After it was announced that Dean Ambrose would challenge Kofi Kingston for the US Title at Extreme Rules, I speculated that we would likely get the remaining members of The Shield challenging Team Hell No for the Tag Team Titles.
And that’s exactly what’s happening.
WWE announced during Raw that Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns will challenege Kane and Daniel Bryan for the straps in a tag team tornado match.
With news of Dolph Ziggler’s concussion keeping him off Extreme Rules and the addition of a United States Championship match, here is the updated card for Sunday’s pay-per-view.
WWE Championship Last Man Standing Match
Ryback v. John Cena
Number One Contender I Quit Match
Jack Swagger v. Alberto Del Rio
Steel Cage Match
Brock Lesnar v. Triple H
United States Championship Match
Dean Ambrose v. Kofi Kingston
Mark Henry v. Sheamus
Extreme Rules Match
Big Show v. Randy Orton
Chris Jericho v. Fandango
UPDATE: Later on Raw, a Tag Team Title match was announced.
Tag Team Championship Tornado Match
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns v. Team Hell No
WWE 2K14 will hit retail stores on October 29th, according to Take Two Interactive’s 2013 financial report. Take Two and its 2K Sports branch will produce the game following THQ’s bankruptcy.
Yukes, the company that made the gameplay engine for the previous games, will stay on for at least this incarnation.
That guy wrestling fans used to love but now hate because he got really famous is at it again.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will star in an HBO pilot to be executive produced by the people that brought you Entourage, How to Make It in America and Boardwalk Empire. Peter Berg will direct the pilot.
The show will be based on the lives of retired athletes living in Miami. Obviously, The Rock – a former University of Miami football player and pro wrestler – will be a believable actor in this role. HBO is looking to film the pilot this fall.
As you know, The Rock has been a pretty busy dude, with Pain & Gain just hitting theaters, Fast & Furious 6 coming out later this month, and four other movies currently in pre-production. The Rock has mentioned that his wrestling days might be over once again and with a plentiful bounty of roles coming his way, he might really mean it.
Hot 97′s Peter Rosenberg, a huge wrestling fan who scores loads of interviews, recently spoke with The Rock. “The Great One” cleared the air about what happened the night after WrestleMania, speaks about his match with John Cena at WM 29 possibly being his last, a potential Brock Lesnar angle, and about his surgery. The Rock drops some salty language at the end in reference to everybody’s favorites – the dirtsheets – so beware if you’re checking it out at work.
We’ll see what happens down the road regarding The Rock’s wrestling future. Part of me thinks he actually may not step into a ring again, based on his injury and that movie studios probably won’t want the risk. The Rock has risen to an even higher level of movie stardom and box office potential since he returned to the ring and he’s viewed as an investment now as well.
Via WWEDVDNews.com comes the full content listing for the War Games: WCW’s Most Notorious Matches DVD and Blu ray set, which will be released June 25th. The collection includes 14 War Games matches, with the Blu ray set adding an additional two matches from ECW and one from Smoky Mountain Wrestling inspired by the War Games matches.
This collection should be really great and it’s one I’m especially looking forward to. Check out WWEDVDNews for the full listing!
Not sure why this is such a shock to everyone since it’s been the prevailing thought all along that each WWE Champion would have his own side plates on the belt, but WWE Instagrammed a photo of the strap with John Cena’s custom side plates.
There’s a lot of “Hustle, Loyalty, Respect” and “U Can’t C Me” going on there.
WWE 2K14 will be the first iteration of the yearly wrestling videogame published by Take Two’s 2K Sports brand, after the recent acquisition from THQ’s bankruptcy. Along with the name change will come a new cover superstar, which will be The Rock, as announced during this weekend’s WrestleMania festivities.
All the people angry that The Rock gets to be a part-timer and WWE champion will have one more thing to complain about, but it makes sense from a consumer standpoint. Die hard wrestling fans will buy the game no matter what (especially if 2K can actually fix those horrible, horrible online issues that have plagued the series) and having The Rock – wrestling’s most notable mainstream crossover star – on the cover will attract eyes of casual fans and general fighting game fans as well.
And really, once the game is purchased – to steal a line from The Great One himself – it doesn’t matter who is on the cover.
Truly sad news today as several outlets have reported the passing of Ric Flair’s 25-year-old son, Reid, who was found dead in a Charlotte hotel room this morning.
Details are very limited right now, but let’s enjoy this clip of a 10-year-old Reid Flair doing his best impression of his father and taking down Eric Bischoff on Monday Nitro.
I join the entire wrestling community in wishing sincerest condolences to Ric Flair and his family.
WWEShop.com has a huge sale on DVDs and Blu rays this weekend. Many of the “Best Of’s” are only $4.99, so now is a great time to add some of the sets you may have skipped over in the past to your collection.
I picked up Allied Powers: WWE’s Greatest Tag Teams, WWE’s Highest Flyers, The History of the WWE Championship, WWE Raw: The Beginning: The Best of Seasons 1 & 2, and WWE Raw: The Best of 2010 today for around $36 with shipping.
If you use the code “WWEDVD5″ at checkout, you’ll also receive $5 off orders of $30 or more.