Who wants to be the guest ref for Big Show vs. Shaq?

Big Show challenged Shaquille O’Neal to a giant match at WrestleMania 33, and one Superstar has volunteered for a special guest referee role in that dream match. Plus, Cathy Kelley looks at WWE’s Pokemon Go allegiances, Mick Foley’s new look and more of the latest WWE news and trends.

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Backstage Update – Lita Current WWE Status

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

According to sources, Lita is getting a new role in WWE.

WWE is moving Lita out of her role as an agent/producer, and moving her to a full time panelist for the WWE Network pre & post shows. Lita had been working as an agent/producer for WWE since 2015.

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New Match Revealed For This Sunday’s WWE Battleground PPV

– The WWE announced that the Mountain Dew sponsored kickoff show match for Battleground will consist of The Usos going against the team of Tyler Breeze and Fandango. Battleground takes place on Sunday, July 24th at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.

Here is current card for Battleground:

Triple Threat Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Title
Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns

Intercontinental Title Match
The Miz vs. Darren Young

United States Title Match
– Rusev vs. Zack Ryder

– Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn

Natalya vs. Becky Lynch

Six-Man Tag
– John Cena, Big Cass & Enzo Amore vs. AJ Styles, Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows

Six-Man Tag
– New Day vs. Wyatt Family

– Charlotte & Dana Brooke vs. Sasha Banks & a partner to-be-announced

– Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel with guest Randy Orton

Kickoff show
– The Usos vs. Tyler Breeze and Fandan

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Update – Will The NYSAC Suspend Brock Lesnar WWE SummerSlam?

Source: The Wrestling Observer

While there has been a lot of speculation over whether WWE will suspend Brock Lesnar over his USADA drug test failures surrounding his bout at UFC, it is apparently not going to happen. The WON reports that WWW will definitely not suspend Lesnar and that his match against Randy Orton at SummerSlam will go on as planned.

Lesnar failed two drug tests leading into the UFC 200 fight, one taken out of competition and one taken the day of the fight. While the substance he tested positive for hasn’t been announced, it was reported earlier this week that both tests were for estrogen blocker Clomiphene.

While Lesnar will not be suspended, WWE did change some plans around Lesnar as a result of the failure including bumping him back in the Draft.

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This Week’s Lucha Underground (Season Two) Finale Ratings

Lucha Underground brought in their best numbers since May for the Ultima Lucha Dos Finale. Last night’s finale garnered a 0.05 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic and 127,000 viewers, up a tenth and 18% from last week’s 0.04 and 108,000. The demo rating was the highest since the May 25th episode also had a 0.05 and tied for the second-highest of the season, while the viewership was the best since the May 4th episode had 138,000 viewers.

Lucha Underground didn’t rank among the top 150 cable originals for the night.

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WWE NXT Live Event Results From Lakeland (07/21): Six-Man Main Event, Mojo Rawley, More

– Special thanks to contributor Tara for the following WWE NXT live event results from Thursday’s show in Lakeland, Florida:

* Niko Bogojevic defeated Patrick Clark in a good match. Bogojevic moves well for his size and hit a Vader Bomb for his finisher
* Daria and Mandy Rose defeated Liv Morgan and Aliyah. Good match with solid showings by all four. Mandy is really improving

* Hugo Knox defeated Steve Cutler

* Mojo Rawley defeated Riddick Moss in a really fun match. Mojo got “you deserve it” chants for his SmackDown call-up

* NXT Women’s Champion Asuka retained over Billie Kay in a really good, physical match

* New recruit Danielle Kamela was interviewed by Charly Caruso. She cut a babyface promo about going for the title and mentioned being trained by Rikishi

* No Way Jose defeated Josh Woods in another fun match. Jose is really over

* TM-61 and Hideo Itami defeated The Authors of Pain and Murphy in a really good main event. Itami stole the show and looked great, picking up the win over Murphy

Props: WrestlingInc

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Sasha Banks On Her Mystery Partner At Battleground, Snoop Dogg’s HOF Speech, More

– WWE Superstar Sasha Banks recently spoke with BET to help promote WWE Battleground, here are the following highlights:

Let’s get to Battle Ground first. You’re in tag-team action with a mystery partner against Charlotte and Dana Brooke. There has been a lot of speculation as to who your mystery partner will be.

“I get a lot of tweets. It could be Nikki Bella — I’ve been hearing a lot of rumors. It might be Bayley. The [WWE] Draft just happened and we just got a lot of new girls — Alexa Bliss, Carmella, Nia Jax. Could be one of them. You never know. The Boss doesn’t need friends, but the ones I do have I keep very close. I finally get to get my hands on Charlotte, who has been running from me since day one. She’s been hiding because she knows I’m better than her. After this Sunday, I’m going to prove to Charlotte that I deserve a one-on-one match with her.”

During your cousin Snoop’s Celebrity Wing: WWE Hall of Fame induction speech this past April, he spoke about bringing you backstage at WrestleMania when you were a kid.

“I had no idea that he was going to mention me in his speech, so that really touched my heart. I was only 16 and WrestleMania [XXIV in March 2008] was in Orlando, which is crazy because that’s where WrestleMania [33] is going to be next year.

“But I just remember begging him like, ‘Please, please, please take me with you.’ He was the [Master of Ceremonies] for a match at WrestleMania that year and I remember him walking down the ramp during rehearsals and I was running behind him. I was like, ‘Wow, this is going to be me and I’m going to be walking down this ramp one day.’ And here I am, eight years later, walking down the ramp at WrestleMania with him performing my entrance music.”

What would you tell a young African-American girl watching you and wanting to be a WWE Superstar like Sasha Banks?

“To anybody — boy or girl — if it’s your dream, do not give up. I was told no a 100 times. I was told I wasn’t pretty enough, tall enough, that I didn’t have the right look. But I kept coming back and saying, ‘No, this is my dream and I’m going to keep fighting for it.’ I’m finally here, but I’m still fighting for my goals and things I want to accomplish.”

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