Kurt Angle may be the ultimate wrestler, with Olympic gold and plenty of time spent in WWE. But that doesn’t mean it’s been an easy path for the wrestler. He’s battled more than his fair share of tragedy in his time. Here’s the tragic real-life story of Kurt Angle.
WWE announced via WWE Monday Night Raw that John Cena will not be competing at WWE’s Crown Jewel that will be taking place in Saudi Arabia this Friday. There has been rumors since late last week that John Cena has been wanting off the show, but nothing officially came of it until last night’s episode.
Cena’s replacement will be Bobby Lashley in the WWE World Cup Tournament.
Commentary: Cena pulling out of the event is a big deal. He is the biggest name on the card and him not being there sends a big message to the Saudi government, WWE, and the fans who want to see him there. Cena is likely facing criticism from Hollywood for being associated with the WWE fight now.
No tricks here, just treats! This Halloween, hop into the ring and face off with the toughest and creepiest luchadores in the world. Once the clock strikes midnight, El Rey Network rings the bell on an all-day “Lucha Underground” marathon that leads into an all-new episode of the most-anticipated premier event of the year, Ultima Lucha Cuatro Part 1 at 8pm ET. So help yourself to some Halloween candy and get ready to binge “Lucha Underground” starting at 12am ET on Wednesday, October 31.
Immediately following the Lucha-thon, don’t be spooked if you find Danny Trejo (Machete) standing over your shoulder with a sharp weapon! In a new episode of “Man at Arms: Art of War,” Trejo and the crew forges two blades from a popular fantasy video game, the Aerondight Silver Sword and the Warhammer, and then christens them with a series of extreme tests. “Man at Arms: Art of War” will air at 9pm ET.
Then stay tuned for the US television premiere of Rooster Teeth’s post-apocalyptic drama “Day 5” airing at 10pm ET. The story follows Jake who emerges after a drug binge to learn that most of humanity has died after falling asleep. Battling sleepless fatigue and encroaching delirium, Jake teams up with a scrappy teenager, overnight doctor and red-eye pilot to search for answers while forcing themselves to stay awake. El Rey Network will air two seasons of the one-hour drama created by Rooster Teeth’s co-founders Burnie Burns and Matt Hullum alongside Josh Flanagan, and Chris Demarais.
IMPACT Wrestling on POP TV did less than 100,000 viewers this week. According to PWInsider, IMPACT Wrestling drew 98,000 viewers, down almost 100,000 viewers from the previous week’s 189,000
This low rating is the lowest in history on POP and maybe the lowest in franchise’s history. Might be time for IMPACT Wrestling to look into becoming an internet show.
WWE cares more about money than they do about the “Women’s Evolution” and they are doing a massive disservice to women they claim to support.
When the WWE announced that they will be doing the first ever all woman pay-per-view event, they went out of the gate promoting the heck out the event. They also were promoting the Saudi-Arabia event, Crown Jewel
Now, we are a few days away from the WWE Evolution show and WWE is still boasting a bit of the historic nature of it while also allowing the Crown Jewel
The Saudi government has admitted to murder the Washington Post journalist, Jamal
I understand it. They have an agreement with the government that they probably have to fulfill. I understand that they wouldn’t want to give back the money that they received so far from the Saudis.
However, there would have been a massive statement by the WWE pulling out of the controversial event and making a bigger deal out of the Women’s Evolution. WWE’s desire to please Wallstreet has failed their future.
Yes, WWE would have lost an arm in the process of making a statement and not doing the Crown Jewel event. They would have, long term, created a new generation of top level Superstars in their women talent. Can you imagine if WWE would have said that they are canceling Crown Jewel and decided to double down on Evolution?
Instead, we are sitting here wondering if we should tune in to Evolution or cancel our WWE Network subscriptions.
Here’s what I say: Watch WWE Evolution and then cancel your membership on before Crown
The Undertaker is being advertised for a series of sit down interviews in the UK. PWInsider is reporting that Inside The Ropes is promoting this one-of-a-kind event.
Inside the Ropes have done events with Paul Heyman, Eric Bischoff, Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, Jim Ross and more.
This will be one you don’t want to miss.
ABC’s Roseanne spinoff, The Connors
Week 2 saw 7.9 Million viewers. This is a much smaller drop off from the expected number viewers.
L.A. COMIC CON, AXS TV AND JEANIE BUSS BRING THE ACTION OF WOW-WOMEN OF WRESTLING TO THIS WEEK’S POP-CULTURE SPECTACULAR
WOW Superheroes The Beast, Havok, Fire, and Faith the Lioness Will Do Battle at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Oct. 26-28
Los Angeles – October 23, 2018 – Los Angeles Comic Con kicks off its 8th annual show this weekend with the pop culture event’s first-ever live presentation of professional wrestling, featuring Jeanie Buss’s WOW-Women Of Wrestling (WOW). The ring warriors of WOW, billed as the WOW Superheroes, will battle live on the convention’s main floor Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The L.A. Comic Con convention is a three-day celebration of the best in comics, gaming, sci-fi horror, anime and pop-culture.
“The WOW Superheroes did an incredibly popular meet ’n’ greet at L.A. Comic Con in 2017. Seeing the tremendous growth of their pop-culture impact, we knew we had to present the WOW Superheroes live in action this year,” L.A. Comic Con CEO Chris DeMoulin said. “We’re so excited, and we know our fans will love this groundbreaking presentation.”
The WOW Superheroes, who debut on AXS TV on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, will first mix with fans on Friday, and those one-on-one encounters will continue through the weekend. These meetings will allow fans to not only get an autograph from some of their favorite Superheroes, but also step into the WOW ring and have their photo taken with them. Scheduled to appear over the three-day event are The Dagger, The Fabulous Lana Star, Keta Rush, Stephy Slays, Samantha Smart, Princess Aussie and Razor, the Vanguard of Violence.
“I’ve loved comic books since I was a little girl, and still read them today,” WOW Owner Jeanie Buss said. “That’s why I’m so thrilled to team with L.A. Comic Con to provide their loyal fans a live experience they may have never witnessed. Can you imagine, Supergirl, Batgirl, Black Widow, Captain Marvel, or She-Hulk stepping through the ropes to battle? No, but our WOW Superheroes will and it’s going to be exciting.”
The live action will begin 4 p.m. Saturday, featuring Faith The Lioness battling The Beast and resume 3 p.m. Sunday, with Fire battling the Monster of Madness, Jessicka Havok. David McLane, the founder of GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) and WOW, will be the master of ceremonies for these matches, and for a Sunday afternoon panel discussion on women’s wrestling, which begins at 2:30, just before the Fire vs. Havok match.
Women’s wrestling is back, with a vengeance. The hit Netflix series “GLOW” is set for its third season, WOW is partnered with reality TV master Mark Burnett, MGM ’s President of Television Group & Digital, to develop new content for WOW, and WOW-Women Of Wrestling comes to TV on January 18 as part of AXS TV’s Friday Night Fight lineup of programming. In short, attendees at L.A. Comic Con are in for a treat.
Tickets for the Los Angeles Comic Con are available here.
There are tears running down my face as I write this.
Tonight is one of those nights that you just don’t look forward too. For over 15 years, I have watched WWE and professional wrestling and this never gets easier.
From Shawn Michaels retiring because it was his time, to Edge retiring due to injury, all the way to Daniel Bryan’s retirement speech: this isn’t easy.
Yet, this time, it’s much more serious.
Roman Reigns came out from the back on tonight’s Monday Night Raw
He put the WWE Universal title belt down on the mat, walked up the ramp, and was then met by Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. They embraced, they cried, I cried, and it cut away. This broke my heart.
I don’t know Roman Reigns personally. I don’t even think I like him as a character. I would never want him to suffer from such a deadly disease.
Tonight’s news breaks my heart. I wish Roman Reigns the best and a speedy recovery.
6 TIME WWE CHAMPION CHRIS JERICHO ANNOUNCES FITE TV SPECIAL TO BE FILMED ON UPCOMING CARIBBEAN CRUISE
“STREAMING FOR VENGEANCE” WILL DEBUT NOVEMBER 3 AT 8PM AND FEATURE RING OF HONOR MATCHES AND FIRST EVER ‘ALPHA CLUB VS BULLET CLUB’ MATCH ON
CHRIS JERICHO’S ROCK ‘N’ WRESTLING RAGER AT SEA
CRUISE WILL ALSO FEATURE HALL OF FAME WRESTLERS, RING OF HONOR TOURNAMENT, LIVE MUSIC, COMEDIANS, PODCASTS AND MORE, SAILING FROM MIAMI TO NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
OCTOBER 27-31, 2018
LESS THAN 10 CABINS REMAIN FOR THE CRUISE – BOOK TODAY AT chrisjerichocruise.com
ATLANTA, GA – Two weeks from setting sail on the inaugural voyage of his groundbreaking “Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager At Sea,” 6 Time WWE Champion and Fozzy front man Chris Jericho has announced that the premier matches on the cruise will be streamed in a FITE TV special called “Streaming for Vengeance” on November 3 at 8pm, just days after the cruise returns to Miami from its roundtrip trip to Nassau, Bahamas.
“Ever since we announced Chris Jericho’s Rock N Wrestling Rager At Sea, everybody who couldn’t make it onboard the cruise have been asking me if we are streaming the event,” says Jericho. “Now, after months of pondering, planning and probing, I can proudly say the answer is YES!! Preorder “Streaming for Vengeance” now to see the biggest main event of the year, The ALPHA CLUB vs The BULLET CLUB, and the entire Sea Of Honor Tournament on FITE TV! Stream it in, Maaan!”
The featured matches of “Streaming For Vengeance” will be the historic “Alpha Club vs. Bullet Club” showdown featuring The Alpha Club: Chris Jericho & the Young Bucks vs. The Bullet Club: Kenny Omega, Cody & Marty Scurll, and Ring of Honor’s “Sea of Honor” Tournament matches, featuring some of the hottest names in wrestling today! Click here to see the Sea of Honor Tournament Bracket.
