Hulk Hogan To Make WWE Return On Monday's Raw

Hulkamania was a power to be reckoned with within the 80s and early 90s, however none it will have been doable and not using a loyal supporting solid. One Hulk Hogan’s higher mates IRL handed away this Wednesday to a refrain tributes from the Wrestling brass. Hulk Hogan was actually amongst those that handed their respect, each publicly and privately.

If you recall, Gene Okerlund was the enduring “on-air” persona when Hulkamania was at his peak, often as a mediator when Hulk and different wrestlers engaged with the TV viewers in pre-bout promos. Hulk’s first Tweet was issued simply because the information his passing was making the rounds. The second Tweet was an image a martini glass Hulk Hogan was consuming in his honor. Okerlund was an avid Martini-lover. 

The remaining eulogy contained an inside joke, inherently humorous to Hulk, and Gene whereas he was nonetheless alive. Anyone who’s adopted the WWF-WWE is aware of how integral Gene Okerlund has been to the operation and wrestling tradition as a complete. That’s why the WWE has requested Hulk Hogan to seem on RAW in a couple of capability. Hogan will likely be given the chance to pay homage to “his brother” Okerlund within the portion the telecast reserved to his on-air eulogy. When’s that over and performed with, who is aware of – possibly Hulk Hogan’ll choose a struggle with one these NXT marks.

Nikki Bella Reportedly Dating Her Former “Dancing With The Stars” Partner

WWE star Nikki Bella has moved on from John Cena, and is now reportedly relationship her former “Dancing With The Stars” accomplice Artem Chigvintsev. According to experiences, Bella and the 36-year outdated ballroom dancer have been seeing one another “for some time.”

The alleged couple, whom first linked up on DWTS in 2017, will reportedly doc their relationship on the upcoming season “Total Bellas.”

Us Magazine experiences that Chigvintsev is presently on a nationwide “Dancing With The Stars: Live tour, however he and Nikki have been seen on the farmer’s market in Studio City, California, over Christmas weekend throughout time f. 

When Bella and Chigvintsev joined forces on DWTS in 2017, Cena had talked about how the Russian native would most likely “educate me my first dance.”

Bella and Cena referred to as f their engagement in April.

Just final month, Hollywood Life reported supply near Nikki mentioned the previous WWE champ “missed being in love” and “would really like her future to come back quick.”

“She actually can’t do the relationship apps or do different regular relationship discovering strategies,” the insider informed HollywoodLife.com, “so Nikki is aware of that the following particular person she dates might be from the environments she retains herself in most the time. She additionally feels that if it was a wrestler or a celeb they’d get one another a lot simpler with the schedules they must hold.”

"Mean" Gene Okerlund's Death Caused By Bad Fall In December, According To Son

Yesterday we reported on the unlucky passing legendary wrestling interviewer Gene Okerlund. He was 76 on the time his passing and when the information broke, the WWE neighborhood paid their respects on-line.

Today, TMZ reported that Okerlund’s son Todd confirmed that Okerlund had suffered a nasty fall again in December which triggered a sequence issues that finally result in his passing. Okerlund’s son stated Gene had suffered a number of damaged ribs when he fell at his house in Florida.

According to TMZ, Okerlund had been dropped at a nursing house simply 4 days in the past. When he began to have hassle respiratory, he was dropped at a hospital on Wednesday and finally handed away.

“It was inconceivable to not crack a smile at any time when ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund entered a room. He was the voice behind so many WWE’s most iconic and entertaining moments, and the WWE household will miss him immensely,” Vince McMahon stated in a press release.

Wrestler Triple H additionally took to Twitter saying “A voice and soundtrack to a complete period our trade. He was the star some @WWE’s most memorable segments. “Mean Gene” was beloved by all who started working with him. Our ideas are together with his household at this troublesome time.”

