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NEW DAY NOT BREAKING UP
Xavier Woods’ recently spoke to PostAndCourier.com about his career in wrestling and what the future might hold. When asked about the possibility of the New Day being split up he responded in emphatic fashion:
“New Day’s staying together forever. In the easiest terms, it’s the most fun option for us. Obviously, Kofi was killing it already. E was doing well. I wasn’t really doing much. The group has helped me become more recognized and things like that. But you also think about the things that Kofi and me were doing. They’ve gotten way more opportunities as well because of being part of the group. It’s helped all three of us make sure that we’re on TV, make sure that we get microphones in our hands, and possibly the most important thing in the company, it’s helped us with opportunities to have amazing matches with other teams that are just as amazing. So when you get to have a Hell in a Cell match, none of us had ever been in that position before. By having this group effort and being able to attack this as a group, we’ve been able to do a lot more than if we were just doing this alone.”
ADAM COLE RETURNING TO EVOLVE
It was announced at #NXTAtlanta tonight that Adam Cole and EVOLVE Tag Team Champions The Street Profits will be in action at EVOLVE in Atlanta on February 15th!
For tickets and info go to https://t.co/TNljaoeccc
— EVOLVE Wrestling (@WWNEVOLVE) January 5, 2019
With Johnny Gargano’s two nights with Evolve widely reported, WWE has decided to extend the same opportunity to both Adam Cole and the Street Profits. Announced at last nights NXT event in Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium and later confirmed on the Evolve Twitter feed, Adam Cole and the Street Profits will be returning for Evolve 121.
Adam Cole joined Evolve in 2010 and debuted at Evolve 3 in a losing effort to Sami Callihan. Cole went on to fight Johnny Gargano at Evolve 4, Gargano who will be appearing at both Evolve 119 and 120.
FIRST TEAM CONFIRMED FOR CROCKETT CUP
They are the first team to punch their ticket to Concord, NC on 4/27/19.
— NWA (@nwa) January 6, 2019
At last nights NWA Pop-Up event the first teams were entered into the Crockett Cup tag tournament. The War Kings (Jax Dane & Crimson) defeated Caleb Konley & Jay Bradley to become the first names added. It isn’t known how many teams will be in the tournament or what format it will take at this time.
SHOTZI BLACKHEART BECOMES FIRST WAR OF GENDERS CHAMPION
— Diva Dirt (@divadirt) January 6, 2019
Last night, at War Of The Genders III, Shotzi Black saw off Nikki Knight, Thunder Rosa, Fuego Del Sol, and GPA to become Sabotage Wrestling’s first War of the Genders Champion. The belt has been created to promote equality and can be won/defended/challenged for, by anyone.
MORE NAMES ADDED TO THE RUMBLE
— WWE (@WWE) January 6, 2019
WWE has used social media to add more names to the Royal Rumble matches. Names added to the men’s match include Finn Balor and Seth Rollins. Women’s entrees include Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. The competitors so far are as follows:
- R-Truth (#30)
- Drew McIntyre
- Xavier Woods
- Big E
- Kofi Kingston
- Finn Bálor
- Seth Rollins
- Jeff Hardy
- Carmella (#30)
- Sasha Banks
- Ember Moon
- Ruby Riott
- Liv Morgan
- Sarah Logan
- Mandy Rose
- Sonya Deville
NXT TAKEOVER BLACKPOOL’S CARD CONFIRMED
With less than a week to go before WWE NXT UK’s first Take Over event, set for the 12th of January and set in the historic Empress Ballroom. All three UK belts on the line for the first time event. The show is set to start at 6:30 pm with the following matches taking place:
- No DQ Match: Eddie Dennis vs Dave Mastiff
- NXT UK Women’s Championship Match: Rhea Ripley (c) vs Toni Storm
- NXT UK Tag Team Championship Match: Moustache Mountain vs Grizzled Young Vets
- WWE UK Championship Match: Pete Dunne (c) vs Joe Coffey
SHOCKING ANGLE AT SUBURBAN FIGHT EVENT
Taking place at the very end of last year, one of the most shocking events took place at a Suburban Fight event. Priscilla Kelly took on Tuna at the HiHat in Los Angeles. During the encounter, Priscilla appeared to force Tuna to eat her used tampon. Reaction to the fact was predictably swift once the clip found its way to the mainstream. It should be noted that the spot was planned and held in front of an adult only audience. Tessa Blanchard, Gail Kim, Road Dogg, and Joey Ryan have all commented on the spot, both for and against.