Current Betting Odds For “Clash of Champions” 2017


 While all sporting events are great for the spectators, they can also be quite profitable.

BetWrestling.com has released the current betting odds for the 2017 “Clash of Champions” pay-per-view this Sunday. It should be noted that if a wrestler has a negative number by their name, that particular superstar is favored to win their match, with the larger the number being, the higher probability of a victory.

Here are the odds as the currently stand:

WWE Championship

AJ Styles(c) -415 vs Jinder Mahal +295

WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship

Charlotte Flair(c) -675 vs Natalya +425

WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship

The Usos(c) -245 vs The Field (The New Day, Shelton Benjamin/Chad Gable and Rusev/Aiden English) +175

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn -300 vs Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura +220

You can see a clip of the match between Owens and Nakamura from this past week’s “Smackdown Live” below:

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It should be noted that odds still have not come in for the United States Championship match that features Baron Corbin defending against both Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler in a Triple Threat match, as well as the matches between Zack Ryder/Mojo Rawley and Breezango/The Bludgeon Brothers.

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Backstage News on Reaction to Rich Swann’s Arrest, Statement from Swann’s Attorney


It had been previously reported that Rich Swann had been suspended by WWE, following an arrest last weekend on charges of battery and false imprisonment.

According to the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there has been mixed feelings in the locker room about the incident.

While many were shocked by what happened, others who knew the couple well from their past described them as two people who were “broken” due to events in their lives before wrestling. They found love in each other, but unfortunately, the relationship was combustible.

It was described as a very unfortunate situation because in the end, his career in WWE may be over for good.

You can see a clip of him competing below:

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Swann’s attorney, Ian M. Pickens, issued the following statement to the Sporting News:

“At this point, no criminal charges have been filed officially against him so depending on how that process plays out will determine our scope of representation,” Pickens said Friday morning in a telephone interview.

“We’re hopeful for a fair and quick resolution on behalf of Mr. Swann, but ultimately the state attorney will make their decision (on potential charges) when they deem it appropriate.

“We’re working on the case now and things we may do to assist Mr. Swann. But as far as specifics, I can’t comment on that.”

We will continue to monitor this story and provide updates as they become available to us.

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“Clash of Champions 2017” Preview


Is it really a good idea to have a pay per view entirely about champions if you only have a few title matches to put on? Or when the real main event isn’t even about a title? WWE certainly thinks so, which is why we’re getting “Clash of Champions 2017” tomorrow night. This show isn’t exactly inspiring and seems like further proof that we don’t need single branded pay per views. Let’s get to it.

Kickoff Show: Zack Ryder vs. Mojo Rawley

This is the kind of thing you should be doing with the Kickoff Show. The match isn’t going to mean much but it gives you a match that was set up on TV a few weeks back. The Hype Bros weren’t exactly a top level team and neither of these guys is going to mean anything despite winning here, but at least they’ve being given a chance to do something with their story.

Rawley wins pretty handily here and I have no idea why that should even be up for discussion. Ryder is one of the most consistently cheered midcarders around and Rawley, despite winning the battle royal at “Wrestlemania XXXIII”, hasn’t had the big singles moment yet. Let him win here and maybe he could start something. I mean, he likely won’t, but at least there’s a chance.

Randy Orton/Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens/Sami Zayn

We might as well get the real main event out of the way here. There’s no reason to believe that anything is close to this on the levels of importance as it’s been by far the most featured story in recent weeks. The bigger question is who turns here as the winners aren’t really in doubt.

Of course I’m going with Owens and Zayn to win, but I think it’s due to Shane McMahon doing something screwy, likely that Daniel Bryan doesn’t see so he has to count the fall. They’re completely crazy if they try to turn Bryan heel in this whole thing but dumber things have certainly happened before. Just go with what the fans want and what makes sense here though and everything will be fine. You know, like most of the time.

This one’s kind of complicated.

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Women’s Title: Charlotte Flair(c) vs. Natalya

This is a title match where the bigger question is what will the people outside the ring do, making it all the more odd. These two have shown that they have the chemistry to make a good match, but the Riott Squad is going to get a lot of the focus. That’s fine in theory as they’re more interesting than anything Natalya is going to do but it kind of misses the point of the champions idea.

