The Morning Roundup 4/27/15


King of the Ring Returns! – Wrestling Observer

The King of the Ring Tournament is back starting tomorrow night on Raw. It will be a two-night affair with opening round matches on Raw and the Semifinals & Final this Tuesday exclusively on the WWE Network.  This will be the first KOTR in 5 years.

No Match for Rousey – PW Torch

UFC President Dana White said in an interview with the Fight Network that Ronda Rousey’s involvement in WWE is “one and done.”  Now, he could be bluffing to keep future plans under wraps so stay tuned.

Punk to write “Drax” – With Spandex

CM Punk will co-write a new Marvel series focused on Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy.

WWE Extreme Rules Results


WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Seth Rollins defeated Randy Orton in a Steel Cage Match. 

Match came down to the impact of gatekeeper Kane’s interference.  Kane stopped Orton from escaping the cage but Rollins accidentally drop kicking the door into Kane’s face, angering Kane who entered the cage to ultimately choke slam both men and set Rollins up for the pin.  When Orton kicked out Kane went back for more, leading to a Orton RKO on Kane followed by a Rollins RKO on Orton, which gave the champion enough time to escape the cage.

The announce team heavily pushed the idea that the RKO was banned for both men, not just Orton, so we may be looking at a rematch coming on Raw or perhaps Payback.

Roman Reigns defeated The Big Show in a Last Man Standing Match. 

Fun match and a high point for the use of “extreme” elements on the show. Reigns continues to impress yours truly with several spots in this match including Reigns being choke slammed to the outside through two tables, Reigns spearing Show through the Barricade, and Reigns spearing Show through the Spanish announce table. That final spear combined with burying Show under the English announce table was enough for Reigns to get the win.

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The Morning Roundup 4/24/15

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ROH/NJPW Global Wars Night 1 and Night 2 – Wrestling Observer

Some of the highlights from the two Toronto shows- ACH vs. Nakamura, ROH All-Stars vs. Bullet Club, and my personal favorite THE Dalton Castle vs. Jushin Thunder Liger.  Hit the links for full cards.

CM Punk Jokes with Young Bucks, Hideo Itami Responds – With Spandex

This one’s pretty funny. One of the Young Bucks tweeted about some things he’s learned in the business and what he’d tell himself today, prompting a response by UFC’s CM Punk.  Punk finished the tweet by saying “I’d never steal someone’s finish.”  Enter Hideo Itami with the sick burn.

Sanada Departs TNA – WrestleZone

This one slipped through the cracks.  The Revolution has lost a member as Wrestle-1’s Sanada has been released from his TNA contract.

NXT Hits the Road - Lords of Pain

And finally, as mentioned on this week’s Chad Dukes Wrestling Show NXT is hitting the road with shows in May in Philadelphia, Albany, Pittsburgh, Columbus, & Cleveland.

The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show 4/22/15

CDW Episodes

Oh you didn’t know? Your ass better call somebody and let them know an all-new episode of the Chad Dukes Wrestling Show is ready for your listening pleasure.

This week, Chad Dukes, Loud Goat, and Thom will preview this Sunday’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view and then Chad is joined by author David Shoemaker aka the Masked Man to discuss Wrestlemania 31, how Dean Ambrose and Luke Harper are being booked, and the WWE without CM Punk.

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Wednesday Night Wrestling Preview 4/22/15



After a few weeks hiatus, your guide to Wednesday Night Wrestling has returned. Let’s catch you up on what to look forward to on tonight’s shows.

WWE NXT 8PM & 11PM + On Demand on WWE Network

Tonight’s card features a #1 Contender’s match and a rematch from NXT’s Columbus, OH show.

First up A-Ry, Alex Riley looks for redemption against the man who defeated him a month ago at the Arnold Classic, NXT Champion Kevin Owens.  In addition to defeating him in the ring, Owens has taken to poking the former Varsity Villain on Twitter.  Will Riley finally get his revenge or will Owens stand tall and turn his attention to Sami Zayn’s rematch?

In the other marquee matchup, the #1 Contender for the NXT Women’s Championship will be decided when Charlotte, Bayley, and Becky Lynch meet in a 3-way match.

Lucha Underground 8PM El Rey Network & Saturdays at 4PM on UniMas

Tonight on Lucha Underground, the first Trios Tag Team Champions will be crowned in two matches.

In the semifinal triple threat elimination match, it will be  Angelico, Ivelisse, & Son Of Havoc  vs.  Big Ryck, Killshot, & The Mack vs. Cage, El Texano Jr., & King Cuerno. 

The winner of that match will then face Dario Cueto’s final hurdle The Crew for the inaugural Lucha Underground Trios Championship.


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