Liam Hoofe with a round-up of the latest wrestling news…
WrestleMania Title Match Confirmed
Last night on Raw, following a non-title match between Asuka and Alexa Bliss, General Manager Kurt Angle confirmed that Nia Jax would be facing Alexa Bliss at WrestleMania 34 for the Raw Women’s Title.
The match had been long rumoured online, and the company has been building towards the match for some time now. Below is the currently confirmed matches for WrestleMania 34:
- Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar Vs Roman Reigns
- WWE Championship: AJ Styles Vs Shinsuke Nakamura
- Ronda Rousey + Kurt Angle Vs Stephanie McMahon+ Triple H
- Intercontinental Championship: The Miz Vs Finn Balor Vs Seth Rollins
- Smackdown Women’s Championship: Asuka Vs Charlotte
- Raw Women’s Championship: Nia Jax Vs Alexa Bliss
- Raw Tag Team Titles: Braun Strowman+? Vs The Bar
- Kevin Owens Vs Sami Zayn
- Cruiserweight Championship: Cedric Alexander Vs Mustafa Ali or Drew Gulak
- Women’s WrestleMania Battle Royal
- Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
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Final Name for the Hall of Fame Confirmed
The WWE confirmed last night that Mark Henry would be inducted into this year’s Hall of Fame class. Many websites are reporting that Henry is the last name for this year’s ceremony.
The full list for the Hall of Fame Class of 2018 is as follows:
The Dudley Boyz
Kid Rock (Celebrity Wing)
Jarrius Robertson (Warrior Award)
Daniel Bryan Turns Down WrestleMania Match
The twitter account @wrestlevotes revealed yesterday that Daniel Bryan allegedly turned down a match at this year’s WrestleMania. The profile, who have reported several major WWE stories over the last few months, added that Bryan turned down a match in New Orleans due to it not being the kind of work he wanted. They said that the offer for Bryan was for a match with light work and no bumps, and it is believed that Bryan is only willing to return to the ring for a proper match.
Since the questions have intensified, I can’t confirm anything re: Daniel Bryan. Was told by a source weeks ago they approached him about working Mania & Bryan declined as it wouldn’t be nearly want he wants. Light work, little to no bumps etc. No idea what the story is as of now
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) March 18, 2018
There is no word yet on Bryan’s status. Personally, I’m hoping that he makes a surprise return in whatever match Shane, Kevin and Sami end up in, but as the week’s progress, the chances look slimmer.