• Samoa Joe’s New Role In NXT
Last night at NXT TakeOver: In Your House, NXT General Manager William Regal said that a change is needed and he might be stepping down from his position.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Samoa Joe is set to have a Regal-like role in NXT (which would mean that Joe still isn’t cleared for in-ring action, as Fightful’s report stated that WWE Officials want Joe to be a wrestler on NXT):
“I was told today that Samoa Joe was gonna be in a Regal-like role, then all of a sudden Regal’s talking like he’s stepping down, so maybe the Regal-like role is Regal’s role.
But if he’s leaving, based on what I was told, Samoa Joe was definitely the favorite to be the new Commissioner. But Joe is in, and he’s in as a non-wrestler, so I think that tells you that he’s not cleared.
He’s taken a job in NXT and he’s doing something there, and he may be the new authority figure on television, or he may not be. But he’s gonna be behind-the-scenes.”
Regal is scheduled to announce this change on this Tuesday’s episode of NXT.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 14, 2013) – Old School WCW Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2013, we lost Old School WCW Veteran Al Green (Real name: Alfred Dobalo) at the age of 57 due to COPD.
In 1990 & 1991, Al wrestled as “Blade”, teaming with Steel (Kevin Nash) as ‘The Master Blasters’, before Green changed his name to “Rage” in 1992, one half of ‘The Wrecking Crew’.
After touring Japan & Europe during the mid-90s, he returned to World Championship Wrestling in the summer of 1998 and wrestled for them until he was released in March 2000, but was used for the most part as a ‘Jobber To The Stars’ during his final WCW run.
† REST IN PEACE AL GREEN
October 15, 1955 – June 14, 2013