. The two sides are currently negotiating a new deal. Patron is easily the biggest "name" star the company has at the moment.

Eli Drake’s deal with the company expires on 5/31.
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One-half of the NXT Tag Team Champions may have issues working in Canada.

WWE advertised Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly for NXT's recent four-event tour of Ontario, Canada (Feb. 22 through Feb. 25), but the duo did not appear at any of the events. They instead worked NXT shows in Florida over those days.

According to Dave Meltzer in the latest issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Fish, at least in the past, had issues getting into Canada. However, he was told that this problem "was taken care of."

Meltzer also notes that he can't find a record of Fish working in Canada since 2014 for Ring of Honor.
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Rusev and Lana had fans talking earlier this week when they tweeted about being off SmackDown again, about how John Cena returned to SmackDown to a main event spot and how Rusev was more over than Roman Reigns, Shinsuke Nakamura and WWE Champion AJ Styles. The Rusev Twitter shenanigans continued today when Rusev asked if he was being released due to a WWE "What A Maneuver Wednesday" Twitter poll that asked fans the best move of his career. You can see the exchange below:

LOL Am i getting released or something !?! https://t.co/7LlYaLpbwO
— Rusev (@RusevBUL) March 2, 2018


We're narrowed it down; now YOU get to vote! What is the most memorable move of @RusevBUL's career? #WAMWednesday
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) February 28, 2018

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Raw fell four percent last night to 3.03 million viewers and the viewing followed the normal patterns with most viewers watching the first two hours and dropping off after that point ...

The second-to-third hour drop was 16.5 percent, which is the fourth biggest single hour drop in the show's history.

Ronda Rousey being in the first segment probably hurt the overall number since if people were turning in for her, they would have left 15 minutes in. Still, this was among the lower rated shows since football season ended, and there is no competition that you could point to as a primary reason.

The show didn't really promote anything for the third hour past Paul Heyman addressing Roman Reigns' remarks from the previous week.

The three hours were:

8 p.m. 3.30 million viewers
9 p.m. 3.27 million viewers
10 p.m. 2.73 million viewers
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Jonathan Coachman was one of several ESPN employees named in a sexual discrimination and harassment lawsuit filed against the company Monday.

Former ESPN employee Adrienne Lawrence filed the suit in Connecticut's United States District Court, but damages were not specified.

Coachman, now with WWE, was named on page 36 of the lawsuit in the section "Men Preyed on Ms. Lawrence Under the Guise of Being Collegial or Providing Mentorship".
Lawsuit link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OOp...-Xm3t14YI/view

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After being named in a sexual harassment lawsuit against his old employers Monday, Jonathan Coachman fired back Tuesday morning in denying the claims ...

On Twitter, Coachman, now a broadcaster with WWE, responded to someone asking a question about Lawrence's claims:

I will address this only once because I am seething today. In 21 years of being a PROFESSIONAL I have never been more offended in my life. I my 9 years I can count on one hand the amount of times I interacted with anyone other than a co-anchor. To allow someone to spread vicious https://t.co/4NYsZjK2C6

— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) March 6, 2018

Lies and flat out fabrications is not ok and it’s time someone stood up for themselves. @jemelehill addressed her lie last night. I am not a part of this lawsuit because I have never done anything wrong. My reputation speaks for itself and anyone that has ever worked with me https://t.co/4NYsZjK2C6

— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) March 6, 2018

Will back that up. I am also offended that someone can dangerously throw peoples names into something for the clear attempt at getting headlines. This the only time I will address this because I am not a part of this lawsuit. My heart goes out to anyone falsely accused of https://t.co/4NYsZjK2C6

— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) March 6, 2018

Anything. Trust me it doesn’t feel good. But most of you have been incredible and supportive. Onward and upward. https://t.co/4NYsZjK2C6

— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) March 6, 2018

In a statement, WWE said, "We take these matters very seriously and are investigating."
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The stone pitbull Tomohiro Ishii will be a part of Ring of Honor's WrestleMania weekend event.

ROH announced today that Ishii will compete at this year's Supercard of Honor XII show, though it hasn't been announced who he will face. Other stars from New Japan coming in are Kota Ibushi, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kenny Omega, who will headline the event against Cody. It will take place Saturday evening, going head to head with NXT Takeover.

Something to note about this weekend is that with the exception of Omega, all of the New Japan talent coming in that weekend are also confirmed for that weekend's Rev Pro event, which will take place a day prior. Minoru Suzuki is scheduled for the Rev Pro event as well, so it's possible he may be added to Ring of Honor's card in the not too distant future, though that isn't currently confirmed.

Other talents confirmed for Supercard of Honor XII include ROH World champion Dalton Castle and The Young Bucks.
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An NXT TakeOver special is officially set to take place in Chicago over Money in the Bank weekend.

The show is scheduled for the Allstate Arena on June 16th, which is one day before the venue hosts Money in the Bank. Though there have been changes to the WWE pay-per-view schedule, TakeOver returning to Chicago has been planned since at least December ...

There are now five TakeOver events on the calendar for this year, with this being the only one not happening during a "Big Four" pay-per-view weekend. The next one will be in New Orleans on April 7th, and NXT will finish building to that show at their television tapings at Full Sail University on Wednesday.
Link: https://twitter.com/TripleH/status/970736672848703488

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Originally Posted by Observer
Katsuyori Shibata has been named head coach of New Japan's Los Angeles dojo.

New Japan made the announcement tonight, with New Japan's English site confirming the news shortly thereafter. It was also announced that Scorpio Sky, who currently wrestles for Ring of Honor as a part of SoCal Uncensored, will be the assistant coach.
More details: https://www.f4wonline.com/japan/kats...es-dojo-252831

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Originally Posted by Observer
WWE confirmed last night that their stadium show in Melbourne, Australia is official and will be happening in October.

Renee Young wasn’t on Raw and won’t be on SmackDown tonight due to being sick. She wrote that she’ll be back for Fastlane on Sunday.

Ronda Rousey clarified that she used a standing reverse kata guruma to lay out Stephanie McMahon on Raw.

Here’s the updated card for WWE’s house show at Madison Square Garden on March 16th:
* Universal Champion Brock Lesnar defending against Braun Strowman and Kane in a triple threat match
* Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins & Finn Balor vs. The Miz, Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas
* John Cena & Nikki Bella vs. Elias & Bayley
* AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
* Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus defending against The New Day and Titus O’Neil & Apollo in a triple threat match
* Matt Hardy, Bray Wyatt, Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss, and Asuka are also advertised

WWE announced a deal with Snickers to be the presenting partner for WrestleMania. Snickers will be involved in promoting WrestleMania Axxess, and a WWE.com series and YouTube series leading up to Mania.
Renee: https://twitter.com/ReneeYoungWWE/st...70363633561600 , Ronda: https://twitter.com/RondaRousey/stat...23311873753088

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The footage that was used on Raw last night of the Hardy Compound in North Carolina was filmed last week by Matt Hardy's wife, Rebecca.

We've had some readers ask if the footage was material licensed from Impact Wrestling. That was not the case. While WWE has licensed content featuring the Broken Universe from Impact, that is not what was utilized last night.

No word yet when WWE will be filming what has been termed "The Ultimate Deletion."
Reby link: https://twitter.com/RebyHardy/status/970894572204118017

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Originally Posted by Observer
Mike Piellucci wrote an incredible profile piece on Cody Rhodes for The Ringer, with the center of it being Cody’s relationship with his father before and after his death and how that has shaped him.

Cody and The Young Bucks announced that ticket information for All In is forthcoming and fans will be given plenty of notice before they go on sale.

ROH posted an update about their HonorClub streaming service, saying that they’re in the pre-beta testing period for Apple TV, Roku, and Android TV channels and iOS and Android apps. They mentioned that people have asked about matches from the first few years of the company’s history, noting that they’ll continue rolling out classic content as they move forward.

UCW on 4/14 in Owesnboro, KY at the Sports Center features Vader, Tommy Dreamer, Hurricane Helms and Shane Douglas.
Cody: https://www.theringer.com/2018/3/6/1...-rhodes-all-in , "All In": https://twitter.com/ALL_IN_2018/stat...67874306674688 , ROH: https://www.rohwrestling.com/news/ho...-status-update

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WWE are selling a new Kevin Owens "KOMania III" shirt, playing off of the poster of Wrestlemania III.
Link: https://shop.wwe.com/kevin-owens-ko-...rt/PE7010.html

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Originally Posted by Observer
It was also very clear, after the excellent backstage segment with Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax, that the storyline for the Raw Women's championship will head in that direction for a Wrestlemania showdown, which explains why Mickie James is suddenly Bliss' second again - to help run interference against Nia. While the Raw storyline has been building towards Asuka challenging Bliss, WWE's online articles continue to mention from time to time that Asuka has not "officially' announced what title belt she will be challenging for at Wrestlemania, certainly leaving the door open to Asuka still challenging Charlotte for the Smackdown championship.
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WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross underwent the first of several eye surgeries yesterday. Ross wrote on his Twitter account that he was told the first surgery was successful, but noted that currently, he could not see out of his right eye. Our best wishes to Jim on a quick and painless recovery.

Ross will soon be announcing the new home for his weekly podcast after not coming to terms with Podcast One.

Ross' latest "Slobberknocker Sessions" event, an intimate affair featuring a book signing for his excellent autobiography and a question and answer session will take place on Friday 4/6 at 10 AM in New Orleans as part of Wrestlemania 34 weekend. The event will be held at The Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Airport.
Link: https://twitter.com/JRsBBQ/status/970831966491815942

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Originally Posted by PWI
WWE announced this afternoon that R&B sister duo Chloe x Halle will open Wrestlemania 34 in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, performing America the Beautiful.

The duo are signed to Beyonce's Parkwood Entertainment and will release their first album, The Kids are Alright on 3/23.
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ROH returns to PPV this Friday 3/9 for their Anniversary PPV from Sam's Town in Las Vegas, featuring:
*ROH champion Dalton Castle vs. Jay Lethal.
*ROH Tag Team champions The Motor City Machineguns vs.The Briscoes.
*Matt Taven vs. Cody Rhodes.
*Flip Gordon vs. Hiromu Takahashi.
*Punishment Martinez vs. Marty Scurll.
*The Hung Bucks (The Young Bucks & Hangman Page) defend the ROH Six Man Tag Team Championship against SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky) in a Vegas Street Fight.
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Rey Mysterio is scheduled to undergo testing today to determine the severity of his arm injury, which is feared to be a bicep tear, later today, PWInsider.com has confirmed.

The injury is believed to have occurred during the final minutes of the main event of Northeast Wrestling's Wrestlefest 2018 in Waterbury, CT this past Friday, with Mysterio teaming with Flip Gordon to defeat Joey Mercury and Caleb Konley.
More details: https://www.pwinsider.com/article/11...pdate.html?p=1

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Originally Posted by WrestleInc
Jeff Hardy has been cleared by his surgeon to return to action, according to a report from Pro Wrestling Sheet. Hardy, who has been out of action since suffering a torn right rotator cuff in September, is now just waiting to be cleared by WWE.

