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Jade (Mia Yim) wishes you a peaceful Thursday. Let’s get into today’s links and wrestlevideorama.
Bobby Roode is headed for Global Force Wrestling tournament to crown its first champion.
Seth Rollins congratulates new TNA Champion Ethan Carter III.
@EthanCarterTNA feels alright eh? Enjoy the ride brother.
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) July 2, 2015
Vince McMahon has a WrestleMania 32 card ready, with The Rock and Ronda Rousey vs. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon as the main event, according to the Wrestling Observer (subscription required). Or those four in singles matches. Or just Rock and Triple H. Sting vs. Undertaker isn’t under consideration.
NXT is obviously going to have something going on SummerSlam week in Brooklyn.
— Triple H (@TripleH) July 1, 2015
The WWE wrestler of the year (so far) is Kevin Owens, according to a certain music magazine that writes about pro wrestling regularly now. [Rolling Stone]
WWE Network is free in July for new subscribers and anyone smart enough to create a new e-mail address. [WWE.com]
No Paul Heyman in Japan. [PWInsider]
Hideo Itami meets up with Bobby Fish.
— Hideo Itami / 伊丹英雄 (@HideoItami) July 2, 2015
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin falls in the tub — and can’t get up. [Wrestling Inc]
J.J. Dillon shares his memories of Dusty Rhodes, Buddy Landel and the NWA. [Wrestledelphia]
Maria Kanellis talks life after WWE and in ROH. [Channel Guide Magazine]
WWE is trying to block the concussion-related lawsuits. Count Blackjack Mulligan, Ivan Koloff, Dynamite Kid and Koko B. Ware among those suing WWE. [PWTorch]
Impact Wrestling has a new exec. [Impact Wrestling]
NXT is adding a member to the announce team.
Kevin Owens has the best reaction to losing to Finn Balor.
Why wasn’t this played on repeat during Raw? The Demon is coming to Japan.
Finn Balor isn’t just the next big thing … the future is now with him.
Renee Young interviews Arnold Schwarzenegger about Terminator on Terminator violence.
WWE 2K16 motion captures Finn Balor. Can we get Balor on the main roster already?
Lita tries to smarten up the Tough Enough contestants with her story about breaking into the business.
Booker T, Lita and Billy Gunn recap week 2. Listen to Lita. She makes a case (whether she knows it or not) for Tough Enough being more like the Amazing Race.
The Tough Enough rating isn’t good. [Wrestling Observer]
Ryback is trying to bore you.
Larry Zbyszko is still moved about being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. It’s really sweet.
Every Wrestler Ever! Well, a few of them.
Finn Balor is getting the Rob Schamberger treatment.
Ric Flair catches up with Lex Luger. [Wooooo Nation]
Chris Jericho gets with Scott Baio. [Talk is Jericho]
Jim Ross chats with Mike Tenay. [The Ross Report]