WWE Smackdown (Non-Spoilers) For Tonight’s Show

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings Tuesday night in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The show will air on tonight on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here are the matches you will see on the show.

-Mark Henry and Big E vs. The Real Americans

-Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio

-Batista vs. Dolph Ziggler

-A.J. Lee vs. Cameron

-Daniel Bryan and The Uso Brothers vs. Kane and The New Age Outlaws

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Vitor Belfort Says He Didn’t Voluntarily Withdraw From UFC 173; Says He’s Fighting Weidman-Machida Winner

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It was announced by the UFC last night that Vitor Belfort was out of the main event of UFC 173 against middleweight champion Chris Weidman. The man replacing Belfort would be former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.

Belfort released a statement a short time ago stating he didn’t voluntarily withdraw from the Weidman fight and has been promised by the UFC that he will face the Weidman-Machida winner.

Translation from Google:

“I never give up the fight at UFC 173 and never said that. … The UFC decided to put another opponent in my place because I didn’t have time to fit the new rules of the NSAC. According to the UFC, I will face the winner of Weidman vs Lyotto within the new regulations of all the athletic commissions.

I’m sorry that this happened, and I appreciate the strength and understanding of all fans, sponsors, UFC and athletic commissions”.

That is different from the statement Belfort made last night through the UFC.

“The Nevada State Athletic Commission recently altered its policy and no longer will permit testosterone use exemptions, and will not permit a TRT program,” Belfort stated. “As other jurisdictions may follow suit, I am going to drop my TRT program and compete in MMA without it.

“Given the time constraints involved between now and my proposed next bout in May, I have determined not to apply for a license to fight in Nevada at this time.”

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Vitor Belfort Out of UFC 173, Lyoto Machida to Face Chris Weidman

belfortposeJust hours after the Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to ban therapeutic use exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy, Vitor Belfort pulled out of his upcoming middleweight title bout against Chris Weidman at UFC 173.  Former champion Lyoto Machida has already agreed to square off against Weidman for the title.

“The Nevada State Athletic Commission recently altered its policy and no longer will permit testosterone use exemptions, and will not permit a TRT program,” Belfort said in a statement.  ”As other jurisdictions may follow suit, I am going to drop my TRT program and compete in MMA without it.  Given the time constraints involved between now and my proposed next bout in May, I have determined not to apply for a license to fight in Nevada at this time.”

UFC 173 takes place on May 24 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Belfort was riding a three-fight winning streak, defeating Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold and Dan Henderson, all by knockout.  All three of these bouts took place in Brazil where he was allowed to continue to use TRT.

That was going to come under scrutiny once Belfort was given the title shot against Weidman in Las Vegas.  He would first have to apply for a license in Nevada where he failed a drug test for elevated testosterone in 2006.  Belfort would have been required to go before the NSAC and apply for a license as well as an exemption for TRT use.

Now, Machida get his chance to reclaim the UFC middleweight championship against Weidman at UFC 173.  Machida is coming off a unanimous decision win over Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night on February 15.

WWE NXT Arrival Results From February 27, 2014

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February 27, 2014
Full Sail University Arena
Winter Park, Florida

NXT-Pre Show: The WWE NXT Arrival Kickoff pre-show starts with Renee Young, Bret Hart, Paul Heyman and Kevin Nash. We’re live outside of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The NXT Universe is hype tonight. Bret says he’s honored to be here tonight. Nash says he skipped his wife’s birthday today so he could be a part of something special. Heyman jokes and has Renee re-introduce him as the greatest manager of all-time. Renee plugs social media and the hashtag for tonight is #NXTArrival. We go to a NXT video package. Renee asks what NXT means to Heyman. Heyman says it’s the future. The next RAW Superstar, the next WrestleMania main eventer will come through the doors of NXT. We cut to a video package on the WWE Performance Center.

We come back to the panel. Nash jokes about how the Performance Center would have helped his career, making him the #1 aerial wrestler ever. Bret talked about coming from Stu Hart’s Dungeon and how everything comes together at the Performance Center. Heyman talks about always looking for the next Paul Heyman Guy and how he has a whole locker room full of talents at NXT. We get a video looking at some of the WWE Superstars who have come through NXT. We come back to the panel and the crowd outside is really hot tonight. Nash talks about comparisons between the nWo and The Shield – incredible tenacity and teamwork. Nash predicts each member of The Shield will have incredible singles careers. Bret says The Shield’s strongest card is their unpredictability.

Renee gives props to the NXT fans who pack each set of tapings and attend the live events. Heyman is down with some of the fans and a mic. He talks to one fan with a Heyman t-shirt on. Heyman lets the guy take a selfie with him. Another fan says she’s here to see all the matches, just like the first guy. Heyman says NXT has truly arrived and sends it back to Renee. She talks about tonight’s top matchesHeyman talks about how solid the NXT Divas division is. We see footage from earlier today where Natalya had a talk with Emma in the ring about the match against Paige. Natalya tells her to enjoy this because these are the moments of her life. They hug and Emma gets emotional.

