The end of the week is here again it's time to look back at another week from the past.
Even though Chris Hemsworth was announced for the Hulk Hogan biopic last year and there hasn't been anything reported or mentioned on the project since. According to a recent interview with Chris about the project the script is currently being worked on, but hasn't been completed as of now. In a quote taken from an IGN article: "When ScreenRant asked about the Hulk Hogan project, Hemsworth admitted, "Look, I haven't read a script yet. I know it's being written now and worked on. I know very little about that. It's sort of in the process now.""
"Joker's Todd Phillips is attached to direct the Hulk Hogan biopic, which is being scripted by Joker's Scott Silver along with John Pollono. The movie -- which is expected to be made at Netflix and counts Bradley Cooper among its producers -- will explore Hogan's rise to fame in the 1980s and reportedly won't cover his more recent scandals and lawsuits."
On Friday's episode of Smackdown we witnessed a celebration for Triple H as he has been in the WWE for the last twenty-five years. It is crazy to think that when he debuted back in 1995 Triple H would become not only a prominent WWE star, but an executive within the company. It is has unquestionably been an incredible ride for Triple H and props to him for celebrating 25 years in WWE.
Another week has finished and a new week is about the begin so it's time to look back before the new week begins.
One of the only companies that I didn't put up an update about this week was Ring of Honor so here we get an update from Ring of Honor and Kevin Eck. "There are no Ring of Honor live events scheduled until June due to COVID-19, but there’s a plethora of great ROH content available now and coming in the near future to help fill the void."
"Beginning with this weekend’s episode of “Ring of Honor Wrestling,” the weekly television program will spotlight a specific wrestler or tag team. First up, it’s time to man up, as Jay and Mark Briscoe are the featured stars." For the full article visit here!!
The main focus for this past week was the shocking surprise of WWE terminating an alarmingly high number of wrestlers and staff. In some cases it was a number of stars that had been under contract for a few years with WWE which came as a major surprise, but also seeing some talent on the list wasn't a surprise. Rumors had been around for a few months now that Rusev would be following The Revival out the door when his contract expires. The questionable decision making comes to the forefront for WWE with them deciding to release some stars they had only resigned last year to new contracts. Right now WWE has a lot of work to do to rehab their image after current events and show that this was the right time to make certain decisions.
Another week has come to an end and this means we move forward to the start of a new week.
If this week's Smackdown is any indication it seems like we have found our first challenger for the Universal Champion. For those who have been living under a rock Braun Strowman dominated Goldberg at Wrestlemania last week to win the Universal Championship. Bray Wyatt rewrote history and got his win back against John Cena at Wrestlemania and now it's time for him to do it again. Back in February Wyatt lost the Universal Championship to Goldberg in a controversial contest in Saudi Arabia. But with more repair done to his character at the hand of John Cena. Now back at the type of his game Bray Wyatt is set to challenge Braun for the gold. With this current situation it is unclear when the upcoming match will take place, but it is a real question if Bray will take the belt back.
According to various articles All Elite Wrestling has decided to take a brief hiatus or go dark for the foreseeable future due to the health crisis going on in America. Recently, AEW had tapped episodes of Dynamite and Dark from QT Marshall's gym in Georgia and have enough programming in the can to last them for about a month. In my opinion, this is what WWE should've done to allow for talent to rest and for the office to plan ahead. Apparently though it seems like WWE's TV deals limit the amount of taped footage they can do over the course of a year. I'm glad that TNT didn't place such limitations on AEW and their deal, because it will allow stars of AEW to rest up and come back in 100% after the hiatus.
Last week I broke the normal and talked about the current events in society and if you'd like to see last week's report click here.
It would be hard to talk about anything else that is happening this week other than the fact that we have reached Wrestlemania weekend. All opinions aside on if they should've canceled the event or not it is still the biggest event of the calendar year for WWE and we as fans always look forward to every year. For the first time ever Wrestlemania has been split up into two days with Night one happening yesterday and Night Two taking place tonight. Last night we saw The Undertaker vs AJ Styles, Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch vs Shayna Baszler, and other matches. Tonight we can look forward to Brock Lesnar vs Drew McIntyre, Randy Orton vs Edge, John Cena vs Bray Wyatt, and other action. In my opinion, night one was a success and onto night two we go.
I just found out that All Elite Wrestling has been preparing for a few weeks off by taping weeks of television the past couple of weeks. Apparently they've been taping television Tuesday-Thursday as a way to make sure they have the content for the upcoming few weeks. Smart move by AEW either way as it is for the best at least for right now. Most likely the tapings they had been doing were the TNT Championship tournament and maybe some other stuff built in as they likely taped episodes of AEW Dark as well during the taping week. I guess this why live TV isn't always a blessing and sometimes it is a curse.