Tag: AJ

East Tennessee State pulls away for 98-88 win over VMI

An 11-0 run midway through the second half broke open a four-point game and sent the East Tennessee State Buccaneers over the VMI Keydets, 98-88, in Southern Conference men’s basketball action Friday night at Freedom Hall in Johnson City, Tenn.

TLC Preview: Can WWE build on success of Survivor Series?

WWE looks forward to its TLC pay-per-view this weekend as a chance to build on one of its more successful events in recent years at Survivor Series in November.

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Hell in a Cell Review: Did Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose live up to hype?

Eh, what a letdown. Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose in the main event at WWE Hell in a Cell had a lot of promise, but the writers ruined what could have been one of the better main events in the past few years.

Hell in a Cell Preview: Can Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose carry a pay-per-view?

Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose are set to be part of what is being billed as a double main event at WWE Hell in a Cell on Sunday night.


ACC announces football players of the week

Pitt leads the way with three student-athletes honored as Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week. Two student-athletes from Florida State, North Carolina and Syracuse were recognized.

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Local band Prime to play the State Fair of Virginia

Prime is headed to the State Fair of Virginia on Friday to perform a mix of styles from country to funk and everything in between. Prime will take the stage at 2:30 pm.

WWE Night of Champions Review: What were they thinking?

Cluster at the end of Night of Champions: That’s all you can conjure here with reference to the screwjob ending to the Brock Lesnar-John Cena main event.

Wrestling TV News: Smackdown officially moving to Thursdays, Spike ready to dump TNA

Two big bits of news on the wrestling TV front today: WWE is officially moving Smackdown to Thursday nights, and it’s becoming clearer that Spike TV is not interested in continuing its relationship with TNA.

TNA Impact Wrestling to remain on Spike TV through end of 2014

TNA President Dixie Carter confirmed today that the company’s flagship TV show, Impact Wrestling, will remain on Spike TV through the end of 2014.

Wrestling Beat: Daniel Bryan stops burglar, DiBiase on The Streak, Cena wants to be heel?

John Cena will turn heel, eventually. Everybody turns heel, eventually. Eventually is a long way down the road in Cena’s case.

Video: AJ Lee returns, wins WWE Divas Title

AJ Lee returned to WWE Monday Night Raw and defeated Paige to win the Divas Championship.

The Kiss Seen ‘Round the World: Michael Sam opens our eyes

A group of codgers at the local Starbucks was discussing the Michael Sam kiss seen ‘round the world today, and it was clear that they didn’t like what they saw. The general theme: Did they really need to show us that?

Chris Graham: I feel ya, Mr. Met

Mr. Met, the baseball-domed mascot for the New York Mets, and the subject of a new book by former Mr. Met AJ Mass, was informed by the Secret Service in 1997 at a baseball game attended by President Bill Clinton that if he approached the president, “we go for the kill shot.”

AJ Styles: Yep, he’s still alive

The Phenomenal AJ Styles was on top of the wrestling world, relatively speaking. Then Styles, who made his name in TNA, left the company in January to become a free agent, and has barely been heard from since.

WrestleMania 30 Predictions: Who walks away WWE champ, more

WrestleMania 30 is upon us. It may not be the most interesting of cards for pro wrestling’s Super Bowl, but … it’s pro wrestling’s Super Bowl.

#8 UVa. men’s lacrosse pastes VMI, 21-3

Ryan Lukacovic scored a career-high nine points and Joe French added a career-high six more points as the No. 8 UVa. Cavaliers (8-2) cruised to a 21-3 victory Monday night at Klöckner Stadium over the VMI Keydets (1-9).

Going down: TNA Impact Wrestling scores lowest viewer numbers since Thanksgiving

TNA Impact Wrestling had been steadily growing since a Thanksgiving night ratings disaster. A recent trend back down cratered this week with a return to the area of that recent low number.

Fishburne falls, 62-59, to Northfield Mount Hermon in National Prep Championships

Down 11 with 5:44 to go, Fishburne stormed back with a 16-5 run to tie defending national champion Northfield Mount Hermon with 1:03 left, but an AJ Brodeur layup with 47 seconds left gave NMH the lead for good in an eventual 62-59 final.

Ring of Honor TV preview: AJ Styles vs. Jay Lethal

Ring Of Honor TV Preview: AJ Styles vs Jay Lethal. Visit here to find out when ROH airs in your area: www.rohwrestling.com/content/ROHTVListings.

Smackdown Backstage Fallout: AJ Lee

Go backstage with WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee as she talks about her dominance over the Divas division and her win on SmackDown.

Ring of Honor: Jay Lethal challenges AJ Styles

  Jay Lethal welcomes AJ Styles to Ring of Honor, and challenges the former TNA star to a match in ROH.

Ring of Honor TV promo

  AJ Styles makes his Ring of Honor TV debut taking on Roddy Strong. Visit here to find out when ROH airs in your area: www.rohwrestling.com/content/ROHTVListings

AJ Styles: Botched move was Roddy Strong’s fault

  Remember the horribly botched Styles Clash on Roddy Strong in the Styles’ Ring of Honor debut match earlier this month? AJ Styles hears about it all the time, and he’s not afraid to tell you what went wrong, and why. “Everything was great on my part; there was no slip, there was no accident […]

SmackDown Highlights: Rey Mysterio, Big Show, AJ Lee, Fandango, 10-Man Tag

Highlights from this week’s WWE Friday Night Smackdown include Rey Mysterio, Big Show, AJ Lee, Kofi Kingston, Fandango, plus the main event 10-man tag.

