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WWE RAW 2/20/17 Preview

February 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight, WWE RAW comes to the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Braun Strowman has been looking for competition. He’s got Roman Reigns in two weeks at Fastlane, but that’s too far away for the “Monster Among Men.” So tonight on RAW, Braun Strowman gets some big competition in the form of the “World’s Largest Athlete,” The Big Show. What will happen when these monsters collide? Last week, Bayley defeated Charlotte in the main event to become the new RAW Women’s Champion, but not without some help from friend Sasha Banks. The Queen is sure to [...]

Diamond Dallas Page to be Inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

February 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

WWE has officially announced that former WCW World Champion Diamond Dallas Page will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017. Page joins the likes of Kurt Angle, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, and Teddy Long has the announced class thus far. WWE.com posted the following today: Diamond Dallas Page, a world champion-turned-fitness guru, will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017 during WrestleMania 33 Week. The news was first reported by RollingStone.com. DDP’s journey to the Hall is an unlikely one, to say the least. The Jersey [...]

Wrestling Legend Ivan Koloff Passes Away at 74

February 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

More sad news today. Another wrestling legend has passed away. Ivan Koloff, a former WWE Champion, passed away at age 74. “The Russian Bear” debuted in 1961 and enjoyed tremendous success mostly in the National Wrestling Alliance, and the southern territories of Mid-Atlantic, Georgia, and Florida specifically. It’s a real shame that he isn’t in the WWE Hall of Fame. I’m sure he will be eventually, but too late. On behalf of everyone at Vortex Effect, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Ivan Koloff. WWE.com issued a statement on the [...]

WWE Hall of Famer George “The Animal” Steele Passes Away

February 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sad news today as legendary WWE Hall of Famer George “the Animal” Steele has passed away at the age of 79. On behalf of everyone at Vortex Effect, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of “the Animal.” WWE issued the following statement on the passing today: WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer William James Myers, known to fans as George “The Animal” Steele, has passed away at the age of 79. Steele was one of the wildest and most unpredictable Superstars in sports-entertainment history. Yet, despite his green tongue, hairy torso and [...]

WWE Elimination Chamber 2/12/17 Preview

February 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight, the Smackdown brand presents the Elimination Chamber LIVE from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ. The event begins at 6pm CT with the kickoff show, and the actual event gets underway at 7pm. The card for tonight is headlined by John Cena putting his WWE Championship on the line against five challengers inside the Elimination Chamber. Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, Baron Corbin, and The Miz will do battle with John Cena and each other and the last man standing will walk out of Elimination Chamber the WWE Champion and go to WrestleMania to defend the title against [...]

Chavo Guerrero Sr. Passes Away at 68

February 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Chavo Guerrero Sr. (known as Chavo Classic in WWE) died yesterday at the age of 68. Chavo Classic was the father of Chavo Guerrero Jr. and the brother of the late Eddie Guerrero. He enjoyed a stint in WWE in 2004 working a program with his son and brother, and also capturing the old Cruiserweight Championship. Chavo Guerrero Jr. first reported the news of his father’s passing via an Instagram post: Today the world lost a true rebel. He did things "HIS" way. Not always right, not always wrong, but He always followed what he believed in. He was diagnosed with Liver Cancer in early [...]

Rock ‘n’ Roll Express to be Inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

February 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

WWE has announced that legendary NWA tag team The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017. The dynamic duo, one of the most popular tag teams of the 1980’s, held many tag team titles in a bunch of promotions including NWA, Smokey Mountain, and USWA. They briefly appeared in WWE in 1998 as part of the NWA angle. Most recently, the team appeared in TNA during the Total Nonstop Deletion episode of Impact Wrestling. Here’s what WWE had to say in their announcement: The Rock ’n’ Roll [...]

Seth Rollins Injured During Closing Moments of RAW

February 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

A key planned match for WrestleMania may be in jeopardy as Seth Rollins injured his right knee during the final moments of Monday night’s RAW. This is the same knee he previously tore his ACL. Rollins is in Birmingham, Alabama being evaluated. At this point, it doesn’t look good as Rollins tweeted out the following today: Wish I could say it was just a bad dream. pic.twitter.com/mr5vu1MEVp — Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) February 1, 2017 If Rollins’ injury is severe enough (like another torn ACL), his planned big match against Triple H at WrestleMania will obviously not [...]

WWE RAW 1/30/17 Preview

January 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight WWE RAW comes to the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, TX. As of this posting, WWE has yet to announce any matches for tonight’s show featuring the fallout from last night’s Royal Rumble. Last night was a big night for RAW as Kevin Owens retained the Universal Championship with help from Braun Strowman. Charlotte Flair retained her Women’s Championship over Bayley, and Nia Jax knocked off Sasha Banks. Two RAW championships changed hands last night as Neville defeated Rich Swann to become the new Cruiserweight Champion while Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson defeated Cesaro [...]

WWE Royal Rumble 1/29/17 Preview

January 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight, WWE RAW and Smackdown converge on the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX for the 30th Royal Rumble. The Road to WrestleMania officially begins tonight. Both the WWE Championship and Universal Championship is on the line. Also, the Royal Rumble Match where one person will stand victorious with the right to main event WrestleMania. Here’s the card for tonight’s huge event: The 2017 Royal Rumble Match 22 confirmed superstars: The Undertaker, Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, Big Show, Dean Ambrose, The Miz, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, Big E, Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston, Bray Wyatt, Randy [...]

WWE Announces Kurt Angle As 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee

January 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

WWE has just announced that Kurt Angle will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Kurt was last in WWE in 2006. Below is the full announcement from WWE.com: It’s true, it’s true! Kurt Angle will be taking his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 just two days before WrestleMania 33, as first reported by ESPN.com. “Kurt Angle’s accomplishments both in the Olympics and WWE were extraordinary,” said WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul Levesque. “He was one of the most gifted athletes to ever enter the ring, and [...]

WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka Dead at 73

January 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Snuka passed away today at age 73. Snuka had been battling stomach cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Superfly. WWE posted the following on their website: WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka has passed away. Snuka is regarded by many as the pioneer of high-flying offense because of his Superfly Splash from the top turnbuckle. His dive off the top of the steel cage onto Don Muraco at Madison Square Garden as hundreds of flash bulbs went off will forever live as one of the most memorable moments in [...]