Liam Hoofe with a round-up of the latest wrestling news…
Main Event for The Royal Rumble
In the main event of last night’s Raw [read our review here], Kane fought Braun Strowman to determine the new number 1 contender for the Universal Championship. The bout, which was disappointing, ending in a double count-out for both men, meaning that it is still unclear as to who The Beast will face at the Rumble.
Many people online, however, are speculating that Braun Strowman and Kane will both face Brock Lesnar in a triple threat match at the Rumble. While this would be a nice way of protecting Braun, it seems crazy to think that Kane could be in a PPV main event, competing for a top title in 2018, while the likes of Finn Balor sit on the sidelines. Stranger things have happened, though, and this definitely looks like the way they are moving forward.
Chris Jericho Attacks Kenny Omega
Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega will meet for the first time at NJPW’s Wrestlekingdom event in a little under a month’s time, in what is one of the most hyped bouts in the company’s history. Yesterday, at the NJPW world tag league finals, Jericho made the first big move in their feud, making a surprise appearance at the show and beating Omega down, before bloodying him up with his own title belt. You can check the incident out here:
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Brock Lesnar Joining The Rocky Franchise
Many fans have been speculating as to what Brock Lesnar will get up to when his WWE contract expires after Wrestlemania this year, but one possibility nobody considered was a match-up against Rocky Balboa. While this should be taken with a pinch of salt, Sylvester Stallone posted an image of Lesnar on his Instagram with the caption ‘Big Challenges Come in all Shapes and Forms’. He did finish the caption by pointing out that the picture was just for fun, but it’s also always fun to speculate and there’s no smoke without fire. Brock wouldn’t be the first wrestler to step foot in the Rocky franchise, with Hulk Hogan appearing in a previous movie, and the guy definitely has the right look for the movies.
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