Drake Maverick Slips Into San Diego Comic Con

Former-WWE 24/7 Champion Drake Maverick interrupted San Diego Comic Con, dressed as a banana. The WWE Superstar was searching for his lost title belt during Mattel’s panel at the popular convention. Maverick lost the belt to R-Truth during his honeymoon.

Still no word on whether Drake Maverick has consummated his marriage yet.

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John Cena Teases RAW Reunion Appearance

John Cena recently returned from England, as evidenced by a new interview that he did with Deco Drive. In the interview, Cena is asked about the upcoming RAW Reunion. The Monday supershow is set to feature upwards of 30 WWE returns.

Cena hinted that he’s considered popping into the flagship program

They say it’s going to be one of the biggest RAWs of all time. And it’s certainly memorable. Um… we’ll see?

Cena then did his classic “You Can’t See Me” salute.

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Roman Reigns Feeling Good

Roman Reigns recently spoke with the Pensacola News Journal about wrestling on WWE’s schedule, while still recovering from Leukemia treatment.

Man, I’ve been killing it lately as far as my nutrition and my training so I feel really good right now, but, yeah man, there was definitely that transition getting back, just before (WrestleMania). And I think that’s why you saw me kind of leaning on The Shield at the time, in that very first match back. I mean, it’s live out there, anything can happen, so they just wanted to make sure to kind of keep the training wheels on me for that match, and I was gliding in there. I felt really good with the role I was playing.

Pensacola holds a special place in Reigns’s heart, as The Big Dog was raised in the area.

With this job, you do a lot of shows and you just keep going and find yourself in new places. But it’s just something that’s so special about being at home. And like you said, I’m still billed from Pensacola, I was born and raised in Pensacola. No matter where I go I never forget where I’m from and I think that’s why if anybody ever asks how I am in real life, I like to think I’m a pretty laid back, grounded dude and that’s ’cause I’m from Pensacola. That’s just how we do it.

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WWE Announces 7/27 ‘SMACKVILLE’ Special to Air Live on the WWE Network; Kofi Kingston & Nakamura to Defend

WWE has issued the following:

WWE is proud to announce the SMACKVILLE special event, featuring a Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship and streaming live from Nashville, Tenn. exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network on Saturday, July 27.

The explosive in-ring action will include a main event Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship in which Kofi Kingston will be challenged by Dolph Ziggler and Samoa Joe. In addition, newly crowned Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura will go head-to-head with former titleholder Finn Bálor in a rematch from WWE Extreme Rules. The evening will also feature a special musical performance by Elias.

Don’t miss SMACKVILLE, streaming live from Music City, U.S.A., on Saturday, July 27, at 9 ET/6 PT, exclusively on WWE Network.

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WWE Announces “Smackville” Live Event on WWE Network on July 27 With Two Title Matches and Elias “Concert”

There will be a WWE Network live event broadcast special on Saturday, July 27 at a Smackdown live event in Nashville. Here’s the official announcement from WWE:

WWE is proud to announce the SMACKVILLE special event, featuring a Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship and streaming live from Nashville, Tenn. exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network on Saturday, July 27.

The explosive in-ring action will include a main event Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship in which Kofi Kingston will be challenged by Dolph Ziggler and Samoa Joe. In addition, newly crowned Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura will go head-to-head with former titleholder Finn Bálor in a rematch from WWE Extreme Rules. The evening will also feature a special musical performance by Elias.

Don’t miss SMACKVILLE, streaming live from Music City, U.S.A., on Saturday, July 27, at 9 ET/6 PT, exclusively on WWE Network.

That means they will air:

  • Kofi Kingston vs. Samoa Joe vs. Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Title
  • Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Finn Balor for the Intercontinental Title
  • Elias doing a musical performance

I assume the Elias musical performance will be interrupted by a babyface wrestler and that could lead to a match as well.

I don’t expect either title to change hands.

They have done similar events in the past like Starrcade specials and The Shield’s Final Chapter special earlier this year.

The event will likely run one or or a little bit more than that.

 

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CM Punk Announced for Starrcast Weekend in Chicago

CM Punk is coming to Starrcast!

While details are scarce at this time, former WWE Champion and UFC fighter CM Punk has been officially announced for an appearance at the four-day pro wrestling convention taking place in Chicago, IL this Labor Day weekend.

Individual passes and weekend bracelets are still available for Starrcast. For more information and a complete list of announced guests so far, check out Starrcast.com.

For what it’s worth, because people are going to immediately make this connection, CM Punk being announced for Starrcast in no way confirms that he will be appearing at AEW All Out. The two are completely separate entities that work together in conjunction for major destination weekends.

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Wrestling Legend Tully Blanchard Signs Multi-Show Agreement w/ AEW

AEW issued the following

Shawn Spears Secures Wrestling Legend Tully Blanchard as Exclusive Advisor in AEW 

(July 18, 2019) – During last night’s episode of AEW’s “The Road to All Out,” Shawn Spears unveiled the ace up his sleeve in the form of legendary wrestling villain Tully Blanchard. Effective immediately, Blanchard has entered into a multi-show agreement with Spears and AEW.

Blanchard, a second generation star who is widely considered one of the most notorious and treacherous wrestlers of all time, was a member of the world renowned Four Horsemen, the NWA World Television Champion and holder of multiple tag team titles.

“Shawn Spears’ new advisor Tully Blanchard is a legendary retired wrestler and a canny tactician known worldwide for his vicious streak and penchant for chicanery,” said Tony Khan, President and CEO of AEW. “Given the challenge that Shawn has issued to Cody for a match at ALL OUT as well as the long, bitter history between Tully and the Rhodes family, plus Shawn’s recent behavior in AEW, it appears that Tully Blanchard has a great deal of influence over Shawn’s intents and actions. This indicates that going forward Shawn Spears will be one of the most feared and unpredictable wrestlers in AEW.”

All Elite Wrestling AEW is a new professional wrestling promotion headlined by members of The Elite (Cody and Brandi Rhodes, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page) and Chris Jericho. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a growing roster of world-class male and female wrestlers who are poised to bring new spirit, freshness and energy to the industry. The inaugural event under the AEW banner was DOUBLE OR NOTHING on May 25 in Las Vegas, followed by FYTER FEST on June 29 in Daytona Beach, FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN on July 13 in Jacksonville, and ALL OUT on August 31 in Chicago. For more info, check out @AEWrestling (Twitter), @AllEliteWrestling (Instagram), /AllEliteWrestling (FB), AllEliteWrestling (YouTube), and additionally, AllEliteWrestling.com.

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