Renee Young will be stepping in for Jonathan Coachman on the Raw announce team as a guest commentator this Monday night, ESPN.com reports. Coachman, meanwhile, will be fulfilling another obligation.
Young will work alongside Michael Cole and Corey Graves for all three hours of the broadcast, making this the first time a woman has called an entire episode of Raw.
Don’t miss Renee Young’s historic Raw announce team debut live this Monday at 8/7 C on USA Network.
In the WWE, Kane is no stranger to winning. He is a three time World Champion (WWE,ECW, World), two time Intercontinental Champion, and 12 time Tag Team Champion in the WWE. Now at the age of 51, the still active wrestler has won the mayoral race in Knox County, Tennessee.
Kane, or Mayor Glenn Jacobs as Knox County residents know him as, won the race for mayor Thursday (August 2) by getting more than two-thirds of the vote. He was opposing Democratic nominee Linda Haney in the heavily Republican Knox County.
For more than 20 years, Jacobs has been a resident of Tennessee where, in addition to his in-ring career, he and his wife operate a local insurance and real estate company.
Jacobs officially will take over as mayor of Knox County on Sept. 1. He previously has said he will not rule out a special appearance in the ring.
Ric Flair will take center stage in the virtual WWE Universe this fall as the face of the WWE 2K19 Wooooo! Edition, a special collector’s edition of the upcoming WWE video game.
Limited to only 30,000 copies, the WWE 2K19 Wooooo! Edition will offer exclusive “Nature Boy” memorabilia and digital content to gamers everywhere for the suggested retail price of $129.99.
The WWE 2K19 Wooooo! Edition will include:
WWE's NXT brand has added a second female referee. Her name is Aubrey Edwards a.k.a Gearl Hebner.
Edwards was used during the recent NXT TV tapings and has experience working throughout the Pacific Northwest with different companies.
It is unknown at this time if she will be a mainstay on the NXT referee roster.
Congrats Aubrey (@GearlHebner).
Kofi Kingston shared the following statement on-line about the reinstatement of Hulk Hogan into the WWE. The statement was also retweeted by Big E and Xavier Woods (transcription credit should go to Dominic DeAngelo of WrestleZone.com):
To the WWE Universe and whoever else it may concern:
This will be the only statement we will make regarding Hogan’s reinstatement into WWE’s Hall of Fame. We do not wish to spend the energy debating the point, because between our kids, our external ventures, and this job, our energy is spread thin already, lol.
We are only writing this simply to provide an answer to the many who have bombarded us with questions on where we stand on the issue.
We preface this statement by emphasizing that this is our own opinion and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of anyone else affected.
How do we feel? Indifferent. We are not happy, or sad, angry or resentful. Who WWE puts in the HOF is totally and completely up to the company and from a career standpoint, there is no argument on whether or not Hogan should have his place. We have no problem with his re-induction in the slightest degree. It is impossible to even begin to mention the history and evolution of the business without mentioning his name and accolades.
On a personal level, when someone makes racist and hateful comments about any race or group of people, especially to the degree that Hogan made about our people, we find it difficult to simply forget, regardless of how long ago it was, or the situation in which those comments were made. But we also do not respond with more feelings of hate. Instead, we just do not associate with the people who convey or have conveyed this negative and hurtful mindset. This instance will be no different. Perhaps if we see him make a genuine effort to change, then maybe our opinion will change with him. Time will tell.
Through the course of our lives, people have used racist comments towards us and it doesn’t feel good. But if we stopped moving forward everytime were met with prejudicial hatred, then we would have never achieved our current accomplishments.
We know we are worth it, we know our kids our worth it, and most importantly, we know that people that look like us are worth it and always haven been. There isn’t a person on this planet who will ever be able to say anything to make us think otherwise because we believe in ourselves as a people and don’t need anyone’s approval on that, regardless of who they are.
Having said that, his reinstatement won’t change anything for us. It will have zero effect on our ability to perform or the level of effort will will put in doing what we love to do, and that is: To deliver an entertaining product each week for our fan base.
– The New Day
“Never trade your authenticity for approval.”
As we inch closer to the huge All In event this September in Chicago, we finally have a second confirmed match.
"The Villain" Marty Scurll versus "The Rainmaker" Kazuchika Okada has been made official. The previous match-up that was announced feature "The American Nightmare" Cody Rhodes against NWA World Champion Nick Aldis, and it is for the NWA Title.
According to his twitter account, former WCW Heavyweight Champion Big Van Vader, who's real name was Leon White, has passed away at the age of 63. This comes after a lengthy battle with severe pneumonia.
White became famous performing in World Championship Wrestling, where he won the top title, and later in the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment. He also played professional football with the Los Angeles Rams, playing in Super Bowl XIV against the Pittsburgh Steelers being one of his career highlights.
Along with performing with many smaller wrestling promotions over the years, Vader has also worked with New Japan Pro Wrestling, Total Nonstop Action, All Japan Pro Wrestling, and Pro Wrestling Noah.
It looks like WWE 2K19 is on track to be truly "Phenomenal."
According to reports from Pro Wrestling Sheet, 2KSports and the WWE have chose current WWE Champion AJ Styles to grace the cover of WWE 2K19. In addition to the cover star being named, the pre-order DLC is said to be none other than Rowdy Ronda Rousey.
Apparently, both Styles and Rousey were part of a cover reveal commercial shoot this past week in Memphis. You may recall that the WWE did the same thing last year with cover star Seth Rollins and DLC superstar Kurt Angle.
In addition to those names being revealed, it was also reported that WCW/WWE legend Rey Mysterio was also present for the shoot. Mysterio most recently has wrestled for New Japan, but he did take part in both the Royal Rumble and the Greatest Royal Rumble this year.
An official announcement with more game details is expected this coming Monday (June 18).
WWE has released the following statement regarding this month's UK Tournament:
CM Punk and Colt Cabana have won in their court battle with Dr. Chris Amann. They will not have to pay any damages after a judge ruled in their favor in Cook County Court today.
Punk and Cabana have been cleared of all counts (Defamation, False Light Defamation, Distribution) against them in the lawsuit brought against them by the WWE doctor.
Amann had been seeking $3,989,000 in damages for each stream of the podcast in addition to punitive damages for Punk and Cabana’s comments on the November 2014 episode of The Art Of Wrestling.