Wrestling News

Wrestling News Update – April 16th, 2019

From Luke Harper’s release to Vince McMahon’s big announcement, Matt Booker runs through the days biggest stories in the Wrestling News Update.

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!

ROUSEY TAKING TIME OFF FROM WWE

View this post on Instagram

❤️😍😍❤️ #impregnationvacation

A post shared by rondarousey (@rondarousey) on

Ronda Rousey will be taking time off from WWE to start a family according to ESPN. Ramona Shelburne reported today that a source told her the former UFC and WWE champion would be taking a break from the WWE to start a family with her husband.

Yesterday Ronda posted a message to Instagram which solely contained the hashtag #inpregnationvacation.

Dave Meltzer has been suggesting since January that this would be the case, claiming that only the first year of her WWE contract would be worked as full-time.

LUKE HARPER REQUESTS WWE RELEASE

One half of the former SmackDown Tag Team Champions, the Bludgeon Brother’s, Luke Harper has requested his release from WWE. Click here to read our full article.

DASHA FUENTES DISCUSSES WWE RELEASE

As reported recently, Dasha Fuentes was recently released by WWE from her role as ring announcer and backstage interviewer. Dasha herself broke the silence regarding the issue and tackled it in an Instagram post. In the caption she writes:

I can’t thank you all of enough for the past 5 years it has truly been an honor and privilege to have been able to work for @wwe!!! To all of my fans throughout the years and coworkers who have reached out to me it truly means a lot!!! Although my journey with WWE has come to an end it’s just the beginning!!! I most definitely am not saying goodbye, but rather I’ll see y’all around!!!!

In the video Dasha says:

“What’s going on everyone, Dasha here. Just wanted to address some of the rumors that I’ve been getting and questions that have been asked to me. Yes, unfortunately, those rumors are true, I am no longer with WWE, but I just wanted to take a moment to thank WWE. It’s been an incredible 5 years, I’ve learned so much. A lot of people don’t know, I actually started in WWE as a wrestler, then got the opportunity to host, and announce, and work my way up, and got to interview backstage as well. So, I’ve gotten to wear many, many hats within WWE. So, thank you to all the agents, producers, coaches, everyone that’s helped me out along the way, and also wanted to thank each and every superstar, person that worked there, that pretty much reached out, made sure I’m doing ok, and I’m doing ok! So, I just wanted to let you guys know that. And thank you to all my fans throughout the years. So, guys I’m not going anywhere. Get ready to follow my journey!”

VINCE TEASES HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT ON SMACKDOWN TONIGHT

WWE has announced that Vince McMahon will appear on this evening’s episode of SmackDown to announce ‘the biggest acquisition in blue brand history’.

See below for the official announcement:

Mr. McMahon to reveal the biggest acquisition in SmackDown LIVE history

The first night of the Superstar Shake-up was thrilling, to say the least. Although SmackDown LIVE is saying goodbye to Superstars like AJ Styles, The Miz, Rey Mysterio and Naomi, there is still plenty of intrigue as to who will be joining Team Blue.

The mystery has been heightened by Mr. McMahon, who will be revealing the biggest acquisition in SmackDown LIVE history tonight. Who has the WWE Chairman secured for the blue brand?

CM PUNK COLT CABANA LAWSUIT UPDATE

There was a little news coming out of the courtroom currently hearing the breach of contract suit between CM Punk (the accused) and Colt Cabana. The case revolves around the promise that CM Punk would cover Colt’s legal fees. While Punk doesn’t deny that he promised that he would pay, he is refusing to as a contract was never drawn up or signed between the two.

Earlier today the Judge in the case ruled that a text message sent by Punk (saying Colt would be “100% covered”) lacked the definiteness and certainty to be regarded as an enforceable contract. Although this was considered a win for Punk, the Judge also made clear that an e-mail sent by Punk’s lawyer did constitute a contract. The important section of the e-mail reads:

“Despite your unwillingness to contribute to your legal fees, I am still prepared to represent you, and [Punk] is prepared to have me represent you and cover your legal fees going forward, as long as there is no conflict between you and [Punk] that prevents me from fairly and ethically representing you. At this time, I don’t believe that any such conflict exists…”

A case management conference is due to take place on the 21st of May, with this being the last chance for the issue to be settled outside of court.

KID LYKOS UPDATE

After reporting that Kid Lykos possibly sustained an injury this past Saturday. Although nothing has appeared, he isn’t booked to compete in tonight’s Tuesday Night Graps, hosted by IPW:UK.

ROH STAR REBRANDED FOR NXT

ROH’s Punishment Martinez has been given a new name and character, now going by the moniker Damien Priest. The character is supposed to be darker than the man’s former gimmick. Talking to the Sports Business Journal, Martinez said:

I’ve always been into the weird, the odd, the dark, so that’s the character I’ve always represented

Comment

Latest Content

To Top