Pro wrestling veteran Madison Rayne finally found her way to a WWE ring over this past summer when she competed as Ashley Rayne during WWE’s Mae Young Classic II tournament, losing in the first round to Mercedes Martinez.
It was thought that WWE would land Rayne, the former Impact Knockouts Champion, shortly after her appearance, but she opted instead to sign with Ring of Honor.
“Conversations between WWE and myself were always positive,” Rayne said, during an appearance on CBS Local Sports: Pittsburgh. “I always got great feedback on everything I did, from the tryout a year ago to just recently doing Mae Young. This past year has been the first and only time that I’ve ever worked in any capacity with WWE. So, that was really exciting this many years into my career, to finally have been able to do that.”
“It’s about trying to figure out what was going to be best for me and which company I would flourish the best in. I felt that Ring of Honor was my best option, and that is not saying that WWE offered me something and I said no, I just feel like I was always very honest and upfront about the fact that Columbus was my home and Columbus would remain my home. I understand that they have a system that they put their talent through, regardless of whether you’ve never taken one bump, or you’ve been wrestling for many years, and that system starts in Orlando. While wrestling is still very, very important to me, being a mother and being a wife, those two things are greatly more important.”
Rayne ultimately told WWE that she wasn’t willing to relocate.
“There was never that definitive conversation, but just given the fact that I knew and I never wanted there to be any gray area in my communication with WWE, and I made it clear that I could and would not be willing to relocate, I think that probably kind of settled the question there as far as whether or not a contract with WWE was going to be in my future.”
Seth Rollins Talks Kenny Omega, Roman Reigns
WWE superstar Seth Rollins, who just lost his Intercontinental Championship to Dean Ambrose at the WWE TLC PPV, was recently interviewed by Iridian Fierro of La Ley 107.9 and discussed a number of topics.
Rollins talked about his desire to eventually have a match with Kenny Omega, who is set to become a free agent in January and will likely be heavily pursued by WWE when he does so.
“I think I’m the absolute best and make no doubt about it, Kenny Omega is also one of the best in the world” Rollins said.
Rollins also said that he speaks to Roman Reigns once a week to see how he is doing as he battles leukemia.
You can hear the entire interview below:
Adam “Hangman” Page Comments on ROH Departure
With Adam “Hangman” Page on his way out of Ring of Honor, likely to join the new All Elite Wrestling promotion, he took to Twitter to discuss his departure from ROH.
Page debuted with the company in 2011.
I had my last ROH match this weekend. Showed up to their training school for a tryout as a scrawny 18 year old. Made a lot of good friends and memories along the way. Thanks everyone.
Full speed ahead. pic.twitter.com/RBti3VjVru— HANGMAN PAGE (@theAdamPage) December 17, 2018
Bandido Signs With Ring Of Honor
Popular luchador wrestler Bandido has officially landed in Ring of Honor, as the two sides have reached an agreement on a deal.
Bandido, who has been making waves for his work in both AAA and Crash in Mexico, as well as his work in the All-In event earlier this year, will debut for the organization in early 2019.
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