Robbie E has officially announced his departure from Impact Wrestling. He has been with the company since 2010. In his seven years with the company, Robbie has won the X Division, Television and Tag Team Championships.
As for Robbie E's future, he is currently working on a series for Muscle & Fitness called #DadBodDestroyer.
As reported by Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheets, the WWE has issued a cease and desist order against Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling Tag Team, The Young Bucks. The letter asks the team to no longer use the "Too Sweet" hand gesture as it is owned by the WWE. Failure to stop using it could lead to fines up to $150,000.
The "Too Sweet" gesture was first made famous by the NWO for WCW, which the WWE bought in 2001 and owns all its copyrights. WWE has asked The Young Bucks to submit a written agreement saying they will not use the gesture in other promotions again.
While the Young Bucks use the gesture a lot, The Bullet Club, of which the Bucks or currently members of, have been using it for years. The WWE has never asked the group to stop in the past which makes many wonder why WWE is singling out the Bucks now. One reason may be because they, along with fellow Club members Cody Rhodes and Marty Scrull, recently "invaded" a Ontario, California edition of WWE Monday Night Raw.
The following names have been confirmed as downloadable content for the upcoming WWE 2K18 video game:
The Superstars featured on today’s list of reveals are being added as DLC content due to not being included in the full roster that was revealed last month.
In other 2K18 news, it was revealed that PC gamers will be able to get there hands on the game at the same time as console gamers. WWE 2K18 is set to release on October 17.
During tonight's No Mercy PPV, it was revealed that former NXT Women's Champion Asuka will be making her Raw brand debut at next months TLC PPV on October 22.
Asuka recently gave up her NXT Women's Championship after going undefeated for her entire NXT run. Her last match saw her successfully defend the title at NXT Takeover Brooklyn 3 where she defeated Ember Moon.
It is not yet known if she will also be competing at the PPV. Asuka is also returning from injury as she broke her collarbone in her last match.
You can check out the debut promo below:
September's only WWE PPV is here and it means No Mercy for the roster of the Raw Brand. The night is promising to be big as the card feature two matches they are calling "WrestleMania" worthy. The card features eight matches in all including five title matches and the big show down between John Cena and Roman Reigns. The Staples Center in Los Angeles may not be big enough to hold all this action in.
No Mercy Kickoff Show Match:
Elias vs Apollo Crews w/ Titus O'Neil
Elias is in the ring an we are getting the treat of a new Elias song. He sings that Apollo Crews is just like everyone in LA: a loser. Everyone in LA is a hipster and has a script. As far as Elias is concerned, Everyone here is full of shi…Crews music cuts Elias off.
Elias with the early advantage, sending Crews flying across the ring with a hip toss. Elias locks in a headlock but Crews counters into a head scissors. Elias counters into a head scissors of his own. Crews kips up out of it and locks in an armbar. Elias escapes and sends Crews into the ropes. Elias backdrops Crews out to the apron. Crews lands on his feet. Elias sweeps Crews legs. Crews hits the apron hard, before tumbling to the outside.
Elias tries to leapfrog over Crews. Crews catches Elias’ feet. Elias counters with a mule kick for a near fall. Elias sits into a camel clutch. Elias sets up a suplex but Crews counters into a suplex of his own. Crews fires up and clothesline Elias. Gotcha clothesline by Crews. Standing shooting star press by Crews for a near fall. Elias walks right into an enziguri by Crews. Crews misses a strike off the top rope. Elias pushes Crews face first into the turnbuckle. Elias grabs Crews and lands Drift Away for the win.
Winner - Elias
After the match, Elias stomps Crews. O’Neil makes the save.
Match 1: Intercontinental Championship
The Miz (c) w/ Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel vs. Jason Jordan
Miz and Jordan lock up, they go back forth then Jordan drops Miz with a shoulder block. After a tackle/dropdown spot, Jordan takes Miz over with a fireman’s carry. Miz tries to slide through Jordan’s legs, but Jordan cuts him off and lifts Miz off the mat into a delay vertical suplex. Miz kicks out at two.
