- WWE referee Charles Robinson nearly lost his thumb while setting up the ring for Friday’s WWE live event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Robinson reportedly sliced his thumb so badly that he nearly lost it. WWE’s Dr. Chris Amann, who was on the tour, was able to stitch it up.
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WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with a new blog on jrsbarbq.com. As always, you can purchase JR’s BBQ products on WWEshop.com. Here are some highlights from this entry:
- We have booked interviews in the immediate future with Shawn Michaels, Bill Goldberg, ESPN’s Michelle Beadle, Eric Bischoff, Ted DiBiase, Cowboy Bill Watts and Tony Schiavone among others. Looking forward...
- Triple H announced on last night’s WWE SmackDown that The Shield will face Evolution at next month’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view. Here’s the updated card:
WWE Intercontinental Title Match
TBD vs. Big E
WWE Divas Title Match
Tamina Snuka vs. Paige
Steel Cage Match
John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt
Triple H, Batista and Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose
- Scott Hall pays tribute to The Ultimate Warrior in the video below:
- Eric Bischoff noted on Twitter that he will be recording an upcoming episode of Steve Austin’s podcast.
- Dean Ambrose defended the WWE United States Title for the first time in several weeks at Friday’s WWE live event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He defeated Cody Rhodes, Kofi Kingston and Dolph Ziggler in a...
- Thursday night’s episode of TNA Impact Wrestling did not make the list of top 100 shows on cable for the adult 18-49 demographic. The three episodes of Cops on Spike TV leading into Impact did make the list. This is especially not a good sign because TNA had no significant sports competition on cable for the night.
- The door is said to be open for a TNA return for Daniels and...
- We noted before that Adam F. Goldberg, creator of ABC sitcom The Goldbergs, has been planning a pro wresting themed episode for the show. Goldberg has been tweeting Stephanie McMahon and Vince McMahon for photo approval because he wanted to do an Ultimate Warrior tribute on the same episode that will feature pro wrestling. Goldberg tweeted today that someone introduced him to Steve...
- Mick Foley revealed in an interview with “The Drive with Marc James” on CBS Radio in Charlotte, North Carolina that WWE has offered him a new Legends deal but he probably won’t sign it. Here is a quote from the interview:
“Honestly, I’m probably not going to sign my Legends deal with WWE because I don’t think they did the right thing by the guys with the video game...
- We noted earlier via Dave Scherer of PWInsider that Eric Bischoff has three months left on his TNA contract and has been helping with creative. Bischoff took to Twitter Friday afternoon to deny that report and rip Scherer:
“The same dirt site parasite that confimed that Hulk Hogan was backstage talking to Big Show in Vegas during the @WWE network announcement… …(and was so...
- Below are new interviews with Cesaro talking to Rob Van Dam and Bad News Barrett:
- WrestlingDVDNews.com reports that UK retail site Zavvi has revealed two upcoming WWE DVD projects. One is a Sting DVD and Blu-ray that’s scheduled to be available for pre-order in September.
The second project revealed looks to be a single-disc DVD on Kane and The Undertaker. The current working...
- Stephanie McMahon is featured in the latest episode of The JBL & Cole Show:
- Howard “The Fink” Finkel has a new weekly WWE.com column where he looks back at the newest episode of Legends House. The first column is now online at this link.
- WrestlingDVDNews.com reports that the new working title for Paul Heyman’s WWE DVD that comes out on August 5th is, “Ladies and...
- Below is the updated card for TNA’s Sacrifice pay-per-view:
World Heavyweight Title Match
Magnus vs. Eric Young
X Division Title Match
Tigre Uno vs. Sanada
Knockouts Title Match
Angelina Love vs. Madison Rayne
Bully Ray vs. Bobby Roode
I Quit Match
Gunner vs. James Storm
Samuel Shaw vs. Mr. Anderson
Willow and Kurt Angle vs. Ethan Carter III and Rockstar...
- As noted earlier, Vince Russo is working for the TNA creative team as a consultant. Word is that Eric Bischoff is also doing storyline consulting. Apparently there is less than three months left on both of their contracts.
- TNA is trying to move away from Eric Young’s goofy character in hopes they can turn around the perception that people have of Young and repackage him as...
- There have been a lot of signs lately that Vince Russo is working with TNA again. From an apparent obsession with The Beautiful People to odd title changes, his trademark gauntlet matches and more, all signs have pointed to Russo being involved creatively, regardless of what people in the TNA offices are saying. When talk of Russo comes up, people within TNA get quiet and try to...