I’ll go with Charlotte retaining and then a cash-in from Carmella. She’s going to be at ringside and you can almost guarantee some shenanigans either during or after the match. That makes more sense as she’s an easier target for the Riott Squad and can defend against Naomi while Charlotte handles the heavy lifting.

It’s worked before.

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Tag Team Titles: Usos(c) vs. New Day vs. Shelton Benjamin/Chad Gable vs. Rusev/Aiden English

Now this one could be fun, assuming the people can get out of each others’ way long enough. I’m not a fan of having so many teams (and especially so many people) being in one match but that’s how matches work in WWE these days. The Usos have been rocking the heck out of the division as of late but they’ve traded the titles with New Day for so long now that it’s time for some fresh blood.

I’m hoping that fresh blood is Rusev and English who have put together a shockingly good team in recent weeks. English has an excellent voice and that’s all he needs to keep himself relevant, even on a minor scale. Throw in Rusev for the heavy, hard hitting lifting and everything should come together nicely. Just keep the belts away from New Day for a change and everything should be fine.

Breezango vs. Bludgeon Brothers

This isn’t exactly how I expected to see this match happen but at least we’re getting it. Breezango has gone from the hottest thing on the roster to just kind of there, mainly due to almost never wrestling. That being said, they have no business beating the Bludgeon Brothers at the moment and I don’t think WWE is even considering going nuts here.

So yeah, the Bludgeon Brothers win and do so handily, as they should. Breezango is really just good for comedy at this point unless they actually get back in the ring more regularly. That’s quite the shame as they’re a talented team who come off like stars, but WWE isn’t the place to go with a team that got over doing creative stuff. One of these teams (or the Usos) could use a trade to “Monday Night Raw”, just for the sake of getting out of each others’ way. Bludgeon Brothers win and do so with ease.

US Title: Baron Corbin(c) vs. Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler

Then there’s this, which has to be one of the least inspired matches in recent memory. I see no reason for this to really be taking place as there’s almost no effort put into the thing. Ziggler is still one of the worst characters around (due to staleness more than anything else), Roode needs someone to work with and Corbin is just kind of there as the big power guy.

I’ll take Corbin to retain as he and Roode can have some more singles matches down the line. Neither of them are exactly inspiring though and I have little desire to actually watch the match. Maybe Ziggler will be interested in trying though I’m not getting my hopes up. It’s a bad match with a bad build though and that’s a scary combination.

Smackdown World Title: AJ Styles(c) vs. Jinder Mahal

We’ll wrap it up here, with a match that I don’t think will actually close the show. It’s pretty clear that the Mahal experiment is over and done with and if logic prevails, tomorrow night will be the grand finale as Mahal is done with the main event scene once and for all. I think you can guess my pick from here.

Styles will win this and certainly should. I was never impressed with Mahal in the first place and there was little reason to be. He’s just not that good and while he was certainly trying, he felt much more like an experiment that got out of hand more than anything else. Styles is a proven commodity though and one more win over Mahal will….well it’s not really going to do much for him but there are a lot of fans who would like to see it.

Maybe AJ has one more miracle in him.

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Overall Thoughts

this really isn’t doing much for me as it’s a one and a half match card with the rest of the show feeling pretty slapped on. The big problem of course is that EVERY pay per view features this many title matches, making the entire concept of focusing on the titles seem like a waste of an idea. It’s fine in theory, but when there are title matches almost every week, a pay per view about them doesn’t do it. The fact that the real main event isn’t about a title either sums the whole thing up perfectly well. There’s potential for some good stuff on here, but my hopes are pretty firmly down.

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Final Battle 2017 Results

Final Battle 2017
Date: December 15, 2017
Location: Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, New York
Commentators: Colt Cabana, Ian Riccaboni

It’s the biggest show of the year for Ring of Honor and the card is actually not too bad. The main event is Dalton Castle challenging Cody for the World Title with another big match in the form of Bully Ray/Tommy Dreamer vs. the Briscoe Brothers in a street fight. You know, to check off the ECW box on the card. Let’s get to it.


