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VINCE MCMAHON REPORTEDLY FURIOUS WITH SETH ROLLINS ON RAW
According to Dave Meltzer on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Vince McMahon was reportedly furious that Rollins mentioned Punk.
Last night on Raw, Seth Rollins took some shots at CM Punk in the opening segment of the show. When the crowd chanted Punk’s name during Seth’s opening address to the roster, he stated that;
“I tried to get [Punk] here, I’m sorry. He didn’t wanna show up. He wants to sit behind a desk in Los Angeles and talk about a change that he’s too afraid to make himself.”
Meltzer pointed out it is a rule that you shouldn’t push an idea of match if you can’t deliver on it. In 2015, McMahon was upset at the ending of a Steve Austin Podcast episode with Paul Heyman when they teased an Austin vs. Brock Lesnar match that was not going to open.
The two former WWE Champions have had a war of words ever since Punk returned to WWE as a correspondant on FS1’s Backstage.
CM PUNK NOT ON TONIGHT’S WWE BACKSTAGE
The WWE on FOX Twitter account announced this evening that Triple H will be appearing on Tuesday’s episode of WWE Backstage on FS1, calling in live from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando.
However, one fan asked if Punk will be on this week’s show. The WWE on FOX Twitter account responded, “He will not be.”
WWE FILE TO TRADEMARK ECW PAY-PER-VIEW NAMES
WWE filed to trademark the names of two original ECW pay-per-view events on Thursday, November 21st.
They have filed to trademark “Barely Legal” and “Cyberslam”.
Below is the trademark use WWE filed for each name with the USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office):
“Entertainment services, namely, a show about professional wrestling; entertainment services, namely, the production and exhibition of professional wrestling events rendered live and through broadcast media including television and distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of transmission media; providing wrestling news and information through broadcast media including television and distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of transmission media; providing information in the fields of sports and entertainment through broadcast media including television and distributed via various platforms across multiple forms of transmission media; providing a website in the field of sports entertainment information”
There was no word on why WWE trademarked these names.
FIREFLY FUNHOUSE ANNOUNCED FOR SMACKDOWN
During last night’s Raw, it was advertised that a new edition of Firefly Fun House is set for this Friday’s episode of SmackDown.
It also Bray Wyatt will “reveal a new face in the Firefly Fun House” during Friday’s episode.
TWO MORE MATCHES MADE FOR STARRCADE
WWE has confirmed two of the matches that will be airing on this weekend’s Starrcade special.
The first match is WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Asuka & Kairi Sane will defend their titles in a fatal four-way match against Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks & Bayley, and Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross.
Secondly, Bobby Lashley and Rusev will face off in a last man standing match.
Starrcade is taking place at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, Georgia on Sunday, December 1st. One hour of the show will stream live on the WWE Network starting at 7 p.m. Eastern time/Midnight UK time.
LANA SIGNS NEW WWE DEAL
Lana has revealed she has signed a multi-year deal with World Wrestling Entertainment. Click here for more.
MARTY SCURLL TO APPEAR AT ROH FINAL BATTLE
Earlier today, Marty Scurll announced he will be wrestling at Ring Of Honor’s Final Battle on December 13th in Baltimore, Maryland.
Back in September, it was reported that Marty Scurll’s Ring of Honor contract would end in November, but he will be teaming with Flip Gordon against Bandido and Flamita.
Scurll did not comment on his long-term future with the recently under-fire promotion.