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The Morning Roundup 8/29/14

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Jake The Snake Update  – Twitter

DDP and Sinn Bohdi have Jake Roberts updates via Twitter. DDP says that Jake “is now conscious but still fading in and out.” Bohdi added that Roberts was more concerned with letting fans at his appearance he’s missing down. Sounds like he’s improving but keep him in your thoughts.

Ryback Update – YouTube

The Big Guy updated fans from a hospital bed on his injury status. Take a look.

NXT Takeover 2 Card – Lords of Pain

Five matches have been announced for the upcoming NXT Special including the main event, a Fatal Four Way NXT Championship Match between Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Tyson Kidd

WWE Cheap Pops – YouTube

This kinda came out of nowhere, but there’s some okay bits. The Cena bit was my fave.

NXT Preview 8/28/14

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Tonight on NXT a new General Manager will be named as we get closer and closer to NXT Takeover on Thursday September 11th!

In addition to the BIG reveal, the NXT Tag Team Champions will be in action tonight. The Ascension awaits the winner of next week’s Vaudevillians/Sin Cara & Kalisto tournament final and in the meantime they’ll show up to lay the beat down on some local jabrones. Yah. Yah. Yah.

And in tonight’s main event, opponents last week, Tyson Kidd and Tyler Breeze (Team Ty?) will be partners this week. The two NXT Title contenders will take on fellow contender Sami Zayn and NXT Champion Adrian Neville in the feature match of the evening.

Also on the show:

  • Bull Dempsey take on Angelo Dawkins.
  • #1 Contender to the NXT Women’s Championship Bayley will face off with the Boss Sasha Banks.

NXT airs on the WWE Network at 9PM ET and On Demand as well.

Jake the Snake Roberts Hospitalized

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Troubling news out of Las Vegas this afternoon, WWE Hall of Famer Jake the Snake Roberts was hospitalized in Las Vegas after passing out on his flight. Roberts is rumored to have been suffering from double pneumonia, his lungs filled with fluid as a result. Raj Giri of Wrestling, INC was also reporting he was told there was a mass on Roberts’ brain.

Roberts was traveling to Las Vegas for a show for Sinn Bohdi, formerly Kizarny in WWE. Bohdi updated the world on the situation on twitter stating that Jake is “resting at the hospital. I’ve been there all night making sure he is comfortable.”

Send out your good vibes to The Snake for a full and speedy recovery from this latest health scare.

The Coolest Pic You’ll See All Day

I have no context, but I can say without a doubt this is the coolest picture I’ll see all day. How about you?

The Ravishing Russian Lana and Rusev from the looks of Lana’s twitter are in Maui this weekend and while there have happened to run into some major Hollywood/Country Music icons. I’m overcome with curiosity at where, when and how this picture took place. And yes, I’d buy the tape.

The Morning Roundup 8/28/14

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Sting DVD Intro – WWEDVDNews

The intro for the upcoming Sting DVD/Blu-Ray has leaked online, have a gander.

WWE & Ronda Rousey  – With Spandex

Looks like WWE finally figured out what a big deal it was having UFC Bantamweight Champion and WWE Superfan Ronda Rousey wanting to work with them. Rousey and her pals wanted to work something big up for Summerslam, but nothing developed. Now that WWE brass has met her from being backstage, the feeling is they’ll reach out and want to work with her in the future. Seems like a no brainer once Rousey finishes up her UFC run.

Ryback taking time off? – WhatCulture

For those who missed it, Ryback tweeted Monday (later deleted) that he was taking time off to “get some stuff fixed.” On Main Event, references were made to the Big Guy being injured. There have been conflicting reports with PWInsider (via Wrestling INC) saying he’s not injured and Dave Meltzer (via WrestleZone) saying he has a lower body injury.

Shawne Merriman done with WWE – SEScoops

Former NFL star Shawne Merriman has apparently parted ways with WWE. Merriman had started working on training with WWE after WrestleMania XXX.

 
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