Liam Hoofe with a round-up of the latest wrestling news…
New Teams Confirmed for Mixed Match Challenge
WWE has been unveiling the teams for the mixed-match challenge via a series of amusing vignettes over the last week or so, and on last night’s Raw, the teams of The Miz and Asuka, and Goldust and Alicia Fox were confirmed to be competing in the event. There is some speculation, coming from Bryan Alvarez, that Asuka’s unbeaten streak could be brought to an end on one of the shows, and that this would establish the show as a must-see for fans. If that is the case, then you can expect many fans, myself included, to be angered by that decision. The company has a record of bringing about unceremonious ends to unbeaten streaks in recent years but this would take things to the next level.
Tag Team Match Confirmed for Royal Rumble
On last night’s edition of Raw, The Bar confronted Kurt Angle over his supposed favoritism about his son Jason Jordan and his tag team partner, Seth Rollins. Angle countered this by placing granted the two their rematch against the team for the tag titles at the Royal Rumble PPV in 3 weeks. This is the current card for the Royal Rumble:
Women’s Royal Rumble Match
The Bar Vs Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan
WWE Championship Match: AJ Styles Vs Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
Universal Championship Match: Brock Lesnar Vs Braun Strowman Vs Kane
Men’s Royal Rumble Match
Big Name Announced for Raw’s25th Anniversary Show
Raw’s 25th Anniversary show is a matter of weeks away and on last night’s edition of Monday Night Raw, the company announced that none other than Stone Cold Steve Austin would be making an appearance at the show. Austin will join the likes of The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash, X-Pac and many more, including several members of the Smackdown roster who are also being advertised for the show. The company is said to have plenty of surprises in store for fans, with many speculating that the night will be used to set up several major Wrestlemania feuds, including the long-rumored match between John Cena and The Undertaker.