WWE NXT Announces “Takeover: London” Event for December

Yesterday, Triple H took to his Twitter to announce that NXT will air a live event special from London, UK.  “Takeover: London” will air on WWE Network on December 16, 2015 from the SSE Arena in London.  The event start time locally is 8:30PM, which would result in airing here in the eastern part of the US at 3:30PM EST.

There has been no official start time given for the event yet.  SSE Arena seats 12,500 normally, so it will be interesting to see how full the building is for wrestling.  Further interesting will be how the UK fans react to the NXT product, which has been well received here in the US given the sell-out at Barclays Center.

Triple H’s tweet is below:



The Wrestling Weekend Live Report Call: Correspondents Wanted for WWE, Ring of Honor, and Global Force Wrestling Events This Weekend

As we’ve said on Ring Rap Audio and Around the Ring, we always love hearing from readers/listeners who are going to live events, no matter which federation they’re for.  This weekend, there are a number of events that we’d love to see reports for.  If you’re heading to any of these events and want to drop a report to us, send it to bwentz@ring-rap.com.  From simple results to a detailed report, all submissions welcome.

WWE Live Events:

8/28/2015 – Fort Meyers, FL at Germain Arena.  Advertised matches:  John Cena vs. Seth Rollins in a No-DQ match, Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens, New Day vs. Prime Time Players for the WWE Tag Team Championship

8/29/2015 – Orlando, FL at Amway Center.  Advertised talent: John Cena, Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler, Dean Ambrose, Rusev, Kevin Owens, The Prime Time Players, New Day.

8/29/2015 – San Juan, Puerto Rico at Coliseo De Puerto Rico Jose M. Agrelot.  Advertised is Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton vs. Sheamus, Ryback vs. Big Show, and Chris Jericho appearing.

8/30/2015 – Daytona Beach, FL at Ocean Center.  Advertised talent:  John Cena, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Rusev, New Day, Neville, The Prime Time Players

Global Force Wrestling:

8/28/2015 – Harrisburg, PA at Metro Bank Park.  Advertised is Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. Seiya Sanada and Ali Akbar, along with an appearance by WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash

8/29/2015 – Richmond, VA at The Diamond Ball Park.  The same match as the Harrisburg show is advertised, as well as Kevin Nash appearing.

Ring of Honor:

Atlanta, GA at the North Atlanta Trade Center.  The advertised main event is Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish vs. Jay Lethal, Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian  in a six man tag.




Monday Night Raw for 8/31/2015 in the Path of Tropical Storm Erika; Status in Question

Late this afternoon in a statement, the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL issued a statement in regard to this coming Monday’s  WWE Raw event, which will take place live and air on USA Network at 8PM EST.  The statement reads as follows:

“Amalie Arena and our partners at WWE are aware of Tropical Storm Erika’s potential impact to our area in advance of WWE Raw on Monday, August 31. At this time, the event is not cancelled. However, we are keeping the storm top of mind. We will release any pertinent information as needed.”

The arena has noted that they will release more information through social media and the arena website.  WWE has also run this same statement on their website as well.  Tropical Storm Erika continues to churn in the Atlantic, and according to National Weather Service mapping looks to head up through Florida possibly Sunday night into Monday.  It could possibly be the second Raw event canceled by weather in 2015 if the storm has its way.

We’ll pass along any updates to you that we get.  To everyone in the area, be safe and be smart.



READER POLL: Grade WWE Raw 08/24/15


WWE Announces Madison Square Garden Special in October

If you missed it during the SummerSlam pay per view, WWE ran advertising for upcoming WWE Network events.  One of those special events that will be airing this fall is Brock Lesnar’s house show appearance at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  That event is slated to take place on October 3, 2015, at 7:30PM.  I would suspect that the air time on WWE Network would be the same.

Current talent being advertised along with Lesnar includes John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Rusev, Kevin Owens, Cesaro, and an appearance from Chris Jericho.  As more details become available, we’ll post that information.



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Ring of Honor’s “Field of Honor” Results for 8/22/2015 – MCU Park Event in Brooklyn Featuring New Japan Pro Wrestling Talent

The following are the quick results of the Ring of Honor “Field of Honor” event that took place tonight at MCU Park in Brooklyn, NY.  The show, running opposite of NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, featured talent from New Japan Pro Wrestling as well as ROH talent.  It was said the stadium was approximately half full.

Show results courtesy ProWrestling.net.

  1. Adam Cole def. Christopher Daniels.  Chris Sabin tried to interfere but got superkicked.  Cole finished with his shoulderbreaker/brainbuster finish.
  2. War Machine def. Killer Elite Squad.  Rowe pinned Davey Boy Smith Jr.
  3. Watanabe def. Dalton Castle, Adam Page, Frankie Kazarian, Silas Young, Bushwhacker Luke, Moose, Donovan Dijak, and Cedric Alexander in a gauntlet match.  Bushwhacker Luke did his Royal Rumble spot where he entered, got tossed out, and kept marching.
  4. The Young Bucks, ACH, and Matt Sydal def. The Kingdom (w/Maria) and RPG Vice.  Sydal pinned Taven.
  5. Hirooki Goto def. Michael Elgin
  6. The Briscoe Brothers def. The TimeSplitters (Alex Shelley and Kushida)
  7. Kazuchika Okada def. Roderick Strong.  This was said to be match of the night.
  8. Nakamura and Jay Lethal def. Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly (rEDragon)




WWE NXT Set to Head to the UK for the First Time in December

WWE has announced today that for the first time, NXT will head to the UK for a seven city tour.  The tour will start on December 10, and carry through December 17, 2015.  The cities and locations listed in the WWE news piece are as follows:

  • December 10 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
  • December 11 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
  • December 12 – Sheffeld Arena, Sheffeld
  • December 13 – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
  • December 14 – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
  • December 15 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
  • December 16 – SSE Arena, London

Paul “Triple H” Levesque hyped the success of NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, and says the tour “marks a major milestone in the continued expansion of the NXT brand.”  NXT’s tour will feature Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Bayley, Tyler Breeze, Dana Brooke, Emma and more.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 28, at 9AM GMT.


Ring of Honor TV Taping *SPOILERS* From August 21 Show in Philadelphia

Ring of Honor taped their next several shows at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA last night.  The following are the results of the tapings, courtesy ProWrestling.net.  If you don’t want to have any of the upcoming broadcasts spoiled, please don’t click the “Continue Reading” link!  As always, if you have more information to add, or want to supply results for future tapings, feel free to email me at bwentz@ring-rap.com.

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