- Below is the full schedule for Saturday, day 189 of the WWE Network launch:
12:00 am ET - Monday Night War: 8/26/14. An industry icon's transformation propels Nitro to prominence, and forever changes sports entertainment history.
1:00 am ET - Monday Night War: 8/27/14. Vince McMahon leads a company-wide change in a direction that nets the company its greatest ratings to date...
- WWE has announced that Cesaro vs. Sheamus for the United States Title will indeed happen at the Night of Champions pay-per-view on September 31st from Nashville.
The only other confirmed match for Night of Champions so far is John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Title.
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We noted before that Jake "The Snake" Roberts had been moved to another Las Vegas hospital this afternoon, where doctors were doing more tests.
Dave Meltzer of F4Wonline.com reports that Jake was moved because the double pneumonia and fluid has spread from his lungs to other organs. The new hospital is better equipped for Jake's condition.
Diamond Dallas Page noted...
WWE Hall of Famer Jake "The Snake" Roberts was moved to another Las Vegas hospital this afternoon, according to Raj Giri of WrestlingINC. As noted, more tests were being done by doctors today.
Jake passed out during the flight to Vegas on Wednesday and was in a coma until Thursday afternoon. As noted, Jake reportedly has double pneumonia, a mass on his brain and fluid...
- RF Video noted on Facebook that they are conducting a rare shoot interview with Eric Bischoff today. They have been trying to get a shoot with Bischoff for over a decade so it should be interesting.
- WWE's website recently spoke with NXT star Bull Dempsey, who will face Mojo Rawley at Takeover 2 on September 11th. Dempsey has proclaimed himself to be old school, a throwback...
- TNA issued the following today:
TNA Wrestling's Bound for Glory Pay-Per-View
First Names Announced for Bound For Glory! Tickets on Sale This Weekend!
One of TNA's most anticipated events of the year is just around the corner! Bound For Glory will take place on October 12 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo!
Tickets go on sale THIS WEEKEND at the...
Wrestler Sinn Bodhi (Kizarny) tweeted the following update on Jake "The Snake" Roberts this afternoon:
"Just left hospital.. Docs are doing more tests on @JakeSnakeDDT ... His sense of humor is healthy as horse! #GetBetterJake"
As noted, Jake passed out on a flight earlier this week to Las Vegas for a show being promoted by Bodhi. Jake has been in Intensive...
- Actor Dennis "Mr. Belding" Haskins is featured in the latest episode of The JBL & Cole Show:
- WWE stock was up 0.48% today, closing at $14.54 per share. Today's high was $14.56 and the low was $14.38.
- Former WWE Tough Enough competitor AJ Kirsch, from the most recent season, is featured on the new reality TV show Dating Naked. AJ mentioned on the show that...
- Bill Goldberg recently appeared on The Turnbuckle Weekly with Chuck Carroll for CBS Atlanta. The full interview is at this link.
Carroll asked Goldberg about his involvement with The Drive To Feed organization. Goldberg said the charity hits close to home for him as two out of every five students get their only substantial meal of the day when they're at the school his child...
Hulk Hogan was asked during a recent appearance on The Roz and Mocha Show about a potential return to the ring and who he'd like to face.
The Hulkster responded, "If there was one guy that there is this major b---h with, that is this constant b---h, is Stone Cold Steve Austin," Hogan said. "I ran into him last week, and I said, 'look bro, everybody keeps talking...
It was reported Thursday that WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar was being advertised in Kansas for WWE's SmackDown taping at the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita on Oct. 21 -- the final television taping before Hell in a Cell. Later in the day, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com noted that WWE officials said that reports of Lesnar appearing on SmackDown "are incorrect...
On Thursday, WWE released the first episode of a new animated series through their official website and YouTube entitled Cheap Pops. The episode has since been taken down from both sites; the video is labeled private on YouTube whereas WWE.com redirected the page to its video section.
The series was produced by LowBrow Studios, a company that creates animated content for the web...
Monday night, E! released a trailer previewing the upcoming season of Total Divas, premiering Sunday, Sept. 7 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, which notably featured a scene where Rosa Mendes appearing nude (pixelated) in front of Natalya. The trailer was pulled the following day (a few hours after it was reported on), but is now back online. The trailer was not changed, with the risqué...
