WWE Monday Night Raw is live tonight from the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama. The company will pay tribute to the Ultimate Warrior, who appeared on the show just last week. We have a preview online at this link.
An autopsy was performed on the body of Ultimate Warrior last week and the medical examiner concluded that he died from a massive heart attack as a result of “Atherosclerotic/Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease” or heart disease. Neither drugs nor alcohol were directly involved.
Perhaps the biggest piece of information we have following Wrestlemania 30 is that Brock Lesnar vs. The Rock is penciled in for next year’s show in Santa Clara, California. This is actually the bout WWE wanted to do this year, however, were unable due to Rock being unavailable.
There are multiple scenarios being pitched for Sting in WWE, however, there are still questions whether or not he has actually signed his contract. That is seen as a mere formality as we’re told there are plans for him to work more than one match, however, he currently hopes to wrap up his career at Wrestlemania 31. We have more on the scenarios this link.
It was important to The Undertaker to not retire with the streak in tact, according to a source that spoke with me under the condition of anonymity. While the sweeping assumption is he’s finished, he could still end up on next year’s Wrestlemania 31. We have details at this link.
They are no longer pay-per-views, they’re special events and WWE has nine remaining for the year. We have the updated schedule at this link.
Jeff Jarrett still owns 29% of TNA Wrestling to Panda Energy’s 71%. It’s interesting the largest shareholder of TNA outside of its parent ownership group is launching their own promotion that will serve as a competitor. Global Force Wrestling isn’t another indy, the group has high aspirations and are scouting top names across the independent scene. I can also confirm interest of adding Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe next year. Angle’s contract with TNA is up in September, while Joe’s is up in December. We have more at this link.
The stones are started to be thrown full force at Jeff and Karen Jarrett and I’ll advise to proceed with caution. Jeff and Karen are in the process of a big project and there’s a lot of gossip being thrown their way. Global Force Wrestling, the new Jarrett promotion, will make their next announcement on Tuesday. You can read the official press release at this link.
WWE is giving fans the chance to watch Wrestlemania 30 for free by offering a one-week free trial to WWE Network. We have more at this link.
In Ask WNW I led with the question did CM Punk help Daniel Bryan? You can read at this link.
The new WWE Studios film Oculus finished third at the weekend box office. WWE screened the film with Hulk Hogan hosting in NOLA over Wrestlemania 30 weekend. We have video at this link.
Samoa Joe hasn’t worked for TNA Wrestling since March 28, 2014, however, he says he’s not injured.
TNA taped two pay-per-views on Saturday, World Cup of Wrestling and Xtravaganza. The former is set to premiere as a “One Night Only” show on pay-per-view systems in July, while the latter is set for an August premiere.
Chris Sabin was believed to have wrapped up his TNA commitments on Saturday, while some felt Low Ki has a new deal with the company.
Tom Latimer (the former Kenneth Cameron) worked Aaron Solo in a dark match prior to Saturday’s Xtravaganza tapings. He had some issues while under a WWE developmental deal, including an arrest in November 2012.
James Storm has signed a new contract with TNA Wrestling as you can read about that at this link.
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Congratulations are in order for Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bryan as he and Brie Bella were married on Friday. They were given the weekend off but it’s back to work tonight for the champ.
— Richard Gray (@wnwdotcom) April 12, 2014
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