Archive for April, 2016

The Morning Roundup 4/25/16


Balor Addresses NXT Status – PW Insider

Finn Balor addressed his NXT status last night in Poughkeepsie, NY on the heels of losing the NXT Championship to Samoa Joe on Thursday Night, vowing that he’s staying in NXT to continue to pursue Samoa Joe.

Global Cruiserweight Series Qualifiers – Cageside Seats

Zack Sabre, Jr and Jack Gallagher qualified for WWE’s Global Cruiserweight Series at yesterday’s Progress Wrestling show in London.

Chyna’s Brain To Be Donated To Concussion Research – With Spandex

Joanie Laurer aka Chyna’s brain will be donated to CTE (Central traumatic encephalopathy) research.

The Morning Roundup 4/21/16


Chyna Passes –

Former WWE Women’s Champion Chyna has passed away at the age of 46.  Whatever her post-WWE issues, she totally deserves recognition as a pioneer in sports entertainment.  And as our captain said on Facebook, “Respect the Dead. It’s going to happen to everyone you’ve ever loved. I imagine you’d like them to be respected when it does. RIP Chyna.”

Wrestling World Reacts to Chyna Part 1 & Part 2– Lords of Pain

Chyna’s friends and colleagues having been sharing their feelings and condolences on Twitter.

Wyatt Update – Wrestling Inc

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Bray Wyatt’s is a pulled muscle and he could be back in 4-6 weeks in time for Extreme Rules. Here’s hoping their report is correct.

The Morning Roundup 4/20/16


Gallows & Gun Debut Next Monday – Lords of Pain

Heads up Hoots. Machine Gun Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows will be making their WWE in-ring debut next Monday on Raw against the Usos. Too Sweet me.

Total Bellas Trailer – Uproxx

The first trailer for Total Bellas is up in which Daniel Bryan & wife Brie, John Laurinitas & wife Mama Bella, and Brother Bella & spouse inexplicably all move in to Nikki Bella & John Cena’s mansion for totally unscripted fun and absolutely no family drama.

TNA Ownership Saga – Cageside Seats

Quietly a bit of an ownership shakeup could be occurring with TNA Wrestling. Cageside does better job than I could,  giving you the ins and outs of the events but it shakes down to this:

Nashville, TN based production company Aroluxe, had been funding the Pop TV tapings in 2016 in exchange for payments in the future. Defaulting on the payments would give Aroluxe a majority stake in the company.  Now the big rumor is the payment is set to be due and TNA is in a bit of a cash flow hole, leading to speculation Dixie Carter could be ousted as majority owner and putting the entire promotion in jeopardy.

Worth noting Aroluxe, employs former wrestlers Ron & Don Harris aka the Bruise Brothers in WCW/TNA aka the Blu Twins in WWE, who have been at the center of a controversy of their own due to their covered up nazi SS tattoos. TNA!

The Morning Roundup 4/18/16


Wellness Suspensions – Cageside Seats

Social Outcast Adam Rose and Konnor of the Ascension have both been suspended for 60 days due to a wellness policy violation. This is both men’s second violation, hence the 60 day vacation.

Global Cruiserweight Series Update – Wrestlezone

Qualifying matches have been announced for Progress and Evolve events being used as a feeder for the WWE’s Global Cruiserweight Tournament Series on WWE Network. At Progress on April 24th, Zack Sabre, Jr will face Flash Morgan Webster and Jack Gallagher will meet “Bruiserweight” Pete Dunne. At Evolve 61 on May 7th, Drew Gulak squares off against tag team partner Tracy Williams and Fred Yehi faces TJ Perkins (Formerly Manik in TNA). They will join NXT signees Rich Swann, Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa and already entered participants Noam Dar, Akira Tozawa, Ho Ho Lun, & Lince Dorado.

ROH Global Wars News – PW Insider

Seven stars of New Japan Pro Wrestling have been announced for this year’s Global Wars shows in Chicago, Dearborn, Toronto, & New York. IWGP Heavyweight Champion Tetsuya Naito, ROH TV champion Tomohiro Ishii, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion KUSHIDA, Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Jushin Liger.

The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show 4/13/16


It’s a King-Sized Chad Dukes Wrestling Show with this week’s guest Barri Griffiths FKA Mason Ryan. In addition, Chad Dukes, Loud Goat and Thom discuss Bray Wyatt’s potential injury, Global Force Gold and Dukes’ new Wade Barrett t-shirt.

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