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The Morning Roundup 1/6/15

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Royal Rumble Main Event Triple Threat – WWE.com

Seth Rollins has been added to the Brock Lesnar-John Cena championship match making it a Triple Threat. Wonderful move on WWE’s part here.  The move adds a ton more intrigue to this match: Lesnar can drop the belt without being pinned or Rollins can cash in on the weakened winner of the match or who knows, a lot of options.

Fired Fallout – PWInsider

Ziggler, Ryback, & Rowan said their “goodbyes” on WWE’s YouTube Raw Fallout feature.  I don’t what will bring them back to television but I bet “buying in” would do the trick.  After all, it’s what’s best…for business.

TNA Making A Play for El Patron – WrestleZone

TNA has apparently made a “big money offer” to Alberto El Patron (formerly Del Rio) to appear on tomorrow’s live debut of Impact Wrestling on Destination America in hopes of making a splash.  Alberto is in big demand right now as he’s already working with Ring of Honor through March and also has offers from Lucha Underground and Bellator on the table.

 

The Morning Roundup 12/16/14

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New Smackdown Commercial – Cageside Seats

WWE and SyFy have a new commercial for Smackdown’s return to Thursday on January 15th. Find out what happens when WWE Superstars interpret ink blots.

Alberto’s first ROH opponent – Ring of Honor

Alberto El Patron, the former Alberto Del Rio, will face Christopher Daniels in his first ROH match on January 3rd in Nashville, TN.

Punk to write for Vertigo Comics – Vertigo

First it was Marvel Comics and Thor, now CM Punk will pen a story for a four-issue run of anthology title Strange Sports Stories.

The Morning Roundup 12/12/14

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Do yourself a favor and if you missed NXT Takeover: R Evolution, fire up WWE Network and check it out as soon as possible. Fantastic show we’ll discuss at length later today.

Alberto El Patron in ROH – Ring of Honor

We talked about it yesterday but ROH has confirmed Del Rio’s announcement on social media that the former WWE Champion is coming to Ring of Honor and they have announced his first date with the company. Alberto will be appearing January 3rd in Nashville, TN (Television Taping); January 30th in Dearborn, MI; January 31st Dayton, OH; and March 1, 2015 Las Vegas NV for the 13th Anniversary PPV.

Foley on the Daily Show – Comedy Central

Mrs. Foley Baby Boy appeared on last night’s Daily Show to promote his film “I Am Santa Claus.”

Corey Graves Retires – WWE

NXT Superstar Corey Graves announced on the NXT Takeover pre-show last night that due to the number of concussions he’s suffered in his wrestling career, before and during his time at NXT, he will be forced retire.

Alberto Del Rio Coming to Ring of Honor

In a video posted to his official Facebook page, Alberto Del Rio announced he will be coming to Ring of Honor Wrestling. No date has been announced by Del Rio or ROH, but Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reported yesterday that Del Rio would be competing in the promotion starting in January.

There’s certainly no shortage of promotions wanting to employ the former WWE Champion. Del Rio is expected to be a part of the next set of Lucha Underground tapings on January 17th and has been contacted by Bellator MMA, in the wake of the CM Punk announcement. And ICYMI, Del Rio captured the AAA (Lucha Underground’s parent promotion) Mega Championship Sunday against El Texano, Jr.

This is a HUGE get for Ring of Honor to swoop in and book Del Rio before TNA Wrestling, who had expressed interest in signing “El Patron.”  It makes me wonder if TNA couldn’t put up the money needed to land Del Rio due to the rumored budget crunch after their move to Destination America.

 

The Morning Roundup 12/9/14

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Alberto Del Rio wins AAA Mega Heavyweight Championship, being recruited by Bellator – Cageside Seats

El Patron is a champion again. Sunday, Del Rio defeated El Texano, Jr to become the first man to hold the WWE, AAA, & CMLL Heavyweight Championships. The story also notes that Bellator MMA is interested in signing Del Rio to do some cage fighting.

Rey Mysterio Returning to WWE? – With Spandex

Some good news for WWE in light of the CM Punk news and Del Rio’s post WWE success. Mysterio is returning to WWE TV soon and plans to resign with the company in May.

New Matches for TLC – Lords of Pain

A host of new matches were added to TLC, & S last night. The Usos vs. Damien Sandow and The Miz, Swagger vs. Rusev, AJ vs. Nikki Bella, and in the Kickoff match: Stardust and Goldust vs. The New Day

 
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