The Morning Roundup 10/5/1


Bray Wyatt Injured – Cageside Seats

Bray Wyatt suffered what sounds like nasty cuts on his head and hand during a No DQ match with Roman Reigns at a house show in Bangor, ME this weekend. The hand seemed to be the more serious injury as tweets from fans in attendance saying officials had to tape the injury up.

WWE @ MSG Results

Brock Lesnar prevailed in his clash with the Big Show in a match that was more fun than it had any expectation of being.  Oh and John Cena beat the WWE Champion in a third straight televised match (Night of Champions, Raw, Live from MSG).  Overall, a fun watch.  More televised house shows please!

Bound For Glory Results – Wrestling Observer

In a headscratching move considering the company’s health IMO, Matt Hardy defeated Drew Galloway & Ethan Carter III to become the TNA World Champion last night at Bound For Glory. Check out the full results above.

The Morning Roundup 10/2/15

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Wyatt vs. Reigns in the Cell – Cageside Seats

The second Hell in a Cell match for October 25th is official. Bray Wyatt vs. Roman Reigns.

ROH Stars to Compete in NJPW Tag League – Wrestling

The Addiction and Michael Elgin will compete in New Japan’s upcoming Tag League Tournament.  Elgin is rumored to be teaming with top star Hiroshi Tanahashi.

Bayley vs. Sasha – YouTube

In a piece of promo work too good not to share, the video above from this week’s NXT highlights the rivalry between Bayley and Sasha Banks heading into the 30 Minute Iron Man main event of NXT Takeover: Respect next Wednesday Night on the WWE Network.

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17 Minutes of New Day – Youtube

If 17 minutes of the New Day riffing doesn’t make your Friday better, I don’t know what to tell you.

John Cena Off Upcoming European Tour, Taking Hiatus?

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The Champ is here but for how much longer?

On the heels of internet speculation that the United States Champion would be taking time off from WWE following the October 25th Hell in a Cell show, WWE has confirmed to the Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Weekly that in addition to not being advertised for events in late October/early November, Cena will be missing the 10-day European tour starting November 4th for “personal reasons.”


Let the baseless internet speculation begin!  What are the personal reasons?  Is he hiding an injury?  Super secret wellness violation?  How, if at all, will Cena be written off of television?  Will he be dropping the United States Championship?  Is he distraught over Nikki hooking up with “Nick”?   Whatever the reason for his upcoming hiatus, I for one hope the situation is handled in a way that’s best…for business.

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The Morning Roundup 10/1/15

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Final Card for NXT Takeover Oct 7th – Cageside Seats

New NXT signee Asuka will face Dana Brooke in her debut to round out the NXT Takeover: Respect card.

Bound for Glory Main Event Changed – Lords of Pain

Matt Hardy was added to the Main Event of Bound For Glory last night to make it a three-way match.  Also added was Matt’s brother Jeff as the guest referee.

Michael Cole’s Transformation –

As discussed on last night’s Chad Dukes Wrestling Show, in a feature on Michael Cole discussed losing 65 pounds and becoming absolutely ripped.

The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show 9/30/15


Gather ’round plebeians for another edition of The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show with this week’s guest Mr. Bob Backlund!  Dukes chats with Mr. Backlund to promote his new book “Backlund: From All-American Boy to Professional Wrestling’s World Champion.”

Also on this week’s program Dukes, Goat, & Thom discuss the importance of championships in the wrestling landscape today, Seth Rollins & Kane, Saturday’s MSG show, Bray Wyatt & Roman Reigns, and the eternal problem of why people have to tell us that wrestling is “fake.”

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