The Morning Roundup 10/10/16: No Mercy

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No Mercy Results – WWE

Luke Harper returned to distract Randy Orton long enough for Bray Wyatt to nail him with Sister Abigail and score a victory over the Viper in the show-closing match of No Mercy.  Why didn’t I call it the main event you ask? Because WWE opened last night’s event with the match labeled “The Main Event”, as AJ Styles defeated John Cena & Dean Ambrose by pinning Cena after a chair shot. Earlier in the match, Styles tapped to a double submission by Ambrose and Cena, causing the referee to restart the match. And in the other standout match of the evening, Dolph Ziggler captured his 5th Intercontinental Championship, keeping his career going in the process, against The Miz. Another solid show all around for the blue brand.

Lynch Pulled from No Mercy – Cageside Seats

Becky Lynch did not defend her Women’s Championship as scheduled due to an undisclosed medical reason that is not in-ring related and not serious. Her match with Alexa Bliss has been rescheduled for the November 8th Smackdown Live in Glasgow, Scotland.

Hell In A Cell Matches – Wrestling INC

Just like that, we’re on to the next one. In three weeks, Hell In A Cell takes place on the WWE Network from Boston, MA, and two new matches were made official during the No Mercy broadcast.  Joining Rusev vs. Reigns in a Hell In A Cell match will be two championship rematches: Charlotte vs. Sasha for the Women’s Championship and Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins.

Possible New WWE Network Tiers – Wrestlezone

An interesting rumor spread on the internet this weekend that WWE was considering offering new tiers of WWE Network pricing from Free to $14.99. The free tier would subtract much of the on-demand library in favor of shorter clips and focus on the live stream (except for PPVs, NXT, & events like the CWC); the $4.99 tier would be for tablets and smart phones;  $9.99 would be mostly the same as what current subscribers get but with live NXT and a weekly CWC program; and $14.99 would be the whole shebang plus Hall of Fame voting, ticket perks, and “independent wrestling content.” Which perhaps is why WWE was interested in TNA’s video library.

NJPW King of Pro Wrestling Results – Wrestling Observer

New Japan Pro Wrestling held its own “network live event” for NJPW World last night, King of Pro Wrestling in Sumo Hall. New IWGP Tag Team Champions were crowned and the main event of WrestleKingdom 11 was made official.

 

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