Update on Miz Reality Show, Women's Rumble, Johnston in HOF?
Friday, December 22, 2017
WWE is no stranger to the concept of reality television. The company has put together shows such as Tough Enough and Legends House in the past, and they are also still airing new episodes of Total Divas and Total Bellas on the E! network as well. It was rumored a while back that The Miz could be getting his own reality series soon. PWInsider recently reported that those talks haven't died down. In fact, there is still serious talk of announcing The It Couple very soon. Obviously, the show would see The Miz be joined by his wife Maryse as cameras document their lives together in Los Angeles. Maryse's mother, musician Ryan Cabrera, Dolph Ziggler, and other friends of the couple would also reportedly be appearing as regular characters.
Stephanie McMahon announced that there will be a Royal Rumble match featuring just the female performers in WWE for the very first time in the event's history in 2018 on Raw this past Monday night. There are still varying reports of how many women are expected to be competing in the match, but Cageside Seats did report that there would be 30 participants. PWInsider seemed to back this report up when they confirmed recently that there will likely be more than 15 entrants in the match. The same report also mentioned that the plan was to limit the match to 15 women at one point, but that does not appear to be the case any longer.
After working for the company for several decades, some longtime WWE fans were heartbroken when they learned that the company had released music composer Jim Johnston earlier this year. Despite Johnston reportedly wanting to stay with WWE, the company allegedly did not renew his contract when it expired this year due to the amount of money he was being paid. Johnston created the entrance themes for legends such as Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker, and Vince McMahon, so it may not sound so surprising that several officials are pushing for the company to induct Johnston into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018, according to the Wrestling Observer.