[SPOILERS] Mae Young Classic Finals Revealed

 

On this Labor Day September 4th, 2017 the WWE Network released the last 4 taped episodes of the Mae Young Classic which includes the winners of the 2nd Round, Quarter Finals and Semi Finals. Mercedes Martinez was beaten Shayna Baszler as she moved on the Live Finals on September 12th in Las Vegas. Also, in one of the tournaments most anticipated match ups as fan favorites Kairi Sane & Toni Storm went head to head. As one of the tournaments best matches, Kairi Sane defeated Toni Storm to advance to the Live Finals. It is now set, Kairi Sane will take on Shayna Baszler September 12th to crown the inaugural Mae Young Classic Winner. 

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It is interesting that these two are in the finals as the WWE has recently put a lot of stock in Japanese talent and during the MYC Shayna Baszler was heavily featured with her 4 Horsewomen from the MMA world. Many are speculating a 4 Horsewomen from MMA vs the WWE's 4 Horsewomen. Also, with Asuka vacating the NXT Women's Title it is possible that Kairi Sane could pick up the mantle and possibly win the championship along with the Mae Young Classic. Of course this is all speculation. Leave your comments below.

 

OTR is heading to OklaMania/Oklacon 2!

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OTR Network is proud to announce that we will be trekking over to Ardmore, OK next month for the 2nd annual Oklamania! This momentous event has all the top stars in professional wrestling under one roof. 

7 pm-10 pm @ the Hardy Murphy Coliseum

TICKETS START AT $10!

FEATURING STING AND KEVIN VON ERICH in the ring together for the FIRST TIME EVER to accept an award

1) IWR World Tag Team Championship Match: (C) The Von Erich's vs the Arrow Club
2) IWR Championship Match: (C) Dane Griffin vs Carlito
3) IWR Diamond Division Championship Match: (C) Gail Kim vs Ivelisse Velez
4) IWR Revolutionary Championship Match: (C) El Fuego Del Sol vs Matt Sydal vs Chandler The Truth Hopkins
5) Johnny Impact/Morrison/Mundo vs The Heatseeka Montego Seeka
6) Bully Ray vs Doomsday Cody Dickson
7) Lucha Royalty Taya Valkyrie vs Arrow Club Member Desi
and Vickie Guerrero, Mean Gene, Chavo Guerrero Jr, Missy Hyatt, Mike McGuirk, and more!!

Card subject to change. 

For more information on IWR or Oklamania, visit http://www.imperialwrestlingrevolution.com/index.html.
         

Wizard World Chicago Brings the Entertainment!

 
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The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center was the host for the annual Wizard World Chicago Comic Con this past weekend and we were there to catch all the fun and festivities. Comic Con is always a place where pop culture and your inner geek collide as fans came in droves dressed as their favorite characters from books, comics, tv, anime and film. Michael Rooker from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and The Walking Dead had fun with fans during his Q&A Panel, running back and forth in the enormous hall. Rooker's passion for his fans showed this past weekend.  

Most noticeable to us were the cosplayers who came dressed as their favorite WWE Superstars from past to present. Thursday brought two of WWE's top talents from Monday Night RAW, Alexa Bliss & Roman Reigns. During each of their panels they revealed many funs stories like Alexa's first time meeting the CEO of WWE Vince McMahon. 

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Friday, Chicago welcomed Charlotte Flair to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center where she made her first public appearance since the news that her father the legendary and 2x WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair was hospitalized. Charlotte came baring good news as she confirmed that the legend was ok and on his way to recovery. Never one to shy away from competition Charlotte declared her urge to face Asuka on the main roster during her panel on Friday evening. 

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Saturday rolled in and the iconic tag team duo of Matt & Jeff, The Hardy Boyz were welcomed to Chicago with 'DELETE' chants as the brothers answered questions from the fans and take about some matches and opponents they would like to face. Names like Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, and Roman Reigns to name a few. Wizard World isn't just home to comic book superheroes but to the real life superheroes of the WWE. This just goes to show you that when Wizard World hosts a Comic Con it's a 'Can't Miss' event and fun for the family. Visit WizardWorld.com to get your tickets to the next Wizard World Comic Con and meet some of your favorite figures in pop culture from your favorite films, television shows and much more!