Becky Lynch Found Motivation In Eminem During WWE Tryouts

Becky “The Man” Lynch is a WWE celebrity who has overcome some difficulties, together with a 7-year break from wrestling as a consequence of an damage. During a latest interview, the athlete has opened up about her beginnings as a pro-wrestler.

Lynch, who had beforehand been working as a stuntwoman, was inspired to transition into the highlight.

“So I went alongside for a tryout and I knew there was no means in Hell that life was going to provide me this chance and I wasn’t going to take it and I wasn’t going to get it. I simply keep in mind going there certainly in my thoughts that I’m getting this. Because it simply felt means too serendipitous and means too meant to be to not materialize.”

The Man recalled the second she walked into the Performance Center for her preliminary WWE tryout and the tune that propelled her via the problem.

“So I went alongside and I keep in mind singing Eminem in my head the entire time, ‘Lose Yourself,’ ? Every time these drills would get exhausting I’d be like, ‘You solely received one shot,’ after which I received signed after which I received introduced over to Orlando.”

Lynch has fairly the resume, based on Sportskeeda. 

“Becky Lynch made her televised WWE TV debut in 2014 as half WWE NXT. Lynch, who was known as as much as the principle roster in 2015 alongside Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks, is the first-ever and present SmackDown Live Women’s Champion.”

Former WWE Star Big Cass Suffers Seizure At Wrestling Event In Philly

Former WWE star Big Cass is reportedly doing properly after struggling a seizure at a House Of Hardcore occasion this previous weekend in Philadelphia.

According to experiences, Cass was about to take a seat down for a meet and greet with followers within the foyer the occasion when he collapsed and started convulsing on the ground. At the House Of Hardcore present, Tommy Dreamer addressed the group, confirming that Big Cass had suffered a seizure, however made a degree to notice that it was not drug-related.

Cass was taken to the hospital instantly after the incident occurred, and Dreamer says he’s doing O.Okay.

WWE unexpectedly launched Big Cass again in June, simply weeks after the 7’zero famous person returned to motion from a torn ACL that he suffered final August. At the time, the corporate stated in a short assertion: “WWE has come to phrases on the discharge William Morrissey (Big Cass).”

According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, there have been a number of the reason why WWE terminated his contract, together with an incident on SmackDown Live the place Cass went in opposition to the directive backstage ficials and the pinnacle honcho Vince McMahon. In a section that includes somewhat particular person dressed up as fellow famous person Daniel Bryan, Big Cass allegedly went f script by extending the beatdown past what was deliberate.

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John Cena Is Down To Play Captain America: "I'd Totally Do It"

Today, the trailer for the latest and remaining film within the Avengers collection was launched, beginning the countdown to the top the franchise. What will Marvel do with all of the strands their cinematic universe? As some the very best grossing motion pictures ever it appears unlikely that Disney will let these ones fall by the wayside utterly, however will they’re going to use this as a chance to start out recent with some new blood. Maybe even with John Cena.

In his look on The Ellen Show this week, Cena addressed the scary size his hair, spoke some Mandarin and stated, a attainable function as Cap: “if it is on the market, if the Captain America individuals are listening and also you’re watching proper now, I might completely do it. I completely will, as a result of I believe I might be a very good Captain America.” Referring to his hair (which he types now that it is grown longer, making it look shocking, to say the least) he stated “I’ve already ruined everybody’s childhood, so it may’t get any worse!” 

Cena has already granted extra needs the Make A Wish Foundation than anyone else (he is carried out greater than 500) and so this one final one should not be an excessive amount of hassle. Please, John Cena!

XFL Announces Eight Cities And Stadiums For 2020 Season

Vince McMahon’s XFL hosted a press convention right this moment during which particulars the choice soccer league have been revealed, together with the eight cities and stadiums for the inaugural 2020 season.

