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 [...]

FACT or FICTION #1 – Wrestling Edition: Royal Rumble, AJ Styles, WrestleMania 33, Impact Wrestling

January 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Once upon a time, when our community was known as HeelZone, we had a little feature called FACT or FICTION. Well it’s a new year, so what better time to revive an old site feature than right now. This is the first edition of TVE’s FACT or FICTION, where each month we’ll assemble a panel to  find out whether or not a statement is fact or fiction. This month we’re focused on professional wrestling with statements covering the Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, and Impact Wrestling. Our panel for this debut installment is comprised of myself, The Monkey, Eric W (Q), and William [...]

WWE NXT 1/11/17 Preview: #DIY Defend Tag Titles Against The Revival

January 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight, NXT returns to the NXT Arena at Full Sail University. Just weeks before TakeOver: San Antonio, the tag titles will be on the line tonight. It’s the champions #DIY vs. The Revival for the NXT Tag Team Championship. These two teams have put on amazing matches each time they’ve faced each other. Can The Revival reclaim their tag team titles tonight on NXT? Here’s the non-spoiler card for tonight’s show: Billie Kay & Peyton Royce vs. Sarah Bridges & Macey Estrella Elias Samson vs. Johnathan Cruz Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Oney Lorcan #DIY vs. [...]

WWE 205 Live 1/10/17 Preview: Cedric Alexander vs. Noam Dar

January 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight on 205 Live, Cedric Alexander defends the honor of Alicia Fox when he does battle with the man who has been courting her with weeks. It’s Cedric Alexander vs. Noam Dar in the main event. From WWE.com: For weeks, Noam Dar has been courting Cedric Alexander’s girlfriend, Alicia Fox. The Scottish Supernova has been more focused on winning the former Divas Champion’s heart than on winning matches. However, Alexander has also struggled inside the squared circle and it has caused a rift between the couple, suggesting the blame is on their relationship. Perhaps it’s all part of [...]

WWE Smackdown 1/10/17 Preview: Cena vs. Corbin, American Alpha vs. Wyatt Family

January 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight, WWE Smackdown comes to the Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge, LA. Three matches have been announced for tonight’s show, including a championship showdown. In the main event, it’s John Cena vs. Baron Corbin. Last week, Baron Corbin announced that he’ll be in the Royal Rumble match. John Cena will challenge AJ Styles for the WWE Championship at Royal Rumble. Tonight, the old guard in Cena will collide with lone wolf. Also tonight, American Alpha vs. The Wyatt Family for the Smackdown Tag Team Championship. It was just two weeks ago that Luke Harper and [...]

Seth Rollins Announces That He’s Entering the Royal Rumble Match

January 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

And another one has officially declared for the Royal Rumble Match. Former WWE Champion Seth Rollins took to Twitter today to announce that he’s entering the Royal Rumble match and vowing to win it and main event WrestleMania 33. Last year I missed @WrestleMania. This year I'll be in the main event. Officially announcing my entry into the #RoyalRumble. #tearitdown — Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) January 9, 2017 Rollins joins the likes of Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, The New Day, Braun Strowman, Chris Jericho and Baron Corbin as names officially announced for the Royal Rumble match. [...]

WWE RAW 1/9/17 Preview: The Undertaker & HBK Return, Handicap US Championship Match

January 9, 2017 // 1 Comment

Tonight WWE RAW comes to the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA (the city that was just announced today to be the host of WrestleMania 34). Tonight’s show will see heavy competition in the form of the College Football National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson airing on ESPN. As such, WWE has made some announcements for tonight’s show to try and generate buzz. Two legends will return to RAW tonight as both The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels will be in the house. What will the two icons in the industry have to say? Could they be entering the Royal Rumble match? [...]

Weekly Wrestling Feature #1 – The Road to WrestleMania Begins, Weekly Recap

January 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

The first week of 2017 is in the history books and what a week it was. New champions were crowned, two pay-per-views took place, TNA was sold and Dixie Carter is no longer in charge, and Wrestle Kingdom 11 delivered an instant classic that’s a top contender for “best match ever.” This has been the most action packed and news driven first week to a new year in a long time, and if it’s anything to go by, 2017 is shaping up to be a great year for wrestling fans. There’s a lot to cover, so let’s just dive right in with the weekly recap: Monday, January 2nd: [...]

United States Championship Handicap Match Announced for RAW 1/9/17

January 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

WWE has announced a handicap match for this Monday’s RAW. It’s going to be Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho for the United States Championship. Also announced for Monday’s RAW, which airs against the College Football National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson, is appearances by legends The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels. Smith’s Sentiment: I absolutely despise handicap matches. To me they make no logical sense and actively hurt everyone involved whilst making a mockery of wrestling’s “sport” side. So what happens here? Either [...]

WWE NXT 1/4/17 Preview: 2 Hour Melbourne Special, Joe vs. Nakamura Steel Cage Match for NXT Championship

January 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight’s episode of NXT is a can’t miss episode for fans of the brand. This week’s episode is an extended two hour edition airing the NXT Melbourne, Australia live event that took place on December 8th. NXT tonight is headlined by the Samoa Joe vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (c) Steel Cage match for the NXT Championship. Highlights from this match have been shown on NXT since, but tonight marks the first time the huge match will be shown in its entirety. Also tonight, it’s #DIY (c) vs. TM61 for the NXT Tag Team Championship. TM61 return to their homeland and look to capture [...]