Video: Watch the Top 10 WWE Crowd Brawls

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Above is WWE’s latest top 10 video, where they take a look at brawls in the crowd. The video includes Sasha Banks defeating Charlotte in their falls count anywhere match for the Raw Women’s Championship, John Cena hitting Edge with a running bulldog off the steps, Seth Rollins diving out of the stands when The Shield took on Evolution, and when The Rock threw Mankind onto the electrical panels during their “I Quit!” match.

Did your favorite crowd brawl make WWE’s list? What are some of your favorite crowd brawls in WWE history? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Facebook!


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Bruce Prichard on Unscripted WWE Segments, Impact Owners, And Jeff Jarrett

Bruce Prichard, who was formerly in WWE as Brother Love, and is now working with Impact Wrestling as a consultant, recently spoke with Press Box about a number of topics, including whether or not his segments in WWE were scripted, the previous Impact Wrestling owners, and Jeff Jarrett. Here are the highlights.

The previous owners of Impact Wrestling:

“The most-downloaded podcast — which has over a million downloads — is on TNA and my experience there the first time around, which was funny [because] that’s when they called me to come back. It was frustrating because all I’ve ever done in my life is be in the wrestling business up to that point. To have to deal with people that didn’t appreciate the genre — they really didn’t get it and/or want to get it. Vince McMahon’s a genius. For him to do something different, OK, great, I’ll try that on because I know that deep down he appreciates and loves the business. For the folks who ran TNA at the time, they looked at wrestlers as plumbers. They didn’t have an appreciation for what the talent did or what anyone did other than them supplying the money. They felt there wasn’t an art to it and it was very cut and dried. They looked at wrestling the same way they looked at power plants. That was frustrating.”

Were his WWE segments scripted?

“Oh, god, no. You had Vince and Pat [Patterson], and J.J [Dillon] from time to time, that did creative. For my stuff, Vince gave me the idea of what he wanted for the segment and it was up to me and the talent to go out and get it done. He gave me points I needed to hit and an idea of where he wanted to go with it, but beyond that it was usually just me getting with the talent and saying here’s what we want to do.”

Working with Jeff Jarrett in WWE:

“I was at the Holiday Inn in Nashville talking on the phone to Vince trying to figure out what we’re going to do with Jeff Jarrett because we were supposed to have all these locations lined up, but when I got there nothing had been done. I didn’t have permission to do any of that [stuff], so I knew I had to run and gun, and I wasn’t really confident in Jeff’s abilities to get it done, so I needed to keep it simple. I think I referred to him as ‘JJ,’ and Vince said, ‘Spell his name for me, there’s something there.” I said, ‘J-e-double f, J-a-double r-e-double t.’ He asked me to spell it again. He said, ‘Man, there’s something there with those doubles.’ I said, ‘Well, instead of calling him ‘JJ,’ let’s call him ‘Double-J.’ He said, ‘That’s it.” That was the conversation the night before the vignettes. Then I got with Jeff and told him what I wanted him to do. I used the same philosophy that I did with Ted DiBiase. I said, ‘Ted, I don’t care what else you do, but you have to nail at the end, ‘Everybody’s got a price for The Million Dollar Man.’ I don’t want people to forget that.’ And I did the same thing with Jeff Jarrett. I said, ‘I don’t care what you do in the middle, but at the end, you say you’re the world’s greatest entertainer, the world’s greatest singer, the world’s greatest wrestler, J-e-double f, J-a-double r-e-double t, Double-J, Jeff Jarrett.’ I made him say that so many times over and over and over again that it just became part of his common-speak. You ask if there were any scripts. No! Those vignettes were me, Jeff Jarrett and a camera man walking down Broadway in Nashville.”

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Matt Hardy Changes Course on Issue with Impact Wrestling

Can you speak up a bit? I’m pretty sure you’ve heard about the mess between Impact Wrestling and the Hardy family over the Broken Universe and its characters. Things have escalated recently as Impact boss Ed Nordholm posted what he claims to be part of the Hardys’ contracts. This hasn’t sat well with one particular Hardy.

Matt Hardy doesn’t seem happy with the developments and is promising to change things up. Recently on Twitter, Hardy promised to stop staying silent on the issue of their “incredibly unprofessional contract negotiations.” Matt’s wife Reby has been regularly tweeting about the issue since it started, which has been going on since the Hardys returned to WWE.

