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John Cena vs. Jinder Mahal Announced for “Smackdown Live”


Let’s try the other superhero. With less than a week before his biggest title defense yet, Jinder Mahal is looking at one of his biggest non-title matches to date. Last week Mahal lost a clean fall to Randy Orton and now he gets to face the only person on “Smackdown Live” with a bigger resume than Orton.

As announced on the WWE App, Mahal will face John Cena in a non-title match this week on “Smackdown Live”. Cena had wanted to challenge Mahal for the title shot at “Summerslam 2017” but was defeated by Shinsuke Nakamura, who earned the shot instead. The two of them have never had a televised match against each other.

Here’s WWE’s preview for the match:

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Opinion: They need to be careful with this one. Mahal is heading into the biggest match of his career and the worst thing they could do is have him lose that and then potentially retain on Sunday. He’s already looked at as a lame duck champion who is in over his head and having him lose to Orton and Cena back to back would make it even worse. Have this go to a DQ or a countout (perhaps with Mahal even winning) and get him to Sunday as unscathed as possible.

Are you interested in this match? Who do you think wins? Let us know in the comments below.


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Former ROH World Champion Signs with WWE


Who’s ready for signing time baby? Adam Cole was one of the top free agents on the wrestling market. He’s the only three time Ring of Honor World Champion and is only 28 years old. If that doesn’t sound like a prime candidate for signing with WWE, I don’t know who does. I think you know where this is going.

According to PWInsider by way of 411mania.com, Cole has signed with WWE and will be reporting to NXT in the near future. There is no word on when he’ll be making his debut, though “Takeover: Brooklyn” is a possibility. Cole’s appearance comes just after the in-ring debuts of both Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly.

Here’s an idea of what you’re getting with Cole.

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Opinion: If they’re still planning on that former ROH stable, they might have just found their leader. Cole might not have the best look in the world but he’s a better talker than the other two names mentioned. Putting him on “NXT” would be a nice boost, though again I’m starting to wonder where they’re going to put all these new signings.

Are you glad Cole signed with WWE? Where else should he have gone? Let us know in the comments below.


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Latest Update on the Health Status of Hall of Famer Ric Flair


WrestlingInc and PWInsider have provided an update into the current health status of Ric Flair following reports he had been taken to hospital.

Ric Flair is undoubtedly one of the biggest, most notable names in the history of professional wrestling. He defines the word ‘iconic,’ as Billie Kay and Peyton Royce like to call themselves ‘nowdays. We highly recommend watching the video below which features several hilarious Flair moments and might bring a smile to your face in this terrible time.

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As we previously reported, Flair was hospitalized in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally it was stated that Flair would be going in for a routine check-up. However, things would quickly turn sour as Melinda Morris Zanoni, his agent at Legacy Talent and Entertainment would provide an update via her social media essentially explaining that he is in bad condition.

Yes,Ric in hosp 4routine monitoring.No reason2panic.Yes,many thx2his fiancé&hospstaff.No excuses Ric wld want u2go out 2nite NaturBoy style!

— MelindaMorrisZanoni (@LegacyTalentCEO) August 13, 2017

Are u a Fan/Friend of Ric Flair?If so, we need prayers & positive energy 4 our Living Legend as he is dealing w/some tough medical issues??

— MelindaMorrisZanoni (@LegacyTalentCEO) August 14, 2017

It may be hard to understand, but Zanoni explains in the first tweet that there is no need to worry and that Flair is fine. Later though, she would say in her second tweet that he is dealing with some tough medical issues. These seem to be due to his heart.

WWE producer Michael Hayes paid a visit to Flair, who is a friend of his. He would back up what Zanoni had said in her tweets. Hayes made sure he had the chance to check in on the ‘Nature Boy’ before he headed to Boston for ‘Raw,’ which airs tonight.

I saw @RicFlairNatrBoy before I flew to Boston yesterday
I can assure that he needs everyone’s prayers and positive vibes. Thx in advance!!

— Michael PS Hayes (@MichaelPSHayes1) August 14, 2017

PWInsider would point out that while there is no confirmation on what the problem with Flair is currently, aside from knowing it has to do with the heart, they may have an idea. In his ‘To Be The Man’ autobiography, it is made clear that Flair suffers from what is known as Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy. You can view more information on the problem here. To summarize though, the condition can occur due to a prolonged alcohol abuse and can result in heart failure. The effects of the alcohol damages the myocardium. This makes it unable to efficiently pump blood.

There are also reports out there that, while unconfirmed at this time, do suggest that Flair has been placed in a medically induced coma to help with his current health problems. Wrestling Rumors will keep you up to date on how Flair’s condition is as we learn more.

If you would like to send your own prayers and best wishes to Ric Flair and his family, you can find him on Twitter @RicFlairNatrBoy.

Editor’s Note:

This is so saddening to hear… Hopefully sooner rather than later, Ric is out of the hospital and totally fine.


