Alberto El Patron debuts with Impact (Spoilers) – Pro Wrestling Sheet
While a number of Impact Wrestling talents were making their final appearance with the company on last night’s taped broadcast, a former WWE Champion made his debut at a television taping also held last night in Orlando. Alberto El Patron appeared at the show confronting champion Bobby Lashley. Click through for more spoilers on Alberto’s appearance.
Kevin Owens on SportsCenter – Cageside Seats
Kevin Owens was the guest on ESPN SportsCenter’s WWE segment last night discussing his match this Sunday at Fast Lane with Goldberg.
Kurt Angle Sports Illustrated Interview – With Spandex
Kurt Angle talked with Sports Illustrated and addressed the demand that WWE use him again in the ring after his Hall of Fame induction.
Jack Swagger Asks for Release from WWE – With Spandex
Jack Swagger announced on the Beyond The Fight podcast that he requested his WWE release on Tuesday. Swagger was last seen leaving the Raw brand for Smackdown and then promptly disappearing from television after a brief feud with Baron Corbin.
Jade Leaves TNA – Cageside Seats
A fifth name won’t be on Impact Wrestling past tonight’s pre-taped broadcast, former Knockouts Champion Jade will also not be re-signing with the company.
Kevin Owens DVD – Twitter
WWE posted a teaser on Twitter for the upcoming “Fight Owens Fight: The Kevin Owens Story” set to be released this July.
SmackDown Results – WWE
Confusion reigns in the WWE World Championship picture on Smackdown. AJ Styles won the #1 Contender’s Match with Luke Harper for the right to face Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania, but now Randy Orton has turned his back on Bray Wyatt two weeks after pledging not to face him at the Showcase of the Immortals, burning down the Wyatt Compound and Sister Abigail’s remains.
Two More Impact Departures – PW Insider
On the heels of Drew Galloway and The Broken Hardy’s bidding adieu to Impact Wrestling, “Miracle” Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis are saying goodbye to the promotion as well.
Anthem ditching TNA moniker – Cageside Seats
In more Impact news, parent company Anthem is phasing out the TNA name from the company. As of right now only Shop TNA.com and the physical championship belts still say TNA, otherwise, it has been purged from their website and social media accounts. The report is also speculating that the Global Force Wrestling name could come into play with the recent re-hiring of Jeff Jarrett to the company. FWIW, Cody Rhodes is the current GFW Nex Gen Champion and also appears in Impact Wrestling, among many other promotions.
Rowan Cleared To Return – Pro Wrestling Sheet
With the Wyatt Family in tatters comes news that Erick Rowan has been cleared by doctors to return to action. Rowan has been out of commission with a torn rotator cuf since October.
Broken Hardys Leaving TNA – Pro Wrestling Sheet
In a story first reported by Pro Wrestling Sheet’s Ryan Satin, Broken Matt and Brother Nero will not be re-signing with Impact Wrestling. The brothers reportedly felt disrespected after agreeing to terms in December but never receiving their final offer and being denied creative control over their characters. After Jeff made the decision to not re-sign, the company offered Matt a 2-year deal with a clause giving TNA 10% of his non-Impact bookings. To further complicate matters, TNA may challenge Hardy’s ability to use the Broken Matt gimmick elsewhere. To his credit, Matt has been nothing but gracious towards the company in public, releasing a statement via Twitter thanking TNA and wishing them the best.
Fast Lane Card – WWE
Sunday’s Fast Lane card is now set with three new matches added on last night’s Raw: Samoa Joe vs. Sami Zayn, Nia Jax vs. Sasha Banks, and Akira Tozawa & Rich Swann vs. The Brian Kendrick & Noam Dar.
Glamazon to HOF – FTW
Beth Phoenix is the latest addition to the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Four-time Divas/Women’s Champion and 2nd female to compete in the Royal Rumble, Phoenix retired from WWE in 2012 and married fellow Hall of Famer Edge in 2016.
Owens Attacks Jericho in Germany – Fox Sports
Chris Jericho made a surprise appearance during the WWE’s tour this weekend in Germany but soon found himself on the receiving end of another vicious attack from WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens.
Drew Galloway Departs TNA – With Spandex
Drew Galloway announced his departure from TNA via Twitter this weekend. No word on if this means anything as far as a return to WWE as Drew McIntyre, but Galloway is a big name on the independent scene and will be a part of the crowning of the WWNLive Champion on WrestleMania weekend.
Heyman Responds to Criticism – Cageside Seats
Paul Heyman responded to criticism from former ECW wrestler C.W. Anderson that Heyman was more focused on filming Rollerball than saving the original ECW back in 2000. Heyman cleared up the timeline of events, refute Anderson’s claims and share a couple interesting Vince McMahon and Brock Lesnar interactions.
Honor Rising Results: Night 1 and Night 2 – ROH
Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling held their now annual two-night Honor Rising shows this weekend. Check out the Results for both nights of action.