Let us take a look at the top 8 WWE News & Professional Wrestling stories of the hour:
8. When Will SmackDown Live Introduce New Titles?
On this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, JBL mentioned multiple times about SmackDown Live having its own Tag Team Titles and Women’s Title. On Talking Smack (SmackDown Live’s post show), SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan noted that they are not in a hurry to introduce new Titles and that they are currently building their division.
You can listen to Bryan’s comments below:
— WWE (@WWE) August 10, 2016
The new SmackDown Titles are expected to debut after SummerSlam 2016.
Also on this week’s episode of Talking Smack, Bryan called Brock Lesnar and other Raw Superstar lazy:
This comes from WWE Champion Dean Ambrose telling on the Stone Cold podcast from this past Monday night that Lesnar showed laziness in their WrestleMania 32 match.
7. Interesting Fact Regarding Rhyno’s Match on SmackDown Live
On this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, former ECW World Heavyweight Champion Rhyno defeated Heath Slater. This was Rhyno’s first match on the Blue Brand in over 12 years.
His last match on SmackDown was on the March 18, 2004 edition of the show, where he lost to John Cena.
Speaking of Rhyno, he won the Michigan Republican Primary Election for State House Representative with 1033 votes, while Sophea & Johnson got 979 & 705 votes respectively.
Rhyno (Real Name: Terrance Gerin) will now face Abdullah Hammoud and if he wins he will become the Michigan State Representative of the 15th district. Below is what Rhyno told WXYZ News regarding this:
“Very happy and honored. I’m happy I won the nomination and going into the general election, I know it’s a different ballgame, right now.”
Rhyno noted that he’ll continue to be a part of Pro Wrestling while campaigning:
“Wrestling is my job, you know sports entertainment. It’s a passion of mine. It’s a great vehicle where I can motivate and inspire people. Kids look up to me, adults look up to you and I wouldn’t want to walk away from that now.”