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READER POLL: Who Will Win the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at Wrestlemania 31?

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Interview Highlights: Bray Wyatt Discusses Building a Wrestlemania Legacy Like The Undertaker

Bray Wyatt interviewed with Sam Roberts and Katie Lindendoll of Sirius/XM Radio, and discussed a number of topics, including building his own Wrestlemania legacy, and whether wins or losses are important to his character.

“I think a mixture of both,” he said. “This is something I wanted to get across. I’m not trying to become Undertaker in no way, shape, or form. I’m Bray and I’m trying to create my own legacy.

“Going forward, all these big matches… it all will end with a message that I will be remembered for. I want one day for a young guy to find out that he is going to be wrestling Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania, and I want everyone in the room to come congratulate me, just like you are congratulating me on this epic opportunity to wrestle Undertaker at WrestleMania. I want that.”

He also spoke about the lack of The Undertaker’s streak.  “What I like about it is there is no Streak now,” Wyatt said. “There’s no reward held over his head anymore, there’s no pressure.”

Watch the full interview below.

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The WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Inductees and Presenters List

As is Wrestlemania weekend tradition, WWE will induct their latest round of Hall of Famers into the WWE Hall of Fame tonight.  The event will air live on WWE Network, starting at 7PM EST with a “Red Carpet Special” hosted by Maria Menounos.  The following is the full list of WWE Hall of Fame entrants for 2015, along with their presenters:

Randy Savage, presented by Hulk Hogan, with Lanny Poffo assumed to accept on Savage’s behalf

Kevin Nash, presented by Shawn Michaels

Arnold Schwarzenegger, presented by Triple H

Larry Zbyszko, presented by Bruno Sammartino

Rikishi, presented by Jimmy and Jey Uso

The Bushwhackers, presented by John Laurinaitis

Alundra Blayze (a/k/a Madusa), rumored to be presented by Natalya

Tatsumi Fujinami, presented by Ric Flair

Warrior Award Winner Connor Michalek, award presented by Daniel Bryan and Dana Warrior

We’ll post any newsworthy items from tonight’s ceremony, and be interacting on Twitter during the show.

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EVOLVE 40 Quick Results for 3/27/2015 – Ricochet vs. PJ Black, Uhaa Nation vs. Drew Galloway, Chris Hero vs. Biff Busick, and More

EVOLVE ran an event last night at the Santa Clara Fairgrounds in San Jose, CA.  The quick results of that show are posted below.  You can find the full report of the show on PWTorch.com.

1. Drew Galloway (EVOLVE Champion) defeated Uhaa Nation in a non-title match

2. Timothy Thatcher defeated Tommy End

3. Drew Gulak defeated TJ Perkins by submission

4. AR Fox defeated Ethan Page

5. Chris Hero defeated Biff Busick

6. Caleb Conley and Brian Cage (w/SoCal Val) defeated Johnny Gargano and Rich Swann

7. Ricochet defeated PJ Black

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Ring of Honor “Supercard of Honor” Quick Results for 3/27/2015 – Samoa Joe vs. Jay Briscoe for the ROH Championship, Jushin Liger vs. Jay Lethal for the ROH TV Championship, and More

WWE isn’t the only show in town in Northern California this weekend.  Ring of Honor ran in Redwood, CA last night and put on their “Supercard of Honor” show.  The following are the quick results of that event, courtesy ProWrestling.net.

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NXT Live Results from San Jose, CA for 3/27/2015 – Hideo Itami vs. Tyler Breeze, Blake and Murphy Defend the Tag Titles, Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte, and More

WWE is working lots of events in northern California as a part of Wrestlemania weekend.  NXT put on a show last night in San Jose, CA.  Courtesy ProWrestling.net, here are the quick results of last night’s show.

JoJo sang the national anthem, then Corey Graves came out after the NXT opening.  His mic didn’t work, so that got “you fucked up” chants.  Once he had a working mic, he talked about NXT’s history and led a NXT chant.

