WWE star Daniel Bryan is banned from SmackDown after losing a dramatic showdown with Roman Reigns on Friday night.
Reigns had challenged Bryan to a match that put his Universal Championship and Bryan’s SmackDown career on the line.
In a lengthy main event, Bryan lost and his time on SmackDown looks very much to be over.
The former “Planet’s Champion” has been vocal in recent weeks about this being his last run as a full-time wrestler.
Also, Mickie James has addressed her WWE release and claims the company is ageist and sexist on her GAWTV YouTube channel on Wednesday.
Following April’s Wrestlemania, WWE moved NXT from Wednesday night to Tuesday night so that it was no longer competing with AEW Dynamite.
NXT airs on USA Network and is also available on the WWE network.
All Elite Wrestling will continue on Wednesdays showcasing their talented roster on TNT.
Newcomer AEW offers a mix of indie darlings, such asThunder Rosa, wrestling legends, such as “Demo God” Chris Jericho and Jim “JR” Ross, and up-and-coming stars, such as Tay Conti, Jade Cargill, and Britt Baker.
Fans of Impact! Wrestling can now watch their favorite stars, including current Impact KNOCKOUTS champion Deonna Purrazzo, on Thursday night on Twitch, and on AXSTV.
Read our wrestling live blog below for the latest news and updates…
WWE STAR RANDY ORTON TALKS ABOUT RETIREMENT
WWE star Randy Orton has been wrestling for nearly two decades and does not show signs of stopping.
It does come to mind when he plans to retire, but he is still performing at the top of his game.
While speaking to Kurt Angle on AdFreeShows.com he said that he made his wife promise him when it was time to retire.
WWE STAR JOHN MORRISON SAYS SETH ROLLINS “DRIP” IS DRY
WWE star Seth Rollins has been wearing colorful suits and has dubbed himself “The Drip Slayer” on Twitter Friday night.
Fellow WWE star John Morrison who refers to himself as “Jonny Drip Drip” had a response to Rollins’ new fashion choices.
See the Twitter exchange below:
REAL LIFE ANAMOSITY GOING INTO AEW BLOOD & GUTS
AEW is hosting their Blood & Guts edition of Dynamite this coming Wednesday.
The main event is the much-anticipated match-up between the Pinnacle and The Inner Circle.
Shawn Spears who is a member of The Pinnacle appeared on the Wrestle Talk YouTube channel and shared that some people in the match have real tension.
MICKIE JAMES SAYS THE PERSON WHO “DEVALUED” HER IS STILL EMPLOYED WITH WWE
A few people were fired including longtime employee Mark Carrano, but James says the person that “buried” her is still with the company.
While on her GAW TV YouTube Channel she addressed this saying: “The person that was/is responsible for me feeling like sh*t and like for, I feel like, completely trying to sabotage or devalue me and make feel less than is still very much employed, and that’s f*cking the worst, you know what I mean?”
WWE FILES TRADEMARK FOR WWE RECRUIT’S NEW NAME
WWE has filed a trademark for “Top Dolla” according to Heel By Nature.
It is thought to be the name of new recruit AJ Francis.
The WWE Most Wanted Treasures host tweeted on Tuesday: “I make Top Dolla”.
The name will be used for entertainment and wrestling purposes.
FANS REACT TO DANIEL BRYAN POSSIBLY MOVING TO A NEW BRAND ON WWE
On Friday night Daniel Bryan lost a high-stakes match to WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
He is now banned from SmackDown and fans can not help but imagine dream matches he can on other brands like NXT.
Bryan, 39, has been vocal about this possibly being his last run as a full-time wrestler in WWE.
Check out some reaction tweets here:
CHRIS JERICHO DISCUSSES THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT WARS
AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT aired on the same night for over a year, and fans quickly dubbed it The Wednesday Night Wars.
After Wrestlemania in April, NXT moved to Tuesday night effectively ending the “war”.
Former WWE star and AEW Champion Chis Jericho discusses when the rating competition began and the war ended while appearing on Wrestling News Observer.
WWE STAR DANIEL BRYAN BANNED FROM SMACKDOWN
Daniel Bryan lost a match to Roman Reigns this Friday on SmackDown which saw him banned from SmackDown.
Reigns put his Universal Championship on the line against Bryan, and if Bryan lost he was banned from WWE’s blue brand.
On Friday night WWE posted to Instagram that it was End of SmackDown era.
WWE STAR KEVIN OWENS URGES PROMOTIONS TO BOOK AIDEN ENGLISH
Matt King, known as Aiden English in WWE, announced on Twitter Wednesday that he is open for bookings.
King was released from WWE in 2020 during the budget cuts after the pandemic started.
Kevin Owens quoted King’s tweet saying: “Book this dude!”
King replied, “love you buddy”
FORMER WWE STARS GET TOGETHER AND POST A SELFIE
Australian wrestlers Jessica McKay (Billie Kay in WWE), Cassie Lee (Peyton Royce in WWE), and Tenille Dashwood (Emma in WWE) recently linked up for the first time in a long time.
The three former WWE stars posted a series of selfies together on Instagram:
ENZO AMORE GIVES REASON WHY HE DIDNT JOIN W. MORRISSEY IN IMPACT WRESTLING
Enzo Amore and W. Morrissey (known as Big Cass in WWE) were a tag team in WWE.