Well said-I wanted to move on peacefully & keep our incredibly unprofessional contract negotiations silent. NOT NOW. https://t.co/tPye1NS9hl

— REBORN by FATE (@MATTHARDYBRAND) May 25, 2017

Opinion: Wait…..he’s been silent so far? This story has started to become a bit too much to deal with lately as it feels there’s another argument about this every single day. At this point I don’t know if we’re going to see the Broken characters in WWE but neither side has exactly come off as the adults in this situation. If it’s about to crank up even higher, it could get annoying in a hurry.

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Sean ‘X-Pac’ Waltman Responds to Drug Charges Being Dropped

Earlier this month, pro wrestler Sean Waltman, better known as X-Pac, was arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport after police found what was described as a “sizable amount” of methamphetamine and marijuana.

Shortly after news broke of his arrest, Waltman said that the capsules in his possession were not methamphetamine, as he claimed that he was only carrying candida cleanse capsules which he purchased at Vitamin Cottage.

As it turns out, Waltman was telling the truth, as the felony drug charges against him were recently dropped, and on Friday, he spoke with TMZ Sports about the dropped charges.

“It feels amazing, because even when I was sittin’ in jail the whole time, I got this smile on my face, and for once I’m going, ‘Wow, for once, I didn’t do it.’ I’m LA County Jail for somethin’ I actually didn’t do, back in the day – years ago – I ended up in LA County, a lot. All for drugs.”

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Were you surprised when you heard that the charges were dropped? Do you think X-Pac belongs in the WWE Hall of Fame? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Facebook!


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Jinder Mahal on How Many Times He’s Been Drug Tested Since His WWE Return

Jinder Mahal has gone through an incredible physical transformation since he returned to WWE last year, which has brought to light some questions about how he changed his physique so drastically. If you ask Mahal, he’ll credit his “no cheat days” diet for his new physique. But, some people just don’t buy that, as the new WWE Champion is often accused of steroid use.

During a recent interview with The Times of India, Mahal was asked about his physical transformation, and he not only explained how he did it, but he also said that he’s been drug tested “multiple times” since his return.

“All the WWE talents are drug tested by a third-party agency and I have been tested multiple times and never had an issue, so you know my transformation is all diet, all hard work. I am a tested athlete like every other WWE wrestler. I have no special privilege; nothing like that. I look like an athlete, I perform like an athlete, I carry myself like an athlete and WWE was not hesitant to put me in a WWE title match.”

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What do you think about Jinder’s physical transformation? Do you think his run as WWE Champion will be successful? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Facebook!


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WWE Posts Teaser of Lana’s “Smackdown Live” Attire

With Lana set to stun “Smackdown Live” in the coming weeks, the hype surrounding her appears to be continually growing, as her vignettes continue to appear on the weekly show.

WrestlingInc is reporting that a new gallery of photos with Lana on WWE.com may be hinting at her new attire when she arrives on “Smackdown Live” in the weeks to come.

Lana was drafted to “Smackdown Live” as part of the women’s roster in the “Superstar Shake-Up” on April 10-11. Since than, vignettes have been appearing to promote her with what appears to be a dancing gimmick. This is reportedly the same gimmick Emmalina was supposed to be, but that clashed with what the company wanted in Emma.

While preparing herself for the main roster as an active competitor, Lana has been working with NXT testing out the gimmick at live events. She has not appeared at any of the NXT taped shows to date, nor is expected to.

The gallery of potential attire for Lana is expansive, with a bunch of different gear she can wear. Potentially this may mean she changes attire each week, or has special pay-per-view oriented gear. You can view the gallery here.

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Editor’s Note:

I am looking forward to seeing Lana on “Smackdown Live” as I enjoyed her effort in the WrestleMania match she had last year. I think she does have talent and being down in NXT will only help to strengthen her in every aspect, meaning her debut will mean so much more.

Do you think Lana has potential as a wrestler? Which outfit do you think she would wear for her attire? Sound off in the comments below, or send us a comment over on our Facebook page or Twitter account. Additionally, you can follow me at @SOSNH1995 on Twitter if you so desire.


