NXT Star Joins 205 Live, Jeff Jarrett Joining HOF? Eddie Edwards
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
It was reported prior to last night's edition of 205 Live that a superstar from NXT would be joining the cruiserweight division. It was originally believed that NXT star Lio Rush was mentioned as an option to join the division, but it looks like a former NXT Tag Team Champion will be competing in the Cruiserweight Championship tournament instead. After mostly appearing on Total Divas with his fiancee Alexa Bliss over the past year, WWE announced during Tuesday's 205 Live show that Australian superstar Buddy Murphy will be participating in the tournament. Murphy will be taking on Ariya Daivari in his debut match as a member of the cruiserweight division on 205 Live next week.
WWE revealed on Monday night that former Women's Champion Ivory will be joining the Hall of Fame Class of 2018 alongside previously announced entrants The Dudley Boyz and Goldberg. However, Ringside News recently reported that PWInsider had learned that Jeff Jarrett would be joining the Hall of Fame this year as well. There now appears to be conflicting reports as to whether or not it was said that he would be joining or if he was merely suggested as an entrant for this year's class. Jarrett would be an interesting choice to induct into the Hall of Fame given the fact that he created rival promotion TNA Wrestling and because of his addiction issues last year. Hopefully, we'll find out if Jarrett joins the Hall of Fame very soon.
One star who has constantly been featured on Impact Wrestling television over the years has been Eddie Edwards. While several stars have left the promotion over the past few months, the former TNA World Heavyweight Champion has stuck by them. It was reported that there was interest from WWE in possibly signing Edwards soon, but it looks like that will not be happening for at least a little while longer. PWInsider has reported that Edwards officially signed a new deal with Impact. His contract had been set to expire within the next few weeks, but he will now continue to wrestle on Impact shows. No word on the length of his new deal with the promotion was provided.