MISSED ALL THE BIG NEWS IN WRESTLING? DO NOT FEAR WE WILL COVER ALL THE BIG STORIES IS ONE PLACE; THIS IS THE WRESTLING NEWS UPDATE!
FORMER WWWF STAR AND HALL OF FAMER HOSPITALIZED
‘Superstar’ Billy Graham has been hospitalized, suffering from pneumonia. Admitted on Tuesday, Billy’s Facebook page reported that he spent yesterday in the ER, but was expected to return home that evening. Unfortunately, there was no follow-up post confirming that Billy had indeed returned home. Graham started wrestling in 1969 for Stu Hart’s Stampede Wrestling promotion, Graham went on to wrestle in the NWA (where he originally tagged with Pat Patterson), AWA (where he gained the moniker ‘Superstar’) and the WWWF. Billy famously defeated Bruno Sammartino April 30th, 1977, winning the WWWF Heavyweight Championship.
ROH RE-SIGN CURRENT CHAMPION
She probably knows what she’s doing. https://t.co/O7A2rvbtSA
— Kelly Klein (@RealKellyKlein) January 9, 2019
With the current developments in the world of professional wrestling, ROH has moved to secure current Women Of Honor Champion Kelly Klein. Posting to their website ROH said:
“Coming off her huge victory at Final Battle last month to capture the Women of Honor World Championship, Kelly Klein has signed a new contract with Ring of Honor. With both the title belt and a lucrative contract now in her possession, Klein unquestionably is the face of WOH.”
WWE APPLY FOR NEW TRADEMARK
In an interesting move, WWE has filed for a trademark on the name ‘Worlds Collide’ for a live wrestling show. Within the application, under ‘List of goods and services’ WWE has stated:
“Entertainment services, namely, a show about professional wrestling; entertainment services, namely, the production and exhibition of professional wrestling events rendered live and through broadcast media including television and radio, and via the internet or commercial online service; providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network”
RAW VIEWERSHIP CLIMBS AGAIN
After failing to break the 2 million mark for the second week in a row, it was finally time for a little good news for the RAW executive team. Averaging 2.32 million viewers across the 3 hours, while this is still low, the show was up against the Clemson/Alabama football game, drawing a staggering 24.3 million viewers.
MATCHES ADDED TO ROYAL RUMBLE
Two huge title matches were added to the Royal Rumble card last night. Firstly, Becky Lynch won the triple threat match to become the number one contender to Asuka’s SmackDown Women’s Title. Lynch saw off Charlotte and Carmella to take the Royal Rumble spot and the chance to reclaim the belt. Secondly, after weeks of pressure, it seems the Miz will be getting what he wants after all, after calling out The Bar on Twitter and a bit of miscommunication, Miz and Shane are set to challenge for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles at the Rumble.