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The Cause of Jim Ross’ Wife’s Death Revealed

It had been previously reported that Jim Ross’ wife, Jan, died in an automobile accident in March of 2017.

According to a new report from TMZ earlier this week, it was revealed that she died from a traumatic brain injury that occurred when she was struck from behind by a car. She was riding her Vespa scooter home at the time.

The Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner says that a toxicology report is still pending, even though the cause of death has been determined. Jan’s passing has also been ruled as an accident.

Jan suffered multiple skull fractures on March 20, 2017 after a 17-year-old male driving a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis struck her Vespa from behind. She was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

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Editor’s Note:

This is why it is always important to wear your helmet when you are riding any type of cycle. Regardless, we at Wrestling Rumors, continue to offer our deepest sympathies to J.R. and his family, as they continue to adjust to a ‘new normal’ in their lives.

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Main Event Results – April 27, 2017

Main Event
Date: April 27, 2017
Location: Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves

I’m not even sure what to say about this show anymore. It comes and goes with a few interesting highlights and the rest is just a bunch of matches between the standard batch of regular people and then a cruiserweight tag. I could certainly go with a little change of pace but those are very few and far between around here. Let’s get to it.

Opening sequence.

Rhyno vs. Titus O’Neil

They start with the power exchange before a clothesline puts Titus on the floor. That’s fine with Titus who unloads on him with a right hand to the jaw, followed by his own clothesline for two inside. Another clothesline gets the same and it’s off to the chinlock. Rhyno comes back with some shoulders and a spinebuster for the pin at 5:29.

Result: Rhyno b. Titus O’Neil – Spinebuster (5:29)

Video on Roman Reigns.

From Raw!

Braun Strowman vs. Kalisto

It’s a dumpster match, which means you have to put them inside but don’t have to close the lid. Before the match, Braun says everyone here is trash and putting Kalisto in the dumpster will be like putting everyone in there too, including Roman Reigns. In the back, Kalisto tells Angle he has to fight like a man.

Kalisto starts with some kicks but his flip dive is caught in a suplex, only to have Strowman throw him across the ring. A front facelock over the ropes has Strowman in some trouble but he throws Kalisto down again. Strowman loads up a press slam but Kalisto slips out and dropkicks him into the dumpster for the win at 6:13.

Result: Kalisto b. Braun Strowman – Kalisto put Strowman in the dumpster (6:13)

Post match Strowman destroys Kalisto and puts him in the dumpster. He locks it shut and pushes the dumpster off the stage for what must have been a full two and a half foot fall.

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Video on the House of Horrors match.

Gran Metalik/Lince Dorado vs. Tony Nese/Drew Gulak

Nese and Dorado get things going with Tony’s strikes not having much effect, allowing Dorado to wristdrag him out of the corner. Drew will have none of Dorado’s high flying though and shoves him to the floor in a big crash. Back from a break and it’s off to Gulak legally now, meaning we hit the mat wrestling in the form of a leg crank. Not that it matters as Nese comes back in and gives up the hot tag to Metalik.

That means it’s time to hit the ropes in a variety of ways with Metalik taking over. A handspring takes Gulak down and a top rope elbow gives Metalik two. There’s the handspring Stunner from Dorado to put the villains on the floor, followed by double moonsaults from the top. Back in and the Metalik Driver ends Gulak at 10:28.

Result: Gran Metalik/Lince Dorado b. Tony Nese/Drew Gulak – Metalik Driver to Gulak (10:28)

And from Raw again.

Dean Ambrose/Chris Jericho vs. The Miz/???

And it’s…..someone who has some issues with being on time as he’s not here. Miz says the match is canceled and goes to leave but here’s Angle to say the match is on. Jericho takes off the replacement jacket and chops Miz in the corner, setting up some double teaming. Miz gets clotheslined out to the floor and we take a break.

The match is joined in progress with Miz still alone and Jericho’s arrogant cover getting one. Ambrose comes in and Miz begs off, earning himself a chase on the floor. Maryse offers a distraction though and Miz gets in a boot to the face to take over for the first time. Back in and the Reality Check gets two but the YES Kick is countered into a rollup. Jericho comes in with the Lionsault but the Codebreaker is blocked.

Miz goes to leave so Ambrose follows him up the ramp. Dirty Deeds is loaded up on the stage but here’s Bray Wyatt to knock Dean off. Sister Abigail sends Dean into the wall and a second one plants Jericho in the ring. Miz poses with Wyatt….and takes Sister Abigail as well. Bray kneels down to end the show and we’ll say the match was thrown out at about 8:30.

