American Ninja Warrior Finalist Joins NXT And they’re not the only new recruits, as WWE has also announced the signing of American Ninja Warrior finalist Kacy Catanzaro – the first woman to complete the show’s warped wall.
Catanzaro had previously worked out at the Performance Center last January, and also attended the Mae Young Classic tournament. But Catanzaro, Ricochet, LeRae and War Machine might soon have more company and its trouble.
ECIII At WWE Performance Center Two-time World Heavyweight Champion Ethan Carter III was written off TNA at last weekend’s TV tapings, sparking rumors he would be on his way to WWE.
Kevin Owens Injured Along with Big Show, Big Cass, Dean Ambrose, Jeff Hardy, R-Truth, Samoa Joe, Brian Kendrick, Jason Jordan, Noam Dar and the reportedly retiring Paige all on Raw, Smackdown can now add Kevin Owens – whom the Wrestling Observer Newsletter claims have “a nagging injury that comes and goes but isn’t anything serious.”
This is why, despite being backstage, Owens didn’t wrestle at last weekend’s live events, or on Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown LIVE.
Samoa Joe Injury Update In an update on Samoa Joe’s foot injury, the Observer also reports it “looks to be more than a few week thing”, as he’s been
pulled from the Royal Rumble match and from live event dates up until the middle of March.
Weirdly, though – if you put any stock in betting odds – WWE might have a big return planned for the January pay-per-view.
Get your pinches of salt ready!
Daniel Bryan Royal Rumble Betting Odds In a bizarre piece of news, the betting odds of Daniel Bryan not just making a surprise in-ring return at the Rumble, but also actually winning the entire match has been cut from 66/1 to just 5/1 over the last few days.
This now makes Bryan the third favorite behind Shinsuke Nakamura and Roman Reigns to win the match. There are reports lurking around that Bryan’s odds dropping is because WWE’s creative the team pitched him winning in a meeting, and word leaked out.
From what I can tell, though, that story can be traced back to Bryan Alvarez’s speculation that is, him providing a possible explanation rather than claiming he has the inside scoop which other websites have reported as fact.
Note: Bryan is still not medically cleared to return to the ring.
MVP is returning to WWE Raw!