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Mick Foley Explains Why He Declined An Offer To Play Santa Claus In Fox's 'New Girl'

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley revealed this week that he declined an offer to play Santa Claus in the hit Fox series "New Girl." Writing on Facebook, Foley says "New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel is one of his favorite actresses, and that saying 'No' was "heartbreaking." "I got the inquiry from my agent (I wasn't definitely 'in'...
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WWE Sold Out of CM Punk Merchandise?

Early this week, WWE’s Shop website began selling CM Punk merchandise again after pulling all items bearing his name and likeness in September. As of Friday, all items are sold out with the exception of the “Crimson X” Pendant.
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WWE Comments on Current Lawsuits, Says Billy Jack Haynes Claims Are Without Merit

- WWE filed their 10-Q quarterly report with the SEC today and commented on current lawsuits against the company, including the lawsuit from former WWE star Billy Jack Haynes. They wrote: "On July 26, 2014, the Company received notice of a lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, entitled Warren Ganues and Dominic Varriale, on behalf...
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WWE Announces New Match for Survivor Series

- WWE has announced Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt for the Survivor Series pay-per-view.
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Sports Legacy Institute Elects HHH to Board of Directors

- WWE issued the following: SPORTS LEGACY INSTITUTE ELECTS WWE'S PAUL LEVESQUE TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS BOSTON, October 31, 2014 – Sports Legacy Institute (SLI), a non-profit organization dedicated to concussion education and research, announced that Paul Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative at WWE, Inc. (WWE) has been elected to its Board of...
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Jim Ross Weighs In On How WWE Should Book Brock Lesnar Through WrestleMania 31

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has published a new blog entry on JrsBarBq.com. Here are some highlights: WWE reporting anemic subscription growth for the WWE Network on Thursday: "Disappointing number on the total number of subscriptions but with the UK coming aboard that should help their cause ... This matter of the WWE Network can be analyzed in a variety of ways but the bottom...
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Kane Asked About The Undertaker Wrestling Another Match

Kane appeared as guest on the Halloween edition of The Turnbuckle Weekly with Chuck Carroll. Here are some highlights: We talked about the release of his new horror movie See No Evil 2 and the resurrection of the Jacob Goodnight character. He told me he's been speaking with Sylvia and Jen Soska, the director's of the movie, about a possible script for a third installment...
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Chanel Sonnen Claims Vince McMahon Offered Him $5 Million Contract

Former UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen mentioned on his podcast that WWE offered him a $5 million contract at one point, in which he turned down. "I was offered $5 million [WWE head] Vince McMahon... Now, I was still under contract with the UFC and I never took this to Dana," Sonnen said. I handled it on my own. I told them 'No' and that was the end of...
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The New York Post Says The WWE Is Ready to Crumble

The New York Post published an article on WWE's financials after the sports-entertainment organization reported anemic subscription growth for the WWE Network. It is titled, "The WWE gets ready to crumble." Subscriptions to the $9.99 per month service totaled 731,000 subscriptions at the end of September—a net gain of just 31,000 in the three-month period. WWE recorded...
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WWE Spokesperson Denies Undertaker Working at the Performance Center Reports

It was recently reported by PWInsider and The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that The Undertaker will be working at NXT as an "adviser" to new talents. A WWE spokesperson told The Washington Post that the reports are inaccurate. The spokesperson had no further comment when pressed about whether Taker was in talks with about a NXT position, nor did the spokesperson comment...
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Update on Adam Pearce In NXT, Russian Wrestler Steals the Show at WWE Tryouts

- As noted, former NWA Champion Adam Pearce was recently at the WWE Performance Center for his second stint as a guest trainer. Pearce was also working as an agent at the recent NXT TV tapings, shadowing Bill DeMott. As noted, there's a feeling among some of the wrestlers that Pearce may be hired. - We noted before that indie star Uhaa Nation recently "turned heads"...
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WWE Network UK Release Date Revealed

Just received this email from WWE: "FINALLY! WWE NETWORK AVAILABLE IN THE UK! Directly from WWE, WWE Network will be available for FREE starting Monday, November 3 through the end of the month, including Survivor Series, on Web, iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Go to wwe.com on Monday, November 3 at 8 pm GMT to sign up. WWE Network will be available to you on other platforms...
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Huge Ring of Honor Survival of the Fittest Update

HUGE day of updates for SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST 2014! On November 7th, ROH's tournament tradition begins again in Columbus, OH. We have a ton of new matches for this night of round one action, as well as a huge non-tournament tag team attraction. Don't miss out on this historic tournament where the winner is not only the sole survivor, but he earns himself a future ROH...
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Daniel Bryan Reacts to Brie's Costume