Match #1 – Hideo Itami defeated Tyler Breeze.  Itami pulled out the GTS as his finish in the match, which the crowd went nuts for.

Match #2 – Jason Jordan defeated Bull Dempsey

Match #3 – Alexa Bliss and Bayley defeated Becky Lynch and Dana Brooke.  Bayley was really over with the crowd, and she got the win with the Belly to Bayley.

Match #4 – Solomon Crowe defeated Kalisto

Match #5 – Baron Corbin defeated Rhyno

The intermission saw Triple H cut a promo, saying the future is now.

Match #6 – Blake and Murphy retained the NXT Tag Team Championship in an elimination tag match against the Vaudevillians and Enzo and Big Cass.

Match #7 – Sasha Banks defeated Charlotte to retain the NXT Women’s Championship with a crossface submission.  Match was said to be “match of the night” level.

Sami Zayn cut a promo talking about developmental being the place to be.  Kevin Owens interrupted, saying that NXT blew up when he arrived.  Sami challenged him to a fight, but Owens ducked it.  Zayn said he will take the title back when Owens is healed.

Match #8 – Finn Balor defeated Adrian Neville.  Balor did his body paint for this match, which was said to be “amazing.”

As with anything going on at Wrestlemania this weekend, if you’d like to contribute a live report, feel free to send it along to us at bwentz@ring-rap.com.

 

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Interview Highlights: Daniel Bryan Talks About WWE Not Seeing Him as Marketable, Royal Rumble Crowd Reaction, and More

Wrestlemania weekend is filled with interviews and appearances.  WWE star Daniel Bryan gave an interview with Sam Roberts of Sirius XM satellite radio and Katie Lindoll at Friday’s Axxess events.  The video is shown below, but a few here are a few notable highlights.

On the Royal Rumble crowd reaction:

“I knew this year. I knew going in.  I was like, well…you take your marching orders and you hope they know what’s best for the company and what not, but, you know, it turned out okay, I guess (laughs).”

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READER POLL: Who Will Win Sting vs. Triple H at Wrestlemania 31?

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Sting Discusses Wrestlemania 31 as “Probably” His Last Match, Talks About Making the Jump to WWE Sooner

Sting gave a statement to the Associated Press’ Dan Gelston recently for an story found at this link.  In that statement, he talked about how his Wrestlemania 31 match against Triple H will “probably” be his last.

“I’m feeling like this is probably going to be my last one.  We’ll see how everyone reacts. If I’m asked to do one more at Survivor Series or maybe even WrestleMania next year, at this point, I would consider it. But realistically, this is going to be my last one.”

Sting also talked briefly about making the jump to WWE.  He said that he was pleased to have made the jump over finally.

“It was now or never, that was really it. With hindsight, after rubbing shoulders with the WWE and all the different departments, it’s like, ‘Wow, man, I should have done this a long time ago.'”

If WWE was sure that Sting was done after Sunday, I’d think they would be billing his match differently – like a “one and only” kind of feel.  One thing for sure is that we will see Sting around WWE again in some capacity, and definitely for a Hall of Fame appearance in the future at some point as well.  But one can never rule out another match, if Sting ends up feeling like he has one more left or he’s unsatisfied with just one moment at Wrestlemania.

 

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Wrestlemania Weekend Kicks off With NXT at Axxess – Matches Announced

WWE’s Wrestlemania weekend is in full swing.  Tonight, there are matches taking place at Axxess featuring a variety of NXT talents.  The event runs from 6PM to 8PM Pacific Time.  If you’re in attendance, and would like to pass along results or other news, feel free to shoot me an email at bwentz@ring-rap.com or hit me on Twitter @Bill_SoonerFan.

The advertised matches are:

  • Adrian Neville vs. Kalisto
  • Hideo Itami vs. Jason Jordan
  • Tyler Breeze vs. Bull Dempsey
  • Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin