Breaking News: WWE Officially Sign Beloved Wrestler Candice LeRae


WWE have confirmed via their official website that popular independent wrestler Candice LeRae has signed with the company.

As we previously reported, LeRae was expected to start with WWE and today WWE have confirmed the Mae Young Classic standout performer will be reporting to the WWE Performance Center moving forward.

LeRae is no stranger to WWE- having made it into the quarterfinal round in the inaugural Mae Young Classic where she ultimately lost to runner-up Shayna Baszler.

She has also competed in several NXT matches, including a Battle Royal back in October where the winner would receive an opportunity at the NXT Women’s Championship.

LeRae- the wife of current NXT superstar Johnny Gargano stands at 5-foot-2 and is well-known by audiences as someone who will push gender boundaries and stop at nothing to show the world how talented she is.

In fact, LeRae has in the past faced former WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens and former WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cesaro in matches, if this is any indication of the perseverance and motivation of WWE’s latest signee.

Former ROH Champion Cody Rhodes also recently explained that WWE’s latest signee is one of two people he felt legitimately threatened by in the ring due to her strength.

WWE have also confirmed they have signed Trevor “Ricochet” Mann and both members of War Machine today.

Since the announcement, Gargano took to Twitter to congratulate his wife on finally making it to WWE.

She’s one of the best in the world and got here on her own merit. Blood, sweat and tears.. She’s sacrificed and worked incredibly hard for a very long time.

I’m proud of my Wife; Candice.. But even prouder of my favorite wrestler, the toughest person I know; Candice LeRae. https://t.co/1y7PRGSGo1

— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) January 16, 2018

Joey Ryan, who served as LeRae’s tag team partner as part of The World’s Cutest Tag Team commented on LeRae being signed.

My favorite wrestler is about to become the world’s favorite wrestler.
?? @CandiceLeRae #WorldsCutestTagTeam forever.

— Joey Ryan (@JoeyRyanOnline) January 16, 2018

Finally, Gargano’s former #DIY tag team partner Tommaso Ciampa broke his silence for the first time in half a month on Twitter to congratulate LeRae.

Congratulations, Candice. pic.twitter.com/pjEmAqHLSM

— BLACKHEART (@ProjectCiampa) January 16, 2018

If you haven’t seen LeRae compete before, you can find her Mae Young Classic match against Baszler below.

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Who would you like to see LeRae face in WWE? Are you excited about this news?

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Jey Uso Arrested For DUI Over The Weekend


This can’t be good.

According to a report from Wrestling News, Jey Uso was arrested for a DUI on Sunday, following WWE’s Live Event in Hidalgo, TX. Uso, whose real name is Joshua Samuel Fatu, was held on a Personal Recognizance Bond for $500, and was released the same day.

You can see an official copy of his arrest report, along with his mugshot at this link.

The Usos have been in a brief feud with Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable as of late, and will be facing them in a “2 Out Of 3 Falls” Match at the “Royal Rumble.” You can see a clip of teams in action from a recent episode of “Smackdown Live” below:

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This is not the first time that a member of the Uso family has been in trouble for a DUI. It had been previously reported that Jimmy was arrested back in 2013 for his second offense.

WWE has yet to comment on the incident.

We will continue to monitor this story and provide updates as they become available to us.

Editor’s Opinion:

Oh boy. I hope that this does not lead to anything more serious, as The Usos have been one of the best tag teams in WWE in recent memory. In fact, they were a lot of people’s pick for the best team in all of 2017.

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WWE Officially Signs War Machine


Filling in the ranks. Tag tea wrestling has never been the strongest area for WWE. When you look back, there are only a handful of times when the division was actually strong. There’s no reason to believe that’s going to change in the near future, but at least it seems like WWE is trying something.

WWE has officially announced the signing of War Machine (Hanson and Rowe) with the team heading to the Performance Center in the near future. War Machine has teamed together since 2014 and are two time IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions as well as one time Ring of Honor Tag Team Champions.

If you’ve never seen them, here’s a look at the team.

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Opinion: War Machine is going to be an interesting team as they’re similar to the Authors of Pain. Hanson and Rowe are a pair of monsters who can throw people around and run them over with raw power, which is often all you need. They’re fine enough with the talking and there’s a good chance we might be able to see a heck of a hoss fight with the Authors at some point.

Are you interested in War Machine’s signing? Which other teams do you want signed? Let us know in the comments below.

