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Austin Praises Heyman + ‘Slater Gator’ & ‘The Slayers’ Debut In WWE

– During this week’s WWE Main Event broadcast, Heath Slater and Titus O’Neil teamed up and defeated the team of Zack Ryder and Tyson Kidd. Slater and O’Neil were billed as “Slater Gator.” As seen on RAW, Layla and Summer Rae are being called “The Slayers.” Basically, they are combining names are creating tag-teams. – WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin...
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Two WWE SmackDown Dark Matches + The Reigns/Orton Feud

– Prior to the WWE Main Event and SmackDown TV tapings in Corpus Christi, Texas on Tuesday night, Adam Rose defeated Damien Sandow. Sandow came out dressed as Rose and mocked Texas and their southern accents. – Prior to the WWE SmackDown tapings but after the WWE Main Event TV tapings in Corpus Christi, Texas on Tuesday night, Stardust and Goldust defeated Big E and Kofi Kingston...
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**SPOILERS** – The Updated WWE SummerSlam Card

Following the WWE SmackDown tapings, here is the updated card for the WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view on Sunday, August 17th, 2014: WWE World Heavyweight Championship: John Cena (c) vs. Brock Lesnar Chris Jericho vs. Bray Wyatt Erick Rowan will be banned from ringside. Stephanie McMahon vs. Brie Bella Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton Flag Match: Rusev vs. Jack Swagger The following matches...
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**SPOILERS** WWE SmackDown Results For Friday

Credit: Michael Bluth WWE taped this week’s episode of SmackDown on Tuesday night from Corpus Christi, Texas. WWE SmackDown (Airing Friday): - Jack Swagger defeated Cesaro with the Patriot Lock. Rusev and Lana come out after the match and challenged Jack Swagger to a match at SummerSlam. Zeb accepts on Swagger’s behalf. - Randy Orton comes out, cuts a promo on Roman Reigns and...
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VIDEOS: Punk Interviews Corgan + Main Event Highlights

– Here is CM Punk interviewing Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Resistance Pro Wrestling founder Billy Corgan at the Alternative Press Music Awards. Corgan won the Alternative Press Vanguard Award at the show. At one point Punk asks Billy Corgan if he wants to talk about anything else and Corgan quips, “You wanna talk about wrestling?” Punk grins and says no, but he will for...
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This Week’s WWE RAW Rating Is In – Details Inside

UPDATE: This week’s WWE RAW broadcast drew a 3.05 (3.1) cable rating, with an average of 4.32 million viewers. That is down 3% from last week’s 3.15 (3.2). As previously reported, the show drew hours of 4.40 million, 4.51 million and 4.05 million viewers. That’s a huge drop off in the third hour which isn’t good news. ORIGINAL: Monday night’s episode of WWE RAW drew 4...
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Paige Reveals Why She Doesn’t Wear Traditional Wrestling Boots

– With WWE SmackDown being taped at the AmericanBank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas tonight, there will be a one-hour delay for **SPOILERS** for those of you on the east coast. This is due to the central time zone. We’ll have complete **SPOILERS** later tonight. – Speaking to WWE Magazine, WWE Diva Paige revealed why she doesn’t wrestle in traditional wrestling boots. Instead...
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More On The WWE/TNA Tape Library Speculation, Xtravaganza 2 PPV

– In regards to the reports about WWE possibly buying the TNA tape library if they were to go under, the mindset within WWE is more of what network TNA might end up on. Of course, it remains to be seen if Spike TV renews them or not. There hasn’t been much talk about WWE buying their tape library. – Here is a promo video for this Friday night’s TNA One Night Only: X-Division...
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Early WWE RAW Rating #’s + Ascension Member Injured?, More

– Despite some fan speculation that one of The Ascension tag-team members (Viktor and Konnor) may have suffered an injury, that is not the case as they were both spotted training at the WWE Performance Center this week. – At the closing bell on Tuesday, WWE stock was at $12.47 per share. – Monday night’s episode of WWE RAW drew 4.32 million viewers and a 1.4 rating in the...
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More On TNA’s Future With SpikeTV + New ROH Fall Dates Set

– ROH has announced that tickets are on sale for an October show and two November shows. The first show is in Kalamazoo, Michigan and takes place on October 11th, promising that “all the stars of ROH will be on hand.” The November shows take place on November 7th and 8th in Columbus and Toledo, Ohio and will be the Survival of the Fittest tournament. You can get tickets for...
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Backstage News On The Rusev/Swagger ‘Flag Match’, Devitt

Source(s): TMZ.com & The Wrestling Observer – As we reported yesterday here on the website, Prince Devitt reported to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL on Monday. According to TMZ.com, Devitt was given a tour of the facility by WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes and then took part in a workout session. – As previously reported, there are plans to hold a Jack Swagger vs...
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Cesaro Reacts To RAW Match, One More Piper Match?, More

– Following his match with John Cena on Monday’s WWE RAW broadcast, Cesaro tweeted the following: “Willing to lace my boots vs Cena’s sneakers any time. Still the #BestThingInWrestling Putting the #W in @wwe #raw #CesaroCenaII” – Regarding wrestling “one more match”, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper told Main Event Radio the following: “I guess if it’s against Vince McMahon...
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What’s Up With ‘Kharma’ These Days?, Daniels vs. Storm Set, More

