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More Details on Jeff Jarrett's First GFW PPV

As noted, Jeff Jarrett's Global Force Wrestling will be putting on the January 4th, 2015 New Japan Pro Wrestling WrestleKingdom event from the Tokyo Dome. The pay-per-view is now being listed internally by pay-per-view providers as "GFW Presents New Japan's WrestleKingdom." The event will air live from Japan with a replay later on January 4th before going into...
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John Cena Talks About Going After Seth Rollins, Finding Common Ground with Ambrose, More

Below is Michael Cole's new interview with John Cena. Below are highlights: * Cole asked about Seth Rollins interfering in the match against Brock Lesnar at Night of Champions. Cena says he had something to prove that night and it was rough. Cena says he was frustrated at Rollins' stupid decision and says Rollins doesn't understand what he really did. * Cena says he...
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Stephanie McMahon Takes A Personal Shot at CM Punk?

As seen during Raw, Stephanie McMahon alluded to CM Punk being a quitter in a promo that may have also been a personal dig at his fractured family life. WWE opened their presentation in Chicago, Illinois with the Authority leader. She immediately played up to the chants for hometown hero CM Punk, even though the chanting was far lower in volume than expected. Taking the microphone...
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Stephanie McMahon Talks About Being WWE's Top Heel, WWE Dealing with Injuries, More

- Stephanie McMahon recently spoke with ChicagoNow.com. Below are some highlights: For many years your father (Vince McMahon) was the main heel of the WWE. With “The Authority” now in the picture it seems that you have slowly transitioned into that role. What is it like for you to become that character? I wouldn’t say I am taking over for my Dad. My husband and I are involved...
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Backstage News on The Wyatt Family Separating

We noted before that it appeared WWE was giving Luke Harper a push after airing new vignettes from The Wyatt Family on RAW where Bray Wyatt "set Harper free." Word from backstage at RAW is that the group will indeed be going their separate ways. It is not confirmed that any of The Wyatt Family members will be getting a big push out of the split. The only thing confirmed...
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More Details on WWE Fitness DVDs from Stephanie and Triple H

As noted, WWE will be releasing Triple H and Stephanie McMahon fitness DVDs in December. These were filmed several months ago with NXT stars at the WWE Performance Center. These will be single-disc releases that will go for around $10 each. The titles are "WWE Fit Series: Stephanie McMahon" and "WWE Power Series: Triple H." Backstage News on What's Next for...
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Jim Ross Interested In Working for New Japan Pro Wrestling?

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross recently spoke with Brian Fritz of SportingNews.com and expressed interest in working commentary for New Japan Pro Wrestling: "I’m very interested in doing special projects and that certainly would be on that list of a special project. And I think if they were serious about their marketing of their pay-per-views — and I guess their big show is...
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Mick Foley Questions If CM Punk Will Return to WWE

Mick Foley wrote the following on Facebook about CM Punk this week: "Is there a future for CM Punk in #WWE? I have always liked Punk and respected the way he marched to the beat of his own drummer. While there is part of me that thinks we have seen the last of Punk in the world of sports -entertainment, I can't help but wonder if that beat he marches to will lead him straight...
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Sami Zayn Talks About Traveling with WWE's Main Roster and Doing Work for WWE 2K15

WWE NXT star Sami Zayn recently spoke with Brian Fritz of SportingNews.com. Below are some highlights: Being in WWE 2K15: “I don’t remember hearing it initially. I was just at Full Sail one time for NXT and 2K was there and kind of just put me in a room and it was sort of you might be in the game, you might not, we’re not sure exactly. But the next thing I know, we flew to...
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What to Expect on Tonight's Impact, TNA Airing Two Knockout Pay-Per-View Events Next Month

- Tonight's episode of TNA Impact Wrestling will feature Havok vs. Gail Kim for the Knockouts Title, MVP vs. Mr. Anderson, Austin Aries picking his title shot and more. - TNA will air a one-hour "Unfinished Business: The Beautiful People" pay-per-view beginning November 1st. The synopsis reads like this: "Angelina Love and Velvet Sky are the original “mean...
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Jim Ross Questions If Dolph Ziggler Can Renew the Luster to the Intercontinental Title

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with a new blog on jrsbarbq.com. As always, you can purchase JR's BBQ products on WWEshop.com. Here are some highlights from this entry: - Admittedly, I am not in WWE's target demo any longer but I'm still a fan but for the life of me I can't ascertain the usefulness of a mini bull, a mini alligator or a giant rabbit. Apparently...
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Takeover Rematch on NXT, The Wyatts Attack Ambrose After SmackDown, WWE Star Turns 35

- Former WWE star Rico turns 53 years old today while current WWE Superstar Curtis Axel turns 35. - Bayley vs. Charlotte for the WWE NXT Women's Title in a rematch from Takeover has been announced for this week's episode of NXT on the WWE Network. - The dark segment after last night's WWE SmackDown tapings in Milwaukee saw The Wyatt Family attack Dean Ambrose until...
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Wrestling Legend Ricki Starr Passes Away, WWE Issues Statement, Hall of Famer Comments

- British wrestling legend Ricki Starr, who was a star on TV in the US during the 1950's and the UK during the 1960's and 1970's, passed away on September 20th after a short illness. He passed away in London, where he was living, and was 83. Above is video of 1wrestling.com's Bill Apter getting thoughts from WWE Hall of Famer Dory Funk Jr. WWE posted the following...
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Full WWE Network Schedule for Wednesday - WCW Monday Nitro, Legends House, More

- Below is the full schedule for Wednesday, day 221 of the WWE Network launch: 1:00 am ET - WWE Countdown: 9/30/14. Counting down the top ten most stylish ring attire ever worn by a WWE Superstar. 2:00 am ET - WWE Superstars: 9/25/14. This week, Justin Gabriel returns to take on Kofi Kingston in an exciting contest. Plus Divas action as Naomi takes on Alicia Fox. 3:00 am ET -...
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Audio: Wyatt on WWE 2K15, Cesaro Praises WWE PC, DeMott on NXT's Competition, More

- Aubrey Sitterson of the Straight Shoot talk show recently spoke with Bill DeMott, NXT Champion Adrian Neville, Cesaro, Bray Wyatt and Sami Zayn at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, as heard in the audio below. Wyatt said being in the WWE 2K15 video game is rewarding because he remembers what it was like at the bottom. He also hinted that when his character gets close to...
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Bully Ray Calls Out John Cena for Hijacking His Style

During Monday's episode of RAW, TNA wrestler Bully Ray took to his Twitter account and wrote the following about John Cena stealing his style: "1st it was raisin 3 fingers in the air, now its black n white camo shorts. Think I need to have a chat with @JohnCena. LOL. #RAWChicago"
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Kharma Returning to the Ring, WWE Hall of Famer at SmackDown

- Former WWE Diva Kharma will return to the ring at the big November 15th WrestleCade event in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She will face former TNA Knockout Lei'D Tapa. - WWE Hall of Famer Bob Uecker was in attendance for tonight's TV tapings in Milwaukee.
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John Cena & Dean Ambrose Added to SmackDown, Adrian Neville Wins Dark Match, Nikki Bella

- WWE has announced that John Cena and Dean Ambrose will be on Friday's SmackDown to address what happened with Seth Rollins and The Authority on Monday's RAW. As noted, WWE United States Champion Sheamus and WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler vs. Damien Sandow and The Miz has also been announced for RAW. - Nikki Bella referred to herself as "The Princess...
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Sami Zayn Wins Dark Match, Change for Michael Cole's Weekly Interview, Top RAW Moments

- WWE posted the following video with the top 10 moments from this week's RAW from Chicago: - The dark match before tonight's WWE Main Event in Milwaukee saw Sami Zayn defeat Xavier Woods. This was said to be a great match. - Michael Cole's weekly sitdown interview will feature John Cena this week. We will have highlights around noon tomorrow. Top WWE Star Upset...
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WWE SmackDown Spoilers - October 3rd, 2014

WWE will tape this week's episode of WWE Smackdown tonight. Here are the results: * Update coming... Continue to refresh this page for updates
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WWE Main Event Results - September 30, 2014

Check back here at 8PM ET for our live play-by-play coverage of WWE Main Event. Continue to refresh this page for updates
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Three TNA Stars Who Won't Be Added to Bound For Glory, Lashley on Choosing TNA Over WWE

- Bellator MMA confirmed today that Bobby Lashley will be facing undefeated Karl Etherington at the Bellator 130 event on October 24th from Mulvane, Kansas. Lashley recently told The Independent that he wants to be a dual champion with TNA and Bellator. Lashley also said he talked with some people at WWE before he made the return to TNA: "I kept everything open at the time...
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WWE RAW Rating Up, AJ Lee Has Twitter Moment with Major Food Brand, RAW Twitter Ratings

- The final rating for Monday's WWE RAW from Chicago was a 2.83. This is up from last week's year-low 2.69 rating. As noted, this week's show drew 4.040 million viewers, up from last week's 3.879 million viewers. - Monday night's WWE RAW ranked #4 among non-sporting events for the night in Nielsen's new Twitter TV ratings. RAW had a unique audience of 1...
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WWE Issues Apology for Big Show Flag Incident

WWE issued the following in regards to Big Show pulling down the Russian flag in the segment with Rusev and Lana on last night's RAW: "We at WWE would like to apologize to the Russian people for the incident on Monday Night Raw that could have been construed as disrespect for their nation's flag." Big Feud Plans for Rusev Revealed, Must See New Lana GIFs, More
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More on Shady Actions By a Former WWE Exec, Company "Pays to Play" at WrestleMania XXX?

- I noted several weeks back that there was more to the original Wrestling Observer Newsletter story on former WWE VP of Venue Merchandising & Operations Alan Rebhun and troubles during his time with the company. Rebhun was let go shortly after a concessions debacle during WrestleMania XXX weekend in New Orleans but there were many issues leading up to his departure. The original...
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