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Jim Ross Blogs: Rusev/Swagger, Goldust/Stardust Heel Turns, More

The following are highlights from the latest Jim Ross blog: On a new FOX Sports piece he’s working on: “Doing some research on the recruitment of Brock Lesnar to WWE and on @HeymanHustle aka Paul Heyman and his national, cable TV beginnings in Atlanta for WCW. This will be a piece for FoxSports.com and will be posted in a few days. There are some interesting stories concerning...
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Bobby Lashley To Miss iMPACT! Tapings Due To Bellator Fight, More

– Bobby Lashley will miss early September TNA tapings. This is due to Lashley fighting for Bellator on September 5th. – Here is the audio of King Mo’s recent appearance on Submission Radio:
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Backstage News On Ronda Rousey To WWE In The Future?, More

Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter As we reported a few weeks ago, UFC Champions Jon Jones and Ronda Rousey, along with Rousey’s “Four Horsewomen” faction, were backstage at the WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view event in Los Angeles, California. Apparently while at the show, some ideas were thrown around among the WWE creative team regarding the possibility of WWE...
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Backstage News On Prince Devitt’s Ring Name, WWE Countdown Poll

Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter – After several reports over the past few days, WWE has decided to pull Daniel Bryan from the advertising for their upcoming European tour in November. The shows that were advertised to be headlined by Bryan no longer list him. The “A-show” advertising no longer lists Bad News Barrett as appearing as well. – The official WWE...
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VIDEOS: Prince Devitt Talks WWE Debut + ‘Taker/Kane DVD Trailer

– In the latest edition of the NXT video blog, which you can check out below, Prince Devitt talks about his training at the WWE Performance Center. – Here is the trailer for WWE’s “Brothers of Destruction” DVD:
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Report: Jake Roberts Unconscious In Las Vegas Hospital

According to reports, WWE Hall Of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts is currently unconscious in a hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. Roberts reportedtly flew to Vegas on Wednesday for an event, however reports claim that he passed out on the airplane and has remained unconscious ever since. An ambulance took Roberts from the plane to the nearby hospital, which is where the WWE Hall...
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TNA Risking Bound For Glory Spoilers With TV Tapings

There is a risk that spoilers for TNA’s Bound for Glory PPV will get leaked as they are taping several iMPACT episodes in advance. The September 16-19 tapings in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania will include four weeks of iMPACT! that will air AFTER the PPV in October. The September 5 and 6 tapings in North Carolina were changed to One Night Only PPV tapings, which means that Bethlehem...
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Daniel Bryan Discusses The Popularity Of ‘YES!’ Chants & More

Daniel Bryan recently spoke with SI.com about the popularity of the “YES” chant and more. Here are the highlights… On The Popularity of The YES Chants’: “I really didn’t expect any of this to happen, it’s unbelievable. I don’t really follow pop culture or sports, other than the Seahawks. I love the Seahawks, but I’ll get messages all the time like, ‘Did you see...
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VIDEO: The Intro For WWE’s ‘Best Of Sting’ DVD

WrestlingDVDNews has revealed the intro for WWE’s upcoming “The Best of Sting” DVD, which arrives on September 23. It will get a UK/Europe release on September 29 and an Australian release on October 1.
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Mid-Atlantic Legends Fanfest Returning Next Year?, More

Greg Price, who organizes the Mid-Atlantic Legends Fanfest, is looking for opinions on running the show in July 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Price would no longer bring in “Featured Guests” for signings but would build it around Q&As, live wrestling and a premiere screening of the documentary Mid-Atlantic Memories, which has been in production for years. There would...
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VIDEO: RVD Speaks Out, WWE Talents Discuss New Logo

– Rob Van Dam was recently interviewed by Dan Masters after his final appearance on RAW for a while. – The Miz, Emma and more discuss the old WWE logo and their favorite healthy snacks…
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Brock Lesnar Advertised For SD, Ryback At MLB Game, Hogan/Trish

– Design & Trend has posted a new interview with WWE 2K15 executive producer Mark Little. – Brock Lesnar has been locally advertised for the October 21 SmackDown taping, which is the final taping before the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. – Several fans have posted photos on social media of Ryback at the Phillies vs Nationals game last night. – Hulk Hogan, Trish Stratus...
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CBS Makes Amazing Race Cast Announcement – Details

