Watch: Top Ten Destructive DDTs in WWE 2K18 Video Game


Ten! Ten! Ten!

Correct! WWE have uploaded the latest top ten list to their official YouTube channel featuring ten destructive DDTs you can perform in WWE 2K18.

With the release of the ‘Future Stars’ NXT DLC pack now in the past, WWE have decided to release a video showcasing ten fantastic, disastrous looking DDTs that you can perform while playing as one of over 200 characters in 2K18.

As you could imagine, there are superstars both past and present showcased in the video. Obviously with the wrestling industry constantly evolving, having this in the video also in and of itself shows how time changes the way certain moves are performed.

As you will clearly see when watching the video, the footage was taken by an emerging YouTuber who has been gaining traction over the past few years. If the way the video was set up looks good to you, you can find his YouTube channel at ‘The101.’

Before sharing the video, we would like to remind you that we published a review of the 2K18 video game. If you have not purchased the game yourself yet and would like to know if it is worth the buy, you can check our opinion here.

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Who do you like to play as in WWE 2K18? Which DDT displayed here was your favorite?

Let us know in the comments below or over on our Facebook page or Twitter account. Additionally, you can find me on Twitter at @SOSNH1995. We also want to remind you that we have a Newsletter you can sign up to. This will allow us to send you the best news in one place via an email. We also have the Wrestling Rumors app that we encourage you all to download to get updates faster than they release on our various pages. It is available on Android and iOS devices.

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Watch: Chris Jericho and Kofi Kingston Fight for the Intercontinental Championship


Continuing the ‘Night of Champions’ trend, WWE uploaded to their official YouTube channel the Intercontinental Championship match between Kofi Kingston and Chris Jericho from the 2008 iteration of the pay-per-view.

The match itself is a decent length and features Kingston as a singles performer. This is something he hasn’t been in years, since the formation of The New Day, also involving Big E and Xavier Woods.

The Intercontinental Championship design here was different too. If you are a fan that has joined the WWE Universe within the last few years, you should definitely check this match out.

Not only does it show Kingston in a singles role and the prior design of the Intercontinental Championship now held by Roman Reigns, but it shows a prior gimmick Jericho used.

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Who did you want to win? Do you miss Kingston as a singles performer, or prefer him in The New Day?

Let us know in the comments below or over on our Facebook page or Twitter account. Additionally, you can find me on Twitter at @SOSNH1995. We also want to remind you that we have a Newsletter you can sign up to. This will allow us to send you the best news in one place via an email. We also have the Wrestling Rumors app that we encourage you all to download to get updates faster than they release on our various pages. It is available on Android and iOS devices.

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Watch: Kane Defends His ECW Championship Against Mark Henry and the Big Show at ‘Night of Champions’


WWE have uploaded to their official YouTube channel a match between Kane, The Big Show and Mark Henry at ‘Night of Champions’ 2008.

The match centered around the ECW Championship, which at the time was held by Kane. As per the rules that came with the ‘Night of Champions‘ pay-per-view every title had to be defended, meaning Kane wasn’t getting the night off.

This match lasts just over ten minutes in length, so it isn’t too long. We definitely recommend watching it to see three bigger men collide in a clash of titans, so to speak. Who emerged victorious? You’ll have to find out yourself, because we won’t be spoiling it for you.

If you’ve seen the match before and recall what happened, it may be worth going back and giving the match another watch.

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What did you think of the match? Did you like the modern version of ECW or just the original?

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KB’s Review: The Balor Problem


Earlier this week, Kane destroyed Finn Balor again, only to get knocked out of the arena by Braun Strowman. All this did was make me wonder (again) what the heck the WWE is doing with Balor. There’s a growing consensus that Balor isn’t interesting enough to be a top level WWE guy and I flat out don’t go along with that line of thinking. I can’t accept the idea that the same guy who tore up NXT for so long and became one of the coolest guys on the show isn’t capable of being a main event guy at the top level. Today we’re going to look at Balor and see where things went wrong and how they can be made better (which they can).

