Michael Cole Discusses His 65-Pound Weight Loss & How He Did It

Michael Cole recently spoke with WWE.com, and explained his 65-pound weight loss over the last year. Here is what he had to say…

[Jesse (his trainer)] put together a basic program for me to begin with where I was doing cardio two to three times a week and doing weight training with him two to three times a week. He gave me a simple diet to follow and since my diet was so awful, it was pretty easy.

I was eating a lot of carbs; a bagel for breakfast, a sandwich on a hard roll with potato chips for lunch and at dinner, I’d eat potatoes with whatever else I was eating. Another big thing for me was that I enjoyed drinking beer. I was a big beer drinker and those are very empty calories. I haven’t had a drink since we started this program almost a year ago.

Jesse’s program really isn’t dieting. It’s increasing meals to eating six times a day every three hours and three of those meals are protein shakes. The other three meals are something like a chicken breast, a green vegetable and rice or yams for carbohydrates. Sometimes, I’ll eat egg whites and turkey bacon. We just wanted to make sure that I ate six times a day to jump start my metabolism. You have to eat to lose weight.

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Report – TNA To Tape iMPACT! Wrestling In India?

It had been previously reported that TNA was planning to tour India in late 2015, where they would tape TV. Several TNA stars have pulled out of bookings for early December. When doing so, they have been telling promoters they will be going to India to tape TNA TV.

An official announcement is expected soon, but the tapings were previously slated to take place between November 29th and December 5th. The original plan was for the company to go to India and tape TV built around Mahabili Sheera as the conquering hero.

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Madusa ‘Cuts A Promo’ On WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella

WWE Hall of Famer Alundra Blaze (Madusa) posted the following on Instagram, where she basically cuts a promo on Nikki Bella and the Divas Revolution. I have included the text and a screen shot, just in case it gets deleted, as often happens…

madusa_rocks#Justmyopinion I believe at about half way through this promo, (which was a bad ass promo) the moment and #mood miss @thenikkibella was in, she heard my name being yelled from the audience on #wwe #mondaynightraw and threw up her hand, as I threw up in my mouth to just ignore the fact the forever existence of #AlundraBlayze IS the REAL REVOLUTIONARY That started this #revolution #willneverevergoaway Not to mention #pipebomb #you’renotAJ @realpaigewwe calling the @wwenxt championship “The” women’s championship….. Meh! Well let’s just call it like I see it…. Most of you are over rated! Half of you cannot wrestle, some just sound illiterate as soon as you open your pie hole, all so disrespectful . If I were you all I would be watching your back! You never know who @natbynature might show up with just to bitch slap a few across the face for a receipt! Oh and where in the hell is #teambad #tobusywithglowsticks and things that #glowinthedark as far as I am concerned @charlottewwe and @wwebeckylynch have it going on at the moment ! But what the hell do I know…… I am 50, past my time and have been reported as an ugly bitch! I have three words you can call me #Bossassbitch

#Justmyopinion I believe at about half way through this promo, (which was a bad ass promo) the moment and #mood miss @thenikkibella was in, she heard my name being yelled from the audience on #wwe #mondaynightraw and threw up her hand, as I threw up in my mouth to just ignore the fact the forever existence of #AlundraBlayze IS the REAL REVOLUTIONARY That started this #revolution #willneverevergoaway Not to mention #pipebomb #you’renotAJ @realpaigewwe calling the @wwenxt championship “The” women’s championship….. Meh! Well let’s just call it like I see it…. Most of you are over rated! Half of you cannot wrestle, some just sound illiterate as soon as you open your pie hole, all so disrespectful . If I were you all I would be watching your back! You never know who @natbynature might show up with just to bitch slap a few across the face for a receipt! Oh and where in the hell is #teambad #tobusywithglowsticks and things that #glowinthedark as far as I am concerned @charlottewwe and @wwebeckylynch have it going on at the moment ! But what the hell do I know…… I am 50, past my time and have been reported as an ugly bitch! I have three words you can call me #Bossassbitch

A photo posted by Madusa (@madusa_rocks) on Sep 30, 2015 at 12:06am PDT

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UPDATE: PWT’s Says WWE Forced Them To Pull Jim Neidhart Shirts

UPDATE: One Hour Tees (the company behind Pro Wrestling Tees) took to Twitter to comment on their Jim Neidhart story, with Colt Cabana and CM Punk weighing in as well:

WWE says Jim Neidhart cant sell his own shirts. They don’t own his name nor Hart Foundation, YET HE CANNOT SELL HIS OWN TEES? So Classy WWE

— OneHourTees (@OneHourTees) September 29, 2015

Now I’m told they have an “exclusive merchandise contract” with Jim Neidhart. THEN WHERE THE FUCK IS ALL OF HIS MERCHANDISE AT? WWE is Gross

— OneHourTees (@OneHourTees) September 29, 2015

Bullies! https://t.co/El4Rzc8LGQ

— Colt Cabana (@ColtCabana) September 29, 2015

Allegedly! https://t.co/Lzi0cDCzfL

— Coach (@CMPunk) September 29, 2015

ORIGINAL: Pro Wrestling Tees have released a statement revealing that they were forced to remove their just-added store for Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart T-Shirts. The company has released a statement saying that they were ordered to remove the store after WWE accused them of violating intellectual property. The statement (which you can read below) notes that while WWE didn’t own the trademark on Jim Neidhart or Hart Foundation, they were informed that Neidhart has an exclusive merchandise agreement with WWE.

