DirecTV Will No Longer Air WWE Pay-Per-Views

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When the WWE launched the WWE Network in February, people were wondering if cable and satellite providers would stop carrying WWE pay-per-views. Dish Network didn’t carry the Elimination Chamber show in February but did air Wrestlemania 30 eight days ago. Now the first company has dropped pay-per-views for good.

PWTorch.com is reporting that DirecTV will no longer air WWE PPV’s. We had reported back in January when the Network was announced that DirecTV wasn’t happy with the fact the Network would be carrying pay-per-views if you subscribed to it. WWE released a statement to the Torch confirming DirecTV dropping the events.

“Yes, DIRECTV has decided to stop offering our PPV’s residentially and commercially. The only other option would be to work through the local cable provider.”

Is it a mistake for DirecTV to drop WWE pay-per-views?

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Sting Hasn’t Signed His WWE Contract

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We wrote an article last week stating a report that Sting had agreed to a deal with the WWE. As of right now, he apparently hasn’t signed his contract.

The Wrestling Observer updated their story that Sting hasn’t signed a WWE contract even a contract has been sent and is in his possessionn. All that needs to be done is his John Hancock. No word on why the contract hasn’t been signed.

We will keep you updated on this story.

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What To Expect On Tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw

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Tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw takes place in Birmingham, Alabama. We are one week removed from a historic show as we saw Daniel Bryan appear as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, The Shield aligning with the champion, an epic promo by Paul Heyman on Brock Lesnar ending “The Streak” and Cesaro being the new Paul Heyman guy. What can we expect on tonight’s show?

The show tonight will feature a tribute to The Ultimate Warrior, who passed away this past Tuesday at the age of 54. I wouldn’t expect it to be just a whole show showing his best matches and things like that. Expect to see various WWE personal and talent to have video interviews with their thoughts on Warrior and clips of some of his greatest WWE moments.

Would also expect to see the top matches made for Extreme Rules, which takes in three weeks from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. From the way Raw ended last week, I would go with Bryan vs Triple H in the main event and the top underneath match by The Shield vs Kane, Randy Orton and Batista. Their was an ad that came out from the Izod Center over the weekend saying John Cena will be facing Bray Wyatt in an “extreme match”, so we will see if that gets made tonight as well.

Think we will see Cesaro and Paul Heyman continue to feud with Jack Swagger and Zeb Coulter to lead to a match at an Extreme Rules. The Cesaro/Heyman pairing is the best thing to happen to Cesaro as now he doesn’t have to talk and let Heyman do that aspect for him.

WWE Monday Night Raw starts at 8 p.m. ET on the USA Network.

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Autopsy Reveals The Ultimate Warrior Died Of A Heart Attack

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It has been six days since WWE Hall of Famer The Ultimate Warrior passed away at the age of 54. The big question has been what caused the sudden passing.

An autopsy was done on Thursday and the results came out earlier today. TMZ is reporting that Warrior passed away from “Atherosclerotic/Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease”, which is a hardening of the arteries that causes a heart attack.

The report also states that drugs or alcohol weren’t a factor and it was a natural passing. The former WWE champion passed away while at an Arizona hotel walking to his car and then clutched his chest and collapsed. He passed away a short time after that.

Tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw will a tribute show to Warrior.

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Daniel Bryan And Brie Bella Get Married

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You could make a guess that this has been the greatest week in the life of Bryan Danielson (aka Daniel Bryan). First, the leader of the YES Movement defeated Triple H to kick off Wrestlemania 30 and then went on to the main event and tapped out Batista to capture the WWE Wprld Heavyweight Champion.

Then yesterday Bryan married his fiancé, Brie in a ceremony at L’Auberge de Sedona resort and spa. Among notable WWE guests included John Cena, Cesaro, Tyson Kidd, Jimmy Uso and “Total Divas” cast members Cameron, Naomi, Natalya and Eva Marie.

Bella wore a Katie May wedding gown at the “country rustic”-themed, casual wedding. The bridesmaids wore boho-chic white dresses, while the groomsmen donned dark jeans, white button-down shirts, suspenders and bow ties.

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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results From April 11, 2014

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April 11, 2014
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Lafayette, Louisiana

We open with the In Memory graphic for Warrior. Cole does a voiceover offering condolences to his fans and announces that Raw will be a tribute show.

First Segment:Here’s John Cena to get things going. Cena says the fans sound tired but he asks if they’re ready to go. Wrestlemania XXX started with the most iconic moment John Cena has ever seen with Hogan, Rock and Austin standing together in the middle of the ring. Cena lists off some other highlights from the show before getting to Bray Wyatt. Bray tried to turn a man into a monster but he still can’t see Cena.

