WWE News Roundup - Legend told he can never wrestle again, 29-year veteran released, Big star pushing to face Edge, Braun Strowman's major announcement (February 18th, 2022)
Welcome back to the latest edition of Sportskeeda Wrestling's WWE News Roundup. As expected, a lot has happened in the wrestling world as we prepare for the Elimination Chamber event.
A WWE Hall of Famer provided a post-surgery update and confirmed that his in-ring days might be behind him.
The WWE also shockingly released another well-known employee who was with the company for 29 years. Former Universal Champion Braun Strowman made a big announcement about his new wrestling company, established in collaboration with his good friend EC3.
AJ Styles is pushing for a mouth-watering match against an iconic star, and the Phenomenal One opened up about the proposed bout during a recent interview.
And we wrap up with Austin Theory reacting to claims that he stole another wrestler's gimmick. On that note, let's take a look at the WWE News Roundup:
#5. WWE Hall of Famer D-Von Dudley has been told that he can never wrestle again after his latest surgery
D-Von Dudley underwent a successful spinal surgery recently and updated fans about his status in a lengthy Instagram post.
The WWE Legend admitted that his back had suffered a lot of damage due to professional wrestling, and he went under the knife to fuse his L4, L5, and L6 vertebrae."They had to fuse L4, L5, and L6. The damage was a lot worse than they thought. The surgery took longer than they anticipated. But God is good and he the DOCTER said I am a new man. I can run, I can jump, I can beat my son Preston in basketball on the basketball court . LOL and racing him down the street lol, he thinks he can beat the old man," D-Von wrote.
While D-Von feels like a new man, the doctor has informed him that he can never step foot inside the squared circle again, as it could negatively affect his back. D-Von noted that he never had plans of returning to the ring in the first place and revealed that he expected to leave the hospital soon.
The iconic tag team wrestler signed off by sending a message of gratitude to all his followers:"Again ,thank you for all the well wishes and love. God is a great all the time . Amen ---- and testify."View this post on Instagram
Sportskeeda Wrestling sends its best wishes to D-Von Dudley, and we hope to see him resume his backstage WWE duties sooner rather than later.
#4. WWE releases Spanish commentator Carlos CabreraSportskeeda Wrestling@SKWrestling_As first reported by @luchalibreonlin, legendary Spanish commentator Carlos Cabrera has been released by #WWE!sportskeeda.com/wwe/news-spani…9:06 AM · Feb 17, 202212226As first reported by @luchalibreonlin, legendary Spanish commentator Carlos Cabrera has been released by #WWE! sportskeeda.com/wwe/news-spani…
Lucha Libre Online was the first to report yesterday that WWE had parted ways with Carlos Cabrera after a 29-year run.
During his lengthy tenure with WWE, Cabrera had the honor of calling RAW, SmackDown, NXT, and many significant premium live events for the promotion.
Lucha Libre Online's Hugo Savinovich, who partnered Cabrera in WWE, reacted to his former colleague's release on Sportskeeda Wrestling's Top Story:"Very very sad, we're talking about 29 years. A professional, a guy with integrity. Jim Ross said to me, "What would I have done if I had the voice of Carlos Cabrera?" Commercially, out of the wrestling world, he was one of the top guys in New York. On the Morning Show, on the FM Radio, he was in one of the top ten shows in all languages. [19:22-19:54] (H/t Abhilash Mendhe of Sportskeeda Wrestling)
Carlos Cabrera is one of the most recognizable voices in wrestling history, having done play-by-play commentary for 25 WrestleMania events and called countless episodes of regular WWE programming.
Cabrera is a very respected name in the business, and fans should ideally get to hear his voice again soon. But which company will he join next?
#3. Former WWE stars Braun Strowman and EC3 launching a new promotionAdam Scherr@Adamscherr99Y’all thought we were playing!!! #ControlYourNarrative #TheAwakening has begun!!! #YouveBeenWarned #Live #TvDeal10:03 AM · Feb 17, 20222715346Y’all thought we were playing!!! #ControlYourNarrative #TheAwakening has begun!!! #YouveBeenWarned #Live #TvDeal https://t.co/20gF16AOAU
Braun Strowman and EC3 have joined forces to set up their own company! As revealed in a press release, the "Control Your Narrative" movement has now become a fully-fledged wrestling promotion, and a TV deal is also "imminent."
CYN has also announced two events for the month of March, which will be attended by several top talents from the indie scene. Killer Kross is also scheduled to make his CYN debut on the March 31st show in Dallas.
Strowman, now going by his real name Adam Scherr, commented on establishing his new company and sounded optimistic about the future."I was so impressed with what CYN was creating that I told ec3 and JC how much it inspired. How I would like to create with them one day. The next day I was released. Things happen for a reason. This is what's next," said Scherr.
Braun Strowman was released from WWE in June 2021 and has since hit the ground running on the independent circuit. Tickets to the upcoming CYN events can be purchased right here, and fans should also brace themselves for a big announcement about a TV deal soon.
#2. AJ Styles is desperate to face Edge in WWE
AJ Styles appeared for a sit-down interview with Ariel Helwani, and the former WWE Champion spoke about his desire to face Edge.
Like many other wrestlers, Styles is a big admirer of the Rated-R Superstar's work and has been eyeing the chance to wrestle him for a long time. AJ realizes that there isn't much time left for the dream match to happen as both he and Edge are at the tail end of their careers.
However, The Phenomenal One is still pushing for the match, as he revealed below:"He's so knowledgeable. He's such a superstar. I would love to get the opportunity to get in the ring with him. There was that time when I thought there would never be an opportunity to wrestle him, and now, it's here. The time is limited in which we can pull it off. Whether he or I retire first, who knows, but I want to get that match. I desperately want to get that match. I think it's the one that most fans would enjoy," revealed AJ Styles. H/t WrestlingNews.co
Styles added that even Edge is onboard to make the bout a reality, and all that's needed is the approval of WWE higher-ups."Yes. The feeling is mutual. We just have to make it happen," added Styles.
AJ Styles is currently slated to compete in the WWE Championship match at Elimination Chamber, and the company has the opportunity to book him against Edge at WrestleMania 38. Would you like to see the first-time-ever contest at 'Mania?
#1. Austin Theory reacts to claims that he stole Tyler Breeze's gimmick
Austin Theory has been one of the fastest-rising superstars in recent memory, and he opened up about his gimmick during an exclusive Sportskeeda Wrestling interview.
Tyler Breeze became a popular name in NXT for using a selfie stick as part of his on-screen act. Theory has seemingly adopted the selfie stick routine, and the RAW star argued that he has not ripped off Breeze's character in any way whatsoever.
Austin Theory told Sportskeeda's Riju Dasgupta the following during the insightful interview:"You see stuff online where people are like, 'It's ripping this off, it's ripping that off.' To me, it's a different way of doing it, and I'm going about it a different way. Anything that people might have seen before or think they might have seen before, they don't want to get along with it because they're like, 'Well, it's already happened.' But I think what I do is totally different." [13:35-14:00] H/t Danny Hart of Sportskeeda Wrestling
Austin Theory will also wrestle in the Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship this Saturday, and he will have a big point to prove to Vince McMahon based on their ongoing storyline.Edited by Jacob Terrell826×Rate this article!☆☆☆☆☆Thank You!6 commentsSort by:Login to post your commentLogin to reply ReplyxEditDeleteDelete the comment?No thanksDeleteCancelCancel