 

Lucha Underground: Havoc Running Wild (Preview)

It’s a kick start to chaos on the all new “Lucha Underground” as Dario confesses to Matanza he was wrong about Rey Mysterio. Colors collide in an all-out biker’s brawl when Son of Madness and Son of Havoc’s feud runs wild, who will ride the road to ruin? Plus, find out what happens when Joey Ryan pushes too far Wednesday, August 30th at 8:00PM ET. Don’t miss new one-hour episodes of the lucha libre wrestling series from Emmy Award®-winning producer Mark Burnett Wednesdays at 8:00PM ET on El Rey Network.

Lucha Underground airs Wednesdays at 8pm ET on El Rey Network. Lucha Underground is now available on iTunes! Get Season 3 here: http://bit.ly/LUS3itunes Get Season 2 here: http://bit.ly/LUS2itunes Get Season 1 here: http://bit.ly/LUS1itunes GET MORE LUCHA: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LuchaUnderground Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LuchaElRey Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/LuchaUnderground Website: http://bit.ly/LuchaElRey #LuchaUnderground About Lucha Underground: Ancient tradition, extraordinary athleticism, and a flare for theatrics combine in El Rey Network's wrestling series, "Lucha Underground".

Wizard World Chicago: The Hardy Boyz set their sights on Ambrose & Rollins?

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Wizard World is always a fun time for the guests as much as it is for the fans attending the comic con in Chicago. This weekend saw some of the WWE's elite superstars come to the "Windy City" and interact with their fans. Two of those superstars were the brother tag team of the legendary Hardy Boyz.

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The Hardys participated in a Q+A panel and their recent match with the new RAW Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose came up. Matt Hardy mentioned he would like to have a 'Best of 7' series with the tag champs, comparing them to the decorated tag team of Edge & Christian. Since the two teams faced off on Monday Night Raw, it could be a possibility that the next program Rollins & Ambrose work could be against Matt & Jeff Hardy.

Matt also talked about how the character evolution of the Hardy's could be changing in the near future, teasing the 'Broken Universe' Broken Matt Hardy and Brother Nero. The Young Bucks also came up in the conversation as one of the tag teams the Hardy's respect. Time will tell if the 'Broken Universe' will ever come to fruition in the WWE but for now fans are glad that the Hardy Boyz are back in the WWE.

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Wizard World Chicago: Charlotte Flair wants Asuka on Smack Down LIVE!

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News broke out this week that the longest reigning NXT Women's Champion Asuka had to relinquish her championship due to injury. Also this week, Charlotte Flair took part in a Q+A at Wizard World Comic Con where a question about Asuka and her abrupt end of the historic reign came up. Charlotte said, "I want to wrestle her first, obviously I want to her to go to Smack Down LIVE where I am." A dream match between the two women would be an iconic moment for sure and one fans would love to see LIVE or on their television screens.

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Another bit of news dropped from the Q+A this weekend. "The Queen" Charlotte Flair would be coming back to Smack Down LIVE this week after being absent for 2 weeks due to personal matters involving Ric Flair's health. Charlotte mentioned she has her eyes set on the new Smack Down LIVE Women's Champion Natalya. With Charlotte not having any current program with any woman on the SD LIVE roster one could assume that after Natalya defends against Naomi that a program between the two would be next. Is an Asuka debut on the main roster imminent? There's only one way to find out, tune in each week to Monday Night Raw or Smack Down LIVE. 

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Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

All weekend long, we will be at the Chicago Comic Con Wizard World. We'll be walking the floor, talking to fans and covering some of the happenings going on this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center! Stay tuned to our social media this weekend as we will go live through out the weekend at the con!

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Chester Bennington of Linkin Park Dead at 41

Yesterday morning July 20th, 2017 Chester Bennington of Linkin Park fame died tragically from suicide. The entire entertainment community has been mourning the loss of the frontman. Bennington leaves behind 6 children from 2 different wives. Among those mourning this heavy loss is our very own Oscar Rendon who had an encounter with Bennington back in 2015. Here is his open letter to tragic passing he posted yesterday evening on Instagram. Our condolences go out to Chester Bennington's family. 

LUCHA UNDERGROUND SUPERSTAR REY MYSTERIO NAMED GRAND MARHSAL OF THE 49TH ANNUAL SCORE BAJA 500

Rey Mysterio Jr., star of El Rey Network’s Lucha Underground, will serve as Grand Marshal of the upcoming 49th annual SCORE Baja 500 desert race along with SCORE’s off-road racing legend, Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart.

The two sports legends will preside over the festivities that are part of Round 2 of the 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship, to be held May 31-June 4 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

El Rey Network will air the entire 2017 SCORE off road series, “Baja Desert Championship” as well as “Baja Desert Championship: Origins,” a one-hour special that introduces audiences to the breakneck speed and high-stakes drama that bond the multi-generational families who race in the SCORE off roadseries.

BAJA DESERT CHAMPIONSHIP ON EL REY NETWORK

Origins- May 31at 9:00pm ET

SCORE San Felipe 250- June 18 at 5:30pm ET

SCORE Baja 500- airdate TBA

Rosarito Beach SCORE Desert Challenge  - airdate TBA

SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying @SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience - airdate TBA

SCORE Baja 1000 (two-hour special)  - airdate TBA

ABOUT REY MYSTERIO

International wrestling superstar Rey Mysterio, Jr. is a 25-year ring veteran and and a star of El Rey Network’s Lucha Underground.  Considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, the Mexican-American professional wrestler’s lightning-fast offense brought lucha libre to mainstream American audiences for one of the first times ever.

    A three-time world champion, having held the World Heavyweight Championship twice and the WWE Championship once, Mysterio made his professional debut at the age of 14. 

He is also a AAA Hall of Famer and captured the Lucha Libre World Cup in May 2015, leading his trios tag team to victory in a tournament against other three-man tag teams, representing wrestling talent and organizations from around the world.

ABOUT IRONMAN

Iconic in the sport of off-road racing, both in SCORE and the old Mickey Thompson Stadium Series, Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart earned his moniker the hard way through over 40 years driving race vehicles, mostly trucks. Stewart earned 10 driver championships and had 84 career victories including an amazing 17 overall wins in the SCORE Baja 500 and three overall victories in the SCORE Baja 1000.

One of the only a very few desert racers to ever have a video game named after him, Stewart continues today as an ambassador for Toyota Racing Development (TRD) for whom he drove nearly 30 years as a factory driver from much of his storied career.

Turning 72 on Sunday, June 4, Stewart drove solo for most of his career to earn his ultimate ‘Ironman’ title as a tribute to his racing prowess. He was inducted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2006.

About SCORE International

SCORE International, which produces and sanctions the four-race SCORE off road series, began in 1973 when it was founded by the late Mickey Thompson. SCORE continues today for the fifth year under the ownership and direction of Roger Norman following nearly 39 years under the ownership of Sal Fish as the leading sanctioning body in the sport of desert racing. Most famous for its flagship event the legendary SCORE Baja 1000, SCORE began its 44th year of producing championship desert racing in 2017. SCORE races offer classes for Pro and Sportsman cars, trucks, UTVs, Motorcycles and Quads.

 About El Rey Network

El Rey Network is a 24-hour, English-language lifestyle network targeting “Strivers,” viewers who hold strong core beliefs about the importance of family, independence, hard work, craftsmanship, and legacy.  Founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, and curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network features action-packed programming, relatable heroes and aspirational stories that embrace today’s America. El Rey’s slate is anchored by signature series including the original drama “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” the one-on-one interview program “El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair,” and “Lucha Underground,” a lucha libre wrestling series produced by Mark Burnett. El Rey Network’s lineup also showcases a wide range of iconic feature films and television series including genre, action, and sci-fi/ horror. El Rey Network LLC is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade, with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.

Ricky Cruz: Life On Cruz Control - Official Teaser Trailer (Premiere)

He took life by his own two hands and shaped his future. Professional wrestler Ricky Cruz recalls his career as we follow his journey to the end of his career. Life On Cruz Control is the story of Ricky Cruz, brought to you by the man himself and the people he touched in his long and illustrious career. Hear first hand accounts from his friends, opponents and those who knew him in and out of the ring.