Friday, February 12, 2016
WWE Hall of Famer Tammy "Sunny" Sytch revealed on Twitter that she's been hospitalized at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Sunny wrote on February 9th that she was in the hospital due to a pancreatitis issue, something she's dealt with years ago due to alcohol abuse, and later wrote that she was having tests done for abdominal issues.
WWE responded to the New York Post in a new article posted by the newspaper on Wednesday night about claims made by fans that race played a part in their decision to suspend Titus O'Neil on Wednesday for unprofessional conduct.
"The suspension of Titus O'Neil had nothing to do with race and everything to do with unprofessional conduct."
"I feel like sh** now so if you have to let me go, I understand. Stupid mistake."
You can read the New York Post article HERE:
NYPost.com: Fans call Vince McMahon a racist for suspending black wrestler
Raquel appeared on the "TMZ Sports" show on FS1 (airs Wednesday at 9:30 PM) -- and says her match with another woman named Regina was supposed to be a regular performance ... but things turned violent when she was attacked with a flurry of real punches and kicks.
"I cracked my tooth and I had to get a root canal and a crown on my tooth ... and I have a little hairline fracture on my jaw."
You can read more and see photos HERE:
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Jim Ross said the following about his new commentary gig during a recent interview with Ring Rust Radio:
"I never retired from the wrestling play-by-play. I never found a place that was overly comfortable for hanging my hat, so wrote that off and I moved on and found other things. It's just that the right opportunity that I felt most comfortable with hadn't come along. In November we started talking to AXS about doing the Friday night New Japan show. I had done Wrestle Kingdom 9, and I have been watching a lot of New Japan Wrestling, I felt like my style would pair up favorably with their in-ring presentation. The travel was very conducive because I have no desire to get back into weekly travel. I tapped on that deal long ago. Going to LA eight or ten times a year, those can be fun trips. The fact we're doing three shows a day over a couple day period makes the travel very friendly. I like the fact that Adam Swift and AXS TV are very committed to building this brand much bigger than it is now on their network."
Brett Hart posted the following on Instagram after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer this week:
"Surgery's over and on the long road to recovery. I want to thank Dr. Hyndman and the nursing staff at Rocky View Hospital for an outstanding job. I also want to thank my family, friends, and fans for all your love and support. Things are looking up and I should be home in the next couple of days. In the words of Vince McMahon: "It's onwards and upwards."
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
NWA Smoky Mountain
Kingsport Civic Auditorium
1550 Ft. Henry Drive
DATE: February 13, 2016
On the card:
NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Champion Jason Kincaid defends against "Modern Day Outlaw" Vince Brent.
NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jax Dane defends against "Mr Fighting Spirit" Toby Farley w/Dylan Wayne Sizemore.
"The Crown Jewel" Chase Owens vs. "The Southern Savior" John Skyler.
NWA U. S. Tag Team Champions The Giants of Gehenna (Travis Lee/Chris Richards) defend against Nick Hammonds & Ali Shabazz.
Skylar Kruze vs. Shawn Shultz.
NWA Smoky Mountain TV Champion Jordan Kage w/Dylan Wayne Sizemore defends against "The Renegade" Axton Ray.
KAOS (Jeff Connelly/Bryan Montgomery/Onslaught w/Travis Dykes) vs. Sigmon/Elliott Russell/Wild Bill.
Tickets are $20 front row, $15 adult general admission and $10 children general admission.
Bell time is 7:30 p.m.
Why We Wrestle
At The Church
4236 Level Grove Rd.
DATE: February 13, 2016
On the card:
(All first round matches in the WWW Heavyweight Championship Tournament)
Se7en vs. Azrael.
Geter vs. CB Suave.
Billy Buck vs. Anthony Henry.
Ethan Case vs. Elijah Evans IV.
Jeff Lewis vs. Mikael Judas.
Kyle Matthews vs. Black Baron.
Tickets are $10.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Bell time is 8:00 p.m.
Daniel Bryan made an appearance on ESPN SportsCenter on Tuesday night talking with Jonathan Coachman about his retirement from WWE on Monday night during RAW.
