- In his first match in over a month, Lars Sullivan returned to action at tonight's NXT live event in Dade City, Florida.
Taking on Babatunde Aiyegbusi, Sullivan beat the six-foot-10, 350-pound former football player in three minutes after putting him down with the Freak Accident.
Before tonight, Sullivan had not wrestled since squashing Lio Rush at an NXT television taping on Jan. 4 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dave Meltzer revealed earlier this week on Wrestling Observer Radio that Sullivan was dealing with a knee injury and another 'health issue,' but expected to return to action by next week.
- Renee Young is this week's guest on the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast as the WWE personality talks about her journey to WWE, her marriage to Dean Ambrose, changing her name on Instagram, Talking Smack, and more.
- As noted earlier, Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart celebrates his birthday today as the two-time WWF Tag Team Champion turns 63 years old. In honor of his birthday, Natalya posted the following on their close relationship.
Growing up, my dad was gone pretty much most of the time wrestling around the world. It's funny to think that the career he had in wrestling is very similar to the career that I have now. I give him so much credit for how hard he worked, upwards of 300 days a year to be able provide for us. It wasn't until I was older that I started to understand my dad more and build a closer relationship with him. My dad is eccentric, but he makes me laugh harder than anyone else. He also has taught me that being different is the best way to be. There's just NO one like him. ?? It's never too late to tell someone that you love them, that you're proud of them and that they inspire you. Happy birthday, Anvil! I ?? you!