• Real Reason Behind Doudrop’s Absence From WWE TV
Doudrop (fka Piper Niven) last competed in a WWE ring on the September 6th 2022 episode of NXT, where she teamed up with Nikki A.S.H. to defeat Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne of Toxic Attraction.
She hasn’t appeared on WWE programming since then.
There were rumors that her absence was because of visa issues, but that’s not the case, as she confirmed it herself on Twitter.
She later revealed the reason for her absence:
“I was very sick, but I am healing. 🧠💪🏻”
During an interview with Inside The Ropes in August, Doudrop revealed that she has talked to Head Of Creative Triple H about a possible name & character change for her.
Below is what the former 24/7 Champion said:
“I’ll give 100% full transparency about it, we did have a conversation about it. We did have a conversation about it. Because here’s the thing, before it was Vince’s vision and now it’s Triple H’s vision.
So it’s like, ‘What’s your vision and where do you see this going, are you open to ideas?’ For me, I don’t mind either way. I would just like to make more deliberate steps going forward with my character.
I feel like for the past little while, things have [been weird]. When I was first [given] Doudrop, I obviously initially had no idea what to do. It took me such a long time to get comfortable with who Doudrop was, I was like, ‘I get this, I’m bubbly and I’m happy and I’m essentially Jojo Siwa’.
After a minute, I bought into it and I got comfortable with it, and then [they turned me heel]. I was like, ‘I don’t know how to do that.’
There’s so much trial and error that went on as I was going, so it took a minute to figure out who heel Doudrop is.
Now that Triple H has come on board, I kinda just wanted to get more [of] a feel of who she is supposed to be and what the options would be as far as different facets of that character or maybe a new character or maybe even an old character. So, we’ll see. As I said, it’s an exciting time.
Yes. [Triple H] was receptive to all ideas. I’m very much aware that there is probably like lots of other people that are looking for changes and such, but I’m willing to be patient and make sure that we’re being deliberate and making sure we know the direction [of the character] and where we want to go.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (January 7, 2008) – WWE Monday Night RAW
On this day in 2008, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’.
This episode was broadcasted from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Royal Rumble 2008’ PPV.
Here’s the official card from that night:
1. Strange Bedfellows Match: Shawn Michaels & Mr. Kennedy vs. Charlie Haas & Trevor Murdoch
2. Trading Places Match: Carlito vs. Hardcore Holly
3. Lingerie Pillow Fight: Melina vs. Jillian Hall vs. Maria vs. Mickie James vs. Ashley
4. First Blood Match: Triple H vs. William Regal
5. Handicap Match: Chris Jericho vs. Snitsky & JBL
6. Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: The Highlanders vs. Hornswoggle & Mick Foley
7. Steel Cage Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Umaga