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Seth Rollins injury status revealed, top WWE star taking time off?

This week’s episode of Raw made official what’s been reported for a while: Goldberg will challenge Kevin Owens for his Universal title in the main event of WWE Fastlane.

It was Chris Jericho who accepted the match on Ko’s behalf, planting the seeds of their inevitable split, but Owen’s best friend forever isn’t the only person he has to worry about. Because Ko’s started a new feud. The Universal Champion Kevin Owens vs WWE’s Promotional Graphics department.

WWE tweeted the above image hyping the Fastlane title fight, with Owens looking a little bit sweaty and Goldberg looking a little bit 20 years ago. Specifically his beard, which going by how Goldberg has looked since he made his WWE return in October last year, nose-dived into a bucket of Just For Men shortly before the photo was taken. Owens took issue with this, replying to
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Multiple WWE stars returning soon, Goldberg’s next WWE appearance revealed…

To warm up ahead of his fantasy warfare just got real match against Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series, Goldberg had a few physical encounters in the ring. He beat up some developmental wrestlers dressed as security guards…where he tweaked his shoulder. He speared Paul Heyman. And, for his first interaction, he gave Rusev a Jackhammer…once he recovered from falling over.

The logic is undeniable. Put one of your up and coming stars with a bona fide legend to give the younger guy a rub. And then put him in a feud with comedy act Enzo and Cass over a penis. That’s how you get stars over!

And WWE seem committed to Rusev’s push, as on Saturday night at a live event in Mexico, he was squashed by a returning Brock Lesnar in The Beast’s first appearance since his shock Survivor Series loss.

Actually, I’ve
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WWE Cruiserweight Classic – Week 5 Review

Shaun Eddleston reviews week 5 of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic

Following last week’s emotionally charged end to the first round of the Cruiserweight Classic tournament (read my review here), expectations for the next round were stratospherically high, and with the selection of matches that are on the way, it is not surprising in the least.

This week’s introduction to the second round featured two matches, featuring a selection of the favourites that are touted to possibly win the tournament.

First Match: Gran Metalik (Mexico) vs. Tajiri (Japan)

To kick off the episode, we had the “Japanese Buzzsaw” Tajiri face off against the high-flying Mexican luchador Gran Metalik.

Mexico and Japan have always had an outstanding pedigree when it comes to professional wrestling, so getting to see two of their best battle each other in a cruiserweight tournament was always going to be an awesome prospect. The match started
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania Xx

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’…

The Card:

United States Title Match: John Cena vs. The Big Show

World Tag Title Match: Booker T & Rob Van Dam vs. Garrison Cade & Mark Jindrak vs. The Dudley Boy vs. La Résistance (Fatal 4-Way Tag Match)

Christian w/Trish Stratus vs. Chris Jericho

Ric Flai, Batista & Randy Orton vs. The Rock & Mick Foley (Handicap)

Torrie Wilson & Sable vs. Stacy Keibler & Miss Jackie (Playboy Evening Gown Match)

WWE Cruiserweight Title Match: Chavo Guerrero vs. Ultimo Dragon vs. Shannon Moore vs. Jamie Noble vs. Funaki vs. Nunzio vs. Billy Kidman vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Tajiri vs. Akio (Cruiserweight Open)

Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg (Special Guest Referee: ‘Stone coldSteve Austin)

WWE Tag Title Match: The World’s Greatest Tag Team vs. The Basham Brothers vs. The Apa vs. Too Cool (Fatal
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WWE No Mercy 2001: 5 Awesome Things And 5 That Sucked

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The 2001 edition of WWE (WWF at the time) No Mercy took place on October 21, 2001 in St. Louis, Missouri. It was the second WWE PPV that followed the horrific September 11, 2001 incident that surprised America and the rest of the world. They did their best to provide wrestling fans with entertaining storylines while also continuing the WCW/Ecw invasion angle.

It was a show that was historic because of one of the two major title matches. Chris Jericho challenged The Rock for the WCW World Title in a matchup that was the biggest match of Jericho’s career at the time and had people watching intently to see if he could win a major title for the first time.

The main event featured Steve Austin back in the heel role as the WWE Champion that had won the title back from Kurt Angle, who beat Austin for it at the Unforgiven PPV one month earlier.
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News From Tna NYC Tapings

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News has filtered in about what very well could be Tna’s last set of Impact tapings on Spike TV, and possibly their last at all.

Despite getting rave reviews for their television product of late, attendance wasn’t near where Tna wanted it to be, with reports of tickets being given away outside the arena. People who had paid for seats further back in the arena were also moved up so the attendance would look better on TV. Other reports also stated that the crowd was dead for the August 6 tapings, while perfectly fine for the others.

Dixie Carter was indeed backstage for the set of tapings, but didn’t appear on camera. Carter was seemingly written off of TV during the last set of tapings in an episode of Impact in which will air this week.

Rapper Wale and television host Sherri Shepherd were both in
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Several Matches Added To Tna NYC Tapings

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With Tna’s next set of tapings at New York City’s Manhattan Center slated for next week, the company is going all out to promote their shows and increase ticket sales for the event. Throughout the weekend, Tna has announced several big matches in which will go down during the tapings.

A major tag team match has been added, with tag team champions the Wolves taking on Team 3D and the Hardy Boyz, but no word as of yet if the tag titles will be on the line.

Samoa Joe vs. Low Ki has also been announced, as the two X-Division stars will lock horns for the first time in years in an X-Division title match. Tna previously announced that former Ecw and WWE star Tajiri will also be in action during the tapings.