Northern lights suplex for another near fall by Jordan. Miz falls to the outside. Jordan sends Miz back into the ring. After a distraction by Dallas and Axel, Miz catches Jordan with a baseball slide. Miz sends Jordan into the barricade. Miz rolls Jordan back into the ring and gets a two count. Miz locks in a cravat. Jordan fights out of it. Miz kicks Jordan in the gut and hits a DDT for another two count. Miz trips Jordan to the outside. Jordan sends Miz into the barricade. Jordan hits a clothesline off the top.
Miz kicks out yet again. Miz manages to hit the “It” kicks. Jordan catches Miz’s last kick and launches Miz across the ring with a capture Tazplex. Multiple clotheslines followed by a Saito Suplex by Jordan. Jordan tries a suplex but Miz reverses and almost hits the Skull Crushing Finale. Jordan counters and hits the rolling northern lights for a long two count. Miz rolls to the outside. Miz confers with Dallas and Axel. Jordan baseball slides Miz into Dallas and Axel. Jordan belly-to-belly suplexes Dallas into Axel and Miz. Jordan sends Miz back into the ring. Miz charges in and gets put in the crossface. Miz gets to the ropes. Jordan misses a spear in the corner. Dallas gets on the top rope but Jordan slams him down tot he mat. The referee admonishes Dallas. Jordan rolls up Miz but there is no referee to count. Miz sends Jordan into Axel. Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale for the win.
Winner and STILL Intercontinental Champion - The Miz!
After the match, Renee Young asks Jordan how he is feeling. Jordan says he doesn’t respect Miz. Jordan wants a rematch. Jordan adds that when Kurt Angle comes to the ring the fans lovingly chant you suck. The Miz actually sucks.
Match 2: Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt
Wyatt attacks Bálor during his entrance. Wyatt sends Bálor tot he outside. Wyatt whips Bálor into the barricade. Wyatt grabs Bálor’s head and slams it on the table over and over again. Wyatt picks up Bálor and slams him on the announce table. Wyatt rolls into the ring and waits as five referees check on Bálor. Bálor is clutching at his ribs as he is being led away from ringside. Wyatt grabs a mic and tells Bálor to runaway, little coward. Waytt says he forgot to inform Bálor that the man he was set to face tonight is no man, he is a god. Wyatt tells Bálor that he isn’t a man or a demon. Bálor is a coward.
Bálor runs to the ring and squares off with Wyatt. Wyatt almost hits Sister Abigail early but Bálor avoids it. Bálor sends Wyatt out of the ring. Bálor kicks Wyatt through the ropes. Bálor torpedo dropkicks Wyatt into the barricade. Bálor goes up top but Wyatt cuts him off. Wyatt super plexes Bálor. Bálor kicks out.
Wyatt headbutts Bálor in the ribs. Bálor is writhing in pain on the mat from Wyatt’s assault on his midsection. Wyatt and Bálor fight on the apron. Wyatt slams Bálor shoulder first into the ring apron. Bálor fires up and hit a basement dropkick. Bálor leapfrogs over Wyatt but Wyatt manages to kick Bálor in the face. Wyatt sends Bálor to the outside. Wyatt comes out to the apron. Bálor pulls Wyatt into the ring skirt. Bálor pounds on Wyatt as he is trapped. Bálor hits a sick PK off the apron.
Bálor slams Wyatt’s head into the announce table. Bálor tosses Wyatt back into the ring. Bálor goes up top. Wyatt spiders up. Slingblade by Bálor. Wyatt “superkicks” Bálor. Huge uranage suplex delivered by Wyatt. Wyatt follows that up with a senton for another near fall. Wyatt and Bálor trade punches. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail again. Bálor double legs Wyatt and sticks a double foot stomp to counter. Delay corner dropkick by Bálor. Bálor tries to go up top but Wyatt cuts him off once again.
