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Backstage News – Philadelphia, PA Submits A Bid To Host WWE WrestleMania 34

Crossing Broad reports that Philadelphia has reportedly submitted a bid to get WrestleMania 34 in 2018. The city previously held WrestleMania XV in 1999.

Also read: The First City To Submit A Bid To Host WrestleMania 34 In 2018 Revealed

The city made “token offers” for WrestleMania 31 and 32, which ended up going to Santa Clara and Dallas. Philadelphia Sports Congress Executive Director Larry Needle later said that the fact that venues were unavailable is why no serious bids were made. There was also rumors that Lincoln Field Memorial representatives were “difficult” to work with and treated the WWE like they were “doing them a favor.” A similar attitude was rumored during negotiations for the 2012 Winter Classic which Citizens Bank Park eventually hosted.

Now a more substantial bid has been placed to get the event in 2018. Lincoln Financial Field would host WrestleMania 34, while NXT and RAW events will be at the Wells Fargo Center and WrestleMania AXXESS will happen at the Convention Center (host of the WrestleMania RAGE party in 1999).

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Ringside Collectibles Issues A Press Release Promoting Their "Ringside Fest" Event On October 3rd

  • Birthdate: 03/24/1985 (age 30)
  • Height: 5’7″
  • Weight: 115 Ib

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Ringside Collectibles sent out the following, announcing details of their event with WWE stars on October 3rd…

WWE® Superstars Seth Rollins™, Kevin Owens™, and Dolph Ziggler®, and WWE® Divas Paige™ & Lana® Take Over NYC!

NEW YORK , NY – RINGSIDE COLLECTIBLES, INC. presents the 12th annual RINGSIDE FEST, scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Carolines on Broadway in Times Square, New York City.

Also read: Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Dolph Ziggler, Paige & Lana To Appear At The 2015 Ringside Fest Event

This blockbuster event includes appearances by WWE® World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins™ (appearing 9am-12pm), WWE® Superstar Dolph Ziggler® (appearing 9am-12pm), WWE® Diva Lana™ (appearing 9am-12pm), WWE® Superstar Kevin Owens™ (appearing 1pm – 4pm), and WWE® Diva Paige™ (appearing 1pm – 4pm)!

Tickets are required for autograph and photo opportunities. Availability is very limited.

To order tickets and for more details visit http://www.RingsideFest.com

This is your first opportunity to get the Ringside Collectibles Exclusive Mattel WWE® Elite Flashback NWO Scott Hall figure that will be available for sale starting at Ringside Fest!

Mattel’s design team will also be on hand with the latest WWE® Action Figures on display and answering questions from fans!

Ringside Collectibles, Inc. is the #1 on-line retailer of Mattel WWE wrestling figures! Visit Ringside Collectibles at http://www.WrestlingFigures.com

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Ringside Collectibles Issues A Press Release Promoting Their "Ringside Fest" Event On October 3rd

​Update – TNA Superstar ‘Bram’ Released From Jail On Bond

  • Birthdate: 08/06/1986 (age 29)
  • Height: 6’3″
  • Weight: 214 Ib

Before signing to TNA, Latimer performed under …

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As reported yesterday, TNA wrestler Bram (real name Thomas Latimer) was arrested and charged with two felony counts of domestic battery and false imprisonment.

According to WLAF, Bram was released today on $5000 bond for the domestic battery by strangulation charge, and then another $1000 bond for the false imprisonment charge.

Also read: Bram Released From Jail On Bond – Details

TNA has stated that Bram is suspended indefinitely, as they “gather facts and obtain additional information related to the arrest.”

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​Update – TNA Superstar ‘Bram’ Released From Jail On Bond

​BREAKING UPDATE: Jimmy Snuka Arrested & Charged With Murder

WWE Hall of Famer “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka was arrested this morning at his New Jersey home and will be charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter for the death of his girlfriend more than 32 years ago.

Snuka was arraigned at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday at the Lehigh County Central Booking Center. He was sent to county jail under $100,000 bail.

Also read: BREAKING NEWS: Superfly Jimmy Snuka Charged With Murder In 1983 Death Of Girlfriend

Earlier this month, Snuka’s wife revealed that he was diagnosed with stomach cancer.

