Video: Kurt Angle’s Most Vicious Moments


The machine. Earlier this year, Kurt Angle returned to WWE in quite the surprise. After spending years saying he wouldn’t be back, Angle returned, was inducted into the Hall of Fame, became General Manager of “Monday Night Raw” and even wrestled a match. That got people thinking about his career and there are a lot of moments to look back at.

WWE has released a Top Ten video of Angle’s most vicious moments. These are some of Angle’s biggest and hardest hitting moments, which range throughout his career and include him attacking a variety of opponents. It shows just how awesome Angle has been over the years, which covers quite a bit of ground. Here’s the video:

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Opinion: One of the things that people often forget about Angle was how great he really was. I know you’ll hear him listed among the all time greats but he was really, really good and that needs to be remembered. Some times where he became the Wrestling Machine were as entertaining as you’ll ever see with the #1 spot on the list being one of the most brutal matches in history. Check this list out and get a look at greatness.

What is your favorite Angle moment? Just how good was he on his best day? Let us know in the comments below.

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Full Match: John Cena and The Rock vs. Awesome Truth


Once in a lifetime (seriously this time). Back in 2012, John Cena and the Rock met in probably the biggest match of the modern era. It was built up for a year and felt like a match that I needed to see. However, there was another match during the build, which saw the two of them put together for a one off appearance.

WWE has posted the full version of Cena/Rock vs. The Miz/R-Truth (collectively known as Awesome Truth) from “Survivor Series 2011”. This match was set up after Cena was allowed to choose any partner he wanted to face the team. However, the match was spoiled during a pay per view ad, which made the whole announcement a bit of a disappointment. Still though, it was a big match and a huge moment.

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Opinion: I’m still not sure why this match too place. One of the biggest appeals to Rock vs. Cena was Rock not wrestling in eight years. Now it’s more like five months, though to be fair it’s not like it really hurt anything. It’s kind of a shame that Awesome Truth got beaten down this badly, but at least the moment felt big.

Did you like Rock and Cena teaming together? How much potential did Awesome Truth have? Let us know in the comments below.

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Becky Lynch Wants a Match With Stephanie McMahon


Becky Lynch recently spoke with Digital Spy, where she discussed a number of topics. Among them were a match with Stephanie McMahon, being named captain of her “Survivor Series” team, Asuka and more.

Below are some highlights from the interview:

On a match with Stephanie McMahon:

“I would love to step in the ring with Stephanie McMahon – she’s an incredible woman and amazing at what she does in how she can get the attention of the audience.

“To be able to step in there and face her would be a great opportunity.”

On being the captain of her “Survivor Series” team:

“When I was the first Women’s Champion for SmackDown Live, it was a great source of joy and pride for me,” Becky said.

“It was my mission to make sure it was the better brand and that it had very engaging storylines and that people would get invested in whatever was going on.

“I wanted them to really care about the women we have on SmackDown Live – and of course the men.”

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On Asuka:

“Asuka’s great and I’ve had the chance to wrestle with her – tag with her and face her – in Japan, when we went to Tokyo last year,” Becky said.

“She’s a great talent and eventually we’ll get to face off again in the ring.”

They also discuss the upcoming “Starrcade” event, her future plans and more.

Would you like to see Stephanie McMahon vs. Becky Lynch?

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Earl Hebner Announces Departure From Impact Wrestling


The most famous referee in professional wrestling history is leaving his current employer.

According to a report from Pro Wrestling Sheet, Earl Hebner has announced his departure from Impact Wrestling. He made the decision this week, due to the company’ decision to use local referees for the upcoming “Bound For Glory” pay-per-view this weekend, and not the current officials on the roster

Hebner is most known for his role in the infamous “Montreal Screwjob,” as he was the referee in the match between Shawn Michaels and Bret “The Hitman” Hart at “Survivor Series” in 1997. You can see a clip of the incident below:

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This has not been a good week for officials at Impact, as both Brian Hebner and Brian Stiffler have also left the company.

Earl Hebner has been with TNA/GFW since 2006 and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2015. It is unknown what his future plans are at this time.

This release adds to the list of departures from Impact in recent memory. Most notably of these is Jeff Jarrett, whose partnership with was terminated due to inappropriate actions.

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Ric Flair on His Hospital Stay, Travels and His Documentary


In anticipation for the upcoming ESPN 30 For 30: Nature Boy special, Ric Flair appeared on the Cheap Heat Podcast where he spoke about his hospital stay, travels and the documentary.

The documentary is set to air on November 7 at 10pm, with the aim being to take a look at the life and career of the man many consider to be the greatest professional wrestler of all time.

