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Brock Lesnar Flagged By USADA For Potential Anti-Doping Violation

Former WWE and UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar has been flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for a potential anti-doping violation that stems from an failure of an out-of-competition drug test that took place on June 28th.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that USADA received the results on July 14th, five days after Lesnar’s UFC 200 fight against Mark Hunt. Per their policy, USADA has not disclosed the substance that Lesnar tested positive for.

Below is the UFC’s official statement regarding the matter:

“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Brock Lesnar of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on June 28, 2016. USADA received the testing results from the June 28, 2016 sample collection from the WADA-accredited UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory on the evening of July 14, 2016.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. The Nevada State Athletic Commission also retains jurisdiction over this matter as the sample collection was performed in close proximity to Lesnar’s bout at UFC 200 in Las Vegas.

Consistent with all previous potential anti-doping violations, additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”

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Director of WWE Swerved Reveals There Was A "DO NOT SWERVE" List, Almost Blinding Kofi Kingston, More

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Ben Pluimer one of the co-executive producers and director of WWE Swerved which airs on the WWE Network recently took part in an Ask me anything on Reddit. He confirmed that there was intial backlash from WWE Superstars to the show when it first launched and there was aDO NOT SWERVE list.The backlash was real. When superstars heard about the prank show, we would have to sneak into venues through back doors so they didnt see us. They got to know some familiar faces and if they saw any of us, they would spread the word. Sometimes they

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Wilder ready to put on a show

Last Updated: 16/07/16 7:13am

Chris Arreola (left) and WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder

Chris Arreola (left) and WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder

Chris Arreola (left) and WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder says he is hoping to put on “a show” with Chris Arreola in their WBC world heavyweight title fight.

Wilder (36-0-KO35) is a big favourite going into the fourth defence of his crown, which will be shown live on Sky Sports on Saturday night, while Arreola is hoping to cash in on an unexpected opportunity.

Wilder was scheduled to fight in Russia against mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin in May, but that fight fell through when Povetkin tested positive for the banned substance meldonium.

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“We needed a guy that was going to come and fight,” Wilder said ahead of the bout in Alabama. “We needed a guy that wasn’t going to come and make excuses. He may still make excuses at the end talking about weight.

“But we mainly needed a guy that was going to come and give the people of Alabama a show, and worldwide.

“There’s no other guy that we could have had that was going to give me the fight that I was looking for out of a fighter than Chris Arreola. That’s why we chose him.”

Arreola and Wilder used their weigh-in to make a social statement

Arreola and Wilder used their weigh-in to make a social statement

Arreola and Wilder used their weigh-in to make a social statement

Wilder said he needed a quick fight after being down following cancellation of the fight with Povetkin, who has denied any wrongdoing.

“I can’t wait because I’ve been wanting to pound something,” Wilder said. “I’ve been wanting to pound something since May. I got teased a little bit. I don’t like to be teased. I got teased a little bit and now it’s time.”

On Saturday Wilder takes on Arreola for the WBC heavyweight title, which you can watch live on Sky Sports 3 from 9pm

On Saturday Wilder takes on Arreola for the WBC heavyweight title, which you can watch live on Sky Sports 3 from 9pm

On Saturday Wilder takes on Arreola for the WBC heavyweight title, which you can watch live on Sky Sports 3 from 9pm

Arreola (36-4-1-KO31) is a big underdog going into the bout, with some oddsmakers installing Wilder as a 1/30 favourite. Arreola has lost in previous world title shots to Vitali Klitschko and Bermane Stiverne, who Wilder beat to claim the WBC crown in January 2015.

“I told my wife before she got here to make sure she gave $1,000 to one of my cousins to go put at least $1,000 on myself,” Arreola said. “That’s $30,000. I’ll take that all day every day.

“To me, that’s very disrespectful. Extremely disrespectful. Those are almost Buster [Douglas] odds.”

The 6ft 7in Wilder has knocked out every opponent except Stiverne, but his three title defences have all gone at least into the ninth. Wilder is coming off a ninth-round knockout of Artur Szpilka in January.

Arreola hasn’t fought since December, when he won a split decision over Travis Kauffman. It was declared a no contest because Arreola tested positive for marijuana.

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TNA Impact Results For August 4th & TNA Xtravaganza PPV Results (SPOILERS)

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TNA held taped more episodes on Thursday night from Universal Orlando. They taped for One Night Only Xtravaganza PPV as well as matches for the August 4th edition of Impact Wrestling.One Night Only Xtravaganza PPV Results Night 1 Spoilers Suicide defeated David Starr Eddie Edwards defeated Caleb Konley Crazzy Steve defeated Zenshi Shynron Braxton Sutter earned a future X Division Title shot by defeating Crazzy Steve, DJZ, Chuck Taylor, Eddie Edwards, Suicide and Marshe Rockett in a Ladder Match Trevor Lee and Andrew Everett defeated BroMans in Ultimate X with an assist from Shane HelmsImpact Wrestling Tapings Airing August

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Eric Bischoff Talks His New WWE DVD, How He Would Book Roman Reigns and Pro Wrestling's Future

Eric Bischoff was special guest on episode 125 of The Ross Report on which he discussed a number of topics including his new WWE DVD, Eric Bischoff: Sports Entertainment’s Most Controversial Figure, how he would book Roman Reigns, and the future of professional wrestling.

On His New WWE DVD:

“I was tentative at first because, as we all know, history is written by the victors and WWE has their own point of view about history, as they should. And we’ve all heard it. We’ve all seen it. But I was a little reluctant to just kind of completely open up and particularly bringing in my personal life to the extent that I did and my family and not having any control at all over anything, just hoping for the best and hoping that it would be a well balanced and thoughtful documentary and it was more than I could have hoped for. I think the WWE and the entire team that worked on the project really made an effort to produce something that was a little different than what the audience has seen before, at least when it comes to my career, so I texted Vince [McMahon] after I saw it, the final cut, and told him that I was both very proud and very grateful that they produced it because it’s something that’ll live, it’ll be around long after I am.”

On Booking Roman Reigns:

“I’d like to think that what I would do is I would watch the reaction, much like I used to do when I’d sit up in the stands, behind the curtain, kind of find the cheapest seat in the house and just try to feel like a fan is, I would sit back and I would try to watch it and then I would react to it, but I would react to it in a very seamless way that felt organic and natural as possible and I would let the story and character go where the story and character needed to go based on the kind of social interaction that I was seeing even if it was not the direction I wanted to go in in the first place. You have to adjust. At some point, you’ve got to go, ‘okay, I wanted to go left, but I kind of need to go right,’ but I’d do it slowly and gradually and make it feel organic.”

On The Future of Professional Wrestling:

“When we reach that point where all that ‘highspotitis’ as I like to call it, has kind of come and gone, because that’s what’s en vogue right now. Everybody wants to see that crazy crap. It doesn’t matter if there’s a story. It doesn’t matter if it makes sense. They just want to see Cirque du Soleil. That’ll run its course and it always comes back to story. So here’s where I think the future is bright: when it comes back to story, and it will, and when we’ve adjusted to the fact that our big time characters don’t need to be 6’6″ [and] 350 lbs., you’re going to find a lot more talent that can deliver because they won’t be doing six hurricanranas in a row and taking 15 dropkicks to the skull and getting up and doing a backflip. I mean, they won’t be doing that anymore because that will have run its course. Look, everything comes back to story. Shakespeare is still Shakespeare because story rules. It’ll come back to that.”

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WWE Splitting Up Tag Teams, ECW DVD Scrapped, John Cena Filming In The Desert (Photo)

WWE Tag Teams Splitting Up

F4Wonline.com is reporting that WWE has plans on breaking up a few tag teams during Tuesday night’s Draft. Historically breaking up tag teams at the draft has enabled the much stronger wrestler of the duo to on to have a successful singles career.

WWE Scrap Upcoming ECW DVD?

The planned “OMG! ECW’s Top 50 Craziest Moments” DVD which was scheduled for November and is set to be replaced by a new title.

