The Hardys Return, Women’s Tournament and Top WWE News from Week of Apr 8
April 8, 2017 - WWEJeff Hardy about to burst off a ladder during WrestleMania 33.Credit: WWE.comApril 8, 2017
WrestleMania weekend featured some noted moments, good action, a integrate of startling earnings and presumably a finish of one of a biggest careers in pro wrestling history.
Let’s take a demeanour during some of a biggest stories from a past week.
Drew McIntyre Signs With NXT
Drew McIntyre was shown on camera during NXT TakeOver: Orlando, immediately sparking rumors of a lapse to WWE.
The promotion posted a video featured above after a event, with McIntyre confirming he was opening home to WWE as partial of a NXT brand.
The Scottish wrestler final seemed for a association in 2014 as a member of Heath Slater’s 3MB stable. Following a brief army in a indy scene, McIntyre sealed with TNA underneath his genuine name, Drew Galloway.
Drew Galloway @GallowaySpeaks
Dropped by a Performance Center before to streamer to UK amp; it’s amazing. This was fav part, Dream gave me certainty on a mic amp; in myself https://t.co/7tfJ6aamJy
He found some-more success in TNA than he had in WWE, winning both a TNA World and Impact Grand Championships.
WWE apparently took notice of what he could do when portrayed as a critical threat. We don’t know either he will be debuting as a heel or babyface, though we should find out in a opening weeks.
WWE Announces Superstar Shakeup
During a post-WrestleMania partial of Raw, authority Vince McMahon spoke to a throng and announced a Superstar Shakeup, that is only a new name for a draft.
Some Superstars from Raw and SmackDown will be substituted to freshen adult a product and offer a fans new feuds for a subsequent year.
We could see champions switch brands, NXT Superstars called adult to a categorical register and even tab teams and couples separate up.
New Raw General Manager Confirmed
Another large proclamation finished on a Raw after ‘Mania was who would attain Mick Foley as a ubiquitous manager of Raw. McMahon chose Kurt Angle to fill a job, and a fans couldn’t have been happier.
The whole locus chanted “You suck” to his opening music, though it wasn’t to insult a Olympic bullion medalist. It has turn a pointer of affection.
Kurt Angle @RealKurtAngle
Thank we Noelle. we will do your father proud. #itstrue https://t.co/F6rE0xgo8H
Angle had some good interactions with Superstars backstage on his initial night, so it looks like we are removing a humorous chronicle of Angle, not a critical one.
As seen during his Hall of Fame initiation speech, Angle is peaceful to do only about anything to get a laugh, so it should be a lot of fun examination him run a uncover relocating forward.
WWE to Hold Women’s Tournament on WWE Network
Following a success of WWE’s Cruiserweight Classic, Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic and United Kingdom Championship tournaments, a association has reliable skeleton to reason a women’s tourney this summer.
As minute on WWE.com, a proclamation was finished during a business extent in Orlando, Florida, during a week streamer adult to WrestleMania. Triple H posted a following summary around Twitter to hype a tournament:
Triple H @TripleH
Divas Revolution. Women’s Evolution.
And this summer, 32 women from 17 countries contest in a contest of their possess ONLY on @WWENetwork.
Thirty-two women from 17 countries will contest during a event. But with WWE already carrying women’s titles on Raw, SmackDown and NXT, it’s probable a leader will acquire a agreement instead of a belt.
Regardless of a stakes, this contest is another pointer of WWE’s loyalty to reinventing a approach a universe sees women’s wrestling.
Hopefully, a few informed faces will be enclosed along with a dozens of performers a WWE Universe will be saying for a initial time.
The Hardy Boyz Return to WWE Unbroken
WrestleMania 33 featured some large moments, though few were as good perceived by a fans as a earnings of Matt and Jeff Hardy.
The brothers were a late further to a Raw Tag Team Championships ladder match, and they finished adult withdrawal with a titles to turn eight-time champions together in WWE.
Matt and Jeff finished waves in a wrestling universe with their Broken gimmick in 2016. They were one of a few acts in TNA people were articulate about, and it brought them behind into a spotlight.
#BROKEN Matt Hardy @MATTHARDYBRAND
The perfect NIRVANA of opening home to that DEAFENING acclaim during #Wrestlemania seems to have contained my CONDISHTION.
If it CAN be contained.
While they returned as their classical selves during WrestleMania, Matt used a few of his streamer Broken phrases during a backstage interview.
The length of their understanding is unknown, though it should be a lot of fun to watch them face a whole new era of tab teams like The Revival, The New Day and American Alpha.
Simon Gotch Released
According to WWE.com, a association and Simon Gotch have jointly concluded to partial ways, strictly violation adult The Vaudevillains.
The reversion tab group wasn’t taken severely as a contender for a SmackDown Tag Team Championships given being called adult to a categorical register in Apr 2016.
Both group are gifted wrestlers, though their gimmick put a extent on their success. They were as over in NXT as anyone else, though a altogether WWE Universe didn’t take to them a same way.
Aiden English is still with a company, so there is still a possibility he could find success as a singles star or with a new partner.
NXT TakeOver Coming to Chicago
NXT TakeOver: Orlando was a bit of a lapse home for a developmental code after holding several TakeOver events outward a state of Florida, and it looks like a code is going behind on a road.
Triple H took to Twitter to announce NXT TakeOver was streamer to Chicago on May 20, that is a night before a Backlash pay-per-view.
Triple H @TripleH
…and finally @WWENXT TAKES OVER #NXTChicago on Saturday, May 20th a night before #WWEBacklash. Tickets on sale SATURDAY during 10am CT https://t.co/AuGKtlWTev
NXT always brings in a many hardcore audiences, and with Chicago already famous for a rough fans, it could be one of a wildest crowds we have seen in a prolonged time.
Is The Undertaker Done Wrestling?
Following his detriment to Roman Reigns during WrestleMania, The Undertaker symbolically left his gloves, coupler and shawl in a center of a ring before being lowered into a theatre with his fist hold high.
Many have taken this as a pointer of his retirement, and WWE has furthered those beliefs by releasing a video with WWE Superstars thanking The Deadman for all he has finished during his career.
If this is a finish of his career, he left after putting someone else over, that is a classiest approach for a fable like him to go out.
NXT Superstars Debut During Raw and SmackDown
The week after WrestleMania has always featured some surprises, and a tradition continued with 3 vital debuts on Raw and SmackDown.
The initial dual Superstars to be called adult were Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson, famous collectively as The Revival. The two-time NXT tab champs perceived a good response from a crowd, though their post-match conflict on Kofi Kingston helped them get behind their feverishness right away.
The following night on SmackDown, Tye Dillinger and Shinsuke Nakamura were both introduced to a whole WWE Universe with good results.
All 4 group put on good performances during TakeOver: Orlando, and it’s going to be a lot of fun saying them close adult with some of WWE’s best and brightest.