Thursday, March 30, 2017

Pro Wrestling News: Ric Flair statue revealed at WrestleMania Axxess, SmackDown Women's Title Match, Brie Bella's Baby Bump

Pro Wrestling News Roundup March 30, 2017

Today's top wrestling news story is a big one and comes to us directly from the WWE Website! Read on for the news about the Ric Flair statue, the SmackDown women's title match, The Undertaker versus Roman Reigns, and more!

Breaking news: Ric Flair statue revealed at WrestleMania Axxess

"At WrestleMania Axxess on Thursday night, a life-sized statue of the stylin', profilin', limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin' n' dealin' son of a gun was revealed in front of hundreds of members of the WWE Universe and the two-time WWE Hall of Famer himself."

Read the rest of the story on the official WWE site here: Ric Flair statue revealed at WrestleMania Axxess

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The 30th Anniversary of WrestleMania 3 - The Greatest of All Time

WrestleMania 3 Hulk Andre

I didn't even realize before seeing all the mentions on the Pro Wrestling Roundup Twitter this morning that today marks the 30th anniversary of arguably the most iconic WrestleMania event ever - WrestleMania 3. If you lived through that era, especially if you were a kid like me, you got to experience the magic in wrestling that will probably never be captured again.

If a current fan that didn't live through the 80s as a wrestling fan but went back and watched WrestleMania 3, they may not even think it was that great; it wasn't based on the best in-ring wrestling (although Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy Savage will always be viewed as one of the greatest of all time) but the majority of the show was built on something that you don't find much of today - raw emotion.

Triple H on WWE Trainers, John Cena Meets a Young Fan, Broken Hardys Delete Impact Wrestling?

Pro Wrestling News Roundup

These are the top wrestling stories on social media in the past 24 hours. As always, Pro Wrestling Roundup brings you the latest WWE news and pro wrestling rumors every day.

1. John Cena gets a lot of hate from certain fans, but did you know that he has granted over 500 wishes through the Make-A-Wish  Foundation? Even if you aren't a big fan of Cena, you'll be moved by this video of him meeting a young fan who uses wrestling as motivation. Via Andrew Gould of Bleacher Report. Read some more background from his article here.

2. WWE star Triple H recently spoke with ESPN and has the highlights here. You'll want to read this if you are wondering what the WWE trainers thought of Enzo Amore. Also, Triple H talks about the difficulty of wrestling after a long layoff and trying to be a part-timer.

3. Matt And Jeff Hardy Reincarnate The TNA Tag Team Titles, Threaten To Delete Impact Wrestling

We posted about some of the changes at TNA, including the Hardys leaving TNA, back on March 1. Well, that was hardly the end of that story. Matt and Jeff Hardy have been battling with Impact Wrestling over the rights to the "Broken Universe." Also, the Hardys managed to take the TNA World Tag Team Title belts with them. If you want to find out the fate of the belts, you will want to read this article at Still Real To Us

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Breaking News: Jim Ross' Wife Passes Away After Tragic Accident

Jim Ross Wife Death

Sad news to report today as Jim Ross' wife Jan has passed away after a tragic auto accident on Monday. TMZ reported on the accident and gave the news that Jan was on life support after JR had posted online that a miracle was needed after she had suffered multiple skull fractures in the accident.

Jan Ross had been with JR since his days in WCW and throughout his legendary run in WWE. Ross has been posting updates on his website and thanking the wrestling community for the ongoing support.  JR referred to Jan in recent postings as "his angel," but anyone that has heard JR talk about his wife over the years knows that is the same term he has always used to describe her. Sadly, JR's latest update let everyone know that Jan had received last rites and his angel was gone.

Our thoughts are with Jim Ross during this unexpected tragedy.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Breaking News: Explicit Videos and Photos of Paige Leak Online

WWE Paige Leaked Content

It's been a crazy year for WWE Superstar Paige, and depending on whose opinion you listen to, that could be a good or a bad thing.  Paige came in to WWE and was an immediate star as she defeated Divas Champion AJ Lee for the title on her first night with the main roster.  Prior to that, she had a highly successful run in NXT and even before starting there she was already a veteran in the wrestling business being she started in her teenage years. 

Paige was really the first female that initiated the current "Divas Revolution" that has seen stars like Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and others rise to prominence, which make it a shame that she's been out of the picture in WWE for the past few months for various reasons. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

WWE Shop Merch Madness Sale: Save up to 40% on select Titles, Memorabilia, & Collectibles!

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Monday, March 13, 2017

WWE News: Swagger Released, Undertaker vs. Reigns Made Official

Swagger WWE Release

Today's news roundup features a couple of headlines that most of us knew were probably coming; Jack Swagger openly requested his release from WWE a few weeks ago so the writing was pretty much on the wall for him, and WWE made it official today as Swagger has officially been "future endeavored."

Swagger has been floundering badly in WWE for the past few years with no real direction after his "We The People" run with Zeb Colter. Even before that run, we included Swagger in our list of 5 wrestlers WWE should send to Japan since obviously he had talent, but just wasn't doing anything meaningful in WWE.  Swagger could still be a guy that could go other places (like Japan, Mexico etc.) and reinvent himself; the fact that Dutch Mantel (aka Zeb Colter) is now part of the Impact Wrestling creative team could also make it quite likely that we will see Swagger pop up on Impact in the next few months.

Monday, March 6, 2017

WWE News: Rick Rude Finally Being Inducted Into the Hall of Fame

Rick Rude WWE Hall of Fame

WWE is justifying another long overdue Hall of Fame induction this year as "Ravishing" Rick Rude is the latest inductee into the 2017 class.  When I say long overdue, one of the reasons is that Rude's name comes up almost any time a legendary figure is asked who should be in the WWE Hall of Fame but isn't yet; finally, this year the Hall becomes "Simply Ravishing."

Rick Rude (real name Richard Rood, always cool to know he used a variation of his real name) was regarded as one of the toughest men in wrestling behind the scenes, regardless of his cocky heel persona that he played to perfection.  I first saw Rude in the Von Erich's World Class Championship Wrestling where Rude was the promotion's first World Heavyweight Champion after they withdrew from the NWA in 1986.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

TNA News: The Hardys and Others Gone, Jarrett and Others Back

Broken Hardys Leave TNA
It's been a very long time since I've written anything about TNA since frankly, the show has been unwatchable for the most part in my opinion.  The few times I did watch, it was to see the reinvented Hardys and their "broken brilliance" so to speak, which has been so over the top that it created some "must see TV" moments.  As of now, the Hardys and other top talents have left the company and the entire landscape of the promotion is changing due to the takeover of the new (old) management, namely Jeff Jarrett.

TNA has been through some crazy ups and downs over the years; I watched the first PPV broadcast in 2002 and felt it could truly be an alternative to WWE since the major stars that weren't in WWE were showing up in TNA.  The company seemed to go back and forth over the years on whether they were pushing new talent or bringing in legends.  When Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff arrived in TNA, it seemed like they were going to push things to the next level by going head to head with RAW and bringing back a bit of the old Nitro vibe - that didn't last too long, whether it be a clash of egos or lack of budget, the level of WCW couldn't be created without a Ted Turner checkbook.