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WWE TO LAUNCH THIRD PODCAST
According to PWInsider, WWE will be currently working on launching their third official podcast. The next podcast for WWE’s new network will be hosted by Alexa Bliss, with her recording a pilot in the next few weeks.
WWE’s Endeavor-affiliated Podcast Network currently has “After The Bell” hosted by Corey Graves, and “Feel The Power” hosted by SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day.
ALEISTER BLACK VS BUDDY MURPHY FOR NEXT WEEKS RAW
It was announced during last night’s episode of RAW that Aleister Black will face Buddy Murphy in a rematch from WWE TLC. Black defeated Murphy when they faced off at TLC earlier this month.
MR. NIEBLA PASSES AWAY AGED 46
Controversial luchador Mr. Niebla passed away on Monday from complications surrounding a blood infection at the age of 46.
The 29-year veteran began his career in his native Mexico in 1990, joining CMLL in ’95. He stayed there for the remainder of his career, apart from 2007 where he appeared for their rival AAA.
The last year has been a difficult one for him, who battled substance abuse problems that resulted in him being suspended by CMLL for performing under the influence. He returned a few months later.
TWM offers his condolences to his friends and family.
STARDOM TO APPEAR AT WRESTLEKINGDOM 14
Japanese women’s wrestling promotion STARDOM are set to appear at NJPW WrestleKingdom 14. Click here for the full story.
HIROSHI TANAHASHI & YUJI NAGATA RE-SIGN WITH NJPW
Hiroshi Tanahashi and Yuji Nagata each announced they have re-signed with New Japan Pro Wrestling.
They both confirmed the signing on Twitter, with Tanahashi saying;
“The player contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling has been updated. I will do my best next year. Thank you!”Translated by Google Translate
“Christmas Eve this year is really cold,” Nagata wrote. “It may be the coldest in the past few years?! Such a contract was renewed today. Thank you for New Japan Pro-Wrestling Hiroshi Nagata in 2020.”Translated by Google Translate
42-year-old Tanahashi has been with the company since 1999, becoming one of New Japan’s most iconic stars. 51-year-old Nagata has been with the company from 1992-1997, and then returned in 1998, remaining with the company until the current day.