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Another Talent Gone From Impact Wrestling, Spoiler on Title Changes, Nashville Offices Closing Soon?

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Over the course of the past few weeks, many names have departed Impact Wrestling, including Rockstar Spud, Jeff Jarrett, and James Storm.

According to PWInsider.com, Mahabali Shera is the latest talent to leave Impact Wrestling, and while news of Shera’s release is just now being reported, his departure actually took place a couple months ago.

In related news, Swoggle’s name has been removed from the Impact roster page, however PWInsider noted he was never under contract with Impact to begin with.

Read Also: TNA Original and Former Champion Finished with Impact

As for the current situation in the Impact offices, no one in the Nashville offices have been informed of their futures, however the belief is the offices could be completely closed, and folded into Anthem’s Toronto offices, by December 1st.

On a final note, two title changes took place during the Impact Wrestling tapings in Ottawa following Bound for Glory, and they are as follows:

-Matt Sydal defeated EC3 to win the Grand Championship
-Taiji Ishimori from Pro Wrestling NOAH won the X-Division Championship

As we noted following Bound for Glory, the Impact tapings which took place in Ottawa following the PPV will carry Impact Wrestling through January of 2018, so as of now the status of many of the top Impact talents is in doubt. As was the case with James Storm, he finished up with Impact following the Canada tapings and his contract with Impact will officially expire in January.

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Taz Very Critical of Kurt Angle’s Raw Booking, Talks Whether or Not Triple H vs Angle Should Happen at ‘Mania

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On the latest edition of “The Taz Show”, host and former ECW Champion Taz addressed last night’s Survivor Series go-home edition of WWE Raw.

During the show, Taz was very critical of Kurt Angle and Jason Jordan’s booking heading into WWE Survivor Series, and had the following to say on the Team Raw captain:

“Kurt Angle was completely put down. From segment one to the end of the friggin’ show. From Stephanie, and then Triple H. Ok so maybe they’re going to go towards a WrestleMania match with Triple H vs Kurt Angle. Which I don’t think they should do, two guys in the twilight of their career, in a massive match. Would I be shocked? No. Would it be a good match? Yes. Will people want to see it? Yes. But I think about other things, and I think about the younger wrestlers in the locker room. And I thought about those younger wrestlers or wrestlers in their prime, that were in the locker room last night on Raw. Because they had to watch Triple H get a spot in this 5 on 5 traditional Survivor Series elimination match. So they took a young guy, on the come up, and they pulled him out, and put Triple H in there. I can’t argue, obviously it’s a much bigger match with Triple H in it as opposed to Jason Jordan. I agree. I think that match could have been used to really turn Jason Jordan heel, so he cost that team, and his Dad, the match.”

Read Also: Backstage News on WWE Possibly Building Towards Big Kurt Angle WrestleMania 34 Match

“Not only did they make Kurt Angle look horrible last night, but they really made Jason Jordan look like a punk,” Taz added. “The worst thing is the Kurt Angle bit. Because Kurt Angle has all this credibility, you just put him in your Hall of Fame, he’s the most credible guy in a shoot in our industry’s history, let’s be frank…he’s an Olympic gold medalist, and somehow, someway they managed to make him look bad last night. With Stephanie coming out and just undressing him again. I understand he’s subservient to Stephanie, and then when Triple H comes out he’s subservient to Triple H, it’s just not what you want to do with your General Manager, and the guy leading this [Raw] team, and the guy with the credibility, ability, of Kurt Angle.”

You can listen to the entire Taz podcast at this link.

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How Was Viewership For WWE Raw Heading Into Survivor Series?

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How Was Viewership For WWE Raw Heading Into Survivor Series?

This week’s edition of WWE Raw was the go-home show for WWE Survivor Series this Sunday night, and the show was able to climb over the 3 million mark, bouncing back from last week. It should be noted that last week’s Raw was a taped show from The UK, which typically brings in a lower rating than the live weekly broadcasts.

According to ShowBuzz Daily, this week’s Raw averaged 3.031 million viewers, which is up from last week’s 2.841 million viewership average. This week’s show saw the advertised return of Roman Reigns to reunite The Shield, along with final hype for Survivor Series.

Below is the hourly breakdown for this week’s Raw:

-The first hour averaged 3.262 million viewers
-The second hour averaged 3.061 million viewers
-The third hour averaged 2.769 million viewers

This week’s edition of WWE Raw ranked #2 for the night overall cable TV viewership, behind Monday Night Football.

Read Also: Major Spoiler For WWE Smackdown Live Tonight

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Corbin & Cara Hype Title Match, 7 Things to Know For Smackdown, Styles Title Win in Slow Mo (Videos)


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Corbin & Cara Hype Title Match

As noted, Baron Corbin will defend his WWE U.S. Title against Sin Cara on WWE Smackdown Live tonight, and the two stars traded the following on Twitter:

Don’t worry about me taking off your mask tonight on #SDLive @SinCaraWWE…I plan on taking off your entire head. @WWE

— Baron Corbin (@BaronCorbinWWE) November 14, 2017

Then you must not know where I come from… I grew up among giants but never ever backed down from a fight. You shouldn’t worry about taking off my head but rather finishing the match in one piece. #USTitle 🇺🇸https://t.co/HNmwvV3WHp

— Sin Cara (@SinCaraWWE) November 14, 2017

7 Things You Need to Know For Smackdown

WWE has released the following video, featuring seven things you need to know before tonight’s WWE Smackdown Live:

Slow Mo Styles Title Win

WWE has also released the following slow motion video of AJ Styles winning the WWE Title in Manchester, England:

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Major Spoiler For WWE Smackdown Live Tonight

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Major Spoiler For WWE Smackdown Live Tonight *Spoilers*

WWE has been teasing more possible changes to the WWE Survivor Series card this week, with big returns on Raw and title matches on WWE Smackdown tonight.