Bálor fights out of another super plex attempt. Bálor knocks Wyatt off the top. Bálor lands the Coup de Gras on the back of Wyatt’s head. Wyatt somehow kicks out! Bálor sets up 1916. Wyatt escapes and absolutely destroys Bálor with a right hand. Wyatt suplex-tosses Bálor across the ring. Wyatt goes up top but Bálor cuts him off. Bálor hits another torpedo dropkick. Bálor manages to hit another Coup de Gras for the pinfall victory.
Winner- Finn Bálor
Match 3: Raw Tag Team Championship
Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins (c) vs The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro)
Cesaro distracts Ambrose as Sheamus knocks Rollins off the apron. Sheamus sends Rollins into the barricade. Ambrose attacks Cesaro but Sheamus blast Ambrose from behind. Cesaro sends Ambrose head first into the barricade. Cesaro picks up Ambrose and swings him head first into the ring steps. Ambrose gets tossed back into the ring. Cesaro and Sheamus with superkicks to Ambrose in the corner. The referee asks Ambrose if he can continue.
Cesaro almost decapitates Ambrose with a big boot. Cesaro and Sheamus work over Ambrose and his injured shoulder. Ambrose double legs Cesaro and slingshots him into the ring post. Ambrose tags in Rollins. Rollins blockbusters Cesaro then dives onto Sheamus.
Slingblade on Cesaro, followed by a superkick by Rollins. Cesaro and Rollins collide head first. Sheamus clotheslines Rollins as the referee is distracted Sheamus crushes Rollins with three Irish curse backbreakers. Cesaro knocked out his front teeth as he was sent into the ring post. Sheamus and Cesaro hit a tag team maneuver on Rollins. Rollins kicks out.
Sheamus gets in the referees face. Cesaro charges at Rollins but Rollins back body drops him over the top rope. Rollins tags in Ambrose. Ambrose stomps Sheamus in the corner. Ambrose clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope. Suicide dive by Ambrose. Sheamus stops Ambrose from going up top. Sheamus almost hits white noise off the top but Ambrose counters.
Top rope elbow by Ambrose. Cesaro breaks up the pin. Cesaro and Sheamus try to double Razor’s edge Ambrose. Rollins saves Ambrose, but he eats a Brogue kick for his trouble. Cesaro puts Ambrose in the Sharpshooter. Ambrose almost gets to the ropes. Cesaro transitions into the crossface. Ambrose gets to the ropes. Double Razor’s edge by Cesaro and Sheamus. Ambrose hits the Lunatic Lariat. Sheamus clubs Ambrose from behind. Sheamus and Cesaro set up their finisher. Rollins cuts off Cesaro. Rollins tries to hurricanrana Cesaro off the top. Sheamus hits white noise.
Cesaro powerbombs Rollins off the top onto Ambrose! Ambrose somehow manages to kick out! Double foot stomp by Cesaro on Rollins. Cesaro holds up Rollins head so he can watch what is about to happen to Ambrose. Sheamus goes for the Brogue kick but Ambrose collapses before he can hit it. Ambrose rolls up Sheamus. Rollins holds onto Cesaro’s leg so he can’t break up the pin. Sheamus accidentally Brogue kicks Cesaro. Rollins hits the ripcord V-trigger, then Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds for the win!
Winners and STILL RAW Tag Team Champions, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins!
Match 4: Raw Women's Championship Fatal 5-Way
Alexa Bliss (c) vs Emma vs Sasha Banks vs Nia Jax vs Bayley
Banks and Bayley attack Jax as Emma and Bliss battle. Jax shrugs Banks and Bayley off like they are flies. Jax explodes and obliterates Bliss with a splash in the corner. Emma, Banks, and Bayley dropkick Jax out of the ring. Emma kicks Bayley in the gut. Banks rope walk arm drags Emma. Bayley sends Emma out of the ring. Bayley and Banks square off.