Jericho is set to make history on the four-day music and wrestling mashup on the high seas. Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager At Sea, launched in partnership with Sixthman, the industry leaders in festivals at sea, will deliver a breakthrough vacation experience aboard the Norwegian Jade. The six-time WWE Champion and over 2,000 die-hard Friends of Jericho will set sail October 27-31, 2018, from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas, joined by some of Y2J’s closest musician, comedian and wrestling hall of fame friends.
“The moment I walked off The KISS Kruise after playing it with Fozzy in 2015, I called my manager with the idea doing a rock and wrestling cruise. My thoughts were that it would feature everything that Chris Jericho is known for: wrestling, rock n roll, podcasting, comedy, paranormal discussion and most importantly, A GREAT PARTY!” says Jericho. “Throw in as much food and drink you can handle, a beautiful island paradise like the Bahamas and you’ve got everything you need for the greatest destination vacation that a rock and wrestling fan could ever dream of!”
A destination of her own, Norwegian Jade offers guests Norwegian Cruise Line’s signature freedom and flexibility to enjoy 11 onboard bars and lounges, 15 dining experiences, one outdoor pool, hot tubs, and a full menu of spa treatments. Enjoy out of this world duty-free shopping and awe-inspiring architecture in beautiful Nassau. Explore your adventurous side diving in the crystal blue water with dolphins and colorful fish or try your luck in a casino.
Less than 10 cabins remain to join this inaugural cruise. For more information and to book now, visit us online at chrisjerichocruise.com or call Sixthman directly at 877-379-9174 between the hours of 10AM ET and 6PM ET.
ABOUT CHRIS JERICHO: Acclaimed actor, wrestler, musician, author, podcaster, game show host and television personality Chris Jericho has established himself as a multi-faceted performer with millions of fans worldwide. Jericho is one of the most popular performers in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment. In 2001 he was crowned the WWE Undisputed Champion and in 2017 become the first ever “Double Grand Slam” champion in WWE history. He has been named one of the top five most charismatic performers of all-time by wwe.com.
Jericho hosts the hugely popular “Talk Is Jericho” podcast on Westwood One, that has amassed over 220 million downloads. Topics are diverse and past guests include Dennis Miller, Larry King, William Shatner, Steve Austin, DMC, Paul Stanley, Lars Ulrich, Kiefer Sutherland, Stormy Daniels, Alice Cooper, Cheech Marin & Slash. His successful “The Jericho Network” podcast network, also produces over a half dozen hit shows per week.
Chris is the lead singer of the internationally successful rock band Fozzy, whose seventh album “Judas” has over 15 million streams on Spotify, while the hit single title track has over 24 million YouTube views, was number 1 on Itunes Charts in 8 different countries and spent 9 weeks in the top ten on the Active Rock Charts in the USA.
Jericho is also a four-time New York Times bestselling author with his autobiographies 2007’s “A Lion¹s Tale: Around the World in Spandex,” 2011’s “Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps,” and 2014’s “The Best In The World: At What I Have No Idea” & “No Is A Four Letter Word” all displaying his witty, self-deprecating writing style.
Chris was a popular contestant on Season 11 of “Dancing With The Stars,” hosted the ABC game show “Downfall” and the Syfy reality series “Robot Combat League” and received huge social media props for his recent appearances on “Who’s Line Is It Anyway”, “The Tonight Show” and AMC’s “The Talking Dead.”
Jericho’s acting credits include roles in Comedy Central’s hilarious digital series “Nothing To Report”, Nickelodeon’s “The Thunderman’s” as well as creating, producing and starring in CBC’s critically acclaimed original series, “But I’m Chris Jericho”, with Season 2 released in Dec, 2017.
ABOUT SIXTHMAN: Sixthman festivals tear down walls between artists and fans by creating community-inspired vacation experiences on land and at sea. Since 2001, Sixthman has set the stage for moments that make life rock, serving more than 250,000 guests on unforgettable vacations at sea with their favorite bands and brands. These carefully curated, intimate events bring non-stop performances, artist collaborations and a truly immersive experience that celebrates community and changes expectations of what a vacation should be. Sixthman’s domestic home ports include New Orleans, Miami, and Tampa, travelling to dream destinations in the Virgin Islands, Belize, Honduras, Mexico, and The Bahamas. Beginning in 2019, Sixthman will expand their festivals at sea to Europe, sailing from Barcelona, Spain to exotic Mediterranean ports, and bring their innovative festivals to world class, all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic. LIVE LOUD.
ABOUT FITE TV: FITE, the premium digital live streaming network for viewing combat sports globally, is available worldwide and its programming content features Pro Wrestling, Boxing, MMA and Kickboxing. FITE is available as a free mobile app on iOS and Android mobile devices, on the web at FITE.tv and on the Roku, Apple TV and Android TV boxes.