Hardy underwent surgery during the first week of October in Birmingham, Alabama and PWInsider reported in late February that Hardy was back in Birmingham being evaluated by his doctors to get cleared. Dave Meltzer reported last week on Wrestling Observer Radio that Hardy was back in training and was hopeful to be back in time for WrestleMania 34.
Pro Wrestling Sheet link: http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/jef...edical-update/

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Originally Posted by WrestleInc
John Cena's WrestleMania 34 plans don't seem to involve the Smackdown brand.

Following this Sunday's Fastlane pay-per-view, Cena is not scheduled for any SmackDown Live tapings. He's not scheduled for tonight's SmackDown Live at the Resch Center in Green Bay, WI, and the only upcoming live events he's currently slated to appear at are for the RAW brand.

The last date on Cena's current WWE schedule is the post-WrestleMania episode of Monday Night RAW in New Orleans. Cena was not featured in recent advertising materials for SummerSlam in August or The Survivor Series in November, although he could be appearing at those shows if his schedule opens up during those periods.

Cena's next major movie, Blockers, is scheduled to be released on April 6th, days before WrestleMania 34.
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He is rumored to be facing The Undertaker at WrestleMania, which would be their first singles match on pay-per-view since Taker defeated Cena at the Vengeance pay-per-view on July 27, 2003.
Spoiler tag used since it teases at potential Mania plans.

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Last night's WWE RAW broadcast on the USA Network abruptly ended at 11pm EST as USA's special on the murders of Tupac & Biggie began airing. The show aired for about 1 minute until RAW came back on right as Paul Heyman was walking to the ring doing his promo. We can confirm that the glitch happened for USA Network app viewers and viewers using other streaming services such as Sling.

Some other sheet news includes:
  • According to the Observer, rumors of WWE holding a War Games event this year in Los Angeles are false. https://www.f4wonline.com/wwe-news/w...angeles-252976
  • Recent episode of Chasing Glory with Lillian Garcia podcast show had AJ Styles as the guest. https://www.podcastone.com/episode/W...enal-AJ-Styles
  • According to PWI, WWE is currently considering adding Ronda Rousey to their upcoming MSG RAW brand house show. If it happens, it will be the first time in Ronda's career (UFC & WWE) she will make an appearance for a show at MSG.
  • WTMJ-TV Milwaukee had a recent interview with Braun Strowman talking about being a WWE star, when he wanted to become a pro wrestler in the WWE, and how he caught the WWE's attention. http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/...he-eye-of-wwe/
  • According to PWI, the Ultimate Deletion match between Bray and Matt Hardy is currently planned to occur during one of the RAWs leading to Mania and not at Mania itself.
  • Apparently ROH's plans to improve the image and prestige of their women's division involves them just being pre-show material for TV and PPVs. Management pretty much lied to their women's division about things improving for them in the future and the Women's of Honor tournament meant to be the start of it.


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SmackDown averaged 2.59 million viewers on Tuesday night, down four percent from last week ...

For the sixth time in the last seven weeks, SmackDown was down year-over-year in the ratings
Smackdown needs a huge change in direction either after Fastlane or Mania since their current plans haven't worked for months.

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NXT introduced a new secondary singles title at tonight’s television tapings, with the inaugural champion set to be crowned during WrestleMania weekend.

William Regal announced that the first NXT North American Champion will be decided at TakeOver: New Orleans on April 7th.
SPOILER: show
It was at that moment that EC3 came out, making his official NXT return. He said that it was nice that Regal was going to create a title just for him. Regal said that no one is handed anything in NXT, and he will instead square off against five other competitors in a ladder match to crown the first champion. Those five other competitors were later revealed to be Lars Sullivan, Velveteen Dream Killian Dain, Adam Cole and Ricochet.
Spoiler tag used since its related to stuff for Takeover New Orleans and major announcements.

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Tenille Dashwood vs. Brandi Rhodes and Sumie Sakai vs. Hana Kimura in Women of Honor Championship tournament matches will air on Facebook Live on Friday prior to ROH’s 16th Anniversary PPV.

Ahead of it airing on TV, ROH uploaded Dashwood and Stacy Shadows’ first round match on YouTube.
Links: https://www.rohwrestling.com/news/te...hip-tournament , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4-Yq5_GL3w

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An official hotel for All In weekend will be announced on Monday.
Link: https://twitter.com/ALL_IN_2018/stat...14121714880519

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With Bobby Fish injured and facing surgery, the current plan is to strip Undisputed Era of the NXT Tag Team championships with the 2018 Dusty Tag Classic being used to determine the new champions. This will be the first time in the Tag Team championships will be on the line in the tournament, which is currently in its third incarnation.
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As part of today's corporate filing announcing their 4/19 Stockholders Meeting in Stamford, CT, the following corporate salaries were released by the company.

WWE Chairman of the Board and CEO Vince McMahon - $1.4 million in 2017. That number is expected to remain the same in 2018.

WWE Co-President George Barrios - $783,510 in 2017. His salary for 2018 post-promotion will be $870,000.

WWE Co-President Michelle D. Wilson - $791,044 in 2017. Her salary for 2018 post-promotion will be $870,000.

WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative Paul "Triple H" Levesque - $650,000 in 2017. His salary will raise to $684,000 in 2018.

WWE Executive Vice President, Production Kevin Dunn - $909,560 in 2017. His salary will rise to $925,000 in 2018.

These salaries do not include what those who perform on camera are paid, nor would they include what execs make via WWE stock dividend payouts.

In the case of those related to Vince McMahon, their performance salaries were also listed in the filing:

Stephanie McMahon was paid $2.2 million total between her role as Chief Brand Ambassador and her on camera role.

Triple H was paid an additional $1.5 million for his on camera role, which means he was paid almost double to be "Triple H" vs. what he made as Paul Levesque, WWE Executive.

Shane McMahon, who is not an executive for the company, was paid $1.3 million last year for his on camera role as Smackdown Commissioner.
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WWE will be holding its annual meeting of stockholders on Thursday 4/19 at 10 AM at WWE HQ in Stamford, CT. The company will elect its eleven Directors at the meeting.

The meeting is only opened to WWE stockholders and has in the past featured Vince McMahon and other executives taking questions from stockholders.
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Major League Wrestling returns to Orlando, Florida for "Spring Break" at the Gilt Nightclub, featuring the continuation of the MLW championship tournament and more.

The lineup for Spring Break features:
* World Heavyweight Championship Semi-Finals: Matt Riddle vs. ACH.
* World Heavyweight Championship Semi-Finals Jimmy Havoc vs. Shane “Swerve” Strickland.
Rest of the card: https://www.pwinsider.com/article/11...break.html?p=1

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Impact will be announcing talents and additional details of their 4/6 Impact vs. Lucha Underground event in New Orleans as part of Wrestlecon this afternoon.

They will also be holding a media call with Taya.

Impact's Twitch special this Friday 3/9 will feature:

*Impact champion Austin Aries vs. Kongo Kong vs. Matt Sydal.
*Knockouts champion Allie vs. KC Spinelli.
*Moose vs. Alberto el Patron.
*Eli Drake vs. Marcus Burke.
*Trevor Lee vs. Josh Alexander.
*Idris Abraham vs. Petey Williams vs. Phil Atlas vs. Brent Banks.
*Desi Hitsquad vs. Cody Deaner Jake Something.
*Braxton Sutter vs. Tyson Dux.
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The Montgomery Fairgrounds Coliseum, which housed many years of professional wrestling in Dayton, Ohio, will hold its final sporting event, a boxing card this weekend, before being torn down. The current fairgrounds will be razed and replaced with a newer design that will feature eight buildings.

Over the course of its lifetime, the venue was home to Les Thatcher's HWA when it was a WWE developmental territory and hosted a number of Ring of Honor events, including, what was at the time, the most important match in ROH history to that point.

In 2004, with a great amount of turmoil due to the Rob Feinstein situation having the company in quite the maelstrom, CM Punk challenged Samoa Joe for the ROH championship in the venue ... Historically, one of the most important moments in ROH history took place in that venue.
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Armando Alejandro Montalvo, the WWE fan who was shot outside of the WWE Performance Center on August 31st, 2015, appeared outside of tonight's WWE NXT TV tapings at Full Sail University and caused a scene.

According to fans waiting outside of the venue before doors were opened, Montalvo was ranting about WWE, DX and about how Vince McMahon will have to shoot him again to stop him. Security was called but Montalvo jumped into a waiting car and drove away before they could catch up to him.

Montalvo had been on WWE's radar before the shooting after a history of bizarre behavior outside of the Performance Center. He had also posted several videos to social media, ranting on how he was obsessed with several female WWE Superstars, including AJ Lee and WWE Hall of Famer Lita. Some of Montalvo's videos had him spreading urine and feces on photos of WWE talents and on the outside of WWE buildings. Montalvo was shot by police who responded to a disturbance call at the Performance Center that day. Montalvo reportedly charged at one of the officers with a handful of rocks after a confrontation. He survived the shooting and has been wrapped up in the legal process since then, even as recent as January of this year. He was charged with trespassing, resisting arrest and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer for the incident at the Performance Center. Montalvo has had numerous run-ins with law enforcement since that incident and still makes daily references to WWE on social media, accusing Vince of being out to get him. Montalvo often posts videos of what he calls "wrestling promos" that mention WWE, Vince and numerous wrestlers.
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The Young Bucks have responded to the open invitation from RAW Tag Team Champion Sheamus for a match at WrestleMania 34 against The Bar. As noted, word going around at RAW was that The Bar will be challenged by two Superstars that are not currently a tag team.

Nick Jackson of The Bucks tweeted the following in response to Sheamus' open invite:

Who will Step Up To #TheBar at #WrestleMania34?

The Greatest Tag Team on Earth has NO worthy opponents on The Grandest Stage of Them All.

This is an Open Invitation... #StepUpToTheBar
— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) March 6, 2018


We happen to have that date open... https://t.co/YNVAM8xUUa
— The Young Bucks (@NickJacksonYB) March 6, 2018
Sheamus tweet: https://twitter.com/WWESheamus/statu...91369904177153 , Young Bucks tweet: https://twitter.com/NickJacksonYB/st...64075660009472


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With the news of Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt doing The Ultimate Deletion on a RAW before WM....it wouldn't surprise me if they challenged The Bar. Maybe with some interference from Brother Nero involved, too.
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The remaining key WrestleMania matches should be finalized next week. There is the John Cena match (Undertaker at last word), the expected A.J. Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura match for the WWE title, the U.S. title match which looks to be Bobby Roode vs. Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal, whatever Smackdown tag title match there is with the Bludgeon Brothers teased in their first significant match as a team as the challengers, and both women’s title matches, which are expected to be Asuka vs Charlotte and Nia Jax vs Alexa Bliss.


Right now the plan is for no match with Sheamus & Cesaro at Mania, but for them to be part of the show in an angle of sorts. The backup plan for Strowman right now if he’s not moved to the Universal title slot would be some type of non-wrestling gimmick thing. The only other thing given a strong push on Raw is the Bayley vs. Sasha Banks storyline. On the Smackdown side, the idea of Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn has been teased, however, the current plans have Owens and Zayn in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal. At this point, and this is a surprise, none of the WWE events over WrestleMania week are sold out on the primary market.

