Liam Hoofe with a round-up of the latest wrestling news…
Two Impact Stars Headed to WWE?
When you take a look back at superstars that never got the chance to achieve their full potential in the WWE, two names often come in the discussion – Ethan Cartner III and Lashley. The two men, both former WWE employees, have gone on to become two of the biggest stars in Impact Wrestling and many fans have long hoped that they would get another chance to prove themselves in the WWE.
Well, it looks as though we may not have to wait for this much longer. Dave Meltzer, in The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, indicated that the duo could well be heading back to their former home when their contracts expire with Impact Wrestling. While it is not clear exactly when that is, it looks as though it may be in the coming months.
Whether the duo would jump straight up to the main roster, or be sent to NXT remains to seen. It would seem logical for Lashley, who was somewhat of a star during his last run with the company, to make an instant jump to the main roster, while EC3 will likely go to NXT to hone his gimmick for a WWE audience.
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The Miz Return Update
The Miz has not been seen on WWE television since he was lost his Intercontinental Title belt to Roman Reigns on December 2nd. In kayfabe, this is because he was put through a table after the show by The Shield but in reality, he has been filming the most anticipated movie of 2018 – The Marine 6.
It looks as though filming may have wrapped because The Miz is now being advertised for next week’s edition of Monday Night Raw. While it seems logical The Miz should go after Reigns and his title, expect that to be dealt with quickly, as The Miztourage are currently wrapped up in a feud with Finn Balor.
WWE Tribute to the Troops Results
Last night the WWE aired their Tribute to the Troops special, the annual event that takes place for the American Military. Below are the results:
The Shield Defeated Samoa Joe and The Bar
Charlotte Defeated Carmella and Ruby Riott
The New Day and The Usos Defeated Chad Gable, Shelton Benjamin, Rusev and Aiden English
Absolution Defeated Sasha Banks, Bayley and Mickie James
Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles and Randy Orton Defeated Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and Jinder Mahal.
The matches were all made from a combination of on-going storylines but I do want to point out one match in particular and that’s the women’s triple threat. WWE often use these shows to practice matches before they air on the main programming, so could Ruby Riott and The Riott Squad attack Charlotte this Sunday night, leaving Carmella open to finally cash in? It seems the logical time to pull off a cash-in, and if Charlotte is going to be involved in the long rumoured Horsewomen Vs Horsewomen match with the UFC women, then having her belt stolen from her does mean it could be defended at Mania.
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