• Dave Meltzer Gives Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega Match A 5 Star Rating
Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer has given Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega match from Wrestle Kingdom 12 a 5 star rating.
On the other hand, the main event of Wrestle Kingdom 12, Kazuchika Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito got a 4.5 star match rating.
• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 14, 1984) – Hulk Hogan & Bob Backlund Team Up
On this day in 1984, the World Wrestling Federation aired a match that saw the recently returned Hulk Hogan teaming up with former WWF World Champion Bob Backlund against the team of Mr. Fuji & Tiger Chung Lee.
You can watch the full match here:
• Originals Plan For Ronda Rousey’s In-Ring WWE Debut Involved WWF Legends
During a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez had the following to say regarding the original plan for Ronda Rousey’s in-ring WWE debut:
“When they first had Ronda Rousey appear at WrestleMania and Stephanie was in the ring with her, they were very clearly setting up a mixed tag. The Rock and Ronda Rousey against Triple H and Stephanie. Fine, if that’s what you wanna do. If you can get all of those individuals at the same time that’s a fine match to make.
The Rock’s unavailable or if he is available, I have heard nothing about The Rock at WrestleMania this year in a match. There’s no reason in the world to waste Ronda Rousey on Stephanie McMahon. None, there’s no reason for this. I don’t care how big anyone’s ego is in this company, that’s a stupid match to make.
A singles match, Ronda Rousey and Stephanie McMahon, you couldn’t book a worse match than Ronda Rousey and Stephanie McMahon, it ain’t gonna happen. It’s not going to happen.”