Benjamin’s Return on Hold – WrestleZone
The return of Shelton Benjamin to WWE & SmackDown Live has been put on hold due to a serious shoulder injury. From the sound of his Tweets announcing the injury, a torn rotator cuff was discovered by WWE doctors.
Ryback Officially Gone from WWE – Pro Wrestling Sheet
While he’s still on the WWE roster page, the Big Guy has set fire to any bridges back to the WWE. Ryback posted a video on his Instagram wishing the WWE the best in their future endeavors and plugged several new ventures and a website launching today.
#GloriousBomb – WWE
Newest NXT roster members Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa have posted a series of videos in which they “#GloriousBomb” Bobby Roode with his new theme song. The one in Roode’s hotel room might be my favorite.
Roode Makes NXT TV Debut – WWE
He’s been making live event appearances for months but former TNA World Champion Bobby Roode finally made his television debut last night with a “glorious” theme song reminiscent of Christian’s early singles theme song and proclaiming himself the new face of NXT.
Gargano vs. Ciampa – WWE
The final match of the first round of the Cruiserweight Classic might have been its best match so far as NXT tag team partners Johnny Gargano took on Tomasso Ciampa. Check out some highlights above and the full match on the network. Also, be on the look out for a Cruiserweight Championship Round 1 update coming soon to the site.
Rhyno Wins Primary – For the Win
While participating in Tuesday’s SmackDown Live, Rhyno won a three-way Republican primary for the 15th district seat in the Michigan House of Representatives.
Going to try to hit a lot of news items this morning from Mania weekend, so strap in for an over-sized Roundup!
WrestleMania Backstage Interviews – YouTube
Hear from Sasha Banks, Shaq, Baron Corbin, Chris Jericho, Mick Foley, Paul Heyman and more after their matches on last night’s show.
NXT Takeover Results – WWE
WrestleMania weekend kicked off with a bang on Friday night with another excellent NXT Takeover special featuring two title changes, the debut of Shinsuke Nakamura in a Match of the Year candidate, and an excellent main event brawl for the NXT Title.
Kevin Owens’ WrestleMania Story – Twitter
On the day of his first KO Mania, Kevin Owens shared an emotional message to his parents, wife and children on Twitter. Hard not to root for KO if you weren’t already on his bandwagon after reading this. Here’s hoping he’s okay after that brutal ladder match last night.
Bobby Roode Spotted with NXT Talents – WrestleZone
Jumping back to Takeover, after being front row for Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe, former TNA World Champion Bobby Roode was spotted in the background of a picture taken by NXT talent Nia Jax on the NXT Bus headed towards WrestleMania. Speculate away, marks.
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Sting NOT Officially Retired -Cageside Seats
After reporting future WWE Hall of Famer Sting would be retiring at his upcoming induction ceremony, TMZ caught up with the Icon who says his neck is okay and he’s not officially retired. Here’s hoping he’s not just playing semantics here and we get another chance to see the Stinger inside the Squared Circle.
Bobby Roode & Eric Young Done with TNA – Impact Wrestling
Just when I go saying nice things about TNA’s future in last Thursday’s roundup, word hit this weekend that two of my favorites from TNA are on their way out. Bobby Roode and Eric Young asked for and were given their releases from TNA Wrestling and finished up with the company following this past week’s television tapings.
Hulkster $115 Million Dollars Richer – With Spandex
The jury in the Hulk Hogan-Gawker sex tape trial awarded the Hulkster $115 million dollars in damages on Friday. $55 million for losses due to his WWE firing and scrubbing from the history books and $60 million in emotional distress damages.
EVOLVE Hosting Global Cruiserweight Qualifiers – PWInsider
NXT General Manager William Regal announced this weekend at an EVOLVE event, EVOLVE will be the U.S. home for qualifying matches in the Global Cruiserweight Series.