Bret talks about the respect he has for Paige. We see footage from earlier today of Tensai interviewing Paige. Paige says the title represents strength and dominance. Paige talks about Emma goofing around on RAW and SmackDown and says she can’t handle this. Renee reveals that The Ascension will defend their titles tonight but we don’t know who their opponents are yet. Nash talks about what makes The Ascension strong. Nash says they are the future, the total package. We talk about the main event next. The panel talks about what it’s like winning a major title for the first time. We see Alex Riley talking to Bo Dallas earlier. Bret predicts Adrian Neville win and talks about how cocky Bo is. Nash brings up a cocky friend of his, Shawn Michaels and predicts Bo will retain. We go to General Manager JBL, who announces Cesaro vs. Zayn will kick off the show. We go to a promo video.

“WWE NXT Arrival”

First Match: Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro

They lock up and go at it. Cesaro shoves Zayn to the corner. We get dueling chants as Cesaro kicks Zayn in the back of the head. Cesaro with a takedown but they trade holds. Cesaro with a dropkick. Zayn counters a move and goes for a hurricanrana but Cesaro catches him. Zayn blocks a Cesaro Swing and sends Cesaro to the floor. Zayn with a kick through the ropes. Zayn runs the ropes and leaps out, taking Cesaro down. Fans chant “this is awesome.” Zayn comes off the top for a crossbody but Cesaro catches him with a backbreaker for a two count. They end up on the floor and Cesaro whips Zayn into the barrier. Cesaro brings it back in but tosses Zayn out the other side of the ring. Cesaro slams Zayn into the steel steps and kicks him. Another shot into the apron by Cesaro.

Cesaro brings it back in the ring but tosses Zayn right back out. Zayn fights back on the floor but Cesaro sends him into the barrier. Cesaro slams Zayn back into the ring and covers for a 2 count. Cesaro tosses Zayn to the floor once again. Cesaro with a stomp to the head. Cesaro drops Zayn over top of the barrier and rams him back into the apron. Zayn fights back with kicks to the head. Zayn goes to leap through the ropes like he did in their first 2 of 3 Falls Match but Cesaro hits him in mid-air with an uppercut. The crowd chants “holy s–t.”

Cesaro slams Zayn’s leg into the ring post and stomps away on the knee now. Zayn breaks out of a hold with kicks to the head but Cesaro stomps down on the knee for another two count. Zayn looks to make a comeback but Cesaro continues working on the injured knee. Zayn fights back again but Cesaro drops him into a single crab. Zayn breaks the hold by getting to the bottom rope. Cesaro runs into an elbow and a kick. Zayn dumps Cesaro over the top out to the floor. Zayn with a springboard moonsault from the apron to the floor but Cesaro catches him in mid-air with a big backbreaker on the ramp. Zayn makes it back in right before the 10 count. Zayn catches Cesaro with a big exploder suplex into the corner. Zayn with a two count. Zayn goes for another suplex but Cesaro hits him with elbows. Zayn with a Blue Thunderbomb for a two count. Zayn gets a Koji Clutch applied but Cesaro breaks it and applies another leg submission.

Zayn finally makes it to the bottom rope. Zayn blocks a Cesaro Swing with a roll up for two count. Cesaro gets the Swing going this time and hits it. Cesaro with a big running uppercut in the corner for a close two count. Zayn with a two count. Cesaro with a double stomp to the head for a two count. Fans chant “this is awesome” again. Cesaro blocks a top rope hurricanrana and goes for a powerbomb but Zayn blocks that and hits the hurricanrana any way. Zayn with the big running boot in the corner and a close two count. Another “we the people” chant.

Cesaro drops Zayn with an uppercut. Cesaro with another big uppercut. Zayn goes down after yet another big uppercut. They trade shots in the middle of the ring now. Zayn with a big suplex across the ring. Zayn charges but runs into a big boot. Cesaro with a Neutralizer but Zayn blocks it for a two count. Another amazing sequence from Zayn for a two count. Cesaro with a big uppercut in the middle of the air for just a one count. Zayn powers up but Cesaro hits another running uppercut and a Neutralizer for the win

Winner: Cesaro

After the match, Cesaro leaves but comes back down the ramp. He enters the ring and looks down at Zayn. Fans chant for them to hug it out. Cesaro pulls Zayn up and they embrace.

Second Match: Mojo Rawley vs. CJ Parker

They lock up and Mojo sends him to the corner. They run the ropes and Mojo nails a big backdrop for a two count. Mojo takes Parker back down by his arm. Mojo runs into a big boot in the corner. Parker with a running clothesline for a 1 count. Parker keeps control but Mojo fights back from the corner. Parker unloads in the corner. Mojo with a big splash in the corner. And another. Mojo with the butt bump and the Hyper Drive for the win.

