BoD Daily Update

Seth Rollins Update

There is talk that Vince McMahon feels Rollins “looks too soft” as a heel in his interactions with HHH and there is concern that he does not come off like a legitimate champion. Vince is reportedly pushing Rollins to be a “dirty” heel that doesnt take crap from anyone, similar to Edge while HHH wants to continue with the current “disappointed dad” angle.


Update on the Diva’s Match From Battleground

WWE Officials went back and forth in the hours leading up to the show on which Diva would win the match. Originally, the plan was for Brie Bella to win but that was changed to Charlotte. Article on the 8 Most Underrated Superstars and Divas


Former TNA World Champion Missing GFW TV Tapings

Chris Sabin will miss the TV tapings due to an injury.


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WWE Considering Filming an NXT TV Episode in Brooklyn?

Besides filming a two-hour WWE Network: Takeover special, the WWE is considering taping an episode of NXT TV during SummerSlam weekend in Brooklyn.


Lana Expected to Wrestle Soon?

On the September 4th show in Hampton, VA, Lana is scheduled to team up with Dolph Ziggler in a match against Rusev & Summer Rae


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WWF Superstars of Wrestling September 5th, 1987

September 5, 1987

From the Selland Arena in Fresno, CA

Your hosts are Bruno Sammartino, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, and class=”StrictlyAutoTagAnchor” href=””StrictlyAutoTagAnchor” href=”” title=”View all articles about vince here”>vince-mcmahon/” title=”View all articles about Vince McMahon here”>Vince McMahon

In action this week will be Jake Roberts, Hart Foundation & Danny Davis, Killer Khan, and Randy Savage.

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Which Shoot Interview Should be Reviewed Next?

This week, I have selected three recently released interviews from Highspots that involve multiple people. Here are your three choices:


Developmentally Speaking 2: Hosted by Brian Myers (Curt Hawkins) with Luke Gallows, Mica (Camacho), and Brad Attitude


Bullet Club Party: Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Tama Tonga, Brian Myers, Brad Attitude


Best Friends with Teddy Hart: Hosted by Chuck Taylor and Trent Baretta


Those are your three choices. Vote by clicking on the link below. Voting ends Saturday at noon.

BoD Daily Update

With New Japan sending Jushin Lyger to work the NXT show and Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada, and Kushida to work the RoH Field of Honor show on SummerSlam weekend, there are move moves going on behind the scenes between RoH and NXT that do not involve New Japan that are likely to be evident in short order.


TNA and RoH Wednesday Night Viewership Numbers

RoH drew 80,000 viewers this week, down from the 128,000 they had last week. The replay drew 89,000, giving them 169,000 total. TNA drew 293,000 viewers, down from the 353,000 they had last week. The replay drew 72,000, giving them 365,000 total.


NXT Star Getting New Theme Music


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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

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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:


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Who Produced the WWE Network “Beast in the East” Special?

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, John Laurinaitis produced the show as he was the head agent on the tour. Laurinaitis also came up with the idea to use streamers and for women dressed in kimonos to present flowers to Balor and Owens, like they did for big Japanese matches in the past.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter


Cody Rhodes Update

Rhodes was back at TV this week but not used. No word on whether or not he will continue with the Stardust gimmick.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter


WWE Diva Working Hurt

Nikki Bella is working with a partially separated shoulder.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter



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Video of John Cena’s Speech to the Crowd After RAW Went Off the Air

Click the link below to view the video that a fan posted on YouTube.


New WWE Heel Team in the Works?

In the dark match at last night’s Smackdown tapings, Brad Maddox & Adam Rose teamed up and cut a heel promo on the crowd before the match. They lost their match to Curtis Axel & Mizdow


TNA Impact Preview


Also, check out the “Extreme Odd Couple” podcast hosted by Steve Corino and Rob Dimension. Click on the link below to listen.