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Solomon Crowe's Gimmick, NXT Attendance Improving

- Since returning from injury, NXT star Solomon Crowe has been doing a gimmick where he taps his head with the microphone to encourage fans to clap for him. - There has been a small increase in WWE NXT live event attendance lately. Live events had been doing in the range of 100-150 fans but they've been doing closer to 190-250 in the last few weeks. WWE Working on Big World...
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The Stooges Added to WWE Alumni Section

Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury are currently listed in the Alumni section of WWE.com. It's worth noting that Hulk Hogan's profile is also in the Alumni section, so they might just be there because they aren't active wrestlers, even though they appear on television regularly.
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Fandango Returning to WWE Television Soon?

Fandango spoke with The Liverpool Echo earlier this week and mentioned that he hopes to be back on WWE television in a few weeks: "I've been off TV for a little while, but I think in the next few weeks there will be a new Fandango coming back," he said. "It's definitely going to be refreshing and a lot different than what you've seen before, so stay tuned...
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WWE Network Airing ECW Exposed Bonus Footage

WWE Network is going ahead with the bonus footage that Joey Styles and Paul Heyman filmed after last week's ECW Exposed special. It will air on Tuesday night with a special edition of WWE Countdown, a new episode of Monday Night War and a live episode of WWE Main Event. Below is the line-up for Tuesday night: 8pm EST - WWE Main Event live from Knoxville 9pm EST - Monday Night...
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Randy Savage Special Airing After RAW, Ziggler Reacts to Latest Test from The Authority, More

- As seen on last night's SmackDown, WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler retained over Cesaro and Tyson Kidd. Ziggler reacts to his latest test from The Authority in Fallout from SmackDown: - Today would have been the 62nd birthday of wrestling legend "Macho Man" Randy Savage. - WWE Network will be showing a preview for the new Savage DVD after Monday'...
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CM Punk & AJ Lee Finally Acknowledge Their Marriage Publicly

Both CM Punk and AJ Lee recently commented on hitting their six month wedding anniversary. Punk posted the following on Twitter: "Been married to an angel for six months now. Since neither has maimed the other, lots of our friends owe us money. Pay up suckers!" AJ then responded shortly after: "@CMPunk And to think 2 years ago you were bro'ing me on tv...also...
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WWE SmackDown Results - November 14, 2014

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon to the ring. Jericho wants to know why they asked to be his guest tonight. McMahon says it’s because they give the Universe what they want. McMahon says their fanbase is their lifeblood, but they want everyone to fight for what they believe in. Stephanie uses Daniel Bryan as an example. This comes to how the McMahon is always best in charge. Jericho...
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Paige Reveals The Reason Behind Her Heel Turn

As we reported earlier, Paige was a recent guest on Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho podcast, and discussed her wrestling family, working matches against her mother, and how she has enjoyed working with AJ Lee. She also revealed how she prefers to work as a heel and discusses the reason behind it: “Heel, oh my gosh, yeah. And with the babyface it’s really hard. Like, I’m...
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EC3 Pulled from House of Hardcore Event

According to PWInsider.com, TNA star Ethan Carter III has been pulled from tomorrow night’s House of Hardcore iPPV due to a torn biceps. Carter’s injury will require surgery which has been scheduled for sometime next week.
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New Matches Announced for ROH Tag Wars 2014

THE ROAD TO FINAL BATTLE is running straight through Charm City! It's always a night to remember when Ring of Honor returns to Baltimore, and November 22nd will be no different. Our television cameras will be there filming all the action for ROH TV! This is the best professional wrestling on the planet...and on November 22nd we highlight the best tag team wrestling out there...
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Jim Ross Provides Details on Announcing for Global Force Wrestling

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross published a new blog entry on JrsBarBq.com about his upcoming gig at Jeff Jarrett's Global Force Wrestling event. Here is what the former WWE announcer had to say: "As many of you may know by now, I will be sitting ringside on January 4th in Tokyo for the annual Wrestle Kingdom 9 event from New Japan Pro Wrestling and promoted on PPV in the USA...
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Hulk Hogan Says He Would Like to Open a Can of Whoop A$$ on "Stone Cold" Steve Austin

Hulk Hogan was interviewed by Casey Pratt of Comcast Sports Net Bay Area while promoting this weekend's WrestleMania ticket sale festivities. During the interview, Hogan said that he wants "to get that coward that's hiding under the weeds, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin." Hulk said that Austin would be fun to beat up, and that he'd love to open a can of...
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WWE Granted Extension for Lawsuit Against Former WWE Wrestler

WWE filed a motion on November 12th asking for a time extension so they could properly prepare a response to the lawsuit filed against them by former wrestler Billy Jack Haynes. Magistrate Judge Janice M. Stuart agreed to WWE’s motion, and the company now has until December 30th to respond to Haynes’ allegations. As noted earlier, Haynes had filed a 30 page lawsuit against...
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Dixie Carter Takes Shot at Top Bellator MMA Fighter Stephan Bonnar

Dixie Carter took to her Twitter account to show her support for former TNA employee Tito Ortiz, taking a shot at Stephan Bonnar in the process. Carter posted a message stating that Bonnar has a "big mouth" and pointing out that she's "one of many friends in Tito Ortiz's corner." She also tweeted her support out for another part-time TNA performer, Bellator...
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Reason Why The Great Khali Is No Longer with WWE

Sources within WWE confirmed to F4WOnline.com and PWInsider.com on Friday that that Dalip Singh Rana, who is known as the Great Khali, is no longer with the organization. His contract was expired this past week and company officials opted not to renew it.
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WWE Expected to Fire More People?

