The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show 5/19/16

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They’re not good guys, they’re not bad guys, they’re the guys.

On this episode, Dukes is joined by Al Snow to discuss the state of pro wrestling, his career longevity and his old friend “Head.” Make sure you go see Al at Primal Conflict Wrestling this Saturday in Leesburg, VA!

Also this week, Dukes, Loud Goat, & Thom discuss WWE Extreme Rules, the Women’s Championship contract signing closing out Raw and what John Cena will do when his comes back.

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Cody Rhodes Departs WWE

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On the heels of Wade Barrett leaving WWE of his own choosing, this weekend Cody Rhodes asked and was granted his release from WWE.  Rhodes, the son of “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, debuted with WWE in 2007, held the Intercontinental Championship twice, and reigned as a tag champion on six occasions with four different partners.

Rhodes first let the world know of his intentions on Saturday night with a series of tweets stating:

“The past ten years have been quite the trek, but as of earlier today I have asked for my release from @WWE. I’ll speak further on the matter shortly. Thank you to all the pro-wrestling/sports entertainment fans worldwide. Thank you.”

After the release was made official on Sunday Rhodes shared a lengthy message with his fans and followers explaining his departure.

“My one & only statement on the matter. No podcasts or tell-all nonsense. Thank you friends.

Setting foot in the dingy ol’ Greensboro Coliseum this past Monday can only be described for me as just a whimsical moment of clarity. At this point, most folks know that I have indeed asked for my release from World Wrestling Entertainment, but it’s paramount in my mind for the fans of pro-wrestling to have some answers and not be left with questions. A many superlative can be used to describe my mentor in wrestling, but one I often forget about is…fearless. And it’s a trait I wish more of had been passed down my way.

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The Morning Roundup 5/20/16

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Cena to Host the ESPYs – With Spandex

In an announcement on Twitter, John Cena will host the 2016 ESPY Awards on July 13th on ESPN.

AJ Styles with Michael Cole – YouTube

In preparation for his Extreme Rules match this Sunday, AJ Styles sat down with Michael Cole for his weekly YouTube interview segment.  Styles discusses the match, the Club, and more.

2 hr Raw added to SyFy – Wrestling News.co

The former home of SmackDown is back in the Wrestling business.  SyFy has an episode of Raw listed from 8pm to 10pm ET on their schedule tonight. The article points out that it is also scheduled to air next week at the same time so it could be a regular thing.

The Morning Roundup 5/18/16

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Luke Harper Interview – YouTube

Revolution Physical Therapy has an interview and profile up on Luke Harper and his knee rehabilitation process.  Bray Wyatt’s right hand man in the Family discusses how the injury occurred, his potential return date, and his desire to be WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Cruiserweight Classic Logo, Dates, and Tickets Announced – Twitter

Triple H unveiled the logo and announced the filming dates for the WWE Cruiserweight Classic on his Twitter yesterday.  The tournament will tape on 6/23, 7/14, 8/26, & 9/14 in Orlando.  Tickets go on sale this Friday.

Stipulation For Joe-Balor IV – Facebook

William Regal hosted a contract signing on Facebook Live making the NXT Championship match between Finn Balor and Samoa Joe an NXT first-ever Steel Cage Match at Takeover on June 8th.

The Morning Roundup 5/17/16

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Extreme Rules Card – WWE

The card is set for Sunday’s Extreme Rules show with Reigns/Styles, Charlotte/Natalya, Ambrose/Jericho, IC Title Fatal Four Way, New Day/Vaudevillains, and Kalisto/Rusev set for the show.  Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin will kick things off as the Kickoff Match.

Emma Injury – Cageside Seats

A week into a push with partner Dana Brooke, Emma will go on the shelf with a back injury (ruptured disc) that requires surgery.   Talk about bad timing for the Aussie Diva.

Young Bucks Update – Facebook

In another injury update, the Young Bucks updated fans on their status after Matt suffered a broken hand and Nick suffered a broken rib on this weekend’s ROH World of the Worlds shows.  The duo will miss the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors tournament but will resume the Superkick Party in 4-6 weeks.

 
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