Author: Ravi Iyer

There were also rumors that Anderson’s OC buddy, AJ Styles, might accompany him for the match, giving the New Japa fans an extra treat at the mega show. That was more or less confirmed recently by Fightful, who quoted Rocky Romero as saying that it would’ve been cool for the former NJPW Champion to go to Japan, and if it were up to Styles, he would’ve been there. However, Romero added that no official plans materialized at the end. At NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 17 earlier this month, Karl Anderson finally put controversies of him not defending his Never Openweight Championship…

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Kofimania was well and truly one of the stories in WWE this century in 2019, one that led Kofi Kingston all the way to a long-overdue world title win at WrestleMania 35. However, how his reign panned out was disappointing, bookmarked by his run as champ ending at the hands of Brock Lesnar that stings fans and his colleagues to this day. One person present in WWE during that time was Dax Harwood, the former Scott Dawson of The Revival, who discussed Kofi losing the WWE title to Brock Lesnar in 2019 on the latest episode of the FTR with…

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WWE has changed major plans for The Bloodline ahead of the upcoming episode of Monday Night Raw. The company confirmed the same on Saturday, noting a tribunal court for “the Trial of Sami Zayn” will take place during Raw is XXX. This episode, lest we forget, is WWE Raw’s 30th-anniversary show, so it holds special value in terms of the presentation and plans made by the promotion. It was PWInsider who had earlier on Saturday that plans for The Bloodline Acknowledgement Ceremony featuring members of the Anoa’i family had been dropped. With Kevin Owens ruining the contract signing with Roman…

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WWE is celebrating thirty years of WWE tomorrow night, and the company is doing everything it can to make the occasion memorable. To this effect, it recently put out a promotional video for the show’s 30th anniversary, labeled RAW Is XXX, which contained many legendary names, including AEW’s Chris Jericho. STOP – For the latest wrestling news sent directly to your phone just subscribe to the notifications by clicking the little red bell in the corner of this story – NO SIGN UP NEEDED This surprised many, as the record Intercontinental Title winner is seen as a major player for…

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With a potential sale hanging over its head, WWE has undergone a lot of changes, the most significant of which was Vince McMahon’s return as the executive chairman. The company is also going through a major reshuffle in its management, with lots of people again being let go, including Adam Hopkins and Stefanie Fiondella earlier this week. And it looks like this cutting of office names is nowhere close to being finished. Fightful has reported that WWE is letting go of even more personnel as we speak, although there’s no word yet on who is being relieved from what department.…

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There had been multiple reports flying around that Hulk Hogan would be present for WWE Raw’s 30th-anniversary episode next week. Ric Flair also confirmed this in his weekly podcast a few days back, and it looks like the promotion has finally done the same. WWE.com has now added Hogan among those legends set to appear at Raw’s milestone episode, which will emanate from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Monday (January 23). It will be the Hall of Famer’s first WWE TV appearance since co-hosting WrestleMania 37 in 2021. The website added: “The historic Raw 30 celebration will feature…

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WWE Raw 30th anniversary show is turning out to be one hell of a party, and it just got more legendary. Apart from iconic names like The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler, and Kurt Angle, it has now been revealed that the likes of Diamond Dallas Page, Ted DiBiase, Mike “Irwin R. Schyster” Rotunda, Alundra Blayze, The Godfather, and Jimmy Hart will be present during the Monday show’s milestone episode. This news comes following confirmation that Hulk Hogan will return to WWE T for the first time since WrestleMania 37 come Monday night’s Raw…

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Sting retirement was a topic in a recent chat with D Magazine, indicating that he would hang up his legendary boots once his current deal with AEW expires. That sparked a massive conversation about the impact he left on the business, and how the pro wrestling world would look without the Icon. For those waiting, Tony Khan discussed Sting’s wrestling future on The Kliq podcast, with the AEW President saying: “I talk to Sting a lot. He is somebody who has been such a huge boost to AEW since he arrived. Sting debuted a little over two years ago at…

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During a recent episode of the 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff talked about a WWE deal with Saudi Arabia and what it would mean for all of pro wrestling and the company. The former WCW head also discussed the effect of the promotion going private, and here are some excerpts from the chat. Any changes from Saudi Arabia buying WWE: “There’s a lot to talk about there. But let’s just break it down and one of the things that I learned in the research that I’ve done over the last few days is that when a foreign entity — any…

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AEW has accumulated quite the roster over the past three years as part of its objective to become the pro wrestling show in the North American market. That has meant a lot of ex-WWE talent signing for them, including those who had stints with NXT. Many of these former WWE performers were part of the mass releases by the company over the past few years. One of them, AQA, joined AEW in February 2022 after she was let go by Vince McMahon & Co, but it looks like her time under Tony Khan may also be done. As per Fightful,…

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