Michael P.S. Hayes talks about Hall of Fame, Evolve Press Release, WWE Network Press Release

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Michael P.S. Hayes speaks to Rolling Stone about finally getting inducted into the Hall of Fame with The Fabulous Freebirds, who in my mind, are one of the greatest factions in wrestling history. This is long overdue in my opinion.


About his Hall of Fame induction:

“Well, I don’t know what the rush was. Every year around this time, I’d be on pins and needles, hoping we’d get in, because our career speaks for itself. We put asses in seats…and I think you could take a poll of anybody who ever paid their hard-earned money to come see us, and they’d say they got more than their money’s worth. And that was huge to us, because we were wrestling fans too.”
About his Induction Speech:
“I’ve never been a person who is at a loss for words, so I’m pretty sure I’ll have some things to say. They may not let me curse, but I want to pay homage to Terry and Buddy and the group, so I’m going to tell as many stories as they’ll let me get away with. Believe me, I’ve got plenty of them.”
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 Evolve Wrestling
EVOLVE Wrestling Press Release:

February 29th: We are very excited to announce that NXT General Manager William Regal is coming to EVOLVE in Queens, NY on March 19th and Brooklyn, NY on March 20th! Regal will be available for pictures and autographs at both events. There will be a fee. We are working out the details and will have info on the next WWN Alerts.

February 29th: William Regal will also be involved with the EVOLVE live events in both Queens and Brooklyn. This will be for the live audience only. We saw Regal interact with EVOLVE Champion Timothy Thatcher and Matt Riddle at EVOLVE 54 in Orlando. Regal even played a part in setting up the Thatcher vs. Riddle EVOLVE Title Match set for March 19th. What will happen when Regal returns to EVOLVE?

February 29th: Tickets for EVOLVE in New York on March 19th and 20th can now be purchased in the DGUSA.tv store.

February 29th: We have some exciting news for wrestlers interested in our Seminar/Tryouts. There will be a WWE representative on hand for part of the WWN Seminar/Tryout on March 31st in Dallas, TX. This has become the opportunity of a lifetime! Go to the DGUSA.tv/seminar  page for more info. You must fill out an application and be approved to take part. There are still a few spots left in the March 21st Seminar/Tryout in New York, as well.

February 29th: We thought we’d have more matches to announce, but we needed to get this WWN Alerts out fast due to the breaking news with William Regal and the WWN Seminar/Tryout. We’ll have the entire Queens and Brooklyn cards announced this week. Here’s how everything shapes up now:

EVOLVE 56 – Queens, NY – March 19th – 6pm EST

Tix & Info At DGUSA.tv and 267-638-6583

NXT General Manager William Regal will be available for pictures and autographs! Regal will also participate in the live event.

EVOLVE Title Match

Timothy Thatcher defends vs. Matt Riddle

Best In The World Challenge Series – The WWN Icon

Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Johnny Gargano

Grudge Tag Team Match

Team Tremendous vs. Anthony Nese & Caleb Konley

Special Challenge Match #1

Chris Hero vs. Tracy Williams

Special Challenge Match #2

Sami Callihan vs. TJ Perkins

Plus more to be signed with Drew Gulak, Ethan Page, Fred Yehi, Mike Bailey and others!

EVOLVE 57 – Brooklyn, NY – March 20th – 8pm EST

Tix & Info At DGUSA.tv  and 267-638-6583

NXT General Manager William Regal will be available for pictures and autographs! Regal will also participate in the live event.

EVOLVE Tag Team Title Match

Johnny Gargano & Drew Galloway defend vs. Team Tremendous of Dan Barry & Bill Carr

EVOLVE Title Match (If Thatcher Retains At EVOLVE 56)

Timothy Thatcher vs. Caleb Konley

EVOLVE Title Match (If Riddle Wins The Championship At EVOLVE 56)

Matt Riddle vs. Chris Hero

Best In The World Challenge Series – The Technician

Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Drew Gulak

Grudge Match

Sami Callihan vs. Tracy Williams

Plus more to be signed with TJ Perkins, Ethan Page, Mike Bailey, Fred Yehi and others!

EVOLVE 58 – Dallas, TX – April 1st – 4pm CST

Tix & Info At DGUSA.tv  or MorethenMania.com  and 267-638-6583

Best In The World Challenge Series – The Flyer

Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Will Ospreay

Tag Team Challenge Match

Chris Hero & Tommy End vs. Drew Gulak & Tracy Williams

Plus more to be signed with Timothy Thatcher, Johnny Gargano, Drew Galloway, Ricochet, Sami Callihan, TJ Perkins, Marty Scurll Caleb Konley, Anthony Nese, Matt Riddle, Ethan Page, Fred Yehi and others!

