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Mae Young Classic star signs with ROH
Madison Rayne has revealed that she is Ring of Honor’s latest signing, putting pen to paper on a one-year contract. Rayne was knocked out of the Mae Young Classic at the first round stage, losing to Mercedes Martinez.
“Let me preface this by saying that 2018 has been possibly my biggest year in wrestling. In 13 years, that’s saying a lot. It’s been very unexpected. A year and a half ago I wasn’t sure I was going to keep wrestling or what my professional career looked like,” she said.
She has wrestled on and off for Impact since 2009, winning the Knockouts title on three occasions. She first appeared for ROH in November 2017, and has appeared on a few occasions since.
Jeff Cobb done with Lucha Underground
Jeff Cobb announce on Sean Waltman’s 12360 podcast that after the current season of Lucha Underground has finished, he’s done.
“As of now, when the season is done yes [I am done]. I hope they don’t try to mess with me in the end, but from I was told going into season four is that I was good to go. I think if they try to get somebody else, it wouldn’t be as good as the original.”
He also spoke about whether he’d want to wrestle for WWE.
“If you asked me this 10 years ago I would have said I want to go there now. But with this giant resurgence and boom in wrestling… I mean don’t get me wrong, if WWE called and all the stars aligned I’d definitely go, but as of right now I am having a blast. I am working 3 days a week and making a nice living.
“I’ll be honest with you, like I said, as I kid WWE / WWF was all I watched, that’s all we had. WWE is the NBA, it’s Major League Baseball, it’s where you go to be seen by billions of people. Like I said, if the stars aligned, price is right and everything else like that I would definitely take it into consideration. WWE is what brought me to be a wrestling fan as a kid.”
Effy accuses Lacey Evans of homophobia
Following the announcement that Lacey Evans will be a DLC extra on WWE 2K19, indie wrestler Effy took to Twitter to make some shocking claims.
He tweeted: “Hopefully her DLC has the taunt where she’s homophobic behind your back in a locker room until she sees you have preworkout she can borrow.”
When a fan asked what he meant by his comments, Effy replied with the tweet below.
Just to paraphrase she was complaining to wrestlers and promoter who spoke to me about sharing the locker room with a gay person. I’m not going to put out phrases that were told to me because it was 2nd hand but obviously I hope there’s been personal growth from her since then.
— EFFY (@KillEFFY) September 19, 2018
There has been no response from Evans or WWE in relation to Effy’s claims.