Result: Bray Wyatt/The Miz vs. Dean Ambrose/Chris Jericho went to a no contest (8:30)

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Rich Brennan on Issues with Tom Phillips

It must be something in the water. We’ve heard extensively about John Bradshaw Layfield’s issues with Mauro Ranallo and the ensuing fallout. While all that’s been going on though, it turns out that there might be someone else who wasn’t the nicest guy in the world while doing commentary for WWE.

Former WWE commentator Rich Bocchini (formerly known as Rich Brennan) recently appeared on the “Intelligent Wrestling Conversation” podcast and discussed his time with the company, along with some issues with another WWE commentator. Here are some highlights with transcription courtesy of Wrestlinginc.com:

On Which NXT Talents Were Mishandled on the Main Roster

“You can probably look at a handful of guys. You can argue about the Ascension all day. That was a team that was obviously presented as this dominant force in NXT and then you debut them and you spend whatever – 3 weeks or a month or whatever it is -doing these vignettes that the Ascension’s coming. And then you put them out there and you immediately sh*t on them. I don’t know what the point of that is. Why would you spend all this time building these guys up only to send them out there and make fun of them? I don’t understand that…

“Tyler Breeze I thought they could have done more with. I guess he’s doing something with Fandango now. But he’s a kid… he’s amazing. We saw some of the matches that he was able to pull out in NXT. He had some amazing matches. But then again, does an amazing match translate to the main roster? And a lot of times it doesn’t. It’s more about the character stuff up there.”

And on Issues with Tom Phillips and Phillips’ Extramarital Scandal

“I’ll address that real quick. That tweet was sent to her by somebody. And to be honest with you, that was more in reference to someone else at the Performance Center than it was to me, or than it was with me… you know, if you want to say giving people a hard time or making it difficult for somebody to get ahead. There was somebody else who was at the Performance Center who was basically handcuffed from doing anything that the announcers were supposed to do at the PC, because… you know what…? To hell with it.

“Tom [Phillips] made it difficult for a friend of mine who was there. Quite honestly, my friend Alex [Del Barrio] who was hired, who was there. Now, at that point, I wasn’t at the PC on a day-to-day basis but I know Alex and I know he works hard and I know he’s enthusiastic and into the product and whatever.

“But there were certain things… for instance, when I got to the PC that I was allowed to do and that I was told to do because that was part of the learning process that, now that this guy is there, my friend is there, and he’s supposed to be going through that whole process, except he’s being told, ‘No, you can’t do this, this, this, this and this.’ Then what is he supposed to do? So that had more to do with that than it did with me. But politics… that’s part of it. Do I blame Tom and some of the other people involved? They wanted their guy. I wanted my guy. He won, so there you go.”

You can listen to the full interview here.

Opinion: I always found Brennan and Phillips pretty much interchangeable but if this is true, it’s not exactly painting Phillips in the best light. That being said, Brennan is kind of rambling here and it’s not entirely clear what all of his issues are. Either way, WWE seems very happy with Phillips and he’s certainly getting a lot of TV time at the moment.

Which WWE commentators do you like? How many should there be per show? Let us know in the comments below.

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Karl Anderson on His First Year in WWE

Something something with ski on the end. Anderson and Gallows debuted in WWE just under a year ago and things have been up and down for them ever since. They’re both talented performers but things aren’t quite clicking. Now we have a look from their perspective thanks to a new interview.

Karl Anderson was recently interviewed by USA Today and spoke on the change of pace that the team’s first year in WWE has been. There are several differences between WWE and New Japan and while there has been a bit of a transition period, Anderson seems to be getting the hang of things. Here are some highlights:

On the Mix of Wrestling and Entertainment

“We love the physical aspect and we love the entertaining aspect. A lot of the Bullet Club stuff that what we did in New Japan was based on having fun and being entertaining, but when it was time to get in the ring, we could handle business there too.  I’m looking forward to seeing what we do next.”

On the Changes to “Monday Night Raw’s” Tag Team Division:

“Ever since we showed up in the WWE, The New Day was on top and to see them leave the RAW tag team division, you can tell it’s different. Having the Hardy Boyz come back at WrestleMania, that’s a bonus. To have guys like Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy who have been all over the world and gotten so famous and are still really good at what they do is really cool. The Revival, they’re two of the best as well. Cesaro and Sheamus have come into their own and they’ve been around WWE for a long time. There’s a lot of good tag teams coming up.”

And on When Did They Know the Hardys Were Back:

We found out a couple of hours before we had to work. We had some kind of expectation because the rumors were flying for a couple of weeks. The day of is when we got word they were coming. We were all very happy with it. At the end of the day, Jeff and Matt Hardy helped make the WWE tag team division what it is. The ladder tag team matches they had at WrestleMania in the past made those matches famous. Being in there at WrestleMania with Matt and Jeff Hardy was an honor in itself. It was a great moment to be part of and I’m glad we got that.

