ROH Announces Matt And Jeff Hardy For Upcoming Show

ROH officially announced today that Matt and Jeff Hardy will be facing ROH World Tag Team Champions the Young Bucks at Supercard of Honor XI on Saturday, April 1st at The Lakeland Center in Lakeland, FL.

Below is the announcement from ROH:

IT’S OFFICIAL! THE YOUNG BUCKS WILL FACE MATT AND JEFF HARDY AT SUPERCARD OF HONOR
The eyes of the wrestling world will be on the Lakeland Center on Saturday April 1 stars from around the globe converge in Central Florida for SUPERCARD OF HONOR XI. Stars from Ring of Honor, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, and CMLL will do battle throughout one of the biggest nights of hard-hitting, fast-paced, in-your-face action in Ring of Honor history!

The ROH Executive Committee has promised championships to be contended, first-time appearances from New Japan and CMLL, and is excited to announce the first round of ROH stars that have been signed to participate in the biggest Supercard of Honor, ever! Check back throughout each day next week as ROHWrestling.com celebrates Supercard of Honor Announcement Week with international participants revealed, championship matches signed, and information on how to meet all of your favorite ROH, NJPW, and CMLL stars!

Tag team wrestling has never been hotter in Ring of Honor, boasting one of the deepest rosters of teams in company history. At the top of the mountain sit the Young Bucks. The two-time ROH World Tag Team Champions have blazed a trail never before seen in wrestling, breaking rules and records along the way. Matt and Nick Jackson have used their athleticism and their vast array of influences to capture the attention of the wrestling world.

Perhaps, to their surprise, their reach crossed previously unbreached borders. Indeed, the Bucks of Youth had made their impression and their message spread far across the Hardy Compound, straight to the ears of #Broken Matt Hardy and Brother Nero!

One of the most decorated teams of all-time, Jeff and Matt Hardy have held world tag team championships in every organization in which they have been a part. The brothers used death-defying high flying and athleticism to become stars around the globe. Some even say their successes have laid the ground work for the Bucks to be able to have the success they have.

Appearing via satellite at Final Battle, Matt Hardy declared that the Hardys have been “mandated to prove they are the greatest tag team in all of time and all of space”, issuing an official challenge to “the Bucks of Youth”. In their mission to render the Bucks obsolete, the Hardys have promised to DELETE the Young Bucks!

After a recent appearance by Vanguard-1 on Ring of Honor television, the ROH World Tag Team Champions the Young Bucks have officially signed to face the Hardys at the BIGGEST Supercard of Honor ever! This dream tag team match will happen LIVE in Lakeland and will not be broadcast. The only way to see this one is to be there LIVE!

The new ROH Executive Board has been working around the clock to sign a match that few thought could happen. As ROH continues to break barriers and sign matches only dreamed of in 2017, there is only one question heading into the BIGGEST night in ROH history: Too Sweet or Delete?

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AJ Styles Robbed During WWE Live Event This Week

– According to KAIT 8 out of Jonesboro, Arkansas – AJ Styles was burglarized during last Monday’s WWE live event at the Convocation Center.

According to the report, the thief stole $1,000 U.S. and $7,000 in Japanese yen, as well as an iPhone, a small screen TV, and XBox 360, six XBox 360 games and a set of Beats headphones.

It was noted that the case is under investigation, and their requests for more information to be released were denied by Arkansas State University police.

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Chris Jericho Reveals Contract Extension: “I’m Excited About Next Few Months”

On the latest edition of his weekly “Talk Is Jericho” podcast at PodcastOne.com, Chris Jericho revealed an interesting nugget of information regarding his future in WWE.

Jericho, who currently holds the WWE United States Championship, noted during his show this week that he recently signed a new contract extension with WWE that will see him remain with the company at least through WrestleMania 33 in April.

“I’m very excited about the next few months,” Jericho said on this week’s podcast. “I”ve got a lot of projects coming up, a lot of great WWE stuff. I’ll still be here doing as many shows as I can. I signed a new contract this week which is cool.”

Check out the latest episode of Chris Jericho’s weekly “Talk Is Jericho” podcast at PodcastOne.com.

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Update On Vince McMahon Recently Undergoing Another Surgery

Apparently WWE’s Chairman underwent another surgery in recent weeks.

Vince McMahon went under the knife for a second procedure on his leg in recent months, according to the latest issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

In September, it was reported that McMahon underwent surgery to repair a torn quad muscle that he suffered while doing some weight-training workouts. During the recent WrestleMania 34 press conference, McMahon was spotted on crutches (see photo below). This was apparently because he had recent underwent hip surgery.

Excited to announce and welcome Wrestlemania 34 back to New Orleans in 2018!#WrestlemaniaNOLA #onlylouisiana pic.twitter.com/QItSvPbTQs

— Billy Nungesser (@BillyNungesser) January 10, 2017

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NXT TakeOver: San Antonio Lineup: Two New Matches Added

Following this week’s episode of NXT TV on the WWE Network, new matches are now official for the upcoming NXT TakeOver: San Antonio special.

Added to the first NXT TakeOver special of 2017 this week were single matches pitting Tye Dillinger vs. Eric Young and Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Roderick Strong.

With those matches now known, below is an updated look at the official lineup for the NXT TakeOver: San Antonio special scheduled for January 28th.

NXT TakeOver: San Antonio Lineup

– Shinsuke Nakamura defends the NXT Championship against Bobby Roode

– Asuka defends the NXT Women’s Championship in a Fatal 4 Way against Billie Kay, Peyton Royce and Nikki Cross

– DIY defends the NXT Tag Team Championships against The Authors of Pain

– Tye Dillinger battles Eric Young of SAnitY

– Roderick Strong takes on Andrade “Cien” Almas

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Hatin’ On: The Miz

You knew it was coming.

The Physical Embodiment of Sports Entertainment, The Personification of Weenie, The Wiz, The..um, hrumpf, other word that rhymes with Miz..you know the one. Yes, it’s The Miz- whose wretched journey as on-air “Who? From what show?” to WWE Champion has caused more suffering to viewing audiences than anyone in the WWE over the last decade. No mercy. On the wing of a childhood dream and a pithy fart of celebrity, The Miz had dreams of being the next Rock or Shawn Michaels. Despite WWE’s best efforts, we knew better: The Miz was shit. Every stutter, every botch was proof positive he was as undeserving and hollow as the reality show from which he spawned. Along the way, however, you gotta admire his tenacity for it. And you have to admire that – no matter how many times he hosts the vile “Miz TV” only to get laid out in the middle of the ring – you still wait fervently for that son-of-a-bitch to get his, and you still boo the next time his cheesy, smiling dumbface makes an appearance.

Whatever your opinion on Roman Reigns, this was nice.

Fun fact about The Miz: His entrance video doesn’t feature any clips of him actually wrestling and hasn’t for years. Oh, there’s lots him doing other things in it – acting (horribly), talking to other TV personalities (awkwardly) – and lots of stock footage of time-lapse L.A. cityscapes. He came to…play? To play. He came to play. Not to win, to fight, to work, to be a champion, just to play. Sums it up, really. There’s no need to relive all of the growing pains of WWE trying to turn his steaming pile of petulance into superstardom. Thankfully, they’ve learned. It’s just too easy to hate on The Miz, and that gift shouldn’t go to waste. The gift of wanting to see someone be endlessly put on their ass, as well as the gift of his persona, rebelling against fans sense of what it means to be a great heel. “Oh, but The Miz isn’t vicious enough, he doesn’t have the mean streak” you might say. That’s mostly true, and exactly why our hate feels so justified: He isn’t a tough guy or one who enjoys violence. But having a mean-streak or being tough isn’t what makes a heel great, rather it’s the ability to be hated – to get heat – and Miz is so naturally talented that it makes you wonder if he has evolved a way to synthesize and break down audible booing into essential nutrients necessary to sustain life itself.

I swear, they ever make a Wrestlemania match out of these two, I’m losing my shit.

