Seth Opens Up On WWE HIAC Ending! Cain Velasquez Injured! Hogan vs Vince! Wrestling News!

Seth Opens Up On WWE HIAC Ending! Cain Velasquez Injured! Hogan vs Vince! Wrestling News!


Here’s your News for October
9th 2019 We’re looking ahead to Friday today,
as it seems two expected WWE
matches are about to be made official. Yesterday, the company
announced a press conference
at noon Pacific time at the T-Mobile Arena is Los Angeles, where, stars
like Triple H, Braun Strowman, new
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar Paul Heyman, Cain Velasquez,
Tyson Fury and Rey Mysterio
will appear. As of last week, Lesnar Vs.
Velasquez and Strowman Vs.
Fury was reportedly planned for Crown Jewel on October 31,
and it seems this conference will
publicly confirm those matches.
Velasquez, who has made the
jump from UFC, debuting on
SmackDown’s premiere on FOX, attacking Lesnar just moments
after he won the WWE title
from Kofi Kingston. A confrontation between
Strowman and Fury also took
place during the blue show, which led to a brawl between
the two monsters headling the
latest Monday Night RAW. This press conference will take
place shortly before the start
of the WWE Draft though it is possible that the
Velasquez-Lesnar bout won’t
be announced. In his SmackDown debut, fans
will have noticed the big knee
brace on the former UFC UFC Heavyweight Champ’s leg
and Dave Meltzer noted on
Wrestling Observer Radio that the Lesnar match may
have to be postponed due to
Cain needing knee surgery. “They could do Cain [at
WrestleMania vs Brock Lesnar]
you know do a one and one, Cain gets the surgery and comes
back, but if Cain gets the surgery
I’m not sure he’s back if he gets full reconstructive
surgery on that knee… let’s
say he gets it in November, he’s missing Mania for sure, not
even a chance. Maybe he can
get minor surgery and be back…
maybe.” Given the star-power of
Velasquez, the WWE would be wise not to force him to compete at
Crown Jewel, though the Saudi
Arabian deal has led to many matches matches happening that fans would
never have believed. At this point, it seems all WWE can
do is wait and see how major of a surgery for the former UFC Champion
needs. From a former UFC Heavyweight
Champ to the reigning Universal
Champion, as Seth Rollins hasn’t had a great
time since Hell in a Cell. Retaining the title in a very controversial
way, the fans at the Golden One Center booed the show heavily, demanded a
refund and chanted for AEW. After one fan held a sign saying “Seth
Rollins is Not Cool”, the Beast Slayer went to Twitter to use it as a
hashtag in a tweet about
surviving and prevailing. While Rollins can talk about Surviving
and prevailing all he wants, the irony
is that the Beast slayer recently quit Twitter, after the site
proved to be too much, though not
before he criticized Sasha Banks. In a scathing tweet, Rollins called
out the boss for quote “under-
delivering and continuing to wonder why” she’s not in more main events,
and given that Sasha’s match at Hell
in a Cell was one of the best of
the night, whilst Rollins’ match ended
up a mess, this tweet definitely
hasn’t aged well. Rollins certainly has had an interesting
time trying to win over fans on Twitter,
as after calling WWE the best pro wrestling in the world,
got into a spat with Will O’Spreay,
that made the Universal Champion look very
petty when he compared the
pair’s bank balances. Clearly, the main event upset a lot
of fans, and this was reflected in
the red brand’s viewing figures, as the show averaged 2.33 million
viewers, down about 200,000
from last week. Whilst last week’s RAW did do
well thanks to the appearance
of legends like Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, this sharp drop is
likely due to Hell in a Cell. Breaking it down, hour one
overage 2.44 million, which
dipped to 2.33 million in in hour two, before settling at
2.23 million in hour three. Though losing nearly a quarter of
a million viewers from last week’s
show isn’t good in any way, it could’ve been much worse, so
hopefully WWE will have learned
their lesson after Hell in a Cell. On this week’s RAW, the love
triangle between Lana,
Lashley and Rusev continued, culminating with a promo where a
topless Lana shared a bed with
the man who isn’t her husband. There was little remorse for the
Ravishing Russian, as she
explained the angle in a backstage
video last week, and recently
tweeted a picture to taunt her
estranged husband. In the tweet, Lana included a picture
of her and Lashley in bed together,
telling fans she was living her best life, as she doesn’t seem sorry
at all for breaking Rusev’s heart,
as well as his bank account. This isn’t the first time fans have
seen a love triangle in wrestling,
