WWE News Roundup – Major Interest in Signing Two Big AEW Names? The superstars argued before the WrestleMania match; The legendary star could take on the role of ‘The Undertaker’
We’re back with another stacked edition of Sportskeeda’s Daily WWE News Roundup, and it’s been quite a busy day in the professional wrestling world.
We kicked off the story series with two AEW stars reacting to recent reports of interest within Vince McMahon’s company to get them back. Elsewhere, a Hall of Famer has revealed details of a heated argument ahead of one of the best WrestleMania matches of all time.
Randy Orton also opened up about his in-ring future following the end of his 20th anniversary in WWE.
Could a legendary superstar slip into the role of ‘The Undertaker’ in WWE? Booker T has named a former world champion who could replace The Deadman in the promotion.
We ended the roundup with another former star revealing his intentions to make a comeback. Without further ado, let’s dive in.
#5. Dax Harwood reacts to rumors of WWE interest in signing FTR
Formerly known as The Revival in WWE, FTR is said to be on WWE’s radar regarding a potential return.
Dax Harwood recently reacted to the rumors on the Wrestling Perspective podcast and didn’t rule out the possibility of doing business with WWE again. He explained that both AEW and WWE prioritize talent acquisition.
The AEW star was aware that WWE officials would be watching FTR’s incredible progress over the past ten months. Harwood wasn’t surprised that WWE was “sending antennas” to bring them back into its fold.
“I think both companies are looking to recruit talent and recruit talented talent, not just any, and I think they’ve seen the wave we’ve created, especially over the last 8-10 months. , more so in the last 4 months. So yeah, why didn’t they pull out the antennas? Why didn’t they ask?” said Dax Harwood.
FTR have been one of the best tag teams in the world since their WWE days, but they have undoubtedly taken their game to a whole new level since their release. Could Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler get another shot at success in World Wrestling Entertainment?
#4. Bully Ray Reveals Tag Teams Argued Before Match At WrestleMania 17
WrestleMania 17 is fondly remembered for a memorable TLC match between The Dudley Boyz, The Hardy Boyz and Edge & Christian.
During a recent appearance on Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions, Bully Ray revealed that the teams involved in the WrestleMania match had a major disagreement before the event.
The Hall of Fame said the atmosphere was “tense” backstage ahead of the game as every minor point was discussed and disputed backstage.
Bully Ray said the superstars faced a few challenges when putting together the final sequence for the match, as he explained below:
“So the night before, we were all in the Astrodome, and we were trying to put this thing together. And it’s kind of tense because we’re such a perfectionist at this point that we put everything under a microscope, every last movement, especially myself. It was the only time we had a fight. It got really heated on the day of the final mogul streak. (H/T WrestlingInc)
Bully Ray also talked about Jeff Hardy’s jaw-dropping ladder spot with Edge and how they worked hard to find a way to make it happen. The latest Hall of Fame reveals are yet another example of how meticulously planning every professional wrestling bout.
#3. Booker T thinks Stone Cold Steve Austin can take the place of The Undertaker
Stone Cold Steve Austin took fans on a nostalgic trip to WrestleMania 38 as he had his first full-fledged match in nearly 19 years.
Steve Austin looked great in his “No Holds Barred” showdown against Kevin Owens as he brawled in the arena and emerged victorious in the end. The former even mentioned that he would be willing to return for WrestleMania 39 if Vince McMahon gave him a call.
During a recent episode of the Hall of Fame Podcast, Booker T said that Steve Austin could legitimately replace The Undertaker as WWE’s first special attraction talent.
Booker noted that Triple H, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker are no longer the go-to guys for certain high-profile spots and felt that Steve Austin was the perfect superstar to take on that responsibility.
“He’s the last one left, man. I mean, I don’t think Shawn Michaels will be the guy to fill that role or anything like that. I can’t think of any names other than myself, and It’s just not something I really want to do at all Bring me a match and a check, and I’m all for it, but when it comes to this guy, I can’t think to too many people outside of Stone Cold Steve Austin who might take it and make it something totally special when you see it on the marquee as the fans go.”
Booker T was convinced that Steve Austin could be WWE’s “three times a year guy”, who shows up on massive live shows and has an angle with young or established talent.
“It’s right there. I have to see it”, just because. No other reason, I just have to see it. guys to go out and do something.”
Would you like to see Steve Austin take the place of The Undertaker?
#2. Santino Marella wants to return as a commentator
Santino Marella is unquestionably one of the most underrated artists of his time. He excelled in his comedic roles for WWE and was always with the crowd. The former Intercontinental Champion recently revealed on the Canadian Comedy Hall of Fame Podcast that he is working towards a return to WWE.
Marella, as expected, does not wish to return as an active competitor in the ring as he would like to become a commentator.
Santino noted that he had recently advertised jobs for several companies and was hoping to get another full-time job with Vince McMahon’s team.
“I coach wrestling. For years I was on a show called Aftermath on Sports Network. You know, we talked about the week that was WWE. So I’m still very much into it. Now I do mostly commentary. I do commentary for Destiny Wrestling, PTW in Poland, a company in Montreal, MEW. Basically, I’m just trying to get more rep. I’ve done some for IMPACT, and eventually, I want to go in WWE in some capacity as a commentator.”
If you didn’t already know, Santino Marella’s daughter recently signed with WWE. She even sat down for an insightful interview with Sportskeeda Wrestling, where she talked about several topics, including her father, Rhea Ripley, the female headliners of WrestleMania, and more.
#1. Randy Orton gives an update on his in-ring future
Randy Orton is now a 20-year WWE veteran, and fans would be foolish to assume he’s nearing the end of his career.
During a special YouTube video, Randy Orton revealed that he plans to wrestle for another eight years before quitting at the age of 50.
“I’m 41 years old ; by the time I’m 50, I think I’m done. I do auditions from time to time, but I almost only do them because my wife says, “Do them because what if you don’t, and you’ll wonder if you did.”
Orton also claimed he would even outlast Roman Reigns in WWE. Orton said while he expects the tribal leader to move to Hollywood, The Viper intends to be the longest-staying superstar.
“I don’t care if Roman Reigns…I’m sure he has Dwayne Johnson’s agent number on the speed dial. Roman will be in Hollywood, I’ll always be here. I’m in the prime of life. age, ladies and gentlemen.. I have a long way to go. My legacy will be that I have done it longer than anyone else.
Randy Orton’s legacy is far from over as he seeks to add many more chapters to his storied career. Do you think Randy Orton will have a longer WWE career than Roman Reigns as an active talent? Sound off in the comments section below.
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