Online World of Wrestling Professional Wrestling News, Profiles, Results, Pictures and more 2019-02-21T23:37:45Z http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/feed/atom/ WordPress M.A LeBlanc <![CDATA[Roman Reigns Returns To Monday Night Raw Next Week]]> http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=177669 2019-02-21T23:16:42Z 2019-02-21T23:16:42Z Roman Reigns will be appearing on Monday’s WWE RAW from Atlanta to address his battle with leukemia.

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon took to Twitter today to announce the appearance. WWE sent us a statement confirming that Reigns will be live at the State Farm Arena for the appearance.

Vince wrote, “@WWERomanReigns (aka Joe Anoa’i) will address the status of his fight with leukemia this Monday on Raw. #fighter #proud #classy”

Reigns has been off WWE TV since late October 2018 after announcing his second battle with leukemia and relinquishing the WWE Universal Title. Reigns recently filmed scenes for The Rock’s “Hobbs & Shaw” movie in the Fast & Furious franchise, and noted that the support from everyone has him pushing for a return to the ring. There have been rumors on Reigns returning in the next few months but nothing official. Stay tuned for updates on his status and news on Monday’s appearance.

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M.A LeBlanc <![CDATA[Tye Dillinger Has Requested His Released From WWE Via Instagram]]> http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=177632 2019-02-20T15:37:21Z 2019-02-20T15:37:21Z Tye Dillinger has requested his release from WWE. Dillinger revealed on his Instagram that he asked for his release this

evening.

“Before rumors being to spread, let me set things straight ahead of time,” Dillinger wrote. “This evening, I requested my release from WWE.

“In the past 5 and a half years with them, I have seen and done some wonderful things. Things that I am proud of and will never forget. I have met and worked with unquestionably, some of the greatest talent on this earth and the pleasure has been all mine.”

Dillinger noted that he felt the decision was best for himself and WWE, and that he wishes to grow as a performer.

“I feel at this time this decision, as extremely difficult as it was, is what is best for myself and WWE. I wish to continue to grow as a performer and offer those paying hard earned money to watch a show I’m performing on, a little more of myself.

“To the male and female locker rooms, coaches and producers, to the production/ring crew, all the way up to the very top of WWE and most of all the fans… l wish you all the very best and thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything.”

Dillinger did not specify if his release was granted, although it would appear to be the case with his post. We have reached out to WWE and will post any updates.

As noted, Dillinger turned 38 years old today. In an Instagram post earlier this afternoon, his longtime girlfriend Peyton Royce suggested that they were now engaged.

Dillinger had originally signed with WWE in 2006 and was trained at Ohio Valley Wrestling. He was released from his contract in January 2009. He re-signed with the company in 2013 and worked in NXT through 2017, before moving to the main roster on the SmackDown brand in April of that year. During that time, he was never really featured.

Dillinger was last seen on television in a match with then-United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura on an episode of SmackDown Live last September. He suffered a hand injury that required surgery the following month at a WWE live event in Macon, Georgia. He returned to action at live events earlier this month, however had not been used on television.

Below is Dillinger’s link on his Instagram! full statement:

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M.A LeBlanc <![CDATA[Corey Graves And Ex Close To Finalizing Divorce]]> http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=177594 2019-02-18T22:27:33Z 2019-02-18T22:27:33Z Despite how things were made to look on social media this past weekend, Corey Graves and his ex-wife Amy Polinsky have been going through a divorce for around 6 months, according to Pro Wrestling Sheet. Graves has reportedly been living in a different home for two of those months.

Polinsky took to Instagram this weekend and accused Graves of “sleeping with one of my daughters role models” in a now-deleted post, referring to WWE’s Carmella. PW Sheet reports that Graves actually informed Polinsky over the weekend that he was now seeing someone else, a relationship that reportedly began after Graves moved out of their home, and that’s what brought on the public posts from Polinsky.

Graves’ ex also mentioned his battle with alcoholism and apparent suicide attempts in the original post. For those who missed it, Polinsky wrote, “This may be totally below me to do but I’m hurt. I’m sad. I’ve put 11 years into supporting a man to accomplish his dream only for him to punch me in the gut! I’ve been through suicide attempts, alcoholism, among so much more with him and stuck by his side. The kicker is finding out that he’s been sleeping with one of my daughters role models all along. Carmella and Corey Graves I hope you guys are happy. I really do!”

That post included a family photo along with a text message conversation she had with Graves. In multiple messages, Graves wrote, “I’m dead. I’m at home in my room and I have all of the food. I just kinda wanna disappear forever. Legit, I can’t do any better than what I’ve got. I think this is it for me. I can’t top it what I’ve got, so Why try? I just wanna fade away. Give them whatever they need. I’ve come to terms recently, that I need to shut it all down. All of it. I’m going to sleep. Maybe I’ll wake up. Maybe I won’t. I don’t wanna wake up anymore. Just make sure the kids know I loved them.”

Graves apparently sent a message to Polinsky after her original post that shared private details. Polinsky then shared the message from Graves on her Instagram story. He wrote to her, “I suggest taking that post down, because WWE is gonna sue you. I just got a call.”

