Adam Pearce Hangs Up The Boots
Perhaps the most respected wrestler to have never had a proper run in WWE or TNA – Adam Pearce – has officially retired from in-ring action. The 36 year old who debuted in 1996 has wrestled all over North America, Mexico, Japan, and Europe, and has held the NWA Heavyweight title and PWG title in his time.... Read full post at: Adam Pearce Retires...
Lashley Wants Lesnar In Bellator
Earlier this month Bellator management publicly stated that they’re going to make a play for Brock Lesnar if he decides not to re-sign with WWE after Wrestlemania. In a recent interview with Bobby Lashley Would Fight Lesnar, Darren Young Is Back, Bo Dallas Cleared To Wrestle, via WrestlingPundit.com
Bidding war brewing for Brock Lesnar whose WWE deal expires soon, and Dan Severn discusses wacky Undertaker storyline.
... Read full post at: Brock Lesnar’s WWE Deal Expiring and MMA Is Calling, Why Did Dan Severn Leave WWE?, via WrestlingPundit.com
Sting vs Triple H video package, Hulk Hogan still wants a match, Ryback talks Punk situation, is Roman Reigns ready for Mania?
... Read full post at: WWE Teases Sting vs Triple H, Hulk Hogan Is Delusional, Ryback Defends Himself, Is Reigns Ready?, via WrestlingPundit.com
Ryan Ward proves you don't need 30 Hollywood writers to make a compelling "wrestling" product.
... Read full post at: The Man Behind NXT Revolution Has Lit A Fire And It Isn’t Triple H, via WrestlingPundit.com
The deal Austin should have made years ago, RAW Reunion special announced, Evan Karagias loses his abs, Foley misses WWE Xmas.
... Read full post at: Austin Launching Beer, NWO Reuniting For RAW, 3 Count Dance Again, Foley Turns Down WWE, via WrestlingPundit.com
Shelton Benjamin addresses WWE return rumors, DDP building Yoga Center, SmackDown moving to Thursday trailer.
... Read full post at: Shelton Benjamin Would Return To WWE, Funny SmackDown Commercial, Photo of DDP Yoga Center, via WrestlingPundit.com
Sting is now The Vigilante, list of new 2K15 DLC packs, Striker joins JR, Droz on D'Lo accident, WWE releasing Warrior book.
... Read full post at: Sting’s WWE Nickname, 2K15 WCW DLC, JR’s GFW Partner, Droz Talks Paralysis, New Warrior Book, via WrestlingPundit.com
Hulk Hogan on homosexuals in the wrestling business, PlayStation TV service shows wrestling, Gewirtz working with The Rock.
... Read full post at: Hogan Talks Gays In Wrestling, TNA and WWE On Same Service, The Rock Takes WWE Writer With Him, via WrestlingPundit.com
Steve Austin praises Ziggler and Harper, NXT rookies motivate TLC Superstars, Cean to face Lesnar again, Jericho GM of RAW.
... Read full post at: TLC Results and Fallout, Main Roster Motivated By NXT, Lesnar and Reigns Back At Rumble, RAW Preview, via WrestlingPundit.com
Lana teases European title return, tonight's WWE TLC card, why Joe Rogan can't fight Punk, and is AJ Lee leaving WWE?
... Read full post at: European Title Returning? TLC Card, Joe Rogan Jokes About Punk Fight, AJ Lee Leaving Speculation, via WrestlingPundit.com
Ambrose on WWE's over scripting, Seth Rollins on "Brass Ring" comments, Brian Kendrick has NXT match, Rock praises Kevin Owens.
... Read full post at: Ambrose Hates Scripted Promos, Vince Motivates Rollins, Kendrick On NXT, The Rock Praises Steen, via WrestlingPundit.com
Steen makes shocking debut, Graves forced to retire, Del Rio signs with ROH, Santino still injured, UFC star shoots on Punk.
... Read full post at: NXT Revolution Fallout, Graves Retires, Del Rio Joins ROH, Santino Has More Surgery, UFC Star Rips Punk, via WrestlingPundit.com
CM Punk still needs to be licensed, WWE and Warner Bros. releasing Immortal mobile game, Edge and Christian booked for RAW.
