WWE Hell in a Cell

A WWE apresenta o Hell in a Cell. Em destaque estão dois Hell in a Cell Matches com Dean Ambrose contra Seth Rollins e John Cena frente a Randy Orton. Big Show enfrneta Rusev e as irmãs Bella colocam um ponto final na sua rivalidade...

19 de dezembro de 2014

Push de Roman Reigns ameaçado por Dean Ambrose?

Como é de conhecimento geral a WWE tem planos para elevar Roman Reigns em 2015. Esses planos passam pela sua vitória do Royal Rumble Match e posterior vitória sobre Brock Lesnar na Wrestlemania 31 e consequente conquista do título da WWE. Contudo, muitas pessoas na WWE estão cépticas sobre o facto de Reigns estar pronto para um grande push como este.

Reigns precisa de melhorar as suas promos e para além disso não mostra grande evolução quando tem que ter combates longos. Como a WWE precisa urgentemente de um novo babyface de topo o tempo corre contra Reigns. A WWE pensou em elevar novamente Randy Orton mas ele não é uma estrela nova. Daniel Bryan não é o tipo de lutador que a WWE quer no como rosto da promotora, independente se ele é apoiado ou não pelos fãs e o seu futuro no wrestling está também em dúvida com as suas lesões no pescoço e cotovelo.

A WWE tem duas opções para um novo babyface de topo, Roman Reigns e Dean Ambrose. Ambrose é melhor do que Reigns tanto no ringue como em promos mas não tem look que a WWE gosta para a sua estrela de topo. Apesar de Ambrose e Reigns serem bons vendedores de merchandise e no caso de Ambrose até foi uma peça de roupa sua que mais vendeu no fim-de-semana de acção de graças, os dois não tem números de vendas do nível que se exige a um lutador de topo da WWE.

Perante estes factos, a WWE ainda assim planeia manter o push de Roman Reigns rumo à WrestleMania 31.

Roman Reigns e Big Show de costas voltadas na WWE?



Especula-se que Roman Reigns e Big Show possam ter alguma tensão real entre si no backstage da WWE. Isto acontece pois no RAW desta semana, Roman Reigns deu um murro a Big Show e poderá ter partido um dente ao gigante. Tudo poderá passar de kayfabe mas Jerry Lawler indicou que Big Show parecia que tinha perdido um dente e Show deu toda a sensação de estar irritado após o spot como se pode ver nos seguintes gifs:

Nota sobre o house-show do NXT (Estreia de antigo jogador de futebol, promo e stable)

O antigo jogador de futebol americano na universidade do Minnesota Diggs Rawlis fez ontem a sua estreia no NXT ao lutar no house-show da brand que aconteceu em Tampa. Ele fez equipa com Cal Bishop e perderam para Angelo Dawkins e Sawyer Fulton. Segundo relatos, Dawkins e Fulton tiveram uma performance impressionante.

Dawkings e Fulton pertencem à stable Shoot Nation cujo líder é Chad Gable e a ele juntam-se Dawkins, Fulton, Jason Jordan e Tucker Knight. As duas principais equipas do grupo serão Dawkins & Fulton e Gable & Jordan.

Gable e Jordan perderam no show para Scott Dawson e Dash Wilder e sendo que Gable ficou a sangrar da boca após uma clothesline mais violenta de Dawson.

Kevin Owens esteve presente no show e fez uma promo heel no ringue mas não lutou. Owens indicou que não tem de dar uma explicação aos fãs sobre o motivo para ter atacado o NXT Champion Sami Zayn e Adrian Neville.

Revelada a identidade do The Bunny?

Vários fãs indicaram que Hunico poderá ser a pessoa por detrás do The Bunny. O lutador foi apanhado no backstage do Smackdown desta semana sem a cabeça do disfarce. Eis a foto:


Brock Lesnar estará no último RAW antes da Rumble

Ontem foi mencionado que o WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar tinha sido retirado do último RAW antes do Royal Rumble em 19 de Janeiro em Dallas. Numa actualização da WWE, Lesnar continua no show. Este será um RAW Reunion com Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Hulk Hogan e Shawn Michaels.

