• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (JANUARY 27, 1986) – Ted Arcidi vs. Tinger Chung Lee
On this day in 1986, the World Wrestling Federation aired a match between Ted Arcidi & Tiger Chung Lee.
Arcidi is still considered one of the strongest people of all time and certainly among the 3 strongest professional wrestlers that ever worked a match (the other 2 being Bill Kazmaier & Mark Henry).
• Guest Ring Announcer For The First Ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match Revealed
WWE announced the following:
Maria Menounos to serve as guest ring announcer for the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match
“The first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match already has a special guest commentator in Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon. Now, it has a special ring announcer: Maria Menounos.
The former “Extra” host and AfterBuzz TV founder (and WrestleMania veteran) filled in for Kelly Ripa on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” earlier today and let slip during an interview with Golden Globe Award winner Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) that she will serve as the guest announcer for the inaugural contest.
“Maybe we can throw you in last-minute,” she quipped to Brosnahan. As to whether that happens, there’s only one way to find out. The Royal Rumble event airs at a special start time of 7 ET/4 PT this Sunday, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.”
• Backstage Note On Universal Title At Royal Rumble 2018
According to the Wrestling Observer, many people within WWE feel that Braun Strowman should defeat Kane & Brock Lesnar to win the Universal Championship at Royal Rumble 2018 PPV.
However, current plan is for Lesnar to retain the Title and go on to defend the Title against Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 34.