Polinsky deleted the original post soon after making it but she continued to write other social media posts before her Instagram account was deleted. Sources close to the situation noted to PW Sheet that Graves did not get caught cheating on his wife with Carmella, despite how Polinsky made things seem on social media, and their divorce is close to being finalized.

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OWW Contributor <![CDATA[D-Generation X to be inducted into WWE HOF]]> http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=177591 2019-02-18T21:23:49Z 2019-02-18T21:23:49Z

D-Generation X to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

By ESPN.com writer Tim Fiorvanti [Follow on Twitter]

D-Generation X, one of the cornerstones of the WWE’s Attitude Era and the formative period that led into it, will be inducted April 6 into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2019.

Both key versions of DX will be recognized as a collective group of six, including Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Chyna, Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and X-Pac.

“I think it’s the most meaningful for us all to go in together and to be recognized together,” Paul “Triple H” Levesque told ESPN. “Because I think both groups were [just] as impactful.”

D-Generation X — a group of wrestlers who collectively helped bring crotch chops and “suck it” into the pop culture mainstream during the peak of its powers — was initially formed in 1997 as a trio featuring Triple H, Michaels and Chyna. To Levesque’s recollection, it was an idea that had been swirling around for some time before a few key events and decisions allowed everything to slide into place.

“It’s a funny thing, because DX was something that, before Kevin [Nash] and Scott [Hall] left, at the time we all talked about using ‘The Kliq’ as it was — kind of morphing that into television, since it was so out there anyway,” Levesque said. “But things worked out the way they did — they left, and the timing was right.

“Shawn and I still wanted to do it. Vince saw the value in it, I guess, and finally let us go at it. By that point in time I was looking for a heater, and we had brought Chyna.”

Historically speaking, when a wrestler wanted to bring in a big, bruising enforcer, the role was always filled by a man. Chyna, a bodybuilder, broke the mold and subverted conventional wisdom within the wrestling world.

“It was completely different. No one had ever had a female [enforcer] before, especially one like that. It just worked out. The timing was right,” Levesque said.

As a trio, Michaels, Triple H and Chyna helped push the envelope as to what was accepted on TV. Their antics, catchphrases and personas made them three of the most recognizable WWE stars of the mid-to-late 1990s. Toward the tail end of their run as a trio, they were all involved in the WrestleMania XIV main event between Michaels and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin in 1998 that famously included Mike Tyson in an enforcer role.

“For me, it was the break of a lifetime, right? My career was on the upswing, and then it had its downswing, due to a lot of [different] reasons. That was an opportunity for me to kind of get back on the right path, get out there and show what I could do. Being next to Shawn, the experience was so great, to be around that level of performer. From [The Undertaker], to Bret [Hart], to everybody else — the learning experience was massive. ”

Read more of the article on ESPN.com here.

 

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M.A LeBlanc <![CDATA[Corey Graves’ Wife Accuses Graves Of “Sleeping With” WWE Star (Updated)]]> http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=177551 2019-02-17T00:27:24Z 2019-02-17T00:27:24Z Amy Polinsky, wife of WWE commentator Corey Graves, took to her Instagram account in an effort to shed some light on an alleged affair between Graves and WWE Superstar, Carmella.

In the since-deleted Instagram post, Polinsky first mentioned Graves’ apparent suicide attempts and alcoholism before she brought up that he had been “sleeping with” Carmella.

Polinsky wrote, “This may be totally below me to do but I’m hurt. I’m sad. I’ve put 11 years into supporting a man to accomplish his dream only for him to punch me in the gut! I’ve been through suicide attempts, alcoholism, among so much more with him and stuck by his side. The kicker is finding out that he’s been sleeping with one of my daughters role models all along. Carmella and Corey Graves I hope you guys are happy. I really do!”

Polinsky posted a photo of her family along with a text conversation with Graves. In the text conversation, Graves writes out multiple messages where he states, “I’m dead. I’m at home in my room and I have all of the food. I just kinda wanna disappear forever. Legit, I can’t do any better than what I’ve got. I think this is it for me. I can’t top it what I’ve got, so Why try? I just wanna fade away. Give them whatever they need. I’ve come to terms recently, that I need to shut it all down. All of it. I’m going to sleep. Maybe I’ll wake up. Maybe I won’t. I don’t wanna wake up anymore. Just make sure the kids know I loved them.”

After the initial post, Graves apparently responded to her, and Polinsky posted it on her latest IG Story. Graves wrote, “I suggest taking that post down, because WWE is gonna sue you. I just got a call.”

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M.A LeBlanc <![CDATA[The Undertaker Signs A Deal To Appear At Starrcast 2]]> http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=177543 2019-02-15T14:16:46Z 2019-02-15T14:16:46Z The Undertaker has signed on for a significant non-WWE appearance this spring, according to Sports Illustrated.

Taker has reportedly signed a deal to appear at the Starrcast II wrestling convention in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 25. This is the same date of All Elite Wrestling’s Double Or Nothing event, and the convention is somewhat affiliated with AEW, but not an official AEW event.

Starrcast founder Conrad Thompson spoke to SI and said the convention is for all wrestling fans.

“I know people might assume this is an AEW event, but that is not true. We have wrestlers appearing from every promotion from all over the world, and Starrcast isn’t just for All Elite Wrestling fans, it’s for all wrestling fans,” Thompson said. “The Undertaker is synonymous with wrestling and generations of wrestling fans have grown up with The Undertaker. We wanted to bring something unique to Las Vegas, and there isn’t anyone more special in this business than The Undertaker.”

It should be noted that there is no direct link between working for AEW and appearing at the Starrcast convention, according to SI. There will now be obvious speculation on Taker appearing for AEW but he likely will not be appearing at Double Or Nothing and any kind of deal with the promotion would be separate from his deal for Starrcast.

“The Undertaker experience is its own standalone experience at Starrcast,” said Thompson, who expects a sellout when tickets for Taker’s appearance go on sale later this month. “We are so proud to bring The Undertaker experience to fans this Memorial Day weekend at Starrcast II.”

As we’ve noted, Taker recently removed WWE references from his social media pages started taking bookings for non-WWE appearances but he is not expected to wrestle for any other companies. The Dead Man is reportedly charging $25,000 per hour for appearances. There’s still no word yet on if Taker will be wrestling a match at WrestleMania 35 in April.

We noted earlier today that Taker too to Instagram and teased an “important meeting” after he and wife Michelle McCool took a private jet somewhere. It looks like the meeting could have been related to Starrcast.

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M.A LeBlanc <![CDATA[Jimmy Uso Arrested After Being Pulled Over With Naomi, WWE Issues Statement]]> http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=177541 2019-02-15T14:14:47Z 2019-02-15T14:14:47Z TMZ reports that Jimmy Uso was arrested after a drunken dispute with cops in Detroit this week.

Jimmy and wife Naomi were reportedly pulled over near downtown Detroit after Naomi was driving the wrong direction on a one-way street, according to police. Cops say Jimmy and Noami were driving a 2018 Dodge Journey that reeked of alcohol. They ordered Naomi out of the car and while talking to her, Jimmy got out of the car and took off his shirt & jacket, then squared up with police like he wanted to fight, despite commands from police to stay where he was.

A police officer reportedly pulled out his taser because he feared for his safety. Jimmy ended up settling down and complied with the commands from police. He was handcuffed and arrested for disorderly conduct & obstruction. Jimmy was taken to jail and later released on bond.

There’s no word yet on what kind of action WWE will take against Jimmy, if any. The Usos are currently scheduled to face SmackDown Tag Team Champions Shane McMahon and The Miz at Sunday’s WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.

As noted, Jimmy Uso was arrested in Detroit, Michigan this week after a drunken incident with police. His wife, Naomi, was reportedly driving down the wrong side of a one-way street when the two were pulled over by police in a 2018 Dodge Journey, which reeked of alcohol. While police were talking to Naomi, Uso got out of the car and “squared up” with police like he wanted to fight, also removing his jacket & shirt. Uso ended up listening to police commands but he was arrested for disorderly conduct & obstruction. He was taken to jail and later released on bond.

WWE issued the following statement on Uso’s arrest this afternoon:

“Jonathan Fatu is responsible for his own personal actions.”

This statement is similar to the comments WWE issued in January 2018 when Jey Uso was arrested for DUI in Texas. That statement read, “Joshua Fatu is responsible for his own personal actions. We are investigating the matter and awaiting information from local law enforcement officials.”

This is Jimmy’s third arrest since signing with WWE. He was arrested on DUI charges in March 2013 and September 2011.

The Usos are still scheduled to challenge SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Miz and Shane McMahon at Sunday’s WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.

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David Buckler <![CDATA[Classic Moment: Junkyard Dog Returns to the NWA]]> http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=177535 2019-02-14T17:01:59Z 2019-02-14T17:01:59Z

In this Classic Moment from NWA, broadcast on May 26, 1990, the Junkyard Dog returned to confront the Four Horsemen!

And check out Cactus Jack Manson!

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M.A LeBlanc <![CDATA[EVOLVE 121 & 122 Updated Cards Featuring NXT Supertars!]]> http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=177531 2019-02-14T16:39:32Z 2019-02-14T16:39:32Z

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M.A LeBlanc <![CDATA[WWE Hall Of Famer Pedro Morales Passes Away]]> http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/?p=177506 2019-02-13T00:26:03Z 2019-02-13T00:26:03Z WWE Hall of Famer Pedro Morales reportedly passed away today at the age of 76. The news was first announced by former WWE announcer Hugo Savinovich on Facebook.

Morales, who had battled Parkinson’s disease in recent years, became the first wrestler to become the WWE Triple Crown winner by holding the WWE Title, the WWE Intercontinental Title and the WWE Tag Team Titles. He retired in 1987 and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1995.

Morales was the first Latino to become world champion and his reign as WWE Champion remains in the top 5 longest-reigns with 1,027 days recognized by WWE. Morales was a one-time WWE Champion, a one-time WWE United States Heavyweight Champion, a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion with WWE Hall of Famer Bob Backlund, and a two-time WWE Intercontinental Champion.

Below are various videos from Morales’ career:

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