WWE NXT Women’s Title Stipulation Match Announced

WWE announced the following today:

Asuka to defend NXT Women’s Title against Nikki Cross in Last Woman Standing Match 

NXT Women’s Champion Asuka will put her coveted title on the line against the crazed Nikki Cross on the June 28 episode of NXT. The title showdown will be a Last Woman Standing Match, further adding to the uncertainty and chaos surrounding the huge championship contest.
The extreme stipulation was a logical next step in Asuka and Cross’s rivalry after the two brawled throughout Full Sail University on the June 14 episode of NXT. Along with Ruby Riot, they competed in a Triple Threat Elimination Match for the NXT Women’s Title. After Riot had been eliminated, Asuka and Cross fought outside the arena, only to return and eventually crash through a table, leaving them laid out in a heap of carnage.
Asuka’s record-breaking NXT Women’s Title reign has overcome many obstacles, but she has yet to face a challenger as crazy as Cross in a bout that caters to chaos like a Last Woman Standing Match. Will we see the end of The Empress of Tomorrow’s historic title reign?
Find out on Wednesday, June 28, at 8/7C on the award-winning WWE Network.

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Daniel Bryan Announces WWE SmackDown Return

WWE has announced that SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan will return to TV on Tuesday’s post-Money In the Bank show. Bryan has been away due to wife Brie Bella giving birth in May.

Below is WWE’s announcement with comments from Bryan:
Daniel Bryan returns to SmackDown LIVE this Tuesday
The Beard is coming back!

SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan revealed on Twitter that he will return to Team Blue this Tuesday night.

Looking forward to watching history be made at @WWE #MITB on Sunday but Tuesday it’s back to work for me at #SDLive! #YesYesYes

— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) June 16, 2017

The General Manager will rejoin SmackDown LIVE at a critical juncture, just two days after WWE Money in the Bank, where not only will Team Blue’s men compete for a guaranteed WWE Championship opportunity, but the women will also battle in a Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a guaranteed SmackDown Women’s Title Match for the first time ever. Having won the Money in the Bank Ladder Match in 2011 and cashed in successfully to become World Heavyweight Champion, Bryan knows just unpredictable things can become once the Money in the Bank briefcase comes into play.

Will Daniel Bryan’s return to SmackDown LIVE go smoothly, or will he come back to a Team Blue that’s more chaotic than ever? Find out on SmackDown LIVE, this Tuesday at 8/7 C on USA Network!

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Main Event Results – June 15, 2017

Main Event
Date: June 15, 2017
Location: Cajundome, Lafayette, Louisiana
Commentators: Corey Graves, Vic Joseph

It’s back to what should be the quintessential recap show as it’s not like people come here for the original wrestling content. Raw had one heck of a fight on Monday night and you have to imagine that’s going to be a big focal point of this show. We’re about three weeks away from Great Balls of Fire and that’s not the worst thing in the world. Let’s get to it.

Opening sequence.

Curt Hawkins vs. Curtis Axel

Axel grabs a headlock to start and stomps away in the corner before getting two off a clothesline. That earns Curtis a knee to the back and a chinlock (with another knee to the back) as the announcers talk about these two teaming together.  Axel fights up but can’t get the PerfectPlex as Curt kicks away, only to get caught in it the second time to give Axel the pin at 5:12.

Result: Curtis Axel b. Curt Hawkins – PerfectPlex (5:12)

Long recap of the Hardys vs. Sheamus/Cesaro.

Very shortened version of the Hardys vs. Sheamus/Cesaro from Raw, showing about three minutes of a fifteen minute match.

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Also from Raw, this time in full form.

Here’s Wyatt to talk about how people shouldn’t deny him like Seth Rollins has done. Seth lives in a glass house and a single shout brought it all crashing down. This brings out Rollins, who says he was speaking the truth when he called Wyatt a false prophet. If Bray is that disturbed by what Seth said, do something about it. Bray says Seth is beneath him and that Rollins doesn’t want this fight. The lights go out again and Bray is gone. They go out again and Bray is on the screen, saying Seth can slay a king but not a god.

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Gran Metalik vs. Ariya Daivari

Metalik sends him into the corner to start and it’s already time for the wristlock. A high crossbody gives Metalik two but gets tossed into the corner. We take a break and come back with Metalik walking the ropes into a dropkick for two. A running hurricanrana sends both guys out to the floor in a big crash and Metalik’s top rope elbow is good for two more. Daivari goes for the mask though and it’s a hammerlock lariat for the pin on Metalik at 7:53.

Result: Ariya Daivari b. Gran Metalik – Hammerlock lariat (7:53)

We look back at Samoa Joe choking out Paul Heyman.

And now to wrap things up.

