Ever since WWE announced that WrestleMania 39 would be in Los Angeles, there was a belief by many people that one of WWE’s greatest wrestlers of all-time, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, would have one more match against his cousin, Roman Reigns. The following is from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (available via subscription) with Meltzer noting that The Rock believes he won’t have time to be ready for WrestleMania 39. As we covered yesterday, WWE also recently released new merchandise for The Rock ahead of the Royal Rumble on January 28th. That has led some people to speculate that not only is Rock probably going to beat WrestleMania, but he might even win the Royal Rumble too. We will have to watch the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 39 to see if The Rock will be there and if he is, in what capacity will that be?
Kevin Nash has courageously spoken publicly about the tragic death of his son Trish, who passed away recently at the age of 26 years old. It was announced on October 20th that Tristen Nash, the son of wrestling legend Kevin Nash, passed away suddenly. “On behalf of Kevin and Tamara Nash, I have to unfortunately report that their son Tristen Nash has tragically passed at the age of 26. My son was very, very highly educated, very, very high IQ, but my son was autistic on top of all those things.”It’s a very emotional episode of Kevin Nash pouring his heart out and talking about his son Tristen. Once again, everybody here at TJRWrestling sends our condolences to the family and friends of the Nash family.3 months ago TJR Wrestling
This week’s WWE Smackdown featured GUNTHER putting the Intercontinental Title on the line against Braun Strowman, Kevin Owens facing Sami Zayn yet again and more! Gunther applied an armbar on the left arm, Strowman got out of it and Gunther hit him with some chops. They exchanged strikes, Gunther hit a boot to the face, bounced off the ropes and Strowman hit a spinebuster for two. Gunther went up top, Strowman with an uppercut punch and Gunther wrenched on the left arm again. Zayn left with Heyman lookingAnalysis: Congrats to the rest of The Bloodline for having the week off.18 days ago TJR Wrestling
A WWE Hall of Famer has explained why he thinks no matter what ends up happening with WWE, Vince McMahon will always do what’s best for business. Vince McMahon stunned the wrestling world in the first week of 2023 when it emerged he had forced his way back onto WWE’s Board of Directors. His daughter Stephanie McMahon then resigned from her position as WWE Chairwoman and co-CEO before the Board then installed her father as Executive Chairman. What’s best for business? But this has been part of his public persona, is that he will do what’s best for the business, even if it’s distasteful as hell, even if it makes him throw up in his own mouth in his private time.15 days ago TJR Wrestling
Legendary wrestling figure Jim Cornette isn’t a fan of The OC’s constant insider references and tributes and believes they should create their own material. The Jim Cornette Experience is a popular podcast and YouTube show. And it’s from this second perspective that Jim Cornette brings his criticism towards the OC. “So after that, here comes AJ Styles and Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, The Original Club. They still want to be The Original Club and do Hall and Nash’s f*cking Wolfpack too sweet bullshit.3 months ago TJR Wrestling
Not all of Matt Hardy’s creative ideas succeed, as the man himself revealed why his ‘Woken’ character didn’t work while in WWE. Over the years Matt Hardy has gone through many character changes. While in TNA, Matt rechristened himself “Broken Matt Hardy” and became one of the most ridiculous and over-the-top wrestling personalities in the world. But after that successful stint in TNA, Matt Hardy returned to WWE and sought to re-create the Broken character’s success. He couldn’t replicate the character in every way so he came up with a sort of compromise in the form of “Woken” Matt Hardy.3 months ago TJR Wrestling
This week’s edition of Impact Wrestling featured the return to the ring of Bully Ray and a big World Tag Team Championship match. After the match, Bully pleads with Bey to believe him that he had nothing to do with Ace Austin being attacked. Yim hits a scoop slam and covers again for 2. Heath hits a running forearm in the corner then slams Bennett’s head against the top turnbuckle. Heath hits Bennett with a clothesline and a jumping kick, then back body drops Taven.3 months ago TJR Wrestling
Bryan hammerlocks London but London gets a quick ropebreak. Bryan rolls over for a one-count and then sends London into the ropes but London lands a shoulderblock to send Bryan down. Bryan gets another two-count off a kneelift and then uppercuts London so hard he falls through the ropes to the floor. London hits some desperation strikes and tries chasing Bryan but Bryan gets London right where he wants him. Bryan chops London into a corner and lands different corner strikes when suddenly London catches and traps Bryan in a cradle hold.3 months ago TJR Wrestling