Samoa Joe has been impressive on RAW commentary but the time has come for him to bid farewell to the desk and return to the ring.
Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that WWE is set to introduce a new member of the announcing team on the final RAW of the decade. AOP driving Joe through the commentary table was a way of writing The Destroyer out of that role.
“There will be a new member of the Raw announcing team for the 12/30 show as 12/23 was Joe’s last show.”
Kairi Sane was reportedly believed to have suffered a concussion during her match at WWE TLC. The Pirate Princess didn’t wrestle the following night on RAW and neither did she compete during the pre-taping of the Christmas Eve Eve show.
WWE had pulled Sane from the post-Christmas live event at Madison Square Garden, but it appears that the Japanese Superstar is ready to return to the ring as early as next month.
A latest WWE advertisement lists Sane for the January 21st WWE house show in Topeka, Kansas. The Kabuki Warriors are to defend the Women’s Tag Team Titles against Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair at the venue.
Meanwhile, Lacey Evans has set her sights on the championship gold as she plans to capture the SmackDown Women’s Title in 2020.
During a recent interview with CBS Local New York, The Lady revealed her goals for the new year.
”Probably to become champ and get more opportunities to use my platform to show people what you’re capable of, no matter how hard your life is. I know sometimes things hurt really bad and I know there are a lot of bad things that are happening, and you feel so down and out on yourself. But trust me when I tell you, coming from where I come from and what I’ve been through, you are capable of anything. If I have to become a champion to tell the world that they are capable of anything, as long as they continue to fight, make a plan, and push forward, then that’s what I want to do. That is my goal.”
Babyface Evans happens to be on the right track courtesy of her ongoing feud with Sasha Banks and SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley.
Let’s see if Evans can challenge Bayley for the title at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view next month.