Winner: Mojo Rawley

Emma was shown backstage getting prepared for her women’s championship match later on tonight. We get a promo about Emma’s background. We get a promo hyping up the NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension.

Third Match: WWE NXT Tag Team Championship Match

The Ascension (c) vs. Too Cool

Viktor and Christopher start the match off. Viktor misses but strikes first. Christopher with a shoulder. He dances and Viktor turns it around with uppercuts and chops. Konnor comes in and nails a big leg drop for a two count. Konnor with a big shoulder off the ropes, and another. Konnor with a third shoulder block off the ropes. Konnor takes Christopher to the corner and beats him down. Konnor with big kicks to the gut and a big boot. Viktor tags back in and covers for a two count. Viktor stomps away now.

Viktor with a suplex and another 2 count. Viktor keeps Christopher down with a headlock now. Christopher finally fights out with a jawbreaker. Christopher with right hands. Scotty 2 Hotty finally tags in and unloads on Viktor. Konnor comes in and catches a right hand. Viktor cuts 2 Hotty off and they trade holds. More back and forth. Viktor runs into a big boot. More right hands from 2 Hotty. Viktor misses a splash in the corner. Scotty slams his face in the mat. Christopher tosses Konnor to the floor. Scotty does the worm but Viktor blocks the finish and knocks Christopher to the floor. Viktor with a big clothesline and tag to Konnor. The Ascension readies and hits Fall of Man on Scotty for the win.

Winner: Still NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension

We get a highlight package of Paige’s career. We come back to the NXT Arena. Stephanie McMahon comes out, the crowd chants “You Still Got It” she says she never lost it. McMahon will be doing the ring announcing for the NXT Womens Championship Match.

Fourth Match: WWE NXT Womens Championship Match

Paige (c) vs. Emma

Paige goes right to Emma and shoves her. They go at it and start brawling around. Paige with a big kick to the gut as she yells at Emma to bring it. Emma blocks a Paige Turner and they trade holds. Emma goes for a slingshot but it’s blocked for a two count. Paige with a dropkick and a two count. Paige with a scoop slam and another two count. Dueling chants from the fans as Paige takes her to the mat. It looks like Paige’s mouth is bleeding but it’s lipstick on her teeth. They get back on their feet and fight into the corner. Paige with back elbows and a boot to the throat. Emma counters and takes her leg out.

More back and forth. Paige blocks the Emma Lock. Paige with knees to the chest. Emma takes her leg out on the apron and Paige goes down. Emma with a 1 count. Emma with the Dil-Emma submission on the ropes. Emma hits the Emma Sandwich, a crossbody low in the corner, for another two count. We get dueling chants from the crowd again. Emma with another submission before taking Paige to the mat with another hold. Emma with a 2 count. More offense by Emma and another pin attempt. Paige turns it around and drops Emma on the apron. Emma slams Paige into the turnbuckle and they climb to the top. Paige goes for a superplex but it’s blocked. Emma with a big sitdown powerbomb for a two count.

They trade shots and Paige hits a big kick. Paige hits the Paige Turner but Emma kicks out and Paige is shocked. Apparently that’s the first time someone has kicked out of the move in NXT. Paige applies a rare submission – a Scorpion Crosslock, and gets the win.

Winner: Still NXT Womens Champion~ Paige

Fifth Match: Xavier Woods vs. Tyler Breeze

We go to the ring and out comes Xavier Woods followed by Tyler Breeze. The live feed stops and won’t resume, the only thing that plays are matches that have already happened. It appears some fans are not experiencing troubles while some are. The WWE.com stream is fine and the match ended when Alexander Rusev came out and cleaned house. Lana was with him.

We get a promo for tonight’s main event.

We go to the ring where ladders are set up everywhere. Shawn Michaels comes out with the NXT Title and gets a big pop. He’s really honored to be here tonight. Fans chant for one more match and Shawn jokes about not wanting to come out of retirement. HBK talks about ladder matches and plugs his new Mr. WrestleMania DVD. HBK says we are about to see two very talented young men but only one has the chance to step into history and step into greatness.

Sixth Match: Ladder Match for the NXT Heavyweight Championship

Bo Dallas (c) vs. Adrian Neville

The bell rings and Bo goes to the apron for a ladder. Neville attacks with kicks and knees. Neville flips around the ring and Bo runs into a boot. Neville with a missile dropkick. He goes back to the top but comes down when Bo rolls to the apron. Bo takes out Neville’s leg and mounts him with right hands. Bo with stomps and right hands. Bo beats Neville around and keeps control. Bo with a big clothesline. Bo looks up at the title and goes back to work. Neville ends upside down on the ropes. Bo grabs a ladder and brings it back to the ring. Neville leaps and kicks the ladder into Bo at ringside. Neville leaps out with a big splash and mounts Bo with right hands.