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The most intriguing things are that if Raw moves to FOX, it would have to be cut to two hours, but it’s audience would like rise. On the flip side, if Smackdown is on FS 1 instead of USA, the drop in homes should decrease the audience 8.4 percent. If FOX wants both for FS 1, that becomes a problem because you’re looking at double-digit audience drops for both shows. Plus, FS 1, being a sports channel, will have issues if there are major sports events on Monday or Tuesday, such as key playoff games, in leagues far bigger than WWE. Another plus for FS 1 is that NXT could not draw a number strong enough for USA most likely, but as a weekly show, it definitely could draw a number strong enough for FS 1. So that could add to FS 1's overall rating, something that is key to the value of having WWE.

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I keep hearing people say Ricochet and Lio Rush are being groomed for 205 Live sooner than later.

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Braun is the most over guy on Raw and he might not have a match, lol.
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John Cena vs Braun. There's your mania match.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:18 AM   #1769
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I feel like Big Dave has to be wrong about that, not giving Braun a match at WM seems like the dumbest option available from a booking standpoint.
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and when it comes down to it, WWE usually takes the dumbest booking option available...
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I feel like Big Dave has to be wrong about that, not giving Braun a match at WM seems like the dumbest option available from a booking standpoint.
I have a feeling it's going to come to a WM20 type deal with Braun in Stone Colds role if the steroid story is bad and Brock is leaving.
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I feel like Big Dave has to be wrong about that, not giving Braun a match at WM seems like the dumbest option available from a booking standpoint.
WWE's problem was not giving Braun an actual direction and having him as the backup plan for too many matches.

Universal, Ronda tag match, IC, and Battle Royale all had him as either a backup plan or solely dependent on the actual plans for a match. Even a potential Mania feud with the Drifter is just being rushed on RAW instead.
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DirtySheets is reporting on Patreon a program will start between Shane McMahon and Dolph Ziggler very soon, possibly this Sunday, to set up Shane vs Ziggler at WrestleMania
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Lmao why do we need a Shane match at Mania? If they cleared Brian wouldn't Shane v Zayne and Owens make way more sense? Or Shane and mystery partner? Or Shane v Owens?
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Braun Strowman vs Shane McMahon?
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Some updates regarding the NXT tag team titles. Adam Cole & Kyle O'Reilly will be champions going into the three-way match with Authors of Pain and Roderick Strong & Pete Dunne at the Takeover show in New Orleans. The idea is that O'Reilly is still champion and is picking a partner to replace Bobby Fish. Right now the idea is that Cole will be in both the ladder match for the North American title and the tag team title match on the Takeover show.
Meltzer previously reported NXT was considering stripping the tag titles off of Undisputed Era and instead the winner of this year's Dusty Tag Classic would become new champs. Now its winner of the 3-way match gets both the tag titles and Dusty Tag trophy.

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They are doing soft promotion for Alexa Bliss vs. Rumble winner Asuka, but from television this week, it sure seems like the original plan of Bliss vs. Nia Jax as the Raw title match is the direction. Charlotte Flair faces Ruby Riott at Fast Lane. Until that match is over, if the direction is Flair vs. Asuka for the Smackdown title, they really couldn’t announce it ...

There was a report from PW Insider that more names could be added to the IC title match. If that is accurate, Samoa Joe fits as a name. Strowman, who was originally to face Miz in an IC title , could also be fit in, although the backup plan for Strowman right now if he’s not moved to the Universal title slot would be some type of non-wrestling gimmick thing. The only other thing given a strong push on Raw is the Bayley vs. Sasha Banks storyline.

Right now the plan for the Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt Ultimate Deletion type of match on the Hardy Compound is for it to be on Raw rather than WrestleMania. I think it fits better on Raw ... Plus, Jeff is almost ready to return and if he can return in time, Sheamus & Cesaro vs. Hardys makes sense as a Mania match given the storyline is no team in WWE is around that deserves a title match. However, that is not the plan as of this moment. Right now the plan is for no match with Sheamus & Cesaro at Mania, but for them to be part of the show in an angle of sorts, but they are part of a lot of things on the Raw side that are still in flux.

On the Smackdown side, the idea of Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn has been teased, and was strongly teased this week, but nothing has been more teased than Shane McMahon vs. Daniel Bryan. Bryan wasn’t even on the Smackdown show this week nor talked about in any meaningful fashion. If there is anything from that, one would think it would be Shane in the ring with a partner against Owens & Zayn, as Bryan’s representatives, given Shane vs. Bryan would need a clearance of Bryan to happen. However, the current plans have Owens and Zayn in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal.

Spoiler tag used since its related to plans for NXT New Orleans and some changes made to initial plans. Also for current Mania plans in regards to the undercard.

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Two of New Japan’s young lions have been sidelined with injuries serious enough that they are being kept off of the next tour.

New Japan's English website last night reported that Kitamura has been sidelined since March 4 with a concussion. He was originally set to take on Manabu Nakanishi a couple of days ago on the 46th anniversary show, but that match was postponed following the injury. Hikuleo has been out since March 3 with what the website described as ACL damage. Currently, there is no timetable for either's return.

Tanga Loa will be taking Hikuelo’s place on the New Japan Cup tour. He will be teaming with various other members of the Bullet Club in multi-man matches.
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New Japan announced a three-match show on 3/24 at its Los Angeles dojo including an autograph session. There will be a contract signing for the Jay White vs. Hangman Page U.S. title match plus a press conference with Katsuyori Shibata, Scorpio Sky, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, David Finlay and Jushin Liger. Ryusuke Taguchi, Kushida and all the other names will also be doing autographs.

Ultimo Dragon makes his Australian debut of Wrestling Go in Sydney for shows on 5/11 and 5/12. Tenille Dashwood appears for the promotion on 7/12 and she also appears for Southern Pro Wrestling on 7/14 in Invercargill, New Zealand.

Zack Sabre Jr comes to Australia for World Series Wrestling International Assault on 6/22 and 6/23 in Melbourne, 6/24 in Adelaide and 6/24 in Sydney.
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Wrestling DVD Network reported yesterday that a new WWE DVD project has been added to the 2018 release schedule. A three disc DVD set entitled "The Evolution of WWE’s Women’s Division” looking at the increased role of women in WWE will be released on June 11 in the UK and June 12 in the US. This project replaces the canceled Shane McMahon DVD on the release schedule. Here is the synopsis:

"From Fabulous Moolah to Alundra Blayze, to the rise of Lita & Trish during the Attitude Era, to the Diva Search days and bra & panty matches, all the way to the current revival of the division with Charlotte, Sasha, Becky, Alexa, and Bayley.Witness the greatest matches and most memorable moments in the history of WWE women’s wrestling."
Going to be interesting how they handle Moolah's impact considering her dark history with women's wrestling in the WWE and US in general. Link: http://www.wrestlingdvdnetwork.com/w...chedule/151831

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WWE has just announced that its 4/28 Smackdown show in Halifax and 4/29 show in St. John, New Brunswick have been moved to 8/25 and 8/26. All tickets purchased for these shows will be honored. Fans who can't attend either show can also get full refunds at the point of purchase. The dates are moved because the top Smackdown talent will be appearing in Saudi Arabia that week.
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A few quick notes about UItimate Deletion, which WWE is filming today at the Hardy Compound in Cameron, NC:

*Referee Shawn Bennett was sent to be the official referee for the bout.

*To answer many questions we've received, we are told Jeremy Borash is there working on the shoot.

*We have not heard of any other WWE talents being brought in for the filming.
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The National Wrestling Alliance trademark was officially registered to Lightning One Inc., the company Billy Corgan owns that is handling everything related to the NWA since Corgan purchased it last year.

Since taking over the NWA, Corgan and NWA Vice President Dave Lagana have set out with building an audience for the brand and returning some credibility to the NWA championship with their Ten Pounds of Gold YouTube series, which has featured current champion Nick Aldis, former champion Tim Storm, Austin Idol, and Josephus, among others, meshing the history of the championship and strong characterizations while building to in-ring action.

The current storyline features Aldis going on a "crusade", defending the belt 20 times over the next 60 days. He is slated to defend against Tommy Dreamer at the 3/24 House of Hardcore event in Philadelphia.

As previously reported, Lightning One has also filed a copyright on The Dumont Network, the entity that once rivaled ABC and CBS as a national broadcast network and was the first channel to broadcast professional wrestling. It stands to reason that will be used at some point to distribute the NWA online.
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UFC star Fabricio Werdum has backed off his claims that he would be meeting with WWE today in San Diego, a day after he told MMA Fighting that he would be meeting with WWE.

On his Twitter account, Werdum commented, "Hey guys to make it clear I spoke about maybe doing Lucha libre in México. Not WWE. I meant wwe style(pro wrestling) but I am a @ufc fighter and my focus 100% is fighting in the ufc and whatever decision I make after my fighting career @danawhite @Mickmaynard2 will be involved."

Yesterday, Werdum had spoken of wanting to be active in UFC and WWE at the same time, which other than Brock Lesnar, has never happened.

The MMAFighting article has removed all references to WWE, replacing it with the term "pro wrestling" and a note that Werdum had originally mentioned a meeting with WWE, mistakenly cited WWE instead of a Mexican lucha libre company.
Twitter link: https://twitter.com/FabricioWerdum/s...97835613978624

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The MLW promotion held their “Spring Break ‘18” card on Thursday night from the Gilt Nightclub in Orlando, Florida with a television truck on site and several new members working on the production end.

Thursday night’s show was being produced for a future broadcast and POST Wrestling has been told that a deal with a broadcaster is done and should be announced over the next few weeks.

As reported earlier in the day at SI.com, Bruce Prichard has been hired by MLW as a senior producer and POST Wrestling has confirmed that Prichard began on Thursday night in Orlando.

Prichard will also handle the role of being a senior agent in addition to his duties as senior producer.
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The idea is to very much portray Lesnar as someone who doesn’t care about WWE, or its fans, and isn’t dedicated to WWE, both to lessen his loss and also, just as importantly, to try and get a babyface reaction for Reigns as the guy who beats him and sends him packing. Three years ago they did everything in their power in the closing weeks to do that, and the result at Mania was that Reigns ended up being, by far, the most hated wrestler on the show, and Lesnar the most popular. The funny part of that is Lesnar going on ESPN and saying he was staying with WWE and not going to UFC shortly before Mania made him a huge babyface at Mania, not that he wouldn’t have been even if that didn’t happen. McMahon realized it and several days before called the audible of Seth Rollins ending up as champion rather than Reigns, to build for the coronation of Reigns at a more opportune date.

After waiting three years, here we are, ready to do what has been planned since 2015. And now there are other concerns. Nobody still knows the fan reaction for Lesnar after the last two weeks, although the 3/12 Raw in Detroit will be the first indicator. And there are still enough questions of whether the match will take place that the hottest wrestler in the company, Braun Strowman, is not in a program nor at this point even scheduled in a match because he’s the designated backup if Lesnar blows up or Reigns becomes a P.R. issue if Johnny Bravo releases his long-teased tape and depending on the media legs of the story, if there is a legitimate story. The concern is enough that rather than put him in a match and change the card if something bad happens, they are not scheduling a few key players until they are sure the issues with the main event is settled.
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The Wrestling Observer Newsletter adds that publicly WWE officials are still moving forward with the idea that Lesnar is leaving and part of the mentality right now is to downplay Lesnar on his way out so it won't look like such a big loss if he does leave. The idea is to create an environment where fans celebrate Lesnar's departure instead of having them feel that UFC just landed one of WWE's biggest Superstars.