Back on May 10th, 1983, Snuka wrestled on a WWE TV taping from the Allentown Fairgrounds in Pennsylvania. When he got back to his hotel room, he alleged that he found Nancy Argentino gasping for air and oozing yellow fluid from her nose and mouth. She died the following day from traumatic brain injures. She also had a number of cuts and bruises which suggested domestic abuse.

The autopsy report stated her injuries were consistent with being hit with a “stationary object.” The forensic pathologist suggested that the case be invested as a homicide, but no charges were filed until today.

An investigation was reopened last year when Pennsylvania’s Morning Call newspaper published an in-depth story on the alleged murder, which led to a grand jury investigation that ultimately resulted in Snuka being charged.

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​BREAKING UPDATE: Jimmy Snuka Arrested & Charged With Murder

BREAKING NEWS: Superfly Jimmy Snuka Charged With Murder In 1983 Death Of Girlfriend

A news conference is being held in in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania officially announcing that WWE Hall of Famer “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka has been charged with third degree murder and a lesser included charge of involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 death of Nancy Argentino. While the Allentown Morning Call was the first to report that he’s being charged, Sarah Cassi of Lehigh Valley Live was the first to name the specific charges on her Twitter account.

Also read: ​BREAKING UPDATE: Jimmy Snuka Arrested & Charged With Murder

According to Cassi’s ongoing account of the news conference, Snuka is believed to be posting $10,000 bond n $100,000 bail right about now, with the surrender of his passport as a condition of his release. With Snuka undergoing cancer treatment, it was felt that incarcerating him would be an undue financial burden on taxpayers. The grand jury’s findings will be released soon, but the district attorney noted that they cited Snuka’s inaction in getting Argentino medical attention for her head injury. Snuka appeared before the grand jury, but he didn’t testify, while several new witnesses did.

EWN will have an update shortly

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If The Shield Reforms with a Third Member, Who Should It Be?

  • Birthdate: 05/23/1987 (age 28)
  • Height: 6’3″
  • Weight: 295 Ib

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Obviously, The Wyatt Family has reformed as a trio with Braun Strowman, meaning if Night of Champions is to feature a 3-on-3 scenario, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose will require a third man to join their ranks.

While nothing has been officially said about this being a legitimate rebirth of The Shield instead of just a one-off match, it’s fun to speculate, so keep both scenarios in mind when trying to think of the topic at hand: who should be that third guy?

You need someone who compliments Reigns and Ambrose without taking anything away from them. If Ambrose is the crazy guy and Reigns is the powerhouse, someone who is quicker would be nice. If you want to play up the power game of Strowman as being too much for Reigns, then The Shield would need someone even bigger to compensate.

Lots of wrestlers can already be ruled out due to their involvement in other feuds, such as Dolph Ziggler, Rusev, Sting and so forth. Others just would not be a fit whatsoever. Could you really imagine such a dramatic shift in character for Fandango?

That leaves us with just a handful of options to ponder about.

Erick Rowan

If he’s healed up, wouldn’t he be pissed that he was passed over in favor for Strowman? Maybe in the time that he’s been away, he’s been able to change his look up a bit, too. If you cut off his beard and put him in a different outfit, he could transform into an entirely different type of person and not seem out of place standing next to Reigns and Ambrose.

Also read: Splitting Up The Wyatt Family — Is It Too Soon?

Rowan’s not the most prolific wrestler by any means, but don’t forget how big he is. When he was the third man in The Wyatt Family, he was the heavy, so he could potentially match up to Strowman rather well. It would be nice to see some continuity with him being involved instead of just forgotten completely, but this all hinges on Rowan’s availability. If he’s still too injured to compete, this entire scenario goes out the window, but we’re not privy to that information yet.

Mark Henry

Strowman is huge, so why not get The World’s Strongest Man to try to fight fire with fire? Henry’s been stagnant for 2015, barely keeping up infrequent appearances and not having a solid direction. I’m not even sure if he’s a babyface or a heel right now, are you? This could inject some life back into him and give him an opportunity to prove what he’s said before—that he has a lot left in the tank.

This works more for a one-off than a true reformation of The Shield, but stranger things have happened with Henry in the past than if he were to start teaming with this stable. We’re talking about a guy who has had the range of an Olympic babyface to a member of The Nation of Domination to Sexual Chocolate and then the Hall of Pain. It’s not crazy to think that WWE could use him in this role, although I’d have to bet he’s not who they will go with.

The Rock

If this is a one-off thing, there’s no bigger star that would make more sense to throw into the mix than The Rock. He’s got the familial connection to Roman Reigns, so that can be your “in” for why he’s joining the team.

