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FOUR NEW WWE SHOWS
WWE has announced four new shows to air on the WWE Network. The shows will debut over the festive period. What is most interesting is the according to the WWE, the shows are based off a recent survey completed by subscribers. The shows are:
- Fashion Files: Cold Case Unit
A show where Tyler Breeze and Fandango solve long-running WWE mysteries.
- Xavier’s Arcade Challenge
Xavier Woods looks at the arcade scene in different cities that he visits.
- WWE Kitchen SmackDown
Cook-off show hosted by Bo Dallas, judges include Noelle Foley and Mark Henry.
- Botch Club
Hosted by Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, the show looks to be similar to the Botchamania video series by Maffew Gregg. Maffew seemed jokingly concerned by the move.
LESNAR CONFIRMED FOR THE GO HOME RAW
OKC – we’re getting an early Christmas present! @BrockLesnar returns to Monday Night RAW in Oklahoma City on January 21!— Chesapeake Arena (@ChesapeakeArena) December 21, 2018
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Current Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar is set to appear on Royal Rumble’s go home edition of RAW. Lesnar hasn’t been seen since Survivor Series where he defeated Daniel Bryan. Lesnar is booked to defend his title against Braun Strowman at the Rumble. The appearance was confirmed by the Chesapeake Energy Arena, who will play host to the go home episode.
BANDIDO DEBUT ANNOUNCED
It was recently reported that ROH had signed Mexican wrestler Bandido. The company has wasted little time in announcing his debut. Bandido is to be on the next series of TV tapings, set for mid-January. The company heaped plenty of praise on their newest acquisition in the press release, see below:
“Bandido, one of pro wrestling’s hottest free agents, has signed with Ring of Honor and will make his highly anticipated debut with The Best Wrestling on the Planet in January, ROH officials have announced.
The charismatic high-flyer will be in Atlanta on Jan 12 for an international television taping, and then in Concord, N.C., on Jan. 13 for Honor Reigns Supreme, which will stream live worldwide for HonorClub, in addition to all announced ROH events in the U.S.
A fourth-generation wrestler, Bandido has made a name for himself around the globe. In addition to wrestling in his native Mexico, the 23-year-old luchador has competed extensively in Japan as well as the UK, Australia and on U.S. independents, most notably Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.
In September, Bandido competed in PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles and advanced to the finals, where he was defeated by current ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb. Earlier that month, he teamed with fellow masked stars Rey Mysterio and Fenix against The Golden Elite (The Young Bucks and Kota Ibushi) in the main event of the All In pay-per-view.
Bandido undoubtedly will be looking to show ROH fans in Atlanta and Concord that he is every bit as good as advertised. He will have a target on his back, however, as there will be no shortage of worthy competitors who would love nothing more than to spoil the heralded star’s ROH debut.
Don’t miss your opportunity to see Bandido live and all the fast-paced, in-your-face action that only ROH can deliver!”
KASSIUS OHNO DENIES IMPENDING RELEASE
It was rumored that NXT star Kassius Ohno was being released imminently, the star took to Twitter to denounce the hearsay and set the record straight.