• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Veteran The Berzerker (Real name: John Nord) celebrates his 59th birthday today.
After making a name for himself in Verne Gagne’s AWA and Fritz Von Erich’s WCCW as “Nord The Barbarian” (and later as “Yukon John”), John joined Vince Mcmahon’s WWF in 1991 as “The Viking”, but was soon renamed “The Berzerker”.
He stayed with the World Wrestling Federation till 1993, then went to Japan, before he joined Ted Turner’s WCW in 1997 under his real name.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BERZERKER!
• WWE Has 3 “Credible Challengers” Lined Up For Roman Reigns’ Universal Championship
According to The Dirty Sheets, WWE has 3 “credible challengers” lined up for “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns’ Universal Championship.
The first one is current RAW Tag Team Champion Drew McIntyre.
McIntyre is currently expected to face Reigns for the Universal Championship at Royal Rumble 2019.
This is the reason why McIntyre has been heavily protected as of late, especially on this week’s RAW.
The second one is Bobby Lashley.
Lashley turned heel on last week’s episode of RAW after he attacked Kevin Owens and ‘injured’ him in storyline.
According to the Dirty Sheets, Bobby Lashley wanted to be a heel from the get-go (when he returned to WWE). However, WWE officials convinced him to be a babyface as Lashley would’ve had a better chance of facing Brock Lesnar that way (and facing Lesnar is one of Lashley’s main goals).
Lashley and the WWE Creative Team had a meeting recently where they discussed that a heel turn was needed.
Vince McMahon was previously against a Lashley heel turn, but he agreed on this because Lashley could then be used as a credible heel opponent for Roman Reigns for a future Universal Title feud and that’s the main reason behind Lashley turning heel.
With that being said, Lashley’s heel turn is bad news for RAW’s former Universal Champion Finn Balor.
In his first feud as a heel, Lashley will squash Balor. Seeds for this feud were planted on this week’s RAW when Lashley interrupted Balor and mocked his size.
The third one is his Shield brother, Dean Ambrose.
Ambrose is expected to turn heel before this year ends and it is currently rumored to happen at Survivor Series 2018 PPV.