Backstage News On Why WWE Is Doing Roman Reigns Vs. John Cena At No Mercy


This Sunday, a WrestleMania-caliber match up will take place, as John Cena will go one on one with Roman Reigns in what’ll be the first ever pay-per-view match between the two.

As you would probably expect, Reigns is favored to defeat Cena at No Mercy, and according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Cena will endorse Reigns as the next “top guy” after he loses to the ex-Shield member at No Mercy.

“The whole thing is that Cena and Reigns battle each other, and at the end, Cena endorses him and it’s the passing of the torch program. That’s the whole reason they’re doing this.”

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Cena endorsing Reigns is just step one in WWE’s latest coronation attempt, as Reigns will likely challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at next year’s WrestleMania in New Orleans, where he’ll likely defeat Lesnar, unlike he was able to do back at WrestleMania 31.


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Update On What Could Be Next For Finn Balor After No Mercy


Former WWE Universal Champion Finn Balor will go one on one with Bray Wyatt at this Sunday’s No Mercy pay-per-view in Los Angeles, California. It’ll likely be the final match between the two.

On Saturday’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer talked about what could be next for both Bray Wyatt and Finn Balor after this Sunday’s show, although he’s still not sure who will end up getting the win in LA.

“Finn Balor and Bray Wyatt: it should be the blow off, so Finn should win. It depends on where they’re going… If Bray Wyatt is being groomed for [John] Cena then he should win. If Finn Balor is being groomed for [Brock] Lesnar, which at one point was the plan, then he should win.”

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Balor vs. Lesnar was originally planned for SummerSlam, but plans changed after Braun Strowman got hurt. Of course, if/when Balor does have a match with Lesnar, he’ll likely end up losing, as the current plan for WrestleMania is still Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship.


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Ric Flair on How Much Alcohol He Would Drink on a Daily Basis


Ric Flair appeared on The Dan Le Batard Show this week to talk about how much he would drink in a day.

Flair stated on the show that drinking was to him a way of life when he started in the business. He never drank before wrestling, but would heavily drink afterwards.

This is what he had to say:

“I just drank too much. I’ve done all my math, [I was drinking] between 3,700 and 4,000 calories worth of booze — soda, splash of cranberry — in my body every day. Like 20 drinks a day.”

Following his recent health scare, Flair spoke with People magazine on why he is no longer drinking again. You can view his interview with them here.

If you’re interested in hearing more from Flair on this topic, we highly suggest you check out the video below of the interview in full.

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


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Opinion: A Bayley Heel Turn is Necessary


This Sunday at “No Mercy,” a Fatal 5-Way match for the “Raw” Women’s Championship will take place. It became such after Bayley made her return to the company on last week’s show, and was inserted into the match. She has been out of action for over a month, after she suffered an injury in a match against Nia Jax on ‘Raw.”

You can see footage of her return below:

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Although her upbeat, vibrant personality is what won her over in NXT, she has been receiving a largely negative reaction from the crowd over the recent weeks. She is often booed during her promos and matches and the fans seem to be turning on her and her persona.

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Many people have said that what she is doing, both in and outside of the ring, isn’t working on the main roster. So, what can be done about it?

In my opinion, the best thing that Bayley can do for her character going forward, is to turn heel and be a “bad girl” going into the fall season.

Now, before I present my case, I will play devil’s advocate and say why she SHOULDN’T turn heel.

The way that she connects with young fans is quite electric; there have been reports that she had been seen as the “female version” of John Cena, with her message and “hugger section” that shows up every week.

However, this was two years ago, and I don’t know if those reports are still accurate. In addition, there are other female superstars that can fill that role, such as Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch.

So, why should she turn heel? Simple: it would be fresh, new, and allow her to continue to develop as a superstar.

There have been many examples in professional wrestling history where a wrestler, who was booked as a face, began to receive a negative reaction from the crowd, for whatever reason. The two biggest names that come to mind are Hulk Hogan and The Rock.

Things seemed to work out pretty well for those two superstars.

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Bayley could do the exact same thing. Let her turn on Sasha Banks at some point, and the feud between them could be incredible. She can say that she was tired of being a goody-two shoes, and wanted to let the REAL Bayley come through.

Also, how ironic would it be if Bayley was playing the heel in her feud with “The Boss?”

I’m not sure when the heel turn should happen; it could be at “No Mercy,” or perhaps the night after on “Raw.” They could even delay it until after a potential feud with the Four Horsewomen of UFC at “Survivor Series.” However, a heel turn by Bayley could reinvigorate her character, as well as the entire women’s division on “Raw.”

And that would be best for business.

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Latest WWE Survey Asks Opinions on Ideas for WWE Network


According to Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet, WWE have been sending out a new survey to gauge fan interest in new content for the WWE Network.

The latest survey explains that WWE are considering adding a premium priced tier structure to the WWE Network.

