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Major Update Regarding NXT’s Future In 2019, Former WWE Champion Reveals Nixed Plan Of Matt Cappotelli Forming A Tag Team With Him

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• Ax Gives His Views On Why Demolition Isn’t In The WWE Hall Of Fame

During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Ax of Demolition commented on the WWE Network giving their careers a new meaning, Demolition not being in WWE Hall of Fame, The New Day’s record of longest run as Tag Team Champions in 2016 being done to eliminate Demolition and more.

Below are the highlights:

On the WWE Network giving their careers a new meaning:

“The WWE Network brought a whole new meaning to our career. We’ve had a lot of younger fans catch onto the nostalgia kick, and it’s really humbling and pleasing to go to these events, like the one at WrestlePro, and interact with the fans.”

On Demolition not being in WWE Hall of Fame:

“I’m almost certain it’s because of the lawsuit. It could happen, it might not happen, but Barry and I know that the fans know that Demolition should be in the Hall of Fame. We have the satisfaction of knowing we should be in there, and the fans tell us that every time we go out to sign.”

On The New Day’s record of longest run as Tag Team Champions in 2016 being done to eliminate Demolition:

“That was done to try to eliminate Demolition. But we have no control over that or the Hall of Fame. Perhaps they’ll ask, perhaps they won’t, but we’re not going to lose sleep over it.”

• Major Update Regarding NXT’s Future In 2019

According to Brad Shepard, NXT will be moving to FS1 in 2019 under WWE’s deal with FOX for SmackDown Live. Shepard noted that this was a ‘done deal’ last week and that an announcement should be made by next week.

• Former WWE Champion Reveals Nixed Plan Of Matt Cappotelli Forming A Tag Team With Him

As we noted earlier, WWE Tough Enough III winner Matt Cappotelli passed away at the age of 38 due to brain cancer. Former WWE Champion The Miz paid tribute to Matt on Instagram and revealed that he was scheduled to team up with Matt.

Below is what Miz posted:

“In 2005, Matt Cappotelli & I were gonna be brought up to WWE SmackDown as the tag team “Reality Check.” One day out of no where he called me and said that he had just been diagnosed w/ brain cancer. On the phone, even with this scary news he remained positive and was gonna fight to beat cancer. He has been fighting for his life ever since.

Every time I saw him he was positive and always had a smile on his face. Today, we lost a good one. A true fighter. My condolences to his wife and family. Matt, you will be missed my friend. #RIPMatt #TeamCapp”

        
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