Adam Cole fired, Marty Scurll hired by Bullet Club at War of the Worlds.

On May 12th. At Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling’s War of the Worlds event. After Adam Cole had an amazing match with New Japan star, Hiroshi Tanahashi. He was greeted by his fellow Bullet Club members and best friends, Matt and Nick Jackson.

Hugs and a too sweet were provided, that was until the lights went out and Bullet Club’s leader, Kenny Omega appeared on the titantron and spoke about Cole’s tenure in not only the Bullet Club, but in professional wrestling.

Omega called it long, fruitful and storied. Omega also stated that Cole was not only fired. But, that all fairy tales must come to an end and that every fairy tale has a hero and has a villain.

That made every fan know what was happening when the “Villain” Marty Scurll appeared in the video, dressed in black and  a black steampunk plague doctor mask and the video then cut off.

The lights would come on and Scurll would stand there, Matt and Nick did good on acting shocked alongside Cole, until Scurll opened his umbrella to reveal the Bullet Club logo on it, once that happened, Matt and Nick would hit a stereo Superkick to Cole and Scurll hit Cole with his umbrella.

The pro wrestling world  stood shocked with the firing of Adam Cole and hiring of Marty Scurll by the Bullet Club’s leader, Kenny Omega and the future of Bullet Club will be nothing less of villainous for New Japan and Ring of Honor.

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Miocic VS Dos Santos: A Rematch 2 Years in the Making.

On may twelfth, at UFC 211.
It’ll be a rematch two years in the making when Stipe Miocic defends his UFC Heavyweight Championship, against the man who defeated him by a close unanimous decision two years prior to this match, Junior Dos Santos.

At the time, Dos Santos was coming off his third fight and second loss to at the time, UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez. Dos Santos was looking to prove a point, even against his next opponent, Stipe Miocic. Originally supposed to take place on May 31, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale. But Dos Santos pulled out, he cited it was because of a hand injury and he was replaced by Fabio Maldonado.

The rescheduled bout  took place on December 13, 2014 at UFC on Fox: Miocic VS Dos Santos.  Miocic lost the back-and-forth fight by unanimous decision. The performance from both opponents won them the performance of the night award and a rematch between the two was heavily demanded.

Since Miocic lost to Dos Santos. Miocic went on to defeat Mark Hunt in a one sided fight, was scheduled to face Ben Rothwell but cited an injury, due to that, they couldn’t find an opponent for Rothwell and when pulled out,they quickly rebooked Miocic to face Andrei Arlovski in a title eliminator where Miocic quickly won by TKO early in the first round, earning him the Performance of the Night award, again.

After Miocic was originally supposed to fight Fabricio Werdum for the UFC Heavyweight Championship on February 6 at UFC Fight Night 82,  Werdum pulled out of the fight with a back injury scrapping the fight.

The fight was rescheduled for UFC 198 on May 14, 2016. Where Miocic quickly knocked out Werdum earning himself the win, the nickname “The Silencer ” for silencing the crowd, the UFC Heavyweight Championship and he was also awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.

Miocic’s first defense was against Alistair Overeem, despite being knocked down in the fight, Miocic quickly came back and defeated Overeem by TKO earning both performers the Fight of the Night honors.

Since Dos Santos defeated Miocic. Dos Santos took a year off the sport, returned having his three-year delayed fight with Alistair Overeem which eventually took place on December 19, 2015 at UFC on Fox 17. Dos Santos would lose in the second round to a TKO which didn’t help Dos Santos in having momentum to have a title bout against anyone.

Dos Santos next fight was excepted to be against Stefan Struve. until Struve pulled out a month before the fight, with a shoulder injury. Despite having six weeks to find a replacement,
They couldn’t and so he was pulled from the event, which again didn’t help Dos Santos or earn him a Heavyweight title match again Miocic.