CBS announced today, via press release, the cast for the 25th season of The Amazing Race. The announcement confirmed the casting of TNA’s Brooke Tessmacher and Robbie E as a team on the show. The show debuts on September 26th, and here are the profiles announced for the TNA stars… Name: Brooke Adams Age: 29 Hometown: Houston, Texas Connection to teammate: Dating Follow on Twitter...
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Backstage News – Major TNA Office Cuts – Details Inside

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter As previously reported, TNA recently released some office employees. Jimmy Jay, who did the merchandise promos for the TNA site and replaced Don West, was one of those employees. He did a lot of work at the live events, pushing the merchandise. Also released was Dewey Barnes. Barnes appeared previously on TV as an opponent for Ethan Carter...
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Backstage Update On TNA’s Ongoing TV Negotiations

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter TNA is talking with other networks about a possible TV deal, but discussions with Discovery’s Velocity are the most serious. TNA has reportedly been in discussions with them since before the story broke that Spike TV was not renewing their relationship with TNA. That story from TMZ on Spike not renewing TNA was posted back on July 27th.
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Backstage Update – The Wolves’ TNA Contracts

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter According to sources, TNA Tag Team Champions Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards are under contract with TNA Wrestling through the end of this year. TNA reportedly has an option where they can extend the contracts with a rollover into next year.
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VIDEOS: Post-TNA iMPACT! Videos + Chris Melendez/TNA, More

– Here are The Wolves, and The Hardys, reacting to their loss in the first match of the Tag Team Championship Series on last night’s iMPACT!… – TNA posted the following, looking at Chris Melendez prior to his TNA debut…
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Jim Ross Blogs – Lucha Underground, Rhodes Brothers, Rusev

Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry, here are the highlights… On Lucha Underground: Lucha Underground debuts its English speaking version of the new, pro wrestling TV show on Wednesday night Oct 8 at 8/7 central on the El Rey Network. Former WWE creative team member Chris DeJoseph aka Big Dick Johnson when performing back in the day is Co-Executive Producer of the new series....
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PHOTO: WWE’s New Randy Savage DVD Cover Revealed

WrestlingDVDNews.com has revealed the cover of WWE’s new “Macho Man: The Randy Savage Story” DVD and Blu-ray. You can pre-order the set now on Amazon. The Collector’s Edition box set includes the 2009 Macho Madness DVD, a t-shirt, a bandana and sunglasses. That will cost about $109.99. You can pre-order it here. It will be released in the UK on November 17, the US on November...
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VIDEO: The Latest Teaser Video For Havok’s TNA Debut

Here is TNA’s latest teaser for Havok, who will debut next week…
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Kelly Kelly & Curt Hawkins Both Get Engaged Recently, More

– Brian Myers (formerly known as Curt Hawkins) recently got engaged to girlfriend Elizabeth Karch. – Kelly Kelly recently got engaged to her long time boyfriend, NHL star Sheldon Souray of the Anaheim Ducks. – There are no pro wrestling events scheduled for ESPN Classic tonight.
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WWE NXT Live Event Tonight, Today’s Birthdays, & More

– WWE NXT runs a live event tonight at the Maxwell Snyder Armory in Jacksonville, Florida. Charlotte. Colin Cassady, Mojo Rowley, Adrian Neville, Tyler Breeze, and Sami Zayn are set to appear. – Christina Von Eerie turns 25 years old today. – Ricky Reyes turns 36 years old today. – Former WWE Tough Enough winner Linda Miles turns 36 years old today.
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Backstage News On RVD & Ric Flair’s WWE Futures

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter – As we noted on Tuesday, Rob Van Dam’s current run with WWE was wrapped up at the television tapings in Ontario, California on Tuesday night. RVD’s final match of this run, which was against Seth Rollins, will air on Friday’s edition of WWE SmackDown. Van Dam’s deal with WWE calls for him to work 90-day intervals, however he ended...
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WWE Fires Merchandising VP Following WM30 Issues

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter WWE VP of Venue Merchandising and Operations Alan Rebhun was fired after mismanaging the concessions at WrestleMania 30. According to sources, Rebhun hired a sketchy vending company, who had previously gone bankrupt twice, to handle the concessions. They were said to be poorly staffed and disorganized and that a large amount of money was...
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WWE Runs Tryouts For NXT Takeover 2 Main Events

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter WWE ran a “tryout” of the NXT Takeover 2 main event of Sami Zayn vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Adrian Neville vs. Tyler Breeze in a four-way for the NXT Title on a recent house show, putting Sami Zayn over. The company also has been practicing Charlotte vs. Bayley, which will be on the show, as a non-title match with a finish where Sasha Banks costs...
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