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Check Out the Opening for RAW 25th Anniversary Show

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WWE has released the opening video for the RAW 25th Anniversary show. You can check it out below:

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Vince Russo’s The Brand Recap – EC3’s WWE Status, Secret to Being A Good Worker, Being Patient With “Woken” Hardy, More!

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Russo is joined on today’s show by his co-host, Jeff Lane, and Glenn Gilbertti.

Russo opens today’s show speaking about the ongoing controversy surrounding the severity of Paige’s neck/back injury. He points out that PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that Paige’s in-ring career was definitely over, and then all the other dirt sheets ran with that news.

WWE failed to announce Paige’s in-ring retirement last week and Russo thinks Johnson should have been 100% certain before running with this news. Johnson needed to have sources and evidence proving that Paige’s career was over before he published that story in Russo’s opinion.

Speaking about Dave Meltzer’s 5-star rating system, Gilbertti says the one ingredient that can be found in every 5-star match is that the two competitors look like they’re actually fighting. Gilbertti thinks there’s a misconception out there that being a good worker means you can do all kinds of crazy offensive moves. In reality, being a good worker means you can make your opponent’s offence look good.

He urges all young wrestlers today to watch Bret Hart versus Steve Austin from WrestleMania 12 because that was the best match of all time in his opinion, and both guys looked like they were actually fighting each other.

Given the way wrestlers work today, Gilbertti isn’t even sure how writers are supposed to write good promos for them. Promos can only work if the in-ring action looks like a fight, and when wrestlers go in the ring and work choreographed flip-flop matches, it’s impossible to take any of their promos seriously.

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Reason Hulk Hogan Is Not Returning to WWE

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As previously reported, WWE issued a statement to The Associate Press and indicated that they have no plans to bring back Hulk Hogan to the company anytime soon

“At this time, WWE remains committed to its decision,” WWE said in the statement.

Dave Meltzer discussed the statement released by WWE on today’s installment of Wrestling Observer Radio and indicated that the reason Hogan isn’t being brought back has to do with the sponsorship with WWE. The feeling right now is that advertisers aren’t ready to look past Hogan’s racist remarks he made in the leaked audio from his sex tape. Basically, not enough time has passed and WWE isn’t willing to take the risk.

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Chris Jericho’s Status for RAW 25th Anniversary Reportedly “Up In The Air”

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During the latest installment of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed Chris Jericho’s status for the RAW 25th Anniversary show and described the situation as “up in the air” for right now.

Meltzer said that as of Friday there wasn’t a finalized deal for Jericho to appear at the event. Meltzer said that both parties are still negotiating for the appearance on Monday and WWE will do everything they can to bring Jericho in because they are advertising him for the event.

We will keep you updated if Jericho’s status changes.

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Vince Russo’s The Brand Recap – Reigns’ Steroid Allegations, Balor Moving to 205 Live? Meltzer Claims to be Stronger Than Strowman, More!

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Russo is joined on today’s show by his co-host, Jeff Lane.

Speaking about the current steroid allegations facing Roman Reigns, Russo says he doesn’t consider this to be a big deal at all. He actually has no issue with grown men choosing to use steroids, and he compares it to some people choosing to smoke cigarettes. If you’re an adult and you’re aware of what you’re doing, why is this a big deal? He points out that actors like Sylvester Stallone have used steroids to prepare for movie roles in the past, so he doesn’t see why professional wrestling is so against this.

Lane mentions that PWTorch’s Wade Keller spoke about Johnny Gargano this past week, saying he’s a star who could really help turn 205 Live’s dropping viewership numbers around. Along with other stars such as Finn Balor and Hideo Itami, Gargano could make 205 Live entertaining programming according to Keller. Russo doesn’t agree with that statement at all, but he does give Keller credit for finally realizing that Balor needs to be moved from RAW to 205 Live.

In another audio clip, Keller said that Elias is only going to rise up and meet his potential when he stops playing his guitar in the ring eery week. Russo points out that if Keller had his way, he’d strip every character of their gimmicks. In this case, RAW’s roster would consist of 100 identical wrestlers with no character development or interesting gimmicks, and that’s not good.

Continuing with his thoughts on Elias, Russo thinks WWE’s booking of him has been brutal as of late. He can’t understand why they’d book Elias to be the opening act for The Miztourage every week when there are millions of other creative things they could be doing with him.

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Does Samoa Joe Need Surgery for Recent Injury?

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While appearing on Booker T’s Heated Conversations podcast, Samoa Joe discussed his recent injury and how long he’s expected to be out of action for.

“Anytime you miss one of the “Big 4” shows or, really, just shows in general it’s always sad to say. A younger version of me would definitely be stressing out and probably making this situation a lot worse. For me right now, I know what I need to do to get back and be healthy. I understand the time table and what I need to do to exceed that time table. I am more accepting of the process because I realize it’s unavoidable. Now it’s just about concentrating just getting back and being healthy.”