Dos Santos is expected to face Stipe Miocic on May 13, 2017 at UFC 211 for the UFC Heavyweight title. This match has been demanded for two years and for it being for the most prestigious championship in the UFC,  you can expect absolutely anything to happen, from the strength Miocic holds to the power Dos Santos holds,  many people see Miocic walking out with the win, the Heavyweight title and redemption for losing to Dos Santos two years prior, but it would be a huge surprise if Dos Santos wins the Heavyweight title once again and another win over Miocic.

Don’t miss UFC 211: Miocic VS Dos Santos, on May 13th, 2017 and witness the rematch, two years in the making.

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Interview with PWM Heavyweight Champion EC Negro.

I recently got to chat with EC Negro and talk about his career in Pro Wrestling Magic, here is the full interview below.

RH: You started wrestling for Pro Wrestling Magic in November of last year, from then on you achieved wins and losses, what made you want to prove that the King of New York was more than just a nickname?

EC: It’s mostly been wins and even in defeat a true King will learn how to correct the mistakes that he makes. Ever since my return to Pro Wrestling and PWMagic specifically I have gotten so much better each time I wrestle and the names of the guys I have beat are impressive.

RH: You’re great at making the PWMagic crowd hate you,  these past few months you reached higher in the rankings for a Heavyweight Championship match, what were your thoughts walking in on the biggest match of your career in PWMagic?

EC: It’s Gods plan and what’s meant to be. I always knew that I would be the World Heavyweight Champion and no better place to be it is in Pro Wrestling Magic. I am the thing people come to see. I am what people pay there money to watch. I know how great I am and now the wrestling world does. Pro Wrestling Magic has a champion their company can be proud of and make a lot of money with.

RH: On January twenty first, you did what many said you couldn’t do, you defeated Ricky Martinez at PWM’s Looks Like We Made It event. Did that add any weight on your shoulders being the face of Pro Wrestling Magic?

EC: It’s exactly what I want because as The Pro Wrestling Magic World Heavyweight Champion I want to fight the very best. As Champion I should be given the big name matches that others who aren’t Champion are given. This Championship means I’m the top guy and I don’t care who it is because if you want to prove you are the man that runs the Kingdom you have to dethrone the King.

RH: Recently some controversy was started when you were scheduled to face off against Eddy McQueen, before the match could happen, a few days before,  you announced it was cancelled and that you were stripped of the Heavyweight title but didn’t give it up, what was the controversy behind that happening?

EC: It’s pretty simple. Eddy McQueen does not deserve to be in the ring with the Pro Wrestling Magic World Heavyweight Champion. I want the best competition in the world. He is not that. In fact I am not sure if he is a man. I went to Pro Wrestling Magic management and requested better competition. They wanted to give the match to McQueen to make the people happy, but to was never a Championship Match. Hence why I was not stripped. I made my appearance and won the match fair and square.

RH: At PWN’s Make It Through the Rain event, despite being pulled from the show, you appeared and was added into a non-title match against Eddy McQueen and Joey Ryan, in the end McQueen won,  do you feel despite saying that he doesn’t deserve a Heavyweight title match that he does now?

EC: Never during the match were the stipulations mentioned. All that was said that it was a 3 way match. I wrested in tons of those match in Pro Wrestling Magic and none of them were elimination. It’s called Wrestling Politics. I pinned Joey Ryan 1-2-3 in the middle of the ring. Not only am I The King Of New York but I am also The New King Of Dong Style. Eddy The Queen needed help to beat me. JT Dunn interfered and hit me with a loaded Death By Elbow. It’s vile and disgusting. The treatment I get as Champion is unfair and unjust.

RH: After you’re through with both Eddy McQueen and JT Dunn,  what are your new goals,  what does the King of New York want for Pro Wrestling Magic and for himself,  are there any wrestlers you feel you have yet to defeat?  How are you going to make PWMagic realize that you are their Heavyweight champion for a reason?

EC: After I dispose of those two Jabronis The King Of New York wants to fight the best wrestlers in the world. Doesn’t matter if you were in TV or have a great following on the indies. The King is going to destroy you and prove who I am and why I am The IT Guy. Pro Wrestling Magic already realizes who I am. Their house have grown every show since I debuted. Shocker right? Hahahaha.

