Archive for November, 2016

Cody Rhodes vs. Jay Lethal at ROH’s Final Battle


We knew Cody Rhodes was coming to Ring of Honor at December 2nd’s Final Battle back in July, but now we finally know his opponent.  Yesterday on Twitter, in conjunction with promos on Ring of Honor programming, Cody Rhodes revealed his first Ring of Honor opponent will be former ROH World Champion Jay Lethal.

With a win and Adam Cole retaining the ROH World Championship, Rhodes could be one step closer to achieving another dream match from his checklist.  It all goes down Friday, December 2nd at 9PM on PPV, iPPV, and VOD from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

The Morning Roundup 11/21/16


Survivor Series Results – WWE

Well, NONE of that went how I was expecting. Goldberg shockingly defeated Brock Lesnar in under 2 minutes, Team SmackDown lost two battles but won the big war in a near 60-minute elimination match, the IC title remained on the Blue Brand, and the Cruiserweights stay on Raw. Hit up the link for full details.

Goldberg Will Rumble – Pro Wrestling Sheet

Speaking of Goldberg, Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting the former WCW World Champion has agreed to appear in the 2017 Royal Rumble. You have to think whatever occurs at the Rumble will set up a third match between Goldberg & Lesnar.

NXT Takeover Results – WWE

Not to be outdone, NXT held a fantastic Takeover event Saturday night, highlighted by an excellent NXT Tag Team Championship 2 out of 3 falls match and a new NXT Champion.

Ospreay captures ROH Television Championship, And Then Drops Title to Scurll – ROH

The ROH Television Championship was a hot potato this weekend in the UK. Independent sensation Will Ospreay captured the Championship from Bobby Fish in his debut for Ring of Honor but 48 hours later Ospreay lost the championship to Marty Scurll, who also recently debuted for the company on this UK run. Conventional wisdom would think a rematch will go down in a few weeks at Final Battle to take care of both Ospreay and Fish’s rematch clause.  Fish was originally scheduled to face CMLL’s Dragon Lee for the championship at Final Battle.

The Morning Roundup 11/18/16


Ellsworth Stops Bookings – Cageside Seats

James Ellsworth posted to his Facebook that he is no longer taking independent bookings at this time, indicating he may be set to sign a WWE contract.

NXT Takeover – WWE

In addition to Survivor Series on Sunday, NXT holds NXT Takeover: Toronto this Saturday night, headlined by Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Samoa Joe. Check out the full card.

NJPW Tag League – Wrestling Observer

New Japan’s final tournament of the year kicked off early this morning as the 2016 World Tag League began at Korakuen Hall.

The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show: Big Sean Studd Returns


After a week’s hiatus, much like the Undertaker, The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show has returned! On this week’s episode, Big Sean Studd joins Chad Dukes, Thom and Goat in studio as #TheWide discuss Survivor Series and if Goldberg/Lesnar is going to live up to the hype.

Follow Big Sean Studd on Twitter @BigSeanStudd90 and you can see him in action at Wrestlecade in Winston-Salem, NC on Thanksgiving Weekend and MCW’s Seasons Beatings on December 3rd in Joppa, MD.

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The Morning Roundup 11/17/16


Total Bellas Season 2 – With Spandex

E! has announced Total Bellas will return for a second season. In contrast to season one’s narrative of the family moving into Nikki Bella & John Cena’s palatial estate and living under Cena’s rules, the second season will feature Nikki Bella and John Cena moving to Phoenix to help Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan through their first pregnancy at their more modest home.

Aztec Warfare III – Wrestling Observer

Lucha Underground held its third Aztec Warfare match and a new Lucha Underground Champion was crowned on last night’s show. To find out who the new champion is, check out the results above.

Nese Contract Offer – YouTube

WWE has posted a video of NXT GM William Regal offering Cruiserweight Division superstar Tony Nese a full-time WWE Contract Sunday after EVOLVE 73 in Joppa, MD.  Eagle-eyed viewers may be able to spot CDWS’s Thom and yours truly in the third-row snapping pictures!

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