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WWE Rumors: Speculation On When Bobby Fish Could Return To Action

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It’s been just over five months now since WWE NXT Superstar and member of The Undisputed Era, Bobby Fish, suffered a severe knee injury at an NXT Live Event back on March 4th. Fish tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee, requiring him to undergo surgery that would reportedly keep him out of the ring for roughly six months.

Of course, the injury came just weeks before Fish was scheduled to defend the NXT Tag Team Titles along with Kyle O’Reilly in a Triple Threat match that was also the Finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans on April 7th. With Fish on the shelf, Roderick Strong shockingly turned on his partner Pete Dunne that night, joining The Undisputed Era and essentially replacing Fish as an NXT Tag Team titleholder.

There have been little updates on Bobby Fish’s recovery from surgery since then and as we approach that reported six month mark, many fans have wondered how close to returning he is. Most recently, Fish appeared on NXT TV last week sporting a knee brace, but no longer needed the use of crutches. According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Fish’s return most likely is still a couple of months away as it’s being said he could be cleared in November or December.

 

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Jimmy Jacobs On WWE’s Ratings, Seth Rollins & Matt Jackson Respond

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Jimmy Jacobs defends against criticism of WWE’s recent RAW ratings!

To say that many fans and members of the wrestling media have been taking WWE to task in recent weeks over the ratings, most specifically for Monday Night RAW, would definitely be called an understatement.





After declining viewership for three consecutive weeks and record lows (check out this week’s numbers), the criticism of the company’s booking has not been hard to find. So much so that it has even been put into angles on television, as we saw this past Monday with the opening segment involving Seth Rollins and Baron Corbin. When the ratings for the red brand were revealed yesterday, The Wrestling Observer’s Bryan Alvarez took to Twitter to offer his thoughts on the results:

One person who took notice and would actually come to WWE’s defense would be former member of the company’s creative team and current independent star, Jimmy Jacobs. Jacobs was let go last year after he took a photo with members of The Bullet Club while they were outside of a Monday Night RAW taping. Now competing for the likes of MLW and IMPACT Wrestling, Jacobs was quick to point out the other side of the coin to Alvarez:

Not only did this earn a reply from WWE Superstar Seth Rollins, but interestingly enough, Matt Jackson of The Young Bucks would also agree with Jacobs:

Jacobs would continue, replying to a number of fan responses:




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WWE News: Updated Card For TLC Following Additions/Changes This Week

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The updated card for Sunday’s WWE TLC!

Now that this week’s editions of Monday Night RAW, SmackDown Live and the Mixed Match Challenge are officially in the books, the WWE Universe turns its attention to Sunday’s TLC pay-per-view.





There were some alterations and additions to the card at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, but not the ones some fans expected with Braun Strowman still recovering from surgery and Finn Balor off of the road due to an illness (read that story here). On RAW, we learned that the Elias vs. Bobby Lashley bout will now be a Ladder Match where a guitar will be hanging above the ring and the first main to gain possession can utilize it (see the announcement here).

Then yesterday, it was announced that Buddy Murphy would defend his Cruiserweight Title against Cedric Alexander (find that here) and on SmackDown Live last night, it was revealed that Randy Orton would take on Rey Mysterio in a Chairs Match (check that out here). Plus, the Finals of the Mixed Match Challenge are now set after Carmella and R-Truth, as well as Alicia Fox and Jinder Mahal solidified their spots (read the breakdown with Mitchell’s Mixed Match Challenge Report).

Here’s a look at the updated lineup for TLC, which you can catch Sunday live on pay-per-view and the WWE Network (Mixed Match Challenge Finals will also live stream on Facebook Watch) beginning at 7PM EST with the Kickoff starting at 6PM. At this time, it’s not known what will be on the Kickoff, however it’s speculated one or two matches will be moved there instead of any new ones being announced. Of course, that’s not confirmed:

Tables, Ladders & Chairs for the SmackDown Women’s Championship
(C) Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka

WWE Championship
(C) Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles

Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match
If Braun Wins, He Gets Universal Title Shot At Royal Rumble
If Baron Wins, He Becomes Permanent RAW General Manager
Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin

Intercontinental Championship
(C) Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose

RAW Women’s Championship
(C) Ronda Rousey vs. Nia Jax

Triple Threat for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships
(C) The Bar vs. The New Day vs. The Usos

Chairs Match
Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio

Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre

Tables Match
Natalya vs. Ruby Riott

Ladder Match
Elias vs. Bobby Lashley

Cruiserweight Championship
(C) Buddy Murphy vs. Cedric Alexander

Mixed Match Challenge Finals
Carmella & R-Truth vs. Alicia Fox & Jinder Mahal





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