The opening video talks about how this was the greatest year in ROH history. It’s your standard hype video with the narrator saying things like “great debuts” and “major changes” with clips of such things being shown.

The production gets a major upgrade tonight with fire shooting up on the stage and a square lighting fixture above the ring with some LED signs

The announcers hype up some of the big matches. We just did this in the opening video.

Will Ospreay vs. Matt Taven

No real story to this one.  Ospreay kicks him in the face to start and hits a big flip dive over the top onto the other members of the Kingdom. Taven is right back up with a big dive of his own though as they’re starting very fast.

Back in and Taven flips out of a hurricanrana but gets armdragged into a dropkick to send him outside. Ospreay teases a dive but instead backflips into his signature pose to pop the crowd even more. The Kingdom offers a distraction so Taven can take over. Cabana: “Ospreay is great but notably kind of dumb.” Vinny Marseglia SWINGS AN AX at Ospreay’s leg, allowing Taven to dropkick him down.

The beatdown is on and Taven adds a hard knee to the face for two. Ospreay kicks him in the head again and gets two off a running shooting star. Taven reverses a hurricanrana into a Liontamer of all things, drawing a Y2J chant. A rope is grabbed and Taven shouts to the camera that he better be on Jericho’s cruise. Ospreay speeds things up a bit and gets behind Taven but still manages to superkick him in the jaw.

One heck of a superkick puts Taven on the floor and Ospreay runs the corner for a springboard shooting star onto the rest of the Kingdom. Taven is right back in with a kick to the face but his frog splash hits knees. The Oscutter is countered straight into the Climax to give Taven the sudden pin at 10:50.

Result: Matt Taven b. Will Ospreay – Climax (10:50)

We recap the Addiction vs. War Machine. War Machine had the Tag Team Titles won when Addiction interfered and cost them the match. The monsters wanted revenge but accidentally took out a fan, earning Ray Rowe a suspension. While he was gone, Addiction cut off part of Hanson’s beard.

War Machine vs. Addiction

It’s a brawl to start with War Machine winning the brawl on the floor but Hanson’s clothesline train is cut off in short order. Rowe comes in for a save as this isn’t exactly going to have a lot of tagging. Some fans try to start a JOHN CENA SUCKS chant but seem to be promptly shouted down. Rowe t-bone suplexes the heck out of Kazarian but Daniels trips him up to take over.

We actually get to the tag stuff with Daniels choking Rowe in the corner, followed by Kazarian’s springboard legdrop. Addiction fires off a string of springboard dives to keep Rowe in trouble. The double teaming doesn’t quite work though as Rowe Rock Bottoms Daniels onto Kazarian. Hanson comes back in off the hot tag to clean house and Addiction is stacked up in the corner for a quick pounding.

A double Bronco Buster sets up a German suplex/middle rope clothesline combo. Kazarian gets in a Backstabber on Rowe and an Unprettier is good for two. Celebrity Rehab gets the same and a Downward Spiral takes Hanson down as well. He’s right back up with a double Tajiri handspring elbow though and it’s Fallout to end Daniels at 9:35.

Result: War Machine b. Addiction – Fallout to Daniels (9:35)

We recap Marty Scurll vs. Jay Lethal. Scurll got to pick his opponent and wanted to face someone he saw as one of the best villains in Ring of Honor history. Lethal doesn’t want to go back to the dark side but Scurll has him getting closer to being villainous all over again.

Marty Scurll vs. Jay Lethal

Scurll, in all white here, isn’t defending his IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title. Marty wins a technical sequence to start and grabs a wristlock. A clean break against the ropes keeps the mind games high. Lethal armdrags him down but Marty rolls straight into a bird pose. The cartwheel into a basement dropkick rocks Scurll but he’s still able to stomp on Jay’s fingers.

Jay’s elbow gets stomped as well, only to come back with a hard whip to send Marty into the barricade. Someone throws a streamer into the ring and the fans are all over him. Again, good. A springboard dropkick has Marty in trouble again, followed by a single suicide dive. Back in and Marty suplexes him into the corner before going right back to the arm. They slug it out until a Lethal Combination gives Lethal a delayed two.

