One of Dusty Rhodes’ Greatest Rivals to Manage Shawn Spears in AEW

AEW is bringing in an all-time great to work with Shawn Spears.

On the very first episode of The Road to All Out, which dropped on YouTube this Wednesday night, the former WWE Superstar is featured in a sit-down interview with Hall of Fame announce Jim Ross. In story, Spears requested the spotlight in order to explain why he bashed open Cody Rhodes’ head with a steel chair on June 29th at AEW Fyter Fest.

The so-called “Perfect Ten” went on to explain that his unexpected attack was a measure of revenge for Cody, one of his oldest and closest friends, referring to him as a “Good Hand” in an interview prior to him being officially signed by the promotion.

“[There are] five people that I let into my inner circle. Five people that I trust, that I had planned on keeping near and dear to my heart until the day that I die. Cody was one of them.”

“There’s certain things that you’re just not supposed to do. There’s certain things you don’t say publicly. You don’t call a woman the ‘C word’, and you don’t tell children that Santa Claus isn’t real. In the wrestling industry there are certain terms, and certain things you also don’t say – especially within your core group.”

“Cody crossed the line, and I think you know what I’m talking about. He’s changed. He’s put on a suit, given himself a nice, fancy EVP title, and he’s saying the same damn thing that they have said for nearly eight-and-a-half years. You don’t call someone a ‘good hand’. It’s a curse in this industry. Clearly he forgot, and that’s why I wrapped a steel chair around his face at Fyter Fest. Sometimes people just need to be reminded.”

Spears then went on to officially lay down a challenge to Cody for a match at AEW All Out on Saturday, August 31st in Chicago, IL. He expects that the “American Nightmare” will accept his challenge, and has found himself an “ace up his sleeve” for the oncoming battle…

It would appear that Shawn Spears has enlisted the managerial services of none other than one of professional wrestling’s all-time greats, WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard! The iconic Horseman of course had numerous, bloody battles with the “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes throughout the mid 80s; Dusty ending Blanchard’s year-long run as NWA World Television Champion, and facing each other in the first six WarGames matches.

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BREAKING: ‘Three Stages of Hell’ to Headline NXT Takeover: Toronto

William Regal has just announced a bombshell main event for the upcoming NXT Takeover event set to invade Toronto, Ontario next month during SummerSlam weekend.

After this week’s episode of WWE NXT television ended in yet another wild brawl between champion Adam Cole and former champion Johnny Gargano, Regal has come up with a stipulation to put an end to this chaotic and dangerous rivalry once and for.

Much like their incredible performance at NXT Takeover: Chicago the two will once again compete in a Two Out of Three Falls match with the NXT Championship hanging in the balance – but there’s one major twist this time around, and it’s something that back in the day we used to call the Three Stages of Hell!

For those unfamiliar with the concept, Johnny Gargano will pick the stipulation for the first fall of the main event championship matchup. Cole will then pick the stipulation for the second fall, theoretically giving both Superstars a distinct, yet fair advantage. If necessary, William Regal himself will decide the third and final stipulation in order to ensure that we have a clear and decisive winner and champion.

NXT Takeover: Toronto takes place at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, August 10th and will also see Shayna Baszler defend her NXT Women’s Championship against Mia Yim.

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WWE SmackDown Results (7/16): Kevin Owens Defies Shane, Women’s Tag Team Title Match, More

WWE SMACKDOWN LIVE RESULTS
July 16th, 2019
Results by Matthew Wilkinson for ProWrestling.com

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SHANE BANS KO

SmackDown Live kicks off with a segment from earlier today as Kevin Owens enters the building as Shane McMahon tells him that he is the boss, and tells KO that he has the night off to go do whatever he wants, but he is banned from entering the building.

SHANE MCMAHON’S TOWN HALL 

Back to the ring and the entire SmackDown roster is on the ramp as Shane McMahon is in the ring ready for the first-ever Town Hall Summit. The first talent to step up is Roman Reigns who tells Shane that nobody in the room respects him, and as far as diplomacy goes, Shane can kiss his ass.

Shane responds by telling Roman he will be fined for being disrespectful. Shane then asks Charlotte to step up and she says what Roman said was uncalled for and she thanks Shane and the McMahon family for being gracious to her from the day she was born.

However, as Charlotte is talking, Liv Morgan gets on the microphone and tells her to stop being phoney and asks her if there is anything real about her. Charlotte then responds by questioning if Liv even works here but as the two argue Shane shuts it down.

