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Oney Lorcan Requested Release
According to PWInsider, Oney Lorcan requested his release at the end of October. Lorcan has not been granted his release as of this writing. He has been with WWE since 2015, getting extended runs on 205 Live and in NXT teaming with Danny Burch. Lorcan adds to a growing list of WWE talent who have requested releases, including Luke Harper, Mike Kanellis, and Sin Cara.
Hopefully we get more solid Oney tweets in the future. He has reverted to his old wrestling name, Biff Busick, on social media. Yet he is still tweeting gold:
— ONEY LORCAN (@ONEYLORCAN) November 17, 2019
WWE Getting Into e-Sports?
A recent trademark indicates WWE could be joining the world of e-Sports. WWE recently filed a trademarks for Superstar Gaming League and WWE SGL, according to SEScoops. This could mean WWE will start an e-Sports league in an attempt to draw in younger viewers.
If WWE does an e-Sports show, it really should be hosted by Xavier Woods. There is no one better. Keep it tight, baby.
Jacob Fatu Re-Signs With MLW
A potential target for WWE and AEW is off of the market. Major League Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu has signed a multi-year contract with the company. It was announced by MLW on their own Twitter account:
— MLW #TheRestart (@MLW) November 15, 2019
Fatu won the championship in July from “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, who himself is apparently finished with MLW. Lawlor said he won’t be taking bookings past the end of the year, fueling speculation he will be signing with AEW or WWE.
Current NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool II Card
WWE has done some tapings already for NXT UK and has started to build to TakeOver: Blackpool II. Matches that have been set already include two title matches and one other singles match. If you want to see the spoilers, click here to see the current card from Fightful.
One for the Road:
On this date 18 years ago, Team WWF battled Team Alliance to end the Invasion storyline. Check out the full video of the final deciding Survivor Series match here.