WRESTLING is now more accessible than ever and fans can enjoy action-packed programming almost every night of the week.
Vince McMahon’s wrestling company continues its partnership with the network airing WWE NXT on Tuesdays as well as Miz and Mrs and Straight Up Steve Austin.
On the yellow brand, newly minted NXT champions Karrion Kross, and Raquel dominate.
Friday nights there is SmackDown on FOX, and fans can enjoy classic matches, and original WWE content on Peacock (in the US) and WWE Network everywhere else.
All Elite Wrestling (AEW) stands tall on Wednesdays as the relativity new promotion showcases their talented roster on AEW: Dynamite on TNT.
AEW is a mix of up-and-coming talent, indie darlings, and legends like the “Demo God” Chris Jericho.
Promising stars like Tay Conti, Jade Cargill, and Britt Baker are making waves with the likes of indie darlings like Thunder Rosa.
Impact! Wrestling has moved its show to Thursday nights on Twitch, and ASX.
Current Impact world champion Rich Swann and AEW World Champion Kenny Omega continue to heat things up for the Rebellion pay-per-view.
Read our wrestling live blog below for the latest news and updates…
BOOKER T REACTS TO THE WWE RELEASES INCLUDING SAMOA JOE
WWE Hall of Famer Booker T spoke on this on the Hall of Fame podcast on Wednesday saying he was ‘100%’ surprised to see Samoa Joe on the list.
“The one name that stuck out among most was Samoa Joe,” Booker said. “I always thought Joe was going to do that job but Joe is like me, he’s a utility guy.”
He also talked about how Vince McMahon’s high hopes for Peyton Royce did not work out and reacts to the other talents who were released.
Read more here.
CHARLOTTE FLAIR POSTS ADORABLE SNAP WITH FIANCE ANDRADE TO INSTAGRAM
Flair posted a scenic snap of her and her fiance Andrade lounging on a boat with the caption: “What will I ever do while suspended…@andradealmas Sueños 🤍”
Andrade, who was recently released from WWE, and Flair have been engaged since 2020.
AEW’S BRANDI RHODES BLASTS FANS WHO UNFOLLOWED HER ON INSTAGRAM AFTER DEREK CHAUVIN VERDICT
On Tuesday, the pregnant star posted an illustration of George Floyd reading: Justice for George with the caption: “Justice ❤️ #blm”
The following day Rhodes posted a video to the social network of her in a segment with fellow AEW star Jade Cargill saying, “good, great, cool, bitch get your ass out of here!”
The caption read: “This is for all you people that unfollowed me for supporting my people.
“I support everybody, and am a huge advocate for equality and inclusion for ALL PEOPLE.
“But if you have a problem with me being vocal for the black community and a simple step in the right direction after what’s been a scary and nightmarish for me, my family and my friends.
“If you can only think singularly and don’t have a heart or mind for others. I only got one thing to say to you. Don’t let the door hit you where he split you. #getyoassouttahere”
Rhodes is expecting her first child with husband Cody Rhodes, a girl due later this year.
WWE UNTOLD: TWO DUDES WITH ATTITUDE PREMIERES MAY 2
WWE announced a new installment of their Untold series set to debut Sunday, May 2.
During their time together they would capture championships, be the main event, and inspire Attitude long before the official start of WWE’s Attitude Era.
Fans in the US can watch Untold: Two Dudes with Attitude on Peacock, and everywhere else on WWE Network on May 2, 2021.
WWE SHOP RELEASES MANKIND SIGNATURE SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP REPLICA TITLE
WWE Shop honors Mankind: “a WWE Legend unlike any other” with the release of the Mankind Signature Series Championship Replica Title on Wednesday.
Mankind, whose real name is Mick Foley, was one of Foley’s three alter egos in wrestling.
The replica title is inspired by Mankind’s leather mask and features a central plate modeled after the Attitude Era title that Mankind first won in 1999.
Purchase the limited-edition replica title here.
DANIEL BRYAN SAYS ‘IT MAY BE TIME TO WALK AWAY‘ FROM WRESTLING AFTER FEELING ‘DETACHED’ AFTER WRESTLEMANIA
He has been outspoken recently about his desire to wind down his career as a wrestler.
