TNA issued a press release saying that the company will make a major announcement for British and Irish fans at the London Film & Comic Con (LFCC).
The announcement will be made as part of a special TNA panel Q&A for fans and media at the event at 5PM local time on Saturday July 12 in Earls Court 2.
Fans will be able to meet TNA Superstars James Storm, Magnus, Brooke, Robbie E, Al Snow and Jeremy Borash throughout the weekend.
Daniel Bryan made an appearance last night at the Money In The Bank kickoff show for an in-ring interview with Michael Cole. This was his first WWE appearance since being stripped of the WWE title earlier this month.
Bryan revealed that he doesn’t know when he will be back in action as the recovery is taking much longer than expected. Originally he was supposed to wrestle at this pay-per-view and then at the non-televised event at Madison Square Garden in July.
Bryan did not exclude another surgery and said he might need to go under the knife again for a minor surgery to correct the complications that are delaying his return to the ring.
Former WWE World Heavyweight champion Randy Orton suffered a nasty gash on his head during the ladder match and needed a total of 12 staples to close the wound.
The injury happened when the ladder accidentally dropped on his head and WWE medics had to tend to Orton at ringside to try and temporarily close the wound so he can resume the match. Eventually the first attempt to close it wasn’t very successful as Orton still bled heavily towards the final moments of the match.
“12 count em 12,” Orton wrote on his Twitter, along with a close up photo of the wound and the staples that were holding it shut.
Here are the results from last night’s Money In The Bank which took place from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Usos defeated Luke Harper and Erick Rowan to retain the WWE Tag Team titles; Paige defeated Naomi to retain the Divas title; Adam Rose defeated Damien Sandow; Seth Rollins defeated Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston, and Rob Van Dam to win the briefcase and contract; Goldust and Stardust defeated Ryback and Curtis Axel; Rusev defeated Big E; Layla defeated Summer Rae with Fandango as the special guest referee; John Cena defeated Sheamus, Bray Wyatt, Kane, Alberto Del Rio, Roman Reigns, Cesaro, and Randy Orton to become the new WWE World Heavyweight champion.
With Vickie Guerrero now gone from WWE, the WWE Network will air a one hour special on the former RAW and Smackdown General Manager looking back at her almost 10-year WWE stint.
The special, titled ‘Excuse Me! A Cougar Countdown,’ will air on Tuesday at 9PM EST following the Main Event broadcast. The preview reads, “Cougar Countdown takes us through the top ten most memorable Vickie Guerrero Moments,” and it looks like it will be similar to the WWE Countdown show that the Networks air but just on Vickie.
The show will be accessible on-demand after it airs.
Live tonight from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, WWE presents Money In The Bank live on pay-per-view and WWE Network. The full card is as follows:
Alberto Del Rio vs Bray Wyatt vs Cesaro vs John Cena vs Kane vs Randy Orton vs Roman Reigns vs Sheamus in a ladder match for the vacant WWE World Heavyweight title; Bad News Barrett vs Dean Ambrose vs Dolph Ziggler vs Jack Swagger vs Kofi Kingston vs Rob Van Dam vs Seth Rollins in a ladder match for the briefcase; The Usos vs Luke Harper and Erick Rowan for the WWE Tag Team titles; Paige vs Naomi for the WWE Divas title; Goldust and Stardust vs Ryback and Curtis Axel; Summer Rae vs Layla with Fandango as the special guest referee; and Big E vs Rusev.
While InDemand will carry the show on pay-per-view, DirecTV and DISH Network will not so the only way to see it if you’re a subscriber is on the WWE Network.
According to the latest betting odds, John Cena and Randy Orton are the two favorites to win the WWE World Heavyweight title tonight at the Money In The Bank pay-per-view with Cena having 4/11 odds and Orton at 2/1. The other competitors have 11/2 for Reigns, 20/1 for Cesaro, 28/1 for Del Rio, Wyatt at 10/1, Kane at 20/1, and Sheamus at 28/1, making Sheamus and Del Rio the least likely.
In the other MITB ladder match, Rollins is at 2/9, Ziggler at 11/2, Swagger at 14/1, Kofi at 20/1, Ambrose at 7/2, Barrett at 7/1, and RVD at 16/1. With these odds, Rollins is the clear favorite.
Other odds for the show, Rusev is at 1/12 and Big E is 7/1, Goldust and Stardust are 1/8 vs the 9/2 of Rybaxel, Summer Rae is at 1/9 while Layla is 5/1, Page is at 1/7 and Naomi is at 9/2, and Wyatts are at 1/8 and Usos at 4/1. Taking these betting odds into consideration, the winning line up sees Rusev, Goldust and Stardust, Summer Rae, Paige, and Wyatt Family.
WWE Hall of Famer Bret “Hit Man” Hart is scheduled to appear at the RAW in Montreal, Canada, on July 7, the site of the Montreal Screwjob from the 1997 Survivor Series.
Hart is being promoted to appear on the Bell Centre website although it’s not clear if he will be making a televised appearance. There have been occasions where WWE Legends were advertised to appear in certain markets but only for post-show activities rather than being part of a storyline during the actual television show.
The advertised dark match is Cena, Reigns and Ambrose taking on Orton, Wyatt, and Rollins. Tickets are on sale now at evenko.com.
The website of The Tampa Bay Times Forum, the site of the July Battleground WWE pay-per-view, is already advertising two matches for the show.
So far the two matches listed are Roman Reigns vs Randy Orton and Dean Ambrose vs Seth Rollins, suggesting that Reigns and Orton will probably not be WWE champion come tomorrow night.
Daniel Bryan is not in the “scheduled to appear” part however his image is being used to promote the show along with Sheamus, Cena, and Orton.
Ticket prices are $25, $50, $75, $90, $300, and $400 and are available at Ticketmaster.com.
Tokyo Sports at Tokyo-Sports.co.jp is reporting that former Pro Wrestling NOAH superstar KENTA Kobayashi has signed with WWE and the company is planning to officially introduce KENTA at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Hall during a press conference on July 12 when WWE is in town for their yearly Japan tour.
KENTA’s deal with Pro Wrestling NOAH expired in April but the promotion has refused to confirm that their star man is moving to WWE when pressed about the issue by Tokyo Sports.
In late January of this year, KENTA showed up at the WWE Performance Center and had a WWE tryout. Later he said that he was not looking after a WWE deal but rather he was there to “fulfill a dream” and take part in a WWE workout.
KENTA is 33 years old and made his professional wrestling debut in mid-2000. He wrestled for Pro Wrestling Noah from 2000 till 2014 and also did some work for Ring Of Honor.