Friday, August 14, 2020

Wrestling News

Kalisto Returns To WWE On This Week’s Friday Night SmackDown

Kalisto returned to action on this week's episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown. The returned happened when Gran Metalik was facing Shinsuke Nakamura in a...

Hair vs. Hair Match Set For WWE SummerSlam

Mandy Rose is set to face Sonya Deville in a Hair vs. Hair match at SummerSlam. The match was setup on this week's episode of...

WWE Payback Confirmed For This Month; Women’s Tag Titles On The Line

WWE Payback will take place on Sunday, August 30, 2020 and will air live on the WWE Network. The show, which had been rumored to...

Asuka Earns Shot At WWE SmackDown Women’s Title At SummerSlam

Asuka won the Tri-Brand Battle Royal on tonight's episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown to earn a shot at Bayley for the SmackDown Women's...

WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results (8/14/20) – More SummerSlam Matches Set

Welcome to our live coverage of WWE Friday Night SmackDown. Here you will find live results of the broadcast that aired on FOX on...

Bea Priestly Issues Statement On AEW Release

Bea Priestly has confirmed her release from AEW with a few statements on Twitter. On Friday, Priestly publicly wished AEW success while thanking Dustin Rhodes...

ROH Announces COVID-19 Safety Protocols, Pure Title Tournament Participants

Ring of Honor is resuming operations this month in Maryland after nearly six months on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As reported here on...

Ariya Daivari Returning To Action On Tonight’s WWE 205 Live

WWE has announced two matches for tonight's new episode of 205 Live on the WWE Network: Jake Atlas vs. Ariya Daivari Ever-Rise vs. Legado...

AJ Styles On What It Took To Convince Vince McMahon He Was A Top...

AJ Styles shared some interesting insight on how Vince McMahon viewed him when he first came to WWE in recent comments made on his...

WWE Moving TV Operations To Amway Center (VIDEO)

WWE is in the process of moving their TV operations from the Performance Center to Amway Center in Orlando, FL. The plan appears to be...

Participants Revealed For Tonight’s Tri-Brand Battle Royal On SmackDown

WWE has announced via Instagram that twelve participants will compete in tonight's tri-brand battle royal on SmackDown: Ruby Riott Liv Morgan Shayna Baszler Bianca...

Vince McMahon’s Odd Philosophy, IC Title At SummerSlam, Fans At AEW/WWE Tapings, Non-Title Matches...

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Santino Marella Closing Battle Arts Academy; Announces Last Show

Santino Marella announced on his social media that he is closing his Battle Arts Academy next month. The school's last day will be...

Velveteen Dream’s #SpeakingOut Accuser Issues Statement Following His Return

Velveteen Dream returned to WWE NXT on this week's episode. He was revealed as the mystery man in the qualifying match that also...

NPJW Announces Competitor COVID-19 Negative; Sunday’s Show On As Planned

New Japan Pro Wrestling has revealed the competitor that caused Night 11 of their Summer Struggle Tour to be canceled moments before showtime had...

NJPW Summer Struggle Results For Night 9 (8/11/20) & Night 10 (8/12/20)

Below are complete results from NJPW Summer Struggle shows for Night 9 and Night 10: NJPW Summer Struggle Night 9 Results: August 11, 2020 Tomoaki Honma...

Amid Continued Criticism, Chris Jericho Reveals He’s Tested COVID-19 Negative 12 Times

Chris Jericho continues to take heat on social media over his band Fozzy playing in North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa during the COVID-19...

Two More AEW Stars Reportedly Released

Jimmy Havoc and Bea Priestly are reportedly gone from All Elite Wrestling, per The Wrestling Observer. The AEW roster profiles of Havoc, Priestly, and Sadie...

Sadie Gibbs Confirms Release From All Elite Wrestling

Sadie Gibbs has confirmed via social media that she has been released from AEW. https://twitter.com/TheSadiegibbs/status/1294059779313344512 The 28-year-old London-native signed with the company in early 2019 before...

Latest On WWE SummerSlam Location, TV Tapings Leaving The Performance Center?

The big rumor making rounds today is that WWE is heading to the Amway Center in Orlando for SummerSlam, and possibly for the foreseeable...

Viewership Down For Both AEW Dynamite & WWE NXT

This week’s episode of AEW Dynamite did an average viewing audience of 792,000 viewers on TNT. The show ranked No. 9 in the 18-49 demographic...

Cody vs. Brodie Lee, Women’s Tag Team Cup Finals & More Set For 8/22...

The next episode of AEW Dynamite will air on Saturday, August 22, at 6pm ET on TNT. This will be the first of three...

Early WWE SmackDown Preview: Alexa Bliss Interview, Fiend/Strowman & More

WWE has announced a few new items for this week's Friday Night SmackDown on FOX: A sit-down interview with Alexa Bliss A confrontation between...

Shotzi Blackheart Finds Missing Car And Ring Gear

In an update, NXT star Shotzi Blackheart has found her missing car and ring gear. Blackheart revealed on Twitter earlier this week that her vehicle...

EVOLVE, PROGRESS, & More Indie Content Debuting On WWE Network This Week

WWE has officially announced that more independent wrestling content will slowly make its way to the WWE Network starting this Saturday, August 15th. The following...

