The following matches have been taped for tonights episode of WWE Smackdown.- Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose- R-Truth vs. Adam Rose- Mark Henry vs. Intercontinental Champion Ryback- Brie Bella vs. Naomi- WWE Tag Team Champion Prime Time Players vs. The Ascension- WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns
The belief in WWE is that Kevin Owens has finished his run with the NXT brand and will be exclusively working the main roster events following the upcoming Beast in the EastTokyo show, according to The Wrestling Observer.There is a good chance Owens will defeat John Cena at Battleground to become the new United States Champion meaning Finn Balor could capture the WWE NXT Title by defeating Owens at the Beast in the East Network special on Saturday.
WWE Press ReleaseBROCK LESNAR THE BEAST IN THE EAST LIVE FROM TOKYO ON WWE NETWORKSTAMFORD, Conn., July 2, 2015 The award-winning WWE Network will broadcast Brock Lesnar The Beast in the East Live from Tokyo, on Saturday, July 4 at 530am EST from the iconic sumo stadium, Ryogoku Kokugikan. In his first match since WrestleMania, WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar will return to action and NXT Champion Kevin Owens will defend his title against NXT Superstar Finn Blor.WWE Network, which launched on February 24, 2014, is the fastest-growing digital subscription service with more than 1.3 million subscribers as of March 30, 2015. It is available in more than 175 countries, and was named Best Over-The-Top Content Service for 2015 at the Cynopsis Sports Media Awards.Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, fans are able to sign up for WWE Network online by going to WWE.com and can watch WWE Network on their TVs through connected devices such as Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku streaming devices as well as Smart TVs including Sony and Samsung. WWE Networks one-of-a-kind programming includes all 12 WWE pay-per-view events LIVE at no additional charge plus groundbreaking original series, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches, exclusive coverage of special events and more than 3,300 hours of video-on-demand programming.
Former AWA and WWF wrestler Brad Rheingansis traveling to Japan with Brock Lesnar for this weekends WWE Beast in the East tour which will air on the WWE Network according to PWInsider.com.Rheingans entered professional wrestling with Verne Gagnes American Wrestling Association in 1983, where he appeared until the organization folded in 1991. He also wrestled briefly for the WWF as an enhancement talent in 1986, occasionally for New Japan Pro Wrestling from 19891991, and for various independent promotions in the Minnesota area during the early half of the 1990s.
On the recent edition of Chris Jerichos podcast, The Big Show made some comments regarding The Monster Factory wrestling school. Stating he was made to pay 5,000 dollars for very minimal training. When I heard this, I was confused. This was one of the first times I had heard such negativity regarding an otherwise renowned school.To delve deeper into this, I reached out to Danny Cage, owner of Monster Factory, Glenn Ruth, aka Thrasher of The Headbangers who helped train Big Show during his time there and Chuck Sloan who was training at Monster Factory at the same time.First is the statement I received from Danny Cage.I think this is all started with the Big Show documentary dvd that came out a few years ago. It made no mention of the Monster Factory. Instead it stated that Triple H was his first trainer at the Power Plant. If I remember properly, I think he said Hunter and Regal. So I think it was a way of rewriting history. Only thing I really am upset about is the 5,000 because it looks like my company that I now own took advantage of him. He had sponsors pay for the school. Not him. Also our cost havent changed in decades. Its 3,500 or 3,000 if you pay up front.I know he really believes he paid the 5,000 because he has said the same thing alone to one of our students that hes run into.I just want the world to know that even if there is an ounce of truth in what Paul said, that is not how we run things now. I have 100 ownership since 2011. I take this business very seriously or I wouldnt care about my companys name.But long and short of it I think its just making a cool story. Rewriting history. Kind of the whole Daniel Bryan was trained by Michaels thing. When in reality it was Rudy Boy Gonzalez. But thats not interesting. Doesnt fit the story. No benefit in saying that. I think its the same thing here. No benefit in saying he learned stuff here. Got his start here. Better benefit for all parties in WWE to say he started at power plant and trained by Triple H and Regal. And Im fine with that. It just came off like we ripped him off. The whole there are sharks out there It looks like we duped him.I dont want this make others decide not to join our school. I am more than fair and have actually helped many of our students financially between tuition or extra pay for things that normally dont garner pay. Its a kick in the gut to hear the company you own essentially being called crooks. Whether it be 20 years ago or two weeks ago. All people hear is they are crooks.I was fine with the rewriting of history. Even when it appeared in his documentary then on Steve Austin podcast. But when he implied on Talk is Jericho that he was taken advantage of by the Monster Factory and we were called sharks ….that I had a huge problem with. To intentionally slander my company like that publicly was the last straw. I still have no ill will toward him. He had his reasons Im sure. It makes a much better story to be discovered by Hulk then train with Triple H Regal then have your first match with Hulk. Ive said nothing bad about Paul, the WWE or anybody for that matter. I just cleared up that we are not sharks Paul in fact trained here. More than ran the ropes and locked up. Wasnt charged 5 thousand and his first match was the Monster Factory and the late Dennis Carluzzo against a fellow Monster Factory student, Frank Finnegan. In December of 1994.Cage provided me with the evidence that Big Show performed at Monster Factory. From the stories about the Monster Factory I have heard from ex students, I believe Cage is telling the truth. The Monster Factory is world renowned, I just dont see them doing what Big Show accused them of.Moving onto to the statement from Glenn Ruth, aka Thrasher.Thats not the way it was, Paul was shown the all basic bumps, holds and yes, running the ropes Just like everyone else in the beginning stages Paul was a pure athlete, very athletic Paul says he paid 5,000 Thats total BULLST, he had a sponsor pay his training and it was 3,000 not 5,000 People should never forget where there came fromNow for a final perspective, Chuck Sloan who was a trainer at Monster Factory during the time has accused Big Show of not wanting to get into the ring and of being lazy.There was also talk of Big Show bringing entourages to training.Why Big Show made the comments he did, only he knows. But I know that the guys at Monster Factory work very hard and any prospective trainees should not hesitate in using the amazing services they provide.
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