Liam Hoofe with a round-up of the latest wrestling news…
Latest Hall of Fame Inductee Announced
Wrestling fans the world over were taken aback last week when rumours began to surface that Jeff Jarett, the founder of rival promotion Impact Wrestling and former WWE/WCW star, was going to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
These rumours were, surprisingly, confirmed to be true yesterday, when ESPN first reported that Jarrett was indeed going to be inducted in this year’s class. We then saw a graphic promoting Jarrett as an inductee on last night’s edition of Raw.
The announcement has come as a big shock to many in the wrestling worlds, with many speculating that there may be ulterior motives for Jarrett’s inclusion.
Match Added to Elimination Chamber
— WWE (@WWE) February 20, 2018
Last night on Raw, the WWE announced that Matt Hardy would face Bray Wyatt this Sunday’s Elimination Chamber event. The following matches and segments have now been confirmed for the show:
- Elimination Chamber for the Universal Title #1 Contender Spot at Wrestlemania 34: John Cena Vs Seth Rollins Vs Finn Balor Vs Elias Vs Braun Strowman Vs Roman Reigns Vs The Miz
- Elimination Chamber for the Raw Women’s Title: Alexa Bliss Vs Mickie James Vs Bayley Vs Sonya Deville Vs Mandy Rose Vs Sasha Banks
- Asuka Vs Nia Jax- If Nia Wins, she is added to the Wrestlemania women’s title match
- Matt Hardy Vs Bray Wyatt
- Ronda Rousey Contract Signing
With only days to go until the event, you can expect the company to add a few more matches to pad out the card in the coming days, with Titus Worldwide Vs The Bar looking likely after last night’s Raw.
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Record Set on Raw
Last night’s gauntlet match involving the seven elimination chamber competitors lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes. Seth Rollins spent a total of 64 minutes competing in the match, defeating Roman Reigns and John Cena before eventually being eliminated by Elias. Rollins’ run in the match was the longest any superstar has ever competed in a match on an episode of Raw.