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– I’m Oli Davis. Rock-Type Pokemon
Rock ‘The Dwayne’ Johnson has played many varied roles throughout his Hollywood career:
big beefy Luke Hobbs in the Fast & Furious movies, big beefy Greek demi-Gods in Hercules
and even big beefy army men in G. I. Joe. But now, thanks to the power of voice-over
animation, he might soon be cast in the Detective Pikachu movie as distinctly not big beefy
Pikachu! I always thought he’d be more of an Onyx
or Geodude. That’s a Pokemon joke, because their ‘Rock’ type Pokemon.
Detective Pikachu is set to be the first live-action Pokemon movie, but rather than Pikachu’s
dialogue being limited solely to saying its own name in an adorable manner, The Hashtag
Show reports it’ll be voiced by a gruff movie action star – with Rock, Ryan Reynolds,
Hugh Jackman and Mark Wahlberg all apparently at the top of the studio’s wishlist.
WWE Cut Neville From 205 Live Intro The original plans for the 9th October Raw
were for Neville to lose to Enzo Amore in the main event, but the King of the Cruiserweights
had reportedly had enough. He apparently walked out before the show started, causing panicked,
last-minute rewrites which had Kalisto beating Amore for the Cruiserweight Title.
The Enzo match appeared to be the last straw, with Sports Illustrated reporting Neville
had “been miserable in WWE since January” and “felt that he was viewed as nothing
more than a very talented ‘get-over guy’ used to enhance other talent.” The Wrestling
Observer Newsletter added: “He’s not talking publicly, and really can’t until he gets
a release, but he is said to be very happy about his decision”.
WWE’s last official word, however, was that Neville is “still with the company and never
quit”. The intro sequence to this week’s 205 Live, however, suggests otherwise.
As one of the Cruiserweight Division’s most featured performers, Neville has always been
prominent in the Tuesday show’s opening titles. But @AsianA3AN on Twitter has posted
side by side comparisons of last week’s episode with last night’s, revealing Neville
has been completely removed from the sequence: -Neville’s red arrow is replaced by Mustafa
Ali’s Reverse 450 Splash. -Neville looking grumpy has been replaced
by Drew Gulak holding a ‘No Chants’ sign. -And another shot of Neville looking grumpy
is replaced by all 38 of Tony Nese’s abs. But with WWE removing one featured performer,
at least Tuesday nights got back another of its top stars.
Kevin Owens Smackdown Update WWE.com revealed last Friday that Kevin Owens
had left Smackdown’s tour of South America “due to personal reasons,” which KO explained
had to do with his family on Twitter: “I’m not sick. I’m not hurt. My family
needed me home.” And F4WOnline reported “there is no set
timetable on when Kevin Owens would return.” Hopefully his family situation has improved,
because KO appeared on last night’s Smackdown interfering in the Sami Zayn/Randy Orton main
event, and his wife posted on Instagram: Thank you all for the kind messages asking
if everything was alright. It was one of the toughest weeks of our lives but we are ok
now. This guy travelled half way around the world to get back to us and I don’t know what
I would have done without him. Best husband and dad we could ever ask for ❤
Owens has also since tweeted: The outpouring of support from friends, family,
fans and peers these past few days has been overwhelming. Thank you all. We appreciate
it. What a heel.
WCW Halloween Havoc ‘98 Podcast! Today marks 19 years since WCW’s Halloween
Havoc 1998 – which featured arguably the best match of Goldberg’s career against DDP,
and the worst match of all time, a minus five stars bout between Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate
Warrior. Luke and I review it in this month’s Patreon-exclusive podcast, which is up for
$5 backers right now. Which also means it’s time to honour all
those who’ve donated $25 or more a month to WrestleTalk’s Patreon with their very
own Hall of Fame rings. So thank you J Grizzly Bear
Queen Elizabeth Mazorra Notorious Little Dre
Courtney Chaos John Wick: Chapter 2
David “Hendrix” McKenzie The Lord of Zed Zachary McKinley
David “Big Man” MacKenzie Shane McMahon has explained Smackdown’s
invasion of Raw! And has John Cena’s Survivor Series role been leaked? Click the videos
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WrestleTalk Magazine now. I’ve been Oli Davis, and that was wrestling.