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Exit Interview: Chris Adonis on Working for Impact Wrestling

Chris Adonis just turned 35 and has spent nearly half his life in pro wrestling starting early on in WWE. The former Chris Masters took what he learned against the likes of John Cena and Shawn Michaels to other promotions he has worked for since then. Among them Impact Wrestling, which is where Adonis had been until recently. The performer, real name Chris Mordetzky, announced his departure from the promotion via social media. A day before the tweet, he sat down to discuss a number of topics backstage at the Impact television tapings at Universal Orlando. This included how the latest run […]

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Madison Rayne on Returning to Ring of Honor and Potentially Becoming First Women of Honor Champion

Well over a decade ago Madison Rayne was a 4.0 student in nursing school on her way to a sure thing An unwavering passion for pro wrestling led the Ohioan to trade all that in for an opportunity to live out a dream. The 31-year-old recalls Ring of Honor providing a big break early in the journey. Fast forward to today, Rayne has returned to the company and gearing up to participate in a tournament to crown the first-ever Women of Honor champion. The company gave me the chance to test myself against the best women’s wrestlers at the time,” […]

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WWE Announces Historic First-Ever Women’s Royal Rumble

The female Superstars of WWE have headlined events, seen their likeness inspire Mattel fashion dolls, had the first Hell in a Cell and Money in the Bank, stolen the show. They’ve competed in new venues, broken many boundaries, and overall, changed perceptions. No doubt there have been countless milestones and a big one comes in 2018. That’s when the company will host the first-ever women’s Royal Rumble on Sunday, January 28. Just like their male counterparts the winner of the unique battle royal receives a championship opportunity at WrestleMania 34 in April. Stephanie McMahon made the historic announcement this week on […]

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Matt Taven Plans to Rule the Ring of Honor Wrestling Kingdom

The knee injury that put Matt Taven on the shelf for most of 2016 led to contemplation and renewed motivation. During this period the 32-year-old wondered if how long he’d be out, as well as what he’d do when he returned. One doctor told Taven it might take two years until he made it back into the ring. Through drive the Ring of Honor performer returned by the fall of last year. “I was pretty determined to get back as soon as possible,” he said. “Ring of Honor, I was under contract, and they took care of me the whole […]

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Shane Taylor on Why He is One to Watch in Ring of Honor

Shane Taylor will never forget the day he received his Ring of Honor contract. Seeing the paperwork firsthand was a surreal experience for the pro wrestler who worked the better part of 10 years for this opportunity and platform. “I literally sat at my computer for about a half hour not doing anything but holding the contract in my hand,” Taylor said, going back to almost a year ago. “I know it sounds super cheesy, but it really was one of those moments. It was a dream come true. To do all this work and be able to say, ‘Hey, […]

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Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque on WarGames to WWE at ‘NXT TakeOver’

Paul “Triple H” Levesque has envisioned bringing back the iconic WarGames for some time. And come Saturday the vision becomes reality as the “The Match Beyond” makes its big return at NXT TakeOver live on WWE Network.  The event kicks off four events in Houston at the Toyota Center with Survivor Series following up Sunday, and Raw and SmackDown broadcasting Monday and Tuesday. “Coming off a massive hurricane, flooding, just natural disaster of epic proportions. We made the decision to stay in the market and continue forward as that was kind of all happening,” Levesque said during a media conference […]

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Josh Woods on Why He Has ‘The Goods’ to be Successful in Ring of Honor

 When Ring of Honor emerging star Josh Woods was released from WWE, he was devastated The days that followed were rough for the collegiate amateur turned pro. However, there came a point where he came to the realization that he was down but not out. Woods was determined to follow through on his career aspirations. “I grew up always wanting to be the best,” he said. “I had already put the time in there, so it didn’t make sense for me to quit after I invested so much of my own time.  I talked to Sami Callihan, who is a […]

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In-Depth with Ring of Honor Star and Commentator Colt Cabana

Colt Cabana is a true Renaissance man of pro wrestling. The proud Chicagoan has brought his almost 20 years of experience and signature wit to the broadcast table for Ring of Honor. Together with Ian Riccaboni, the two have become a strong commentary team. Along with this role, the 37-year-old Cabana continues to work regularly in the ring, podcast, take the stage for stand up, fill merchandise orders, and oh by the way, co-author a new children’s book “Wrestling Dreams.” The consummate entrepreneur took time out of his hectic schedule for an interview ahead of ROH’s upcoming live event in […]

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WWE Announces Big Plans for 25th Anniversary of ‘Monday Night Raw’

WWE plans to pull out all the stops for its 25th Anniversary of Raw show January 22 live on USA Network. The company officially announced the historic event will emanate from the Barclays Center and Manhattan Center in New York City. The later venue was actually the site of the first episode of Raw. And WWE will feature special appearances from some of the legends who were there in 1993 and helped put the program on the map including The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels and Kevin Nash. Not only will the superstars of the red brand be on hand for the […]

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Catching Up with New Ring of Honor Tag Team Champions Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin

After more than a decade Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin defeated the Young Bucks to win the Ring of Honor tag team championship at Death Before Dishonor. Despite their previous success, the victory marked a milestone in more ways than one. It was the first time the duo known collectively as the Motor City Machine Guns won the gold. Working for top promotions around the world, Sabin and Shelley quickly became a popular attraction. Their ability to work in sync helped bring attention and excitement to tag team wrestling. After spending years apart, the Machine Guns reunited in 2016. Since […]