WWE Unveils Women’s Tag Team Titles
This week’s episode of Monday Night RAW embraced the blockbuster debut of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship. Three teams, each from RAW and SmackDown Live, will compete at next month’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view where the winning duo will be crowned the new Women’s Tag Team Champions.
Jerry Lawler Signs New Deal With WWE
Jerry “The King” Lawler has signed a new 2-year contract with WWE as revealed on “Dinner with the King” podcast. The Hall of Famer’s previous contract expired on January 10 but WWE was able to quickly come to terms with him. This new WWE deal will prevent All Elite Wrestling from targeting Jerry for the next couple of years.
JBL On Dealing With Memory Loss
WWE Grand Slam Champion JBL (John “Bradshaw” Layfield) has been dealing with CTE and memory loss since his retirement from the pro wrestling business.
During a recent appearance on Prime Time with Sean Mooney podcast, the JBL discussed how he began suffering from memory loss since his in-ring retirement at 2009’s WrestleMania XXV and what he does to improve his condition.
“I should be a poster child for CTE. I have no idea what is going to happen. When I first retired, I had short-term memory loss, and I started reading about neuroplasticity in the brain, about how the brain can regenerate itself, and I don’t know if it can or not.”
“I do all kinds of stuff. I do a mind game every day. I play chess, sudoku. I learn something different, a language, a few words of a different language. I learn something to always stretch the brain, and my memory came back completely. Right now it appears to be as normal – if I can be called normal – but as normal as I know I am. Right now, I don’t have any effects. I don’t know what the future holds. Hopefully, they come along with some medical technology, or maybe I’m the anomaly that doesn’t get it.”
Triple H On Finn Bálor’s Appearance At NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool
Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative for WWE, Paul “Triple H” Levesque recently talked about his decision to replace Travis Banks with Bálor at TakeOver.
“It’s about launching a brand. He was extremely cool with it.”
“It put a lot of eyeballs and puts a stamp on the brand for what it means for Finn Bálor to come here. Part of me hates taking that moment away from (Banks), but it’s for the betterment of everybody. Everybody worked hard tonight, but his sacrifice means more. He saw the big picture. One of the cool things about NXT is everybody coming together. They’re a team, and they’re working together. It’s working for a greater good. It’s about the overall product and not the individual. That’s the way he took it.”