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On this week’s episode, Chad Dukes, Loud Goat, and Thom discuss Goldberg’s return, the Cruiserweight division, Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks, and James Ellsworth. #BelieveInTheWide!
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WWN Live Partners with FloSports – Wrestling Observer
WWNLive (owners of EVOLVE, FIP, Dragon Gate USA, and Shine) signed a deal giving FloSports exclusive streaming rights to WWNLive streaming events and hosting rights for their on-demand library. The price point for the service will be $20 a month or $150 annually. Worth noting, WWE was part of a group which invested in FloSports according to the Observer.
Ellsworth Update – With Spandex
Well, this is good or bad news depending on how you feel about the man with two fists and a fighting chance, PWInsider is reporting that there is support backstage in WWE to sign James Ellsworth to a contract. His arc seemed to be complete after “defeating” AJ Styles by DQ last Tuesday, setting up tonight’s AJ Styles-Dean Ambrose match.
Hell in a Cell Card – WWE
Check out the card for Sunday’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view following last night’s RAW broadcast. Joining the show, Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows.
Corgan Lawsuit – Pro Wrestling Sheet
It looks like the source of TNA President Billy Corgan’s lawsuit against TNA Wrestling pertains to defaulting on a loan and the recent discussions to sell the company’s tape library to WWE. Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that Corgan saying TNA defaulted on a loan that was scheduled to be paid back in June. The loan was also supposed to give Corgan more power with TNA, including being able to reshape the staff to his liking. Corgan also wants “all documents sent or received from WWE or any of its representatives from January 1, 2016 to present,” and to know the location of TNA’s tape media library.
WWE Asks About Indys – PW Torch
There may be something to the news of WWE adding a tier featuring independent wrestling to the WWE Network. WWE sent out a Fan Council survey this weekend asking which 10 independent promotions they watch. Promotions that made “the list”: PWG, CHIKARA, Dragon Gate USA, OVW, AAW, CZW, EVOLVE, SHIMMER, Squared Circle Wrestling, Ring of Honor, & FIP.
Hell in a Cell: Triple Main Event– Wrestling Observer
Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte may not be closing Sunday’s Hell in a Cell after all. Vince McMahon has been touting a triple main event on social media. The three main events would be the three Cell matches: Owens vs. Rollins, Banks vs. Charlotte, & Rusev vs. Reigns.
AJ Styles Wants HBK in San Antonio – Sports Illustrated
In an interview with SI’s Extra Mustard, AJ Styles expressed his desire to face Shawn Michaels at the Rumble in San Antonio. While it’s not likely to happen, it’s fun to dream. He also talks about Samoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura, and a multitude of topics.
HBK Lands Film Role – Variety
Speaking of Shawn Michaels, he’s set to co-star with Amy Smart and Steve Rannazzisi in an upcoming superhero spoof, Avengers of Justice: Farce Wars. It looks like the film is another installment in the “______ Movie” genre parodying the Marvel, DC, & Star Wars cinematic universes. H/t to Bobby Shark for bringing this to my attention.
WWE Suspends Developmental Talent – Wrestling Observer
WWE has suspended developmental wrestler Terrance Jean-Jacques after his arrest this weekend for domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend. Jean-Jacques was charged with “assault and battery, kidnapping, witness intimidation, destruction of property, and threatening to commit a crime.”
Get 2K Games on the phone, it’s time to update WWE 2K17 because Luke Harper has added a new celebration to his repertoire.
A noted Redskins fan and former guest of the show, Harper tweeted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Redskins CB Josh Norman this afternoon to express his displeasure for the NFL’s crackdown on Norman’s “bow and arrow” celebration, promising to celebrate for Norman, as seen in the video above from Tuesday’s SmackDown Live.
Norman was fined $10,000 by the NFL for shooting an imaginary bow and arrow after an interception against the Cleveland Browns on October 2nd.
Our own Chad Dukes reached out to Harper for comment and the former Intercontinental Champion had this to say exclusively to Dukes:
“Since the NFL won’t let Josh Norman use a bow and arrow to celebrate interceptions, I’ll use it to celebrate beating down Randy Orton”
If Harper permanently adds the gesture to his in-ring performances, it will be a very cool easter egg for fans of both Harper and his beloved football squad.
Harper has appeared on the show several times, including a few months back prior to his return from injury for a full hour to discuss his injury, Conor McGregor, and more. If you somehow missed the show, check it out HERE.