We also saw the Streak broken, but then we saw the Game get played and a NEW WWE Champion. That was just Wrestlemania, because everything really went down on Raw. We turned Silver into Super, believed in the Shield, found out that Brock Lesnar was the one and heard the WWE Universe change his theme music. On top of that, on Monday John Cena was taught to Bo-Lieve, found out what you need to have a party, saw a big man named Alexander Rusev and the Divas division finally turned the Paige.Cena lists off various nicknames and says he’s none of those things. He’s the standard bearer and measuring stick. If someone wants to stand on top of the WWE mountain, they have to go through him to get there.

We all should embrace our differences and now he can’t stop smiling after losing at Wrestlemania. He feels so good because he saw that Cena isn’t hollow inside. Bray sees a lot of things inside himself and is thrilled because Cena is just one push away from becoming a monster. Wyatt will have to go to further extremes to make Cena because that monster, so hang on because this ride is just starting. He’s got the whole world in his hands.

First Match: Cesaro w/Paul Heyman vs. The Big Show

Heyman does Cesaro’s intro and the King of Swing comes out without music. Paul brags about guiding Lesnar to a victory over Undertaker and says how it allowed him to pick the next big thing in Cesaro. They shake hands to start as Heyman joins commentary. Cesaro bounces off Big Show and falls to the floor. A loud chop knocks Cesaro off the apron but he gets back inside and tries to suplex Big Show from the apron.That goes as well as you would expect and Big Show suplexes him to the floor, only to have Cesaro land on his feet. He tries a sunset bomb but Show sits on his chest to crush Cesaro against the apron for two. Cesaro bails from the KO Punch and has a meeting with Heyman. Paul’s advice: take his air.

Back from a break with Show charging into a boot in the corner and getting caught in a sleeper.Show drives him into the corner to break but misses a charge and gets put in the sleeper again. The giant shakes him off again and runs Cesaro over, only to have the chokeslam countered into a third sleeper. Heyman actually gives us some backstory by saying he had given Cesaro the advice that won him the battle royal. Big Show misses a middle rope splash and Cesaro loads up the Swing, only to have Jack Swagger run in for the DQ .

After the match Show cleans house but gets caught by some uppercuts from Cesaro, setting up the Neutralizer to a gasp from the crowd.

Winner: Cesaro by DQ

Second Match: Los Matadores w/El Torito vs. Rybaxel

The announcers talk about being Bo-Lievers despite no vignette airing.  Ryback throws Diego around to start but gets caught by a dropkick. Not that it has much effect though as Ryback powerslams Diego down for two before tagging Axel in for the first time. A clothesline to the back of the head gets two and it’s back to Ryback who gets two off a clothesline of his own. We hit the chinlock for a bit before a charge in the corner gets two on Diego.

Back to the chinlock from Ryback as this has been one sided so far. Diego fights up and makes the tag to Fernando for almost no reaction at all. Fernando cleans house and gets two on Axel with a leg trip DDT. Torito dives onto Ryback but gets caught in midair, only for Fernando to make the save. The distraction lets Axel hit his neckbreaker into a cutter for the pin

Winner: Rybaxel

Renee Young interviews Rob Van Dam backstage,Van Dam says stuff is changing but it’s cool when you’re RVD.

Third Match: Rob Van Dam vs. Damien Sandow

Sandow elbows him in the jaw to start but gets his head kicked off for his efforts. Rob poses but gets rolled up for two, only to get caught by Rolling Thunder. Another kick to the face sends him into the barricade but he comes back with some shots to the knee. Wind-Up Elbow gets two on Rob but he comes back with a rollup and another kick. Sandow breaks up the Five Star but gets shoved off when trying a superplex, setting up the Five Star for the pin.

Winner: Rob Van Dam

We got a vignette for the debuting Adam Rose

We get a commercial promoting WrestleMania 31 on March 29, 2015 in Santa Clara, California

Second In-Ring Segment: It’s Hogan time. Hulk praises Daniel Bryan’s performance at Wrestlemania and says he turned it into Yes-tlemania. The sight of Bryan holding both titles up gave him chills, so here’s Bryan in person. Daniel wants to tell the Hulkster something: this has been the best week of his life. He’s getting married soon and he just won the title in the main event of Wrestlemania.

Daniel talks about growing up watching wrestling and seeing Hogan as the biggest star in the world. He prayed every night to be able to main event Wrestlemania and took his vitamins to get 24 inch pythons. Bryan has been a Hulkamaniac since before he can remember but there’s one thing that would make it even better. He asks for Hogan’s music to be played and the posing begins.