Here are Lesnar and Heyman to get things going with Paul saying it’s time for some revenge. Now last week, Samoa Joe attacked Heyman and Paul gets why that’s the case. Sometimes he certainly deserves it but that wasn’t true last week. Last week, Heyman saw someone that could go man to beast with Brock.

There have been a lot of Samoans in wrestling but Joe is the outcast one. For some reason he’s not treated the same and his biggest claim to fame is choking Heyman out. Heyman agrees that the Koquina Clutch was everything that Joe promised it would be. That made Heyman wonder what would happen to the title if Brock was ever caught in that hold. Then Heyman realized that’s not a problem because Joe isn’t man enough to get the hold on Brock Lesnar.

Cue Joe to headbutt Lesnar right in the face as the brawl is on. Security is sent out and dispatched just as fast so here’s the locker room (or at least the midcard) to try again. That goes just as badly with Joe breaking away to superkick Joe right in the jaw. The fight is finally broken up and things settle down.

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The Pipebomb w/ McCool & Company – June 16, 2017


 The Great War continues as the Director of Operations returns to the #PipeBomb! The show starts off with a bang, as the Audio BO$$ proves Derek LEGIT why he is the true boss of the airwaves. Plus, the #3Count, the re-emergence of the Raw Women’s Division, Roman/SummerSlam, Wins/Losses in wrestling, MITB predictions and more!

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Major NXT Match Announced for June 28


Just when you think things couldn’t get any crazier, NXT continues to deliver.

It was announced on WWE.com that on June 28, NXT Women’s Champion Asuka will defend her title against Nikki Cross in a Last Woman Standing match. This match came about after the events of last week’s episode.

Asuka and Cross, along with Ruby Riot, competed in a Triple Threat Elimination Match for the championship. After Riot had been eliminated, Asuka and Cross fought outside the arena, only to return and eventually crash through a table, leaving them laid out in a heap of carnage.

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Asuka has been the NXT Women’s Champion for over 440 days, and is currently undefeated in singles competition.

Editor’s Note:

This is going to be awesome. I have been a huge fan of both of these women for a long time, and know how they both can deliver when it counts. I expect a full out, intense brawl that will take the competition of the NXT Women’s Division to a whole new level.

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Lucha Underground Results – June 14, 2017

Lucha Underground
Date: June 14, 2017
Location: Lucha Underground Temple, Boyle Heights, California
Commentators: Vampiro, Matt Striker

It’s tournament time, which isn’t the best description in the world around here. This time around it’s the start of the Cueto Cup, with the winner getting a Lucha Underground Title shot at Ultima Lucha Tres. Tonight we have first round matches, which could eat up a good chunk of time in a thirty two person tournament. Let’s get to it.

We open with a recap of Dario Cueto’s announcements last week, as well as Drago turning on his partners to join the villains. There’s also a clip of the Black Lotus Tribe destroying Pentagon Dark from several months ago.


Pentagon comes in to see Dario, who has a bracket board in his office. Dario doesn’t think much of him being back but Pentagon goes after the arm, earning himself a spot in the tournament. Before leaving, Pentagon promises to break some bones if he doesn’t win something at Ultima Lucha.

Cueto Cup First Round: Mala Suerte vs. The Mack

They flip around to start with Mack grabbing an armdrag. The fast pace continues until a standoff but Suerte stops to pose instead of following up. Suerte’s chops have no effect so Mack Samoan drops him for two. A hurricanrana takes Mack down for a basement dropkick and some arm waving.

That just seems to tick Mack off as he grabs an exploder suplex for two more. Suerte’s release German suplex sends Mack flying and Mala heads up top, despite Mack being 90% of the way across the ring. Instead of jumping though, Mala drops down and runs across the ring for a backsplash.  Suerte misses a Swanton though and the Stunner advances Mack at 7:31.

Result: The Mack b. Mala Suerte – Stunner (7:31)

Cage, still wearing the gauntlet (which is still shooting electricity), is lifting when Dario comes in. The boss thinks Cage should meet Councilman Delgado but Cage doesn’t seem interested. Dario insists though.

Cueto Cup First Round: Argenis vs. Pentagon Dark

Argenis tries to handspring off the ropes and gets dropkicked in the mask for his efforts. Pentagon takes the knee out and it’s one sided to start. A hurricanrana drops Pentagon but he kicks Argenis in the head to take over again. An exchange of superkicks goes to Pentagon but Argenis is able to take him outside. That’s about it for his offense at the moment though as Pentagon kicks him in the face a third time. Argenis gets two off a neckbreaker, only to get suplexed into the corner. The pumphandle driver gives Pentagon two so it’s a package piledriver to put Argenis away at 5:44.

Result: Pentagon Dark b. Argenis – Package piledriver (5:44)

Pentagon breaks Argenis’ arm for a second time.

