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The Wide is back with a brand-new Chad Dukes Wrestling Show! This week, Chad Dukes, Loud Goat and Thom discuss Undertaker and HBK being on RAW, Mick Foley, AJ Styles & the Royal Rumble poster, and the guys have reached their breaking point with Monday Night Raw. #BelieveInTheWide

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The Morning Roundup 1/18/17

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Elimination Chamber – WWE

Shane McMahon announced that whomever the WWE Champion is after Royal Rumble will be defending their title in the Elimination Chamber on February 12th. At least with the champion involved in the match, it doesn’t completely telegraph a Raw superstar winning the Rumble.

Mickie James Returns – YouTube

Mickie James is officially back with the WWE following her interference in last night’s SmackDown Women’s Championship cage match, aiding Alexa Bliss in her victory over Becky Lynch.

Lucha Underground/Netflix Rumors – With Spandex

Sportskeeda is reporting that Lucha Underground’s Melissa Santos recently claimed during a live stream that the company was “very close” to signing a deal that would bring the show to Netflix. If it happens the move would help towards funding season 4.

The Morning Roundup 1/17/17

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Angle to the Hall of Fame – YouTube

It’s true, it’s true! Your Olympic hero Kurt Angle will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on WrestleMania weekend. Angle returns to the company where he captured 5 WWE Championships, 1 World Heavyweight Championship, the WCW World & United States Championships, as well as the European, Hardcore, Intercontinental, and Tag Team Championships after a 10-year stint with TNA and others.

ROH War of the Worlds Dates – Wrestling Observer

The dates for this year’s War of the Worlds tour, where ROH faces off against the stars of New Japan Pro Wrestling, has been announced. The tour will start May 7th in Toronto, continue on May 10th in Dearborn, Michigan, and wrap up on May 14th with a television taping in Philadelphia.

Scotland’s ICW coming to WWE Network? – Wrestlezone

PWInsider.com is reporting Insane Championship Wrestling based in Glasgow Scotland is close to a deal with WWE  for their content to air on WWE Network. UK Championship tournament participants Wolfgang and Trent Seven are listed on the company’s roster page, as well as TNA talents such as Drew Galloway, Grado, Bram, Lucha Underground’s Prince Puma aka Ricochet, and ROH’s Marty Scurll.

WWE UK Championship Tournament Review

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For the first time in WWE history, they have crowned a WWE United Kingdom Champion!  This weekend, sixteen competitors started the tournament hoping to become the inaugural champion, but only one man was able to come away as the winner.  Building off the success of the Cruiserweight Classic championship tournament from the summer of 2016, which showcased the top independent and international superstars under 205lbs, the WWE hoped to put its stamp on another corner of the wrestling market, the thriving UK independent scene, with this 16 man bracket.  However, unlike the Cruiserweight Classic which took place over several weeks, the UK fans were treated to the whole tournament in a matter of 2 days!

Take the jump with me to hear some of my initial reactions to the tournament and find out just what went down in Blackpool.   Caution: full spoilers after the jump, so if you missed it this weekend, wait to read my thoughts until after you’ve watched the shows on demand!  It’s good to be back!

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The Morning Roundup 1/16/17

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Snuka Passes – Fox News

WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka passed away yesterday at the age of 73 after a battle with stomach cancer. Snuka’s passing was first announced on Twitter by The Rock on behalf of the family. RIP Superfly.

Triple H Talks Omega – With Spandex

In an interview with ESPN UK before this weekend’s UK Championship tournament, Triple H expressed an interest in Kenny Omega because he’s “just interested in talent, period.”

United Kingdom Champion – WWE

Tyler Bate emerged victorious from the 16-man field in this weekend’s WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament to become the first ever United Kingdom Champion. If you missed it you can check it out via on demand on the WWE Network. Later today, Sammy Dreamer will return to the site with his thoughts on the two-day extravaganza.

 

 
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