• AJ Styles Comments On Making Wrestling As Real As Possible
During a recent interview with Orlando Sentinel, WWE Champion “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles talked about making wrestling as real as possible, his Royal Rumble 2016 debut & more.
Below are the highlights:
On making his official WWE debut at Royal Rumble 2016:
“Everything pales in comparison to the Royal Rumble. The response I got that night from the fans, after a couple of years out of the U.S. mainstream, is something I’ll never forget. I was really worried about how much the people would actually remember me, but that response made it something really special.”
On making Wrestling as real as possible:
“I take a lot of pride in what I do. No matter who I’m in the ring with, I want it to look like what it’s supposed to be. We call it sports entertainment, but it’s supposed to be a contact sport. I want to make that in-ring contact as real as possible, and also make it real outside the ring.
The magic is making the fans question whether these two guys really like each other or hate each other. That performance is what the business is all about…it’s the storylines that people remember.”
• Jeff Jarrett Makes First Wrestling Appearance After Coming Out Of WWE Sponsored Rehab
Former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett recently returned from a WWE sponsored rehab for substance abuse and made his first wrestling appearance following the rehab last week on Wednesday.
You can watch it below:
• Title Match Stopped Abruptly At WWE Live Event After Raw Star Bleeds Profusely
At last night’s WWE Live Event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the main event for the Intercontinental Championship between Roman Reigns & Samoa Joe was abruptly stopped when Joe got busted open and was bleeding profusely.
The match was then stopped by the referee. You can watch it below:
Reigns & Joe will battle again on this week’s episode of Raw with the Intercontinental Championship on the line. The stipulation of the match is that Reigns will lose the Title if he gets DQ’d.
Below is the announcement by Raw General Manager Kurt Angle:
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) December 29, 2017