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Backstage News – Randy Orton’s Recent Complaints, More

Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter Randy Orton has been critical of arena merchandising, re-tweeting fans who complained that at house shows, the John Cena merchandise is front-and-center and that there isn’t enough Orton merchandise. Unlike Cesaro, who is reportedly in trouble for speaking out against another Cena-Orton feud in a media interview, the belief is Orton...
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Backstage Update – Cesaro’s Backstage Heat?, & More

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter There is a feeling that Cesaro’s recent losing streak could be a result of him being critical of another John Cena vs. Randy Orton feud during a recent media interview. Cesaro made the following comment: “It is a new era of guys. It’s a new generation, and it’s a lot of fun to watch that because there are fresh match-ups. I mean,...
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Backstage News On Billy Jack Haynes’ WWE Lawsuit, KENTA

Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter – As noted earlier here on the website, there is said to be a little bit of concern within WWE developmental regarding Hideo Itami, the former KENTA, trying too hard to adapt to the WWE style of working. The finish to one of Itami’s recent NXT matches at the last set of television tapings had to be re-done because one of his kicks...
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Kevin Steen’s Possible WWE Ring Name Revealed

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter WWE’s recent application for a trademark on the name “Kevin Owens” is for Kevin Steen’s official NXT and WWE ring name. A source notes that the name may come from the name of Steen’s son.
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John Cena Pulled From RAW?, More New WWE Trademarks

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter – John Cena is no longer advertised for this Monday’s RAW in Buffalo, New York. However, Luke Harper and Erik Rowan are advertised so they appear to be making their return then. – WWE has applied for a trademark for WWE Fast Lane, which as previously reported is the name they are considering to replace the Elimination Chamber pay-per...
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Trish Stratus Lands 100th Magazine Cover, Team Cena Poll, More

– WWE.com has a new poll that asks fans on who should join Team Cena for the upcoming Survivor Series match. The Rock currently leads the poll at 29%. Orton comes in second with 22%. Dean Ambrose is third at 17%. Ryback is fourth with 11%. – In a post on his Twitter account, WWE NXT trainer Dusty Rhodes praised developmental talents Wesley Blake and Braun Strowman. You can check...
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Report: No Timetable For Daniel Bryan’s WWE Return?

Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter UPDATE: There is currently no timetable for Daniel Bryan’s in-ring return. While Bryan posted on Instagram that he wants to be back in time for WrestleMania 31, he still needs an additional elbow surgery. According to sources, any report on when Bryan could return is merely speculation. WWE was originally hoping to have Bryan back...
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More Backstage News On The Elimination Chamber

Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter As previously reported, WWE is reportedly looking at removing the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view from its lineup or possibly moving the event in June to possibly replace Payback. As a result, Payback could be moved to May or a different month. The reason why WWE is looking to possibly shift Elimination Chamber is because with Brock...
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Is There Concern In WWE Over Hideo ‘KENTA’ Itami?

Partial Source: Pwinsider There is said to be very little concern in WWE developmental with Hideo Itami (formerly KENTA) and his adjustment to the WWE in-ring style. The rumors to the contrary stem from the finish being re-done for one of Itami’s matches for the recent set of NXT TV tapings. WWE officials are impressed with Itami’s work ethic and his improvements in speaking...
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Report: Concern Over Possible WWE Releases

Partial Source: Pwinsider.com According to sources, there is a lot of concern backstage in WWE about potential talent cuts in the near future. As you likely know, WWE is announcing their latest quarterly earnings tomorrow and talent that hasn’t been appearing regularly on TV are concerned that if the earnings results are poor, they could be let go. We’ll have coverage of the...
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WWE Files For New Trademark – Details Inside Here

WWE has filed for new trademarks for the term “Immortals” through Intellectual Property VP Lauren A. Dienes-Middlen. The specifics of the trademarks apple to a variety of categories of products as follows. Start your speculation engines now: Filing #1: Toys, namely, action figures, accessories therefor; dolls; cases for action figures; toy wrestling rings; playsets; toy vehicles...
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VIDEO: Rockstar Spud ‘Banned’ From TNA Headquarters

Here is TNA’s latest “iMPACT365″ video in which Rockstar Spud is banned by EC3 from TNA headquarters and has his “”I’m With Spud Wednesdays” YouTube series cancelled:
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Wall Street Exec: ‘Vince McMahon Wants To Sell WWE!’

