One of the better wrestling memes floating around the Internet is the image of Triple H congratulating Triple H on winning a championship belt – poking fun at Triple H’s ‘My NXT person just won a title’ selfie habit.
Getting in on the Wrestlemania AXXESS festivities, Triple H has tweeted an image of his latest signing: Triple H.
— Triple H (@TripleH) March 30, 2017
Be careful what you wish for, Triple H, because the Internet will, and indeed has, Photoshopped it. Like @ChillHartman’s Triple Triple H photo.
— big banter james (@chillhartman) March 30, 2017
Or, going one better, @I_Am_Sau_Rabh’s Quarto Triple H picture.
— Sau Rabh (@I_Am_Sau_Rabh) March 31, 2017
If you told me even a month ago that I’d be very much looking forward to a John Cena & Nikki Bella mixed tag match against The Miz & Maryse, I would’ve told you – ‘no thank you, I don’t want any of the LSD you just put in your mouth.’ But here we are, just two days before Wrestlemania, and it’s arguably the best built match promo-wise on the card.
On her YouTube channel, though, Nikki has revealed she injured her neck last week, sustaining a “light herniation above where I had surgery, but I am cleared for Wrestlemania.” The ‘surgery’ she’s talking about was an operation on her neck in early 2016, and she’s expected to step back from wrestling full-time after Mania because of it.
In addition to recovering from his knee injury from January, Seth Rollins also has another obstacle to overcome: a real bad case of the sniffles. WWE have posted a video on their YouTube channel with Rollins revealing: “I’ve been battling a cold since Saturday, just kind of going in and out of having a fever. It’s been very frustrating…It’s just going to be a difficult next few days.”
Another featured match at Wrestlemania is also working through injury, with Wrestling News World – so take this with a pinch of salt – reporting “agents are worried about Undertaker’s limited mobility, even compared to just last year.” The site continues that Taker and Roman Reigns were at the Performance Center on Wednesday laying out their match move for move to protect The Deadman’s condition as much as possible.
And finally, even though he doesn’t have a Wrestlemania match, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter are reporting Noam Dar was injured during his bout against Austin Aries on this week’s Raw. He missed the following night’s 205 Live because of it and will be examined on Sunday to see when he can return.
But with all this physical turmoil, at least one wrestler can celebrate being back to the Gold Standard.
After 9 of the hardest months of my life, I'm happy to announce I have been OFFICIALLY CLEARED to return to action. Effective Immediately!
— Shelton J. Benjamin (@Sheltyb803) March 30, 2017
Shelton Benjamin was first announced for his Smackdown return in August last year, but his redebut had to be delayed when he underwent surgery on his rotator cuff. Dave Meltzer reported back in September that Benjamin is expected to return to WWE once he’s recovered, but that was many months ago, and plans might have changed since.