Former WWE, ECW and WCW talent Lance Storm appeared on the Wrestling Observer Radio this week and gave his thoughts on the shoulder injury Finn Balor suffered at Summerslam and Seth Rollins Turnbuckle Bomb.
Here’s what he had to say:
“When you’re throwing someone backwards at stuff who is partially obstructed… I’ve seen guys, if you come a little short, they bang their head on the barricade, too high you hit your back and fold yourself the wrong way. When your moves have a high risk but the risk is on you, I don’t mind it as much. But when you’re throwing guys backwards, the risk is all on him and I don’t like stuff like that. I didn’t like it when Sting took the buckle-bomb, and I don’t like it when other guys take the buckle bomb.”
Based on reports, Finn Balor’s injury has changed plans for WWE and the upcoming Hell in a Cell PPV.
Originally Finn Balor was slated to compete against Kevin Owens & Chris Jericho at the event in a triple threat match for the Universal Championship. Leading to that match Balor would face Owens at Clash of Champions in a controversial ending which would introduce Chris Jericho to the feud.
But following Balor’s injury this has obviously changed and on this upcoming episode of Monday Night Raw, a fatal-4-way match has been booked for the now vacant Universal Championship. Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins & Big Cass are the talents involved in the match,
Former WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool went to her official Instagram account and revealed that she was recently treated for skin cancer.
McCool posted this on Instagram:
As reported, Shawn Michaels is reportedly going to become a full time coach at WWE Performance Center. In addition to that, possibly having a bigger role in NXT. Following reports, is appears that Shawn Michaels is also at tonight’s NXT TV tapings.
See a post from Triple H below:
WWNLive has announced that Joey Styles would appear at EVOLVE 68 on September 10th in Deer, Park, NY and EVOLVE 69 on September 11th in Queens, NY.
Styles was recently released from WWE following a Facebook Q&A where he expressed the issues he has with some aspects of the product today.
WWNLive have also releases a clip from EVOLVE 67 where Joey Styles made and appearance.
See it below:
Here is a list of NXT Live events planned for September & October:
- September 8 – NXT Live Largo – Minnreg, Hall (Largo, FL)
- September 8 – NXT Live Gainesville – Martin Luther King Jr Recreational Center (Gainesville, FL)
- September 16 – NXT Live Cocoa – Cocoa Armory (Cocoa Beach, FL)
- September 16 – NXT Live Des Moines – Hy-Vee Hall (Des Moines, IA)
- September 17 – NXT Live Tampa – University Areaa CDC Gymnasium (Tampa, FL)
- September 17 – NXT Live Omaha – Ralstone Arena (Omaha, NE)
- September 18 – NXT Live Minneapolis – Roy Wilkins Auditorium (St.Paul, MN)
- September 22 – NXT Live Toronto – Mattamy Athletic Center (Toronto, ON)
- September 22 – NXT Live Venice – Venice Community Center (Venice, FL)
- September 23 – NXT Live St. Catherine’s – Meridian Center (St. Catherine’s, ON)
- September 24 – NXT Live Kitchener – Kitchener Memorial Auditorium (Kitchener, ON)
- September 29 – NXT Live Lakeland – Lakeland Armory (Lakeland, FL)
- September 30 – NXT Live Orlando – Englewood Neighborhood Center (Orlando, FL)
- October 6 – NXT Live Norfolk – Ted Constant Convocation Center (Norfolk, VA) (PRE SALE CODE: NXTLIVE)
- October 7 – NXT Live Crystal River – Crystal River Armory (Crystal River, FL)
- October 7 – NXT Live Richmond – Altria Theater (Richmond, VA) (PRE SALE CODE: NXTLIVE)
- October 8 – NXT Live Fort Pierce – Havert L. Fenn Center (Fort Pierce, FL)
- October 8 – NXT Live Baltimore – APG Federal Credit Union Arena (Baltimore, MD) (PRE SALE CODE: NXTLIVE)
- October 15 – NXT Live Winter Haven – Winter Haven Armory (Winter Haven, FL)
- October 22 – NXT Live Ocala – The Reserve Pavillion at Hilton Ocala (Ocala, FL)
Ticket details can be found here
Here is episode 2 of “The Evolution Of Punk” features CM Punk and his wife, former WWE star April Brooks (AJ Lee).
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
(image sourced from WWE.com)
Based on reports, the Randy Orton and Brock Lesnar finish went exactly as planned, just with more blood.
Randy Orton was told by WWE officials that the finish to his Summerslam match was going to seem as an “off script” ending. Meaning it was to leave fans confused as to whether the finish was planned of not. Can’t argue the fact that some fans believed it to be real..
The original idea was to have Orton not fight back as much, this is to allow Lesnar to look strong throughout the match. Orton was expected to be TKO’ed by a shot to the head leaving him out-cold in the middle of the ring, but it was not expected for Orton to bleed as much as he did or even end up with 10 staples in his head.
Here are your CWC highlights from last night: