Category Archives: Pro Wrestling

AJ Styles on Why We Should Support Indy Wrestling…

 

This past Sunday, AJ Styles, the current WWE United States Champion on Smackdown Live, showed up at a NWA Wildside reunion event in his home state of Georgia. Your first question might be: How can he be allowed to attend a indy wreslting event if he’s signed to WWE? Well, Styles was off last weekend (in preparation of his busy week coming up as WWE talent work four days per week on average) so he was able to schedule the appearance.  According to Jerry “The King” Lawler from his recent podcast, WWE talent are “technically tax-wise, considered independent contractors” and can make “third-party appearances” at indy events permitted they are not scheduled to work a WWE-based booking, which is done (typically) with the indy promotion making a request to WWE, paying an agreed appearance fee, then WWE asks the talent if they would like to appear, and the deal is done. Continue reading AJ Styles on Why We Should Support Indy Wrestling…

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The Green/White Ranger To Make A Pro Wrestling Appearance For Booker T’s Promotion…

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Jason David Frank, the MMA fighter best known as the Green and White Rangers from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, is slated to make an appearance at a professional wrestling event.  The December 9th event is titled “Christmas Chaos,” and is being promoted by WWE Hall-of-Famer Booker T’s Houston-based wrestling promotion, called Reality of Wrestling, or ROW.  ROW is partnering with FITE TV to stream Christmas Chaos, which will be the promotion’s first pay-per-view event. Continue reading The Green/White Ranger To Make A Pro Wrestling Appearance For Booker T’s Promotion…

Adam Cole (BAY-BAY!!) Signs with WWE, Reports to NXT This Week…

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Sources with the Pro Wrestling Torch have recently and independently confirmed that former Ring of Honor World Heavywieght Champion and former Bullet Club member Adam Cole has signed with WWE and will be debuting in NXT. If you’re following this story, you’ll recall that it was PWInsider who first reported Cole’s signing, and, according to PWInsider, Cole is set to head over to the NXT’s home base, the WWE Performance Center, this week. Continue reading Adam Cole (BAY-BAY!!) Signs with WWE, Reports to NXT This Week…

Relive CM Punk’s WWE Television Debut Match…

On August 1, 2006 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, CM Punk made his WWE television debut on that week’s episode of ECW on SciFi, where he defeated ECW Original Justin Credible. Almost instantly, and thanks to a series of excellent pre-taped promos where he discussed his true-to-life straight edge lifestyle, emphasizing the movement’s disciplinary aspects of living drug-and-alcohol-free. Continue reading Relive CM Punk’s WWE Television Debut Match…

An Intellectual Fan’s Sign from Monday Night RAW…

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Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair [WWE Women’s Championship], WWE SummerSlam 2016

With all of the hilarious, MRA-leaning, man-babies crying over the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the soon-to-be 13th Doctor on the BBC’s Doctor Who, I asked myself “self, what would be a great way to use this to write a wrestling story.” The answer was simple: I’ll write about one of the best women’s wrestling matches in the last year! With SummerSlam taking place next month, I want to focus on one of the best matches from last year’s show: Sasha Banks defending the WWE Women’s Championship against Charlotte Flair. Continue reading Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair [WWE Women’s Championship], WWE SummerSlam 2016

WWE’s “Fight Owens Fight: The Kevin Owens Story” DVD Set Is Already A Huge Success…

We all knew it would be a matter of time before WWE produced and released a DVD/Blu-ray set about Kevin Owens, and comes to little-to-no surprise that since its release this past Tuesday (because Owens IS Mr. USA; by way of Canada, anyway) that its been selling out EVERYWHERE.

The “Fight Owens Fight: The Kevin Owens Story” DVD/Blu-ray set features the entire Owens documentary (with the work of the great WWE editing and video department), 13 of Owens’ WWE career highlight matches (including his debut match in NXT to his match against Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 33 this past April. Plus, because Blu-rays are Blu-rays, this version has four extra matches. This set definitely sounds like a great deal, huh?

According to PWInsider, the Owens DVD and Blu-Ray collections have been sold out EVEN for people who PRE-ORDERED it; some people who pre-ordered have received notifications stating that Amazon is out of stock and their order has been backordered for over a couple of weeks. As we speak (er, read and type), the Amazon page for the DVD still says “temporarily out of stock.”  Even physical stores (i.e., Best Buy locations in New York, based on PWI’s own research) were having trouble keeping the set in stock.

So, basically, best of luck to anyone trying to find a copy…

[Thanks PWInsider]

Warning: This Video Contains WWE Superstars Singing ‘Great Balls of Fire’; You’ve Been Warned…

Well, all it took was for Jerry Lawler to get another Jerry (Lee Lewis) to give WWE the rights his biggest hit for the RAW-exclusive Bad Blood pay-per-view to be renamed “Great Balls of Fire.” Oh boy… However, I will say that the prospect and anticipation for a Universal Championship match with Brock Lesnar defending against Samoa Joe — as well as Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman in an Ambulance Match — has amped for the show.  But just like WWE, they just have to quintuple-down on the pay-per-view absurd title of “Great Balls of Fire” by having a gaggle of WWE Superstars “sing” the lyrics to the Jerry Lee Lewis’ hit tune in the above promo video. Continue reading Warning: This Video Contains WWE Superstars Singing ‘Great Balls of Fire’; You’ve Been Warned…

Retired Colts Punter Pat McAfee Is Starting His Journey in Pro Wrestling…

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Pat McAfee, who recently retired from the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts at the age of 30 as their punter, had become a favorite of many sports fans for his on-field antics — like his awesomely long celebration after a great punt against the Jets where he went all Razor Ramon on ’em — and amazing social media presence — particularly after the firing of the polarizing former Colts general manager. For the next phase of his life, he’s developed a blossoming stand-up career, and he even built himself a wrestling ring, and has recently taken some advisory meetings with Rip Rogers, a veteran wrestler and head trainer of former WWE and TNA development promotion, Ohio Valley Wrestling. Continue reading Retired Colts Punter Pat McAfee Is Starting His Journey in Pro Wrestling…

WWE Christens Upcoming All-Women’s Tournament as the “Mae Young Classic”

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After the success of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, Cruiserweight Classic and the United Kingdom Championship tournaments, the news of WWE’s first all-women’s tournament has grabbed the attention of the pro-wrestling world since its announcement during this year’s WrestleMania weekend. The tournament is confirmed to begin filming this July at Full Sail, and this past Tuesday, WWE COO Triple H not only confirmed the dates, but also revealed the tournament’s new, official name and logo: The Mae Young Classic, using the namesake of the late WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young, who passed away in 2014.

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