Congrats to Cody Rhodes for winning this year’s Men’s Royal Rumble Match and also to Rhea Ripley for winning the Women’s Royal Rumble Match. In both matches, we saw the surprise appearances of Edge, Booker T, Nia Jax, Chelsea Green, Logan Paul, Piper Niven and Asuka, and although many enjoyed this year’s rumble matches, many have taken to social media to complain about not seeing The Rock appear in the Men’s Rumble Match. The Rock’s name was heavily rumored over the past month to make a surprise appearance and that left many fans very disappointed. I say, you still have WrestleMania to see a possible Rock return, maybe….
New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) has announced that they will be rebranding their U.S. weekly show and live events under the NJPW STRONG Banner. Previously, all U.S. events were just advertised under the NJPW Banner. Under the new banner, all STRONG events will be televised in English on the FITE Network. Certain matches recorded on STRONG live events will be available on the STRONG On-Demand option on NJPW Network.
It’s being reported that WWE Superstar Sonya Deville suffered an injury in the Women’s Royal Rumble match. After apparently being kicked in the head by Asuka, she got a huge cut on her left eyebrow. Right now, it appears she will not be missing any time from in-ring performance.
Recently, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Superstar and EVP Kenny Omega opened up about his health issues. Kenny has had surgeries for a number of injuries he acquired during his in-ring performances throughout the years. He also stated he has been wrestling with vertigo for the last three years. He further stated, he will be shifting his attention to getting his health better. We wish Kenny all the best and a quick recovery from all his injuries.
The Question of the Week comes from Rob G. in Howard Beach, and he said, “I was really surprised to see Nia Jax make an appearance at the Royal Rumble. Is she returning back to the WWE full time?” Rob, at this time there are no reports of her having any interest in returning back to in-ring performance. But this is wrestling, where anything for the right price can happen. Unfortunately, I don’t have any more news regarding a Nia Jax possible return. If I hear anything, I will be reporting on it. Thank you for the question!
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