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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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Tommy Dreamer returns to WWE Raw!

Former ECW Champion and hardcore legend Tommy Dreamer made his first televised appearance on WWE programming since December 17th, 2012.

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The “heart and soul of ECW” and the “innovator of violence” was the ace in the hole for fellow ECW alumni The Dudley Boyz as they were outnumbered by the Wyatt Family. Along with Dreamer and a garbage can full of kendo sticks, the Dudleys extracted a measure of revenge on the Wyatts for their recent attacks.

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Power and Respect: One indie wrestler’s journey from Canada to Japan

Cat Power has been competing on the independent circuits in Canada and the US for over a decade. She has held the Pro Wrestling Xtreme Woman’s Championship, the Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling Woman’s Championship, and in 2010 was ranked #42 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Top 50 Female Wrestlers list.

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Currently, she finds herself on a career threshold, having recently signed a one-year contract with Japanese promotion REINA. The Daily Jobber sat down with Power to learn more about what led to this huge step in her life as a sports entertainer.

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Who is winning the Wednesday Night Wars? Part Three: NXT

When NXT Wrestling first aired from 2010 to 2012, its format was akin to reality television, where rookies taken from WWE’s development promotion FCW (Florida Championship Wrestling) would compete in a series of challenges to earn a spot on the main roster.

in August 2012, WWE closed the doors on its Tampa, Florida development promotion. Moving to Full Sail University, a training facility in Winter Park, Florida, WWE re-branded the development promotion under the NXT banner. After that, the show did away with the reality show theme altogether, and became a Raw or Smackdown-like showcase for the developmental talent.

Although a number of current WWE superstars cut their teeth in NXT (most notably Seth Rollins, the first NXT grad to win the World Heavyweight Championship), it wasn’t until 2014 that NXT really started to get serious attention from audiences and industry analysts.

With three big live events under their belt, a touring schedule, and their current champion Kevin Owens making waves on the main roster, NXT is becoming a major force to be reckoned with.

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Who is winning the Wednesday Night Wars? Part Two: ROH

Since its inception, Ring of Honor has been relegated to specialty channels, the internet, and individually packaged video releases. If you wanted to see it, you had to look for it.

As of June 3rd of 2015, the indie promotion entered into a new age of exposure. Destination America has added the promotion’s weekly programming to its schedule, slotting it to follow TNA Impact.

Although only a recent addition to the array of pro wrestling television available to the public, they are so well established in the industry that they deserve a closer look in The Daily Jobber’s evaluation of the Wednesday Night Wars.

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