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WWE NXT Diva Injured
February 26, 2016 (15:15) [ Indexed from Wrestling-Edge
NXT Diva Adrienne Reese, who went by the name Athena while wrestling on the indies, is currently deal with an arm injury. She was wearing a cast on her left arm during the meet & greet before Thursdays NXT live event in Orlando, FL at the Orlando Armory. No word yet on when she suffered the injury.
Here are the results from the NXT live event:
- Singles Match: Apollo Crews beat Manny Andrade.
- Tag Team Match: Aliyah and Liv Morgan beat Billie Kay and Peyton Royce.
- Singles Match: Levis Valenzuela beat Chris Girard.
- Fatal 4 Way Elimination Tag Team Match: American Alpha defeated Blake and Murphy, The Vaudevillains, and Enzo & Cass.
- Singles Match: Emma beat Daria by submission.
- Singles Match: Sami Zayn beat Elias Samson.
- Mixed Tag Team Match: Finn Balor and Bayley beat Samoa Joe and Nia Jax.
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Final Card For Fridays ROH 14th Anniversary Show
February 26, 2016 (15:15) [ Indexed from Wrestling-Edge
Ring of Honor returns to traditional pay-per-view with tonights 14th Anniversary Show. The event is being held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Sams Town Live venue. Here is the final card for the event:
TRIPLE THREAT ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Jay Lethal (c) w/ Truth Martini vs. Adam Cole vs. Kyle O'Reilly
NO DQ for the ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: War Machine (c) vs. the All Night Express
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP TRIPLE THREAT MATCH: ROH World TV Champion Tomohiro Ishii vs. Roderick Strong vs. Bobby Fish
NEVER Openweight Six Men Title Match: The Young Bucks & "The Cleaner" Kenny Omega (c) vs. IWGP Jr Heavyweight Champion KUSHIDA, ACH & #Reborn Matt Sydal
The Briscoes vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi & "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin
IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada w/ Gedo vs. Moose w/ Stokely Hathaway
Alex Shelley vs "Almighty" Christopher Daniels
GRUDGE MATCH: BJ Whitmer vs Adam Page
Hirooki Goto vs Dalton Castle w/the Boys
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Possible Match For The WWE Network Special, WWE Attendance Numbers
February 26, 2016 (04:15) [ Indexed from Wrestling-Edge
- WWE did another attack angle on Facebook this week. This time it was Dash & Dawson (The Revival) attacking Enzo Amore at the WWE Performance Center. This may have done to set up a match between the two tag teams for the March 12th WWE Network special in Toronto or at the NXT Takeover Special in April in Dallas.
- WWE plans to promote the Tapout brand more heavily after WrestleMania. Originally it was going to be in January.
- Here are the recent WWE attendance figures:
2/12 Tampa (WWE NXT - 500 sellout)
2/13 Fresno (WWE - 6,500)
2/13 Palatka, FL (WWE NXT - 150)
2/14 Bakersfield (WWE - 4,000)
2/15 Anaheim (WWE Raw/Superstars TV tapings - 11,900 sellout)
2/16 Ontario, CA (WWE Smackdown/Main Event TV tapings - 7,000)
2/18 Upper Darby, PA (WWE NXT - 2,200)
2/18 Crystal River, FL (WWE NXT - 150)
2/19 Asbury Park, NJ (WWE NXT - 2,500 sellout)
2/20 Youngstown, OH (WWE - 3,700)
2/20 Albany, NY (WWE NXT - 2,000)
2/22 Detroit (WWE Raw/Superstars TV tapings - 10,400)
2/23 Indianapolis (WWE Smackdown/Main Event TV tapings - 7,600)
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Christopher Daniels On Possibly Joining NXT And His Deal With ROH
February 26, 2016 (01:15) [ Indexed from Wrestling-Edge
Christopher Daniels recently spoke with 411Mania.com to promote the ROH 14th Anniversary show. Here are the highlights.
