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WrestleMania Morning Roundup

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In celebration of WrestleMania it’s a b-b-b-bonus Morning Roundup to help get you ready for the Showcase of the Immortals. Stay tuned later today for a WrestleMania Preview!

NXT Live in San Jose – Wrestling,INC

Sounds like an amazing show in San Jose complete with Hideo Itami reclaiming his move.

ROH Supercard of Honor Results – PWTorch

Another show that sounded pretty amazing. Especially the top 5 matches.

Mysterio Denies Retirement – Bay Area HQ

There was a rumor going around that Rey Mysterio was considering retirement from wrestling after the Perro Aguayo, Jr incident. Mysterio put a rest to those rumors at the WaleMania event this weekend.

Hall of Fame Report – PW Insider

Obviously the go-to move if you missed the Hall of Fame is to catch up this afternoon on the Network, but if you can’t check out the rundown of the proceedings.

Scotty Too Hotty Miffed at HOF Snub – Lords of Pain

One of the members of Too Cool was miffed that Rikishi didn’t mention his partners in Too Cool during his Hall of Fame Speech.  A misstep to be sure.

 

The Morning Roundup 3/27/15

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Hideo Itami Wins NXT Tournament, Andre the Giant Battle Royal News – WWE.com

Hideo Itami defeated Adrian Neville and Finn Balor in two tournament matches to gain entry into the Andre the Giant Battle Royal now scheduled for the WrestleMania Kickoff show.  I’ve seen complaining that two matches have been moved to the pre-show. Glass half full view? WrestleMania’s pretty much 5 hrs this year if you include the two kickoff matches.

Lucha Underground Planning Major Show – 411 Mania

Lucha Underground is planning a major show for August on the El Rey Network.  The Wrestling Observer is reporting the working title is Ultimo Lucha and could be a two or three hour event.

Perro Aguayo Jr Autopsy Results – Yahoo

The official injury that was responsible for the death of Perro Aguayo Jr was three fractured vertebrae.

New Hall of Fame Host – PW Insider

Replacing Jerry Lawler as Hall of Fame host…Eva Marie. Huh.

 

The Morning Roundup 3/26/15

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Roman Reigns Snickers Commercial – YouTube

Roman Reigns and Renee Young are featured in an online commercial for Snickers to promote WrestleMania and a contest to take over the front page of YouTube.

WWE-Tapout Partnership Official – Cageside Seats

From the press release:  “Tapout is now the official fitness and training partner of WWE, and will be integrated across WWE’s global platforms including TV programming, WWE Network, pay-per-view broadcasts, live events, digital, and social media.”

Daniel Tosh Web Redemption – With Spandex

Tosh.0 is back with another wrestling related Web Redemption this time with “Sting Fan” an over excited fan who was filmed calling his mother when Sting appeared at the Survivor Series. And yes, Tosh continues his feud with Arn Anderson.

The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show 3/25/15

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It’s the WrestleMania preview edition of the Chad Dukes Wrestling Show!  On this episode, Chad Dukes is joined by Thom to preview the Showcase of the Immortals- WrestleMania 31 and Dukes also talks with NXT Champion Kevin Owens to talk NXT, Brock Lesnar, Samoa Joe, and more.

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The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show Interview with NXT Champion Kevin Owens

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No NXT Superstar has stormed onto the scene quite like Kevin Owens. A little over one year ago Owens walked into the WWE Performance Center for his tryout with WWE and now he’s the reigning and defending NXT Champion.  “I don’t waste time anywhere and NXT is no different,” says Owens.  For Owens’ making it to the WWE was a childhood dream.

“I was so excited to sign with WWE because it’s been my dream since I was a kid and I was 11 years old when I first saw WrestleMania and knew that’s what I had to do in life.  It took a while to get here but now that I am here I’m not going to wait in line or do anything by the book.   I took the bull by the horns as they say and two months after my debut I’m the NXT champion.  So it’s going pretty well so far, it’s a really special feeling to be part of something that’s growing and that people are so excited about. To be at the forefront of it because I’m the champion makes it even better.”

That championship came at the expense of longtime friend and foe, Sami Zayn at February’s Takeover: Rival live special.  Owens described how it all went down when he pounced on the opportunity to make his intentions for the NXT championship known.

“Sami and I have known each other for 12 years.  He got to WWE before me, he started in NXT before I did, so I would actually watch him in NXT as I was sitting at home wishing I could be there.  When I finally got here it was a great moment to be reunited with him, you know, now we’re here together, and we get to live another chapter of our careers together, but we both want to be at the top of wherever we are, that was always the case and he was at the top when I came in.  So he was at the wrong place at the wrong time and I made that choice to try and take that spot away from him and it worked out pretty good.”

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