WWE star Doudrop who was previously known as Piper Niven recently talked about her first meeting with Vince McMahon and what he told her. She also talked about how she felt about her new ring name and character. Doudrop started her professionalMore
WWE star Doudrop who was previously known as Piper Niven recently talked about her first meeting with Vince McMahon and what he told her. She also talked about how she felt about her new ring name and character.
Doudrop started her professional wrestling career at the age of 15 only on the Independence circuit. The Scottish professional wrestler traveled the world and result in various wrestling promotions all around the world. She was quite famous in Japan as well where she wrestled some of the biggest names out there.
Doudrop On Her First Meeting With Vince McMahon, Talks Her Name And Character
In early 2019 there were rumors that WWE might sign Piper Niven. And it actually happened. Niven made her WWE debut in the NXT UK where she was mostly seen as a jobber. However, she had secured victories over the biggest names of the promotion such as Rhea Ripley. She spent two years in the NXT UK.
Niven made her main roster debut in 2021 as the ring enforcer of Eva Marie. From the very first day of her main roster debut, she had been pretty impressive. She kept on accompanying Eva Marie for a number of months before the duo finally ended at SummerSlam after Eva Marie was beaten by Alexa Bliss. Niven is having a solo run right now and she is engaged in a Feud with Eva Marie.
Doudrop who was previously known as Piper Niven recently spoke to Alistair McGeorge of Metro UK where she talked about her first meeting with Vince McMahon and what he told her. She also talked about how she felt about her new ring name and character. She said;
“When it was first pitched to me, not gonna lei, I was bit like, ‘Ah OK, I’m not really sure about this, but OK’. It did take me a minute to get comfortable with it,”
“I saw the kids dancing. We do this thing with the Doudrops, and to see them do that – I was like, I really understand this now,” she said. “I get who Doudrop is and who she’s supposed to be, and I’m super comfortable with it and I’m super happy. I know a lot of people are still resistant to the name change but just give me a couple of months and you’re gonna be like, ‘I love Doudrop.’”
“I met him on the first day that I got to Raw and I was super scared because obviously I’ve been a wrestling fan for the majority of my life.
“He was super cool, he just said, ‘Welcome to Raw, so glad that you could come over, we’re gonna have a lot fun with your character.’ I was like, ‘Oh good, I like to have fun, I consider myself a professional play fighter’, and he was just [laughing and applauding].”
“So that was a really cool experience! He’s always super happy with me when I come back and seems to absolutely love it when I kill people so I’m just gonna keep doing that!,” she added.
Professional wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett who is also a former four times WCW World Heavyweight champion recently talked about the Alpha Male Monty Brown and revealed why he never won a World Championship at TNA.
Monty Brown who is also known as Marquis Cor Von had a short career in professional wrestling. He was mostly known for his time in the TNA Wrestling. In a very short amount of time, he became quite famous among the professional wrestling fans.
Jeff Jarrett Reveals Why Monty Brown Never Won The World Title In TNA
He was mostly known for his in WWE World Heavyweight Championship pursuit and he kept on chasing the title for quite a long time. He faced the TNA WWE World Heavyweight Champion Christian Cage at the main event of the Destination X pay per view event of 2006. He also had victories over the life of Jeff Hardy in pay per view events of TNA.
He signed a contract with WWE in 2006. WWE signed in as a member of the roster for the newly resurrected promotion ECW. He had a short one year run in WWE and his run was not as impressive as he was in TNA. Still he had a chance to compete at WrestleMania 23.
Jeff Jarrett who is also a former four times WCW World Heavyweight champion recently spoke on his My World podcast where he talked about the Alpha Male Monty Brown and revealed why he never won a World Championship at TNA. He said;
“Had we made him the champion, we would be having a different conversation. He was in main events all the way until he left. If he was not in the main event, he was in the semi-main event. He never was jerking the curtain once he got going.
“I was a big believer that once you make Monty the champion, the chase is over, and then he’s going to be a two time or 3 time champion. When we got into contract negotiations and he knew he wanted to see if the grass was greener, the time wasn’t right.
