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Nyla Rose gives her honest take on the AEW Fight Forever video game

June 29th is still pretty far away to get our hands on the AEW Fight Forever video game, but some of the talent featured in the game is already getting a chance to try it out. Former AEW Women’s Champion Nyla Rose is among the select few, and she took to her Twitter account to share her thoughts so far.

Hey y’all I’m literally playing Fight Forever RIGHT NOW… this game is so much fun! It looks, plays, and FEELS incredible. Solid and smooooth… I’m VERY EXCITED for y’all to get your hands on it. The wait was ABSOLUTELY worth it. you’re going to be surprised and really pleased.


WWE Superstars grant Make-a-Wish wishes in Saudi Arabia

WWE and Make-a-Wish Foundation have had a longstanding partnership, perhaps best represented by John Cena, who holds the record for most wishes granted. It appears they’re continuing to spread that love overseas, as well, as WWE stars Natalya, Kofi Kingston, and Cody Rhodes visited a sick child in the hospital that gave them flowers when they arrived.

You can see the video below:


Matches announced for next week's WWE SmackDown

Another week, another SmackDown, and the go-home episode on the road to Night of Champions didn’t disappoint! Near the conclusion, a few matches were announced for the blue brand next week, including Money in the Bank qualifying matches making their return!

You can see the current card for the June 2 SmackDown below:

  • Roman Reigns celebrates 1000 days as champion
  • Money in the Bank Qualifier: Montez Ford vs. LA Knight
  • Money in the Bank Qualifier: Lacey Evans vs. Zelina Vega

Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns isn't vibing with what Jimmy Uso said

Reigns throws the mic out of Jey’s hand and stares both Usos down. Jimmy breaks eye contact and Roman tosses his mic. Zayn tells Roman that it’s over and The Bloodline is collapsing, and it’s all his fault.

He smacks the mic out of Zayn’s hand. Owens defends him by hitting the stunner on Reigns. The Usos attack KO/Sami, but suddenly, Solo Sikoa runs in and uses the Samoan spike on the Tag Team Champions! Roman picks up Sami and throws him into a spear from Roman! The Usos come back inside of the ring with the tag team titles as Roman stares them down. Jey gives the two belts to Solo. Jimmy hesitates and looks at the Tag Titles for a long time. Jey stops him and yanks the belts from his hands, then giving them to Roman.

Roman holds up all 4 of the tag title belts as the show comes to an end, but Jimmy is the only person not posing the “We the Ones.”

Kevin OWens

Kevin Owens Show featuring The Bloodline

Kevin Owens welcomes the crowd to the show, saying that at Night of Champions, they have the title defense against Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa. The entrance of The Bloodline follows. Paul Heyman comes out and says that it isn’t up to them when Reigns comes down to the ring. The Usos then enter, interrupting Heyman.

Jey Uso is ticked off, saying they haven’t forgotten everything that’s been happening. Jey says the real problem they have is right in front of them. Owens says he knew Roman wasn’t going to come out and he really wanted to talk to The Usos. Owens mentions how Sami Zayn hasn’t given up hope on them, so Owens is going to try to say something. Zayn has been right the whole time about how Roman treats them and they deserve better.

Owens says that as far as he is concerned, Roman calls himself the Head of the Table despite the fact that The Usos are the heart of The Bloodline. Instead, Owens says they treat them like they are disposable. They get used by Roman. Owens ask The Usos what they think when they look in the mirror now that they’ve gone from being the greatest tag team in WWE to the errand boys of Roman.

Jimmy says that when it comes to them and it comes to The Day Ones, Jimmy is the Tribal Chief! Roman Reigns is coming out!

Sami Zayn

Here comes The Undisputed Tag Team Champs!

Returning to the show, Styles is interviewed backstage. He says that Seth Rollins can be invincible, unstoppable, and whatever he wants, but he’ll never be Phenomenal. He’s going to put a beating on Seth tomorrow night on the path to the World Title.

We see a rundown of the Night of Champions card! A replay of the rivalry between Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar is then featured.