They were both released and made appearances on the independent curcuit over the last couple of years.
Morrissey made his debut and has signed a contract with Impact Wrestling. leaving fans wondering why Amore didn’t join him.
Amore tweeted: “Thor doesn’t need a Robin. 💰🙏🏼”
WWE REPORTEDLY IN TALKS WITH MLW
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE is currently talking with MW to form a partnership.
The partnership will be similar to the one with Evolve before WWE purchased the promotion.
It is said that WWE is looking to give their talent television exposure before making it to the main roster.
MOLLY HOLLY SAYS SHE CRIED FOR FOUR HOURS AFTER HER HALL OF FAME SPEECH WAS CUT
This year both the 2020 and 2021 classes were inducted together for the first time in history.
There was no crowd for the virtual ceremony and speeches were cut short.
While speaking to Busted Open Radio, Holly said she cried for four hours.
Listen to the full episode here.
AEW DYNAMITE WILL HAVE TO AIR ON DIFFERENT NIGHTS DURING NBA PLAYOFFS
AEW Dynamite airs on TNT and has been doing great ratings.
However, their time slot may change in the next coming months due to NBA Playoff games.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the May 26 episode will air on Friday, May 28 after SmackDown is off the air.
FORMER WWE STAR MIKE BENNET TALKS NEW RING OF HONOR CONTRACT
Former WWE star Mike Bennet just signed a new contract with Ring of Honor.
While speaking with Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp he discussed his contract negotiation, and his future in wrestling.
Watch the full interview below:
RANDY ORTON DISCUSSES REY MYSTERIO/EDDIE GUERRERO STORYLINE
Randy Orton was in a memorable feud with Rey Mysterio not too long after Eddie Guerrero died.
Orton, who was the heel in the feud, made references to Guerrero being in hell.
While appearing on a special edition of Kurt Angle’s podcast he talked about how it made him feel incomfortable.
The full episode is available on AdFreeShows.com with a subscription.
DANIEL BRYAN PRAISES AEW AND IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION KENNY OMEGA
Daniel Bryan is a student of the wrestling game and has wrestled all over the world.
While speaking to Robbie Fox on My Mom’s Basement he discusses facing Omega once in singles competition.
He also mentioned that Omega “looks at wrestling differently than anyone else”.
Check out all of Daniel Bryan’s comments here.
EX-WWE STAR RYBACK REACTS TO POLL SAYING HE SHOULD RETIRE
Ex-WWE star Ryback is very polarizing on Twitter.
Days ago he put up a poll on the social networking site asking fans which promotion he should go to next.
The majority of the votes wanted to see him retire, so he put up another poll claiming the votes were fraudulent.
WWE SMACKDOWN APRIL 30, 2021 PREVIEW
Here is what to spect on tonight’s episode of SmackDown:
WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns has issued a big challenge to Daniel Bryan.
On Friday Bryan will face Reigns for the title, and if Bryan loses the match he has to leave SmackDown forever.
Big E will try to reclaim his Intercontinental Championship from Apollo Crews in a championship match
IMPACT! UNDER SIEGE PPV PREVIEW
The next Impact Wrestling pay-per-view event takes place on Saturday May 15.
The event called Under Siege will feature a match including new Impact World Champion Kenny Omega.
Here is the rest of the match card so far:
Impact World Championship #1 Contender’s Match: Matt Cardona vs. Chris Bey vs. Four More TBA
Impact Wrestling Knockouts Tag Team Championship Match: Jordynne Grace & Rachael Ellering vs. Fire N’ Flava
Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers vs. Eddie Edwards & FinJuice
Willie Mack vs. W. Morrisey
ROMAN REIGNS AND PAUL HEYMAN TAKE SHOTS AT DANIEL BRYAN VIA TWITTER
Roman Reigns continues to taunt his opponent tonight Daniel Bryan on Twitter.
He responded to a tweet from his mouthpiece Paul Heyman who also joined in on warning Bryan.
The Universal Champion tweeted: “We don’t like you, but we appreciate you. Now it’s time to go.
The Very Top.
DEMI LOVATO POSTS A WWE TOY GIFTED FROM HER SISTER DALLAS
Demi Lovato shared a photo of this on her Instagram storiesCredit: Instagram
On Instagram stories Lovato shared a a gift from her sister Dallas on Thhursday.
Dallas gifted her a WWE sock-em bop-em, with words like self-doubt, and anxiety drawn on the faces of wrestlers Ricochet, Seth Rollins, and Drew McIntyre.
The idea is that Lovato can use this to tackle some of these bad emotions by hitting them with the boxing gloves that come with the toy.
Seth Rollins took to Twitter to give a shout out to the pop star:
WWE STAR NAOMI CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY
April 29 was International Dance Day, and patrons of dance took to social media to celebrate.
This includes WWE star Naomi who is a trained and professional dancer who posted a series of dancing videos to her Instagram:
AEW STAR ANNA JAY PROVIDES UPDATE ON SHOULDER INJURY
AEW star Anna Jay injured her shoulder while training in February.
She is expected to be out of action for 6-12 months but she took to Twitter to give fans an update.
“Physical therapy is kicking my ass. But in the best way. Finally lifting some weights again.”
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