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Wrestling Daily News Roundup – Possible Main Event for The Royal Rumble, Chris Jericho Attacks Kenny Omega, Brock Lesnar Movie Role?

Liam Hoofe with a round-up of the latest wrestling news…

Main Event for The Royal Rumble

In the main event of last night’s Raw [read our review here], Kane fought Braun Strowman to determine the new number 1 contender for the Universal Championship. The bout, which was disappointing, ending in a double count-out for both men, meaning that it is still unclear as to who The Beast will face at the Rumble.

Many people online, however, are speculating that Braun Strowman and Kane will both face Brock Lesnar in a triple threat match at the Rumble. While this would be a nice way of protecting Braun, it seems crazy to think that Kane could be in a PPV main event, competing for a top title in 2018, while the likes of Finn Balor sit on the sidelines. Stranger things have happened, though, and this definitely looks like the way they are moving forward.

Chris Jericho
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Wrestling Daily News Roundup – Several Changes to Clash of Champions Card, Chris Jericho Definitely Not at Wrestlemania, Triple H Vs Roman Reigns

Liam Hoofe with a round-up of the latest wrestling news…

Several Changes to Clash of Champions

Last night’s edition of WWE Smackdown saw several changes made to the pre-existing matches at Clash of Champions, and one new match added to the card. Here is the updated card for the event:

Aj Styles Vs Jinder Mahal (WWE Title)

Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura Vs Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn (Shane McMahon as Guest Ref, If Owens and Zayn lose, they are fired from the WWE) The New Day Vs The Usos Vs Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin Vs Rusev and Aiden English (Tag Titles) Charlotte Vs Natalya (Lumberjack Match) (Smackdown’s Women’s Title) Dolph Ziggler Vs Bobby Roode Vs Baron Corbin (Us Title)

The most notable addition to the card is the tag match involving Owens, Zayn, Orton and Shinsuke. As I wrote in my Smackdown review, I suspect
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WWE Star Ric Flair on the One Thing He Does Better Than Daughter Charlotte

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WWE Star Ric Flair on the One Thing He Does Better Than Daughter Charlotte
Regardless of what Chris Jericho’s wrestling trunks would have you believe, Ric Flair is generally considered the greatest of all time. (Sorry, Y2J — we still think you’re very, very good.) But the surprisingly humble “Nature Boy” doesn’t believe he’s even the best in his own family. “She’s so much better than I was, it’s unbelievable,” Flair told TheWrap of his daughter Ashley, who wrestles in WWE under the name Charlotte. “She can’t talk as good as me, but she’s better in the ring.” We shared a good laugh about that, though
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Samoa Joe to pen story in Boom! Studios’ WWE #13

Boom! Studios and WWE have announced that January’s WWE #13 will feature the WWE comic book writing debut of Samoa Joe in a story co-written by Michael Kingston (Headlocked) and illustrated by Michel Mulipola (Headlocked). Joe and Kingston’s story will go behind the scenes of how the Superstar first joined Monday Night Raw, while the issue will also contain a story by writer Kevin Panetta (Zodiac Starforce) and artist Daniel Bayliss (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) about this year’s Festival of Friendship featuring Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens.

“As a lifelong comic book fan, it’s a thrill to partner with Boom! Studios on the official WWE comic book series and tell the true story behind my journey to WWE,” says WWE Superstar Samoa Joe. “Ever wonder how Triple H really convinced me to make the jump? Now you’ll get the real story, from me and my incredible co-writer Michael Kingston.
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“According to Chrisley” Premiere Recap and Thoughts

The premiere of “According to Chrisley” came right on the heels of “Chrisley Knows Best” on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. His very first talk show went smoothly. He opened the first episode by announcing his guests, Chris Jericho and his daughter Savannah. As a talk show host, Todd is brilliant with the humor. He accepted about some questions from the live audience and his he played off them well. Off to a good start After a brief Q and A session, the show cut to Savannah, who was getting a psychic reading. The medium informed her that she would marry

“According to Chrisley” Premiere Recap and Thoughts
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Todd Chrisley gets dunked by son Chase as Nicole Sullivan joins According To Chrisley

