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Wrestling News Update – January 1st, 2018

Matt Booker gives you all the big stories you need to know from Hulk Hogan in hot water to an update to the Women’s Royal Rumble in today’s Wrestling News Update.

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ZELINA VEGA ADDRESSES CONCUSSION RUMOURS

Responding on Twitter earlier today, Zelina Vega wanted to let everyone know that she’s not suffering from a concussion and is “very healthy”. The rumors stemmed from a bump she took at Evolution back in October 2018. Zelina also notes that she’ll be appearing on SmackDown tonight.

 

HOGAN POSTS CONTROVERSIAL TWEET

No stranger to controversy, Hulk Hogan took to Twitter in a follow-up to a Tweet posted during last night’s new year’s eve festivities. During the evening Hogan had posted:

“Happy New Year ,”Jamie Foxx don’t make no bad movies brother””. HH”

Following this up in the morning, Hogan posted a picture of Foxx, wife Jennifer McDaniel and himself with the message:

“Begging my wife Jennifer and @iamjamiefoxx, “could I please have a chocolate baba, brother”. HH 2019″

Why he sent the message is anyone’s guess, but it should be noted that Foxx is rumored to be marrying long-term girl-friend, Katie Holmes, later this year.

BANDIDO OPENS UP ON SIGNING WITH ROH

We recently reported that Mexican Superstar Bandido had signed with ROH and that he’d be at the upcoming January TV tapings. Bandido recently sat down with WrestleZone’s Angel Garcia where he spoke about signing his new contract:

“I think, that one has opportunities and offers that may only come once in a lifetime. Fortunately, my trainer Ultimo Guererro always taught me something very important, even outside of Lucha Libre; that there are three ways of thinking. The first you act with your head. The second you act with your heart, the third you act out your ass*, -laughs-

*colloquialism – Means to think impulsively or irrationally 

I haven’t acted irrationally, because all I’ve had has been blessings. At the same time, I’ve also not thought with my head, because if that was the case, I would probably be in the largest company in the world, not to name, names. But I’ve always made decisions with my heart, choosing to act in terms of what will fulfill me, compliment me and overall make me happy and continue having fun. I think this was a giant step in my career, and I’m so excited about signing with ROH.”

Quote c/o WrestleZone

 

SEVEN WOMEN ADDED TO THE ROYAL RUMBLE

Women’s Royal Rumble Announcement

On Sunday the 27th of January, the second ever Women’s Royal Rumble will take place. WWE has released the names of seven women who join the already confirmed Carmella on the company’s website. The first rumble was won last year by Asuka, but, as she is the current SmackDown Women’s Champion, she isn’t eligible. The seven women are:

  • Natalya
  • Bayley
  • Sasha Banks
  • Ember Moon
  • Ruby Riott
  • Sarah Logan
  • Liv Morgan

 

OPENING MATCH FOR WRESTLE KINGDOM 13 CONFIRMED

The opening match for Wrestle Kingdom 13 has been confirmed, and everyone seems quite happy with it. NJPW announcer Chris Charlton Tweeted out that the main card is set to start with Kota Ibushi vs Will Ospreay. The event is set to take place on January 4th at the Tokyo Dome.

 

AEW CONFIRMED

AEW was finally confirmed at the stroke of midnight. Uploading the newest Being the Elite episode, the team unveiled their next pay per view, ‘Double or Nothing’ and announced their new promotion AEW. With BJ Whitmer posting the AEW logo after leaving ROH in the last week, this is seen as the first of many to sign with the exciting new promotion.

Click the link for more information and a more in-depth analysis of the breaking story.

 

ZACK RYDER APPEARS ON RAW

After recently raising the point that he hadn’t appeared on RAW all year, Zack Ryder managed to get onto the last episode of the year. Taking part in the Battle Royale, unfortunately, he didn’t manage to secure a future title opportunity. Speaking backstage he said the following:

“13 years I’ve been here, 12 years on the main roster, and tag team champ, US champ, IC champ. This year, maybe the worst of my career. Like, I haven’t been injured, I’ve been sitting back, waiting, patiently waiting, and I know whenever I get that opportunity, I’m going to make the most of it. I know my worth, I know my value, I know I can go toe to toe with anyone backstage in that ring. Night in night out I know I can deliver.”

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