Bo sends Neville into the steel steps. Bo works Neville over on the floor and slams him into the apron. Bo brings another ladder and charges but Neville ducks and the ladder slides into the ring. Neville backdrops Bo on the ramp. Neville goes back in the ring and climbs for the title. Bo launches a ladder into him and Neville falls to the mat. Neville then sends Dallas tumbling from a ladder. They struggle for a ladder and Bo rams Neville back into the corner with it. Bo wedges a ladder into the corenr and tries to catapult Neville under it. Neville gets to his feet and nails a DDT out of the corner. Neville climbs up again but Bo pushes him off. They struggle again, bump heads and a ladder falls on Neville.

Bo with right hands in the corner and a clothesline. Bo gets sent head first into the turnbuckle. Neville climbs for the title but Bo meets him at the top and they trade shots. Bo pulls Neville into the ladder and they both fall off. Bo tosses Neville to the apron. Neville kicks Bo in the head and he goes down. Neville leaps onto the ladder and goes for the title but Bo jumps on his back and stops him. Bo tries to German suplex Neville from the ladder but he hangs on. Bo grabs him for a powerbomb. Bo sends Neville flying into the wedged ladder in the corner. Neville slams Bo on top of a ladder. Neville with a big 450 on top of Bo. Bo rolls out to the floor while Neville climbs for the title. Neville retrieves the title for the win.

Winner: New NXT Heavyweight Champion~ Adrian Neville

-After the match, Neville celebrates with the title. We see John Cena sitting next to our own Brian Fritz and others in the crowd applauding Neville on his victory. Arrival goes off the air with Neville celebrating.

JPOV: This was awesome these are moments that remind you why you’re a wrestling fan in the first place. Very impressed with the production of the NXT Arrival show. The commentating group of Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips and William Regal were really good. One word to describe the Cesaro and Sami Zayn Match…. AWESOME!. Tremendous Womens Championship Match with Paige and Emma. Great Main Event right there and happy that Adrian Neville capture the NXT Championship

Josh’s Grade for NXT Arrival: 10/10

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NXT Arrival Talk, WWE Network Woes, Conference Call with Triple H

Michael and Steve come back on the latest Between the Ropes ‘Flagship’ show to discuss everything happening with the WWE Network, what they expect from NXT’s first flagship show, and various other news in the world of professional wrestling. Plus, they answer your questions live on-air!

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Dana White Releases A Statement Encouraging All States To Support The TRT Ruling By The State Of Nevada

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Less than an hour ago, we reported that the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned (TUE) therapeutic use exemptions for (TRT) testosterone replacement therapy effective immediately. A short time ago, UFC President Dana White released a statement to the press.

“The Ultimate Fighting Championship fully supports the decision made today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding the immediate termination of therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). We believe our athletes should compete based on their natural abilities and on an even playing field. We also intend to honor this ruling in international markets where, due to a lack of governing bodies, the UFC oversees regulatory efforts for our live events. We encourage all athletic commissions to adopt this ruling.”

Will other country and state athletic commissions follow the lead of Nevada?

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Nevada State Athletic Commission Bans Testosterone Replacement Therapy For All Fighters

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A few moments ago, the Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to ban therapeutic use exemptions for (TRT) testosterone replacement therapy effective immediately.

If any athlete has a TUE, no state commission will recognize it. Any fighter who competes in MMA, boxing and kickboxing will not be allowed to apply for an exemption going forward.

Some of the notables who have or had a TUE in the past include Vitor Belfort, Frank Mir, Chael Sonnen and Dan Henderson.

Brett Okamoto from ESPN.com got comment from UFC President Dana White regarding the news.

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Diamond Dallas Page To Induct Jake Roberts Into The WWE Hall Of Fame

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It was announced a few weeks ago that Jake Roberts will be inducted into this years WWE Hall of Fame. As of this writing, The Ultimate Warrior and Lita will be joining Roberts in this years class.

The question was, who would induct Roberts? We got that answer today as Diamond Dallas Page will induct his mentor.

ATLANTA, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — There will be plenty of action outside the ring this spring at WWE’s Wrestlemania- thanks to 3-time WCW Professional Wrestling Champion Diamond Dallas Page. Page will be bringing his revolutionary fitness system DDP YOGA to New Orleans April 4th and 5th, to coincide with the biggest weekend in wrestling.

Page will be hosting his intensive DDP YOGA workshops at the Holiday Inn New Orleans Westbank, where attendees will learn how they can tap into the power of dynamic resistance and take control of their health – and their lives.

As a former pro wrestling superstar, Page has reinvented himself as a maverick fitness guru, with the creation of his own workout system that combines dynamic resistance, flexibility, and cardio. DDP YOGA has become hugely popular among current and past athletes, as well as regular people who are seeking to overhaul their health and fitness with a low-impact but amazingly effective calorie-blasting, muscle-building workout.

WWE Wrestlemania will be a particularly poignant weekend for Page, as he will also be making a special appearance in support of his friend and fellow wrestling star/ former mentor, Jake “The Snake” Roberts. Roberts will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 5 and Page will introduce Roberts, who has become one of the most inspiring DDP YOGA success stories to date.

