Archive for May, 2015

TNA Star MVP Reacts to Destination America News

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MVP of TNA’s Beat Down Clan is the first TNA superstar to react to the news that Ring of Honor will be joining the Wednesday Night Destination America lineup. Check out the tweets below.

Ring of Honor to Debut on Destination America

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Apparently, Wednesday nights are the place to be in pro-wrestling in 2015. NXT, Lucha Underground, Impact moves to Wednesdays next week and now… Ring of Honor joins them.

Destination America tweeted the news this afternoon that they have acquired the rights to air Ring of Honor Wrestling on the Discovery Communications owned network.

Last week, the network was in the news after Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer reported that they would be cancelling Impact in September, a claim TNA has denied.  With this news, the soap opera has taken an interesting turn.

From the press release:

Destination America is now the one-two-punch to professional wrestling, adding RING OF HONOR (ROH) to its line-up after launching IMPACT WRESTLING in early 2015. RING OF HONOR has been delivering top wrestling matches for ten years with captivating hard-hitting stars such as Jay & Mark Briscoe, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, The Young Bucks, Maria Kanellis, Adam Cole and Jay Lethal. Destination America will pack on the action beginning Wednesday June 3 with the series premiere of RING OF HONOR at 8/7c leading into brand new premieres of IMPACT WRESTLING at 9/8c.

So either the rumors of Impact’s demise have been exaggerated and Destination America is doubling down on pro wrestling… or Destination America just signed Impact’s replacement.

Once we receive comments from Ring of Honor and/or TNA we will provide you with an update and I’m sure this will be discussed on an all-new Chad Dukes Wrestling Show.

The Morning Roundup 5/27/15

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NXT Hits the Festival Circuit – WWE

NXT will be running live matches at October’s Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA alongside musical acts such as Slipknot, Faith No More, Jane’s Addiction, Marilyn Manson, Coheed & Cambria, Stone Temple Pilots, and many more.

ROH Announces Action Figure Line – PW Torch

ROH will have a line of action figures being released soon by Figures Toy Company. Series 1 will feature Jay Briscoe, Mark Briscoe, Adam Cole, and a “throwback” figure for Kevin Steen aka NXT Champion Kevin Owens.

Hideo Itami’s Shoulder Surgery – Twitter

Hideo Itami posted a picture of his shoulder post-surgery on Twitter promising he will be back stronger than ever.

 

 

The Day After: Raw 5/25/15

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 Fight Owens Fight

Kevin Owens returned to Raw for the second straight week, sporting new gear (available on WWEShop.com, naturally), and laying out John Cena with his pop-up powerbomb.

The rise of Kevin Owens these past three weeks has been astounding.  In just a week’s time, Owens has gone from well-regarded champion of NXT, known mainly to the “smart” portion of the WWE audience, to having a rocket strapped to his back on worldwide television, laying out John Cena two weeks in a row.  Not to mention facing off with Samoa Joe to close Wednesday’s NXT Takeover event.  A happening so noteworthy, highlights were shown on Smackdown.  Can you remember the last time NXT highlights aired on Smackdown?  I believe this would be the first time.

Sunday, Owens has the opportunity to cement a reputation in WWE when he squares off with John Cena at Elimination Chamber.  Since it now appears the US Title is not on the line Sunday, I hope WWE takes the chance and learns from the mistakes of Cena-Wyatt or Cena-Rusev and takes the chance of an Owens upset.  It puts over Owens and it puts over NXT as a “separate” entity from Earth 616 WWE.  Cena can get his win back down the line but imagine the credibility Owens would gain if he put in a Lesnar-Cena type performance/win?  Win or lose, like Triple H, I still believe the sky’s the limit for the NXT Champion.

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The Morning Roundup 5/26/15

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Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend, we’re back from our little break with the news roundup!

Samoa Joe Returns…to ROH – Facebook

Samoa Joe is changing the landscape of professional wrestling as we know it.  Last Wednesday he appeared on NXT Takeover: Unstoppable, Thursday he worked the NXT TV Tapings, Saturday he competed in a match on the independents, and now comes word he’ll be appearing on Ring of Honor’s Aftershock Tour on June 20th in New York.

Lucha Libre World Cup Results – PWTorch

A trios tournament was held Sunday in Mexico City featuring AAA Dream Team- Alberto Del Rio, Rey Mysterio, & Myzteziz (Original Sin Cara), Team ROH/Lucha Underground- ACH, Moose, & Brian Cage, and Team TNA/Lucha Underground- Matt Hardy, Mr. Anderson & Johnny Mundo.  See who took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place at the link above.

Elimination Chamber Updates – WWE

Bo Dallas versus Neville has been added to Sunday’s Elimination Chamber as well as Miz TV featuring Daniel Bryan on the Kickoff Show.

 
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