Liam Hoofe with a round-up of the latest wrestling news…
205 Live GM Announced
Last night’s edition of 205 Live opened with Daniel Bryan unveiling the new GM for the brand – Rockstar Spud, or as he is going to be known in the WWE, Drake Maverick. Maverick cut his first promo as GM and revealed that a 16 man tournament would be held to crown the new Cruiserweight champion and that the final would take place at Wrestlemania 34.
For those who don’t know, Maverick is an English wrestler who formerly wrestled for Impact wrestling.
WWE Signs Former Impact Talent
Speaking of Impact, long-time impact personality, Jeremy Borash, has apparently left the company and signed with the WWE, according to PWInsider. While it is not yet clear what Borash will be doing in the WWE, many fans are presuming that he will somehow be involved in the Woken/Broken Matt Hardy gimmick as the company looks to be expanding the Woken/Broken universe heading into Wrestlemania season.
Borash has been working with TNA since 2002 and his loss will no doubt be a major blow to the company, especially with the recent departures of Lashley and EC3.
Where was Ronda Rousey Monday Night?
Those of you who tuned into Raw this past Monday in the hopes of seeing Ronda Rousey show up will have been sorely disappointed. Having made her debut in the company at the Royal Rumble, Rousey was absent from this week’s edition of Raw because she had to go back to continue filming in Columbia.
Filming is expected to last a few weeks and it is uncertain as to when Rousey will next be seen on WWE television. I expect we may see her live via satellite in the coming weeks, as having her absent for so long will surely kill some of the generated hype from her arrival.