Let us take a look at the top 9 stories of the hour from the world of Professional Wrestling:
9. Stardust vs. Stephen Amell To Take Place?
WWE officials are looking to start the feud between Stardust and Stephen Amell once again, and want the two to do a singles match. WWE is teasing a confrontation between the two at The Heroes & Villains Fan Fest in Secaucus, New Jersey on January 23rd and January 24th during Royal Rumble weekend. This might turn into a planned angle.
8. Tommy Dreamer Hurt During WWE Live Event Match
ECW Original Tommy Dreamer finished up his WWE Live Event run as well and noted that he injured his elbow while taking a double chokeslam through a table.
Below is what he tweeted:
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) January 18, 2016
7. Jim Ross Returning To Professional Wrestling
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross will now be calling New Japan Pro Wrestling matches for AXS TV. Below is what JR had to say:
“This opportunity to work with AXS TV is attractive on many fronts. The travel won’t be weekly but approximately 8-10 trips to Los Angeles in a year’s time. While there, in a two-day, voice-over session, we will hammer out up to six shows. I’m happy OKC now has non-stop flights to LAX.
I’m a big fan of the New Japan product as they have been one if the most highly regarded brands within the genre for decades. New Japan has a unique opportunity with AXS TV to grow their brand in North America. The more fans sample the athleticism, physicality, no-nonsense presentation of NJPW the more they’re going to like it. For me, the New Japan Pro Wrestling business philosophy reminds me of my earlier years in wrestling.
I’ve had numerous other offers, some serious and others just flirting to return to TV Wrestling broadcasting but none have had the appeal that AXS TV offered me. We think my style will fit the NJPW in-ring presentation well. We’ll know that conclusively in early March. Plus, AXS TV and I discussed other potential projects outside NJPW.”