According to PWInsider.com, word backstage at Smackdown is that Charlotte Flair is scheduled to defeat Natalya for the WWE Smackdown Women’s Title tonight.

Should that happen, Natalya would join Team Smackdown at Survivor Series and Charlotte Flair would face Alexa Bliss in a Champion vs Champion match.

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The Shield Thanks Europe, Cara & Nakamura Enjoy Italy, AJ Styles Commercial, Raw Top 10 (Videos)

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Latest WWE Videos

WWE has released the following videos:

“Shinsuke Nakamura, Sin Cara and Greg Hamilton have some fun sampling the cuisine at a local market in Padova, Italy”:

“Before closing out WWE Live in Mannheim, Germany, Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose express their gratitude for a great WWE Live tour throughout Europe”:

“This Week in WWE” goes behind the scenes of The Phenomenal One’s WWE Tough Talkers Championship Takedown Ring commercial”:

Below is this week’s WWE Raw top 10 video:

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WWE Officially Announces NXT TV Tapings at Center Stage Theater

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WWE Officially Announces NXT TV Tapings at Center Stage Theater

As noted, WWE will be holding a round of NXT TV tapings at the famous Center Stage Theater in Atlanta, and WWE.com has announced the following:

“Sports-entertainment’s hottest brand is coming to the historic Center Stage Theater in Atlanta, as NXT will tape episodes of its highly popular weekly WWE Network program on Thursday, Jan. 4, Thursday, Feb. 1, and Friday, Feb. 2, 2018

Located in the heart of Atlanta, the storied Center Stage was once home to NWA and WCW Saturday Night, playing host to sports-entertainment legends such as Diamond Dallas PageSting and Lex Luger.

Watch as NXT Superstars such as NXT Champion Drew McIntyreMae Young Classic winner Kairi SaneAleister BlackEmber Moon, SAnitY, The Undisputed ERA, Johnny GarganoRoderick Strong and more battle inside the squared circle.*

Tickets for all three TV tapings will be available starting Friday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. ET. Visit NXTTickets.com for complete information on how you can see sports-entertainment’s hottest brand this winter!”

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Update on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn’s Smackdown Status, Cornette Remembers Andre the Giant

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Update on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn’s Smackdown Status

As noted, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, are expected to return to WWE on Smackdown Live tonight.

Read Also: Kevin Owens Pulled from WWE India Event

According to PWInsider.com, Owens and Zayn have been spotted in Charlotte, the host city of Smackdown tonight, likely meaning the two will at least be backstage for the tapings.

Jim Cornette Remembers Andre the Giant

Below is the latest edition of the “Jim Cornette Experience” podcast, featuring host Jim Cornette remembering Andre the Giant:

“Listen to the Jim Cornette Experience each Thursday and Jim Cornette’s Drive Thru each Monday on iTunes, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, iHeartRadio, and everywhere else podcasts are available”:

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Backstage News on Plans for WWE Smackdown Tonight, John Cena’s New Movie Slammed By Critics

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John Cena’s New Movie Slammed By Critics

“Daddy’s Home 2”, the new comedy sequel featuring John Cena, was number two at the box office this past weekend. The movie opened with a $30 million weekend, coming in behind “Thor”, which was number one taking in $56.6 million.

Read Also: The Miz on why Baron Corbin and Cena Are Alike

Despite a decent opening weekend at the box office, the movie is being slammed by critics and audiences, as it currently has a 17% rating on the movie aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes. The site notes the consensus is that the movie is a “formulaic comedy that’s unlikely to spread much yuletide merriment, Daddy’s Home 2 can only muster a few stray yuks from its talented cast.”

Backstage News on Plans for WWE Smackdown Tonight

According to F4WOnline.com, the current plan for WWE Smackdown tonight is to do a Raw invasion of the show, so The Red Brand can retaliate for the “undersiege” attacks that The Blue Brand has enacted in the past couple weeks. WWE likely would have done the Raw retaliation angle sooner, but they were unable to do so with the overseas and UK tours.

Be sure to join us tonight for complete, LIVE coverage of WWE Smackdown Live beginning at 8pm EST!

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Jim Ross On the Origin of His Black Cowboy Hat, Reinventing Himself After Leaving WWE, His New Book

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SLAM! Wrestling recently spoke with WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, to promote Ross’ new book “Slobberknocker”, and below are some interview highlights:

On the origin of his signature black cowboy hat:

“I put a hat on at the encouragement of ‘the chairman’ [World Wrestling Entertainment owner Vince McMahon]. Being the typical defiant and ego-centric performer that I have been, I didn’t like the idea. It was stage dress. You can come to Oklahoma anytime you want and you’ll see more people not wearing a hat than do, but the stereotype is that we Okies, we southerners, cowboys and Indians, all that good stuff…we have a hat on.”

Read Also: JR on Persevering After Losing Wife & Writing Partner, Challenges Writing His New Book

On reinventing himself after leaving WWE in 2013:

“In the 45-minute drive or so, from Stamford, Connecticut, and the WWE Corporate Offices to Laguardia Airport in New York City, I decided that I was going to reinvent. That I wasn’t ready to hang it all up,” he says. “It’s a classic example where you have a bad day and you end your 20-plus year relationship with your company and an hour later you’re thinking of ways to get back into the game.”

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