• WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament Announced
WWE announced the following:
“Triple H revealed during today’s Business Partner Summit that the United Kingdom Championship Tournament will return for two nights this summer on June 18 and 19. This showcase for the finest talent in the U.K. will emanate from the most famous arena in London, Royal Albert Hall.
The first United Kingdom Championship Tournament was held in 2017 on Jan. 14 and 15 in Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom and aired live on WWE Network. The competition to crown the first-ever WWE United Kingdom Champion was won by 19-year-old Tyler Bate, who beat Pete Dunne in the final. Dunne later defeated Bate for the title at NXT TakeOver: Chicago in a modern classic, and continues to hold the championship as of this publication.
The Royal Albert Hall, meanwhile, is one of the world’s most vaunted arenas. Opened by Queen Victoria in 1871, it has hosted Beatles concerts, Muhammad Ali boxing matches and sports-entertainment bouts dating back as far as 1904 when WWE Hall of Famer George Hackenschmidt grappled there. And on June 18 and 19, it will serve as the proving ground of WWE’s next great U.K. talent.”
• Batista & CM Punk Reunite, Make A Funny Video Together
Former WWE World Champion Batista & CM Punk reunited recently and below is a video that “The Animal” posted on Twitter:
@CMPunk Man!! People change!! Win a few world wrestling titles,write a hit marvel comic series, fight in the ufc,and marry a @nytimes best selling author and all of the sudden you’re too good for chickpeas! ? pic.twitter.com/3Da7GKXpb7
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) April 7, 2018
• Plans For A WrestleMania Main Event Rematch Nixed For Next Year’s WrestleMania 35?
According to the Wrestling Observer, former WWE Champion Batista noted at a convention that WWE officials talked to him about teaming up with Ronda Rousey to face the team of Triple H & Stephanie McMahon at WrestleMania 34, but a deal couldn’t be reached.
According to ProWrestlingSheet, talks were going well between WWE & Batista and it was looking like seeds for a Batista vs. Triple H WrestleMania 21 main event rematch at WrestleMania 35 would be planted during this match, but talks suddenly stopped between the two parties.
Batista was under the impression that he would be used at WrestleMania 34, but then came the announcement of Kurt Angle being chosen as Ronda Rousey’s tag team partner.
Batista wasn’t notified of this change despite reaching out to them for an update on the situation.