Coming to the ring next is Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens!

Roman Reigns

Still have a main event segment to come

We still have the KO Show coming up soon!

AJ Styles

Styles keeps the momentum rolling heading into Night of Champions

The break ends with Kross in control with some stomps. Styles with chops but eats a spinning elbow to ground him again. Kross with a seated headlock as the crowd rallies, leading Styles to his feet. He delivers some strikes and an enziguri to level the field. Styles with a running clothesline and a pele kick. A running forearm and an Ishiguroshi neckbreaker for a two count.

Kross with an impressive Nothern Lights suplex and a fisherman suplex for a close two count of his own! Karrion exposes his elbows from his pads but misses a lariat. Aj attempts a Styles Clash unsuccessfully. He uses a forearm on the apron, followed by a signature Phenomenal Forearm for the win! AJ wins!!!

AJ Styles

AJ Styles vs. Karrion Kross

Styles enters the arena first, then we see a video promo hyping up Isla Dawn and Alba Fyre. Karrion Kross comes next. The bell rings as Kross immediately kicks Styles and hits punches. He throws Styles into the bottom turnbuckle. Clotheslines from Kross follow; he then uses a t-bone suplex to toss Styles. AJ with a kick, chops, and rights that put Kross in the corner.

AJ with a dropkick and boots to Kross. Scarlett makes a distraction that allows Kross to knock AJ off the apron as he was about to use a Phenomenal Forearm. Michin from the OC is coming down to chase out Scarlett! They run out of the arena as we go to a break.

LA Knight

LA Knight vs. Rick Boogs

The Street Profits are on commentary for this one. Rick Boogs enters after LA Knight, and the bell sounds! Boogs hits an immediate shoulder tackle and a toss that sends LA out of the rings. He hits him with a right and a press onto the commentary table. Knight with some knees and stomps on Boogs, but Rick comes back with a right and a clothesline in the corner.

Boogs misses a spear in the corner, nailing the ring post on the outside. Knight uses a running boot in the corner to keep the control. Boogs fights back with an elbow, but he’s still thrown head-first into the mat. He uses a forward-facing headlock but Boogs tosses him off with ease. After that, Boogs catches LA off the second rope and uses a big back body drop.

Knight uses some kicks to the abdomen, but Boogs catches him with an impressive gutwrench suplex where he rolled him back and forth before tossing him. Knight escapes the pumphandle slam with a  rake to the eyes, followed by his BFT for the 3 count! Knight wins while the Profits look on in disbelief.

Knight says The Profits are talking trash and if The Profits keep talking, he’ll kick their “5 dollar” a***. He says he’ll give them the smoke and get smoked if they want. “Yeah!” Knight leaves.

Karrion Kross and Scarlett are backstage, holding a tarot card with AJ Styles on it. He gives a monologue about his match with Styles, saying he should be asking how he’s going to feel tonight after being victimized by Karrion Kross. Their match is up next!

Bianca Belaire

Belair is surprise attacked by her challenger

We come back from commercial with Belair holding the mic and swinging her ponytail. She says that tomorrow night at Night of Champions, she will defend against Asuka. The Asuka at WrestleMania she actually respected, but this one in the rematch is different. She wants more than just the Raw Women’s Title. The EST says that all The Empress of the Tomorrow needed to do was ask for a title match.

Belair recalls how Asuka attacked her in her hometown of Tennessee. She says Asuka isn’t only getting a rematch, she’s getting a fight! Here comes Asuka! Her music hits but she actually surprises Belair from behind! She uses the cross armbar and laughs as producers and referees run down to the ring. They break the two women apart but Asuka runs over to Bianca anyway. Belair catches her with the KOD! One of the people helping catch her and Asuka makes it out of the ring safely.

We see Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn talking strategy backstage before the KO Show later tonight.

Here comes LA Knight! He will battle Rick Boogs!

Bianca Belaire

Asuka vs. Bianca Belair is highlighted

Baron Corbin comes out of nowhere and attacks Grimes as he’s celebrating on the ramp! Ouch! Looks like their rivalry is just beginning.

We see a video about what has been happening between Asuka and Bianca Belair ahead of the Raw Women’s Title match this Saturday. Belair is on the way to the ring!

Cameron Grimes

Ashanti Thee Adonis vs. Cameron Grimes

We return and see a hype video for Grayson Waller. Grimes comes out next and we see a backstage promo he filmed earlier about how he’s going to continue meeting the high expectations for him and go TO THE MOON! The bell rings and Grimes hits a shoulder tackle, hurricanrana, a kick, and a standing shooting star press for a quick two count. What a sequence!

Adonis hits some shots but lands on his face on the second turnbuckle. Top Dolla swipes the foot of Grimes, allowing Adonis to take over. He hits an Irish whip and a dropkick for his own quick two-count. Grimes counters a back suplex and uses some running double forearms. Cayman stomp gives him the win! Grimes is still on the way to the moon!!

Seth Rollins

Seth Rollins gives final thoughts before Night of Champions

We see a replay of some of the interview from this past Monday on Raw where Seth Rollins talks about how much he loves pro wrestling. We then see a video of AJ Styles! The two will battle this Saturday to determine the new World Heavyweight Champion.

Next out is Hit Row!


Raquel and Shotzi are looking like a promising duo ahead of Women's Tag Title match

The show comes back with Bayley controlling Raquel. Iyo tags in and adds to the attack. She twists Raquel into a wrist lock and does yet another tag in. Bayley and Iyo are kicked away by Rodriguez, allowing her to finally get to Shotzi. She uses a bulldog, running knee, and right hand to Bayley. She follows it with a vertical suplex and a senton on the ropes for a two on Bayley.

Iyo distracts the ref, allowing Bayley to poke the eye of Shotzi. She tags Iyo and they hit a double boot to Shotzi for another two count broken up by Raquel. Shotzi misses some kicks and eats one herself. Shotzi catches Iyo with a double underhook suplex for a close two count. Bayley saves her! Shotzi tags Raquel in and they go for a double-team attack. Bayley interrupts it and tags in. The finish was strange, though. Iyo landed on Raquel which made her fall on Bayley and pun her, giving Shotzi and Raquel the win.

Damage CTRL starts arguing at ringside as the match ends.

Raquel Gonzalez

Raquel Rodriguez & Shotzi vs. Bayley & Iyo Sky

After Raquel and Shotzi, Damage CTRL comes down to the ring. The bell rings, and the match starts with Raquel and Bayley. Bayley slaps Raquel instantly, which frustrates Rodriguez. Iyo distracts Raquel to get a tag in. Raquel still has enough power to make it to her side and tag in Shotzi. They all start throwing punches! Damage Ctrl is thrown out of the ring and eats an assisted suicide dive from Shotzi.

Raquel with ripcord shoulder tackles. Iyo escapes her grasp and Bayley tags in. They use a tandem dropkick to get another two count! We go to another break.

Jimmy Uso

Jimmy Uso is resisting The Tribal Chief's demands

Theory celebrates while Pretty Deadly runs to safety outside of the arena. We then head to a replay of what happened last Friday on WWE SmackDown between The Bloodline and Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn. We see The Bloodline backstage where Roman tells Heyman to speak. Paul tells The Usos that they aren’t coming to Night of Champions, but next Friday, they’re invited to the 1000th day celebration of Roman Reigns’ title reign.

Reign emphasizes that he wants Jey to be there. This irritates Jimmy, who says Roman is tripping. He leaves to go somewhere else, so Roman tells him to stay and sit down. Jimmy resists. Roman is pissed, telling him that he should do something if he is going to stand up. He says that he’ll whoop him like he did back when they were kids. Roman promises Jimmy will acknowledge him next week.

Here comes Raquel Rodriguez! She and Shotzi will battle Damage CTRL!

Austin Theory

Theory steals the victory to retain the US Title

We return with Theory clubbing away at Sheamus inside the ring. Theory eats an elbow and a kick in the corner. He follows it up with a spinning forearm and an unsuccessful pinfall. Theory hits the rolling blockbuster out of the corner but only gets a two-count. Theory starts disrespecting Sheamus by shoving his head, which causes Sheamus to come back with a headbutt, a kick, and some clotheslines.

He clotheslines Theory in the corner a few times and hits the Irish curse backbreaker for another close two count (they’re piping in some of the fan noise and it’s a laugh). Sheamus with a body slam on Theory for another two. Sheamus climbs to the second rope to deliver the White Noise, but Theory slides out and transitions into a spin-out powerbomb for another close two.

Theory is on the apron and boots Sheamus in the head. He goes to grab a chair, but The Brawling Brutes rip it out of his hands. It allows Sheamus to catch Theory in the ten beats of the Bodhran! He keeps going all the way to 25!!! Sheamus is ready for the brogue kick when, suddenly, Pretty Deadly appear at ringside and attack the Brawling Brutes. Sheamus is distracted and is rolled up. He pulls Sheamus’ tights and steals the win!


Sheamus vs. Austin Theory

Sheamus is accompanied by Butch and Ridge Holland. Theory comes out next, and the bell rings! They lock up with Sheamus powering Theory into the corner. He applies a front headlock but is reversed. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle to take him down. They tie up. Theory stomps on Sheamus’ feet but is met with a clothesline and a European uppercut.

Theory with a drop toehold and a dropkick to send Sheamus to the apron. Theory tries to use the ten beats of the Bodhran, though, he’s countered. Sheamus brings him to the apron but is shoved into the ring post and back suplexed onto the apron.


WWE SmackDown starts now!!!

Let’s get the party started! WWE SmackDown starts right now!!

We are welcomed to the arena by Michael Cole as we see a rundown of the card for the show. First out tonight is Sheamus!

AJ Styles

AJ Styles has his final dinner before match against Seth Rollins at WWE Night of Champions

This Saturday, one of the most important matches in WWE history will take place when the newly resurrected WWE World Heavyweight Champion is decided in a match between Seth Rollins and AJ Styles.

But before the match even gets underway, “The Phenomenal” stopped by a steakhouse in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for a final dinner before the big night. Styles remains level-headed as he prepares for the premium live event.

So, here we are. It looks like this is the last big meal before the big fight between Seth and myself, and I’m looking forward to this steak. Gotta’ have that protein. Dude, I’m cool as a cucumber. It doesn’t really get to me; I’m not really nervous. It will be that time tomorrow when we’re in Gorilla that the butterflies will start.

Bret Hart

Bret Hart receives spot on Canada's Walk of Fame

WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart has received yet another accolade honoring his endearing contributions to professional wrestling. Alongside sports stars like Wayne Gretzky and Terry Fox, Hart was inducted into the Walk of Fame Athletics Pillar of Achievement category

“I just want to say how special it was for me to be a wrestling hero or a TV hero for so many Canadians across the country,” Hart said after revealing his spot on the walk (h/t Post Wrestling). “I’ve had such a great journey and such a great ride and I’m really proud of my career. I’ve always been especially proud of being from Canada and spreading my name and the goodwill of Canada across the world. I’d like to think that I showed everybody that Canadians can be the best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be.”


Final cards for all major pro wrestling events this weekend

What a weekend for pro wrestling fans! We’ve got shows slated for NXT, the WWE main roster, and AEW all in the same weekend. Take a look at all the matches awaiting us Saturday and Sunday, and let us know which match you’re looking forward to most at this link!