Over the past year, Page has revitalized Roberts’ health and rescued him from the throes of addiction, helping Roberts resurrect his career and reclaim his life through DDP YOGA. With intensive coaching and round-the-clock care, Roberts – who been living with Page – has maintained sobriety and is now in the best shape of his life.

Roberts has said that if he could regain his health through DDP YOGA, anyone can: the program empowers people at any fitness level to take charge of their health and take control of their lives through fitness. At the DDP YOGA workshops, Page will share the inspiring story behind DDP YOGA, the secret of dynamic resistance, active breathing techniques, correct alignment, and a special Q&A on Owning Your Life. There will also be a raffle drawing for DDP YOGA prizes.

The New Orleans workshops will take place Friday (April 4th) 5:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday (April 5th) 11:00am-2:00pm. Entry fee for each 3-hour session is $99.99 and both are open to all levels. Hotel guests at the Holiday Inn New Orleans Westbank will receive 10% off entry fee and 10% off their purchase of the Max Pack DVD set.

Space is limited, so attendees should register for the DDP Workshops early at: http://www.ddpyogaworkshops.com/events/holiday-inn-new-orleans-westbank-hosts-ddp-yoga-wrestlemania-workshop-with-ddp/.

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Titan FC 27 Preview Show

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Titan FC returns on Friday night with their 27th event. The show takes place from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. You can watch the event on the CBS Sports Network starting at 11:30 PM ET. The main event features Jorge Gurgel squaring off with Mike Ricci.

On today’s podcast sponsored by WarriorDating.com, we talk to Titan FC CEO Jeff Aronson and bantamweight Anthony Gutierrez.

Aronson previews the event, discusses the role of being the CEO, the deal with CBS Sports Network, Thiago Silva and more.

Gutierrez previews his main card fight with Charlie DuBray, the controversy of missing weight on The Ultimate Fighter 18, his passion for pro wrestling and more.

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WWE Main Event Results From February 26, 2014

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February 26, 2014
Bradley Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

First Match: 10 Man Tag Team Match

Cody Rhodes, Goldust, Los Matadores and El Torito vs. Rybaxel and 3MB

Goldust and Axel started the match, Goldust quickly gain control of the match.Goldust tags in Cody. Axel goes behind Cody, but is knocked to the ground. Cody hits the ropes and performs a arm drag on Axel. Axel kicks Cody in the stomach and chops him in the corner. He takes Cody to his team’s corner and tags in Ryback. Ryback chops Cody in the corner and tries to drive Cody into the turnbuckle. Cody reverses and hits a missile drop kick from a springboard. Cody goes for the Disaster Kick but is caught by Ryback and powerbombed. We go to commercial.

Back from commercial break, the heels continued to dominate until El Torito got the hot tag. El Torito hit a bit of flashy offense before the match broke down. Cody, Goldust and Los Matadores all knock down Rybaxel, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre outside the ring and landed suicide dives. El Torito and Slater had a pose off. El Torito hit a huracarana facebuster and covered Slater for the pinfall victory.

After the match Byron Saxton interviewed Heath Slater wanted his opinions on losing to El Torito. Slater said he’s had enough of this and will be not be answering anymore questions.

Winner: Cody Rhodes, Goldust, Los Matadores and El Torito

Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton show us a highlight package of the confrontation between The Wyatt Family and John Cena.

Second Match: Natalya and Eva Marie vs. Aksana and Alicia Fox

Fox and Natalya started, and Natalya controlled the action until she tagged in Eva Marie.Marie hit a series of arm whips, but she went to the well one too many times and Fox was able to counter. Fox hit a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker and began to wear down Marie. Marie tagged Natalya back into the match and Natalya ripped into Aksana.Natalya ran into Marie by accident and Aksana was able to capitalize with a spinebuster for the pinfall victory.

Winner: Alicia Fox and Aksana

Coming up next they will show us the recap of the confrontation between Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker from Raw.

Bad News Barrett ascends with his podium to address the crowd. Barrett says that this country will be remained the United States of China, among other things. We see a recap of Batista’s loss to Alberto Del Rio on Raw last Monday, due to Randy Orton’s distraction. We see Orton confront Batista about the boos he’s received since returning to WWE. Batista says that he’s going to be the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion and to deal with it. We go to commercial.

Back from commercial break they show us a interview Michael Cole conducted with NXT General Manager and RAW/SmackDown Color Commentator JBL. They talk about the NXT Special “ArRival” which will air LIVE on the WWE Network.

Third Match: Darren Young vs. Titus O’Neil

They lock up and Titus pushes Young to the corner. Young goes to the offensive on Titus but is hit with a scoop slam. Young dodges an elbow, hits the ropes, and hits a running clothesline on Titus. Titus goes for a sunset flip but is caught and sent to the corner. Titus charges Young but is caught with an elbow. Young goes to the top rope but Titus delivers a big boot to Young, which sends him to the mat. Titus picks Young up and throws him head first into the second turnbuckle. Titus then hits a leg drop on Young. He goes for the pin and gets a two-count.