Lemelson Capital founder Emmanuel Lemelson is of the opinion that the McMahons intend to sell WWE. Lemelson, who manages one of the largest hedge funds in the world, spoke with Benzinga for a new article about WWE and the Network and said that the company is “clearly an acquisition target.” Lemelson said that he believes the company is in a particularly “special situation,”...
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VIDEO: An In-Depth Look At Last Month’s WWE Tryouts

WWE has sent along the following video from last month’s three-day WWE tryout with thirty hopefuls. The video is summarized as follows: “Get an inside look at an actual WWE tryout at the Performance Center in Orlando and see what it takes to earn a WWE developmental contract.”
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A Rumor Killer On A New TNA TV Deal, EC3 Experience

– The latest episode of the Robbie EC3 Experience is now live, discussing Dixie Carter, DJ-Z, Jeremy Borash, the hottest knockouts and an exclusive interview with Jonny Ferrari. You can check that out at this link. – There have been reports that TNA Executive John Gaburick was in New York City today, finalizing a new TV deal for the company. According to a source, that is not...
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The Reason WWE Brought Ryback Back As A Babyface

WWE decided to have Ryback return as a babyface due to a lack of good babyfaces on the roster at this time. Ryback returned to squash Bo Dallas on RAW. His next match is against Heath Slater on SmackDown this Friday.
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VIDEO: Chavo Guerrero Discusses The Lucha Underground Debut

Here is a new video, featuring Chavo Guerrero discussing the new Lucha Underground promotion…
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Competitors For ROH’s Survival Of The Fittest Tournament

Here is the complete list of competitors for the 2014 ROH Survival of the Fittest Tournament. The tournament takes place November 7th in Columbus, OH and November 8th on Toledo, OH… * Matt Sydal * Hanson * ACH * Adam Page * Caprice Coleman * Roderick Strong * Jay Lethal * Cedric Alexander * Adam Cole * Tadarius Thomas * Delirious * Tommaso Ciampa
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Report: NXT Diva Impressing WWE Officials

WWE NXT’s Alexa Bliss is being looked at by Triple H and other officials as a talent to build the divas division around. They have also looked at Sasha Banks, Bayley and Charlotte. Banks is said to be a little stiff but they are hoping to eliminate that problem. They are also happy with Bayley’s improvement, but Bliss and Banks are higher up on the list. If you’re interested...
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Hulk Hogan: ‘I Would Have Liked To Tag With Steve Austin’, More

In an interview with My San Antonio, Hulk Hogan spoke about his desire to tag with and wrestle Steve Austin. Here are highlights: On Steve Austin: “I’ve been chasing that guy for 25 years. Stone Cold Steve Austin. I would have liked to have tagged with him. And then turn on him right in the middle of it, and then he would have had to wrestle me.” On his most memorable moment...
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Mick Foley Makes A Big Announcement On His Comedy Shows

In a post on Facebook, Mick Foley revealed that his upcoming stand-up special will be filmed for television. The show takes place on November 23 at the Bellhouse in Brooklyn, New York. He didn’t reveal who would film it or when/where it will air. He wrote: “I am absolutely THRILLED to report that on November 23rd, at the #Bellhouse in #Brooklyn NY, my one man stage show is FINALLY...
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VIDEO: Triple H Discusses John Cena, The Authority, SSeries, More

Here is Triple H’s latest sitdown interview with Michael Cole. During the interview, Triple H discusses John Cena’s refusal to join the Authority and why Cena’s time is running out…
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Update On The ROH Supercard Of Honor IX Event & Tickets

ROH sent out the following details on the Supercard of Honor IX event, which takes place over WrestleMania weekend… “ Tickets for Ring of Honor Wrestling’s SUPERCARD OF HONOR IX are On Sale Now for Ringside Members and can be purchased by clicking HERE. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 31st @ 10am Est to the General Public. Ring of Honor: Supercard of Honor IX will feature...
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WWNLive’s WrestleMania 31 Weekend Plans Revealed

Gabe Sapolsky posted the following on Twitter today, announcing the company’s plans for WrestleMania 31 weekend… We are holding events all day on March 27th & 28th at SANTA CLARA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS FIESTA HALL 344 TULLY ROAD SAN JOSE CA 9511 — Gabe Sapolsky (@BookItGabe) October 29, 2014 This is just a few miles from Wrestlemania and Axxess. More info soon. Major shows...
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WZR Radio Archive – 10/28/14

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