BoD Daily Update

Ryback Injury Update

Ryback has been diagnosed with a staph infection and as a result, will not be able to wrestle at the Battleground PPV.


TNA Telling Some Talent the Company Will Survive?

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, some of the TNA wrestlers have been told that the overseas television money will help keep the company afloat while they shop around for a new U.S. television deal. Those were also told that the company will survive because they trimmed down a lot of the big contracts and got rid of a lot of the higher paid wrestlers and that the company business model is changing.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter


Tough Enough Competitor Injured

Chelsea, the newest member of the show, injured her ankle during a challenge that was taped for this coming Tuesday’s episode.

BoD Wednesday Night Thread

Tonight, you have NXT, Lucha Underground, TNA Impact, and Ring of Honor all on television. And feel free to talk about anything else going on tonight here.

And be sure to check out the newest What If… column from Place to Be Nation as some staff members explore What If the NWO’s Third Man Wasn’t Hulk Hogan…

PTBN’s Wrestling What If… The NWO’s Third Man

BoD Daily Update

Dolph Ziggler Update

PWInsider has confirmed that Ziggler has in fact signed a new deal with the WWE. Also, the reason that Ziggler was written off of TV is that he will begin filming for the new WWE Studios film “6:42” this week in Vancouver. The filming is scheduled to last about four weeks long.


WWE RAW Ratings

RAW this past Monday night drew 3.54 million viewers. Here is the hourly breakdown:

8pm: 3.43 million viewers

9pm: 3.51 million viewers

10pm: 3.65 million viewers


WWE Announces Date For Second Quarter Conference Call

The call is scheduled for Thursday July 30th at 11am EST. The WWE will be releasing their Network subscriber number during this call as well.


Alberto El Patron Update

Patron, the former Alberto Del Rio in the WWE, is safe after no-showing an Autism benefit Sunday night. Lone Star Championship Wrestling has issued a statement regarding the incident that you can read by clicking on the link below.

BoD Tuesday Night Thread

Tonight, we have the MLB All-Star Game, Tough Enough, and anything else you want to talk about tonight here.


Also, if you haven’t already, make sure to head on over to Place to be Nation for the latest installment of the “Kevin Kelly” show as he welcomes guest “The Patriot” Del Wilkes. Click on the link below to listen to this interview, which is quite revealing.

BoD Daily Update

Backstage Reaction to the Diva’s Segment

WWE officials were reported to have been “absolutely thrilled” with how the divas segment came off on RAW. The feeling was that this division has turned the corner. The initial plan was for this to happen was to do this closer to SummerSlam but with the U.S. Women’s Soccer team winning this week and the attention they have been receiving the decision was made to move the plans up.


Kane (Storyline) Injury Update

Last night, reported that Kane had sustained a broken right ankle due to Brock Lesnar’s attack last night.


Kayfabe Commentaries Releases Newest Installment in Their WCW Timeline Series

1994 WCW as told by Eric Bischoff was released last night. You can click on the link below to view the trailer



Also, click on the link below to view the newest installment of the “Kevin Kelly Show” over at Place to be Nation as he welcomes guest Del Wilkes, who was better known as the Patriot. Click on the link below to give this a listen.


BoD Daily Update RAW Preview


New Japan Star Injured

Katsuyori Shibata was injured Friday night. No word on whether or not he will miss the G-1 tournament, which begins on 7/20.

Credit Dave Meltzer,



Interviews with Former WWE Workers

Justin Gabriel

Chris Masters


WWF Superstars of Wrestling August 29th, 1987

August 29, 1987

From the Dane County Expo Center in Madison, WI

Your hosts are Bruno Sammartino, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, and Vince McMahon

In action this week will be Paul Orndorff, Junkyard Dog, and Strike Force. Plus, Brutus Beefcake is with hairstylist Sal Fodera and more.

Read moreWWF Superstars of Wrestling August 29th, 1987

Place to be Network Rewind Series: WCW Bash at the Beach 1996

From the fine folks at Place to be Nation, listen to the podcast that discusses one of the most influential PPV’s in the history of professional wrestling. This podcast also features Scott Keith as a special guest so click on the link below and give it a listen.






WWF Sam Houston Coliseum August 28th, 1987

August 28, 1987

Your hosts are Bruce Prichard, Mike McGuirk, and Pete Doherty

This was the WWE 24/7 version of the show, which omitted the Terry Funk vs. Chavo Guerrero match.

Also, this was known as the “Paul Boesch Retirement Show.” Boesch had promoted the WWF in Houston once the UWF went under in April of 1987 then retired shortly after that.  A lot of legends like Verne Gagne, Lou Thesz, and Stu Hart among others were in attendance as well.

Read moreWWF Sam Houston Coliseum August 28th, 1987

BoD Daily Update

Main Event for Next NXT Takeover Show Announced

At the San Diego Comic Con it was announced that Finn Balor will defend his title against Kevin Owens on 8/22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY


Former TNA X Division Champion Tries out for the WWE

Seiya Sanada was at the tryouts that took place in Japan during the WWE’s tour of the country last week.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter


TNA and Ring of Honor Ratings

Ratings for both shows were up this week. TNA’s combined audience, for the first-run and replay of the show were its highest since the show moved to Wednesday nights. Here are the combined ratings:

TNA: 453,000

Ring of Honor: 262,000


Also, head on over to Place to be Nation to check out the live coverage blog from the San Diego Comic Con. You can check it out by clicking on the link below: