Sunday 4/17 Torch Today – Lance Russell interview, UFC on Fox, Sheamus calls out Rooney, Cesaro commercial, Kane talks WWE future, Young Bucks on WWE vs. indies future, Rock’s movie schedule, NJPW Results with Naito as top champ, Chicago indies wrestler doc, Videos – Interviews with Miz & Machineguns, Gulak & Batista co-actor, plus Schamberger paints Bockwinkel

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

The Rock (art credit Travis Beaven)


TORCH TODAY – Sunday, April 17, 2016

At On-demand access to Jim Valley’s must-hear interview with legendary wrestling announcer Lance Russell from Cauliflower Alley Club in Las Vegas.

– At Full coverage of UFC on Fox 19 from Saturday night.

Sheamus made international news calling out English footballer Wayne Rooney on “Soccer AM.” Sheamus followed up on former League of Nations teammate King Barrett calling out Rooney the last time WWE was in Europe in November. This led to Rooney slapping Barrett from ringside at a WWE show.

Cesaro took part in an ad campaign for an international tire store where he surprised fans coming into the shop for a tire change. The full feature can be found HERE.

Kane talked to Crave Online about when filming took place for the “Countdown” movie starring Dolph Ziggler and himself. He also talked about what’s next for him in WWE.

“WWE had a live event in Vancouver and it was all shot during that event. It was very unique filmmaking because you have the film crew shooting live footage and putting it into a movie. So yeah, they shot that all in one night at a house show in Vancouver,” Kane said.

On his future, Kane said, “We will see me in WWE for the next several years and then it’s just what opportunities arise both in WWE and movies and entertainment. I’ve been very fortunate with my life because I’ve had the opportunity to do some really cool things and meet really great people and perform in front of WWE fans all over the world. For me, it’s just a matter of going forward and seeing where this adventure takes me.”

“The Rock” Dwayne Johnson and actor/comedian Kevin Hart are working on a re-make of Robin Williams’s 1990s movie “Jumanji,” reports Variety and Entertainment Weekly. According to Variety’s report, Johnson is looking to film the movie this fall before filming the third series of HBO’s “Ballers.”

The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) talked to the Busted Open satellite radio show about their futures in WWE or staying on the independent circuit after their current run in ROH, PWG, and New Japan.

“I would love to wrestle and rock Madison Square Garden one day. I think that’d be kind of cool,” Matt said. Nick added: “I don’t know. We’ve done quite a bit. The one goal that I always tell all my family is just to continue to make as much money as possible and to stay healthy. If that means going to WWE, so be it. If that means staying here, so be it. Whatever’s best for my family if it comes down to it.”

– New Japan ran their first show on Sunday since Naito won the IWGP World Hvt. Title. The war between Naito’s group, which now includes Sanada, and the Chaos group led by Kazuchika Okada continued in the main event. (Full Results via (Weekend News & Results Update)

– A new documentary on Chicago independent wrestler George Nottoli (Vito Fontaine) has been released HERE.

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– WWE IC champion The Miz talked to the Busted Open satellite radio show about fan hatred, working with A.J. Styles, and more topics.

The Motor City Machineguns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) talked to Busted Open about reuniting in Ring of Honor, leaving TNA, and other topics.

– Independent wrestler Drew Gulak talked to satellite radio host Sam Roberts on making a WWE cameo, WWNLive, PWG, and more topics.

– Actor Alain Moussi talked to Hannibal TV about working with Dave Bautista in the new “Street Fighter” movie re-make.

– The latest edition of wrestling artist Rob Schamberger’s video series features a drawing of Nick Bockwinkel from Cauliflower Alley Club.

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