EVOLVE 59 – Dallas, TX – April 2nd – Noon CST

Tix & Info At DGUSA.tv  or MorethenMania.com  and 267-638-6583

USA vs. Europe Series Match #1

Ricochet vs. Will Ospreay

USA vs. Europe Series Match #2 – Best In The World Challenge Series – The Fighter

Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Matt Riddle

EVOLVE Tag Team Title Match (If Gargano & Galloway Retain At EVOLVE 57)

Johnny Gargano & Drew Galloway vs. Drew Gulak & Tracy Williams

Plus more to be signed with Timothy Thatcher, Chris Hero, Tommy End, Sami Callihan, TJ Perkins, Marty Scurll, Anthony Nese, Ethan Page, Fred Yehi and others!

WWN Supershow: Mercury Rising 2016 – Dallas, TX – April 2nd – 8pm CST

Tix & Info At www.morethenmania.com or 267-638-6583

EVOLVE Title Match (If Thatcher Is Still Champion)

Timothy Thatcher defends vs. Sami Callihan

Best In The World Challenge Series – The Rival

Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Chris Hero

The legendary Terry Funk will be honored in a special ceremony! Mr. Funk will be available for autographs and pictures before the event.

Ths Six Man Tag Team Tradition will continue! Will Ospreay and Marty Scurll will both be in the match! More information soon.

The SHINE Championship Will Be Defended!

Plus more to be signed with Johnny Gargano, Drew Galloway, Tommy End, TJ Perkins, Drew Gulak, Tracy Williams, Anthony Nese, Caleb Konley, Matt Riddle, Ethan Page, Fred Yehi and others!


WWE Network

WWE Releases following Press Release about WWE Network expanding to Phillippines and Thailand:

STAMFORD, Conn., March 01, 2016 – Beginning today, fans in Thailand and Philippines can order WWE Network online by going to WWENetwork.com  and receive their first month of service free.  WWE Network in Thailand and Philippines will cost $9.99 USD per month, with no commitment and the ability to cancel any time.

Subscribers will have access to the U.S. English language version of WWE Network and get all 12 WWE pay-per-view events at no additional cost including WWE’s biggest event of the year, WrestleMania, as well as 24/7 scheduled programming and the most comprehensive video-on-demand library with more than 4,700 hours of content, including Raw® and SmackDown® re-airs, and every WWE, WCW™ and ECW™ pay-per-view.

WWE Network is available now in Thailand and Philippines on desktop, laptop and mobile devices.  It will become available through Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku and Smart TVs in time for WrestleMania 32.

“WWE is committed to the global growth of our brand,” said George Barrios, WWE Chief Strategy & Financial Officer.  “We are thrilled to offer WWE Network to our fans in Thailand and Philippines in time for our biggest event of the year, WrestleMania.”

In addition to the 12 live WWE pay-per-view events, WWE Network original programming in 2016 includes:

The Edge & Christian Show That Totally Reeks of Awesomeness – A half-hour variety show starring the talented duo, Edge and Christian that will take a look back at all the highs and lows of sports entertainment, while offering a unique and humor filled perspective to the WWE Universe. 

Camp WWE – Imagine WWE Superstars, Legends and Divas when they were kids at their favorite summer camp… owned by none other than Mr. McMahon!  This all-new, in-your-face, adult animated comedy series will show fans a side of the WWE they have never seen before.  In partnership with Seth Green’s Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, Camp WWE will be available exclusively in the WWE Network video-on-demand library. 

Global Cruiserweight Series – For the first time ever, WWE invites cruiserweights from all over the world to compete in the inaugural Global Cruiserweight Series. Thirty-two of the greatest in-ring competitors under 205 lbs. will descend upon Full Sail University in Orlando and collide over 10 weeks to earn the right to call themselves the best cruiserweight in the world.       

WWE Ride Along On WWE Ride Along, the WWE Universe rides shotgun with the Superstars and Divas themselves as they travel from city to city on the tour that never ends.  Hear inside stories and witness over-the-top hilarity that can only take place within the confines of a car.

Stone Cold® Podcast Live! – WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin® sits down with the biggest names in WWE and the world of sports and entertainment for a no-holds-barred, in-your-face, exclusive interview.

Swerved – WWE reunites with the director of Jackass and Bad Grandpa, Jeff Tremaine, for a second season of the hilarious WWE original series – Swerved!

