WWE’s Top Stories, Rumors and Buzz for Week of Jan 2
January 2, 2016 - WWE
2015 was a year of ups and down for WWE, though that is strictly in a past. It’s a new year full of possibilities for everyone.
The Road to WrestleMania starts during a Royal Rumble, though with all a new speak about a event, it already feel like we are on that journey.
Let’s take a demeanour during some of a things that happened on a final week of 2015.
WWE Announces First NXT Year-End Awards
It’s good to see a group and women of a developmental complement have this probability after they were released from a Slammy Awards. So many people merit to be famous for their tough work.
— Triple H (@TripleH) December 31, 2015
Here’s a discerning outline of a categories:
- Best Overall Competitor
- Best Male Competitor
- Best Female Competitor
- Tag Team of a Year
- Match of a Year
- TakeOver of a Year
It’s engaging to note how Sasha Banks was concerned in 5 of a 10 choices for Match of a Year, that is some-more than anyone else. She is also nominated for Best Female and Overall Competitor, so there is small probability she will leave though an award.
The winners will be announced during a Jan 13 book of NXT, so expel your votes now to make certain your favorites win.
SmackDown Debuts on USA Network
After several years on a Syfy Network, SmackDown creates it’s entrance on a USA Network Jan. 7.
We got a small ambience when WWE aired a live part during WWE week, though Thursday will be a initial time a blue code settles into a new home.
Moving to USA is a good eventuality for government to reconstruct a uncover as some-more than only a place where Raw’s events are recapped and incomprehensible matches take place.
No matter how tough WWE tries, SmackDown has always been looked during as a B show. Titles frequency change hands and it has been taped in advance, giving people a probability to check spoilers forward of time.
There’s no word on if a uncover will start airing live during any point, though being on a bigger network will give blue code some-more strech than it has had in years.
The Rock to Appear during WrestleMania 32
After months of wondering either The Great One would lapse to a grandest theatre of them all, we finally got acknowledgment that The Rock would be appearing during WrestleMania 32.
It doesn’t sound like he will be wrestling an tangible match, though after what happened during final year’s event, there’s a good probability he will rivet in some physicality.
He recently took to Twitter (@TheRock) to guarantee something special for a record-setting throng that will container into Levi’s Stadium on Apr 3.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 29, 2015
Unless he announced a lapse to a ring, whatever he has designed will tumble brief of expectations. People wish to see him combat again, and anything reduction will dissapoint a hardcore fans.
Sin Cara Injured
The Lucha Dragons were starting to benefit a lot of movement toward a finish of 2015, though their pull might have been stalled after Sin Cara’s shoulder was harmed during a compare on Raw.
WWE.com reliable a damage though did not discuss how many time he is approaching to miss. His shoulder was dislocated, that is an damage with a far-reaching operation of consequences.
You have to admire Cara for carrying doctors cocktail his shoulder behind into place and finishing a match. Anyone who has had this kind of damage will tell we that it’s no picnic.
While this is bad news for a Lucha Dragons’ query for tab group gold, it could be a blessing in costume for Kalisto.
The former NXT standout has a intensity to be a subsequent Rey Mysterio, though it’s adult to WWE to give him a probability to strech that level.
It’s no tip that Vince McMahon is a fan of powerhouses, so Kalisto has to work twice as tough to be taken seriously. If he can stay healthy and continues to stir with his performances, there’s no revelation what he could achieve.
Bleacher Report Writers Predict 2016
The good WWE essay group here during Bleacher Report have been doing consultant panels for a final few pay-per-views, and we motionless to do one presaging what’s in store for 2016.
While we didn’t determine on everything, a few categories saw many of us come to a consensus. Here are some of a things we concluded on:
- Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins are staid to order 2016.
- Apollo Crews is a favorite to lead a NXT register in a subsequent year.
- Most of us felt a key to gaining subscribers for the WWE Network is some-more strange content.
- Almost all of us suspicion a pierce to a USA Network will assistance SmackDown’s ratings.
- We all concluded a chances of Ronda Rousey competing in a WWE ring this year are minimal during best.
- The Undertaker and Owen Hart are adored to lead a 2016 Hall of Fame class.
These are only a few of a things we covered. Check out a full essay to see a things we didn’t determine on. What are your predictions for WWE in 2016?
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