The set had largely been filmed with interviews ready to feature from Taz, Tommy Dreamer, Joel Gertner and more…

John Cena Filming In The Desert

John Cena has been filming for his new project in the desert this week. He tweeted the following photo:

What a difference a day makes! Headed back to the desert for another dirty day then fly to NYC for @WWE @TheGarden pic.twitter.com/UwBvH4aU90

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Ward-Townend on GGG-Brook bill

Last Updated: 15/07/16 4:07pm

Martin J Ward outpointed Ruddy Encarnacion in his most recent fight

Martin J Ward outpointed Ruddy Encarnacion in his most recent fight

Martin J Ward outpointed Ruddy Encarnacion in his most recent fight

Martin J Ward and Andy Townend will contest the vacant British super-featherweight title on the Gennady Golovkin-Kell Brook bill.

Ward (14-0-2-KO7) will defend his unbeaten record against the dangerous Townend (16-3-0-KO11), who has not lost for more than two years and has twice stopped challengers for his English title.

The fight is the latest announced for the September 10 Sky Sports Box Office? card which features three world title contests and the latest step in Conor Benn’s professional career.

“This is another outstanding match-up on an already packed night of boxing,” promoter Eddie Hearn said.

Kell Brook and Gennady Golovkin at their opening press conference

Kell Brook and Gennady Golovkin at their opening press conference

Kell Brook and Gennady Golovkin at their opening press conference

“Martin has done his apprenticeship and is now ready for the Lonsdale Belt against a very dangerous Andy Townend – it’s a real ‘pick em’ championship fight.”?

Ward said: “I can’t wait to finally get in the ring and fight for the British title. It’s the belt that all British fighters want to win and to fight for it on such a huge bill is great.

“Andy has been in great form and shown he has got power at the weight, but I believe I’ll have too much for him and it promises to be a great fight.”

London’s O2 Arena will host a bill topped by Brook’s challenge for Golovkin’s three middleweight titles.

Golovkin and Brook top the September 10 Sky Sports Box Office bill

Golovkin and Brook top the September 10 Sky Sports Box Office bill

Golovkin and Brook top the September 10 Sky Sports Box Office bill

Lee Haskins defends his IBF bantamweight belt against Stuart Hall, while? Charlie Edwards fights Johnriel Casimero for the IBF flyweight title.

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Huck wants Bellew in Britain

Last Updated: 15/07/16 1:13pm

Marco Huck is determined to make it back to the top quickly

Marco Huck is determined to make it back to the top quickly

Marco Huck is determined to make it back to the top quickly

Former world champion Marco Huck is hoping to regain a cruiserweight title against new WBC king Tony Bellew.

The Serbian-born German (39-3-1-KO27) equalled Johnny Nelson’s record of 13 consecutive WBO world cruiserweight title defences before a shock 11th-round stoppage defeat to Krzysztof Glowacki in August 2015.

Now, having bounced back with a stoppage defeat of Ola Afolabi, Huck has told World Boxing News: “I would be willing to take on Tony Bellew immediately, I mean why wait until October?

Huck equalled Johnny Nelson's record of WBO defences

Huck equalled Johnny Nelson's record of WBO defences

Huck equalled Johnny Nelson’s record of WBO defences

“Fighting in Britain has always been a dream of mine, anyway. But to be honest, I doubt it will happen anytime soon. He knows I would smash him to pieces. He is scared of me and will take easier options to hold on to his belt for a while.

“We did get in touch with them but never heard anything back and I think that pretty much says it all.

“I will return to the ring in August or September. I am ready to go and want to get back to doing what I do best.”

Another of Bellew’s possible future opponents is David Haye, and Huck accepted that a match-up between the two former sparring partners would make a lot of sense.

Tony Bellew with a textbook example of how to call out an opponent

Tony Bellew with a textbook example of how to call out an opponent

Tony Bellew with a textbook example of how to call out an opponent

The 31-year-old added: “Obviously, that would be an interesting fight. Two strong and powerful Brits facing each other is always an exciting fight. It’s one of those fights where I cannot pick either one. I would just enjoy watching the fight.”

Bellew (27-2-1-KO17) claimed the vacant WBC with a thrilling third-round stoppage of Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park back in May.

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Who next for Eubank Jr?

Last Updated: 15/07/16 12:53pm

Chris Eubank Jr will want a major fight before the end of 2016

Chris Eubank Jr will want a major fight before the end of 2016

Chris Eubank Jr will want a major fight before the end of 2016

Chris Eubank Jr is the odd-one-out after Kell Brook signed to face Gennady Golovkin… so who will he fight next?

Danny Jacobs (31-1 KO28)

Eubank Jr (23-1 KO18) has been recognised as the WBA’s interim champion but did not progress to meeting the organisation’s ‘regular’ title-holder Jacobs (Golovkin is the ‘Super’ champion).

Danny Jacobs (left) punches Peter Quillin during their WBA middleweight championship bout

Danny Jacobs (left) punches Peter Quillin during their WBA middleweight championship bout

Danny Jacobs (left) punches Peter Quillin during their WBA middleweight championship bout

The critics will insist Eubank Jr bailed on his opportunity when, after beating Gary O’Sullivan to earn a fight with Jacobs, he instead opted to pursue the British title route. He has been successful in every outing since but allowing the Jacobs chance to pass must now be viewed as an error of judgement.

But it can be rectified. In need of a major occasion, don’t bet against Eubank Jr reigniting this fire. Jacobs, the 29-year-old New Yorker who also has a single loss on his record, is on the verge of agreeing a world title defence against Sergio Mora – a rematch, after the champion won the first bout in the second round. The American’s stand-out performance was stopping Peter Quillin in December but he lacks a major name on his record, so could view Eubank Jr as a stepping stone to advancing his own career.

Billy Joe Saunders (23-0 KO12)

Would this be a risky move, after Saunders won their first fight to hand Eubank Jr his only defeat to date? It would undoubtedly represent a gutsy manoeuvre for the Eubank camp, who might value flexing their muscles after missing out on Golovkin.

Billy Joe Saunders (right) won a majority decision over Eubank Jr

Billy Joe Saunders (right) won a majority decision over Eubank Jr

Billy Joe Saunders (right) won a majority decision over Eubank Jr

The undefeated Saunders, since outpointing Eubank Jr in November 2014, has increased his stock further by becoming WBO middleweight champion. He is likely to defend the belt on the Liam Smith-Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez undercard and Eubank Jr won’t be an option for that date, but may come into the equation immediately afterwards.

By that time, Saunders may still be a world champion who has defended his title and maintained a perfect record – a daunting but attractive king to dethrone for his perennial rival Eubank Jr.

Curtis Stevens (28-5 KO21)

The American has already raised a hand to provide Eubank Jr with the opportunity to fight on Brook and Golovkin’s undercard.

“I heard Chris Eubank Jr needs an opponent,” Stevens tweeted on Friday morning. Whether the Brighton middleweight would be willing to hang around on the undercard is another matter entirely, but accepting Stevens’ challenge could open the door to Stateside opportunities.

Curtis Stevens (left) unsuccessfully contested the world title against Gennady Golovkin

Curtis Stevens (left) unsuccessfully contested the world title against Gennady Golovkin

Curtis Stevens (left) unsuccessfully contested the world title against Gennady Golovkin

Since taking an eight-round shellacking from Golovkin three years ago, Stevens briefly rebounded until a points loss to Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam foreshadowed 19 months on the sidelines, before stopping? Patrick Teixeira in May.

The New Yorker has never left his homeland for a fight but, having also shared a ring with Andre Dirrell, might represent an experienced and durable foe for Eubank Jr to take out some frustrations on. And imagine if he could do a better job on Stevens than Golovkin managed…

The winner of Golovkin v Brook

The blockbuster appeal of Eubank Jr acting as the main support to September 10’s Sky Sports Box Office headliner would sprinkle stardust over the whole event.

Kell Brook (right) and Golovkin pose in New York

Kell Brook (right) and Golovkin pose in New York

Kell Brook (right) and Golovkin pose in New York

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has already insisted that Eubank Jr’s “big future” could involve fighting Golovkin or Brook by the end of 2016, which would be a remarkable story of redemption after the initial opportunity was lost at the negotiating table.

Should he fancy resuming talks, and should promoters soften their stance on Eubank Sr’s involvement, it may benefit everyone to allow boxing’s most outspoken father-and-son duo to take part in the same fight week and vent their anger directly towards Golovkin and Brook.

James DeGale (23-1 KO14)

Challenging a world champion in a weight above your own seems to be flavour of the month, and few all-British bouts whet the appetite as much as the prospect of Eubank Jr against IBF super-middleweight champion DeGale.

There is already some needle. Ever the antagonist, Eubank Jr claimed he enjoyed the lion’s share of success during a 2012 sparring session – a brazen claim which DeGale dismissed as “the stupidest thing ever”.

James DeGale (right) exchanges punches with Rogelio Medina

James DeGale (right) exchanges punches with Rogelio Medina

James DeGale (right) exchanges punches with Rogelio Medina

Stepping up 8lbs is no mean feat – yes, Brook is moving up 13lbs but the danger intensifies as the weight of punches gets heavier. The opportunity for Eubank Jr is obvious but don’t disregard what this prospective bout could do for DeGale’s career.

Facing a loud-mouth middleweight who would be undersized and less experienced, it may afford the world champion his most high-profile fight to date. Three consecutive outings in Massachusetts, Quebec and Washington might tempt DeGale to end his North American adventure and return to London where he may fill a stadium against Eubank Jr, who could replicate his father’s achievement of winning a world title at 168lbs.

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My Two Centsss – Like it or not, There WON'T be a Shield Triple Threat at Battleground


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My Two Centsss – Like it or not, There WON’T be a Shield Triple Threat at Battleground
By Super Chrisss
Jul 10, 2016 – 2:21:06 PM

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This morning, as I’ve been doing every Wednesday morning whenever I have the day off work/school, I sat back and listened to my good buddy The Doc’s weekly podcast on LOPRadio. Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of listening to an old episode of “The Doc and Super Chrisss Show” knows that Chad and I don’t always see eye-to-eye on the world of pro wrestling. Today, however, there was no conflict: I 100% echo his sentiments that this month’s Battleground Pay-Per-View is NOT the time nor the place to book a triple threat match between WWE Champion Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. This is not only a SummerSlam-caliber main-event, but also one worthy of ending a WrestleMania. To have the very first encounter between the three former Hounds of Justice take place at a filler PPV between Money in the Bank and SummerSlam seems a bit odd, doesn’t it?

That’s why – as you may have guessed just by clicking on this column’s title – I’m boldly predicting that Ambrose vs. Rollins vs. Reigns will NOT take place at Battleground.

“But hold on, Super C, the match has already been booked and WWE had the chance to remove Roman from the match following his suspension but they didn’t.” Yeah, I know that. But I also know that WWE is no stranger to altering or modifying a scheduled PPV match, especially at the Battleground PPV. If I may take a second to channel my inner Tito, here’s what I predicted about the very first Ambrose vs. Rollins match, set to take place at Battleground 2014:

”Has there been a more compelling feud in months than Ambrose vs. Rollins? Not to take anything away from the rest of the card (which has been booked surprisingly well considering it’s, well, the midcard), but ever since The Shield imploded last month, Ambrose and Rollins have been tearing the house down without having any actual matches. You see, WWE does know how to book a feud without giving away the match on free TV a half-dozen times before and after a PPV – they just refuse to do it. I’m aware I’ve already said this multiple times throughout the column, but for Christ’s Sake, I cannot believe they’re not saving Ambrose vs. Rollins for SummerSlam. Then again, maybe they are.

Hear me out. Monday on Raw, Ambrose was unable to compete in the main-event because of the gang-attack from The Authority’s henchmen at the start of the show. *SMACKDOWN SPOILER* Rollins comes out on this week’s SmackDown and says he can’t compete because he suffered an injury during Raw’s main-event. *END SPOILER* What if, come Battleground on Sunday, while The Lunatic Fringe is waiting for his back-stabbing brother to face him in the ring, Mr. Money in the Bank says he’s unable to compete because of the injury, which leads to: A) Ambrose being beat down by Kane, Orton, and Rollins, therefore unable to compete, or B) Rollins/Triple H selects a new opponent for Ambrose (maybe a returning Mark Henry?) Either scenario would prolong the feud until at least SummerSlam without giving away Ambrose vs. Rollins just yet. Sure, the live crowd wouldn’t be very happy, but remember – card subject to change!

Winner: N/A (match doesn’t happen).”

Many people thought I was insane for thinking that WWE would spend weeks promoting a major match between Ambrose and Rollins only to pull out at the very last second. Yet, that’s exactly what happened. Two years ago, the Battleground card was stacked with plenty of fresh/dream match-ups, so they could afford holding off on an actual match between the former Shield guys. This year’s card, although yet to be finalized, looks promising enough with The New Day vs. Wyatt Family, The Club vs. Cena, Enzo & Cass and probably Sasha vs. Charlotte, among others. Would anyone be really disappointed if WWE took Reigns out of the championship match at the very last-minute and we just got a one-on-one between Ambrose and Rollins? I doubt it.

Another recurring theme with Battleground is their poorly-booked main-events. The very first edition in 2013 saw The Big Show run-down and KO punch both Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton, resulting in an unannounced, presumed double-DQ. One year later, in 2014, John Cena won a very boring and predictable Fatal-4-Way match to retain his WWE Championship. Last year, The Undertaker interrupted the ending of Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins (their first one-on-one match, by the way) to set up the main-event of the following month’s SummerSlam. As you can see, the Battleground PPV is no stranger to controversy.

In my opinion, taking Reigns out of the Battleground main-event and delaying The Shield triple threat is what’s best for business. Reigns doesn’t even deserve to be in the match, quite frankly. He’s an idiot who decided to take something illegal when the company was counting on him to carry to the company on his shoulders. With a brand split on the horizon, he couldn’t have chosen a worse time to fail a Wellness Test, except maybe WrestleMania time. He let down a company who supported him relentlessly, even though he was getting booed out of nearly every arena he stepped into since The Royal Rumble. Even though TV ratings and tours he headlined wee doing abysmal numbers, WWE stuck with him through the thick of it. And his way of thanking them was to take something he shouldn’t have. Way to go, champ.

There’s the optimist in me who’s hoping that the decision to put the belt on Dean Ambrose, start pushing Sasha Banks again, and even (maybe?) giving Zack Ryder more TV time are all signs that WWE is finally starting to listen to their audience again. They tried pushing who THEY wanted to push and it blew up in their faces. Instead, people who the fans genuinely like are starting to receive TV time and opportunities. While the creative department still sucks, at least the cast members are more interesting and worth engaging in.

Getting back to Reigns, why SHOULD he be gifted a main-event championship match on PPV his very first night back? He undoubtedly screwed up a lot of creative plans for the next few weeks and many script re-writes have been necessary. Furthermore, Ambrose had to pull double-duty last week and the week before to fill-in for the shows that Reigns was booked for. While WWE is partly at fault for not building up more names worthy of headlining separate live events, 2016 has been a terrible year for injuries, and even Cena doesn’t seem to work house shows anymore. When Reigns was pulled from his live events, WWE didn’t have Cena, Orton or Bray Wyatt to replace him with. Reigns screwed up big-time and he doesn’t deserve to receive that Battleground paycheque.

Reigns-bashing aside, it’s the perfect excuse for WWE to prolong The Shield triple threat. They may be advertising Ambrose vs. Rollins vs. Reigns at Battleground – even having Rollins bury Reigns on the mic – but I smell a rat. Don’t be surprised if Reigns doesn’t show up at Battleground or is jumped backstage by his SummerSlam opponent, later revealed to be Brock Lesnar? I’m not sure how they’ll go about it, but I’m feeling confident that we’re getting Ambrose vs. Rollins one-on-one at Battleground, and I’m perfectly okay with that. Also, before you label me as insane, keep in mind that was I one of the only people who successfully predicted a Zack Ryder Intercontinental Title win at WrestleMania.

Just to be clear, I’m as excited for a Shield triple threat as the next guy. I simply don’t think Battleground is the right time. The WWE Universe will still be buzzing from the draft which takes place on the final SmackDown BEFORE Battleground. Also, Reigns not being around for the build-up makes it feel a bit empty. I’d rather they take the 2014 and tease the fans into thinking they’re getting a Shield triple threat later this month, only to pull the rug out on them at the very last second. Will it suck for everyone in attendance? Sure, but like I said – Ambrose vs. Rollins isn’t a bad consolation prize at all.

Save The Shield triple threat for where it belongs – SummerSlam or WrestleMania!

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