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ROMAN RETURNING TO RAW
Vince McMahon has announced that Roman Reigns will be making an appearance on the next episode of RAW. Using his personal Twitter feed to break the news, McMahon promises that Reigns will be updating everyone with his progress.
Roman has been absent from RAW since the October 23rd episode when he revealed he was battling leukemia. Although he hasn’t been totally absent from social media, popping up at a college football game in November. In early January Seth Rollins gave an interview saying Roman was “doing great”.
BECKY LYNCH ON RAW
PWInsider is reporting the suspended Becky Lynch is scheduled to appear on this week’s RAW. Alongside Roman’s return, another hotly promoted angle is Ric Flair’s 70th birthday party. Considering the beating Becky put on both Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey at Elimination Chamber, the smart eyes may look for her return during this segment.
THREE STARS RELEASED BY WWE
WWE has announced that it has parted ways with three different superstars today. Click the link to read more.
- TJP: http://www.twm.news/tjp-released-by-wwe/
- Tye Dillinger: http://www.twm.news/tye-dillinger-released-by-wwe/
- Hideo Itami: http://www.twm.news/hideo-itami-released-by-wwe/
ARN ANDERSON RELEASED?
Pro Wrestling Sheet has reported that Arn Anderson left the WWE on Thursday and has been “apparently been let go”. Seemly supporting the story, Rusev has tweeted thanking Arn for his help and support.
Thank you AA for teaching me and letting me sit under the learning tree. #ArnAnderson— Rusev (@RusevBUL) February 22, 2019
Cody has also seemingly weighed in on the situation tweeting:
Love AA. I stole all of his catchphrases & use them on a daily basis. He went to bat for young talent & at the same time is essentially responsible for all of the current top guys & “golden circle”. He’s not corporate, but that’s a compliment. Can’t take wrestlers outta wrestling— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) February 22, 2019
There has been no official word as of the time of writing.
MATT HARDY’S CONTRACT NEARS EXPIRATION
Matt Hardy has revealed that his contract expries in only 11 days. Using his Twitter account, and “Broken” persona, Hardy tweeted:
Not a threat at all, just a fact. I have 11 days left on my current deal. I love @WWE, but I’m 100% comfortable being outside the walls of pro wrestling’s “Alexandria” Safe-Zone. I’m a born SURVIVALIST.
My previous tweet will NEVAH face DELETION.
Not a threat at all, just a fact. I have 11 days left on my current deal. I love @WWE, but I’m 100% comfortable being outside the walls of pro wrestling’s "Alexandria" Safe-Zone. I’m a born SURVIVALIST.— Version #BROKEN Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) February 21, 2019
My previous tweet will NEVAH face DELETION.
The threat Jeremy is speaking about refers to another tweet from Hardy where he points out that he has been successful in other promotions and is comfortable away from WWE.
HONOR RISING NIGHT ONE RESULTS
[Replay ‘HONOR RISING:JAPAN 2019 Night 1’ on Feb 22nd, 2019]— njpwworld (@njpwworld) February 22, 2019
6TH MATCH: NEVER OPENWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP @WillOspreay vs. @theDALTONcastle!! #NJPWWorld Watch now▶︎https://t.co/Tj7UBJ4PjP #njpw #roh #njROH pic.twitter.com/Mvzm0mmavg
Last night saw the first night on New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ring of Honor’s joint show Honor Rising 2019. The card featured 3 title matches.
- Marty Scurll def. Ren Narita
- Zack Sabre Jr. def. Shota Umino
- Jushin Thunder Liger and Jonathan Gresham def. Taji Ishimori and Robbie Eagles
- Tomoaki Honma, Toa Henare, Juice Robinson, and David Finlay def. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Jay Briscoe, and Mark Briscoe
- Toru Yano, Togi Makabe, and Ryuske Taguchi def. Colt Cabana, Cheeseburger, and Delirious retaining the Never Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Titles
- Will Ospreay def. Dalton Castle retaining the Never Openweight Championship
- Jeff Cobb def. Hirooki Goto retaining the ROH Television Championship
- Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kazuchika Okada, and Jay Lethal def. Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan, and Vinny Marseglia (The Kingdom)
LUCHA UNDERGROUND EXEC’S SHOCKING COMMENTS
Co-executive producer of Lucha Underground, Chris DeJoseph, thinks that the show won’t be returning for season 5. Replying to a fan on Twitter, Chris was fairly blunt with his assessment:
Personally I think it’s dead. But I hope not.— Chris DJ DeJoseph (@chrisdejoseph) February 19, 2019
Hopefully, as DeJoseph says, the producers manage to make it work again for season 5.
This makes me sad. I cannot even begin to express how amazing those shows were to attend.— BooRocka (@BooRocka805) February 19, 2019
Well at this point it’s on the Producers. If you want it demand it! #LuchaUnderground— Chris DJ DeJoseph (@chrisdejoseph) February 19, 2019