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CDWS: Battleground Preview

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This week, Chad Dukes returns to join Loud Goat and Thom to discuss the future of the show, WWE Battleground, Joey Mercury winning the Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup and will Brock Lesnar possibly returning to the UFC? #BelieveInTheWide

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The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show Interview with Seth Rollins

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Fresh off his two-match night at Sunday’s Night of Champions, WWE World Champion Seth Rollins joined the Chad Dukes Wrestling Show this week to discuss “Night of Champions,” facing both Sting and John Cena in one night, his CrossFit regimen, winning the WWE Championship, reconnecting with The Shield and more.

Thank you to Seth for his time and also as always to Joe V with WWE.  Follow Seth Rollins on Twitter @WWERollins!

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The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show Interview with Luke “Doc” Gallows

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From his humble beginnings in Deep South Wrestling, to WWE, to TNA, Luke Gallows has experienced a lot in his 10+ year career and has worked with and under some of the biggest stars in the industry. But it was his move to New Japan Pro Wrestling which is currently giving him major notoriety.  “New Japan has breathed new life into my career,” Gallows told the Chad Dukes Wrestling Show Wednesday night.

Fresh of WrestleKingdom 9, Big Luke Gallows talked at length about WrestleKingdom 9, being a star in Japan as opposed to America, his tag partner Machine Gun Karl Anderson, having his wife Amber O’Neal also be in the business, his run with Aces & Eights, CM Punk, the elusive Sex Ferguson, Finn Balor, and more in an in-depth 25 minute interview.

As a member of one of the most popular factions in wrestling, the Bullet Club, in Japan’s top promotion, the life of a star in Japanese wrestling can be very different from that of pro wrestlers in other parts of the globe.  After discussing the atmosphere of New Japan’s successful WrestleKingdom show last Sunday, Gallows talked about these differences.

“In Japan, traditionally, whether you’re a baseball player, a musician, a baseball player, a pro wrestler, which thank god it’s very popular right now, you get kinda special treatment.  These sponsors, these businessmen, I guess it’s kind of a status thing for them to take us out.  So we get to eat in five-star restaurants all night long, we get to eat as much as we want, drink as much as we want, which is good sometimes, bad others.  It’s a change in lifestyle, it really is. ”

“Over there they wanna buy the stuff off our backs.  So I literally wear different gear to the ring every single night and then these collectors are waiting at the hotel to buy my stinky tights.”

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The Day After: Raw 10/7/14

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The Rock Returns

Well, I guess we know why they cancelled the Rusev vs. Show match.

In a surprise appearance, the Rock showed up at last night’s Raw to a huge pop from the Brooklyn crowd to confront Rusev & Lana. The Russian duo had just called out the Big Show after berating him and the American people for racism for his “hate crime” against the Russian flag when the Great One’s music hit and we were treated to a classic Rocky promo before nailing Rusev with a few right hands to clear the ring.

I said something to this effect last night but it bears repeating: I don’t care if there’s no real pay off to a Rock/Rusev confrontation, if The Rock says he’ll show up to Raw  10 times out of 10 you put him on TV and let him do whatever. He’s simply too famous not to and Hollywood movie star versus evil foreign menace is an easy narrative to understand for casual fans flipping over from Monday Night Football. It was a true surprise in an era where shocking moments are few and far between and Rusev looks better for the interaction in my eyes.

No, he didn’t get any offense in, but in between Rock’s jabs about Moscow Mooseknuckles and Soviet Streetwalkers was the fact that the Rock recognized Rusev’s push. A huge WWE star like Rocky pointing out that nobody has been able to beat Rusev because he’s bigger, stronger, more dangerous than the rest is a good thing for building up Rusev. I thought Lana shone in the segment as well, never letting the Rock’s jabs get to her that much. I’m not going to address the misogyny discussion that always rears its head when Rock does a promo other than to wonder if the people who constantly bring this up have been watching wrestling for very long. Moving on…

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“Wherever My Brain Takes Me Is Wherever I Go” Bray Wyatt on Chad Dukes Versus The World

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The Eater of Worlds, Bray Wyatt joined our own Chad Dukes on Chad Dukes Versus The World this afternoon to promote WWE Battleground, this Sunday on Pay-Per-View and the WWE Network from Tampa, Florida. Wyatt faces Chris Jericho in one of the most anticipated matches on the card.

Wyatt discusses his group’s rise to the main roster, carving their own path, finding inspiration, crowd support, Chris Jericho, and hints at more to the Wyatt Family’s story to be revealed in the future.

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Follow Bray on Twitter at @WWEBrayWyatt and be sure to check out Battleground this Sunday on Pay-Per-View and the WWE Network.

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