7. The Baddest Baby On The Planet
The Baddest Woman on the Planet Ronda Rousey hasn’t been seen in WWE since WrestleMania 35, can you believe it. 2019! That was like…ten years ago!
Despite signing a reported three-year contract with WWE in 2018, Ronda hasn’t been around at all, even taking some leave to go on – this is what she called it, not me – an impregnation vacation. I do not like that.
Well it eventually worked, and Ronda revealed she was pregnant earlier this year, and now finally The Baddest Baby on the Planet has arrived.
Named after her husband Travis Browne’s Hawaiian heritage, Ronda and Travis welcomed their daughter La’akea Makalapuaokalanipõ Browne to the world on social media this week.
Congratulations to Ronda and Travis.
6. Cameron WWE Return?
Switching tone entirely for a moment – do you guys remember the Funkadactyls? What a time.
While Naomi is still kicking around in WWE, and being ignored thoroughly by the definitely-not-general-manager Sonya Deville, the other Funkadactyl Cameron was released by WWE in May 2016 after a brief stint with NXT.
Despite debuting in AEW in 2020 with her real name Ariann Andrew, being eliminated from the first round of the AEW Women’s Tag Team Cup Tournament, she wasn’t signed by AEW.
In a recent interview on The Wrestling Inc Daily, Cameron revealed that she had recently reached out to WWE to return, even speaking directly to Vince McMahon himself.
She mentioned that she’d seen Naomi recently and thought that she missed being a part of the wrestling industry and wanted to go for the women’s tag team championships.
And honestly, best of luck. It’s better than Naomi just not doing anything.
5. Ryan Sakoda Passes Away
Some sad news now, as former WWE star Ryan Sakoda passed away at the age of just 46 this past week.
Sakoda was originally brought in as an enhancement talent in 2003, but was signed to a contract later that year.
He had a brief run on SmackDown teaming with Akio (a-kee-oh) and Tajiri before being released in August 2004.
In 2015, Sakoda was one of a group of wrestlers who filed a lawsuit against WWE, alleging that they were seriously injured during their time working for the company, and that the company had known for years about the ‘serious and debilitating’ injuries their wrestlers were sustaining, but were only interested in ‘selling violence’.
This case was permanently dismissed in the Supreme Court in 2020.
Condolences to the friends and family of Ryan Sakoda.
4. RUSH Contract Expiring
One of the more exciting talents to come out of Ring of Honor in the last few years has been RUSH, the former Ring of Honor Champion.
As a member of Los Igobernables alongside one Andrade El Idolo, formerly La Sombra, it certainly would be interesting if RUSH were to explore options outside ROH.
And wouldn’t you know it, RUSH revealed this week to Sports Illustrated that his contract with the company expires in January 2022, and he’s open to all offers when it does.
Could we see a reunion of the real-life very good friends in AEW, or potentially, could RUSH head over to Japan to reinforce LIJ, or maybe, just maybe, he’ll join Los Intangibles de Wrestletalk, the best and coolest faction in all of wrestling.