Below is the updated announced card for WWE NXT Takeover 2 on September 11th:
Fatal 4 Way for the WWE NXT Title
Sami Zayn vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Adrian Neville
NXT Women's Title Match
Bayley vs. Charlotte
NXT Tag Team Title Match
TBD vs. The Ascension
Hair vs. Hair Match
Enzo Amore vs. Sylvester Lefort
Mojo Rawley vs. Bull Dempsey
Backstage News on Plans for...
- We noted earlier that Daniel Bryan is no longer being advertised for WWE's European tour in November. It had been reported that Bryan would not be wrestling on the tour but would likely do an in-ring promo or a ringside angle.
For what it's worth, a source noted to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter this week that if Bryan wasn't going to be able to appear due to the...
Bodhi tweeted the following update on Jake Roberts last night from a hospital in Las Vegas:
"With @JakeSnakeDDT at hospital, he's more worried about disappointing fans then getting better! We told him 2 shut up &beat this phnemonia!"
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WWE officials say the reports of Brock Lesnar appearing at the October 21st WWE SmackDown tapings in Wichita are incorrect. Lesnar was featured in some local advertising.
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- We noted before that Dean Ambrose could return at WWE Night of Champions as filming for WWE Studios' Lockdown ends the day before. Ambrose is also being advertised for the RAW and SmackDown tapings after Night of Champions.
- WWE Magazine officially shut down yesterday. The last issue comes out September 16th. They wrote the following on Twitter: "Ladies and Gentleman...
WWE taped the following matches for tonight's SmackDown episode:
* Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt
* Seth Rollins vs. Rob Van Dam
* Paige vs. Emma
* Rusev vs. Jack Swagger
* Jey Uso vs. Stardust
* Sheamus vs. Damien Sandow
* Roman Reigns, Big Show and Mark Henry vs. The Wyatt Family
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- TNA One Night Only: World Cup will debut on pay-per-view next Friday night. Below is a promo:
- In a correction from earlier, #1 contender Taryn Terrell vs. Gail Kim for the TNA Knockouts Title will take place on September 3rd, not the following week. TNA is airing some matches from the most recent New York City tapings out of order.
- ODB's TNA departure came after her...
- William Regal was revealed to be the new WWE NXT General Manager on tonight's episode. Regal will be overseeing the NXT Takeover 2 live special on September 11th on the WWE Network.
Regal announced Sami Zayn vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Adrian Neville in a Fatal 4 Way match for the NXT Title at Takeover 2.
Possible NXT Call-up Very Soon, Must See New AJ Lee & Nikki...
- Diamond Dallas Page tweeted the following about Jake "The Snake" Roberts being hospitalized in Las Vegas:
"My brother @JakeSnakeDDT is currently hospitalized & undergoing care. Please keep Jake in your prayers"
"Just spoke to @JakeSnakeDDT 's girlfriend, Jake is now conscious but still fading in and out. Please keep the prayers coming."
TMZ reports they were told by Sinn Bodhi, who has been with Jake Roberts in Las Vegas, that Jake visited a doctor two weeks ago and was told he had the flu. Doctors also told Jake he needed to rest.
Bodhi told TMZ that Jake's been in pain since then but didn't think it was a big deal because of the prognosis.
Roberts is currently in ICU at a Las Vegas hospital and his immune...
- Wednesday night's taped episode of TNA Impact Wrestling, the second episode in the new timeslot, drew 928,000 viewers.
This is up from last week's viewership of 893,000 viewers. It's down from the last Thursday night viewership, which was 1.126 million.
Impact ranked #88 for the night on cable.
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- WWE stock was down 1.16% today, closing at $14.47 per share. Today's high was $14.56 and the low was $14.31.
- Tyson Kidd will be working tonight's WWE NXT live event in Jacksonville, Florida.
- WWE Spanish announcer Marcelo Rodriguez noted on Twitter that the weekly WWE en Español show will now be filmed at WWE studios in Stamford, CT, in the same spot where Alex Riley...