Titus goes to a hold on a grounded Young. Young fights back but is put into the corner. Titus tosses Young across the ring. Titus picks Young up and hits him with a clothesline. He goes for the pin, but Young kicks out. He goes for another pin and gets the same result. Titus goes to another hold on Young. Young gets up and fights back, but Titus hits him with a knee. Titus beats down Young in the corner and then charges him with a corner splash.

O’Neil chokes Young in the corner with his leg. Titus lifts Young in a cross-body and then tosses him to his shoulders into a fireman’s carry. Young reverses Titus into a pin and gets the three count.

Winner: Darren Young

Fourth Match: Sin Cara vs. Damien Sandow

Sandow established control early. He grounded the high flier with a series of slams and rest holds. Sin Cara managed to rally back and got in a few flashy spots.Sandow returned fire and became frustrated when Sin Cara kicked out of his assaults. Sin Cara hit an impressed one-armed powerbomb for a great near fall.

Sandow locked in his new submission finisher, but Sin Cara managed to kick him off. Moments later, Sin Cara nailed his high-angle senton for the 1-2-3.

Winner: Sin Cara

JPOV: Very lackluster edition of Main Event. I thought the first three matches were nothing special. I enjoyed the match between Sin Cara and Damien Sandow I just wished the match went a little bit longer.

Josh’s Grade for WWE Main Event: 4/10

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Nate Diaz Tells Dana White And The UFC That He Wants To Be Released From His Contract

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Former UFC lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz has requested to be released from his UFC contract. Diaz took to Twitter a couple hours ago to make his statement.

Diaz last fought in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale in November defeating Gray Maynard by first round TKO. The California native is 1-2 in his last three fights, which includes the title loss to former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC on Fox 5 in December of 2012.

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Mabel’s Wife Says That WWE Hasn’t Offered Their Condolences Regarding His Death

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Seven days ago Nelson Frazier, Jr (aka Mabel) tragically passed away after having a massive heart attack. Frazier’s wife Cassandra went to her Facebook page to express her frustration on the company not offering their condolences regarding his death.

“WWE HAS NOT EVEN GAVE THEIR CONDOLENCES, NELSON DONT DESERVE WHAT THEIR SAYING ABOUT HIM ON GOOGLE, IM SICK OF IT AND IM READY TO TELL EVERY THING I KNOW ABOUT THAT LOOSER A** COMPANY, IF THE TRUTH BE KNOWN THEY R THE REASON MY HUSBAND IS GONE AND A LOT OF OTHERS, THEY DONT CARE ABOUT WRESTLERS ,JUST MAKING MONEY FROM THEM, I C WHERE THERE IS BEING A LOT OF S*** SAID THATS NOT TRUE, PEOPLE R SAYING THEY HAVE BEEN INTERVIEWING ME AND SAYING I SAID THIS AND THAT ITS A LIE, I WILL DEFEND MY HUSBAND , NO MATTER WHAT, THERES A LOT OF THINGS ABOUT WWE THAT U FANS DONT KNOW AND NOT AWARE OF, WELL I KNOW AND IF U KNEW U WOULD NEVER WATCH IT AGAIN, THEY SUCK TIMES 1000, VERY EVIL AND COULD CARE LESS IF ONE OF THEM DIES, IM HIGHLY PISSED , ALSO LEAVE BOBBY HORNE ALONE, HE LOVED NELSON AND HAS DONE NOTHING BUT HELP ME, WHEN HE IS SICK HIS SELF ,HES NOT SCAMMING ANYONE ONE HE LOVED HIS BROTHER, IF U DONT HAVE NOTHING POSITIVE TO SAY ABOUT HIM, DELETE YOUR SELF FROM MY PAGE BECAUSE WITHOUT HIM I COULNT HAVE DID THIS ALONE, SO MANY DIFFERENT STORIES R BEING TOLD , AND WITH OUT TALKING TO ME HOW WOULD ANYONE KNOW, TMZ SAID THEY DID AN INTERVIEW WITH ME AN THEY LIED , I DIDNT TALK TO ANYONE FROM TMZ AND THEY JUST MADE UP A STORY AND LIED, IM SICK OF PEOPLE LYING AND MAKING UP THEIR OWN STORIES,I LOVE U GUYS BUT DONT BELIEVE EVERY THING U HEAR, NELSON WAS A GOOD MAN AND BOBBY IS ALSO, I TRULY HAVE HAD VERY KIND PEOPLE THAT R GOOD AND NOT MAKING UP LIES, BUT FOR MORE INFO GO TO WWE FAN PAGE AND A COUPLE OF OTHERS, I HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE, AND IM VERY ANGRY WITH PEOPLE MAKING UP STORIES ,LET MY HUSBAND REST IN PIECE, AND LEAVE BOBBY HORNE ALONE ,HE HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT HELPFUL TO ME! I LOVE U GUYS BUT IM REALLY HURT WHEN I GO TO THESE WEBSITES AND C TOTALLY BULLS*** STORIES THAT R JUST BEING MADE UP. THANK U SINCERLY TO THE ONES WHO REALLY LOVED MY HUSBAND AND TRULY CARES, TO THE REST, ESPECIALLY VINCE MCMAHON IM GONNA START TELLING EVERYTHING I KNOW. MUCH LOVE!”

