Chris Hero to WWE, 7 New Recruits and Top WWE News from Week of Jan 7

January 7, 2017 - WWE

We’re usually one week into 2017, though WWE is already creation headlines. Here is a demeanour during some of a tip stories from a past 7 days.


Chris Hero Returns to NXT as Kassius Ohno

WWE has been scooping adult some of a best indy talents in a world, and this trend has already continued in 2017 with a merger of Chris Hero.

Hero worked in WWE‘s developmental complement from 2011-2013 as Kassius Ohno, and he returned to NXT regulating a Ohno name during a many new NXT tapings, according to

With Cesaro already on a categorical roster, many fans will be anticipating for a King of Wrestling reunion. The dual were one of a many renouned tab teams in Ring of Honor, winning a promotion’s tab titles twice.

Ohno confronted Shinsuke Nakamura and finished it transparent he was looking to win a NXT Championship. If WWE skeleton to move Nakamura adult to a categorical register soon, Ohno would make a good inheritor as champion.


Updated United Kingdom Tournament Participants

WWE‘s contest to climax a initial United Kingdom champion takes place on Jan 14 and 15. According to Marc Middleton of Wrestling Inc, a list of participants saw a few updates.

Here is a full 16-man organisation who will quarrel for a title:

  • Danny Burch
  • Mark Andrews
  • Roy Johnson
  • Dan Moloney
  • Joseph Conners
  • Tyson T-Bone
  • James Drake
  • Tyler Bate
  • Sam Gradwell
  • Jordan Devlin
  • Wolfgang
  • Pete Dunne
  • HC Dyer
  • Trent Seven
  • Saxon Huxley
  • Tucker

A preview will atmosphere after this week’s Raw introducing a organisation of wrestlers to a WWE Universe. A few will be informed to indy fans, though this will be a initial bearing some of these group have had in a United States.


Four Female Recruits Report to Performance Center

The WWE Performance Center is constantly bringing in new talent, and this week saw 4 new women start their training in Orlando, Florida.

WWE posted a video profiling a 4 recruits. Kimber Lee, Heidi Lovelace, Marykate Duignan Glidewell and Julia Ho were introduced with a array of photos and a brief story of any competitor.

Lee’s connectors to Drew Gulak were acknowledged, though a chairman TNA fans will be happy to see is Glidewell, who wrestled as Rosie Lottalove for a brief duration in 2010.

There’s no revelation if any or all of them will make it to NXT, though it’s good to see WWE hyping new talents months forward of a probable televised entrance to get people interested.


Three Chinese Recruits Begin Training

In another bit of recruitment news, reported 3 new Chinese Superstars have arrived to start WWE training during a Performance Center:

  • Zhao Xia is a initial womanlike to ever pointer a developmental understanding from China. She has a lot of knowledge in a rival aptness and martial humanities fields, so a physicality of WWE should be no problem for her.
  • Yifeng is a Chinese actor and connoisseur of a Shanghai Theater Company.
  • Big Boa is learned in a art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, carrying reached a arrange of purple belt and winning several competitions.

These recruits follow the announcement in Jun from WWE about its initial Chinese signee, Bin Wang. The association is stability to enhance a footprint overseas, with a goal being means to furnish several general shows concurrently in a future.


Murder Charges Dropped Against WWE Legend

According to Jamie Snyder of, Judge Kelly Banach has discharged charges of third-degree murder and contingent killing opposite Jimmy Snuka for a 1983 genocide of his girlfriend, Nancy Argentino.

Snuka‘s lawyers had claimed he was unqualified of station hearing due to a WWE Hall of Famer pang from insanity for months.

In August, a invulnerability and prosecutors requested a box be forsaken if Snuka‘s condition did not improve. The decider pronounced some-more time was indispensable to consider his condition during a time.


American Ninja Warrior Veteran Trains during Performance Center

WWE posted a video above of American Ninja Warrior sensation Kacy Catanzaro holding partial in a examination with NXT Superstars and Performance Center coaches this week.

Catanzaro shot to celebrity after being a initial lady to make it adult ANW‘s 14-foot mangled wall, and she did it measuring at just 4’ 11″.

While this might not prove a probable destiny in a ring for Catanzaro, it’s engaging to see WWE eying athletes from each travel of life.

The people who contest on ANW have to be in tip earthy condition to hoop a several obstacles, so continuation and conditioning would not be a cause for her.

Catanzaro was joined by basketball actor Satnam Singh and Kasim Edebali of a New Orleans Saints.


Big Returns and Title Match Set for Raw

According to, Monday’s Raw will underline dual large earnings and an surprising pretension compare involving a United States Championship.

Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker will both lapse to WWE on Monday, though a reason for their appearances stays unclear.

Taker will expected be environment adult his subsequent argument for WrestleMania or announcing his appearance in The Royal Rumble. As distant as HBK is concerned, it doesn’t seem expected he will be holding partial in a match.

Also set for Raw is a encumber pretension compare featuring Roman Reigns and a group of Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens. If Y2J and KO win, they will share a U.S. title.

WWE hasn’t finished a co-champions angle given Layla and Michelle McCool common a women’s title. Hopefully they don’t cut a belt in half this time.

Who do we wish to see leave Raw with a U.S. title? 


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