– As if the sight of Kota Ibushi at NXT TakeOver: Dallas wasn’t enough to get the rumor mill rolling, another highly acclaimed grappler was revealed amid a sea of NXT fans. Former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode was shown watching the live WWE Network event very closely from his seat in the capacity crowd. Despite the appearance, Roode has not signed a contract with WWE.
“I’m not officially signed yet,” Roode said in an interview published Saturday in the Peterborough Examiner. “The Internet has blown up over it, and I mean I’m close, but I don’t want to spoil anything or ruin anything. I want to wait until it’s official. I don’t want to jinx anything either.”
– Friday night in Columbia, South Carolina, Asuka beat Eva Marie via submission to retain the NXT Women’s Championship.
– WWE Studios’ Temple, which stars Wesley Snipes, Anne Heche and Seth Rollins, began filming this week. Click here for additional details on the movie.