WWE has had each creative step laid out for the WrestleMania 34 main event between Lesnar and Roman Reigns but Vince McMahon changed things last week based on his reaction to the photo of Lesnar in Las Vegas with UFC President Dana White on Elimination Chamber Sunday getting so much attention from the fans and the press. This is why Lesnar was not on RAW for the face off with Reigns. As noted, one of WWE's goals for the Reigns vs. Lesnar build is to get Reigns cheered by the crowd, which is something that isn't always guaranteed, leading to a positive reaction when he wins the title at WrestleMania. WWE also wants the build to come across like a shoot as much as possible.
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WWE has done a great job with manipulations when it comes to Ronda Rousey. When she comes out, they are looking for members of the audience who react huge like she’s this giant superstar, and do close-ups of them, to make it appear everyone is reacting to her like that. Long shots tell that isn’t the case. But she is popular enough and they were chanting her name and reacting to her at the level of a major star babyface. She’ll be on Raw every week through Mania. After Mania, it will definitely be tricky to keep her as something special if she’s there all the time. She was fine on her promo work. She’s very good with her facial expressions, but it’s only been two needed, the smiling babyface who is nearly moved by the reaction and loves being there, and the intense scowl, which she popularized in UFC, and is getting over already.
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At this point, and this is a surprise, none of the WWE events over WrestleMania week are sold out on the primary market, even the Raw after Mania (although that was only 100 tickets shy). WrestleMania and NXT are both close to sold out, close enough that one would think both will end up being sold out. The price of entry for both WrestleMania and NXT on the secondary market has fallen to $30, while Smackdown is $35, Raw is $48 and the Hall of Fame is $50. ROH on the secondary market is $50 for the lowest priced ticket. New Japan in Long Beach at $125 remains the most expensive price of entry for a ticket on the market right now.
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NXT used the TNA old gimmick where they announced that the loudest fans at the tapings will get free merchandise. That could be coming from Jeremy Borash, who worked for TNA and used to pump up the crowd similarly and now works out of Orlando for NXT.
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Tentatively, the plan is for All In tickets to go on sale in May. There are ideas regarding streaming the show, but nothing is official on that yet.
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At this time, unless something changes, the Young Bucks vs. Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi is the main event for 3/25 in Long Beach, which means no Tetsuya Naito vs. Chris Jericho. It would be overkill to put them on the same show in a 4,700-seat arena that sold out instantly. The Jericho situation is interesting because when asked about New Japan on Twitter, Jericho responded when asked if he was done with New Japan, wrote “Unfortunately yes.” But he hasn’t answered any questions about it past that statement. I do know that New Japan was interested in Jericho for Long Beach and at one point the Tetsuya Naito match was supposed to be there.

If Mysterio can’t make the Liger match in Long Beach, Jericho was also talked about in recent days as a potential replacement, but that would be a short notice deal and honestly I don’t think that’s the best use of him to work a match with Liger with no storyline unless he wants to get a big surprise pop that night, do it unannounced, and be there mostly to set up an angle for Dominion or a future U.S. show. Jericho is on tour with Fozzy now, through 3/16, and then goes back for another tour 3/27 through 4/8 and will be back touring later in April for a few shows, then back touring again on 7/12 through August). At one point he was at least considering working the 6/9 Dominion show in Osaka Jo Hall
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Former WWE wrestler Pete Gas (Peter Gasparino), 47, who grew up as one of Shane McMahon’s best friends and a high school football teammate, is now a Senior Sales Representative for WB Mason out of Jacksonville, FL.
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In what sounds like a desperation scare tactic, Lucha Underground sent out cease and desist letters to at least two reporters (Steve Bryant and Ryan Satin) who wrote stories on things that took place at their TV tapings over the past two weeks. LU makes all fans and performers sign non-disclosure agreements because they don’t want their news getting out, but the idea of threatening reporters with legal action for covering news when it happens is ridiculous and will never hold up. But obviously it’s meant as a threat to see if they can scare them away from not reporting on the news
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The most intriguing things are that if Raw moves to FOX, it would have to be cut to two hours, but it’s audience would like rise. Right now USA Network is in 91,465,000 homes. FOX is probably in closer to 115 million, so in theory, if Raw were to average three million viewers on USA, it would increase to 3.77 million just for the added penetration, but there would also be a second increase because far more people watch FOX than USA. So it should get numbers well over 4 million, perhaps significantly more. On the flip side, if Smackdown is on FS 1 instead of USA, the drop in homes should decrease the audience 8.4 percent, plus there would be the added drop of moving to a station with a lower usual viewership, a 2.5 million would probably drop to closer to 2 million.

Still, if, and that’s a big if, Raw does end up on FOX, that increase is far bigger than whatever decrease Smackdown should end up with. But if FOX wants both for FS 1, that becomes a problem because you’re looking at double-digit audience drops for both shows. Plus, FS 1, being a sports channel, will have issues if there are major sports events on Monday or Tuesday, such as key playoff games, in leagues far bigger than WWE. Another plus for FS 1 is that NXT could not draw a number strong enough for USA most likely, but as a weekly show, it definitely could draw a number strong enough for FS 1. So that could add to FS 1's overall rating, something that is key to the value of having WWE and meaning they could pay more for that type of programming or other shoulder programming like they do with UFC
Meltzer on potential issues for the WWE if they take FOX's offer for a new television deal. WWE also loses out on an overrun for RAW due to news commitments. Besides that, FOX is also reported to be considering the idea of drastically cutting down the amount of ad time for their shows in the future.

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There are plans now to strengthen 205 Live and once again try touring with it, perhaps around May or June for another set of experimental tapings. Actually the time frame was listed as sometime between May and September. I keep hearing people say Ricochet and Lio Rush are being groomed for 205 Live sooner than later. Even through Rush isn’t getting any kind of a push in NXT, there are people there who are very high on his ability to be a star, well, as much as they’ll let someone that size be. I think Ricochet in 205 Live, even though he could be the face and top star of the brand, is a bad idea because that’s a limiting stigma. Before the big star was Enzo, but now they with augmentation from outside 205 Live talent similar to how the first two shows ended up. They are also planning on doing a cruiserweight tag team championship to be introduced in the spring or summer. Right now there’s more value in a women’s tag title, but the problem is, you’d have to have two of them
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Don’t expect anything with Walter right now. While interest is definitely there, the description from the WWE side is it wasn’t a direct offer made for right now and that the timing for him to come in has to be right. They feel that there will come a time when they will be needing a big man of his ability, but unless they have direct plans for him, there’s no point in him coming in and getting lost in the system, plus, he’s made it clear that he’s set on continuing what he’s doing

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  • NWA released a new video for their Ten Pounds of Gold series focusing on the upcoming Crimson vs Nick Aldis championship match. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAGFyChx4-w
  • According to PWI, Sunny/Tammy Sytch is currently in the process of being transported to Pennsylvania to deal with current legal issues there and is expected to have her parole for prior legal issues be officially revoked. https://www.pwinsider.com/article/11...date-.html?p=1
  • According to the Observer, the main reason why WWE picked a 100k stadium for their upcoming Australia tour is due to them wanting to break the all-time record for crowd size which is currently 56k (Ronda vs Holly Holm in UFC) and their own record from 2002 at 55k. Also currently reported to be officially announced as a PPV event during Mania week.
  • In regards to the upcoming Saudi Arabia 50-man Rumble show, Observer reports it will be a WWE Network special event.


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Rich Swann has pulled himself from all of his appearances, including the ones he's advertised on, including his WrestleMania weekend shows, even Crash in Mexico. He is very despondent based on the reaction to his wrestling. Previously he had said he would fulfill his agreed upon dates and then retire from wrestling.

Konnan underwent hip replacement surgery this past week. This is his third hip replacement as the last one came loose about ten years ago from coming back and doing angles too quickly and he's been in great pain ever since.

Deonna Purrazzo vs. Mayu Iwatani in the Women of Honor tournament will take place tomorrow at the ROH tapings in Las Vegas.

MLW's show last night in Orlando was taped for television. There will be more on that but they are doing a series of 60 minute shows with Tony Schiavone and Rich Bocchini as the announcers. Dan Bynum, who was the director of World Class Championship Wrestling is directing, Charlie Bruuzzese of ECW was there as a Producer, as was Bruce Prichard at Senior Producer according to PW Insider. An announcement of the TV is expected soon.
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The Wrap reported that WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair will have a role in the wrestling-centric feature film R-rated dramedy Uncle Steamroller & Champion Rabbit. The film follows a dejected Iraq war veteran who struggles to regain his pro heavyweight wrestling championship while being managed by a failed motivational speaker. Flair will play the president of the World Wrestling Union, a Las Vegas syndicate that owns the wrestling tour that is Steamroller attempting to stage his comeback. Flair and his fiancée Wendy Barlow are executive producers on the film.

Flair also has a role in the upcoming film Easter which will see release this December. That film stars Glenn Close, Carl Weathers, Joe Leland and Reginald VelJohnson. Flair will play himself in the film which has the following plot, "In an effort to save both his reputation and family, retired detective, Easter (Joe Leland), finds himself in a war pitted against the most formidable foe - hatred."

Flair has done some acting work in the past, but mostly cameos playing himself many years ago in projects like the syndicated TV series Learning The Ropes and Roddy Piper-Dirk Benedict film Bodyslam the Movie.
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Bobby Fish underwent ACL surgery yesterday in Birmingham, Alabama. The estimate is 5-6 months out of the ring, which obviously, really sucks.
Based on other sources, Fish might be out for a whole year instead since his injury is rumored to have been a lot worse than originally expected.

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Former Seattle Seahawk Demitrius Bronson, who has been training in the developmental system, is said to be out of action with a very bad concussion.
He was originally rumored to have been cut yesterday but which would have brought the total to 4 people but got debunked afterwards.

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Robbie E. (Rob Strauss) has announced he will be launching a podcast on the MLW network called “Why It Ended”. The show will feature weekly guests that had short runs on television or have disappeared from the industry. The podcast is set to launch on Wednesday, March 14th at www.mlw.com.
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Following her release from WWE NXT yesterday, Abbey Laith issued the following statement on Twitter this afternoon.