That’s not going to happen, though. Obviously, he’d never be a full-on member of The Shield because he wouldn’t wrestle that schedule, but even still, Night of Champions has Sting on the card. WWE won’t want to overload the event with two names that take away from each other, so The Rock won’t be participating. It’s a shame, because of how cool it would be to see The Rock come back and wrestle someone who isn’t John Cena, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Baron Corbin

There are so many things that make sense when it comes to picking Baron Corbin, but unfortunately for him, so many things that are detractors.

First off, a big problem is that he’s a heel right now. That could be corrected with one night of coming out to save Reigns and Ambrose, but that means NXT would be missing one of their top heels. I don’t see WWE not only bringing him up to the main roster, but also turning him babyface in the process. Second, why would The Lone Wolf join a stable?

Bigger than those reasons, though, is his level of experience. Granted, he’s more seasoned than Strowman, so that would give him an edge, but he’s not exactly a veteran who has been toiling away in NXT for years and is 100% ready for a main roster push. That could come eventually, but right now isn’t the time for Corbin.

Solomon Crowe

Please no.

Kane

For quite some time, Kane has been…

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If The Shield Reforms with a Third Member, Who Should It Be?

​More Backstage News On Yesterday’s Shooting At The WWE Performance Center – Lita Involved?, More

UPDATE: 29-year-old Armando Alejandro Montalvo was the man that was shot outside of the performance center. This was the third incident with him recently, which also includes one two weeks ago where he was swinging a chain. WFTV has an article up, which features comments from friends of Montalvo. Those friends noted that he had some issues mentally, but that they never expected anything like this to happen.

There is video online of Montalvo discussing former WWE Diva AJ Lee, but it appears that Montalvo was recently targeting Lita, who has been working at the Performance Center as part of Tough Enough. When Montalvo was arrested back on August 4th, he was in possession of a sign for Lita. WWE did take out an injunction against Montalvo, but when they attempted to have it served at his home on August 18th, his mother refused to take it.

Also read: The Backstage Reaction To Yesterday’s Shooting At The WWE Performance Center Shooting In Orlando

ORIGINAL: According to sources, WWE sent out word that absolutely no one should comment about the incident yesterday at the WWE Performance Center on social media or in interviews.

WWE only wants information being put out by the local authorities.

We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

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​More Backstage News On Yesterday’s Shooting At The WWE Performance Center – Lita Involved?, More

​A Live Fan Report From Last Night’s WWE Monday Night RAW Broadcast

Credit: Frank Canelli and Prowrestling.net

Overall, a flat show. I have been to better house shows than this Raw. Very disappointing. The Rusev vs. Dolph Ziggler match was okay. The crowd just really did not get into much. The crowd did go crazy for Sting, but other than that everyone just seem bored in my section at least.

Also read: ​A Live Fan Report From Last Night’s WWE Monday Night RAW Broadcast Inside Here

The Divas’ Beat The Clock Challenge matches were awful.

The Dean Ambrose vs. Braun Strowman match was good because it looks like it is setting up a good storyline, but I’m sure WWE will screw that up. I give the show a C letter grade.

Dot Net reader Mike Green passed along word that the dark main event was John Cena and Randy Orton beating Seth Rollins and Sheamus.

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​A Live Fan Report From Last Night’s WWE Monday Night RAW Broadcast

The Backstage Reaction To Yesterday’s Shooting At The WWE Performance Center Shooting In Orlando

According to sources, WWE sent out word that absolutely no one should comment about the incident yesterday at the WWE Performance Center on social media or in interviews.

WWE only wants information being put out by the local authorities.

Also read: ​More Backstage News On Yesterday’s Shooting At The WWE Performance Center – Lita Involved?, More

We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

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The Backstage Reaction To Yesterday’s Shooting At The WWE Performance Center Shooting In Orlando

​Backstage Report – Could Another New Wyatt Family Member Be On The Way?, Details

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Even with Braun Stowman having just debuted on RAW, we could be getting another Wyatt Family member soon. WWE officials have discussed the idea of bringing someone in as an actual Sister Abigail.

Also read: ​A Rumored MITB/Divas **SPOILER**, 2 NXT Debuts?, More

It has previously been hinted that we may see Abigail appear, but obviously it hasn’t happened yet. No word on who they might be looking at for the role.

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