Flair was asked first about which portions of the documentary were most hard to watch:

“The only hard part was what I experienced with the stuff with Reid. I expected negative comments from my kids. That didn’t surprise me and I couldn’t be upset about it. What people need to understand is that I am not a Doctor, or Lawyer, I am a Wrestler.”

He spoke next about his career bringing him around the world:

“Just until the last 15 years or so, if you didn’t work you didn’t get paid and if you are the World Champion, NWA World Champion, you worked and that was it. You can be in San Juan one night; literally, I was thinking about my worst week in travel. San Juan to St Louis; St Louis to Sydney, Australia; Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand; Auckland, New Zealand to Tokyo, Japan. How is that for a week? And I wrestled an hour every night. I was excited; I wouldn’t have wanted to miss it. But looking back on it now, you can see why I had wanted a cocktail. That is a lot of air time, and the Flight Attendants back then were fun. It’s a different time period now; they are all my age.”

Finally, he talks at length about his hospital stay and who he spoke with while he was in:

“I didn’t because I know a lot of people came to visit me that I don’t even remembered. They gave me a 20% chance of living, and all my kids came. Ashley [Charlotte] Flair came all the way down from China and the Doctor’s told her to go say goodbye to your dad. They gave me a 20% of living, and of course I don’t remember any of it at the time because I think I already induced the coma, but when I got home and got my phone finally, which they wouldn’t give me because still when I first woke up I wasn’t necessarily me yet, but i had 376 texts on my phone and I still haven’t returned them all.”

“The reason being is that it isn’t because I was being discourteous, but when you text someone back and tell them that you appreciate their text and that I am doing much better, you know that they will respond back if that makes sense. I started that and did it with about ten people, and I said that I just can’t do this. I don’t know how to group text people, so what I did was I called them all and brought them up to speed; it’s much easier to do that, so there’s still people I haven’t thanked yet, but I will see them once I become more active in my life. I have some appearances in November and December so I will see a lot of people and I hope to be at 100% by WrestleMania where I will see everybody.”

With H/T to WrestlingInc for the transcription.

If you are interested in seeing the documentary on the life and career of Flair, you can see the following trailer, which may prepare you it.

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Have you ever saw Flair perform live? What are your favorite matches and moments from his career? 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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Jack Gallagher on Vince McMahon, Cruiserweight Division and Brian Kendrick


Jack Gallagher spoke with Ring Rust Radio about his relationship with Vince McMahon, the cruiserweight division and working with The Brian Kendrick.

On his relationship with McMahon:

“The relationship with Vince McMahon, he is surprisingly approachable. Growing up watching WWE or WWF as I did growing up, you think of Vince McMahon as this larger-than-life scary character. He is a larger-than-life character, but he is very welcoming, charming, he sits down and if he has time in his busy schedule, which is rare, but if he has time in his schedule, he has time for anyone.”

On the cruiserweight division:

“For me, it’s not escaping the division, it’s about elevating it. NXT went from a developmental system which was considered a step-down, to a completely separate brand unto itself where people are stars and they sell out stadiums and they tour by themselves. In my head I think, if we all work hard, then 205 Live becomes good, the division becomes good, the division raises, and then there are more opportunities and then there are more interesting things for everyone as well.”

On working with Kendrick:

“It’s been really wonderful for me because I get to pick his brain, and he obviously has the experience on me. It occurred to me that when Brian first started in WWE, his mentor was William Regal, and he sort of has a reverse situation now where he’s mentoring a new little William Regal in WWE. I enjoy the sort of mirrored aspect of that.”

If you would like to hear a small audio version of the comments made by Gallagher here, check out the video below!

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What do you think about Gallagher in the cruiserweight division? How long have you followed him? 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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Marty Scurll on Being in ROH, His Long Time Rival Will Ospreay


Former ROH World Television Champion Marty Scurll was interviewed by Wrestling Compadres where he spoke about being in the company and his rival Will Ospreay.

On finding a home in ROH:

“I started in November of 2016, during the UK tour and it’s been great. What I really like about ROH is how the company is built around the in-ring product, and obviously there are a lot of glitz and glamour as well, but it’s pretty much based on what goes on in the ring. For me, as a performer, I love coming here and telling my stories in the ring. So far it’s been great and been having a great time in watching the company grow and feeling that I am a part of that; contributing to this company growing and been having a great time.”

On ROH signing his rival Will Ospreay around the same period of time:

“I think they kind of approached us during similar times. Obviously I have made much more of an impact than Ospreay has in Ring Of Honor, but I’ve made more of a splash than Ospreay. It’s not a shot on him, it’s the truth. He’s an amazing wrestler, but once you get passed all that it’s kind of like, eh, what’s left? For sure, I’m the number one Brit in this company, no doubt.”

