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I’m Oli Davis, and I’ll be replying to
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Spoiler: Despite being eternal enemies in
professional wrestling, Kevin Owens and Sami
Zayn are Best Friends Forever in real-life,
starting in the business together in the early
Unfortunately, family members sometimes forget
the fake wrestling side of things.
In response to Sami Zayn tweeting about the
hockey playoffs, Kevin Owens’ dad Terry
Steen offered a supportive message: “Hang
Obviously mortified at his father’s babyface
turn, KO tweeted: “Dad, no!
What is this?!”
And Owens isn’t the only WWE wrestler struggling
Real-life husband and wife duo Rusev and Lana
might have been traded to the same brand in
the recent Superstar Shake-Up, but it looks
as though their characters will be taking
Because Rusev is still recovering from shoulder
surgery, Lana has started appearing at NXT
house shows to develop her new character that’s
been teased on Smackdown.
Jerk The Curtain have posted a video of the
new gimmick, which appears to be The Ravishing
Russian doing a raunchy burlesque dance on
a chair during her ring entrance.
Many are speculating this gimmick has been
adapted from the abandoned overly sexualised
Emmalina character, which WWE still want to
Lana retweeted a fan joking about her new
dancing gimmick, which Rusev quickly replied
to, keeping kayfabe alive: “What’s a gimmick!?”
Well, Rusev, a gimmick is one’s character
– how they talk, their personality traits,
their look, and, sometimes, their haircut.
Sportskeeda are reporting “Rusev may be
in hot water with WWE, who are said to very
unhappy with Rusev’s decision to cut his hair.”
This is in reference to Rusev’s Instagram
post on February 28th: “it’s gone it’s all
And I like it” with a picture of his even
more handsome Handsome Rusev haircut.
The article points out that WWE superstars
are expected to ask permission from company
officials if they want to make any large changes
to their appearance, because action figure
designs, DVD covers, marketing, etc all become
dated if something drastic is changed.
Sportskeeda specifically mention the Rusev
and Lana action figure double pack that Mattel
will release in the next few months.
As The Bulgarian Brute’s hair has now changed
dating the designs – it’s more likely the
sales will be weak.
WWE cruiserweight competitor Tajiri has been
out with a knee injury since January, but
unlike The Bulgarian Brute, The Japanese Buzzsaw
won’t be returning to WWE TV.
Tajiri first returned to WWE last year to
compete in the Cruiserweight Classic, and
he made his 205 Live debut on January 3rd.
Unfortunately he injured his knee not long
after at an NXT house show.
Tajiri has now announced on Twitter that he
is done with WWE in Japanese.
Thankfully – because I have no idea what that
means – Chris Charlton has translated the
tweets, which reveal that Tajiri was medically
cleared to return a while ago and has been
coaching at the Performance Center while waiting
to return to television, but eventually WWE
decided not to use him because of his 47 years
Because WWE is a young man’s game
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