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According to eWrestlingNews, Bobby Lashley is looking to be heading into WWE after a deal with NJPW was not reached. Rumor is after WrestleMania 34, he may be doing a program with Brock Lesnar.

As for Ronda Rousey, it is her and not WWE that is filing a trademark to use the name "Rowdy Ronda Rousey" so that will mean SHE and not WWE will have the rights to the name after her 3-year contract is up. And she will be coming in as a full-time wrestler after completing work on Mile 22. She has been secretly flying in late at night to work at the WWE Performance Center with a few others, including Natalya and Charlotte Flair to hone her wrestling skills. Josh Barnett, who like Rousey, had transitioned from MMA to Pro Wrestling, has high hopes for Rousey with her coming to WWE. Barnett is currently wrestling for Inoki Genome Federation and does some commentary work for NJPW.

A major WrestleMania rumor would be that Rousey would be teaming up with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in a mixed tag team against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, but that may be in jeopardy as it is believed that insurance people are worried Johnson may be injured during the match, which could result in shooting of the Disney film Jungle Cruise. Johnson may also be appearing in a third Jumanji film due to the success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

Three more Impact Wrestling stars have left the company: Ava Storie, Idris Abraham, and Mario Bokara.

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It's your weekly Defiant Wrestling special, featuring the talented men and women of Defiant wrestling. As set by IPW's Billy Wood last week Austin Aries defends his Defiant World Title against Gabriel Kidd. 

 

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Wrestling fans can now access their weekly does of NGW wrestling, featuring Will Ospreay VS Robbie X among other exciting matches.

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Is Tim Storm's career over and is he going to retire? In less than thirty days, Tim Storm went from being the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion to being completely out of the Ten Pounds of Gold picture after his loss to Jocephus is the Empty Arena Match at Impact Wrestling. Questions have begun that Tim is thinking about retirement from the NWA and professional wrestling. David Marquez of Championship Wrestling From Hollywood invited Tim Storm to appear at the OceanView Pavilion to speak on his future. Championship Wrestling From Hollywood. At this very location, Tim Storm brought the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship back to broadcast TV, faced and defeated the current NWA Worlds Champion Nick Aldis but also it's where his ribs were broken by Jocephus. This day at Championship Wrestling From Hollywood asked a lot of questions and unearthed another side of Tim Storm that you must see.

 

Learn more about Championship Wrestling From Hollywood at

Link- http://www.hollywoodwrestling.com 

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Some recent IMPACT wrestling highlights. One word that describes this promotion, resilient. Despite some tough year's and various talent raids, they continue to put on shows, and offer Pro Wrestlers another place to work.

 

 

Who is The Machine?

 

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11 hours ago, DragonClaws said:

Who is The Machine?

It has to be Brian Cage since that is his nickname in Lucha Underground. That promo was cool and it reminded of A-Bomb, heel Crush or the promos WCW did when Goldberg appeared in Universal Soldier: The Return.

Hirai Kawato made his debut in CMLL as the rudo (heel) Kawato-san.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1210&v=bv-Xr21yGRQ

Couple of promotions have announced new streaming services. ROH is launching HonorClub with two membership tiers. The standard tier will be $9.99 a month with 50% off ppvs purchased digitially and the VIP tier will be $11.99 a month with all ppvs included. Other benefits include access to pre-sales of tickets and 15% of merchandise in its pro shop.

AJPW will debut its streaming service on March 7. It will cost 900 yen or $8.17 which is about a dollar less than NJPW. It is not known if AJPW plans on having English commentary in the future.

A couple of blast from the past clips:

1998 MSNBC segment with Paul Heyman discussing his new ECW show on TNN. At 10:17, there's a stat showing the amount of obscenities featured in 100 hours of WWF.

NJPW destroys a house for some TV show

 

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WWE Raw

Roman Reigns and The Miz will join Elias, John Cena, and Braun Strowman in the Elimination Chamber match to determine who will face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania.

Balor Club's Balor and Anderson defeated The Revival

Alexa Bliss will face Bayley, Sasha Banks, Mickie James, Mandy Rose, and Sonya Deville for the WWE Raw Women's Title at Elimination Chamber.

Nia Jax will face Asuka at Elimination Chamber and if Jax defeats Asuka, the WrestleMania match for the Raw Women's Title will be a Triple Threat Match.

After Asuka defeated Bayley, Asuka offered her hand out of respect and Bayley accepted it.

Thanks to interference by Jason Jordan, The Bar retained the WWE Raw Tag Team Titles against Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. Jordan is suffering from a serious neck injury and should he had no other choice but to have surgery, he will be out 12-14 months and this is legit, not kayfabe.

In a bold move, Alexa Bliss helped archenemy Mickie James after James got a beatdown from Absolution's Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville

In other WWE News

Next week, Finn Balor, Matt Hardy, Bray Wyatt and Apollo Crews will compete to determine who will be the last man to enter the Elimination Chamber match (my $$ is on Balor).

The Broken Universe fiasco is officially done as Matt Hardy now is the sole owner of "Brother Matt", "Brother Nero", "Vanguard-1", and "Broken Brilliance" trademarks.

Booker T on a recent podcast claims that Corey Graves is the reason he is no longer on the RAW commentary team. Jonathan Coachman returned last week and replaced Booker. Graves responded with a quote from Sun Tzu's Art of War: “Thus the expert in battle moves the enemy, and is not moved by him.”

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There are several ways to #WatchROH

1). Every weekend on your local Sinclair Broadcast Group station

2). Monday nights at 7pm Est on FITE TV (www.FITE.TV)

3). Tuesday nights at 10pm Est on the Fight Network in Canada (www.FightNetwork.com)

4). Wednesdays @ Midnight (EST & PST) and 11pm (CST & Mountain) on COMET TV. For more info visit http://www.CometTV.com

5). ROHWRESTLING.com To find out when RING OF HONOR airs in your area visit http://www.rohwrestling.com/content/R... Find out when RING OF HONOR will be in your area http://www.rohwrestling.com/live/upco...

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Jason Jordan is out of action officially. WWE has pulled him from all live events and TV tapings. They issued the follow statement:

“He had an injury to a disc in his neck which resulted in significant pain that was refractory to all conservative measures,” WWE Medical Director Dr. Joseph Maroon said. “It was decided to do a minimally invasive operation to decompress the nerve, to allow it to heal.”

The procedure Jordan underwent is called a minimally invasive posterior cervical microdiscectomy. It is not known just how long Jordan will be out of action.

Former rugby star Todd "Captain America" Clever has been at the WWEPC in Orlando. The 6'4" 225 lbs. player was invited by WWE scouts.

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The latest from the world of Defiant Wrestling.

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Billy Wood declares that Primate must defend his Hardcore Title against Jimmy Havoc, but later forcing the fair to defend their Tag Team titles. Plus, Gabriel Kidd attempts to make Prince Ameen see the light as they take on Pastor Eaver and Jurn Simmons.

I'm sure Pastor Eaver is actor Colin Farrel's long lost brother?.

 

 

 

 

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The NWA have just launched there own Network-Podcast,

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Episode One “Fortune Favors The Brave” focuses on the famous Ten Pounds of Gold and the man who currently holds it… Nick Aldis On Feburary 11th from Champiosnhip Wrestling From Hollywood, the currrent reigning and defending NWA Worlds Heayvweight Champion Nick Aldis will embark on a journey. Entitled The Aldis Crusade with Ten Pounds of Gold, the champion has declared he will face over twenty opponents in sixty days with the NWA Worlds Championship on the line each day. In this very special address, Mr. Aldis take time to let the audience into his mindset, drive and reason behind making such a bold move as the Worlds Heavyweight Champion.

 

A pre NWA Champion Nick Aldis VS Rampage Brown

 

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NJPW New Beginning in Osaka results

In his second to last test, Katsuya Kitamura was defeated by Yuji Nagata.

El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru of Suzuki-gun bested Roppongi3K.

Kushida, Michael Elgin, Togi Makabe and Ryusuke Taguchi beat Taichi, Takashi Iizuka, Minoru Suzuki and Taka Michinoku.

Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii and Jay White beat Juice Robinson, David Finlay and Toa Henare.

Bushi pinned Gedo. It looks like we will have a mask vs beard match in the future.

Tetsuya Naito pinned Yoshi-hashi. Taichi then ambushed Naito and dragged him backstage.

IWGP Jr. Heavyweight champion Will Ospreay retained against Hiromu Takahashi.

Hirooki Goto retained the Never Openweight title against Evil.

Kazuchika Okada defeated Sanada to retain the IWGP Heavyweight title. He is now tied with Yuji Nagata for consecutive defenses with ten and is only behind Hiroshi Tanahashi.

There was also a big surprise during the show.

Rey Mysterio Jr. will face Jushin Thunder Liger for the first time in 22 years at the US show Strong Style Evolved.

At WCW Starrcade 1996, Liger pinned Mysterio:

It is thought that Mysterio is thinking about going to the Tokyo Dome next year as it is said that it is the only major wrestling venue he has never wrestled in.

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Two NEW female wrestler's have who have recently been signed to IMPACT wrestling.

 

Kiera Hogan

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Hania The Howling Huntress

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This weeks high-action installment of Nxt Generation Wrestling, featuring the start of the Davey Boy Smith Memorial Cup 2018.

 

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This weekend, Celeste Bonin, known to many as former WWE superstar Katelyn, made her in-ring return in Coral Gables, Florida for a CCW event.

The latest WWE Hall of Fame inductee? Ivory (Lisa Moretti).

Dean Ambrose was spotted in Birmingham for an update on his recent surgery on his tricep. He will return to action in approximately nine months after his surgery in December.

Teddy Hart is returning to Impact Wrestling in April at Wrestlecon.

Samoa Joe has been pulled from all WWE events until at least WrestleMania 34 due to his foot injury last month. If they don't have anything planned for Joe at Mania, he is expected to return afterwards for their European tour in May.

So remember that beef that Booker T and Corey Graves were at odds with each other, which led to T going back to the PPV preshows and Jonathan Coachman joining Raw? Well, it turned out that the "beef" was a ruse. Booker T and Graves took to confirm that it was all fake:

 

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Ronda Rousey will be going to Monday Night Raw. Kurt Angle made the announcement last night that on February 26's edition of Raw, Rousey will appear to officially sign her contract.

For the first time in history, the #1 Contender match set for Elimination Chamber, determining who will face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania will have not six but seven combatants. They are:

  • Roman Reigns
  • The Miz
  • John Cena
  • Elias
  • Braun Strowman
  • Finn Balor
  • Seth Rollins

This happened due to Balor and Rollins pinning Bray Wyatt at the same time. Angle made the announcement after Raw via Facebook Live.

 

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At FastLane, AJ Styles will have to defend his WWE Heavyweight title in a Fatal 5-Way now! He will face Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Baron Corbin, and the returning Dolph Ziggler for the the title.

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