0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 8, 2013 at 7:15 pm
Credit – F4WOnline
We noted last week how the Antonio Cesaro vs. Kofi Kingston match from Main Event was praised by several WWE talents on Twitter. The match also received praise among WWE officials but the success of the match was credited to Cesaro.
The feeling was that Cesaro made the match excellent and that’s why he was booked to face Randy Orton on this week’s Main Event.
Regarding the promo Cesaro cut on Monday’s RAW after defeating Zack Ryder, it was almost the same promo he cut at last week’s WWE NXT tapings after defeating Yoshi Tatsu. It appears WWE has decided to do away with Cesaro’s yodeling gimmick.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on April 6, 2013 at 12:01 pm
TMZ featured an article on JTG, Yoshi Tatsu and The Great Khali chowing down on $40 worth of hot wings at Chili’s in Hoboken, New Jersey this week. Khali won the wing eating competition. Here’s a photo:
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on April 5, 2013 at 11:59 am
Other matches from Thursday’s WrestleMania Axxess event saw Adrian Neville defeat Curt Hawkins, Xavier Woods defeat Dante Dash, Mason Ryan defeat another NXT wrestler and tag team action with Yoshi Tatsu and Ezekiel Jackson defeating a returning Hunico and Camacho. Neville lost to Primo earlier in the day. It was said that the crowd didn’t know who Neville was but he won them over in the ring.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on February 22, 2013 at 10:56 am
WWE is taping three weeks worth of NXT tonight from Full Sail University. Here are the full results.
Garrett Dylan and Jake Carter defeated Axl Keegan and Travis Tyler
Episode 1 – Airing March 6th, 2013
* NEXT opens with Commissioner Dusty Rhodes. Dusty announces a Triple Threat match with the winner being the number one contender for the NXT Championship. Bo Dalls, Conor O’Brian and Corey Graves are the participants.
* NXT Tag Team Champions Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey were introduced for a non-title tag team match, but only Neville came out. Neville said Grey is missing right now and he can’t locate him, but says he will face their opponents by himself.
* NXT Tag Team Champion Adrian Neville defeated Judas Devlin and Scott Dawson after hitting a cork screw from the top rope.
* Leo Kruger defeated Yoshi Tatsu. After the match, Kruger put Tatsu back in the hold until Justin Gabriel ran out to make the save.
* Cameron, Naomi and Sasha Banks defeated Aksana, Alicia Fox and Audrey Marie.
* “The Ascension” Conor O’Brian defeated Bo Dallas and Corey Graves in a Triple Threat match to become the #1 contender to the NXT Championship.
Episode 2 – Airing March 13th, 2013
* Kassius Ohno defeated Derrick Bateman with a rolling elbow.
* Summer Rae defeated Emma with a roundhouse kick to the head.
* Bray Wyatt cuts a promo.
* Bray Wyatt comes out on stage cutting a promo on Bo Dallas, asking how far Bo is willing to go to protect what is close to him.
* Bo Dallas defeated Bray Wyatt. After the match, members of The Wyatt Family attacked Bo.
* Leo Kruger b. Justin Gabriel with a modified armbar to close the show. Kruger worked over the arm throughout the match.
Episode 3 – Airing March 20th, 2013
* William Regal opens the show. Regal says his career is ending soon. Regal puts over the NXT Roster and says he owes some an apology. Regal calls out Kassius Ohno.
Ohno comes out and Regal says he is sorry for the the things he had said about him in the past. Ohno tells Regal that everything he just said was true. Ohno talks about his past in the wrestling industry, including one time traveling the world with CM Punk just to learn from Regal. Ohno says he followed in Regal’s footsteps and says because of Regal, he is living his dream as a WWE superstar.
Regal says Ohno deserves to be in WWE. Ohno mentions he doesn’t want to be like Regal because Regal has turned from a villain into a joke. Ohno brings up Regal kissing Vince McMahon’s ass and Regal slaps Ohno in response. Ohno then leaves the ring.
* Paige defeated Bayley (formerly Davina Rose) with the Paige Turner.
* Luke Harper w/Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan defeated NXT Tag Team Champion Adrian Neville. After the match, Oliver Grey and Bo Dallas came out before The Wyatt Family could continue their attack on Neville. The Wyatt’s were overtaken by Bo and Oliver and then they retreated to close the show.
Episode 4 – Airing March 27th, 2013
* The show kicked off with Byron Saxton in the ring announcing that since it’s almost time for WrestleMania, a special Road to WrestleMania episode of NXT is happening tonight. Saxton introduces WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel who says a special match is up next and then introduces fellow Hall of Famer Jim Ross. JR joins the announce booth.
* WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn defeated Natalya.
* Howard Finkel announces the next taping will be held on March 21st and the special guest will be Chris Jericho.
* Brodus Clay defeated El Local.
* Kassius Ohno attacks William Regal at the announce booth. Regal is assisted to the back.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on February 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm
WWE will tape three episodes of NXT from the Full Sail University. Here are the full results.
* Natalya defeated Charlotte.
Episode 1: Airing February 13th
* Axl Keegan vs. Mike Dalton – Match was about to start but Paige enters the ring and goes after Summer Rae, who ends up running to the back. Paige wants Summer to come back out. Dusty Rhodes comes out and demands Paige leave the ring. Summer comes back out and trash talks Paige which escalades into a fight between the two. Dusty says the two can settle it later.
* Corey Graves defeated Alex Riley.
* Summer Rae defeated Paige.
* NXT Commissioner Dusty Rhodes in-ring segment about NXT Championship.
* Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey defeated The Wyatt Family in the finals of the NXT Tag Team Championship tournament to be crowned the first-ever champions.
*Dusty Rhodes congratulates the new tag team champions to close the show.
