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Major TNA Bound For Glory News – Original Plans Changed, More

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter One of the original plans for TNA Bound for Glory was to have Team 3D vs. The Wolves at the pay-per-view for the tag titles. The Wolves were taken off the event and replaced by Tommy Dreamer and Abyss. Abyss was originally going to face Bram, but bookers decided to make the change since Team 3D was in the country for the Hall of Fame ceremony...
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Backstage Update: ‘Extras’ Decline WWE Due To Pay Cuts

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter As previously reported, independent wrestlers who sometimes appear on WWE TV as extras have received a pay cut. Indy wrestling talents used to receive $250 a night to work as an “extra” for WWE TV. However, due to WWE’s recent budget cuts, the extras now only receive $100 a night for the same work. Extras include wrestlers who work...
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Backstage News: WWE Cuts Back Pay Given To TV Extras

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter WWE used to pay independent wrestling talent brought in to work as “extras” on television $250 per night, however it is said that with the current budget cuts within the company, those same talents are paid just $100 per night for the same type of work. Generally speaking, independent talents these days are brought in to work as “security...
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Backstage Update – WWE’s Plans For Rusev

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter There continues to be discussions within WWE creative regarding the idea of having Rusev feud with Sheamus over the WWE United States Championship once he is done with his current program with Big Show. The main idea behind the Rusev-Sheamus feud is that Rusev would defeat Sheamus for the title, and then brag about how he is the “United...
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Backstage News – Rey Mysterio & AAA, JTG Update

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio was backstage at the AAA “Lucha Underground” television taping in Los Angeles, California on September 27th. Apparently someone tweeted a photo of Mysterio backstage at the event, however the tweet was quickly removed. Also backstage at the event was recently released WWE Superstar JTG.
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WWE Settling Lawsuits + Recent WWE Attendance #’s

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter – WWE is reportedly in the process of getting the lawsuits that were brought against them, based on the idea that they violated SEC regulations with their new television deal, dismissed. – Below are some recent WWE attendance figures: * September 26th in East Rutherford, NJ drew 5,500 fans * September 27th in Youngstown, OH drew 4,000...
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Backstage Updates – WWE Hell In A Cell Main Events?

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter As we noted recently, the talk going around within WWE is that the upcoming Hell In A Cell pay-per-view will feature two cell matches, one with Seth Rollins and the other with Randy Orton. As we mentioned, the current working plan is for Dean Ambrose and John Cena to compete in a match on an upcoming RAW where the winner gets Rollins inside...
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Backstage Update: Vince McMahon’s ‘Total Divas’ Rule

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter Regarding reports that Vince McMahon doesn’t want a cast member of WWE Total Divas to become WWE Divas Champion, it’s said that it was merely behind-the-scenes chatter until Total Divas cast member Cameron spoke out about it. Cameron said the following regarding the alleged “rule” during her recent appearance on Chris Jericho’s...
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Backstage News: WWE Pay-Per-View Bonuses Extremely Low

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter The payoffs for the first few pay-per-view shows following WrestleMania with the new formula are in and according to reports, are said to be described as “really bad.” Many are speculating that this points to the fact that talents are getting paid based on pay-per-view revenue and are seeing nothing extra from all of the pay-per-view...
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Adrian Neville Discusses A RAW Return, Camaraderie At NXT

The following are highlights of a new Sporting News interview with NXT Champion Adrian Neville: On the camaraderie at NXT: “Yeah, it’s a very competitive environment. We all push each other and we all bring out the best in each another, none is more true than between me and Sami Zayn. We’re good friends but we’re very, very competitive in that’s starting to play out a bit...
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The Opening Video For John Cena’s WWE DVD, Hornswoggle/Y2J Podcast

– At the closing bell on Wednesday, WWE stock was at $13.37 per share. – Hornswoggle is this week’s featured guest on Chris Jericho’s “Talk is Jericho” podcast. – WrestlingDVDNews.com has released the opening video for WWE’s “John Cena – Greatest Rivalries” DVD and Blu-ray. You can view it below:
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PHOTO: Paige Being Filmed Outside Of Monday’s WWE RAW

A Twitter user posted the following pic showing WWE Diva Paige being filmed at the Allstate Arena before RAW this week by what the fan called a “Total Divas camera crew”. You can see the pic below. Obviously this doesn’t mean that Paige is joining the reality show; she could just be making a brief appearance or cameo on the show at some point. It may have also been for something...
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WWE HOFer Backstage At SD, Low SD Attendance, Breeze/NXT

– WWE Hall of Famer Bob Uecker was backstage visiting at last night’s WWE Main Event and SmackDown TV tapings from Milwaukee, WI. – The WWEShop.com website is now selling Tyler Breeze “Take a Selfie” iPhone 5 cases. – Bayley vs. Charlotte for the WWE NXT Women’s Title is confirmed for this week’s WWE NXT broadcast. This is a rematch from their very good bout at NXT...
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Whatever Happened To Kharma?, TNA One Night Only PPVs, More

– Former WWE Diva and TNA Knockout Awesome/Amazing “Kharma” Kong is scheduled to return to the ring at the WrestleCade event on November 29th. The event takes place from Winston-Salem, North Carolina and she’ll be facing former TNA Knockout Lei’D Tapa. – The TNA One Night Only: Knockouts Knockdown 2014 PPV will debut on November 7th. Here is the official synopsis: ...
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Backstage Update – The Wyatt Family Splitting Up?