Those cities and stadiums embody: Dallas (Globe Life Park in Arlington), Houston (TDECU Stadium), Los Angeles (StubHub Center), New York (MetLife Stadium), Seattle (Century Link Field), St. Louis (The Dome At America’s Center), Tampa Bay (Raymond James Stadium) and Washington D.C. (Audi Field).

Here are 10 issues we all know in regards to the XFL reboot so far:

1) Vince McMahon is the only funding supply for the league. In an interview with ESPN he says, “An opportunity to do it with no companions, strictly funded by me, which might permit me to look within the mirror and say, ‘You have been the one who screwed this up,’ or ‘You made this factor a hit.'”

2) The common season will function 10 video games, adopted by two playf video games after which the championship. 

three) Salaries will probably be decided after the 40-man rosters are fashioned, however gamers will earn extra money for profitable. “To me that is frequent sense,” McMahon mentioned, per ESPN. “Everyone in America lives once they carry out, they get a increase or bonus. That’s capitalism.”

four) The excellent operating time for the video games will probably be two hours. To obtain this, there will probably be no prolonged halftimes in the course of the video games.

5) Political statements, equivalent to kneeling in the course of the nationwide anthem, will probably be prohibited. 

6) “If you’ve gotten any kind legal file or commit against the law you are not taking part in on this league.” McMahon says even in case you have a DUI you’ll not play within the XFL, which seemingly means Johnny Manziel will not be eligible.

7) There will probably be no cheerleaders this time round and nicknames on jerseys is probably not allowed both.

eight) Unlike the primary XFL, McMahon will not be concerned with the league’s content material and does not plan to be seen in the course of the league’s video games.

9) There will probably be no crossover with the XFL and WWE expertise.

10) The league will check for PEDs.

The Rock Tells Personal Story About Tupac's "All Eyez On Me"

We all know Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as one essentially the most electrifying pressional wrestlers all time. He’s additionally turn into one the highest-paid motion stars in Hollywood, persevering with his reign as one essentially the most thrilling stars within the business. He often gives some gems on his social media priles, poking enjoyable at Kevin Hart on the common. Today, he was within the temper to reminisce on his pre-WWE days, telling a private story about one his favorite Tupac Shakur songs and inspiring his followers to remain true to themselves always.

Before he was scouted by World Wrestling Entertainment, Rock was acting on the unbiased scene for dozens followers. At one level, he was set to wrestle a match at a flea market in Memphis for the USWA. He determined to stroll out to Tupac’s “All Eyez On Me” as his entrance music however the promoter stopped him after the combat and threatened to fireside him for it. “There’s children on the market, there’s quite a bit ‘motherfuckers’ within the music and n-words,” mentioned the organizer. Dwayne ended up standing his floor and utilizing the clear model for the remaining his keep within the firm. He instructed the story as Pac got here on throughout his exercise, stopping between units to speak to his followers. 

He famous that the observe will all the time be one his “private anthems” because it represented his wrestle to get to the highest.

Nikki Bella "Feels Like She'll Date Another Wrestler Or Someone Famous"

WWE star Nikki Bella is completed with John Cena (or so they are saying) and prepared for her subsequent relationship, which might be with one their friends. 

Hollywood Life notes “supply near Nikki” says the previous champ seems like she’ll find yourself relationship a wrestler or somebody well-known once more, and that she “would really like her future to come back quick.” Nikki and Cena known as f their engagement in April, simply weeks earlier than they had been set to be married, and Bella reportedly “misses being in love.”

As seen within the trailer for the upcoming season “Total Bellas,” Nikki not too long ago spent a while with Peter Kraus from The Bachelorette. However, she turned him down, in keeping with the E! Network.

Tekashi 6ix9ine Gains Moral Support Of NYC's "Subway Wrestlers"

In a video that was later reposted by Tory Lanez, NYC subway carried out their homage to Tekashi 6ix9ine whereas he awaits trial. You would possibly acknowledge the performers in query as the difficulty that movies itself placing on WWE-themed wrestling matches within the NY subway system, with Tim Hann Rivera, their “religious chief” usually calling the photographs.