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Chris Jericho Reportedly Advertised For ‘Raw 25’ Without A Deal Finalized


In a continued attempt to make the 25th Anniversary of Raw a must-see, WWE has announced even more names to appear on the show. In addition to The Undertaker, the D-Generation X reunion, The Dudley Boyz, Ric Flair, and Steve Austin, WWE has also announced The Godfather, Brother Love, The Boogeyman, Teddy Long, Ted DiBiase, The Brooklyn Brawler, Sgt. Slaughter, and others.

In addition, WWE announced several female talents to appear, seen below.

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SEE ALSO: DX To Reunite At ‘Raw 25’

Surprisingly, one name that WWE announced was Chris Jericho. Over the past few months, Jericho has once again reinvented himself. In this case, for the first time in over 18 years, outside of WWE territory.

In the latter half of 2017, Jericho kindled a heated rivalry with IWGP United States Champion Kenny Omega, that would culminate at the annual Wrestle Kingdom event on January 4. The next day, Jericho would set his sights on another person, as he attacked former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Tetsuya Naito. This feud is expected to continue to brew and lead to a match sometime in 2018.

Jericho has made it clear in previous Talk is Jericho podcasts two things: 1) he is, and always will be, a “WWE guy,” and 2) he feels that competing in high-caliber matches in New Japan is a better spot that what he would be if he currently competed in WWE.

The even more surprising twist, according to the Wrestling Obsever, is that WWE announced Jericho being on the show without a deal finalized.

While this could lead to false advertisement, and a bad mark for WWE, it is heavily expected that Jericho will have an agreement made to appear at the 25th Anniversary of Raw, and WWE advertised him with the expectation that something will be finalized very soon.

 

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Mae Young Classic Competitor Jazzy Gabert Undergoes Successful Surgery


Mae Young Classic competitor the “Alpha Female” Jazzy Gabert and her team confirmed via her GoFundMe account today that she has undergone successful surgery on her neck.

As we previously reported, Gabert had explained that WWE found three herniated discs in her neck, which led to the German Superstar not being signed with the company.

According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, Gabert wrote a blog post where she had the following to say:

“I don’t know when or even if ever I can step back in the ring and start earning money again. Maybe I don’t even want to.”

The latest update on the GoFundMe page reads:

Jazzy had her neck surgery this morning and it was very successful. She is in great spirits and she is ready to tackle the road to recovery. 2018 is going to be a HUGE year for her on so many different platcorms. Stay tuned…
#BeAlpha

If you feel inclined to help fund Gabert’s recovery, you can find the link to her GoFundMe here.

You can find the match Gabert competed in during the Mae Young Classic below.

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Do you think Gabert will return to wrestling? Did you enjoy her in the Mae Young Classic?

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Breaking News: WWE Has Confirmed Trevor “Ricochet” Mann Signing


Via their official website, WWE have confirmed the signing of Trevor “Ricochet” Mann following recent reports on his future in professional wrestling.

Mann, 29, reported to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida for the first time today.

Over his independent wrestling career which has spanned over 14 years, Mann has captured many Championships and comes to the company with a series of accolades. These include two victories in the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) Battle of Los Angeles tournament and Mann was only the second American to win the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) Best of the Super Juniors tournament. The last American winner was WWE Hall of famer Eddie Guerrero.

Mann comes from Paducah in Kentucky. Standing at 5-foot-9 and weighing 188 pounds, Mann is known for his sensational moveset full with aerial maneuvers.

Mann credits Guerrero, Rey Mysterio and The Rock as the three men that influenced him the most. It was the ‘WrestleMania XV’ match between Rock and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin that inspired him to pursue a career in wrestling.

Just this past week, Mann said goodbye to PWG, which you can find information on here. It is also worth noting that ‘Warbeard’ Hanson of War Machine said his goodbye as he and his partner Raymond Rowe prepare to sign with WWE.

Before ending their article, WWE also teased more signings, telling fans to stay tuned to their website. Wrestling Rumors will continue to update you on signings as they are revealed.

Below we have featured a match between WWE’s latest signee and former WWE superstar Evan Bourne- now Impact Wrestling star Matt Sydal. The promotion they are competing for is DEFIANT Wrestling under the former WCPW banner.

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What matches do you want to see Mann compete in? Should he keep the Ricochet name or change to Mann?

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Chris Jericho on Pitching Matches Against Shinsuke Nakamura and Finn Balor


at SummerSlam and then Vince changed his mind. Then, put me and Kevin together as a team against Enzo and Cass.”

Finally, Jericho explained how his most recent WWE run (in terms of catchphrases like ‘The List of Jericho’) is like a band putting out a new album.

