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WWE Reportedly Reached Out To More NJPW Stars Besides Tetsuya Naito

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In case you missed it, New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Tetsuya Naito recently revealed in an interview that WWE had reached out to him about making a move this Summer, however he rather quickly turned down the offer (see the story here).

According to Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the former IWGP Intercontinental Champion is not the only star from New Japan Pro Wrestling that WWE was interested in, as they reportedly contacted at least two other talents and possibly more. It was noted that while Naito quickly declined, the other two stars put more thought into their decision before turning the offers down.

Meltzer would also hint that one name would be a “huge surprise”, while the other is a “great worker” who would have less hesitation at making a move to the United States. At this time, no names specifically have been mentioned. However, among those speculated are Hiroshi Tanahashi, ‘Switchblade’ Jay White, Juice Robinson, Kazuchika Okada and Los Ingobernables de Japon’s EVIL.

EA’s Take: Something tells me that if Meltzer knows who the other names are, he would have dropped them instead of just teasing them. So it’s possible he could be just speculating. Speaking solely for myself, does WWE really even need anymore talent right now? A bit of a rhetorical question because I realize they’re trying to become this global power of sorts with their own little “territories” in different parts of the world. So as big as they are, they keep growing. But, just look at all the rosters. They’re loaded and I think a lot of fans would agree that they have more bodies than they do spots with the way some people are booked.

 

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WWE News: Royal Rumble Kickoff Matches Revealed, Updated Card

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A look at the updated lineup for Sunday’s Royal Rumble!

Now that WWE’s Monday Night RAW and SmackDown Live are in the books, the WWE Universe’s attention turns to this weekend’s big events, more specifically Sunday’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view.

Since WWE revealed a number of participants this for the Women’s Royal Rumble Match this past Sunday on Twitter, there haven’t been nearly as many updates to the card as we saw the previous couple of weeks. That’s not to say there weren’t any however, as it looks like WWE may be removing John Cena from the Men’s Royal Rumble (see the latest here), while Titus O’Neil declared his entry this past Monday on top of Alexa Bliss announcing her return for the women’s side, as well as Lacey Evans revealing she too will enter.

Tonight during SmackDown Live, WWE officially moved two matches over to the Kickoff which will now see Rusev defend the US Title against Shinsuke Nakamura, plus a Fatal 4-Way for the Cruiserweight Championship when Buddy Murphy faces Hideo Itami, Kalisto and Akira Tozawa.

Here’s a look at the updated card for Royal Rumble this Sunday, airing live on pay-per-view and the WWE Network at 7PM EST with the Kickoff beginning at 5PM and also available on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter:

Men’s Royal Rumble Match
R-Truth (#30), Drew McIntyre, Xavier Woods, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Jeff Hardy, Bobby Lashley, Dean Ambrose, Jinder Mahal, Seth Rollins, Rey Mysterio, Andrade, Samoa Joe, Baron Corbin,
Elias, Apollo Crews, Mustafa Ali, John Cena, Titus O’Neil

Women’s Royal Rumble Match
Carmella (#30), Natalya, Bayley, Ember Moon, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, Liv Morgan,
Lacey Evans, Alexa Bliss, Alicia Fox, Mickie James, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Lana,
Charlotte Flair, Dana Brooke, Zelina Vega, Nia Jax, Tamina, Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, Naomi, Nikki Cross

Universal Championship
(C) Brock Lesnar vs. Finn Balor

WWE Championship
(C) Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles

RAW Women’s Championship
(C) Ronda Rousey vs. Sasha Banks

SmackDown Women’s Championship
(C) Asuka vs. Becky Lynch

SmackDown Tag Team Championship
(C) The Bar vs. The Miz & Shane McMahon

Kickoff – United States Championship
(C) Rusev vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Kickoff – Fatal 4-Way for the Cruiserweight Championship
(C) Buddy Murphy vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Kalisto vs. Hideo Itami


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WWE News: Update On JoJo’s Recent Absence From WWE

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Where has JoJo Offerman been lately?

Over the past couple of weeks, some members of the WWE Universe have taken notice that the usual Monday Night RAW ring announcer, JoJo Offerman, has been absent from the program and instead Mike Rome has stepped in to fill the duties.

There have been some rumors that perhaps JoJo had left the company or perhaps was in some hot water, however that doesn’t seem to be the case. According to PWInsider, JoJo has merely been off the road recently to deal with what’s being called a “personal situation”, but it’s not known when she will be back.

Of course we learned today that she will not be at Sunday’s Royal Rumble in Phoenix, Arizona, as WWE announced that Mike Rome and regular SmackDown Live ring announcer Greg Hamilton would be emceeing the event.

After first joining the company in 2013 and being a cast member on the inaugural season of E! Network’s Total Divas, JoJo’s in-ring career was short-lived and she quickly was moved into the ring announcer’s role. She would start in NXT before being moved to the main roster in 2015.


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