First of all, let’s flash back to the good old days. Balor was one of the best things to ever happen to NXT, winning the NXT Title at a house show in Tokyo, Japan on July 4, 2015. This kicked off the longest NXT Title reign in history at 292 days, a record which still stands today. Balor went on to have an outstanding, several months long feud with Samoa Joe, who eventually took the title from him in April 2016. He would then move up to the main roster a few months later, basically as an NXT legend.

Here’s one of Balor’s final NXT matches, inf ull.

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Now on paper, that doesn’t sound like much. However, Balor was a lot more than that. He was smooth in the ring, had a great look, was a very talented in-ring performer and could cut a good promo. On his podcast, Steve Austin said he didn’t understand why Balor wasn’t being pushed as the top star of the main roster, let alone just being down in NXT. There was talent there and people were starting to notice it. Then, there’s the big reason that people remember Balor, which got him over so huge in NXT but then became an anchor around his neck in WWE.

Yes of course it’s the Demon, Balor’s alter ego which he would assume for the biggest matches. With just one loss (to Samoa Joe in a cage at “Takeover: The End”) as the character on his record, it was clear that the Demon had something to him. Now what was so good about the character that made it special? Was it really just putting on some awesome paint and doing a creepy crawl?

Well….kind of. The main thing to remember about Balor was how awesome he looked on his own. He’s in great shape, has the sweet entrance, the leather jacket, the cool finisher and the laid back attitude. Balor was practically Fonzie (not Bill Alfonso) with an Irish accent. Now let’s jump forward to the Demon persona, which changes everything about Balor in a single moment.

When he became the Demon, Balor turned into a disturbing looking creature and you couldn’t take your eyes off of him. It made for such an awesome visual, especially when Balor would add in a theme. Whether it was as Jack the Ripper at “Takeover: London” or as an homage to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre at “Takeover: Dallas”, Balor became something completely different and it made you wonder where the line was drawn inside his head. Keep that in mind because we’re coming back to it in a bit.

And then, the Demon.

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So after putting of Shinsuke Nakamura, it was time for Balor to move up to the main roster. He was taken as the #3 pick for “Monday Night Raw” and immediately put in the mix for the first ever Universal Title. Balor wasted no time by defeating Roman Reigns to qualify for a Universal Title match against Seth Rollins at “Summerslam 2016”. In quite the upset, Balor would defeat Rollins to become the first champion, but it came at a heck of a price.

During the match, Balor took a running powerbomb into the barricade, basically suffering every possible shoulder injury you could have in a single match. He would be out for the better part of eight months, meaning it was time to start all over again. Balor would return as the former Universal Champion but, as is so often the case in WWE, they would completely forget what worked for Balor in the first place, making the whole thing a mess on the second go around.

Yes Balor was back but something was different. First and foremost, he was pinned by Roman Reigns above five weeks after he returned. Then a few months later he lost to Elias Samson, who would go on to lose his last name soon after. Balor would move on to a feud with Bray Wyatt, who beat him in their first match together on “Monday Night Raw”, August 14, 2017. No worries though, because we could have a rematch less than a week later. That’s where the problems started.

So that night, Michael Cole announces that not only will there be a rematch at “Summerslam 2017” but Balor will be wrestling as THE DEMON. This is where it all started falling apart for me, as Cole and WWE had turned the Demon into one of their “things”. You know what I mean. It stops being something organic and turns into the Official WWE Concept, meaning they’ll be saying the name over and over again, likely in an effort to get it over on their precious social media.

Watch instead of listen.

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From then on, it was “THE DEMON WILL BE AT SUMMERSLAM” or “THE DEMON IS FINN BALOR’S ALTER EGO” or “COME SEE THE DEPTHS OF BALOR’S MIND”. It felt like the time when your mom and dad discover Facebook and start talking about it every day. Now it wasn’t something you could look forward to as much as you had to hear about it all the time, thereby making it something you knew was coming and you wanted done so the talk would die down.