It’s off to a torture rack of all things (Cabana: “Can we call that the Lethal Express?”) with Lethal rolling forward for two more. Marty is up first and catches Jay with a tornado DDT on the floor. That’s fine with Lethal, who hits a cutter off the apron to take Scurll right back down. It doesn’t seem to have much effect as Marty grabs the chickenwing, only to have Lethal reverse into a rollup for an escape. The ref is bumped so Marty grabs a chair for the Eddie Guerrero treatment.

Jay is one step ahead of him though, wrapping the chair around his own head and dropping down to the mat. The referee says keep it going so Scurll grabs a brainbuster onto the knee for a near fall. A Figure Four is quickly broken up so Marty grabs the umbrella. The referee takes it away so Marty pulls out a second one to knock Jay silly. That and a piledriver are only good for two so Jay kicks him low, setting up the Lethal Injection for the pin at 15:53.

Result: Jay Lethal b. Marty Scurll – Lethal Injection (15:53)

The Motor City Machine Guns say no one is on their level, which is why they’re here.

The Best Friends disagree, albeit in multiple takes.

Tag Team Titles: Best Friends vs. Motor City Machine Guns

The Guns are defending. Sabin and Chuckie start things off and the fans still don’t seem to care about the Guns. An armdrag into an armbar sets up the Friends’ Two Dog Night but Shelley blocks the big hug. Shelley does a Rick Rude hip swivel and sends the Friends outside, where we get that hug.

The Guns hit back to back kicks and knees to the head to take over. Back in and Sabin stands on Barretta’s crotch in the corner, followed by the face to the crotch spots. The Guns even hug to hammer home the joke. At least they seem to be embracing (no pun intended) the heel roles here. Barretta ducks a kick that goes onto Shelley’s head instead, followed by a tornado DDT to Sabin.

The hot tag brings in Chuckie to clean house and that means another hug. Yes it’s funny, we get it. Back in and the Dude Buster is broken up, but so is the rollup from the Guns. Skull and Bones gets two on Barretta, followed by Strong Zero for the same on Shelley. The Friends try another double team but Sabin rolls Chuckie up for the pin at 10:26.

Result: Motor City Machine Guns b. Best Friends – Rollup to Chuckie (10:26)

We recap the TV Title match. Kenny King is a fighting champion and is ready to defend against anyone. So how about defending against three people at once?

TV Title: Kenny King vs. Punishment Martinez vs. Silas Young vs. Shane Taylor

King is defending and it’s elimination rules. Martinez comes out of a coffin and has what appears to be his legion behind him. Young and King start things off with the champ stopping for a quick dance after a shoulder. It’s off to Martinez, who grabs a headlock of all things. King can’t do much with Martinez so Taylor tags himself in for the big showdown.

Everything breaks down with Silas diving over the top onto Taylor. King dives onto both of them so of course it’s Martinez hitting his own springboard flip dive onto the pile. Back in and Martinez takes King down with a top rope spinwheel kick, putting all four down on the mat. King and Martinez kick each other in the face but Taylor catches the champ in a spinning sitout piledriver.

For some reason no one covers King with Taylor instead hitting a running Death Valley Driver to send Martinez into the corner. Taylor gets crotched on top and King manages a Royal Flush, followed by Martinez’s springboard twisting swanton to get rid of Shane at 9:07. Martinez elbows the other two in the corner but gets knocked outside in short order.

King and Young beat on the monster outside and it’s a powerbomb/Blockbuster combo for good measure. Back in and the Royal Flush plants Martinez but Young hits King with a beer bottle for the elimination at 12:58. The chokeslam gives Martinez two but Beer City Bruiser makes a save. They fight to the floor again with Young winning the brawl and kicking away back inside. Back in and some knees to the ribs set up Misery to give Young the title at 17:24 in a rather sudden finish.

Result: Silas Young b. Kenny King, Punishment Martinez and Shane Taylor – Misery to Martinez (17:24)

We recap Bully Ray/Tommy Dreamer vs. the Briscoe Brothers. Bully and the Briscoes were partners but they turned on and injured him at Death Before Dishonor. Ray has teased retiring but was suddenly fine enough for this fight. Fellow ECW alum Tommy Dreamer is with him for the sake of nostalgia.

Briscoe Brothers vs. Bully Ray/Tommy Dreamer

Street fight with the ECW guys coming in through the crowd. It’s a brawl to start with the Brothers in early trouble. Dreamer hits a flip dive off the apron onto Jay and Mark is already bleeding a bit. Bully crossbodies both of them off the apron but Jay posts him to get a breather. Jay’s good looking suicide dive takes Bully down again and it’s time for some chairs. All four wind up with one though and it’s time for the dueling.

They switch to kendo sticks instead with Bully and Dreamer pulling out plastic lightsabers. A kitchen sink is brought in and Dreamer is told to get the tables. The Briscoes fight up and clean house again, this time busting Ray open. We’ve got a ladder now too but it’s also cheese grater time and Bully’s cut is a lot worse in a hurry. Maybe they shouldn’t have spent as much time with the lightsabers.

Ray knocks Mark down and blocks the Jay Driller, only to get chaired in the head. Jay takes too long getting a table though and Bully kicks it away, followed by a reverse 3D. The Death Valley Driver off the apron and through a table takes care of Mark. Bully’s middle rope splash drives Jay through a table…and let’s have some fire. The fluid is poured on the table but the Briscoes are back up with a 3D onto the table (didn’t break). Mark adds a Froggy Bow for the pin at 16:17.

Result: Briscoe Brothers b. Bully Ray/Tommy Dreamer – Froggy Bow to Ray (16:17)

Video on the Top Five moments in Final Battle history. There’s no need for this but it only takes about two minutes. Austin Aries FINALLY ending Samoa Joe’s World Title reign is #1.

Ian brings out the Women of Honor because we’ll be having a Women’s Title tournament starting in late January.

The Young Bucks and Hangman Page are ready to defend the Six Man Titles.

Six Man Tag Team Titles: Young Bucks/Adam Page vs. Flip Gordon/Titan/Dragon Lee

The Bucks and Page are defending, Titan and Lee are basically guest stars and Scorpio Sky is on commentary. Lee and Nick start things off and immediately go to the mat for a technical sequence. Nick is up first and walks the corner for a wristdrag before a double dropkick goes nowhere. Titan and Page come in with the masked man grabbing a headscissors before it’s off to Matt vs. Flip.

Gordon still won’t shake hands though and Matt isn’t happy. Flip flips around a lot and it’s six straight stereo dropkicks before all six come in for a dropkick at the same time for a not terrible spot. Things settle down with the challengers working on Matt’s arm until Page comes in for a dropsault. Page moonsaults down onto all three of them and Matt hits a running flip dive from the ramp onto all five.

Back in and Page stomps on Titan until a legwhip takes him down. Flip comes back in and nips away from a series of superkicks. A springboard double Blockbuster cuts the Bucks down and a springboard flip dive takes them down again. Flip’s running shooting star gets two on Page but Nick has to scratch the superkick itch. A springboard DDT plants Lee onto the apron, leaving Flip to escape the Rite of Passage.

Matt superkicks Nick by mistake and Titan’s suplex into a sitout powerbomb gets two. That’s about it for the Bucks being in trouble though as more flip dives and a shooting star Indytaker plants Lee onto the floor. Gordon chops at everyone but gets triple superkicked. The Indytaker Rite of Passage to Titan and Gordon retains the titles at 15:14.

Result: Young Bucks/Adam Page b. Titan/Dragon Lee/Flip Gordon – Indytaker Rite of Passage to Gordon (15:14)

Post match Sky and the Addiction come in to beat on Gordon and hold up the titles.

We recap the main event. Dalton Castle has been a wrestler for a long time, even if Cody doesn’t respect him. That’s the story of the whole thing: Castle has been fighting for as long as he’s been here while Cody thinks he deserves everything being handed to him.

ROH World Title: Cody vs. Dalton Castle

Cody, now with bleach blond hair, is defending and has Brandi in his corner. Castle comes out with a fleet of Boys. Castle shoves a kick away to start and an armbar sends Cody bailing to the ropes. A chase around the ring allows Brandi to grab Castle’s foot and a DDT gives Cody his first offense.

The Alabama Slam gets two and it’s time for a shoving match with the referee. Cody takes him outside and throws him into the ramp steps, followed by a powerbomb through the timekeeper’s table. Brandi isn’t done as she goes up, despite being in a long, tight dress, and dives onto the Boys. That means a triple ejection and we’re down to one on one. Cody stops for some pushups but the delay allows Castle to slug him down into the corner. A suplex drops the champ as well and Castle pulls him face first into the post for a bonus. Blood is draw, which is probably why the hair has been bleached.

Cody comes back with a Disaster Kick but the ref gets bumped. Naturally it’s right before Castle gets that arm hold of his on to make Cody tap. Back up and Cross Rhodes gets two, followed by the Disaster Kick. Cody tries one too many charges though and gets caught in the Bang A Rang for the pin and the title at 12;55.

Result: Dalton Castle b. Cody – Bang A Rang (12:55)

Castle celebrates to end the show.

 

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Enzo Amore Is in Trouble With the DMV Over the Inappropriate Signature on His Driver’s License


As initially reported by TMZ, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore is in trouble with the state of Delaware over the inappropriate signature on his driver’s license.

Amore explains during an Instagram video that he is a busy man and he has received numerous phone calls from the same number and he knows who it is. The state of Delaware has been calling practically demanding that he comes to a DMV to change the signature on his license.

He reveals the signature on the license, which is an illustration of a penis. Typical Amore. He said the following:

“There ain’t no way the state of Delaware is gonna tell me how to sign my own license!! I’ve been signing this signature since grade school!!”

Here is a more up close picture of the license as taken by Amore himself:

If you would like to hear the hilarious explanation from Amore himself, take a look at the video we have provided below.

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What are your thoughts on this situation? Should Amore be forced to change it?

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Why Impact Is Upset With Rockstar Spud Signing With WWE


According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it appears that Impact is upset with Rockstar Spud signing with WWE.

As we previously reported, Spud has signed with the company and is expected to make his debut on ‘Raw’ in Providence, RI and 205 Live in Newark, NJ this week as a part of the Cruiserweight division.

Spud signed with the company back in October and they have been waiting for his working visa to come through so he can get started.

The problem Impact has with him being signed comes from this visa. They spent nearly $20, 000 in legal fees to straighten out any issues so Spud can return to the U.S. Just two weeks after he returned, he asked for and was granted his release. He had worked there since 2012 when he beat Marty Scurll to win the British Boot Camp reality show to earn his contract.

Spud is expected to be a prominent member of 205 Live alongside the WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore and the debuting Hideo Itami.

If you’ve never seen Spud perform, we have featured a hilarious match he is featured in below.

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Do you think this was a betrayal by Spud? Or do you believe Impact is at fault for granting his release in the first place?

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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Former WCW Announcer Says That Vince McMahon ‘Fails At Anything’ Outside Of WWE


In the summer, the XFL trademark was filed by WWE to potentially revive the company. Whether it is for bringing past episodes to the WWE Network, or to start the company again as a league, there was interest by Vince McMahon to bring XFL back in some fashion.

Deadspin reached out to WWE regarding whether it will return, and here is what the response was.

A WWE spokesperson issued the attached statement to me & @Deadspin in response to my inquiry about tonight’s rumors of a soon to be announced XFL revival. They declined further comment. Whatever Vince McMahon’s “Alpha Entertainment” is, it’s self-funded & separate from WWE. pic.twitter.com/oT0Oxyi2fV

— David Bixenspan (@davidbix) December 16, 2017

WWE has even filed a “He Hate Me” trademark, which was the nickname of XFL star Rod Smart during the season.

I thought that @mookieghana was kidding last night about WWE filing a new “He Hate Me” trademark.

