During today’s media call with Triple H to promote NXT TakeOver: Dallas, he announced seven names for WWE’s upcoming Global Cruiserweight series.
Zack Sabre Jr. (PWG Champion), Rich Swann (NXT) Tommaso Ciampa (NXT, PWG), Noam Dar (Europe), Johnny Gargano (special deal with NXT), Ho Ho Lun (Japan), and Akira Tozawa (Dragon Gate) are the confirmed names thus far. There are also qualifying matches set to determine entrants.
The WWE Global Cruiserweight Series will take place this summer.
Dean Ambrose VS Erick Rowan
Sneak peak at WrestleMania 32 site, AT&T Stadium in Dallas, TX.
AJ Styles VS Heath Slater
Jey Uso VS D-Von Dudley
WWE issued the following:
Snapchat and WWE Announce Multi-Year Partnership Launching at WrestleManiaSTAMFORD, Conn., March 31, 2016 – Snapchatters and WWE fans around the world will be able to experience WrestleMania as part of a multi-year partnership announced today by Snapchat and WWE. To kick off the partnership, Snapchat will cover WrestleMania, which takes place this Sunday, April 3 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, via a Live Story. WrestleMania will also air live around the world on WWE Network at 7 pm ET. SNICKERS®, the official presenting partner of WrestleMania, will be WWE’s first-ever Snapchat Live Story brand partner.
“We are thrilled to partner with Snapchat and provide our fans with a new way to experience WrestleMania,” said Jayar Donlan, WWE Senior Vice President, Digital & Social Content. “The Snapchat Live Story allows WWE fans to share their stories from our annual pop culture extravaganza and dive into the live action of WrestleMania in more ways, and from more perspectives, than ever before.”
Fans will have the opportunity to contribute video and photo Snaps to one collective WrestleMania Live Story, which captures the real story of the event, straight from the fans, organizers, and everyone in between. The Snaps submitted from WrestleMania will be curated and packaged by Snapchat into a brief video that is available globally to Snapchat’s more than 100 million daily active users. Additional WWE events will be covered via Snapchat Live Stories throughout the year.
“By partnering with WWE for our coverage of WrestleMania and future events, we are able to bring Snapchatters and WWE fans new and old even closer to the action and behind-the-scenes of some of the biggest events in sports and entertainment,” said Ben Schwerin, Director of Partnerships at Snapchat.
New Japan Pro Wresling’s Invasion Attack, which airs on April 10, will have English language commentary. ROH’s Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino will be calling the action. Typically Matt Striker does the English-language commentary, but has Lucha Underground commitments.
Nikki Bella recently met with doctors and received some bad news as they told her to stay away from the ring, according to Pro Wrestling Sheet. Nikki was reportedly scheduled for an appearance on Monday’s WWE RAW in Brooklyn but the appearance was nixed after doctors informed her that even an accidental bump could severely set her recovery back.
The angle planned for Monday’s RAW would have seen Nikki get involved in the 5-on-5 Team Total Divas vs. Team Bad & Blonde match on the WrestleMania 32 Kickoff pre-show in a non-wrestling role.
Nikki is set to meet with doctors again in July to determine if the bone in h er neck has fused, according to PW Sheet’s report. While Nikki remains optimistic about her future, she’s been told that a full-time return to the ring will never be possible.
We’ve waited for years to post this story. It’s always been a hope for everyone here on the site and sometimes it just seemed like a far fetched dream. However now according to PWinsider and WrestlingInc our dream and the dream of many others is becoming a reality.
The word going around is that WWE officials have had a new women’s belt commemorated. The coming of this new title also means that the words diva division is a thing of the past and will now be called what it should’ve always been: The Women’s division.
The change will begin to take place at the post mania Raw live from Dallas Tx. It is being said that the new title is similar to World Heavyweight Title only smaller.
So now perhaps the bigger question is who will be at the forefront of the newly formed women’s division? Will it be genetically superior Chatlottle? The Irish lass kicker Becky Lynch? Or will it be our personal favorite The Boss Sasha Banks? Find out this Sunday at Wrestlemania 32 live on the WWE Network 4PT/7ET
Multiple sources are reporting that Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows are scheduled to start with WWE imminently and PWInsider reports that they are scheduled to be at the post-WrestleMania 32 WWE TV tapings. They are also expected to be at WrestleMania 32, at least backstage. It’s still believed they will be debuting on the main roster, with WWE NXT Champion Finn Balor, using the Balor Club name.