Archive for August, 2016

The Morning Roundup 8/31/16

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ROH Adds Six-Man Championship – ROH Wrestling

Ring of Honor will be introducing a new Six-Man Tag Team Championship with a tournament beginning at All Star Extravaganza 8.  Teams announced so far include The Bullet Club, The Cabinet, and Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian & Kamaitachi.  With the popularity of six-man matches in Mexico (see also Lucha Underground) I’d expect some of the talent coming to ROH from new partner CMLL will be involved in the division as well as the teams in New Japan’s NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Division.

Alberto Del Rio On The Outs Again – Wrestling INC

Wrestling INC is reporting that Alberto Del Rio gave notice to WWE 60 Days ago and will not be returning once his wellness policy suspension is completed.   Things seemed to go south with Del Rio rather rapidly after the dissolution of the League of Nations and then he and Paige, who he has been romantically linked, being drafted to separate shows.

SmackDown Tournament Semifinals Set – WWE

After The Hype Bros defeat of The Vaudevillains and Rhyno & Heath Slater’s victory over the returning Headbangers, the semifinals in the tournament to crown SmackDown Tag Team Champions are set.  Next week, American Alpha faces the Usos and Hype Bros square off with Rhyno & Heath Slater.  C’mon Rhyno & Slater, Beulah needs a double wide and an in-ground pool.  The winners of next week’s matches will meet in the Finals at BackLash.

Orton-Wyatt/Ziggler-Miz at BackLash – WWE

Also coming out of last night’s SmackDown Live, The Eater of Worlds will face The Viper at BackLash.  This matchup is a sticky wicket as both men need to gain some momentum, Wyatt, fresh off another Family breakup and Orton, fresh off a Brock Lesnar thrashing.  In addition, Dolph Ziggler will challenge The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship.

140 Characters or Less: #KOMania

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To say most of the wrestling world was over the moon with the ascension of Kevin Owens to the WWE Universal Champion is an understatement.  Owens’ friends and colleagues seemed to be just as excited for the transformation of Raw into The Kevin Owens Show.  In this edition of 140 Characters or Less we’re looking at the twitter reaction from the new champion’s former partners, opponents, and co-workers, starting things off with the best friend any man could have.

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The Morning Roundup 8/30/16: Universal Championship Edition

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The first half of today’s roundup will be dedicated to the shocking finale of Raw where Kevin Owens took his rightful place as Universal Champion!

Champion of the Universe – WWE

In a fantastic close to last night’s Raw, Kevin Owens became the second ever Universal Champion last night on Raw eliminating Big Cass & Seth Rolins with an assist from The Game, Triple H.  Pro Wrestling is #1 and the best.

Rollins Confronts McMahon & Foley – WWE

Following the shocking ending of Raw, “The Man” Seth Rollins and Commissioner Stephanie McMahon had words about her husband’s actions.

Owens’ First Photoshoot – WWE

WWE also has footage of Owens’ first photoshoot as champion before going to call his wife.

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The Morning Roundup 8/29/16

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Mr. Fuji Passes – WWE

WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji (Harry Fujiwara) passed away Sunday at the age of 82.  Fuji’s notable clients during his management career included Demolition, The Powers of Pain, Yokozuna, & Magnificent Muraco.

Attitude Era Tag Team Retuning To SmackDown – Cageside Seats

If you count up the tag teams on the blue brand you’ll notice that there are only 6 regular tag teams on the roster and 7 in the tournament with the inclusion of Heath Slater & Rhyno.  So who will be te 8th team in the tournament? One Attitude Era tag team has taken to their social media to spill the beans.  Click through if you want the team spoiled before Tuesday’s show.

TripleMania XXIV Results – Wrestling Observer

As previewed on Friday, Mexico’s AAA held their biggest show of the year last night, featuring a number of Lucha Underground superstars.

The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show Talks SummerSlam Weekend with Justin LaBar

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WWE analyst for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Justin LaBar joins the show this week to discuss the WWE brand split, the new Universal title and Summerslam with Dukes, Thom, & Goat!

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Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinLaBar and check out his show Chair Shot Reality @CSReality.

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