Hello and welcome to the WrestleTalk News
– I’m Oli Davis, and I’m going to let
you in on a little secret…
…I don’t like my hands.
I feel like they’re too small.
So thank you WWE, for letting me live vicariously
through the monster mitts of Braun Strowman,
who not only shouted his new catchphrase backstage
at this week’s Raw, it’s also now in merchandisable
“Ask and you shall receive!!!!!!!
The new #official #BraunStrowman #WWE #GETTHESEHANDS
shirt is available on @wweshop now you can
let everyone if they get in your Way they
can #GetTheseHands #MonsterAmongMen”
But because the Raw roster has become so thin
due to injury, WWE are having to call on wrestlers
past and present to fill Braun’s Hand’s
Raw 25th Anniversary
In addition to the numerous legends named
for Monday’s super-special-ultimate-thrill-ride
25th Anniversary ‘More Raw Than Ever’
edition of Raw, PWInsider are now reporting
several Smackdown stars are booked for the
show: The New Day, Daniel Bryan, Shane McMahon,
Randy Orton, The Usos, Charlotte Flair and
Because the 25th Anniversary episode is the
other time a year when Raw and Smackdown compete
in head-to-head competition.
But for all the iconic names from WWE’s
storied history, at least two won’t be appearing
for the celebrations.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter,
despite being advertised locally, Mick Foley
won’t feature because “he felt it made
no sense storyline-wise for him to have been
fired by Stephanie and HHH [last March] to
then show up for a celebration show”.
And Bret Hart personally texted Vince McMahon
explaining he has a medical appointment that
day, so he’ll be unable to attend.
Additionally to Hart and Foley, another advertised
name that might be in doubt is Chris Jericho.
The Observer claims Y2J was announced for
the Raw 25th show “before any deal had been
made” and “the advertising of him was
Talks are reportedly still in progress, and
Jericho turning up “would depend more on
creative than anything else”.
Y2J is currently involved in a feud with Naito
in New Japan.
But hey, at least we’ve got Jonathan Coachman
COME ONE, COACHMAN!
MVP Returning To WWE Raw
In the latest ‘legends return’ announcement,
though, WWE’s Twitter revealed:
“You hear the clock tickin’?
@The305MVP is among the newest list of Legends
returning to @WWE THIS MONDAY for #RAW25!”
Two-time United States Champion Montel Vontavious
Porter was released by WWE in 2010, and went
onto wrestle for TNA and New Japan, where
he won their IWGP Intercontinental Championship.
He’s been rumored for a WWE return ever
since, but it remains to be seen whether his
Raw 25 comeback will turn into a lengthier
run with the company.
Somewhere you definitely can see Chris Jericho,
though – kind of – is Wrestling Shorts’
And because they’re our super best friends,
they’ve let us show a clip of the sketch.
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the full video.
Which ex-TNA star looks certain for a
WWE Royal Rumble return?
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