but we’ll just have to wait and see where this one goes, as it seems
that the Ravishing Russian is
having a lot of fun with her new role. Hall of Famer news now as Mike
Johnson of PW Insider reported
this week that 2012 inductee Edge Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on what
is being described as “WWE
business”, the same city where WWE’s head of Medical, Dr Joseph
Maroon is situated. Ever since Edge hit that spear on
the Summerslam kick-off show,
there has been speculating of one more match, and these rumors
grew recently when Edge
announced he’d be leaving the Edge & Christian Pod of
Awesomeness due to scheduling
and time constraints. Last week, Dave Meltzer reported
that Edge had signed a new deal to
stay with WWE after negotiating with another company, and though
it wasn’t said who was WWE’s
rivals in the negotiations, it’s likely
to have been AEW. Meltzer also revealed that the idea
of Edge returning had been “privately
discussed” backstage in WWE, but given the injuries that forced him
to retire in 2011, there is no guarantee he’ll be ever cleared for another
match. The timing of Edge’s visit to Pittsburgh
is interesting, given WWE’s Crown
Jewel show on October 31st and the Saudi deal has led to many
stars fans thought they’d never
see wrestle again do just that, including Shawn
Michaels and Goldberg. From one Hall of Famer to another
now, as Hulk Hogan has said he hopes to have one last match,
despite being 66 years old. Hogan, who was brought back to
the company earlier this year, will
be a part of Crown Jewel 2 and will coach five WWE Superstars with
Jimmy Hart, who will take on
Team Flair. Though the former WWE Champion is
set to get his 8th back surgery soon,
Hogan told the Los Angeles Times that he hopes to have a match
next month at WrestleMania 36, in
his hometown of Tampa, saying: “I talked to Vince, and I said I really
don’t know if I could live with myself
knowing my last match was with TNA. If I can get [my back]
fixed, I pray I can have one more
match. I told Vince, ‘When I get through this back surgery, I’m going to get in
the best shape of my life and we’re

we’re going to talk about me having
one last retirement match.’ I’d love for it to be against Vince. I
had such a great time with him in
the ring at WrestleMania 19. I had no idea what to expect from him,
but he’s a great bad guy. His timing
is great. I loved wrestling him, but everything he does hurts. When
you’re in the ring with someone
and they’re hurting you, you kind of pinch them on the wrist, and the
whole match I was doing that to
Vince. I was like, ‘Vince, take it easy!’ Everything he does hurts, but I’d like
to get in the ring with him one more
time for my last match.” Whilst Hogan may be gearing up for
one last match in WWE, William
Regal may be preparing for a real-life fight, as he has some
serious beef with British
Wrestling’s Knight family. Recently, Roy Bevis, brother of WWE’s
Paige, took to Facebook to blast
the NXT GM, claiming Regal was deliberately keeping
him and his family out of the company. “Been told I can’t go to WWE tryouts
because I threatened a NXT
trainer, or whatever. That’s bullshit. The bottom line is,
[William] Regal, we heard he was
slagging my family off,” claimed Roy. “A lot of wrestlers told us he was
slagging us off, calling us poutine
scum and my dad’s a gangster. I mentioned to Mr. Regal, ‘what’s your
problem with my dad, what’s your
problem with my family? Why do you keep blocking us? If
you got an issue, I’ll come on my own to meet you at any
venue in the world and we can have
a chat about it. Or a shoot fight, whatever you want to do. Kick the shit
out of each other, shake hands,
get done with it. ‘ He messaged my dad and was really
nice to my dad. I messaged him
saying, ‘it’s done. Thanks a lot.’ Men like to speak to each other
because that’s what most men do. I’m not a ‘Yes Man’ like most people
you hire. I don’t know why you
keep carrying this on. “And James Mason, who also works
for [Regal] at NXT, a good
friend of mine, slept with the mother of my child a year
after we split up, which is fine. I
asked him man-to-man ten years ago, ‘Did you do it?’ He said, ‘No.’ Then I
found out he did. At the end of the
day, just be honest in life. I would never change who I am. I am
a mental health advocate because
I’ve been abused and beat up as a child. And you’re not going to break me, mate. I’ll just carry on doing the Indie scene
because the UK Hooligans are
the best tag team around. The best-known tag team. You’re
never gonna stop me doing it. At
the end of the day, you should pick people on talent, not
because they give you a little
twisty. I will never do that If I never go to WWE, I never go.