... Read full post at: Is CM Punk Even Cleared To Fight? New WWE Mobile Game, Big Names Set For RAW, via WrestlingPundit.com
The Undertaker facing Bray Wyatt at Wrestlemania? UFC Fighter claims to be Punk's opponent, Bully Ray teases WWE return.
... Read full post at: Sting and Undertaker’s Wrestlemania Matches Set? CM Punk Update, Bully Ray To WWE?, via WrestlingPundit.com
CM Punk Says UFC Bosses More Professional Than Vince
In a new interview with Rolling Stone CM Punk says UFC is ran far more professionally than WWE:
If I can maybe throw out an example of how things are different – the lack of communication from the WWE office was astounding. They said they suspended me and never contacted me. They were in my town, about an eight-minute drive...
Alex Riley Campaigning For In-Ring Return
WWE's Alex Riley who has been relegated to announcing and taking part in PPV pre-shows is currently campaigning to be allowed back in the ring. It seems to be in response to Vince McMahon's comments on Steve Austin's podcast about "grabbing the brass ring."
Don't crack the door open for a Alex Riley, I WILL NOT hesitate to kick that *...
Classic Wrestling Federation Not For Kids
A new promotion is preparing to launch in Las Vegas with the aim of winning back over the older audience alienated by WWE. The Classic Wrestling Federation plans to hold TV tapings by 2016 in association with a Casino, and also aims to offers its talent health insurance and a retirement plan.
How realistic those goals are is yet to be...
Scorpio Sky Challenges CM Punk
Independent wrestling star Scorpio Sky who appeared as Harold in WWE's "Anger Management" skits alongside Kane and Daniel Bryan, has challenged CM Punk to an MMA fight. Sky has trained in MMA and has had at least one amateur fight.
For the record, I would be very open to talking about making that fight happen. @danawhite @CMPunk @lorenzofertitta...
Undertaker Featured On Wrestlemania Promo Material
In a sign that The Undertaker could be featured in some way at Wrestlemania, he is featured on early promotional material. One Twitter user managed to capture a picture of a Wrestlemania 31 bus in Augusta, Georgia, following the weekend house show. Taker can be seen on the right:
Undertaker On The New Wrestlemania Bus (I Forgot...
WWE Wishes Punk All The Best
In a belated "future endeavour" post WWE.com reads: "WWE wishes Phil Brooks (aka CM Punk) the best of luck in his newest endeavor."
News that Punk had signed with the UFC was just as much of a shock to those in WWE as it was for fans.
... Read full post at: WWE Respond To CM Punk’s UFC Move, AJ Styles Jokes About Broken Necks, Mysterio Returning...
CM Punk Does Media Rounds After Joining UFC
Following his debut on the UFC 181 event last night with Joe Rogan, CM Punk did the media rounds discussing his jump to MMA. Here he is at the post-event Press Conference:
He was also featured after the show on FOX:
Perhaps the most interesting interview was a 20 minute chat with Ariel Helwani:
... Read full post at: Lots of CM Punk...
Perhaps the biggest news coming out of last night's UFC 181 Event is that CM Punk has officially signed a 5 fight deal with the MMA company, and will be competing in the middleweight division. The news was broke on the broadcast in an interview with Joe Rogan.
During the interview he was referred to as CM Punk and the former WWE Champ owns the rights to his name so he could technically...
Chris Jericho Says He Won't Be Doing Wrestlemania Season
In a recent Twitter Q&A Chris Jericho said he won't be involved with the Royal Rumble or Wrestlemania. He's stated on his podcast that he doesn't want to be on TV or PPV unless creative have something well thought-out or important for him. He says he'd rather do house shows to help the company than be on TV with no purpose...
I've edited together a little video rant above exploring the concept of Kayfabe in wrestling, what it meant, what it means now, and WWE's problematic use of the term "Sports Entertainment."
I believe that kayfabe is well and truly dead, but the shows themselves should still be treated as seriously as possible. Calling wrestlers superstars or entertainers, and hyping that they...