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The card for Wednesday night’s NXT Takeover: Respect special is set, headlined by the 30-minute iron woman championship match with Bayley defending against Sasha Banks. The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is also set to conclude with two semi-final matches. Finn Balor and Samoa Joe take on Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder, and Baron Corbin and Rhyno battle Jason Jordan and Chad Gable. The winning teams meet. Plus, Asuka makes her debut against Dana Brooke, and Apollo Crews faces Tyler Breeze. [PW Torch]
If you didn’t already love Bayley, her high-school essay on wanting to be a wrestler will steal your heart.
— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) September 30, 2015
Sasha Banks is right there with her, too.
— WWE Sasha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) October 1, 2015
Here’s how Jason Jordan and Chad Gable advanced in the Dusty Rhodes Classic.
And here comes Balor and Joe.
Rumors! More NXT stars could be answering John Cena’s U.S. Open Challenge. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin might boycott WrestleMania 32 if the Fabulous Freebirds don’t get into the Hall of Fame. Dolph Ziggler could feud with John Cena over their Total Divas love triangle with Nikki Bella. [Cageside Seats]
There’s still a chance Carlito comes back … if the money is right. [Wrestling Inc]
Johnny Gargano could be WWE bound. A Facebook challenge to Ethan Page for Evolve’s October 17 event for an “I quit match” includes a stipulation that if Gargano quits, he leaves WWN Live. [Facebook]
Gargano fell to Apollo Crews on NXT.
Michael Cole is ripped. [WWE]
MLW Radio says a major cable network is working on a Jimmy Snuka expose. It was bound to happen. Sounds like something Investigation Discovery would be into doing.
We can confirm a Jimmy Snuka expose is in the works for a major cable network. No information on who is being interviewed or when it airs.
— MLW (@MLW) September 30, 2015
The next Table for Three features Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler and Ryback. Bryan explains why he wanted to be on SmackDown rather than Raw.
Big Show gets the kayfabe interview spot of the week.
Add Matt Hardy into the main event of Bound for Glory. So Ethan Carter III defends against Drew Galloway and Hardy. Don’t you love it when the deck is stacked against the heel? [Wrestling Observer]
According to the Observer, Dixie Carter really did insult Destination America execs in an errant e-mail. [Wrestling Inc]
Speaking of Carter, she’s making “a major announcement” on Monday.
— TNA WRESTLING (@IMPACTWRESTLING) October 1, 2015
TNA’s old TV partner, Spike TV, apparently has met with the NWA. [Wrestling Inc]