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INTERESTING NAME BACK TO WORK FOR WWE, TAZ ON BRUNO, HULK HOGAN ENTERING ANOTHER HALL OF FAME, BROOKE ON HULK-WWE REUNION, WWN CELEBRATES AXXESS & MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2018-04-19 16:34:00

John "Big" Gaburick is back working for World Wrestling Entertainment, several sources have confirmed to PWInsider.com.  Gaburick is currently in Saudi Arabia working on pre-production aspects of the Greatest Royal Rumble event set for 4/27 in Jeddah. Gaburick worked for WWE for many years in different production roles and on-air for the MTV version of Tough Enough.  He left WWE and eventually took on a role for what was supposed to be head of production for Impact Wrestling, only to then be given additional responsibilities by Dixie Carter heading the Creative end as well.  He remained with Impact through the end of 2017.

Taz remembers Bruno Sammartino (who was his favorite wrestler growing up) and has a very good breakdown of HBO's Andre the Giant documentary at TazShow.com.

Brooke Hogan, while being interviewed by TVInsider's Scott Fishman to promote taking part in the new season of MTV's The Challenge, was asked about her father's potential return to WWE, noting, "I know that he will always have a relationship with Vince [McMahon] no matter what has happened publicly. They have had a friendship and business relationship for so long. I think that time heals all.  That is what I keep telling him and everybody who asks. With a certain amount of time, people can't be crucified for what they've done wrong. It's what I always tell people. Don't judge my dad on the one thing he did wrong and not on all the things he did right. For such a long time he was such a huge role model for kids and such a positive thing. That's the one thing about this business is you get tormented for the one thing that is negative versus all the great things you have done.   I told my dad that times heals all and slowly all those things will go down to the bottom and the cream will rise to the top. Hopefully, WWE will recognize he was the name the company was mostly built around. He was had that company on his back and the reputation and really did a lot of good for WWE. I hope they don't discount that."

Speaking of Hogan, he will be honored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and will be inducted into their Alumni Hall of Fame the weekend of 5/2 in San Diego, CA.

WWN issued the following regarding their talents taking part in Wrestlemania AXXESS events in New Orleans: 

History was made when the WWN Championship and EVOLVE Tag Team Championship were defended in a WWE ring. WWE Wrestlemania Axxess featured several EVOLVE matches. Then WWN Champion Keith Lee was the first to make history when he successfully defended against NXT’s Kassius Ohno on April 5th. Here’s a rundown of the results when EVOLVE invaded WWE Wrestlemania Axxess:

-April 5th: Keith Lee defeated Kassius Ohno in a WWN Championship Match; Fabian Aichner defeated Jason Kincaid in the 1st round of the North American Invitational Tournament. WWE.com Picture Gallery

-April 7th: Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch defeated Jack Gallagher & Tony Nese in a #1 contender’s match for the EVOLVE Tag Team Titles. They were confronted by EVOLVE Tag Team Champions Chris Dickinson & Jaka with Stokely Hathaway. Later that day, Dickinson & Jaka defeated Lorcan & Burch to retain the EVOLVE Tag Team Titles. In addition, WWN ring announcer Timothy Barr did the ring announcing for this match. WWE.com Picture Gallery

-April 8th: Lars Sullivan defeated Keith Lee; new WWN Champion Austin Theory defeated Marcel Barthel to retain the WWN Championship. WWE.com Picture Gallery

WWN wants to thank WWE for giving us this stage. What will the future bring now that this history has been made?

 

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