Todd Chrisley gets dunked by son Chase on a hilarious new episode of According To Chrisley tonight — which also sees Disjointed star Nicole Sullivan join him as a guest. The half-hour spin-off airs after Chrisley Knows Best on USA Network and sees Todd interview guests in front of a studio audience, with Disjointed star Nicole following an appearance by WWE’s Chris Jericho in last week’s season premiere. Each episode also includes at least one member of the Chrisley household, with Chase featuring this week as he takes part in a game of ‘dunk-tank trivia’ with Todd. It sees more
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‘Dancing with the Stars’: Will Nikki Bella body-slam the competition to win the Mirror Ball Trophy?

WWE superstar Nikki Bella becomes only the third pro wrestler to compete on “Dancing with the Stars,” following Stacey Kiebler and Chris Jericho. Kiebler placed third in season two while Jericho surprisingly ended up in seventh place in season 12. Hoping to do better than both of them, Bella is paired with pro dancer Artem […]
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Chris Jericho: Here's Why Conor McGregor's Not Coming to WWE ... Yet

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[[tmz:video id="0_mq570ue3"]] Conor McGregor ain't comin' to WWE like Ronda Rousey ... at least not for awhile -- so says Chris Jericho, who told us the one Big reason behind the holdup. Actually ... the WWE superstar basically gave us 100 million reasons -- telling TMZ Sports there's no way Conor's lookin' to get body-slammed after banking nine figures vs. Floyd Mayweather. "I don't think he's gonna join in 2 years -- not now, with all the money he's made," Jericho told us.
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More wrestlers revealed for ‘WWE 2K18′

The latest installment of the WWE 2K18 official roster reveal is here and features 43 additional WWE Superstars announced for inclusion in the forthcoming franchise’s worldwide release, including:

Akam, Alexa Bliss, Apollo Crews, Asuka, Big Cass, Carmella, Cedric Alexander, Chad Gable, Chris Jericho, Dana Brooke, Dash Wilder, Finn Bálor, Jason Jordan, Jimmy Garvin, Johnny Gargano, Kevin Owens, Lex Luger, Michael P.S. Hayes, Mick Foley, Miss Jacqueline, Mr. Perfect, Neville, Nia Jax, Nick Miller, Randy Savage, Razor Ramon, Rezar, Ric Flair, Rick Martel, Rick Rude, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Rikishi, Roderick Strong, Rusev, Samoa Joe, Scott Dawson, Seth Rollins, Shane Thorne, Tjp, Tommaso Ciampa, Tye Dillinger and Vader.

Check out the WWE 2K18 new roster screenshots below, along with Three new entrance videos from the game!
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WWE 2K18 Roster Reveal Round 3

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You thought we were done after 2 sets of Roster Reveals? Well then you would be wrong, the WWE is continuing to roll out wrestlers for what could be the most extensive roster for WWE 2K yet!

In the last few weeks, WWE has dropped two sets of Roster Reveals. First up we had Goldust give us a hand, followed by the samoan submission mission, the Destroyer Samoa Joe revealing part 2, and now we have Kevin Owens joining Corey Graves and Renee Young. You can watch the entire video below, where they give us a whole new batch of playable wrestlers.

This new roster reveal gives us 43 new characters:

Akam, Alexa Bliss, Apollo Crews, Asuka, Big Cass, Carmella, Cedric Alexander, Chad Gable, Chris Jericho, Dana Brooke, Dash Wilder, Finn Bálor, Jason Jordan, Jimmy Garvin, Johnny Gargano, Kevin Owens, Lex Luger, Michael P.S. Hayes, Mick Foley, Miss Jacqueline, Mr. Perfect, Neville,
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WWE's Chris Jericho In F-Bomb Altercation Outside NYC Show (Update)

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[[tmz:video id="0_olr5u0i1"]] 9:08 Am Pt -- Chris just issued a statement to TMZ Sports saying, "David Z was a good friend of mine and I was mentally and emotionally shattered after paying tribute to him and essentially saying goodbye to him Friday night." "I was not in a good state of mind at that time and instead of ignoring a pushy (aka rude) fan which is what I would usually do, I snapped. My apologies to all
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‘Mister Universo’ Review: You’ll (Almost) Want to Run Away and Join the Circus