RH: Two days ago marked the one year anniversary of Everett Cross being undefeated as the Pro Wrestling Magic Dark Arts Champion,  for a year he’s faced many stars, the legendary Gangrel,  the former King of Dong Style Joey Ryan,  Pinkie Sanchez and Ring of Honor’s Lio Rush, the question is, can anyone dethrone the God of Drivers?  You have said how many people have tried dethroning you as the King of New York and of Pro Wrestling Magic,  to fully takeover PWMagic, do you feel the need to defeat Everett Cross and prove that you’re the King of Pro Wrestling Magic?

EC: Everett Cross is levels under me. He’s a champion. That’s cool, but he’s not The World Heavyweight Champion. If he had the balls to go Title for Title his reign would end and easily. I want to make this clear I am bigger, smarter, stronger and even faster then Everett. It would be a big mistake to Cross my path. Hahahaha.

Thanks for reading, thank you to EC Negro for taking the time to let me interview him and don’t forget to watch what he does next in Pro Wrestling Magic.

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Has Dean Ambrose become Lazy?

Last Monday, on Monday Night Raw. A segment happened between current Intercontinental Champion, Dean Ambrose and the former holder, The Miz.

During the segment, Miz began to call Ambrose lazy and his recent year nothing but a waste of time,
after the segment and show ended,  rumors came out saying that Ambrose has been called from backstage officials “Lazy” and that his first round pick in the WWE Draft and run as WWE World Champion were a bad choice made.

Now, this has gotten everyone to talk about it, give out their opinions and given some the time to bash both WWE and Ambrose.
So, this is my opinion on the situation.

Last year at Wrestlemania 32. Dean Ambrose went one-on-one with Brock Lesnar in a street fight, that everyone thought was going to be bloody and brutal. but instead had Lesnar do suplexes, not allow Ambrose to have that much of an upper hand, and end the match at ten minutes.

Before WWE’s annual Money in the Bank event,  the WWE made it very obvious that Ambrose would win the Money in the Bank match, cash in on either Seth Rollins or Roman Reigns and have his big moment as the top guy in WWE.

That was until the WWE Draft happened and Ambrose was Smackdown Live”s first round pick, This marked where Ambrose no longer showed passion or care for anything he did, acting as a heel and showing a new side for his Summerslam match against Dolph Ziggler, for the WWE World Championship. that would end when he suddenly lost it to AJ Styles a month later.

His feud with Styles ended after December for WWE’s Tables, Ladders and Chairs event where he was unsuccessful in winning it back on multiple occasions.

For four months now,  Ambrose has been either a time filler or a place holder to being unrecognized for everything he has done in and for the WWE.

Last year he was the final two in the Royal Rumble against Triple H, he had a match with Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 32, He won the Money in the Bank, was WWE World Champion and this year became a two time Intercontinental Champion.

With people calling him lazy,  I wouldn’t because when you want the best out of your career, you go for it, but when people backstage begin speaking about you and not allowing you to make the best out of something, that ruins your motivation to keep going.

I will agree that it’s bad that the Intercontinental championship was put on the pre show of Wrestlemania, after what it has been through from the feud between legends like, Savage Vs Steamboat,  Michaels Vs Ramon and Piper Vs Hart.

Ambrose suddenly won the Intercontinental Championship, but it’s not his fault it was on the pre show, when they had more matches to put on whereas Ambrose facing Baron Corbin was announced two weeks before the event and wasn’t hyped that much as the other matches were and when put on the pre show, gave everyone a negative reaction towards Ambrose.

I’m very hopeful that this will change, people will change their opinion on what’s happening and not focus on backstage politics and more on the sports entertainment that WWE provides to us.

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The End of Katsuyori Shibata?

On April seventh, at Sakura Genesis,  Katsuyori Shibata went face to face with current IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada.
what was billed as a huge main event.

During the ending, Shibata hit Okada with a stiff headbutt, Following the match, Shibata collapsed backstage and was rushed to a hospital, where it was discovered that he had a subdural hematoma,which required emergency surgery. The injury, caused by a stiff headbutt combined with dehydration, caused Shibata to also experience some paralysis on his right side.

