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WWE Sued by Stockholder Over XFL
A new lawsuit has been brought forward by an Oklahoma firefighters pension fund against the WWE (h/t WrestlingInc). The suit claims that “Vince McMahon and other WWE senior officers are not keeping up with their WWE duties as they focus resources towards the XFL.” It also states a desire to look at WWE’s internal financial records, as it fears WWE money is being put towards XFL endeavours. As stated by WrestlingInc, McMahon sold $370 million worth of WWE stock to help fund Alpha Entertainment which oversees the XFL. The XFL is slated to begin play in February.
Jericho Reveals Original Inner Circle Choices
On his Talk is Jericho podcast, Chris Jericho talked with fellow Inner Circle member Sammy Guevara about the group. During the discussion he mentioned coming up with who would be in the group. Full quote from CagesideSeats:
“One of the ideas was originally the Lucha Brothers. And I thought, well they’re too much superheroes. I want like killers and Santana & Ortiz perfect. Then I suggested MJF. It was like we should keep him on his own. And then your name was mentioned. Perfect. Sammy’s great. Now we need a big guy. Who’s it going to be? They wanted to use a, they just signed a boxer from the UK [Anthony Ogogo]. And I was like he’s not big enough. I said Hager’s the guy so we got him. So that’s kind of how the whole thing got together. It was very much each guy plays a role and has a certain part within the system of the circle.”
It would have been interesting to see an Inner Circle of Jericho, Lucha Bros, Ogogo & MJF. That lineup doesn’t strike me as cohesive in the same way that the current crew does. Still interesting to learn about the process of deciding on the group.
Announcer Wins 24/7 Championship Briefly
Mike Rome now has more main roster Championship wins than Sami Zayn. Drink that in, man. At a house show over the weekend, Rome quickly rolled up Samir Singh to win the 24/7 Championship. He lost it back quickly, but check out his short-lived reign below.
Anything can happen at a @WWE live event.
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) December 28, 2019
Raw Preview: December 30, 2019
What can you look forward to on Monday night? Some matches in the ring, and some matches made in heaven. On the card for Raw this week:
- Aleister Black vs Buddy Murphy in a TLC rematch
- The wedding of Lana and Bobby Lashley
One for the Road:
You may be cool, but you’ll never be this cool.
— Eric Bugenhagen (@rikbugez) December 29, 2019