Nota sobre o processo criativo do NXT Takeover

O sucesso do WWE NXT Takeover: R Evolution deve-se ao writter da WWE Ryan Ward que foi quem escreveu o show. Ele escreveu o show e depois teve a aprovação final de Triple H.

[Vídeo] CM Punk: Não tinha qualquer interesse ou desejo de lutar contra Undertaker na Wrestlemania

CM Punk fala de AJ Lee continuar na WWE após a sua saída

CM Punk deu uma entrevista ao Off The Record e questionado sobre o facto de a sua esposa continuar a trabalhar na WWE depois de ele ter criticado o staff médico da WWE. Punk indicou que não pretendia atacar ninguém e só queria contar a sua história. Punk mencionou que tem muitas conversas com a AJ sobre o facto de ela trabalhar na WWE e se ela assim o deseja ele não o vai impedir pois os dois são muito impendentes nas suas carreiras e é isso que fortalece a sua relação.

Questionado sobre um potencial regresso à WWE, Punk não sabe do seu futuro mas que acha que tanto ele como a WWE não têm interesse num regresso dele à promotora.


CM Punk desmentido em comentários sobre o filme 12 Rounds

Na entrevista que deu no podcast de Colt Cabana, CM Punk indicou que ele tinha sido o escolhido para ser o protagonista do filme do WWE Studios 12 Rounds mas que Randy Orton acabou por lhe ficar com o spot. Segundo a WON desta semana, Punk era a segunda ou terceira escolha para o papel. John Cena era a primeira escolha e até mesmo Chris Jericho foi convidado para fazer o filme mas a sua agenda não lhe permitiu aceitar o convite.

CM Punk interessado em participar no The Ultimate Fighter e em luta contra Anderson Silva

CM Punk indicou no The Jim Rome Show desta semana que quando discutia a assinatura de contrato com o UFC, ficou no ar a possibilidade de ele fazer parte do reality show do UFC, o The Ultimate Fighter pois era algo que tanto ele como o UFC tinham interesse.

CM Punk indicou ainda que se lhe proporem uma luta contra Anderson Silva no UFC ele aceita de imediato mas mediante a quantia certa de dinheiro a receber pela luta.

[Vídeo] CM Punk passa o dia a dar entrevistas aos media

CM Punk esteve ontem um dia preenchido a dar várias entrevistas em programas de rádio e TV. A sua esposa AJ Lee acompanhou Punk em todas as entrevistas. Eis os vários vídeos

[Vídeo] Chris Jericho no The JBL Show

Jeff Jarrett indica o objectivo e planos da Global Force Wrestling

Jeff Jarrett foi o convidado do Ross Report de Jim Ross e deu mais detalhes sobre o lançamento da Global Force Wrestling. Jarrett indicou que a GFW não terá um lançamento apressado e que vai ter tudo planeado ao detalhe, o roster, os shows, patrocinadores e tudo o resto.

Jarrett pretende um modelo de negócio que prevê trovas de talentos entre promotoras pois pensa que só assim o wrestling é um produto de sucesso.

Jarrett indicou que a Global Force Wrestling pretende ter parcerias com a New Japan Pro Wrestling e AAA quando o seu show televisivo começar a ser transmitido.

[Vídeo] Fantasy Match-Up de Triple H vs. Sting

Ryback defende-se das acusações de CM Punk no podcast de Chris Jericho

Ryback foi o convidado desta semana de Chris Jericho no seu podcast Talk is Jericho. Ryback aproveitou a chance para se defender das acusações que CM Punk fez sobre ele. Ryback disse:

"I went and heard part of it. Punk was always good to me when he was here and I felt I was good to him. He was never like that to my face and I felt we always had good matches for the most part on the live events. To leave and say the things he said, I try not to take anything personal anymore. So whatever he's going through, if he feels the need to say that, I can tell you it's not true."

Ryback added that if he was really as dangerous as Punk says he is, WWE wouldn't put him in the ring with guys like Chris Jericho, Daniel Bryan, John Cena and others.

"It's one of those things, it's like, come on man. I don't understand if it's a personal thing with me. I don't know but I have no ill feeling towards the guy, I wish him the best."
Ryback also gave props to Punk for starting something new and getting into MMA. He said he won't take Punk's comments personal because everyone in WWE knows the real Ryback.