The troupe has made a behavior mimicking well-known wrestlers like Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Undertaker after they partake of their subway wrestling invitationals. The matches are ten the “Royal Rumble” selection, through which new members are added at each subway cease. So how does Tim & firm resolve a winner? Based on what I’ve seen, the wrestlers may be eradicated  1-2-Three rely, and in some situations, albeit much less ten, they get tossed proper out the prepare when doorways open. Simple sufficient, proper?

In their homage to Tekashi 6ix9ine, the troupe did away with the “Royal Rumble” stipulations to include extra hip-hop oriented dance parts. As you possibly can see (under), the members the troupe dressed as WWE legends (Bret Hart, Stone Cold, referees, and so on) do a medley dance to Tekashi 6ix9ine’s new hit tune “WAKA,” whereas members within the again maintain up “Free 6ix9ine” indicators. The video delves into chaos as soon as the primary RKO finisher is run mid-dance. Check it out.

John Cena Earns Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

WWE celebrity, actor and philanthropist John Cena has been named the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award recipient consequently his in depth work with Make-A-Wish Foundation and his general dedication to philanthropy.

To date, Cena has granted practically 600 needs for youngsters with life threatening sicknesses, excess of anybody else concerned with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

John Cena Earns Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

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According to SI, the Legacy Award was created in 2008 and renamed after Ali in 2015 in recognition his many years as a boxing legend, civil rights activist and icon. Previous recipients embody Jim Brown, Magic Johnson and Colin Kaepernick.

Sports Illustrated Executive Editor Stephen Cannella, who was amongst those that helped choose Cena for the award, says the 16-time WWE champion is perhaps essentially the most charitable individual in all sports activities.

John Cena Earns Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

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Cena, 41, says (H/T SI), “I’m really thrilled to obtain Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. Ali’s dedication to serving to others, his dedication to the game and his beneficiant spirit are incomparable and he was a job mannequin to us all. To be linked with him in any approach is an honor meaning a lot to me.”

The award presentation will happen at Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson the Year occasion on December 11 on the Beverly Hills Hilton in Los Angeles.

Conor McGregor, Becky Lynch Tease Wrestlemania 35 Team-Up

WWE’s “Road to Wrestlemania” will not ficially start till after the Royal Rumble PPV in January, however the seeds have already been planted for some marquee matches come April. Among these is the champion vs champion bout between Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch, which was initially scheduled to happen at Survivor Series final week.

Lynch was pulled from the Survivor Series card after struggling a “damaged face” by the hands Nia Jax throughout SmackDown Live’s staged invasion Monday Night Raw. As a outcome, Charlotte Flair confronted f towards Rousey and the Lynch feud was placed on the again burner in the meanwhile. That stated, the 2 champs have continued their battle phrases on social media, and now UFC star Conor McGregor has gotten into the combo.

Conor McGregor, Becky Lynch Tease Wrestlemania 35 Team-Up

McGregor tweeted at his fellow Irish sister, “Call me once you want Proper again up.” Lynch responded: “Cheers, Conor. I’m carrying two divisions for the time being, however you understand precisely how that’s. I hear New York is sweet within the spring, although.” Of course, Wrestlemania 35 can be held at MetLife Stadium in 2019, which is why Lynch made certain to say “New York is sweet within the spring.”

As now there are not any ficial plans for the 2 Irish stars to workforce up at Wrestlemania, however this is not the primary time that McGregor has flirted with the concept being concerned in a WWE story line. At the very least, it would not be shocking if he is ringside and even in Becky’s nook for her rumored Wrestlemania showdown towards Rousey.

Ex-WWE Star Enzo Amore Causes Scene At Survivor Series In L.A.

