With WWE’s Royal Rumble in the books, the road to WrestleMania has finally and officially begun.
We take a look at all the latest rumours in the world of professional wrestling – ahem, sports entertainment – in our daily gossip column.
Jeff Jarrett signs new WWE deal
Once upon a time, Jeff Jarrett was a name never to be uttered in the WWE after he held Vince McMahon up for backdated pay-per-view payments before his final appearance for the company in 1999.
However, he has now been hired as a to work backstage as a producer, per Bill Apter’s 1Wrestling. Furthermore, PW Insider says the former WCW champion will be appearing as on-screen talent, too.
New backstage producers in WWE
Along with Sonjay Dutt and Abyss working backstage in WWE now, Shane Helms has also made the made the move.
Triple H recently said that the WWE would be hiring more backstage talent in the near future and Helms, formerly known as the Hurricane, is one of the most successful cruiserweights in company history.
WWE impressed with Nikki Cross
PW Insider is reporting that people backstage at the Royal Rumble were very impressed with the big pop Nikki Cross got during the Women’s battle royal.
Cross has yet to people a permanent member of either Raw or SmackDown but it is speculated she is set for a decent push heading to WrestleMania, possibly getting involved in the SmackDown Live title picture.
Ember Moon could miss WrestleMania
WWE posted a video announcing that Ember Moon suffered a serious elbow injury at the Royal Rumble and needs immediate surgery to fix it.
Rumour has it the injury is very similar to the one Braun Strowman just had fixed and that took around two months to heal. It would, therefore, be very tight for Moon to recover and get in a storyline for WrestleMania on April 7.
WWE cancelling Botch Club on the Network already
WWE fans were waxing lyrical about ‘Botch Club’ when it debuted on the WWE Network, but it seems after one episode it is done.
Karl Anderson – co-host of the show with tag team partner Luke Gallows – tweeted his doubt at any new episodes being created.