Huge Matches Announced for WWE Fastlane in March

WWE have been locally advertising a match card for their March 3rd PPV event Fastlane that comes from Cleveland, Ohio.

Accordign to this local advertising the three marque matches of the event appear to be

  • Bobby Lashley defending his Intercontinental title against Seth Rollins
  • AJ Styles again challenging for Daniel Bryan’s WWE Championship
  • Becky Lynch v Charlotte Flair

Of course, this is only local advertising in the Cleveland market and WWE does often shift away from what is being promoted to the home crowd and *card is subject to change* as always.

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WWE Confirms Dean Ambrose Leaving

WWE have confirmed that Dean Ambrose will not be remaining with WWE after April this year, sending out the following comment to the media:

“Dean Ambrose (Jonathan Good) will not be renewing his contract with WWE when it expires in April. We are grateful and appreciative of all that Dean has given to WWE and our fans. We wish him well and hope that one day Dean will return to WWE”

UPDATE: WWE Have put the following statement on their Twitter account:

Ronda Rousey Responds to Rumours of her Leaving WWE

As previously reported by Dave Meltzer of The a Wrestling Observer Newsletter, (despite him now walking back on his very clear statements last week) Ronda Rousey is likely going to walk away from WWE after Wrestlemania 35. Whether this is for good or just for a break we don’t yet know. But as was said it is well know Ronda wants to leave to start a family.

Ronda commented on the speculation this week during an interview with ESPN where she stated

“I’ve not kept it a secret that I would definitely want to start a family, but how do you go about doing that? I love this way more than I thought that I would. So do you just keep going until you just happen to get pregnant? Or should you stop and go try and get pregnant? Or is going and trying to get pregnant putting yourself on the spot and then you’re less likely to get pregnant? I’ve never had a baby before, I don’t know these kinds of things.

It would be kind of cool to just keep acting and then one day, ‘Hey, surprise twist, I’m pregnant.’ That would be fun. There’s a lot of things up in the air. A lot of decisions that we’ve gotta make as a family. I’m trying to figure it out as I go along.”

She was also very critical of people who have been attacking her desire to leave to start a family. Stating that other people do not get a say over her having a baby.

She said to ESPN “I really don’t feel like I should have to respond to that kind of thing. It’s my vagina, my life, keep the speculations to yourself

It’s not yet known if she does intend to leave after Wrestlemania as she did not actually address this directly but it is clear from her comments that she has got some intention of walking away soon.

Ronda Rousey Potentially LEAVING WWE Soon

The Wrestling Observer and Dave Meltzer are reporting that Ronda Rousey will most likely be done with WWE as of Wrestlemania 35.

It has been no secret that Ronda only intended to be in WWE for a limited time as she has very publicly made it known that she wishes to start up a family with her husband very shortly and settle down into a quieter life.

If this report is correct then it would seem that the planned Becky Lynch v Ronda match at Mania will likely be Ronda putting Becky over as her parting gift – something which i’m sure would go over HUGE with the fans at mania.

When Ronda joined WWE she vowed to give it her all and has been a huge success for the WWE both inside and outside of the ring. Ronda surprised a lot of people by carrying out a close to full-time schedule with the company, performing at some house shows, international tours and appearing on the majority of PPV’s.

This is not to say that Ronda would be severing her ties with the company entirely as she has not had any issues within the WWE and so would likely always have an open door to return should she want to for one off runs.

Of course, as Meltzer has noted, Vince McMahon is known to try and make surprises and changes around Wrestlemania season and i’m sure he would like to be able to do that with Ronda here and have her stay on for longer if he can.

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4 Superstars Ask for Their Release and News on Kevin Owens Return

This week has since big news in terms of contracts both inside and outside of WWE including the details of Chris Jericho’s VERY lucrative AEW deal. Now news is breaking within the WWE of 4 superstars who have asked for their release from the company this week due to how they have been used on the shows in the recent weeks and months.

We cover this, news on Kevin Owens return date and also why Braun is out of the Royal Rumble match with Lesnar and being replaced by Finn Balor.

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WWE Legends Announcing at Royal Rumble

WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler has this week signed a new two-year contract with WWE. He claims that his contract was set to end on January 10th and that he sent Kevin Dunn a text on January 8th with a reminder. He was then given his two year extension plus a raise.

Lawler also says that he will be at the Royal Rumble event on January 27th where he will be calling the mens Royal Rumble match alongside JBL and Michael Cole. Although this is not confirmed Lawler says that this is what will likely be the case.

King was also seen on Raw this week leaving Vince McMahon’s office. Raw came from Memphis Tennessee, an area in which Lawler is a walking legend and so they were easily able to garner their cheap pop.

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RAW News – New Champion, Balor in, Strowman Out and more

Raw emanated from Memphis, Tennessee this week and quite a few things went down that are worthy of discussion.

Braun’s Rampage

  • The show kicked off with Braun Strowman chasing Baron Corbin throughout the backstage of the arena, launching the Singh brothers and causing general mayhem.
  • Braun pulls the driver out of the limo we saw Vince pull up in earlier
  • He proceeds to smash the window of the limo and pull the door off its hinges before Baron gets out and runs away
  • Braun went to chase after Baron before he runs into Mr. McMahon who fines Braun $100,000 and removes him from the Universal Title Match at the Royal Rumble against Brock Lesnar
  • Braun then tips over Vince’s Limo in anger
  • Nice way to start off Raw – we will have more news on WHY this happened later today.

Universal Title Fatal 4-way

  • Vince McMahon came out to the ring and was interrupted immediately by John Cena – who asked Vince for another chance to step up against Brock
  • He is interrupted by Drew McIntyre who says Cena’s time is up and his time is now
  • Baron Corbin enters the fray to little reaction
  • Finn Balor then enters and says to Vince that he never believed in him which Vince agrees with when compared to the others in the ring.
  • Finn attacks Baron and Drew ends up standing tall at the end of the segment
  • Vince Makes a fatal 4 way to determine who will face Brock at the Rumble

NEW Intercontinental Champion

Dean Ambrose v Seth Rollins v Bobby Lashley for the IC Title

  • Ambrose, Rush and Rollins cut promo’s – the only one worth anything was from Lio Rush, the other two were corny and just plain shitty.
  • Lashley picks up the win after spearing Ambrose and is the NEW INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMP

Womens Tag Team Titles

  • We finally get the reveal of the Women’s Tag Titles and they are looking pretty good in my opinion
  • We find out that the first ever Women’s tag champs will be crowned at Elimination chamber when 6 teams- 3 from Raw and 3 from Smackdown compete inside Elimination Chamber
  • We do not yet know who the teams will be
Women’ Tag Team Titles

Main Event Fatal 4-way

  • I really enjoyed this match for what it was and I kind of assumed Corbin was in the match solely to eat the pin… but I was wrong
  • At the end, Corbin grabs a chair but Cena AA’s him, Drew lays out Cena then Balor lays out Drew
  • Balor hits the Coup de Gras on Cena to pick up the victory
  • It is BALOR v BROCK at Royal Rumble