We reported earlier today that at last night’s WWE Smackdown tapings that the company does acknowledge Frazier’s passing.

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Georges St-Pierre Admits He Has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Georges St-Pierre defeated Johny Hendricks to retain the UFC welterweight title at UFC 167 last November. St-Pierre during his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan stated that he was going to walk away from MMA. Moments later at the post-fight press conference, St-Pierre said he was undecided if he was really going to retire. St-Pierre announced a few weeks later that he was dropping the title and was taking a leave from MMA, with a return uncertain.

You listen to St-Pierre do interviews and you see how cerebral he is and how obsessed he is with his opponent in the octagon. In an interview with Wendy Mesley of CBC News, the former champion admitted he has from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The former champion describes how he dealt with having the disorder.

“As a fighter it’s a good thing to have it, because it makes you better because you completely obsess about being a better martial artist,” St-Pierre told Mesley. “Everything you do is oriented around that goal. But the same thing could be bad for a normal person in normal life.”

St-Pierre said he would never sleep more than five hours a night and his personal life and mental health suffered greatly.

“It was going to drive me crazy. That’s why I took that break,” St-Pierre said. “I had my first New Year’s and Christmas with my family, a real one. I don’t have to go away because I have a fight coming up.”

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Triple H Talks NXT Arrival Show, WWE Developmental and Looking Foward

triplehsuitbigWWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul Levesque (Triple H) spoke with the media on a conference all to talk about the NXT Arrival show which will air Thursday night live on the WWE Network, NXT as a whole and the growth of the WWE developmental system, the performance center in Orlando, taking a bigger role in the company over the past few years, seeing younger talent come up through the system and now be on the main WWE roster, being involved in the creative process with the company and with NXT and much more.

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WWE Smackdown Spoilers For Tonight’s Show

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

Smackdown opened with a memorial for Nelson Frazier, Jr. (a/k/a Mabel, Viscera, Big Daddy V)… The Uso’s and Daniel Bryan vs. The New Age Outlaws and Kane was hyped, plus an A.J. Lee vs. Cameron rematch.

-Batista started out the show with mixed boos and cheers. Batista started off by saying “I love this business and company.” He said he did not come back to be liked. A huge C.M. Punk chant broke out. He said you don’t have to support him, but you gotta deal with it. He said it’s a fact he can destroy anyone they put in front of him. A small Daniel Bryan chant started and died quickly.

Batista asked what the hell happened to this business, the real men, the attitude. A huge Yes! chant broke out. He said if the fans honestly think their heroes are as good as him they need to get out of their fantasy world and to get out of his. He said he would destroy each of our heroes on his way to WrestleMania where he will become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Out came Dolph Ziggler. A “Let’s Go Ziggler” chant broke out. Ziggler started out by saying, “You don’t tell these people who to cheer for” and that they cheer for who they want. He said Batista is a dinosaur and sooner or later they become extinct. Ziggler said he wants a match with Batista tonight. Batista said he wanted it he would get it. Ziggler dropkicked him and walked away.

-The Real Americans beat Big E and Mark Henry. Swagger and E started the match. Cesaro supplexed E when Cesaro was on the top rope and E was outside of the ropes. Cesaro went for the pin and Swagger came in. Cesaro was angry. Henry went for the World’s Strongest Slam on Swagger, but Cesaro kicked Henry. Swagger went for the Ankle Lock on Henry, and Cesaro tagged himself in. Cesaro hits The Neutralizer on Henry (drawing gasps from the crowd) for the win.

-Vickie Guerrero and Alberto Del Rio were shown talking backstage. Del Rio said he’s going to take the night off. In came Sheamus, who said he loves a good fight. Hs said how about he and Del Rio fight, setting up the next match.

-Sheamus beat Alberto Del Rio by DQ. Sheamus has black athletic tape on his ribs. It was basically the same match between the two. Out came Christian in a suit. He went to the announcers’ Table. It was a back and forth match but nothing special. Sheamus had Del Rio in a half crab then Christian came in and hit Sheamus for the DQ. Sheamus threw Christian out of the ring, then Brogue kicked Del Rio, and got Killswitched by Christian.

-The Shield argued backstage. Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose yelled at each other like children. Enter Seth Rollins for the save. He said let’s show Bray Wyatt when you provoke the hounds you get the teeth.

