TORCH TODAY – Saturday, February 27, 2016
– I was surprised that none of the titles in Ring of Honor changed hands at Friday’s ROH PPV. There is always Saturday night to complete the final picture heading into WrestleMania Weekend. The big question now is whether ROH introduces a new ROH Title challenger for Jay Lethal at WrestleMania Weekend in Dallas or stays on the same or recent path of challengers.
– EVENTS CENTER: There is wrestling everywhere on Saturday. WWE has split crews in the Midwest, NXT is in Florida, and Daniel Bryan is appearing in Detroit. … Matt Hardy vs. Ethan Carter III for the TNA Hvt. Title is scheduled for Big Time Wrestling … Chikara’s top title is on the line when Kimber Lee makes another defense … Booker T’s ROW is in action in Houston … Harley Race and “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase are scheduled for WLW… CWE wraps up its week-long tour of Canada with Colt Cabana. (Full Events Center)
– E! announced that former WWE Diva Kelly Kelly (Barbie Blank) married former NHL player Sheldon Souray on Saturday. Blank stars on E!’s “WAGS” TV show. Season 2 airs later this year, which will document the build-up to the wedding.
– Matt Hardy is still TNA Hvt. champion after defending against Ethan Carter III at the BTW show Friday night. Jeff Hardy was part of the show as Willow…
— ICONIC Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) February 27, 2016
– TNA is looking to benefit from A.J. Styles’s rise on the WWE stage by releasing a new DVD product on Styles’s TNA career. The “A.J. Styles Collection” is due out soon, according to TNA’s announcement.
— TNA WRESTLING (@IMPACTWRESTLING) February 27, 2016
– WWE top star John Cena sent out the latest vague tweet on his injury recovery status.
Defy critics. Defy logic. Defy "experts". Defy fatigue. Defy limitation. Defy fear. Obey passion. #Nevergiveup
— John Cena (@JohnCena) February 27, 2016
– Kurt Angle is in the U.K. this weekend for the London Film and Comic Con.
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) February 27, 2016
– After the SHINE 33 iPPV on Friday, WWNLive announced a big SHINE Women’s Title match for WrestleMania Weekend. Taylor Made will defend against Ivelisse on April 2 in Dallas as part of the WWN Supershow.
— Gabe Sapolsky (@BookItGabe) February 27, 2016
– WWE star Sheamus talked to The Post Game publication about how rugby prepared him for pro wrestling. “The physicality prepared me for the WWE ring,” Sheamus said. “A lot of guys have played college football and were in the NFL, but for me, it made my transition a lot easier, and people say I’m one of the toughest guys in WWE. I have rugby to thank for that.”