Fourth Match: Bad News Barrett vs. Kofi Kingston

Barrett does the catchphrase to start but gets kicked down for his efforts. Some more kicks have the same effect and the Boom Drop connects for good measure. Bad News bails from Trouble in Paradise before laying out Kofi with the Bull Hammer for the pin.

Winner: Bad News Barrett

We get a video package of WWE thanking the WWE Universe for their support over the years.

Fifth Match: Santino Marella w/Emma vs. Fandango w/Layla

Apparently Fandango has dumped Summer Rae and replaced her with Layla. Not a bad trade. Santino hammers away to start as the announcers talk about the dictionary. The hiptoss looks to set up the Cobra but Layla steals the sock, allowing Fandango to grab a rollup for the pin

Winner: Fandango

We get a recap  of the end of Raw with Shield officially turning face by attacking HHH and his pals.

On Main Event, Shield said they were prepared for war with the Authority’s injustice.

Back live with Kane telling Batista and Orton that they need to put their differences aside and fight their common enemies. He wants Bryan for himself but Orton and Batista both want him for themselves. Kane says that’s what’s wrong with thembecause they all need each other.

Sixth Match: Daniel Bryan & The Usos vs. Kane, Batista and Randy Orton

Batista shoves Jimmy into the corner to start as we hear about HHH battling with Shield over Twitter. Off to the injured Jey who takes a shot to his bad ribs as the heels take over. Orton comes in and stomps away before ripping off the tape. We take a break and come back with Kane knocking Jey out of the air with an uppercut for two. Back to Orton for a catapult into the bottom rope and another two count.

Randy shrugs off a chop and dropkicks Jey down before tagging Kane back in again. That goes nowhere so here’s Orton again for a chinlock with a body vice followed by the powerslam for two. Daniel offers a distraction though and Jey nails a Samoan drop. Kane can’t break up the hot tag and it’s hot tag to the World Champion. Bryan kicks Kane to the floor for the FLYING GOAT before the Usos dive on the other heels as well. The brawl continues on the floor and it’s a double countout.

Winner: Match ended in a Double Countout

Josh’s Grade for WWE SmackDown: 8/10

This Monday’s WWE Raw Will Be A Tribute Show To The Ultimate Warrior

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The wrestling world lost a legend as former WWE Champion, The Ultimate Warrior passed away at the age of 54. In the last few days, the WWE has released various footage and photos on their website and the WWE Network.

It has been announced in a report by The Wrestling Observer that now this coming Monday’s WWE Raw will be a tribute show to the headliner of this year’s WWE Hall of Fame class. The show will take place in Birmingham, Alabama. Nothing has been announced as to what will be airing on the show.

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

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown was taped on Tuesday night in Lafayette, Louisiana. The show airs tonight on the Syfy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here are the matches and highlights that take place on tonight’s show.

-Big Show vs. Cesaro

-Los Matadores vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel

-Rob Van Dam vs. Damien Sandow

-Bad News Barrett vs. Kofi Kingston

-Fandango vs. Santino Marella

-Daniel Bryan and The Uso Brothers vs. Batista, Randy Orton, and Kane

-John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt

Also on the show, a segment takes place between Bryan and Hulk Hogan.

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TNA Impact Wrestling Results From April 10, 2014

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April 10, 2014
Universal Studios
Orlando, Florida

The show opens with the arrival of Dixie Carter. She says that she has a lot to say, just not right now. MVP talks about the TNA title match from last week and announces the 10-man over the top rope gauntlet match to decide the number one contender for the TNA title. James Storm makes his entrance for the 10-man match. Gunner enters and attacks Storm on the ramp.

First Match: 10 Man Gaunlet Match to determine the Number 1 Contender to the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Bully Ray vs. James Storm vs. Gunner vs. Bobby Roode vs. Ethan Carter III vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Abyss vs. Eric Young vs. Sanada vs. Willow

Gunner throws Storm in the ring and takes control. Storm fights back with kicks from the apron. Gunner catches him in a cross body and his the fall away slam. Gunner tries to eliminate Storm, but Storm fights back. Gunner clotheslines Storm in the corner. Gunner tries to eliminate Storm again, but fails. Storm fights back as Bobby Roode heads to the ring as the third entrant. Gunner meets Storm in the ring and the two go at it. Roode eventually grounds Gunner with a clothesline. Roode and Storm face off and decide to work together. They kick Gunner while he’s down. They throw Gunner into the corner and take their turns executing moves. They both go to eliminate Gunner. They almost do, but Bully Ray hits the ring as the fourth entrant. Ray comes in and cleans house. Roode ends up hitting Ray from behind. Roode and Storm hit a double suplex on Ray. Ray gets up though, and hits a double clothesline. Gunner gets up and he and Ray hit splashes on Roode and Storm in different corners. Ray and Gunner work together to beat down Roode. Ray holds Roode for the Wassup off the top rope, but Storm cuts them off.

