Archive for January, 2016

The Morning Roundup 1/28/16

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Shinsuke Nakamura Officially Coming to NXT – WWE

WWE.com has spilled the beans from Wednesday’s NXT Tapings at Full Sail, the King of Strong Style is coming to NXT. Nakamura will make his WWE/NXT debut at NXT Takeover: Dallas during WrestleMania weekend.  If you want to be spoiled on his opponent (it’s a good one) and the entire card for Dallas, check it out HERE.

Samoa Joe Update – Cageside Seats

The Wrestling Observer is reporting Samoa Joe could be getting the call up to the main roster after WrestleMania. So, if true, how long until we get AJ-Joe renewing their hostilities in WWE?

Big Dave Bautista – Pro Wrestling Sheet

Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that Batista was backstage at the Royal Rumble to discuss a possible appearance, not match, at WrestleMania 32.  PWS is saying he passed but the door is still open.

The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show 1/27/16

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This week, Chad Dukes, Loud Goat and Thom discuss the Royal Rumble, Triple H as the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion, AJ Styles’ debut, and everything else going on in the world of professional wrestling!

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The Morning Roundup 1/27/16

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Lucha Underground Comics – Cageside Seats

As part of the build to the premiere of tonight’s Season 2 of Lucha Underground, the company has released a four issue series of digital comics catching fans up with what’s been going on since Ultima Lucha last season.  The first issue reveals what brings Rey Mysterio to the Temple.  Future issues will cover Pentagon, Jr.’s “Dark Master”; Catrina & Mil Muertes; and Dario Cueto.

ROH 14th Anniversary Main Event – ROH

ROH’s next PPV, like Fast Lane, will also have a triple threat main event as Adam Cole (Bay,Bay) and Kyle O’Reilly will challenge Jay Lethal for the ROH World Championship.

Jeff Hardy Re-signs with TNA – Impact Wrestling

After unsuccessfully courting the Bullet Club, TNA’s going all in on the Hardys. Matt’s the World Champ and now Jeff has signed a new contract with the company.

The Morning Roundup 1/26/16

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Nikki Bella Having “Career-Threatening” Neck Surgery – Pro Wrestling Sheet

Nikki Bella told E! News that she will be undergoing a 2-hour bone fusion surgery in her neck this week and while she hopes to return, it could be career-threatening.  She does say even if she can’t wrestle she’d like to stay around WWE as an ambassador or maybe a Raw/Smackdown GM.

Lucha Underground Producer Claims WWE Raid – Cageside Seats

Lucha Underground producer Chris DeJoseph, formerly known as Big Dick Johnson in WWE, lobbed allegations that WWE tried to shut them down by signing all of their talent and sticking them in NXT.  I think the truth lies somewhere in the middle.  There’s been reported interest in LU talents like Prince Puma, they did sign Alberto Del Rio from the company, and they wanted to pay Rey Mysterio to not wrestle, but I don’t think they tried to hire the entire roster.

ROH to New Japan World – PWInsider

The Ring of Honor-New Japan relationship just got a little stronger.  ROH’s Honor Rising events in Tokyo, Japan on 2/19 & 2/20 will air live on New Japan’s NJPW World service.

The Morning Roundup 1/25/16

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Lots to recap after the big Blizzard weekend, so the Roundup will be giant-sized to get you all caught up!

Royal Rumble Fallout – WWE

Lots of interesting videos on WWE’s YouTube following last night’s Royal Rumble, most notably: AJ Styles

AJ Styles Debut (That pop though)/First WWE Interview/Post Rumble Interview

Sami Zayn Post Rumble Interview

McMahon Family Celebration

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