Liam Hoofe with a round-up of the latest wrestling news…
JR and King Back on Commentary for Raw’s 25th Anniversary
The Raw 25th Anniversary Show, which will take place next Monday, is coming together quite nicely. Not only does the company have a huge array of former superstars appearing on the show, but yesterday it was revealed that the iconic commentary team of Jim Ross and Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler will also be back for the one-night special. Ross and JR, are for many, the voices of Monday Night Raw and the two have not worked on commentary together in the company for some years now.
The duo will be commentating from the iconic Manhattan Centre, while, presumably, the usual announce team will be commentating from the Barclays Centre.
First Name Announced for The Hall of Fame 2018
ESPN and several other news outlets reported yesterday that Bill Goldberg, the former Universal and WCW World Champion was set to be announced as the headliner for this year’s WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. The WWE confirmed this themselves on last night’s edition of Raw, running a video package of Goldberg’s career highlights.
Rumours of Goldberg headlining the ceremony have been doing the rounds for the last month or so, and the other names rumoured to be joining him at this year’s event are:
The Dudley Boyz
Bam Bam Bigelow
Kid Rock (Yep, really)
Whether this means Goldberg will have one last match or run in the company remains uncertain, though, there is no evidence to suggest that this is the case at the moment. Many fans are also using this as proof that The Undertaker will be returning to the ring at Wrestlemania, as logic would dictate, if he had retired, he would be the headline act.
Chris Jericho Confirmed for Raw’s 25th Anniversary Show
Another announcement concerning the Raw 25th Anniversary Show was also made on last night’s Raw – Chris Jericho, who only last week wrestled Kenny Omega at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12, will be appearing at the event. While Jericho appearing at such a big occasion wouldn’t normally be seen as too newsworthy, his recent association with NJPW has had many fans wondering whether or not he would make the event.
Jericho is not likely to be starting a program on next week’s show, though the former World Champ is notoriously good at keeping plans under wraps. Jericho will join a long list of superstars who are all set to appear at next week’s event – a list that includes the likes of Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Ric Flair, and many more.
Liam Hoofe – @liamhoofe