Samoa Joe Debuts – WWE
Samoa Joe made his WWE main roster debut ambushing Seth Rollins on behalf of Triple H to close out last night’s Raw. I guess now we know why he was held out of the Royal Rumble.
CM Punk Talks Next Fight – PW Insider
In an interview with Fox Sports during NHL All-Star Weekend, CM Punk was asked about his fighting future. According to Punk, he has pitched opponents to Dana White speculated that White was waiting for a show in Chicago, and said regardless he wants to fight again in UFC or elsewhere.
Zayn and Owens Honor Quebec – With Spandex
ICYMI, Quebec natives Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens wore armbands to honor the victims of the Quebec city shooting Sunday Night during last night’s Raw broadcast.
Curt Hawkins Returns To SmackDown – Cageside Seats
Former Edgehead, Curt Hawkins was announced to be coming to SmackDown last night with what can best be described as a “Chuck Norris Facts” gimmick. I’ve always had a soft spot for Hawkins dating back to his solo run as The Party Crasher and his tag teams with Lance Archer and Tyler Reks.
Six Woman Tag Added to SummerSlam – WrestlingObserver
The SummerSlam card just got a little less lopsided towards Raw with the addition of a six-woman tag team match between Becky Lynch, Carmella, & Naomi/Natalya, Alexa Bliss, & Eva Marie. Let’s hope Eva makes it to the arena okay this time.
Samoa Joe Forbes Interview – Forbes
NXT Champion Samoa Joe was interviewed by Forbes.com to promote Saturday’s NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II. In addition to talking about his match with Shinsuke Nakamura, and his desires to face Brock Lesnar, Joey Headrocker gives the most appropriate response so far to Conor McGregor’s WWE comments.
“I think Conor McGregor is a promoter, and I’m not here to promote any of his fights. If he were here in WWE, that would be a different story, but until that happens I don’t feel like I need to address it.”
Ready to send you off into your big Holiday weekend is an all-new Chad Dukes Wrestling Show!
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Clear those afternoon meetings, tell your boss to pound sand, and fire up the network! NXT Takeover: London will be LIVE from London, England on the WWE Network at 3PM ET today with replays 8PM & 11PM ET tonight!
NXT Championship: Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe
After teaming to win the Dusty Rhodes Classic, Samoa Joe asked then-partner for a championship match to which Balor gladly obliged. Unfortunately for Joe, NXT GM William Regal said the Samoan Submission Machine would have to earn the match in a #1 Contenders Battle Royal. After coming up short, Samoa Joe went on a rampage blaming Finn for Regal’s ruling and assaulting him following his title defense against Apollo Crews. In the ensuing weeks, Joe has been on a path of rage, choking out the champion at every opportunity. Tonight in London they’ll tear down the house.
NXT Women’s Championship: Bayley vs. Nia Jax
Nia Jax gets her first big NXT match on the biggest stage in NXT, challenging the queen of the NXT Divas, Bayley. In November, Jax joined Eva Marie as the heater in her challenge for the NXT Championship Match and took the opportunity to attack the champion after the match. Now Bayley faces her biggest challenge yet against the colossal Jax.
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