Cueto Cup First Round: Famous B. vs. Texano

B. yells at Melissa Santos for not introducing him from Texas. He needs a stud like Texano in his stable so he’s willing to let Texano get an uncontested pin. B. lays down but Texano picks him up at two, setting up a sitout powerbomb for the pin at 25 seconds.

Result: Texano b. Famous B. – Sitout powerbomb (0:25)

Famous B.’s valet Brenda gives Texano a little spank, which he doesn’t seem to mind.

Video on Rey Mysterio getting ready to challenge Johnny Mundo for the Lucha Underground Title.

Cueto Cup First Round: Aerostar vs. Drago

Striker reminds us of their best of five series and when you add in following matches, they’re 3-3 against each other. Drago is now in red and on Kobra Moon’s leash.  Aerostar offers a handshake to start but Drago won’t do it. With Aerostar’s back turned, Drago hesitates to hit him but a smile from Moon turns him more evil and Aerostar is in trouble to start.  Aerostar grabs a drop toehold to send him into the middle buckle, only to eat a dropkick. A hurricanrana and kick to the head stagger Drago but he catches a springboard in a cutter for two.

They look at each other for a second and again, Drago doesn’t seem to want to do this. Aerostar hits a suicide dive to send Drago into the stairs but bangs himself up even worse at the same time. Some cheap shots from Moon keep Aerostar down and Drago fires off some more kicks. Aerostar is right back with a modified Texas Cloverleaf while laying on his back with a bodyscissors around Drago’s ribs. It’s broken in just a few seconds as Drago comes right back with the Dragon’s Tail for the pin at 7:26.

Result: Drago b. Aerostar – Dragon’s Tail (7:26)

Drago lays Aerostar out after the match, again at Moon’s wishes.

Cage goes to City Hall where Councilman Delgado promises Cage more power as their work begins. Cage then chokes Delgado against a wall….and PUNCHES HIS FACE IN, apparently murdering the Councilman because Cage is a machine and not a man.

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Alexa Bliss on the Draft, Her Position, What Is Next for Her


You’d be living under a rock if you didn’t guess Alexa Bliss was one of, if not the hottest woman in WWE right now. She was the first to capture both the ‘Raw’ and ‘Smackdown Live’ Women’s Championships and is currently on a strong run with the ‘Raw’ variation of the belt.

WWE.com interviewed Alexa Bliss, where she spoke about her position in the company, the draft and what is next for her, among other topics.

Bliss is first asked if she expected to rise through the ranks as a competitor on the main roster.

“How dare you? Of course I expected to rise so quickly. I know what I’m capable of. Even though other people didn’t know, I was going to make sure they knew exactly who Alexa Bliss was, and I was going to make sure they never forgot it.”

While in NXT, Bliss was unable to capture the NXT Women’s Championship and was generally said to be overlooked by the majority in favor of talent such as Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Bayley and Sasha Banks. The same would apply to Carmella, who she often worked with while in developmental.

“I came in under the radar, and I made sure I used that to my advantage. The mentality I had was, “You don’t think I’m going to be anything big? Well, watch me.””

During her time in NXT, Bliss was part of a Tag Team known by fans as ‘BAMF’ or Blake & Murphy. They would capture the NXT Tag Team Championship. While both Blake and Murphy have split up and not been promoted, Bliss has excelled since coming to the main roster. It should also be noted that Murphy was recently involved with The Rock in a Twitter exchange that may lead to more.

“You know, it was a great time being with Blake & Murphy. I always made sure that, even if their matches weren’t going the way they wanted to, they went the way that I wanted to. And with that, it was pretty easy to take time separate from that and hone my craft in the ring. When it was time for me to get in the ring, I was ready.”

Bliss spoke next of her spot in the draft, where she was brought up to the main roster from NXT as a late pick by Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan for the ‘Smackdown Live’ brand.

“I was definitely surprised I got drafted. But then, after thinking about it, I started wondering why I was drafted so late. That’s when I decided I was going to take every opportunity and run with it. I went, “OK, you want to draft me late? Watch me become the biggest star in this business.””

Next, WWE.com asked Bliss when she thinks she really hit a stride with her momentum on the main roster.

“When I put Becky through a table at TLC. That was the moment that showed I can do everything everyone thought I couldn’t, and I did it well, and I became the SmackDown Women’s Champion by putting the top girl through a table. What other people can say that?”

Finally, Bliss explains her goals for the future in response to being asked about her happiness with where she is at and her goals for the future.

“Of course I’m happy. Why wouldn’t I be happy? I’m the Raw Women’s Champion. I want to be the longest-reigning Raw Women’s Champion. And I’m going to do whatever it takes to make sure that happens.”

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Editor’s Note:

Bliss is arguably one of the best women the company has and deserves to be looked at as such. She is loved by the fans, can work great in the ring, is a proven heel and more. I can’t wait to see what happens with her in the future, because her future is bright.

