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**SPOILER** On The Next WWE Hall Of Fame Inductee?

Source: Pwinsider.com We reported several weeks ago that WWE was considering inducting wrestling legend “The Crippler” Ray Stevens into the 2015 class of the WWE Hall Of Fame, with his former tag-team partner Pat Patterson being the guy to induct him. It appears that WWE is going forward with the Stevens induction for later this year at the ceremony during WrestleMania 31 weekend...
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Big Backstage Update On Why Justin Gabriel Quit WWE

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter As noted earlier today, one of the main reasons Justin Gabriel quit WWE last week was because he was growing frustrated with his position in the company, being stuck on lower-level shows such as NXT, Superstars and Main Event. He was also the guy under The Bunny costume in Adam Rose’s “Rosebuds” group on several occasions. Gabriel,...
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Backstage Report: WWE Institutes A New Dating Policy

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter WWE has reportedly started a new policy regarding dating among in-ring talents, office workers, and production workers. Per the rule, on-air talents are not allowed to date WWE office workers or production workers. The new policy was made because WWE reportedly does not want the talent interacting with other company personnel beyond a professional...
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Backstage WrestleMania 31 Changes + Andre Battle Royal?

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter As noted recently, Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan was rumored to be in the works for WrestleMania 31, however WWE has changed their mind and are expected to go in a different direction. The recent interaction between Dolph Ziggler and Daniel Bryan is not just social media chatter, as WWE is currently building towards an eventual Ziggler vs. Bryan...
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Report: Vince McMahon Furious Over Royal Rumble Mistake

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter As noted, Titus O’Neil’s four second elimination at the WWE Royal Rumble match this past Sunday night was supposed to be a one second elimination to tie Santino Marella as the shortest Rumble reign in history. Due to a timing issue between O’Neil, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns, he wasn’t eliminated until the four second mark. Vince...
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Report: Chris Jericho Turns Down WWE Return Offer

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter According to sources, WWE contacted Chris Jericho on January 19th about being a surprise entrant in the WWE Royal Rumble match, however he declined the offer. Jericho is working some non-televised live events for WWE lately, but doesn’t want to return on-camera unless it has meaning and value behind it.
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Report: 40 Talents Attend WWE Tryout Camp Last Week

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter 20 men and 20 women tried out for WWE during the past week. Names that attended WWE’s recent tryout camp last week include indy worker Biff Busick and Tessa Blanchard, the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard.
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Update: Can Jeff Jarrett & GFW Negotiate With SpikeTV?

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter For whatever this is worth, there is no longer a restriction on Jeff Jarrett and/or Global Force Wrestling negotiating with Spike TV. When Jarrett first left TNA, when the promotion was still with Viacom, part of his release stated that he could not negotiate with a network that TNA was on. Now that TNA is on Destination America, Jarrett...
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Report: Ex-UFC Figher Training For WWE?, Details

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter Former UFC contender “The New York Bad Ass” Phil Baroni is now training to become a pro wrestler. Baroni, 38, was a popular fighter during the early Zuffa days of the UFC, known for his rivalry with fighters such as Matt Lindland and Evan Tanner. Baroni is currently working under Michael Modest, former WWE Superstar D’Lo Brown and TNA...
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Why Bobby Lashley Was Pulled From His MMA Fight

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter One of the reasons Bobby Lashley pulled out of his scheduled Bellator MMA bout with James Thompson was because he suffered a hand injury during his previous Bellator fight against Karl Etherington in October. Lashley was hoping to compete as scheduled against Thompson on February 27th, however when he would train for the fight, his hand would...
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HBK’s New Religion-Oriented Book, Mexican Star To WWE?

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter – Shawn Michaels has a new religion-oriented book coming out on February 10th called, “Wrestling For My Life: The Legend, The Reality and the Faith of a WWE Superstar.” – Mexican pro wrestler Laredo Kid had a tryout with WWE last week. Kid told Super Luchas that the tryout went well, and he’s under the impression that he will be...
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VIDEOS: Two New WWE Total Divas Preview Clips

Here are two preview clips for Sunday’s episode of Total Divas…
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Jack Swagger Discusses Being A Heel, WWE Feuds, Colter, More

Jack Swagger recently spoke with Ring Rust Radio. Check out the highlights: On if he feels typecast as a performer due to his in-ring skills: “Yeah, it’s a double edged sword. It does only give me so many options. I think it’s on the Superstars in this day and age to get your personality out there. We have so many tools now that we didn’t have even when I first started six...
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Sin Cara Discusses Being In WWE, His Future & More

Sin Cara recently spoke with the folks at Whats Up Pub. Below are some highlights from the interview. On what it’s like to wrestle with a mask on: “It’s awesome, to be honest. For me, it’s been a great experience being able to represent my culture. When I was growing up, I used to see all those masked wrestlers – it was like super heroes to me. In a sense, I feel like a...
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Jim Cornette Discusses His Heat With The Young Bucks, More

