Ring of Honor looks to be in good shape right now as the promotion
has been adding a ton of new members to its roster lately. PCO, Brody
King, Mark Haskins, and Bandido have just signed with ROH, and some
established stars, like Silas Young, have re-signed with the promotion
this month. However, PWInsider reports that longtime ROH staff member BJ
Whitmer handed in his resignation yesterday. The report claims that ROH
prevented Whitmer from hosting a guest training session at the WWE
Performance Center earlier this year, and that was likely the catalyst
or his departure. Whitmer, who worked for ROH as a trainer, wrestler, commentator, noted in an email to the ROH roster that he had been “treated with utter disrespect” from management.
“In leaving ROH, I want to say thank you and it’s been a pleasure
working with all of you. I wish everyone nothing but the best and I’m
certain I’ll cross paths with most of you again.” Whitmer also wrote in his farewell message.
The WWE 24 documentaries have been praised as some of the greatest gems on the WWE Network. The show provides a behind the scenes look at recent WWE events, such as the return of The Hardy Boyz, Kurt Angle’s comeback, and Raw’s 25th anniversary show. PWInsider now says that the next edition of WWE 24 will focus on Ronda Rousey’s WWE debut and transition to wrestling from earlier this year. The documentary has no confirmed air date, but it seems likely at this point that it will premiere right after the Royal Rumble pay-per-view in January. The 2019 Royal Rumble show will also mark the current Raw Women’s Champion’s one year anniversary since she made her debut as a member of the WWE roster.
Earlier this week, WWE announced that Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight will be coming to the main roster in the near future. The team, known in NXT as Heavy Machinery, are being promoted with fellow NXT Superstars Lars Sullivan, Lacey Evans, Nikki Cross, and EC3. What WWE did not make clear is which brand each NXT Superstar will be assigned to. However, a tweet posted online from Dozovic may suggest that he and Knight are both SmackDown-bound. Tucker was quick to respond with a tweet of his own reminding his tag team partner that they do not know which show they will be competing on just yet, but it certainly seems like fans should expect to see Heavy Machinery in action on Tuesday nights starting next year.
#TUCKy We’re COMINNNNNNN’ to Tuesday Night #SDLive
AAAAASSSSA!??? #BlueCollarSolid #HeavyMachinery #STEAKSandWEIGHTS #WorkinMansPHD #DOZER pic.twitter.com/ttM9Budmlc
— Otis Dozovic (@WWEDozovic) December 19, 2018
Uhhhhh….. @WWEDozovic we don’t know which brand #HeavyMachinery is coming to yet.@WWE #SmackDown #Raw https://t.co/WB5rXaCbQC
— Tucker Knight (@TuckerKnightWWE) December 19, 2018