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Kota Ibushi Removed From NJPW New Beginning USA Tour "As a result of contracting Type-A Influenza, Kota Ibushi will not be participating in the New Beginning USA tour, which starts January 24 in Tampa. Changes have been made to the five cards Ibushi was set to wrestle on. Details are displayed below.
Bully Ray Believes Chris Jericho And Jon Moxley Bring "Main Event Level Storytelling" To AEW WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray has praised Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley for delivering "main event level storytelling” to AEW.
Darren Young On Coming Out, How He Felt About The WWE Not Using His Sexuality In A Storyline During an interview with Fightful, Darren Young discussed coming out and how disheartened he was that the WWE wouldn't use his sexuality in a storyline, even after he gave them permission to do so. Here are the highlights:. On Coming Out:. On Wishing The WWE Would Have Used His Sexuality In A Storyline:.
NWA Hard Times Preview, Predictions And Thoughts Somehow the NWA is back with another pay per view and it looks pretty good. I only say somehow because I still can't fathom that this company is alive in 2020, with the fact that they have been entertaining going another step beyond. This time it's about the TV Title, with a tournament to crown a new champion.
Triple H On If The WWE Has Any Interest In Enzo Amore During his interview with All Things Wrestling, Triple H shot down the idea that the WWE would have any interest in Enzo Amore. Here's what he had to say:. You can listen to the interview below:. Credit: All Things Wrestling. H/T 411Mania.
More injured stars expected at Royal Rumble Latest report reveal that more stars who are currently out of action due to injury will be backstage at Royal Rumble. Click to read the full news.
Becky Lynch releases statement on recent comments Becky Lynch made some interesting comments about the term women in the women's division during her appearance at WWE Backstage, though she has now clarified her remarks.
NXT UK Results - January 23, 2020 We're back to normal after Takeover: Blackpool II and last week's recap show. There isn't much time to rest though as it's also the go home show for Worlds Collide. Hopefully things can get going as well as wrapping up the build towards Saturday. That's a hard balance to find but maybe they can make it work.
Seth Rollins reveals he has been wrestling with an injury During a recent interview with San Antonio Express-News, former Universal Championship Seth Rollins revealed that he has been dealing with one such injury:. Apart from this, Seth Rollins also talked about things like the upcoming Royal Rumble PPV taking place this Sunday, being a heel and CM Punk.
Carmella Comments on Being Paired with R-Truth, Says it Wasn't Supposed to Happen Carmella Comments on Being Paired with R-Truth, Says it Wasn't Supposed to Happen Wrestling News and Rumors.
WWE reportedly making changes to NXT Women's Championship Latest reports suggest that WWE is making some interesting changes to the NXT women's championship. Click to read the full news.
Konnan Thinks Taya's IMPACT Contract Lasts Ten More Months, Says IMPACT, AAA, MLW Are Placeholders Konnan speaks on this: Taya's contract.
Rocky Johnson's Friend Explains Vince McMahon & Pat Patterson Funeral Stories After 'Superstar' Billy Graham and Harry Smith spread rumors, Rocky Johnson's friend looked to quell the Vince McMahon/Pat Patterson rumors.
Seth Rollins explains why it's easier to be a heel nowadays The former Universal Champion recently had an interview with San Antonio Express where he talked about a number of things and also explained why it's easier to be a heel in WWE nowadays. Rollins said that it's a different era compared to back in the day and it's easier to be an antagonist because anybody who consumes entertainment has a voice:.
Match and segment announced for Smackdown This week's episode of Friday Night Smackdown on FOX will be the go-home edition before the Royal Rumble. Now the company has announced a segment and match for the show. The company has announced that Roman Reigns and The Usos will take on King Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, and Robert Roode in a six-man tag team match this week.
ROH re-signs former NXT star PWinsider is reporting that former WWE star and founding member of the Nexus stable, PJ Black has signed a new multi-year deal with the promotion. Black made his ROH debut in 2018 when he took part in the Survival of the Fittest tournament. He then signed a contract with the company in February last year.
WWE Backstage sees increase in viewership This week's episode of WWE Backstage featured the return of CM Punk as a guest. It seems that certainly helped with the ratings. According to a report by Showbuzz Daily, WWE Backstage received 111,000 viewers this week on FS1. They followed a basketball game which went past the 11 PM EST start time by 10 minutes.
AEW Dynamite beats NXT in viewership this week This week's episode of AEW Dynamite took place on the Chris Jericho Cruise. The episode was pretaped against NXT's live show. It seems AEW fared better this week. According to a report by Showbuzz Daily, AEW Dynamite received 871,000 viewers. On the other hand, NXT got 769,000 viewers.
Big Contract Signing And Main Event Announced For SmackDown WWE has announced a contract signing segment and the possible main event for this Friday's Royal Rumble go-home edition of SmackDown. Daniel Bryan has been feuding with 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt since Survivor Series and the two are scheduled to face each other in a strap match for the Universal Championship at the Royal Rumble PPV this Sunday.
RUMOR: It Would Be Different: Here's What Is In Coming Up For Bray Wyatt Over the last nine months or so, there have been very few people who have risen through the ranks faster than Bray Wyatt. While he had a lot of success earlier in his career, things had fallen fairly far in a hurry for him. That started to change with the power of the Fiend persona though, including a reign as the Universal Champion.
The Possibilities: Here Are The Big Plans That Vince McMahon Had For Lars Sullivan There are a lot of wrestlers who have fallen through the cracks over the years. That is going to happen no matter what in wrestling because there are always going to be someone who doesn't live up to expectations and then falls all the way down to the bottom.
Even More? Two More Names May Be Making Their Returns At The Royal Rumble We have less than three days before the Royal Rumble and that means things are starting to come together. While the men's Royal Rumble match is mostly set up, there is a lot of work left to do to set up the women's Royal Rumble. As of Thursday night, there have been five names announced for the women's Royal Rumble, leaving twenty five to go.
WWE NXT Women's Title reportedly to no longer have a gender-specific designation As of this report, WWE has not made any public comments regarding the Women's NXT Championship, and it should be noted that the NXT Women's Championship still has the word "Women's" associated with it on WWE's website. You can check out the segment below with Becky Lynch from Tuesday's episode of WWE Backstage.
One Of The Best Ever: Trish Stratus To Receive An Incredible Honor The Women's Revolution has changed everything throughout wrestling and become one of the most important milestones in years. That is the kind of thing that the women's division has needed for a long time now. The women are no longer seen as jokes and that means things are getting better.
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