BREAKING Kurt Angle to Wrestle This Sunday at WWE TLC

In major breaking news, WWE has announced that Kurt Angle returns to the ring this Sunday, replacing Roman Reigns in the long-awaited reunion of The Shield, which will be delayed now. WWE cited a “medical reason” for Reigns not being in the match.

Also, Finn Balor will now face A.J. Styles instead of Bray Wyatt. Wyatt, who was conspicuous by his absence from TV the last two weeks other than the video, was also listed as being out due to a “medical reason.”

Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne Heading to WWE?

Ronda Rousey hasn’t spoke much about her UFC career since losing to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes in back-to-back fights, but the former women’s bantamweight champion has teased at a switch to professional wrestling.

Speaking to TMZ Sports on Tuesday, Rousey, who was once considered the Mike Tyson of women’s MMA, hinted that she could be heading to WWE in the near future.

“If you were a real fan, would you really wanna know?” Rousey teased when asked by TMZ. “I enjoy it more that way, and I don’t wanna ruin anything.”

Rousey’s husband, UFC heavyweight veteran Travis Browne, also implied that he is in negotiations with WWE.

“We’re still making decisions on my part… I’m not gonna say no!” Browne said.

Rousey, 30, made a one-off appearance at WrestleMania 31 in 2015, judo throwing WWE legend Triple H after being invited into the ring by none other than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

Although Rousey’s MMA career looks to have come to an end and the former Olympian is no longer considered the ‘baddest woman on the planet’, ‘Rowdy’ could be a huge star in the WWE.

Rumors have circulated of a move to professional wrestling since last year, and Rousey made a strong impression at the recent WWE Mae Young Classic, where Rousey and her ‘Horsewomen’ had a tense staredown with WWE’s Horsewomen

Did Neville Quit the WWE?

In regards to the rumors swirling around that Neville walked out of Monday’s WWE Raw there seems to be something to them although it’s not exactly clear what happened. Prior to Tuesday’s SmackDown Live taping there was a report from Pro Wrestling Sheet that Neville may have requested his release from the company.

For those that watched WWE Raw you will have seen that Kalisto won the Cruiserweight Championship in the main event of the show against Enzo Amore, although that wasn’t meant to be the original plan. WWE had originally planned for Neville to face Enzo Amore in the main event with Amore picking up the win to set up a future Cruiserweight title match at the upcoming WWE TLC pay-per-view.

The Wrestling Observer is also now reporting on the matter and has reached out to WWE who have denied Neville quit the company but they also report there are a number of sources that believed that he did in fact walk out and quit before Raw.

WWE will no doubt be trying to resolve matters with Neville to avoid this blowing up anymore.

BREAKING Conor McGregor in “Serious Talks” With WWE

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("Notorious" Conor McGregor)

CONOR McGREGOR is in talks to make a one-off special appearance on the WWE, SunSport can exclusively reveal.

The UFC lightweight champion is taking time off after losing his moneyspinning debut pro boxing bout to Floyd Mayweather in August.

However, the Irish Sun has learned the Dublin bruiser is in talks to get back into the ring for a megabucks wrestling match against one of World Wrestling Entertainment’s biggest stars.

Crumlin fighter Conor, 29, is a long-time fan of wrestling and has even adopted WWE promoter Vince McMahon’s infamous ­‘billionaire strut’ when he enters the UFC Octagon.

SunSport understands that a deal is close with WWE top brass but the match is likely to be delayed until next year — with a possibility of him appearing in April’s Wrestlemania event.

A source said: “Conor is a huge wrestling fan. His entire persona on stage he has developed from watching performers like Ric Flair and The Rock.

“These are the top dogs at self-promotion and trash talk. He watched these guys when he was younger.

“This is something he’s always wanted to do.

“The WWE guys have asked him to do shows before with them but the timing was never really right.

“But this time it looks like a deal is going to be locked into place.

George Foreman Challenges Steven Seagal to Fight

Fresh on the heels of Mayweather vs. McGregor, there could be another superfight on the horizon. You asked for it (probably not) but it’s coming (probably not) …I hope you all are ready for George Foreman vs. Steven Seagal.

Foreman — the former two-time heavyweight championship boxer and guy responsible for the grill that burned Michael Scott’s foot — took to Twitter on Monday to challenge Seagal, the martial arts movie star, to a fight.

Foreman included a photo of Seagal just to make sure there was no confusion, which was considerate of him. (Although that’s a pretty old photo, as Seagal now looks like a near-carbon copy of his South Park character.)

Foreman’s motive for challenging Seagal is still a bit unclear, though he claims that he doesn’t have any anger towards the actor. Maybe the boxer was displeased with Seagal calling the recent NFL protests “disgusting,” or maybe he’s just itching to come out of retirement and get himself on the most random pay-per-view card of all time.

Seagal has yet to formally respond to the challenge, so now we wait. One thing is for sure, though — the man has excellent footwork.