When asked how many concussions he suffered during his 16 year wrestling career, Bryan revealed that they were able to document at least 10 concussions. He said it's impossible to document each time he suffered a concussion during his career.
Coachman brought up how Bryan revealed last night that things with his brain weren't as "okay as he thought." Bryan said he went to New York City to take an EEG to measure electrical brain currents while undergoing reflex testing. He said that in the past, previous EEG and MRI tests had come out great along with his neuropsychological testing and that he was looking for something to prove he was okay to come back to an active wrestling.
However, a recent test revealed slowing and a "small subacute or chronic lesion" in his temporal region which is an area of the brain that causes seizures. Bryan noted that he has experienced post-concussion seizures that he has "hid for a long time." He talked about the dangers of returning to contact sports too soon after suffering a concussion and that it is very important to report a concussion immediately to help yourself.
You can check out the full interview with Bryan at the link below.
ESPN: Daniel Bryan on concussions: "You have a responsibility to yourself"
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
ProSouth Wrestling, Piedmont, AL, February 5 results:
Dameon Ceretone vs. Tyler Gage ended in a no contest.
Donnie Primetime defeated Steven Michaels.
Big Tomb & Ace Haven w/Amy Haven defeated Scott Spade & Jed Johnson.
Charles Zanders w/Mathias Darkthorne defeated Britt Jackson.
Scott Aries w/Andrew Aries defeated Super Soldier #7.
Ultimate Extreme Wrestling, East Ridge, TN, February 5 results:
AIWF World Champion Damien Wayne defeated Ray Fury to retain.
AIWF Americas Champion Drew Game defeated Chase Jordan to retain.
"The Tokyo Monster" Kahagas defeated Zane Riley.
The Centerfolds (Keith Arden/Luke Patterson) defeated Corey Dye & Deon Mercer.
UEW Champion Shane Daniels defeated Menace to retain.
Noise Pollution & Joey Idol defeated Irvin Legend & the Mixed Ones.
MCW Heavyweight Champion Brian Rivers defeated James Anthony to retain.
Gregory McDaniel defeated The Mad Hatter.
Here is a link to the post-RAW retirement celebration for Daniel Bryan:
Dynamo Pro Wrestling, Fenton, MO, 2/6/2016 results:
Tag Team Champions High Level Enterprise (Jack Gamble/Jon Webb defeated Alpha Class (Danny Adams/Paco Gonzalez) to retain.
Billy McNeil defeated Brandon Aarons.
Ozzie Gallagher defeated Rocket Mapache.
Evan Morris defeated Jayson Khaos.
Kiyoshi Shizuka defeated Shorty Biggs.
In a triple threat match, Outtkast defeated Elvis Aliaga & Jayden Felix to win the D-1 Championship.
Mike Sydal defeated Kevin Lee Davidson.
Lucy Mendez defeated Heather Patera.
Jake Dirden defeated Ricky Cruz, Brandon Espinosa & Mike Outlaw to win the DPW Heavyweight Championship.
Here is a transcript of Daniel Bryan's retirement speech on RAW last night:
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Finn Bálor injures ankle during Friday's NXT Live Event in Nashville, Tennessee, Bayley Impersonates Bálor's signature entrance in Indianapolis (Video)
NXT Champion Finn Bálor suffered an ankle injury on Friday during an NXT Live Event in Nashville, Tenn. According to WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann, "Finn Bálor suffered an ankle injury, and will be unable to compete tonight."
The NXT Champion will undergo further evalution on Monday, Amann said.
UPDATE: In an attempt to cheer Bálor up, NXT Women's Champion Bayley impersonated the NXT Champion's signature ring entrance as he watched on from within the ring at NXT Live in Indianapolis, Ind.
EXCLUSIVE: Bayley cheers up Finn Balor
How do you cheer up an injured WWE NXT Champion? Women's Champion Bayley showed us how in Indianapolis tonight, bringing a smile to Finn Bálor's face. #BalorClub #NXTIndy
Posted by WWE on Saturday, February 6, 2016