• Former WWF Writer Says WWE Ribbed Eva Marie On This Week’s RAW
She was scheduled to face former Women’s Champion Naomi in a singles match, but that didn’t happen.
Eva came out with NXT UK wrestler Piper Niven and instead of Eva, Piper wrestled Naomi and absolutely dominated her.
Piper put away Naomi with a Michinoku Driver to pick up the win. After the match, Eva announced herself as the winner, even though she didn’t even step foot in the ring. Piper then hugged Eva outside the ring.
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Piper’s name wasn’t mentioned by the commentators.
According to Fightful Select, the new name pitched for her is “Dew Drop” or “Doudrop”.
According to a previous report that we posted, Eva is going to be used as a vehicle to get other wrestlers over. So it is possible that Piper is in line for a big push.
During his appearance on Legion Of RAW podcast, former WWF writer Vince Russo said the following about Eva Marie’s booking on RAW:
“I’m telling you right now, I hate to say this but this is a rib, an absolute rib on Eva Marie. This girl is a movie star, a top class athlete, stunning, looks like nobody else and look what they do to her the first time we see her.
I’m telling you Eva Marie, this is a rib. You know what Eva Marie needs, I’ll tell you right now, behind the scenes, seriously, and she probably does. I hope she has an agent representing her who I think is a bonafide star saying, ‘What are we doing here?’ My client has established a persona, worked hard, she is multi-media, you are lucky to have her in this company, what exactly are we doing here?
I’m watching this and I’m like this is an absolute rib. A woman [Piper Niven] we don’t even know, the announcers make it as if they don’t know her. So, she’s not important enough for the announcers to know her name but she’s important enough for Eva Marie to take notice of. Bro, this is a 100% bonafide rib.”
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• Old School Wrestling Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 74th birthday of Old School Wrestling Veteran Buddy “Jack” Roberts (Real name: Dale Hey).
Buddy Roberts wrestled for several different territories during his career, such as World Class Championship Wrestling, Mid-South Wrestling, the American Wrestling Association, the World Wrestling Federation and various others.
Most Old School Wrestling fans remember Buddy for being a member of Michael Hayes’ famous faction ‘The Fabulous Freebirds’ from 1979 until 1988.
Along with the other Freebirds, Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy (†) & Jimmy Garvin, he was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
June 16, 1947 – November 26, 2012