– Former WWE Diva and TNA Knockout Awesome “Kharma” Kong tweeted the following regarding her wrestling career: “12 years in this business come Oct. I’m considering the 12 most influential experiences of mine that have made me ‘AWESOME’ #publishing” – A match between Christopher Daniels and Lance Storm has been announced for the August 21st WrestleCentre Voltage...
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The Next WWE NXT Live Special?, ‘Sunday Night SummerSlam’

– The rumored date for the next live WWE NXT special on the WWE Network is Thursday, September 11th. That is not confirmed as of this writing but more details and a possible confirmation should be known following this Thursday’s NXT TV tapings from FSU. – The WWE Network will be broadcasting “Sunday Night SummerSlam” beginning this Sunday and each Sunday after that until...
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Brie Bella/WWE Update, WWE Live Event Cancelled, Ambrose

– Following the RAW angle where she got her job back, Brie Bella has been added to Thursday night’s WWE NXT TV tapings. As previously reported, Nikki Bella and The Big Show will also be appearing. – WWE.com is currently running a poll today asking their fans who has the more “stinging slap” – Stephanie McMahon or Brie Bella. As of this writing, Brie Bella is leading the...
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VIDEOS: Fan Encounter With Lesnar & Sable, Y2J/DDP Yoga

– Last week, we posted a video of a woman trying to meet Brock Lesnar and Sable at the Miami airport. You can see that video below. The woman’s husband explained what happened: “Saori went up to Brock and ask if he was Brock Lesnar… Brock first didn’t hear her until Sable said to Brock” I think she is talking to you”, then Brock turn around and looked at Saori and asked...
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More On The Major RAW Script Changes, SummerSlam Panels

Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer – As far as the SummerSlam panels are concerned, the VIP tickets for Steve Austin are the only ones that have sold out thus far, however, it is expected that the regular sale will end up selling out as well. – Following Monday’s RAW, the next time WWE will be in Houston, Texas is on October 28th for a SmackDown television taping. Tickets...
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Jim Ross Q&A – Would He Join GFW?, Sting/Undertaker, TNA, More

The following are highlights of a recent Q&A update by WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross: On whether or not TNA can survive without a new TV deal: “I’d like to think that TNA can find a cable TV home by October if they catch a break. I won’t speculate on what I know nothing about specifically their finances.” On how WWE would book Sting vs. Undertaker at WrestleMania: “There...
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Kaitlyn Reveals Why She Decided To Leave WWE & More

Former WWE Diva Kaitlyn spoke about her decision to leave the WWE and more. Here are the highlights… On breaking in to WWE and her WWE debut: “After having only been in the developmental program for WWE only a few weeks, I received I life changing phone call from John Lauranitus. He said, “Kid, you’re going to debut on Tuesday”. (It was currently a Friday). Apparently,...
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Report: WWE Staff On Edge This Week – Earnings Report

WWE will report their second quarter earnings on Thursday. They will also reveal the current WWE Network subscribers at that time. Last month the company released 11 talents and all departments were told to make budget cuts. There are rumors that some of the cuts will happen on Thursday, which means that many of the WWE’s staff members are said to be on edge.
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More Photos Of Alberto Del Rio’s Injury, JR/Sting Podcast, More

– Alberto Del Rio needed stitches over his left eye after his match with Justin Gabriel for the Superstars taping. You can see photos of his stitches here. – Jim Ross’ latest podcast, which features an interview with Sting, will debut tonight at 9 PM at PodcastOne.com.
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Jesse Ventura Awarded $1.8 Million In Defamation Case

According to The Associated Press, a jury awarded former Minnesota Govenor Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his lawsuit against the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle. The jury deliberated for six days, and came to the decision that the book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006. Kyle wrote that he decked a man whom he later identified...
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Report: TNA Emails Their Roster – What Was Said?

Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer UPDATE x 11: TNA officials have reportedly told the talent that the rumors that Spike TV canceled Impact are not true. TNA’s acting the same now as when the sale rumors began last year. They emailed the wrestlers to tell them not to worry about the rumors. They are expecting good news and will update the roster when they know more. Meanwhile...
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Batista Says ‘Taker’s Streak Ending ‘Sucked’, Sting/WWE, More

Batista recently spoke with the Huffington Post UK about the streak ending and more. Here are the highlights… On “The Streak” ending: “It sucked! Honestly, I thought it sucked. I haven’t really talked much about it but I think it was a bad decision, a horrible decision. I don’t have any say in the matter but to me, watching as a fan, it made me sick. Brock Lesnar beating...
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Jim Ross Blogs – Vince Russo Podcast, RAW Opening/Closing

Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry, here are the highlights… On Interviewing Vince Russo: Also, tonight I’m chatting with Vince Russo for a future Ross Report podcast in which should be an interesting conversation especially in light that Russo is being blamed for killing two, wrestling companies and even implicated in “murdering Owen Hart.” That’s some heavy stuff. On...
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