“I was working with Sting and there were different storylines that revolved around that belt. We were always super high on Monty and always protected him. There was a time frame, I don’t want to say it was ‘06, maybe it was ‘05, you better learn how to lose before you learn how to win. Monty learned how to do that.
“That move, the pounce, was over. His verbal skills were over. He had all the tools in the toolbox and we were going with him. It’s not like we didn’t go with him, he just didn’t become champion. We didn’t feel the time was right.
“Me and Monty sat on a bench for a couple hours one night. I basically did everything in my power to get him to re-sign, including telling him, ‘Monty, you know when the time is right, you’re going to be champion. That’s kind of irrelevant.
“We’re not talking titles, wins, and losses. We’re talking from a financial perspective. You have to believe that although you may not make as much money here in your next calendar year, or maybe even in your next calendar year, it’s best for your long term growth.’
“Monty, and I don’t want to say, didn’t want to hear that, but again, Monty had an NFL career. (Conrad Thompson said, ‘And that NFL career ended, so he knew that one bad match or move, this could be over. That makes sense, right?) He wanted to see if the grass was going to be greener, and you couldn’t blame him for that either.”
Two times WWE Hall of Famer Booker T who is also a former five times WCW World Heavyweight champion recently talked about the video message of Mick Foley where he addressed WWE over AEW. The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion said that he agreed with Mick Foley on his points.
WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley who is also a former three times WWE World champion recently gave a video message to WWE over AEW and warned his favourite promotion. He pointed out a lot of things where he claimed AEW is currently doing better than WWE, and if the legendary professional wrestling promotion does not do anything soon AEW would surpass them by every means.
Booker T Addresses Mick Foley’s Video Message
After this video message, a lot of Criticism came around. But a lot of wrestlers and wrestling personnel supported Foley as well. But most of the professional wrestling critics agreed with Foley on the point that AEW is currently doing better than WWE and the newly found a promotion is a better show right now.
The All Elite Wrestling, which is the newly founded promotion have already attracted a lot of big names including the likes of Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, Kenny Omega, Adam Cole and many others. The biggest shock that AEW gave the world of professional wrestling is the shining of CM Punk. After signing the Best in the World, they have proved that they are just not messing around. They are here to beat WWE.
Booker T who is a former five times WCW World Heavyweight champion recently spoke on his Hall of Fame Podcast where he talked about the video message of Mick Foley where he addressed WWE over AEW. He said;
“I want to talk about those comments because I think there’s a lot of validity to those comments that Mick Foley made. It was critical in a constructive criticism way. I can’t disagree with Mick Foley on anything.
“He’s a smart dude, and he’s very, very intelligent as well. He knows his stuff. He’s been there. He’s done it, so coming from Mick Foley, you have to take it and say, ‘Ok, let me look at this.’
“One thing also, in wrestling and young people, is how things change so quickly. Just think about it. 20 years ago, UFC started. From that point, kids who were 5, 6, 7 years old, they were watching UFC. They gravitated to it.
“That’s the only thing they wanted to do. It was something new to them. Right now, AEW is in its infancy stages, but you have a lot of young kids, the first time they’re watching professional wrestling, the first wrestling they’re seeing may not be WWE. It may be AEW.
“If you’re not thinking about that kind of stuff, that kind of generational gap, you might be missing the boat. As far as what Mick Foley said about Karrion Kross, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, how many times have I said that?
“If it’s working, you don’t touch it. You leave it alone. If you can enhance it, you enhance it and make it better, but you don’t take anything away from it. That’s just my opinion. I agree with Mick Foley 100%. We need to get our a** in gear, bottom line.”
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Former three times WWE World champion Jeff Hardy who is also a former five times WWE Intercontinental Champion recently addressed his chase for the WWE 24/7 Championship during the recent episode of Monday Night RAW.
Jeff Hardy is playing a jobber role for quite a while. He is currently wrestling more in the WWE Main Event which is more of a D show of WWE. And he is losing almost every week. He has suddenly dropped to a jobber role, even earlier this year she was seen performing a lower mid card role.