In an interview with BT Sport, he said: “Maybe it was a sign that it’s time to let go of being a full-time wrestler.
“The odd detachment, I was like, ‘Woah.’
“Like I said, I’m either gonna die [laughs] or maybe it’s a sign that this isn’t it and it isn’t the same type of fulfillment that it was before.
“I’ve been trying to meditate on it and talk to my friends that I’m close with like ‘what is that?'”
Listen to the full interview here.
D-VON DUDLEY SAYS THAT ‘THE DUDLEYZ ARE DONE’
It has been years since The Dudley Boyz appeared together as a tag team.
For fans who were hoping to see D-Von and Bubba Ray Dudley reunite will be disappointed.
While on JOFO In The Ring, D-Von said that “The Dudleyz are done.”
D-Von currently works as a producer for WWE, and Bubba Ray is a co-host on Busted Open Radio.
He went on to say: “It’s over. It was a good run, but I think we should move on and leave the Dudleyz alone. Rest in peace, Dudley Boyz.”
The Dudley Boyz are 2018 WWE Hall of Famers and one of the most decorated tag teams in wrestling history.
NIKKI BELLA SHARES THAT SHE WAS ALMOST THE HOST OF LOVE ISLAND USA
On this week’s episode of Bella’s Podcast, Nikki Bella revealed that she wants to someday host a dating show.
She went on to say, “I auditioned to be the host for Love Island USA, that’s how I got hooked on Love Island UK.
“When I had the audition, I had to get familiar with the show. I got hooked and it made me really want [the role].
“When I auditioned, I got a callback and I was really bummed because I was the runner up.
“Arielle Vandenberg, she’s the current host. If she would’ve said no, I would’ve been the host.
Love Island USA premiered back in 2019, and is currently in its third season.
Listen to the full episode here.
BECKY LYNCH SHARES INSTAGRAM POST WEARING HER ‘NEW FAVORITE T-SHIRT’
Becky Lynch is currently out of the ring on mommy duty and does not post to social media often.
The former IC Champion created the shirt to support his #SamiforSyria foundation.
100% of the proceeds go to bring medical aid to the people in Syria.
You can purchase the shirt from Pro Wrestling Tees for a limited time.
AEW DYNAMITE APRIL 21, 2021 PREVIEW
Tonight on AEW Dynamite:
Tony Schiavone interviews The Inner Circle
Jim Ross interviews The Pinnacle
AEW TNT Champion Darby Allin defends against Jungle Boy
AEW Women’s World Champion Hikaru Shida defends against Tay Conti
Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Christian Cage
Hangman Page (11-match win streak, 7 straight singles wins) vs. Ricky Starks (10 straight singles wins, 9-1 in last 10 overall)
Trent vs. Penta El Zero Miedo
QT Marshall (with The Nightmare Factory) vs. Billy Gunn (with The Gunn Club)
WWE STAR CHARLOTTE FLAIR REACTS TO BEING SUSPENDED AND ISSUED A $100,00 FINE
On Tuesday Charlotte Flair tweeted in response to her suspension:
After a losing effort against Asuka in a match on Monday, the 13-time champion SNAPPED and attacked the referee.
WWE suspended her indefinitely and issued a $100,000 fine.
LEGENDARY WRESTLING COMMENTATOR HUGO SAVINOVICH SHARES HIS THOUGHTS ON CHARLOTTE FLAIR BEING LEFT OFF WRESTLEMANIA 37 CARD
Legendary wrestling commentator Hugo Savinovich was a guest on The Wrestling Inc. Daily on Wednesday.
When asked if he thinks Charlotte Flair was left off WrestleMania due to her fiance Andrade’s WWE release he said: “Oh definitely.”
He also went on to say that when Flair and Andrade went to management with creative ideas, Vince McMahon and Triple H did not even know he’d been back and cleared to wrestle for two months.
Read more of Hugo’s interview here.
RONDA ROUSEY ANNOUNCES SHE’S PREGNANT WITH FIRST CHILD
Rousey and her husband ex-UFC fighter Travis Browne reveal that she is four months pregnant showing off her baby bump.
In the three minute YouTube video, the married MMA fighters share them finding out she is pregnant, seeing the baby for the first time, and noted that the gender reveal is to come.
Read the full story here.
KURT ANGLE SHARES HIS STATUS WITH WWE AND AEW
Angle revealed: “I don’t have any plans of going to AEW. I haven’t really spoke to them that much.”
He also revealed that he has “something going on with WWE right now” and does not want to mess up his relationship with the company.
CURRENT AND FORMER WWE SUPERSTARS REACT TO DEREK CHAUVIN VERDICT
Derek Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd and has sparked reactions from former and current WWE stars like Bayley, Sami Zayn and more!
AEW DARK APRIL 20, 2021 RESULTS
Darby Allin vignette discussing his bout with Jungle Boy.
Joey Janela def. Will Allday
SCU (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian) def. Ryzin & John Skyler
Big Swole & KiLynn King def. Ashley & Steff MK
The Butcher & The Blade def. Cole Karter & Brick Aldridge
Ryan Nemeth gives JD Drake some gifts to make him sexy.
Sonny Kiss def. Jake Manning
Dark Order (Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, & 10) def. Jay Lyon, Midas Black, & Ken Broadway
Billy Gunn def. Andrew Palace
Dante Martin def. Fuego Del Sol
Diamante def. Queen Aminata
Varsity Blonds (Griffin Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr) def. Hayden Backlund & Kit Sackett
Max Caster def. Alan “5” Angels
Powerhouse Hobbs def. Baron Black
PAC def. Dean Alexander
WWE NXT APRIL 20, 2021 RESULTS
WWE NXT brought the action from the Capitol Wrestling Center on its new night.
LA Knight defeats Dexter Lumis after a distraction from Indi Hartwell.
Grizzled Young Veterans wins over Breezango who came out dressed as British officials.
‘The Warrior of the Sun’ Sarray is victorious in her debut match against Zoey Stark
Oney Lorcan accepted NXT Cruiserweight champion Kushida’s open challenge but did not walk away with the title.
Imperium (w/Alexander Wolfe) dominate Ever-Rise
A returning Kyle O’Reilly opened the show with a promo, and ended it with a win over Cameron Grimes.
JOEY JANELA HAS CAR TROUBLE ON HIS WAY TO AEW TAPINGS
AEW star Joey Janela was on his way to AEW taping when he experienced some car trouble.
Janela was on his way to Jacksonville, Florida when his car hood flipped up and shattered his windshield.
A nice person was able to help, and tied down his car hood.
CM PUNK TALKS ABOUT WHAT HE WANTS HIS WWE RETURN TO LOOK LIKE
Fans have been clamoring to have CM Punk back in the squared circle, and especially back in WWE.
In the past he has said that if the right situation presents itself he is open.
When talking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated he said: “I get offered to do a lot of stuff, and I say no to 90% of it just because my thing is I need to work with quality human beings.
“It just seems like maybe in pro wrestling there is a lack of quality human beings. I don’t know. I like doing fun, quality projects.
“If there is a fun, quality wrestling project that gets sent my way, I will listen to it.”
It is well known that CM Punk is not itching to return to WWE, he went on to say: “You’ve got WWE, who has multiple billion-dollar television deals, and the television’s awful. I go back there, I’m just another guy.”
Check out the full interview here.
RING OF HONOR ANNOUNCES MATCHES FOR NEXT TWO SHOWS
Ring of Honor announced two matches each of the 501 and 502 episodes.
Their weekly series will feature the following matches so far:
ROH Episode 501: Violence Unlimited vs. La Faccion Ingobernable and
Eli Isom vs. Dak Draper
ROH Episode 502: ROH Television Championship: Tracy Williams (c) vs. Tony Deppen and Bandido vs. Flamita
WWE RAW APRIL 19 RATINGS REVEALED!
This is down from last week’s 2.026 million viewers.
Fans were underwhelmed with this year’s RAW after Wrestlemania.
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