Daily Archives: August 9, 2015

Police Called After Fan Throws MITB Briefcase at Roman Reigns During WWE Live Event

– Police were called after a fan incident with Roman Reigns at last night’s WWE live event in Victoria, British Columbia. A fan threw a replica Money In the Bank briefcase into the ring, hitting Reigns in the back of the head.

Reigns was stunned by the assault and sat in the corner for a few minutes to regain composure while his opponent Bray Wyatt stalled. WWE security and the referee worked to have the fan removed from the arena.

The match did finish. Below is video from right after the assault happened:

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Dana White Calls Ronda Rousey – Cyborg Cowboys Stadium Report "A Complete Lie"

We reported yesterday that Tito Ortiz appeared on AXS TV and stated that Cris Cyborg told him that the UFC offered her a big fight with Ronda Rousey at AT&T Stadium. Shortly after, UFC President Dana White shot down the claims.

“That was a complete lie,” White said to Yahoo Sports. “It’s 100 percent a lie. First of all, the UFC doesn’t even talk to Tito Ortiz, so let’s start there. But we haven’t offered any fight to (Cyborg). Tito Ortiz is just making this sh-t up. In no way, shape or form did we offer her a fight against Ronda at Cowboys Stadium. Completely untrue.”

See Also: Jim Ross Blogs On Ronda Rousey Vs. Cyborg

The main issue with White’s statement is that Ortiz didn’t necessarily take responsibility for the claim, he said that Cris “Cyborg” Justino told him of the news. She took to social media to confirm what she said, and the UFC offer.

“I’m not lying nor is Tito- UFC called my manager last Sunday to see if I would fight Ronda at 135 on December 5 at Cowboy Stadium. I said I’m READY!” Cyborg said.

In a statement made to Yahoo Sports prior to Cyborg’s tweet, Dana White targeted Ortiz, and said that he wasn’t going to perpetuate the rumor.

“The problem is, this kind of thing gets out there and picks up momentum when there is no truth to it. And it was just something that he decided to make up. But it’s not true,” White said.

@criscyborg I’m ready – make the fight the fans want not the fight you and Honda want

— Cris Cyborg (@criscyborg) August 8, 2015

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Finish In SmackDown Divas Match Doesn't Go As Planned

WWE has been behind their self-named “Divas revolution” of late, seeing their female talent get more time in matches, more segments on shows and more attention in general. However, it hasn’t been without hiccups.

According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, the Charlotte & Becky Lynch vs. Naomi and Sasha Banks this week on SmackDown had a finish that wasn’t originally planned. Meltzer said that although he’s yet to see the match, he was told that the match was supposed to go several more minutes, and even an additional segment.

The finish occurred when Charlotte wrapped up Naomi in a small package, only to have the momentum reversed and pinned by Naomi. Charlotte didn’t look like she had struggled to kick out or anything of that nature, but either way, Naomi came away with the pin.

See Also: WWE Diva Says She Will Main Event WrestleMania

The match, coupled with the original Charlotte vs. Naomi match that got turned into a tag match, stretched into 3 segments and went nearly 20 minutes with entrances.

Naomi was visibly frustrated on-screen, even after picking up the win. Meltzer noted that Naomi probably shouldn’t have acted that way, since she just won a match on television, and would have been better served to play it off as if it were meant to happen.

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Dana Warrior Thanks UK Fans, Sgt. Slaughter Talks Piper And Dusty, WWE Executive Sells Stocks

– In the video above, Bill Apter of 1wrestling.com talks to WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter about Roddy Piper, Dusty Rhodes, the WWE Performance Center and more.

– WWE Studios President Michael Luisi recently sold 2,539 shares of company stock for around $58,650.

