- News broke early Sunday morning that Shelton Benjamin failed his WWE physical as it was discovered he has a torn rotator cuff. The company had already been promoting his return as a Smackdown superstar but all that is off until he recovers from injury. Once he is able to get back, one would think he would still draw WWE consideration but there is no incentive for them to sign someone with a serious shoulder injury. You can read our initial coverage at this link.
- WWE is advertising an angle between brand general managers Mick Foley and Daniel Bryan for tomorrow night’s episode of Monday Night Raw. As the storyline goes, Foley “invited” Bryan to the show and Bryan has accepted the invite. The premise to the invitation is the cross-over angle between Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton to promote their match at SummerSlam.
- After garnering heat for his comments about the WWE roster in a media conference call last week, Conor McGregor tweeted this: ”I didn't mean no disrespect to the @wwe fans. What I meant to say was that I'd slap the head off your entire roster. And twice on Sunday’s.”
- Both Roman Reigns and Kurt Angle responded to McGregor. First Reigns, ”Your the size of my leg. Shut up.” With a grammar correction: ”You're* sorry grammar geeks, Smh.” Angle wrote this: ”...very funny little guy. Why don't you get your head out of Dana White's ass”
- We have some post-WWE SummerSlam rumors. There is talk about AJ Styles challenging Dean Ambrose for the WWE Championship, Randy Orton being programmed against Bray Wyatt, with Dolph Ziggler going back to a midcard role. Plans are always changing and this is extremely preliminary but make sure to take note.
- It started to circulate Friday on Twitter that WWE Women’s Champion Sasha Banks got married to Sarath "Mikaze" Ton. We’re unable to confirm at press time but the photo of Banks in what appears to be a wedding dress is available at this link.
- WWE has been running a storyline injury angle with Big E, noting on dot com that he suffered a contusion to his groin area and it’s unknown when he’ll be able to return to the ring. The kayfabe angle is that the injury was a result of Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows beating him down on Raw.
- WrestlingDVDNetwork.com reports that WWE will release a new Randy Orton DVD called "Randy Orton: RKO Outta Nowhere” on November 15, 2016. It will also be available on Blu-Ray.
- Below are quick results from last night’s UFC Fight Night 92:
Yair Rodríguez b. Alex Caceres via split decision in five rounds (46-49, 48-47, 48-47)
Dennis Bermudez b. Rony Jason via unanimous decision in three rounds (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Thales Leites b. Chris Camozzi via submission (rear-naked choke) in round three (2:48)
Santiago Ponzinibbio b. Zak Cummings via unanimous decision in three rounds (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Trevor Smith b. Joe Gigliotti via unanimous decision in three rounds (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Maryna Moroz b. Danielle Taylor via split decision in three rounds (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
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