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“Impact Wrestling” Ratings and Audience Move Upward

India rocks. Over a four week stretch, “Impact Wrestling” became the first show to be broadcast from India. This has led to a different feel for the shows, which have now had a focus gearing more towards the Indian market. The question was how would the American TV audience respond to the shows.


Actually not that badly, according to 411mania.com. This week’s show drew a .08 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 327,000 viewers, up 33% and 3% respectfully from last week’s numbers. Both numbers are the best since the March 16 episode. The episode was highlighted by an X-Division Title match between champion Low Ki and Sonjay Dutt with Dutt winning the title for the first time.

Opinion: Not bad at all, though they still have a good way to go. The problem for “Impact Wrestling” has been that they can’t maintain their audiences or grow them beyond a certain point. If they were able to advance past those points, the company could start to see a bit of growth. As it is though, they tend to stay in the same cycle over and over.

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“Money in the Bank 2017” Kickoff Match Announced

That’ll keep them hyped. This past week on “Smackdown Live”, Zack Ryder returned from his knee injury and reformed the Hype Bros with his partner Mojo Rawley. While an in-ring return wasn’t announced, it wouldn’t be a surprise to have the team get back together in the near future. It turns out that the future wasn’t that far away.

As announced on WWE.com, the Hype Bros will be facing the Colons this coming Sunday on the “Money in the Bank 2017” Kickoff Show. This will be the Hype Bros’ first match as a team since December, when Ryder wrecked his knee in a tag team battle royal, which earned the Hype Bros a Tag Team Title shot.

Opinion: Did I miss something or should this be Breezango instead? Unless they’re selling Tyler Breeze’s injuries from this week’s “Smackdown Live”, this seems a bit out of left field. Having the Hype Bros back is a good thing but Breezango has been having issues with the Colons for a few weeks now. It’s not like it matters much but it’s a bit of a surprise.

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Sami Zayn on Money in the Bank, Shinsuke Nakamura and More

Ole! Sami Zayn is one of the most popular acts that WWE has put together in a long time as he’s just easy to like. There’s something about him that makes you want to cheer him and that makes for a fun performer to watch. This coming Sunday he has a chance to win the Money in the Bank briefcase and that means people want to talk to him.


Zayn was recently interviewed by Foxsports.com on his WWE career and what all of the losses mean to him. He also discusses the upcoming Money in the Bank ladder match, which will be the first of his career. The interview is rather lengthy but here are a few highlights.

On His “Takeover: Dallas” Match with Shinsuke Nakamura

“It was a pretty special match, and I think when we were going into it I knew it would be good, but… I don’t know if it didn’t really hit me how big it is that this is his first match, and it’s my last match. I don’t know, I feel like the stars just kind of aligned that night and created something that’s really special.

“And the way that I know it’s special is that it’s still talked about now. It’s been a year and a half or something and I still get messages about it almost daily. Something very special occured that night, and it was really cool. And now to see Shinsuke’s success since then is really interesting. And I’ll get to finally cross paths with him again in the Money In The Bank match. It’s been interesting to watch his trajectory since that night.”

On His First Ever Ladder Match

“I think it was in a gymnasium in the town that I lived in, in front of about 80 people. I want to say it was in… late 2002. It was a three-way ladder match. Definitely did some things I probably shouldn’t have done that night, you know, just taking really unnecessary risks. When I think back on it now, think about the 15-year toll I put on my body, I think about some of those early nights when I did way, way more than I should have. Took way bigger risks than I should have. But I feel like that, having that missing screw loose, I feel like that almost goes hand-in-hand with having the passion to make it this far.

“And if you almost don’t go through with that… I can’t say that for sure, because certainly other people haven’t done that kind of stuff to still make it far, but I feel like, again, that just goes with my trajectory. I have to take those crazy risks and and do the crazy, stupid things to kind of learn to understand when to do them and when to not do them, and eventually get smarter and better at what I’m doing. Good enough to line myself up here, which is where I’m at now, so I guess I wouldn’t change any of it.”

And on the First Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match

“Well it’s a pretty huge deal, if you think about it. Every time I think that we’ve kind of come as far as we’re going to go as far as the women’s revolution… it really has been a revolution, and it’s not something you would have seen 10 years ago, five years ago, 20 years ago, really ever. So it’s really, really cool to see, I’m as curious as any of our fans to see how it goes down.”

You can read the full interview here.

Opinion: It’s almost hard to believe that Zayn has been doing this for fifteen years now. Zayn is one of the best underdogs I’ve ever seen and it’s so easy to cheer for him. He’s one of the best sellers I’ve ever seen and he makes me believe he’s completely done in almost every single one of his matches. I’d love to see him get a big win this Sunday, or any time for that matter.

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