WWE posted the following trailer for the WWE 24 documentary on Seth Rollins that will premiere following Raw this Monday

Apollo Crews was interviewed by The State Journal Register to promote Friday night’s house show in Springfield Illinois. Crews was asked about being called up to the WWE main roster following Wrestlemania, his in ring style and his physique. You can read the full interview by going here.

Eden Stiles a.k.a. Brandi Rhodes commented on her WWE departure in a blog post on her website saying:

So…honestly? I’ve been “leaving” for a couple of months now. The teasing tweets about the LA and NY things? Those were all very real. I have wanted to go for awhile and when I make up my mind, it’s difficult to talk me out of it. What I wanted to do was finish out my contract. It was set to end in 2 months. When my husband decided to go, it seemed silly to stay somewhere for 2 more months that I was already planning on leaving. So I asked WWE if we could push up the contract end date and they obliged. We parted amicably at the end of a contract. I have come full circle. The flexibility of my new gig is pretty nice. I essentially could start whenever I wanted…and I’ll begin in July. Right now I’m just going to be enjoying my life with my family as we head into the next stage.

But…still working. In entertainment we are always working. This is actually work right now. I am now able to earn a profit as a blogger (which I wasn’t able to do before with WWE). The contract can be very restricting/limiting. I hate when a good deal floats by because someone tells me I can’t do something. There’s money on the table and fun to be had, and I just can’t?! Just because?! That just gets my goat. I can’t be limited. I followed all of the rules growing up. Now in my 30s I can’t be told what to do anymore. I’m too creative and awesomely weird to hold that s–t in. So anyway, I’m working. The blog, traveling for meetings. I can do multiple gigs now so I’m blood thirsty and want to do everything! I’m going “hard in the paint” as they say, and busting my tail. “

Former WWE star JTG has released an audiobook for his second tell-all book “Damn Why Did I Write This Book Too” which came out earlier this year. You can find the audiobook by going here.

Deadline is reporting that there is a serious bidding war regarding an action script written by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball, We’re The Millers, Central intelligence) with The Rock attached to star. Reportedly, Universal, Legendary Pictures, New Line Cinema, Sony and Paramount have all made seven-figure offers for the film described as “Die Hard in China”. This auction for the script being handled by William Morris/Endeavor which will be reportedly ending before this weekend’s Memorial Day holiday in the US.

Not much else is currently known about the project. Although, Beau Flynn, who has worked with The Rock in the past on “Hercules” , “San Andreas” as well as the upcoming “Baywatch”, “Rampage” and the “Journey” sequels will be producing the project.

Set for tonight’s Smackdown:

MITB Qualifier: Alberto Del Rio versus Zack Ryder.

*WWE United States champion Rusev versus Kalisto.

*Natalya versus Dana Brooke

*Tyler Breeze and Fandango versus R-Truth and Goldust.

*WWE Intercontinental champ The Miz versus Cesaro.

*Roman Reigns and the Usos versus Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson & Sheamus.

The following was released today

WWE’s SMACKDOWN™ Goes Live Tuesdays on Sportsnet, Beginning July 19 TORONTO

(May 25, 2016) Anything can, and will, happen on live TV. Beginning Tuesday, July 19, WWE’s SMACKDOWN, the fan-favourite weekly show, goes live on Sportsnet 360 and moves from its current scheduled programming time on Wednesday nights to its new home on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET. SMACKDOWN’s move to Tuesdays gives fans two days of can’t-miss WWE content on Sportsnet 360 to kick off the week following WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW™.

Both shows will now air live 52 weeks a year. Sportsnet 360 will also continue to deliver replays of SMACKDOWN on Friday nights at 8 p.m. ET. A staple in every WWE fans’ weekly diet, SMACKDOWN is now in its 17th year of production, delivering broadcasts from different venues around the world each week and featuring the WWE’s biggest and best Superstars. In 2014, Rogers Communications and WWE announced a historic 10-year broadcast and multimedia agreement, making Rogers the exclusive distributor of WWE’s flagship programming in Canada through 2024. The deal extends WWE’s programming on Sportsnet 360 and includes the right to distribute WWE Network as a premium linear channel and on multiple digital platforms.

Set for NXT Takeover: The End on June 8:

Finn Balor versus Samoa Joe for the NXT Championship (Cage Match)
The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder) versus American Alpha (Chad Gable and Jason Jordan) for the NXT Tag Team Championship
Nia Jax versus Asuka for the NXT Women’s Championship
Shinsuke Nakamura versus Austin Aries

Videos from NXT:

Lana is being advertised for tonight’s NXT house show in Lakeland, Florida as well as Cocoa Beach on Friday.

Reports are being attributed to Dave Meltzer saying that Hideo Itami will be returning to action the next few weeks. The Japanese sensation , formerly known as KENTA Kobayashi, has been out for just over a year with a shoulder injury.

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