- As noted, Trevor "Ricochet" Mann made his WWE NXT live event debut on Thursday night in Ontario with a win over Buddy Murphy. Above is new backstage video from the event. Ricochet admits he was a bit nervous before going out and says he hasn't felt that feeling in a long time. Ricochet says he knew the experience would be cool, fun and awesome, but not as cool, fun and awesome as it ended up being. He says this is just the beginning and there is much more to come.
- Natalya's latest Calgary Sun article is now online at this link, discussing which former female WWE Superstar has inspired her the most - WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus. Below is part of what she wrote:
Fast forward all these years later to Monday Night Raw's 25th anniversary in Brooklyn, last month. I stood there as Trish Stratus was about to make her way out in front of a sold-out Barclays Center crowd.
I walked up to her and asked if she would take a picture with me because, "I want to write a future column" about her influence on my career. To be honest, I really wanted a picture of us side by side for myself, as I'm the selfie queen and moments like this don't come often.
When asking for a picture of us together, I became overcome with emotion.
Everything I had been holding inside regarding my admiration for her began to come out as I spoke to her. I reminded her that when I was a young woman first breaking into the business, she took the time to talk to me backstage when she didn't have to.
At the time, Trish didn't know me and was extremely busy preparing for live television. Despite that, she gave me incredible advice about working hard and staying focused and dedicated to my dreams, because she was proof that dreams do come true.
In that moment a few weeks ago, I was able to tell Trish that I've always carried her advice close to my heart and that her words of wisdom helped nurture my wildest dreams into the most wonderful reality.
I also let Trish know that because of how kind she was to me, I've tried my hardest to follow her example through the years and to help pay her words of wisdom forward to the next generation of women following in our footsteps.
As female WWE Superstars, there is nothing we can't do.
Thank you for everything, Trish. Because of you, my career has been incredibly Stratusfying!
- As noted, the second round of the WWE Cruiserweight Title tournament will kick off on Tuesday night during WWE 205 Live with Roderick Strong vs. Kalisto and Cedric Alexander vs. TJP. Alexander and TJP tweeted the following on their match:
Looks like next week on @WWE @WWE205Live— ????TJ Perkins???? (@MegaTJP) February 22, 2018
My boy @CedricAlexander and I are both gonna make history repeat itself....I'm gonna move on in the Cruiserweight tournament and he's gonna get bounced in the second round again ??????#WWE #205Live #PleaseSignCedric pic.twitter.com/yxGOIPIW0Q
Amazing matches to close out the first round of the Cruiserweight Championship Tournament.— Cedric Alexander (@CedricAlexander) February 21, 2018
Next week the Quarter Finals begin.
I'll leave TJP in a broken mess and get one step closer to #WrestleMania !@WWE205Live@WWE#AgeOfAlexander #AlexanderInstitute #SecondToNone pic.twitter.com/UKHHI5MtlV