Former WWE Superstar Jake Hager was recently on Booker T’s radio show and shared his thoughts on a potential return to WWE.
“It’s cool about this WWE thing right now, because it’s never off the table. And pro wrestling has grown so popular right now, it’s just awesome. It’s like, there’s no more hiding in the closet and watching it, or reading the magazines. It’s cool to be a pro wrestler and that makes it so much better for us as pro wrestlers who go out there and put our bodies on the line, and give the fans entertainment that they deserve.”
Thanks to WrestlingNews.co for the quote.
WWE is set to announce Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff as the new Executive Directors of RAW and SmackDown.
“WWE has named Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff as Executive Directors, Sports Illustrated has learned.
Heyman is set to become Executive Director of Monday Night Raw, while Bischoff will fill the same role for SmackDown Live. Both will report directly to WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.
WWE confirmed the news with Sports Illustrated, with an official announcement expected later today.”
For more on this developing story check out SI.com’s article.
It appears that the Modern Day Maharaja won’t be going anywhere, anytime soon. Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that Mahal just inked a new 5 year contract with WWE
“Jinder Mahal has re-signed with the company for the next five years. The former “3MB” member has found success in his second stint within the company and even held the WWE Championship for several months.”
For more on Mahal check out mandatory’s article.
The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Pennsylvania is currently advertising the following matches for Extreme Rules 2019.
– WWE Championship match Kofi Kingston VS. Dolph Ziggler VS. Kevin Owens
– AJ Styles VS. an opponent to be named
– Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon VS. Roman Reigns
– Baron Corbin VS. Seth Rollins in a Tables Match
The card is subject to change. The event will take place on Sunday, July 14.
Adam Cole recently sat down with talksport.com and shared his thoughts a variety of topics, including whether or not the WWE needs more factions.
“Absolutely. I think, especially now, just seeing how attached audience members get to factions, they love when a group of guys are together and you can tell the camaraderie is there, the fun is there and they just love it. I’ve been in factions my whole career. I was in The Kingdom in Ring of Honor, Bullet Club in New Japan and now Undisputed Era and it’s so much fun creatively for a performer, to be able to play off the guys in your group. You don’t want too many, because then it loses its specialness. But, definitely, factions in wrestling can be a very beneficial thing.”