All posts tagged William Regal

Wednesday Night Wrestling Preview 1/28/15

WWE NXT 8PM & 11PM + On Demand on WWE Network

Previously on NXT, an NXT Championship #1 Contenders Tournament began, Bayley laid out the NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte, Team Thick scored an upset against the Vaudevillians, and Sami Zayn demanded William Regal give him a non-title match with Kevin Owens.

As a result it looks like we’ve got ourselves a contract signing.  After relenting to Zayn’s demands to get his hands on best friend Kevin Owens, William Regal will preside over the contract signing for the main event of NXT Takeover on February 11th.  Can these men with such a storied past keep their fists to themselves?

Moving on to the tournament, advancing to the semi-finals in last week’s contender tournament matches were Finn Balor and Hideo Itami.  Now they await the winner of tonight’s two big contests featuring the renewal of personal issues: the undefeated Baron Corbin and his chief rival Bull Dempsey and Adrian Neville squares off against Tyson Kidd.

Fresh off of scoring a shocking victory over the former #1 contenders to the NXT Tag Titles, Buddy Murphy and Wesley Blake are looking to cash in on their hot streak by immediately challenging the Lucha Dragons for the straps.  They’ll get that match tonight on NXT.

And finally, the awkwardness between Bayley and Charlotte will be put to the test in a tag team match tonight.  The sometime friends/sometime opponents have hit another rough spot after the Human Hug Machine, Bayley to Belly suplexed Charlotte last week AFTER saving her from their opponents tonight, Team BAE- Sasha Banks & Becky Lynch.

Lucha Underground 8PM El Rey Network & Saturdays at 4PM on UniMas

Previously on Lucha Underground…

Just two weeks into his Lucha Underground career, Cage is getting a shot at the Lucha Underground Champion, Prince Puma.  After demolishing the competition in his four-way elimination debut match, Cage threw down the gauntlet to Puma both verbally and physically, attacking Puma after his title defense against Fenix.  Now, Konnan’s protegé will make his second title defense against the machine, Cage.

Also on tap for tonight’s show:

  • The Crew vs. Aerostar, Argenis, & Super Fly
  • Fenix vs. Mil Muertes

The Morning Roundup 1/22/15

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NXT Takeover IV Announced – WWE.com

During last night’s NXT, GM William Regal announced the date and first two matches for the next NXT Takeover special.  On February 11th Sami Zayn takes on Kevin Owens in a non-title match and NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte defends her belt in a fatal four-way against Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, & Bayley.

The Story Behind the Rise of Daniel Bryan – Bleacher Report

Another amazing piece of work by  Jonathan Snowden pulling back the curtain on the behind the scenes story of the Authority versus Daniel Bryan storyline.

Triple H Talks Sting – Lords of Pain

Triple H threatened Sting in his latest sit-down interview with Michael Cole and said he was the reason Sting never competed in WWE.  The hype machine is full speed ahead for Sting-Triple H.

Sheamus talks Elimination Chamber, WWE Network, Rugby, & Shield versus Wyatts on Chad Dukes vs The World

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This evening on 106.7 The Fan’s Chad Dukes vs. The World, our own Chad Dukes had the opportunity to chat with the Great White, Sheamus.  The Celtic Warrior is a fabulous ambassador for the WWE brand and was funny and engaging as always. These two warriors, one in the ring and the other vs. The World, convened to discuss Sheamus’ recovery from surgery, the grueling Elimination Chamber match, WWE Network, England vs. Ireland in Six Nations Rugby Match, and the Shield versus the Wyatts.  Check out the full interview below.

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You can follow Sheamus on Twitter at @WWESheamus and as always thank you to our pal Joe V for setting up the interview. Hit the jump for all the highlights!

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NXT Recap 1/1/2014

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Byron Saxton kicked off the first NXT show of 2014 by informing the audience that Tyler Breeze was in the arena.  Lana then made her way to the ring, and did her usual Russian introduction for Alexander Rusev.  The Bulgarian Brute was set to take on Kofi Kingston, a challenge that Rusev laid out two weeks ago.

  • Match 1 – Alexander Rusev made quick work of the former Intercontinental Champion, forcing him to submit to the Accolade.

You may recall that we previously reported that Rusev could be making his way to the main roster sooner rather than later.  The big man has a great look, can really move in the ring, and has a foreign-language speaking mouthpiece who excels at drawing heat (think: Ivan and Ludmilla Drago).  Continue reading →

NXT Rewind Recap – 12/25/2013

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The 12/25 episode of NXT served largely as a recap of events from 2013…

  • Highlight superstars who transitioned from NXT to the main roster: The Wyatts, The Shield, Damien Sandow, Fandango & Summer Rae, Xavier Woods, Big E Langston.
  • Spotlight on NXT wrestlers who could be the WWE superstars of tomorrow: Aidan English, Sami Zayn, Bayley, and others.
  • “Match of the Year” – highlights of Sami Zayn vs. Antonio Cesaro, 2 out of 3 falls

A couple of noteworthy items from tonight’s broadcast on Hulu Plus…

  • Devine interviewed Sami Zayn.  The former Generic Luchador said he had his sights set on Bo Dallas and the NXT Championship, but first had to overcome the hurdle that is Leo Kruger.  Zayn challenged the South African to a match next week on what will be the first NXT broadcast of 2014 – 2 out of 3 falls.
  •  In the main event of NXT Rewind, Antonio Cesaro defeated William Regal in a mostly technical wrestling contest.  In what could be foreshadowing of a face turn, the Swiss Superman was hesitant to finish off Regal after stomping down hard on his head.  Cesaro eventually hit the Neutralizer for the win.  After the match, Cesaro and Regal shook hands.

Next week on NXT -

  • Kofi Kingston will answer the challenge of Alexander Rusev
  • Natalya vs. Emma, to determine the #1 Contender to the NXT Women’s Championship
  • “Prince Pretty” Tyler Breeze vs. Mason Ryan
  • 2 out of 3 Falls – Leo Kruger vs. Sami Zayn
 
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