On April thirteenth,  Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that Shibata would never be cleared to wrestle again.  With that being said,  is this truly the end of Shibata?

The man is currently thirty seven and has wrestled all around the world, from his hometown of Japan, to the UK and America.
Winning titles almost everywhere he’s been,  he had a run in NJPW from nineteen ninety-nine to two-thousand and four, before leaving to Pro Wrestling Noah from two-thousand five to two-thousand twelve while competiting in the world of MMA.

After Shibata’s seven year leave,  he returned to NJPW and over the years competed in tag teams where he even won the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships with Hirooki Goto.  before breaking out as a singles competitor which saw him fight against some of the best in NJPW, In 2015, he would win the NEVER Openweight Championship three times before losing it to his former tag team partner, Goto.

Shibata entered this years New Japan Cup and won it after defeating Bad Luck Fale, in the finals to win himself a IWGP Heavyweight Championship match, against Okada at Sakura Genesis, on April seventh but was unsuccessful and suffered a career threatening injury.

A career built on hard strikes and literal breath taking submissions,
Shibata’s style is crafted in perfection for himself, if Shibata’s career is over, which most likely it is,  he has without a doubt left his mark not only in Japan but the sport of Professional Wrestling.

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Is Adam Cole NXT Bound?

In as little as one month,  Adam Cole’s contract with Ring of Honor will be coming to an end. 

This has led everyone with speculations that he’ll be signing with WWE’S developmental company,  NXT.  Cole is a huge name in the independent scene, from being the longest reigning PWG World Champion to ROH’S three time World Champion.

Last May he joined the Bullet Club, later on went to New Japan Pro Wrestling and defended the ROH World Championship numerous times while also winning it back to start his third reign.

Recently, after losing the ROH World Championship to Christopher Daniels at the 15th Anniversary of ROH,  He attempted to fire Matt and Nick Jackson from the Bullet Club.

Ultimately that failed and so recently, he has tried keeping good between both himself and members of Bullet Club,  but another rumor has speculated that the leader of Bullet Club, Kenny Omega is out to rid Cole after both men have been having heat between the both of them.

If this happens and Cole does leave the Indies for NXT.  It could be very huge for the Panama Playboy, many starts develop themselves more in NXT,  From Finn Balor to Sami Zayn to Kevin Owens with teams as well,  DIY to The Revival to American Alpha.

Cole has the skills to promo and wrestle, build anything from nothing to something and could definitely have revived feuds with many stars once making it to either Raw or Smackdown.

Cole is great anywhere he goes,  staying with ROH or going to NXT is the big question at the moment. All we can say is the rest of April will be anything but predictable. 

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Daniel Cormier: The Unstoppable Beast.

This past weekend.  Daniel Cormier successfully defended his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship,  against Anthony Johnson in a rematch from 2015. Cormier has been fighting nonstop from unknown to known.

Starting in 2009. Cormier has defeated the very best. Names from Dan Henderson to Anderson Silva to Anthony Johnson. Currently holding a record of twenty-one and one,  he has only lost to Jon Jones. People may say he doesn’t look tough but when an opponent steps in the octagon with Cormier. They are nowhere near ready for the unstoppable beast.  

After losing to Jones. A match between Ryan Bader, but after Jones was stripped of the Light Heavyweight Championship. Cormier was pulled out and replaced Jones against Anthony Johnson, at UFC 187. defeating him by rear neck choke in the third round to win his first Light Heavyweight Championship.

Defending against Alexander Gustafsson, Anderson Silva who filled in for a suspended Jon Jones  and recently a rematch between Anthony Johnson.  Cormier won all three and retired Anthony Johnson to not only retain, but prove that he is the face of the light heavyweights for a reason.

Cormier still has many doubters to prove wrong.  From fans to reporters,  but the fact that he can go in, beat down his opponents and win the Light Heavyweight Championship is just the start of a reaction change from those naysayers to fans of the unstoppable beast, Daniel Cormier.

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