Shane then encourages Buddy Murphy to step up and he says that KO mentioned his name, but he doesn’t need Owens to fight his battles and he thinks KO should keep his name out of his mouth.

Shane McMahon then pulls out Apollo Crews who says he does have something to say, as he claims everyone agrees with what Kevin Owens said last week, but Zelina Vega then gets on the microphone and says they don’t appreciate him kissing up to the WWE Universe and she then challenges Crews to a match with Andrade tonight.

Elias is the next man to step up to have something to say but he is quickly interrupted by The New Day who claims he is the greatest jackass in SmackDown Live history. Kofi Kingston says that he won’t say he likes Kevin Owens, but claims he is making some good points.

Kingston says everyone on the roster has the potential to do great things, but Shane tells them to cut his microphone and then thanks everyone for coming out and he concludes the segment. However, as everyone leaves Cesaro steps up and says that as a wildcard he is here to challenge Aleister Black to pick a fight with him…tonight.

As Shane looks to continue, Kevin Owens appears in the ring and hits another Stunner to Shane McMahon as he mocks Shane’s dance and then runs out of the building through the fans.

ALEISTER BLACK vs CESARO

Both men start out hitting each other with strikes early on as Aleister Black sends Cesaro to the outside early following a big strike to the chest, but instead of hitting a suicide dive, Black bounces back from the middle rope and hits his classic sit-down pose.

After returning from the commercial, Cesaro tries to slow things down but the former NXT star once again picks up the pace with a sliding knee that connects right to the head of Cesaro as he follows up with a springboard moonsault.

Cesaro is then able to avoid another strike and follows it with a big uppercut and boot to the face which he follows up with a chin lock, but Black gets himself out of the situation and follows it up with a knee to the face of the Swiss Superman. Black then sets up Cesaro and hits Black Mass, knocking out Cesaro’s gumshield in the process.

Winner: Aleister Black

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT

Backstage Dolph Ziggler catches up with Shane McMahon and tells Shane that he needs to teach Kevin a lesson, but Shane questions whether KO is still in the building. Ziggler then says that he will make some calls and reckons he can get Owens back by saying they will main event tonight.

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Tonight’s WWE SmackDown Live Preview: Shane McMahon’s Town Hall Meeting, Women’s Tag Title Match, More

Tonight’s WWE SmackDown Live will see the fallout from Extreme Rules take place with several major segments announced to build towards WWE SummerSlam.

A segment involving Shane McMahon has already been announced, as he is set to host a ‘Town Hall Meeting’ where he will allow other WWE Superstars to air their grievances towards him and the company.

Another major announcement is set to come on SmackDown tonight from former WWE Champion, Daniel Bryan who has promised he will be making a “career-altering” announcement.

In terms of in-ring competition, two major women’s matches have been confirmed ahead of time with Ember Moon and a mystery partner teaming up to take on Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville.

As well as that, the Women’s Tag Team Championships will finally be defended as The IIconics are set to square off against the Kabuki Warriors.

As always, ProWrestling.com will be providing complete, LIVE coverage of WWE Smackdown beginning tonight at 8pm EST, so be sure to join us then!

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Kevin Owens has made his disdain for Shane McMahon extremely clear in recent weeks, including during the aftermath of his win over Dolph Ziggler at Extreme Rules on Sunday. Apparently, Shane has decided it’s time to air out any and all grievances. Shane-O-Mac has vowed to host a town hall meeting tonight for the WWE Superstars to let them voice their complaints.

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Daniel Bryan to Make “Career-Altering Announcement” on Smackdown

Daniel Bryan may have completely lost his mind Sunday night at Extreme Rules, after losing the Smackdown Tag Team Championships to the New Day in a triple threat match.

The clearly deranged Superstar was interviewed backstage after the match and seemed to be having some sort of minor mental breakdown. Bryan stated that he tried to elevate the entire WWE tag team division, but he’s now realized that the division is a lost cause, and in order to “save the planet”, he has to “go where Daniel Bryan has not gone before.”

In a preview for tonight’s episode of Smackdown Live, WWE is advertising that Bryan will be making a “career-altering announcement” in the wake of his tag team championship loss.

No details yet on what this big announcement is supposed to be, but it would appear, at least for now, that Daniel Bryan will no longer be focussing on the Smackdown tag team division.

What he meant by going where he’s “never been before” is also a mystery. Several speculated that it might mean he’s going after another title, perhaps trying to elevate a different division, but he’s already won the United States, Intercontinental and WWE Championships, and Brock Lesnar already has an opponent lined up for SummerSlam.

