• WWE Signs Top Indy Star
Below is the announcement that WWE made today:
Trevor “Ricochet” Mann joins WWE Performance Center
“If GIFs of indescribably creative wrestling moves have ever flooded your social feeds, there’s a good chance it was new WWE Performance Center signee Trevor Mann that you were watching.
Better known by the ring name Ricochet, Mann, 29, of Paducah, Ky., officially reported today to the WWE PC in Orlando, Fla.
The decorated high-flyer has captured countless titles over his 14-year career, including championships on three separate continents. Among his many accolades, Mann has twice won Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s annual Battle of Los Angeles tournament, and he is only the second American in history to win New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Best of the Super Juniors tournament. (The first was WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero.)
Standing 5-foot-9 and weighing 188 pounds, Mann brings an astonishing assortment of aerial moves to the ring. He first earned notoriety in Japan for an eye-popping double-moonsault, and his 630° senton remains one of the most potent weapons in his arsenal. Mann, who credits Guerrero, Rey Mysterio and The Rock as three of his in-ring influences, was inspired to pursue sports-entertainment after watching The Great One and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin do battle at WrestleMania XV.
As Mann settles in at the WWE PC, keep an eye on WWE.com for upcoming announcements on more Superstar signings.”
• Hulk Hogan Confirms His Status For Raw 25
There was speculation going on regarding “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan making a surprise return to WWE at next week’s Raw 25. However, that’s not the case.
Hogan confirmed on Twitter that he won’t appear on Raw 25 when a fan asked him:
I will be home watching and cheering on my friends next Monday on Raw brother HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) January 16, 2018