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Report: WWE Main Eventer Set to Take a Few Months Off Following “Extreme Rules”

Credit – PWInsider It looks like Batista’s 6-man tag match against The Shield at “Extreme Rules” will be his last bout for a few months. With the film he stars in, “Guardians of the Galaxy”, set to hit theaters in August, it looks like Batista will be taking a brief hiatus following the pay-per-view to begin promotional work for the film. As Mike Johnson of PWInsider...
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NAWC Presented by WrestleChat.net Ep. 320 – RoH News, Luke Hawx vs. Extreme Rising & More

On this Easter Sunday, we cordially invite you to download the 320th weekly installment of the North American Wrestling Connection for a look at the week that was in professional wrestling.  Nikki Heyman and her crew discuss among other thing big news coming from ROH and actual pay-per-view options. They’ll also talk about the content that was shown on “The Network” to honor...
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Mick Foley Reveals That WWE Has Offered Him a New Legends Deal…And He’s Not Going to Sign It

Mick Foley appeared on “The Drive with Marc James” on CBS Radio 610 The Fan (WFNZ) out of Charlotte, NC.  The interview was to promote Foley’s comedy appearance later that night in Charlotte.  During the interview, Foley dropped an unexpected bombshell — he has chosen not to sign the Legends Contract that the WWE recently offered him. In regards to why he has decided not...
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“The Kevin Kelly Show” Episode 7; Featuring Steve Corino

On episode 7 of The Kevin Kelly Show, Kevin talks with Steve Corino about his role in Ring of Honor, his thoughts on the end of the Streak, his experience in New Orleans for WrestleMania XXX weekend, the passing of the Ultimate Warrior plus a major announcement about his relationship with Place to Be Nation! Kevin also discusses the Ultimate Warrior, WWE Network, trending stories...
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Ring Of Honor Makes Their Big Announcement — Will Make Their Pay-Per-View Debut on June 22nd

The following press release was sent out by Ring of Honor: RING OF HONOR DEBUTS ON LIVE PAY-PER-VIEW WITH BEST IN THE WORLD 2014 ON SUNDAY JUNE 22 Baltimore, MD (April 17, 2014) – Ring of Honor Wrestling Entertainment, LLC (“ROH”) today announced that they have agreed to deliver live Pay-Per-View programming starting with Ring of Honor: Best in the World 2014 emanating from...
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Luke Hawx Releases Detailed Statement On Why He Decided to Quit “Extreme Rising”

Just two days ago, what appeared to be a harmless comment by Luke Hawx turned into so much more, when Extreme Rising promoter Steve O’Neill angrily responded and told fans that Hawx was done with the promotion for good.  The verbal jabs on social media continued for some time, with O’Neill responding to fans throughout the day.  You can read more comments from both guys by...
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The Still Real to Us Show: Episode #218 – 4/17/14

On this episode of The Still Real to Us Show: the guys open up this week’s show by discussing the recent departure of AJ LEE for an extended period of time, if this has anything to do with the “CM PUNK SITUATION,” and if she’ll be back in the WWE sooner rather than later! Next, we recap MONDAY NIGHT RAW by discussing the return of EVOLUTION, how cool the INTERCONTINENTAL...
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Rockstar Spud Inks a Long-Term Contract Extension With TNA Wrestling (Video Inside)

Rockstar Spud is the latest TNA talent to receive a long-term contract extension.  He joins the likes of James Storm, Gunner, and Robbie E as recipients of an extension over the last few days.  The announcement was made in an Impact365 video, which you can view below:
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WWE WrestleMania XXX Breaks Record; Viewed in Over One-Million Homes in the United States

WWE issued the following press release: STAMFORD, Conn., April 15, 2014 – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that WrestleMania 30 reached a record 1 million households in the U.S. alone on WWE Network and pay-per-view combined, the first time WrestleManiahas eclipsed this mark domestically. With more than 667,000 WWE Network subscribers in the U.S. and nearly 400,000 domestic...
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Luke Hawx Parts Ways With “Extreme Rising” After Nasty Social Media Dispute With Promoter Steve O’Neill

The historical rocky relationship between Extreme Rising brass and their talent just took another strange twist.  Before you continue reading, I can assure you after speaking with several sources that this is not a work at all.  It all started earlier today when one of Extreme Rising’s top stars, Luke Hawx, took to Facebook to openly question if the 4/25 and 4/26 shows were still...
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Robbie E Signs a Multi-Year Contract Extension With TNA Wrestling

Add another long-term TNA signing to the list.  Robbie E is the newest star to receive a long-term deal from the company.  This follows the re-signing of both Gunner and James Storm.  TNA Executive Vice-President John Gaburick tweeted the news: This #BRO has a new deal! Happy to announce @RobbieEImpact has signed a multi-year contract with TNA! pic.twitter.com/slDexd9c4J —...
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TNA Signs Gunner To a Multi-Year Contract Extension

TNA Executive Vice-President John Gaburick is on a roll.  First, he announced on Twitter a new long-term agreement for “Cowboy” James Storm.  Today, he has announced that Gunner has also signed an extension.  He tweeted: Proud to announce a multi-year deal with Gunner (@TNA_GUNNER)! Excited to see the growth of this young talent. pic.twitter.com/WJ3hxCBIlY — John Gaburick...
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Newly Signed WWE Commentator Shawne Merriman Files Lawsuit Against Nike For Trademark Infringement

