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 “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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ECW Supercards Headed For WWE Network

PWInsider is reporting that multiple ECW Supercards from before the company’s time on PPV are being added to the WWE Network. Here is their list of cards that will be added.

2/05/1994 – The Night The Line Was Crossed [Duration: 02:07:29]
Terry Funk defends the ECW Title against Shane Douglas and Sabu in a Three-Way Dance. Plus, Public Enemy, The Sandman, and more in action!

05/14/1994 – When Worlds Collide [Duration: 01:45:13]
Terry Funk and Arn Anderson take on Bobby Eaton and Sabu in the main event. Plus, 911, Public Enemy, Kevin Sullivan and more in action!

06/24/1994 – Hostile City Showdown 1994 [Duration: 01:54:30]
Cactus Jack goes one-on-one with Sabu in the main event. The Tazmaniac battles The Pitbull in a Dog Collar Match. All this and much more!

08/13/1994 – Hardcore Heaven 1994 [Duration: 01:49:13]
Cactus Jack takes on Terry Funk in a legendary main event. Plus, Public Enemy, The Pitbulls, and many more take to the ring for action!

11/05/1994 – November to Remember 1994 [Duration: 02:29:18]
Ron Simmons challenges Shane Douglas for the ECW World Title. Plus, Public Enemey is in action, Dean Malenko faces The Tazmaniac, and more! – This event has never been released in its entirety, although portions aired on ECW’s weekly TV at the time.

04/08/1995 – 3 Way Dance [Duration: 01:46:29]
Public Enemy battles two formidable duos in a Three-Way Dance main event for the ECW World Tag Team Titles.

09/16/1995 – Gangstas Paradise 1995 [Duration: 01:40:03]
Mikey Whipwreck and Public Enemy get locked up inside a true Gangstas Paradise with New Jack, The Sandman, and an unexpected competitor.

12/29/1995 – Holiday Hell 1995 [Duration: 02:34:50]
Cactus Jack takes on Sabu in an Extreme Death Match. With Tommy Dreamer on his heels, Raven challenges The Sandman for the ECW World Title.

01/05/1996 – House Party 1996 [Duration: 02:25:00]
Public Enemy and The Gangstas take their rivalry to the streets. Konnan challenges The Sandman for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship.

02/03/1996 – Big Apple Blizzard Blast 1996 [Duration: 02:27:27]
The Sandman and Too Cold Scorpio battle The Gangstas in the main event. Plus, Cactus Jack, Raven, The Eliminators, and more in action!

04/13/1996 – Massacre on Queens Boulevard 1996 [Duration: 02:17:37]
The main event sees Too Cold Scorpio and The Sandman battle The Gangstas and The Headhunters in a Three-Way Elimination Tag Team Match.

04/20/1996 – Hostile City Showdown 1996 [Duration: 02:17:56]
Shane Douglas challenges Raven for the ECW World Title in the main event. Rob Van Dam faces Sabu. Plus, Brian Lee, Taz, and more in action!

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