Let us take a look at the top 10 stories of the hour from the world of Professional Wrestling:
10. Jim Ross To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
WWE Hall of Famer “Good Ol’ JR” Jim Ross will receive the Cauliflower Alley Club’s NWA Award during the group’s annual reunion April 11-13. NWA President Bruce Tharpe had the following to say regarding this:
“Jim Ross is an icon in sports broadcasting, not just in wrestling. It is an honor to induct him into the NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE Hall of Fame.”
Jim Ross will receive the following Championship belt:
The following names will be honored as well:
– Arn Anderson
– “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff
– Ken Patera
– Trish Stratus
9. Shinsuke Nakamura Receives 4 Staples After Minor Injury At NXT Live Event
“The King of Strong Style” Shinsuke Nakamura suffered a minor injury during his NXT Live Event match against Manny Andrade last night. The injury happened when Manny hit a Moonsault and his leg caught Nakamura in the back of his head. WWE noted on Twitter that Nakamura received 4 stitches.
Nakamura noted on Twitter that he’s fine:
@WWENXT I'm okay.
— Shinsuke Nakamura (@ShinsukeN) April 9, 2016
8. Fastlane 2016 Becomes The Lowest Bought WWE PPV In History
This year’s Fastlane PPV became the lowest bought PPV in WWE history. The event did a total of 43,000 buys (18,000 buys in North America and 25,000 buys outside of North America).
The reason behind low buys for the event is that the PPV was only a one match show (#1 Contender’s Triple Threat main event) and the WWE Network has gained a lot of Subscribers (1.82 million is the post-WrestleMania 32 number).
The main event of the show was Brock Lesnar vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Roman Reigns, with the stipulation being “Winner faces Triple H for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of WrestleMania 32”.