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THE ROCK SET TO RETURN ON FRIDAY’S SMACKDOWN
FINALLY…I come back home to my @WWE universe.
This FRIDAY NIGHT, I’ll return for our debut of SMACKDOWN!
LIVE on @FOXTV.
There’s no greater title than #thepeopleschamp.
And there’s no place like home.
Tequila on me after the show 😈🥃#IfYaSmell🎤 #Smackdown#RocksShow #FOX pic.twitter.com/V5i4cxqIqH
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 30, 2019
The Rock announced this evening that he will be returning to SmackDown for their debut on FOX. Posting a tweet, The Great One obviously still considers WWE to be very close to him, naming the universe as home twice and referring to ‘our’debut.
No further detail s have been issued at this point, it is still unclear what role The Rock will have on the show.
WWE CONFIRMS WATCH ALONG FOR THIS WEEK’S NXT
WWE continues to push the boat out for this week’s episodes, treating them all as season premieres. WWE officially announced that this Wednesday’s NXT will also have a ‘watch along’ feature.
WWE has used ‘watch along’ before, but only ever for pay per view events. ‘Watch along’s’ feature different WWE superstars and other celebrities reacting to the show as it happens. In the past, the show has aired on youtube and WWE’s social media.
WWE is also promising a preshow. Sam Roberts, Charly Caruso and Pat McAfee with host a thirty-minute show being shown on WWE.com, the WWE Network, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
The show will also benefit from “limited commercial interruption”, meaning that there will be fewer ad breaks during the show, or the ad will be managed picture in picture.
Most speculate that the reason the WWE is pulling out all the stops is AEW’s premiere. Airing at exactly the same time on different networks, this will be the first time WWE has gone head to head in such a fashion since WCW Monday Nitro.
SETH ROLLINS RETURNS TO TWITTER
I love football.
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) September 29, 2019
After temporarily deactivating his Twitter account, WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollings returned to the platform today, simply tweeting “I love football”.
This is a match I’ve been looking forward to my entire life. The fact that I’m defending the Universal Title on the #RAW Season Premiere against @reymysterio in 2019 is mind boggling. Even 6 days out from #HIAC & @WWEBrayWyatt, I’ll empty the tank for one of the greatest ever. pic.twitter.com/VGfuBK4vUU
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) September 26, 2019
Seth removed himself from the platform after exchanging some unpleasant posts with Sasha Banks. Last Thursday, Seth posted that he was really looking forward to facing Rey Mysterio on tonight’s RAW.
This is a match I’ve been looking forward 2 my entire life. The fact that I’m wrestling 1/2 of the Tag Champs on the #RAW Season Premiere against @AlexaBliss_WWE in 2019 is mind boggling. Even 6days out from #HIAC & @BeckyLynchWWE I’ll empty the tank for one of the greatest ever. pic.twitter.com/p7yTusEFJ2
— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) September 26, 2019
Sasha posted her own match card with a message mocking Seth. Seth bluntly responded, saying that he wouldn’t be looking forward to her match and accusing her of repeatedly underperforming.
This is a match I’ve been looking forward to as much as every other match you’ve ever had…aka, not at all. Luckily for me, you’ll underdeliver like you always do and continue to wonder why you’re not in more main events. pic.twitter.com/V2ldWrqKjA
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) September 27, 2019
WWE 2K20 SOUNDTRACK DETAILS ANNOUNCED
WWE has confirmed twelve songs which will feature in the upcoming WWE 2K20 release. While Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns has been known as the cover stars for some time, details with regards to other aspects of the game haven’t been quite so forthcoming.
Twelve songs have been confirmed so far:
Banks – “Gimme”
Barns Courtney – “99”
Bring Me The Horizon ft. Dani Filth – “Wonderful Life”
Grandson – “Stigmata”
Lil Uzi Vert – “XOTour Llif3”
Motley Crue ft. Machine Gun Kelly – “The Dirt”
Muse – “The Dark Side”
Poppy – “METAL”
Saweetie – “Icy Girl”
The Black Keys – “LO / HI”
The Misfits – “Hybrid Moments”
Watt ft. Post Malone – “Burning Man”
The eclectic mix of artists should appeal to a wide number of tastes.
CHELSEA GREEN TRIES HER HAND AT COMMENTARY
It is well known that the Performace Center does more than just hone the finer aspects of mat work. Just last November, then UFC Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Cormier revealed that he was going for commentary tryouts.
It seems Chelsea Green has been trying her luck too, tweeting a picture of herself inside a commentary booth:
Commentary is one of the hardest, yet most rewarding things I’ve begun at @WWENXT 🙌🏼 I love testing myself and this is something completely new to me.
Maybe soon they’ll announce me as “one half of the tag team champs and commentator extraordinaire” 😂 pic.twitter.com/HpOPhQDonq
— CHELSEA GREEN (@ImChelseaGreen) September 27, 2019
While it is unlikely that she’ll make the transition from active roster anytime soon, the former Impact Knockouts Champion may well pop up in the booth if her arm breaks again!
CM PUNK VS. COLT CABANA SETTLED
It seems that finally, this long-running saga has ended. David Bixenspan of Forbes has reported that Cabana’s original suit and Punks subsequent countersuit have both been thrown out as Punk’s lawyer’s request. It was noted that no financial settlement was involved
Both suits were dismissed with prejudice, meaning that neither can sue the other over the matter again.
The legal action was taken originally over the WWE Dr Chris Amann case. There was a lot of back and forth over who owed who what with relation to the case.
NJPW FIGHTING SPIRIT UNLEASHED RESULTS
- Rocky Romero def. Clark Connors
- Mikey Nicholls def. Karl Fredericks
- Lance Archer def. Alex Coughlin
- Amazing Red def. Ren Narita
- Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, and Shingo Takagi def. SHO, YOH, and Juice Robinson
- EVIL and BUSHI def. TJP and Kota Ibushi
- Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI, and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express: Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson def. Jay White, KENTA, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Chase Owens and Gedo Elimination Tag match
NWA POWER TO AIR ON FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE
NWA POWER debuts on 10/8/19 at 6:05pm ET for free and worldwide at the same time.
— NWA (@nwa) September 30, 2019
NWA has announced how they plan to air their soon to tape television shows. The first round of tapings to occur under Billy Corgan are set to air on Facebook and YouTube. The show will air each week free of charge and will premier on Tuesday the 8th of October at 18:05 ET.
The announcement came during a press event at the Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta. Responding to a question, Billy said that they were hopeful of finding a broadcast partner who wants to do business in the same way and that they wouldn’t be able to continue this way for an indefinite amount of time.