Author: Ravi Iyer

Santino Marella may be remembered as one of the funniest WWE Superstars ever but has said “my wrestling days are behind me” and he is now content in retirement and plans to remain so. Marella’s had great in-ring comic timing, and his Italian accent made him one of the most memorable characters post the Attitude Era. However, any fans hoping for a return to action for the former Intercontinental and US Champion will be disappointed to hear that Marella is more or less done with pro wrestling. That is according to the man himself, who recently spoke to Fightful, also…

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Mia Yim recently made a return to WWE, becoming another former WWE talent released under the previous regime that Triple H swiftly brought back. A solid run in NXT and some serious potential meant she was always going to be one of the names mooted to return, which was what came to pass. After her WWE release on November 4 last year, Mia Yim took a break before heading back to the indie scene to regain her confidence as a professional wrestler. A brief stint in Impact Wrestling preceded her return to WWE earlier this month. Speaking to CBS Sports’…

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Well, that was as predictable as they come. After much speculation, Becky Lynch returns to WWE TV last night on SmackDown, revealed as the final member of Raw women’s champion Bianca Belair’s team for Saturday’s Survivor Series WarGames pay-per-view. After an initial scuffle between the babyface team and Damage CTRL, Bayley pointed out that Team Belair still had one member less. That is when the EST revealed Lynch as the fifth member to a raucous crowd reaction. All ten participants then brawled, with Lynch and her team standing tall to close out the show. The staredown between Rhea Ripley and…

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The Rock has been mooted for one final match, most probably a Head of the Table clash with cousin and WWE undisputed universal champion Roman Reigns, at Wrestlemania. With Mania season rolling around, it remains to be seen if the megastar can take time out of his busy film schedule to make it to California. One update that could help fans figure out his participation status came from Ringside News, who confirmed ‘with a tenured member of the creative team’ that “The Great One will not be at the Royal Rumble.” However, they could still see The Rock in 2023…

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According to the man himself, Ric Flair is returning to WWE “for at least a couple of major shows in January 2023.” This news came during the WCW icon’s To Be The Man podcast, where he and co-host Conrad Thompson discussed the Fed’s substantial ticket sales for Royal Rumble 2023, which emanates from San Antonio’s Alamadome on Saturday, January 28. Flair was curious as to what would happen to ticket sales when fans find out that, “I’m gonna be there.” He then said “hell yeah. They didn’t say don’t tell anybody,” when asked if it was okay to reveal that…

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Ever since Saraya’s incredible return to pro wrestling via her debut at AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam, there have been rumors as to how she got her medical clearance for an in-ring comeback. During her recent appearance on the AEW Unrestricted podcast, the former WWE Divas Champion finally disclosed the process that led to her in-ring return. Saraya revealed that it was AEW’s Dr. Sampson, and not a team of doctors, that gave her the green light, alongside a stern and honest conversation with the promotion’s president, Tony Khan, that enabled her to get physical in the ring once again. “I…

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It hasn’t been a good time for Thunder Rosa. Apart from being injured and having to be off TV with a leave of absence from AEW since August due to injury, she has battled allegations of sandbagging and protecting her spot for not relinquishing the title for months. On Wednesday night’s episode of AEW Dynamite, things got worse when Tony Khan decided to strip the Texan of the AEW women’s world championship. He also retroactively got rid of the “interim” label in use for the women’s champions during Rosa’s absence. Despite all this, Thunder Rosa responded as amicably as expected, thanking…

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MJF may be getting lots of media attention and feuding with a certain upcoming MMA fighter, but using Conor McGregor’s name to diss the latter may still not be his best move. That is if we are to believe Notorious himself. After winning the AEW Championship from Jon Moxley at Full Gear on Saturday, MJF, proclaiming to everyone who would listen that nobody is better than him, got into an online feud with Paddy Pimblett. In the course of dissing the UFC upstart, the young star called him a “dollar store Conor McGregor”. Soon after, McGregor himself responded, siding with…

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Becky Lynch has been out of action with a legitimate shoulder injury since the night after SummerSlam, where Bayley and her Damage CTRL took her out of action in kayfabe. After weeks of speculation, it has been confirmed that The Man is set for a Survivor Series return to in-ring action. PWInsider.com’s Mike Johnson disclosed that ” Becky Lynch is not only ‘slated’ to be at Survivor Series WarGames but is in “pole position” to be the fifth member of Bianca Belair’s WarGames team.” One of the featured matches on the card will see Bayley, Iyo Sky, Dakota Kai, Nikki…

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There has been lots of talk of a few returns to WWE come Survivor Series, and we may have one more name make their presence felt come the weekend. As per PWInsider.com’s Mike Johnson, Maryse should be around the area come WarGames on Saturday. The two-time WWE Divas Champion is more or less retired from wrestling, having done so in 2011, but she is an active part of her husband and fellow WWE Superstar The Miz’s presentation from time to time. She has returned to WWE TV multiple times over the last decade to act as his manager, and the…

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