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Kid Rock To Be Inducted Into WWE Hall Of Fame

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While his song “New Orleans” is setting the tone for the party atmosphere that WrestleMania is bringing to The Big Easy this year, Kid Rock will be taking his place in WWE history.

As first reported by Billboard.com, Kid Rock will join the WWE Hall of Fame’s Celebrity Wing as a member of the Class of 2018. He’ll be inducted into the hallowed hall on Friday, April 6, in New Orleans during WrestleMania 34 Week in The Big Easy. He joins Goldberg, The Dudley Boyz, Ivory, Jeff Jarrett, Hillbilly Jim and Warrior Award recipient Jarrius “JJ” Robertson among those being honored that night.

Kid Rock’s musical career is legendary. After breaking into the mainstream music scene in the late 1990s with songs like “Bawitdaba” and “Cowboy,” the Detroit native has gone on to sell more than 26 million albums. His unique blend of rap, rock and country music has helped him transcend genres and become one of the most popular recording artists going today.

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WWE Results: NXT Brand In Houston, Texas (5/20/18)

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With the weekend coming to a close yesterday, the Superstars of WWE’s third brand, NXT, were in Houston, Texas last night for a Live Event. As we’ve seen all weekend, RAW Superstars The Revival competed on the show that also featured Ricochet vs. The Velveteen Dream in the main event. Below are results:

  • Kassius Ohno & The Revival defeated The Forgotten Sons (Steve Cutler, Wesley Blake & Chad Lail)
  • EC3 defeated Fabian Aichner
  • Kairi Sane & Nikki Cross defeated Reina Gonzalez & Taynara Conti
  • NXT Tag Titles: The Undisputed Era (Strong & O’Reilly) retained over The Street Profits
  • Oney Lorcan defeated Kona Reeves, Lars Sullivan attacked Lorcan before the match then Reeves after
  • NXT Women’s Title: Shayna Baszler retained over Dakota Kai
  • Ricochet defeated The Velveteen Dream

 

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WWE News: Former Tough Enough Winner’s Health ‘Declining’

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One of the sadder stories in pro wrestling over recent years has been that of Matt Cappotelli, the former WWE Tough Enough star whose career was cut short due to brain cancer. Cappotelli won season three of Tough Enough (along with John Hennigan, the future John Morrison) and was also involved in a controversial episode in which one of the trainers, Hardcore Holly, legitimately left him bleeding.

Matt was then sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling to continue his training and became regarded as one of WWE’s top prospects, however in February 2006 he announced that he was diagnosed with astrocytoma, a form of brain cancer. Cappotelli would have the tumor removed successfully in 2007, but his in-ring career was over. He later would become a trainer for OVW in 2013, but was hit again with a grade IV glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive form of brain cancer, in 2017.

Cappotelli has been undergoing treatment ever since, however a recent blog post in early May from his wife, Lindsay, has surfaced today. In the post, Lindsay reveals that Matt’s health is declining and he will not be continuing his current treatments. According to Mrs. Cappotelli, Matt is unable to communicate very well and is having trouble taking in food. Below are some quotes:

“Here’s where we’re at right now: Matt finished his radiation treatments last week. Did they help? I don’t know. He’s sleeping a lot more. Having trouble chewing and swallowing. Not eating much. Not talking much, at least not in full sentences. It’s just been a slow, steady decline for the last few months. I think it was really too late for radiation….But who knows, maybe it is delaying things.

She would continue:

“I don’t know how much longer we have left, so I’m just loving him and kissing him and encouraging him with my words(I hope) and reading the bible to him at night….making sure he knows that I’ll be okay. And I am okay…right now. I’m okay right now, because I still have his hand to hold. I’m okay right now, because I say “I love you”, and I get to hear him whisper, “I love you, too.” I’m okay right now, because I still get to fall asleep with him by my side and wake up in the morning with my arm around him. I’m okay right now, because I get to look into his beautiful eyes and see his smile and kiss his face every day. I’m okay right now, because he’s still here with me. But when he’s not…you might as well just rip out my heart right out of my chest. I try to imagine life without him…I try to prepare myself for that outcome…but I just can’t really know what it will feel like. Life without him seems unimagineable.”

You can read Mrs. Cappotelli’s full blog post at this link

EA’s Take: I don’t know how many people reading this are old enough to remember Matt, but I certainly do. He was extremely likable on Tough Enough and I remember hearing about how he had loads of potential during his OVW run. After all, he is a former OVW World Champion. Cancer sucks, there’s just no two-ways about it, especially when it happens to someone that had so much promise and so much to offer. My deepest sympathies are with the entire Cappotelli family.

 

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WWE Results: SmackDown Closes European Tour In Munich (5/20/18)

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The WWE’s nearly two week tour of Europe came to a close today with SmackDown Live in Munich, Germany after RAW closed out their end last night. In staying true to all recent Live Events for the blue brand on this trip, the show featured Becky Lynch challenging Carmella for the SmackDown Women’s Title, as well as WWE Champion AJ Styles reuniting The Club to take on Shinsuke Nakamura and The Bar in the main event:

  • SmackDown Tag Title Triple Threat: The Bludgeon Brothers retained over The New Day & The Usos
  • NXT Champion Aleister Black defeated SAnitY’s Alexander Wolfe
  • Charlotte Flair, Asuka & Naomi defeated Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose & Lana
  • Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas defeated Sin Cara
  • Daniel Bryan & Tye Dillinger defeated The Miz & Big Cass
  • United States Title: Jeff Hardy retained over Rusev
  • SmackDown Women’s Title: Becky Lynch defeated Carmella by DQ
  • AJ Styles, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson defeated The Bar & Shinsuke Nakamura

Results c/o PWInsider

 

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