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TORRIE WILSON IN 2019 HALL OF FAME
As was reported yesterday, Torrie Wilson has been confirmed by WWE as being part of the Hall of Fame class of 2019. Wilson started with WCW after attending a show. Apparently, she went backstage during the show and was asked to walk to the ring with Scott Steiner. After this Kevin Nash said he wanted to work with her, and she started on the February 11th episode of Thunder.
Wilson next popped up in the WWE on the June 28th, 2001 episode of SmackDown. She was part of WCW’s Alliance stable during the invasion storyline, where she became the kayfabe girlfriend of Tajiri
One of Torrie’s most notable feuds was with Dawn Marie. The main premise of which was that Dawn was to marry Torrie’s (real life) father Al Wilson. While on honeymoon, Al died (in the story) after having vigorous sex with Dawn. Wilson won the resulting Royal Rumble 2003 match with a swinging neck-breaker.
— WWE (@WWE) March 4, 2019
AEW ANNOUNCE JULY EVENT
AEW has announced the long-anticipated ‘Fight for the Fallen’ event. Taking place in Jacksonville on July 13th at Daily’s Place Amphitheater. Fight for the Fallen will be the follow-up event after May 25th’s Double or Nothing.
Interestingly the venue only holds 5,500 people, this is almost half the 10,000 seats they managed to sell out in Vegas, Vegas a state not particularly known for its wrestling. Conversely, Championship Wrestling from Florida (which would eventually become Florida Championship Wrestling), was founded in 1961. Florida also, of course, hosts NXT’s home base and the fabled Performance Center.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) March 4, 2019
NJPW NAME DAVID FINLAY’S REPLACEMENT
David Finlay was recently removed from this year’s New Japan Cup tournament. The reason for his removal was a dislocated shoulder during the second night of Honor Rising.
Thanks to everyone for all the positive vibes! I did dislocated my shoulder last night but it’s back in now. I’ll see a doctor when I’m home to see what the damage is but hopefully it’s nothing too serious.
Thanks again to everyone.
See you in the mountains!
— David Finlay (@THEdavidfinlay) February 24, 2019
NJPW has announced that Ryusuke Taguchi will replace David in the tournament. This means that Ryusuke will take on Hiroyoshi Tenzan in Hyogo this Saturday.
David Finlay to miss the New Japan Cup due to left shoulder injury
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) February 28, 2019
MADISON RAYNE TALKS ABOUT HER IMPACT RETURN
Madison Rayne has made her return to an Impact ring after leaving ROH. The former 5-time Knockouts Champion reportedly left ROH as she was unhappy with the creative direction she faced at ROH. Even when the company asked her for ideas, they couldn’t make the arrangement work. Speaking with Josh Matthews, Rayne said that she’s now ‘home’
“I’m back! Things are going to be a little different this time around, I got some unfinished business… I have done my homework, I know that Taya Valkyrie is the current Knockouts Champion. If I have anything to say about that, her reign will be short.”
Madison went on to talk about her in-ring return:
“I’m going to start tonight, I’m back there’s no easing me in, there’s no grace period, my contract is in effect as of today and I’m back. I’m heading to Dayton and heading to Louisville tomorrow.”
Speaking more generally about her return to the company:
“I’m happy to be back, the Impact wrestling crowd has always been good to me, the locker room has always been good to me, the company has always been good to me. It only feels right that this chapter of my career gets to be written at Impact Wrestling.”
Thank you guys for a warm welcome back and an incredible weekend! Thank you @IMPACTWRESTLING, @RockstarProWres, @ovwrestling, @FearHavok, @nevaehOi4k, @Samazing73, @caliyoung95… Let the road to #6 officially begin. ?? pic.twitter.com/C4S7ZorKtC
— Madison Rayne (@MadisonRayne) March 3, 2019