Dear @WWENXT and @WWE ..... Thank You. Thank you for all the opportunities you gave me in the last year. Thank you for everything I was taught and I wouldn't trade that chapter of my life for anything. Now my path may be changing, but the Crown Jewel is still very much alive????
— Abbey Laith (@AbbeyLaithWWE) March 9, 2018


She already has an indie wrestling appearance lined up next month for Beyond Wrestling in her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

BREAKING: Beyond Wrestling returns to the @WrestleFactory_ in Philadelphia for a doubleheader with @CHIKARApro on Saturday, 4/28 featuring #KimberLee's homecoming! @AbbeyLaithWWE #ShesAWrestler pic.twitter.com/g5jaLmyJ6o
— Beyond Wrestling (@beyondwrestling) March 9, 2018
Abbey: https://twitter.com/AbbeyLaithWWE/st...70039565651969 , Beyond Wrestling: https://twitter.com/beyondwrestling/...86542314868737


Some other sheet news includes:
  • Website AllWrestling had a recent interview with Luke Harper talking about his new movie, wearing a knee brace in the film, origins of the Bludgeon Bros, origins of his dirty tank top shirt. http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/...llets-for-the/
  • Sports Illustrated had a recent interview with John Cena talking about his WWE future, potentially breaking Ric Flair's title record at Fastlane, and the rumors of him wrestling against Rey Mysterio at Mania. http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/...tion-being-an/
  • In a "WWE Did You Know" type fact, today is the birthdays of Melina (39), Rick Steiner (57), and Nikita Koloff (59).


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In what sounds like a desperation scare tactic, Lucha Underground sent out cease and desist letters to at least two reporters (Steve Bryant and Ryan Satin) who wrote stories on things that took place at their TV tapings over the past two weeks. LU makes all fans and performers sign non-disclosure agreements because they don’t want their news getting out, but the idea of threatening reporters with legal action for covering news when it happens is ridiculous and will never hold up. But obviously it’s meant as a threat to see if they can scare them away from not reporting on the news
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Is this the same guy(s) who splintered off from Sportskeeda which was already known for being very hit-or-miss for reliability?

Same for a lot of their scoops being stuff that came from other places or from the same sources.
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Last night's Raw increased nine percent over last week in the ratings and did the best number since the post-Royal Rumble episode, averaging 3.35 million viewers.

What's noticeable is that despite the fact that there was no real advertised main event, the third hour held up much better than usual. It was the highest rated third hour since the Monday after WrestleMania last year.

The show opened with 3.351 million viewers for hour one and increased to 3.429 million viewers for the second hour. This was the first week of Daylight Savings Time, and the second hour has traditionally been the highest rated in recent years once DST kicks in. The third hour only dropped to 3.275 million, which was just 2.3 percent down from hour one, the best such audience retention since July of last year ...

Another notable aspect is that the overrun only ran three minutes -- as opposed to most weeks where it is anywhere from seven to 15 minutes. It's possible that more of their audience is leaving during that overrun than is realized ...

This was the fourth week in the last five that Raw has been up year-over-year.
The good news was the bait & switch worked for the WWE but they run the risk of pissing off fans the longer they do it like WCW in the past. Also depending on the state, WWE could also be breaking laws due to doing it deliberately.

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Women's wrestlers from Raw, SmackDown, and NXT will be taking part in a battle royal at WrestleMania next month.

A video aired on Raw tonight paying tribute to the Fabulous Moolah and portraying her as a pioneer of women's wrestling. It announced that the first-ever Fabulous Moolah Memorial Battle Royal will be taking place at WrestleMania on April 8th, with the Raw, SmackDown, and NXT women's divisions all represented ...

Naming the match after Moolah will bring WWE plenty of criticism given her history. David Bixenspan detailed some of that in an article for Paste last year, writing that "It’s long been wrestling lore that her Girl Wrestling Enterprises booking agency was, if not outright a scheme to pressure trainees into prostitution, then dangerously close to one."
Besides online backlash, several women wrestlers who wrote tweets in praise of Moolah later deleted them and WWE is already getting negative mainstream press about the announcement and backlash (Forbes & UK's Mirror so far).

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Mad Maxine, who got her start in wrestling through the Fabulous Moolah, issued a statement to Pro Wrestling Sheet about WWE announcing the Fabulous Moolah Memorial Battle Royal for WrestleMania. In the statement, she writes about how Moolah treated women that she trained: “The Fabulous Moolah was a real-life heel. A lot of women paid to train at her school and then went out on the road. They risked life and limb in their matches and she repaid them with the worst kinds of abuses. She skimmed their money, she ignored women who were badly hurt, she pimped women out to creepy men and on and on.”
Link: http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/moo.../#.WqhSn5PwYW-

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Kevin Owens tweeted about Shane McMahon being shown backstage when Roman Reigns confronted Vince McMahon on Raw: “Glad to see our #SDLive commissioner has his priorities in order. His crew is at a live event in Dayton, yet he’s sitting by daddy at #Raw in Detroit. Lovely!” Owens also mentioned Shane being at Raw instead of at SmackDown’s event in Dayton at last night’s house show.
Link: https://twitter.com/FightOwensFight/...65017159651328

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Mike Kanellis thanked everyone who has supported him as he reached eight months sober: “As I sit here before #SDLive I feel the need to thank all the @WWEUniverse and all my fans before I got here, who have,over the last 8 months, tweeted me their encouragement and support. If you guys want to know what keeps me going, it’s you guys!! Thank You #WWE @WWE”
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In conjunction with All In, “Starrcast” was officially announced for Labor Day weekend in Chicago. It’s a convention with wrestling podcasts and wrestling guests that will be joining them. Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, and others who will be on All In are also scheduled to appear.

Andrew Everett, Dezmond Xavier & DJZ vs. King Cuerno, Aerostar & Drago is the first match announced for the Impact Wrestling vs. Lucha Underground show in New Orleans on April 6th.

Penta El Zero M vs. Nick Gage is also set for Joey Janela’s Spring Break II on April 6th.

Kimber Lee will be returning to CHIKARA and teaming with Los Ice Creams at this year’s King of Trios. Beyond Wrestling announced that she’ll be wrestling at their show in New Orleans on April 5th as well.
Starrcast: https://twitter.com/ALL_IN_2018/stat...94589758492673 , Impact-LU: https://twitter.com/IMPACTWRESTLING/...72425004544000 , Janela: https://twitter.com/GCWrestling_/sta...56393754447872 , CHIKARA: https://twitter.com/CHIKARApro/statu...78238796959745

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As it turned out, Impact only announced the one match for their 4/6 Lucha Underground vs. Impact event on 4/6 in New Orleans yesterday.

Las Vegas' Future Stars of Wrestling teased they would be working with Impact, announcing, "Coming off the heels of the hugely successful Mecca II, FSW is in talks for a huge event in Jun/July, that we believe will truly make a huge IMPACT on the business and wrestling in Vegas"

Next up for Impact are a pair of live events promoted in conjunction with Kirk White's Big Time Wrestling on 3/23 in Newark, CA and 3/24 in Salinas, CA.
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Vader tweeted last night that he was going in the hospital this morning for heart surgery: “Going in the hospital in the Am for heart surgery wish me luck and my Dr a good night's rest”
Link: https://twitter.com/itsvadertime/sta...83617379520513

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Though an official announcement has yet to be made, it looks like CM Punk will be returning to the Octagon at UFC 225 in Chicago on June 9th.

While responding to someone on Twitter who asked when we'd see him cry in the UFC again, Punk indicated that he'll be fighting at UFC 225: "June nine, after I win and lock eyes with my beautiful wife, embrace my coaches and shout out my entire team."

TMZ Sports also reported that June 9th will be the date for Punk's second mixed martial arts fight. An opponent hasn't been named, but the UFC was discussing booking Punk vs. Mike Jackson for Chicago as of last month. Jackson's only pro fight was in a loss to Mickey Gall in February 2016, which set up Gall as the opponent for Punk's debut.

Gall submitted Punk with a first-round rear naked choke at UFC 203 in September 2016. Punk has continued to train at Roufusport since then.

UFC 225 will take place at the United Center in Punk's hometown. Alistair Overeem vs. Curtis Blaydes, Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis, and Claudia Gadelha vs. Carla Esparza have already been announced for the show.
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Although she was advertised for every Monday Night Raw leading into Wrestlemania, former UFC Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey missed this past week's Raw.

PWInsider.com can confirm that Rousey missed the date because she was traveling to the Northeast to prepare for her Wrestlemania showdown against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

Rousey and Kurt Angle were both in Stamford, CT yesterday working on the match, one of the headline attractions for the 4/8 Wrestlemania 34 event in New Orleans.
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MATT RIDDLE VS. SHANE “SWERVE” STRICKLAND SET FOR APRIL 12TH CLASH IN ORLANDO TO CROWN NEXT WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION

ORLANDO – History will be made on Thursday night April 12th as the next MLW World Heavyweight Champion will be crowned in Orlando at Gilt Nightclub. After dominating top ranked wrestlers in the opening round and semi finals, Matt Riddle vs. Shane “Swerve” Strickland is set for the MLW: The World Championship Finals.
Link: https://www.pwinsider.com/article/11...pion-.html?p=1

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The New Japan Cup takes a break on Tuesday and will resume with a show on Wednesday in Shizuoka and Thursday at Korakuen Hall. Below are the four quarter-final matches that will take place on those two shows:
*Michael Elgin vs. Juice Robinson
*Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Bad Luck Fale
*Kota Ibushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
*Sanada vs. Toru Yano

The semi-finals take place on March 16th and 18th and the finals are set for Wednesday, March 21st with the winner receiving a title shot of their choosing at Sakura Genesis on Sunday, April 1st.
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Taiji Ishimori announced in a press conference on Monday that he is leaving Pro Wrestling NOAH in order to wrestle freelance with the goal of eventually making it to the WWE. Ishimori began his career in 2002 after being trained in the Toryumon system and bounced around promotions, including working for NOAH as a freelancer beginning in 2006. Ishimori became a full-time member of the NOAH roster in 2008 and went on to become a three-time GHC junior heavyweight champion and six-time GHC junior heavyweight tag champion. He was well known because of his representation of NOAH internationally where he represented the group in AAA, Ring of Honor, New Japan, and most recently for Impact Wrestling, where he became the X division champion (he dropped the title to Matt Sydal, which just aired last week on POP TV). Ishimori is 35-years old and cited Shinsuke Nakamura and Hideo Itami as examples he wants to follow of achieving success in the United States and figured now is the time to make a move or else he would have regretted not attempting to.
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The woman who wrestled as Joan King on last night's WWE RAW in Detroit for the squash loss to Nia Jax was local wrestler Shayla Hyde, who goes by the name The Wicked Witch. She tweeted the following after the loss:

Todays been so eventful. Filled with amazing possiblities and amazing experience.#blessed#JoanKing pic.twitter.com/MuTJrTTH9v
— Shayla Hyde (@likablemshyde) March 13, 2018




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For a show that promised a WrestleMania announcement from Shane McMahon, last night's SmackDown averaged 2.771 million viewers, up six percent from last week. It was the largest audience for the show since April 11th of last year, which was the Superstar Shakeup episode.
Guess people really love seeing Shane getting beaten up badly

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The first match between Eddie Edwards and Sami Callihan since Callihan accidentally injured Edwards in a baseball bat spot gone wrong will be taking place next month.

Impact Wrestling announced today that Edwards will face Callihan in an I Quit match at their Impact vs. Lucha Underground show in New Orleans on April 6th. Though the theme of the event is the promotions going against each other, Callihan isn't billed as his "Jeremiah Crane" character from Lucha Underground ...

