Liam Hoofe with a round-up of the latest wrestling news…
Goldberg at Wrestlemania?
Since it was announced that Goldberg would be the star inductee at this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony, fans have been speculating as to whether or not the former Universal Champion would be making an appearance in the ring in New Orleans.
This weekend, The Sun (make of that what you will) reported that Goldberg will be appearing in this year’s Andre the Giant Battle Royal. Rumours began swirling online last week that the company planned to make the match, which has been seen as a filler for the last few years, into a big platform at this year’s event, with the company noting the hype surrounding the HBO documentary surrounding Andre the Giant.
Sixth Elimination Chamber Participant Leaked
This weekend, WWE posted a graphic on their website for the Elimination Chamber which featured the five announced superstars, and Finn Balor. The graphic was promptly removed but it looks as though the company may have accidentally spoiled the outcome of tonight’s ‘second-chance fatal 4-way’.
Dave Meltzer, on the Wrestling Observer Radio stated that the leak was accidental and it does look to have been a legitimate image released a few days early by accident.
Former WWE Star Makes ROH Debut
This past Friday night, former WWE star Emma, who was released by the company in December, made her debut in Ring of Honor under the name ‘Tenille Dashwood’ at the company’s ‘Honor Reigns Supreme’ show, which was broadcast for free on the internet. Dashwood was announced as the 16th competitor in the upcoming Women of Honor tournament.
She made her in-ring debut for the company at the same event, teaming with Mandy Lane to defeat Kelly Klein and Stacy Shadows.
Rey Mysterio’s Next Match Announced
— njpwworld (@njpwworld) February 10, 2018
Since being one of the surprise entrants at the Royal Rumble, and making the final six of that match, many fans have been wondering whether or not Rey Mysterio is going to re-sign with the WWE on a permanent basis.
While this remains unclear for the future, it certainly won’t be happening over the next few months.
At this weekend’s The New Beginning in Osaka NJPW event, Rey Mysterio appeared on the big screen to issue a challenge to Jushin ‘Thunder’ Liger for the show’s Strong Style Evolved event on March 25th. It remains to be seen if this will just be a one-off appearance for Rey, who has never wrestled for the company before.
Liam Hoofe – @liamhoofe