Off-Air: Damien Sandow segment with Dusty Rhodes. It’s announced Sandow will be in action at the next set up tapings against Randy Orton.
Episode 2: Airing February 20th
* Bray Wyatt w/Erick Rowan and Luke Harper defeated Yoshi Tatsu.
* Xavier Woods defeated El Local.
* Audrey Marie defeated Sasha Banks.
* Tony Dawson introduces Tyson Kidd. Tyson addresses rumors on how long he will be out of action. He says he will return eventually. Leo Kruger interrupts and goes after Tyson, however Justin Gabriel makes the save.
* NXT Champion Big E Langston defeated “The Ascension” Conor O’Brian. After the match, Corey Graves attacked Langston from behind.
Episode 3: Airing February 27th
* Justin Gabriel w/Tyson Kidd defeated Leo Kruger.
* Aksana defeated Emma.
* Bo Dallas is shown backstage non-responsive. Renee Young reveals that Bo was scheduled to compete in a #1 contenders match for the NXT championship prior to the assault.
* Corey Graves vs “The Ascension” Conor O’Brian in a #1 contender’s match is in progress. Match ends in no contest when The Shield comes out and takes both men out.
* The Shield talk about recent actions and said they arent done with NXT quite yet. End of show.
Off-Air: Bryon Saxton brings Ricardo Rodriguez out. Ricardo introduces Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio thanks fans for their support. Segment is interrupted by Antonio Cesaro. Dusty Rhodes comes out and says Cesaro will face Big E Langston next.
Dark Match Main event
* NXT Champion Big E Langston defeated WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on January 19, 2013 at 3:36 pm
WWE Superstar Santino Marella will be taking time off from WWE due to a neck injury he suffered at last Friday’s Raw live event in Austin, Texas.
On Monday, Santino underwent an MRI to assess to the damage in which he said the results were “not good.” As a result, Santino will be replaced by Yoshi Tatsu on his weekly YouTube series, “Santino’s Foreign Exchange.” Embedded in the video below, is an update from Santino in this week’s episode.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on December 31, 2012 at 1:26 am
WWE will tape this week’s episode of WWE Main Event from Richmond, Virginia at the Richmond Coliseum. Here are the full results.
* The Miz and Michael Cole open the show talking about CM Punk. They will reveal later whether or not CM Punk can compete on January 7th. They interview Antonio Cesaro.
* Matt Striker wants a word with The Great Khali but is stopped by Natalya and Hornswoggle.
* Antonio Cesaro defeated The Great Khali with the United States Title on the line. Striker interviewed him after the match and he cut an anti-USA promo.
* Wade Barrett loses a non-title Gauntlet Match. He defeated Justin Gabriel, JTG and Yoshi Tatsu but Kofi Kingston pinned him. Kofi vs. Barrett in an Intercontinental Title rematch is announced for SmackDown.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on October 26, 2012 at 5:58 pm
Matches taped for tonight’s WWE SmackDown include Kane vs. Cody Rhodes, Yoshi Tatsu vs. The Miz, Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton, Eve Torres and Aksana vs. Layla and Kaitlyn and Daniel Bryan vs. Damien Sandow. There will also be a showdown between Hell In a Cell opponents Sheamus and Big Show.
For SmackDown, WWE is focusing on the following points for tonight:
* What ‘Hell’ will rise when Sheamus and Big Show stand face to face?
* Will Randy Orton unleash one final strike on Alberto Del Rio before HIAC?
* Can Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow build momentum going into HIAC?
* Can The Miz return to awesomeness?
* Is the Booker T administration in jeopardy of collapse?
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on October 4, 2012 at 8:16 pm
THQ announced Wednesday twenty-one downloadable characters that will be available for purchase for the WWE ’13video game scheduled for release on Oct. 30. The content will be made available from October through January. THQ is offering a $20 package where you receive all the characters as well as Diamond Dallas Page and Goldust, which will be exclusives. Other characters announced for the game are AJ Lee, Antonio Cesaro, Damien Sandow, Drew McIntyre, Layla, Natalya, Ryback, Tensai, The Usos, Yoshi Tatsu, Brian Pillman, Chainsaw Charlie, Gangrel, Mike Tyson, Rikishi, Too Cool and Val Venis.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on September 11, 2012 at 11:50 am
It was reported earlier this year that an in-ring spot with Titus O’Neil and Darren Young led to WWE firing Goldust. Goldust had been working as an agent for the SmackDown brand and apparently came up with a spot that saw O’Neil & Young hit Yoshi Tatsu with a double powerbomb. The bump was said to be unsafe and the report was that this led to Goldust’s release. After last night’s RAW, Goldust commented on the two progressing:
“These 2 @primetimeplayers have improved alot! Good for u titus and darren. Keep learnin boys ur doing great #RAW”
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on September 7, 2012 at 11:23 am
WWE spoiled on their website that Wade Barrett will be returning on tonight’s SmackDown to face Yoshi Tatsu. Other matches taped for tonight include Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara vs. Cody Rhodes & The Miz, Zack Ryder vs. Daniel Bryan, Damien Sandow vs. Randy Orton, Primo & Epico vs. Titus O’Neil & Darren Young vs. The Usos in a #1 contenders match plus Sheamus vs. David Otunga in the main event.
WWE is focusing on the following points for tonight’s show:
* Will The Miz’s involvement finally help Cody Rhodes give Sin Cara & Rey Mysterio facelifts?
* What kind of legal action will David Otunga pursue against Sheamus?
* Will the conflict between Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton spin out of control?
* Who will be the new #1 contenders to the WWE Tag Team Titles?
* The Barrett Barrage returns as Wade Barrett brings his own brand of ruthless aggression back into the mix