Former TNA Knockouts Champion Velvet Sky was interviewed by Sports Illustrated recently. You can check out highlights below, and the full interview at this link.
How she’d do in WWE:
“I think I would do well there. The women there are killing it, and empowering and building up the women would be a great role for me. Bayley is so much fun to watch wrestle. She has so much energy and passion, and the people feel her energy and feed off that. She’s so great at expressing herself, and she’s so genuine.”
Trying to get to WWE:
“That is why I sacrificed right from the beginning,” she said. “That is why I left college, and the reason why I wrestled every weekend. The indie scene is not glitz and glamour, but a chance with the WWE is the reason I did this from the very beginning. I would totally embrace any opportunity with the WWE.”
“Leaving TNA was best for me,” Sky said. “I’d been there for almost ten years and I’d accomplished everything I wanted to do. My contract was coming up, and this was a business decision I made for myself. It was hard because there are so many memories there with the fans and the TNA family, but I don’t regret it. I look back on the career I had with TNA, and I’m so proud. I did what I set out to do, and I’m very proud of what I accomplished.”
New Japan Pro Wrestling is capitalizing on all of the attention the company is getting after a Best of the Super Juniors match from night six garnered polarizing reactions from fans.
New Japan posted the full Ricochet vs. Will Ospreay match from last week, which featured the two stars going back and forth in an acrobatic, high flying match. Former WCW Champion Vader and several other talents were quick to criticize the two based on a short .gif of the match that surfaced the next day.
William Regal and Shelton Benjamin were a couple of the veteran wrestling names that stood up for Ricochet and Ospreay, putting over the style. Ospreay responded to Vader’s criticism by doing a Vader Bomb the next night.
You can see the full match below:
In case you missed last night on RAW – AJ Styles turned heel on John Cena and The Club (Styles, Gallows & Anderson) are still together. The Club gave Cena a big beatdown. Below is the video:
Cody Rhodes vs. Kurt Angle for the first time ever has been announced for the Northeast Wrestling “Wrestling Under the Stars” event on August 27th in Wappingers Falls, NY.
There’s been a lot of speculation on if WWE NXT “Takeover: The End” refers to the end of the Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe feud or the end of the Takeover specials, or the brand as we know it.
Reader Dan Corey sent word that the NXT “Takeover: Brooklyn” event is no longer listed on Ticketmaster for the 2016 SummerSlam weekend in late August. Ticketmaster still has the pay-per-view listed and the post-SummerSlam RAW, both at the Barclays Center, but the NXT event is no longer available.
Triple H announced “The End” after the name “Revenge” was previously used at the NXT TV tapings. His announcement came just the same week as the WWE brand split news. We’ll keep you updated on the Takeover event.
Tonight on IMPACT WRESTLING on Pop, Slammiversary opponents Drew Galloway and Lashley will each have the opportunity to choose opponents for the other. It is being billed as “Pick Your Poison” and it is a great way for Champion and Challenger to test each other, scout each other and perhaps see a weakness in the other.
The only information for tonight’s Impact on TNA Impact Wrestling’s website is the “Pick Your Poison” matches mentioned above.
WrestleView.com has the following listed for tonight’s Impact:
* The debut of the Tribunal
* The Bromans vs. Rockstar Spud and Tyrus with guest referee Mike Bennett.
* The job evaluation of Maria as head of the Knockouts
* TNA Knockouts Champion Jade and Gail Kim vs. Sienna and Allie
* Mike Bennett w/Maria vs. James Storm
It was reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that 2K Sports signed the deal with Bill Goldberg for the WWE 2K17 video game, not WWE. It should also be noted that they couldn’t include Goldberg in the game or even make a deal without Vince McMahon’s approval. However, we’ve seen with The Ultimate Warrior and Sting that a 2K deal could lead to something with WWE.