On possibly joining NXT:
I think the timing was just bad for me to do NXT. At this point, I think they would just look at me too old to join, to start for NXT. And while I think I could go and do well, I think on paper to them, its probably just too big of a risk, which is fine. If things had been different " if their attitude towards independent wrestlers was the way it is now, if it was that way five years ago when I left TNA or six years ago, it mightve been a different conversation. But again, I feel like the time where NXT mightve been most interested in me as a character and as a performer was a time where I was under contract with TNA. The timing was just never right for me to do NXT or WWE, and thats just the way it is. If I sit and dwell on that, its sort of an exercise in futility. Id rather focus on the fact that Ring of Honor and I have had a good relationship now for two years and going on strong. Being under contract with them is a very good place for me to be.
On his deal with ROH:
I am exclusive with Ring of Honor. I have a contract with them right now. And Im happy. Im thrilled. Its a great contract for me not only to help in the ring but also to help behind the scenes, to help mold the next generation of stars that will perform for Ring of Honor.
You can read the entire interview here.
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Manuel Avila vs. Rene Alvarado Set for LA Fight Club on April 1
February 25, 2016 (23:15) [ Indexed from The Fight Network
In a brawl that only LA FIGHT CLUB could bring its devoted and knowledgeable boxing fans, former NABF Super Bantamweight ChampionManuel "Tino" Avila (19-0, 8 KOs) is ready for a showdown to defend his undefeated record as he moves up to featherweight to face off against Nicaraguan warrior and former WBC Silver Featherweight Champion Rene "Gemelo" Alvarado (23-6, 16 KOs) in a 10-round main event on April 1 at The Belasco Theater. More...
More On The Undertaker Appearing On WWE RAW, John Cena News
February 25, 2016 (22:45) [ Indexed from Wrestling-Edge
- John Cena, who is out with a shoulder injury, tweeted the following:
As the week and month come to an end, don't be defeated if you set a goal and didn't achieve it. Regroup, refocus, and restart #Nevergiveup.
- WWE.com posted the following hype The Undertaker's appearance on this Mondays episode of RAW:
The Undertaker will appear live on Mondays edition of Raw for the first time in 2016, WWE.com can confirm. Following Mr. McMahons blockbuster declaration that The Phenom will battle Shane McMahon inside Hell in a Cell at WrestleMania to decide if The Boy Wonder will assume control of Monday Night Raw, the WWE Universe has been speculating on what the legendary Superstar will have to say about his role in the McMahon family power struggle. Will The Deadman shed further light on his historic 24th contest at The Showcase of the Immortals?
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Third Lucha Underground Comic Book Released " Details
February 25, 2016 (21:45) [ Indexed from Wrestling-Edge
The El Rey Network issued the following:
EL REY NETWORK RELEASES THE THIRD OF FOUR ALL NEW ORIGINAL COMICS BASED ON ITS POWERFUL, HIGH-FLYING WRESTLING SERIES LUCHA UNDERGROUND
Original Series Airs Wednesdays at 8 PM ET/PT
THE DEMON WITHIN FEATURING VAMPIRO
Combine a surrealist telenovela with Incan magic and mysticism and some of the most violent Luchador fighting youll ever see, add a dose of executive producer Robert Rodriguezs cinematic style, and youre close. " Jonathan Peltz, Playboy.com
Today, El Rey Network has released the third of four comic books in alignment with season two of Lucha Underground, the addictive lucha libre wrestling series from Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Burnett, MGM, Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures. The Demon Within was released for free download today timed to Episode 205 airing tonight at 8 PM ET/PT on El Rey Network. This issue was scripted by Fabian Rangel Jr., cover art by A.C. Osorio, interior art by Jose Varese, colors by Mike Spicer, letters by Ryan Ferrier, and was edited by Ivan Plaza. The story is helmed by Justin Ortiz and Chris DeJoseph.
These one-shot comics will be released bi-weekly and will help bridge story lines in between seasons and offer new information into the lives of Vampiro, Catrina, Mil Muertes, and notorious owner and promoter Dario Cueto among others. Once all comics have been released they can be found on Scribd.com.
