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Archive for the month “January, 2016”

WWE Injury Report

Bernie Barnes @thedailyjobber

The world of professional wrestling carries with it the constant and persisting risk of injury. There are quite a few WWE superstars who have shelved in 2015, most notably John Cena and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins.

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The Daily Jobber has compiled the latest from a variety of news sources on the injury status and projections for some of these superstars.

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Lucha Underground Season 2 premiere!

Bernie Barnes @thedailyjobber

It’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

After months of uncertainty, after rumours of talent exodus, budget cuts, production difficulties and the lot, Lucha Underground has returned for a second season on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network!

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Which stars would return? How has the Temple in Boyle Heights, CA changed under new management? What surprises will this new season hold? Let’s get to the Run-Down.

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Triple H steals Rumble!

Bernard Barnes @thedailyjobber

The 2016 Royal Rumble is now a chapter for the history books, and in those books it will say that the Chief Operating Officer for WWE, former D-X founder and current head of NXT, Triple H, is the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE World Heavyweight Champion for a 14th time!

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The Game making his comeback to knock off Roman Reigns, capturing not only the title but a measure of revenge, was not the only surprise at this year’s battle royal extravaganza. Let’s a take a brief look at some of the night’s highlights in the Jobber Run-Down.

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Wyatt adds intrigue to Royal Rumble match!

Bernie Barnes @thedailyjobber

The Royal Rumble match, in which Roman Reigns is being forced to defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship, has become much more interesting.

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At the conclusion of this week’s edition of Monday Night Raw, Bray Wyatt and his gang of loyal followers made a dramatic statement, making their intentions to dominate the annual battle royal event clear.

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Santana Garrett as “Sister Abigail”?

Bernard Barnes @thedailyjobber
After years of cryptic allusions to a Wyatt Family matriarch, WWE may be approaching a time of unveiling.
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Recent rumours and behind-the-scenes reports, coupled with photos released via Instagram, point towards Santana Garrett as a likely candidate to inhabit the role of Sister Abigail.

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The new Voice of Smackdown!

Jerry “The King” Lawler and “Beige” Byron Saxton have new company at the Smackdown announce table Thursday nights. Canadian-born Mauro Ranallo made his successful debut to the program January 7th, 2016.

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Ranallo brings a rich sense of seriousness and authenticity to WWE television that was – and in regards to Monday Night Raw, still is – severely lacking. Read more…

Sting inducted into WWE Hall Of Fame!

WWE officially announced on Twitter, then to the television audiences on Monday Night Raw: first inductee to this year’s Hall Of Fame is former WCW/TNA Champion Sting.

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The man born as Steve Borden responded via Twitter, saying he was “honored”. COO Triple H released a statement: “His contributions to our industry are unprecedented, and we look forward to celebrating his incredible career with fans all over the world.” Read more…

Jobber Run-Down: RAW

New Orleans, Louisiana.

23rd Anniversary of Monday Night Raw. The McMahons and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns. One versus all. Highlight Reel returns. New U.S. Champ. Paul Heyman returns with the Beast.

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Full Jobber Run-Down starts now…

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John Cena side-lined!

Former US Champion and face of the WWE for more than a decade, John Cena, has been shelved with another injury less than two weeks since his return to wrestling.

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Cena himself broke the news on January 6th, 2016. He Tweeted that he would be going in for shoulder surgery on Thursday.

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New talent joining WWE roster?

The new year kicks off with big rumours of performers who may be setting their sights on signing with The Big Fed.

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Credible sources report that superstars AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson all gave their notices to New Japan Pro Wrestling on Monday and could be WWE-bound.

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