Here are a list of programming ideas mentioned:

  • WWE Superstar “Cribs”
  • WWE-style “Apprentice” to win a job at WWE
  • WWE Legends’ House Season 2- Attitude Era
  • ‘TV-14 In-Ring Show: A “new” weekly version of ECW or other “edgy” new promotion rated TV-14
  • House Shows: For the first time ever, get a live, ringside view of select WWE house shows
  • New in-ring tournaments such as a Pro Am style tournament (WWE vs. NXT), a Lucha tournament, a tag team tournament, or King/Queen of the Ring tournaments
  • Original Scripted Comedies: Comedies such as WWE Superstar Roasts, Southpaw Regional Wrestling or WWE’s version of The Office
  • Original Scripted Dramas: Wrestling-themed series inspired by wrestling’s colorful and rich history such as a WWE version of Game of Thrones

The survey also asks if fans are interested in Ring of Honor, NJPW, Impact, ICW, Progress and “other regional Indie promotions.”

Other notable mentions include:

  • Ability to download content and watch offline
  • Set up a “movie theater mode” to watch virtually with friends or participate in a live event on Facebook where you can chat with other fans
  • The ability to watch current or historic WWE content in a way that makes it seem as if you are actually sitting ringside and experiencing an event, such as ‘WrestleMania’ live and in person, using special computer generated effects and equipment like a headset
  • The ability to watch WWE in-ring shows using alternate camera choices (e.g. gorilla cam, drone cam, Go-Pro camera), 360 views or select higher or lower resolution options
  • Alternate Audio: Choose your favorite pay-per-view commentator team – for instance, you can hear “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Jerry Lawler call a live pay-per-view

A reminder that these are ideas given by the company for research and may not actually happen. It is nice to know that all of this has been considered, though.

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Which of these ideas do you want to see the most? Did you partake in the survey yourself? 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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Shinsuke Nakamura Responds To Daniel Bryan’s Tweet

Daniel Bryan had a Twitter Q&A during recent episode of Total Bellas. A fan asked Daniel Bryan if he could pick only one WWE supertar including NXT, who would he[Daniel Bryan] like to face in the ring? And Bryan said it would be Shinsuke Nakamura and Nakamura responded, “somehow, someday”. Daniel Bryan would have to wait […]

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FloSports Files Lawsuit Against WWN, Evolve Show Air Refusal


Pro Wrestling Sheet has released details on FloSports filing a lawsuit against WWN which has also subsequently resulted in FloSports refusing to air the latest Evolve show last night.

Streaming network FloSports has filed a lawsuit against WWN claiming that they were given false information during negotiations.

The lawsuit claims WWN “negligently or otherwise misrepresented the number of fans purchasing pay-per-view and video-on-demand access” and later would claim the data was lost when they were pressed further.

The company is seeking over $1 million dollars in damages for breach of contract and misrepresentation, claiming that the false numbers “robbed” them.

However, WWN claim that FloSports are lying. WWN”s attroney Samuel Heller released the following statement:

“While we prefer not to litigate cases in the media, it is clear that FloSports is attempting to use the press to create leverage in this dispute by spreading false, defamatory and misleading statements about WWN.”

Furthermore, Heller claims FloSports has failed to honor its contract with WWN and the lawsuit “is nothing more than a transparent effort by FloSports to avoid its responsibility to WWN, its talent and its fans.”

Last night, Gabe Sapolosky announced that FloSports was refusing to broadcast the latest Evolve event.

His tweet said the following:

“FloSlam is refusing to broadcast tonight’s EVOLVE event. We apologize, but this is their decision. Please contact them for customer issues.”

FloSlam is refusing to broadcast tonight’s EVOLVE event. We apologize, but this is their decision. Please contact them for customer issues

— Gabe Sapolsky (@BookItGabe) September 22, 2017

It appears based on Sapolosky’s other tweets and the WWN website itself that FloSlam will no longer hold any more events from WWN.

To rectify the situation for their fans as best as they can, WWN are offering half the price off for FloSlam subscribers if they show proof of their prior subscription to FloSlam.

If you would like to get an example as to what Evolve looks like and the competitors inside, we highly suggest watching the following video as William Regal attempts to sign current current WWE Cruiserweight and 205 Live superstar, Tony Nese.

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What are your thoughts on the lawsuit? Who is in the right and who is in the wrong? 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 Live Event Results From Sacramento, CA: 9/22/2017 – Roman Reigns Vs. Braun Strowman

-WWE Live Event Results From Sacramento, CA: 9/22/2017 – 9/22/17- Here are the results of WWE Live Event From Sacramento, CA: Jason Jordan vs. Bo Dallas – Winner: Jason Jordan Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Sheamus & Cesaro  (RAW Tag Team Championships) – Winner: Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose Goldust, Heath Slater & […]

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‘Smackdown Live’ Wrestler Welcomes Baby Boy Into Family


 An underrated WWE ‘Smackdown Live‘ superstar has announced the birth of his baby boy via his official Instagram account.

Konnor of The Ascension has welcomed his baby boy into the world. He and his wife have named the baby Elijah. It is unknown at this time if the name has any specific significance.

Here is the photo Konnor posted to Instagram:

Happiest day of my life! #Elijah #fatherhood

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Wrestling Rumors would like to extend our congratulations to Konnor and his family on behalf of ourselves and the readers alike. Join us on social media and congratulate the family!

If you want to learn more about the type of people Konnor and Viktor of The Ascension are, we highly recommend watching this small clip of them reading about ‘The Rabbit.’

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Were you aware Konnor and his family were expecting? Are you a fan of The Ascension? 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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