– Dana Warrior wrote the following thanks to UK fans as the new “A Life Lived Forever” book on The Ultimate Warrior is seeing success in the UK already:

“Thank you UK Warriors for making “Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived Forever: The Legend of a WWE Hero” the number one new release on Amazon UK (full awesomeness)!!! I’ve not seen the physical book, I want to see it first in Brooklyn but I’m just thrilled the UK was first with the Ultimate launch! Hope one day to hop the pond to meet you all and express my appreciation for your love and loyalty! Warrior always spoke of the crowds there and the legion of warriors who rocked Wembley Stadium. You still rock and you obviously still believe….ALWAYS!! xo Dana”

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WWE Releasing Roddy Piper Tribute Magazine, WWE NXT Diva Turns 24, A Fury Of WWE Hurricanranas

– The latest WWE Fury video looks at 20 hurricanranas that’ll make your head spin, as seen above.

WWE NXT Diva Alexa Bliss turns 24 years old today.

– WWE will be releasing a commemorative magazine on Roddy Piper that’s expected to go on sale August 31st. You can see the $9.99 tribute magazine at this link on WWE’s Shop website.

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Paige Responds To Scott Hall, Hall Addresses Criticism

As noted, Scott Hall sent Paige a somewhat creepy message on Twitter last night, responding to this video from Paige:

The referee was too distracted to count the pin. @RealPaigeWWE pic.twitter.com/w8dmNuy8h8

— A. (@BossOfTomorrow) August 8, 2015

@RealPaigeWWE Such a naughty girl. I have a good mind to bend you over my knee and spank you

— Scott Hall (@SCOTTHALLNWO) August 8, 2015

Hall got some backlash online for the tweet, however Paige noted that she was fine with Hall’s comment:

People are taking this way too seriously on Twitter. It’s obviously a joke.

Plus. I like it 😉 haha https://t.co/wtkOvWJ3da

— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) August 9, 2015

Hall also took to Twitter to address fan backlash to his tweet, writing:

@RandomWWE1043 It is a joke between she and I. I’ve met her unlike all the judgmental Twitter police. Why is everyone obsessively PC?

— Scott Hall (@SCOTTHALLNWO) August 9, 2015

@NinjaPotts I’ve met Paige. I made a joke commenting and the sexually suggestive video she posted. Nothing more. I don’t apologize.

— Scott Hall (@SCOTTHALLNWO) August 9, 2015

It’s called Twitter….how serious can you take it? People need to climb off their high horses and lighten up.

— Scott Hall (@SCOTTHALLNWO) August 9, 2015

@theericmaynard She an adult. So am I.it was a joke commenting on her sexually suggestive cover of her opponent. Nothing more.

— Scott Hall (@SCOTTHALLNWO) August 9, 2015

@RealPaigeWWE I can’t believe how blown up a simple joke got. If you don’t post inappropriate vids I won’t make inappropriate comments.Deal?

— Scott Hall (@SCOTTHALLNWO) August 9, 2015

To all the people In twitter land who can take a joke..Good Night. To all the judgmental pricks…#BlowMe

— Scott Hall (@SCOTTHALLNWO) August 9, 2015

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Taz Blasts "Hypocrite" Dana White, Reacts To Kevin Nash And CM Punk Calling Pro Wrestling "Fake"

Source: The Human Podcast Machine

Recently on the Human Podcast Machine with Taz, the former ECW World Heavyweight Champion reacted to UFC President Dana White’s comments about professional wrestling being “fake”.

“Dana White: learn your s–t before you pop off and chirp,” Taz demanded.

“I take massive offense to what you said, how you handled it, and the disrespect towards the great industry, and the artform, and our craft of sports entertainment and professional wrestling. Okay? Shame on you, dude. And if I ever get the chance to meet you, Dana White, I will tell you to your face and I promise I will, okay? And you will never get another dime from me, UFC, because of his comments.”

“I care because I am living the effects of what this business can do to you,” Taz added. “I got really hot because it goes through your brain how your body feels. Me, my body. And the repercussions and negative part of recovering from a career in the pro wrestling business, physically. The amount of concussions, the broken bones, and stitches throughout my body. And, again, I’ve been fortunate. I’m not as bad as many of my brethren.”

Taz pointed out, “you don’t see Vince McMahon doing things like this” and labelled White’s comments “unprofessional and uncalled for.”

Also, during the podcast, Taz called White a “liar” and a “hypocrite”.

