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Major Backstage Update – The End Of Undertaker’s Streak

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter UPDATE: Despite reports to the contrary, it was not Undertaker’s decision to end his legendary undefeated streak at WrestleMania XXX this year. The belief, however, is that if he didn’t want to end the streak, he could have put up a fight and it probably wouldn’t have happened. Regardless, Vince McMahon made the call to have Brock Lesnar...
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Daniel Bryan-WWE Update + The Latest ‘WWE Inbox’ (Video)

– As previously noted, Daniel Bryan was listed as questionable for next week’s edition of WWE RAW, which takes place in St. Louis, Missouri. It was also announced that he would not be appearing at the non-televised WWE live events this weekend in Toronto, Rockford and Peoria. It was later announced on WWE Main Event that Bryan would in fact be appearing in St. Louis for RAW next...
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Various News: TNA iMPACT! Matches, NXT Tapes Tonight

– Current GHC Heavyweight Champion (NOAH) Yuji Nagata turns 46 years old today. – ESPN Classic has three hours of Global Supercard Wrestling tonight. The shows air at 7PM ET, 8PM ET and 11PM ET. – WWE NXT taped new episodes of TV tonight at Full Sail University. Colin Cassady, Adrian Neville, Bo Dallas, Sami Zayn, Mason Ryan and Enzo Amore are advertised to appear. – Here...
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WWE Network Makes A Big Splash For Online Streaming

WWE has made a big impact in the online streaming business in the first two months of the WWE Network. WWE material is now second for all live, streaming Internet content, accounting for 17.7% of all such content, only behind popular videogame live streaming service Twitch.tv. Streaming of live material on the WWE Network beat out ESPN, Major League Baseball, Ustream and others who...
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WWE To Strip Paige Of The NXT Women’s Title

WWE has filmed a segment that will be added into tonight’s NXT show where NXT General Manager JBL strips Paige of the NXT Women’s Title. The angle will be that she cannot hold both the NXT Women’s and WWE Diva’s Title at the same time. They will start an angle at tonight’s TV tapings (likely a tournament) in Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida to crown a new champion...
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The Very Latest On Sting’s WWE Future & Debut

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter Here is your latest update on Sting and WWE. According to reports, it has not been confirmed if he has actually signed his WWE contract, but at this point it is considered a formality that he is signing with the company. Basically, he’s coming and it’s very possible the contract has already been signed. There are only a few select few...
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Report: WWE Officials Upset With Mick Foley

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter UPDATE: Several top WWE executives are reportedly upset at Mick Foley. This is due to the blogs and tweets he made in regards to the booking of Daniel Bryan around the Royal Rumble. Foley was very critical of the company during that time about how they were booking Daniel Bryan and not listening to the fans. They’re likely not happy about...
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Backstage News: AJ Lee’s Return + New NXT Announcer

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter – The new WWE NXT announcer Rich Brennan (real name Rich Bocchini) was originally the announcer for Booker T’s “Reality Of Wrestling” promotion out of Houston, Texas. His background included announcing for the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees of the Central Hockey League, as well as the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League. He...
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A Correction On Rey Mysterio’s Injury Inside Here

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter UPDATE: In a correction to previous reports, Rey Mysterio is not out of action with a knee injury. Mysterio is currently out of action with a hand injury. The hand has been swelling badly, which is the reason he has been given time off. Mysterio wasn’t originally booked for WrestleMania, but the decision was made late to add him to the...
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The Updated ROH-NJPW War Of The Worlds Event Card

Here is the updated card for the May 17th ROH-NJPW War of the Worlds event… Adam Cole/Kevin Steen winner from Global Wars vs. Jushin “Thunder” Liger for the ROH World Championship Kazuchika Okada vs. Michael Elgin for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship The Young Bucks vs. Red Dragon for the ROH Tag Team Championships Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows vs. The Briscoes for the IWGP...
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Today’s Streaming Content On The WWE Network

Here is today’s schedule of streaming events on the WWE Network… 10 AM – Raw Flashback: 1/16/94 (Randy Savage vs. IRS) 11 AM – WCW Spring Stampede 1998 (Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash vs. Roddy Piper and The Giant) 2 PM – WrestleMania 30 Fallout Episode 1 3 PM – WrestleMania 30 Fallout Episode 2 4 PM – WrestleMania 30 Fallout Episode 3 5 PM – WrestleMania 30 Fallout Episode...
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Two New Rumored WWE Extreme Rules Matches

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter According to one source, Bad News Barrett is scheduled to defeat Rob Van Dam, possibly with interference from Cesaro, on next Monday’s RAW in the finals of the WWE Intercontinental Championship contender tournament. This would mean Barrett will be the challenger for Big E. at the upcoming WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view in East Rutherford...
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Ticket Sales For Extreme Rules, Payback & MITB PPVs

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter – The WWE Extreme Rules PPV in East Rutherford, New Jersey on May 4th is set up for 14,000 seats and is nearly sold out. – The WWE Payback PPV takes June 1st place in Chicago, Illinois. The show is set up for 11,000 seats and is also nearly sold out. – The WWE Money in the Bank PPV takes place June 29th in Boston, Massachusetts. The...
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Confirmed NXT Matches + Stephanie McMahon/NOH8

