Tonight during the Extreme Rules pay per view, WWE established the first match for the Payback pay per view event, which will take place at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD on May 17.
Rusev was fresh off his defeat at the hands of John Cena in the Russian Chain match. He sent Lana to talk to the Authority, then later in the show when Byron Saxton conducted an interview she said “it is done.” She said that Rusev and Cena will have the final chapter of their feud at Payback in an “I Quit” match.
Boy, I don’t know how I feel about that. Cena never loses those matches. But, we’ll see how it unfolds together.
By an announcement on WWE.com, the company has pulled the scheduled Intercontinental Championship match between Daniel Bryan and Bad News Barrett from the lineup. WWE made the announcement that Daniel Bryan is “medically unable to compete” tonight and that the scheduled match is off. You can see the official announcement on WWE.com.
As a replacement, Bad News Barrett will face his countryman and NXT standout Neville during the kickoff show for the pay per view, which starts at 7PM EST.
No additional information was given regarding the nature of Bryan’s injuries, or whether or not he would be competing on television any time soon.
WWE held a round of tapings for NXT last night at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Below are the spoilers for the show to air May 13th, 2015.
WWE held a round of tapings for NXT last night at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Below are the spoilers for the show to air May 6th, 2015.
WWE held a round of tapings for NXT last night at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Below are the spoilers for the show to air April 29th, 2015.
Today, WWE announced a number of live tour dates for the NXT developmental brand. There are a number of dates in and around Florida, but the following events in the northeastern United States are also a part of that tour.
- May 14 in Philadelphia, Pa. at Tower Theater
- May 16 in Albany, New York at Washington Avenue Armory
- June 11 in Pittsburgh, Pa. at Stage AE
- June 12 in Cleveland, Ohio at Agora Theater
- June 13 in Columbus, Ohio at LC Pavillion
Talent being advertised includes Kevin Owens, Sasha Banks, Finn Balor, Hideo Itami, Charlotte, and Bayley. As always, cards and talents are subject to change. If you head to any of these events, feel free to drop a live report to us at email@example.com.
Recently, “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” premiered in London, and former WWE Champion and movie star Batista made an appearance on the red carpet. In the YouTube video below, the interviewer catches up with him and discusses his movie roles, but he also asks Batista about the possibility of returning to WWE. Batista commented:
“I get constantly asked if I am going to go back and I would. I love wrestling. I talked to Chris Jericho, who is a good friend of mine recently and he does a lot of untelevised events, that’s all he does and I think I may take that path if I go back. The television…you’re just too locked in, you’re too locked into the scripts, which I don’t think are great these days (laughs)…and I don’t want to be locked in. I just want to go back and entertain the fans, so I may try and go that path.”
You can see the video interview below.
WWE is in Providence, RI, this evening for the Smackdown tapings, scheduled to air on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015. Below are the spoilers from the event.
Ring of Honor has announced the following card for their “War of the Worlds” Night Two event. The event will take place on May 13 in Philadelphia, PA at the 2300 Arena.
- AJ Styles and The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) vs. Adam Cole, Matt Taven, and Michael Bennett
- Jay Briscoe (c) vs. Bobby Fish, Ring of Honor Championship
- Roderick Strong vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
- Christopher Daniels and Kazarian vs. Kazuchika Okada and Gedo
- Jay Lethal (Ring of Honor Television Champion) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Mark Briscoe vs. Jushin Liger; Non-title match
- Adam Page vs. Watanabe
- Michael Elgin vs. Kushida
- Kyle O’Reilly vs. Tetsuya Naito
ROH also has noted that Moose will also be making an appearance.
If you’re going to either night of War of the Worlds, or other ROH events, and want to contribute live event results and information feel free to send it along to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.