Another idea floating around online, and mind you this is total speculation, is that Bryan may next attempt to elevate the Cruiserweight division. He’s generally announced at 210 pounds, so a jump down to make weight wouldn’t be very different for a guy his size. It certainly a place he’s never been before, although the same could be said for the NXT brand.

Whatever the case may be, we’ll find out tonight on Smackdown Live!

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WWE RAW RESULTS LIVE NOW – THE BEAST IS BACK AS UNIVERSAL CHAMPION!

Welcome back once again to LIVE coverage of WWE Raw on ProWrestling.com! “The Beast: Brock Lesnar is back as Universal Champion, and anything can happen!

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WWE RAW RESULTS
July 15th, 2019
Report by Doug Enriquez for ProWrestling.com

IN RING SEGMENT

We start the show with the Universal Champion, The BEAST, Brock Lesnar! Brock is all smiles, and he is flanked by his advocate Paul Heyman!

Ladies & gentlemen….MY NAME IS Paul Heyman! Heyman says that he has been waiting to say for several months…..he is the advocate for the NEWWWW REIGNING, DEFENDING, UNDISPUTED, UNIVERSAL CHAMPION, BROOOOOCK LESNAR.

He says that he tells people the truth, but they would rather that he told them a lie. He told the people that exactly what he was going to happen, and that Brock Lesnar was going to leave Philadelphia as champion after cashing in his Money In The Bank Contract. He says that they are going to determine how they will decide who will be Brock Lesnar’s opponent at Summerslam, and they will do that by doing a cross branded battle royal with 10 superstars. The potential challengers will be:

  • Seth Rollins
  • Randy Orton
  • Big E
  • Cesaro
  • Braun Strowman
  • Rey Mysterio
  • Baron Corbin
  • Sami Zayn
  • Bobby Lashley
  • Roman Reigns

He says that if he were Roman Reigns, he would check with Seth Rollins, because after what Brock Lesnar did to him, he lost his manhood, which is what happens if you get in the ring with Brock Lesnar. But he is going to give a threat and a spoiler. If anyone had an opportunity to step in the ring with Brock Lesnar, they would be risking their health, their welfare, and their manhood. Because in this Universe, they are all Brock’s bitches.

TWO OUT OF THREE FALLS
ROBERT ROODE & THE REVIVAL vs. RICOCHET & THE USOS

Ricochet nearly immediately got the first fall on Scott Dawson. He then tags in Jey Uso who goes after Robert Roode, but Roode give him a HUGE spine buster. Roode tags in Dash Wilder, who give Jey a blow right to the back. He starts to choke him against the ropes, but breaks it up due to the referee’s count. Jey tries to fight back, but Wilder slams him to the mat. They both get up and Jey tags in Jimmy, who comes in and takes everyone out.

Jimmy goes after Dash Wilder and gives him a superkick and Wilder looks to get up, but Jimmy sets up for a splash in the corner. Dawson tags himself in and distracts Jimmy. Dawson hits Jimmy with a flapjack to pick up the second fall.

The Revival start to double team Jimmy Uso and hang him up on the ropes. They go for the cover right away, but Jimmy kicks out. Jimmy gets up and tries to make a tag, but Dash Wilder grabs him, stopping him from making the tag, just fingertips away. Dash puts Jimmy in an abdominal stretch, but Jimmy hits a hip toss on Wilder and a tag is made to Ricochet and Wilder tags in Roode! Ricochet throws out both the members of the Revival and the Usos go flying over the ropes to the tag team champions.

Back in the ring, Robert Roode goes for the Glorious DDT on Ricochet, but he gets out and hits the Recoil on Roode. That sets him up for the 630, and Ricochet picks up the victory for his team!

Winners: The Usos & Ricochet

After the match, AJ Styles & The Good Brothers come out to gloat but Ricochet jumps through the ropes into the Club! They start to overwhelm Ricochet, but the Usos come to help him. They’re quickly stopped by The Revival and they overwhelm the babyfaces. AJ hits Ricochet with a Phenomenal forearm to end the segment.

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WWE EXTREME RULES RESULTS – LIVE COVERAGE @ 6PM ET

WWE Extreme Rules Results
July 14, 2019

Final Match Card

Our live coverage begins at 6PM ET this evening. While you wait check out our Retro Reviews of some of WWE’s best (and worst) Extreme Rules pay-per-views over the past 11 years.

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