Ring of Honor Video: Michael Elgin challenges AJ Styles

My Actions Will Speak Louder Than Words – Michael Elgin Challenges AJ Styles

TNA Video: Fallout from AJ Styles-Magnus match on Impact

TNA stars address the AJ Styles-Magnus match from the Jan. 9 episode of Impact Wrestling.

TNA Video: Bad Influence taking out Friends of AJ

  Bad Influence talks with TNA Impact365 about its efforts to take out Friends of AJ.

TNA Impact ratings up 23 percent

The sendoff for AJ Styles helped send ratings for TNA Impact Wrestling off to a recent high. This week’s episode drew 1.393 million viewers, up 23 percent from the Jan. 2 viewer average of 1.128 million viewers. The main event of this week’s Impact episode featured a title unification match between AJ Styles and Magnus. The […]

TNA Impact ratings up 23 percent

The sendoff for AJ Styles helped send ratings for TNA Impact Wrestling off to a recent high.

TNA Stars predict winner of AJ Styles-Magnus title match

      TNA Stars Ethan Carter III, Joseph Park and Madison Rayne talk about tonight’s title match on Impact with AJ Styles and Magnus.

Video: Kaitlyn drops goodbye match to AJ Lee

[embedplusvideo height=”480″ width=”720″ editlink=”http://bit.ly/1e0nix8″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/iQspw3m3EF0?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=iQspw3m3EF0&width=720&height=480&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep9250″ /]   On Wednesday morning, WWE.com announced that former WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn would be leaving WWE today. Before she bid farewell to the WWE Universe, Kaitlyn hit the ring one last time on WWE Main Event, taking on her ex-best friend and current WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee. Despite their fractured friendship, […]

TNA Video: Thursday Impact preview

[embedplusvideo height=”400″ width=”600″ editlink=”http://bit.ly/K3KYVD” standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/gAZM6195v5s?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=gAZM6195v5s&width=600&height=400&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep3912″ /]   Watch The Opening To Thursday’s IMPACT wrestling on SpikeTV 9/8c – featuring the World Heavyweight Championship reunification match with Magnus vs. AJ Styles

Ring of Honor Video: Gruesome finisher in AJ Styles-Roderick Strong match

Ouch, babe. This is the finisher to the AJ Styles-Roderick Strong match at the Ring of Honor TV tapings last night in Nashville. Strong was reportedly up and walking around afterward.

AJ Styles ‘returns’ to TNA to challenge Magnus

Before you get too excited, OK, yes, AJ Styles returned to TNA on Thursday night’s Impact, and he challenged new TNA World Heavyweight Champion Magnus to an undisputed title match, but … The segment for tonight’s show and the match between Styles and Magnus that will air next week were taped in December. That is, […]

AJ Styles acknowledges lack of interest from WWE

AJ Styles told F4WOnline.com that he knows that WWE is not interested in him because it is putting more emphasis in its own developmental system. In the interview, it was pointed out to Styles, long considered one of the best workers in the business, that it would have been unthinkable 10 years ago for someone […]

Ring of Honor releases video with AJ Styles promoting Jan. 4 show

If this business involving AJ Styles is a work, credit Ring of Honor and tna for going all out to sell it. ROH released a video today featuring Styles promoting his appearance at the promotion’s Jan. 4 show in Nashville and the 12th anniversary ROH show in Philadelphia in February. So either ROH did its […]

More on AJ Styles: A work going over the heads of fans?

The on-again, off-again negotiations between AJ Styles and TNA, the reports that Styles is booked solid with appearances at Ring of Honor and on the indy circuit, it’s all a work, right? Give ‘em credit for doing what WWE should have done with CM Punk two years ago when creative tried to make Punk the […]

AJ Styles added to two more Ring of Honor events

Ring of Honor has added former TNA World Champion AJ Styles to two February events. Styles will appear on ROH’s 12th anniversary show in Philadelphia on Feb. 21 and at a TV taping on Feb. 22. Styles had already been advertised for this weekend’s ROH TV tapings in Nashville. An updated schedule of Styles appearances […]

Who wins the AJ Styles-TNA standoff? Surely not AJ

AJ Styles is standing his ground in the on-again, off-again negotiations with tna. The former tna World Heavyweight Champion is a free agent and working this weekend with Ring of Honor, and booking independent gigs outside of ROH. Is this the best move for Styles? As a promoter who has booked indy cards big and […]

Negotiations between TNA and A.J. Styles break apart: Styles headed to ROH?

PWInsider is reporting that negotiations between AJ Styles and tna have finally fallen apart, and that the former tna World Champ isn’t likely to be returning to the company anytime soon. Ring of Honor, meanwhile, confirmed that Styles will be returning to ROH for its Jan. 4 show in Nashville.