According to MetsFan4Ever, a former WWE backstage worker who has broken WWE news and produced multiple shows scripts on Reddit.com, talent cuts are coming. "I've heard releases are coming. This is probably the start of things," he said in response to news of WWE and The Great Khali parting ways. "I've been told about a few. But I don't want to speculate...
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Colt Cabana Says CM Punk Is Happy

Colt Cabana recently spoke with The Miami Herald to promote Sunday's RONIN Pro Wrestling event in Miami. Colt commented on his good friend CM Punk: "When Punk wants to talk, he will talk. That’s not for me. I enjoy seeing him being happy right now. So that’s where I’ll leave it. I know he is very happy. Things are going well for him. When he wants to talk, I’m sure...
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Brad Maddox Also Sh*t Canned from WWE?

We noted before that The Great Khali was moved from WWE's main roster to the Alumni roster. Another talent has been removed from the roster page - Brad Maddox. Maddox is also listed on the Alumni roster now. Maddox last appeared in a WWE App video in October, talking about sitting home for months with no job. WWE Changes Big WrestleMania, Ryback's Next Huge Feud, More
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More on The Great Khali Leaving WWE, Dusty Rhodes In Upcoming WWE Movie?

- We noted before that The Great Khali has been moved from WWE's main roster to their Alumni roster. There's no confirmation yet on his departure but there was some talk going around in the past week that Khali may be on his way out. - Daniel Bryan will be participating in a Midnight Madness event for the WWE 2K15 next-gen release at Gamestop on East 14th Street in New York...
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Nickname for Two WWE NXT Divas, Jericho Talks to WWE Diva, Former WCW Star Turns 49

- Chris Jericho's new Talk Is Jericho guest is WWE Diva Paige. The show description reads like this: "2X WWE Divas Champ Paige talks to Y2J about British wrestling, her WWE tryout, learning to cut promos from Dusty Rhodes, her two Championship title victories, which of the divas she calls "friend," why she loves being a heel, and cockney slang! And Ash The Fish...
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Chris Jericho Says Dean Ambrose Is "The Next Big Thing"

Chris Jericho cut a promo after last night's main event at the WWE live event in Glasgow, Scotland and put over Dean Ambrose big time, as seen in the video below. Jericho said he believes Ambrose is the next big thing in WWE and is taking over one day. They ended the show with some air guitar: WWE Midcarder Getting Heel Push, Must See New Layla & Renee Young, More
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Darren Young Works NXT Meet & Greet, Possible Name for New WWE NXT Stable, More

- Darren Young worked the meet & greet before last night's WWE NXT live event in Orlando, Florida with Solomon Crowe, Baron Corbin, Alexa Bliss and Bayley. As we've noted, Young is expected back in the ring soon. - The new name for the NXT stable of Chad Gable, Angelo Dawkins and Sawyer Fulton may be Shoot Nation. As noted, the group wears USA amateur wrestling singlets...
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Elimination Match and More on Tonight's WWE SmackDown, Chris Jericho Grants a Wish

- WWE taped the following for tonight's SmackDown: * Chris Jericho hosts The Highlight Reel with Stephanie McMahon and Triple H * Bray Wyatt vs. Sin Cara * Goldust and Stardust vs. Adam Rose and The Bunny * Intercontinental Title Elimination Match: Tyson Kidd vs. Cesaro vs. Dolph Ziggler * Natalya vs. Layla * Kane vs. Ryback - Chris Jericho granted a wish through Make...
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More Details on WWE's Upcoming Scooby-Doo and Flintstones Animated Movies

- As noted earlier, WWE's website has confirmed recent reports that a sequel to "Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery" will be released in the near future and Hulk Hogan will be featured among other Superstars. Variety reports that the sequel is actually planned to be released in the spring of 2016, possibly in time for WrestleMania 32. Variety noted that details of the...
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Final Card for Tommy Dreamer's House of Hardcore VII Event, First-Ever iPPV, Surprises Teased

- Tommy Dreamer's House of Hardcore VII event will take place on Saturday night at the former ECW Arena in Philadelphia. We'll be there live with any news or notes coming out of the show. There's a meet & greet at 6pm and the show begins at 7pm. This will be the first-ever House of Hardcore iPPV. The $14.99 stream includes 14-day access to a VOD replay. You can...
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