That’s fair enough. But don’t keep
talking shit and blocking my family” Regal didn’t directly respond to the
claims on Facebook, but did
address them on Twitter, telling Roy to give him a call if he has
a problem, and also mentioned that
threatening a shoot fight with a WWE staff member probably
isn’t the best idea if you want
to get hired. Roy, who has also wrestled as Zebra
Kid and under his real name Roy Knight, has previous convictions for multiple
assaults and spent time in jail
for drunk driving, something that obviously WWE will
have considered when they’ve
deliberated on signing him. Though Regal may not be a fan of
him, one person who is is
Roy’s sister Paige, who recently said that WWE should
sign both him and their brother Zak,
though Paige also said she’d be
leaving Twitter, which ended up being a swerve, so
it’ll be interesting to see where
things go from here. While Paige’s time as a Superstar
came to an abrupt end last year, one woman is not doing so great
herself is Sasha Banks. After coming up short in her RAW
Women’s Title Hell in a Cell
match to Becky Lynch, the Boss was reportedly injured,
though the details of the injury
are uncertain. Though Banks reportedly said she
doesn’t want the information out there, someone clearly leaked it, though we’re
still not sure when she’ll be back. More Women’s division news now as
Dave Meltzer discussed the
recent angle on RAW that saw the Kabuki Warriors defeat
Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair. Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio,
Meltzer said that the plan is for an
Asuka-Becky feud, that will culminate with the Man
avenging her loss against the
Empress of Tomorrow. This week’s RAW saw a Champion’s
showcase tag team match, that ended when Asuka used the
green mist of Lynch to allow Kairi
Sane to get the pin, though the Irish Lasskicker took it upon
herself to wear the mist like a
badge of honor. For as good as Becky’s year has
been, it all started with a loss to Asuka
at the Royal Rumble, the same woman who took the
SmackDown Women’s title from her
at TLC 2018, and The Man even referenced this
on RAW, saying she’s been waiting
to fight Asuka for a long time. Many fans were surprised to see
Becky come out on top in her
feud with Sasha Banks and only time will tell whether Asuka
will be the one to take the RAW
Women’s title from her in the near
future. Although The Empress and the Man
may be locking horns very soon, one
Superstar fans haven’t seen in a while is Samoa Joe, who has
been out with a broken thumb,
according to the PW Insider. Obviously, this injury isn’t the most
serious of ailments, and Joe is
expected to be back as soon as he can be cleared, though there is
currently no timetable for his return. With the WWE draft scheduled for
this Friday’s SmackDown and
next week’s RAW, could the former US Champion
return then? Tune in to find out. We’ve got some worrying news now
as more details have emerged on
the recent arrest of Jeff Hardy. A police report obtained by TMZ has
said that Carthage Police in
North Carolina received a tip of a reckless driver on
October 3rd, and traced the car
which belonged to the former
WWE Champion. When they found the parked car,
Hardy was parked in front of a
liquor store, and Jeff was seen with two cases
of beer as well as dried blood
on his nose. Being pulled over shortly after, Hardy
told police that the blood was from
a fight with his wife, though a domestic dispute charge
was not filed. Hardy admitted to taking two shots
of vodka, and after failing a
sobriety test, was reportedly uncooperative when
asked for a breath or blood sample. Hardy, who was arrested for
Public Intoxication earlier this year, was booked with Driving While
Impaired and Driving on a
Revoked License, and will have his day in court
on November 7th. In a statement, WWE said “Jeff
Hardy is responsible for his own
actions” and though he may be popular, we can’t help but wonder how many
chances Jeff will get before he’s
let go by the company. Speaking of the law, the case of
Zachary Madsen continues, as
fans will remember him as the man accused of assaulting
Bret Hart at the Hall of Fame. A stupid thing to do in a room full
