SAMOA JOE TO RETURN TO RAW COMMENTARY
According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, Samoa Joe is set to return to the WWE RAW announce team.
Joe is reportedly at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando for the RAW tapings that will air tonight and next Monday night, and while it is not known if Joe will work both episodes, he is apparently working at least one of the shows.
Joe appeared on RAW commentary in 2019, to universal praise.
TRIPLE H TO RETURN TO RAW
The USA Network has confirmed that The Game will appear during tonight’s RAW episode for the continuation of his 25th Anniversary Celebration.
Triple H’s 25th anniversary celebration was the focal point of last Friday’s SmackDown, which starred Triple H, Shawn Michaels and Mr. McMahon.
There’s no word yet on what WWE has planned for part two of the celebration tonight and the official WWE website preview still has no mention of Triple H.
ASUKA VS NIA JAX VS SHAYNA BASZLER ANNOUNCED FOR RAW
WWE has announced Asuka vs. Nia Jax vs. Shayna Baszler for tonight’s Raw. All three women have qualified for the Women’s Money In The Bank ladder match. Asuka defeated Ruby Riott, Jax defeated Kairi Sane, and Baszler defeated Sarah Logan two weeks ago.
NEW WWE GAME ANNOUNCED
After WWE revealed that an announcement would be made today regarding a new video game, 2K announced a brand new game this morning. Click here to find out about the new WWE2K Battlegrounds game, and what lays ahead.
JESSE VENTURA SET TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT?
To be clear: I haven't filed anything. I authorized a letter of interest that was sent on my behalf to the Greens and I'm testing the waters for Green Party nomination. I'm an independent. I'm not a Democrat or a Republican because I know they're not the solution.— Jesse Ventura (@GovJVentura) April 27, 2020
WWE Hall of Famer Jesse Ventura took to Twitter to say that he is testing the waters for a potential Presidental run, confirming that any potential run would be with the Green Party.
Ventura has endorsed that party but says he has not filed for a Presidential exploratory committee.
The former WWE and WCW star has changed his tune from last night, where he went on a rant to dismiss social and mainstream media rumours on how he was in the early stages of running for the 2020 election. Ventura’s rant included shots at President Trump, who he was once linked to, and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden.
ROH SET TO RETURN TO UK TELEVISION
The Fight Network UK announced this morning that ROH would be returning to UK screens from next week.
In an issued press release, the network said that shows would start next Wednesday and air between 9 and 11 pm. See below for the complete press release:
Fight Network UK today announces that Ring Of Honor (ROH) Wrestling is returning to the channel.
ROH will air every Wednesday night at 11pm, from Wednesday May 6. It will follow IMPACT! Wrestling, which broadcasts from 9-11pm, as part of a special block bringing British and Irish fans the very best in international action.
Fight Network UK is available on Sky Channel 192 from 9pm each Wednesday to Sunday evening.
ROH is one of the world’s most popular wrestling groups and includes stars such as Bully Ray, Flip Gordon, Jeff Cobb, Jay Lethal, the Briscoe Brothers, Velvet Sky and ROH World Champion Rush.
British and Irish fans will also recognise a number of ROH wrestlers from these shores, including Marty Scurll, Joe Hendry, Mark Haskins and Session Moth Martina.
WWE HALL OF FAME STAR REVEALS MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
Billy Graham revealed today that his daughter and son-in-law have both tested positive for COVID-19.
Billy posted the message to his FaceBook page, saying that his daughter’s husband was a paramedic in South Florida and unfortunately the pair have both tested positive. His daughter is 47 and has been running a fever and has a persistent cough, she can’t sleep and has been feeling very weak. See the complete post below:
COVID-19 Hits Home !!!!!
Hello fans, I hope all of you are healthy and COVID-19 free However, that is not the case with my daughter and her husband who is a paramedic in Southern Florida. My daughter Capella is indeed in the throws of a full-blown COVID-19 attack. This fine photo of her and my granddaughter is just about a year old. Capella is only 47 years old and very healthy. She waited 5 days to tell me and we did a video cell phone call yesterday.
She is extremely weak, has ran a very high temperature for about 3 days, constantly coughing, can’t sleep, pressure on her upper chest, and does, in fact, have all 7 of the CDC symptoms. She has lost about 18 pounds and is isolated in her downstairs basement spare bedroom. Her husband as I mentioned is a first responder paramedic for the city of West Palm Beach, Fl. He, at only age 49, unfortunately, gave the virus to her. Believe me it is one thing to write about the COVID-19 virus but an altogether different thing to write that your daughter has it and brutally shocking to see her gasping for air, pale and gaunt. They must now protect my grandchildren.
I will keep you posted on her battle. Not that it matters at all but I may be the first WWE Hall of Fame inductee to have the COVID-19 hit their immediate family. You must stay safe my good friends !! S.B.G.
We at TWM.news wish the pair the speediest of recoveries.
BELLA TWINS MEMOIR TO BE RELEASED NEXT WEEK
The memoir, titled Incomparable will be released Tuesday of next week by publisher Smon and Schuster.
The pair started wrestling in 2007 for Florida Championship Wrestling, before moving to the WWE in 2008. Between Nikki and Brie, they held the WWE Divas Championship three times. The pair has such a successful run on the reality show ‘Total Divas’, that they earnt a spin-off show, ‘Total Bellas’, which is still running today. Both Nikki and Brie retired from in-ring competition in 2018.
See below for the promotion blurb:
A raw, honest, and revealing co-memoir by Brie and Nikki Bella: twin sisters, WWE Hall of Fame inductees, and stars of the hit E! shows Total Bellas and Total Divas.
As twins, the Bellas have always competed. Legend has it that Nikki drop-kicked Brie in the womb so that she could make her grand entrance first. But the rest of the world often treated them as identical and even interchangeable, so they decided to do something about it.
After they made it into WWE, the Bellas accomplished so much together: bringing in young girls and women while building the Bella Army, helping the transition of female performers from Divas to Superstars, starring in Total Divas and Total Bellas, and founding companies like Birdiebee, Nicole + Brizee Beauty, and Bonita Bonita Wine.
Though their early journey began with loss, abuse, and plenty of rough times, these challenges “shined the diamond.” They resolved to be survivors and the heroes of their own stories, and to take control and responsibility for their lives. Eventually, they would come to show girls everywhere that they can do anything.
The Bellas may be identical twins—but as individuals, they have proven themselves Incomparable.
JAXSON RYKER OFFERS REWARD FOR THE RETURN OF HIS JACKET
To all fans if you see this jacket on eBay or trying to be sold please inform me or @wornstar. I believe it’s been stolen, taken, abducted or all. It’s dark red. A reward will be given if found pic.twitter.com/Nr3Tbym09N— Jaxson Ryker (@JaxsonRykerWWE) April 26, 2020
Jaxson Ryker of the Forgotten Sons has posted that his jacket has gone missing, potentially being stolen. The star, who only made his SmackDown Debut on April 10 has promised a reward for its safe return.
Jaxson made his WWE debut in 2017, but before that he competed for a huge number of promotions, including TNA, NWA, ROH, Global Force Wrestling, Wrestle Force, and Georgia Championship Wrestling, to name but a few.