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Backstage Update on Paige’s Return to WWE

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It was reported on Monday that Paige was at the WWE Performance Center training for her comeback.

Bryan Alvarez discussed Paige’s status on today’s installment of Wrestling Observer Live and provided further details on her return. Alvarez said that Paige was evaluated at the Performance Center and her neck checked out just fine. She is expected to return at any time now.

In regards to which brand Paige will be on, it’s very possible now that she is brought to the SmackDown Live brand instead of RAW because Asuka is headed to RAW.

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Early WWE No Mercy Betting Odds; Cause Of Death For Bobby Heenan; WWE Starrcade

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Bobby Heenan Interview

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Bobby Heenan’s Cause Of Death Revealed

The obituary for Bobby Heenan in the Tampa Bay Times has revealed The Brain’s cause of death. Apparently, Heenan died due to organ failure due to throat cancer. Heenan was originally diagnosed with throat cancer in 2002.

According to his daughter Jessica Solt, “It was just his time.”

WWE Talent Already Tossing Around Starrcade Match Ideas

As we reported yesterday, WWE is bringing back Starrcade. The event will air on the WWE Network and take place on November 25th from The Greensboro Coliseum. Since Starrcade was Dusty Rhodes’ brain child when he was an executive producer and booker for Jim Crockett Promotions and the NWA, his family is already tossing around ideas for matches for the show.

Matt seems ok with that….but he may want a couple of other people to show up as well.

While this will probably never happen, it’s still nice to envision.

Early WWE No Mercy Betting Odds

WWE No Mercy is this Sunday, and the odds are already rolling in for the RAW brand PPV. Right now, Brock is a slight favorite to retain his Unversal Title and Ambrose and Rollins have the edge in the RAW Tag Team Title match.

Just a reminder, the minus indicates the favorite and the plus is for the underdog. The number after the plus or minus tells us how favored or unfavored the competitors are.

WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar -300 vs Braun Strowman +187.

WWE RAW Women’s Championship Fatal Five Way
Alexa Bliss +120 vs Sasha Banks +225 vs Nia Jax +250 vs Bayley +300 vs Emma +1200.

WWE Intercontinental Championship
The Miz -110 vs Jason Jordan -137.

WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins -225 vs Sheamus & Cesaro +150.

Roman Reigns -200 vs John Cena +150.

Finn Bálor -187 vs Bray Wyatt +137.

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Shayna Baszler Signs With WWE; WWE Teases Paige’s Return To In-Ring Action

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WWE Paige

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Paige At WWE Performance Center

It looks like Paige is on her way back to a WWE ring. Yesterday, she sent out a picture of the WWE’s Performance Center in Orlando on her Instagram page, saying that it was a great day there.

Went to see an old friend today. Good to be back there! @wwe #RoadBackToMyHouse

A post shared by Paige WWE (@realpaigewwe) on

Then, WWE “teased” her return with an article tweet and article on their website earlier today.

Paige has been out of action for more than a year with everything from a neck injury, surgery, and rehab to Wellness Policy violations that kept her off of WWE television. There’s no word on the exact date of her return, but it looks like it will be sooner rather than later.

Shayna Baszler Signs With WWE

The runner up in the Mae Young Classic Tournament, Shayna Baszler, has reportedly signed with WWE. The news of Shayna’s signing came from and was confirmed by fellow MMA Four Horsewoman member Jessamyn Duke on her twitch video gaming channel.

Baszler, 37, has wrestled all over the globe, as well as earning her stripes in the MMA world. She is the current AIW Women’s Champion. The Queen Of Spades has also held the DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship and the Premier Women’s Championship. She’s also been a regular with SHIMMER and Stardom in Japan.

There’s no word on when Baszler will make her NXT television debut, but she was working the Florida loop house shows recently.

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WrestleCade Invites Cody Rhodes to This Year’s Event

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As previously reported, WWE is presenting a Starrcade event on November 25th, which takes place the same weekend as WrestleCade. Michael Hayes put out a public invitation to former WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes on Twitter for him to appear at the WWE Starcadde event.

WrestleCade has now put out a public invite to Cody as well. They posted the following on Twitter:

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Alex Riley Reacts to Name Drop on Monday’s RAW

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As seen on Monday’s episode of RAW, Roman Reigns cut a promo on John Cena and reference Alex Riley when shooting on his WWE No Mercy opponent.

Riley responded to his name being mentioned on this week’s episode of RAW on Twitter. He sent out the following:

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Vince Russo’s The Brand Recap – Remembering Bobby Heenan, McMahon Laughing in the face of Head Trauma, Why Is WWE Ignoring Facts? More!

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Russo is joined on today’s show by Big Vito.

Russo opens today’s show by sending his prayers and best wishes to the family and friends of Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan, who passed away on Sunday. Russo says that Heenan is undoubtably one of the greatest Managers, announcers, and on-screen personalities of all time, and he will be sorely missed.

