- Paige has settled her issues with WWE for the moment — she was attempting to negotiate her release — but she’s not healthy to return to the ring. Based on a post she made Thursday on Twitter, it seems that she could need neck surgery to get her back in the ring. She tweeted this:
Thanks to Dr. Uribe yesterday [Wednesday]. One of the best doctors I’ve seen. Gave me two great surgery options. Makes you think about risks you have to take when it comes to this business, the things you put your body through to entertain the masses. Still wouldn’t change it for the world. Thanks to everyone for the continued support.
- Jamie Noble, who works as a producer in WWE, has been hospitalized after being stabbed twice on Wednesday in West Virginia. According to Ryan Satin’s Pro Wrestling Sheet, who broke the story, Noble was involved in an altercation at the Shadow Wood Valley Mobile Home Park in Princeton, West Virginia. A car pulled behind Noble and accused him of cutting him off. Jamie allegedly apologized but ended up taking a man to the ground. When things got physical, two other men got out of the suspect’s car and at least one stabbed Noble. The suspects fled but left Noble with a stab wound in the upper back and another in the spine area. He was taken to the hospital and his current condition is unclear.
- Kota Ibushi will team with Hideo Itami for the 16-team WWE NXT Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, which is set to begin next week. We’re told this is one a per shot basis and Ibushi has still not signed a contract with WWE. Other teams include that of Tino Sabbatelli & Riddick Moss, Tye Dillinger & Bobby Roode, The Revival, Cedric Alexander & Andrade "Cien" Almas and Tommasco Ciampa & Johnny Gargano.
- TNA Champion Bobby Lashleytold ESPN.com he plans on wrestling for TNA Wrestling at Bound For Glory on Sunday. If that changes he has a backup plan regarding his travel should the show get canceled. Here’s his direct quote:
"As far as I know, I'm supposed to be doing a match Sunday and if anything changes up until then, it's no big deal," said Lashley. "I want to be wrestling and I want TNA to stay alive because it has been a great program for me up to this point.”
- TMZ Sports asked Dana White for an update on CM Punk. He stated that Punk called him the night of his loss to Mickey Gall at UFC 203. White told Punk to go home, spend some time with his wife and live like a normally person. He said he told Punk they’ll go on the phone together later and talk about what is next for him. You can watch White’s comments at this link.
- Cain Velasquez recently commented on Brock Lesnar’s drug test failures in connection with his fight against Mark Hunt at UFC 200 while appearing on The MMA Hour. Here’s what he said courtesy of MMAFighting.com:
"I would say from looking at his body that it didn't surprise me, you know?" Velasquez said recently on The MMA Hour. "He's just a big, massive guy and you don't see other fighters like that.”
- The UFC now has twenty-three celebrities that hold minority stakes in the company following the purchase by WME-IMG. The celebrities are as follows: Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye (Musician), Adam Levine (Musician/TV personality), Anthony Kiedis (Musician), Ben Affleck (Actor/director/activist), Calvin Harris (Musician), Cam Newton (Football player), Conan O’Brien (Comedian/TV personality), Flea (Musician), Guy Fieri (Chef/TV personality), Jimmy Kimmel (Comedian/TV personality), Li Na (Tennis player), LL COOL J (Musician/TV personality), Maria Sharapova (Tennis player), Mark Wahlberg (Actor/producer), Michael Bay (Director/producer), Rob Dyrdek (Skateboarder/TV personality), Robert Kraft (New England Patriots owner/business mogul), Serena Williams (Tennis player), Sylvester Stallone (Actor/director/producer), Tom Brady (Football player), Trey Parker (South Park co-creator), Tyler Perry (Actor/writer/director/producer) and Venus Williams (Tennis player).
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