- Nikki Bella will captain Team Smackdown for the women’s team in the Traditional Elimination Match at the Survivor Series pay-per-view on Sunday, November 20, 2016 after beating Natalya by making her tap out in John Cena’s STF on this week's episode of Smackdown. The other four members of the team have not been announced but Nattie will not be one of them.
- The Hype Bros, Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley, earned a spot in the Traditional Survivor Series match, representing Smackdown in the match involving tag teams. Heath Slater and Rhyno will also be on the blue brand’s side in that match.
- MEMBERS CONTENT: We have a big update on Brock Lesnar vs. Bill Goldberg at Survivor Series, including the creative direction, what is the current debate backstage and whether or not it’ll be Goldberg’s final match. You can read the story AT THIS LINK. If you’re not yet a Premium Member, you can signup now AT THIS LINK.
- In a storyline after this week’s Smackdown Live, James Ellsworth “apologized profusely” to Dean Ambrose for costing him his chance at the No. 1 contendership. Here’s video from this week’s episode of Talking Smackdown.
- Dana Brooke will face Bayley at Sunday’s WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view from Boston, MA. The Kickoff match will see Cedric Alexander, Sin Cara and Lince Dorado face off against Tony Nese, Ariya Daivari and Drew Gulak. Below is the updated lineup for Sunday’s show:
* Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins in a Hell in a Cell match for the WWE Universal Championship
* Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte in a Hell in a Cell match for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship
* Roman Reigns vs. Rusev in a Hell in a Cell match for the WWE United States Championship
* The New Day vs. Sheamus and Cesaro for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
* TJ Perkins vs. Brian Kendrick for the WWE Raw Cruiserweight Championship
* Big Cass and Enzo Amore vs. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows
* Sin Cara, Cedric Alexander and Lince Dorado vs. Tony Nese, Drew Gulak and Ariya Daivari in a Kickoff match
- UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier compared Conor McGregor to Steve Austin during an appearance on TSN in Canada to promote his upcoming fight at UFC 206. Cormier stated McGregor is like Stone Cold in 2001, the guy you’re supposed to root against but you want to root for him. You can watch the appearance at this link. Cormier will defend his title against Anthony Johnson at UFC 206, which will be the show’s main event on December 10, 2016 from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping called Georges S. Pierre out on Twitter yesterday, looking for a fight at the aforementioned UFC 206 in Toronto. He tweeted this:
@GeorgesStPierre, we all want more money. But let's go,sign the papers.Give the people of Toronto what they want, be a hero! Let's go champ!
- GSP responded in a video, stating nothing would make him more happy than to fight Bisping in Toronto. GSP stated he made peace with Dana White last week and tried to resolve things but unfortunately right now it is not happening. He hopes things will change soon.
- TSN is reporting that Anthony Pettis will face Max Holloway at UFC 206. Pettis (19-5) defeated Charles Oliveira at UFC on FOX 21 in August. Holloway (16-3) is riding a nine fight win streak, including a unanimous decision victory over Ricardo Lamas at UFC 199 in June.
- While promoting her WWE Raw Women’s Championship defense against Charlotte Flair at Hell in a Cell on Sunday, Sasha Banks tweeted this: ”A lot of people want the crown, but they're not willing to bleed for it. See you Sunday! #HIAC” She got an interesting response from UFC bantamweight Cat Zangano, who wrote this, ”I'd bleed for it, give me winner if you're down for some realness. #catfight #alphacatzangano @ufc @wwe”
- TNA Wrestling has reached its peak of dysfunction as a hearing was held on Wednesday in Nashville, TN where Billy Corgan argued the company was insolvent, hoping to initiate a clause that would give him control of the operations. Attorneys for Anthem, the parent company of The Fight Network, who own licensing rights to TNA’s tape library, have an offer in to buy out Corgan and take over TNA. Corgan’s attorney, Scott Simms, alleged TNA fails the cash flow test and their debts have risen 52 percent since June and are facing more cash problems over the next nine months. He alleged TNA did not disclose full financial details to list all of its liabilities including its tax bills. Nate Rau covered the hearing for The Tennessean and has an updated story online at this link. You can also follow him on Twitter for the play by play from the hearing. A ruling is expected on Monday.
- Jack Swagger beat Danny Duggan in a dark match at last night’s WWE TV tapings in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
- WWE is an investor in FloSlam, as we have noted and WWE is aware of their agreement with WWN Live to stream all of their events.