• Big Change Reportedly Coming For Major Title Match At Royal Rumble 2021
At the Royal Rumble 2021 pay-per-view, Drew McIntyre will defend the WWE Championship against WWE Hall Of Famer Goldberg and Roman Reigns will defend the Universal Championship against Adam Pearce.
In this week’s edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported that there’s a good possibility that Pearce gets replaced in the match against Reigns at Royal Rumble.
Kevin Owens or Shinsuke Nakamura will likely be the one to replace Pearce at the show.
“The only bouts official are McIntyre vs. Goldberg for the WWE Title and they’ve announced Reigns vs. Adam Pearce for the Universal Title. I don’t know this, but can’t imagine this doesn’t end up as either Owens or Nakamura.”
Reigns and Uso took out Owens on the New Year’s episode of SmackDown, while they cost Nakamura the opportunity for a Universal Championship match last week.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 15, 2020) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2020, we lost Old School WWF Legend “Soul Man” Rocky Johnson at the age of 75.
Rocky Johnson wrestled for many different territories from his debut in 1964 until his retirement in 1991, but was most famous for his 1982-1985 run with the World Wrestling Federation, where he and Tony Atlas became the first black Tag Team to win a major World Tag Team Championship.
Later on, everyone knew him as the father of the #1 actor in Hollywood, fellow WWF Legend “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson.
It was also The Rock, who inducted his dad into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.
† REST IN PEACE ROCKY JOHNSON
August 24, 1944 — January 15th, 2020