Author: Ben Allison

Ben launched Wrestling Republic as an Instagram page back in 2016 as a space for wrestling fans from all around the world to share their views on shows, news and rumors! He fell in love with wrestling when he watched an episode of SmackDown as a child and ever since he has been completely in love and obsessed with it. Ben is also an Autism Acceptance Advocate as well as having a massive passion for Graphic Design.

Photo Credit – WWE WWE have announced this afternoon that after nearly 18 months of running events with no fans, the company will be making their long awaited return to the road on July 16th and this will mark the start of a ‘25 City Tou’r. The first event to take place in front of fans will be the July 16th edition of SmackDown at the Toyota Center in Houston, with Money In The Bank taking place two days later on July 18th from Dickies Arena in Fort Worth. WWE released the following press statement this afternoon: WWE returns to…

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WWE

Photo Credit – WWE Velveteen Dream was released by WWE earlier today according to PWInsider. Dream, real name Patrick Clarke, signed with the WWE in 2015 and quickly became a fan favourite after appearing on the WWE Reality Show ‘Tough Enough’. However, in 2020 several allegations came to light about the actions of Patrick Clarke, including a voice message of him asking a minor what school they went to. In late 2020 Triple H clarified that WWE found nothing in their investigation into Dream. Sean Ross Sapp has noted that Velveteen Dream hadn’t been at many NXT tapings as of…

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AEW

Photo Credit – All Elite Wrestling With just over a week until AEW’s upcoming PPV ‘Double or Nothing, the show was under pressure to build up the PPV considering the lacklustre build so far. Another note going into the show was that for the first time in weeks Dynamite would not feature a major match, and while you simply cannot expect a major match to take place every week on a wrestling show, it would be interesting to see based on the matches advertised which would main event the show. GOOD: The show opened with Christian Cage taking on Matt…

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Earlier today it was reported by Sean Ross Sapp that Alexander Wolfe, Drake Wuertz and Jake Clemons were released by WWE. It now seems like Vanessa Borne, Jessamine Duke, Skyler Story (Brandi Lauren), Kaviti Devi & Ezra Judge have joined them. In an update to his original report, Sean Ross Sapp has revealed that Vanessa Borne, Kavita Devi, and Jessamyn Duke have also been let go by the company. Jessamyn Duke is the most notable of these names, being part of the four horsewomen of MMA, along with Ronda Rousey, Shayne Baszler and Marina Shafir. Many fans had speculated she…

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NXT

Multiple sources including Sean Ross Sapp Of Fightful, are reporting that NXT Star Alexander Wolfe along with NXT referees Drake Wuertz and Jake Clemmons have been released from the company as well as others. Wuertz has recently faced a lot of controversy for his personal views on social media, and was suspended from WWE earlier in the year. WrestleVotes were the first to report this story, but barely any details were given, when they simply tweeted ‘Hearing the WWE PC had a busy morning….’ https://twitter.com/wrestlevotes/status/1395078816620503049?s=21 Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful then followed this up by revealing that Drake Wuertz had…

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AEW

All Elite Wrestling have announced that its flagship show, AEW Dynamite, will be moving to TBS from TNT in 2022. No reason was given to explain the move. The company also announced that their highly anticipated second show will be titled ‘AEW: Rampage’ and will debut in August on TNT. The show will air every Friday at 10pm ET. Here is the full statement from AEW & Warner Media: LOS ANGELES (May 19, 2021) – The All Elite Wrestling (AEW) franchise will grow its footprint with a move of “AEW: Dynamite” to TBS in January 2022. Until then, presence on…

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Raw

The Miz reportedly suffered the first major injury of his WWE career at WrestleMania Backlash, meaning he could potentially be out of action for 6-9 months in the worst case scenario. On last nights edition of Wrestling Obsever Radio, reliable professional wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer reported that The Miz suffered a torn ACL during his match against Damian Priest at this past Sundays WWE PPV event. Meltzer did note note how bad the tear was, however if surgery is needed it’s likely that the Miz will be out of action for six to nine months based on the timeframe for…

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Much to the surprise of everyone, the lumberjacks in the match between The Miz and Damian Priest last night at WrestleMania Backlash…….were zombies. It was later revealed that the reason for the zombies was to promote the upcoming ‘Army Of The Dead’ movie produced by Zack Synder, which stars WWE legend Batista. Earlier in the day Batista foreshadowed the appearance of the zombies by taking to Twitter to say ‘Wishing good luck to all the WWE Superstars competing tonight at #WMBacklash . Sorry I couldn’t make it … but some of my friends will. #ArmyOfTheDead @WWE’ https://twitter.com/davebautista/status/1394030800727851011?s=21 The appearance of…

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WWE

Last night during WrestleMania Backlash, it was revealed that the Hell In A Cell PPV, which usually takes place in October, has been moved to June 20th, when many expected Money In The Bank to take place. At this moment in time there have been no reliable reports or official news to explain why this switch has been made, however many fans have already made sensible speculations about why. The first bit of speculation is that the event was moved because WWE want the show to happen while they are still in the WWE Thunderdome, considering the major praise the…

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Despite a severely lacklustre build to the show, hopes were still high for WrestleMania Backlash. On paper the card looked extremely strong with every match having the potential to be great. GREAT: Backlash opened with a fantastic ‘cold open’ surprisingly hosted by WWE legend Batista! The promo hyped up the nights events and significantly increased my excitement for the night ahead. GOOD: WWE followed this up with another promo package, but this one taking an in depth look at the Raw women’s Triple Threat. Of course all three women in this match are insanely talented so I did have some…

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