NJPW Summer Struggle Event Canceled Due To Wrestler With Fever

New Japan Pro Wrestling canceled Night 11 of the Summer Struggle Tour last minute due to a wrestler developing a fever. The following statement...

Heat On Jericho?, WWE Losing TV Deals, How Released Talent Get Paid For 3...

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Injury Scare Halts WWE NXT Taping

Johnny Gargano took a bad bump in a match against Ridge Holland that was taped last night from Full Sail University in Winter Park,...

NXT Championship Match Made Official For NXT TakeOver XXX, Updated Card

Karrion Kross and Keith Lee officially signed the contract on this week's NXT for their NXT Championship match at TakeOver XXX on Saturday, August...

Finished AEW TNT Championship Revealed, Mike Chioda’s AEW Debut

As promised, Cody Rhodes debuted the finished AEW TNT Championship belt on tonight's Dynamite during his successful defense against Scorpio Sky. The title's completed...

AEW Dynamite Results (8/12/20) – FTR Turns, Cassidy vs. Jericho

Welcome to our live coverage of tonight’s episode of AEW Dynamite on TNT. AEW Dynamite Results – 8/12/2020 From Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, FL The Young Bucks def. Dark...

WWE NXT Results (8/12/20) – Velveteen Dream Returns

Welcome to our live coverage of tonight’s episode of WWE NXT on USA Network. WWE NXT Results – 8/12/2020 From Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL Karrion Kross...

TNT Contacts AEW About A Controversy Involving One Of Their Top Stars

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Ric Flair Wanted Things To Go Differently With Randy Orton

Ric Flair was written off of WWE television at the end of this week's episode of Monday Night Raw when Randy Orton punted him....

Confirmed: Finished TNT Title Belt To Be Unveiled On AEW Dynamite

The finished AEW TNT Championship belt design will be unveiled on tonight's episode of AEW Dynamite, as confirmed by Cody Rhodes in a sit...

Latest On Edge’s Return To WWE

Edge assured fans he still has "some climbing to do" in regards to his professoinal wrestling career. Tuesday was one year since the WWE Hall...

Dax Harwood Opens Up About Recent Knee Injury

AEW will celebrate Tag Team Appreciation Night tonight on Dynamite, but tag team aficionados Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler, collectively known as FTR, will...

Bischoff’s AEW Future, McMahon Taking Risks Without Fans, Respect Mickie James And Natalya, Orton...

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AEW Dynamite Preview: Tag Team Appreciation Night, Jericho vs. Cassidy

AEW will air a new (pre-taped) episode of Dynamite on TNT tonight at 8pm ET. The following items have been announced for the broadcast: ...

WWE NXT Preview: Kross vs. Burch, Triple Threat Mystery Opponent

WWE will air a new (pre-taped) episode of NXT tonight at 8pm ET on the USA Network. The following items have been announced for...

AEW Dark Results (8/11/20) – Butcher & Blade vs. SCU

Below are complete results from the August 11th edition of AEW Dark: Rey Fenix def. Lee Johnson Shawn Spears def. Alex Chamberlain Gunn Club...

WWE Raw Viewership Rises, Ratings Down

This week’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw did an average of 1.722 million viewers on the USA Network, up from the 1.714 million...

Five Matches Confirmed For Impact Wrestling Emergence Night 1

Impact Wrestling has announced five matches for Night 1 of Emergence on August 18: Kylie Rae vs. Taya Valkyrie in a Wrestle House match ...

Impact Wrestling Results (8/11/20) – Brian Myers vs. Eddie Edwards

Impact Wrestling Results & Reactions – 8/11/2020 The show opens with Eric Young and Willie Mack brawling in the locker room area. Security and officials...

Vince McMahon’s Involvement In The Rock Purchasing XFL Revealed; Details On Potential Exclusive Broadcasting...

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Dancers Absent From Raw Underground Segments Amid Criticism

WWE has apparently scrapped the female dancers from the Raw Underground segments, as they were removed from the segments on this week's episode of...

WWE Announces Another Match For Loaded NXT On USA Network

WWE announced on Monday Tyler Breeze will face NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar in a non-title match on this week's episode of WWE NXT. The...

Rey Mysterio Promises Seth Rollins Will Pay; CM Punk Weighs In

Rey Mysterio weighed in on the brutal beating Seth Rollins and Murphy gave his son Dominik on this week's episode of WWE Monday Night...

WWE NXT Superstar Has Car And Ring Gear Stolen

WWE NXT Superstar Shotzi Blackheart claimed Tuesday morning on social media her car was stolen Monday night in Orlando. Included in the car...

Alundra Blayze & Lance Storm Offended Over Raw Underground Dancers

Alundra Blayze, formerly known as Madusa, was offended over the dancers that were part of the Raw Underground segment. "SO? We are bringing back half...

Vince McMahon’s Odd Philosophy, IC Title At SummerSlam, Fans At AEW/WWE Tapings, Non-Title Matches...

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Heat On Jericho?, WWE Losing TV Deals, How Released Talent Get Paid For 3...

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TNT Contacts AEW About A Controversy Involving One Of Their Top Stars

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Bischoff’s AEW Future, McMahon Taking Risks Without Fans, Respect Mickie James And Natalya, Orton...

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Vince McMahon’s Involvement In The Rock Purchasing XFL Revealed; Details On Potential Exclusive Broadcasting...

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