Articles by Kyle Ross

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…


SmackDown Live Women’s Tag Match; Updated WWE Extreme Rules Card

Charlotte & Becky Lynch Team Up Tonight On SmackDown Live WWE now has an official preview for tonight's SmackDown Live. There's not a ton to add to our own preview, but a tag team match in the Women's Division was made official with Charlotte and Becky Lynch teaming to take on Natalya and Carmella. Additionally,…


WWE SmackDown Live Preview (5/23/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

Jinder Mahal has done it. A celebration of the new WWE Champion will highlight this week's SmackDown Live as the road to Money In The Bank also begins. Coming off a Backlash where absolutely nothing sucked, here are five reasons to watch SmackDown Live tonight. 1. MAHARAJA Well, this rumor was incorrect. Jinder Mahal is…


WWE News: Updated Match Cards For Japan Tour & MSG Return

The WWE will make its return to the "Land of the Rising Sun" with two shows this summer, scheduled for June 30th and July 1st. Lineups for both days have been released, although clearly there will be a change in the opener given the Goldust heel turn that took place Monday night. Also of note…


WWE Backlash: Early Betting Odds For Sunday’s Show

Bet Wrestling has posted early betting odds for this Sunday's WWE pay per view, Backlash. Compared to most other WWE events, the betting odds are rather even at this point. This may reflect a) most of the finishes are not known by those within the company, b) public perception is rather split on most matches or…



WWE SmackDown Live Preview (5/16/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

Less than a week away from WWE Backlash, it's a "go-home" edition of SmackDown Live. With only five matches currently booked for Sunday's pay per view, I'd expect a few more to be made between then and now. This is also the last chance to get us excited about Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal, Kevin…


Potential WWE RAW Spoilers For Tonight’s Broadcast

Abbey has already mentioned that Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus in a No DQ match has been made official for RAW tonight. In addition to that and the WWE Intercontinental title match between Dean Ambrose and The Miz, PWInsider has also passed along the following notes, none of which have been confirmed. Finn Balor will work…


WWE News: Aleister Black on Main Event, Kevin Owens Video, Itami Tweet

Aleister Black Is Great In case you hadn't heard, Aleister Black worked WWE Main Event this week, taking on Curt Hawkins. As you might have guessed, he looked really impressive in front of the UK audience. I saw Dave Meltzer compare his push in NXT to early Magnum T.A. in Jim Crockett Promotions and there's…



WWE News: Universal Title Plans, Jericho, Wilder & Kofi Injury Updates

Balor or Rollins Likely To Challenge Lesnar at Great Balls of Fire Braun Strowman has been written off WWE television for a reported 4-8 weeks, and as previously noted, the RAW main event scene is in trouble as a result. Strowman's absence leaves a gaping hole, both literally and figuratively, as he was scheduled to…


WWE News: Updated Backlash Card & SmackDown Live Notes

Updated Card For WWE Backlash After tonight's taped episode of SmackDown Live, two more matches have been made official for WWE Backlash. With less than two weeks to go, that makes it five official matches. Three title matches had previously been announced for Backlash, which takes place May 21st in Chicago at the Allstate Arena (former…


SmackDown Live Preview (5/9/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

It's Tuesday; you know what that means. Yep, it's time for our WWE SmackDown Live preview. Less than two weeks away from WWE Backlash, we're on the other side of the pond this week for SmackDown Live. The European Tour continues Tuesday (in London) and being that RAW was a rather lethargic effort, the door…



Sean Waltman Update: Star Gives More Information On Arrest

Sean Waltman, who was recently arrested at LAX for alleged drug possession, appeared on Sam Roberts' podcast (a friendly outlet for WWE) to discuss the matter. Here's what he had to say on if he's the same person he "used to be." “No, not the same person at all. Sam, you know the guys I…



WWE News: WWE Women’s Tournament & Changes To Payback Match

WWE Women's Tournament News In yesterday's conference call to discuss first quarter earnings, WWE's Michelle Wilson disclosed that the WWE Network Women's Tournament will take place in the third quarter (July & August) of 2017. PWInsider went on to note that the 32-woman tournament is expected to culminate with a live special on the Network,…


EVOLVE 84 & EVOLVE 85: News, Notes, & Updated Cards

The next two EVOLVE shows are scheduled to take place the same weekend as NXT TakeOver Chicago and Backlash. The shows are set to happen on May 20th and May 21st, though both shows have been scheduled to not overlap with the WWE Shows. EVOLVE 84 (Summit, IL on May 20th) WWN Championship Match: Matt…


WWE News: Updated Backlash Card, Tom Phillips Roasted By Corey Graves

WWE Backlash Card Taking Shape Following last night's edition of SmackDown Live, four matches are official for WWE Backlash, which takes place May 21st in Chicago. WWE Title: Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal SmackDown Tag Title Match: Usos vs. Breezango U.S. Title Match: Kevin Owens vs. A.J. Styles Shinsuke Nakamura makes his in-ring, main roster…


WWE News: Samoa Joe, Kurt Angle, Lawler On House Of Horrors, & More

Samoa Joe Comments On Brock Lesnar Match, Main Roster Debut Samoa Joe recently went on Talk is Jericho to speak on a variety of subjects, ranging from a potential match with Brock Lesnar to getting called up to the main roster. On facing Brock Lesnar: “Absolutely. I think, and I've stated it a lot, I…


WWE News: Match Set For SmackDown Live & Fallout From Last Night’s RAW

Women's Tag Match Set For SmackDown Live A second match has been confirmed for tonight's SmackDown Live. It will be Charlotte & Naomi teaming against Natalya & Carmella. This will be our first shot at evaluating Charlotte's apparent transition to a babyface role as the "battle lines" were drawn in the SmackDown Women's Division last…


WWE News: Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens Status, Backlash, Jeff Hardy, & More

Though betting odds should have clued you in ahead of time, one of the bigger "surprises" at WWE Payback was Chris Jericho winning the United States Title from Kevin Owens. Surprising in the sense that Jericho's band Fozzy is scheduled to tour this month, which means he'll be taking time off from WWE. Looking at…


Betting Odds Shift For WWE Payback; Are Big Surprises In Store?

Yesterday, we reported the initial betting odds for WWE Payback. We're still approximately 24 hours away from showtime, but it appears as if the s0-called "smart money" has spoken. In layman's terms, that means most within the company are likely now aware of the planned finishes. That's usually the impetus for the kind of big…


World Of Sport Wrestling Tapings Postponed; Flash Morgan Webster Documentary

PWInsider reported yesterday that the World of Sport wrestling television tapings, planned for next month, have been postponed. There is expected to be some sort of "official announcement" next week. It is said that a logistical (scheduling) issue is behind the delay, not anything to do with ticket sales. The tapings had been originally scheduled for…