Hello and welcome to the WrestleTalk News
I am… zzzzz…
I didn’t touch you EC3 I swear.
WrestleMania was a very long show.
I watched it live which ended at 5am and then
headed into studio to record this.
Look here’s a picture of me on the tube
at 6am this morning.
But that’s just one of the brilliant things
about being a wrestling fan isn’t it.
Plus, there’s a lot to talk about.
Headline: New WWE Network Shows
Like the announcement during Friday’s WWE
Hall of Fame that we were going to be getting
some new shows, tournaments and podcasts coming
to the WWE Network this year.
Not only is Edge and Christian’s show returning,
we’re getting new episodes of Ride Along
– COME ON RIDE ALONG – a 365 special on AJ
Styles and WWE24 specials on Ronda Rousey
and The Hardy Boyz – including footage from
TNA and Impact Wrestling.
It was also announced that WWE would hold
the second Mae Young Classic this year, a
UK-based King of the Ring, and another United
Kingdom Championship tournament from London’s
Royal Albert Hall in June.
But perhaps the most surprising – depending
on your point of view – is the news that Bruce
Prichard’s Something to Wrestle podcast
will be debuting on the WWE Network.
Something to Wrestle has earned itself a good
reputation among wrestling fans for its in-depth
looks at storylines, PPVs and wrestlers from
Prichard’s time working with the company,
and it’s been mentioned on the podcast and
other Network shows that WWE wrestlers and
staff all regularly listen to it.
But that wasn’t the only bit of news from
Headline: Impact Wrestling Severs Ties With
Alberto El Patron
Impact Wrestling and Lucha Underground held
a joint show for Impact’s Twitch channel
which saw stars from both companies go head
to head in direct competition.
Those seven hours of Michael Cole commentary
appear to have had an effect on the way I
And it was reported that Alberto El Patron
had no showed the event, where he was scheduled
for a tag match with Pentagon Jr against his
Redemption opponent and Impact World Champion
Austin Aries and Fenix.
The main event was instead switched to a three-way,
between Aries, Pentagon and Fenix.
Impact didn’t mention Patron’s name on
the show or give a reason for him not being
there, but announced on Saturday that they
had severed ties with Patron releasing the
statement, “IMPACT Wrestling announced today
that it has terminated its agreement with
Alberto El Patron, effective immediately.”
At Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore, it
was announced that the advertised and planned
Redemption main event of Patron vs. Aries
would be changed to the Impact vs. Lucha Underground
rematch of Aries vs. Pentagon Jr. vs. Fenix
for the Impact World Championship.
And if Impact are looking for a possible Patron
replacement, there could be one available
Headline: Dolph Ziggler Didn’t Re-Sign With
Early last month it was reported that Dolph
Ziggler had signed a new 2-year deal with
WWE after rumours that he would be leaving
the company once his contract expired.
Justin Barasso of Sports Illustrated claimed
that Ziggler had signed a deal for a $1.5
million downside guarantee – making him one
of the highest paid guys on the roster – which
is why he was inserted into the Fastlane main
event and was rumoured to face Shane McMahon
at WrestleMania 34.
However a certain someone has refuted that
claim – none other than Dolph Ziggler himself.
In an interview with Fox Sports Ziggler said
that he hadn’t re-signed a deal and was
in fact still negotiating with WWE – but is
still prepared to leave the company.
“They told you I’d re-signed and I have
not…I’ve asked before to go away for a
little while just so everyone can forget I
lose 99 times out of 100 and it’s never
really come through, so I might have to do
it on my own and see what happens.”
Ziggler cut a promo ahead of Fastlane where
he said that he’d never had a one-on-one
match at WrestleMania – hence the rumours
of him facing Shane at Mania 34.
As we all know however, Shane teamed with
Daniel Bryan to take on Kevin Owens and Sami
Zayn while Ziggler still hasn’t had a WrestleMania
one-on-match taking part in the Andre the
Giant Memorial Battle Royal where he didn’t
really do much.
Who could be the next Brock Lesnar guy or
Click the video on screen right now to see
clips from Kenny McIntosh’s Inside The Ropes
interview and click the one above that for
Oli Davis’ review of WrestleMania 34.