The site argues that WWE has no Neidhart merchandise on sale and claims that WWE “continuously blocks retired pro wrestlers from selling merchandise on the internet.” You can see the full statement below.

Sorry, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart t-shirts are no longer available on ProWrestlingTees.com.

We received a notice from WWE saying that we were violating intellectual property rights by selling Jim Neidhart shirts on our website. First off, we don’t sell anything on our site, the wrestlers do. Our website is a portal for independent and retired pro wrestlers to sell their own merchandise to hundreds and thousands of fans worldwide. We then simply print for them and ship them to their customers. Everything is contracted through the wrestlers. They sign contracts with us taking all claim to their property and the rights to their designs. 90% of the time they provide their own artwork or get final say in the designs they sell. Every aspsect from the shirt color, to the title of the product is decided by the wrestler or their estate.

After doing more research we found that WWE didn’t own the trademark on the name Jim Neidhart nor Hart Foundation. After explaining this to their lawyer, we were then told that Jim has an “exclusive merchandise agreement” with WWE. Exclusive merchandise agreements are understandable, when you’re selling merchandise! Where is all the Jim the Anvil merchandise? We’ve never seen a Jim “The Anvil” t-shirt ever. Maybe one of him and Bret Hart together but never solo.

WWE continuously blocks retired pro wrestlers from selling merchandise on the internet. Not only Pro Wrestling Tees, but other websites as well. These wrestlers have fans that want to show their appreciation for them but they aren’t allow to because WWE says they have the “merchandise rights” to them. If WWE has these rights then use them. It’s simple. There is no reason they shouldn’t allow Jim to have extra money in his pocket. There is no competition here, because they aren’t selling Anvil’s t-shirts. Being under a WWE legends contract is understandable, but why is Jim in an “exclusive merchandise contract” with no merchandise? If they aren’t going to allow him to sell his own merchandise through our web portal then at least sell shirts for him through the WWE shop. #RespectTheLegends

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Roman Reigns On Wining Fans Back, The New Day’s Popularity, The Shield, More

Roman Reigns recently appeared on “The Buzz with Jimmy Traina” to promote WWE’s annual breast cancer awareness campaign with Susan G. Komen. Below are some highlights:

A possible reunion for The Shield:

“It’s tough because I enjoy what I’m doing now. I enjoy being a singles guy. I enjoy commanding the stage with myself and an opponent. It’s a different process when you’re teammates. Especially with the way we work. We’re very unselfish with how we work together in so many different regards. Not just what you see as the final product of the match. Just strategizing, psychology, teamwork. What made us so empowering is that we helped each other and we always looked out for each other and you didn’t see that in wrestling too often. Even in factions, it’s a very individual game, but The Shield, we were just iron-clad brothers in black. We made it more about the group than anything. I miss that. I miss that camaraderie.”

Winning back fans who turned against him at the beginning of 2015:

“It’s been a work in progress. The crowd is the crowd. You’re gonna take them as an individual performer how you take them. The key is how do you learn from them. How do you use whatever is happening reaction-wise to get better.”

The New Day’s popularity:

“Although I’ve beaten some of their asses in the past few weeks, I enjoy watching them. You can tell they’re having fun. That’s a huge thing. When you can see a talent having fun, you can invest more.”

On whether Colin Kaepernick is the guy for his 49ers:

“No. I’m not a Kaepernick guy at all.”

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Dixie Carter Email Incident, TNA Glory Breakdown

As previously reported, in May of this year there were unconfirmed rumors of Dixie Carter unintentionally copying a Destination America executive in on an e-mail where she was complaining about the Destination America network.

TNA failed to validate the controversial rumors however these e-mails can now be confirmed, this according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Dixie sent an e-mail to several unintended recipients. Whoever she was sending it to, the e-mail was mostly Dixie complaining about how Discovery doesn’t send out certain information about DVR ratings. Dixie reportedly called Graboff some poor names in the e-mail and referenced negatively to his intelligence. Dixie also sent this e-mail to Destination America Group President Harvey Schlieff and several other Discovery executives.

On the final show before #BoundForGlory this Sunday, the Pope and Josh Mathews break down the the main event and the major announcement that will affect this Sunday’s main event.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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Tons Of **SPOILER** Photos & Videos From WWE’s SD! TV Tapings

A fan posted these photos to Twitter of a section of the Times Union Center in Albany, New York being tarped off for the WWE SmackDown taping: Despite this photo, the entire lower bowl and some of the upper deck was filled at last night’s SmackDown TV tapings. Several other SmackDown TV tapings in recent months have had much worse attendance.

