The Morning Roundup 8/29/16

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Mr. Fuji Passes – WWE

WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji (Harry Fujiwara) passed away Sunday at the age of 82.  Fuji’s notable clients during his management career included Demolition, The Powers of Pain, Yokozuna, & Magnificent Muraco.

Attitude Era Tag Team Retuning To SmackDown – Cageside Seats

If you count up the tag teams on the blue brand you’ll notice that there are only 6 regular tag teams on the roster and 7 in the tournament with the inclusion of Heath Slater & Rhyno.  So who will be te 8th team in the tournament? One Attitude Era tag team has taken to their social media to spill the beans.  Click through if you want the team spoiled before Tuesday’s show.

TripleMania XXIV Results – Wrestling Observer

As previewed on Friday, Mexico’s AAA held their biggest show of the year last night, featuring a number of Lucha Underground superstars.

The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show Talks SummerSlam Weekend with Justin LaBar

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WWE analyst for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Justin LaBar joins the show this week to discuss the WWE brand split, the new Universal title and Summerslam with Dukes, Thom, & Goat!

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Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinLaBar and check out his show Chair Shot Reality @CSReality.

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The Morning Roundup 8/26/16

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AAA Triple Mania Card – PW Insider

Mexico’s AAA Triple Mania event takes place this Sunday featuring many of the stars of Lucha Underground, most notably, Pentagon Jr vs. Johnny Mundo, Mysterio, Ricochet, & Dragon Azteca vs. Mil Muertes, Mantanza Cueto & Marty the Moth, and Brian Cage vs. Texano Jr vs. Dr. Wagner Jr.  You can check out the show on iPPV HERE.

Matt Hardy Feasts Again – Cageside Seats

The Broken One is at it again.  After a premonition that Crazzy Steve would try to kidnap King Maxel, Matt Hardy decided to bite his face last night on Impact.  You can’t make up how “out there” Broken Matt Hardy is right now, it’s just the best.

Orton-Lesnar Finish – SEScoops

Dave Meltzer had some interesting things to say about the finish of SummerSlam and Randy Orton’s involvement, including not knowing he would be cut open by an elbow until the night of the event.

The Morning Roundup 8/25/16

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One Man Gang Go Fund Me – With Spandex

Former WWE Superstar George Gray, better known as the One Man Gang & Akeem, has set up a GoFundMe to help with damages to his home in the recent floods in Louisiana. Gray lives in a “no-flood zone” meaning insurance won’t cover his home for flooding because of the risks of floods in the area.  As a result, the devastating floods in Louisiana his home was submerged for 3 days and destroyed his home and possessions.

Cody Talks Dusty/WrestleMania 28 – Cageside Seats

Cody Rhodes shared an interesting tidbit on the “Wrestledelphia” podcast.  His father, Dusty Rhodes, encouraged him to leave the WWE four years before he finally decided to take the plunge into Independent Wrestling.

Glorious Bomb Origins – Pro Wrestling Sheet

Johnny Gargano shared the origin of the Glorious Bomb viral video trend during an appearance on the “This Is Awesome” podcast and that Triple H is a fan of the series.

VIDEO: The Miz Verbally Snaps on SmackDown GM Daniel Bryan on Talking Smack

While SmackDown Live is at a bit of a programming disadvantage, due to the extra hour Raw receives on the USA Network each week, it has more than made up for it with their new WWE Network post-show Talking Smack.

If you haven’t been watching, Talking Smack is hosted by Renee Young and Daniel Bryan and operates in a similar vein to scripted television post shows like Talking Dead and their ilk, while also featuring relevant guests from that week’s episode.  Most notably from the first few weeks of the show is the looser tone from traditional WWE programming, bringing real-world issues into their storytelling, like the fans negative reactions to the Usos, and often including Daniel Bryan often slipping in comments that tow the line between storylines and real life feelings.

From publicly criticizing the Universal Championship name to calling Brock Lesnar and the stars of Raw “lazy,” to being offended by Cena’s comments on Styles having to go back to independent wrestling, Daniel Bryan has slung his fair share of dirt on the program.  Last night, The Miz slung back.

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