In some scary TNA Wrestling rumors, it appears that AJ Styles' contract with the company will expire in September and neither side has come close to renewing hit yet. According to PWS on Aug. 22, Styles even sent out a Facebook message to his fans asking where he should wrestle next.
In a prior life, we covered horse racing for many years, including the WWE. So leading up until Derby Day, we'll provide a weekly top five ranking. Amaze your friends by knowing who will win the Derby months before it happens.
The ECW fans were not satisfied with the company's end but life moved forward. Paul Heyman and other ECW talents, like Tommy Dreamer and Rob Van Dam, signed contracts with the WWE. In the ECW bankruptcy hearings the WWE were rewarded the naming rights to ECW and its video library. ECW was dead and gone. The ECW fans still did not want to accept this reality though. Fans would go to WWE shows and chant "E-C-W! E-C-W!" for former ECW wrestlers and anytime something "extreme" happened. In 2004 the WWE released The Rise & Fall of ECW DVD which was bought in record numbers. It was clear there still was an audience willing to pay to see ECW.
On May 2nd, 1954 in St. Louis, Stan Musial put on a power display that had never been seen in baseball's storied history. He hit five homers in a doubleheader against the Giants, two of them off of Hoyt Wilhelm knuckleballs in the nightcap. Playing in one of his record 24 All-Star games in 1955, he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 12th inning. Yogi Berra complained to Stan, "My feet are killing me." Musial said to the Yankee catcher, "Relax, I'll have you home in a minute." On the next pitch, he hit a home run to end the contest!
Sportsbook 5dimes is known for posting lines on just about anything, (why not when people were betting million on the new Royal Baby's name) and they seem to like laying on the WWE big events.
Serra is a high level black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has faced some of the best grapplers in the world. He has competed in the ADCC Submission wrestling World Championship and has won a bronze medal in the1999 CBJJ World Championships and has a first place finish as a purple belt at the Pan-Ams.
While the WWE has been more accepting of former indie stars, and names like CM Punk and Daniel Bryan have excelled since heading to the company, other names like Antonio Cesaro seem to be stagnating there. He would also end up in the developmental territories for months as they have him learn the "WWE style" of wrestling.
This match was a lot slower than Kurt Angle's match with Jay Lethal but I thought it was a good showcase of how Kurt Angle can wrestle any style of match. Kurt Angle focuses on Abyss' knee and ankle and took out his leg. Very simple booking but it works.