Keith Lee At NXT, McIntyre Warns RAW Roster, Backstage HHH Interview
Keith Lee appears at NXT TakeOver: Chicago II
Former ROH Champion Keith Lee appeared in the crowd during last night’s NXT TakeOver: Chicago II.
.@RealKeithLee is in the house! #NXTTakeOver pic.twitter.com/GsuZyKcwY8
— WWE (@WWE) June 17, 2018
This is usually NXT’s way of introducing new talent. Here’s WWE.com’s coverage:
The 300-plus-pounder, who goes by the nickname “Limitless,” has captured many titles on the independent circuit. He was also spotted in a WWE ring in April, defending the World Wrestling Network Championship against NXT Superstar Kassius Ohno at WrestleMania Axxess in New Orleans.
Though there’s no word on what Lee’s ringside seat means for his future, the sighting has already sent waves through the NXT Universe.
WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley certainly has high hopes:
Thank you very, very much Mick! You words mean more than you know. https://t.co/9WPcqtj23u
— Keith Lee (@RealKeithLee) June 17, 2018
McIntyre warns RAW roster to try harder
In a blurring of the lines, Drew McIntyre took to Twitter before TakeOver to whip the RAW roster into shape:
I suggest the #Raw roster checks out #NXTTakeOver tonight. Ask yourself if you’re working hard enough & truly deserve to be part of the #1 roster in the world. If the answer’s no, this show will be a harsh wake up call of the talent coming for you..if we don’t eliminate you first
— Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) June 17, 2018
Triple H gives his thoughts
Triple H was interviewed backstage last night by WrestleZone’s Nick Hausman:
Cody’s top 5 wrestlers
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated Cody gave his top 5 wrestlers in the world today:
“In the modern era of reality is reality versus perception is reality, it’s simple. I am the best in the world. It’s 1: Cody; 2: Kenny [Omega]; 3: [Kazuchika] Okada; 4: Charlotte; 5: [John] Cena, with [Will] Ospreay creeping up on the list. It’s my responsibility with the event to live up to that ranking. I am unbelievably good at this, because of hard work and dedication.”
Cody also discussed the Bullet Club:
“As the leader of the Bullet Club, I can’t slow down now. I am an example for everybody who thought just slapping the Bullet Club logo on you would define your career. The Bullet Club keeps New Japan Pro Wrestling in the black. Far in the black. Because of me. I’m a part-timer in that company and I hold the Tokyo Dome merchandising record and Osaka’s. Funkos. Bucks on a career run. This Bullet Club may never be topped.”
Alexa Bliss gets a new tattoo
Still red and swollen … but means so much to me “ I am enough “ 🖤 pic.twitter.com/Rw6UacbdLX
— Alexa Bliss (@AlexaBliss_WWE) June 16, 2018
Vince remembers Warrior
The Warrior spirit will live forever. pic.twitter.com/dLrXMKXeyB
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) June 16, 2018
Police investigate Rusev hotel theft
Police are currently investigating the theft of $500 and a camera from Rusev and Lana’s room at the Sheraton Hotel in Memphis last week. They have named a suspect – cleaning lady Portia Williams – but no charges have been filed as of yet.
Alpha female cleared to wrestle
Jazzy “Alpha Female” Gabert is now cleared to wrestle following neck surgery. The Mae Young Classic competitor had been offered a WWE deal, but it was rescinded after doctors discovered the extent of her neck problems.