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Rumored WWE Hall of Fame Names:
As of now, two acts are official for the WWE Hall of Fame: Batista and the NWO. Rumors are flying now of two more names that will be added.
Dave Meltzer is reporting that British Bulldog will finally be inducted (h/t Fightful). The British wrestling legend passed away in 2002, and has been a name fans have wanted in the hall for years now. It will be great to see British Bulldog, real name David Smith, added to the WWE Hall of Fame.
WrestlingInc is reporting that John Bradshaw Layfield will also be a member of the Hall of Fame class. JBL is known for his 280 day reign as WWE Champion, and as one-half of the Acolytes/APA with Ron Simmons. He also was a fixture on WWE’s commentary teams from 2009 to 2017.
These two would add to the NWO & Batista, plus other rumored inductees the Bella Twins and Jushin Thunder Liger to make a very strong Hall of Fame class.
Last night was another episode of Impact Wrestling, and Impact World Champion Tessa Blanchard was in the six-man tag main event. Eddie Edwards and Michael Elgin had match three of their best of five series. The full results are below:
- TJP def. Josh Alexander
- Willie Mack def. Johnny Swinger
- Madison Rayne def. Mazzerati
- Eddie Edwards def. Michael Elgin; Elgin now leads their best-of-five series 2-1
- Rhino def. David Crist
- Ace Austin & Reno Scum def. Tessa Blanchard, Tommy Dreamer & Trey
NWA Powerrr: Debut of the Circle Squared
This week, NWA didn’t have an official episode of NWA Powerrr. Instead, the first episode of their showcase show The Circle Squared aired. The show is meant to be a showcase for up-and-coming talent that may find their way onto the NWA Powerrr card in the future. This week’s episode, seen below, featured a tag match pitting PJ & Luke Hawx against Tyson Dean & Jeff Lewis Neal.
Shelton Benjamin Re-Signs With WWE
A Ruthless Aggression era star is staying around WWE longer. Shelton Benjamin revealed on Lillian Garcia’s podcast that he has re-signed a multi-year deal with WWE (h/t Fightful). Benjamin has been with WWE in his latest run since 2016. He has also had a ten year run with WWE previously from 2000 to 2010.
One for the Road:
R-Truth has a new single, and you know what? It’s actually really good. Listen to it here.