Source: The Wrestling Observer As noted after The Wyatt Family vignettes aired on Monday’s RAW, the word within WWE is that they absolutely plan on splitting up the faction and having all three guys go their separate, individual ways. There’s no word as to which, if any, of the three will turn babyface in the process, although early speculation is that Bray Wyatt is set to turn...
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Jim Ross Blogs – The IC/U.S. Titles, The Bunny, Divas, Ambrose

The following are highlights of the latest Jim Ross blog: On The Bunny and PG wrestling: “Admittedly, I am not in WWE’s target demo any longer but I’m still a fan but for the life of me I can’t ascertain the usefulness of a mini bull, a mini alligator or a giant rabbit. Apparently, I just don’t get it. Perhaps it’s the ‘Disney’ influence of the PG aspect of today’s...
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Stephanie McMahon Discusses Taking Over For Her Father, More

Stephanie McMahon recently spoke with Chicago Now, here are the highlights… On Being a Heel and Taking Over For Her Father: I wouldn’t say I am taking over for my Dad. My husband and I are involved in a fun storyline where we represent the “evil owners”. Playing the bad guy is so much fun for me and I’m not sure why. But it’s very impactful when I do the community service...
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VIDEO: John Cena Discusses Rollins Issues, WWE Title, Lesnar

Here is WWE’s weekly sit down interview, hosted by Michael Cole. This week John Cena joins Cole and discusses Seth Rollins costing him the WWE Title, the guys that can’t beat Brock Lesnar, sharing common ground with Dean Ambrose and more…
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VIDEO: Cesaro Discusses The WWE PC & His Start In Wrestling

Cesaro recently spoke with Sam Roberts about his start in wrestling, the WWE performance Center and more. Here are some highlights and the video… “When I started out it was a crappy ring in a cold barn, so you saw who was tough enough to make it or not. This is different here. It’s just a different age, so to speak, a different era. Those people have different difficulties...
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VIDEO: Sami Zayn Discusses His RAW Debut, 2K15, More

The following are highlights of a new Sami Zayn interview: On being in WWE 2K15: “I don’t remember hearing it initially. I was just at Full Sail one time for NXT and 2K was there and kind of just put me in a room and it was sort of you might be in the game, you might not, we’re not sure exactly. But the next thing I know, we flew to California, (Adrian) Neville and I, to do...
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VIDEO: Bo Dallas Discusses The IC Title, His Character, More

Bo Dallas recently spoke about being part of WWE 2K15, focusing on the IC Title, evolving his character and more. You can check out the interview below…
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Press Release: Top WWE Stars To Appear At RingsideFest

The following was sent out today, announcing that The Bella Twins, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Goldust & Stardust will all be appearing at RingsideFest on October 4th. Here are all the details… “The Bella Twins, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Goldust & Stardust Take Over NYC! – RINGSIDE COLLECTIBLES, INC. presents the 11th annual RINGSIDE FEST, scheduled for Saturday,...
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Update On The GFW/NJPW Relationship & PPV Plans

Partial Source: Pwinsider Global Force Wrestling’s first ever event will be producing New Japan Pro Wrestling’s WrestleKingdom event on traditional US pay-per-view. The show takes place on January 4th, and is being listed by pay-per-view providers as, “GFW Presents New Japan’s WrestleKingdom”. At this time, the plan is to show the pay-per-view live (likely around 3AM ET...
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Bray Wyatt Discusses Getting A Babyface Reaction, & More

Bray Wyatt recently spoke with SportingNews.com about WWE 2k15 and more. Here are the highlights… On being in the new WWE 2K15 game: “I think the game is pretty cool. As far as my appearance in the game, I think it’s pretty spot on. They could have made me a little more jacked, that would have been more realistic. My muscles are a little smaller in the game than they are in...
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WWE Developing Fantasy Camps, HHH/Stephanie DVDs, Miz/Punk

– WWE is developing Fantasy Camps for fans that would happen at the Performance Center in Winter Park, Florida. They are also looking into having one day VIP events at the Center. The projects are currently in the early stages of development. – WWE Studios are working on an English-language remake of the French comedy Les Reines Du Ring. The French version will be out on DVD...
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