PW Insider reported the following:

Following a successful run on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, MMA fighter and UFC veteran Paige VanZant was left with a lot of options for projects outside of MMA, most notably an appearance at WWE Summerslam and appearing in a sequel to the upcoming “Kickboxer” movie reboot. However, VanZant turned them all down so she can return to action and face contender Bec Rawling at UFC On Fox 21 on 8/21. That show would air opposite Summerslam.

VanZant appeared on ESPN Sportscenter and discussed why she turned down the Summerslam appearance, commenting, “Right now I’m 100 percent fight-focused and I would love to participate in anything the WWE has to offer when the timing’s right as long as it works with my fight schedule. I love WWE and if they ever reached out to me again I would love to work with them but right now I’m focused on Bec Rawlings.”

On return to UFC, VanZant commented, “I feel like I just missed violence. I went to a few UFC fights and it’s really hard for me to sit still cageside because I just want to be in there and that’s how it’s been every time I go to a UFC fight.”

Chris Jericho interviews Nancy Benoit’s sister on the ninth anniversary of the tragedy, you check that out by going here.

Tickets officially go on sale today for NXT in Birmingham, Alabama, Pensacola, Florida and New Orleans , Louisiana August 4-6.

WWE live events in Stockton, California August 6, Fresno, California on August 7 and Monday Night Raw in Anaheim, California on August 8 will go on sale today

In an interesting story on Ticketmaster, it appears that the 2016 Night of Champions pay-per-view from Indianapolis Indiana on September 25 will now be known as “WWE Clash of Champions.” The WWE recently trademarked the name that is a takeoff of the WCW staple of TBS television from 1988-1997 which was their competition for WWE’s Saturday Night’s Main Event and pay per views. WWE NXT used the name for a special episode a few years ago.

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Superstars reenact Stone Cold’s famous “Austin 3:16” speech

Videos from Smackdown:

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Here is the Cruiserweight Classic Parade that aired on Facebook yesterday:

Triple H tweeted the following after last night’s initial Cruiserweight Classic taping in Orlando at Full Sail University:

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