BoD Daily Update: July 22nd, 2016

Brock Lesnar Update

Lesnar will definitely not be suspended by the WWE and his match against Randy Orton at SummerSlam will go on as planned.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Radio

 

Two Other Former WWE Superstars Returning to the Company

In addition to yesterday’s news of Curt Hawkins and Rhyno returning to the WWE, MVP and Shelton Benjamin will also be making a return to the WWE, per Teddy Long on the Gerweck Report Podcast

http://www.gerweck.net/2016/07/21/breaking-audio-two-former-wwe-superstars-returning-to-the-company/

 

EVOLVE Star Signing Full-Time WWE/NXT Contract

Johnny Gargano will be leaving EVOLVE, with his final appearance September 11th in Queens, NY at EVOLVE 69.

http://pwinsider.com/article/103519/evolve-star-signing-full-fledged-nxt-deal.html?p=1

 

Also, anyone who wants to make a logo for the new Podcast of Doom, please email either Scott or myself at [email protected] You should include “PTBN Presents Scott Keith’s Podcast of Doom” somewhere on the logo.

 

And, vote in this week’s shoot interview poll by clicking here

 

 

BoD Daily Update: July 21st, 2016

Original Plan for the First Round in the WWE Draft

As of last week, Brock Lesnar was going to be the first overall pick in the WWE draft stemming from his victory in UFC against Mark Hunt. After that, Ambrose was going to be drafted #2 to Smackdown to put over the value of the title then Rollins would be drafted next to RAW with Cena then going to Smackdown.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

 

WWE Signing Competitors From the Cruiserweight Classic?

It is believed that Cedric Alexander, Akira Tozawa, Gran Metalik, and Kota Ibushi have been offered contracts nd will be heading into the WWE.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

 

Ring of Honor Talent Contract Update

It was learned that the contracts of Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly, Adam Cole, Jay Lethal, and the Young Bucks are all set to expire at the end of December. It is also known that Donovan Dijak’s contract with the company will end at the end of September.

http://www.pwtorch.com/site/2016/07/19/pwtorch-report-will-rohs-roster-look-like-final-battle-contracts-expire/

 

RF Video Releases Reflections with Lex Luger: Long Road to Redemption

Click on the link below to view the trailer, which runs at ten minutes long

BoD Daily Update: July 20th, 2016

WWE.com NXT Preview

http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/2016-07-20

 

WWE.com Cruiserweight Classic Preview

http://www.wwe.com/shows/cruiserweightclassic

 

Altercation Takes Place Backstage at Smackdown

There was a fight before Smackdown yesterday at catering between Simon Gotch and Sin Cara. No word yet as to what caused the altercation.

http://wrestlechat.net/report-more-on-sin-cara-simon-gotch-getting-into-a-fight-before-tonights-smackdown/

Plus, head over to Place to be Nation for my Smackdown Review

WWF Superstars of Wrestling – October 15th, 1988

Going forward, my WWF reviews that usually post Tuesday evenings will occur in the early afternoon due to Smackdown airing live Tuesday nights.

 

October 15, 1988

From the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, IN

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

This week in action we will see Hercules, Rick Rude, Blue Blazer, and the Hart Foundation. Plus, Hacksaw Jim Duggan will be the guest of the “Brother Love Show” and more.

Read moreWWF Superstars of Wrestling – October 15th, 1988

BoD Daily Update: July 19th, 2016

WWE.com Smackdown Preview

https://www.wwe.com/shows/smackdown/2016-07-19

WWE Cruiserweight Division Update

With the news of the Cruiserweight Division being exclusive to RAW, it is believed that the September 4th finale of the Cruiserweight Classic will crown the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion. According to PWInsider.com, the WWE has yet to sign any of the CWC competitors to full-time deals but can expect to hear talents working the CWC to be offered full-time deals of sorts as the company has a number of CWC talents in mind for those spots.

http://pwinsider.com/article/103467/wwe-cruiserweights-update.html?p=1

Possible Change to the Smackdown Announce Team?

There are people in the company pushing for Corey Graves to get an announcing gig on the main roster, with a few sources expecting Graves to end up on Smackdown.

http://wrestlechat.net/report-huge-rumor-on-possible-announcer-team-change-wwe-officials-high-on-dana-brooke/

Between the Sheets & Vintage Vault Podcasts

Also, head on over to Place to be Nation for a pair of podcasts. First, Place to be Podcast Episode 414 takes a look at the 2006 WWE Unforgiven show. And, Between the Sheets #52 welcomes guest Chris Wilcox as they discuss the week in wrestling from July 12th-19th in 2002.

Read moreBoD Daily Update: July 19th, 2016

Brock Lesnar Flagged for an Anti-Doping Violation

There are no further details besides that the test took place on June 28th. If it was for performance-enhancing drugs, Lesnar faces a two-year suspension from UFC. No word yet as to whether or not this will effect his match at SummerSlam against Randy Orton.

http://www.f4wonline.com/ufc-news/brock-lesnar-flagged-anti-doping-violation-216551

 

UPDATE: UFC has released a statement on the issue:

https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/754092728661733376/photo/1

BoD Daily Update: July 15th, 2016

Big Show Challenges Shaquille O’Neal to a Match at WrestleMania 33

This challenge took place Wednesday night at the ESPY Awards.

http://wrestlechat.net/big-show-challenges-shaq-to-a-match-at-wm-33-wwe-launches-new-app/

 

Lucha Underground Viewership Numbers

This past Wednesday’s show drew 108,000 viewers, up 4% from last week’s number of 104,000 viewers.

http://wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2016/0714/613580/how-was-lucha-underground-viewership-for-part-two-of-ultima/

 

PWG Prince Available on DVD

 

Also, do not forget to vote in this week’s shoot interview poll by clicking here

Which Shoot Interview Should be Recapped Next?

Pick from four of the following shoot interviews. You can view the trailers and/or descriptions to the interview itself by clicking on the title. Your choices are:

 

Back to the Territories: Mid-South with Jim Duggan

Back to the Territories: Florida with Kevin Sullivan

Back to the Territories: Mid-Atlantic with JJ Dillon

The Crockett Diaries with Jim Cornette

 

Vote by clicking on the link below. Voting ends Saturday at noon.

http://vote.pollcode.com/52972982