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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.

Breaking News: Hulk Hogan Apparently Gone from WWE Due to Alleged Racist Recordings

Controversy has seemed to be follow Hulk Hogan more than ever in the latter years of his career and now another situation looks to be striking the Hulkster down again just when he was gaining some ground. It's been around three years since the Hogan sex tape controversy became an Internet spectacle, but this situation will probably be much worse since it portrays Hulk as a racist instead of a victim.

Last night rumors began to swirl that there was some sort of issue that caused WWE to remove all Hulk Hogan mentions and merchandise from their site and that it was due to some alleged recordings that featured Hulk on a racially charged tirade.  Now this morning both RadarOnline.com and NationalEnquirer.com are reporting that they've heard the tape, and it features Hulk having a conversation a few years ago with Heather Clem (the same female involved in the sex tape controversy) where the "N" word is used excessively as Hulk describes his daughter Brooke's relationship with a black man.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

John Cena the Next Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Stone Cold Steve Austin CMT Crew Walks Off, Jeff Jarrett Global Force Wrestling Vision

Top Wrestling News: These are the top wrestling stories on Twitter and Facebook today!





1. Is John Cena the Next Dwayne The Rock Johnson?

Still Real To Us brings us this John Cena Story. He was recently interviewed by FOX411, and the interviewer asks Cena if he sees himself being the next Dwayne Johnson as far as his movie career goes. Plus find out who he wants to face in the ring!



2. The Crew for Stone Cold Steve Austin's CMT Reality Show Walks Off The Set!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

MMA Fighters Borrow from Pro Wrestling, Jim Ross Blogs about Brock Lesnar, Trump is Pure Pro Wrestling, WWE Hall of Famer Larry Zbyszko in South Florida

Top Pro Wrestling News and Rumors- These are the most shared pro wrestling stories on social media today!




1. Lawlor: Fighters need to borrow from pro wrestling 


At mixedmartialarts.com Filthy Tom Lawlor says that MMA fighters need to borrow from Pro Wrestling. Are you an MMA fan? What do you think? Here's the story: Fighters need to borrow from pro wrestling

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Vintage Womens Pro Wrestling Portraits, Trish Stratus in London, why The Undertaker returned at WWE Battleground

Daily Wrestling News and Rumors- Social Media Edition: These are the top wrestling stories on social media in the last 24 hours!




1. Bad to the Bone! Portraits of Vintage Female Pro Wrestling-

I just came across this cool post, filled with Vintage Womens Wrestling Photos, over at CVLT Nation. Check it out!


2. Trish Stratus- June 20-21 (London Wrestling Convention)

Monday, July 20, 2015

WWE Battleground 2015 Results - The Undertaker Returns!

 
WWE Battleground has set the stage for this year's SummerSlam and has done show in shocking fashion. Leading into the show there were rumors swirling about The Undertaker making a surprise return to WWE, but actually seeing it happen and the response that followed really created a buzz and opened the door for a ton of speculation.  Before we cover that, let's look at the full results from the card:

Preshow:

King Barrett defeated R-Truth

Has anyone really followed what these two have been doing the past few weeks?  Battle of the kings....on the preshow, OK.  Barrett wins and R-Truth's comedy king act may be over, I can't say anyone cares, they just can't get anything to work for Barrett.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The NXT Divas Invade RAW and Start a Revolution

NXT Divas

Last night seemed to be the culmination of the "Give Divas a Chance" movement that began months ago when fans complained loudly about the fact that the WWE Divas were continuously given approximately 2 minutes of a 3 hours show each week on RAW.  The fact of the matter is, a lot of these feelings came to be because over in NXT, the Divas were putting on matches that were stealing the show with lengthy competitive matches that had plenty of build up and really meant something.  Eventually the question became not only "why don't the main roster Divas get this opportunity?" but also "why aren't the NXT Divas on the main roster?!" 

When Paige made her main roster debut after WrestleMania 30, it seemed like a change was in store for the Divas, but it's been a year and a half and we are just now getting that expected change as three of the top NXT Divas have now joined Paige on the main roster, and they did so in spectacular fashion.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Movie Review: "The Old Boys" Wrestling Documentary

It's been quite a while since we've seen a feature length wrestling documentary that delivers some really unique content that hasn't been seen and told before, but the new documentary 'The Old Boys" delivers just that.  We've all seen shoot interviews, convention Q and A's, and of course archive footage from the classic days of wrestling, but this documentary is unique in that it delivers a little bit of all these things.

The Old Boys provides an ongoing discussion about the wrestling business with legends like Roddy Piper, Demolition, Terry Funk, Scott Hall, The Dynamite Kid, and Jake Roberts, guys we've heard from less over the years like Paul Roma and Jim Powers who were once "The Young Stallions" in WWE, more recent stars like Road Dogg and Hardcore Holly as we get to see them interact with the newer crop of talent on the independent scene, and of course ever-controversial figures like The Iron Sheik and The Honky Tonk Man who never hold back when it comes to having something interesting to say.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

WWE "Beast in the East" Results - New NXT Champion Crowned!


If you were up at 5 AM (ET) this morning, you got to witness a truly unique WWE live event emanating from Tokyo, Japan (if not, it is of course now on demand on the WWE Network.) "Beast in the East" delivered a unique card that most fans of pure wrestling and the traditional Japanese style of wrestling surely appreciated.  There were no in-ring promos, no run-ins, and every match ended in a pinfall; yes, Beast from the East gave us.....wrestling.

Looking at the card prior to the show, it was pretty evident which matches would be something special, and things pretty much played out as so.  Chris Jericho vs. Neville was a great match for the generations that you wouldn't see anywhere else, Brock Lesnar's utter destruction of Kofi Kingston was as brutal as most expected, and Finn Balor vs. Kevin Owens was a classic on so many levels and was the true main event of the show.  Check out the results of the live broadcast below: