ITV WOS Wrestling Release Trailer
The historic WOS brand made a comeback after 30 years on New Year’s Eve 2016 – a move that prompted WWE’s UK expansion. Now in arguably the most important British wrestling news in three decades and after much speculation since the pilot, ITV finally announced a huge 10-part series over the weekend. Judging by cameos in the trailer the show, which will start later this month, will feature the likes of Will Ospreay, Davey Boy Smith Jr, WWE’s former Wade Barrett (now Stu Bennett), Kay Lee Ray, WrestleTalk’s Joe Hendry and Grado, Sha Samuels, Rampage Brown, Justin Sysum, Viper and many more.
Online response to the trailer’s launch had been extremely positive and I for one am massively exciting about the revival of such an important and iconic brand.
Sami Zayn Injury Update
It was reported last week that Sami Zayn had once again suffered a shoulder injury and would be undergoing surgery. Initial reports suggested that he would be out for the rest of 2018, and this is still the case.
In fact, it now looks as though we won’t be seeing him for even longer, as it’s now being reported that he won’t return until February 2019. This does mean that Zayn would be back in time for WrestleMania season… but hopefully not against Bobby Lashley again.
Jeff Hardy Wrestling Injured?
And he’s not the only WWE wrestler battling with injury, as the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that United States champion Jeff Hardy is fighting while suffering from a pinched nerve and a leg injury.
There had been previous reports that Hardy was injured after his Backlash match against Randy Orton which is why he missed a few weeks of TV, but his return to Smackdown and matches against Shinsuke Nakamura and Sanity led many to believe he had recovered. However there have been several reports that Jeff has been visibly limping at live shows during his matches. He has also been avoiding long matches and hasn’t been using his Swanton Bomb finisher to ease the strain on his body. It is thought he picked up the injury during his entrance for a dark match against The Miz on the May 17 taping of SmackDown Live. Hey, at least he wasn’t bitten by a dog. That would be ridiculous.
Daniel Bryan Shoots Hard On WWE
And speaking of the Miz, his arch rival Daniel Bryan may have upset some of his bosses following an appearance on the Gorilla Position podcast.
Bryan questioned the effectiveness of WWE’s long-term writing when asked whether he could see himself facing The Miz at Wrestlemania 35.
“I am definitely up for it. My question – you ask me that question, I will answer it with a question. Do you trust WWE with telling that story from now until WrestleMania 35? Like, what in the last several years has shown to you that something like that is possible here?”
He did however say he understood why the writers may not want to wait for ‘Mania to bring this feud to fruition.
“I think that would be awesome, I think it would be something that the fans would be excited to see, whether or not we can prolong – because people want to see me punch Miz in the face. I want to punch Miz in the face. Whether we can prolong that on television for that period of time? I don’t know.”