Ethan Carter III heads out to the ring as the fifth man. EC3 ends up getting attacked by Ray in the corner. Roode goes after Ray and EC3 follows. Ray attacks EC3 in the corner. Gunner is down and Ray chops everyone else in the ring. Roode grounds Ray. EC3 and Storm double team Gunner in the corner. Roode goes for the elimination on Ray. Bobby Lashley comes to the ring as the next entrant. Lashley cleans house. Ray comes out of the corner and clotheslines EC3. Gunner works on eliminating Roode, but fails. Abyss comes to the ring as another entrant in the gauntlet. Abyss attacks Ray and then chokes Lashley. Abyss attacks everyone but EC3. Magnus’ music hits and he comes to the announce table, as he is not in the match. We head to commercial.

Back from commercial, where Eric Young makes his entrance into the match. During the break, Sanada entered the match. Young attacks Abyss in the corner. He throws Sanada into Abyss. Young goes for the elimination on Abyss, but is fought off. Wrestlers are randomly attacking each other and trying to make eliminations. Willow’s music hits and he runs to the ring. Willow hits the ring and hits everybody. He faces off with EC3 in the middle of the ring. They go at it while Spud wheels out to the ring in a wheel chair. On the apron, Willow goes for a suplex on EC3 out of the ring. EC3 blocks it and Spud comes up to pull Willow off the apron. Willow is eliminated and he chases Spud out of the Impact Zone. Abyss eliminates Sanada. Lashely hits a spear on Abyss. EC3 attacks Lashley. Lashley slams EC3. Roode eliminates Lashley.

Ray eliminates Bobby Roode. Ray is eliminated by Roode, outside of the ring, and EC3. EC3 and Gunner go at it, but Gunner hypes up and fights off Carter. Storm comes out of nowhere with the Last Call Superkick on Gunner and then eliminates him. Eric Young is left with Storm, EC3, and Abyss. All three beat down Young. EY fights back and is thrown over the top rope by EC3. Young holds on and eliminates EC3 with a head scissors. Abyss and Storm beat down Young in the ring. They’re the last three in the match. Young fights them off and hits a backdrop on Storm. Abyss comes after him, but he gounds him and hits a elbow drop from the top rope. Storm comes in and grounds Young. Storm ddt’s Young. Storm measures Young for the Superkick but misses. young eliminates Storm. Abyss immediately hits a huge move on Young.Abyss clotheslines Young over the rope, but Young holds on. Young slides back in the ring and ends up on the apron again. Young hits a missile dropkick. Young charges Abyss and clotheslines Abyss out of the ring for the elimination.

Winner: Eric Young

Christy Hemme interviews Young in the ring. Young says to MVP that the number one contender has a request. We head to commercial break.

First In-Ring Segment:Back from commercial, where Young awaits MVP. We see a replay of EY winning the match. Young repeats his callout of MVP. MVP’s music hits and he heads out onto the stage. Young says that his right arm is really messed up, but it’s live TV and anything can happen. Young says he’s feeling crazy tonight. He says he’s already won once and he’s been waiting ten long years. He says he wants his title shot tonight. MVP asks him if he’s understanding him correctly. The crowd chants “Yes.” MVP looks at Magnus over at the announce table and tells him that the TNA title match will happen tonight. Magnus grabs a mic. Magnus says that it’s just fine. He says it’s Magnus rules anyway. MVP tells him that there’s no Magnus rules and that if he’s counted out or DQ’d, he’ll lose the TNA title. MVP says that Abyss is banned from ringside as well. MVP then says that any interference in the match will result in a firing.

Backstage, Spud waits for Dixie in a decorated room. She walks in and Spud surprises her. Dixie says that she’s got to go find MVP. She leaves and Willow comes in and attacks Spud. Up next is four-way Knockouts match. We head to break.

Second Match: Fatal Four Way Match to determine the Number 1 Contender to the TNA Knockouts Championship
Angelina Love vs. Gail Kim vs. Brittany vs. ODB

Kim goes after Britney and ODB controls Love in the corner. Britney and ODB trade punches in the ring. They hit each other with clotheslines at the same time. Kim attack Britney on the ground. Love and Kim work together until the pin opportunity arises. Love and Kim fight, but Britney takes advantage. Britney hits Kim in the corner and Love takes her out. Love slams Britney. ODB gets back in the ring and attacks Love. She keeps control of both Kim and Love. ODB hits a fallaway slam on Kim. ODB hits the Bronco Buster on Love. Kim takes ODB down from behind. Love comes in and grounds Britney. Kim kicks her and takes her down with a clothesline and backbreaker. Love is rolled up by Kim and Love kicks out. Velvet Sky is able to spray Kim in the face with a bottle and Love hits a huge kick to the head for the three-count.

Winner: Angelina Love

Backstage, MVP is on the phone. Dixie walks into his office. Dixie reminds him that she’s still President of the company. She tells him he’s a joke. MVP threatens to have her removed by security. She makes fun of his plan to run TNA. She says he’s abused his power. Dixie says that Ray is the only reason he’s in power. She invites MVP to watch her confront Bully Ray. We head to break

Back from break, where the Wolves walk into MVP’s office. DJ Z and Jesse have explained that Robbie’s flight was cancelled and the match can’t happen. MVP asks Jesse why he has both tag titles. MVP says he has an idea. He says that Robbie has until bell time to arrive. He says that if Robbie is not here by bell time, then DJ Z will compete. Backstage, Magnus says that Eric Young made a mistake by calling in a match tonight.

Second In-Ring Segment: Dixie Carter’s music hits and she heads to the ring. Dixie calls out Bully Ray. Ray’s music hits and he heads to the ring. Ray makes reference to the crowd’s anti-Dixie chants. Ray says that he’s shocked she’s talking to him face-to-face. He reminds her of the last time when she didn’t show up in Nashville. She calls him dumb for falling for the trap. She reminds him of the outcome of Ray and Roode’s table match from last week. He says that neither her nor Roode got the job done and he’s still standing. She asks him why he double-crossed her at Lockdown. Ray calls her selfish for calling it her company. He says that it’s the fan’s company.

He says that the fans and wrestlers respect him. She says she wants the money back that she gave him to help at the Lockdown match. Ray tells her that he’s spent most of the money, as he’s trying to make her angry. Ray goes to say something, but Dixie slaps the mic out of his hand. She says she’s still President of TNA and that she’s still his boss. She slaps Ray across the face. Ray walks toward her slowly. Bobby Roode blast Ray from behind. Dixie tells him to get a table. Roode grabs a table and puts it in the ring. He sets it up near the corner in the ring. Ray fights off Roode and goes for the Bullybomb. Roode gets out of it and rolls out of the ring. Ray stares Dixie down in the ring. We head to commercial.

Back from commercial, where Magnus approaches Dixie backstage. He asks why she hasn’t said hello to him yet. He asks why she hasn’t wished him good luck. She says that she’s going to drink wine and fly home. Magnus says, “typical woman.” She says he’s ungrateful. Dixie says she’s angry that he has Abyss with him now. He says he doesn’t need her and he walks away.

Third Match: TNA World Tag Team Championship Match
DJ Zema Ion and Jesse Godderz (c) vs. The Wolves

Jesse starts with Edwards. Davey tags in on an irish whip and they hit double team moves on DJ Z and Jesse. Jesse hits a dropkick on Davey. DJ Z tags in and they fail to double suplex Davey. They dump them out and the Wolves hit a double suicide dive. Edwards tags in and they hit a double team on DJ Z. Edwards chops Z but is hit with a knee by Jesse when hitting the ropes. Jesse tags in and Edwards counters a double backdrop attempt. Davey is tagged in and he cleans house. Davey hits the handspring kick. Davey charges Jesse in the corner and hits a forearm. He then comes off the top rope with the missile drop kick. He gets a two-count and then dumps DJ Z out of the ring. Jesse elbows Davey but the Wolves double team him. Robbie comes out of nowhere and pulls the referee out of the ring. The BroMans are disqualified.

Winner: The Wolves by DQ

Backstage, Christy Hemme says she’s made a decision. Hemme says that she wants to meet Samuel Shaw in the ring to talk about commitment. We head to break.