Impact vs. Lucha Underground is part of WrestleCon's weekend of events in New Orleans and will stream live on Impact's Twitch channel at 10 p.m. Eastern time. Andrew Everett, Dezmond Xavier & DJZ vs. King Cuerno, Drago & Aerostar is the only other match that's been announced as of now.
Link: https://twitter.com/IMPACTWRESTLING/...89638825127937

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In the case of Rousey, POST Wrestling was told by someone in the company that it was an issue with the web department publishing last week’s article that she would appear on every Raw episode until WrestleMania with the web team not being given final approval to run the article. Given they are purposely false advertising Lesnar in hopes of generating a negative reaction for Lesnar, you don’t want to paint Rousey in the same light and the WWE.com article made it feel that way this past Monday.
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WWE's latest book The Book of Booty: Shake It. Love It. Never Be It.: From WWE's The New Day will be officially released tomorrow.
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WWE production are putting together a new special "Wrestlemania's Greatest Moments" currently.

The plan is for the 60 minute special to be be released on the WWE Network and for a version of it (obviously edited for time) to also air on the USA Network.

No word yet when the special will debut.
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A cursory Wikipedia search will show that Ric Flair has won far more than 16 world titles in his career. Why does WWE push the "16-time" narrative and ignore certain wins? I've noticed that they don't recognize many other wrestlers' title wins as well, even if they were legit wins.


To be blunt, WWE feels that the facts and history are what THEY say they are. They literally couldn’t care less about what we can find by searching the net. They make the truth

...

Perhaps I am being a bit over cynical here, but in reference to the question in the Q and A for February 19th about Stephanie McMahon having an influence over the WWE's shift in portrayal of the women wrestlers, if this is the case why didn't Steph instigate this when she was head of creative for all those years? Wasn't she in charge when they ran some of the more objectionable and lurid angles involving the woman, like making Trish bark like a dog, the Torrie Wilson-Dawn Marie lesbian deal and ludicrous Molly Holly fat shaming/virgin angles, to name just a few? Not to mention the proliferation of lingerie pillow fights and gravy bowl matches et al that also occurred under Steph's watch, surely if she was that adamant about portraying women positively she would have petitioned Vince about it much harder back then and not jump on the current bandwagon?

As we have said MANY times, whoever holds the position of head of creative is really not where the buck stops. That person is Vince McMahon. Steph did not set the direction for the product, Vince did. He was the one who had the final say. To take it further, Steph has even stated that when she was “in charge” she was a manager/facilitator, not the idea person. Her and Triple H (and everyone else with an idea) has to lobby Vince to accept and implement it. That is what she has done over the years.
From PWI's weekly Q&A articles on WWE's revisionist history tendencies and why Stephanie's influence on women's wrestling rise in the WWE was a lot more limited than what WWE has portrayed.

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The Hardy family took to Twitter, apparently commenting on the Jeff Hardy arrest over the weekend:

Matt Hardy tweeted the following:

Help others up when they're down.
— #WOKEN Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) March 14, 2018

Reby Hardy tweeted:

So much misinformation being touted as truth from people who have exactly ZERO real insight or information on what they're talking about. Seriously, unless you know - REALLY KNOW - just shut it with the "scoops" & speculate like the rest of them ????
— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 14, 2018

Garbage like this is what I'm talking about. From all sides about all topics. It's exhausting. https://t.co/lw5G6jXpM0
— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 14, 2018

On the lighter side of things,

I made my pro wrestling debut on WWE #RAW while my brother had to work his way up the indies.

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Maxel: 0 pic.twitter.com/blc4Hpf6Sm
— Lord Wolfgang (@WolfieHardy) March 14, 2018
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Ring of Honor announced the following:
PUNISHMENT MARTINEZ AND TOMOHIRO ISHII FACE OFF AT SUPERCARD OF HONOR

The monstrous Punishment Martinez has quickly established himself as a big-match competitor, winning the prestigious Survival of the Fittest Tournament last November, picking up wins along the way against stars like Jay Lethal, Flip Gordon, Shane Taylor, and more! Martinez has firmly established himself as one of the top contenders for the Ring of Honor World Championship but the Creeper of Violence and Messiah of Pain wants to spread his brand of anarchy across the globe.

In New Orleans, he will get an opportunity to do just that against one of the most intimidating and hard-hitting stars in New Japan Pro-Wrestling history, the greatest NEVER Openweight Champion of all-time and former ROH World Television Champion, Tomohiro Ishii!

PUNISHMENT MARTINEZ vs. TOMOHIRO ISHII
More details: https://www.pwinsider.com/article/11...honor.html?p=1

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Several days removed from the WWE’s announcement, the backlash against the decision to honor the Fabulous Moolah (Lillian Ellison) with a women’s battle royal at WrestleMania has gotten progressively louder. While I have minimal optimism that the WWE would correct course and walk back their decision, it has been encouraging to see the level of coverage, outrage and education provided from this announcement so that the allegations are known to a wider audience ...

Pro Wrestling Sheet spoke to Jeannine Mjoseth, who was trained by Moolah and described her as a “monstrous person”, who skimmed money from the women she trained, ignored their injuries, and pimped the women out.

David Bixenspan has a piece on Deadspin outlining many of the allegations and questioning why the WWE opted to canonize Moolah at a time when they had bypassed Moolah as the “matriarch of the women’s evolution” by naming last year’s tournament after Mae Young.

Again, I don’t expect the WWE to walk this one back, although in maintaining this decision it places the women that are a part of this battle royal in a difficult position. There will be numerous media interviews and it is bound to be brought up somewhere and I would imagine many of the women on the roster, involved in this battle royal will be offset by the company’s hypocrisy in celebrating the women’s evolution within the company while celebrating a woman like Moolah. The positive from this is a wider audience now aware of these stories and understanding the underbelly of Moolah’s legacy, understanding the actual history and not being spoon fed the WWE’s narrative. Ultimately, it would have to take significant mainstream media pressure or internal pressure from the WWE’s sponsors to force a change and history has shown that the WWE typically bypasses that level of scrutiny.
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Revolution Pro has announced that Hiroshi Tanahashi and Juice Robinson will take on Aussie Open at their WrestleMania Week show on Friday, April 6th at 4 pm at The Sugar Mill.
Link: https://twitter.com/RevProUK/status/973999489068556288

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Triple H announced today that there will be two theme songs for the WWE NXT "Takeover: New Orleans" event during WrestleMania 34 Weekend - "It Follows" and "Lord of Flies" by NXT Loud artists Cane Hill. You can hear the singles below:

With two official theme songs for #NXTTakeOver: New Orleans, NOLA's own @Cane_Hill is #NXTLOUD. #WeAreNXT pic.twitter.com/sd3K4LEOwJ
— Triple H (@TripleH) March 14, 2018
Link: https://twitter.com/TripleH/status/974022220241604609

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WWE NXT General Manager William Regal will be hosting the "Best of NXT 2017" DVD that hits stores next Tuesday, according to WrestlingDVDNetwork.com. The DVD will also feature a foreword introduction from Triple H. The DVD will include 22 matches along with new interview segments filmed at the WWE Performance Center.
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WWE has a new poll asking fans who has the mental edge in the ongoing battle between Jinder Mahal, Bobby Roode and new WWE United States Champion Randy Orton. As of this writing, 69% voted for Orton while 17% voted for Mahal and 14% for Roode. Roode announced on last night's SmackDown that he will be cashing in his rematch against Orton at WrestleMania 34.
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Sami Zayn took to Twitter today and wrote the following on how he and Kevin Owens destroyed Shane McMahon on last night's SmackDown. The attack came after Shane booked Owens vs. Sami in a WrestleMania 34 singles match, which came right after Shane announced that he was taking an indefinite leave of absence from his SmackDown Commissioner duties. Speculation is this ending with Shane vs. Owens and Sami in a Handicap Match or Shane vs. Sami vs. Owens in a Triple Threat at WrestleMania 34.

If you've never beaten up your boss, you should totally try it.

I did it and it was amazing.
— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) March 14, 2018
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Above is new video of 2018 WWE Hall of Famer Hillbilly Jim talking to TMZ Sports. Jim talks about how he was lucky enough to work with Hulk Hogan early in his career, adding that he would love it if The Hulkster inducted him next month in New Orleans during WrestleMania 34 Weekend. Jim reveals that he won't find out who is inducting him until around the time everyone else finds out.
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPxMXValmpU

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Filmmaker Jon Bravo revealed tonight on Instagram that his video on the WFN investigation is 25 minutes long and will be released this Friday. The video reportedly implicates Roman Reigns and 15 other current and former wrestlers as past customers of jailed steroids dealer Richard Rodriguez. Rodriguez and his company, Wellness Fitness Nutrition LLC (WFN), were accused of being involved in a distribution chain that imported goods from China, then manufactured illegal steroids in Arizona before distributing them out of the Miami area.
Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BgSliJxhtGo/

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Recently, Corbin was recently interviewed by All Things Wrestling Radio. During the interview, Corbin stated that 2017 was a whirlwind year for him from winning the Money in the Bank briefcase to unsuccessfully cashing it in. He also revealed when he was told that he was going to cash-in the briefcase.

"It was kinda like an hour before [SmackDown Live]," said Corbin. "We discussed, and then they made a decision that was gonna be the night. It didn't work out, but, yeah it was definitely about an hour before. I mean, it's the fun part of this business. You never know what your day is gonna hold. Some things could be very, very last minute. It could be at that very last second. So, it's pretty wild, and it keeps you on your toes. That's for sure."
Link: https://www.spreaker.com/user/lacros...r-baron-corbin

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Kurt Angle posted a photo with him and Ronda Rousey in front of a WWE ring on Instagram today as they’re working out their match for WrestleMania.

Angle also paid tribute to Eddie Guerrero on the 14th anniversary of their WrestleMania XX match: “14 years ago to this day, I shared the ring with possibly the greatest overall performer of all time, #eddieguerrero. He always had something up his sleeve, and he didn’t disappoint in this Wrestlemania Showdown. Thank you Eddie. #LieCheatSteal #itstrue”
Links: https://www.instagram.com/p/BgUEA8nh...erealkurtangle , https://www.instagram.com/p/BgT3HtdBrNZ/

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Cody Rhodes gave an update on when “All In” tickets will go on sale: “Perhaps May, perhaps a bit earlier. We have to scale the arena first...it won't be a surprise. We will give plenty of heads-up. Judging
Link: https://twitter.com/CodyRhodes/statu...94035796877312


Some other sheet news includes:
  • Apparently WWE is fully aware of the backlash they've gotten in regards to naming the Women's Battle Royale match in honor of the Fabulous Moolah. Their way of addressing the problem was to just disable the comments on their official Youtube channel for the video of the announcement.
  • Deadspin's David Bixenspan recently wrote a new article about WWE's announcement honoring Moolah and why fans have been vocal online against it. https://deadspin.com/fans-are-revolt...lah-1823744298
  • While responding to a fan question, Joey Janela revealed he is currently working on plans for more special Spring Break-like events to be held during the year. He is waiting on how well Spring Break II event does before making any official decision on his plans.
  • Recent episode of the Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia podcast show had Sonya Deville talking about if she wants a match with Ronda Rousey in the future, being the first openly gay woman in the WWE, and the push for equality in wrestling and society. http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/...-woman-in-wwe/
  • Website TheWhig had a recent interview with Tyler Breeze talking about getting a gimmick over with today's fans, the grind of WWE's work schedule, his pairing with Fandango, and more. http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/...e-main-roster/


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Kid Rock was announced as the celebrity wing member for this year’s class of the WWE Hall of Fame on 3/12. The news was actually broken by Brad Shepherd back in December. This leaves Bam Bam Bigelow as the only name on the original list to have not yet been announced

Spoiler tag used since its related to the rumored rest of this year's WWE Hall of Fame class.