As noted, Nikki Bella is forcing her "assistant" Brie Bella to dress up like husband Daniel Bryan on tonight's SmackDown. Bryan reacted on Twitter: "Weirdest... Feeling... Ever @thebriebella #beardedwoman #mywife" Possible Bad News for Daniel Bryan, Lots of Must See New Diva Halloween Photos, More
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Trish Stratus Talks About Walking Away from the Wrestling Business

WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus recently spoke with LFPress.com. Below are a few highlights: Q: Was it hard to retire in 2006 at the top of your wresting career? I had a robust career. ... I had done it all. The wrestling world has a short shelf life and there were all the injuries. I have no knuckle on the middle finger of my right hand, a couple of missing teeth, herniated disc...
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Format Change for WWE's Upcoming True Giants DVD Set

WrestlingDVDNews.com reports that the format for WWE's "True Giants" DVD that comes out in December has changed. Instead of individual bios on each talent featured, there will now be more of a straight up documentary with bonus matches as extras. Below are 5 of the matches that will be featured: * Kamala vs. Andre the Giant, Steel Cage Match, Maple Leaf Gardens 10...
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Randy Orton Not a Fan of a Babyface Turn?

Randy Orton was asked on Twitter about the "RKO Outta Nowhere" t-shirt that he asked to be made by WWE. He replied: "I went straight to 'merch' with it, and I was told they're 'waiting to hear back' so don't get your hopes up" Orton also replied to a fan who commented on John Cena being the #1 contender to the WWE World Heavyweight Title...
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The Rock Talks About Upcoming Fast 7 Film

The Rock watched an advanced copy of Fast 7 and wrote the following on Instagram about seeing the late Paul Walker on the screen: "Watched FAST & FURIOUS 7. Emotional seeing Paul on screen, yet beautiful at the same time. Proud of all my co-stars and overall the movie's a helluva ride. Talkin' trash and kickin' ass with a devilish smile and country charm - a...
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Reason Why Randy Orton Taking Time Off, Ric Flair Films Movie Scene for Magic Mike XXL, More

- Randy Orton confirmed on Twitter that he will begin filming WWE Studios' The Condemned 2 on November 11, which is why he's been pulled from the European tour. - The 2015 WWE Royal Rumble pre-sale is currently going on with the code PARUMBLE through ComcastTix.com. The pre-sale runs until tonight and then tickets officially go on sale to the public Saturday morning. -...
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What to Expect on Tonight's SmackDown Episode

WWE taped the following matches for tonight's SmackDown: * Kane vs. Dolph Ziggler * Ryback vs. Heath Slater * Los Matadores vs. Stardust and Goldust * Rusev vs. The Great Khali * Cesaro vs. Dean Ambrose in a Trick or Street Fight Big Plans for What's Next for The Authority, Must See New Charlotte, More
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Eva Marie Pulled from the Halloween Divas Battle Royal

It was reported that Brie Bella did not participate in the Costume Battle Royal on SmackDown (taped Tuesday night in Houston, Texas) despite being advertised to appear on Raw via promotional graphic. She was not the only Diva missing from the contest as Eva Marie did not compete in it as well. She hasn't wrestled or appeared for WWE since the Sept. 29 edition of Raw, when she...
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Cody Rhodes Character Returning at The Royal Rumble?

Cody Rhodes has a Twitter account separate from Stardust @PrinceCGR—it's linked from his wife's account. During a Q&A session Rhodes was asked whether he is planning on making a comeback and responded, "Maybe the Royal Rumble...." Rhodes also said that his favorite WWE Superstars (besides himself and Stardust) are Luke Harper, Cesaro, Kofi Kingston, Dolph...
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Brie Bella Dressing Up as Daniel Bryan on SmackDown, Update on WWE Network UK Launch

- The official launch date for the WWE Network in the UK is Monday, November 3rd. The Network will then launch in the UK on streaming devices such as X-Box, Playstation and Amazon Fire on Tuesday, November 18th. - As noted, tonight's WWE SmackDown will feature a Halloween theme and the Divas will be dressed up in costumes. Nikki Bella is forcing her "assistant" Brie...
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Full WWE Network Schedule for Friday - Brothers of Destruction Preview, Beyond The Ring, More

- Below is the full schedule for Friday, day 250 of the WWE Network launch: 12:00 am ET - WWE NXT: 10/30/14. The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow - this is NXT! 1:00 am ET - WWE Superstars: 10/30/14. WWE Superstars features the best of the best in matches you'll have to see to believe. You never know what to expect...
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Rating and Viewership Down for This Week's Episode of TNA Impact Wrestling

- Wednesday's episode of TNA Impact Wrestling, with Bobby Roode vs. Bobby Lashley for the World Heavyweight Title, drew a 0.76 cable rating. This is down from last week's 0.8 rating. Wednesday's show drew 911,000 viewers, down from last week's 1.065 million viewers. In comparison, game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series on FOX drew 23.5 million viewers....
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