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Undertaker Update

Right now, the Undertaker has a planned match for WrestleMania. However, it is being said that his opponent is someone who is not currently on the roster.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

 

 

HHH Interview

HHH was interviewed by Channel Guide Magazine where he talks about the new Cruiserweight show for the WWE Network and working with other Independent promotions among other things. You can give this a read by clicking on the link below:

http://www.channelguidemag.com/tv-news/2016/02/16/paul-triple-h-levesque-wwe-network-series-global-cruiserweight-series/

 

 

Plans for Two Divas Matches at WrestleMania

Besides the Divas Title match, there is also a plan for a second match that would be a way to feature several other women on the card.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

 

 

Names At Latest WWE Performance Center Tryout Camp

The most notable names at the camp, which took place week, where Tony Nese and Cedric Alexander from Ring of Honor. Alexander does not currently have a contract with RoH. It was also said that most of the names, including those two, were being tried out for the new Cruiserweight Series on the Network.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

 

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WWE.com NXT Preview

http://www.wwe.com/videos/sami-zayn-faces-samoa-joe-in-a-no-1-contenders-match-on-wwe-nxt-tonight-at-87-c-28681792

 

 

WWE Reducing Amount of PPV’s and Increasing the Amount of Network Specials?

WWE Officials have had talks about reducing the amount of PPVs to about 10-11 while running 6-7 WWE Network Specials, not including NXT: Takeover shows.

http://wrestlechat.net/report-wwe-officials-talking-about-reducing-the-number-of-ppvs-and-increasing-the-number-of-wwe-network-specials/

 

 

Mark Henry Update

Henry, who suffered an unknown injury at RAW during his match against Big E, was tended to by the trainers for a while after the break. The current speculation is that its a rib injury.

http://wrestlechat.net/report-latest-on-mark-henrys-injury-from-last-nights-wwe-raw/

 

 

Axl Rotten’s Cause of Death Revealed

Rotten’s death was rule as an accidental overdose. He was found unresponsive inside of a McDonald’s bathroom with a broken burnt spoon that contained “crystalline residue” and a pill bottle with a “brownish substance” believed to be heroin on top of a paper towel dispenser. Rotten was 44 years old when he passed away

http://wrestlechat.net/cause-of-death-for-ecw-original-axl-rotten-revealed/

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Cesaro Update

While on tour in Germany this past week, Cesaro revealed that he is still recovering from shoulder surgery and will not be able to recover in time for WrestleMania.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Radio

 

 

Kalisto Accepts Alberto Del Rio’s Challenge From RAW

Via Twitter, Kalisto accepted Del Rio’s challenge for a 2/3 Falls Match for the U.S. Title, which will take place at the Fastlane Kickoff show this Sunday.

https://twitter.com/KalistoWWE/status/699447275894902784

 

 

Ring of Honor/New Japan Honor Rising Night One Card Announced

The show takes place in Japan February 19th-20th. Here is the card for Night One:

Roderick Strong vs. Tomohiro Ishii for the RoH World TV Title, Jay Lethal & Tetsuya Naito vs. Kazuchika Okada & Yoshi-Hashi, KUSHIDA vs. Frankie Kazarian, Tomoaki Honma & Hiroshi Tanahashi & Michael Elgin & Moose vs BULLET CLUB (Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga & Yujiro Takahashi & Cody Hall), Mark & Jay Briscoe vs. Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows, reDragon & Katsuyori Shibata vs. Young Bucks & Kenny Omega, Delirious & Gedo, Dalton Castle & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Jushin Lyger & Matt Sydal

http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/roh-vs-njpw-matches-signed-honor-rising-night-1

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WWE.com RAW Preview

http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2016-02-15/five-point-preview-28674731

 

 

NXT Star Picks Up a Win At WWE House

At this past Saturday’s house show in Fresno, CA, Baron Corbin defeated Fandango and Viktor in a Triple Threat match.

http://wrestlechat.net/nxt-star-gets-big-main-roster-live-event-win-bubba-ray-dudley-talks-about-ecw-chants/

 

 

2016 WWE RAW Attendance Numbers

Tonight’s RAW in Anaheim, CA has a chance to become the first sold-out RAW of the year as it is expected to sell out today due to walk-up sales. Last week’s RAW in Seattle was about 1,000 tickets short of capacity.

http://wrestlechat.net/report-interesting-stat-regarding-wwe-raws-attendance-so-far-in-2016/

 

 

PWG All-Star Weekend 12 Card Announced

The show, which is a two night event on March 4th & 5th, will take place in Reseda, CA. Here is the card:

Night One: Chuck Taylor vs. Trevor Lee, Chris Hero vs. Marty Scrull, Trent? vs. Drew Galloway, Mark Andrews vs. Roderick Strong, Kyle O’Reilly vs. Tommy End, Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Adam Cole, Matt Sydal & Ricochet vs. Young Bucks for the PWG Tag Team Titles.

Night Two: Chuck Taylor vs. Marty Scrull, Mark Andrews vs. Evil Uno, Drew Galloway vs. Trevor Lee, Matt Sydal & Ricochet vs. Chris Hero & Tommy End, Trent? vs. Adam Cole, reDragon vs. Young Bucks, Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Roderick Strong for the PWG Title

https://twitter.com/officialPWG

 

 

Also, head on over to Place to be Nation for a pair of podcasts. Exile on Badstreet covers part 3 on their history of Smoky Mountain Wrestling while Between the Sheets takes a look at the week in wrestling from February 9th-15th in 1993.

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Kevin Owens Update

Despite pitching hard to the company to be the Undertaker’s opponent at WrestleMania, Owens idea was turned down. No word on who the Undertaker’s opponent will be at the show.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

 

 

NXT Worker Knocked Unconscious During House Show Match

Riddick Moss, who was teaming with Dash & Dawson against Enzo & Big Cass & Sami Zayn, was knocked out for about a minute after a triple suplex spot. You can click on the link below to view the video of the incident.

http://wrestlechat.net/video-nxt-superstar-gets-knocked-out-during-live-event-main-event-match-last-night/

 

 

WWE To Release the “Scott Hall Story” DVD

Scheduled for a July 5th release, the DVD will cover the life of Hall and feature a collection of his best matches and moments.

http://wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2016/0211/607551/wwe-to-release-the-scott-hall-story-dvd-this-year/

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Braun Strowman Update

As of now, Strowman is scheduled to win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania. From that, Strowman will be pushed as a monster and eventually face Roman Reigns for the WWE World Title and face off against Brock Lesnar, which is currently scheduled for SummerSlam.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Titus O’Neill’s Suspension Reduced to 60 Days

http://www.f4wonline.com/wwe-news/titus-oneils-wwe-suspension-reduced-60-days-207361

Reason For the Dudley Boyz Heel Turn

The main reason for the Dudley Boyz turning heel was that the company recognizes that Bubba Ray is a natural heel and his role as Bully Ray in TNA really worked with the fans. Also, there is speculation among WWE officials that this new direction for the team will be Bubba’s chance to shine as it could lead to a split between the team.

http://wrestlechat.net/reason-why-the-dudley-boyz-turned-heel-revealed-latest-on-sheamus-current-wwe-status/

F4WOnline.com One Month Access for $3.99 Sale

http://www.f4wonline.com/news/f4wonlinecom-sale-one-full-month-unlimited-access-only-399-202426

Over at PTBN, Dave Musgrave is revisiting all of Dave Meltzer’s ***** rated matches to see how they hold up and what his opinions are. Do you agree or disagree on some of them?

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ESPN Interview with Daniel Bryan

The interview, conducted by Jonathan Coachman, aired last night on SportsCenter. Click on the link below to listen:

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=14750339

WWE Wrestler Suspended 

Titus O’Neill has been suspended by the WWE. He was informed of this at last night’s Smackdown Taping in Portland due to “unprofessional conduct.” At RAW this past Monday, Titus grabbed owner Vince McMahon in a “playful, physical manner” and got shoved away, which made it to air. The word going around is that he could miss up to 90 days of action.

http://pwinsider.com/article/99695/wwe-star-suspended.html?p=1

WWE Concerned With Merchandise Sales for John Cena and Roman Reigns?

Right now, Cena’s merchandise sales are way down from where they were last year. Also, Reigns sales are nowhere near enough to make up for the decrease in Cena’s sales. WWE Officials are worried that Cena’s fans are not interested in his merchandise as they get older and Cena’s sales are even declining with kids over the past few years. It has caused an overstock of his merchandise on WWE.com, which is why they have been having more sales of late. With that said, Cena is still the top merchandise seller and WWE Officials are hoping that Reigns’ push towards WrestleMania 32 can works because their feeling is no one else can help fill Cena’s merchandise void.

http://wrestlechat.net/report-significant-concern-over-john-cena-could-cena-turn-heel/

In case you missed it, Chad Campbell looked back at Daniel Bryan’s career and legacy, from his early days through retirement:¬†A Grateful Farewell

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WWE.com Footage of Daniel Bryan Celebration After RAW Ended

Below is a link to a clip of what happened after RAW went off the air.

http://www.wwe.com/videos/the-daniel-bryan-retirement-celebration-you-didnt-see-on-raw-wwe-network-exclusi-28668177

Update on Undertaker’s Opponent at WrestleMania

According to PWInsider, when news of a potential Braun Strowman vs. Undertaker match at WrestleMania broke, the negative reaction among those who heard the news apparently caught on within the company and the plan has been scrapped. While Vince McMahon is also noted to always change his plans and they could always go back to this plan its also noted that likely only a small amount of people know what the current plan is for the Undertaker at the show and those details have yet to trickle down to other sources.

http://wrestlechat.net/report-the-undertakers-wrestlemania-32-opponent-to-be-someone-totally-unexpected/

EVOLVE Announces Match For WrestleMania Weekend

Will Ospreay vs. Ricochet has been announced for the 4/2 EVOLVE show in Dallas, TX.

http://pwinsider.com/article/99671/evolve-announces-dream-match-for-wrestlemania-weekend.html?p=1

And, head on over to Place to be Nation for the Kevin Kelly Show podcast. Kelly discusses the Daniel Bryan retirement and the WWE Concussion Protocol among other things. You can listen by clicking on the link below

http://placetobenation.com/the-kevin-kelly-show-episode-51-daniel-bryan-retires-the-news-of-the-day/