WWE Wrestling updates LIVE – Daniel Bryan BANNED from SmackDown after Roman Reigns defeat plus NXT, AEW, IMPACT! latest

WWE star Daniel Bryan is banned from SmackDown after losing a dramatic showdown with Roman Reigns on Friday night.

Reigns had challenged Bryan to a match that put his Universal Championship and Bryan's SmackDown career on the line – but Bryan lost and his time on SmackDown looks very much to be over.

The former "Planet's Champion" has been vocal in recent weeks about this being his last run as a full-time wrestler.

Elsewhere, It was reported by PWInsider this week that WWE will begin to test live events with crowds this summer.

Following April’s Wrestlemania, WWE moved NXT from Wednesday night to Tuesday night so that it was no longer competing with AEW Dynamite.

NXT airs on USA Network and is also available on the WWE network.
All Elite Wrestling will continue on Wednesdays showcasing their talented roster on TNT. 

Newcomer AEW offers a mix of indie darlings, such asThunder Rosa, wrestling legends, such as “Demo God” Chris Jericho and Jim “JR” Ross, and up-and-coming stars, such as Tay Conti, Jade Cargill, and Britt Baker. 

Fans of Impact! Wrestling can now watch their favorite stars, including current Impact KNOCKOUTS champion Deonna Purrazzo, on Thursday night on Twitch, and on AXSTV.

 Read our wrestling live blog below for the latest news and updates...

  • Joseph Gamp

    WWE FILES TO TRADEMARK NAME OF EX-NFL PLAYER 'TOP DOLLA'

    WWE has filed to trademark the “Top Dolla” name.

    “Top Dolla” is the nickname used by WWE NXT developmental talent AJ Francis, who is featured as one of the hosts on A&E’s WWE Most Wanted Treasures show, along with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

    Francis, who was signed by WWE in 2020, was with the NFL from 2013-2018. The filing for general pro wrestling and sports entertainment use wa submitted on April 27.

    The following use description was included with the USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office) filing:

    “IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibitions and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer rendered live and through broadcast media including television and radio, and via the internet or commercial online service; providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network; providing information in the fields of sports and entertainment via an online community portal; providing a website in the field of sports entertainment information; fan club services, namely, organizing sporting events in the field of wrestling for wrestling fan club members; organizing social entertainment events for entertainment purposes for wrestling fan club members; providing online newsletters in the fields of sports entertainment; online journals, namely blogs, in the field of sports entertainment”

  • Joseph Gamp

    ROMAN REIGNS AND PAUL HEYMAN TAKE SHOTS AT DANIEL BRYAN VIA TWITTER

    Roman Reigns has continued to taunt his opponent Daniel Bryan on Twitter.

    He responded to a tweet from his mouthpiece Paul Heyman who also joined in on warning Bryan.

    The Universal Champion tweeted: “We don’t like you, but we appreciate you. Now it’s time to go.

    Sincerely,
    The Very Top.

    GoodByeDB #SmackDown”

  • Joseph Gamp

    WWE STAR NAOMI CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY

    April 29 was International Dance Day, and patrons of dance took to social media to celebrate.

    This includes WWE star Naomi who is a trained and professional dancer who posted a series of dancing videos to her Instagram:

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  • Joseph Gamp

    CHRIS JERICHO DISCUSSES THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT WARS

    AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT aired on the same night for over a year, and fans quickly dubbed it The Wednesday Night Wars.

    After Wrestlemania in April, NXT moved to Tuesday night effectively ending the “war”.

    Former WWE star and AEW Champion Chis Jericho discusses when the rating competition began and the war ended while appearing on Wrestling News Observer.

  • Patricia Rogers

    JIM CORNETTE DISCUSSES THE FIEND CHARACTER IN WWE

    Jim Cornette is wrestling historian and is very critical on the current product.

    On his Drive Thru show he talks about Bray Wyatt's The Fiend character in WWE.

    He says that it is garbage, not considered wrestling, and "totally unsalvageable."

  • Patricia Rogers

    WWE STAR RANDY ORTON TALKS ABOUT RETIREMENT

    WWE star Randy Orton has been wrestling for nearly two decades and does not show signs of stopping.

