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Wrestling Fix: NXT takes over San Diego Comic Con, Low-Ki quits TNA and more daily links

Welcome to the weekend. When the suns out, the (squirt) guns come out. Just ask three of NXT’s best wrestlers. Mattel’s San Diego Comic Con panel is set, and it has an NXT Flair. Can’t wait to see a prototype of Kevin Owens’ first WWE Mattel action figure. Information has been revealed about the #SDCC2015 #Mattel #WWE Panel! Taking place ...

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Wrestling Fix: Dolph Ziggler retiring? Daniel Bryan dealing with a career-threatening concussion and more links

Look who showed up on TNA Impact Wrestling last night. Welcome back, Karen Jarrett. Dolph Ziggler’s comedy set list should get wrestling fans talking. Is Ziggler just fueling the rumors? His contract is up in the next few months, and the Wrestling Observer (subscription required) reports that there’s interest from New Japan, Lucha Underground and TNA. However, that’s risky given ...

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Wrestling Fix: The Rock to battle kaijus, Kurt Angle wrestling two more years, Billy Kidman to the Authority and more links

Wednesday night is wrestling night on Destination America. Who better to welcome us to the middle of the week than the “First Lady of Ring of Honor” Maria Kanellis? The Rock’s next opponent: the kaijus of 1980s video game Rampage. First earthquakes and now monument wrecking monsters. And then, probably, Triple H. [Deadline Hollywood] Hulk Hogan endorses Kevin Owens. [Rolling ...

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Wrestling Fix: Jamie Noble injured, Hulk Hogan 50/50 on WrestleMania match, Tyson Kidd surgery and more links

Veda Scott is one of our favorite people. Keep reading to find out why. Plus, Tuesday’s videos and links. Jamie Noble suffered three broken ribs last night during the Raw finale in which Brock Lesnar tossed him into the barricades. I would like to thank WWE staff and all the fans for nice messages. I have 3 broke ribs. Couldn't ...

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‘Nature Boy’ Buddy Landel has died at age 53

“Nature Boy” Buddy Landel (real name, William Ansor) died Monday at the age of 53. Landel, who had the opportunity to be one of the biggest stars in pro wrestling in the mid-1980s, was involved in a serious auto accident over the weekend, according to the Wrestling Observer. (The Observer has  breaking news audio; subscription required and recommended.) Details are ...

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Wrestling Fix: Kevin Owens powerbombing Justin Bieber? Samoa Joe’s last moments in ROH and more daily links

Monday means back to the grind and three hours of Raw. Will Paige find a friend to help her fight the Bella twins? Hey, a barbed-wire baseball bat is everyone’s friend. Just ask Mick Foley. Here’s Between the Ropes’ Brian Fritz talking with Paige and Hulk Hogan about Tough Enough, Dusty Rhodes and more. WWE.com previews tonight’s Raw and asks ...

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Wrestling Fix: The Rock’s new HBO series debuts, Samoa Joe’s last ROH match, Brad Maddox masquerades as CM Punk and more links

Happy Father’s Day to the dads out there. May your day be full of Stratisfaction. WWE looks at father-son championship duos, from Mr. Perfect and Curtis Axel to Rocky Johnson and The Rock. [WWE] The Rock’s new TV show, Ballers, premieres on HBO tonight.  [HBO] Samoa Joe wrestled his last Ring of Honor match and took this photo with some ...

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Wrestling Fix: Bret Hart says Daniel Bryan ‘is finished,’ Rock talks teaming with Ray Lewis, New Japan in ROH and more daily links

Remember Nidia? WWE’s latest “Where are they now?” catches up with Jamie Noble’s ex-squeeze and the co-winner of the first Tough Enough competition. Bret Hart delivers some sobering news to Daniel Bryan via Sports Illustrated. Says the “Hitman”: “Daniel Bryan is finished. He’ll never wrestle again. I don’t think he knows it yet. I feel terrible about Daniel Bryan. For ...

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Wrestling Fix – Daily Links: Dusty Rhodes almost teamed with Ric Flair, CM Punk celebrates with the Blackhawks and much more

Layla always has us on our knees. Welcome to Friday’s Wrestling Fix — all the links that are fit to click! WWE is reportedly interested in one of the Four Horsewomen … just not the one everyone wants. [With Spandex] Despite TNA being late paying its wrestlers, Dixie Carter made a “big play” to sign Rey Mysterio. The Master of ...

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Samoa Joe signs full-time deal with WWE

News broke Monday night during Raw that Samoa Joe has signed a full-time deal with WWE. The Pro Wrestling Torch first reported Joe’s full-time deal with WWE, noting that both Triple H and Vince McMahon were impressed by the Samoan Submission Machine’s “off-the-charts” merchandise sales and work at the last set of NXT TV tapings. It’s unclear whether Joe will continue ...

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Arrow’s Stephen Amell is reportedly wrestling Stardust at SummerSlam

The first match for SummerSlam isn’t Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. It’s Arrow star Stephen Amell taking on Stardust. For real. That’s according to a report on HollywoodLife.com. The 34-year-old star of the DC Comics TV series appeared in the audience during Monday night’s edition of Raw. Of course, Stardust taunted Amell and later called out the ...

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Official Press Release on Destination America Adding Ring of Honor

With the earlier news that Ring of Honor has landed a national TV deal with Destination America, here is the official press release from the cable channel. DESTINATION AMERICA BRINGS MORE ACTION TO THE RING ACQUIRING THE RIGHTS TO RING OF HONOR’S WEEKLY TELEVISION PROGRAMMING (Silver Spring, Md.) –Destination America announced today that it has signed a national broadcast deal ...

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Ring of Honor Lands National Cable TV Deal — with Destination America

In the world of wrestling, you always hear the expression “anything can happen”. Well, chalk this one up in that category. BREAKING: @RingOfHonor is coming to Destination America! Wednesday, June 3 at 8/7c! pic.twitter.com/dcIMmI3AGQ — Destination America (@DestAmerica) May 27, 2015 That means beginning on Wednesday, June 3rd, Ring of Honor will be the lead-in for Impact Wrestling. It’s still ...

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Wrestling Fix: WWE Stars Crash Wedding, Samoa Joe Deal, Vince McMahon Addresses Crowd

Providing your daily fix of wrestling links from around the blogosphere.  Was there anyone hotter than Stacy Keibler when it comes to wrestling femme fatales? She is still looking great now although she is off the market. Roman Reigns, Jimmy Uso and R-Truth crashed a wedding over the weekend. Turns out the bride and groom are big WWE fans. [TMZ.com] Ronda ...

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Samoa Joe gives first interview after NXT debut, also chats with Renee Young

The big news coming out of NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable is the debut of Samoa Joe. The ex-TNA and ROH star confronted NXT Champion Kevin Owens after the main-event brawl with Sami Zayn. (If you missed it, catch up with Between the Rope’s NXT TakeOver recap and post-game analysis.) What those of us watching on the WWE Network didn’t get to see was Joe’s ...

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