Becky Lynch returns to action this weekend
WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch returned to action at last night’s 10/22 WWE live event in Sioux City, Iowa. Lynch was pulled from the No Mercy PPV a few weeks ago due to an undisclosed injury. You can check out photos below of her return.
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Richie Steamboat talks retirement
Chris Featherstone passed along an interview with Richie Steamboat discussing his retirement from wrestling during his time with WWE in NXT.
“The [back] injury couldn’t have happened at a worse time in my career. It was really getting to the point where things were taking off, all the hard work I had done for so many years was paying off. I was having a feud with Kassius Ohno on NXT, and I injured my back doing a moonsault. I landed wrong and I lost feeling in everything from my chin down. I could still move everything, but I couldn’t feel anything. Over the next few days, feeling started to come back to me, and I wrestled through it. I worked several more weeks and really kind of kept my mouth shut about it because I was given this position and I wanted to make the most of it, I didn’t want to give up that opportunity. And it got to the point where my son at the time was like two or three and I couldn’t even pick him up. I sat down and talked to the WWE doctors to discuss things with then and I flew up to Pittsburgh to see some specialists. The best idea for my career and my future would be to kind of put the breaks on for a little bit and get some things fixed in my back.”
Bret Hart on original plans with HBK
Inside the Ropes passed along this video clip of Bret Hart talking about original plans involving Shawn Michaels and WrestleMania 13.