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Regarding WWE dropping the Fabulous Moolah name from the Battle Royal, a key to this happening was Snickers getting complaints from wrestling fans. Before WWE made the decision, Snickers, a sponsor of WrestleMania, wrote, "We were recently made aware of the World Wrestling Federation Inc's decision to honor a former wrestler during the upcoming WrestleMania 34 event. As a principle-based business that has long championed creating inclusive environments that encourage and empower everyone to reach their full potential, this is unacceptable. We are engaging with WWE to express our disappointment."
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According to one person in the company, this reaction is being thought about a lot when it comes to others, including Hulk Hogan.

Talent has been very quiet on the Moolah subject and Stephanie McMahon spoke for the company on Twitter saying that they are listening to their fans and there will still be a historical women's Battle Royal at WrestleMania.
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The semifinals for the New Japan Cup have been set.

Juice Robinson and Hiroshi Tanahashi fill the first two slots. Robinson defeated Michael Elgin to advance on March 14, while Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Bad Luck Fale by countout to advance. Hiroshi Tanahashi and Juice Robinson will now headline tomorrow morning’s New Japan Cup show, with the winner advancing to the finals.

SANADA and Zack Sabre Jr have advanced to the semifinals as well. SANADA outwitted Toru Yano on this morning’s show to advance. Meanwhile, Zack Sabre Jr. pummeled Kota Ibushi bad enough that the referee stopped the bout and ruled Sabre the winner. These two will square off on March 18.

Once the two semifinalists make it to the final round, they will face off on March 21. The winner will have the right to challenge for the IWGP title, the NEVER title, or the Intercontinental title.

The show on March 16 will start at 5:30 a.m. EDT. The last two shows will start at 2:30 a.m. EDT. All three shows will have English commentary.
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Kota Ibushi vs. Adam Page has been added to the 4/7 Supercard of Honor show.

AAW tomorrow night in Merrionette Park, IL at 115 Bourbon Street has Jushin Liger & ACH vs. David Starr & Trevor Lee, Jessicka Havok vs. Hudson Envy, Sami Callihan vs. Eddie Kingston, Moose vs. Keith Lee, Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett & Colt Cabana vs. Curt Stallion & Jake Something & Connor Braxton, MJF vs. Paco, Zema Ion vs. Myron Reed, Dave & Jake Crist vs. Teddy Hart & Joey Janela and Trey Miguel & Stephen Wolf vs. Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz.

Santana Garrett vs. Priscilla Kelly was added to the 4/12 MLW show in Orlando at Gilt Nightclub.

Smash Wrestling on 3/25 at The Phoenix in Toronto with Jeff Cobb and Matt Riddle.

Pro Wrestling Mid South on Saturday in Dyresburg, TN at the Herb Welch Wrestle Plex with Jerry Lawler vs. Matt Riviera plus Doug Gilbert and Tim Storm appear.
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NJ.com is reporting that WWE will hold a press conference tomorrow at 11 AM As to announce that Wrestlemania 35 will be coming to Metlife Stadium in April 2019. Both WWE and Metlife have declined comment.

As we have mentioned over the last year here on PWInsider.com, Wrestlemania 34 was initially earmarked for Metlife, but New Orleans made WWE such an great offer to have the show held as part of their Tricentennial celebration, WWE decided to move the show to the Big Easy. We had heard all along the Northeast was the planned region for 35 and the proximity to NYC, where the first Wrestlemania was held, makes sense for the 35th edition of the event.

It should be interesting to see where WWE will hold AXXESS. Last time they ran Metlife, AXXESS was held in the now-defunct IZOD Center and was easily the worst received and reviewed version of that event.
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The other wildcard and name that got speculation is Bryan. What I can say factually is that as of a couple of weeks ago, he was not cleared. He has been constantly working to get cleared for some time. He has claimed that his hyperbaric chamber therapy has improved his brain and had very positive tests results. There are a number of doctors who have cleared him. But it’s a very touchy issue because WWE made the decision in 2015 that he wasn’t going to be cleared again and had turned him down many times when he’s pushed to be able to come back. I’ve heard nothing new since a few weeks back. However, if he was cleared, at ths point in time I’m certain it would be kept top secret for a big announcement. But there is nothing past speculation on this subject at this point.
Meltzer on Bryan's current medical status. From a longer article discussing the Sami-Owens Mania match and possible plans involving Shane.

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A second match announcement was a Fabulous Moolah Battle Royal. The idea of a women’s Battle Royal to get everyone on the show had been planned all along. The issue was the Moolah name. In recent years, due to a number of interviews with women who worked for her and were part of her stable, as well as those who have gone through history, Moolah’s reputation took a major hit. Women wrestlers being sent places to earn money bot by working but also by sleeping with promoters and talent most definitely did not start with Moolah, but there are too many people who publicly will talk that it didn’t end with her either. There are numerous accounts and stories out there.

WWE last year chose to go overboard in celebration the life and promoting the death of Jimmy Snuka, literally as the ink was drying on a judge throwing out his potentially going to trial for the death of ex-girlfriend Nancy Argentino due to his health deteriorating and the feeling he was no longer mentally competent. How WWE handled the death was going to be touchy and criticized no matter what, and I felt leeway in a unique situation would probably be the best reaction. But I ended up being shocked with just how hard they lionized him, and granted, he had family with the company, but it was just way overboard, including sending out a mailer to network subscribers about celebrating the life of Snuka with selected matches.

They also used the name of the Ultimate Warrior for their co-promotion with the Susan G. Komen breast cancer charity, even though Warrior both celebrated it happening and mocked Bobby Heenan as he was battling cancer. They did name an award after him which didn’t get nearly he negative reaction, but the cancer thing had a raw nerve with a lot of people, particularly since it was in the same year that Heenan had passed away.

Had the NFL or NBA or MLB, or a major entertainment network, done something like that, they’d be excoriated in the media. But WWE’s media is still mostly underground, although there is some mainstream, such as Forbes and Deadspin that was critical of the decision, and there will likely be follow-up. There was a lot of Twitter outrage on WWE’s account, but everyone running companies has pretty much gotten immune to Twitter outrage. The reality is the next night on Smackdown, WWE doubled down, repeating the glowing video of Moolah as a trailblazer for women athletes, comparing her with the likes of Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Althea Gibson ...

But WWE has always reinvented history. In its history, the Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio of women’s wrestling were Moolah and Mae Young, who were seen as lovable grandmothers in the late 90s attitude era. In her defense, wrestling itself was a very sleazy cutthroat industry and women’s wrestling was, if anything, often a sleazier subset of it. In such an industry, Moolah was able to survive and keep control for decades. Mildred Burke, the top woman’s star before Moolah, had her detractors as well. Still, when top class reporters like Frank Deford and Jeff Leen heavily investigated her life, after her death, they both came to the conclusion she was an overall sympathetic character. Burke was a pioneer, far bigger star in her day, and responsible for the early boom period of women’s wrestling, which turned into a bust during the Moolah years and it really wasn’t until the last 15 or so years, and mostly the past few, where it has turned around. But Ellison was always close with Vince McMahon’s father, and she sold her world title belt to the current Vince McMahon when he expanded in 1984 and became part of the family.
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The other match involves Braun Strowman, and also ties into the planned main event dating back more than one year. ... Strowman was originally booked to face Miz for the IC title, but there were issues with Reigns due to his being named in a video as a potential steroid user. Strowman was kept out of a Mania program to be the replacement ... The company clearly became confident enough that Reigns vs. Lesnar will take place with no issues, and turned it into a tag team title match after Strowman, as an individual, almost single-handedly beat every other tag team on the Raw roster in a Battle Royal for the title shot. According to those in the company, it was to be determined by Vince McMahon whether this would be a handicap match for the tag titles, or whether there would be a partner.
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When it comes to Reigns, it seemed that the Jon Bravo/Richard Rodriguez story had gone cold. After talking about the investigation being done and a video coming out, suddenly there was no word. The word we got was those in the company thought it was a dead story ...

From a WWE standpoint, if there was a connection, and no purchases of banned substances were made after June, 2016, when he was suspended, one could argue he would be free and clear. It wouldn’t make for the best timing of anointing him as the top star of the company at WrestleMania, but Vince McMahon has put this off for three years now and spent the last year building it. The last thing he’ll want to do is change it. Like everything with a public company, the media reaction will probably be more of an issue than whatever the facts of the case are, if there is any issue, because obviously the Bravo/Rodriguez thing has been quite sleazy on its own. If there are purchases after that are documented, that would be a violation of the Wellness policy and constitute a 60-day suspension for his second strike.
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New Japan may be doing its most ambitious test of the U.S. market to date as they have a preliminary hold on a date for a show on 7/7 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. There is also talk of the July return being in a major arena in either Long Beach or Las Vegas. The show as planned right now would be on the same night as UFC’s show in Las Vegas for International Fight Week, which is traditionally one of its biggest events of the year, which would be significant head-to-head competition ... The Cow Palace lists a capacity of more than 14,000 for wrestling.

Chris Jericho is not touring with Fozzy that week. Jericho vs. Naito would at least be the kind of a main event worth coming back that quickly and running such a large arena, which would be New Japan’s first true major test to date.
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Jeff Hardy was scheduled to return to WWE television in the Ultimate Deletion segment that was filed for Raw on 3/8 at the Hardys home in Cameron, NC, built around a fight on the grounds between Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt. The segment will be airing on the 3/19 Raw. It is not known, even by those close to the situation at press time, if they will edit Jeff out of the finished product, but if he is not on the air, then the company made a directive to edit him out.
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Trent Baretta is recovering from surgery this past week top repair his torn pec and triceps. We don’t have any word on the recovery period but that’s usually six to eight months

Togi Makabe was also out this past week with a right knee injury. It was also thought to not be too serious and he’s be back quickly, but if you know anything about New Japan wrestlers, any injury that causes one to miss bookings is a serious one

