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Shawn Michaels Working NXT Live Events This Weekend

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Shawn Michaels indicated on Twitter that he will be working the NXT Live Events this weekend in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

PWInsider reports that Michaels will be working as a producer at these events. While Michaels has been helping out at the performance center, this will be his first time on the road with the yellow brand.

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Alberto El Patron Remains Suspended

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During today’s Global Force Wrestling conference Call with Dutch Mantell and Bruce Prichard, it was noted that Alberto El Patron’s suspension has not been lifted, despite him being cleared as a suspect in the Orlando airport incident with Paige from earlier this month.

It was noted during the call that the company is conducting their own internal investigation and once they come to a conclusion, a decision will be made.

“We’re doing an internal review of it because it’s something we don’t take lightly,” Mantel said. “When that’s completed, we will release our findings.”

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Anthem Sports Refusing to Negotiate with The Hardy Boyz

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It doesn’t look like you will see the “BROKEN” gimmick being used by Matt and Jeff Hardy on WWE programming anytime soon, as Anthem no longer wants to negotiate with The Hardy Boyz anymore.

While speaking to Sports Illustrated, Anthem’s Ed Nordholm touched based on the on-going issues between Anthem Sports and the rights to the “BROKEN” gimmick. When asked if The Hardy Boyz initial investment of $3000 into the gimmick would change the dynamic of the ownership, Nordholm explained why he doesn’t think it does.

“No. The company spent millions of dollars producing television last year, including all of the shows that incorporate the various aspects of the “Broken Brilliance.” I don’t know whether Jeff and Matt had some out-of-pocket expenses that they might have had on the volcano and the like, but that would not change, in any way, shape, or form, what their contracts say about who owns the IP. If they had some out-of-pocket expenses, they certainly never brought them to my attention. To suggest that they somehow funded the show is absurd.”

When asked about the possibly selling the intellectual property, Nordholm revealed that the door has been shut on The Hardy Boyz and they never plan on negotiating with them again.

“I’ve stopped thinking about this. We have a show to put on, and a company and a brand. We’ve got things on our plate that are more important than sorting out the “Broken Brilliance.” I made a genuine effort to resolve something to benefit the Hardys as a goodwill gesture to Matt. It didn’t reach a conclusion and we’re moving on. We’re not going back to it, I’m not interested in opening a new dialogue, I’m not interested in opening another conversation about it. We made our best effort, it didn’t happen, and I’m not going to negotiate all over again.”

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Reby Sky Says Ed Nordholm Is Lying Through His Yellow Canadian Teeth!

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It didn’t take long for Reby Hardy to respond to Ed Nordholm’s claims to Sports Illustrated regarding the on-going situation with the “BROKEN” gimmick. Nordholm basically said that the negotiations are closed with The Hardy Boyz and they don’t plan to revisit the possibility of selling the gimmick to them at all.

Reby, who has been very vocal about the whole ordeal, has took to her Twitter account to address Nordholm’s recent remarks and claimed that he’s “lying through his yellow Canadian teeth.”

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WWE SmackDown Ratings, Viewership (7/25/17): A Small Ratings Drop

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People prefer to watch opinionated cable news on Tuesday nights. SmackDown Live saw a very small dip in its viewership last night. The July 26 episode of SmackDown Live averaged 2.535 million viewers, which was enough to be number three for the night behind MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show (2.799 million viewers) and Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight (2.544 million viewers).

Last night’s SmackDown Live was the first show since Sunday’s Battleground show that saw The New Day become SmackDown Tag Team Champions and Kevin Owens as the new United States Champion. During SmackDown Live, Chris Jericho made his surprise return and competed against Owens and AJ Styles for the United States Championship in the show’s main event. Styles was victorious and is now in his second United States Championship reign.

Yesterday’s show also featured John Cena challenging WWE Champion Jinder Mahal, but instead Cena will have to compete against Shinsuke Nakamura next week to determine the No. 1 contender for Mahal’s title at SummerSlam.

Not only did SmackDown Live lose in overall viewership but it also lost in the lucrative 18-49 year-old ratings demographic. SmackDown Live averaged a 0.77 rating in that key demo, just narrowly losing to Discovery Channel’s Sharks and the City: LA’s 0.78 rating.

As Top Rope Press reported, RAW also encountered a small viewership drop from last week’s 3.153 million viewers to this week’s 3.067 million viewers.

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NJPW G1 Climax 27 Preview (7/27/17): B Block Matches Resume

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The NJPW G1 Climax 27 tournament continues tomorrow, with B Block tourney matches resuming. Tomorrow’s show will stream live from Niigata’s Ao-re Nagaoka on NJPW World and will begin at 5:30 am EDT. In tomorrow’s main event, Kenny Omega will face off with Michael Elgin.

Other B Block tournament matches include MiSu vs EVIL, SANADA vs Toru Yano, and Juice Robinson vs Tama Tonga, and Cozy vs Okada.

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Day 8 Match Card

Ren Narita & Syota Umino vs El Desperado & Zack Sabre Jr.

Ryusuke Taguchi & Togi Makabe vs Yuji Nagata & Hirai Kawato.

Katsuya Kitamura, Tomoyuki Oka, & Kota Ibushi vs Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi, & Chase Owens.

Jado & Tomohiro Ishii vs Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI.

David Finlay & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto.

G1 Climax 27 B Block Tournament Match
Juice Robinson vs Tama Tonga.