Scurll ends by making an offer to Ospreay, taking a shot at his merchandise sales:

“He can have a Villain Club shirt if he wants, and he can do whatever he wants with it. He’s not selling any t-shirts, so he can have one of me.”

With H/T to WrestlingInc for the transcription.

If you aren’t familiar with the long-standing rivalry between Scurll and Ospreay, check out one of their matches from RevPro.

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Are you a fan of Scurll and/or Ospreay? Do you like seeing these competitors in ROH? 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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The Shield Discuss Troubles They Faced After Initial Split


WWE released the latest episode of Table For 3 on the WWE Network, which features all three members of The Shield, who speak about the struggles they faced after their split.

Rollins first explained that he felt lonesome and it felt different, almost alien to be by himself again:

“I remember after we split up, like, because that was like, I remember feeling, for a while, like, so… the aloneness of it set in so much because we were relying on each other so much, all the time, to, like, kind of carry little pieces of it. It was almost like I had forgotten how to be like a singles wrestler again. I was like, ‘oh man, what do I have to do? Now they’re putting me in the ring and I’m doing these 10-minute promos,’ and I’m like, ‘ah, where, urgh…’ I was like, ‘come on, what’s going on?’ It was very intimidating.”

He continued, explaining he didn’t even know what to wear:

“I remember we broke up and I’m like, ‘do I go back to trunks now?’ I’m like, ‘no, that means I have to shave things!’ My whole [pro wrestling] career, I spent this whole process of getting rid of this body hair. And then we got into The Shield stuff and I’m like, ‘oh, oh.’”

Ambrose would chime in, talking about his role as a babyface and how he struggled with it, after dropping hints that he would be the one to turn on the faction:

“I didn’t know what to do. As soon as that went down, and I was definitely not prepared to try to make people like me and I didn’t think they would. I was always… throughout the whole thing, I was kind of trying to make it like, ‘I’m kind of the asshole here. Everybody knows that one day everybody is going to know that he’s the asshole.’ I was always trying to plant those little seeds in everybody’s head. And then, all-of-a-sudden, it was like, ‘oh, if nobody likes me, this isn’t going to work very well.’ I was like, ‘I don’t really know how to do that,’ so I went, ‘I’m just going to do nothing and not try at all. I’m going to wear the same jeans I’m coming to the building in and I’m not going to have an entrance. I’m not going to try and do anything cool. I’m just going to come to the ring and start fighting people and get beat up a lot.’”

With H/T to WrestlingInc for the transcription.

If you haven’t got the WWE Network or want more of a reason to watch the special, check out the clip we’ve featured below, where the members of The Shield recall their debut.

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Are you a fan of The Shield? Are you glad they reunited? 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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Wrestle Chat Podcast With O’Sullivan & Morales- Episode Two


The Wrestle Chat Podcast is back this week for episode two, where O’Sullivan & Morales talk about the hottest news and topics of the wrestling industry this week.

The weekly podcast returns this week, as O’Sullivan & Morales discuss a number of interesting and emotional stories from this week in wrestling. Here are the list of topics covered on the episode:

A reminder that this is a new podcast and both hosts are still working out any potential issues and doing their best to bring you a better show each week.

We recommend putting this on in the background while you do your housework, schoolwork, play a game or surfing the internet.

Let us know in the comments below and on our social media what you thought of the episode and what your opinions on each of the topics are. Just remember to remain respectful to the hosts in what you say.

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205 Live Results – October 31, 2017

205 Live
Date: October 31, 2017
Location: Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, Virginia
Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness

It’s time for another night of cruiserweights, which really could go anywhere. We’re also on a rare holiday show, which should mean some Halloween style shenanigans. Of course that’s not how things work in WWE world, where they had the Halloween style match on Monday instead of Tuesday. As in the Tuesday that was HALLOWEEN. Let’s get to it.

We open with a recap of Drew Gulak’s dreams of a Drewtopia being derailed by Akira Tozawa. This didn’t sit well with Drew, who attacked Tozawa, including hitting him in the throat with the NO CHANTS sign. We also look at Gulak defeating Gran Metalik and Tozawa saving Metalik from a knee injury.

Opening sequence.

Drew Gulak comes out for a match and asks where his ghouls are. We’re still not ready though, because Drew has some ideas for a better Halloween in the form of a POWERPOINT PRESENTATION! First up, no candy, as it gives us fat children. Second, no trick or treating because it sounds like chanting, which doesn’t need to exist. Slide #3 gets cut off though and it’s time for a match.

Drew Gulak vs. Akira Tozawa

Tozawa wastes no time in kicking Gulak in the face, followed by another one to the chest for good measure. Some stomps in the corner look to set up a dive to the floor but Gulak moves before Tozawa can jump. Back in and Tozawa head fakes him into a right hand to the face. A charge only hits boot though and Gulak slowly stomps away.

It’s off to something like a camel clutch with a neck crank until some kicks get Tozawa out of trouble. Tozawa loads up the top rope dive but Gulak rolls outside, meaning it’s a suicide dive for two instead. The injured throat flares up though and Tozawa can’t capitalize. A shot to the throat gives Drew a near fall but a kick to the head puts him down again. Now the top rope backsplash gives Tozawa the pin at 6:00.

Result: Akira Tozawa b. Drew Gulak – Top rope backsplash (6:00)

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We recap Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher telling Cedric Alexander to drop Rich Swann before they drop him for Cedric.

Swann and Cedric are ready for whatever Kendrick and Gallagher have for them. If they want a clown, that’s what Swann will give them. Swann has a clown nose and this can’t end well.

Mustafa Ali talks about Trick or Treating. It’s Halloween you see.

We look at Kalisto easily defeating Gulak last night, only to get beaten down by Enzo Amore.

Kalisto gets another Cruiserweight Title shot at Survivor Series.

Brian Kendrick vs. Rich Swann

And yes, Swann and Alexander are clowns, with Swann having a full on clown suit, the Doink music and a Doink Titantron video. Swann dances a lot before easily taking Kendrick down and making him slap himself in the back of his head.

We get a big clown wig (to go with the big clown gloves, which are bigger than Swann’s head) but Kendrick knocks it off Swann’s head. A poke to the eye has Kendrick in trouble as the fans don’t seem pleased. Kendrick finally manages to send him outside so Gallagher can get in some cheap shots. Back in and Kendrick gets two off a suplex as the crowd is rapidly dying.

Swann fights back with some clotheslines and a super hurricanrana for two. With the fans chanting what sounds like something about the Joker, Kendrick grabs a reverse suplex for two of his own. A butterfly superplex of all things gives Kendrick two more but the kickout barely gets a murmur from the crowd. That’s enough for Swann who scores with a dive, followed by a spinning kick to the head. The Phoenix Splash ends Kendrick at 9:33.

Result: Rich Swann b. Brian Kendrick – Phoenix Splash (9:33)

Gran Metalik is ready to win the main event.

Mustafa Ali vs. Gran Metalik vs. Ariya Daivari vs. Tony Nese

One fall to a finish with a bunch of Halloween decorations around the ring, much like Monday’s tag match. Before the match, Daivari sucks up to Enzo (not here) and runs down Norfolk. Ali counters by offering everyone candy, which Metalik raises his mask to eat. Nese slaps the candy out of Ali’s hands and we’re ready to go. Metalik launches Ali into a dropkick to put Nese down so the good guys go at it, making sure to not run over the pumpkins on the apron.

A handspring armdrag is reversed and it’s an early standoff for some applause. The villains return though and it’s time to head to the floor for some weaponry. Back in and Ali chucks a pumpkin at Nese’s face (McGuinness: “It’s complex carbs. He’s ok with that.”) before trying to force a piece of candy into Nese’s mouth. Daivari comes back in with a spinebuster for two on Ali as Metalik makes the save.

With Ali down, Daivari heads outside and throws some candy out of a bowl but finds a Gran Metalik mask. Daivari puts it on and does some flips, earning some slaps from Ali. The villains get together with a candy corn kendo stick and tie Ali in the Tree of Woe. Instead of the situp kicks though, Nese uses pumpkins like medicine balls and throws them at Ali’s ribs.

Metalik’s save is knocked out of the air by a stick shot and an angry Daivari pours candy over Ali. The expected heel miscommunication sees both guys go down so it’s Metalik hitting a reverse powerbomb for two on Ali. A quick Tower of Doom puts Ali down, allowing Daivari to hit the frog splash for a very near fall. For some reason Daivari brings in a table, only to be laid on it in short order.

Nese blasts Metalik with the stick and pulls out a black bag. He pours the bag onto the table and finds….candy corn instead of tacks. Funny bit there. Metalik is ready with a sunset bomb through the table but Daivari breaks up the cover. Ali is right back with a pumpkin to Daivari’s face, followed by a guillotine legdrop (with a broom of course) for the pin at 12:56.

Result: Mustafa Ali b. Ariya Daivari, Tony Nese and Gran Metalik – Guillotine legdrop to Daivari (12:56)

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