Ryback said he felt bad about the botched table spot at TLC but said the confrontation Punk described where Punk asked Ryback if he was stupid did not happen and would never happen.

Seth Rollins indica que Randy Orton está com inveja dele

Seth Rollins deu uma entrevista ao The Sun e mencionou que Randy Orton está com inveja do seu sucesso. Rollins disse:

"Randy and I are colleagues for sure, but we were never friends as far as hanging out.

Randy’s got his life, I’ve got my life – we were business partners when it made sense. But now it doesn’t make sense any more so we’re at odds again.

And if you look at the way things were when we first came in as The Shield, he didn’t like us very much then so it is one of those things where I think he has always harboured a little professional jealousy when it comes to myself.

Maybe he’s a little afraid that some of the young guys are going to come in and steal some of his thunder.

An incredible performer and a sure-fire first ballot Hall of Famer – but he’s had his time and I think he may be a little afraid to admit that."

Hulk Hogan indica porque quer ter mais um combate

Hulk Hogan deu uma entrevista ao The Sioux City Journal e indicou o motivo porque deseja ter mais um combate. Hogan disse:

"I weigh 295. I’m in really good shape and I’m training like I’m going to get in the ring. I’m like a convict given a life sentence. It could happen. Vince (McMahon, the WWE founder) said, ‘Never say never.’ And that’s what I want – one last match, one last run, one last title win, one last title retirement. Triple H told me I’ve got nothing to prove but the last time I wrestled was not with this company and I want my legacy to end with the WWE."

Seth Rollins comenta sobre a saída de CM Punk da WWE

O The This Is Awesome Wrestling Show entrevistou Seth Rollins. Eis os highlights:

Thoughts on CM Punk leaving WWE: Good for him. Kudos to Punk for finding himself something to do after WWE. He's made a big splash over the last few weeks between his podcasts and signing with UFC. I wish him the best of luck. I really hope that he has as much success there as he has here. I think it will be very interesting for him to try something new. He's only been a pro wrestler since he was 18 years old. For him, at his age, to step out of his comfort zone and try something new is pretty admirable and I'm looking forward to seeing how he does.

The way CM Punk left WWE: I think it could have handled better, probably, on both sides. And I think down the road, people involved will say the same thing. But as much as I don't necessary agree with the way he left, I think I understand, mentally, where he was. This business can take a toll on you. You travel a lot. You get beat up a lot. There's a lot of frustration that's involved and mentally, over time, that can wear on you. It can put you in place where you're a different person. And when you're not happy with who you are and the person you want to be, you gotta take a step back. You gotta look at things outside the bubble a little bit. I think that's what he did and I think he realized that he needed to take a step back and see what was going on. And if he didn't like it, then he can move on. I think they agreed to disagree. Like I said, could have been handled differently from a public relations standpoint on both sides. I think once the dust settles, everything will feel itself out and it should be alright.

If the locker room would welcome CM Punk back to WWE: I don't see why not. He's a self-admitted jerk, first of all. And if you listen to his podcast, he didn't say that he was in a great mood the last few months that he was there. He admitted how grumpy he was and how much of a jerk he was, even more than he already is. I think we would welcome him back. I'm not to hold too much grudges. I think everyone deserves a second chance; an opportunity to redeem themselves. I would welcome him back. I'm sure he would face some resentment, as far as the locker room is concerned. But guys get over that stuff pretty quick. I think if it was best for business, yeah, I would be open to it for sure.

[Vídeo] NXT Fallout com William Regal e Adrian Neville

Mick Foley comenta entrada de CM Punk no UFC

O WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley fez uso do facebook para pela primeira vez comentar a entrada de CM Punk no UFC. Foley disse:

A BOLD CHOICE FOR PUNK

I've been asked quite a bit over the past several days for my opinion on CM Punk's decision to sign with UFC. I applaud it. While I have no idea how Punk will fare with top level MMA competitors, I do know that no one will out-train him or out-work him, and that, whether he wins or loses, succeeds or fails, he's likely to be responsible for a few incredible PPV buy-rates - which had been a cause of concern for him since the dawning of the #WWENetwork...which, last time I checked was only $9.99 a month.

Just as importantly, #CMPunk won't end up sitting on his couch 10 years from now, muttering the two dirtiest words in the English language: "what if"?