You can read the full interview here.

Opinion: I think it’s safe to say that Anderson and Gallows’ WWE run hasn’t been the strongest so far but a lot of that seems to be due to the way they’ve been booked rather than their individual personalities. Just look at what they did with Southwest Regional Wrestling to see how good they really can be. Why that’s not translating to “Monday Night Raw” isn’t clear but once they harness their abilities, everything will be fine.

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205 Live Results – April 25, 2017: The Neville Level

205 Live
Date: April 25, 2017
Location: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves

We’re closing in on Payback and that means the upcoming title match is starting to run out of steam. One of the problems with 205 Live is you can only get so much mileage out of a single title match and it seems that we’ve reached that point. Austin Aries vs. Neville is entertaining but they’re running out of things for them to do. Let’s get to it.

We open with a recap of the main feud, which includes TJ Perkins and Jack Gallagher getting involved.

Opening sequence.

The announcers chat for a bit.

Rich Swann/Akira Tozawa vs. Noam Dar/Brian Kendrick

The brawl is on before the bell with the good guys sending them outside for running dives. Swann and Kendrick start things off with Dar kicking Rich’s legs out to take over.  That means it’s time for the arm work with Dar cranking and stomping.

Kendrick grabs a chinlock before doing a midair takedown to stop Swann’s dive to the corner. Swann finally kicks Brian in the face and brings in Tozawa to clean house. With Kendrick being knocked to the floor, Tozawa grabs a Saito suplex on Dar, followed by the Shining Wizard for the pin at 5:24.

Result: Rich Swann/Akira Tozawa b. Noam Dar/Brian Kendrick – Shining Wizard to Dar (5:24)

Tozawa says lesson #4 is always choose wisely, such as picking the right partner.

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Neville is ready to destroy Aries on Sunday because everyone must bow to the king.

Tony Nese vs. Mustafa Ali

During the entrances we go back to last week where the Caucasian Drew Gulak held up a sign saying NO FLY ZONE during a match between Ali and Ariya Daivari. Gulak comes out to hold up his sign and join commentary.

Feeling out process to start with Nese running him over and stopping to pose. Ali comes right back with the same thing as we hear about all the unnecessary high risks for the sake of pleasing the audience.

We hit a neck crank on Ali as Gulak analyzes the potential damage it could do.  Mustafa comes back with a Rey Mysterio sitout bulldog and a moonsault press for two. Gulak is VERY displeased because that was so dangerous. The rolling neckbreaker sends Nese to the floor so Ali runs the apron and flips over the corner for another dive. That should set up the inverted 450 but Gulak pulls Nese to the floor for the DQ at 7:28.

Result: Tony Nese b. Mustafa Ali via DQ when Drew Gulak interfered (7:28)

Ali dives on Gulak to get some revenge.

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Jack Gallagher vs. Neville

Non-title. Gallagher works a headlock as we hear about Neville not losing a singles match since October. Gallagher kicks the champ in the face to knock him outside but Neville grabs William III and throws it up the ramp. That earns him a rare dive from Jack but the champ comes back in with a missile dropkick.

We hit a headlock on the mat before Neville just stands on Jack’s head. Gallagher gets in a headbutt and a dropkick but Neville nips up. He shouts at Gallagher, earning himself one heck of a headbutt for two. Jack can’t get in a belly to back superplex though as Neville palm strikes him in the face. Some kicks to the back of the head send Jack into the buckle, followed by the Rings of Saturn for the tap at 10:49.

Result: Neville b. Jack Gallagher – Rings of Saturn (10:49)

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Neville puts Gallagher in another Rings of Saturn on the ramp, drawing out Aries for the save to end the show.

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Alexa Bliss Responds To Reports Of Nude Photos Of Her Being Leaked Online

Some nude photos have been spreading online claiming to be of Alexa Bliss. It should be noted that Alexa’s face isn’t visible on any of the alleged photos of her, so it could be anyone. Still, the story got some traction with The New York Post and The Sun reporting on it.

Alexa shot down the stories on her Twitter account today, calling the photos “bogus” and demanding that they be removed immediately, as seen below:

Once again, the risqué photos on the Internet supposedly of me are bogus.

