Author: Matt Cookson

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On tonight’s episode of SmackDown: Ricochet and Braun Strowman battle Imperium for a shot at the SmackDown tag titles. A fatal four-way qualifier for the women’s elimination chamber match. Who will earn a spot from the field of Zelena Vega, Shayna Baszler, Shotzi, and Natalya? Charlotte Flair defends the SmackDown Women’s Championship against the persistent Sonya Deville. How will Deville fare in this bout? And Roman Reigns addresses the state of the Bloodline. What will the Tribal Chief say about Sami Zayn and Jey Uso?  Paul Heyman told Kayla Braxton the Bloodline has no comment on Jey Uso’s status. GREAT…

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AEW

The Machine, Brian Cage, is the Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day for February 2nd.  Brian Cage Biography: Birth Name: Brian Christopher Button Age: 38 (February 2nd, 1984) Height: 6’0 Weight: 272 pounds Debut: 2005 Place of Birth: Chico, California Accolades: 1x ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion (current), 1x FTW Champion, 1x Impact World Champion, 1x Impact X Division Champion, 1x FCW Tag Team Champion, 1x PWG World Tag Team Champion, #48 on the PWI Top 500 in 2009 Last night was not Cage’s night, as he lost a match on Dynamite to Konosuke Takeshita. Today, however, is the…

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NXT

The winner of the 2023 Women’s Royal Rumble Match, WWE’s Rhea Ripley is the Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day for February 1st.  Rhea Ripley Biography: Birth Name: Demi Bennett Age: 26 (October 11th, 1996) Height: 5’10 Debut: 2013 Place of Birth: Adelaide, Australia Accolades: 1x WWE Raw Women’s Champion, 1x WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion, 1x NXT Women’s Champion, 1x NXT UK Women’s Champion, Women’s Royal Rumble winner (2023), #11 on the PWI Women’s 100 in 2020, #7 on the Sports Illustrated Top Women’s Wrestlers of 2019 At the Royal Rumble on Sunday in San Antonio, Rhea Ripley joined…

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On tonight’s episode of NXT: the Creed Brothers face off against Indus Sheer. Will the brothers defeat Jinder Mahal’s team? Roxanne Perez and Toxic Attraction sit down for a chat. And we find out which team will join the fatal four-way at Vengeance Day. GOOD the Creed Brothers vs Indus Sheer: In a battle of two big and physical teams, the Creeds used quickness to avoid the power of Indus Sher early in the match. Later, Jinder Mahal played a role as he snuck in a cheapshot on Julius Creed. The critical moment came when Ivy Nile confronted Jinder Mahal…

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On tonight’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown: Kevin Owens battles Solo Sikoa. How will Owens handle facing a member of the Bloodline on back-to-back nights? Rey Mysterio faces off against Karrion Kross. Will the legendary luchador be able to put away the pesky Kross? And the SmackDown Tag Team Tournament continues as the Banger Bros take on Hit Row. who will advance and get one step closer to facing the Usos? As the Bloodline enters the arena, Sami Zayn secretly approaches Jey Uso to thank him for what he did at the tribal court. GOOD Rey Mysterio vs Karrion Kross:…

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NXT

On tonight’s episode of NXT: Roxanne Perez, Gigi Dolin, and Jacy Jayne have a summit. What will be discussed? Wendy Choo faces off against Elektra Lopez. Will Lopez pick up the win or will Choo out her opponent to sleep? Kayden Carter and Katana Chance defend the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships against Alba Fyre. Who will team with Fyre in the challenge for Gold? An award ceremony for Thea Hail. How will Andre Chase honor one of his top students? And Indi Hartwell battles Tiffany Stratton. Footage is shown of Grayson Waller starting a fight in the performance center…

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On tonight’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown: a first-round matchup of a tournament to determine the next challengers for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships. Who will advance in the matchup of the Viking Raiders against Drew McIntyre and Sheamus? In another tournament matchup, Imperium faces off with the Brawling Brutes. And Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns make their title match official. As the Bloodline enters, they all greet Sami Zayn in some way. Except for Roman Reigns, who snubs Zayn’s fist bump. GREAT Drew McIntyre and Sheamus vs the Viking Raiders: Michael Cole opened the match by expressing condolences to…

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One of the most decorated champions in wrestling history, WWE’s R-Truth is the Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day for January 19th.  R-Truth Biography: Birth Name: Ron Killings Age: 51 (Born January 19th, 1972) Height: 6’2 Weight: 220 pounds Debut: 1997 Place of Birth: Charlotte, North Carolina Accolades: 2x WWE United States Champion, 2x WWE Hardcore Champion, 54x WWE 24/7 Champion, 1x WWE Tag Team Champion, 2x NWA World Heavyweight Champion, 2x NWA World Tag Team Champion, 1x TNA World Tag Team CHampion, #18 on the PWI 500 in 2004 R-Truth is one of the biggest characters in the wrestling…

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AEW

One of the most decorated wrestlers in Ring of Honor history, the late Jay Briscoe is the Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day for January 18th.  Jay Briscoe Biography: Birth Name: Jamin Pugh Age: 38 (January 25th, 1984 – January 17th, 2023) Height: 6’1 Weight: 231 pounds Debut: 2000 Place of Birth: Salisbury, Maryland Accolades: 2x ROH World Champion, 13x Time ROH World Tag Team Champion, 1x ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion, 1x IWGP Tag Team Champion, 2x NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Champion, 1x Impact World Tag Team Champion, 3x GCW Tag Team Champion, 2x CZW Tag Team…

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An eight-time world champion, WWE’s Bobby Lashley is today’s Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day for January 16th.  Bobby Lashley Biography: Birth Name: Franklin Roberto Lashley Age: 46 (July 16th, 1976) Height: 6’3 Weight: 273 pounds Debut: 2005 Place of Birth: Junction City, Kansas Accolades: 2x WWE Champion, 2x ECW World Champion, 2x WWE Intercontinental Champion, 3x WWE United States Champion, 4x TNA World Champion, 1x TNA King of the Mountain Champion, 1x TNA X Division Champion, #3 on PWI 500 in 2021 After recently returning from his temporary firing by Adam Pearce, Bobby Lashley appear appear on Monday Night…

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