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Video: Jinder Mahal Receives Warm Welcome as WWE Champion

Jinder Mahal shocked the world when he became the WWE Champion in defeating Randy Orton at “Backlash” earlier this month. To this day, people still can’t believe he could do it.

WrestlingInc reported that Jinder Mahal recently visited Nutrition Solutions and received a warm welcome from all the employees.

Mahal would raise his WWE Championship in the air and thank the employees working for Nutrition Solutions as he received a warm welcome from the crew upon capturing the title. He was there to pick up his latest supply of meal preps and did not expect the reaction he got.

This comes days after the Canadian Government explained that they would like to recognize Mahal as the first Canadian Champion to capture the WWE Championship since Bret Hart did many years ago.

Take a look at Mahal’s reaction to this visit:

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Editor’s Note:

I like Jinder Mahal and I think having him as a Champion may be a risk, it could ultimately prove to be very rewarding. He will stimulate growth, I expect, in various countries around the world which will help WWE in the long run.

Do you like Jinder Mahal? What are your thoughts on his reaction? Let us know in the comments down below or over on our Facebook page or Twitter account. Additionally, you can follow me over on Twitter at @SOSNH1995.


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“Impact Wrestling” Sees a Big Jump in Viewership

Well, it’s a start. Over the years, “Impact Wrestling” has had a very up and down history when it comes to their ratings and audience. Every once in a while they’ll have something come together and the audience will go up but then it tends to go back down in a few weeks. It’s been a few weeks of bad numbers so is it time for them to go back up?

As it turns out, this week’s show did see an improvement. According to Showbuzz Daily, the show drew a .08 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 305,000 viewers, up 33% and 12% over last week. The show’s main event was a #1 contenders match for the Impact Wrestling World Title between Magnus, Ethan Carter III and James Storm with the winner receiving a title shot at “Slammiversary 2017”.

Opinion: There’s probably more to it than this but could it be that the main event was about the Impact Wrestling World Title? Previous weeks have been built around the X-Division Title or the GFW World Title but, very simply put, fans who watch “Impact Wrestling” are probably watching for the sake of watching the promotion’s stars fight for its titles. The show focused on that for once and the numbers went up. Maybe it’s a coincidence, but maybe it makes sense.

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Why do you think the audience went up? Can the company keep these numbers going? Let us know in the comments below.


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Is Brie Bella Getting Back in a WWE Ring?

She’s finally made it back? The women’s division has changed quite a bit in the last year or so with a lot of names either switching from show to show or leaving the company due to various reasons. However, there’s a chance that one of them could be getting back in the ring in the future (though maybe not the near future).

In a video released on her YouTube channel, Brie Bella says that she is trying to get back in shape to get back in the ring. While no date was given, she did not give a specific date or any time frame at all. Bella gave birth to her daughter earlier this month with husband Daniel Bryan.

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Opinion: As much as I dislike the Bella’ reality TV shows and how ridiculous it makes both them and the rest of the cast look, they’re still two of the biggest stars the division has ever seen. Having Bella back in the ring wouldn’t be the worst thing and it’s not like she left for any horrible reason. If she comes back, she’s going to bring an audience with her and that’s a good thing.

Do you want to see Bella back in the ring? Which show should she be on? Let us know in the comments below.


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Former Impact Wrestling Champion Teases Move to NXT

You can always use some extra hands. Over the years there have been several promotions aside from WWE and often times, the top talents from those companies wind up in WWE. There’s always more talent out there that WWE could bring in and now, one such person is teasing a move to NXT.

Former Impact Wrestling star Gunner recently sent out a Tweet mentioning that he considered hanging up his boots one day but now it’s time to “Takeover”. Gunner wrestled for Impact Wrestling from 2010 until 2015 and won a TV Title as well as one of half of the Tag Team Titles with James Storm.

Hard work pays off. I almost hung it up. I’m glad I didn’t. World…..here I come. Time to TakeOver!

— Gunner (@GUNNER_ChadLail) May 26, 2017

Opinion: Sure why not. Gunner is one of the Impact Wrestling names people wanted to see pushed and for some reason it never happened. That’s been the case with several names and once they make it to NXT, everything gets better in a hurry. Maybe Gunner can be the next name on that list, which wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world to try.

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Do you want to see Gunner in NXT? If not him, who would you like to see come to the promotion? Let us know in the comments below.


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