News here! Commentary today on backlash on Angle/Corbin, IMPACT and OVW working together, Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal and more!!
Backlash Regarding Kurt Angle’s WrestleMania Opponent
There has been much backlash making its way around the internet today regarding Kurt Angle wrestling Baron Corbin at WrestleMania in his retirement match. Angle’s wife Giovana responded “Very” to Jim Ross’ Tweet of “Underwhelming” (she has since deleted it).
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) March 19, 2019
PWInsider is reporting that Corbin is the match for angle, and there is no planned swerve to substitute someone else into the match. It is also being said that Angle did not know who his opponent was until he arrived at RAW Monday night.
I said in yesterday’s shuffle that they could have done much better. I am not and have never been a fan of Angle, but he does deserve something better, and that is not a slight against Corbin.
Undertaker Featured On WrestleMania Production Truck
With Undertaker not being the opponent of Kurt Angle, there hasn’t been much rumored for a match for the Deadman at WrestleMania. However, a fan on Twitter pointed out that Undertaker is pictured on one of the WrestleMania production trucks that was in Chicago for RAW on Monday.
— Andrew Kevin 😊💐 (@AndrewKevinV) March 19, 2019
Who knows what WWE has planned for the Undertaker. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Cena/Undertaker II and it be announced 2 hours into the pay per view.
IMPACT And OVW Back Together Again
IMPACT Tweeted today that they have re-established a working agreement with OVW to be the developmental and training territory for IMPACT wrestling.
BREAKING: We are thrilled to announce that we have re-entered into an agreement with @ovwrestling to serve as an official development and training territory for IMPACT Wrestling. pic.twitter.com/Wm8g20VwPT
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) March 19, 2019
This should be beneficial for both parties, and allow IMPACT to continue to add to its own homegrown talent.
First Participant In The Andre The Giant Memorial Battler Royal Is….
It was announced on RAW that Braun Strowman is the first participant named for the Andre The Giant memorial battle royal.
— WWE (@WWE) March 19, 2019
It has been an interesting last six months for Strowman. From rumored to win the Universal Championship from Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble, to now being in the Andre battle royal. Seems like a bit of a fall for the “Monster Among Men.”
Roman Reigns Opponent Set For WrestleMania
And the WrestleMania news continues. Hey, that rhymes! Last night Drew McIntyre challenged Roman Reigns for a fight at WreslteMania.
— WWE (@WWE) March 19, 2019
This should be a good match for WrestleMania, however, it is most likely Roman will win, with McIntyre being in line for a huge push after WrestleMania.