Jax pulls Banks out of the ring. Jax sends Banks into the barricade. Jax destroys Emma with a spine buster. Jax goes for the cover but Bliss breaks it up. Bliss tries to hit the classic laying the smack down DDT but Jax counters and body slams Bliss. Jax splashes Emma in the corner. Jax picks up Bliss for a Samoan drop. Banks mounts the top rope. Jax uses Biss as a weapon to crotch Banks on the top rope. Jax put Banks on top of Bliss. Jax walks around the ring with Bliss and Banks on her shoulders. Jax does a squat, then Samoan drops Bliss and Banks at the same time! Bayley breaks up the pin.
Bayley tries to spear Jax in the corner. Jax stuffs it and lifts Bayley up in a suplex. Bayley counters it into a Guillotine choke. Everyone teams up and tosses Jax out of the ring. Emma and Bliss beat down Banks. Bliss tosses Emma out of the way and tries to pin Banks. Emma takes exception to that. Bliss slaps Emma in the face. Emma knocks Bliss to the mat and hits a basement dropkick. Jax grabs Emma and tries to suplex her from the apron to the outside. Emma counters and tries to powerbomb Jax off the apron. Bayley joins in. They still can’t get Jax down. Banks and Bliss dropkick Jax, sending her right into Emma and Bayley’s powerbomb.
Jax hits the floor hard. Emma and Bliss each try to pin each other. Bliss choke tosses Emma. Bliss goes for the insult to injury but Bayley grabs her and suplexes her into the corner.Emma hits the Emma-mite sandwich on Bliss and Bayley. Banks manages to wheelbarrow bulldog Emma. Bliss attacks Banks. Banks locks in the Banks Statement. Bayley breaks it up. Bayley hits the Bayley-to-Belly, Banks breaks up the pin. Jax gets in the ring and splashes Bayley in the corner. Jax leg drops Banks. Emma breaks up the pin. Jax misses a running shoulder block in the corner. Bliss DDTs Bayley for the win.
Winner and STILL Raw Women’s Champion, Alexa Bliss!
After the match, Bliss tells us that she is the one true goddess in the WWE. Jax is staring daggers into her.
Match 5: John Cena vs Roman Reigns
Reigns floors Cena with a shoulder block. The crowd breaks out into a loud “you both suck chant”. Cena acts as if he is going to leave the ring. Cena actually leaves and starts walking up the ramp. Cena yells that he is listening to the WWE Universe. Reigns runs up on Cena and clocks him. Reigns brings Cena back to the ring. Cena fires up but Reigns picks Cena up and drops him to the mat. Cena kicks out at two.
Cena crawls into the corner. Reigns proceeds to stomp a mudhole in Reigns. Reigns launches Cena out of the ring. Reigns attempts to send Cena into the ring steps but Cena reverses it. Reigns hits the steps hard. Cena tries to sends Reigns into the other set of ring steps but Reigns reverses and sends Cena shoulder first into the steps. Reigns stalks Cena and blast him with the drive by. Reigns bad mouth Cena as he struggles to get to his feet. Cena tries to fight back but Reigns kicks Cena square in the face Cena musters up enough energy to kick out at 2.5. Reigns puts Cena in a rear chin lock. Cena struggles to get to his feet. Cena goes for his shoulder blocks but Reign destroys him with a clothesline.
Cena ducks another clothesline by Reigns and finishes his shoulder block combo. Protoplex by Cena. Cena calls for the five knuckle shuffle but Reigns pops up and hits a Samoan drop. Reigns traps Cena in the corner and clotheslines him over and over again. Big boot by Reigns. Reigns misses the Superman punch. Cena locks in the STF. Reigns almost gets to the ropes. Cena pulls Reigns back to the middle of the ring. Reigns counters into a sit out powerbomb. Cena kicks out! Reigns and Cena trade shots. Reigns tries a crossbody but Cena catches him in midair. AA by Cena! Reigns kicks out!
Cena goes for his top rope leg drop. Reigns manages to turn it into a powerbomb. Cena kicks out yet again. Superman punch by Reigns! Cena (this will shock you-) kick out at two! Reigns calls for the Spear. Cena sidesteps and Reigns runs right into the ring post. Cena sits Reigns on the top rope. Cena utterly destroys Reigns with an AA off the top rope! Reigns kicks out. Cena looks utterly flabbergasted.
