Reported plans of attack on Atlanta wrestling match not credible: FBI

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Anonymous says ISIS planning to attack WWE event.

The hacktivist group Anonymous claimed Saturday that Islamic State was planning to attack a WWE event in Atlanta on Sunday – but the FBI said it did not consider the threat credible. “While we take all threats seriously, we do not have specific or credible information of an attack at this time,” J.Hacker group Anonymous on Saturday revealed a list of potential terrorist targets they claim to have uncovered in the wake of the Nov. 13 massacre in Paris.

The card that has been assembled for Survivor Series 2015 may not be the one we expected before Seth Rollins’ unfortunate injury—but it should offer up a compelling evening of pro wrestling. Britt Johnson, special agent in charge of the FBI Atlanta Field Office, said in a statement. “We have, however, made the proper notifications as we continue to work closely with our law enforcement and private sector partners to keep our community safe.” The hacker group said it also had uncovered information about Islamic State attacks Sunday in Paris, Indonesia, Italy and Lebanon, the International Business Times reported. Between the conclusion of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament and the return of the Brothers of Destruction, there’s plenty of reason to expect a stellar show tomorrow night. OpParisIntel, a group within Anonymous, reported that it had information about imminent attacks in Paris, a little over a week after a three-pronged assault left 130 people dead and 350 injured in the French capital.

However, it seems likely that WWE will insert some kind of twist into the tale to ensure that fans aren’t put off by the idea of a foregone conclusion. It’s interesting that this match is happening here, not because it’s out of nowhere, but that it felt like it would be stuck into the random Survivor Series match. This year’s event features seven face-offs including the Diva’s Championship match and a tag team match that puts four wrestlers in the same ring.

This week, the rivalry between Paige and Charlotte over the Divas Championship took a personal turn, as the Anti-Diva brought the champion’s late brother Reid into a heated in-ring promo. Possible terror targets include a Five Finger Death Punch heavy metal concert in Milan, Feast of Christ the King celebrations in Rome, University Pastoral Day at Lebanon’s Holy Spirit University, an event at Al-Jihad mosque in Indonesia and two music shows in Paris. “But because they have not done anything with it yet and it’s almost the 22nd, we have taken matters into our hands,” the group said in the statement, which served as a warning to anyone planning to attend one of the targeted events. The hugely personal element certainly raises the stakes, but the division could still stand to avoid such options so soon after Nikki Bella’s memorably bad ‘died in the womb’ line a couple of years ago. — Two men described by authorities as white supremacists have been charged in Virginia with trying to illegally buy weapons and explosives to use in attacks on synagogues and black churches.

It might only take one truly standout match to transform the Divas Revolution from a marketing catchphrase into an accurate description of a division undergoing huge changes. Doyle and Ronald Beasley Chaney III tried to buy an automatic weapon, explosives and a pistol with a silencer from three undercover agents posing as illegal firearms dealers, FBI agent James R. The mystique of Kane may have been siphoned off thanks to his corporate run, but seeing him stood next to the Undertaker counteracts much of that process.

Halderman, is accused of plotting to rob a jeweler and use the money to help Doyle buy land and stockpile weapons for “an impending race war,” the affidavit says. That promo on Raw, where both Charlotte and Paige brought up Charlotte’s brother Reid, still has people buzzing for both positive and negative reasons. Bray may have lost against Roman Reigns last month at Hell in a Cell, but since he and his underlings carried Undertaker away to close out the night, there’s been an extra edge of confidence to their actions. While this will certainly be an enjoyable brawl—and an important test for relative newcomer Braun Strowman—fans will be watching to see where this leads for the Undertaker.

According to Rudisill’s affidavit, Doyle and the younger Chaney “ascribe to a white supremacy extremist version of the Asatru faith,” a pagan sect that emphasizes Norse gods and traditions. Look back to Fastlane earlier this year—Reigns took on Daniel Bryan in a bout that was as good as any the Juggernaut has taken part in as a singles competitor. Pairing the anointed heir to the throne with a technical wizard seems to be WWE’s preferred strategy to gain the desired response from all sections of the audience. The FBI recorded Chaney saying that the meeting with the agent “sounds like ATF to me.” The transaction was completed Sunday, and Chaney was arrested on the spot. In a telephone interview, FBI agent Michael Schuler in Richmond declined to say whether authorities believe attacks were imminent before the men were arrested.

He’s perhaps the best replacement for Seth Rollins from an Authority perspective, and his Prizefighter ethos would certainly make the title his top priority. Both Ambrose and Owens are known for getting down and dirty when the situation calls for it, but there’s a great deal of intelligence between the two also. WWE might not want to have the audience split between two fan favorites, and KO is certainly able to garner jeers from just about any crowd he wrestles in front of.

Sheamus is still in possession of the Money in the Bank briefcase, and would perhaps be wise to use it when the newly crowned champion will have wrestled two matches over the course of the night. All signs point to Roman Reigns claiming the championship and holding it until at least WrestleMania—but it’s always sensible to expect the unexpected in a situation like this one. They could do something like Reigns/John Cena, but that would involve Cena winning the Rumble, which would result in boos for the Rumble finish for the third straight year. Granted, they could try to have a backup plan if the don’t think it’s working by the Rumble, but it’s unlikely that they would put a short leash on Reigns.

You can have that WrestleMania match against face Reigns without any concern about who will be cheered and booed, set up a feud with Dean Ambrose, and if he holds the belt long enough, a returning Rollins could be a face and feud with Reigns.

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