Blind Item Revealed — WWE & Ronda Rousey

We don’t get a lot of wrestling scoops, but when we do (Goldberg etc) they’re usually on the money.

This A list athlete is close to signing a contract with the WWE to wrestle matches in the near future.

‘It should be great publicity for all parties,’ we’re told. ‘The WWE are cashing is on [name omitted]’s mainstream appeal.’

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Who is our A list athlete?

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Ronda Rousey

Blind Posting: 12/09/17

The Story: Ronda Rousey Signs With WWE

Popular Guesses: Paige VanZant / Conor McGregor / Ronda Rousey

The wrestling industry’s most reputable reporter, Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer, has called the securing of Ronda Rousey the WWE’s most high profile in years and claimed the main reason for the signing is due to the company hoping to get one of their on-screen characters, Stephanie McMahon, mainstream attention.

I thank Meltzer for confirming my blind item, but there’s more…

As I told you back in September, the signing is mainly because the WWE are hoping to “cash in” on Rousey’s considerable star power, but it isn’t just because they want to get one of their on-screen characters some mainstream attention (although I was told that is partially the reason), another reason is the WWE’s upcoming talks over television rights and the company’s desire to attract as much attention and buzz as possible going to the negotiating table with what I’m told is more than just one television network.

Rousey has reportedly signed a contract for multiple years and will be a full time performer, wrestling multiple matches (as I told you) and not just the one WrestleMania match like was expected.

 

On This Day — February 1st

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February 1st is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 333 days remaining until the end of the year (334 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

Historical Events:

1893 – Thomas A. Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio, the Black Maria in West Orange, New Jersey.

1960 – Four black students stage the first of the Greensboro sit-ins at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.

1964 – The Beatles have their first number one hit in the United States with “I Want to Hold Your Hand”.

2003 – Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during the reentry of mission STS-107 into the Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.

2013 – The Shard, the tallest building in the European Union, is opened to the public.

Celebrity Births:

Singer Harry Styles turns 24

UFC Star and WWE Wrestler Ronda Rousey turns 31

Singer Lisa Marie Presley turns 50

Fashion Designer Lauren Conrad turns 32

Actor Michael C. Hall turns 46

TGL Round-Up: Ronda Rousey Getting Married on Sunday, Orlando Bloom Starring in Amazon’s Carnival Row, Bill Nye Suing Disney

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Orlando Bloom has agreed to star up in Carnival Row for Amazon.

Carnival Row will feature mythical creatures who have fled their war-torn homeland and gathered in the city as tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population. At the centre of the drama is the investigation of a string of unsolved murders, which are eating away at whatever uneasy peace still exists.

In the series, Bloom will play the lead role of Rycroft Philostrate, a police inspector investigating the murder of a faerie showgirl.

Travis Beacham penned the original script, A Killing on Carnival Row.


UFC Star Ronda Rousey won’t be watching the Notorious Conor McGregor face off against Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather on Sunday, Dana White has revealed.

“Ronda Rousey gets married tomorrow. Tomorrow is her wedding,” White revealed on The Rich Eisen Show on Friday. “And she’s in a good place, she’s really happy, and she hasn’t announced her retirement or anything like that. She’s focusing on this wedding.”

Rousey announced her engagement in April to fellow UFC fighter Travis Browne.


Bill Nye the Science Guy alleges that Disney has withheld $28 million in profits from distribution of the show.

According to the suit, Nye became suspicious in 2008, when Disney informed him that he owed the company nearly $500,000 due to an “accounting error.”