Monday, August 31, 2015

Seth Rollins' Controversial Girlfriend Released by WWE

Earlier this yea, WWE Champion Seth Rollins was involved in the middle of a controversial situation that exposed him in more ways than one; his Twitter account was hacked, and nude pics of NXT Diva Zahra Schreiber appeared on the account - the problem was that Rollins was engaged and apparently these pics revealed the fact that Rollins was seeing Schreiber on the side - nude pics of Rollins soon popped up on the Internet as well after this situation came to light.

The whole thing blew over pretty fast, and Rollins of course went on to win the WWE Championship at WrestleMania, and even Schreiber was kept on as an NXT talent...and she was suddenly seen in public with Rollins as his girlfriend (guess that previous engagement went down the tubes quick.)  Zahra did some ring announcing work and even debuted as a talent in the past couple of weeks as she debuted as the "sister" of Solomon Crowe. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Video: The Final Piper's Pit

 
The wrestling world remains in a state of shock after the passing of the legendary "Rowdy" Roddy Piper last week, but at the same time many celebrations of the Hot Rod's life and the many memories he gave us are being shared.  Today we have what has already become a historic piece of footage as Maryland Championship Wrestling has released video of the final edition of "Piper's Pit," filmed just 13 days prior to Piper's death.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Breaking News: Roddy Piper Passes Away

 
The wrestling world hasn't even had enough time to recover from the death of the legendary Dusty Rhodes, yet now TMZ is reporting that Roddy Piper passed away at the age of 61 from cardiac arrest.

This is a complete shock as Piper has been in the public eye a lot in the past week, talking about the Hulk Hogan controversy to various sources.  Piper battled cancer years ago and won, and still appeared fairly often on WWE programming hosting Piper's Pit and making other various appearances across the country. 

Piper is also well known in Hollywood for the cult classic "They Live" and various other movies that he was still doing often in the past few years, so the impact of his passing reaches far beyond the wrestling world.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Arnold Schwarzenegger Makes WWE Games Debut as The Terminator in WWE 2K16

 
It seems to have become a tradition for the yearly WWE game to feature a spectacular return or debut that is a major selling point for that year's game; last year it was Sting's first ever appearance in a WWE game, a few year's earlier it was Brock Lesnar's first WWE appearance in many years, this year 2K is once again going big with a major headline superstar but for the first time it will be one from outside the wrestling world.

WWE Hall of Famer Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator will be a playable character in WWE 2K16 and his costumes from both Terminator 1 and 2 will be featured.  This is quite a crossover and will probably bring outside appeal from gamers that normally aren't into wrestling games.  It seems like Schwarzenegger being features as part of Triple H's entrance at WrestleMania was a huge crossover in itself, but this will be even bigger given the fact it will allow players to live out a fantasy scenario where the Terminator does battle with WWE Superstars.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hulk Hogan Racist Tapes, Removal from WWE- Reactions from SI, USA Today, Bleacher Report, Rolling Stone, People, TMZ

Hulk Hogan is the biggest story today and will likely be the biggest story in Pro Wrestling for quite some time. This story transcends wrestling and has taken over mainstream media. For example, when I checked which Hulk Hogan stories were the biggest on social media, all of them were from mainstream media or non-wrestling blogs.

As we posted earlier, WWE Fired Hulk Hogan for racist recordings that surfaced, allegedly of the Hulkster using the "N word" while discussing a black man his daughter was dating.

There are so many stories and reactions about the latest Hulk Hogan scandal.



Since this will obviously be the biggest wrestling story today, we will use today's Pro Wrestling Roundup post to share reactions from media, as well as wrestling blogs and web sites. We are going to post the very top stories right not, but you can expect us to add links as more reactions come in.