It’s one of the major differences between WWE and NXT: WWE likes to tell you things while NXT likes to show you. Down in NXT, you didn’t need the commentators explaining to you that the Demon would be appearing for a big match. You just knew he would be there because that’s what Balor did when it mattered most. In other words you didn’t have the announcers walking you through everything because they treated you as someone intelligent enough to figure it out on your own.

So the Demon persona wasn’t working but at least Balor there’s still some hope….and then he lost to Kane. Yes Kane, the fifty year old who hasn’t been seen as a monster in the better part of forever, is now pinning Balor clean in 7:06. You know, because there was NO ONE ELSE AVAILABLE to take such a loss. That’s about as much of a death sentence as you can get in WWE: you might as well lose because you mean as much as any other warm body on the show.

Somehow Balor has gone from someone who could have had a hot match against Brock Lesnar to that guy that Kane beats to get Kane ready to be squashed by Braun Strowman. I mean….why? He debuted less than two years ago (with about seven months of that being spent on the shelf) and now this is the best he can do? If that’s how much they think of the guy, why did they bother bringing him up for NXT?

And then he loses matches like this.

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Now that being said, it’s not like all hope is lost. If there’s one thing Jinder Mahal has proven, it’s that anyone can be turned from a loser to a top level star. Throw in the fact that Balor should be a top level star and it’s a much easier process. So what’s the big secret to making Balor a big deal?

Stop having him lose so much. Seriously that’s about it. If Balor (or anyone for that matter) is treated like a big deal, they’ll become a bigger deal. I know WWE has this new mindset of wins and losses not mattering but that’s not exactly how the fans see things. If WWE wants someone to be treated like a star, they need to stop being jobbed out in an effort to build someone up. Why couldn’t Kane torment some lower level guy or just some jobbers? You know it’s going to be Strowman interfering anyway, so why damage Balor in the process?

Fixing Balor isn’t hard. If they let him win some matches, stop having him lose matches he doesn’t need to lose and stop spouting off badly scripted lines about him (That ordinary man who does extraordinary things line isn’t doing him any good. “Come see this ordinary guy!” I’d rather see some special people when I watch wrestling actually.) and he’ll be fine. There’s too much talent there to just waste him the way they have been and it would do everyone a lot of good to just let Balor get over the way he got over in NXT: by looking cool, winning matches, and showing us what the Demon can do. Why is that so hard?

 

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Pro Boxer wants to fight ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin


It worked so well the first time, why not try it again?

According to a new report from The Metro, professional boxer Tyson Fury has been training for a comeback in the United Kingdom, and he has an opponent picked on his road to redemption. According to Fury:

‘Hopefully I will be back in April. I’m looking at ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin.’

This would imply that he wants a showdown with “The Rattlesnake” at WrestleMania 34.

The most famous time that Austin was involved in a storyline with a boxer, was with Mike Tyson at WrestleMania 14. You can see a clip of the two together below:

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Tyson was brought in to be the special guest enforcer for the WWF Championship match between Austin and champion, Shawn Michaels. As the storyline progressed, and the tension between Austin and Tyson rose, Tyson would eventually ally himself with Degeneration-X.

That changed at WrestleMania, however, when he made the pinfall against “HBK,” allowing the “Austin Era” to begin in WWF.

Editor’s Opinion:

I’ve never heard of Tyson Fury. What business does he have competing against ‘Stone Cold’ at WrestleMania? This is just weird.

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Video: WWE Thanks the Fans


It’s the thought that counts. To say WWE is the biggest wrestling promotion in the world is an understatement. They’ve also given us the greatest gift a wrestling fan could ever ask for in the WWE Network. While it offers you so much of the top wrestling concept available in the world, it’s nice to have the fans be acknowledged as such an important part of WWE’s company. That’s what they’re doing here.