Cena clears off two announce tables. Cena picks up Reigns for the AA but Reigns counters and Spears Cena through the Spanish announce table. Reigns is slow to get to his feet. Cena isn’t moving. Reign drags Cena back into the ring. Reigns collapses on top of Cena. Cena STILL kicks out. Reigns calls for the Spear. Reign rushes in and gets AA’d! Cena rolls through and hits another AA! Reigns kicks out! Cena struggles to get to his feet. Cena turns around and eats a Superman punch. Reigns hits the ropes and runs over Cena with a Spear! It’s over.
Winner- Roman Reigns
After the match, Cena walks over to Reigns and raises his hand. As Reigns leaves, Cena gets a standing ovation from the crowd.
Match 6: Cruiserweight Championship
Neville (c) vs Enzo Amore
Neville forces Enzo into the ropes. Neville is about to give Enzo a clean break but he decides to mush Enzo in the face. Neville locks in an armbar Enzo tries to flip out of it but Neville holds on. Enzo tries to get to the ropes but he can’t. Neville lets Enzo go. Neville says this is too easy. Neville locks in another wrist lock. Enzo tries to get to the ropes again. Enzo grabs the rope and backflips to relieve the pressure. Neville sweeps Enzo’s leg. Enzo falls to the outside. Enzo tries to fire up. Neville whips Enzo into the corner. Enzo gets a boot up but Neville catches it. Enzo stomps Neville into the mat. Enzo tries a leaping DDT but Neville catches him in the air Neville drives Enzo into the corner. Neville stomps Enzo in the corner. Neville lands a sliding kick. Neville kicks Enzo out of the ring. Neville grabs Enzo and launches him into the barricade. Enzo almost gets counted out. Rear chin lock by Neville. Enzo tries to fight out of it Neville tosses Enzo out of the ring. Enzo holds onto the ropes and skins the cat back into the ring. Enzo turns around and Neville superkicks him. Enzo kicks out.
Neville jaws with the crowd before kicking Enzo in the head. Neville picks up Enzo and hits a kick combo. Neville goes up top for the Red Arrow. Neville decides against it and goes for a second rope phoenix splash. Enzo moves out of the way. Enzo hits the DDG but Neville kicks out. Neville rolls out of the ring. Enzo goes for a dive but Neville kicks him in the head before Enzo can take flight. Neville grabs Enzo and tosses him into the timekeeper’s section. As the referee is counting, Enzo grabs the CW title. Neville goes nuts. Enzo runs into the ring and acts as if he is going to hit Neville with the title. The referee tells Enzo he is going to get DQ’d. Enzo gives the referee the title. The referee turns around and Enzo kicks a field goal between Neville’s legs. Seriously, he that nut shot came all the way from Jersey, how you doin? Enzo pins Neville.
Winner and NEW Cruiserweight Champion, Enzo Amore!
Match 7: Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar (c) w/ Paul Heyman vs Braun Strowman
Lesnar goes right after Strowman but Strowman tosses Lesnar into the corner. Lesnar tries to take Strowman down but Strowman stuffs him and tosses him across the ring. Lesnar doesn’t look as confident as he did as the match started. Lesnar goes behind Strowman and German suplexes him. Strowman pops up to his feet and chokeslams Lesnar. Strowman hits the running power slam. Lesnar kicks out. Lesnar crawls into the corner. Strowman splashes Lesnar in the corner. Lesnar picked up Strowman for the F5. Strowman counters and he… err… runs into Lesnar with his… um… lets just call it a splash to the back. Strowman picks up Lesnar and drives him back first into the ring post.
