The first book from the former AJ Lee, AJ Mendez Brooks, will be released on 4/4/17, titled “Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules.”

Promotional material for the book notes it will be “a literary memoir chronicling her unlikely rise from 100-pound nerd growing up in extreme poverty and enduring years of abuse, to international sex symbol and professional wrestling champion (known as AJ Lee) who fought against stereotypes, forced the men in her industry to view her with respect, and inspired a huge fan base of over 2 Million Twitter followers with her fierce independent streak.”

Brooks announced her retirement from WWE in April 2015 following a run that began in 2007 when she was signed to a developmental deal. Her run included three WWE Divas championships, a run as the Raw General Manager, a would-be wedding with Daniel Bryan and more.

NBC 10 in Philadelphia ran a piece about a fan, upset over lineup changes to WWE cards in the area after Daniel Bryan and John Cena were pulled from subsequent events (and getting no response from WWE after being told he would be comped a pair of tickets as an make-good) contacting them for help in getting the issue resolved. You can check out the story at this link. announced the following:

Dolph Ziggler will be inducted into Kent State University’s Varsity “K” Hall of Fame for his impressive amateur wrestling accomplishments while attending from 1999 through 2003.

“I had a very fun career there,” Ziggler told “We did a lot of cool things, we won a conference championship, [and] a lot of special bonds [were] made with friends who I still talk to to this day.”

Ziggler acquired many impressive distinctions while wrestling for the Golden Flashes, including graduating as the university’s career leader in victories, as well as being a three-time Mid-American Conference champion. He is also only the third wrestler in the history of the program to be a four-time NCAA qualifier.

“I started wrestling when I was five,” Ziggler said. ” I lost my first match and cried in front of my dad, and I never wanted to do that again. I grew from that day on, and when I get up there I will have a couple of people to thank.”

WWE congratulates Ziggler on this distinct honor and we look forward to his induction on September 17.

WWE have applied to trademark “Solid Gold” for use as a new character name.

Set for WWE Battleground on July 24:

Seth Rollins versus Roman Reigns versus Dean Ambrose for the WWE Championship

Darren Young with Bob Backlund versus the Miz with Maryse for the WWE Intercontinental Title

Zack Ryder versus Rusev with Lana for the WWE United States Championship

The Club (AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson) versus John Cena, Enzo and Big Cass

Sami Zayn versus Kevin Owens

Randy Orton will be a guest on The Highlight Reel with Chris Jericho

Set for tonight’s Smackdown taping in Grand Rapids, Michigan:

Sasha Banks versus Dana Brooke (if Sasha wins, she will get Charlotte for the Women’s Title at Battleground)

Miz TV with Darren Young

Set for next week’s Monday Night Raw from Providence Rhode, Island:

Seth Rollins versus Dean Ambrose for the WWE Championship

Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and Smackdown Commissioner Shane McMahon will choose their general managers for their respective brands. If not Mr. McMahon will choose for them.


Videos from Raw

Raw Fallout

Here are Cruiserweight Classic videos

WWE officially announced the alternates for the Cruiserweight Classic in an article you can find here

Bin Wang’s first day at the WWE Performance Center

Wrestlecon has continued to release talent announcements for their 3/30/17-4/2/17 gathering in Orlando, Florida over Wrestlemania 33 weekend.

Guests already announced as signing and taking photos including WWE Hall of Famers The Godfather, Road Warrior Animal, Tammy Sytch Jimmy Snuka, Madusa, Tito Santana, Tony Atlas, Paul Orndorff, Barry Windham, and Greg Valentine as well as Hornswoggle, The Killer Bees, 2 Cold Scorpio, Perry Saturn, The Sandman, Vader, Col. Robert Parker/Robert Fuller, Jim Mitchell, Hillbilly Jim, The Boogeyman, Lanny Poffo, Outback Jack, The Headbangers, Barry Horowitz, Jillian Hall, The Godwins, Marty Janetty, former WWE Diva BB, Stacy Carter, Ron Bass, Leilani Kai, Jacques Rougeau and Winter/Katie Lea Burchill.

Wrestlecon will be split among two hotels in 2017. The Hyatt Regency in Orlando will house the Wrestlecon autograph and photo sessions with over 100 talents appearing as well as special Q&As and more. The nearby Wyndham Resort will be set up as a 1,400 seat arena, complete with elevated bleachers, for eight different live events over the course of the weekend – some live wrestling events promoted by independent promotions, some special one man shows, etc. The live events will culminate in the 2017 Wrestlecon Supershow.

On Sunday 4/2, there will be a “Mania Moments” breakfast at 10 AM with special guests sitting among fans and telling stories from their own Wrestlemania experiences. This breakfast sells out quickly every year.

Wrestlecon will also host bus trips from their host hotel to Wrestlemania 33. Their bus trip this year was extremely organized and well run and included lots of drinks, snacks and a goodie bag of DVDs and more.

For complete details on Wrestlecon, visit

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