Third In-Ring Segment:Back from break, where Christy Hemme is in the ring. She asks Shaw to come to the ring. Shaw’s music hits and he heads to the ring. The announcers make reference to a tweet that Hemme sent out saying to Shaw that they needed to speak and that her actions may be shocking. Shaw gets into the ring. Hemme tries to quiet the crowds chants. She says that the things between them have been complicated and that she’s had a change of heart. She says that Shaw is misunderstood. Shaw says that he’s happy she’s finally seen the light. He says not to listen to the fans because he’s simply the love of her life. She asks Shaw if he trusts her. She asks if he’ll do anything that she asks or go anywhere she asked. She pulls his glove off with her teeth. She tells him to close his eyes. On the screen, Mr. Anderson hops out of a van and heads to the arena. Anderson hits the ring. Hemme says to turn around with his eyes closed. She says to open his eyes. Anderson hits the Mic Check on Shaw. Anderson grabs the mic and says that the commitment Hemme was talking about was the commitment of Shaw into an Insane Asylum. Anderson throws Shaw out of the ring. Shaw crawls up the ramp toward Christy, while Anderson kicks him. Anderson pulls Shaw outside and into the van. Shaw escapes from the van and runs away.

Fourth Match: TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match
Magnus (c) vs. Eric Young

They face off in the ring to start the match. Young attacks Magnus, but Magnus takes control. Magnus slams Young’s head into the turnbuckles. Young counter and irish whip and hits a dropkick. Magnus runs into an elbow from Young. Young missed a moonsault from the top rope. Magnus hits a running knee on Young and he ends up out of the ring. Magnus runs Young into the side of the ring. He tosses him back in and gets a two-count. Magnus goes to a hold. Young dumps Magnus out of the ring. Young goes for a dive, but Magnus counters with a forearm and then throws him into the ring steps. Magnus puts the boots to Young on the outside. We head to commercial.

Back from commercial, where Magnus is in control of Young. Magnus hits a gut-wrench and gets a two-countMagnus locks in a sleeper hold. Young down to a knee. Young counters with jaw breaker. Young charges Magnus but runs into a backdrop. Magnus locks in the camel clutch. Young counters by lifting Magnus and hitting an electric chair drop. They get up and trade punches. Young wins the battle and eventually hits a forearm and clothesline. Young hits a cutter and then hits the elbow drop from the top rope. He gets a two count on Magnus. Magnus hits a huge clothesline on EY. Magnus hits a slam and gets a two-count. Magnus rolls out and grabs the TNA title belt. He brings it in the ring. The ref takes it away from him. Magnus low blows Young with the ref’s back turned. He only gets two. Young rolls up Magnus for two. Eric Young hits a piledriver on Magnus and gets the three-count.

Winner: NEW TNA WORLD CHAMPION Eric Young

Josh’s Grade for Impact: 8/10

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Report: Sting Signs A Contract With WWE

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The one guy Vince McMahon was never able to sign to a WWE contract finally seems to be in the fold. It is being reported Dave Meltzer from The Wrestling Observer that Sting has signed a contract with the WWE.

Sting was a long time staple under the NWA/WCW banner beginning in the late 1980′s until the company folded in March of 2001, when the WCW was bought by the WWE. “The Stinger” was the only big name that left NWA/WCW when the company was in their heyday.

After WCW folded, Sting and WWE had talks to bring him into the company, but he ended up signing with TNA. He last worked in the company until January of this year.

What role Sting will have in WWE is unknown at this time and terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed according to Meltzer.

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Diamond Dallas Page Releases A Statement Regarding His Appearance On The Nancy Grace Show

Last night former WWE and WCW star Diamond Dallas Page appeared on the “Nancy Grace Show” on CNN Headline News to discuss the passing of The Ultimate Warrior.

The show was basically a hatchet job as Grace ran a scroll of people in the pro wrestling who she claims died of drug and steroid abuse.

Page released a statement on Twitter (@RealDDP) earlier today addressing his appearance on the show.

“I went on Nancy Grace last night expecting to discuss Warrior the man. Had I known the only topic discussed would be steroids I would not have participated. At the time I was also unaware of the list that was shown to the viewing audience. To imply that all of the wrestlers on that list died from steroids was wrong and for that they owe the families an apology. Again, my only intention was to discuss Warrior the man and share some stories about how dedicated he was to the wrestling business. I am saddened that was not what happened and my thoughts remain with his family.”

Grace hasn’t released a statement regarding the show from last night.

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Dave Meltzer Talks Ultimate Warrior, WrestleMania 30 and WWE Going Forward

davemeltzerDave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer talks about the passing of the Ultimate Warrior and his legacy, WrestleMania 30 which saw the end of The Streak with Brock Lesnar defeating The Undertaker and when that decision was made, Daniel Bryan getting his big win, how to best use both Lesnar and Bryan going forward, young talent in the WWE, the WWE Network so far and their subscribers, the upcoming WWE TV deal and more.  And follow Dave on Twitter @davemeltzerWON.

