• Possible “Muscle” For Eva Marie On RAW
On last night’s episode of RAW, WWE announced that Eva Marie will be making her return to WWE programming on next week’s episode of RAW.
According to WrestleVotes, WWE is planning to give Eva Marie a bodyguard, and it could either be NXT wrestler Mercedes Martinez or NXT UK wrestler Piper Niven.
“Hearing the plans for Eva Marie’s return include her having a “muscle” of some sorts by her side. The two names I’ve heard most discussed to pair w/ her are Mercedes Martinez -OR- NXT UK star Piper Niven.”
Mercedes Martinez has worked on the WWE main roster before. She was a part of the RETRIBUTION stable under the name ‘Retaliation’ for a short time, before she returned to NXT.
The Mat Men Pro Wrestling Podcast noted that Piper Niven is more likely to get the call-up to get paired with Eva.
WATCH: Eva Marie & Maryse Having Fun In Revealing Outfits:
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 8, 1997) – WWF King of the Ring 1997
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on June 8, 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘King of the Ring 1997’ LIVE on PPV from the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island.
This was the 5th annual “King of the Ring” pay-per-view out of 10 that aired from 1993 till 2002.
Other King of the Ring tournaments that were held in 1985-1989, 1991, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2015 & 2019 happened either during House Shows or during weekly TV shows.
Here are the PPV results:
King of the Ring semi-final: Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Ahmed Johnson
King of the Ring semi-final: Mankind defeated Jerry Lawler
Goldust defeated Crush
The Hart Foundation defeated The Legion of Doom & Sycho Sid
King of the Ring final: Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Mankind
Shawn Michaels wrestled Stone Cold Steve Austin to a double-DQ
WWF World Heavyweight Championship: The Undertaker (c) defeated Faarooq