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WWE: The Good, The Bad and The NXT

WWE: The Good, The Bad and The NXT

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By Phillipa HopwoodLast Updated: 30/11/17 10:02am Elias' popularity is growing in WWE WWE had a hard time following what was one of the best weeks of the year after Survivor Series, with Raw and SmackDown Live struggling to live up to what the company had started the previous week. With Clash of Champions now the only pay-per-view left in 2017, Raw has lost some direction with one of the biggest events of the year just eight weeks away... Elias has arguably his best WWE match against Roman Reigns on Monday night Good WeekElias (Raw)Elias has gone from being part of one of the strangest feuds of the year with Jason Jordan, to being able to step up to the challenge of the new Intercontinental champion Roman Reigns.It felt like Raw ...
Week In Wrestling: Cody Rhodes On Racist Wrestling Fans, The Latest On Matt Hardy's 'Broken' Character

Week In Wrestling: Cody Rhodes On Racist Wrestling Fans, The Latest On Matt Hardy's 'Broken' Character

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SI.com’s Week in Wrestling is published every Wednesday and provides beneath the surface coverage of the business of pro wrestling.News of the WeekCody Rhodes returns to Northeast Wrestling this Friday, but he is not coming alone. In addition to the Ring of Honor world title, the “American Nightmare” will bring his Northeast Wrestling championship to NEW’s Holiday Havoc in Waterbury, Connecticut.“I am very proud of what I gave NEW and I am very grateful for what NEW has given me,” said Rhodes.Rhodes’ tenure in NEW has enough highlights to produce a greatest hits compilation. Despite the doubt that surrounded his departure from WWE, Rhodes entered the indies, with NEW leading the way, and delivered memorable encounters with Rey Mysterio, Adam Cole, Jack Swagger, Jerry “The King” Law
WWE legend Daniel Bryan cleared by several doctors for wrestling return after two-year absence, according to wife Brie …

WWE legend Daniel Bryan cleared by several doctors for wrestling return after two-year absence, according to wife Brie …

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DANIEL BRYAN is just awaiting the green light from WWE after being cleared by several doctors to return to wrestling, according to his wife Brie Bella.WWE are now examining the findings from the medical reports to see if they can officially clear the former world champion to make a stunning comeback.WWE Daniel Bryan could be set for a stunning WWE comeback after being medically cleared by several doctorsGetty He had to announce his retirement back in 2015 on medical adviceThe massive fan favourite has not wrestled for more than two years after he was forced to announce his retirement from in-ring competition due to concussion issues.Bryan returned to WWE television last year to take up the role of SmackDown Live's general manager.However, after Kurt Angle returned to the ring recently a...
WWE Studios Expands into Scripted Series, Animation, and Digital Content

WWE Studios Expands into Scripted Series, Animation, and Digital Content

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November 29, 2017 9:00AM PTWWE Studios is spreading its wings, expanding into scripted TV series, animation, and digital content.The Stamford, Conn.-based company aims to grow the studio arm into a broad-based production operation, beyond the live wrestling events and TV franchises that are the core of WWE’s business. To date, WWE Studios has concentrated on movies tied to its roster of wrestlers. WWE Studios, repped by WME, will continue to be headed by president Michael Luisi.“WWE Studios is open for business with this new TV and digital initiative,” said WWE chairman-CEO Vince McMahon.WWE has fielded series outside of the ring in the past, including E!’s “Total Divas” and “Total Bellas.” It also has a documentary on famed grappler Andre the Giant in the works at HBO.WWE Studios’ next
WWE SmackDown results, recap: Kevin Owens, Mojo Rawley make waves

WWE SmackDown results, recap: Kevin Owens, Mojo Rawley make waves

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WWE SmackDown was ... interesting on Tuesday. Interesting in that there were some notable moments that made the viewer perk up but plenty of others that left a bit of a sour taste in one's mouth.A new faction received a bit more backstory than was offered a week ago, while a long-time face made a long-awaited heel turn that may have fallen a bit short given the circumstances.Let's take a look at what went down.A big win for Kevin OwensSmackDown opened with commissioner Shane McMahon calling out general manager Daniel Bryan to explain why he kept Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn on the roster. McMahon and Bryan went back and forth with the expected arguments before McMahon accepted Bryan's matchmaking of Owens vs. Randy Orton from last week, though he barred Zayn from ringside and made it a no-...
NFL Stars and their WWE Equivalents