Ancient tradition, extraordinary athleticism, and a flare for theatrics combine in El Rey Networks wrestling series, Lucha Underground. The riveting original introduces American audiences to the high-flying aerial maneuvers, slingshot moves, dramatic masks, intricate, rapid-fire combinations and distinctive wrestling techniques of lucha libre, one of Mexicos most popular sports. Fans have a ringside seat as masked villains and heroes face off to battle for wrestling supremacy. The weekly series provides enthusiastic viewers with an incredibly visceral and explosive experience with a focus on the artistry, originality, intense action and over-the-top characters that have come to define this phenomenal fan-favorite. A celebration of lucha libres long-standing Mesoamerican heritage and culture dating back to 1863, this is programming that must be seen to be believed.
Lucha Underground is produced by MGM Television in association with FactoryMade Ventures for El Rey Network. Executive producers are Mark Burnett, Eric Van Wagenen (also showrunner) and Brian Edwards of MGM Television; Dorian Roldn from Lucha Libre AAA; Alejandro Garcia and Antonio Cu Snchez-Navarro; El Rey Network co-founder Robert Rodriguez; FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa and Skip Chaisson of Skip Films and El Rey Network. The series airs on El Rey Network and is distributed internationally by MGM Television.
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About El Rey Network
El Rey Network is a 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites "the new mainstream" through badass content that awakens the renegade in everyone. El Rey's action-packed slate is anchored by signature series including the original drama, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" which will return for a third season, the one-on-one interview program, "El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair" and "Lucha Underground," a freestyle wrestling series from Mark Burnett. El Rey Network's lineup also showcases a wide range of iconic feature films and TV series including genre, cult classics, action, and horror/sci-fi. El Rey Network LLC is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.
About Lucha Libre AAA
Lucha Libre AAA is a media and entertainment company founded in 1992 by Antonio Pena Herrada and manages the IP of the "AAA" brand and another 250 characters in its league. The company produces Lucha Libre events globally including venues such as Palacio de los Deportes, Arena Monterrey, HP Pavilion, Madison Square Garden, Los Angeles Sports Arena and Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to working with sponsors such as Corona, Hershey's, Comex and Unilever, the league has released an animated movie and videogame in the Mexican market. Lucha Libre AAA develops 5 hours of content per week that is aired on three television channels in Mexico: Galavision and Televisa Deportes Network.
About MGM Television Group
MGM Television Group is a leading producer and global distributor of premium content for television and digital platforms, with distribution rights to original productions and a robust catalog of television episodes and feature film titles including such premiere entertainment franchises as James Bond, Rocky, Stargate and The Hobbit trilogy. Current scripted and unscripted multi-platform projects include "The Voice" (NBC); "Survivor" (CBS); "Shark Tank" (ABC); "Beyond the Tank" (ABC);"Celebrity Apprentice"(NBC); Fargo (FX); Vikings (HISTORY); Teen Wolf (MTV); 500 Questions (ABC); "The People's Choice Awards (CBS); Americas Greatest Makers (INTEL/Turner) and Lucha Underground (The El Rey Network). In addition, MGM Television serves as the syndicator for Right This Minute and Lets Ask America. Through its finance and distribution entity, Orion TV Productions, the syndicated courtroom series Lauren Lakes Paternity Court is currently airing its third season. MGM television programming regularly airs in more than 70 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
About FactoryMade Ventures
FactoryMade is an incubator for entertainment businesses and was founded by John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa. The company builds IP-based franchises and production and distribution platforms by leveraging its strong ties to the Hollywood creative community and partnering with global brands and investors. Its ventures include El Rey Network and Tres Pistoleros Studios with Robert Rodriguez and a joint venture with the leading Mexican wrestling league Lucha Libre AAA. In addition to working with corporate partners such as Telefonica and JCP, they previously spearheaded the creation of Hasbro's film business (Transformers, G.I. Joe, Battleship) and television business (Hasbro TV Studios, the Hub Network with Discovery Communications), and developed retail's first integrated digital gaming and commerce platform with HSN (HSN Arcade).
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AJ Styles On Making It To WWE And The WWE Locker Room
February 25, 2016 (20:30) [ Indexed from Wrestling-Edge
AJ Styles spoke with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to promote Tuesday's WWE SmackDown tapings. Here are the highlights.
On finally making it to WWE:
"I know I took the long route to get here, but it was worth it. The timing was perfect when it came to my career. And I'm ready to be that WWE superstar."
On the WWE locker room:
"I didn't expect (the wrestlers) to be so open to me coming in. These guys bust their tails and made a lot of sacrifices to be here. And here comes this guy out of nowhere. Sometimes you'll walk into a locker room and you'll get, 'What's that guy doing here?' In WWE, it's not like that at all. They literally welcomed me with open arms. I can't describe how great the locker room is. This is why the WWE is successful, because they have a locker room that gets it done. These guys get it and understand, and they're ready to get out there and work. They know we're in the entertainment business, and they respect what I've done. You don't see that everywhere."
You can read the entire interview here.
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Several Matches Announced For Saturdays Ring Of Honor TV Taping
February 25, 2016 (19:00) [ Indexed from Wrestling-Edge
Ring of Honor will be holding a TV tapingthis Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Sams Town Live venue. The promotion announced the following matches for the taping:
-The Young Bucks vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Michael Elgin
-Kenny Omega vs. ACH
-Adam Cole vs. KUSHIDA
-reDRagon vs. Kazuchika Okada & Gedo
-Fight Without Honor: Silas Young vs. Dalton Castle
-Jay Lethal vs. Hirooki Goto
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Shane McMahon Advertised For Upcoming WWE RAW TV Taping
February 25, 2016 (18:15) [ Indexed from Wrestling-Edge
Shane McMahon is advertised to appear at the March 7th RAW TV taping in Chicago, IL. The arena announced the news on Facebook.
JUST ANNOUNCED: For the First time in over a decade Shane McMahon will be live at the Allstate Arena on 3/7 for WWE " Monday Night Raw!
As noted, he will face The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell match at WrestleMania 32 for control of the company.
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Update On WWE Hall Of Fame Ring Being Sold On Pawn Stars
February 25, 2016 (18:00) [ Indexed from Wrestling-Edge
- As noted, on the February 24th episode of History Channels Pawn Stars TV series, a WWE Hall of Fame ring comes into Rick Harrisons' shop. The TV network advertised the ring belonging to WWE Hall of Famer Tammy "Sunny" Sytch. However, it belonged to the late Paul Bearer. A friend of the family brought it in, and $4,000 was offered, but the man declined the offer.
- WWE gave Shinsuke Nakamura a Championship ring for his birthday on Wednesday. Check it out here:
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Daniel Bryan Advertised For Upcoming SmackDown TV Taping
February 25, 2016 (16:45) [ Indexed from Wrestling-Edge
WWE is advertising Daniel Bryan for the April 19th SmackDown TV taping in London.
London, get ready to welcome @WWEDanielBryan, on April 19!
Get your tickets now: https://t.co/ptqKfQzM6H #SmackDownhttps://t.co/7gHpWeJSrW
" WWE UK (@WWEUK) February 24, 2016
Ryback, Demon Kane, Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens, Rusev, Sheamus, Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, The Dudley Boyz, Braun Strowman, New Day, Big Show and many more are advertised to appear at the taping.
As noted, WWE is advertising Bryan for the March 26th live event in Trenton, New Jersey and the March 27th live event in Washington, DC. He will be honored by MSG at the March 25th WWE live event.
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Roman Reigns Pulled From WWE Live Events, Brock Lesnar Advertised For RAW Taping
February 25, 2016 (16:00) [ Indexed from Wrestling-Edge
- Brock Lesnar is being advertised for the April 4th post-WrestleMania 32 RAW TV taping from Dallas, Texas.
- Roman Reigns, who underwent nose surgery on Tuesday, has been pulled from this weekends WWE live events.
