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WWE Extreme Rules 2019 Preview/Predictions

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

The main roster has been in a place of recovery in recent weeks after the announcement of both Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff as Executive Directors of Raw and SmackDown respectively.

Although Bischoff is expected to begin his role after this event, it has been said that Heyman had his “fingerprints all over” Raw the last two weeks. The first week was complete with Corey Graves swearing on air, a stage explosion/pyro angle and logical storyline developments, a key aspect to Heyman’s creative skills.

This most recent Raw episode felt like more of the same filler we had previously, yet SmackDown was the better show, so who knows if Heyman had his way with the blue brand just prior to Bischoff’s beginning?

Extreme Rules is being looked forward to by many, only because it will mean the end of one era (hopefully the dreadful Wild Card) and the start of a more meaningful one. Enthusiasm is dead with the current main roster product and if anybody knows what to do to rejuvenate it, it might as well be Heyman and Bischoff at this point.

Let the games begin.

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Beyond Wrestling’s Uncharted Territory, Episode 15 Streams Live Tonight At 8 PM EDT On IWTV.LIVE

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By IWTV*

UNCHARTED TERRITORY FEATURES BIG DEBUTS, RETURNS AND THOMAS SANTELL AND NICK GAGE TEAMING FOR THE FIRST TIME

Episode Fifteen of Beyond Wrestling‘s weekly series Uncharted Territory streams live on IWTV.LIVE TONIGHT (7/10) at 8pm EDT. This week’s show includes multiple former Discovery Gauntlet entrants returning, as well as several major debuts. In addition to the in ring action, Beyond has announced that another Americanrana 19 match will be announced live on the broadcast. Let’s take a look at what we know so far.

  • Two weeks ago Thomas Santell saved Nick Gage from an attack at the hands of Richard Holliday and Kenn Doane. Last week Gage returned the favor, coming to Santell’s aid and thwarting the assault of Cam Zagami, Richard Holliday and Christian Casanova. This week Santell and Gage team up for the first time ever!
  • Impact Wrestling star and Freelance Wrestling World Champion “All Ego” Ethan Page makes his Uncharted Territory debut against one of Beyond Wrestling’s top talents Josh Briggs.
  • Kris Statlander has struggled to get back to her winning ways since losing the IWTV Championship back to Orange Cassidy in June. TONIGHT she addresses her future in Beyond Wrestling.
  • Since coming back to Beyond Wrestling Chuck O’Neil has spent the bulk of his time blindsiding and bullying people with impunity. But in recent weeks Wheeler YUTA has put a stop to this and has been the one man who seems to be able to block O’Neil’s technically precise and dangerous armbar. This week both of them will be in singles action taking on former Discovery Gauntlet entrants as O’Neil battles fan favorite “Big Bacon” Brad Hollister, while YUTA takes on the impressive DL Hurst.
  • Speaking of The Discovery Gauntlet, Christian Casanova is back for the fourth straight week. Will he be able to make it five, or will a new competitor enter the fray, pick up the win and move on?
  • Bear Country have been on a rampage since making their Beyond debuts back at Uncharted Territory, Episode Five. TONIGHT they face off against the debuting tandem of Jimmy Lloyd and KTB in a match that is sure to be a fight.

Uncharted Territory streams live every Wednesday at 8PM EDT / 5PM PDT from Worcester, Massachusetts! Watch it live on IWTV as part of your monthly subscription!

Want to catch up on Uncharted Territory? All fourteen replays are available now as part of your IWTV subscription!

Get your Americanrana 19 tickets here!

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Beyond Wrestling’s Americanrana 19 comes to Foxwoods Resort and Casino on Sunday, July 28 at 3pm EDT!
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Wrestling Revolver Tickets On-Sale For Aug. 23 In Dayton, OH

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*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Phillip Stamper*

ProWrestlingRevolver.com – Tickets available now for the Third Annual #CatalinaWrestlingMixer when Revolver returns to Dayton with an Intergender, One-Night Tournament at The Brightside, 905 E Third ST in Dayton, OH on Friday, August 23. Meet and greet 6:30 p.m., bell time 8 p.m.

First-Round Tournament Matches Announced So Far:
– Tessa Blanchard vs. Daga!
– Jimmy Havoc vs. Jessicka Havok!

Also featuring, #oVe (Sami Callihan, Madman Fulton, Dave Crist, Jake Crist), Chris Dickinson, Rickey Shane Page, Kris Statlander, Talent Liaison Phil Stamper, and more!

Get tickets now at ProWrestlingRevolver.com!

