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WWE News: Former ROH Star Signs With WWE, Heading To NXT Soon



It has only been a couple of weeks now since former Ring Of Honor World Television Champion Punishment Martinez finished up with the promotion back on September 29th, losing his title to Jeff Cobb in Las Vegas at the Death Before Dishonor television tapings (see that story here).

It didn’t take long after Martinez’s loss for word to get our that he was done with ROH and the most likely destination was the WWE. Today, PWInsider has reportedly confirmed that Punishment Martinez has officially signed a WWE contract and soon will be heading to the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida before starting with the NXT brand.

The 36-year old, 14-year veteran got his start at the World Famous Monster Factory, but didn’t really get his big break until Ring Of Honor’s 2016 Top Prospect Tournament. It was at this time he was signed and became a regular part of ROH programming. His World Television Title win back in June at State Of The Art day two would be Martinez’s only championship with ROH.

At this time, it’s not known when exactly he will be reporting to the WWE Performance Center or debuting with NXT.


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WWE News: WWE Reportedly Eyeing ROH Star Again



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WWE is reportedly looking at Ring Of Honor’s Dalton Castle!

Of all the stories the last number of weeks, the destinations of some impending and current free agents for 2019 and beyond have arguably had the most headlines in terms of volume.

Recently, Ring Of Honor locked down some talent including the current ROH World Champion Jay Lethal and Silas Young, but it’s appearing more and more likely they will be losing others like Cody and The Young Bucks. Additionally, WWE is expected to be bringing in a number of new recruits to the Performance Center in January such as ACH, while some others who were believed to be arriving have gotten delayed like Shane Strickland.

As WWE continues to strengthen its global reach and deepen its talent pool, another top Ring Of Honor star is said to be back on the company’s radar. According to The Wrestling Observer, former ROH World Champion Dalton Castle has gotten WWE’s interest.

This is not the first time Castle’s name has been linked with WWE, as there were rumors he could be heading to NXT in the Summer of 2017. However, we of course now know that he instead re-signed with Ring Of Honor. Details on the deal were never reported though, so it’s unclear at this time when his contract will be coming up.

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WWE News: USA Network Issues Full Details On Next Week’s ‘WWE Week’



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USA Network has released all the details on WWE Week!

It’s that time of year again where Christmas is right upon us and that means it’s nearly time for the annual ‘WWE Week’ on USA Network.

A full week of prime time, WWE produced or related content will kickoff next Monday with RAW, running through to Friday night. Today, USA Network has issued the following with all the details:


NEW YORK – USA Network kicks off its annual WWE Holiday Week, beginning Monday, Dec. 17, with more content than ever before. The week will consist of primetime events that celebrate all things WWE, from watching your favorite WWE Superstars get into the season’s spirit to regularly scheduled Monday Night Raw and SmackDown LIVE. The week culminates with the 16th annual WWE Tribute to the Troops, which includes an appearance by Jon Stewart, former host of “The Daily Show.” The two-hour special will honor and celebrate our servicemen and women and their courage in protecting our nation. 

This year’s WWE Holiday Week lineup will include:

Monday, Dec. 17

  • The week begins with three hours of everyone’s favorite, Monday Night Raw, at 8/7 C, featuring WWE Superstars Ronda Rousey, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Sasha Banks, Nia Jax, Dolph Ziggler and more in Sacramento, Calif., at the Golden 1 Center.

Tuesday, Dec. 18

  • The week continues with SmackDown LIVE, which will take place in Fresno, Calif., at the Save Mart Center at 8/7 C, with WWE Superstars Daniel Bryan, The New Day, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Jeff Hardy, Asuka and more.

Wednesday, Dec. 19

  • At 10/9 C, USA introduces a brand-new WWE special, New Day’s WWE 2018 Pancake Powered New Year Super Spectacular. The New Day host a fun look back at all the historic, outrageous and unforgettable moments that made 2018 so super spectacular at WWE. Featuring Ronda Rousey, Roman Reigns, Braun Stroman, AJ Styles, John Cena and Becky Lynch, along with some surprise Superstar sightings.   

Thursday, Dec. 20

  • At 9/8 C, WWE and USA will shine a spotlight on our nation’s heroes with the two-hour Tribute to the Troops celebration that will feature a special appearance by Jon Stewart, former host of “The Daily Show,” and rising country music star Morgan Wallen.
  • Immediately following at 11/10 C, there will be a Miz & Mrs. marathon. The record-breaking series features real-life WWE couple The Miz and Maryse as they navigate married life and adapt to becoming first-time parents.

Friday, Dec. 21

  • The week wraps with WWE icon Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his epic role in the movie “San Andreas” at 6/5 C.
  • Additionally, “Talk Stoop” will be getting into the WWE spirit as Nessa Diab hosts special episodes of the series featuring interviews throughout the week with WWE Superstars The Miz and Maryse, Ronda Rousey, the Bella Twins, Natalya, Nia Jax and Lana.

What shows during WWE Week will you be tuning in for? Let us know on social media @theCHAIRSHOTcom and always remember to use the hashtag #UseYourHead!

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