‘Mister Universo’ Review: You’ll (Almost) Want to Run Away and Join the Circus
The circus isn’t as romantic as it used to be. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey recently closed their tent for the final time after 146 years, the plight of animal performers is much too sad to ignore, and anyone with an affinity for peanuts can go to the ballpark instead. At the margins, though, there’s still a world of acrobats, bearded ladies, and lion tamers trekking from town to town as they eke out an existence at risk of fading away entirely — a world given beautiful expression in “Mister Universo.”

Not since “Big Fish” have we seen this world onscreen in such vivid detail, though Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel’s scope isn’t as grandiose or fantastical as Tim Burton’s. A docudrama that in its early scenes feels like a documentary — the co-directors have a nonfiction background, and the actors are actual carnival performers — the film plays
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Kurt Angle revealed for WWE 2K18, ex-tna star debuts for WWE – WrestleTalk News

Oli Davis rounds up the biggest professional wrestling news in his daily WrestleTalk column…

Baron Corbin’s Yard

One of the longest running storylines in WWE – to whom does Undertaker’s yard truly belong? – has just taken a rather literal turn.

Roman Reigns has been claiming this is his yard since retiring the Undertaker at Wrestlemania 33. But Baron Corbin has now revealed on Chris Jericho’s Talk is Jericho podcast that the property now belongs to him, as he’s just bought Mark Calloway’s previous home.

He actually bought the house from the Big Show, who had previously purchased it from The Deadman. Which sounds like a hell of a coincidence, but, as Corbin points out, it’s actually a lot more to do with not hitting your head on a door frame:

“It was built for a big man…Everything is way taller than it should be.”

What’s In The Mitb Briefcase?
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Chris Jericho returns to WWE, more details on backstage Raw “chaos” – WrestleTalk News

Oli Davis rounds up the biggest professional wrestling news in his daily WrestleTalk column…

Carmella’s Mitb Win

After Smackdown’s do-over on Tuesday, Carmella has now won every Women’s Money in the Bank match in history. If you don’t count James Ellsworth. The Princess of Staten Island celebrated her second win in style, stylin’ and profilin’ not in a limousine or private jet, but by travelling home on a bus…

#CurrentMood Heading home with my baby

— Carmella (@CarmellaWWE) June 28, 2017

Smackdown Rating

Whether you agree with the Women’s Money in the Bank do-over or not, the decision appears to have worked well in the ratings. Tuesday’s episode drew 2.6 million viewers, which is slightly up from the previous week’s post-Money in the Bank show.

52% of you thought it was an above average episode at SmackTastic, while 35% agreed with me at Smack Bang in the Middle.
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Top 10 WWE Wrestlers of 2017 So Far

Liam Hoofe with his top 10 WWE Superstars of 2017 so far…

The last few years have seen a fundamental change in the look of the average WWE superstar. The company have expanded their horizons massively over the course of the last few years, reaching out to the Indies and other promotions and as a result, given us one of the most diverse and talented rosters we have ever seen.

The fact that the WWE has such an array of talent on Nxt, a show which is supposed to be their development program speaks volumes about the depth of their roster at the moment. 2017 has been a great year for the company, from an in-ring standpoint at least and here are ten of the company’s best performers of the year so far…

See Also: The Top 10 WWE Matches of 2017 So Far

10: Charlotte

I’ll be the first to admit that
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Ranking All 17 Money in the Bank Cash-Ins From Worst to Best

Liam Hoofe takes a look at all 17 previous Money in the Bank cash-ins and ranks them from worst to best…

This Sunday night the WWE will crown their 18th Mr. Money in the Bank. Since the debut of the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania 21, the bout has given us 17 victors, 15 of which have gone on to win world titles- a good omen for whoever walks away the winner this Sunday night.

Ever since the first cash-in at New Year’s Revolution 2006, the WWE have tried to surprise fans and come up with different and innovative ways to deploy the gimmick, the majority of which have been successful.