NFL Stars and their WWE Equivalents

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Backyard football and bed (or couch) wrestling are two childhood pastimes that kids used to indulge in all the time. Get a group of your friends together (along with football) on a field and you could play for the Lombardi trophy. Wake up after a sleepover at your cousin's house and you could reenact that year's WrestleMania (though you would likely definitely get yelled at by adults later on).It's natural for kids to want to transform into the larger-than-life figures they see on TV, and few figures are bigger than NFL stars and pro wrestlers. The Checkdown is combining these two worlds to bring you Your Favorite NFL Stars and Their Wrestler Equivalents.Disclaimer: The following comparisons are strictly based on their wrestling personas, not their personal lives.Rob Gronkowski = Randy ...
WWE Superstar makes stop at Kentucky Children's Hospital

WWE Superstar makes stop at Kentucky Children's Hospital

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)- Patients at Kentucky Children's Hospital got a special visitor on Tuesday. With WWE in town preparing for Smackdown Live at Rupp Arena, WWE Superstar Jinder Mahal stopped at Kentucky Children's Hospital. Kids were able to ask the superstar questions and snag some pictures with the professional wrestler. Mahal says his job isn't just in the ring. "The most important thing that we do is that we put smiles on children's faces, we make people happy, we're here to entertain people, and a lot of these kids are huge fans, and we come here to see them in person and cheer them up and make their day. As simple as it is for us to just come here and taking pictures with kids or saying hello or talking to them, it makes their day."When wrestlers head to the ring, it will be th...
Ken Shamrock opens up on Conor McGregor's WWE potential

Ken Shamrock opens up on Conor McGregor's WWE potential

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By: Nick Schwartz | November 28, 2017 10:43 am Follow @Nick_Schwartz There’s no doubt that Vince McMahon would love to get Conor McGregor inside a WWE ring, and given McGregor’s willingness to train as a professional boxer for a big payday, there’s a decent chance we could see McGregor make the jump one day.It won’t be as easy a transition as you might think, however. According to Ken Shamrock, who was a UFC champion before his memorable run during the WWE’s Attitude Era, McGregor would be severely limited as a professional wrestler due to his size.From IBTimes via Bloody Elbow:“Conor McGregor would, I believe, have a really tough time trying to transfer over from the combat sport into the entertainment sport.…. Just because he’s a lighter weight, he would have to have a whole l
WWE Raw sees Paige's new team have a name, Roman Reigns again and is Matt Hardy finally broken?

WWE Raw sees Paige's new team have a name, Roman Reigns again and is Matt Hardy finally broken?

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IT’S been another week of huge action from the superstars of Raw – just one week after Paige’s dramatic return and Roman Reigns’ IC title win.Here are five things we learnt from the show last night.WWE Roman Reigns spears Elias for the winWWE Mandy Rose lays out The BossPaige’s new gang has a name – and they’re taking overPaige and her new stable of NXT stars – Sonjay Deville and Mandy – were set to face Sasha Banks, Bayley, and Mickie James last night in a six-woman tag match.But the gang laid out Bayley and Mickie backstage and surrounded Sasha in the ring. Paige then revealed their name: “Absolution”.(Literally meaningless. Who comes up with these names? It’s not helped by the fact Paige is still rotten on the microphone.)SUN BETS: BET £10 GET A FREE £30 BETWWE Officials pull Joe off
WWE Raw Results: News And Notes After WWE Strongly Teases Broken Matt Hardy

WWE Raw Results: News And Notes After WWE Strongly Teases Broken Matt Hardy

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<div _ngcontent-c23 innerhtml="Once an afterthought for months, Matt Hardy seems to be at the beginning of a major storyline as shades of his "Broken" roots were heavily teased during and after his loss to Bray Wyatt. Credit: WWE.comWWE teased a &quot;Matt Hardy breakdown&quot; Monday night on Raw.With Jeff Hardy nursing a shoulder injury for a few more months, and talk of a &quot;Matt Hardy breakdown,&quot; it's pretty much now or never for some type of Broken Matt Hardy incarnation to finally make its way to WWE television.Roman Reigns successfully defended his Intercontinental Championship against Elias and Jason Jordan continued planting the seeds of a heel turn&nbsp;after losing to Kane.WWE Raw Viewership—Last Five&nbsp;WeeksAir Date&