Former WWE celebrity Enzo Amore made an sudden look ultimately night time’s Survivor Series PPV at Staples Center in Los Angeles, but it surely wasn’t a welcomed return. Enzo, who was fired by the corporate earlier this yr, tried to hijack the present throughout a tag-team match between Raw champions Authors Of Pain and SmackDown champs, The Bar.

As seen within the movies embedded beneath, Enzo stood on his chair close to ringside in the course of the tag-team match and started reciting one his signature promos earlier than being taken out by safety.

Despite the sudden look at Survivor Series, Enzo, actual identify Eric Arndt, just lately advised TMZ that he doesn’t have any plans to wrestle once more. In reality, the previous Cruiserweight champion stated he would not return to the world wrestling “in 1,000,000 years,” and is as an alternative pursuing a rap profession. Amore, 31, beforehand launched a diss monitor geared toward his rape accuser.

In addition to his album, Amore advised TMZ that he is engaged on “a ton tv content material proper now” and is “sitting on so much attention-grabbing issues proper now.” 

David Arquette Gets His Neck Cut Open In "Hardcore" Wrestling Match

David Arquette’s profession is somewhat like Michael Jordan’s. After doing his most important factor for some time (appearing), he made the MJ baseball change for a quick second after which went again to what he is identified for. Although, think about if Michael Jordan selected wrestling as a substitute baseball and selected to do the mid-career transfer once more on the age 47. 

David Arquette did precisely this, and it has landed him within the hospital with a basic case getting minimize on the neck with a light-weight tube. The wrestling match, though staged within the model the WWE, was billed as a “hardcore” guidelines match, the place weapons are allowed and the 2 fighter took benefit, utilizing mild tubes, chairs and a door. It apparently went too far at a sure level, when Luke Gage smashes a lightbulb on Arquette’s head and Arquette will get shards glass in his neck, which he begins to carry in what appears like an try and cease the bleeding whereas leaving the ring:

After all of the glass tubes and previous doorways, Arquette was trying very a lot the more serious for put on and ended up saying that he would have a rematch with Gage, a convicted financial institution robber, if it was within the UFC octagon as a result of demise matches “aren’t his] factor:”

Watch a pair extra movies the combat beneath:

WWE’s Becky Lynch And Ronda Rousey Exchange Jabs On Social Media

WWE SmackDown Live girls’s champion Becky Lynch has been dominated out her Survivor Series showdown towards Raw girls’s champ Ronda Rousey, however their feud has continued via social media. 

Lynch was pulled from Sunday’s “champion vs champion” match after struggling a “damaged face” and a “extreme concussion” when Raw’s Nia Jax punched her sq. within the face throughout a Smackdown vs Raw brawl on Monday evening. Since then, Lynch has appointed Charlotte Flair as her alternative in Sunday’s match, although Rousey remains to be fixated on “The Man.”

The social media warfare kicked up a notch yesterday when the UFC Hall Famer posted a prolonged message on her instagram account, which reads partly:

Shortly thereafter, Lynch saved issues rolling by reminding Rousey the way in which she dealt with a pair brutal losses in UFC. Lynch tweeted: “Ronnie, TL/DR. When I bought my face broke I bought up, owned you THEN confirmed up the subsequent day seeking to combat some extra. When you bought your face broke you hid for a yr beneath your blankie. Your thoughts is as weak as your jaw, & I’m going to maneuver heaven & earth to come back destroy them each.”

As for Nia Jax, the girl liable for stopping the champion vs champion match at Survivor Series, Lynch tweeted at her, “You gave me your greatest sucker punch, however I bought again as much as destroy your entire roster. They received’t let me combat, however I’ll get again up from that too. It’s what I do. So get pleasure from your one free shot, as a result of as dangerous as my reminiscence is now, I haven’t forgotten you, bitch.”

It stays to be seen when Lynch shall be cleared to return, nevertheless it’s obvious WWE is seeking to hold her feud with Rousey, and presumably Jax, alive till they’ll lastly have an enormous payf. 

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