Articles by Kyle Ross

Finn Balor Bumped From Major Feud; Big WWE PPV Updates

Braun Strowman Bumps Finn Balor From Roman Reigns Storyline As everyone saw Monday night on RAW, Roman Reigns made a SummerSlam challenge to the winner of Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe match at Great Balls of Fire. That brought out Samoa Joe, which lead to a Reigns vs. Joe match later on RAW (interrupted by…


Roman Reigns Leading Off RAW; Cena’s Schedule; Owens Not Injured

Kevin Owens Dodges Injuries At Money In The Bank Kevin Owens is reportedly doing fine after what appeared to be an injury scare during last night's Money In The Bank match. Owens took several nasty looking bumps during the course of the match and had to be helped to the back after. It was reported…



John Cena Free Agency News; Bob Orton Is Fine; WWE Network’s Most Watched

Bob Orton's Health Is Fine A strange rumor began making the rounds last night that "Ace Cowboy" Bob Orton had passed away. That is absolutely untrue. https://twitter.com/RandyOrton/status/875169919700217857 Orton is still scheduled to be in his son's corner this Sunday at the Money In The Bank pay per view, which takes place in St. Louis, Randy's…


Mae Young Classic: Confirmed Names For WWE Women’s Tournament

According to PWInsider, all of the following names have been confirmed as participating in this summer's inaugural Mae Young Classic on the WWE Network. Zhao Xia: The first Chinese woman to sign a developmental deal with WWE and was brought over as part of a group of Chinese trainees who have been working out in…


Kurt Angle vs. Triple H Being Planned By WWE; A Look Back At 2000 Feud

If you've been watching RAW these last few weeks, then you're aware of a storyline involving Kurt Angle being concerned over "job security." This past week, the storyline was referenced by The Miz talking about Angle's "personal problems." Three weeks ago, we saw announcer Corey Graves show Angle a text, leaving the GM to say…


Updated WWE Money In The Bank Betting Odds

We're only four days away from WWE's annual Money In The Bank pay per view, so let's take another look at betting odds for the show, shall we? Last night's SmackDown Live was the "go-home show," so virtually all the creative is now in the books. All that's left now is for Vince McMahon to…


Paige Close To Being Cleared; Mauro Ranallo’s Next MMA Job

Paige Close To Possible WWE Return Paige, who has been out of action since last year, is reportedly close to being cleared for a possible return to action. It has certainly been a tumultuous year for the WWE star, not only because of the neck injury, but also due to a suspension, her relationship with…




William Regal on Triple H; Frank Deford’s Opinion Of Vince McMahon

William Regal Talks Relationship With Triple H The relationship between William Regal and Triple H (Paul Levesque) is a close one and goes more than two decades to when Triple H was breaking in at the national level (in WCW). Regal told the following to the Metro over in the U.K. “We have a very…


WWE Network’s Most Viewed Shows Over The Last Week

Here is the list of the ten most viewed WWE Network shows, courtesy of the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter. This is a metric always worth monitoring as it reflects where fan interest is these days. 1. Extreme Rules 2. Extreme Rules post-show 3. Extreme Rules pre-show 4. Table for 3 with Bruno Sammartino, Ric Flair…


Austin Aries Leaving; Brock Lesnar Upcoming Plans; Stacked MSG Show

Austin Aries Taking Leave From WWE Austin Aries will be taking some time off from WWE to deal with "nagging injuries." That would explain his loss to Neville at Extreme Rules on Sunday. Whether or not Aries decided to take time off as a result of the loss, or the loss was a result of…


Daniel Bryan’s Return; WWE In Japan; Hideo Itami Comments On Japan

As of now, there is no official return date set for SmackDown GM Daniel Bryan, who is still at home with wife Brie after the couple's first child was born. Bryan has been off television since WrestleMania (and has been sorely missed on Talking Smack!). He did post the following on Twitter. https://twitter.com/WWEDanielBryan/status/871868051972431872 WWE has…


John Cena on Younger Talent, Rollins on Undertaker, Joe & Heyman

John Cena (who will return on the July 4th SmackDown), recently spoke to The Wrap on a number of subjects, the most notable being his rep for "burying" younger talent. I just believe you bring your best to every story and you bring your best to every fight. And if my skills aren’t as good, then…


Updated WWE Money In The Bank Card; Lana Comments

Here is the up to date card for WWE Money In The Bank, which takes place Sunday, June 18th in St. Louis, MO (which, yes, is Randy Orton's hometown). WWE Title Match Jinder Mahal (c) vs. Randy Orton Money In The Bank Ladder Match AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin vs. Sami Zayn…



WWE Extreme Rules: Early Betting Odds For Sunday’s Show Released

Betting odds for Sunday's WWE Extreme Rules pay per view have been posted and there are some major surprises, most notably in the main event. Samoa Joe is currently listed as the favorite to win the Fatal 5-Way at 4/7 odds. The winner of that match goes on to challenge Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, presumably…


Lince Dorado Injury; Randy Orton RKOs Stepson; Vince Russo Responds To Critics

Lince Dorado Injured? According to live reports from last night's RAW, Lince Dorado appeared to have suffered some kind of injury during the taping of WWE Main Event. Dorado worked against Drew Gulak and appeared (again, according to reports) to have landed badly on his knee after taking a tilt-a-whirl. The following was posted on…


Full Listings For Upcoming Seth Rollins & Kurt Angle DVD Sets

DVD and Bluray Sales may be somewhat irrelevant to WWE these days, but that isn't stopping them from issuing two new releases, one on Kurt Angle and the other on Seth Rollins. Below you will find complete listings for both sets. Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection DISC 1 Angle’s Accolades Understanding Sports Entertainment WWE Debut…


SmackDown Live News & Notes; Possible Spoilers For Tonight’s 205 Live

SmackDown Live News & Notes It looks like WWE's blue brand has things nice and neat for tonight's show, and they have been trickling out information all day on their social media accounts. As of now, it's being reported that: Shinsuke Nakamura will appear on The Kevin Owens Show. Randy Orton will return to build…


WWE SmackDown Live Preview (5/30/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

It's Tuesday and you know what that means. Yep, it's time for our weekly WWE SmackDown Live preview. With Backlash in the rearview mirror and Money In The Bank coming up soon, the blue brand has plenty to keep itself busy over the next few weeks. Jinder Mahal is the "new normal" Tuesday nights and…



Mahal vs Nakamura; Future Brock Lesnar Opponents; WWE Theme Park Coming

Mahal vs. Nakamura As Abbey noted in an earlier update, Randy Orton will be taking some time off from working WWE live events. Surprisingly, Orton did work a dark match against new WWE Champion Jinder Mahal after SmackDown Live last night. However, Orton's absence this weekend will lead to the first ever meeting of Mahal…


WWE Money In The Bank 2017 Participants Announced; Who Attacked Enzo?

WWE Money In The Bank 2017 Gets Its Men Participants for next month's Money In The Bank ladder match have been named, as has the WWE Title Match for that pay per view. In the opening segment of tonight's SmackDown Live, Shane McMahon announced that Randy Orton has invoked his rematch clause and will challenge…