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And later this month, Friday, July 26, Revolver brings “Afraid of the Dark” to the Val Air Ballroom, 301 Ashworth RD in West Des Moines, IA. Meet and greet 6:30 p.m., event 8 p.m.

Extreme Rules Tornado Tag: 
Rhino, Tommy Dreamer, Jimmy Jacobs, and Eddie Edwards vs. #oVe (Sami Callihan, Dave Crist, Jake Crist, Madman Fulton)

Revolver Heavyweight champion Larry D vs. Ace Romero

Revolver Tag Team champions BESTies In The World (Davey Vega, Mat Fitchett) vs. The Crew (Rich Swann, Jason Cade) vs. The North (Ethan Page, Josh Alexander)

Iowa champion 1 Called Manders vs. Mance Warner

TWO OUT OF THREE TABLES MATCH:
Caleb Konley vs. “Dirty” Andy Dalton

FIRST TIME EVER:
Killer Kross vs. JT Dunn

INTERNATIONAL DREAM MATCH:
Ace Austin vs. Chuck Mambo

BATTLE OF THE SEXES:
Jessicka Havok vs. Dan Barry

Get tickets now at ProWrestlingRevolver.com! Show support on Facebook at bit.ly/revolverdark. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities available at office@prowrestlingrevolver.com.

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Beyond Wrestling’s Uncharted Territory, Episode 14 Streams Live And Free Tonight At 8 PM EDT On IWTV.Live

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*The Following Press Release Was Issued By IWTV*

FREE TONIGHT: UNCHARTED TERRITORY STREAMS LIVE ON IWTV & FITE TV!

The Fourteenth Episode of Beyond Wrestling‘s weekly series Uncharted Territory will stream live and FREE here on IWTV and FITE TONIGHT (July 3). The show will see Beyond returning to The White Eagle in Worcester, Massachusetts for the third straight week and will feature a thirtieth birthday celebration for Joey Janela hosted by his close friend Chris Dickinson.

In addition to the birthday festivities, Janela will compete in singles action against Josh Briggs. Both Janela and Briggs are gearing up for huge matches at Beyond Wrestling’s Americanrana 19, with Janela scheduled to compete against career rival David Starr in a 60-minute Iron Man Match and Briggs set to compete against Johnny Foxwoods (John Morrison) who he called out at the conclusion of Uncharted Territory, Episode Thirteen. Let’s take a look at what else we can expect to see TONIGHT.

Anthony Greene is back in the swing of things with the RETRObution tour and will be celebrating Independence Day a day early by taking on The Patriot!

For two straight weeks Cornelius Crummels and Sonny Defarge have relied on an alliance with Creatures Of The Deep (Cajun Crawdad and Hermit Crab) to get the best of Razerhawk and The Colony (Green Ant and Thief Ant). Chikara founder Mike Quackenbush has had enough and is coming to Uncharted Territory to team with Razerhawk and The Colony against Crummels, Defarge and Creatures Of The Deep in an atomicos match!

Bear Country defeated Team Tremendous on Episode Twelve but were ambushed by Carr and Barry after the bout.  This week the bears return to Uncharted Territory angry as they take on the debuting Stunt Doubles (Marko and Logan Stunt).  

On Episode Twelve, Thomas Santell’s incredible run in The Discovery Gauntlet came to an end as a result of interference from then ringside correspondent Cam Zagami. Santell gets his chance for revenge TONIGHT!

Speaking of The Discovery Gauntlet, Christian Casanova returns on Episode Fourteen for the third time and will take on another wrestler looking to get to the next level.

Leyla Hirsch and Solo Darling both picked up huge victories at Women’s Wrestling Revolution’s Let Them Eat Cake.  TONIGHT they will do battle for the first time ever!

Uncharted Territory streams live every Wednesday at 8PM EDT / 5PM PDT from Worcester, Massachusetts! Watch it live on IWTV as part of your monthly subscription!

Want to catch up on Uncharted Territory? All thirteen replays are available now as part of your IWTV subscription!

Get your Americanrana 19 tickets here!

Click here for Full Schedule
Beyond Wrestling’s Americanrana 19 comes to Foxwoods Resort and Casino on Sunday, July 28 at 3pm EDT!
Get Your Tickets Now!

WWE Stomping Grounds 2019 Preview/Predictions

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

Stomping Grounds (Or Stomping Ground? We had to literally look at the poster to remind ourselves) comes at a time when main roster television has become uninspired at best. Is it just Lesser Super Showdown aka Less Than And Not Equal To WrestleMania?

It only made sense that last night, the WWE app accidentally let out a notification that the show was “about to begin,” clearly meant for tomorrow night. It was quite a “universal” problem (wink, wink).

