Finn Balor Discusses Where “The Demon King” Has Been


Finn Balor has quickly become one of the faces of the WWE since his rise to stardom last year. He is the longest holder of the NXT championship title, is a former holder of the WWE Universal title, and was recently named the sexiest man in professional wrestling by Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Despite all these accolades, however, Balor has remained humble.

Last week found Balor in Singapore to promote the WWE’s upcoming show in the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 28th. Singapore’s leading newspaper, The Straits Times, caught up with him to speak about his career. He spoke of his training in both the UK and Japan, stating:

“There’s a lot of attention to detail. It’s almost like I was trained twice.”  He also went on to say that his training in Japan, “developed into a cultured human being and kept myself on an even keel with everything I’m doing now in WWE.”

He also discussed his usage of the Demon King gimmick, and its lack of usage recently. He stated:

“In recent times, I haven’t been put in a situation whereby I needed to draw on that power. I’m sure in the future that will be something that will be needed,” alluding to the likelihood that it might see a comeback soon.


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Mike and Maria Kanellis Make Their WWE Debuts


Put a little love in your Smackdown. As is so often the case, WWE has added a few more names to their already lengthy roster. In this case it’s a man and a woman who happen to be married outside the ring. The pair was rumored to come to WWE for a long time now and they made their debut at “Money in the Bank 2017”.

At the pay per view, Mike and Maria Kanellis made their debuts in a quick segment. The name Bennett, which Mike has wrestled under for his entire career, was never mentioned. The pair’s gimmick seems to be that they love each other very much and want to show the WWE the power of love. After Maria spoke about it for a bit, the two danced as a love song played.

Opinion: The fact that they were both introduced with the last name Kanellis tells you all you need to know about Mike’s value. Maria always did seem like the bigger star of the team and she’ll have a little name value to her. I’m not sure how far their gimmick is going to go but it’s better than toiling in Impact Wrestling.

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Which of the two are you more interested in? How far do you think they’ll go? Let us know in the comments below.


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Who is Miss Money in the Bank?

To the pay window! This year’s “Money in the Bank 2017” pay per view featured the first ever women’s Money in the Bank ladder match. After the Women’s Revolution took the company by storm last year, this is quite the milestone for the division and wrestling as a whole. That just leaves the big question of who won the thing.


As it turns out, Carmella became the first Miss Money in the Bank as she defeated Natalya, Charlotte, Tamina and Becky Lynch to win the briefcase. The ending was a bit controversial though as James Ellsworth was the one to climb the ladder and throw the case down to Carmella, which was ruled as a fair victory.

Opinion: Really bad ending aside, this was the pick that a lot of people had and it’s not the biggest surprise. Carmella is someone who could be a big player and seems like a natural heel, which is something the division can always need. Charlotte and Lynch will be back and the other two aren’t likely to ever get near the title.

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Do you like Carmella winning the match? Would you have had the ending go differently? Let us know in the comments below.


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Money in the Bank 2017 Live Coverage

Join the live coverage!

Money in the Bank 2017
Date: June 18, 2017
Location: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Commentators: Tom Phillips, John Bradshaw Layfield, Byron Saxton

It’s time to climb. Tonight is all about the ladders and the briefcases, which could be cashed in tonight, assuming we have a bit of luck. This has the potential to be an interesting show with a five match card, though two of them are major ladder matches whose entrances alone will take about ten minutes. Let’s get to it.

Kickoff Show: Hype Bros vs. Colons

This is the Hype Bros’ first match since December after Zack Ryder’s knee injury. Epico shoulders Ryder down to start but the Bros take over without much effort. Primo decides to slap Mojo in the face, which just fires him up. The Colons get in a shot to Ryder’s knee though and we take a break. Back with Ryder’s knee still in trouble until a neckbreaker drops Primo. The hot tag brings in Mojo for Hyperdrive (something like a release F5) and the running punch in the corner. The Hype Ryder is good for the pin on Primo at 8:11.

Result: Hype Bros b. Colons – Hype Ryder to Primo (8:11)


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Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match Odds

Tonight, WWE will continue to make history in the women’s division, as the first-ever women’s Money in the Bank ladder match will take place. As of right now, there are five announced participants — Charlotte Flair, Tamina Snuka, Natalya, Becky Lynch, and Carmella — however, it’s being rumored that there will be one more participant added to the match during tonight’s show.


It’s been reported that former TNA and Ring of Honor couple Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis are in St. Louis, and they could make an appearance during tonight’s show. It’s also being reported that Maria will be added to the women’s Money in the Bank match tonight. However, as of right now, she’s not being listed in the latest odds, which you can check out below.

  • Carmella (-245)
  • Charlotte Flair (+350)
  • Natalya (+650)
  • Becky Lynch (+900)
  • Tamina Snuka (+5000)

So, as you can see, Carmella is the clear cut favorite to win the first-ever women’s Money in the Bank match.

