Survivor Series 2017 Matches, Tickets, and how to watch for FREE!

Survivor Series Returns! This year RAW vs Smackdown is the theme for pretty much the entire event! It should be interesting to see who comes out on top. Here are the matches announced so far:

WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
Enzo Amore vs. Kalisto

Intercontinental Championship Match
The Miz vs. United States Champion Baron Corbin

Raw Tag Team Champions Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos

Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Natalya

Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. WWE Champion Jinder Mahal (Champion vs. Champion Match)

Men’s 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match
Team 1: Bobby Rhoode, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Shane McMahon and 1 TBA
vs
Team 2: Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman, and 3 men TBA

Women’s 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match
Team 1: Naomi, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Carmella and Tamina
vs
Team 2: Alica Fox, Nia Jaxx and 3 women TBA

More matches TBA this week on Monday Night RAW and Smackdown Live!

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Get The Book Hogan Doesn’t Want You To Read!

If you aren’t up to date on the latest celeb twitter war, Hulk Hogan is in the news once again, this time for fighting with ex-friend Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake. You can read a breakdown of the back and forth featuring a few of the key trolls by Beefcake on Hogan at Wrestling Inc. Our sources say that Hogans attorney is threatening Beefcake, his current wife, her family, and the ghostwriter of the book, which makes us wonder what exactly does he have to hide?

So if you are curious, you can pre-order Beefcakes book today, it is due to be released December 2017!

RAW

Monday Night RAW Results 10/23/17

Results via wwe.com

Intercontinental Champion The Miz confronted Raw General Manager Kurt Angle

AJ Styles & Raw Tag Team Champions Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins def. Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Cesaro & Sheamus

Kane def. Finn Bálor

Asuka def. Emma

Mickie James confronted Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss

Jason Jordan def. Elias via Disqualification

Universal Champion Brock Lesnar accepted WWE Champion Jinder Mahal’s challenge

Alicia Fox def. Sasha Banks and Bayley to become captain of Raw’s Women’s Survivor Series team

Team Lucha Lucha (Kalisto, Cedric Alexander, Rich Swann, Mustafa Ali & Gran Metalik) def. The Zo Train (WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore, Tony Nese, Drew Gulak, Noam Dar & Ariya Daivari)

SmackDown placed Raw “under siege”

Lucha Underground Season Finale in 4DX!

On Wednesday night I went with my soon to be co-host Brandon to see the Lucha Underground Season Finale in 4DX at the Regal in DTLA. I wasn’t sure what to expect, even with knowing a little of what 4DX entails before going in.

4DX is an “Immersive Video Experience” that you can read more about on their website. It includes moving seats, water features, clouds/fog, lightning, wind and more. Most of the movies also have a 3D viewing element, which unfortunately this event did not. I enjoyed it none the less.

First of all, watching wrestling on the big screen is great. I honestly don’t know why this isn’t utilized more often as a medium, especially with all the smaller independently owned theaters we have in the US. The special part here is the technology at the Regal. They are the only US partner with the company behind 4 DX and have only 6 Theaters with 4DX, the one here in Los Angeles, two in New York, one in Seattle, and one in Orlando.

During the episode of Lucha Underground, a lot of things were triggered by what was happening on the screen. Whenever someone took a shot to the head, air shot out a hole on one side or the other of your head. When they took bumps, you felt like you got hit in the back. When someone did a hurricanrana the whole row of seats shited and spun, which was a cool effect for what you were looking at visually. When Cage got stuck in the head with the skewers, we got bled on with water. Overall the effects very much added to the entertainment factor for me, and as it seems the others who were in attendance.

I really hope they do this again with season 4, and add the visual elements as well, as there were a few times I saw that really would have looked cool if they were made to pop. Lucha Underground continues to break ground and make wrestling fun again.

Who Had The Better Reign? Okada vs Kobashi

Today on BETWrestling.com instead of doing my usual Wrestler of the Week posts, we will be taking a look at two of the greatest World Title reigns in Puroresu: Kazuchika Okada’s current run as NJPW’s IWGP Heavyweight Champion and Kenta Kobashi’s legendary 735 day reign as Pro Wrestling NOAH’s GHC Heavyweight Champion!

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No Mercy 2017 Predictions

WWE No Mercy is this Sunday in Los Angeles, CA at the Staples Center! Tickets are available on StubHub and Ticket Liquidator right now, some prices are lower than Ticketmaster!

Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs. Jason Jordan – Jason Jordan has shown some serious promise… must be in his genetics… hahaha You know when they announced he was “Kurt Angles son, I actually did the research to see if that could even make sense. It can. Jordan should be able to beat The Miz fair and Square, but this is The Miz we are talking about. The Miz will retain his title.

Finn Bálor vs. Bray Wyatt – Will the Demon Bálor come out to play for No Mercy? We can only hope! I got my money on Bálor.

Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose vs Cesaro & Sheamus – Cesaro and Sheamus really, really want their titles back. Ambrose and Rollins aren’t going to be that easy to beat. I have Rollins and Ambrose retaining.

WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville vs. Enzo Amore – Neville is amazing. Enzo is… hilarious. Is Neville going to be able to outsmart Enzo’s hijinks? I think Enzo may walk away with the Cruiserweight Championship.

Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss vs Sasha Banks vs. Bayley vs. Nia Jax vs. Emma (Fatal 5-Way Match) NIA JAX!!!!!! Nuff said.

John Cena vs. Roman Reigns- RAW called this a “Dream Match” um WUT? I can hear the boo’s already… for both of them. Does anyone actually care about this match? I hear more people talking about Nikki Bella on Dancing with the Stars, than John Cena’s wrestling career these days. I’m sticking with Roman Reigns on this one.

Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman – IF BRAUN STROWMAN LOSES I RIOT!!!!

Get WWE No Mercy 2017 tickets now on StubHub or Ticket Liquidator if you are in the Los Angeles area. (If you want a fun companion, buy me one too!)

If you can’t get there LIVE you can watch LIVE at home on the WWE Network. New subscribers get their first month FREE!

Check out the latest betting odds for WWE No Mercy here! 

Rest In Peace Bobby “The Brain” Heenan

I don’t think my words can express how great Bobby “The Brain” Heenan was as a wrestling manager and personality. So watch these videos and reminisce.

When a Wrestling Match Becomes A Fight

I’ve been reading the articles on Sexy Star vs Rosemary incident. I would like to note that I do not know either woman in person, nor have any relationship with either of them online, as far as I know. (I have a lot of Facebook friends, maybe one of them is on there?) I know who they are because I follow Shimmer and AAA. You can watch the incident here on PWmania.com if you haven’t seen it already.

While there is hype from both sides as to whether or not Sexy Star was responsible for Rosemary’s injury, is there more hype because it was a major show, or because it is part of a storyline, is the question that has been asked again and again. “Shooting” in wrestling has happened since the beginning of the sport. Former NWA Champion Lou Thesz was a well known shooter, as back in those days it wasn’t uncommon for a shooter from another territory to come in and try to beat the champion, to discredit the other, and try to prove their territory was better.

One of the shoots I most clearly remember seeing, which I won’t lie and say I didn’t cheer on, was when Daniel Puder shot on Kurt Angle, and put him in a kimura (arm lock) and nearly broke Angles arm. This was after Angle himself had shot on another tough enough contestant and declared an open contest. Well, Puder cashed in and nearly broke the former Olympians arm, to make a point that Angle let his power go to his head, and shouldn’t.

One question I have to ask, is where is the outrage for all the other women and men who have been shot on, both on the professional and independent level, and been injured by the shooter? This has happened to not only myself but many other wrestlers I know. Should we have fought back? Should we have “complained” to bookers and fellow workers? Some people did and were ignored, fired, blacklisted, harassed, etc.

I struggled with what happened to me for a long time. It caused me to lose trust, and to have a hard time building it with other wrestlers, as well as constantly made me question my own abilities, despite knowing I had more than put in my time. My life was made into a living hell by a woman who spent years attempting to destroy my character, for what purpose, other than jealousy, I cannot see.

So what do we do with these bullies in pro wrestling? Do we stand up and use the same tactics against them? Do we complain to the wrestling universe about these folks? Do we demand they are ousted from their roles in companies, and who decides, “what side is right”? I mean even if our sport is “a work” it’s still a fight, and maybe that is something we should all keep in mind.

SmackDown Results 8/29/17

Results via WWE

United States Champion AJ Styles def. Kevin Owens with Baron Corbin as the special guest referee

Dolph Ziggler promised to do what the “stars” do next week on SmackDown LIVE

Naomi & Becky Lynch def. Natalya & Carmella

Shinsuke Nakamura def. The Singh Brothers

The Usos def. The Hype Bros

Shelton Benjamin returned to WWE on SmackDown LIVE

Bobby Roode def. Aiden English

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