The upper section is taped off #WWEAlbany #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/XfJiCr6gp4

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 29, 2015

First seats up from the floor. These seats are great #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/y8Dz0v3wBo

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 29, 2015

Heath Slater #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/djTVYTIIZ9

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 29, 2015

Arena filled up a lot #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/dOmdspQKFe

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 29, 2015

Dolph accepts the challenge #WWE2K16 pic.twitter.com/xdvw0YKMRe

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 29, 2015

Dolph wins with a super kick #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/rv6kUBVBEy

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 29, 2015

pic.twitter.com/0KgMs2B4YO

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 29, 2015

Summer Slay! #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/sywCS3fna2

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 29, 2015

.@RealSummerWWE celebrating Rusev’s win on Main Event. #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/Z4ozEpZlcC

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 29, 2015

Lol #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/SZS8txmdV1

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 29, 2015

Braun about to have his first singles match #WWEAlbany #mainevent pic.twitter.com/r3IpqpOEZQ

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 29, 2015

He’s facing Curtis Axel #WWEAlbany #mainevent pic.twitter.com/ASJrTAHuXq

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 29, 2015

#WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/TwVDcwa2Fn

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 29, 2015

It’s over. #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/S2GB7xgFoR

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 29, 2015

#WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/ob7TA3gbyS

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 29, 2015

Cesaro #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/MJ7BnM7qgn

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 29, 2015

Just bo-lieve #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/GqEnW1mCDL

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 29, 2015

Sharpshooter gives Cesaro the win #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/5nRkf40FVc

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 29, 2015

#WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/oa0XARgYz3

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 29, 2015

Dean vs Wade in a dark match #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/SLEWiWptIO

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

Dean wins #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/6xmuAMJbGY

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

Seth kicks off #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/NulfZvY02h

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

Kane on crutches #WWEAlbany #smackdown pic.twitter.com/n1LNLoReSi

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

I love New Day #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/5rXJuCBM3W

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

Owens! pic.twitter.com/zGKr7nx5yX

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

#WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/aRj0BpTrcp

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

Lucha Dragons and Neville vs The Ascension and Stardust #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/Y4zH7HXfd1

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

Bray! pic.twitter.com/878L3PvghZ

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

Roman pic.twitter.com/HlHru3Zpq1

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

#WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/sBqTyqeSYz

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

Surrounded. #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/TGBjVD2T1J

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

Kane coming to the ringside area pic.twitter.com/ihc6crJOzp

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

NEW DAY! pic.twitter.com/0Lrmmc1Qwc

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

Dudley Boyz pic.twitter.com/ge0A97o458

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

Where masked Kane at? pic.twitter.com/UDfPgLlRX0

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

I love them #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/6ZkGayw2xH

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

pic.twitter.com/xEp0F0snwH

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

Seth with a suicide dive and he hit Kane! #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/o41gtdFzXv

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

pic.twitter.com/ir4gNOrnNS

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

Hi @WWERollins #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/3a6ovBZCLs

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

Dudleyz won and both receive a choke slam from Kane!

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

Poor Kofi #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/mrU0BBeH4j

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

Kane holds the title high to end the show #WWEAlbany pic.twitter.com/XiAMIfi1Ba

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

KANE pic.twitter.com/fS9V40eXTf

— casey michael (@badboicasey) September 30, 2015

The same fan posted this **SPOILER** video of the entire Team BAD vs Team Bella Divas match from last night’s WWE SmackDown TV tapings in Albany, New York. This match will air on Thursday night’s WWE SmacDown broadcast:

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Daniel Bryan Reveals Why He Didn’t Appear On RAW, Total Divas Finale Rating

WWE Total Divas season four finale drew 1.158 million viewers on the E! network. This is a big jump from last week’s 795,000 viewers.

– July 7th – 975,000
– July 14th – 1.031 million
– July 21st – 995,000
– July 28th – 1.083 million
– August 4th – 1.012 million
– August 11th – 1.176 million
– August 18th – 1.031 million
– August 25th – 920,000
– September 1st – 1.020 million
– September 8th – 1.143 million
– September 15th – 804,000
– September 22nd – 795,000
– September 29th – 1.158 million

Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler and Ryback sit down to dinner to discuss their history as Intercontinental Champions:

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Brock Lesnar Confirmed For RAW This Monday

Brock Lesnar was recently added to Monday’s WWE RAW show in Boston. Today the WWE confirmed Brock’s appearance with their latest “Go To Hell” tour update:

This October, on WWE Network, Brock Lesnar takes fans on the Go to Hell Tour, including a brand new stop in Boston on Monday Night Raw this Monday, October 5.

Then, this Saturday at 8 ET/5 PT, watch the historic special Live from MSG: Lesnar vs. Big Show as The Beast Incarnate returns to Madison Garden for the first time in over a decade to battle The World’s Largest Athlete. On Oct. 19 immediately following Raw, The Beast will step behind the mic and answer questions from The Texas Rattlesnake in a live, no-holds barred interview on a brand-new Stone Cold Podcast. Finally, on Oct. 25 at 8 ET/5PT, the fiercest rivalry in recent memory will continue at Hell in a Cell when Lesnar clashes with The Undertaker in Satan’s Playground!

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