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Full WWE Network Schedule for Thursday - New NXT & Superstars Episodes, WCW Nitros, More

- Below is the full schedule for Thursday, day 242 of the WWE Network launch: 1:00 am ET - WCW Monday Nitro: 1/28/96. The rivalry between two of professional wrestling's most iconic figures continues when Hulk Hogan faces 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair. 2:00 am ET - WWE Countdown: 9/23/14. Countdown Greatest High Flyers counts down the top ten greatest high flying superstars...
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Jeff Jarrett Meeting with Ring of Honor COO Today

Wrestling Inc is reporting that Jeff Jarrett is scheduled to meet with Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff today. It is unknown what the nature of their meeting will be about although speculation would suggest it has something to do with his promotion Global Force Wrestling.
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News on WWE Changing Dean Ambrose's Finisher

The current plan for Dean Ambrose is to have him keep using the double-arm DDT as his finisher instead of the headlock DDT, and to keep calling it Dirty Deeds. Big News on WWE's "Bray Wyatt Reboot", Vince Upset with New WWE Star, Must See New GIFs, More
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WWE Working on Getting More Dates Out of Top Star, News on Ambrose's Finisher, Terry Funk

- WWE Hall of Famers Terry Funk and Mil Mascaras won't be wrestling each other in a singles match this December in Japan after all. Instead, the main event of the December 11th show at Korakuen Hall will be Funk, Mascaras and Masakatsu Funaki vs. Yoshihiro Takayama, Kaz Hayashi and Nosawa. - The current plan for Dean Ambrose is to have him keep using the double-arm DDT as his...
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What Offer Justin Roberts Made to WWE Before His Departure

Regarding Justin Roberts' WWE departure, a source close to the situation said that Roberts was willing to continue working for the company based on his old deal while they worked on coming to terms on a new deal. However, WWE did not want to go that route. Must See New Lana, Big Rumor on Reigns' WrestleMania 31 Plans, More Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
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Ex-WWE Announcer Says Rey Mysterio Is Done with WWE

Former WWE announcer Hugo Savinovich, who works behind the scenes for AAA, recently told KGB Wrestling that Rey Mysterio is done with WWE and will return to AAA once his WWE deal expires. WWE wants Rey back on TV but he obviously does not want to come back. WWE will be able to extend his contract like they did before. New Details on Bray Wyatt Plans, Must See New GIFs, More ...
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Dean Ambrose Asked If People are Upset at Brock Lesnar for Not Appearing at All Major Events

Dean Ambrose recently spoke with Comcast. Here are some highlights from the interview: Will his match with Seth Rollins main event at Hell in a Cell:"If… we're not the main event, then somebody's making a mistake. They're going to regret it." Fud with Rollins ending this Sunday: "I came to a realization not long ago; I'm very passionate about what...
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TNA Running Recap Shows with Old Footage After Next Month?

Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that TNA has enough footage from their last set of television tapings to last through the November 19th episode. The remaining six shows on Spike TV through the end of the year will be recap shows with old footage. It was reported last month that TNA has three dates booked at the Manhattan Center in New York City in January, however...
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New Matches Announced for the Next Pro Wrestling Guerrilla Event

Earlier today, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla announced two new matches for the next event which is headlined by Kyle O'Riley defending the PWG Championship again the winner of the 2014 BOLA tournament, Ricochet, the matches that were added are: Matt Sydal (best known as Evan Bourne) teams up with Chris Sabin to take on The Young Bucks, also added was a fatal four way match between...
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Jim Ross Blogs on Which Match Should Close Hell in a Cell

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has published a new blog entry on JrsBarBq.com. Here are some highlights: Closing match at Hell in a Cell: "Who needs to close the show Sunday in Dallas at HIAC? An argument can be made for the two young guys, Rollins & Ambrose, which will help them establish more credibility on the main event level of which Cena and Orton already have. There...
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Chris Jericho on Why the Current WWE Product Is Better, What He Looks for In New Stars

- Chris Jericho recently spoke with Rolling Stone magazine to promote his new book. The full interview is available at this link. Below are some highlights: You predicted the success of rising stars such as Bray Wyatt, Wade Barrett and the Shield. What are the qualities you look for in a new talent? Personality and character, they're the only things I care about. Honestly, I...
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Triple H Talks About Rollins Attacking Orton on RAW, Rusev Attacking US Soldier, HIAC, More

- The weekly sitdown interview between Michael Cole and Triple H is now online at this link. Below are some highlights: * Cole brought up Seth Rollins doing a Curb Stomp to Randy Orton on RAW. Triple H says Hell In a Cell brings a lot of pressure and everyone deals with pressure in a different way. He says it's all settled and put behind them now. * Regarding the US Soldier...
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Matt Hardy Talks About TNA Having to Overcome Their Bad Reputation

Matt Hardy recently spoke with Brian Fritz of BetweenTheRopes.com. Here are some highlights from the interview: Being his own boss: "This is the most fun I've had in wrestling because there's no pressure, there's no stress. And I'm not afraid to tell people no. If someone says 'we want you to do this' and I'll go, 'that's OK, I'm not...
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Who Portrayed the Solider on Monday's RAW?

Independent wrestler and Magnum Pro Wrestling owner Jaysin Strife played the U.S. soldier that was attacked by Rusev on RAW this past Monday night. As noted earlier, the uniform used was not an actual uniform, but a stage costume. Strife has no previous military background.
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WWE Awarding First Talent Scholarship to Maria Kanellis

WWE's latest "Where Are They Now?" catches up with former WWE Diva and current ROH star Maria Kanellis. The article mentions her recent wedding to ROH star Mike Bennett but makes no mention of Maria working for the promotion. They do reveal that Maria found out in September that she's receiving the first WWE Talent Scholarship, which she will be using to help finish...
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Fans Expecting Brock Lesnar at Tuesday's SmackDown Tapings

We noted several weeks back that WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar had been advertised for last night's SmackDown tapings in Wichita, Kansas. Lesnar was featured on the INTRUST Bank Arena website and in a commercial provided by WWE, which can still be seen at this link. Our correspondent at last night's tapings noted to us that while fans were lined up before the...
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Relations Between CM Punk and WWE Not Good

There were multiple reports of CM Punk fan signs being taken at Monday's RAW in Kansas City. PWInsider reached out to a WWE source to ask about the reports and were told that relations between Punk and WWE are not going good. It was also said that WWE is probably going to now be going out of their way to make sure nobody is bringing attention to the fact that Punk is no longer...
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Dean Ambrose Responds to Recent Comparisons to Pillman & Austin

In the video below, which was recorded a few weeks back, Sam Roberts talks with Dean Ambrose. Below are a few highlights: When guys like Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns get injured, does he see it as an opportunity to grab that spot? "Injuries are always unfortunate and sometimes if things are spread a little thinner, you might have to put more work on your plate that night because...
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John Cena Expanding Into Comedy?

WWE's website has an article about John Cena being in the new issue of Variety magazine. In addition to Cena appearing in The Nest and Trainwreck in 2015, he's also starring in a comedy titled Company Man. WWE noted that it will be the first time "Cena showcases his funny bone on the silver screen." Cena talks to Variety about working on set with top comedians...
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Chris Jericho Not Competing at WrestleMania 31

For what it's worth, Chris Jericho did a Twitter Q&A last night and noted that there's no chance of him competing at WrestleMania 31. What Feud Vince Wants Jericho In, Big Feud Discussed for Ambrose, More
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Monday's RAW Rating Is In, WWE Considering Second Season of Slam City

- The final rating for Monday's WWE RAW from Kansas City was a 2.75, in line with last week's 2.74 rating. As noted, the show drew 3.695 million viewers, down from last week's 3.751 million viewers. This was the lowest RAW viewers since May 26th. - With Nickelodeon picking up the first run of WWE Slam City, there's talk of producing a second series, according to...
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What to Expect on Impact Wrestling Tonight, Taz Doing a Podcast?

- Tonight's episode of TNA Impact Wrestling will feature Kurt Angle overseeing a contract signing between Bobby Roode and Bobby Lashley, a confrontation between Bram and Devon, plus the beginning of an eight-team tournament to crown new #1 contenders. The following teams are announced: * The Hardys * Tyrus and Ethan Carter III * DJ Zema Ion and Jessie Godderz - It sounds like...
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Former WWE Star Working on Reality TV, Orton Mocks Cena and The Royals, NXT Promo, Slam City

- Below is a promo for Thursday's WWE NXT with Titus O'Neil going after Adrian Neville's NXT Title: - WrestlingDVDNews.com reports that the WWE Slam City DVD will be released to fans in the United States on November 25th. - We noted last year that Tommy Dreamer was starting his own production company. PWInsider reports that Dreamer has been working on developing several...
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Sami Zayn on His History with Kevin Steen, Having Faith In Triple H, Mixed Reaction to RAW

In the video below, Jim Varsallone of The Miami Herald speaks with WWE NXT star Sami Zayn. Below are some highlights: Being told the night before he might be on RAW: “Essentially, I had a mixed reaction to it because it was not quite a debut. In a way, there was a weight off your shoulders in that respect thinking, ‘This is my only chance! This is my only chance!’ It was sort...
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Full WWE Network Schedule for Wednesday - WCW Monday Nitro, RAW Flashbacks, More

- Below is the full schedule for Wednesday, day 241 of the WWE Network launch: 1:00 am ET - WWE Countdown: 3/18/14. Counting down the top ten biggest backstabs ever in WWE history, as voted by the WWE Universe. 2:00 am ET - Total Divas: 7/28/13. The WWE Divas prepare for WrestleMania. Nikki questions her relationship with John Cena. Ariane's boyfriend causes a scene at her...
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