He continued, “As of right now it’s kind of a week to week thing. With these injuries sometimes these things can heal earlier and sometimes later. They are going to do a little bit of an ultrasound every week. They’re going to be giving me treatments. It’s not something that requires surgery. It’s basically a lot of time, rest, elevation and letting it heal. It just depends how quickly it’s going to heal. Hopefully it will be sooner than later. Obviously we’re going to be past the Rumble but I don’t know how much further past that.”

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Sasha Banks Says There Are Enough Women for Tag Team Titles

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Sky Sports recently interviewed Sasha Banks. Here are some highlights from the interview:

Sasha Banks on the case for women’s tag team titles: “I would love that. I think we have enough women on the roster now to actually have a women’s tag division. We’ve been given multiple storylines but at the same time, it’s very hard to accomplish something if you’re not actually fighting for anything. Only one woman can go after the women’s championship and I think if we had tag team championships we’d be able to create way more interesting storylines. We have tag matches all the time, every single week, so I say why not get a championship involved in that?”

Sasha Banks on her rivalry with Bayley: “That rivalry with Bayley is something I would love to pick back up because she has my number and that annoys me. I am the greatest women’s wrestler ever and I want to show the world that. I’m in no rush for it. I plan on being in WWE for a long time and that’s something we can pick up at any time.”

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Footage of Ricochet at the WWE Performance Center

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WWE has posted footage of Trevor “Ricochet” Mann at the WWE Performance Center. In the clip he talks about finally making it to WWE and said that he’s a unique wrestler who can go in the ring with any style of opponent. He said he’s excited to develop as a wrestler at the Performance Center.

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Reasons Why The Miz Shouldn’t Be The Next Intercontinental Champion

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The Miz recently reared his head again after filming a movie. He’s got his sights set on one thing and one thing only: the Intercontinental Championship. Roman Reigns dethroned him back in November, but the A-Lister has not forgotten. He’s back on the prowl, and he hopes to reclaim his gold.

But is Miz becoming an eight time champion really a good idea? For once, maybe it isn’t. Here are a few reasons why Miz might not be the right guy to defeat Roman Reigns.

Miz Is Already Established

Who would have thought that the Miz would be one of the most entertaining champions in WWE today? People hated him when he became WWE Champion, but he’s grown since then. He’s done so much for the Intercontinental Championship. He will forever be in the conversation for the greatest Intercontinental Champions. He could win the title and lose it 30 seconds later and he’d still be one of the best Intercontinental Champions.

The thing is, other people could benefit from a run with the white and gold. The Intercontinental Championship used to be given to guys as an opportunity to prove themselves. Sure, this led to some duds like Ezekiel Jackson, it also gave a spotlight to up and coming guys. Superstars like Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Kevin Owens, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, and many others all proved themselves while carrying the Great White. With Miz holding the belt pretty much all the time, it denies other superstars the opportunity that Miz himself took advantage of.

Think of cool and cocky Finn Balor running with his Good Brothers as the Intercontinental Champion. Or Elias singing about his new title. Imagine Samoa Joe putting to sleep all who dare look to dethrone him. Heck, maybe even Sheamus can win it so he can complete his Grand Slam and stop wrestling Seth Rollins, dear God.

It’s Getting Old

Ever since Wrestlemania 32, there have been 12 PPV matches for the Intercontinental Championship. Miz has been involved in 11 of those (the lone exception is Baron Corbin v. Dean Ambrose at Wrestlemania 33). That’s not even counting the numerous times the title’s been defended on TV since then. It’s crazy.

I like the Miz. I really do. You have to respect his work ethic, and his character work is amazing. But the Intercontinental title scene is getting old. Yes, he’s had some great matches (the Fatal Four-Way at Extreme Rules 2016, his series with Dolph Ziggler), but there’s also been its fair share of duds (Darren Young at Battleground 2016, Apollo Crews at Summerslam 2016). When Dean Ambrose arrived at Raw, there were so many new faces who could challenge him. Instead, it went back to Miz (another note: they should stop putting Ambrose in endless feuds [v. The Bar, v. The Miz, etc.]).

Miz really has done a lot for the title. His run on Smackdown was one of the best. On Raw, his reign was sort of listless, what with him talking a whole lot but not actually doing anything. Raw’s aimless midcard has suffered a bit, and while for a while Miz was also treading water, by having someone new claim the title, it gives them a new sense of direction. Miz can survive without the white and gold.

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CM Punk Fighting for UFC Again

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While speaking to The New York Post, Dana White was asked about CM Punk possibly having another fight in the UFC and confirmed that Punk will once again step into the octagon.

“I like that guy. He’s a good dude,” White said. “He wants one more. He wants to get another shot. I’m going to give it to him.”

It remains to be seen who his next opponent will be or when the fight will take place. Punk lost his first UFC debut fight against Mickey Gail in the first round via submission at UFC 203. Punk was expected to speak to Dana at UFC 218 regarding another fight but White said he was only there to support a teammate and they didn’t get a chance to talk.

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