Not all cash-ins are created equal however and some of them have not quite worked out as planned. With that in mind, let’s take a look back at each Money in the Bank cash in and rank them,
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Big Show unhappy with WWE, shoots on Raw! Money In The Bank plans – WrestleTalk News

Oli Davis rounds up the biggest professional wrestling news in his daily WrestleTalk column…

Flashback Thursdays…

2011 was a different time. The first brand split had come to an end. The Anonymous Raw General Manager wasn’t going anywhere. And six years to the day tomorrow, WWE ran one of its best angles in recent times, with Cm Punk escaping through the crowd with the WWE Championship, blowing Vince McMahon a kiss, after beating John Cena in Money in the Bank’s main event.

Meanwhile, over in the UK during 2011, Raw’s current day Cruiserweight roster were wrestling for Dragon Gate.

We were in the same ring in 2011.#Tbt #205Live

Akira Tozawa (@TozawaAkira) June 15, 2017

Akira Tozawa has shared a photo of his fellow wrestlers from the promotion – the very young looking Noam Dar, Jack Gallagher and Pac, who now wrestles for WWE as Neville. It’s
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John Cena to WWE Raw? Broken Matt Hardy gimmick coming to WWE? – WrestleTalk News

Oli Davis rounds up the biggest professional wrestling news in his daily WrestleTalk column…

How Tjp Got His Name

You might’ve noticed in recent weeks that Cruiserweight competitor Tj Perkins started going by the much faster to say abbreviation Tjp – meaning Cruiserweight matches on Raw can now be even shorter. But apparently word efficiency isn’t the only reason behind the name change.

On a recent episode of the Bryan and Vinny Show, Bryan Alvarez claimed Tjp is now so named because Vince McMahon hates the restaurant chain Perkins:

“Vince apparently Hates “Perkins”. He hates it, and he thinks it sucks…and he thinks that if people hear Tj Perkins, they’re gonna think of the f****** restaurant. So now he’s Tjp.”

This is yet another example of Vince’s food preferences potentially affecting WWE programming – with Chris Jericho revealing last week that his Wyatt Family / Shawn Michaels
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Kurt Angle wants Finn Balor match, WWE star shock return – WrestleTalk News

Oli Davis rounds up the biggest professional wrestling news in his daily WrestleTalk column…

Seth Rollins Knows His Ish

Move aside Who Beat Up Enzo & Big Cass conspiracy. I’ve got no time for you Kurt Angle texting scandal. There’s only one mystery for me in WWE right now – what does the ‘H’ stand for in The Usos’ t-shirt slogan ‘Day One Is H’?

Tyler Breeze and Fandango have been on the case for weeks, and now an unlikely Raw star has joined their quest.

I'm on the case boys! @MmmGorgeous @WWEFandango

Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) June 9, 2017

We’ll have more on this breaking news story as it develops.

Nxt At Download

Nxt finished their UK tour at the weekend with dates at the Download music festival – which sadly contained no crossover with Chris Jericho, who played on the main stage with his band Fozzy.
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Why Chris Jericho left WWE, Brock Lesnar Summerslam plans – WrestleTalk News

Oli Davis rounds up the biggest professional wrestling news in his daily WrestleTalk column…

A Wild Vince McMahon Appears!

Being 71 years old and having repeatedly revolutionised the professional wrestling business, you’d think WWE Chairman Vince McMahon would be taking it easier in his seventh decade. Especially because he’s rather prone to randomly tearing quads. But he still refuses to skip leg day.

The Boss Vince McMahon hits the gym. #WWE #Raw #SDLive

— TattooedJuggalo (@TattooedJuggalo) June 1, 2017

Wrestling fan Tattooed Juggalo has shared a rare photo of a Vince McMahon in the wild – down at the Anytime Fitness gym. Where he seems to be following the same ‘Make My Arms Look Like A Road Map’ regime as Jinder Mahal.

Chris Jericho, Vince McMahon & #BadCow

Chris Jericho staged a live ‘Talk is Jericho’ podcast recording yesterday in Dublin, Ireland, where he recalled one of his favourite Vince McMahon tales.
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