of fighters, Madson had a court
date of September 9th, but after skipping that, he was
arrested by authorities and appeared
in court on September 24th. Now, Madsen will have another
hearing on November 12th,
though he isn’t in custody so time will tell whether he
actually shows up. At this time, Madsen is still facing two
counts of assault in the third degree, as well as trespassing for jumping
the barricade, and if he is convicted, he could face one year in prison
for each assault charge. After all this legal drama, we’re going
to end on a lighter note, as WWE Studios is lining up another
TV project for the Big Show Paul Wight. Show already has a Netflix sitcom,
called The Big Show Show under
production, but this new show will see WWE team
with ITV America’s partner
Thinkfactory Media and has the working title ‘Big
Show Vs. The World: A Giant Abroad.’ Although the series doesn’t have a
home yet, it has been shopped
around to several networks and streaming services according
to the wrap, and in our opinion who wouldn’t want to watch the former
World Champion travel the world to
dig into local mysteries and legends? With his in-ring career seemingly over,
it seems that Show isn’t quite finished
entertaining fans around the world.

Top WWE Champion INJURED?! HUGE WWE Return For Summerslam?! WrestleTalk News July 2019

Top WWE Champion INJURED?! HUGE WWE Return For Summerslam?! WrestleTalk News July 2019


Bobby Lashley has a squash match, Viking Raiders
have a squash match, Cesaro has a squash match, and a janitor teams with Roman Reigns. And
Kofi Kingston is injured just days before Extreme Rules! Click the timestamps in the video description
to be taken to any of those stories right now! I am Chopper Pete Quinnell, filling in
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Which match are you most looking forward to at Extreme Rules?
And make sure to press the i above my head to let us know what you thought of the show,
where you can choose fromRawsome, Cor, Avrawge, Poor, and Rawful. This is the 8th July episode
of Monday Night Raw. The show kicked off with Becky Lynch and Seth
Rollins teaming up to face off against Zelina Vega and Andrade in a mixed tag match. Oh
sorry, a mixed tag…elimination match. Which…makes no sense…but let’s look past that because
this was a pretty fun match.Zelina managed to get some decent offense in before Becky
tapped her out with the Disarmer. After the ad break, Andrade and Rollins essentially
now had a singles match, which means the first fall is…pointless? But again, looking past
that, this was really fun. Rollins and Andrade have some really good chemistry, although
I feel like I say that pretty much every Andrade match now, and I for one would absolutely
love to see a PPV match between the two of them.
The finishing sequence was a very fun one, with Rollins hitting the Stomp for the win.
But here comes Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans to remind us of a much more inferior mixed
tag team, with the pair of them attacking Lynch and Rollins on the ramp, which they
then gloat about afterwards. Paul Heyman cut an in-ring promo next, saying
that Brock Lesnar is cashing in on Sunday, which is a spoiler. Which means, it isn’t
a spoiler, and they just want you to buy the ppv.
Paul seemed really tired during this promo, not having his usual fire and passion, and
one has to wonder if it has anything to do with his upcoming role as Raw Executive Director.
A Last Man Standing match between Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman was confirmed next, I thought
Braun Strowman had a ruptured spleen…? Before Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre had multiple
backstage segments in the night, looking for Roman Reigns’ tag partner, who Shane gets
to choose. The encounter a bin man, a concessions guy and a janitor. All solid choices.
Back to the ring now and we have a 2-out-of-3 falls 6-man tag match between The Usos and
The Miz against The Revival and Elias. This was also quite fun. The heels took most
of the control, before Miz and Elias began brawling on the outside, which allowed The
Revival hit a Shatter Machine and pick up the first fall.
