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Wrestling News Update – January 12th, 2019

Matt Booker gives you all the big stories you need to know from big news post-NXT UK TakeOver to news regarding the WWE Network in the Wrestling News Update.

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HUGE DEBUT AT NXT UK TAKEOVER BLACKPOOL

At tonights first ever NXT UK TakeOver event in Blackpool, England; European wrestling juggernaut WALTER made his debut, coming out following Pete Dunne’s victory over Joe Coffey for the WWE United Kingdom Championship. WALTER stood face-to-face with ‘The Bruiserweight’ as the crowd went wild. WALTER then took out Coffey with a big boot to signal his intent. 

WALTER is the current PROGRESS World Champion and OTT World Champion.

 

NXT UK TAKEOVER BLACKPOOL RESULTS

  • James Drake and Zack Gibson defeated Moustache Mountain to win the NXT UK Tag Team Titles.
  • Finn Balor defeated Jordan Devlin
  • Dave Mastiff defeated Eddie Dennis
  • Toni Storm defeated Rhea Ripley to win the NXT UK Womens Title
  • Pete Dunne defeated Joe Coffey to retain the WWE UK Title

 

MORE NEW SIGNINGS FOR THE NXT BRAND?

Kay Lee Ray and Jazzy Gabert have both seemingly signed with WWE to the NXT UK brand. During this evening’s NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool, both Gabert and Ray were shown sitting in the front row of the event, this wouldn’t be the first time WWE had shown off new acquisitions at a pay per view.

 

WWE NETWORK PRICE INCREASE

There are signs that the expected tiered pricing system that was reported in the last quarter of 2018 is about to be rolled out. Launching on the 24th of February 2014, the WWE Network has gone from strength to strength over the years. Reporting one million paid subscribers after less than a year, the network has continually added more programming and content to the archive footage. The reported tiers are as follows:

  • Tier 1: Free, no subscription, five hours of archived material, 24/7 live stream, 5-minute clips, no PPV, no NXT, commercials.
  • Tier 2: $4.99, as it is now, but no NXT or Takeovers. Some commercials, big four PPV’s only. RAW and SmackDown 30 days after they air.
  • Tier 3: $9.99, everything as it is now with fewer commercials.
  • Tier 4: $14.99, no commercials, access to independent content, offline downloads, group chat, right to vote on HOF.

A Twitter user recently uploaded a picture of a WWE pop-up message saying that the monthly charge would now be $10.99. there has been no official word from WWE regarding any changes to the network as of the time of writing.

 

TITLE MATCH CONFIRMED FOR RAW

Announced today on the WWE’s Twitter account, Dean Ambrose is set to defend his WWE Intercontinental Title on this Monday’s RAW. Dean is set to defend the title in a triple threat match against Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley. Dean won the title from Seth in December at TLC.

Also confirmed for RAW is a tag match featuring Ronda Rousey and Sasha Banks taking on Nia Jax and Tamina Snuka.

 

ALEXA BLISS TALKS ABOUT A RETURN

Alexa Bliss has spoken about her long-awaited return to active competition. Alexa was at the ACE Comic-Con in Arizona, taking part in a Q&A session, asked by Lillian Garcia about her injuries Bliss said:

“Well, I plan on coming back pretty soon. WWE is very careful when it comes to us with concussions and any injury, we have the best of the best taking care of us. You have to go through concussion protocol, everyone’s just being precautious. My MRI’s look good, my neurologists say I look good”

 

She goes on to say that she’s been feeling good and hopes to return, it seems to depend on her remaining symptom-free.

 

THE DEFINITION OF JABRONI

The OED has recently defined the word ‘jabroni’ as meaning a foolish or contemptible person. Someone who may fit this description seems to have been fabricating interviews of The Rock. Publishing a video on his Instagram accounts, Dwayne states that the interviews are pure fabrication. The Great One also notes that this isn’t the first time this has happened or that he’s had to publicly denounce faked interviews.

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/jabroni

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