– As famous, Finn Balor vs. WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar is now official for the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. Braun Strowman was pulled from the match on Monday’s RAW, presumably attributable to his elbow damage, and Balor was named the brand new #1 contender after profitable a Fatal 4 Way over Baron Corbin, John Cena and Drew McIntyre. Above is post-show video of Balor speaking to Dasha Fuentes.
“You know, lots of people tonight questioned whether or not or not they believed in Finn Balor,” Balor mentioned. “Well, everybody is aware of my historical past with the Universal Title and what’s vital is that I imagine that I can beat Brock Lesnar, and turn into the brand new Universal Champion.”
– WWE made a $10,000 donation to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee on Monday, to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day subsequent Monday. The New Day, Tamina Snuka, Nia Jax, Natalya and Ember Moon toured the museum with the Memphis-area Boys & Girls Club on Monday, and the donation was made then. WMC5 in Memphis lined the donation at this link.
“It wasn’t that way back that each one these items occurred,” mentioned Xavier Woods. “And figuring out that I’ve household who did march, who did undergo these issues, they usually noticed stuff that we’ll by no means see. They went by that for us already. They went by that stuff so we may be right here at this time to do what we’re capable of do, due to them.”
– Below is a brand new picture of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles that WWE despatched to us after final evening’s RAW went off the air. For those that missed it, Alexa Bliss introduced that three RAW groups and three SmackDown groups will do battle contained in the Elimination Chamber on the February 17 Chamber pay-per-view, and the winners can be topped champions. There’s no phrase but on who the groups can be.
These titles is not going to carry the historical past of the ladies’s tag team titles from the 1980s as WWE famous of their e-mail that the “first-ever WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions” can be topped at Elimination Chamber. WWE additionally famous, “The Women’s Evolution continues to be one of many focal factors of WWE and tonight’s particular announcement will proceed to vary the face of WWE’s Women’s Division.”