“For someone like Dana White to disrespect, and then come back and say, ‘oh, I respect [professional] wrestlers’ and all this kind of stuff, you’re a liar. You’re backtracking. You’re a hypocrite.

“He’s talking out of both sides of his mouth” by saying he respects professional wrestlers while calling professional wrestling “fake”. Taz went on to say, “if you did, you shouldn’t have said what you said.”

Taz dismissed the suggestion that White may have been attempting to hype UFC 190 in making those controversial comments about professional wrestling, as the firestorm centered on White alone and did not put any of the focus on the competitors.

“He [was] creating buzz around himself, so it’s about him,” Taz continued, “he [was] putting himself over.

“I think he’s just trying to be controversial, and edgy, and curse, and be a tough guy because he’s surrounded by tough guys and girls. Okay, Dana White, you boxed for a cup of coffee. Okay, you’re around tough guys all the time don’t mean you’re tough.”

In response to the likes of Kevin Nash and CM Punk calling professional wrestling “fake”, Taz believed that they have paid their dues and they have earned the right to call professional wrestling whatever they want.

“Kevin Nash can call it, meaning the [professional wrestling] business, whatever he wants – he paid dues. He bumped and sacrificed for years. Dana White didn’t and couldn’t. CM Punk, you get a gigantic pass, okay? You can say the f-word, you can call [the professional wrestling] business fake if you did [the professional wrestling] business. If you choose to do that, that’s your prerogative.”

“In my view, if you went out and humped the road, paid your dues, busted your body up, you can call the [professional wrestling] business whatever you want. I might not agree with you. I might not agree with Punk or Nash if they feel like that. I would never publicly knock them for their comments. They’ve earned the right to call our business whatever they want to call it.”

In addition to addressing White, Taz talked about Jerry Lynn and Apollo Crews, the former Uhaa Nation, among other topics. To listen to the entire podcast, click here.

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Detailed Report For NXT Live Event In Largo: Apollo Crews Vs. Solomon Crowe, Eva Marie Improving

Detailed Report For NXT Live Event In Largo: Apollo Crews Vs. Solomon Crowe, Eva Marie Improving

Thanks to Wayne Mason of Masons Ringside View for sending in this report for last night’s NXT live event in Orlando:

Saturday night wrestling fans packed into the Minnreg Hall as NXT returned to Largo, Fl. As always the superstars of NXT delivered in a big way with an action packed night filled with much hard hitting action culminating into a big six-man tag match.

The evening starts with tag team action as everyone’s favorite gentleman The Vaudevillians take on Jason Jordan and Chad Gable. Jordan and English start out for their teams grappling evenly back and forth. Jordan displays his obvious power advantage but English comes back with his trademark arm drags before settling into an armlock. Moments late it is Gotch and Gable’s turn as they show off their ring prowess with some excellent back and forth grappling. The evenly matched teams go back and forth wresting control of the match before The Vaudevillians start to take over working in their signature squat and “Duke up” spots. However the strength of Jordan would later come into play when he tosses English overhead with a thunderous overhead suplex. Gable and Jordan make frequent tags taking apart English until he eventually makes the hot tag to Gotch who comes in and lays waste with a series of innovative strikes and kicks. He tosses Gable from the ring and delivers a overhead suplex of his own to Jordan. Gable and Gotch deliver their uppercut/neckbreaker on Jordan for the win. This was an exciting match and a great way to start the night. Gable and Gotch were the stars of the match for me, Gable is an impeccable grappler but Gotch went toe to toe with the Olympian. In fact, Gotch has been stepping it up a lot more these days, or I’m just now noticing how varied his arsenal really is.