Either way, I definitely didn’t know that I needed a George Foreman-Steven Seagal PPV in my life prior to today, but I’m pretty sure I need a George Foreman-Steven Seagal PPV in my life.

Mahal to Lose WWE Title at Hell in a Cell?

The current advertising for the upcoming WWE tour of India has Jinder Mahal listed as a “two-time WWE Champion” for the December shows. There is speculation Mahal could lose the title between now and December, regaining it before the tour.

Jinder’s next title defense will be against Nakamura this Sunday at WWE Hell In A Cell.

The Modern Day Maharaja and The Singh Brothers unleash a vicious 3-on-1 assault on The King of Strong Style less than a week before the WWE Title Match at WWE Hell in a Cell.

John Cena’s Survivor Series Status

WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defeats Randy Orton, Roman Reigns and Kane in a Fatal Four-Way Title Match

It looks like John Cena will not be returning in time for the WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view event in November. WWE has removed Cena from all advertising for the annual event and it looks as if he now won’t return to the company until the end of December. This would be his third straight year missing that show.

His first December dates include WWE Raw events, first at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY on Tues Dec 26, followed the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY on Wed, Dec 27 and Times Union Center, Albany, NY on Fri Dec 29.

He will end 2017 appearing at the  Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL for a SmackDown Live event on Sat Dec 30.

Cena has been committed to his Hollywood schedule over the last 12 months as he makes his transition from a full-time WWE Superstar.

Roode Talks Opponent He Wants to Face

Smackdown Live Superstar Bobby Roode was recently interviewed by Gamespot on various wrestling topics and below are highlights from that interview

On who he would like to work with in the company:

“Oh man, I’d be standing here for probably an hour,” said Roode. “Yeah, Seth Rollins, the guy who is on the cover of 2K18; Roman Reigns; and Dean Ambrose. Let’s talk about the Smackdown side. We got Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Randy Orton, and Rusev. There are just a ton of guys. The sky’s the limit really, and I feel like a kid in a candy store, like I’m starting my career all over again because there is so many cool opportunities that await. So, hopefully I’ll get a chance to work with all of those guys.”

On his current feud with Dolph Ziggler:

“I think it’s gonna be great. Dolph has been here for a long time, and I always thought that he was an incredible talent,” explained Roode. “Him and I really aren’t that different; I said it on TV last time. You know we’re really alike in a lot of ways. We both demand respect in the ring, we both want to go out there and tell a great story, and we want to perform everything on the show. I think if we have that attitude going into the match, we have an opportunity to do what he says every day, which is ‘go out there and steal the show.’”

On Asuka:

“She’s gonna be dominant, she really is,” explained Roode. “There’s never been another superstar, let alone a woman, who has ever dominated this way since maybe Goldberg. I think it’s gonna be an exciting time for Raw. It’s obviously a very exciting time for Auska as well. So, it’s just a shame that she’s got that collar bone injury, and that she couldn’t have come up any sooner. But, she’s got a long career ahead of her. She’s gonna be very successful, and she’s an amazing talent. So, I’m looking forward to watching her.”

Rhodes Comments on “War Games” Return

Cody Rhodes has responded to the WWE bringing back War Games, a concept originally created by his Father the late great Dusty Rhodes for the upcoming NXT TakeOver: WarGames event in Houston on November 18. There had been some speculation that Cody would be upset with the decision given the fact he wasn’t too thrilled about WWE bringing back Starrcade also created by his Father.

Cody tweeted that he “wasn’t mad” about the use of War Games and expected that “care and effort will be placed into it.”

Jim Ross Gives Motivational Speech to Dunne and Bates

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross revealed in an interview with Bleacher Report a motivational speech he gave to Pete Dunne and Tyler Bates prior to their WWE U.K. Championship match at NXTTakeOver: Chicago earlier this year. Ross revealed he saw the pair in catering backstage and told them “you little bastards better give me something to work with”

“I go to catering, and I see Tyler Bate sitting over here. I see Pete Dunne sitting over here. I say, ‘You, come here. Get over here.’ They don’t know me from God-damned Adam. I said, ‘I want to talk to you boys.’ Their eyes got this big. They are looking up at me. They’re great kids. I love these two kids.”

“I say, ‘You need to understand this is probably the biggest night of your career. You’ve heard that all day, right? You believe that, right? Well, here’s something you haven’t heard. It’s the biggest day of my career, too. I’m coming back to work, and I plan on kicking some ass tonight, so you little bastards better give me something to work with.”

“I wanted them to understand the opportunity they had doesn’t come along all the time. The timing, the lay of the land, right place, right time. Wrestling is a funny genre in that regard. The table was set for them. It happens to all of us no matter what we do in our lifetime. We have to understand when there is an opportunity there to better our lives, to help us professionally, to give us a little comfort in our daily life, go for it. There is no guarantee it’s gonna happen again.”

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