• WWE Is Planning A Big Debut At WrestleMania 38
As seen during the 2021 WWE Draft, Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson was drafted to RAW.
According to the Wrestling Observer, current plan is to have Gable make his official WWE debut as a pro-wrestling at WrestleMania 38 in April 2022:
“The idea is of him starting as a regular after the college wrestling season ends in March, with the idea of a WrestleMania debut.”
The Wrestling Observer also reported recently that Steveson is now the best paid amateur wrestler of all time:
“Gable Steveson looks to be the best paid amateur wrestler of all-time as he goes into this season at Minnesota. He got $250,000 for winning the gold medal, which, granted is far less than he deserves, he’s making $20,000 a month in NFT money and he’s on a WWE guaranteed contract.”
There are rumors that WWE wants Brock Lesnar to pass the torch to Steveson at a future WrestleMania event, but it doesn’t look likely for next year’s Show Of Shows.
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• Old School ECW Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School ECW Legend Taz (Real name: Peter Senercia) celebrates his 54th birthday today.
As The Tazmaniac, he made a name for himself as a member of the NWA Eastern Championship Wrestling roster in 1993, before the promotion changed its name in 1994 to Extreme Championship Wrestling.
Now known as Taz he stayed with the company till he was signed to a World Wrestling Federation contract in late 1999.
During his WWF debut at the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 2000’ PPV, he picked up a win against the undefeated Kurt Angle.
The WWF added a “z” to his name, which is why he was called Tazz from that point onwards.
Despite retiring in 2002, he stayed with the WWF till 2009, working as a commentator for WWF/E SmackDown!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAZZ!