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In today’s Rasslin Roundup, Triple H has slammed Mickie James, women’s wrestling outside of WWE, and the idea of all women’s wrestling shows. Sasha Banks has revealed what she believes is the greatest women’s wrestling match of all time (and it’s one of her own), CM Punk has revealed his two biggest takeaways from his time with WWE, Steve Maclin has disclosed what the original name for the ‘Forgotten Sons’ was, and Eric Bischoff has given his thoughts on the recent WWE releases and rumors of a sale. 5. Steve Maclin Reveals The Original Name For The Forgotten Sons Photo…

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Photo Credit: WWE Despite multiple rumours and reports from various promoters, it seems as though the wrestling world has not yet seen the last of the monster duo formerly known as The Authors of Pain. All members of the group have taken to social media to strike down the claims that they’ve retired from pro wrestling all together since being released. https://twitter.com/SunnyDhinsa/status/1402792523160973314?s=20 The former NXT and RAW tag team champions were released from the WWE as of September of last year, and have since been completely out of the news, way past their 90 day no compete clause. Reports claim…

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Photo Credit – All Elite Wrestling In a shocking announcement, Lio Rush has announced his retirement from active in-ring competition on social media. The timing of the news surprised many fans, considering the former WWE star had just made his AEW debut at Double or Nothing and was also a contractual NJPW wrestler. https://twitter.com/TheLionelGreen/status/1402431898534789121?s=20 Rush came to social media to notify fans that, In the Casino Battle Royale at All Elite Wrestling’s Double or Nothing pay-per-view, Rush revealed he separated AC joint. The injuries turned out to be more serious than he had anticipated. “I have written and erased this…

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Photo Credit- GCW If you’d have asked me “Who’s the scariest character in wrestling today?” three weeks ago, I wouldn’t have said Nick Gage. I hadn’t even heard of “The King.” Admittedly, my interest in wrestling hadn’t really touched the independent circuit or the world of deathmatches. However, when I saw Jon Moxley’s tour of the indies beginning, I was intrigued by Gage You might be surprised to see me describe Nick Gage as the scariest character in wrestling. There’s nothing deliberately fear-inducing in his gimmick. He’s not supernatural like the Fiend or a master of the mind game like…

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Photo Credit – AEW, WWE It is no secret that the way we as humans live changed on the 30th of January of 2020 when the WHO declared the Coronavirus outbreak as a critical emergency, a couple of months later we would see many sports events get canceled while countries went into lockdowns. The wrestling world was at its crossroads due to how unpredictable the situation was at the time, some companies such as WWE conducted their events on their performance center without crowds until they eventually started the idea of the “Thunderdome” while other companies like Warrior Wrestling did…

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Photo Credit – WWE I wanted to go through some of the bigger names that WWE has released in the latest two cuts and where I think they are most likely to land. I will also give my take on if I agreed or disagreed with the releases. 1) Samoa Joe Agree/Disagree: This is the one release that shocked me. He should have never been released and I understand he has had a few injuries but as he showed for months he is a great talent on commentary. strongly disagree with this release. Where Will He Go: Joe is the biggest name…

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Photo Credit – World Wrestling Entertainment Last night Enzo Amore was taken to hospital after being knocked unconscious during an independent show on Saturday night. Enzo was wrestling at a show in Dallas, Texas last night for independent promotion Southwest Wrestling Entertainment, when he was knocked unconscious after taking a DDT onto the floor. On last nights edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Brian Alvarez noted that “Enzo was doing a show tonight and apparently took a DDT during a spot outside and got knocked unconscious and the story was he was taken to the hospital, and hopefully he’s alright. That’s…

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Jerome Young, known to wrestling fans as ‘New Jack’, has passed away this afternoon at the age of 58. In a statement to PWInsider this afternoon, Jennifer Young, the wife of New Jack, revealed that he had passed away of a heart attack earlier today. New Jack was commonly recognised throughout the professional wrestling industry as one of the most controversial figures to step into the squared circle, as he was often criticised for taking it too far and going too extreme. However this built New Jack an extremely loyal following and made anything he was involved with must see.…

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AEW

Dave Meltzer, in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, has reported that All Elite Wrestling have been in talks to sign the recently released WWE Star, Andrade. Andrade was released from Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment in March, and unlike many other released talent, his contact did not include the typical 90 day no compete clause meaning that he was free to work with other promotions from the day he was released. It has already been announced that the former NXT and United States Champion will be facing another former WWE star, Alberto El Patron, at the inaugural pay-per-view for Federación…

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The most Extreme Promotion in the History of Pro Wrestling is back, and under Onita’s Rules, the “E” in the Company’s name stands for explosion as it’s main focus will be on exploding deathmatches. FMWE’s debut show will take place on July 4 at the Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market in Yokohama. Atushi Onita has stated that Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega’s exploding barbed wire deathmatch at AEW’s Revolution pay-per-view was the catalyst for the company’s birth. Hidetaka Kajiki, the man holding a director post position next to Onita, has already Announced that the pay-per-view will cost just 1,000 Yen…

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