I’m going to try to get a Night of Champions recap up later today, but my quick thoughts: Solid wrestling, Dean Ambrose is the man, and I’m perfectly fine with how the main event went down considering the alternative (LOL Cena Wins).
Paul Bearer’s son passes - WWE.com
Michael Moody, who inducted his father in to the WWE Hall of Fame this year passed away yesterday. Thoughts and condolences to the family.
Wrestling Legend Bobby Eaton suffers a heart attack – Wrestling INC
Member of the legendary Midnight Express Bobby Eaton is recovering from a heart attack suffered this weekend. All the best on a speedy recovery.
Michelle McCool debunks “Undertaker in poor health” rumors – Instagram
There was a weird rumor going around this weekend that the Undertaker was in poor health, but wife Michelle McCool posted a rebuttal and a photo to her instagram to debunk the rumors.
You may have heard that Roman Reigns was rushed to the hospital earlier today with an incarcerated hernia. The good news is that it sounds like the surgery went about as well as it could have. The WWE posted an interview with their lead physician, Dr. Chris Amann, who has been in contact with Reigns and his surgeon…
“At the time of the surgery, surgeons found a loop of small intestine was caught in the hernia sac, which would account for the pain and discomfort that Roman was having earlier in the evening,” Dr. Amann explained. “The surgeons released the hernia sac so the intestine could be pushed back into the abdominal cavity. Once they were satisfied blood supply had returned to the intestine after releasing the hernia, they went ahead and completed the procedure. A mesh was placed over where the hernia had occurred to prevent future occurrences.”
Dr. Amann added that the hernia was likely a pre-existing issue, and wasn’t related to a specific injury that occurred in the ring.
It sounds as though Roman Reigns is expected to make a full recovery, which is fantastic news. Of course, those hoping to see Reigns-Rollins II will have to wait for another day. It goes without saying that the Samoan powerhouse will miss Night of Champions tomorrow evening, but according to Dr. Amann, Reigns could miss “closer to six weeks.”
Dean Ambrose has been heavily rumored to return tomorrow night, and that possibility may have just increased. With Roman expected to be released from the hospital tomorrow (and thus in no immediate danger), WWE may go ahead with Rollins declaring victory by count-out or forfeit, much like he’s done in the past. The return of the Lunatic Fringe may appease the WWE fan base who had hoped to see Reigns in action tomorrow night.
We’ll keep you updated on any changes in Roman Reigns’ situation.
In case you missed it, one of the top “prospects” for the WWE debuted yesterday on NXT. Former Japanese wrestling star KENTA made his in-ring debut in NXT just last night. KENTA, now under the name Hideo Itami, debuted against high-flying Justin Gabriel. Hideo comes from Japan with a lot of hype and promise as he was a top star in Japan.
Hideo’s in-ring debut lived up to the hype, I do believe. Hideo brought a high impact offense that brought the kicks he promised. Hideo did not squash Justin, but did control most of the action. Hideo hit a lot of great kicks and looked comfortable in the ring. He had a great number of different kicks and finished with a stomp move off the top rope.
After the win, Hideo was demolished by the Ascension. This was in retaliation to Hideo beating up the Ascension last week on NXT. The future looks bright, and if he is booked strong against the Ascension, the sky is the limit.
I think my pants just spontaneously combusted and I don’t even know what this even means!
On the heels of the interview with WWE’s New Generation in NXT, WWE posted the above tweet hyping some sort of happening on Monday September 22nd which just happens to be the Raw after Night of Champions.
High expectation? There’s been rumors of NXT superstars beginning to appear on Raw and Smackdown in Showcase matches. Perhaps this is the start of that “talent exchange.”
Low expectation? The announcement of WWE2K15 on next generation consoles (XBOX One & Playstation 4). Boo.
C’mon WWE make it the former. What do YOU think this tweet is all about?
MAJOR TNA Spoiler – PW Torch
Spoilers Ahoy. TNA has been taping shows that will air after their upcoming Bound For Glory pay-per-view in Japan in Bethlehem, PA this week. With that in mind a major title change went down at last night’s tapings. If you don’t want TNA programming in Oct/Nov (!) ruined for you don’t click the link.
Dean Ambrose on set - Twitter
The Lunatic Fringe’s co-star in the film Lockdown he’s currently shooting shared a picture of Ambrose in wardrobe as a police officer. Check it out.
The NXT Five – WWE.com
Great interview with the top 5 prospects in WWE’s NXT currently: Sami Zayn, Adrian Neville, Kevin Steen, Fergal Devitt, & Hideo Itami.
Cary Elwes on Andre the Giant - With Leather
I love a good Andre the Giant story, especially Andre the Giant drinking stories. Princess Bride co-star Cary Elwes shared a great Andre drinking story in which Andre’s drink of choice is detailed: “40 ounces of various liquors poured into a pitcher, and he’d drink several of these in a single sitting.”