Daniel Bryan Still Hoping To Wrestle
Despite his future with WWE still being unclear, Daniel Bryan posted on Instagram that he’s training for an in-ring return regardless:
Sheamus Busted Open On RAW
Sheamus was busted open hardway last night in his match with Dean Ambrose and required stitches:
— WWE (@WWE) January 12, 2016
Stardust Wears David Bowie Colors
Stardust painted his face in the style of music icon David Bowie, who passed away from cancer on Sunday.
— Stardust (@StardustWWE) January 12, 2016
Here’s what else went down during RAW:
Ric Flair Inducting Sting
Ric Flair is being tipped to induct Sting in to the 2016 class of the WWE Hall of Fame:
Brock Lesnar In Royal Rumble
Brock Lesnar is the latest name to be confirmed for the World title Royal Rumble match.
He joins Chris Jericho, Big Show, and The Wyatt Family.
Paige revealed to Channel Guide Mag that she has been out of the ring recovering from a concussion.
WWE has been absolutely great with the wellness program and wanting to make sure I’m back on my feet and completely healthy before getting back in the ring again. I’m losing my mind because I’m not at work right now, so it’s been a few straight weeks of not leaving the house. I do go to the PC and get back in the ring there and see the doctors to make sure I’m a good kid and taking as much ImPACT tests as I possibly can. I hope to get back in the ring soon. It’s just a slight concussion. No big deal. Not a crazy one, but WWE is obviously very protective of their talent. I’m like, ‘I’m fine. I promise.’ They’re like, ‘No, we have to make sure you are 100 percent.’ They are like parents.
Regal Headed To EVOLVE
William Regal, Chad Gable and Jason Jordan are scheduled to attend the January 23, 2016 EVOLVE show in Orlando, Florida, further cementing their relationship with WWE.
BREAKING NEWS: William Regal just confirmed he is coming to EVOLVE on 1/23 in Orlando with a purpose. More in next WWN Alerts.
— Gabe Sapolsky (@BookItGabe) January 11, 2016
Mauro Ranallo On His Commentary Style
New SmackDown commentator Mauro Ranallo discussed his style in a recent interview with Fox Sports:
I’ve had to learn some of the subtleties and the nuances of the sport, but I’m not going to change my style. That’s what they wanted and I do work in boxing, kickboxing and MMA and I think one of my abilities is that I’m very emotionally invested in these sports. What these superstars and divas and fighters put their bodies through to not only achieve but to entertain. From an announcer’s standpoint, I want to be able to convey their stories and add layers to their characters.
We all know the difference between sports entertainment and the combat sports that I call, but at the end of the day, they are all spawned from the same source and there’s a lot of mutual respect between the two bodies. From Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather’s involvement in WrestleMania and of course Brock Lesnar, who has been able to conquer both WWE and UFC. So they wanted me to be Mauro Ranallo, championship boxing commentator with a WWE tweak and working with Jerry Lawler and Byron Saxton, I’m in a perfect place.
“I think everyone saw last night what we want to do and everyone was pretty happy with the result. Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler might be the most talented man I’ve ever worked with. He comes in, he’s cool as a cucumber and then all of a sudden as soon as the camera comes on, it was a dream. It was an absolute dream come true to spar and share the same airspace with a guy I’ve respected for a long, long time.