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Jay Lethal on Training AJ Lee, Working With CM Punk & Samoa Joe


Famous independent wrestler Jay Lethal spoke to Cult of Whatever about training AJ Lee, working with CM Punk & Samoa Joe in ROH and if WWE has ever contacted him.

Jay Lethal is one of the hottest workers in the business not signed to WWE. He has competed all over the world in promotions like Global Force Wrestling, What Culture Pro Wrestling, Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling. With accolades many dream of, Lethal most certainly lives up to his name. The match we have featured below is very much recommended as it showcases the skill Lethal can and does display as he faces Silas Young.

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Lethal first comments on Daniel Bryan, Punk and Joe competing alongside him in ROH:

“Calling my matches with Samoa Joe and CM Punk a learning experience would be an understatement. It was me going to a full year of school within one match, those guys were at the top of their game then and now. They have never really slowed down other than Punk stopping wrestling and Daniel forced to stop. Joe taught me more than anybody could ever imagine and more than anybody would know.”

Next, Lethal would discuss how it felt to train AJ Lee:

“That was interesting, when she trained she was pretty much the only girl in her class and the smallest, everybody else towered over her so I’m sure that didn’t make the classes any easier. As she went on to become the longest reigning women’s champion in WWE to say I had any help or aid in doing that is cool but I think once she got pulled into the WWE system they show you how to do things their way which I’m sure is the total opposite of the way I did it.”

Finally, Lethal comments on potentially going to WWE and if they’ve ever contacted him to do so:

“No, I’ve never had any talks with WWE, as far as would I one day like to wrestle for WWE, my love for professional wrestling when I was a young kid was created and developed by my love for the WWF at the time now WWE. I definitely think it would be cool at some point in my career to step foot inside a WWE ring, and I could say I wrestled for the company that helped shape my love for this business. If it happens it happens but it won’t be the end of the world if it doesn’t happen.”

What are your thoughts on Lethal? Who would you like to see him compete against from WWE? 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: Brutal Assaults With Steel Ring Steps


WWE have uploaded the latest top 10 to their official YouTube channel, focusing this time on brutal assaults with the steel ring steps.

Some of the most devastating and lasting impacts you can see in the ring comes from the weaponry. In many cases, superstars use what is under the ring as their source of damnation upon their foes. However, the steel steps to the ring itself can be used to inflict incredibly brutal pain to an opponent. Superstars often use this as a weapon as ramming an opponent into them or dropping them onto the stairs will not cause a disqualification.

What are your favorite steel steps memories? Which top 10 should the company cover next?

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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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WWE Announces Date & Location For SummerSlam & NXT TakeOver In 2018

WWE just announced the date and location for next year’s SummerSlam, which will take place on August 19 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. NXT will take place the day prior. WWE® SummerSlam® Returns to Barclays Center in 2018 08/14/2017 STAMFORD, Conn. & BROOKLYN, N.Y.– Barclays Center, NYC & Company and WWE today announced that SummerSlam Week will return […]

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08/14/2017 ‘Raw’ ‘SummerSlam’ Go-Home Show Predictions?

What are your predictions for ‘Raw’ this week?

Comment down below or over on our Facebook or Twitter accounts.

You can find our ‘Raw’ preview here.

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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Breaking News: Alberto El Patron Stripped Of GFW World Heavyweight Championship

– Alberto El Patron has been stripped of the GFW World Heavyweight Championship, the company announced in a statement on Monday. You can read the statement below: Police confirmed that El Patron was detained following a domestic battery incident at the Orlando International Airport on July 9, 2017. He was not arrested and no charges were filed […]

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Alberto El Patron Stripped of GFW World Title, Still Suspended


That escalated quickly. One of the biggest stories of the year for Global Force Wrestling has been the suspension of World Champion Alberto El Patron. El Patron has been dealing with the fallout of his domestic violence incident with Paige over the summer, resulting in him being suspended. He was scheduled to defend the title against Low Ki on this week’s Destination X special, but things have changed in a hurry.

According to an announcement on Impactwrestling.com, El Patron is not only still suspended but has been stripped of the GFW World Title. Therefore, he likely won’t be appearing at Destination X and potentially not at the TV tapings, which will take the show up to “Bound For Glory 2017”, which takes place on November 5. There is no word on what will happen

Opinion: This seems like the end for El Patron in GFW, at least for the time being. If he’s not appearing at the TV tapings, there’s a good chance he’s not appearing at the pay per view either. If that’s true, I’d be a big surprised if he shows up again for the company. El Patron is 40 years old and has made it clear that he’s winding his career down. It wouldn’t surprise me if he left the company after sitting out the rest of his contract.

Are you surprised that El Patron was stripped of the title? What do you think will happen to the title? Let us know in the comments below.


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News For Tonight’s RAW: Aug. 14, 2017

With Alexa Bliss’ top challenger Bayley out with a separated right shoulder, Sasha Banks will battle Nia Jax to determine which Superstar will challenge Little Miss Bliss for the Raw Women’s Championship at SummerSlam. Meanwhile, the strange saga of Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins continues after a surprising change of heart by both The Lunatic […]

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