You can catch me on tour in 2015, with January shows in #Austin #Houston #SanAntonio #Addison & #McCallen TX, #GrandRapids & #Detroit MI and FEB/MARCH shows in WA, CA, OR, & NV. For tickets and information, go to http://realmickfoley.com/events/

TNA confirma Josh Mathews como comentador do Impact Wrestling

A TNA confirmou em comunicado que Josh Mathews irá se juntar à mesa de comentadores do Impact Wrestling. Eis o comunicado:

JOSH MATHEWS TO JOIN IMPACT WRESTLING ANNOUNCE TEAM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 18, 2014) – TNA, today, announced seasoned broadcaster Josh Mathews will join Taz to form the new IMPACT WRESTLING announce team. With Mathews doing play-by-play and Taz color-commentary, the new IMPACT WRESTLING announce team will debut during the LIVE broadcast of IMPACT WRESTLING on Destination America from New York City on Wednesday, January 7 at 9/8c.

“Josh Mathews is a dynamic talent who brings great energy and experience to commentating,” said John Gaburick, TNA’s Executive Vice President of Television. “I’ve had the pleasure to work with Josh for many years and know he, alongside Taz, will captivate fans and enhance the viewing experience.”

Raised in Indiana, Mathews moved to New York as a teenager to pursue his professional wrestling career and quickly established himself as a leading voice in sports entertainment and professional wrestling.

“I was amped up when I heard the news Mathews would be joining me to announce IMPACT WRESTLING on Destination America,” said Taz. “Our goal is to be the best announce team in wrestling today, combining Mathews’ work ethic and experience with mine alongside the best roster in wrestling. I am looking forward to sitting next to my friend and new announce partner on January 7 in New York City.”

“I’m elated to join TNA and be the new voice of IMPACT WRESTLING alongside my friend and three-time World Champion Taz,” said Mathews. “I’d like to thank Dixie Carter and John Gaburick for this incredible opportunity. Mike Tenay is a legend in this business and I am humbled to build on the body of work he has established over the past 12 years on IMPACT. To have my voice attached to the amazing athletes who do what they do better than anyone in the world is a dream come true.”

IMPACT WRESTLING debuts on Destination America with a special LIVE broadcast on Wednesday, January 7 from 9-11 PM ET, televised from New York City’s legendary Manhattan Center. IMPACT WRESTLING will move to its permanent time slot on Fridays from 9-11 PM ET beginning January 16 on Destination America. And, IMPACT WRESTLING: UNLOCKED with Mike Tenay premieres in its permanent time slot on Saturdays from 10 AM-Noon ET beginning January 17.

Jeff Jarrett indica que 2015 será um grande ano para o wrestling

Chad Dukes entrevistou o responsável da Global Force Wrestling, Jeff Jarrett. Eis os highlights:

What GFW will actually be like: "Global Force will be its… a standalone. I think that’s a nice enough term for it. With its own roster, with its own sponsors, own venue, running shows everything that goes with a promotion. But at Global Force Wrestling we also have a fundamental philosophy that’s a 180 from what’s been done over the last 10-15 years. Most promotions act like they’re the only promotion that exists and no other promotions…they certainly don’t talk about them and if they do they don’t talk about them in a negative light. We’ve got a different philosophy. We’ve recognized and partnered with the best promotions in the world, New Japan’s at the very top of that list. They’re obviously the best promotion in Japan. AAA, in Mexico, a red-hot promotion in Mexico. We have partnered with independent promotions around the world. Our South African partner, we’re going to be making some announcements on that in the days and weeks to come. Yes, we’re going to be a stand alone promotion, and that’s going to roll out in 2015, but we’re also going to partner and what better way to step onto the grand stage and create even more brand awareness, partnering with New Japan bringing WrestleKingdom 9."

