• The Rock Puts Over NXT Wrestler
WWE posted the following story of The Rock putting over NXT wrestler Ricochet:
The Rock calls Ricochet a “future champ” and the leader of a new era
“To be called a future champion by a WWE Legend is an exciting endorsement for any Superstar, but to receive such praise from The People’s Champ is nothing short of electrifying.
That’s exactly what happened to Ricochet Thursday night after a tweet about NXT’s One and Only caught The Rock’s attention.
The Great One’s hat tip was precipitated by an observation from USA Today entertainment writer Brian Truitt. While taking in an NXT Live Event in Washington, D.C., Truitt couldn’t help but notice a similarity between one of Ricochet’s high-flying moves and one of The Rock’s signature moves:
— Brian Truitt (@briantruitt) April 20, 2018
That Ricochet considers The Rock a source of inspiration might not come as a surprise seeing as how Ricochet often cites The Great One as one of his biggest influences (including in a WWE.com interview this week).
Yet, The Rock didn’t hesitate to share his own thoughts on the black-and-yellow brand’s preeminent high-flyer, whom he has previously described as “incredibly gifted”:
He’s the man! Love the stuff King is doing and will no doubt be the leader in ushering in a new era of our wrestling business. Future champ.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 20, 2018
Ricochet thanked The People’s Champ for the king-sized kudo and ID’ed the move in question:
Thanks man, that truly means the world.
— The One And Only! (@KingRicochet) April 20, 2018
As if the NXT Universe needed any more reason to keep an eye on the man Mauro Ranallo calls “the GIF that keeps on giving,” The Rock’s latest endorsement certainly solidifies it.”
• WWE Wants Paige To Do Big Things – Including Debuting New Women’s Tag Team Titles
WWE posted an article on their website titled “Five controversial decisions we’d like to see Paige make as SmackDown LIVE General Manager”.
Below are those 5 “controversial” decisions:
1. Create Women’s Tag Team Titles
2. Bring back Talking Smack
3. Establish a relationship with NXT that will allow any NXT Superstar to compete on a given week
4. A championship that is defended every Tuesday night
5. Bring back more surprise WWE Alumni to keep the WWE Universe guessing