• Hardcore Wrestling Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 50th birthday of Old School Japanese Hardcore Wrestling Superstar Hayabusa (Real name: Eiji Ezaki).
He mainly wrestled in Japan (FMW, …) and Mexico, but also appeared in ECW once, when he joined Jinsei Shinzaki (WWF’s Hakushi) to take on the team of Rob Van Dam & Sabu at the ‘ECW Heat Wave 1998’ PPV.
Hayabusa was paralyzed after a botched Moonsault in 2001 and passed away from Cerebral hemorrhage in 2016.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & REST IN PEACE!
• Big Debut Possibly Taking Place At NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool
WWE’s NXT UK brand recently launched and Triple H has already announced that the first ever UK TakeOver event, NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool, will take place on January 12, 2019.
According to PWInsider, top indy star WALTER has signed a deal with WWE for their NXT UK brand and it’s very much possible that he makes his debut at this upcoming TakeOver event in January.
Below are the matches that have been announced for NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool so far (these were announced at recent TV tapings, so the announcement for these matches hasn’t aired yet):
– WWE United Kingdom Championship Match: Pete Dunne (c) vs. Joe Coffey
– NXT UK Women’s Championship Match: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Toni Storm
– NXT UK Tag Team Championship Match: Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven and Tyler Bate) vs. Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson and James Drake)
– No Disqualification Match: Eddie Dennis vs. Dave Mastiff