Strowman tosses Lesnar back into the ring. Strowman misses a running shoulder block. Lesnar locks in a standing kimura. Strowman drives Lesnar into the corner. Lesnar will not let go. Strowman is down on one knee. Strowman drops to the mat. Lesnar gets to the ropes to cause the break. Lesnar charges in and gets spine busterd. Strowman misses a clothesline. Lesnar uncorks five German suplexes in a row. Lesnar picks up Strowman for the F5. Strowman reverses and hits another running power slam. Strowman can’t get to Lesnar to cover him. Strowman hits yet another running power slam. Lesnar kicks out. Lesnar picks up Strowman and hits the F5 for the win. It was just that quick.
Winner and STILL Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar!
According to Brian Campbell of CBS Sports, current WWE United Stats Champion AJ Styles will be teaming up with Boom! Studios' WWE Comic Book for a upcoming issue that will focus on his WWE debut.
Styles along with co-writer Michael Kingston (Headlocked) talked about some of the things going into the story as part of a sneak peak.
Regarding his debut at the Royal Rumble being kept secret, AJ said "This was such an important night in my career. I think you can get what I kind of went through during that day and what took place and how I felt. It was pretty unbelievable that day. Not many people have a debut like I had in WWE, so we are just going to take them down that road and it’s an emotional, very cool and exciting road.”
Kingston chimed in on Styles top rivalry in the WWE saying “To me, John Cena has been AJ’s best rival. I think they had amazing chemistry together both in the ring and on the mic. The idea that they had this [Robert] Deniro-[Al] Pacino in ‘Heat’ style meeting before they ever stepped in the ring together is super fun on its own but also ties all of AJ’s motivations from his debut at the Rumble to the point that he turns heel on Cena.”
The issue which is titled "The Debut of AJ Styles" goes on sale January 10 as part of Boom! Studios Royal Rumble 2018 special series.
Following press release was sent out from WWE:
Reliance Games and WWE Announce Upcoming Mobile Game WWE Mayhem
Reliance Games, a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play mobile games, today announced a multi-year agreement with WWE, a recognized leader in global entertainment, to develop a mobile game featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Currently in development, WWE Mayhem will include arcade action with over-the-top signature moves enhanced by unlockable content when used in conjunction with items from a forthcoming Mattel action figure line.
The game will allow players to take control of WWE’s most popular Legends including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Goldberg, as well as the current roster of fan-favorites such as John Cena, Triple H, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns.
“Reliance is excited to be working with WWE so tightly to create this experience,” said Amit Khanduja, CEO, Reliance Entertainment – Digital. “WWE is known worldwide for the energy and explosiveness that they bring every single night. We couldn’t be more excited to help translate this excitement to mobile.”
“WWE Mayhem brings action and entertainment for the entire family with simple gameplay mechanics for casual players and deep progression elements for core gamers,” said Casey Collins, WWE Executive Vice President, Consumer Products. “Reliance’s history of working with world-class brands and their expertise in free-to-play mobile gaming made them the natural choice to partner with on this exciting new game.”
About Reliance Games
Reliance Games, a leading publisher and developer of mobile games, is a division of Reliance Entertainment Group which is part of Reliance Group.
Reliance Games blockbuster hits include Into The Badlands Blade Battle, the Real Steel series, Drone Shadow Strike, Drone 2 Air Assault, Monster Trucks Racing, Hotel Transylvania 2, Pacific Rim, Super Pixel Hero and a slew of exciting mobile games developed in association with Hollywood Studios such as DreamWorks- SKG, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, AMC, Disney, A&E, Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros and more.
With over 250+ million downloads globally, Reliance Games currently operates across five countries supporting gamers worldwide. Award winning titles can be enjoyed through iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and 80 leading networks across 40 countries. More information about Reliance Games is available at www.reliancegames.com.
The fourth and final WWE 2K18 roster reveal video is out and it adds 47 more names to the largest main roster in the history of WWE games. Joining Cory Graves and Renee Young this week are SmackDown Live's resident detectives, Breezango aka The Fashion Police aka Tyler Breeze and Fandango. The final names for the roster reveal are:
You can check out the final roster reveal video as well as the Breezango entrance video below. Also you can check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of the roster reveal to see the entire announced roster. WWE 2K18 hits stores on October 17 but if you pre-order a special edition you can get it as early as October 13.