The January 4th New Japan Tokyo Dome show: "I’ll give you two matches on this show that are in my opinion, Wrestling 2015 and beyond. The first match on the show is guys that you’re very familiar with, the Young Bucks, the Forever Hooligans, the Time Splitters- Alex Shelly & Kushida, and then Ring of Honor Tag Team Champions, ReDragon. That four corners tag match, I’ve seen bits and pieces of them on my previous trips over to Japan but those guys in a Dome atmosphere, there’s no doubt in mind it is going to be a match for the ages. It will blow you away. And then the last match of the night, the main event, Tanahashi, and if you want to talk about just one guy, that’s the guy. He’s a rock star, he’s in his mid 30′s, he’s in the prime of his career and he’s facing Okada, the Rainmaker. Those two guys have an awesome rivalry. It’s just like a Rock-Stone Cold, a Hogan-Andre, Bret Hart-Stone Cold, whatever your feud or rivalry of a lifetime, whatever your favorite feud is, their rivalry is right on par with it."

2015 being a competitive year for pro wrestling: "I said it back in February or March, that I felt the business was so healthy and just on the cusp of a boom. Here we are rolling into 2015 and Ring of Honor has entered the pay-per-view world, you mentioned Lucha Underground, New Japan’s got a deal on AXS TV, New Japan World as a digital streaming service, obviously everybody knows about the WWE Network and the massive amount of content, Global Force Wrestling is doing its rollout, it’s a very healthy market. I used this analogy the other day, I got asked sort of the same question, if you’ve got a busy intersection with a lot of fans and a lot of people, let’s just say for example you put a McDonalds hamburgers on one corner and across the street you put a Wendy’s hamburgers. The people at Burger King try to do everything in their power, ‘how can I get on the other corner because the other two hamburger joints are doing good.’? I believe it’s making all of us healthy."

His greatest in-ring accomplishment: "Well inside the ring, you know, it goes without saying, anybody that's ever laced up a pair of boots, anyone that's wanted to be a professional wrestler that became a professional wrestler, they want to be world champion, so when I reached that goal, I was very, very happy, every world title I've ever won was a proud moment, you know, the first time I won the intercontinental title back in 95, I really enjoyed that. when I look back on my career, you have different phases of your career, and I enjoyed my time and series of matches with Shawn Michaels, and just a couple years ago my series of matches with Kurt Angle...those are some of the highlights."

If he thought TNA would last as long as it has when it started: "You know, I've been asked that question several different ways, when anybody starts a business, you envision it being around for a long time, nobody starts a business and says, hey I'm gonna be around for a month or two, so absolutely, I did everything in my power and very pleased with my time in TNA."

18 de dezembro de 2014

WWE usa segmento do NXT Takeover: R Evolution para atacar CM Punk

No pré-show do NXT Takeover: R Evolution, Corey Graves indicou que foi avaliado pelos médicos de classe mundial da WWE e que foi aconselhado a se retirar dos ringues devido a concussões e que irá continuar na WWE como announcer.

Segundo a WON, o segmento de Graves foi planeado para mandar uma boca a CM Punk que criticou recentemente os médicos da WWE. Graves indicou que os médicos de classe mundial da WWE, identificaram devidamente o seu problema e como fez as coisas certas irá continuar na promotora.

TNA faz esforço para contratar Alberto del Rio

A TNA voltou a fazer uma nova oferta para contratar o antigo WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio (El Patron). Aparentemente a oferta foi superior à anterior posposta e aponta para cerca de 400 mil dólares por ano.

A promotora requer exclusividade a Del Rio e isso poderá ser um problema pois Del Rio planeia trabalhar em independentes e com a Lucha Underground em 2015. A TNA poderá deixar cair o pedido da exclusividade ou então oferecer mais dinheiro a Del Rio. A TNA está a tentar dar a entender a Del Rio que a TNA será a companhia que lhe dará mais exposição nos Estados Unidos.

A TNA quer contratar Del Rio pois John Gaburick trabalhou próximo com ele na WWE.

AJ Styles recusou várias propostas da TNA

AJ Styles mencionou na entrevista que deu esta semana à WOR que a TNA já o contactou diversas vezes para este regressar à promotora mas ele recusou sempre as propostas pois está contente em lutar na New Japan Pro Wrestling que ele considera ser a sua casa.

Motivo para Naomi ter sido retirada do Total Divas

Como indiciado, Jimmy Uso e Naomi deixaram de fazer parte do elenco do Total Divas e isso deve-se ao facto de que depois de ele se terem se casado pouco mais podiam acrescentar ao reality show pois a storyline de “problemas conjugais” já estavam em outros casais e Naomi também terminou a parceria com Cameron.