NXT Stars at Evolution, Neville/NJPW News, Royal Rumble Axxess
Monday, October 8, 2018
When Stephanie McMahon announced that there would be an all-women's pay-per-view called Evolution earlier this year, she mentioned that there would be over fifty women involved in the show. A few legends and current roster members have been confirmed to compete at Evolution, but it appears that there will be a heavy presence from the NXT brand during the event as well. PWInsider reports that NXT Superstars Bianca, Belair, Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai, Jessamyn Duke, and Marina Shafir are all now scheduled to wrestle at Evolution. There is no word on what role these women will be serving as of right now, but expect to see these women and several others confirmed for the event by WWE real soon.
PAC finally made his return to wrestling a few weeks ago when he made a surprise appearance for the Dragon Gate promotion. This marked his first pro wrestling appearance since leaving WWE late last year, and while fans were pleased to see PAC return to the industry, some found it odd that he did not make his return in a major promotion such as New Japan Pro Wrestling. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, NJPW did approach PAC and was said to be very interested in bringing him in. In the end, it was PAC himself who felt like Dragon Gate was his "home," and he decided to stay there out of loyalty to the promotion. PAC will continue to wrestle for Dragon Gate for the time being.
There is no shortage of fun events and activities to take part in during WrestleMania weekend, and one event that WWE fans look forward to every year is the Fan Axxess expo that takes place in town prior to WrestleMania. Fans are encouraged to meet WWE Superstars, take some photos, purchase souvenirs, and even catch some live matches during their time at Fan Axxess. The event has become so popular that it will now expand beyond WrestleMania weekend as PWInsider now reports that Fan Axxess will be held over Royal Rumble weekend for the first time ever. Fan Axxess is coming to the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona on January 25th, 26th, and in the morning of the 27th in 2019.