We almost wanted it to happen yesterday, just so we can get it over and done with already.

The Wild Card rule continues to drag down Raw and SmackDown in quality and has made both shows feel the same. We have started to forget who is on which show now. What’s the point of a brand split then?

This probably has to do a little bit with SmackDown’s move to Fox in October. Maybe Creative has saved their best stuff for then, but it’s a chore these days to watch. Give us something. Anything.

Outside of the imaginatively hilarious and outlandish Bray Wyatt vignettes, the storylines have become immensely repetitive – Shane McMahon says stuff, Drew McIntyre is angry, Sami Zayn loses, Alexa Bliss is a disgruntled Starbucks customer, R-Truth loses the 24/7 Championship and wins it back (although not this week), Ricochet may or may not win his match and Baron Corbin is simply terrible.

You have not missed much outside of the aforementioned. Shame.

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Dynamo Pro Wrestling And Gateway Harley-Davidson Present Bikes, Beer And Body Slams

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*The Following Press Release Was issued By Dynamo Pro Wrestling* 

Dynamo Pro Wrestling, in association with Gateway Harley-Davidson, are pleased to announce a series of professional wrestling events. For years, professional wrestling and Harley-Davidson have been highly recognized in the St. Louis area. Dynamo Pro Wrestling and Gateway Harley-Davidson have chosen to come together and present great evenings of professional wrestling. The second event of this series will take place as a part of Gateway Harley-Davidson’s “Bike Night” events on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. This event will be held at Gateway Harley-Davidson, located at 3600 Lemay Ferry Road in St. Louis, Missouri. You will see such Dynamo Pro Wrestling favorites as Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight champion “Lights Out” Adrian Surge, Dynamo Pro Wrestling D-1 champion “The King of Chaos” Ricky Cruz, Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team champions “The Arch City Mercenaries” Jimmi LaFleur and Tony Asteem, Gateway Harley-Davidson champion “The Heartthrob” Jaden Roller, Mike Outlaw, C.J. Shine, “The Valedictorian” Keon Option, Viktor von Stein, Xavier Shadowz, OuTtKaSt, Jackal, “Mr. Moustache” Ricky Rodriguez, “Mr. Excitement” Christopher Adams, and many more.

 

Since 2007, Dynamo Pro Wrestling has strived to bring professional wrestling fans of all ages with hard hitting, fast paced, edge of your seat professional wrestling action. For additional information on Dynamo Pro Wrestling, you can check out our website at www.dynamoprowrestling.com, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dynamopro, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DynamoPro.

 

Since April 2002, Gateway Harley-Davidson has taken great pride in being part of the St. Louis, Missouri area and we believe in giving back to those in the community. We strive to excel when it comes to providing the greatest customer experience possible for every single customer that walks through our doors. For additional information on Gateway Harley-Davidson, you can check out their website at https://www.gatewayharleydavidson.com. You can also follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GatewayHarley and on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/GatewayHarley

MCW “Slambroree” Results; “Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup” 7/13

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*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Phillip Stamper*

 

MCWProWrestling.com – MCW Pro Wrestling and Jimmy’s Famous Seafood brought “Jimmy’s Famous Slamboree to the MCW Arena in Joppa, MD this last Saturday as a benefit for Bruiser, who is currently battling Leukemia, with autograph signings from WWE star and former MCW trainee Lio Rush and superstar Melina!
Some highlights included:
– An emotional tribute to Eric Chapel
– Robby and Bobby and The Saviors advancing to the MCW Tag Team Title Tournament finals on July 13
– A challenge by NWA Worlds Heavyweight champion Nick Aldis on July 13
– The Guerrillas of Destiny’s impromptu match
– Drolix’s controversial victory of the #BruiserStrong Rumble
(Read the full results at bit.ly/jimmyswin)
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MCW returns with the “Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup” on July 13 at the MCW Arena, 1000 Joppa Farm RD in Joppa, MD! Meet and Greet 5:30 p.m., Bell Time 7:30 p.m.
BREAKING NEWS!
In a Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup Tournament Match:
Marko Stunt vs. Jimmy Lloyd
(Get a preview at bit.ly/stuntlloyd)
MCW TAG TEAM TITLE TOURNAMENT FINALS:
Robby and Bobby vs. The Saviors (John Skyler, Eric Martin w/ JP Callahan)
NWA Worlds Heavyweight champion Nick Aldis’ challenge
Will MCW Heavyweight champion Dante Caballero defend against Drolix?
(See why he might not at bit.ly/phildrolix)
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See the latest MCW action on-demand at MCWRageTV.com!
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WWE NXT TakeOver: XXV Preview/Predictions

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

All Elite Wrestling grasped the wrestling world after their first Pay-Per-View last week, topped off with a Five-Star Rhodes Brothers match, Awesome Kong, a tag team classic between The Young Bucks and Fenix/Pentagon Jr. and of course, Jon Moxley (the former Dean Ambrose of WWE fame) at the end.

