Rowdy Roddy Piper was the subject of this week’s A&E Biography and fans remember the great legend.
Piper, a WWE Hall of Famer, had the story of his career told by fellow wrestlers, and people who knew him in the business.
This included WWE CEO Vince McMahon who joked that Piper was calling him from hell.
The documentary on Piper was a part of WWE and A&E Network’s ten-week programming block partnership.
In other WWE news: on April 22, Mickie James shared a picture of a trash bag of her belongings sent to her from WWE.
The incident is now being coined #TrashBagGate and led to a fallout including long-time employee Mark Carrano’s relationship with WWE coming to an end.
WWE NXT has moved to Tuesdays, seeing ratings for them and AEW Dynamite to increase.
All Elite Wrestling (AEW) stands tall on Wednesdays as the relatively new promotion showcases their talented roster on AEW: Dynamite on TNT.
AEW is a mix of up-and-coming talent, indie darlings, and legends like the “Demo God” Chris Jericho.
Impact! Wrestling has moved its show to Thursday nights on Twitch, and ASX.
Current Impact world champion Rich Swann and AEW World Champion Kenny Omega continue to heat things up for the Rebellion pay-per-view.
Read our wrestling live blog below for the latest news and updates…
FORMER WWE STAR MICKIE JAMES WILL ADDRESS #TRASHBAGGATE THIS WEEK
And later on it was revealed that longtime exec Mark Carrano was fired.
In a press release issued to PWInsider, it was announced that James will address the incidents on her podcast GAWTV.
The press release says: “WWE star Mickie James opens up with unfiltered comments discussing the controversy over the return of her belongings and her release from World Wrestling Entertainment on the epic conclusion of Grown Ass Women (GAW) TV’s 50th episode, which will debut on the GAWTV YouTube channel on Wednesday, April 28, at 5 p.m. ET.”
Subscribe to the GAWTV YouTube channel here.
WWE PAUSES ON SNOOP DOGG RETURNING TO WWE
Snoop Dogg has made numerous appearances in WWE over the years.
He is the cousin of former SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks, and an avid wrestling fan.
However, he has recently made appearances in AEW, a seemingly rival promotion.
While speaking with Hot 97 on Ebro in the Morning show he talked about how WWE pushed “pause on him”.
Check out the full story here.
FORMER WWE STAR MAKES IMPACT WRESTLING DEBUT AT REBELLION
Big Cass, or CasXL, however you know him, made his debut in IMPACT Wrestling on Sunday.
He is now going by W. Morrissey, and was a surprise to everyone watching.
W. Morrissey known as Big Cass in WWE, has had his share of struggles post-WWE but it looks like he is on the right track.
WWE CHARLOTTE FLAIR STUNS FANS ON INSAGRAM WITH NEW GLAM SHOT
Flair, recently fired back at wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer for body shaming her.
She captioned the post, “Some call it arrogant I call it confidence.”
Her fiance Andrade also supported her with a tribute post to his Instagram.
EX-WWE STAR ANDRADE POSTS A TRIBUTE TO FIANCE CHARLOTTE FLAIR
Andrade and Charlotte Flair have been engaged since January 2020.
They are not afraid to show off their love for each other on social media.
Flair has had to fire back at trolls who body shame her, Andrade shows support on Instagram.
He shared a series of photos with the caption: “workout, diet, facials. I show them without filters and without makeup what my fiancee @charlottewwe looks like and for all those people who comment that she has 1000000 surgeries ( just one) .
“Please stop talking shit. she works hard to always be the best 👊🏼”
IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPION DEONNA PURRAZZO REVEALS WHO SHE WANTS IN IMPACT
IMPACT! Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo recently appeared on Busted Open Radio.
She discussed the latest Rebellion pay-per-view as well as who she would like to see sign to IMPACT.
It is no secret that she is best friends with ex-WWE star Chelsea Green, who is a former Knockouts Champion herself.
But she also mentioned James who was released on the same day as Green earlier this month.
The champion said: “Obviously, I want my best friend Chelsea Green to come back to Impact.
“Mickie James is a former Knockouts Champion.
“And then I also love Cassie and Billie as individuals and as a tag team. I think of those four we would benefit tremendously from and vice versa.”
EX-UFC STAR PAIGE VANZANT SHARES BIKINI SNAP TO INSTAGRAM TO PROMOTE FANSITE
Ex-UFC fighter Paige VanZant has famously said that she makes more money on social media than when she did when she fought in the UFC.
She also brings in the cash on her subscription-based website, where she charges $9.99/month.
For that fee fans get exclusive photos, videos, and intimate Q&A’s witht eh star.
She shared a sexy snap wearing a gold thong bikini to Instagram to promote the site:
EX-WWE STAR CAMERON FIRES BACK AT TWITTER TROLL
But some wrestling fans can’t seem to forget one of her most epic botches in the company.
A Twitter user posted the clip of Andrew pinning her opponent facing down, but the rule is that shoulders must be down on the mat.
Andrew fired back at them:
WWE CHIEF VINCE MCMAHON JOKES THAT ROWDY RODDY PIPER IS CALLING HIM FROM HELL
WWE and A&E have partnered for a 10-week programming block including a Biography special on some of the company’s biggest stars.
Last week’s edition on Stone Cold Steve Austin reached over 1million viewers, and this week’s Rowdy Roddy Piper doc is sure to do the same.
In the special, wrestling legends discuss the impact of Piper, including WWE CEO Vince McMahon.
McMahon at one point in the documentary jokes that Piper is calling him from hell.
Watch the clip below:
IMPACT! REBELLION APRIL 25, 2021 RESULTS
IMPACT Wrestling hosted their annual Rebellion pay-per-view event.
The main event saw the IMPACT world title go up against the AEW World Title.
Here are the results:
Josh Alexander def. TJP and Ace Austin—IMPACT X Division Championship
W. Morrissey (fka Big Cass), Deaner, Joe Doering, and Rhino def. Chris Sabin, Eddie Edwards, James Storm, and Willie Mack
Brian Myers def. Matt Cardona (fka Zack Ryder)
Jordynne Grace and Rachel Ellering def. Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz—IMPACT Knockouts Tag Team Championship
Trey Miguel def. Sami Callihan
FinnJuice def. The Good Brothers—IMPACT Tag Team Championship
Deonna Purrazzo def. Tennille Dashwood—IMPACT Knockouts Championship
Kenny Omega def. Rich Swann—IMPACT World Championship
LEARN MORE ABOUT WWE CHIEF BRAND OFFICER STEPHANIE MCMAHON AND HER NET WORTH
She is married to a wrestler and fellow WWE exec Triple H.
McMahon is also the daughter of WWE CEO and Chairman Vince McMahon.
Learn more about her and her net worth here.
MEET WWE LEGEND REY MYSTERIO’S DAUGHTER AALYAH
WWE legend Rey Mysterio has been getting his family into the business.
His son Dominik has become his tag team partner, and before that Rey’s wife and daughter were a part of storylines.
His daughter Aalyah was a part of a romantic storyline with Buddy Murphy.
Learn more about her here.
EX-WWE STAR CAZ XL REPORTEDLY SET TO MAKE HIS IMPACT! WRESTLING DEBUT
CAZ XL, known as Big Cass in WWE, was let go from the company in 2018.
His post-WWE career has experienced ups and downs but he may be on his way back to the top.
According to Gary Cassidy of Inside the Ropes, Caz XL will be making his IMPACT! Wrestling debut soon.
AEW GETS BLASTED FOR ALLOWING THEIR STARS TO WRESTLE IN EVENT WITH ALBERTO DEL RIO
Ex-WWE star Alberto Del Rio is facing jail time for serious crimes like kidnapping.
Del Rio is hosting a wrestling event that will see some of AEW stars participate and some are not happy.
NATION OF DOMINATION SET TO REUNITE AT WRESTLING EVENT
The Nation of Domination was one of the most popular stables during WWE’s Attitude Era.
Mark Henry, Ron Simmons, D’Lo Brown, and The Godfather will reunite at QPW’s SuperSlam 3 events in Doha, Qatar.
The event takes place next year on February 26th, 2022 marking their first reunion in 22 years.
EX-WWE EXEC MARK CARRANO’S EX AIRS HIS DIRTY LAUNDRY ON TWITTER
In a series of now-deleted tweets, someone claiming to be ex-WWE exec’s Mark Carrano’s ex, seems to air his dirty laundry:
“Mark Carrano once told me that everyone working in TR at WWE was a moron which is why he couldn’t take a real vacation, he said he had no one to cover for him. I stuck up for the people even though I didn’t know any of them at the time.”
“One time Mark Carrano yelled at me because I didn’t answer my phone when he called. I WAS AT A FUNERAL!!!”
“Mark Carrano would introduce me to everyone as his fiancé. Which would make me uncomfortable because marriage isn’t my thing.”
“Mark Carrano enjoyed putting me in sticky situations so he could swoop in at the last minute to try and be my knight in shining armour. What it resulted in is many many head games that left me confused and wondering what the heck?”
Carrano was released from WWE after Mickie James revealed #TrashBagGate.
EX-WWE EXEC MARK CARRANO REPORTEDLY HIDING SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS
On April 15, ten superstars were let go from WWE and some were returned their belongings in a trash bag.
This led to Triple H and Stephanie McMahon having to fire the person responsible.
It was not long after that it was reported that Mark Carrano was indeed fired.
Now ex-WWE employee Eugene Dinsmore claim that he hid sexual assault allegations.
JOHN CENA IS COVERED IN BLOOD ON SET OF HBO MAX SERIES
John Cena played The Peacemaker in Suicide Squad and is now filming a spin-off series for HBO Max.
A photo was shared from on set of Cena dressed in character and covered in blood.
WWE STAR AJ STYLES WARNS FANS ABOUT IMPOSTER SOCIAL ACCOUNTS
Many WWE stars have to deal with the countless imposter accounts made in their honor across social media.
AJ Styles is the latest star to take to Twitter to warn fans, with some humor, about imposter accounts.
AEW STAR BIG SWOLE WOWS ON TWITTER WITH A BLACK & WHITE PHOTO
AEW star Big Swole is a fan favorite on AEW Dynamite.
She took to Twitter to wow fans with a stunning black & white photo channeling her “inner Grace Jones”.
FORMER WWE STAR SHOW WWE REFEREE JOHN CONE SOME SUPPORT ON TWITTER
Ex-WWE star Matt Cardona showed love to WWE’s John Cone on Twitter.
Cone, was fired and rehired as a Manager of Talent on Friday following #TrashBagGate.
Cardona posted a photo with him on Twitter with the caption: “THE MAN!”.
AEW STAR RED VELVET SHARES HAPPY BEACH SNAP TO INSTAGRAM
AEW star Red Velvet was all smiles on the beach wearing a black pineapple bikini.
Velvet has been making waves of her own as a rising star on AEW Dynamite.