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NJPW Destruction Tour and King of Pro Wrestling Announcements

New Japan has announced the schedule for the upcoming September Destruction Tour as well as two major matches for the King of Pro Wrestling show in October.

The G1 Climax 27 had several upset victories where champions were pinned and have lead to several title matches during the tour including Zack Sabre Jr. challenging HIroshi Tanahashi for the IC Title, Juice Robinson challenging Kenny Omega for the U.S. Championship, Minoru Suzuki defending the NEVER Openweight Championship against “Big Mike” Michael Elgin, as well as a series of three way tag matches for the IWGP Tag Team Titles with War Machine defending against The Killer Elite Squad and Guerrillas of Destiny.

In addition, the October show will feature Tetsuya Naito defending his main event slot against a man who has had his number all year in Tomohiro Ishii. Kazuchika Okada defends with IWGP World Championship against EVIL of Los Ingobernables de Japon.

The Curious Case of Baron Corbin’s MITB Cash In

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We look back at Tuesday’s SmackDownLIVE and the curious way in which Baron Corbin cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase against WWE Champion Jinder Mahal.

This goes deeper into questions about the booking strategy all around for the company and why it continues to look for the short con over the long haul.

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Finals Preview

With just a few hours until the three most exciting nights of pro wrestling of the year, we look at the lineup for the A-Block and B-Block finals of the G1 Climax 27.

As the tournament has worked itself out, we wind up with the Fantastic Four of New Japan Pro Wrestling heading into the finals with Hiroshi Tanahashi taking on Tetsuya Naito in the A-Block finals and the third encounter between Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada finishing off the B-Block.

While Naito vs. Tanahashi may be by-the-book, the Okada Omega 3 match has a few wrinkles in it that will make it possibly the best of the series between the two who have already had sensational matches so far in 2017.

This is our predictions and preview of the final three nights of NJPW’s G1 Climax 27.

News and Rumors on Paige’s Upcoming WWE Return

It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen Paige on either Monday Night RAW or Smackdown LIVE. Recent rumors point out that the anti-diva may be returning sooner than later.

Some reports have Paige coming back to the McMahon’s empire as early as the end of the month. Some suspect as well that she’ll be a surprise return for the Superstar Shakeup happening after Summer Slam.

Whenever it is, this can only be a positive thing for Paige who’s life has been in turmoil from sex tape allegations to her uneasy relationship with Alberto El Patron.

Did WWE Send a Cease and Desist Order to Stop #FTR?

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Being the Elite is the popular YouTube Channel of Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks that shows life behind the scenes of three of the most popular international wrestlers today, as well as lots of goofy, cornball skits that are done with the tongue planted firmly in the cheek.

The most recent episode features several superstars from RAW and Smackdown including Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, and AJ Styles. That wasn’t the only cameo though that the big company owned by the McMahons had on the show.

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Nights 9 Through 12 REVIEW

We’re into the thick of the G1 Climax 27 and things are beginning to take shape for the finals in just over a week.

Among featured matches from nights 9 through 12 were a slugfest between Tomohiro Ishii and Yuji Nagata, another epic between Ishii and Tetsuya Naito, Kota Ibushi and “The Ace” Hiroshi Tanahashi clashing, and Kenny Omega taking on a legend and a fierce upstart in EVIL.

We look back at the highlights from this week’s past tournament matches and look ahead to what might possibly be the storylines going into the finals.

Chris Jericho Apologize for Street Altercation

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WWE Superstar and lead singer of the band Fozzy Chris Jericho recently was involved in a heated verbal altercation in the street.

JerichoThe video was caught by TMZ of Y2J having some harsh words with some fans who were a bit pushy according to Jericho. This was following a tribute to David Z and escalated quite quickly.

Jericho released a statement to TMZ apologizing for the incident:

“David Z was a good friend of mine and I was mentally and emotionally shattered after paying tribute to him and essentially saying goodbye to him Friday night.”

“I was not in a good state of mind at that time and instead of ignoring a pushy (aka rude) fan which is what I would usually do, I snapped. My apologies to all involved and God bless David Z.”

John Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura: A No-Win Scenario For WWE?

This coming Tuesday on WWE SmackDownLIVE, Shinsuke Nakamura and John Cena face off in somewhat of a dream match. The winner will go on to face Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship at Summer Slam.

While this match could be one of the best of the year for WWE, it also could be a no-win scenario. Many WWE-only fans will resent a Nakamura win while many hardcore pro wrestling fans will roll their eyes at another Cena burial of a popular non-WWE star.

We look at this upcoming mega match in our commentary section.

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Nights 5 Through 8 REVIEW

The middle part of the G1 Climax 27 is heating up with the shape of the tournament finals beginning to become clearer.

Hiromu Suzuki applies armbarKazuchika Okada is running away with the B-Block while Minoru Suzuki suffers an upset loss to EVIL. Yuji Nagata and Satori Kojima continue to be without wins as the legends start to show their age.

We cover the major matches from this past week, look forward to a big weekend that will feature Tetsuya Naito vs. Tomohiro Ishii. We also look at the comedy of Toru Yano and it’s value to the G1 Climax tournament and New Japan.

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Nights 3 and 4 REVIEW

A wild two nights of G1 Climax 27 action as the B-Block and A-Block enter the second round of competition at the legendary Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

RIP DarylFeatured matches included Kenny Omega vs. Tama Tonga in a battle for the soul of Bullet Club, Kazuchika Okada taking on Michael Elgin in an extraordinary match, the long awaited clash between Kota Ibush and Zack Sabre, Jr. which we were denied at last year’s Cruiserweight Classic, and a total strong style brawl between Tomohiro Ishii and Togi Makabe.

We update the standings as to who is leading, who is behind, and predictions for upcoming matches over the next week.

This edition is dedicated to the memory of Daryl. RIP Daryl, you will be missed. Bad Luck Fale, watch your back, Takahashi is coming!