You can see the card for WWE NXT Battleground 2023 below:

  • NXT Title Match: Carmelo Hayes (c) vs. Bron Breakker
  • NXT Women’s Title Tournament Finals: Lyra Valkyria vs. Tiffany Stratton
  • NXT Tag Team Titles Match: Gallus (c) vs. The Creed Brothers
  • Triple Threat for the NXT North American Title: Wes Lee (c) vs. Joe Gacy vs. Tyler Bate
  • NXT Heritage Cup Title Match: Noam Dar (c) vs. Dragon Lee (Match held under British Rounds Rules)
  • Dijak vs. Ilja Dragunov (Last Man Standing Match)

You can see the card for WWE Night of Champions 2023 below:

  • Tournament Finals for the WWE World Heavyweight Title: Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles
  • Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles Match: Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn (c) vs. Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa
  • WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Gunther (c) vs. Mustafa Ali
  • RAW Women’s Title Match: Bianca Belair (c) Asuka
  • SmackDown Women’s Title Match: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Natalya
  • Brock Lesnar vs. Cody Rhodes
  • Becky Lynch vs. WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus

You can see the card for AEW Double or Nothing 2023 below:

  • TBS Championship: Jade Cargill (c) vs. Taya Valkyrie
  • Ethan Page & The Gunns vs. The Hardys & Isiah Kassidy
  • Unsanctioned Match: Chris Jericho vs. Adam Cole
  • Anarchy in the Arena: Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, & Wheeler Yuta) vs. The Elite (Kenny Omega, “Hangman” Adam Page, Matt Jackson, & Nick Jackson)
  • AEW Women’s Championship: Jamie Hayter (c) vs. Toni Storm
  • 21-man Blackjack Battle Royale for the International Championship: Orange Cassidy (c) vs. 20 other competitors
  • Ladder Match for the TNT Championship: Wardlow (c) vs. Christian Cage
  • AEW Tag Team Championship match: FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) vs. Jay Lethal & Jeff JarrettAEW World Championship Four-Way Match: MJF (c) vs. Sammy Guevara vs. Darby Allin vs. “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry
Booker T

Booker T wants former WWE star to compete at his wrestling school

Alicia Fox had a solid run on the WWE roster, even becoming the Divas Champion at one point — the equivalent of the Women’s Championship in her era. Fox last competed in WWE at the 2022 Royal Rumble, but according to WWE Hall of Famer Booker T, Fox is interested in stepping back into the squared circle.

“I talked to Alicia Fox yesterday. She wants to come down and knock some of the rust off at Reality of Wrestling and get a little bit of insight and knowledge as far as what this journey may be like that she’s getting ready to partake in.

“My thing is there is so much more outside of WWE, outside of AEW, and IMPACT Wrestling. This business is plentiful. The thing is, you can be working every week somewhere in this business because that’s how much work is out there, and then to find your way back to that spot, and that spot may not be WWE. It might be IMPACT. It might be AEW. You never know. It might be Japan. You just never know.”

You can read more about this story here.

Becky Lynch

Becky Lynch has a promise for Trish Stratus at Night of Champions

We’re just one night away from the WWE Night of Champions premium live event in Saudi Arabia, where Becky Lynch will battle WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus for the very first time. At today’s Night of Champions press conference, the two competitors came face-to-face to exchange final words before their bout. For Lynch, things have become extra personal due to her family being involved.

My baby doesn’t understand this business and she made my baby cry. And for that — they call you the queen of the Attitude Era? Well, I’m going to slap the Attitude Era out of you tomorrow night!


What awaits us on tonight's episode of AEW Rampage

It’s a big weekend for AEW in Las Vegas! Tonight, a new episode of Rampage will air with some exciting matches like La Faccion Ingobernale vs. The Acclaimed & Daddy Ass and women’s action like Dr. Britt Baker DMD & Hikaru Shida vs. Nyla Rose & Marina Shafir.

Tomorrow, AEW will hold a Fan Fest convention during the day in anticipation of the Double or Nothing pay-per-view that takes place this Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

You can see the current card for tonight’s AEW Rampage below:

  • La Faccion Ingobernable (RUSH, Preston Vance, & Dralístico) vs. The Acclaimed (Max Caster & Anthony Bowens) & Daddy Ass
  • Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent Beretta) vs. Big Bill & Lee Moriarty
  • Dr. Britt Baker DMD & Hikaru Shida vs. Nyla Rose & Marina Shafir
  • Ethan Page & The Gunns (Austin & Colten Gunn) in action

Sami Zayn

Sami Zayn sees Mecca for the first time

Living the life of a WWE superstar has some bonus incentives, like being able to travel the globe as you work. However, that can also come with a set of complications. When WWE traveled to Saudi Arabia in recent years, Zayn was left off of the match cards due to his Syrian heritage and the animosity between Saudi Arabia and Syria. Now that Syria has been readmitted into the Arab League, Zayn could come to Saudi Arabia this time and will compete in a main event match at Night of Champions.

