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!
WWE ANNOUNCE NEW REALITY TV SHOW
WWE has announced a new reality show focused on discovering more female superstars. Releasing a statement on their website, WWE has said they’re once again working with Bunim-Murray Productions. Bunim-Murray is responsible for a number of WWE shows, including Miz & Mrs, Total Bellas, and Total Divas. The BMP website has the following to say regarding casting:
“If you are athletic, charismatic, outgoing, and wildly entertaining, then you might be perfect for a new television series that chronicles WWE’s Search for the Next Female Superstar. WWE and Bunim-Murray Productions, Producers of Total Divas and Keeping Up With The Kardashians, are currently casting high-potential women for this new show.”
The website also notes that applicants should 21 or older by March of 2019.
— Bunim/Murray (@BunimMurray) January 25, 2019
NEW PAIGE DOCUMENTARY SET TO AIR
— WWE (@WWE) January 25, 2019
WWE has announced that a new episode of WWE Chronicle will debut after tomorrow’s NXT TakeOver Phoenix. The Episode will focus on Paige’s return to the WWE and is timed to capitalize on the imminent release of Fighting With My family. Dwayne Johnson’s dramatization of the life of Paige and her family is set to be released on the 28th of January initially and then more generally on 14th of February.
The documentary will focus on her brief return in 2017, this is set to provide insight into one of the toughest periods in Paige’s careers, covering the initial jubilation of returning to the ring and her heartbreak of having to retire so prematurely.
ROMAN IN NEW ACTING ROLE
View this post on Instagram
The brothers’ roar. A lil’ HOBBS & SHAW exclusive. Good times droppin’ sweat and spillin’ blood with my family, @RomanReigns who’ll be playing my brother in our FAST & FURIOUS UNIVERSE. I’m very proud of his focus, effort and authentic performance in our movie for his very first time on film. I’m also very grateful to spend this quality time with my cousin here in the islands as he takes life one day at a time to recover from leukemia. His perseverance and humility battling this challenge has inspired our entire family as well as millions around the world in our beloved @WWE Universe. Can’t wait to see the “Big Dog” return back to the ring – his positive & focused mindset to return is straight up next level. Til’ then, this sacred Samoan 🇼🇸 ground you stand on is nourished with our ancestors blood. Today, we nourish it with yours. #WelcomeRomanReigns #Brothers #HobbsAndShaw THIS SUMMER 🔥💪🏾 @hhgarcia41 📸
Roman has landed his first major movie role, set to act alongside his cousin, The Rock, in the upcoming Fast and the Furious spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw. The Rock announced the news on his Instagram account, claiming that Reigns will be playing the part of his brother in the film. The Great One referenced Roman’s battle with Leukaemia in the post, speaking about how grateful he is to spend time with his cousin as he recovers from cancer.
JOSH BARNETTS BLOODSPORT ADDS A HUGE NAME
That's right, @suzuki_D_minoru is coming to wrestle at Josh Barnett's: Bloodsport.
As a student of Karl Gotch, Antonio Inoki, a wrestler from the UWF, and King of Pancrase, #JBBloodsport is THE place for him to showcase his violent art.
And we are waiting, with open arms. pic.twitter.com/nliD3qScu9
— 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝖂𝖆𝖗𝖒𝖆𝖘𝖙𝖊𝖗 (@JoshLBarnett) January 25, 2019
Minoru Suzuki has become the latest name to be announced for the upcoming Bloodsport event. Bloodsport takes a shoot fight/MMA approach to pro-wrestling. Last year the event was hosted by former UFC fighter Matt Riddle, with former UFC Champion Josh Barnett taking the role this year. NJPW’s Suzuki-Gun leader isn’t the only hard-hitting member of the card, so far, the confirmed competitors are:
- Josh Barnett
- Timothy Thatcher
- Jonathan Gresham
- Hideki Suzuki
- Tom Lawlor
- Frank Mir
- Dan Severn
- Minoru Suzuki
JOHN CENA GETS A NEW FUNKO POP
It seems Funko maybe about to produce a transparent version of the John Cena POP figure. An eagle-eyed Reddit user spotted the new addition on the Charlotte Flair #62 box. If this is to be released, clearly this is a homage to Cena’s ‘You Can’t See Me’ catchphrase, which has become meme-worthy as of late. This wouldn’t be the first time Funko have brought out a transparent version of a popular figure. Normally the clear versions become collectors’ items, selling for many times the value of a normal figure.