“The List Of Jericho was the biggest thing. Along with the ‘drink it in, man’ and different versions of that, those two things, ‘stupid idiot’, ‘it’, ‘quiet, quiet, quiet’. It’s like if I was in a rock band, like I’m in a late era of my career, and then, I put out this album and it has, like, five of my biggest hits ever when I haven’t had a hit in 10 years. And that’s what this is like. I was in such a great place and so confident in my abilities that I could get anything over and that’s a good place to be.”

You can see the interview with Inside The Ropes below if you’d rather watch the video.

With H/T to WrestlingInc for the transcription.

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Would you have liked to see either of these matches? Which would you prefer?

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Kevin Owens Pulled From ‘Smackdown Live’ Events, Is He Injured?


Kevin Owens has been pulled from multiple ‘SmackDown’ live events this past weekend. PWInsider has confirmed whether Owens is injured.

Owens has reportedly been working with an injury and while the belief is that it isn’t serious- he was pulled from several ‘SmackDown’ live events due to the injury.

The injury itself is unknown- though one can assume if WWE feel the need to restrict his in-ring time, it must be notable.

At this time, Owens is still scheduled to be at ‘Smackdown Live‘ tonight but will be working a limited role, likely to accompany Sami Zayn to the ring.

The former Universal Champion remains scheduled for the 2-on-1 handicap match at the ‘Royal Rumble‘ where he will team with Zayn to face AJ Styles for the WWE Championship.

You can find a match between Styles and Owens below- to give you a taste of what to expect from their upcoming match at the ‘Royal Rumble.’

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Do you anticipate Owens’ injury causing him to not work the ‘Royal Rumble?’ Who do you think leaves the pay-per-view as WWE Champion?

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Matt Hardy Confirms Whether His Family Will Be Coming to WWE as Part of the ‘Woken’ Gimmick


Part of the reason fans came to love Matt Hardy during his ‘Broken‘ and now ‘Woken’ gimmick is the insanity he possesses alongside his real-life family. With him now committing to the gimmick in WWE, he has commented on whether his family will be joining him.

Senor Benjamin, Queen Rebecca, King Maxel, Lord Wolfgang, Brother Nero and Vanguard 1 are all members of House Hardy- and it now appears that all may be joining Hardy for his pursuits in WWE.

While his brother Jeff is injured, it was estimated that he would be healed in time for ‘WrestleMania’ this year. If that is the case- the family may be back in full.

On Twitter, Hardy explained that seeds are being planted for his family to appear “imminently” on ‘Raw.’ He didn’t give a date- but we would guess this means they could appear during ‘WrestleMania’ season- if not as a surprise for the ‘Raw’ 25 year anniversary next week.

You can view his tweet below:

The INCOMPARABLE @BenjaminSenor is currently OPTIMIZING the green beans within the Greenhouse Garden at The Hardy Compound..

Trust me, #WOKENWarriors.. #SenorBenjamin, Queen Rebecca, King Maxel, Lord Wolfgang & @Vanguard1AAR will all be appearing IMMINENTLY..

STUPENDOUS! https://t.co/aymjtR1xD6

— #WOKEN Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) January 16, 2018

If you never seen the Hardy family compete in Impact Wrestling under the ‘Broken’ gimmick, we have provided one of their top matches in the promotion down below- Final Deletion.

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Are you excited for the Hardy family to come to WWE? Do you think this will improve his current ‘Woken’ gimmick?

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Video: Paige Addresses Neck Injury on ‘Raw’ Fallout Video


WWE uploaded a ‘Raw Fallout’ video to their official YouTube channel featuring Paige and her Absolution cohorts. Paige addressed her neck injury and spoke about the women’s Royal Rumble match.

The WWE Universe have been open in saying how devastating the entire sage with Paige has been. Following her recent return to WWE alongside then-NXT superstars Sonya DeVIlle and Mandy Rose, she was injured during a live event match.

This injury would prove devastating, leading to WWE eventually telling Paige her in-ring career is over. The injury has been likened to what happened with the ‘Rated R Superstar’ Edge, who had to retire due to a severe neck injury.

On the latest ‘Fallout’ episode, the British-born Superstar stood alongside DeVille and Rose to explain that the doctors won’t let her compete at the ‘Royal Rumble’ but she would still be there to support her allies.

It is worth noting that the former Divas Champion stayed in character– only saying as much as WWE had. This may likely be due to the company saving Paige’s retirement speech for ‘Raw‘ next week when the company celebrates its 25th anniversary- which happens to be how old Paige is.

You can hear her comments below:

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Do you think Paige will compete elsewhere? If she stays with WWE, what do you believe she will do?

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