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The WWE Morning Paper: Hulk Hogan, NXT, The Rock

So you’re getting ready for school or work in the morning and want to read up on fresh content before leaving for the day? Come read The WWE Morning Paper! This will be your weekday (possibly future weekends as well) hub for the latest news inside and outside the squared circle for Vince McMahon’s company as well as TNA sprinkled in (unless they get cancelled).

Here’s the wrestling information you need to know for August 22nd, 2014 version of The WWE Morning Paper.

News

  • Hulk Hogan is finding ways to keep himself in the news.

Hulk Hogan has been on WWE programming lately in his ambassador role. Two weeks ago on Monday Night RAW, a birthday celebration was thrown for Hogan in which WWE had Brock Lesnar crash the party. It made sense seeing as the company was six days from SummerSlam, and Lesnar was challenging for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

Beginning with this week’s episodes, WWE NXT’s first airing will be at 4pm EST and the first airing of WWE Superstars will be at 5pm EST on the WWE Network. The 9pm and 10pm airings are still scheduled.

Rumors

  • There’s been a rumor going around that Spike TV wants to buy a majority share in TNA.

The latest rumour being spread about TNA’s uncertain future is that Spike TV is making overtures about buying a 51% share in TNA and that’s why the company was given a three month stay of execution on the channel earlier this week. The major sticking point is supposed to be Dixie Carter’s reluctance to relinquish control of the company, as her parents are showing an interest in the offer, so keeping TNA Impact on Spike TV till the end of the year would give more time for the two sides to hammer a deal out.

Opinions

  • The NXT review from Wrestling Inc.
  • Seth Rollins doesn’t want you dumping ice water on your head.

  • Bleacher Report has an article on examining the art of realistic striking in pro wrestling.

The art in delivering pro wrestling strikes is finding the balance between a broken jaw and a laughing audience.

Wrestlers depend on that balance each night. Punches and kicks that make the right amount of contact add excitement to a match, helping the audience to forget that it’s theater, not combat.

That’s an element of the industry that outsiders struggle to understand.

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