• Main Event Of NXT TakeOver: Philly Revealed
On this week’s episodeo of NXT, Johnny Gargano defeated Aleister Black, Killian Dain and Lars Sullivan in a Fatal 4 Way match to become the #1 contender for the NXT Championship.
He will now face NXT Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas in the main event of NXT TakeOver: Philly during the Royal Rumble 2018 weekend.
• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (December 28, 1991) – Funeral Parlour
On this day in 1991, an episode of legendary Old School manager Paul Bearer’s Interview segment ‘Funeral Parlour’ aired on TV.
The guest of this show was none other than fellow Old School WWF Legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.
• Former WWE Star Says He’ll Think About Retirement In 2 Years From Now
During a recent interview with The Orlando Sentinel, former WWE Superstar Alberto Del Rio talked about wanting to become a wrestler, working in Impact Wrestling, retirement & more.
Below are the highlights:
On becoming a wrestler being his childhood dream:
“I wanted to be a wrestler since before I can remember. There are pictures of me in a Dos Caras mask when I was 3 years old. Becoming an amateur wrestler was just part of the process. Becoming an MMA fighter was just a way to make money. But the dream was always to be a pro wrestler, to be Dos Caras Jr.”
On enjoying his heel run:
“I love being a heel. I don’t like being a babyface and a good guy. But it’s not always about what we want, it’s what the fans want. Before this last storyline, they liked me. You can’t force the audience, though, if they want to boo or they want to cheer.
Right now, I’m really having fun – I’m working as a bad guy, doing all the heel things, but still getting cheered by most of the fans. It’s the best of both worlds.”
On when he plans to retire:
“Alberto will continue to do this for two years, then start to think about retirement. I’m not tired of the business, or the fans, or the ring – what I don’t like is what goes on behind the curtain.
When I went to Impact, I started to feel like I got my passion back. So I’ll wrestle in 2018, then maybe 2019 I’ll start to think about a farewell tour.”