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TORCH TODAY – Tuesday, October 27
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– There is plenty of speculation on where the Young Bucks will end up. The California-based Young Bucks noted in a recent Rolling Stone interview that they’re looking to sign an exclusive North American deal to have stability going forward at this stage of their independent career. Traveling across the country to the East Coast and traveling across the ocean for New Japan has been taxing. An announcement should be coming soon.
– It was interesting to hear WWE (namely JBL) reference new U.S. champion Alberto Del Rio as the AAA Mega Champion during Monday’s Raw broadcast. Alberto, wrestling as Alberto El Patron in Mexico, is expected to finish up his final obligations to AAA before focusing on WWE. AAA executive Dorian Roldan Pena tried to put a positive spin on losing Alberto by noting that Alberto is a “dual champion” in WWE and AAA.
— Dorian Roldan Peña (@dorianroldan) October 26, 2015
– Former WWE wrestler Mason Ryan (Barri Griffiths) recently married an American golfer, Julie Rolfe, in his home country of Porthmadog, Wales. Griffiths is currently wrestling on the U.K. independent scene. A report by the Daily Post notes he will be returning to the U.S. to join the Cirque Du Soleil tour in Las Vegas.
– Gawker’s management team is making it known that they believe Hulk Hogan will win some form of judgment in the $100 million lawsuit, but they do not believe Hogan will receive anything close to the full amount. Gawker’s Heather Dietrick told Politico they believe “it’s quite possible that Hogan just gets a very small judgment against us.” The trial determining the actual result is scheduled for 2016.
– Chikara is offering Night 3 of the 2015 King of Trios tournament free of charge to trial subscribers of their “Chikaratopia” streaming service. The one-week trial can be found at Chikaratopia.com.
– WWE wraps up the schedule Tuesday night in Phoenix with this week’s Smackdown TV taping. It’s a Halloween Edition, which should produce plenty of backstage skits. Five wrestlers are advertised for the taping – WWE World Hvt. champion Seth Rollins, #1 contender Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, and Sheamus. (We’re looking for a correspondent report sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
– The Miz is scheduled to appear on SportsCenter during Week 3 of WWE’s segment on ESPNews in the 9:00 p.m. EST hour. Miz will likely be pumping up the new WWE video game, plus talking movies.
– The House of Blues in Dallas officially announced Jim Ross’s one-man shows for WrestleMania Weekend in Dallas next April. Ross is set for “Ringside” on Saturday, Apr. 2 at 4:00 p.m. before the Hall of Fame and 11:00 p.m. after the Hall of Fame. Ross then has a third show on Monday night after Raw. The idea being to bring the rowdy post-Mania Raw Crowd to a fun, interactive show wrapping up the weekend. Tickets for all three shows go on-sale Wednesday.
– The Miami Hurricanes fired their college football coach after the worst loss in school history, prompting a lot of focus to shift toward “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson. If Rock can fix ailing movie franchises, then surely he can fix the team that he played on two decades ago. CBS Sports picked up on Johnson’s tongue-in-cheek involvement in the head coaching search, including Johnson’s tweets about the subject.
– Dave Bautista was joined by Shane McMahon at the world premiere of the new James Bond movie, “Spectre,” on Monday.
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) October 27, 2015
– Joey Ryan and Candice LaRae brought back their YouTube show after a hiatus. Independent stand-out/NXT wrestler Johnny Gargano is featured prominently in the episode.