WWE has released a new video thanking the fans for sticking with the WWE Network and the booking in general. The video features a variety of clips of WWE Network shows and lists off a lot of viewing options they have coming up. While it’s really just an updated commercial, the theme is thanking the fans. Here’s the new ad:

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Opinion: It’s almost impossible to not smile at something like this. Sure WWE is sucking up a little bit but at least it’s something that is designed to give the fans a nod after everything that the fans do for them. Now granted, it’s hardly torture to watch the WWE Network but it’s cool to see something where they thank us for the support we give them.

What did you think of WWE thanking the fans like this? How long have you had the WWE Network? Let us know in the comments below.

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Full Results From NXT Tapings *SPOILERS*


They’re back home. NXT has been traveling the roads as of late with shows in Houston for “Survivor Series 2017” weekend and a show in nearby San Antonio, Texas which wound up being used for this week’s TV broadcast. Now though we have some fresh results as NXT went back to Full Sail.

NXT taped another batch of TV tonight at Full Sail University with three episodes that will run throughout the course of December. These shows will take them up to right around Christmas as they head into “Takeover: Philly” at the end of January. Here are the spoilers from tonight’s tapings, courtesy of Wrestlinginc.com:

December 6th Episode:

* It’s announced that Drew McIntyre cannot compete for the title at “Takeover: Philly” and that there will be 4 qualifying matches leading to a Fatal 4 Way to determine a new #1 contender. New NXT Champion Andrade Cien Almas and Zelina Vega are out. Zelina demands we rise for our new champion. Everyone, including the announcer, stands. Andrade says he told us all he would be champion. Andrade makes fun of Drew being hurt and says he is gone for a long time. Andrade cuts a promo in Spanish to his next contender.

* Killian Dain defeated Trent Seven to advance to the Fatal 4 Way #1 Contenders match. Trent tries to attack at the start, but Dain overpowers him. Dain hits the running crossbody for 2. Trent hits the rainmaker clothesline for 2. Killian hits the running senton and the middle rope splash for the win.

* Sonya Deville defeated Ruby Riott in a No Holds Barred match. Sonya locks the ankle lock in on Ruby early, but Ruby gets to the ropes and necks Sonya on them to break the hold. Stiff strikes from Sonya. Back and forth strikes. Ruby hits a suicide dive on Sonya. Sonya catches Ruby in a gogoplata-like hold as she comes back into the ring and Ruby passes out in the hold, forcing the referee to call for the bell.

* Johnny Gargano defeated Kassius Ohno to advance to the Fatal 4 Way. Incredible match. Huge dueling Johnny Wrestling/Kassius Ohno chants before they lockup and throughout the match. They shake hands in response. Nice chain wrestling to start. Gargano goes for the middle rope spear, but Ohno catches him, ties him up in the ropes and hits a brutal elbow to knock Johnny outside. Ohno is playing the aggressive big man. Ohno with more brutal shots at ringside. Gargano tries to fight out of the corner, but Ohno nails a boot to the face for the near fall. Gargano fights back after getting his knees up on the running senton and gets the middle rope spear for a 2 count. Gargano hits a suicide dive into a tornado DDT on the ramp. Ohno hits the cyclone kick but Gargano kicks out. Ohno hits a boot on the ropes and an elbow to the back of the head, but Gargano kicks out again. Gargano blocks the rolling elbow with a series of superkicks, then turns a tilt-a-whirl into the GargaNo Escape for the win. “That was awesome” chant after the match, and the two show respect.

December 13th Episode:

* Lars Sullivan defeated Roderick Strong to advance to the Fatal 4 Way. Roddy runs at Lars to start but to no avail. Lars dominates. Roddy turns the tide and tangles Lars up in the ropes and hits a series of elbows to knock him out of the ring. Roddy hits a superplex off the top but Lars kicks out at 1. Lars hits a big clothesline. Roddy hits the Angle Slam for a nearfall. Lars hits a pop-up power slam and the Freak Accident for the win.

* NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon defeated Peyton Royce (w/Billie Kay) in a non-title match. Ember gets the upperhand to start, and hits a dive off the top rope to the outside onto the Iconic Duo. Billie grabs her ankle getting back in the ring and Peyton applies a submission in the ropes. Ember takes control back. Nice series of reversals. Peyton gets a nearfall. Ember ducks a spin kick and gets Peyton into a powerbomb position, but Peyton holds the ropes. Ember kicks Peyton’s leg out from under her and hits the Eclipse for the win. After the match Billie hits the ring and boots Ember in the face. The Iconic Duo hit their double team knee move, when Nikki Cross runs in out of the crowd for the save. Nikki spies the Women’s Title laying in the ring and teases attacking Ember, but instead runs the ropes crazily before running back out into the crowd.

* NXT Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas defeated Fabian Aichner in a non-title match. Andrade nails a dropkick at the bell, but Fabian hits a tilt-a-whirl slam and then his springboard dive to the outside and a springboard tornado DDT. Andrade with a hard chop. Fabian hits a rough powerbomb. Fabian goes up top but Zelina distracts him. Andrade knocks him outside, throws him into the stairs, and rolls him back hit to hit El Idolo for the win.

* Aleister Black defeated Adam Cole to advance to the Fatal 4 Way. Good match. Mat wrestling to start. Cole locks in a crossface but Black gets to the ropes. Cole jaw jacks and Aleister unloads with strikes. Cole rolls out of the ring to avoid the Black Mass and necks him on the ropes. Black hits a kick to the head as Cole jumps off the top rope for a 2. Aleister catches Cole’s foot and hits a big kick. He lifts Cole up for the Black Mass and Cole starts yelling for him to do it and Aleister nails Black Mass for the win.

* The Authors of Pain defeated Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch. Lorcan and Burch are affectionately known as Ones & Twos by the audience. They unload with chops and uppercuts before the AoP just destroy them. Super Collider and Last Chapter for the squash win.

December 20th Episode:

* The Undisputed Era (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish) defeated SAnitY (Killian Dain & Eric Young) to win the NXT Tag Team Titles. Killian starts for SAnitY as Fish and O’Reilly try to take him down. Dain tags in Young and he takes control. Fish takes out Young behind the referee’s back and Undisputed Era go to work isolating him. Fish with a suplex for 2. Bobby and Kyle keep tagging in and out attacking EY. EY rebounds with a swinging neckbreaker. EY fends off both Undisputed Era and gets a hot tag to Dain. Dain runs wild. Dain hits the corner dropkick/senton combo and his power slam onto both guys for a nearfall. Adam Cole runs out and crotches EY on his elbow attempt. Nikki Cross runs out and hits a crossbody on Cole and unloads with punches to Cole until refs pull her off. Cole reverses a powerslam by Dain on the outside and pushes him into the ringpost. EY hits a dive onto Cole but gets hit with Total Elimination when he rolls back into the ring and Undisputed Era pick up the win to become new champs.

* Ember Moon defeated Sonya Deville to retain the NXT Women’s Title. They did not do the title match introductions, which was weird. Okay back and forth match. Some very tough looking spots for both ladies. Crowd was not into this at all following the title change. Ember hits a springboard dropkick and an absolutely brutal running elbow into the corner, then hits the Eclipse for the win.

After the match, Kairi Sane’s music hits. She comes out and signals she wants the title, when Shayna Baszler comes up behind Kairi and chokes her out on the stage while Ember looks on.