-Batista beat Dolph Ziggler. Dolph with fast offense to start. Batista got in the face of a fan wearing the clown wig. A boring chant started, then a C.M. Punk chant (which I started, ha). This is a slow match. There were a couple spine busters in a row from Batista, who was generating serious heat by taunting the WWE Universe. Batista performed the Batista Bomb for the win…

-Bray Wyatt and the family come out. Wyatt preached about how we buy fancy clothing to impress women. He said women don’t even realize your wearing the mask that society tells you to wear. Everything is a bag of lies. Bray is so so amazing live. Bray said he says and does everything the society is afraid to do. He said he will slay this mighty dragon (in reference to John Cena).

-Out came The Shield. There was a stare down in the ring. Out came Triple H, who said this is enough and has too much money and time involved in them. This Monday night on Raw, the Wyatt’s will take on The shield. He said that for the time being, The Shield should stand down.

-Reigns and The Shield stepped into the ring and only Bray stepped in. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins jumped onto Luke Harper and Erick Rowan, then quickly got back into the ring. Bray left and Seth was pumped. Bray backed the family up.

-AJ Lee beat Cameron to retain the Divas Championship. AJ started fast on offense. Cameron went on the offensive and was destroying AJ. Tamina moved AJ out of the corner and Cameron missed her and rammed into the corner. Tamina got thrown out, but AJ won with the Black Widow.

A recap of the undertaker and Brock Lesnar confrontation from Raw was shown, then the pre-show commentary team spoke about Taker’s Streak.

-Daniel Bryan and The Uso Brothers beat Kane and The New Age Outlaws. There were huge Yes! chants. Out came corporate Kane. The Outlaws didn’t do their whole saying. The Uso’s and Bryan work very well together. Kane looks so stupid in a wife beater and slacks and dress shoes. A “you sold out” chant began. Kane and the Outlaws huddled outside and talked strategy. I’m so impressed with the Uso’s. I can see gold on them soon. A straight forward match early on. Nothing special. Bryan tagged in and sent a knee to Kane on the ropes. Kane got back into the match and stopped the Bryan comeback. The Uso’s double kicked Kane and sent him out of the ring. Bryan hit the running knee on Billy Gunn for the win. This match closed the show. No dark match, nor return date announced.

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Results were courtesy of ProWrestling.net.

WWE Main Event Spoilers For Tonight’s Show

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Before the Smackdown tapings take place, the WWE films “Main Event” that will air on ION Television tonight starting at 8 p.m. ET. The tapings took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Dark Match

1. The Miz beat Fandango. Miz won using the Figure Four.

WWE Main Event TV Taping

1. Cody Rhodes, Goldust, Los Matadores, and El Torito beat Curtis Axel, Ryback, Drew McIntyre, Heath Slater, and Jinder Mahal in a ten-man tag. Great match. El Torito performed lots of offense. The ring was cleared out at one point except for Heath Slater and Torito. They proceeded to have a dance off, which was awesome. Torito got the pin and the win. Afterward, Slater was asked how it felt to be beaten by El Torito, which upset him.

2. Alicia Fox and Aksana beat Natalya and Eva Marie. Eva Marie still cannot wrestle and cannot sell anything. It’s so hard to take her seriously. Natalya got thrown into Eva, which set up Aksana performing her finisher on Natalya for the win.

Bad News Barrett came out talking about spring break. He said Americans are slobs with drunken times, jail time, loose morals, and pickled livers. He said its sad and pathetic this youth will run our country. He ended by saying America will be called United States of China.

3. Darren Young beat Titus O’Neil. Basic match. Darren young wins by countering Titus finisher into the pin.

4. Sin Cara defeated Damien Sandow. Sandow has new music. Hallelujah is his theme now. Cara wins with the moonsault. This concluded the Main Event taping.

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Results were courtesy of ProWrestling.net.

WWE Monday Night Raw Rating Rises From Last Week With Huge Returns On The Show

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It was announced on Friday that Hulk Hogan would be on last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw. WWE didn’t announce who else would be returning, but fans were under the assumption that Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker would be returning on the show as well.

The fans were right and they tuned in as Raw drew a 3.31 rating with an average of 4.65 million viewers. That was up from last week’s show as that show scored a 3.08 rating with an average of 4.36 million viewers.

The first hour which opened with the return of Hogan and featured a match between Batista and Alberto Del Rio followed by a Randy Orton promo averaged 4.89 million viewers, the second hour featured the John Cena/Bray Wyatt segment and the beginning of the Daniel Bryan vs Kane match averaged 4.78 million viewers. The final hour featured the rest of the Bryan/Kane match and the show closing segment with Lesnar and The Undertaker averaged 4.31 million viewers.

Are you surprised the rating wasn’t higher or was it right where you expected?

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WWE Network Diary – One Day With Professional Wrestling’s Newest Revolution

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It’s finally here. And after roughly 24 hours with WWE’s newest sports-entertainment revolution, I’ve decided to give a few thoughts on my personal experiences with WWE Network. Is this truly the next big thing? Or have constant buffering issues made me want to hang up my tights? Read on to find out. [Read more...]