After the ad break, Elias has abandoned The Revival, so it was a 2-out-of-3-falls 6-man
tag match, but now it’s a 2-out-of-3 falls 2-on-3 handicap match? Can someone say convoluted?
This was also really fun, not least due to The Revival and The Usos being really good
tag teams. Miz tagged in and immediately hit a Skull Crushing Finale for the second fall,
before the Usos hit a double superkick and splash for the third fall.
Drake Maverick is backstage with his wife, who says that after tonight, they can consummate
the marriage, before Maverick gets chased off the usual 24/7 horde of wrestlers.
It’s the return of Rey Mysterio! He comes out and cuts a brief promo saying that he
beat the doctor’s expectations, and now he’s back, and he issues an Open Challenge,
which is answered by Bobby Lashley. Last week’s segment with Braun has really elevated Bobby’s
stock, so I actually did not mind him answering this at all.
He quickly disposed of Mysterio, despite a 619 and beat up Mysterio some more on the
ramp, Charly Caruso attempts to interview The Club
about their actions last week, but Styles says he doesn’t owe anyone an explanation
and tells her to get out of his face. Up next was No Way Jose vs Cesaro, with Cesaro
quickly besting Jose with a swing and sharpshooter combination.
The Street Profits are backstage again, this time they’re just here to hype Extreme Rules
and plug the network. They’re funny, but I do wish they were doing something more meaningful.
Next was a video recap of that bizarre Mike and Maria Kanellis segment last week, which
they really doubled down on this week.Mike is backstage giving Maria flowers and apologizing
for last week for some reason, before Maria sends him away for ice cream and pickles.
I hope not together. Next was a split-screen sit down interview
with Nikki Cross and Bayley, as the two will be competing in a Beat The Clock challenge
tonight, with the winner picking the stipulation for Bayley vs Alexa Bliss at Extreme Rules.
Bayley and Nikki say some generic words about Alexa, and the matches are made for later,
Bayley vs Sarah Logan and Nikki Cross vs Dana Brooke.
R-Truth and Carmella are backstage next, looking for Drake Maverick, before he and the 24/7
horde rush past. Carmella hops on his back and he…runs the wrong way. Solid Truth segment.
After taking on The New Day last week, The Viking Raiders are back squashing local talent,
because nothing builds a team more than going backwards in the pecking order. Next up was
Ricochet vs Luke Gallows, and Ricochet cuts a quick promo before the match, saying he
knows that AJ Styles and Karl Anderson will be coming out with Gallows, and says he’ll
just have to fight all three of them. It was at this point I made a prediction.Look
see, here’s my notes. This match will end with a roll-up, and after an ad break, it
will be Ricochet vs Anderson. I was right. Gallows dominated Ricochet, before Ricochet
rolled him up out of nowhere. Styles got on the mic and said he should face Anderson,
and he did. After an ad break of course. This match was a lot better, with Ricochet
hitting the 630 for the win before The Club immediately assaulted Ricochet, including
a wicked looking brainbuster, a Magic Killer and a Phenomenal Forearm.
Drake Maverick is backstage again, this time attempting to grab his wife and go on a proper
honeymoon, before Truth and a referee emerge from the crate his wife was sitting on, and
Carmella comes out from another crate. The referee hops on Truth’s back as they chase
Maverick away. The Beat the Clock challenge was next, with
Sarah Logan still entering with the Riott Squad music even though that faction hasn’t
been a thing since WrestleMania 35, and Bayley was able to beat her in 4:32 with a sunset
bomb in the corner, though Logan did look great.
After that it was Nikki’s turn against Dana Brooke. Dana immediately rolled out of the
ring, forcing time to tick from the clock, because she’s a…heel? And Nikki is a…face?
Bayley then encourages Dana’s behaviour so…she is also a heel? Or maybe not wrestling
and purposefully wasting time outside the ring is a face move now?
Nikki comfortably beats Dana in about 2 minutes, and she makes the match on Sunday a 2-on-1
handicap match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Bayley constantly laughs and
smiles at Nikki, not taking her seriously, then beats her up because that’s also a
face thing to do, I guess. WHO IS A FACE AND WHO IS A HEEL?