This visit also allowed him to visit the Islamic holy city of Mecca for the first time. You can see a video of Zayn’s reaction below:

“Being a pro wrestler and being with WWE has taken me to places I never dreamed I’d get to see and do things I never thought I’d get to do. It has provided me a life filled with incredible experiences that I will cherish forever. This one is at the top of the list. الحمدلله”

Bianca Belaire

Bianca Belair thinks she's ready for Asuka

This Saturday, the WWE Universe will be treated to a WrestleMania rematch when Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Beliar defends her title against “The Empress of Tomorrow,” Asuka. But ahead of the bout, Belair stopped by for an interview with to discuss how excited she is to be back in Saudi Arabia for Night of Champions.

You know, I’ve had a lot of accomplishments in a very short amount of time and I just feel very blessed and honored to be here, standing here as your Raw Women’s Champion for 400+ days. I’m here in Saudi Arabia, and I’m always excited to come back here because the fans are so passionate and they’re excited to see us and I’m excited to see them

Asuka is no easy mountain to climb, and Belair knows that well. However, this time is a bit different because Asuka has presented a new attitude that’s exposed her heel side.

This is a WrestleMania rematch. The Asuka we saw at WrestleMania, this is not the same Asuka. And, listen, I will fight Asuka as many times as she wants to fight. I would have given Asuka a rematch — all she had to do was ask. But, no, she waited until I was in my hometown, in front of all my family and all my friends, and she messed with me.

Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle regrets one storyline during his WWE run

There have been some questionable storylines in past years of WWE, including a period of time where Olympic Gold Medalist and WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle was a “pervert” that chased around Booker T’s wife, Sharmell. It was obviously fiction and part of their ongoing feud, but that’s one part of his character Angle still regrets to this day.

“I totally regret it. I didn’t want any part of it. Even though I got to wrestle Booker, I’d rather not wrestle Booker than do what I had to do with Sharmell.”

You can read more about this story here.


What's in store for tonight's WWE SmackDown

Tonight’s episode of WWE SmackDown is special because it was filmed last week after the 5/19 episode of the show. This means we have more knowledge about what matches and segments are coming up, though we have kept things without spoilers here.

You can see the card for the 5/26 WWE SmackDown below:

  • WWE United States Champion Austin Theory defends against Sheamus
  • Raquel Rodriguez and Shotzi vs. Bayley and IYO SKY
  • Cameron Grimes vs. Ashante “Thee” Adonis
  • RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair will discuss Asuka and Night of Champions
  • LA Knight vs. Rick Boogs with The Street Profits on commentary
  • AJ Styles vs. Karrion Kross
  • The KO Show with Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa as the guests
  • Plus appearances by Pretty Deadly, The Brawling Brutes, Hit Row, Baron Corbin, Scarlett, Mia Yim, and others

Good evening!

Good evening, everyone! It’s Friday, so we’ve got a new episode of SmackDown on deck. Not long after, we’ve got the WWE Night of Champions premium live event on Saturday, AEW Double or Nothing on Sunday, and WWE Raw on Monday, so keep it locked with us!

Tonight’s show includes a new episode of the KO Show with WWE Unspiduted Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa as the special guests. The Bloodline will battle champions Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in a tag team match at Night of Champions this Saturday for the Undisputed Tag Team Titles.

In the realm of news, it was reported earlier today that Cody Rhodes is still seen as the top prospect to rival Roman Reigns in the long term. Rhodes is scheduled to face Brock Lesnar in a singles match this weekend despite Cody having a kayfabe “broken arm.” When Roman and Cody cross paths again is anyone’s guess right now.