G1 Climax 27 B Block Tournament Match
Toru Yano vs SANADA.

G1 Climax 27 B Block Tournament Match
Minoru Suzuki vs EVIL.

G1 Climax 27 B Block Tournament Match
Satoshi Kojima vs Kazuchika Okada.

G1 Climax 27 B Block Tournament Match
Michael Elgin vs Kenny Omega.

You can join me on Twitter at @AbbeyA, as I’ll be live tweeting day eight of NJPW’s G1 Climax 27 beginning Thursday morning at 5:30 am EDT.

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Lana No Longer Signing Autographs, Pictures?; Carmella On New ‘Total Divas’ Season

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Lana’s Rule For Fans

It was a rough night for SmackDown Live’s Lana last night. She teamed with Tamina in a losing effort against Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair, and the Richmond, West Virginia, crowd were heard chanting “You Can’t Wrestle” to the Ravishing Russian. In a series of tweets last night, she did delete one that originally stated:

“Come at me with your ignorant pathetic villager tweets & I’ll CRUSH your pathetic soul! WIN or LOSE I AM STILL RAVISHING!”

The other tweets she has yet to delete called fans “cowards” who hide behind their iPhones and tweet negativity towards her. She said these are the same people who would still ask her for an autograph or picture. Likely sticking to kayfabe, Lana says she will no longer abide to fans’ requests.

Carmella on New “Total Divas” Season

The new upcoming season of E!’s Total Divas will feature three new female superstars: Nia Jax, Alexa Bliss, and Carmella. To promote the new season, Carmella chatted with Muscle and Fitness: Hers about the new opportunities in the WWE including Total Divas. Speaking about hanging out more with fellow SmackDown Live superstars Natalya and Naomi, Carmella said,

“I mean, we’re actually always all together on the road, so you know it wouldn’t hurt to just add a camera in front of us. I’m excited because I think this is such an amazing time for the women in the WWE and female wrestlers in general. There’s so much going on in women’s wrestling right now, and I was just excited to kind of show what we do and what we’re all about and I know that Total Divas is about six seasons now and there’s Total Bellas and everything. So I’m excited to kind of share, you know, my story and what I am all about here in the WWE.”

“It’s definitely not something I’m used to. Being a WWE superstar, I mean…there’s a difference between Carmella on Smackdown Live and Carmella in real life. But, I mean I guess that is what you sign up for when doing a reality show. So, you know, one of the struggles I’m facing this season is a real-life struggle, with my boyfriend Big Cass, who’s on Raw, and I’m on Smackdown. So, you know, we see each other one day a week if we’re lucky. Sometimes we have to go a few weeks without seeing each other, sometimes we’re traveling on different, separate tours, to different countries. But, I mean, it is what it is, so there’s nothing we can do about it, we make do and we make the most of our time together that we do get. So again that is something that we struggle with, and I’m excited because I think you can kind of get to know us because we’ve been very private with our relationship, a lot of people don’t realize we’ve been together for almost four years. So, I’m excited for people to kind of get to know us and see, you know, what we’re all about.”

The start date for Total Divas hasn’t been announced, but it will air this fall. While Carmella, Bliss, and Jax enter the next season, fans will no longer see Eva Marie, Paige and Renee Young as main characters on the E! program.

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The Rock Comments On WWE Couple’s Baby; Daniel Bryan, Renee Young In New ‘Smacking Talk’

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The Baby’s Eyebrow

On late Wednesday morning, people got to see a new image of Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan’s new baby, Birdie Joe Danielson, show off a characteristic from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Birdie Joe is shown raising her right eyebrow, similar to the fashion The Rock would raise his brow during his WWE segments. Johnson was quick to response to The Bellas’ picture, commending the beautiful baby’s eyebrow is “way better” than his eyebrow could ever be.

The New “Talking Smack”

One of the top stories this month is WWE’s cancelation of the weekly edition of “Talking Smack.” The WWE Network-exclusive program would feature SmackDown Live superstars to follow up and expand on storylines and give talent a less scripted platform to work on. Talking Smack will only resume after pay per views with the SmackDown Live roster.

Renee Young and Daniel Bryan, who were the usual co-hosts of the show, were disappointed with the news but returned with a “rogue” edition of the new “Smacking Talk.” Following last night’s SmackDown Live, Daniel Bryan and Renee Young premiered its new show on Twitter. The short episode made fun of RAW’s Kurt Angle and Jason Jordan storyline, this time with Bryan revealing he’s Chad Gable’s father. Gable didn’t buy it, but it made for a fun premiere.

Will Smacking Talk continue next Tuesday? We’ll have to wait to find out.

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AJ Styles Reacts to Taking Back the WWE United States Title

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As seen on Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown Live, AJ Styles participated and won a Fatal 3-Way match for the United States Championship against Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens. WWE posted a Fallout video where Styles talks to Renee Young about his win.

In the video, Styles says he just proved that Owens isn’t the man to carry the US Title, which he’s been telling people. AJ would go on to mention that the title represents the workhorse of WWE and that is AJ Styles.

Styles also posted the following on Twitter regarding the victory:

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Paige Reacts to False Reports of Arrest Warrant Being Issued

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Several non-reliable websites reported yesterday that Orlando PD issued an arrest warrant over the Orlando airport incident that involved Paige and Alberto El Patron. The report claimed that the District Attorney was moving forward with the charges and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

Paige addressed these false reports on Twitter with the following remarks:

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