* Pete Dunne defeated Tyler Bate to retain the WWE UK Title. Another great match. Good mat wrestling and limb work to start. Good back and forth as they trade 2 counts. Dunne with a tough forearm. Bate stomps Dunne’s arm on the stairs, but Dunne responds by suplexing him off the stairs to the floor. They trade chops. Dunne stomps on Bates hand and Tyler has to pop his finger back into place. Pete goes back after the arm. Tyler with a nice overhead belly to belly suplex. Tyler hits the cartwheel kick and goes for the Tyler Driver, but Dunne reverses it into an armbar. Tyler deadlifts him with one arm into a powerbomb but Pete holds on. Bate lifts him again and puts him between the ropes and slingshots him. Tyler does the airplane spin spot but adds a third rotation at a faster speed. Bate is bleeding from his ear. Tyler hits a deadlift fisherman from the apron into the ring for a nearfall. Dunne ducks a kick and hits Bitter End but Tyler kicks out. Dunne turns Bate inside out with a clothesline. They go from seated to standing trading strikes. Pete rolls out of the ring and they trade strikes on the apron until Tyler hits the cartwheel kick on it. Dunne knocks Bate out of midair with a forearm and hits a suplex powerbomb for a near fall. Tyler keeps Dunne from taking a count out by hitting a plancha, then hits the Tyler Driver 97 for a nearfall. Bate goes to the top rope, and hits spiral tap to Dunne’s back but only gets 2. Tyler goes for a backdrop off the top rope, but Pete lands on his feet and hits Bitter End for the pin.

* The Street Profits defeated two unnamed enhancement talents. Quick squash. Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins win with the spinebuster/frogsplash combo. After the match, The Profits go into the crowd to celebrate and cut a promo from the top of the bleachers, saying in 2017 they came, they saw, and in 2018, they’ll conquer. They run down AoP, SAnitY, and Undisputed Era and say in 2018, they’re coming for the belts.

* They filmed a new episode crowd chant intro, but it seems they’re filming randomly tonight.

* Johnny Gargano defeated Killian Dain, Lars Sullivan, and Aleister Black to become #1 Contender to the NXT Title. Lars catches Black on a corner moonsault and slams him into the apron, then catches Gargano on a dive and does the same, but Killian does a suicide dive and wipes out Lars. Lars throws Dain into the steps. Aleister kicks him up the ramp, but gets tossed off the stage. Lars then tosses Gargano onto Black. Lars tries to powerbomb Gargano through the announce table but Gargano grabs the set scaffold and holds on. Gargano kicks Lars and gets him on the table. Killian runs and dives off the stage and through Lars on the table. We get a great few minutes in the ring with Black squaring off against Gargano and the crowd goes nuts, until Dain comes back and cleans house. Black and Gargano powerbomb Dain off the ropes and while all three are down, Lars returns to the ring. Dain and Lars square off and we’ve got a hoss fight on our hands. Dain is bleeding from his elbow. Black returns to the ring and goes nuts. Black hits the Black Mass on Lars but Undisputed Era comes down and attacks Aleister. Cole lays out Black, then Gargano hits a suicide dive to Cole. Johnny sidesteps Lars who runs into the steps, then hurricanranas Dain into Lars. Johnny then hits his jumping DDT on Aleister and scores the pinfall. Huge pop for the win. Fun match. Gargano goes into the crowd to celebrate to end the tapings.

Opinion: That’s quite the big night with a new #1 contender being crowned, Baszler debuting on the main roster and the big title change. It feels like a big deal and is a great way to wrap up the year. I have full confidence in NXT to make this work though, which is almost never the case on the main roster. Hopefully it’s as good as it sounds.

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Update on ‘Broken’ Gimmick, Statement From Impact Wrestling on Matt


If you break it, you own it. The Hardy Boyz returned to WWE earlier this year in one of the biggest Wrestlemania surprises in years. As soon as they came down the ramp, Michael Cole started dropping the Broken references, which made fans wonder if they would be allowed to present one of the most creative stories in recent memory. It wasn’t the case for a long time but now things have changed.

