WWE will present their Hall of Fame ceremonies at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL, tonight. Inductees (accompanied by their inductors): Edge (by Christian), Mil Mascaras (by Alberto Del Rio), the Four Horsemen (Dusty Rhodes), Mike Tyson (Shawn Michaels and Triple H), Ron Simmons (by JBL), and Yokozuna (by Jimmy & Jey Uso).
Ring of Honor will be at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, FL, today. Advertised: Davey Richards defends the ROH World Title against Michael Elgin; Roderick Strong versus Jay Lethal; Eddie Edwards versus Kevin Steen; Mark & Jay Briscoe defend the ROH World Tag Team Title against Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin); the All Night Express (Kenny King & Rhett Titus) versus the Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) in a tornado match; Adam Cole versus Kyle O'Reilly; T.J. Perkins versus Fire Ant; plus Tommaso Ciampa, the Embassy, Caprice Coleman, Cedric Alexander, Mike Bennett, and Maria Kanellis. Bell time is 1:00 PM. This event is available as an iPPV here.
Dragon Gate USA presents Mercury Rising at the Miami Beach Deauville in Miami Beach, FL, tonight. Advertised: Masaaki Mochizuki, CIMA & Ricochet versus Akira Tozawa, Low Ki & BxB Hulk; Johnny Gargano defends the Open the Freedom Gate Title against Masato Yoshino; an elimination match featuring Pac, Rich Swann, Lince Dorado and others to be announced; Sami Callihan versus Sabu; A.R. Fox versus Arik Cannon; Jon Davis versus Bobby Fish; plus Chuck Taylor, Pinkie Sanchez, Uhaa Nation, and the Scene (Scott Reed & Caleb Konley, w/ Larry Davis). Bell time is 8:00 PM. This event is available as an iPPV here.
WrestleReunion kicks into high gear at the Miami Beach Deauville in Miami Beach, FL, today. Advertised: Buddy Colt, Paul Jones, Stan Hansen, the Masked Superstar, Kevin Sullivan, Greg Valentine, Mike Graham, Bugsy McGraw, Larry Zbyszko, J.J. Dillon, Jimmy Garvin, Carlos Colon, Bobby Heenan, Leilani Kai, Nikita Koloff, Brian Blair, Rick Steiner, Brutus Beefcake, Sid Vicious, Diamond Dallas Page, Ahmed Johnson, Tommy Dreamer, Road Dogg, Sabu, Billy Gunn, New Jack, Torrie Wilson, Colt Cabana, Rob Terry, Mickie James, Daffney, Robbie E, and Shelly Martinez.
There is a tribute to Championship Wrestling from Florida at the Miami Beach Deauville in Miami Beach, FL today. Advertised: Mike Graham, Carlos Colon, Brian Blair & Lanny Poffo versus Larry Zbyszko, Ron Bass, Gary Royal & the Masked Superstar in an elimination match, with Nikita Koloff as referee; Kevin Sullivan & Rick Steiner versus Billy Gunn & Road Dogg; Tito Santana versus the Honky Tonk Man; Finlay vs. Harry Smith; Matt Classic (Colt Cabana) vs. Jake Manning; and an appearance from Vader. Bell time is 2:00 PM.
According to our records, Allison Danger celebrates a birthday today.
Masio Koma was 36 when he died on this day in 1975.
John Cena hosted a Make-A-Wish party at Jungle Island, covering the tab for more than forty children and their families on Friday night.
Shawn Michaels is interviewed below:
TMZ has a story here about David Otunga reaching out to help a Haitian refugee whose mother was lost just weeks ago.
Wade Barrett is interviewed below, talking about the frustration of missing WrestleMania:
There is a piece here on Mike Tyson who talks about going onto the Hall of Fame, and who his ideal inductors would be.
An exact figure has not been released, but Timbaland, what was reported to be most of the WWE roster, and many other celebrities and athletes appeared at a WrestleMania premiere party on Star Island on Friday to help raise money for Alex’s Place at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Results and highlights from WWE’s SmackDown broadcast on the SyFy Channel on Friday: Zack Ryder over Drew McIntyre; Chris Jericho over Kofi Kingston; and backstory segments on the angles built for WrestleMania.
WWE has announced an event at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, IL, on June 23. Tickets are available on April 28.
There is a story here on an investigation of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY, home to many WWE events going back decades, and whether it poses a health risk to people who go inside the facility.
Ring of Honor results from Day 1 of the Showdown in the Sun iPPV at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, FL, on March 30: Mark & Jay Briscoe over Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls in a proving ground match; Jim Cornette interviewed NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce, which was interrupted by Adam Cole, leading to an impromptu match; Cole over Pearce; the All Night Express (Kenny King & Rhett Titus) over the Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) in a tornado match; Jay Lethal over Kyle O’Reilly to retain the ROH TV Title, followed by Lethal staring down Tommaso Ciampa and the Embassy, who still has Lethal’s belt; Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) over Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander; Mike Bennett (w/ Maria Kanellis) over Lance Storm, including Bennett laying out Storm post-match; Kevin Steen over El Generico in a last man standing match, with interference from Jimmy Jacobs, who turned on Generico; and Davey Richards over Eddie Edwards and Roderick Strong (w/ Truth Martini) in a three-way to retain the ROH World Title, with Michael Elgin laying out Richards post-match and vowing to win the title on Saturday.
There were many technical issues during ROH’s iPPV on Friday night, prompting the company to issue the following statement: “Attn iPPV customers and ROH Faithful – the production team will be working overnight to make the VOD replay will be available error free tomorrow. Again we apologize and appreciate your patience.”
Results and highlights from Bellator 63 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, on March 30: Ben Saunders over Raul Amaya by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, and 29-28); David Rickels over Jordan Smith by knockout at 0:22 in the first round; Bryan Baker over Carlos Alexandre Pereira by split decision (29-28, 28-29, and 29-28); and Karl Amoussou over Chris Lozano by submission to a rear naked choke at 2:05 in the first round. All were opening round bouts for the welterweight tournament.
It was announced after Bellator 63 that the welterweight semi-final round will take place at Bellator 67 at the Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada, on May 4, confirming Saunders vs. Baker and Rickels vs. Amoussou.
Dragon Gate USA results from the Open the Ultimate Gate iPPV at the Miami Beach Deauville in Miami Beach, FL, on March 30: A.R. Fox over Rich Swann; CIMA and Ricochet announced that due to an injury to CIMA, they had to vacate the Open the United Gate Title, and Masato Yoshino said he would take CIMA’s place in the match against Johnny Gargano and Chuck Taylor for the vacant title; Tommy Dreamer & Bobby Fish over the Scene (Scott Reed & Caleb Konley, w/ Larry Dallas); BxB Hulk over Sami Callihan, with Callihan saying post-match he wanted to end Sabu’s career, which led to Sabu attacking him; Sabu & Jon Davis over Arik Cannon & Pinkie Sanchez in a street fight, with Callihan attacking Sabu afterward; Masaaki Mochizuki over Akira Tozawa, with Christina Von Eerie low blowing Mochizuki post-match; Samurai Del Sol over Johnny Vandal; Low Ki over PAC; and Yoshino & Ricochet over Johnny Gargano & Chuck Taylor to win the Open the United Gate Title, with Taylor assaulting CIMA and turning on Gargano afterward.