- The Ultimate Legend documentary that WWE Network aired on The Ultimate Warrior last night is a must see. It features new footage of Sting talking about his history with Warrior and how Warrior was. It also had footage of Vince McMahon talking about Warrior and getting emotional. Triple H talked about getting the news from his assistant and knowing it would be a tough conversation...
- TMZ reports that Nancy Grace has been blackballed by WWE over the way she covered the death of The Ultimate Warrior. WWE is warning current and former Superstars to stay off her show.
TMZ notes that while WWE hasn’t issued any official memos yet, strong word is going around the company that anyone connected to the WWE brand should stay away from Nancy if they want to keep a working...
- In the video below, Sam Roberts talks to an uncomfortable Roddy Piper about his role on WWE Legends House. Piper says he’s not sure he likes himself on the show.
- As seen on last night’s NXT, Camacho picked up an easy win over Oliver Grey. WWE’s website has an interview up with Camacho where he says he’s better off alone, without Hunico. Camacho, who is feuding with Adam...
- Courtesy of WrestlingDVDNews.com, below is a clip from WWE’s “The Best of RAW – After the Show” DVD and Blu-ray that comes out on Tuesday:
- Roddy Piper recently spoke with FOX411 to promote WWE Legends House. Piper commented on The Ultimate Warrior’s death:
“For the wrestling community, he had a tremendous audience. A lot of people used to knock him for his interviews...
- WWE’s website has video of Zack Ryder’s appearance on The Travel Channel’s Toy Hunter at this link.
- WWE agent and longtime jobber Steve “The Brooklyn Brawler” Lombardi turns 53 years old today.
- As noted, Mark Henry has a role in the new Haunted House 2 comedy that’s out in theaters. WWE’s website has an interview with Henry and actor Marlon Wayans. The name on...
- Below is a preview for next week’s Impact Wrestling:
- TNA’s shop website is now selling umbrellas with the Willow logo for $39.99.
- TNA X Division Champion Sanada successfully defended his title against Daniels at a Wrestle-1 event in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday.
- Bully Ray & Gunner vs. James Storm & Bobby Roode, Kurt Angle vs. Rockstar Spud and MVP vs. Austin Aries...
- Part 2 of Steve Austin’s interview with Paul Heyman is now online at this link.
- Lilian Garcia noted on Twitter that she’s on set shooting a new music video in Los Angeles this week.
- WWE taped the following matches for tonight’s SmackDown:
* Big E vs. Alberto Del Rio
* Paige vs. Aksana
* El Torito vs. Hornswoggle
* Alexander Rusev vs. R-Truth
* Fandango vs. Santino Marella...
We open the show with a look back at last week when Eric Young defeated Brutus Magnus for the TNA World Title, then we see Eric backstage after the show saying how it was more perfect than he ever imagined it could be.
Eric Young comes out to the ring to “you deserve it” chants and talks about how he still can’t believe that he’s the World Champion. It’s taken him ten years...
We are in Winter Park, Florida and your announcers are Tom ‘Back from My Break’ Phillips, Byron ‘Tom’s Sound Twin’ Saxton, William ‘Never Leave’ Regal, and Renee ‘Who wants a coffee mug’ Young.
Before our first match, Aiden English serenades the crowd on his way to the ring, but the crowd does not appreciate the vocal stylings.
Match Number One: Colin Cassady versus...
- Big Show’s first-ever Wizard World Comic Con appearance will come at the inaugural Atlanta Comic Con on Saturday, May 31st. He will be doing a Q&A that afternoon.
- WWE stock was down 1.82% on Thursday, closing at $21.57 per share. The high was $22.05 and the low was $21.31.
- Thursday’s WWE live event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was for men only and attendance was said to...
- Former TNA star Chris Sabin has been announced for IWF Desert Storm event on Sunday, May 18th in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Bill Behrens of SBIBookings.com announced today that he is taking bookings for Kazarian and Daniels, another sign that the duo might be leaving TNA soon. Daniels, who is also taking bookings as Curry Man, is available for DVD, iPPV and TV events.
- Dixie Carter announced...
- TJ Perkins, the wrestler that portrays Manik in TNA, revealed on his Ask.FM page how much income he makes. Here’s what he had to say when the question was asked:
“My contract was started midway thru the year last year but altogether with salary+appearances I was on pace for roughly $75,000-$84,000 for a year period. That’s if my schedule is as busy as it was last summer/fall...