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The Morning Roundup 3/21/17

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Ross’ Wife Injured in Auto Accident – Pro Wrestling Sheet

Send some positive thoughts to our good friend Jim Ross this morning. His wife Jan suffered several skull fractures after a vehicle struck her while riding her Vespa. Best wishes to Jim and Jan for a positive outcome and speedy recovery.

Cornette Returning to WWE Programming – WWE

Hell might be freezing over. Jim Cornette, a very outspoken critic of today’s professional wrestling product, will be inducting the Rock and Roll Express into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Southpaw Regional Wrestling – WWE

And finally, if you missed it last Friday check out the rise and fall of Southpaw Regional Wresting.

The Morning Roundup 3/16/17

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Southpaw Regional Wrestling – With Spandex

Could the grizzled young vet Sex Ferguson ride again? A glimpse of someone bearing a striking resemblance to the goodest of Good Brothers along with a number of other WWE Superstars portraying 80’s territory wrestling alter egos were part of a promo for “Southpaw Regional Wrestling” reportedly coming to the WWE Network this Friday.

Lucha Underground Now Available on Netflix – Cageside Seats

Time to Lucha and Chill. Season 1 and 2 of El Rey’s Lucha Underground is now available on Netflix. Get caught up now marks!

WrestleMania Update – WWE

Tuesday on Smackdown one match was made official and one was all but booked as Daniel Bryan booked John Cena and Nikki Bella in a mixed tag match against The Miz and Maryse and the wheels were set in motion for AJ Styles and Shane McMahon to be added to the card next week. Also on 205 Live, Austin Aries won a #1 contenders match and will challenge Neville at the Show of Shows.

Takeover Card – WWE

WWE’s other big show in Orlando is taking shape with three championship matches now set for the Saturday Night before WrestleMania. Nakamura will get his rematch vs. Bobby Roode, Asuka defends against Ember Moon, and The Authors of Pain were placed into a triple threat match for their titles against the last two NXT Tag Team Champions, DIY and The Revival.

The Morning Roundup 3/14/17

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WrestleMania Card – WWE

With 19 days to go, 8 matches have been announced so far for the Ultimate Thrill Ride in Orlando. Last night on Raw, Reigns vs. Taker & a triple threat tag match for the Raw Tag Championships were added to the show.

Cedric Alexander Injured – Pro Wrestling Sheet

205 Live’s Cedric Alexander has reportedly suffered an injury to his right knee that will sideline him for 3-5 months.

El Patron Relinquishes Title – Cageside Seats

Alberto El Patron made his debut with Impact Wrestling on last week’s show and subsequently captured the Impact World Championship. However, it was not without controversy, prompting new authority figures Bruce Prichard and Dutch Mantell to force El Patron to relinquish the championship.  If I could editorialize for a second, I hate this video. particularly the notion that the people in charge of Impact can’t force Champion Bobby Lashley to defend his championship. Why the hell would he ever defend it then?

 

 

The Morning Roundup 3/13/17

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Owens Versus Lesnar – Cageside Seats

WWE held a SmackDown live event in Madison Square Garden featuring some special surprises like NXT Women’s Champion Asuka, John Cena, and a “special attraction match”: Raw’s Brock Lesnar versus Raw’s Kevin Owens. A Twitter user has posted a bit of video from the match at the link above.

ROH 15th Anniversary Results – Wrestling Observer

Ring of Honor held its 15th Anniversary pay-per-view Friday Night in Las Vegas featuring The Broken Hardys versus The Young Bucks & Roppongi Vice and Adam Cole defending the ROH Championship against Christopher Daniels. Check out the results above!

Impact Goes After Hardys – Pro Wrestling Sheet

Speaking of the Hardys, the reason they did not directly reference their broken brilliance on the ROH PPV was due to a cease and desist from Anthem, new owners of Impact Wrestling. Anthem apparently doesn’t want to stop them from being #Broken, they just want a cut of the proceeds, because Jeremy Borash, Dave Lagana, & Billy Corgan had a hand in the gimmick’s creation. Fun fact: only one of those names is actually still with Anthem.

UK Championship Live – WWE

And finally, WWE announced a show featuring the talent from its UK Championship Tournament and 205 Live coming to Norwich, England on May 7th.  No word on if this event will be televised on the WWE Network, like the UK Tournament.

 

 

 

The Morning Roundup 3/6/17

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Fastlane Results – WWE

To call last night’s Fastlane a mixed bag would be incredibly kind. Check out the results above and be sure to hear what The Wide has to say this Wednesday on the show!

Hardys to ROH, Defeat The Bucks of Youth – Pro Wrestling Sheet

The Broken Hardys made a surprise appearance ahead of their match with the Young Bucks at Supercard of Honor in Florida next month, to issue an impromptu challenge for the ROH Tag Team Championships.  After vanquishing the Bucks, Broken Matt told the live crowd he and Brother Nero had signed a deal with Ring of Honor.

Bully Ray Shows Up At ROH Too! – Cageside Seats

The Hardys weren’t the only name to show up at Saurday’s Manhattan Mayhem. Bully Ray showed up to rescue Bobby Fish and put ROH World Champion Adam Cole through a table before addressing the live crowd and telling CEO Joe Koff, “I am Bully Ray and as of right now, I am in Ring of Honor.”

 

 
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