The action continues with Elias Sampson taking on Riddick Moss (formerly Mike Rallis). Before the action Sampson plays his guitar and sings a derogatory song about Largo, Fl. Finally the match starts and the two start slow feeling each other out and exchanging side headlocks. The two battle back and forth for much of the early goings in a very even match. Sampson takes over after a double mule kick out of the corner sends Moss to the mat. He follows with a big elbow and a frustrated beatdown. Riddick fires back and it turns into a slugfest. Moss scoops up Sampson with a huge powerslam and follows with a beatdown of his own ending with a big fallaway slam. Moss goes for the pin but Sampson puts his foot on the ropes. Back to their feet Sampson gets the advantage kicking Moss in the head and following with a sick running knee to the face giving him the victory. This was a good contest, at the beginning there were “boring” chants but by the end the crowd was thoroughly invested in the match. The athletic Elias Sampson is such a natural, while Riddick Moss is getting better with every outing.

Up next is the hyped Mojo Rawley taking on Tyler Breeze. In the early goings Breeze dictates the slow pace of the match taking his time preparing until he nails Rawley with a series of kicks and strikes. Mojo fires back with a series of shoulder tackles and clothelines Breeze right out of the ring. Tyler decides he doesn’t need it and starts to head to the back, but Rawley gives chase and tosses Breeze back into the ring. At this point Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder run in and beatdown Rawley. Tyler Breeze joins in and the three beat down Mojo until they are stopped by several referees. Dawson takes the mic to explain their actions. He tells us that people like Mojo Rawley and Zack Ryder make a mockery of this business. He continues by stating that for him and Dash it’s about supporting their families and putting food on the table. He tells us that they won’t stop until they rid NXT of garbage like Mojo Rawley. I’ve long said that Dawson and Wilder are two of the most underrated guys in the company, but tonight Dawson showed us he is great on a mic too. Later on announcer Greg Hamilton announced that the main event would be a six-man tag featuring Scott Dawson, Dash Wilder, and Tyler Breeze taking on Mojo Rawley and partners of his choosing.

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Al Snow Talks Preparing Steve Austin For His WWE Debut, Training Kane

Source: The Ross Report

On episode 77 of the Ross Report, Jim Ross, interviewed Al Snow. Among other topics, the two discussed Snow’s time as a trainer and his hand in preparing Stone Cold Steve Austin for his WWE debut.

“He was awesome, so it was fantastic,” Snow said of Austin and their time together.

“[WWE] brought [Austin] in as the Ringmaster, and then he slowly became Steve Austin and he came down to my school and we spent, like, a week together, and he wanted to get the ring rust off and try to do some stuff,” Snow recalled.

“It was a compliment to me,” Snow continued, “I felt flattered that [Austin] would be even interested in coming and being around.”

Austin has previously credited Snow for teaching him a few of the submission holds he used against Bret “Hitman” Hart in their classic WrestleMania 13 submission match. In addition to training Austin for his WWE debut, Snow worked with Glenn Jacobs, also known as Kane, for his WWE debut.

“I had a [wrestling] school at the time that I was running, in Lima, Ohio and Glenn [Jacobs], came, for a period, a week or so, up there to kind of work with me and kind of learn some stuff just right before he went up to WWE. He was already polished and everything, but he just wanted to come and get himself tuned up a little bit.”

Prior to that interaction with Jacobs, Snow was his tag team partner in Smoky Mountain Wrestling.

“I was partners with Kane, he was Unabomb in Smoky Mountain [Wrestling]. We were the Dynamic Duo, as [Jim] Cornette called us.”

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Final AAA TripleMania XXIII PPV Card, Live Coverage Reminder, Preview Video

Unless any matches are added at the last minute, below is the final card for tonight’s AAA TripleMania XXIII. Remember to join us for live coverage beginning with the first match at 7 pm EST. You can also watch a preview of the event above.

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Rey Mysterio Jr. Vs. Myzteziz (Sin Cara/Mistico)

Hair vs. Hair
Alberto El Patron vs. Brian Cage

Villano III’s Farewell Match
Los Psycho Circus vs. Los Villanos

AAA World Trios Tag Team Championship
Los Hell Brothers (c) vs. Jack Evans, Angelico & Fénix vs. Pentagon Jr., Hijo Del Fantasma & El Texano Jr.

Blue Demon Jr. & La Parka Vs. El Mesias & Electro Shock

Daga, Mamba, Mini Psycho Clown & Sexy Star vs. Dinastia, Drago, Goya Kong & Pimpinela Escarlata

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