Anybody who looked to WWE for an answer was left hopeless on Raw and SmackDown, side for a surprise mention by Sami Zayn on Raw.

The only true competitor with WWE’s name is its NXT brand, spearheaded creatively by Triple H. The 25th TakeOver event celebrates all that has happened before while also giving us another five-match standout card to feast on.

The essence of TakeOver is the heart of NXT itself – it’s where the up-and-comers showcase their true potential. Who knows where we would be if we didn’t get Zayn-Shinsuke Nakamura, Bayley-Sasha Banks, Johnny Gargano-Adam Cole and The Revival-#DIY, amongst other countless memorable bouts? It’s matches like those that have elevated NXT to the bar that has been set for wrestling expectations in 2019.

TakeOver has become more than a live event. It’s a movement. Beyond that, it has happened in America, United Kingdom, Canada and other places. It has brought NXT to the conversation of actual world domination.

Triple H’s formula to build stars, sign big names, focus on wrestling and characterization is one for success. It’s hard to believe there have been 25 TakeOvers, but we don’t think anybody will disagree that NXT can make 25,000 more TakeOvers for all we care.

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“Jimmy Jacobs Doesn’t Know” With Zach Gowen

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*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Phillip Stamper*

JimmyJacobs.com – Jimmy Jacobs is joined this week by his friend, former WWE and TNA star Zach Gowen.
Jimmy and Zach share stories of their struggles with addiction and how Jimmy feels Zach went from a “piece of shit to an actual adult and inspiration”.
Hear Zach talk being “lost as a human being” to being of service to his family, community, and God. Zach also shares:
* His cancer diagnosis and thinking about death all the time.
* “I experienced drugs and alcohol. I experienced self destruction on a life and death level.”
* Pro wrestling as “scratching an itch that nothing else can scratch”.
* “The mainstream media is basically pro wrestling now. How you have characters and how they portray these stories to illicit an emotional reaction out of their audience.”
You can also pick up Zach’s book, “High Risk Manuevers: How I Turned My Handicaps Into Opportunities” on amazon.com!
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Reminder about the “Bryan and Jimmy” book club with Bryan Danielson (aka WWE’s Daniel Bryan), currently reading “The 5 a.m. Club” by Robin Sharma. Danielson will return to the podcast soon to discuss the book and more with Jimmy.
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Next Wednesday, Jimmy talks with anarchist, vegan, and Fall Out Boy drummer Andy Hurley!
“Jimmy Jacobs Doesn’t Know” streams for free at:
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Wrestling Revolver Debuts In Indiana May 28, Rhino To Be Featured On July 26

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*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Phillip Stamper*

Wrestling Revolver debuts in Indiana next Tuesday, May 28 at the Jeffersonville Arena, 1416 Spring ST in Jeffersonville, IN at 7 p.m with “5000 Candles In The Ring”.

Revolver Heavyweight Title Match: champion Larry D vs. Sami Callihan

Impact Wrestling X-Division Title Match: champion Rich Swann vs. Trey Miguel

Open Invite Scramble Title Match:
Wrestling Tent’s first defense against “Manscout” Jake Manning, Steve Manders, Sage Philips, and more!

Bunkhouse Brawl: Jimmy Jacobs vs. Zachary Wentz vs. Mance Warner

Tornado Tag Match: #oVe (Dave Crist, Madman Fulton) vs. Trash Punx (Kobain, Crash Jaxon)

Rise Feature Match: Nevaeh vs. Kimber Lee

Battle of the Sexes: Ace Romero vs. Jessicka Havok

Jake Crist vs. Project M.O.N.I.X.

Tickets available NOW at ProWrestlingRevolver.com and, day of, at the door! (SPECIAL FLASH SALE: Use discount code “DEBUT” for $5 off until Tues, May 21 at 9 p.m.)

Show support on Facebook at facebook.com/events/315974125987659. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities available at office@prowrestlingrevolver.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
– Tuesday, May 28 – “5000 Candles in the Ring” – The Arena, 1416 Spring ST, Jeffersonville, IN (Tickets available now at ProWrestlingRevolver.com)
– Friday, Jul 26 – “Afraid of the Dark” – Val Air Ballroom, 301 Ashworth RD, West Des Moines, IA (Tickets onsale June 1, featuring Rhino!)

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