He wasn’t. pic.twitter.com/4cLfXwQdxZ

— David Bixenspan (@davidbix) December 16, 2017

However, WWE had to file a response that it would have nothing to do with Rod Smart. You can check out the history of the XFL, as presented by WWE, below.

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The possible resurrection of the XFL is already receiving criticism. Particularly, by former WCW color commentator Mark Madden.

XFL failed. It would fail again. Vince fails at anything that isn’t wrestling.

— Mark Madden (@MarkMaddenX) December 16, 2017

Editor’s Take: As a big fan of the XFL during the one season that it existed, it would be good to see footage of it on the WWE Network. However, with the WWE spokesperson mentioning Vince McMahon’s company apart from WWE, it seems as if there may be more to this than just showing footage on the network. If that is true, there would not be a reason for it to be successful now, in comparison to its demise in 2001.

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Video: Top Ten McMahon Guest Refereeing Moments


This isn’t something that should have a top ten. Tomorrow night, “Clash of Champions 2017” will see a featured match containing two guest referees. One of them will be “Smackdown Live” Commissioner Shane McMahon, who is part of a rather well known wrestling family. Somehow that family has acted as guest referees often enough that there’s a history package about the subject.

WWE has released a new Top Ten video looking at the history of the McMahon Family as special guest referees. There are various instances of everyone but Linda McMahon but including HHH acting as guest referees, many of which involve screwjobs in one form or another. Here’s the list:

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Opinion: In case you needed any more proof that the McMahons might have been around a little too long, there’s a video of them being guest referees over the course of nearly twenty years. We’ll be seeing it again tomorrow night and there’s no reason to believe it won’t happen again at some point.

What do you think of the McMahon’s as guest referees? Should the idea be retired? Let us know in the comments below.

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Watch: Charlotte Defends Against Bayley and Sasha Banks at ‘Clash of Champions’ 2016


WWE uploaded to their official YouTube channel a video featuring Charlotte defending her Raw Women’s Championship against Sasha Banks and Bayley at ‘Clash of Champions’ 2016.

On the road to ‘Clash of Champions,’ Charlotte captured the Raw Women’s Championship at ‘SummerSlam’ by defeating Banks which subsequently caused a legitimate back injury to the ‘Legit Boss.’

On the September 5 episode of ‘Raw,’ Bayley defeated Charlotte following a failed distraction from the Champion’s valet in Dana Brooke. On the same night, Banks also teased a retirement but revealed she would be cleared to compete by ‘Clash of Champions’ and invoked her rematch clause for the title at the event.

A week later, a confrontation between Charlotte, Brooke, Bayley and Banks ended in a triple threat between the latter three where the winner would face Charlotte at ‘Clash of Champions.’

Banks was victorious in the match, but it was revealed the following week on ‘Raw’ that Banks had both her and Bayley’s shoulders down when pinning her, leading to Bayley being added to the match.

Take a look at the full match below and let us know in the comments below and via our social media what your prediction was and what you thought of the match.

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Did you enjoy the match? What was your prediction?

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: Sheamus and Cesaro React to Their Final ‘Best of 7 Series’ Match


WWE uploaded to their official YouTube channel a video of Sheamus and Cesaro reacting to their final ‘Best of 7 Series’ match that resulted in them becoming a team.

If you had asked before the roster split who some of the most popular superstars in WWE were, neither Sheamus or Cesaro would likely be found in among the answers. While both men are extremely talented, they were both sitting on the sidelines for months with nothing to keep them relevant.

The ‘Best of 7 Series’ was an idea Mick Foley came up with for the two men back when he was general manager of ‘Raw’ before Kurt Angle took over. This would pit both men against each other in seven matches. The idea was to see who was the better man which was proven by who had the most victories.

By the end of the series, both men were tied and the final match ended in count-out. While the winner would’ve received a title shot of their choice, since both men ended the series with 3 wins, Foley decided to put them together and give them a shot at the Raw Tag Team Championships, which ultimately led to them uniting for the better good and becoming a team.

The video we’ve provided below features the multi-time WWE Raw Tag Team Champions reacting to that final match and what they thought during that period in time and what has changed now.

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Are you a fan of the team? Who are some opponents you’d like to see them face?

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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