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Who do you think will win tonight’s Money in the Bank match? Will Maria Kanellis return, and be added to the match? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Facebook!


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Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match Odds

At tonight’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view, we’ll see two MITB ladder matches, one involving the men, and one involving the women, and if you look at the odds, you’ll likely be disappointed with who the two favorites are. But, for now, let’s just stick with the men’s match.


Earlier this week, WWE teased a Shinsuke Nakamura Money in the Bank win, however, the odds suggest that their current plan, which involved Baron Corbin winning the briefcase, is the plan they’re going with tonight. You can check out the odds, which are courtesy of Five Dimes, below.

  • Baron Corbin (-300)
  • Shinsuke Nakamura (+500)
  • Sami Zayn (+1150)
  • AJ Styles (+1200)
  • Kevin Owens (+2000)
  • Dolph Ziggler (+5500)

The prospect of having a show where Jinder Mahal is the champion, while Baron Corbin holds the MITB briefcase is absolutely terrifying. However, if Corbin does win, he probably won’t cash in on Jinder, unless WWE is planning on making him a babyface, which, most likely, wouldn’t work at all.

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Who are you picking in tonight’s Money in the Bank ladder match? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Facebook!


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WWE Money in the Bank Odds: Jinder Mahal Vs. Randy Orton

Tonight’s Money in the Bank show will take place in St. Louis, Missouri, which is the hometown of Randy Orton, who is set to challenge Jinder Mahal for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the show.


According to Five Dimes, Randy Orton is a significant underdog, so it looks like the former champ won’t be able to please his hometown fans tonight. You can check out the odds below.

  • Jinder Mahal (-9000)
  • Randy Orton (+500)

As for what’s next for Mahal following the Orton match, well, it’s being rumored that he’s going to feud with John Cena for the rest of the summer. So, it looks like this could be the final match in the Orton vs. Jinder program, as Cena is scheduled to return within the next couple of weeks.

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Do you think Jinder will retain tonight? Who would you like to see him feud with next? Let us know in the comments below, or over on Facebook!


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Possible Spoiler on the Roman Reigns SummerSlam Announcement

Last week, we learned that Roman Reigns will make a big announcement regarding his plans for SummerSlam on tomorrow’s Raw show. The only thing we know is that his announcement will have nothing to do with John Cena, as Cena will likely challenge Jinder Mahal on the show. So, that leaves us with one of two options: Braun Strowman or Brock Lesnar.


On Saturday’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter predicted that Reigns’ big announcement will involve him challenging the winner of the Samoa Joe vs. Brock Lesnar match. However, that doesn’t mean that he’s getting a title shot at SummerSlam, as Meltzer expects Reigns to face Strowman in a number one contender’s match at Great Balls of Fire, where the winner will get a shot at the WWE Universal Championship in August.

“Roman Reigns is announcing something about SummerSlam,” said Meltzer. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see Strowman, because Strowman’s booked on the pay-per-view, and I would presume against Roman Reigns, I haven’t been told that directly, but it only makes sense. So, maybe Roman Reigns will say that he wants the winner of the Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe match, and then he goes and loses to Strowman, and Strowman gets Lesnar. Maybe that’s how they go with it.”

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New Episodes of “Southpaw Regional Wrestling” Being Filmed


Might we actually get to see what goes down at “Lethal Leap Year?”

According to a report from F4WOnline, WWE is filming new episodes of “Southpaw Regional Wrestling,” which is their spoof on 1980s territorial wrestling broadcasts. The show currently has only 4 episodes, but each has been viewed over 400,000 times on YouTube.

Hosted by Lance Catamaran, played by John Cena, and Chet Chetterfield, played by Fandango, the show features a series of hilarious promos and on-air problems, including learning that the promotion’s big event, “Lethal Leap Year” can’t be held, because 1987 didn’t have a leap year.

Several other superstars make appearances in this show, including Chris Jericho, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Tyler Breeze, TJ Perkins, Ric Flair, Rusev, Lana, The Ascension, Heath Slater and more.

Cena has said in a previous interview that we can expect a lot more from “Southpaw Regional Wrestling” in the future.

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Editor’s Note:

Please let this be true. This show is freaking hilarious, and shows a whole new side to several of the WWE performers that we have grow to know and love each week. In addition, it shows the versatility of each of these performers, and gives us reasons to continue to be invested in them.

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Paige Reportedly Returning “Soon”

As previously noted, Paige mentioned on Instagram this week that she was going in for her last set of X-Rays and will hopefully be making a comeback soon. Later in that same day, she started posting photos of herself back at the gym training, indicating that doctor possibly had some good news for her.

When asked about her return to Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer on Twitter, he replied in short fashion, “soon”.

Soon https://t.co/P5uJ8YxLwF

— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) June 17, 2017

With the rumors of a potential sixth spot open in the Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match tonight, there is always possibility that “soon” could be earlier than you think.

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