Archive for February, 2015

WWE Network Announces WrestleMania Week Programming and a Promotional Poster Featuring the Undertaker

2015-02-26 04.50.34 pm

I can’t believe Daniel Bryan’s getting buried on the WrestleMania poster! \sarcasm

In an email to subscribers today, WWE Network has announced their initial slate of programming for WrestleMania week leading up to WrestleMania itself, Sunday March 29th at 7PM on the WWE Network.

On Thursday March 26th and February March 27th WrestleMania Today returns for its second year, featuring previews, updates, and interviews leading up to the show.  Saturday Night March 28th, WWE Network will once again carry the WWE Hall of Fame Induction ceremony of Randy “Macho Man” Savage, Rikishi, The Bushwhackers, & Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Another interesting aspect of the email was the promotional art shown above featuring the Undertaker, the first instance of the Deadman in WrestleMania promotions for this year that I can recall.  It’s a minor but interesting detail considering the (kayfabe) story currently up on WWE.com questioning whether the Phenom will answer Bray Wyatt’s challenge.  If we’re to believe this artwork, as if we didn’t already know, the answer is yes.

 

The Morning Roundup 2/26/15

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Roman Reigns Rumor Killer – PWInsider

A reddit user posted a rumor that the reason Brock Lesnar stormed out of Raw Monday due to WWE refusing to suspend Roman Reigns for a purported Wellness Policy violation.  Because people love to hate on Reigns the story took on a life of its own, so much so that WWE had to come out and respond to the “report.”  In addition to their statement to PW Insider that the rumor was untrue, Dave Meltzer backed it up by saying there was nothing to the rumor. 

Chris Jericho Starring in Sharknado 3 – With Spandex

He’s the best in the world at what he does and now what he does is fight Sharknados.  Jericho will join Tara Reid in the third installment of the SyFy original movie series.

ROH & New Japan Partner for 3 North America Shows in May – ROH

Ring of Honor’s annual partnership with New Japan for select North American super shows is back again this year.  Philadelphia will host “War of the Worlds” on May 13th and Toronto will host “Global Wars” on May 15th & 16th.

 

The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show 2/25/15

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Flying Elbows Before Hos, errrybody!  It’s #WrestlingShirtWednesday which means it’s time for another episode of the Chad Dukes Wrestling Show.

Today, “The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe joins the show in his first interview since joining back up with Ring of Honor.  Dukes & Joe discuss his return dates with ROH, NXT, CM Punk & much more.  Also on this edition Chad, Goat, & Thom talk about WWE Fast Lane and the booking of Kevin Owens.

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Wednesday Night Wrestling Preview 2/25/15

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Quick and dirty preview tonight folks, here are your lineups for the Wednesday Night War!

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

Previously on NXT…

  • Hideo Itami vs. Bull Dempsey
  • Lucha Dragons vs. Jason Jordan and Tye Dillinger
  • Becky Lynch vs. Bayley
  • The Brian Kendrick vs. Finn Balor

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

Previously on Lucha Underground...

  • Cage vs. Prince Puma
  • Drago vs. Aerostar
  • Pentagon, Jr vs. Vinnie Massaro
  • Johnny Mundo vs. King Cuerno

The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show Interview with Samoa Joe

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The Samoan Submission Machine and former TNA & ROH World Champion, Samoa Joe joined the Chad Dukes Wrestling show Wednesday afternoon for an interview promoting his return to Ring of Honor starting March 7th at the National Television Taping in Baltimore, MD.  For our local readers, tickets for the Baltimore show and the other dates Joe is confirmed for at ROHWrestling.com.

During his interview with Dukes, Joe discusses the thought process behind his return to the independents, ROH’s growth, the controversy over the safety of the Styles Clash, CM Punk’s tweet hinting at a match, NXT, and more.

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Since leaving TNA Wrestling Samoa Joe has become one of the most sought after “free agents” in professional wrestling and yesterday it was announced he would be returning to his old stomping grounds, arguably the promotion that made him famous, Ring of Honor.  Joe opened the interview by talking about the decision to return home.

“I think certain times in your career you reexamine things and a change of scenery is nice.  It’s good for the fans, it’s good for me, and I think it’s healthy all around.   I’m excited about some new matches for me, there’s some guys out there I haven’t had a chance to work with especially some younger guys, up and comers, that I think have tremendous promise and talent and I get to get in there and mix it up with them.”

“It kinda was a culmination over the past few months of various factors, various reasons.  You kind of come to these big decisions and I kind of looked around saw the landscape of things and thought it was the time.”

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