• Current Champion Isn’t Cleared To Wrestle In WWE
Below are some quick WWE, AEW & NJPW updates:
– According to PWInsider, SmackDown wrestler & current NXT Tag Team Champion Xavier Woods is banged up and not cleared to wrestle.
That’s why Kofi Kingston has been wrestling in singles matches on NXT & WWE Live Events as of late, with Xavier in his corner. Woods is expected to get cleared in time for Royal Rumble 2023.
– Mercedes Mone’s (fka Sasha Banks) return match against Kairi Sane at NJPW Battle In The Valley for the IWGP Women’s Championship on February 18th has sold out.
– ROH Supercard Of Honor 2023 will take place at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, California on March 31st, during the WrestleMania 39 weekend.
– Sheamus comments on Banger Bros (Him & Drew McIntyre) losing to The Usos on SmackDown:
“Should be tag champs today fella but sometimes cheats prosper.. we have a few receipts to deliver next week. You’re all on notice.”
– Paul Heyman comments on his legacy:
“No one has controlled the top title and the WrestleMania main events in HISTORY more than … your humble Wiseman! Life is good on the Island of Relevancy!”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 11, 2001) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was broadcasted from the Oakland Arena in Oakland, California and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Val Venis, The Godfather & Bull Buchanan vs. The Hardy Boyz & Billy Gunn
Test vs. K-Kwik (R-Truth)
Edge, Christian & Chris Benoit vs. Dudley Boyz & Chris Jericho
Rikishi vs. Kane vs. The Undertaker vs. The Rock