His remarkable growth, all while maintaining the aura of soft and safe pantomime “wrestler”, has told a story for WWE fans over the course of his career. Again, we’re intentionally not reliving any of that here. But you’ve seen most of it already, and at various points probably thought the wrestler he antagonized, but I’d posit that’s not always the case. Or, at least, The Miz played his part of standing opposite of everything his opponent stood for at least as well as his respective protagonist stood for those values themselves. He was a wannabe against the Rock, a vain and vapid socialite to Mizdow’s commitment and pure artistry, and an insincere hot dog against Daniel Bryan’s authentic, blue-collar charm. All of those amazing elements of psychology and storytelling are taken for granted. And that’s mostly because it’s impossible stop hating on this moron who main-evented a Wrestlemania and held WWE Championship gold when so many more deserving wrestlers before and during his time haven’t.

“I am the Title!” – actual quote

Since adopting his B-movie star shtick, fans have begun to appreciate all those years of his shitty, unbearable presence. He really found a groove! And so the hate has come full circle: I love to hate The Miz. When I have gone to live events where he was performing, I booed with hands cupped around my mouth for maximum sound wave travel distance in his direction. For every respect I can have for his performance, he still enters and leaves with his heat from me. Even now, when he’s try-harding against Dolph Ziggler or Dean Ambrose, I can feel the grimace work it’s way across my face. “This fucker thinks I’m going to respect his wrestling now.” I’ll be damned. And his passionate yet bumbling promos on Talking Smack only make me laugh. I still don’t believe he’s “that guy” which only adds another layer of hate, thus ensuring his continued survival on WWE television, and maybe even his very life on Earth.

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WWE SmackDown Live Viewership For 1/17/17: Viewership Increase For Women’s Championship Steel Cage Main Event

Tuesday’s episode of WWE SmackDown Live did 2,652 million viewers, which is up from the 2,533 million viewers the show did last Tuesday. The show was headlined by Alexa Bliss defending the SmackDown Live Women’s Championship against Becky Lynch in a steel cage match.

SmackDown Live ranked #1 in the top 150 shows on cable for the night, which is down from the 4th ranking the show did last week. Here are the viewership numbers for the show this year:

1/3/17: 2,596,000

1/10/17: 2,533,000

1/17/17: 2,652,000

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Tye Dillinger On Facing Eric Young At NXT Takeover: San Antonio, Match Announced For Next Week’s NXT

– WWE has announced that Tye Dillinger would face Eric Young in a singles match at NXT Takeover: San Antonio next weekend. Dillinger spoke with WWE.com about the upcoming match. In the video that you can watch below, Dillinger told Young to bring all of SAnitY because he will knock them down one by one.

– WWE has announced that Ember Moon would take on Liv Morgan on next week’s episode of NXT.

– Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown Live ranked #2 among series & specials for the night in Nielsen’s social media TV ratings. The show had 83,000 interactions on Twitter, which is up from last week’s 57,000 interactions. SmackDown had 19,000 unique authors, which is also up from last week’s 13,000 authors.

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Darren Young Provides Injury Update

As noted, Darren Young suffered an arm injury at Monday’s Main Event TV tapings in Little Rock, AR. The injury happened when Young took a nasty fall off the apron during his match with Epico, and he immediately grabbed his arm. The match was stopped immediately after the ref and doctor at ringside realized that Young was legitimately hurt. Young clutched his arm as he was walking up the ramp and to the backstage arena.

Young took to Twitter to update fans on the injury and posted this:

👉🏽Hyperextension which resulted in a traumatic dislocation & fracture of the coronoid process of the right elbow. 👈🏽 #blockthehate #standby pic.twitter.com/LNcvQiXLrF

— nodaysoff D-Young (@DarrenYoungWWE) January 18, 2017

There’s still no word yet on how long he’ll be out of action.

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Bray Wyatt Takes Shot At Baron Corbin (Video)

– During last night’s Talking Smack segment, Bray Wyatt talked about winning The Royal Rumble and also took a shot at Baron Corbin, who was on the show earlier and said that he would win the Rumble.

“I see Baron Corbin in here telling everyone that he’s going to win it,” Wyatt said. “But he doesn’t know what it takes, he’s never been there, he’s never done anything. I’ve been there. I’ve seen everything that there is to see.”

Check out the video below:

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