Monday Night Raw Preview 3/2/15

Rollins Daily Show

I suppose the biggest question going into tonight’s Raw following Brock Lesnar showing up at UFC 184 is: Is the WrestleMania Main Event in danger?  For those not in the know, Brock Lesnar walked out of last week’s Raw after a business disagreement with Vince McMahon that is now being characterized by the dirt sheets as a “screaming match.”  Well, it looks like Paul Heyman will be in attendance to address the WWE Universe and perhaps, the Lesnar kerfuffle.

Will he mention the contract negotiations?  Are we getting worked?  Tune into tonight to find out more!

Also on the docket for the evening,  last Thursday on the Daily Show, Seth Rollins invited host Jon Stewart to settle their differences tonight on Raw.  Stewart will be in the arena in Newark, NJ but the endgame, other than being a good bit is unclear.  Perhaps the confrontation will serve to set up the presumed Orton-Rollins Mania tangle?  Or perhaps a Authority bullying session will result in the super friends of Ziggler, Rowan, & Ryback making the save?

The drama over the Intercontinental Championship should also be front and center.   On SmackDown we saw Bad News Barrett interrupt Daniel Bryan, interjecting the former World Heavyweight Champion into the Intercontinental Scene.  With the announcement of a multi-man Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match at WrestleMania, interjecting Bryan into a mix already featuring Barrett, Ambrose, Ziggler, and R-Truth sounds very intriguing.  Will any other names be added to the mix?  Luke Harper is a former champion with no dance card for ‘Mania either.  Hmmm.

And finally, I’m quite sure John Cena’s quest for a rematch against the Super Athlete will resume despite Rusev’s initial refusal last Monday Night.  So we’re left to wonder how will Cena get under Rusev’s skin in order to goad the United States Champion into another match?

Find out all that and more tonight at 8PM ET during Raw on the USA Network.


The Morning Roundup 3/2/15


Brock Lesnar at UFC 184 – PW Torch

The WWE World Heavyweight Champion was backstage and cageside at UFC 184 Saturday Night. The story was he was there to support Tony Ferguson who he coached on the Ultimate Fighter. Dana White feigned ignorance, but after rumors of a screaming match with Vince McMahon you have to wonder. Next Monday will be very interesting since Brock is scheduled to appear on Raw.

ROH 13th Anniversary PPV Results – F4WOnline

Pretty good show highlighted by Young Bucks vs. reDragon for the Tag Titles. Also, Samoa Joe appeared before the main event to challenge the champion.

WWE Network Account Sharing Crackdown – Lords of Pain

People will demonize WWE for this but it’s pretty standard in the streaming app game. Terms and conditions have been updated to limit you to one device at a time.

Next Hall of Fame Inductee Spoiler – PW Insider

Word is leaking out on who the next inductee will be, if you haven’t heard and gots to know…click the link.

VIDEO: Seth Rollins Crashes the Daily Show

Rollins Daily Show

After a flurry of back and forth videos on TMZ following Rollins’ dig at the Daily Show a few weeks back on Raw, Mr Money in the Bank crashed the “Moment of Zen” at the end of Thursday night’s Daily Show to challenge Jon Stewart to appear on Raw this Monday from Newark, NJ.

It’s a fun bit and Rollins comes off very well. Check out the video below. Continue reading →

The Morning Roundup 2/27/15

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Rey Mysterio No Longer with WWE  - PWInsider

The drawn out process of Rey Mysterio trying to get out of his WWE contract has come to an end.  Yesterday internet slueths discovered his profile had been moved to the Alumni section of  PWInsider reached out to WWE and they responded that, “Rey Mysterio is no longer under contract with WWE.”

Samoa Joe Rumor – SEScoops

In addition to the news he’ll be cutting a promo at Sunday’s Ring of Honor pay-per-view, F4WOnline is reporting that WWE has made an offer to recent CDW Interviewee, Samoa Joe. Very interesting.  Check out the interview to hear his comments on possibly going to NXT.

First Look at Bautista in Spectre – What Culture

Empire Online has the first look at our pal Dave Bautista as Mr Hinx in the upcoming 007 film “Spectre.” Congrats and continued success!

The Chad Dukes Wrestling Interview with IWGP Champion AJ Styles


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Just over 3 days out from the ROH 13th Anniversary Pay-Per-View, IWGP Champion AJ Styles joined the Chad Dukes Wrestling Show Thursday afternoon to discuss a number of topics.  From ROH’s recent talent infusion, the Bullet Club in Ring of Honor, his opponent Sunday ACH, the return of Samoa Joe, the Styles Clash controversy, smart marks, the growth of New Japan in the states, and much more.

Much has been made in the past few days about the return to Samoa Joe, a name Styles is intimately familiar with, to the ROH ring.  Not only are fans around the country excited but his former opponent is pumped for his return.

“Joe coming back to Ring of Honor is huge.  He and I talked before he released his statement but I was excited about him maybe having the opportunity for him to come back to Ring of Honor because it’s exciting to have a guy who you know works hard and can do unbelievable things and has a history at Ring of Honor.  I’m excited to see the welcome he gets when he comes back, not just from the guys in the back, because I know they will welcome him, but from the fans waiting on him.”

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