• Reason Behind Ronda Rousey Not Competing In The Women’s Royal Rumble 2023 Match
Ronda Rousey returned to WWE last year during the Women’s Royal Rumble 2022 match and won it.
Despite losing the SmackDown Women’s Championship to Charlotte Flair recently, Rousey hasn’t announced herself for the 2023 Women’s Royal Rumble match.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Rousey won’t participate in this match because WWE doesn’t want to marginalize her star power by booking her as a filler talent in the match, as she isn’t planned to win.
As of this writing, the following women have announced their entry into the Royal Rumble match so far:
– Rhea Ripley
– Candice LeRae
– Liv Morgan
– Raquel Rodriguez
– Zelina Vega
– Shayna Baszler
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• Old School Wrestling Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 92nd birthday of Old School Wrestling Veteran Red Bastien (Real name: Rolland Bastien).
During the 50s, 60s & 70s Bastien wrestled for various territories, such as the American Wrestling Association, the World Wide Wrestling Federation, Pacific Northwest Wrestling, NWA Big Time Wrestling, … among many others.
Still he’s mostly remembered for discovering bodybuilders Steve Borden (Sting) & Jim Hellwig (The Ultimate Warrior) and talked them into becoming professional wrestlers.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
January 27, 1931 – August 11, 2012