Jeff Hardy Addresses His Recent Chase For The 24/7 Championship
Suddenly after WrestleMania 37, he has been demoted. He lost to a number of wrestlers in a terrible way. When he defeated the debuting Karrion Kross it seemed like WWE is giving back his mid card role. But that did not happen. He kept on jobbing two different wrestlers.
During the recent episode of Monday Night RAW, things took a drastic change when Jeff was seen chasing for the 24/7 championship of Reggie. The whole internet broke down into anger on WWE after seeing this. All the fans looked quite puzzled to see him in such a way. He is a former three times WWE World Champion, this type of treatment is really not right with such a wrestler.
Jeff Hardy who is also a former five times WWE Intercontinental Champion recently spoke on Wrestling Inside The Ropes podcast where he addressed his chase for the WWE 24/7 Championship during the recent episode of Monday Night RAW. He said;
“Monday night in Miami, that’s just what I felt like doing, that’s what I had to do,” Hardy said. “I was in the chase for the 24/7 Title and it just didn’t work out, man. It’s one of those things, man, I show up to work and do what they need me to do and move on. That’s in the past and this Monday is the future so I’m super excited.”
“You know, The Tribal Chief is so strong,” Hardy said. “So that’s definitely a dream match, the dream match I have before my career is over, because I’ve never been in the ring and went head-to-head with Roman Reigns, ever. So that’s on my bucket list for sure, and I think it could be a very beautiful encounter.”
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Former two times WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E who is also the current WWE champion recently talked about celebrating and sharing the moment with his best friends Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston.
Big E won the men’s Money in the Bank ladder match at the money in the bank pay per view event recently. He was a Smackdown star where he was going really strong and since winning the contract he was unbeaten at Friday Night Smackdown. WWE was trying really hard to build him as a potential face of the promotion.
Big E Talks Celebrating His WWE Championship Victory With Kofi Kingston And Xavier Woods
He kept on teasing cashing in his contract in SmackDown and they tried to keep things surprising. He kept on saying that he could cash in on any champion. He even teased cashing in his contract on the WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. But it was quite clear that he would not be cashing in on Roman Reigns since there was no space for him.
Finally, he cashed in his contract on Monday Night RAW. The former champion Bobby Lashley defeated Randy Orton to retain his Championship. After the match, Big E came out and challenged for the Championship. He defeated Lashley and won his first WWE Championship. Even though the whole booking process was criticized badly.
Big E who is also a former two times WWE Intercontinental Champion recently spoke to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated where he talked about celebrating and sharing the moment with his best friends Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston. He said;
“It still would have been meaningful if I had won the title on SmackDown, but to me, this was the way to do it,” he said. “They had to be here. I don’t get here without them. With us, it’s a brotherhood.
“We hurt together, we smile together, this is real. All the toughest times have brought us closer together. I’m grateful for all the valleys and lows with them, because we got to experience all of this together.
“I’m so grateful for everything I have done in WWE, because I had the time to grow. I needed those years of seasoning. I think back to all the times I was so scared to do the right thing, but now it is so comfortable, and so much of that is because of Woods and Kofi. I had no business even getting to WWE, but I’ve been blessed along the way to get to this point, and I’m so thankful.”
Former WWE star and a five times world champion in WWE The Big Show who is currently going by his real name Paul Wight in the All Elite Wrestling recently talked about the differences between producing matches for WWE and his current promotion AEW.
The Big show joined the AEW earlier this year. In February the Big show was seen in the AEW and he was addressed by his real name Paul Wight. He has not been seen wrestling since joining the promotion. Later it was revealed that he is working as a mentor for the young talents of the promotion.
Paul Wight Talks Differences Between Producing WWE And AEW Matches
Paul Wight made his professional wrestling debut under the World Championship Wrestling where he went by the name of the Giant. He won multiple championships in the promotion before he was signed by WWE in 1999.
He worked in WWE for over 20 years. And in this long time period, he won almost every possible championship that would be won by him in WWE. He is considered as one of the most successful wrestlers in WWE history.