According to SI.com, WWE is planning on bringing something very similar to the Broken characters to the company, possibly under the name Awoken. Regarding Anthem, there have been no new negotiations between Hardy and the company, but Anthem seems to have changed their tune. Here is their statement to SI on the issue:

“We have seen the character development and will be interested to see where they take the concept. Our new talent agreements all incorporate language that allow talent to continue to use their IMPACT persona after they leave the company. We are working with our legal team to amend our existing agreements to extend this to all of our current and former talent.”

Here’s what sent Matt over the edge.

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Opinion: Honestly, why did this take so long to finally do? What was Impact Wrestling going to do with the characters? Create their own characters to replace the Hardys? I’m glad Hardy gets to do his thing on a big stage, but I’m scared to see where it’s going to go. Can you imagine what WWE might try to put together for something like this?

Are you interested in the Broken Universe coming to WWE? Will it work like it did in Impact Wrestling? Let us know in the comments below.

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Alberto El Patron on Ex-Fiancee Paige, Returning to Impact Wrestling


Impact Wrestling star Alberto El Patron was involved in a media conference call where he spoke about his ex-fiancee Paige returning to ‘Raw’ and all things Impact Wrestling.

On Paige returning to ‘Raw’ after taking time off for injuries:

“It’s fantastic, it was just about time. I used to say this all the time, people forget that she had neck surgery, screws behind her neck. That’s the reason why she was out of the business and it takes time to recover from something like that and then she started working really hard for her big comeback, and now she’s there. She’s doing what she has been doing since the beginning of her career in WWE. She’s killing it, she’s doing a fantastic job. I said it before and I’ll say it again, she has all the potential to be the most successful Diva of all time. We have to give her time.”

On the decision to implement real-life drama into his return in Impact Wrestling:

“Part of it was the storyline, part of it was completely real. Everybody knows about the suspension. The company and I talked about this and we decided it was the right thing to do at the moment because when the whole drama happened, we didn’t have the right evidence to prove to the audience, the sponsors, the TV networks that I didn’t do absolutely anything. So, in order to protect the company, the wrestlers in the company and all the people working for it, we decided to do that.”

Finally, Patron comments on being ready to focus on his career and family again, drama free:

“Personally, I’m back to where my life was before with zero drama, zero nothing. I’ve been saying this from the beginning, just look at my life before this past year, it was how it is right now, just about work and family. A family man, working all the time, no drama, no nothing. And now I’m back to where I was, and I’m gonna continue to do it. Working hard and making my family happy, and making the wrestling fans and my company Impact Wrestling happy until I decide to quit or leave the business one day.”

In case you didn’t watch, Patron returned a while back at ‘Bound For Glory.’ We have a clip below featuring said return, which we suggest you watch to get an insight into what he is referring to above.

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What do you think about Patron yourself? Do you watch Impact?

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Backstage News on the Future of the ‘Starrcade’ Event


Following the ‘Starrcade’ event, we have a backstage update, per PWInsider, on the status and future of it. Will fans be able to see the event again?

‘Starrcade’ was considered by WWE to be extremely successful, with the special live event in Greensboro, NC receiving a much larger audience then the previous show in that building.

Due to this, WWE officials are already considering another ‘Starrcade’ live event in 2018. It is unknown where the location would be, but the event’s home has traditionally been in the Carolinas, so it isn’t expected to go outside that area.

The show was written by WWE Hall of Famer Michael “PS” Hayes, who actually pitched for the revival of the name earlier this year back in June. Ultimately, Vince McMahon approved it and the announcement was made months later.

There are no plans for this past ‘Starrcade’ or the 2018 iteration to be aired on the WWE Network. It was never intended to be for TV and was produced as a standard live event, on a much higher scale.

WWE did use multiple cameras to film ‘Starrcade,’ but this is common practice at live events, generally speaking. That said, if they ever decided to air footage at a later date, it exists.

In the video we have provided below, two time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair discusses the significance of ‘Starrcade’ and what it means to the performers. You can also find Goldust giving tribute to his father at the event here.

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Did you attend the event? Would you go next time?

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