• New Japan Pro Wrestling Interested In Signing Goldberg
According to Sports Illustrated, New Japan Pro Wrestling was interested in signing Bill Goldberg before WWE announced that he was going to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
NJPW wanted to work with Goldberg and build their brand further in the United States.
• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 18, 1986) – Ted Arcidi In Action
On this day in 1986 in a match that aired during an episode of WWF Maple Leaf Wrestling, “The World’s Strongest Man” Ted Arcidi wrestled enhancement talent AJ Petruzzi.
You can watch the match below:
• WWE Officials Pitch Idea Of Retired Wrestler Winning Royal Rumble 2018 Match
As we noted before, SmackDown Live wrestler Shinsuke Nakamura was the latest betting favorite to win the Men’s Royal Rumble 2018 match. But that quickly changed and now a shocking name is the betting favorite to win the Men’s Royal Rumble 2018 match – retired WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan.
According to various betting sites, Bryan’s odds have jumped from 66-1 to 10-1.
Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer revealed that a WWE official pitched the idea of Bryan winning the Men’s Royal Rumble 2018 match and the word got out to other people in the company and they decided to place bets on Bryan winning the Royal Rumble 2018 match.
This resulted in the betting odds turning in Bryan’s favor.
For those who missed it, Bryan mentioned during a recent interview that he’d leave WWE if he doesn’t wrestle by WrestleMania 34.