The Big Show who currently works in the AEW under his real name Paul Wight recently spoke to Adam’s Apple YouTube Channel where he talked about the differences between producing matches for WWE and his current promotion AEW. He said;
“I think both products are amazing, I just think they’re different products. I think WWE is always going to be that entertainment, sports spectacle. That global brand that they worked so hard to be. AEW is more of an authentic wrestling product, you know? There’s not 15-20 writers backstage in AEW.
“If you have a promo, you have a promo, and if you have a match, you have a match,” Paul explained. “There’s not as much upper-level handling on what they want during the match and what they’re trying to present for the extra property they own.
“Even for me, I’m doing Paul Wight but I’ve never had as much freedom as I do now in AEW doing this. Before, when I was in WWE as Big Show, it was a committee to get anything done.”
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When it comes to teasing the WWE Universe, perhaps no one does it better than Kelly Kelly over on her Instagram account. She is a certified Instagrammer who has made it a tradition of posting bikini or lingerie photos to keep her fans entertained, all the time. The ex WWE Superstar also has some connection with lingerie brand promotion which is the reason why these hot photos keep on coming.
This actually helps her to continue with her exhibitionist character from WWE TV from back in the non-PG era. Kelly Kelly is the only Diva to get her own exposing show on ECW television named Extreme Expose. She earned a huge babyface character by taking off her clothes on a random basis which was carried forward, later in her career.
Now she keeps on doing such show-off sessions on Instagram. In the latest, Kelly Kelly shared a number of lingerie photos while promoting a particular brand. As you can see, she posed in purple lingerie from that brand to showcase her toned body with the caption saying, “Moral of the Story: Get yourself a Capricorn [lips emoji]”
The spree of posting hot photos continued on social media as she posed in green and red number’s as well. This time, she shared a little glimpse from a shoot that will be exclusive on her Patreon page. Hence, she sent an invitation for gaining more subscribers, “All new photo shoot just posted on my Exclusive content page!”
Kelly Kelly was hated for her on-screen character
As noted above, Kelly Kelly rose to stardom with her exposing segments on national television. It happened when she was just at an age of 19. While most of the hardcore wrestling people loved her on-screen character, there were some people who obviously didn’t like that exhibitionist persona.
In an interview with Chris Vin Vliet, Kelly Kelly admitted to having a lot of hatred from the WWE Universe. But she managed to ignore them and continue enjoying her character,
“I just got so much hate. After every match or after every time I was on TV I would look on my phone and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh. [It was] ‘You’re terrible, you suck, you’re a whore, you’re this.” So you just take it after a while with a grain of salt and you just get used to it. As people got to see my character and they got to see the real me, I didn’t have to deal with it as much.” (quotes courtesy Wrestling INC)
One of the major talking points coming out of this week’s NXT was Mandy Rose debuting a brand new look on WWE TV. Originally, NXT was supposed to get a revamp in the form of NXT 2.0 with Vince McMahon and Bruce Prichard on charge of the show. But then it was also a nice surprise to witness perhaps the most gorgeous female superstar of this generation in this new avatar.
Already, Mandy Rose shared quite a few close-up shots of her Brunette looks on Instagram over which her fanbase is obviously drooling around. But being an Insta star, she would want to gain more followers using her new look. Hence, she kept on posting more photos and this time, it appeared that she was having an outing with family and friends.
Mandy Rose shared a few photos of her in stunning brown attire while flaunting her new hair. She posed just outside a bathroom setup as the caption stated, “I liked this wallpaper.” Alongside those Insta shots, a number of get-together photos and videos were also shared through her Insta stories to woo her fans.
Talking Smack host Kayla Braxton simply wrote ‘Wow’ on the photo while Eva Marie from Raw dropped some fire emojis to mention the hotness quotient of those shots.
Mandy Rose getting the attention in new brunette look
As noted above, on this week’s (September 14) NXT episode, Mandy Rose interrupted the Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne vs. Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter tag team match to debut her new look which started trending on the internet. Then she proceeded to defeat Sarray, Kacy, and Kayden in a six-man tag team match alongside Gigi and Jacey.
