Big Triple Threat Match No Longer At WWE Hell In A Cell, Backstage News On Rollins And Reigns

– Before the injury, WWE Superstar Finn Balor was tentatively scheduled to defend the WWE Universal Title against Kevin Owens at the RAW brand Clash of Champions pay-per-view from Indianapolis on September 25th, according to Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

As noted, Balor’s original WWE SummerSlam opponent was Chris Jericho.

It’s now believed the Finn Balor vs. Owens match would have concluded in such a way that it would set up Balor vs. Owens vs. Chris Jericho in a Triple Threat match at the WWE Hell In a Cell pay-per-view from Boston on October 30th.

As noted, a Fatal 4 Way will take place on RAW next week to crown a new WWE Universal Champion, the match with feature Superstars Kevin Owens, Big Cass, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns.

No word on who will walk away with the victory but it’s worth noting that Reigns and Rollins were both originally scheduled to be kept out of the title picture however they could now be back in due to Balor’s injury.

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Former Star Lance Storm On Finn Balor’s Injury, Not Liking The Buckle Bomb, More

– Former WWE and WCW star Lance Storm was recently a guest on the Wrestling Observer Radio this week and spoke about a variety of topics including Finn Balor’s injury at WWE SummerSlam and more.

Here is the following excerpt:

“When you’re throwing someone backwards at stuff who is partially obstructed… I’ve seen guys, if you come a little short, they bang their head on the barricade, too high you hit your back and fold yourself the wrong way,” Storm said.

“When your moves have a high risk but the risk is on you, I don’t mind it as much,” Storm noted, citing Tommy Dreamer as an example of someone who took a lot of risks, but that he was always putting himself at risk. “But when you’re throwing guys backwards, the risk is all on him and I don’t like stuff like that. I didn’t like it when Sting took the buckle-bomb, and I don’t like it when other guys take the buckle bomb.”

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Jim Ross Praises Miz’s ‘Talking Smack’ Promo With Daniel Bryan

Jim Ross blogged on The Miz’s recent promo involving Daniel Bryan on this week’s episode of Talking Smack. Here is the following highlight:

“[The Miz] created a buzz in social media circles after his reality based, organic sounding promo that Miz aggressively executed on ‘Talking Smack’ on the WWE Network after Smackdown Live went off the air Tuesday night,” JR wrote. “MIz’ promo represented his best work IMO in a long while as he seemingly expressed himself from his heart and not from his memory. Few wrestlers in today’s marketplace are truly accomplished in being able to have a quick turnaround upon once receiving their promo copy, memorizing it, and then being able to deliver the copy in a real, authentic manner when it counts and that’s on live, TV. The “I’m Not Working You” feel of any pro wrestling promo always resonates infinitely more than does a memorized promo that sounds as if it is being recited from pure memory without true, motion behind it.

“All promotions should consider putting more confidence in their own talents to let them create a large portion of their own promos but with the help of a producer who also realizes that less is truly more when it comes to the heavily scripting of promos and inadvertently producing the personality out of these verbal adventures.”

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Ricochet Talks About A Possible Future In The WWE, Favorite Wrestlers Growing Up, More

– WWE Hall of Famer and lead announcer for New Japan Pro-Wrestling on AXS TV, Jim Ross, welcomed Ricochet on episode 130 of The Ross Report podcast. Ricochet, also known as Prince Puma, talked about his future career plans, if would like to sign with WWE and more. Here are the following highlights:

“Of course, I mean, I would love to. Even all the people that I know that have been there, they always tell me, ‘you’ve got to at least experience it once’. But they tell me ‘you’ve got to go there and experience it at least once – whether you like it or not, it’s up to you, but you’ve got to go there and you’ve got to experience it once’. And, of course, I would love to go there one day. So hopefully, all my ducks get in line and get in order and I can make it happen, but, I mean, of course, I would love to, but right now, I’m still just kind of doing my thing, doing the New Japan thing, I still [have] got the Lucha [Underground] going on right now. But, of course, one day, I’d really, really, really enjoy to be there one day.”

“Obviously, I’d love to go experience and do the WWE experience, but honestly Lucha is going really good too, so it is a hard decision, but I’ve got some decisions to make right now. I mean, like, right now, I’m in a position where decisions are needing to be made, so it’s actually something that [has] been on my mind here recently. I think I’ve already made my decision, which one I want to do, if that gives you some suspense, I guess. I think I’ve already made my mind up, like, which one I want to do. Definitely between now and 2017 some decisions are going to have to be made and stuff’s going to have to happen, so I’m just hoping for the best.”

“Even since [WrestleMania 15], I’ve been the biggest fan of The Rock ever and then as time progressed, you had your Eddie Guerreros, your Rey Mysterios, those guys that really opened my eyes up to a different form of wrestling. And so, yeah, I guess, like, I can always ask the question and if anyone asks me ‘who [are] your favorite wrestlers?’, I can say, ‘The Rock, Eddie Guerrero, Rey Mysterio’. Without even thinking about it, those are my favorite wrestlers. Growing up, those were my three guys.”

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The Rock Comments On Being The Highest Paid Actor In The World

As noted, WWE Superstar The Rock made Forbes list of the “World’s Highest Paid Celebrities,” which was topped only by Taylor Swift. He was the highest paid actor coming in at #19 earning $64.5 million.

Want to say two things about this.

I started w/ $7 bucks. If I can overcome, so can you.

Waffle House on me!! https://t.co/r3UeQYaLmT

— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 25, 2016

Congratulations to the The Rock.

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