ZZ Released – Pro Wrestling Sheet
WWE released Zamariah “ZZ” Loupe from his WWE developmental contract yesterday. ZZ is best remembered from the Tough Enough reboot placing second despite struggling with every aspect of the competition. His struggles continued to be documented on WWE’s Breaking Ground series after being signed to a developmental contract once Tough Enough concluded. I’m sure he’s a nice guy but from what we saw on both shows, it seems he never took the opportunity seriously and got in proper physical condition.
Lucha Underground Season 3 Premiere Date – Twitter
Cero Miedo, Fat Marks! El Rey Network has announced that Lucha Underground will return for their 40 episode season 3 on Wednesday, September 7.
Okada vs. Castle – ROH Wrestling
The card for ROH’s next PPV extravaganza is starting to come together. Adam Cole will challenge Jay Lethal for the ROH World Championship, CHAOS vs. Bullet Club, and now IWGP Champion Kazuchika Okada will meet Dalton Castle in a non-title match in Las Vegas.
Samoa Joe vs. Nakamura Set for Takeover: Brooklyn II – WWE
The biggest news out of last night’s NXT, outside of the surprise debut of Kota Ibushi, is the main event for the return to Brooklyn has been made official. NXT Champion Samoa Joe will take on the King of Strong Style, Shinsuke Nakamura. Pro Wrestling in 2016, you’re going to kill Thom.
Broken Matt Wants Wyatt – Cageside Seats
In an in-character interview with SI’s Extra Mustard, Broken Matt Hardy explains how he came to be Broken by Brother Nero, his fondness for Bray Wyatt, and also his desire to delete Wyatt on the battlefield.
Late Late Show Host Parents Visit Raw – With Spandex
CBS’s Late Late Show host, James Corden has achieved viral video fame with his Carpool Karaoke segment and now a trip by his parents at his behest to a recent WWE Raw in London is gaining some traction. Malcolm and Margaret Corden visit with Sheamus, the Big Show, The Miz and Maryse, R-Truth and Goldust, and WWE World Tag Team Champions the New Day.
With the Big Shooter sidelined due to a mechanical issue with Vanguard 1, Loud Goat and Thom try to fill Dukes’ shoes. Goat and Thom discuss WWE Battleground and the first episodes of Raw and Smackdown since the brand split.
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Shelton Benjamin Returns – WWE
Last night on SmackDown it was announced Shelton Benjamin was returning to WWE to the SmackDown brand. Now, as someone pointed out on Twitter last night, can we get Charlie Haas back for a WGTT/American Alpha feud?
New #1 Contender – WWE
Also last night, Dolph Ziggler shocked many pinning AJ Styles to gain the opportunity to challenge Dean Ambrose for the WWE Championship. I love Ziggler but I question not using the opportunity to finally pull the trigger on a Bray Wyatt main event push at an event as high-profile as SummerSlam.
Lesnar Will Face No Punishment from WWE – Wrestling Observer
A WWE spokesperson told TMZ that due to Brock Lesnar’s part-time status with the company, Lesnar isn’t tested under WWE’s wellness policy so he will not be disciplined for his positive USADA tests.
Finn Balor Skyrockets to the SummerSlam Main Event – WWE
Talk about strapping a rocket to someone’s back. Last night on Raw, Finn Balor survived a fatal four way against Kevin Owens, Rusev & Cesaro AND the Raw main event against Roman Reigns to punch his ticket into a SummerSlam main event match against Seth Rollins to crown the first WWE Universal Champion, Raw’s new top prize.
Sasha Banks Wins Women’s Championship – WWE
In another unexpected turn, Sasha Banks captured the WWE Women’s Championship from Charlotte in a barn burner of a match that was presumed to be taking place at SummerSlam. Congrats to the Boss!
Lucha Underground Future Seasons Update – PW Insider
With season 2 just wrapped, the third season is set to hit airwaves later this year. As far as future seasons go, season 4 is looking to begin filming late fall\early winter.
Brother Nero Wants to End Versus ‘Taker – With Spandex
I don’t know how an obsolete deleted mule was interviewed without owner of the Hardy Brand, Broken Matt’s blessing, but Jeff Hardy told LA Weekly that he’d love for his last match to be against the Undertaker at WrestleMania in a Hell in a Cell, complete with a Jeff Hardy signature spot to end it all.