Watch the preview released by WWE showcasing the return of the Hardy Boys.
Watch Chris Jericho rap battle Leila Ali.
Madison Square Garden has been the “mecca” for professional wrestling. WWE build their empire at that venue and for years has called that venue their home. At one time, the WWE had an exclusive lock on the venue for all wrestling promotions.
In recent years, WWE had began to use MSG less and less and eventually began to use the Barclay’s center for more of their New York events. WWE’s biggest show of the year is in New York this year and MSG is getting nothing from the WWE’s stay.
Earlier today, Sinclair Brocasting CEO Chris Ripley announced that they have secured a date for ROH’s MSG debut. Mexico’s AAA Promotion is also scheduled to take on the MSG venue in the near future.
This will be the first time the venue is being used by a wrestling promotion not backed by the McMahon Family.
Congratulations are in order for UFC turned WWE superstar, Ronda Rousey, as it’s been announced she’ll be the first female inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2018.
UFC President Dana White had this to say in regards to Rousey’s induction, as reported by WWE.com:
“Ronda is an absolute pioneer who helped me personally, and a lot of other people, look at women in combat sports differently. She accomplished everything she set out to do with UFC and became a global icon and role model in the process. Today, the women’s divisions are packed with incredibly talented fighters, and they produce some of the best fights you’ll ever see. We’re proud to announce her as the final inductee of the 2018 UFC Hall of Fame Class.”
Rousey, who enters the Hall of Fame as a member of the Modern Wing, had this to say about her upcoming induction, as reported by WWE.com:
“This is an immense honor, to not only take part in bringing women to the forefront of this sport, but now the UFC Hall of Fame. May I be the first of many.”
The celebration which is less than one month away, takes place on Thursday, July 5th at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. You can be a part of the historic event, as it will be streamed live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.
CM Punk appeared on the MMA Hour and discussed many topics with the host. Check it out.
PWInsider.com interviewed Triple H on numerous topics. One of the items for discussion came when Hunter was asked about NXT’s future on the WWE Network.
Here are his comments on NXT leaving the WWE Network:
Levesque commented, “As far as where NXT ends up, as that brand continues to grow, never say never, I guess. For the value of the Network, NXT is a valuable part of the WWE Network. Where it ends up, I don’t know. Obviously, that’s a decision that Vince [McMahon] will make and the team here will make strategically as to where everything sits, just as we do everything else in our ecosystem as far as where we put content. It’s a constantly challenging question for us. Good problem to have, right?”
Commentary: With the amount of money WWE will be getting from the new TV deals, it wouldn’t surprise me if NXT ended up on a cable network. However, I think it would be in the best interest for the WWE Network to keep NXT where it has been since 2014.
WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon undertakes a new role when she goes incognito for CBS’s “Undercover Boss: Celebrity Boss Edition”.
WWE’s leading lady will appear on the show’s episode airing on Friday, June 15th, 8/7 C on CBS.
Photos of her disguise, which includes a short blonde wig, have been posted on the internet. See if Stephanie fools any of her employees with her new “look”.
For more details, check out WWE.com, and follow Undercover Boss on Twitter, @undercover_CBS.
Kevin Nash makes one of the most shocking announcements in WWE history on Raw when he introduces Shawn Michaels as the newest member of the nWo, marking HBK’s first WWE appearance in two years.
WWE Smackdown Live was able to retain their ratings from last week. SDL was able to draw in 2,195,000, only 300,000 less than what RAW did.
WWE Monday Night Raw saw a big drop in their memorial day ratings. The May 28 edition of RAW drew 2,495,000 overnight viewers, way down from last week’s 2,669,000. This is according to PWInsider.
I wouldn’t be too worried about this drop off for WWE since it was a holiday.