Cain Velasquez Gone From WWE

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It has today been reported that former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, Cain Velasquez, has been released by WWE.  The news comes from Dave Meltzer, on Wrestling Observer Radio. You may remember Cain made his WWE debut on SmackDown‘s FOX debut, in October of last year.  In addition, it was SmackDown’s 20th anniversary show.  In that […] READ MORE


Report: Kris Statlander Offered Deal in AEW

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We have two separate reports about the Alien Among Us, Kris Statlander. Earlier this month, a report circulated that Kris had signed with NXT. This would prove to not be accurate, but now there are other rumors of her signing. Following two successful appearances for AEW, our sources say that they have offered her a […] READ MORE


Seven Star Anniversary: Revisiting the Highest Rated Wrestling Match Ever-Kenny Omega vs. Kazuchika Okada

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Dave Meltzer‘s 5-star rating system has often been controversial and certainly a point of contention amongst fans. There are primarily three camps of people, those who accept Meltzer’s ratings as gospel, those who deny them, citing favorability issues (“matches in the Tokyo Dome seem to automatically get extra stars…,” “Meltzer hates WWE and only likes […] READ MORE


Tommaso Ciampa Reportedly Off TakeOver, Set to Miss “A Long, Long Time” Due to Recent Neck Injury

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UPDATE: Shortly after this article was published, WWE revealed that Tommaso Ciampa will undergo surgery for an anterior cervical fusion tomorrow, March 7. The good news is, the recovery timeline for this surgery, according to the Mayo Clinic, is just three-six months as opposed to the 6-14 months originally reported by Dave Meltzer. A few […] READ MORE


Match Point: PAC vs. Flamita (11/4/18)

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Match Point is an on-going series at Last Word on Pro Wrestling, where we look at intriguing matchups in indie wrestling and beyond. They may be dream matches, first-time matchups, or hotly anticipated rematches. Today’s edition focuses on a great match in Japan this weekend, as the red hot returning PAC (formerly Neville in the WWE) faces one […] READ MORE


All of the Above: Everything We Know So Far about All In

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It’s hard to believe that All In, which has been over a year in the making, is less than a month away as on September 1, 2018, the Sears Centre will play host to one of the most historic and revolutionary events to ever occur within the independent wrestling scene. And while the card is […] READ MORE


Naomichi Marufuji Has Opportunity of Becoming Double Champion

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Last Monday, Naomichi Marufuji won All Japan Pro Wrestling’s Champion Carnival. The win got Marufuji the opportunity to challenge for Kento Miyahara‘s Triple Crown Championship – AJPW‘s most prestigious title – on May 24. This comes at a time when Marufuji also has a title opportunity for Pro Wrestling NOAH’s top prize, the GHC Heavyweight championship […] READ MORE


Signs Point to AAA Return for Pentagon Jr. and Fenix

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In today’s edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported that a return to AAA in Mexico from the Lucha Brothers, Fenix and Pentagon Jr., was coming. Meltzer mentioned it in passing when talking about the possible return of Konnan to his old spot as head booker.  “This comes at the same time that Pentagon Jr. and Fenix and AAA […] READ MORE


10 Stars! NXT TakeOver New Orleans Makes Impressive History

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When Dave Meltzer revealed his star-ratings from NXT TakeOver New Orleans in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the results were not all that surprising. There had been speculation among fans, who always try to predict how Meltzer will rate matches, that both the North American Championship ladder match between EC3, Killian Dain, Ricochet, Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream […] READ MORE


Preview: PWG Neon Knights (2/16/18)

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Coming off of PWG Mystery Vortex last month there is a new Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) champion after Chuck Taylor pinned Ricochet in a Guerilla Warfare match. It happened to be Ricochet’s final PWG match as he appeared at NXT Takeover: Philadelphia for WWE later in January. Now it’s a match between Best Friends for the […] READ MORE