Newly acquired WWE commentator (and possible future Superstar) Shawne Merriman is picking a fight…and we’re not talking about a wrestling match. According to the Associated Press, Merriman has filed a lawsuit against Nike for trademark infringement and unfair competition. The suit centers around the company’s “Lights Out” clothing line, which is ironically the same exact...
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Autopsy Confirms That The Ultimate Warrior Died Due to a Massive Heart Attack & Heart Disease

via TMZ: The Ultimate Warrior died from a massive heart attack … this according to the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy, TMZ has learned. Officials tell TMZ … the official cause of death for Warrrior — real name James Hellwig — was determined to be “Atherosclerotic/Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease” … aka heart disease. Officials classified Warrior’s...
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Wildkat Sports “Welcome to the Revolution” DVD Review & Tracklist

The following column is from WrestleChat contributor, Grant Fletcher. You can follow Grant on Twitter at@G_Fletch1. During WrestleMania weekend at WrestleCon I made it a point to stop by the Wildkat Sports & Entertainment booth and pick up the Wildkat “Welcome to the Revolution” DVD that recently released.  I’d been looking forward to this for a while now and was excited...
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Report: Jeff Jarrett Physically Assaults Ian Rotten’s 17-Year-Old Son After He’s Given Only Half-Pay For His Appearance

Sounds like Jeff Jarrett may have landed himself in hot water just days after announcing his brand new Global Force Wrestling promotion. According to a report from Dr. Jerry Wiseman from Examiner.com, Jeff Jarrett physically assaulted John Calvin, the 17-year old son of IWA Mid-South promoter, Ian Rotten (real name, John Williams).  This allegedly took place after Jarrett was paid...
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NAWC presented by WrestleChat.net #319: WrestleMania & RAW Redux

The weekly NAWC podcast returns with a tribute to the Ultimate Warrior and a look back at one of the more eventful weeks in recent wrestling history.  Shane “Bad News” Beaman, Chris Waters and Tyfo join Nikki Heyman to discuss the week that was in professional wrestling.  Plus, Tyfo gives his account of WrestleMania XXX as he was one of the 75,000+ to be at the Superdome in...
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“Cowboy” James Storm Signs a Multi-Year Contract Extension With TNA Wrestling

TNA Executive Vice President John Gaburick tweeted out the big news earlier today: He has been in TNA since day one. Proud to announce the signing of @Cowboy_J_Storm to a multi-year deal! pic.twitter.com/tXh1RbFZB8 — John Gaburick (@JohnGaburick) April 12, 2014
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WWE Sends Two Senior Officials to Arizona to Assist Ultimate Warrior’s Wife While She Plans Husbands Funeral

via TMZ: The WWE is helping Ultimate Warrior’s wife cope with her husband’s sudden death … flying two senior WWE officials to Arizona to stand by and help her. We’re told the WWE sent the employees almost immediately after Warrior died … their main task is helping his wife Dana handle little things — grocery shopping, letting other family members know what’s going...
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VIDEO: Memphis Grizzlies Mascot Pays Tribute to The Ultimate Warrior During NBA Game

Thanks to WrestleChat reader Dustin Starr for sending over the following video: The video is from Wednesday night and shows the Memphis Grizzlies mascot, Grizz, pay tribute to the Ultimate Warrior:
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Incredible Time-Lapse Video of the WrestleMania XXX Set Being Built at the Superdome in New Orleans

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Complete Details On How The Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar Match Was Kept a Secret & Why The Ending Seemed Botched

Information from the recent issue of The Wrestling Observer is used in the following post.  You can read the issue and subscribe by clicking here. It’s been a few days since Brock Lesnar shocked the world and ended The Undertaker’s streak.  The match result shocked everyone from fans, to announcers, to Superstars in the locker room, to even the referee of the match, Chad Patton...
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Report: Sting Officially Signs a Contract With WWE; Details on His Role, Debut, & More Inside

If you’ve been waiting for years to hear that Sting has signed with the WWE, well then this will make you happy. According to the newest issue of The Wrestling Observer, Sting has officially signed with the WWE.  There are no details available yet on what his exact role will be, but he will be debuting on television in some capacity at some point in the future.  The report specifically...
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The Iron Sheik Talks Warrior’s Death, CM Punk Walking Out, WrestleMania, & Much More

Wrestling legend The Iron Sheik sat down with Ted Gruber of ChicagoNow.com to promote his upcoming film, The Sheik.  In the interview, Sheiky Baby talked Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior’s passing, John Cena, CM Punk walking out of WWE, and even talked a little MMA.  You can read the entire interview by clicking here.  Here are a few excerpts: On his relationship with The Ultimate...
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Preliminary Autopsy Results Rule Out Foul Play; Show Ultimate Warrior’s Death Was “Medical-Related”

via the Associated Press: PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in Phoenix don’t expect to release any results just yet from an autopsy on the body of former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior. Maricopa County spokeswoman Cari Gerchick says the county Medical Examiner’s Office had no plans to issue any preliminary findings on the autopsy, which was done Thursday. The 54-year-old wrestler...
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