– PWInsider reports that former WWE Champion AJ Styles could be moving over to Monday Night RAW in the WWE Draft this Summer. We reported earlier today (Fri. March 17, 2017) that WWE officials are also discussing moving Roman Reigns over to SmackDown Live. The WWE is attempting to mix things up for some fresh rivalries next year heading into Wrestlemania 34.
– Sportskeeda reported that SmackDown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss is taking some backstage heat from WWE officials over the quality of her matches. The report suggests that officials claim Bliss has little to no chemistry with anyone on the roster, with the exception of Becky Lynch. However, Lynch is credited for the “passable matches” that they do put on. Bliss’ match with Mickie James also didn’t sit well with WWE road agents.
Road Dog took to Twitter to shut this rumor down, when asked if the rumor was true he responded with a ‘hell no!’
– The WWE has announced the following:
JBL & Ron Simmons to induct Teddy Long into the WWE Hall of Fame
JBL and Ron Simmons will have the privilege of inducting their longtime friend and frequent travel companion, Teddy Long, into the WWE Hall of Fame.
“It’s an incredible honor,” JBL told WWE.com. “I’ve always thought that inducting someone into the WWE Hall of Fame is one of the greatest privileges you can get because it’s the honor of a lifetime for the person going in.”
JBL and Simmons’ close relationship with Long makes it all the more special. The brawlers known as The APA traveled the roads with Long and 2016 inductee, The Godfather.
“We rode thousands and thousands of miles together for years – me, Ron, Teddy and Godfather in one car,” JBL explained. “It’s real special. Ron’s in the Hall of Fame, Godfather’s in the Hall of Fame, and now Teddy is, too.
“I’m the only one left,” he joked.
Their friendship aside, JBL believes Long is one of the worthiest recipients of sports-entertainment’s ultimate honor.
“Teddy Long is a groundbreaker,” the former World Champion said. “He worked his way up from the ring crew to become the manager of one of the greatest tag teams of all time in Doom. He was a referee and became one of the most colorful general managers ever. Teddy Long has done it all. If there’s anybody deserving of going into the WWE Hall of Fame, it’s him.”
How do JBL & Ron Simmons plan to honor their friend as he takes his rightful place in sports-entertainment history? Find out during the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, airing live on WWE Network Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8 ET/5 PT!