    It does come to mind when he plans to retire, but he is still performing at the top of his game.

    While speaking to Kurt Angle on AdFreeShows.com he said that he made his wife promise him when it was time to retire.

  • Patricia Rogers

    WWE STAR JOHN MORRISON SAYS SETH ROLLINS "DRIP" IS DRY

    WWE star Seth Rollins has been wearing colorful suits and has dubbed himself "The Drip Slayer" on Twitter Friday night.

    Fellow WWE star John Morrison who refers to himself as "Jonny Drip Drip" had a response to Rollins' new fashion choices.

    See the Twitter exchange below:

  • Patricia Rogers

    REAL LIFE ANAMOSITY GOING INTO AEW BLOOD & GUTS

    AEW is hosting their Blood & Guts edition of Dynamite this coming Wednesday.

    The main event is the much-anticipated match-up between the Pinnacle and The Inner Circle.

    Shawn Spears who is a member of The Pinnacle appeared on the Wrestle Talk YouTube channel and shared that some people in the match have real tension.

  • Patricia Rogers

    MICKIE JAMES SAYS THE PERSON WHO "DEVALUED" HER IS STILL EMPLOYED WITH WWE

    Mickie James was released from WWE in April and caused a stir when she posted a photo of her WWE belongings returned in a trash bag.

    A few people were fired including longtime employee Mark Carrano, but James says the person that "buried" her is still with the company.

    While on her GAW TV YouTube Channel she addressed this saying: "The person that was/is responsible for me feeling like sh*t and like for, I feel like, completely trying to sabotage or devalue me and make feel less than is still very much employed, and that’s f*cking the worst, you know what I mean?”

  • Patricia Rogers

    WWE FILES TRADEMARK FOR WWE RECRUIT'S NEW NAME

    WWE has filed a trademark for "Top Dolla" according to Heel By Nature.

    It is thought to be the name of new recruit AJ Francis.

    The WWE Most Wanted Treasures host tweeted on Tuesday: "I make Top Dolla".

    The name will be used for entertainment and wrestling purposes.

  • Patricia Rogers

    FANS REACT TO DANIEL BRYAN POSSIBLY MOVING TO A NEW BRAND ON WWE

    On Friday night Daniel Bryan lost a high-stakes match to WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns.

    He is now banned from SmackDown and fans can not help but imagine dream matches he can on other brands like NXT.

    Bryan, 39, has been vocal about this possibly being his last run as a full-time wrestler in WWE.

    Check out some reaction tweets here:

  • Patricia Rogers

    CHRIS JERICHO DISCUSSES THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT WARS

    AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT aired on the same night for over a year, and fans quickly dubbed it The Wednesday Night Wars.

    After Wrestlemania in April, NXT moved to Tuesday night effectively ending the "war".

    Former WWE star and AEW Champion Chis Jericho discusses when the rating competition began and the war ended while appearing on Wrestling News Observer.

     

     

  • Patricia Rogers

    WWE STAR DANIEL BRYAN BANNED FROM SMACKDOWN

    Daniel Bryan lost a match to Roman Reigns this Friday on SmackDown which saw him banned from SmackDown.

    Reigns put his Universal Championship on the line against Bryan, and if Bryan lost he was banned from WWE's blue brand.

    On Friday night WWE posted to Instagram that it was End of SmackDown era.

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  • Patricia Rogers

    WWE STAR KEVIN OWENS URGES PROMOTIONS TO BOOK AIDEN ENGLISH

    Matt King, known as Aiden English in WWE, announced on Twitter Wednesday that he is open for bookings.

    King was released from WWE in 2020 during the budget cuts after the pandemic started.

    Kevin Owens quoted King's tweet saying: "Book this dude!"

    King replied, "love you buddy"

  • Patricia Rogers

    FORMER WWE STARS GET TOGETHER AND POST A SELFIE

    Australian wrestlers Jessica McKay (Billie Kay in WWE), Cassie Lee (Peyton Royce in WWE), and Tenille Dashwood (Emma in WWE) recently linked up for the first time in a long time.

    The three former WWE stars posted a series of selfies together on Instagram:

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  • Patricia Rogers

    ENZO AMORE GIVES REASON WHY HE DIDNT JOIN W. MORRISSEY IN IMPACT WRESTLING

    Enzo Amore and W. Morrissey (known as Big Cass in WWE) were a tag team in WWE.

    They were both released and made appearances on the independent curcuit over the last couple of years.

    Morrissey made his debut and has signed a contract with Impact Wrestling. leaving fans wondering why Amore didn't join him.

    Amore tweeted: "Thor doesn’t need a Robin. 💰🙏🏼"

  • Patricia Rogers

    WWE REPORTEDLY IN TALKS WITH MLW

    According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE is currently talking with MW to form a partnership.

    The partnership will be similar to the one with Evolve before WWE purchased the promotion.

    It is said that WWE is looking to give their talent television exposure before making it to the main roster.

     

  • Patricia Rogers

    MOLLY HOLLY SAYS SHE CRIED FOR FOUR HOURS AFTER HER HALL OF FAME SPEECH WAS CUT

    WWE legend Molly Holly was inducted into the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame class.

    This year both the 2020 and 2021 classes were inducted together for the first time in history.

    There was no crowd for the virtual ceremony and speeches were cut short.

    While speaking to Busted Open Radio, Holly said she cried for four hours.

    Listen to the full episode here.

  • Patricia Rogers

    AEW DYNAMITE WILL HAVE TO AIR ON DIFFERENT NIGHTS DURING NBA PLAYOFFS

    AEW Dynamite airs on TNT and has been doing great ratings.

    However, their time slot may change in the next coming months due to NBA Playoff games.

    According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the May 26 episode will air on Friday, May 28 after SmackDown is off the air.

     

  • Patricia Rogers

    FORMER WWE STAR MIKE BENNET TALKS NEW RING OF HONOR CONTRACT

    Former WWE star Mike Bennet just signed a new contract with Ring of Honor.

    While speaking with Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp he discussed his contract negotiation, and his future in wrestling.

    Watch the full interview below:

  • Patricia Rogers

    SETH ROLLINGS NOTICES HIS JACKET ON AEW STARS THE YOUNG BUCKS

    Seth Rollins new character in WWE is all about the "drip" and this includes some stylish jackets.

    Fans noticed AEW stars The Young Bucks wearing the same jacket as him and he took to Twitter to share his reaction:

  • Patricia Rogers

    RANDY ORTON DISCUSSES REY MYSTERIO/EDDIE GUERRERO STORYLINE

    Randy Orton was in a memorable feud with Rey Mysterio not too long after Eddie Guerrero died.

    Orton, who was the heel in the feud, made references to Guerrero being in hell.

    While appearing on a special edition of Kurt Angle's podcast he talked about how it made him feel incomfortable.

    The full episode is available on AdFreeShows.com with a subscription.

  • Patricia Rogers

    DANIEL BRYAN PRAISES AEW AND IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION KENNY OMEGA

    Daniel Bryan is a student of the wrestling game and has wrestled all over the world.

    While speaking to Robbie Fox on My Mom's Basement he discusses facing Omega once in singles competition.

    He also mentioned that Omega "looks at wrestling differently than anyone else".

    Check out all of Daniel Bryan's comments here.

  • Patricia Rogers

    EX-WWE STAR RYBACK REACTS TO POLL SAYING HE SHOULD RETIRE

    Ex-WWE star Ryback is very polarizing on Twitter.

    Days ago he put up a poll on the social networking site asking fans which promotion he should go to next.

    The majority of the votes wanted to see him retire, so he put up another poll claiming the votes were fraudulent.

  • Patricia Rogers

    WWE SMACKDOWN APRIL 30, 2021 PREVIEW

    Here is what to spect on tonight's episode of SmackDown:

    WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns has issued a big challenge to Daniel Bryan.

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    On Friday Bryan will face Reigns for the title, and if Bryan loses the match he has to leave SmackDown forever. 

    Big E will try to reclaim his Intercontinental Championship from Apollo Crews in a championship match

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