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WWE 2K20 Cover Stars Announced
The latest WWE video game will have Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns on the cover. WWE revealed the game’s cover in a new TV spot featured below.
More info has been released on WWE 2K20. The game will include a Four Horsewomen Showcase mode and the ability to play as a female superstar in MyCareer mode. More of the details were released by WWE’s resident gaming expert Xavier Woods.
Undertaker Lifetime Contract?
The legendary Undertaker will forever be a member of the WWE family, according to reports. Dave Meltzer reported on the weekend that Undertaker has signed a new contract with WWE (h/t SEScoops). While the contract is not explicitly a “lifetime” contract, it “is so long that for all intents and purposes it is…” according to Meltzer.
Undertaker & WWE Agree To A Nearly Life-Long Contract https://t.co/EKbW5Bk39C (ICYMI)
— SEScoops (@sescoops) August 3, 2019
Undertaker wrestling with another company is a foreign idea to most wrestling fans. It now looks like it won’t ever happen, as he’s locked in for life.
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Lio Rush Opens Up On Mental Health Struggles
WWE Superstar Lio Rush recently sat down with Sports Illustrated and detailed his mental health struggles. Rush talks about being in a suicidal state when he was 17 years old. In the interview, Rush also talks about his being away from WWE. It mentions his being perceived as “too stubborn” or “too green” for WWE.
Rush has not been on WWE television since April, and described his time away as a sabbatical. He has used that time to focus on releasing music.
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Matt Riddle Calls Out Wrestling Legends
NXT’s Matt Riddle has been calling out wrestling legends recently. Starting with ripping into Goldberg during his Saudi Arabia match versus the Undertaker, Riddle has been steadily attacking older wrestlers on Twitter. Recently, Jericho directed some advice from one of his old books at Riddle, leading to this exchange of tweets:
Listen and learn kid. https://t.co/MJTGsRReYj
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) August 4, 2019
What’s wrong with these WCW guys? First Goldberg then Booker T and now a really boring wrestler who hates barefoot Bros (Lance Storm) and last but not least Y2J. It’s almost like you all wanna get beat up before you retire
“Listen and learn Bros” https://t.co/faJPySpiQP pic.twitter.com/prvXoNuREY
— matthew riddle (@SuperKingofBros) August 5, 2019
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) August 5, 2019
Since Riddle is in NXT and Jericho in AEW, a future match between the two will just have to reside on 2K games for now.