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What Will Happen On Tonight’s TNA Impact Wrestling?

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TNA returns tonight with a live edition of Impact Wrestling. The show will take place from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and will start at 9 p.m. ET on Spike TV. Here is as of right now will happen on the show.

-The return of Dixie Carter

-Bobby Lashley vs. Bully Ray vs. Gunner vs. Ethan Carter III vs. James Storm vs. Bobby Roode vs. Eric Young vs. Samoa Joe vs. Willow vs. Abyss in a ten-man gauntlet match for a TNA Title show at the Sacrifice pay-per-view

-Robbie E and Jessie Godderz vs. The Wolves for the TNA Tag Titles

-Gail Kim vs. Brittany vs. Angelina Love vs. ODB in a four-way to determine the No. 1 contender to the TNA Knockouts Title

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Let’s Remember What The Ultimate Warrior Did Inside The Ring

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A little over 36 hours ago, the world found out the tragic news of the passing of The Ultimate Warrior at the age of 54. Warrior was survived by his wife Dana and his two daughters, his mother, his two sisters and two brothers.

Warrior was a two-time Intercontinental Champion and former WWE Heavyweight Champion. He was adored by millions of fans around the world in his illustrious career.

Ever since his passing has been covered by every major media outlet like ESPN, CNN, ABC News, NBC News and. These outlets treated him like they should have, with respect in discussing his career. Then you get a media outlet like Deadspin.

Deadspin wrote a piece yesterday titled, “The Ultimate Warrior Was An Insane Di**”. I read this piece and it was a burial job at its finest, which isn’t surprising considering the website. To attract website traffic with a title like that wasn’t necessary, it should what kind of person he was outside the ring.

Warrior did make a lot of controversial comments like his views on gays and lesbians and the passing of Heath Ledger throughout his career. What does this have to do with his career?

It has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with his wrestling. Why should we care what Warrior said outside the ring if it had nothing to do with professional wrestling?

The news of Warrior’s passing shook me pretty bad. I was like, I just saw this guy yesterday on television last night on Monday Night Raw and at the Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday and Wrestlemania 30 on Sunday. It felt like a big giant punch to the gut and was like why did it happen?

When I was kid growing up in the eighties, I loved three wrestlers. Those were Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage and The Ultimate Warrior. I was seven years old and I told my dad that I wanted to be The Ultimate Warrior for Halloween. He looked at me like I was crazy, but I was deadest in my decision. So for Halloween in 1988, I had the tassles on my arms, painted my face and walked up to every door I went to grab candy from and shook myself like I was grabbing the ropes like he did.

Everytime he came out to the ring, I would imitate what he did even if I looked like an idiot. Even when I was in high school and he returned in 1996 and then when he went to WCW in 1998. My buddies I even in our high schools still acted like a bunch of little kids everytime he came out to the ring.

When the WWE announced that they were putting Warrior in this year’s Hall of Fame, it was a feel good moment. When he appeared at the Hall of Fame on Saturday night, the crowd gave him an ovation fitting for a legend. He spoke for 40 plus minutes about his career, thanked the fans for what they did for his career and had come to peace for things he felt were wrong.

Then in his final appearance on Raw, it was a sight to see as he shook the ropes and yes at 33 years I popped up and did the same thing. Warrior thanked the fans for his career and gave props to the current crop of wrestlers and said the fans make the wrestlers become legends and the fans made him a legend.

We should remember The Ultimate Warrior for what he did when he came out through the curtain, ran down the aisle and shook the ropes. What people do outside of their chosen profession is their own personal business, not ours. Let’s remember the power of The Ultimate Warrior for bringing out the little kid in us each and everytime he entered the squared circle.

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Top Moments In The Career Of The Ultimate Warrior

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Last night the wrestling world lost a legend, as The Ultimate Warrior passed away at the age of 54. He is survived by his Dana and two daughters. Warrior was a former WWE Champion and a two-time Intercontinental Champion. He was a one of a kind, larger than life character inside the squared circle. We will now take a look back at the top moments in the career of The Ultimate Warrior.

1) WWE Debut: Warrior made his WWE debut on October 25, 1987 against Terry Gibbs on edition of Wrestling Challenge. He came down to the ring walking with no entrance and shook the ropes and went to the turnbuckles once he entered the ring. During the middle of the match on the upper left screen, Warrior cut an inspirational promo telling fans to jump on his back and come along for the ride. Warrior used the power press slam and splash to squash Gibbs in his debut.

