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Wrestling News Update – July 17th 2021 – Money in the Bank Preview

Circle your calendar wrestling fans because the WWE’s Money in the Bank event will launch on July 18th at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. There will be ladder matches for the ladies and the gentlemen (we use that term loosely) with each winner receiving a briefcase containing a contract that guarantees them a title shot of their choosing at any time. That’s right, anytime, anyplace, and all we can do is speculate once the winners are announced. Money in the Bank preview;

The ladder matches are slated to include the following contestants:

Men’s Ladder Match – Ricochet, John Morrison, Riddle, Drew McIntyre, Big E, Kevin Owens, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Seth Rollins.

Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match – Asuka, Naomi, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross, Liv Morgan, Zelina Vega, and two more contestants yet to be named.

The ladder matches will be followed by what should be an entertaining card featuring:
Money in the Bank preview;

  • WWE Championship — Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Kofi Kingston
  • Universal Championship — Roman Reigns (c) vs. Edge
  • Raw Tag Team Championship — AJ Styles & Omos (c) vs. The Viking Raiders
  • SmackDown Tag Team Championship — The Mysterios (c) vs. The Usos
  • Raw Women’s Championship — Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair

SummerSlam Countdown

The worst thing about the Super Bowl and WWE’s Biggest Party of the Summer is that most of us have to get up and go to work the next day. But not this year, because the WWE has moved SummerSlam to a Saturday night must-see event while the stodgy old NFL will maintain its Sunday night slot, and send millions of their fans bleary-eyed to punch a clock on a Monday morning that always arrives too soon.

If you didn’t know it, then save the date because SummerSlam is scheduled for Saturday, August 21, 2021, at Allegiant Stadium in the Las Vegas suburb of Paradise, Nevada. And there is nothing better than when the greatest athletes on the planet invade Sin City for a midsummer evening brawlin’ and bawlin’! The event has gotten so big that even the best sportsbooks are dealing odds on the matches, as the action will be hot and heavy, and no wrestling fan worth his salt is going to miss it.

Now that the world is finally turning the corner on Covid, the WWE is playing to packed houses once more and SummerSlam will be filled to the gills with well over 41,000 screaming fans. Plenty of matches have been rumoured but nothing has been etched in stone. We will keep you posted in the coming weeks but make sure to check out what should be a phenomenal night of jammin’ and slammin’!

Below are some of the matches rumoured to be on the SummerSlam card:

WWE Championship: Bobby Lashley (c) vs Brock Lesnar

WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs John Cena

WWE Raw Women’s Championship: Charlotte Flair (c) vs Nikki Cross

Seth Rollins vs Edge


Mr Wonderful Rest in Peace

The wrestling world lost a legend when it was reported that Paul Orndorff, one of the pivotal figures during the golden age of the WWF, followed by returning to the WCW in the early ‘90s where he battled until his retirement in 2001, had passed away.

“It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my father, Paul Parlette Orndorff Jr.,” Travis Orndorff wrote. “He is better known as ‘Mr. #1derful’ Paul Orndorff. Most of you will remember him for his physique. Many will remember his intensity. But if I could only get you to understand and see his heart. He will always be Pop, Paw Paw, and Daddy at home. And as much as many of you hated him as a wrestler, he absolutely loved you for it. He was an amazing father that showed me more love than I ever deserved. I love you, Daddy.”

Hulk Hogan tweeted, “Just got slammed with the Paul Orndorff news, RIP my brother, love you and thank you for always making me fight for everything in our matches, heaven just got even more Wonderful, love U4LifeHH”

“So Sorry To Hear Of The Passing Of Paul Orndorff aka Mr Wonderful aka The Brandon Bull,” Ric Flair tweeted out. “Great Guy, Legit Tough! He Was Another Amazing Athlete That I Had The Pleasure Of Wrestling An Hour For The NWA Championship On Many Occasions! Rest In Peace!”

Former WCW executive Eric Bischoff added: “So sorry to hear this news. I always enjoyed working with Paul. He was a good friend to my son Garett and me and we shared some memorable times away from the wrestling business. Rest easy, my friend.”

The Million Dollar Man, said in a tweet: “My heart and my prayers go out to the family of my friend and colleague, Mr Wonderful, Paul Orndorff. Great wrestler and has many great memories. Rest In Peace, my friend.” Money in the Bank Preview

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