• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Attitude Era Veteran Prince Albert (Real name: Matt Bloom) celebrates his 46th birthday today.
He debuted on WWF TV in 1999 as Droz’s personal tattooist Prince Albert, but was renamed to just ‘Albert’ in 2000, when he former the tag team ‘T&A’ with Test and their valet Trish Stratus.
In 2002 after the WWF/WWE name change, he was known as ‘A-Train’ till he left the WWE in 2004 and went to Japan, where they called him ‘Giant Bernard’.
In 2012, Bloom returned to the WWE as ‘Lord Tensai’ and he’s now the head trainer of WWE’s developmental territory NXT and the WWE Performance Center.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALBERT!
• RAW Star Not Expected To Return To In-Ring Action Anytime Soon
As we noted before, WWE isn’t clearing former RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss to return to in-ring action because she suffered multiple concussions in a very short amount of time.
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Alexa might not return to in-ring action anytime soon as WWE officials are very concerned about her well being.
Below is what Mike said (credit to Ringside news for transcription):
“There is concern about her physically. She’s had a number of concussions. They feel that there have been too many in too short a time and so she’s not gonna be back in the ring anytime soon. They’re not going to put her back in the ring until she’s medically cleared.
If that means 2 weeks, 2 years, 6 months I don’t know but I am told that pretty much they are going to find things for her to do to include her in the mix without having to take any physical punishment because they want her to be careful and they want her to be cautious with her.
So the story that she’s been set out for good, I haven’t confirmed that yet speaking to anybody. But there is certainly at least legitimate concern that she’s not going to be back anytime soon in a physical role. That can change with one medical appointment. But as we saw with Bryan Danielson in the past, it could be an extended time that she’s going to be out we’ll wait and see.”