- As noted, Triple H confirmed on last week's NXT conference call that Matt Bloom is still the head of the WWE Performance Center, refuting reports that Shawn Michaels had taken over that role. Triple H noted that if he could pick an area that he felt that Michaels could really contribute, it would be to put the polish on a performer that's almost at the level of being a star. Dave Meltzer reported in this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Michaels would likely be a "bridge between NXT and the main roster" and work with a half-dozen NXT talents at a time who are ready for a call-up to prepare them for the main roster. He would also provide his recommendations on which talents are ready to be brought up or not.
- Meltzer also noted in the Observer that James Ellsworth is still taking indie dates, which would indicate that he hasn't signed with WWE yet.
- As noted, the bWo debuted 20 years ago today. Brian Heffron, a.k.a. The Blue Meanie, commented on the anniversary, writing on his Twitter:
20 yrs ago today is the debut of the bWo. I'm honored to still be remembered for it to this day. What a ride!https://t.co/2m7FO1LQYi— Brian Heffron (@BlueMeanieBWO) November 16, 2016
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
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