Tanga Loa was brought in to replace the injured Hikuleo in undercard tag team matches on the current tour. Hikuleo is out due to ACL damage in his right knee
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An angle for Being the Elite to build up Hangman Page vs. Joey Ryan, which they’ve been pushing on the show for months, the first penis envy angle I can think of in pro wrestling, was shot on 3/8 at Ryan’s Bar Wrestling show in Baldwin Park, CA. The show saw Ryan beat Hot Young Briley (Ryan Nemeth, the younger brother of Dolph Ziggler). After the match, Cody, The Young Bucks and Page came out. Page came out first and the crowd was on fire. On the flip side, if you want wrestling to be something you can watch with other people in the room who aren’t fans and not leave you embarrassed, this segment is very much for insiders only. Page got in Ryan’s face and then bent over and looked like he was insulting Ryan’s dick. The conversation with the dick is so completely preposterous and then he grabbed it and said it had nothing. So you’ve got this guy holding Ryan’s dick for far too long a period of time in public to be comfortable. Then when he wants to let go, evidently the dick, besides having super physical powers, also has a super magnetic force. Hard as he tried, he could not pull his hand off it. Ryan then flipped him with it. Because everyone is in on the gag and it’s been promoted for months, the place exploded for it. Ryan then poured a bottle of what was supposed to be urine into Page’s mouth and superkicked him. The other guys were in the ring filming all this
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The mysterious promotion that is doing television tapings in the Nashville area will be doing the shows in Brentwood, TN for three days starting I believe on 3/27. They are sending invitations to attend as there are no tickets being sold, and they have noted there will be no chairs and told people to be prepared to stand for the entire tapings. They also told fans not to wear any pro wrestling T-shirts or T-shirts with logos of any brands, nor sleeveless shirts. They also noted they are overbooking so if people get there late they may not get in. They are trying to keep all information regarding the promotion and what they are doing secret.
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The cease and desist letters sent to Ryan Satin and Steve Bryant from Lucha Underground appeared to backfire in the sense that it made the company look real bad, and didn’t stop anyone from printing any information on the tapings. It’s almost laughable what a bad idea that was. However, the audience was a cult as some fans started to think it was their job to make sure no info got out and started harassing people who they thought may have been paying too close attention. A lot of the wrestlers were really embarrassed for the company with the feeling that all the money sent on legal fees for a non-case could be spent trying to market the product or bring in talent with the budget cut way back

Even though tickets are free and they are taping in a building that only holds a few hundred, there were tickets still left unbooked this past week at Lucha Underground
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Tyler Bate is out of action with a minor knee injury. Trent Seven & Bate were originally in the Dusty Rhodes tag team tournament. Still, they had taped an angle at the previous tapings to set up Pete Dunne & Roderick Strong as a tag team and they replaced Seven & Bate and went to the finals. They also changed up the bracketing after it was first announced, which would indicate another likely change of plans
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As it turned out, the stories of Cena being in the “Blue’s Clues” remake were not true even though reported everywhere. It was actually a deal where Cena did a mock audition that was shown at the Nickelodeon upfronts on 3/6. But it was just meant as a comedy sketch, and that all the buyers, advertisers and execs there were all aware it was a mock audition and not a legitimate story. But it still went everywhere but it’s been confirmed there is actually nothing to it

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  • Besides Becky and Dakota Kai, Carmella also deleted her social media posts honoring Moolah prior to WWE officially dropping the name from Mania's Women's Battle Royale match.
  • For those interested, Pro Wrestling Tees will be holding a Steve Austin 3:16 sale tomorrow on their online store. https://www.pwinsider.com/article/11...scom-.html?p=1
  • Recent episode of the Main Event Radio podcast show had Jeff Jarrett as the guest talking about WWE's Hall of Fame, if he has spoken to Vince, success of former TNA wrestlers in WWE, and more. https://www.pwinsider.com/article/11...-more.html?p=1
  • Kane's first primary for his Knox County mayoral campaign will occur on May 1st. He is running for the Libertarian Party in terms of political association.
  • According to the Observer, WWE recently pushed the dates back for a couple of house shows in Canada due to scheduling issues related to the upcoming Saudi Arabia Rumble event.


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Kind of want a Braun Strowman/Luke Harper team, because Harper deserves more from this company. Cesaro and Harper are also two of the best in the ring, and it'd be fun to see them mix it up. I imagine it will just be a handicap match or Braun will call in James Ellsworth to be his partner. Or Heath Slater or something.
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Elias is apparently a likely candidate. Okay. I suppose a Braun/Elias musical comedy tag team is a more entertaining way to go than "Braun Strowman: Serious Main Eventer."
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WWE had a press conference today for the announcement of next year's WrestleMania with the big show at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, while the Hall of Fame, NXT, Raw and Smackdown will be at the Barclays Center. Those brought in were Nikki Bella, Nia Jax, Titus O'Neil, Apollo, Alexa Bliss and Braun Strowman. Those speaking were the New Day, Stephanie McMahon, HHH, Ronda Rousey and John Cena. Rousey said she would be wrestling on the show.
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Reports are that the Jon Bravo 25 minute video covering 15 WWE performers, past and present, who were clients of alleged steroid dealer Richard Rodriguez, with Rodriguez on the video, will be released somewhere around 11 p.m. tonight.
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The All Japan Pro Wrestling streaming service debuts on Monday with a live show from Korakuen Hall. They will also air live the 3/25 show in Saitama with Joe Doering vs. Kento Miyahara for the Triple Crown. Both of these shows will air for free. It will start charging in April for the Champion Carnival tournament at 900 yen per month which is $8.49. It will be available on PC, smartphones and tablets.
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Christy St. Cloud, the backstage interviewer on NXT, had her contract recently expire and the two sides parted ways as she didn't sign a new deal. Her departure was first reported by Squared Circle Sirens.
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Shinsuke Nakamura's autobiography will be released on 8/7. This is actually a combination of two books he wrote about his life in 2015, that is being translated into English.
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In what may be a first, with the tournament, of the eight biggest wrestling crowds in the U.S. in 2018, seven will be for college wrestling and only one (WrestleMania) will be for pro wrestling. This week will be numbers two through seven as all six sessions will do in excess of 18,600 fans at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. We have a preview of the competition in the current Observer.
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Paul London has been announced for a 4/29 Welterweight wrestling iPPV from Turner's Hall in Cleveland. The show will air on FITE TV.

Major League Wrestling announced that Sean Mooney would be part of their WaleMania show on 4/5 at Republic NOLA in New Orleans. That will also be one of the two activities I'll be doing that week.

Trent Seven & Tyler Bate vs. Marcius Pitt & Damian Slater was added to the joint Progress and EPW show on 4/18 in Perth, Western Australia. Toni Storm vs. Jessica Troy was announced for the Progress PWA show on 4/23 in Sydney. (thanks to Kevin Chiat)
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WWE announced at tonight's Madison Square Garden event that they will return to the venue on 7/7 with Ronda Rousey making her WWE debut in the venue.
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Following Monday Night Raw this week will be a new "" WWE 24" documentary which has the following description: Female Superstars are redefining sports entertainment with groundbreaking matches and the addition of Ronda Rousey to a star-studded roster.
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The 3/15 edition of Impact did 350,000 overnight viewers, up from last week's 325,000 overnight viewers.
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Earlier today, at the WWE Wrestlemania 35 press conference at Metlife Stadium, I had the opportunity to speak with WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon about the negative response to the company initially naming the Wrestlemania Women’s Battle Royal after The Fabulous Moolah, leading to WWE removing Moolah’s name from the branding of the match.

McMahon commented, “I love that the WWE audience expressed their opinions, whether they are positive or negative. I think that it is our responsibility to listen to our audience and do our best to give them what they want. Clearly, they did not want to name the Women’s Battle Royal after The Fabulous Moolah. We were really proud that they spoke up and we were really happy to make that change.”

On the possibility of branding the match after another former talent, McMahon noted, “For right now, we are sticking with the Wrestlemania Battle Royal Branding.”
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Natalya also revealed a gift that those competing in the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble received from WWE:

Beyond touched to have received this beautiful gift from @WWE in honor of the first ever women’s #RoyalRumble match. It was such a huge dream to be a part of this moment and to make history with so many amazing women! ♥?????????█?? pic.twitter.com/0jgHKIZTGC
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House of Hardcore returns to St. James, Long Island at the Sports Arena on Friday 3/23 featuring Tommy Dreamer vs. Joey Mercury with Shane Douglas in a Long Island Street Fight, Killer Kross vs. Guido Maritato in a Submission match, Brian Cage vs. Sami Callihan vs. Willie Mack, The Squad vs. Swoggle & Crazzy Steve, Dan Maff vs. The Luchasaurus, NWA champion Nick Aldis defending the title, Alex Reynolds vs. Bull James plus Bully Ray, Rich Swann, Matt Cross and more appearing.

On Saturday 3/24 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, HOH will feature NWA champion Nick Aldis defending against Tommy Dreamer on top. The tournament bouts feature Kenny vs. Swoggle, Alex Reynolds with MJF vs. Crazzy Steve, Dan Maff vs. Bull James, Willie Mack vs. Brian Cage plus Rich Swann, Killer Kross, Sami Callihan and more.

The promotion has announced that Austin Aries is out of the championship tournament.
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The first finalist for the 2018 New Japan Cup is Hiroshi Tanahashi, who defeated Juice Robinson in the main event of Wednesday’s card at Korakuen Hall ...

Tanahashi will meet the winner of Sunday’s semi-final match between Sanada and Zack Sabre Jr with the finals taking place next Wednesday.

The winner will receive a title match of their choosing at Sakura Genesis on Sunday, April 1st at Sumo Hall.
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The Louisiana Boxing & Wrestling Commission was scheduled to have a meeting last Thursday to go over several topics, including whether certain variations of a piledriver would be allowed during the series of shows in the state over WrestleMania Week. POST Wrestling had specifically inquired about the use of the tombstone, which everyone would assume will be used by The Undertaker at WrestleMania, and the Canadian Destroyer. We had been told that both moves would be brought up at the meeting, but we have inquired with multiple members of the commission over the past week and not been given a response regarding the status of those moves. We also asked about whether any promotions, including the WWE, had attempted to get an exemption to use blood and/or piledrivers on their events and are awaiting a response. Both blood and piledrivers are banned on professional wrestling events in the state of Louisiana, although we have been told privately that exceptions have occurred over the years. It is also worth adding that The Undertaker did use the tombstone at WrestleMania in 2014 in New Orleans during his match with Brock Lesnar.
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As noted earlier via The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE UK Superstar Tyler Bate has suffered a minor knee injury. WWE's website picked up on the injury, noting that he previously tweaked the knee and will be out of the ring for two weeks, and Bate talked to Cathy Kelley about the injury in the video above. WWE NXT General Manager William Regal tweeted about using the weekend to determine a replacement for Bate and Trent Seven in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic but as noted, they will be replaced by Roderick Strong and WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne.
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WWE has a new poll asking fans if The Undertaker will accept John Cena's challenge for WrestleMania 34. As of this writing, 81% voted yes.

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Can we call college wrestling "professional wrestling" and WWE/the indies "amateur wrestling" now?
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The cease and desist letters sent to Ryan Satin and Steve Bryant from Lucha Underground appeared to backfire in the sense that it made the company look real bad, and didn’t stop anyone from printing any information on the tapings. It’s almost laughable what a bad idea that was. However, the audience was a cult as some fans started to think it was their job to make sure no info got out and started harassing people who they thought may have been paying too close attention. A lot of the wrestlers were really embarrassed for the company with the feeling that all the money sent on legal fees for a non-case could be spent trying to market the product or bring in talent with the budget cut way back

Even though tickets are free and they are taping in a building that only holds a few hundred, there were tickets still left unbooked this past week at Lucha Underground.
1) I saw no harassment of anyone. People joked about not leaking spoilers, but that's it.

2) Dave lies because every seat was definitely full.
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Those crowd numbers seem insane. Surely they could pull 20K+ for PPVs?
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Most arenas don't even seat 20,000 and WWEs stage also takes away from attendance.
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