It was Mandy Rose who picked up the pinfall win over Jayden with a pumping knee-striker. This also marked the first win for the former WWE Raw superstar since her NXT return.
By the looks of it, Mandy Rose will be in charge of this faction also featuring Gigi (fka Priscilla Kelly) and Jayne. The trio also sent an ominous message to the NXT roster to send a straight-up warning on how they intend to take things over. Plus, during that backstage interview, it was also revealed that their team will be known as Toxic Attraction.
Heading into All Elite Wrestling promotion appeared to be the best decision of Taynara Conti as she could regularly appearing on TV. Being an outsider of this pro-wrestling league, she barely had a piece of in-depth knowledge about this sport even two or three years ago. She joined WWE to learn more and get more opportunities to perform which wasn’t the case.
After sitting out of TV for most of the occasions during her NXT days, Taynara Conti was finally released from the contract, last year amid the COVID-19 related budget cuts. AEW roped her in a new contract starting with September of 2020 which extremely benefitted her career. Her popularity increased in recent times as she hit 500K followers on Instagram.
The stunning Diva had quite a way to throw a celebration on this occasion as she donned a black bikini top and posed all around her house. Taynara Conti had a 500K banner set up by herself while she also crunched away some cookies in happiness. The photos were accompanied by a heartfelt post on Instagram as she also took her time to thank her fans for all the love and support towards her.
Taynara Conti is thankful to her fanbase
“WE ARE 500k, half a million… it’s crazy y’all !! I just wanna to say that I’m so thankful for all the support you guys give me, I wouldn’t be able to be where I’m today without you all. Everything I achieved in life was through a lot of hard work, nothing was easy and that’s why I feel even better. I earned. Thank you for believing in my work. I love you guys!!!” part of the caption from Taynara Conti read.
Since after heading into AEW, Taynara Conti made some splash and she has also got some new ink to help motivate her. She had her first AEW Women’s World Title opportunity against Hikaru Shida at the beginning of this year’ summer, after becoming the number-one contender. She’d then have a new tattoo saying ‘predestined’ to let everyone know that she would accomplish something big in her career.
At this point, Taynara Conti is a part of the Dark Order on AEW TV who also got back her friend Anna Jay by her side to re-form the Tay-Jay team. We’ll have to see what AEW has in-store for these two in the future.
Roman Reigns is all set to make a rare appearance on this coming episode of Monday Night Raw as the competition from Monday Night Football continues for the show. Last week, WWE planned Big E’s Money in the Bank cash-in to counter the mainstream sports broadcast but that wasn’t enough to prevent the downfall of ratings. So, the top-most superstar of the WWE will be there for a second attempt, this season.
The Bloodline has been announced for a huge six-man tag team match on Monday’s WWE RAW from the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. It’s been noted in recent reports that The Bloodline would not be working in WWE’s UK tour while the other regular Smackdown roster members will be going, there.
In an update, WWE has now announced that SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos and WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns will be on Monday’s RAW to face in a solid tag team matchup against The New Day – WWE Champion Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods.
Roman Reigns will make a one-off Raw appearance
Big E made his final SmackDown appearance on this week’s show since he is an official RAW Superstar, again. In the opening segment, The Bloodline came out to the ring with Paul Heyman showering praise to Roman Reigns. Big E then interrupted to a big pop and received a “you deserve it!” chant. Finn Balor then interrupted, which led to a tag team match.
The tag team match saw Balor and Big E defeat The Usos while Roman Reigns watched it from the backstage area. Big E then confronted Heyman, backstage, but Heyman congratulated him for cashing in on a champion that he could beat since he didn’t have the ability to defeat Reigns. Big E then teased a big match at WWE Survivor Series in November as he said we will see what happens when he faces Reigns at the pay-per-view which usually hosts Champion vs. Champion matches.
Big E also mentioned how The Demon Finn Balor or Brock Lesnar might end up winning the title from Reigns in their upcoming title matches at Extreme Rules and Crown Jewel. The Usos suddenly attacked E from behind and beat him around, telling him to go back to RAW. Roman Reigns also walked by the scene after which WWE announced the six-man tag match for Monday’s RAW.