Russo recalls working with Heenan during his time in WCW. He says that at that time, there were some rumblings backstage that Heenan’s drinking was beginning to affect his performance on screen, and people were starting to call for his job. Russo went to bat for Heenan in those discussions but shortly after Russo was sent home, Heenan was replaced at the commentary booth by Mark Madden.

For a long period of time Heenan had heat with Russo because he was under the impression that Russo was the reason he was let go from WCW. In reality, Russo wasn’t even present within the company at that time. Years later, Russo wanted to bury the hatchet with Heenan and make it known to him that he wasn’t the reason Heenan was let go from WCW.

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Plans for Bobby Roode’s Next Feud on SmackDown Live

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Bryan Alvarez mentioned on Wrestling Observer Live that Dolph Ziggler mocking past and present WWE Superstars will eventually build to a match between Bobby Roode and Ziggler in the coming weeks. Alvarez speculates that Ziggler will mock Roode’s entrance, which will set up the match between the two.

WWE is currently advertising Ziggler vs. Roode at the upcoming WWE Starrcade event that will take place at the Greenboro Coliseum on November 25th. This could be an indication that the feud between the two could be a long-term one and not just a one-off match.

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Early Favorites to Win at Sunday’s WWE No Mercy Event

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Here are the early betting odds for Sunday’s WWE No Mercy event, courtesy of Bet Wrestling:

WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar(c) -300 vs. Braun Strowman +187

WWE RAW Women’s Championship – Fatal Fiveway
Alexa Bliss(c) +120
Sasha Banks +225
Nia Jax +250
Bayley +300
Emma +1200

WWE Intercontinental Championship
The Miz(c) -110 vs. Jason Jordan -137

WWE Raw Tag Team Championships
Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins -225 vs. Sheamus & Cesaro +150

Roman Reigns -200 vs. John Cena +150

Finn Balor -187 vs. Bray Wyatt +137

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Conversation with the Big Guy Recap – Cena/Reigns Promo Wars, WWE Network Tournaments, Ric Flair’s Recovery, More!

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Ryback is joined on today’s show by his co-host Pat Buck.

Buck and Ryback discuss the ongoing promo wars between Roman Reigns and John Cena. Buck asks Ryback if he thinks Cena went too far by bringing up Reigns’ failed drug test on RAW last week. Ryback doesn’t think Cena went too far by bringing that up, but he does admit that Cena is continuing to point out Reigns’ flaws even though Reigns is the new, young star and Cena is the outgoing 40-year old veteran.

Ryback mentions that he went through a similar situation when he was working a program with Cena a few years ago. Cena was taking some similar verbal shots at Ryback, and every time Ryback came up with a few lines to combat Cena in a promo, he was told by WWE officials that “…you can’t say that to John”. Ryback assumes that this is how Cena has been able to get the better of everyone on the mic throughout the years.

Buck mentions that Smackdown Live drew a great rating last week, with the return of Mr. McMahon to WWE programming. Ryback says that while some people are suggesting that McMahon bladed or worked a cut for Kevin Owens’ head butt, the man is also 73-years old, and he’s probably going to be legitimately busted open by that head butt every single time.

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Updated WWE No Mercy Card; Cody & Brandi Rhodes React To WWE Starrcade

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Starrcade returning in November

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Rhodes Family Not Too Thrilled About WWE Resurrecting Starrcade

As we reported this morning, WWE has resurrected Starrcade and will be having the show as a WWE Network special on November 25th, from The Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. After news broke of the show coming back under WWE’s name, Cody and Brandi Rhodes took to Twitter to let their opinions on the matter be heard.

Starrcade was one of the brain children of Dusty Rhodes while he was with the NWA and Jim Crockett Promotions, and the annual event was the flagship show of the promotion until the final one in 2000. Kind of surprising that Hayes responded to Cody, though. It’s probably more like rubbing salt in a wound, though.

Updated No Mercy Card

With Bayley’s return from injury on tonight’s RAW, the line-up for Sunday’s No Mercy has changed. She has been added to the RAW Women’s Title Match, making it a Fatal Five Way. Also, Jason Jordan won the main event to win a shot at Miz’s IC Title on Sunday.

Here’s the current match card for Sunday’s show.

WWE Universal Title
Brock Lesnar vs Braun Strowman.

WWE Intercontinental Title
The Miz vs Jason Jordan.

RAW Women’s Title Fatal Five Way
Alexa Bliss vs Bayley vs Sasha Banks vs Nia Jax vs Emma.

RAW Tag Team Titles
Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins vs Cesaro and Sheamus.

WWE Cruiserweight Title
Neville vs Enzo Amore

Roman Reigns vs John Cena.

Finn Bálor vs Bray Wyatt.

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