— Alexa Bliss (@AlexaBliss_WWE) April 28, 2017

I am offended and demand these altered photos be removed immediately

— Alexa Bliss (@AlexaBliss_WWE) April 28, 2017

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Brock Lesnar’s First WWE Universal Title Defense Revealed, Odd Name For New WWE Pay-Per-View

JUST ANNOUNCED: @BrockLesnar defends his title when @WWE returns to Dallas on July 9!
PRESALE: Thurs. May 4 10AM
ON SALE: Fri. May 5 at 10AM pic.twitter.com/bEhsjvNhNh

— AAC ?? (@AACenter) April 28, 2017

As noted, WWE announced at last month’s SmackDown Live taping that their next show in the state of Connecticut will be the return of the Bad Blood RAW pay-per-view on July 9th at the XL Center in Hartford, CT.

WWE has apparently changed those plans, as the July 9th RAW pay-per-view will now be called Great Balls of Fire. It is also now scheduled to take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

You can watch a promo for the event in the video above. It is also noted in the promo that the event will feature the first title defense by WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.

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Matt Hardy on Twitter: “DELETION Is Coming”

“Deletion” is coming.

This is according to Matt Hardy, who has sent out several cryptic tweets over the past day:

Oh, Skarsgard .. You’re GOLDEN. pic.twitter.com/ytDn1AnE71

— REBORN by FATE (@MATTHARDYBRAND) April 28, 2017

The OBSOLETE Owl cannot evade my #BROKENBrilliance by flying away.. DELETION is coming. https://t.co/o48oaTy3Kn

— REBORN by FATE (@MATTHARDYBRAND) April 28, 2017

The CELESTIAL VOICES have told me the GENESIS of my Modern Testament nears.

My VESSEL will be blessed if I push it to unseen parameters.

— REBORN by FATE (@MATTHARDYBRAND) April 28, 2017

#BROKENBrilliance

“Don’t ever stop evaluating yourself. Everyone contains the capacity to improve.. To become better.”

— REBORN by FATE (@MATTHARDYBRAND) April 28, 2017

Many of these terms come from the “Broken” gimmick that was used during Hardy’s time in TNA, and made him one of the most talked about wrestlers in 2016. It has been previously reported that WWE wants to use this gimmick in his current run with the company, but there is currently a lawsuit ongoing with TNA over who owns the right to this character.

Matt along with his brother, Jeff, made wrestling history when they made an unexpected return to WWE at WrestleMania 33. They were successful in capturing the “Raw” Tag Team Championships, in a Fatal 4-Way ladder match.

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Editor’s Note:

YAAAAAAASSSSSSS! I have been waiting for the return of the “Broken” character ever since the rumors of Hardy’s return began. While we still may be trolled for a while until the legal situation is worked out, it will be worth the wait. And when all is said and done, it will be WONDERFUL!!

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Watch: 6 Things You Didn’t Know About the Hardy Boys

WWE does trivia. If there’s one thing that WWE enjoys doing, it’s looking back at its history. One of the biggest teams in their history is the Hardys who made their return at “Wrestlemania XXXIII”. This brought up a lot of memories about the team, who have been in WWE for quite a long time.

WWE has released a list of trivia about the team, who made their WWE debuts all the way back in 1994. These six facts range from the team’s inspirations to their records in ladder matches to what they wanted for Christmas as children to help them on their paths to wrestling careers.

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Opinion: I love these things as, while you might know most of them, there’s almost always at least one thing that you might not have heard of before. The Hardys have been around for the better part of ever and it’s really cool to hear about how big they’ve become in their nearly twenty five year careers.

How long do you want to see the Hardys stick around? Do you think they have another singles run in them? Let us know in the comments below.

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Brock Lesnar Pay Per View Title Defense Announced

Jerry Lee Lesnar? Brock Lesnar is the reigning WWE Universal Champion but hasn’t been seen since he won the title earlier this month at “Wrestlemania XXXIII”. It was no secret that he would be a champion with a relaxed schedule but it now seems that we know his first title defense.

According to the American Airlines Center’s Twitter, Lesnar will be defending his title at the new “Great Balls of Fire” pay per view on July 9 in Dallas, Texas. Obviously there is no opponent announced yet and there is a “Monday Night Raw” pay per view. The American Airlines Center’s most recent pay per view was “Tables Ladders and Chairs 2016”.

JUST ANNOUNCED: @BrockLesnar defends his title when @WWE returns to Dallas on July 9!
PRESALE: Thurs. May 4 10AM
ON SALE: Fri. May 5 at 10AM pic.twitter.com/bEhsjvNhNh

— AAC ? (@AACenter) April 28, 2017

Opinion: While it’s cool that Lesnar is finally going to defend his title…..Great Balls of Fire? They couldn’t dust off the Wrestling Classic for the first time in thirty three years? I have no idea how this is supposed to be the best possible option but it’s not a name that I can imagine surviving. It’s going to receive more jokes than anything else and that’s not a good thing.

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Who do you think gets the shot at Lesnar? What do you think of the name? Let us know in the comments below.

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