WrestleMania 38 Matches and Hall of Fame Inductions
Hey, we’re back with some news and updates from WWE. Information was collected from sources, K100 Wrestling Informer, Ringside News and Fightful. Big month coming up in the world of professional wrestling as the the community gathers at the end of the month for GCW The Collective and other shows. We look forward to gather info and covering it for you.
WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall
Scott Hall is considered an all time great pro wrestler who was a key member of nWo in 1996 with Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash and was also known as Razor Ramon during his peak. Earlier, Hall suffered a hip injury after falling. He was rushed to the hospital and had hip surgery for the fall. There were complications during the surgery after having heart attacks. Then Scott Hall was placed on life support. Ringside News has stated that Kevin Nash on Instagram posted that after the family was brought in this morning for final goodbyes that Hall would be taken off life support. WWE is expected to show a video package and do the 10 bell salute to him tonight at Monday Night Raw. His contributions to the wrestling business will never be forgotten by many fans. Pro Wrestling Overtime offers its condolences and prayers to his family, friends, co-workers and community.
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Many have said they didn’t really get what Stone Cold Steve Austin was saying in his video back to Kevin Owens. If you saw it then you heard Stone Cold say he was agreeing to a show, a match, a brawl whatever it is. Well, that’s because like I have been saying for months now Stone Cold has yet to put his name on a wrestling contract. He is not wanting to wrestle at this time. Austin would rather it be The KO Show in Dallas with a Stunner at the end. He currently has a legends contract and a publicity contract for WrestleMania 38. He signed it to appear in commercials and appearances for WM38 in Dallas.
However, WWE is pushing for a match and even going so far as to say if Austin wants to go to Saudi Arabia for a payday then he needs to show that he can still wrestle. As the K100 Wrestling Informer stated Steve Austin has been working out and preparing for this around five months. He has a wrestling ring in his barn that he has been doing match prep for. So this wasn’t just something thrown out there at the last minute.
Jacksonville Confrontation Tonight?
WWE according to the Wrestling Informer wanted Stone Cold Steve Austin to be in Jacksonville for tonight’s Raw on 03–14 which is the closest to 3:16 that they could do. WWE wanted him to confront Kevin Owens and build the storyline for the WrestleMania interaction. Then continue the build by appearing on 03–16 during WWE The Bump and unveiling a new shirt for merchandise sells. However, Austin thinks it is unnecessary for him to be in Jacksonville tonight to build up in his mind is a show appearance.
Personally, I think he needs to be there. WWE needs all the publicity it can get going into WrestleMania 38. Too many fans are saying they may only watch half of a night or one night. Ticket sales are showing that as many fans aren’t as interested in some of these matches as the WWE thought they would be.
Women’s Tag Team Title Match
Boy, has this match setup been wild. I would like to know who hasn’t been considered for this match besides the four women in the championshiop matches. I feel like I have heard anyone and everyone. I know so many of you automatically think that Sasha Banks and Naomi are taking this home. Well, ask yourself…has Sasha put in for her normal six week vacation after WrestleMania? You better be asking your dirt sheets to ask around. I can’t see WWE giving the tag titles to a team that is off awhile.
Another one that is asking off is Carmella. Corey Graves and Carmella are getting married after WrestleMania in Florida and will be taking a three week vacation. The fourth tag team was supposed to be named on Smackdown and I had heard it was to be Nattie and Shayna Baszler. However, they weren’t. Many immediately thought that it may mean that a legends team had agreed to contracts. No one has reported that or told me anything has been officially decided. Look for Sasha Banks and Naomi possibly showing up in Jacksonville tonight on Monday Night Raw to bring up how Sasha Banks is still upset about Queen Zelina throwing her over the top rope at the Royal Rumble.
Brock Lesnar Disappearing?
No, Brock Lesnar isn’t doing his normal disappearing act this year. So many of us are used to Brock showing up for WrestleMania then leaving until the next Saudi Arabia show or until SummerSlam. Remember last summer we had the Summer of Cena, so Brock showed up later than normal. Well according to Keepin’ It 100 with Konnan, the Wrestling Informer stated that WWE marketing is saying that Brock 20 will be starting soon. Brock Lesnar came onto the scene in 2002 which means it’s his 20th anniversary in the WWE. Of course, Nick Khan isn’t going to let an opportunity to mark such an occasion with new and special merchandise pass him by. So look for Brock 20 to be starting up.
Carmella Wedding and Pregnancy on Show?
The K100 Wrestling Informer stated that even though Corey and Carmella’s YouTube show hasn’t caught on with as many viewers as they predicted WWE is still looking at pursuing them. Remember they only filmed a pilot and then it was cut up into 9–10 minute segments. Wrestling Informer also stated that WWE had been wanting to follow Ronda Rousey during her pregnancy and was told no. So they are looking at filming Corey Graves and Carmella’s wedding and it leading to their pregnancy journey. Are you interested in seeing this as a future show?
Going to Europe in April 2022
Well WWE announced its latest trip to Europe last week and then quickly informed all the fans that Ronda Rousey would be coming on her first overseas tour with them. Now is has been announced that Roman Reigns will be joining his co-workers for two dates. He will be coming to London, England on Friday, April 29th and will be in Paris, France on Saturday, April 30th. It is my understanding through sources that the Friday night event will not be shown as a Friday Night Smackdown TV event which is expected to be held in Florida.
Hall of Fame Inductions
We all know the big name that is going into the WWE Hall of Fame is The Undertaker with Vince McMahon inducting him. They have already announced that Vader would be joining him posthumously. Fightful stated that they had heard that Sid Vicious would also be inducted. Two names that I haven’t heard mentioned other than by the Wrestling Informer is Mickie James-Aldis and Earl Hebner. I would love for both of these to join The Undertaker and would be great selections. However, I would rather no one get shorted on their speeches or their celebrations just because they want to get to The Undertaker. Remember, this year’s Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will be right after Friday Night Smackdown. So if this means Mickie James and Earl Hebner go in later in the future then please let them wait.
WrestleMania 38 Night One Matches (Wrestling Informer)
Logan Paul and The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio
Drew McIntyre vs. Happy Baron Corbin
SmackDown Tag Team Title: Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs vs. The Usos (c)
United States Title: Finn Balor vs Damien Priest
Seth Rollins vs. TBA (possibly Cody Rhodes)
RAW Women’s Title Match: Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch (c)
The KO Show (hosted by Kevin Owens) with special guest WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin
Main Event SmackDown Women’s Title Match: Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair (c)
WrestleMania 38 Night Two Matches (Wrestling Informer)
The New Day vs. Sheamus, Holland and Butch (cancelled)
Omos vs. Commander Azeez
Pat McAfee vs. Austin Theory (with Vince McMahon)
Johnny Knoxville vs. Sami Zayn
Edge vs. AJ Styles
WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles: Liv Morgan and Rhea Ripley vs. Naomi and Sasha Banks vs. Carmella and Queen Zelina Vega (c) vs. TBA
WWE RAW Tag Team Titles: RKO Bro vs. Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy vs. TBA
Intercontinental Title Match: Multi-Person Event?
Main Event Men’s Title Unification Match: WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns
Let me know what you think or if you have any questions, comments, problems or protests. Write to me at ProWrestlingOT@gmail.com or on Twitter @ProOvertime I’ll talk to you soon and hopefully I’ll see you down the road.