2) Winning the Intercontinental Championship for the first time: Summerslam 1988 took place on August 29 from Madison Square Garden in New York City as Intercontinental Champion, The Honky Tonk Man was scheduled to defend his title against Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake. The challenger was unable to compete that night and was looking for a new challenger and was willing to defend the title against anyone. After a few moments, Warrior’s music hit and the crowd exploded as he ran to the ring. 31 seconds into the match, Warrior won his first singles title of his career.

3) “Crash The Plane” Promo: The one thing Warrior was known for very well were his inspirational promos. The biggest match WWE could make in 1990 was Warrior vs Hulk Hogan. “The Hulkster” was the star of the WWE and the Heavyweight Champion of the world and Warrior was the Intercontinental Champion and they were going to square off at Wrestlemania VI. In the buildup to the match, Warrior cut my favorite promo in his career in the build to the match.

4) Winning the WWE Championship vs Hulk Hogan At Wrestlemania VI: This was the biggest match in the WWE since Hogan beat Andre the Giant at Wrestlemania III in 1987. Hogan and Warrior were to battle in the main event of Wrestlemania VI at the Skydome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in a title vs title match as Hogan was the WWE Champion and Warrior was the IC Champion. At this time you had never seen a babyface vs babyface main event at a Wrestlemania. In front of over 67,000 Warrior defeated to Hogan to the win the title and was the first person to ever defeat Hogan clean in WWE. The passing of the torch took place after the match ended as Hogan gave Warrior the belt and then hugged.

 

 

5) Wrestlemania VII Match vs “Macho Man” Randy Savage: This is the one match from Warrior’s career that everyone forgets for some reason. He had lost the WWE title to Sgt. Slaughter at the January 1991 Royal Rumble due to interference from Savage. The match at Wrestlemania VII was where the loser to had to retire from the WWE. In what was in my mind the best match of Warrior’s career he defeated Savage in an epic match.

6) WCW Debut: At this time Warrior hadn’t been seen since the middle of 1996 when he parted ways with the WWE. WCW was starting to lose “The Monday Night Wars” to WWE and needed something to them some momentum. So in August of 1998, Warrior made his WCW debut interrupting a promo being done by Hogan. This was by the far the best promo he did in WCW and the last great promo Warrior cut in his in-ring wrestling career.

7) 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony: Warrior was the first person to be announced into the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame. People were speculating how he was going to be and what he was going to say. For most of his 40 minute speech, he stayed composed and delivered a very good speech. He came out arm in arm with his two daughters and at times during his speech, talked about how much he cared and loved his family. There were a couple moments where you can tell he was disappointed in how he was thought of in his career, but you can tell how much he loved his career and the fans.

Let us know your thoughts and if there is anything else you would include.

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WWE To Honor The Ultimate Warrior Tonight On The WWE Network

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It was announced on WWE.com, that the company will honor The Ultimate Warrior tonight on the WWE Network starting at 8 p.m. ET.

WWE fans will be able to watch highlights from Warrior’s historic induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, plus his emotional return to Monday Night Raw. Then, immediately after, the WWE Universe is invited to watch one of Ultimate Warrior’s greatest matches against Hulk Hogan when WWE Network airs WrestleMania VI in its entirety.

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The Ultimate Warrior Looked “Very Sick And In Pain” During WWE Wrestlemania 30 Weekend

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WWE Hall of Famer The Ultimate Warrior passed away last night at the age of 54 and is survived by his wife Dana and two daughters. More details have come surface regarding his death.

TMZ is reporting that witnesses in New Orleans for WWE Wrestlemania 30 this past weekend, that Warrior was looked very sick and in pain. The report also states that Warrior looked like he was on the verge of a medical catastrophe all weekend looking sweaty and stressed, like he was about to “burst at the seams”.

The last time we saw Warrior was this past Monday on Raw and after he cut a promo, one person who saw him stated, “we all felt like he looked like he was going to blow a gasket. It was pretty easy to see.”

We will have more updates as more information comes to us.

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The Ultimate Warrior “Clutched His Chest” Before Collapsing, Death Called a Catastrophic Medical Condition

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We have been reporting all day on the death of former WWE Champion, The Ultimate Warrior at the age of 54. More details have started to come out as the day has gone on.

TMZ is reporting that while Warrior was walking down the hallway towards his car at the Gainey Suites Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ and moments Warrior clutched his chest and collapsed.

His death by local authorities is being characterized as due to a catastrophic medical condition.

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