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THE BIG STORY: Rumors swirled yesterday that Daniel Bryan told a radio show that his time was over. Not true. Bryan refuted the rumors on Twitter, saying the interview was “a fake” and “I will be back wrestling.” As long as he’s healthy enough to return — and wrestling won’t affect his long-term healthy — I’ll say yes!
I appreciate all the thank yous, but the entire interview claiming that I said my time is over is a fake. I will be back wrestling.— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) July 17, 2015
The Dudleys want back in WWE. [Sports Illustrated]
Amy Schumer discusses John Cena and Dolph Ziggler on Fresh Air. Life is surreal. [Fresh Air]
Kane is selling his 780-acre $800,000 estate. No mention of a funeral parlor but there is a big gym. [Fox News]
WWE.com talks to Edge about his role in The Flash. [WWE]
Due to Ryback’s injury, not just the triple threat match is canceled but so has Miz vs. Big Show. Of course, the card is always subject to change. [Wrestling Observer]
How’d Jushin Liger end up in NXT?
It really is as simple as me making a call to a friend I've known since 1986 to come and compete for @WWENXT.Really.Now please stop asking.— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) July 17, 2015
New Japan Pro-Wrestling announced that it’d be working with NXT as far as scouting. Also, it sounds like partnerships with ROH, the NWA and Global Force Wrestling won’t be ending. [PW Torch]
Seth Rollins says the Curb Stomped was banned because WWE didn’t want kids trying it at home. [With Spandex]
Rollins also takes on “keyboard warriors.”
A year ago every single one of you couldn't stand Lesnar as champion. Now you've got all you've ever wanted in a champion right in front…— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) July 17, 2015
…of your faces, yet you're clamoring for him to win it back. What a joke. The future is the present and it's still never enough for you.— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) July 17, 2015
A hapless generation of incorrigible keyboard warriors…I can't wait to visit "Suplex City" on Sunday. One more chance to put every one…— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) July 17, 2015
…of you in your place.— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) July 17, 2015
Jack Swagger is back on Twitter … with a Bob Marley quote. Weed the people!
Candice Michelle is a mommy.
Virgil wants to be a millionaire just because. [Go Fund Me]
John Cena cuts a promo on LeBron James.
Relive the top 10 moments from SmackDown.
The champ is here.
Daniel Bryan talks about his autobiography.
A fun look at 10 reversals.
Brock Lesnar rips through Rob Schamberger’s canvas.
ROH results from Vegas. [ProWrestling.net]
You know what grinds Silas Young’s gears? Guys who take gummy vitamins.
MVP teases leaving TNA.
Official statement: MVP and TNA have elected to go their separate ways. I wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.— MVP (@The305MVP) July 18, 2015
TNA should be issuing an official statement by noon regarding my status with them.— MVP (@The305MVP) July 18, 2015
TNA’s wrestlers react to Bully Ray being in charge.
Why is James Storm wrestling Davey Richards on Explosion?
GLOBAL FORCE WRESTLING
Cyrus Fees is the Global Force commentator. [Wrestling Inc]
The first TV taping is only a week away.
Curt Hawkins (Brian Myers) isn’t sweating Chris Masters.
Chris Masters says the wrestling ring is his comfort zone.
The Bollywood Boyz shout out Canadian wrestlers.
Go inside the latest event center.