– Right now’s WWE NXT UK episode noticed Trent Seven and Tyler Bate defeat Gallus’ Mark Coffey and Wolfgang in a semifinal match to advance within the NXT UK Tag Group Title match. Subsequent week’s present will characteristic James Drake and Zack Gibson vs. Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews in one other semifinal match. The winners of that match will face Seven and Bate at NXT UK “Takeover: Blackpool” on January 12 to crown the first-ever NXT UK Tag Group Titles. Above is video from at present’s Gallus vs. Moustache Mountain match and under is post-match video of Radzi Chinyanganya speaking to the winners.
Bate and Seven say Moustache Mountain may have their champagne second at Takeover in Blackpool, the place all the pieces began, they usually cannot wait.
– WWE introduced the next for John Cena’s crimson model return on subsequent Monday’s RAW from Orlando:
John Cena is again
John Cena might need kicked off 2019 with an look on SmackDown LIVE, which noticed him crew with Becky Lynch in opposition to Andrade “Cien” Almas & Zelina Vega in a Combined Tag Group Match, however this coming Monday, the 16-time World Champion (and the star of “Bumblebee”) will drop in on the crimson model.
As evidenced by what transpired between The Cenation Chief and The Irish Lass Kicker on New 12 months’s Day, something can occur when Cena’s in the home.
– As famous, WWE Corridor of Famer “Imply” Gene Okerlund handed away on the age of 76 earlier at present at a hospital in Sarasota, FL. Okerlund suffered a fall just a few weeks again and his well being deteriorated from there. Beneath are extra Twitter tributes from Vince McMahon, The Rock, WWE Corridor of Famer Hulk Hogan, Shane McMahon, WWE Corridor of Famer Invoice Goldberg, Kevin Owens, WWE Corridor of Famer Jerry Lawler, Corey Graves, WWE Corridor of Famer Jim Ross, Eric Bischoff, and WWE Corridor of Famer Sting.
Vince wrote, “It was unattainable to not crack a smile every time “Imply” Gene Okerlund entered a room. He was the voice behind so a lot of WWE’s most iconic and entertaining moments, and the WWE household will miss him immensely.”
Hogan wrote, “One of the best accomplice I ever had. We by no means rehearsed or did something scripted from a author. Gene would ask me “hey massive man what do u need to do?” I might all the time reply “simply comply with you brother” and it labored from 1980 – 2017. RIP my brother HH”
It was unattainable to not crack a smile every time “Imply” Gene Okerlund entered a room. He was the voice behind so a lot of WWE’s most iconic and entertaining moments, and the WWE household will miss him immensely. pic.twitter.com/zbrkQAvtug
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) January 3, 2019
One of the best accomplice I ever had. We by no means rehearsed or did something scripted from a author. Gene would ask me “hey massive man what do u need to do?” I might all the time reply “simply comply with you brother” and it labored from 1980 – 2017. RIP my brother HH pic.twitter.com/OBtn6NxT1E
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) January 3, 2019
Gene Okerlund was all the time a consummate professional. His iconic voice, character, and expertise helped so many superstars climb to the highest.
I’m deeply saddened by his passing. RIP Imply Gene.
— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) January 2, 2019
Imply Gene was universally liked by everybody I’ve met that knew him.
Only a few folks can say that their work will without end be appreciated and remembered. Only a few can legitimately declare to be legends of their subject.
These issues can undoubtedly be stated about him. #RIPMeanGene
— Quickly. (@FightOwensFight) January 2, 2019
I’ll all the time worth these days on the TV Studio the place Gene would have all people rolling with laughter.
Tonight, bask in a vodka soda with a splash of cranberry. An “Okerlund” in our enterprise.
Do not cry as a result of we misplaced him. Smile as a result of we had him.
— Rev. Graves (@WWEGraves) January 2, 2019
— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) January 2, 2019
So unhappy at present to listen to of the sudden passing of my expensive pal @TheGeneOkerlund
I simply noticed Imply Gene in North Carolina at WrestleCade.
It is so true that our tomorrow’s are by no means assured.
Say good day to Jan, Imply Gene. ?? pic.twitter.com/PQ4ZZGmXnx
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) January 2, 2019
I am very sorry to listen to that Gene has handed away. He was an excellent man and one of many biggest of all time. You may be missed my pal. pic.twitter.com/POLwK2bJ9b
— Sting (@Sting) January 2, 2019
Very unhappy day as I hear of the passing of one other legend. A number of fond recollections with previous Imply Gene and the Goldberg household ….. you’ll be missed my pal. ???? @TheGeneOkerlund
— Invoice Goldberg (@Goldberg) January 2, 2019
So unhappy to listen to of the passing of our pal, Imply Gene Okerlund.
I am going to all the time bear in mind Gene with a smile on his face and a drink in his hand and all the time wanting to assist. His was “The Voice” of @WWE RIP Gene. pic.twitter.com/tgS1Yy3VpA
— Jerry Lawler (@JerryLawler) January 2, 2019
We misplaced a wrestling legend on the microphone.
The incomparable “Imply Gene” Okerlund.
What an iconic profession and intensely distinct voice of the squared circle throughout distinct eras of the good/cool sounding “impartial” wrestling commentator.
Solie, VKM, Monsoon, JR, Okerlund and so on.
RIP legend, power to your Okerlund ohana and thanks for the superior recollections ~ DJ