In addition to these matches, a four way Knockout’s title match was set,
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Identity Of New Tna Talent Teased On Impact

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Tna has posted the following video which aired on last night’s episode of Impact, hyping the debut of a new star.

The name in question is Jessicka Havok, 28 year old independent wrestler out of Ohio. While there is no timetable set on her debut, the company seems poised to continue releasing teasers for her upcoming debut for several weeks, through their next set of New York tapings.

Havok is a ten year ring veteran, and has competed for the likes of Combat Zone Wrestling, Women Superstars Uncensored, Full Impact Pro, and many others. At 6 feet tall and 170 pounds Havok isn’t the prototypical girl in which Tna features, but will have a unique look that could give her an edge in the promotion. In 2013, Havoc was ranked #4 among the top 50 female singles wrestlers, as voted on by Pro Wrestling Illustrated.

Despite Tna’s situation regarding Spike TV, they
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Tna Teases Surprises For Upcoming NYC Tapings

Tna Wrestling is currently without a new deal for their flagship Impact program, but that isn’t stopping them from hyping their next set of tapings from the Manhattan Center next week.

The company has said there will be a major announcement regarding the tapings, which will be the second set in which Tna has done from the arena, which hosted Monday Night Raw during its early years.

Tna has already announced that former Ecw and WWE superstar Yoshihiro Tajiri will be present at the show, continuing the trend of former Ecw stars appearing on the program. Recently both Rhino and Tommy Dreamer have been brought in to participate in a high-profile program with surging star Ethan Carter III and Bully Ray. Ray’s longtime tag team partner Devon Dudley also made his return to the show during the last set of tapings, which has received positive reviews from fans.
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WWE Invasion 2001: 5 Awesome Things And 5 That Sucked

The 2001 WWE Invasion PPV was held on July 22, 2001 in Cleveland, Ohio. It was the only time that WWE used the Invasion title for a PPV because it was the only occasion where it would have fit. That’s because the main story at the time was about the WCW brand led by Shane McMahon and the Ecw brand led by Stephanie McMahon & Paul Heyman were trying to take over Vince McMahon’s WWE. It was a dream storyline that fans had wanted to see for years.

While it wasn’t perfect for a lot of reasons, they did a fantastic job of building up the event, which did great business for WWE with a reported 775,000 PPV buys. From a financial standpoint it was one of the most successful WWE PPVs ever.

This show was unique because there wasn’t a WWE Title match in the main event slot. That’s
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8 Things WWE Fans Need To Know About Kenta

Once per generation there comes a point wherein United States-based professional wrestling fans become aware of talents based in Japan whose in-ring gifts create a physical charisma that allows them the ability to succeed in America. With World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) apparently quite close to signing well-respected Pro Wrestling Noah star Kenta, this generation’s most dynamic Japanese superstar is about to finally reach American shores.

In the 1970s, it was The Great Kabuki, Antonio Inoki and Giant Baba who filled the role of Pacific Rim names of note, Japanese grapplers following in the tradition of the legendary Rikidozan who first brought the American spectacle of pro wrestling to the Land of the Rising Sun. The 80s and early 90s featured a plethora of talents like Masahiro Chono and Kensuke Sasaki having brief runs in Us-based promotions, though no Japanese (let’s extend that to all non-Americans) wrestler was more iconic than the Great Muta.
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Ten Best: Wrestling PPV’s to check out on the WWE Network

After about a month of taking in what the WWE Network has to offer I thought we could take a look at some of the things that are worth your time on there, and even just to pick up on DVD. Every PPV event from WWE(F), WCW and Ecw is included on the on-demand section of the network, which means there is hundreds of shows and thousands of hours worth of wrestling to dig through, so I wanted to whittle it down to ten shows that I feel are worth watching, and the reasons will be highlighted too.

Let’s begin with an obvious one shall we?

WWE: WrestleMania 1

Held in Madison Square Garden in New York City, the very first WWF pay-per-view ever presented and a show that lit the fuse on the rocket that became sports entertainment and the concept of pay-per-view. The show isn’t
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Why WWE Should Bring Back The Cruiserweight Division

The cruiserweight division had a very hard long struggle to become a global wrestling success. It started off in the form of lucha libre, perfected and showcased in the likes of Mexico by the likes of the legendary Mil Mascaras. The form was developed on in various different countries like Japan before the high-flying cruiserweights were introduced to America, through the ever-so-daring Ecw.

With the likes of Rey Mysterio and Juventud Guerrera having high-flying, explosive matches that put American audiences on the edge of their seats, the cruiserweight division was further established by WCW and eventually was widely accepted as the replacement for the tried-and-tested Light-Heavyweight division. Eventually, this high-flying style made its way to WWE after the WWE bought-out WCW and their talent, with the likes of Billy Kidman and Tajiri being introduced to the WWE audience. However, after the Cruiserweight Championship’s prestige was hugely damaged by poor

WWE Nxt Review (29.08.13)

Welcome to the first wrestling show review I’ll have written here on Nerdly.

Nxt is the development system for WWE and is often spoken of as the best wrestling show out there right now, with the deep and excellent development roster that WWE has right now.

The show opens up with Corey Graves talking to Rick Victor from The Ascension. The conversation becomes heated and Graves is attacked by Victor and his tag-team partner Conor O’Brian.

First match of the night is “The Moonchild” Cj Parker in his new hippy gimmick taking on the Zoolander inspired Tyler Breeze. “The Model” Rick Martel has cause for a lawsuit if Breeze debuts his own perfume. Breeze needs to add some new facial expressions to his repertoire. He is solid in the ring, being trained by fellow Canadian Lance Storm but he needs to really “find” this character, it feels very one dimensional right now.
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