NXT TAKEOVER LIVE! The future is here. WWE’s hottest up-and-coming Superstars compete to prove they’ve got what it takes. More than just evolution, it’s a revolution. Witness these WWE Superstars of tomorrow as they take over WWE Network with live two-hour specials.

WWE® 24 – The acclaimed 30-minute docu-series that takes viewers on a lightning-fast journey through a day in the life of WWE’s most intriguing Superstars and ground-breaking events.

Total Divas (Seasons 1-3) – Total Divas gives viewers an exclusive, outside-the-ring look at WWE’s top Divas with an inside glimpse into their personal lives as they balance their own drama and the non-stop action of their professional careers.

Legends with JBL In this revealing talk show, host John Bradshaw Layfield, former WWE Champion and current Monday Night Raw analyst, presses the biggest and most influential names in WWE on the most controversial topics in sports entertainment history.  

In addition to the more than 4,700 hours of content available on demand, WWE Network now offers specially curated themed “Collections.”  Each month new collections will be added.  New collections in March include:

The Legacy Of Shane McMahon – Shane O Mac Is Back!  With a surprise return that threatens to shift the balance of power in WWE, Shane McMahon is home and looking to cement his legacy.  This collection is your chance to relive the “Money” moments that made the 4th Generation McMahon one of WWE’s most beloved Superstars of all time.  Here Comes The Money!

The Four Horsewomen Of NXT – WWE Network celebrates Women’s History Month with this exclusive look at the Four Horsewomen of NXT.  Sasha Banks, Charlotte, Becky Lynch, and Bayley changed the game and inspired a Diva Revolution.  Look back at their early battles, marvel at their championship triumphs, and watch them earn the respect they deserve.

The Canadian Collection – Over the years, Canada has hosted some of WWE’s most unforgettable events showcasing a who’s who of the biggest names in history; Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart, The Rock, Andre The Giant, Sting, Booker T, The Ultimate Warrior, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and more.  This collection of full length shows from The Great White North includes amongst others, The Big Event from 1986, Monday Night Raw, WCW Mayhem, In Your House, and WrestleMania 6 and 18 featuring two of the most iconic matches of all time.

WrestleMania Show Stealers – It’s not only the main event of WrestleMania that leaves the WWE Universe breathless.  Sometimes an unheralded match-up raises the bar and begs the question, “How Can You Follow That?”.  Watch Randy Savage battle Ricky Steamboat, Shawn Michaels tear the roof down with The Undertaker, or the very first Money In The Bank Ladder Match, and learn what it’s like to steal the show.

Collections already available include:

Daniel Bryan’s Greatest Moments – On an electric night in front of a hometown crowd, Daniel Bryan announced his retirement with an emotional and moving speech to the WWE Universe.  Relive the charismatic Superstar’s Greatest Moments with this definitive collection featuring early career highlights, the hilarious antics of Team Hell No, improbable WrestleMania® triumphs, and so much more.

The Best of Stone Cold vs. Mr. McMahon – “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Mr. McMahon – say no more.  The working class hero and the evil corporate boss go head-to-head, and the outcome is historic moments, intense matches, and hilarious antics from one of WWE’s greatest rivalries.

Brock Lesnar: Road to the Undisputed Title – From his impactful debut and hunt for the Undisputed WWE Championship, Brock Lesnar quickly became one of the most dominant Superstars in WWE history.  Relive the early exploits of ‘The Next Big Thing’ as he faces off against The Rock, Ric Flair, Rob Van Dam, The Hardy Boyz, and more.

TLC Tag Teams – Edge & Christian, The Hardy Boyz and The Dudleyz – three young tag teams looking to make a name for themselves and willing to put their bodies on the line, in what remains to this day one of WWE’s most high-flying and dangerous series of matches – Tables, Ladders & Chairs.

The Best of WWE Network – Welcome to the award winning WWE Network.  Start your journey with these essentials; from ground breaking original programming, to revolutionary in-ring specials. Enjoy a taste of the ever-growing video-on-demand library currently featuring more than 4,300 hours of entertainment. This collection includes WrestleMania 31, Stone Cold Podcast Live! featuring Triple H, The Monday Night War, Breaking Ground and NXT Takeover.

The Greatest Matches Ever – The very best matches from the biggest superstars of all time featuring Ricky Steamboat vs Ric Flair, to John Cena vs Daniel Bryan, you’ll be on the edge of your seat as the most dramatic bouts and jaw dropping matches of all time are on display.