Mike is backstage still getting shouted at for doing the things his wife tells him to
do, and then Corey Graves attempts to stir tension between Rollins and Lynch, which fails.
Now, the main event. Roman Reigns and his janitor tag partner against Shane McMahon
and Drew McIntyre.The janitor is introduced as Gary “The Goat” Garbutt, and he comes
out doing his best Chopper impersonation. The match gets underway straight after the
ad break, with Reigns laying in clotheslines and a Superman Punch attempt straight away.
Gary accidentally tags himself in, and McIntyre throws him into the ring. Gary then goes crazy,
displaying some nutty athletic ability with leaps and dives and flips, before getting
cut off with a Claymore from McIntyre, which allows Shane to get the pin.
It’s then revealed that the person under the mask was none other than Cedric Alexander,
who looks really pleased with himself for some reason. And that’s how the show goes
off the air. *pause* HUH? After last week, I was pretty hopeful that
things may be about to pick up for Raw. This week showed that hope was misplaced. The show
started well and some had some decently fun segments peppered throughout, but the big
storylines, the ones that take up the most time, are the worst ones on the show. And
for that, this episode of Raw, is Poor. And now over to Luke for the news!
Great review, Pete! And thanks for filling in for Oli Lesnar once again.
Sunday night saw Impact Wrestling hold Slammiversary XVII – which was headlined by the excellent
intergender match between Sami Callihan and Tessa Blanchard. But one of the other big
stories from the night was the injury angle to Santana of LAX – who went down during the
three-way tag title match with The North and The Rascalz. While it was quickly reported
that this was nothing but a storyline, Figure Four Online are now reporting that was also
LAX’s last match for Impact Wrestling. According to their daily update, the duo have
offers on the table from both WWE and All Elite Wrestling. PWInsider however are reporting
their offers expire in August and Impact are keen to offer “top money” to get them
to stay. Someone else who could be done with Impact
is former World Champion, Johnny Impact, with PWInsider reporting that Slammiversary was
also his final night with the company. The report says his contract expired a couple
of weeks ago, but Impact agreed to keep working with the company to finish his storyline with
Rich Swann. PWinsider note that Johnny Impact is now a free agent and can negotiate with
any company he likes, but the add that “the two sides are still in talks about continuing
their relationship”. Someone who also had offers to go elsewhere
but have decided to stay in WWE, however, is Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows.
Following the rumours that Gallows and Anderson had decided to stick with the company last
week, PWInsider are now reporting that Gallows and Anderson have officially put pen to paper,
and have signed new 5-year deals for a reportedly “ridiculously amazing financial offer”.
PWInsider add that the reformation of The Club was a big factor in them staying, and
that New Japan were interested in bringing Gallows and Anderson back into their fold,
while AEW were also keen to sign the pair to their promotion.
Someone else who looks to be staying with WWE despite the rumours of her going elsewhere
is Sasha Banks. The Boss hasn’t been seen on WWE TV since
losing her Women’s Tag Team Championships to The IIConics at WrestleMania in April – with
various rumours from various outlets that she was creatively frustrated with WWE and
was looking to sit out the rest of her contract. However it was reported recently that Banks
and WWE have come to an agreement for her to return, with PWInsider reporting that The
Boss is being locally advertised for the July 22nd Raw from Tampa. Not only that, but a
local advertisement in Toronto for Summerslam prominently features Sasha Banks on the poster.
It’s also being speculated that Banks could return to WWE this Sunday at Extreme Rules
in the corner of Bayley, who takes on Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross in a 2-on-1 handicap
match for her Smackdown Women’s Championship. And speaking of Smackdown, it’s being reported
that WWE Champion Kofi Kingston could possibly be injured.
This comes from a house show report from Monday where Kofi himself announced that he wouldn’t
be wrestling on the show as advertised as he was injured – instead acting as a cheerleader
for New Day as they beat B-Team. The main event was then changed to Finn Balor defending
his Intercontinental Championship against Dolph Ziggler.
There’s no official word on Kofi’s injury, and he is set to be on Smackdown tonight to
continue his feud with Samoa Joe over the WWE Championship.
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