WWE Reports: Bray Wyatt vs. LA Knight Match Update, Former Women’s Champion Not Scheduled For Royal Rumble, Popular Tag Team To Reunite After Long Break
Bray Wyatt vs. LA Knight Pitch Black Match Update
LA Knight and Bray Wyatt have been involved in a storyline on SmackDown for a couple of months now.They both are now set to face each other in the first-ever Mountain Dew Pitch Black match next Saturday at Royal Rumble 2023. Now, we got an update about their pitch black match.
According to a new report from Fightful Select, WWE has been preparing for the match and is set to use neon elements at the Royal Rumble. Fightul’s report also noted that the company is planning to hold a press conference sponsored by Mountain Dew Pitch Black following the Royal Rumble premium live event on January 28th.
Ronda Rousey Not Scheduled For Royal Rumble
The Rowdy Ronda Rousey won the SmackDown Women’s Championship from Liv Morgan at WWE Extreme Rules last year. She had a dominant reign on the blue brand and successfully recruited Shayna Baszler as her backup. Rousey’s title reign came to a sudden end on the final episode of SmackDown in 2022, where she lost her title to returning Charlotte Flair.
According to the Fightful Select reports, Ronda Rousey is not scheduled to appear at the upcoming Royal Rumble premium live event on January 28th. Fightful also noted that The Baddest Women on Planet Ronda Rousey was originally scheduled for a singles match at Royal Rumble before dropping the SmackDown Women’s Championship on December 30th.
Triple H To Reunite Popular Tag Team After Long Break
According to the Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The Game Triple H is set to reunite popular faction The Hurt Business after Bobby Lashley pushed for a reunion.
Lashley has been pushing to redo The Hurt Business and the angle for that started last week,” Dave Meltzer noted. (H/T: Inside the Ropes)
The Hurt Business – Bobby Lashley, Shelton Benjamin, and Cedric Alexander, was managed by MVP. This faction became very popular in less time but WWE Universe was understandably upset when the group was first disrupted in early 2021. They reunited when Benjamin and Alexander helped The All Mighty fight off The New Day on the September 27, 2021 episode of Raw.
Shortly after, the entire Hurt Business was drafted to the red brand. In January 2022, Bobby Lashley informed the rest of his faction that he worked alone and that there was no more Hurt Business. The duo attacked him later that night and the group was officially dissolved. MVP and Omos went on to feud with the former WWE Champion. The feud culminated in a huge match at WrestleMania 38 that saw Bobby Lashley emerge victorious. In recent weeks, multiple hints have indicated that the Hurt Business will reunite soon.