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The Morning Roundup 10/14/16

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Mickie James Returns To WWE at NXT Takeover: Toronto – WWE

In the first of two big pieces of news coming out of last night’s NXT Television taping, former WWE Women’s and Diva’s Champion Mickie James will be the next challenger for NXT Women’s Champion Asuka at NXT Takeover: Toronto on November 19th.  James last performed in-ring with WWE in 2010 and was also a guest trainer with NXT in 2013.

Roddy Versus The World – YouTube

WWE has let the cat out of the bag on their outlets, former ROH & PWG World Champion Roderick Strong made his debut for NXT last night at the aforementioned television tapings. In a backstage interview, Strong stated “Roddy Versus The World” starts now and cribbed a phrase from the former Best In The World’s playbook declaring “Luck Is For Losers.”

TNA Sale Turning Ugly – With Spandex

While things are looking up for one brand based out of Orlando, things are getting contentious in the other.  The attempt to sell TNA Wrestling has taken an ugly turn with TNA President Billy Corgan now suing Dixie Carter and TNA Wrestling. Documents in the case have been requested to be sealed, but it’s believed the lawsuit is over Corgan’s bid to purchase the company from Carter earlier this month.

The Morning Roundup 9/30/16

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Performance Center Tryouts – WWE

Some interesting names tried out for WWE at a recent tryout camp. 19 Women and 19 Men attended the tryout including:

  • Shayna Baszler (former UFC fighter, AIW Women’s Champion, friend of Ronda Rousey, trained by Billy Robinson & Josh Barnett)
  • Kimber Lee (former CHIKARA Grand Champion trained by CWC competitor, Drew Gulak)
  • Eddie Kingston (14-year veteran and former champion with CHIKARA, AAW, CZW, & IWA-MS)
  • Cedric Rougeau (Son of former WWE star Jacques Rougeau)
  • Jacob Fatu (Son of Tonga Kid, nephew of Rikishi)

Dusty Rhodes Classic Teams – WWE

WWE has officially announced six of the 16 teams for this year’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic:

  • NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival
  • Kota Ibushi & Hideo Itami
  • Johnny Gargano & Tomasso Ciampa
  • Cedric Alexander & Andrade “Cien” Almas
  • Bobby Roode & Tye Dillinger
  • Tino Sabbatelli & Riddick Moss

Unofficially, but based on the recent NXT TV tapings, we also know that The Authors of Pain, CWC competitors The Bollywood Boys, TM-61, and the debuting Sanity will also be competing in the tournament bringing the total up to 10 teams so far.

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The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show Interview with WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi

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WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi was this week’s guest on The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show to talk about his appearance Saturday. September 24th in Joppa, MD at MCW Pro Wrestling’s Tribute to the Legends Convention, Rusev, his sons’ The Usos recent heel turn, the WWE Brand Split, Roman Reigns and more.

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Be sure to check out Rikishi and an unbelievable lineup of Wrestling Legends at MCW’s Tribute to the Legends Wrestling Convention in Joppa, MD on Saturday, September 24th from 10 to 4. Following the convention, MCW will also be holding a live wrestling event, MCW Tribute to The Legends, bell time is 7:30pm.  Tickets and all the details are available at MCW Pro Wrestling.com.

Follow Rikishi on Twitter @TheREALRIKISHI, Facebook, and Instagram @jrrikishifatu!  Check out Knokx Pro Wrestling Academy at Knokx Pro.com!

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The Morning Roundup: CWC Edition 9/15/16

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We’re going to spend the first half of this roundup catching you up on last night’s live Cruiserweight Classic finale show from its barnburner semifinals to the bracket-busting final match.

Cruiserweight Classic Finale Results – WWE

TJ Perkins survived Kota Ibushi in the Semifinals and Gran Metalik in the Finals, and he has the scars on his chest to prove it.  With the win, Perkins is not only the Cruiserweight Classic winner but also the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion heading into Raw on Monday Night, when the cruiserweight division is scheduled to kick off. In addition to an exciting finals match, both semifinal matches were outstanding with Metalik defeating Zack Sabre, Jr in a fantastic back and forth clash of styles and the aforementioned incredible Perkins-Ibushi match which was on par with or exceeding the best matches in the tournament so far.

While the final two was a slight surprise to many (Ibushi-Sabre had been pencilled in by many as the predicted final), Perkins is an excellent choice for first champion of the new division. Having wrestled all over the world, including huge national and international stages like NJPW, CMLL, & TNA, transitioning to working live every Monday shouldn’t be a struggle. Perkins also has a feel-good story, rising up from homelessness, that the company should be able to use to get audiences behind him.

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The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show Talks SummerSlam Weekend with Justin LaBar

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WWE analyst for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Justin LaBar joins the show this week to discuss the WWE brand split, the new Universal title and Summerslam with Dukes, Thom, & Goat!

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Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinLaBar and check out his show Chair Shot Reality @CSReality.

Listen above & share with a friend.  You can have the show go straight to your device of choice by subscribing on iTunes and/or Play.it.  Also, while you’re on iTunes, leave a 5-star review for your pals.

 
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