Jim Cornette spoke with In Your Head Wrestling Radio for a new interview. Check out the highlights: On having heat with The Young Bucks over their Wrestle Kingdom 9 match: “They blocked me on Twitter!…I’ve never been so insulted. I’ve been in riots, I’ve had a couple of dozen people in their life try to kill me, and The Young Bucks thought they were going to hurt my feelings...
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Bobby Lashley Reacts To TNA’s New TV Deal, Roode, MMA

Bobby Lashley spoke with Radio Yorkshire for a new interview. Check out the video and highlights below: On being the TNA Champion: “I’m really proud and really happy about the year I’ve been having, just to come back here and win the title before the UK tour, being able to defend it in the UK is a great experience, I really like the opportunity that TNA are giving me.” On...
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Who Is Emma’s Dream Opponent?, Y2J/Wade Barrett Podcast

– WWE Diva Emma recently did a Q&A on her official website in which she said her favorite matches of all time were her NXT matches against Paige. She also said that Paige would be her Wrestlemania dream opponent. – The latest episode of Chris Jericho’s “Talk is Jericho” podcast is available now on Podcast One. It features Jericho’s review of the Royal Rumble and an...
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The Road Warriors & Lita Join Pro Wrestling Tees, Today’s Birthdays

– Pro Wrestling Tees issued the following press release today: “Today Pro Wrestling Tees officially launched the apparel stores for The Road Warriors: Hawk & Animal, Amy Dumas formerly Lita and Eddie & Vickie Guerrero. In addition to these superstars, Pro Wrestling Tees has also released three new t-shirts and one new zip hoodie for CM Punk. You can support these superstars...
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Al Snow Discusses His Career, The ‘Head’ Gimmick, TNA, More

Al Snow appeared on Vince Russo’s The Swerve Podcast this week. Check out the highlights: On how long he has been in wrestling: “May 22 will be 33 years since I had my first match in Springfield, Ohio in 1982. I have made a living in the wrestling business for almost 33 years.” On getting his big break in 1995: “Two things: One – it was a different business… At that time...
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Mark Madden Discusses D-Bryan & Lesnar’s WWE Pay, More

Former WCW announcer Mark Madden recently appeared on Jim Ross’ podcast, here are the highlights… On How WWE Looks at Daniel Bryan: “I look at Daniel Bryan and I look at the way he was treated at the Rumble (on Sunday) and really barely being in there, and no matter how many times the fans cheer him and chant ‘YES’…they (WWE) don’t believe in him. That’s obvious and...
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Corey Graves Reacts To Northeast Blizzard, Rodriguez Update

– Corey Graves commented on the crazy Monday that WWE had due to Winter Storm Juno. He wrote: Long day at @WWE HQ, but we made it. Cool experience with the best people. Now, to watch vigilantly for #ThunderSnow… @WWEDanielBryan — Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) January 27, 2015 – Former WWE Superstar Ricardo Rodriguez won the WWC Puerto Rican Championship this past weekend...
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The Blue Meanie Originally Set For The Royal Rumble?, Reigns/RAW

Partial Source: Pwinsider.com – As noted earlier here on the website, many fans sent in word that they could hear Roman Reigns being fed lines Monday night on RAW during his sit-down interview with Michael Cole and later in the show when he went face to face with Brock Lesnar. If you watch the clips from RAW that WWE uploaded to YouTube, there are portions where the audio feed...
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Kevin Nash’s WrestleManioa Party, Triple H’s Twitter Milestone

– As noted earlier, Kevin Nash will again be hosting a WrestleMania weekend party this year. Nash will host this year’s Pro Wrestling Report V.I.P. Party at Shenanigan’s in San Jose, California on Friday, March 27th. The music for the party will be hosted by TNA performer D.J. Zema Ion, and stars such as former WWE Diva Melina and former TNA Knockout Rosita (a.k.a. Thea Trinidad...
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Alberto El Patron Explains Why He Didn’t Sign With TNA

In an interview with The Pro Wrestling Illustrated Podcast, Alberto El Patron spoke about why he signed with Lucha Underground. He hinted that another big name will follow him to the promotion. He also said that Rey Mysterio is one of the only other wrestlers who can combine American “WWE style” with lucha style. There has been speculation that Mysterio will go to AAA or Lucha...
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Backstage News On Why Justin Gsbriel Quit WWE

Partial Source: Pwinsider One of the big stories over the weekend was that Justin Gabriel suddenly asked for his WWE release. According to a source, Gabriel was upset with his place in the company. When he was removed from the Royal Rumble match, that was apparently the final straw, and he requested and received his WWE release. Gabriel makes his first post WWE appearance Saturday...
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