AJ Styles

AJ Styles talks Extreme Rules this Sunday

Michael Cole is featuring an interview with WWE star AJ Styles discussing his WWE World Heavyweight Championship Extreme Rules match this Sunday against Roman Reigns live on the WWE Network.

Natalya on feud with Charlotte

Brian Fritz passed this along.

I wanted to pass along my Sporting News interview with Natalya talking about being in the main event of Raw, her wrestling soulmate Charlotte who she’ll face Sunday at Extreme Rules, the women’s movement in WWE, her tough year in 2015 and WWE’s continuing partnership with Susan G. Komen including their new “Share Your Story” contest.

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Former UFC fighter at WWE Performance Center

Damon Martin of FOX Sports is featuring an interview with former UFC fighter Seth Petruzelli discussing his new role as the head striking coach at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. Petruzelli, now retired from MMA, discussed why Triple H wanted someone like him working with developmental talent.

“A lot of guys asked about that, too, and that was one of my main concerns. Like, these guys are going to hate me because ‘We don’t need to learn this crap if we’re not doing the same stuff; we’re not really trying to hit the person.’ But Triple H really wanted them to get a real look at it — MMA is so huge now and people know like, ‘Oh, he dropped his hands’ or ‘Oh, he got caught with a punch’, so they are catching on to the phony stuff. So they really wanted me to teach them the proper footwork, the way to turn your hand over (for a punch), the proper hand and foot combinations, the timing, speed, and about how to keep your hands up to block, how to slip, how to bob and weave. They really wanted the wrestlers to look like they knew what they were doing.”

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3 COMMENTS

  1. styles is awesome (sorry, phenomenal) in the ring, but on the mic/stick, talking… uh… nah, sorry. still, if the match at ‘extreme rules’ between him and reigns was a ‘promo match’, he’d easily defeat reigns, because reign’s promos… ouch, they are painful to witness.

  2. this is why they need to bring managers back, not valets or whatever, smaller guys who can take bumps when necessary, be able to get heat on the mic and help tell the story via reactions outside the ring

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