– In a recent press release, Stephanie McMahon said the following regarding WWE’s new partnership with the NOH8 campaign: “Our mission at WWE is to put smiles on people’s faces and we do that, in part, by participating in initiatives that help fight bullying of all kinds. We are proud to support the LBGT community by taking part in the WWE NOH8 Campaign.” – Here are today’s...
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What’s Up With The Extreme Rising Title?, NJPW Tour Bus Pic

– ShopTNA.com has released new t-shirts for The Wolves. – Following the cancellation of all future Extreme Rising events, Pro Wrestling Syndicate posted the following to Facebook, noting that Luke Hawx will defend the title against Devon Moore: Post by Pro Wrestling Syndicate. – Here is a photo of one of the New Japan Pro Wrestling tour buses: 新日本プロレスきょうは大阪で...
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PHOTOS: Linda & Stephanie McMahon At Women’s Event

During the first edition of her “Women Can Have It All” series, Linda McMahon interviewed her daughter Stephanie McMahon. The event took place at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT on Wednesday evening. Stephanie tweeted the following photos from the event: On our way to @sacredheartuniv for (my mom) @Linda_McMahon first interview in her "Women Can Have it All"...
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JR/Y2J Podcast Previews, John Cena Tweets, WWE Stock

– At the closing bell on Wednesday, WWE stock was at $22.10 per share. That is down about 2% from Tuesday. – John Cena tweeted the following regarding his 37th birthday on Wednesday: “Time,some wish 4 more,some wish 2 stop it,but we all only have so much of it. NEVER take that for granted. Work hard, but take TIME 2 enjoy” – Below is the official episode description for...
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WZR Radio Archive – 4/22/14

Host: Ryan Clark Co-host: Matt Boone Twitter: https://twitter.com/wzronlinedotcom Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WZRArmy Website: http://www.wzronline.com/ Whats on This Weeks Show: - Weekend talk & random news! - WWE RAW recap! - TONS of backstage news & rumors! - Facebook questions + rapid fire! - Chat shoutouts & questions! - Live phone calls in hour two Watch...
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Stephanie McMahon To Apologize To D-Bryan On RAW, More

– WWE.com posted an article on Tuesday noting that Stephanie McMahon will appear on next week’s WWE RAW broadcast to “apologize” to Daniel Bryan for the Kane attack on RAW this week. – The May issue of WWE Magazine contains a feature looking at “31 Bold Predictions for WrestleMania 31.” It’s interesting to note that #22, which you can view here, reads: “Twenty...
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Update: More Promotions Offer Extreme Rising Discounts

UPDATE: After Extreme Rising canceled its events for this weekend, both Maryland Championship Wrestling and OMEGA have offered discounts on tickets for fans who purchased Extreme Rising tickets. Here are details: Maryland Championship Wrestling – Free admission with Extreme Rising ticket: Sean Waltman, Christian York, Ruckus and more. Friday April 25, 2014 Body Slam Autism 4 The...
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This Week’s WWE RAW Rating Is In – Details Inside

UPDATE: This week’s WWE RAW broadcast drew a final 2.97 (3.0) cable rating. ORIGINAL: The early numbers for Monday night’s WWE RAW broadcast are in and the show averaged 4.13 million viewers. That is down a lot from last week’s 4.77 million viewers. The first hour drew 4.22 million viewers, the second hour drew 4.39 million viewers and the third hour drew 3.79 million viewers...
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Backstage Confusion Over Adam Rose’ WWE Debut

As previously reported, there was a belief online prior to last night’s RAW that Adam Rose would be making his television debut on the show. While his bus was at the building, it has also been at the building last week, and generally travels to all cities as it’s the bus that the crew uses for work. All of the Rose vignettes, which were filmed on that bus, were shot prior to...
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Indy Wrestler Backstage At RAW, Evolution, Ziggler/Paige

– WWEShop.com has added a new “Adapt or Perish” t-shirt for Evolution. – NWA Smoky Mountain wrestler Chase Owens was backstage at last night’s WWE RAW. We’re not sure if he received a tryout before the show went live but he’s also rumored to be at tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings. – During a segment on the WWE App last night, WWE backstage interviewer Tom Phillips...
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DDP Speaks Out – Warrior Memories, Hall/Roberts/HOF, More

DDP recently shared memories of the Ultimate Warrior and more. Here are the highlights… On the energy backstage at the WWE Hall Of Fame: “The Hall of Fame was really cool, getting there was the journey, the whole thing with Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Scott Hall. It was great to see both those guys be inducted, they both put a lot of work in. It’s one of those things,...
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WWE’s Top 10 Most Watched Network Shows Revealed

Last night on RAW, WWE revealed the top 10 most watched shows on the WWE Network from last week. Here is that list… 1. WWE Legends House 2. WrestleMania XXX 3. Ultimate Warrior’s Greatest Matches 4. Warrior: The Ultimate Legend 5. WWE Main Event 6. Journey to WrestleMania XXX: Daniel Bryan 7. WWE RAW Pre-show 8. WWE NXT 9. Legends of WrestleMania: Warrior 10. RAW Backstage Pass...
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