Reigns was scheduled to appear at Fridays event in Denver, CO at the Pepsi Center, Saturdays event in Louisville, KY at the KFC Yum! Center, and Sundays event in Cape Girardeau, MO at the Show Me Center.
WWE's Dr. Chris Amann told the WWE.com that there is no timetable yet for his return.
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Confirmed Matches For Tonights Episode Of WWE SmackDown
February 25, 2016 (14:45) [ Indexed from Wrestling-Edge
WWE taped tonights edition of SmackDown on Tuesday from Indianapolis, IN at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Here are the non-spoiler matches for tonights episode.
- Eight-Man Tag Team Match: Sheamus, Rusev, King Barrett and Alberto Del Rio vs. Neville, Dolph Ziggler, Sin Cara and Kalisto.
- Singles Match: Devon vs. Jimmy Uso
- Singles Match: Kevin Owens vs. Big Show.
- Singles Match: Natalya vs. Becky Lynch.
- Singles Match: R-Truth vs. Heath Slater.
- Six-Man Tag Team Match: AJ Styles, Chris Jericho and Mark Henry vs. The New Day.
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Huge Update On Possible Matches For WrestleMania 32
February 25, 2016 (05:30) [ Indexed from Wrestling-Edge
The card for WrestleMania 32 is coming along.
The original plan for Roman Reigns vs. Triple H for the WWE Title was to have a special referee who has a history with HHH, to stack the odds against Reigns. WWE wanted to have Dave Bautista be in that role, but he turned down the idea.
For Brock Lesnar, the original plan was for him to face Bray Wyatt at the event. Wyatt was originally planned to cost Lesnar his match at the Fastlane PPV, but those plans were changed, and WWE decided to have Lesnar face Dean Ambrose at Mania.
Matches that have been announced for the event include:
- Triple H vs. Reigns for the WWE Title
- The Undertaker vs. Shane McMahon in a Hell in a Cell match for control of the company
- Lesnar vs. Ambrose in a street fight
Here are the matches that will likely be featured on the card:
- New Day vs. League of Nations.
- The Andre the Giant Battle Royal
- Charlotte will defend the Divas Title against the winner of Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch on Mondays RAW in Nashville. However, there is speculation that WWE books an angle where there is no winner in the match. Instead, they would book a triple threat match between Charlotte, Banks, and Lynch at WrestleMania 32 for the title.
- Steve Austin, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, and Ric Flair will be appearing at the event. Johnson will be the host of the show while WWE still has not decided on what roles Austin and Michaels will have. Dave Meltzer did note that hes heard two different scenarios discussed for Michaels, neither of which involves him wrestling in a match.
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How Long Is Shane McMahon Expected To Stay On WWE TV?
February 25, 2016 (05:30) [ Indexed from Wrestling-Edge
As noted, Shane McMahon will wrestle The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell match at WrestleMania 32. If Shane wins the match, then he gets control of WWE, but if The Undertaker wins then Vince McMahon gets full control.
McMahons deal with WWE is for him to be a short-term performer on TV and he will appear on TV through WrestleMania. Shane signed with WWE four weeks ago.Very few people knew that Shane would be returning to the company.
It's said that Vince McMahon really wanted John Cena to wrestle The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32 because he thought the match would be a big headliner. With Cena going down with a shoulder injury, this led to McMahon making the decision to bring his son back.
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Backstage Update On WWE Possibly Doing A Brand Extension
February 25, 2016 (05:30) [ Indexed from Wrestling-Edge
As noted, Ticketmaster was listing the May 23rd edition of WWE RAW in Baltimore, Maryland at Royal Farms Arena as WWE Monday Night RAW vs. WWE. Ticketmaster later fixed the typo, and it is now listed as Monday Night RAW. There's been talk of WWE bringing back the brand extension that the company had from 2002-2011 as of late.
Its said that if WWE does plan on having a brand extension, then they would keep it a secret and the people in charge of advertising working with Ticketmaster would not know about it because WWE is fearful that it would get out online.
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