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FIRST 5 COMPETITORS IN MEN'S ROYAL RUMBLE SET, TAZ AND THE MOOSE DEBUTS, RAW FALLOUT, STING-HOGAN REUNION AND MORE NEWS

By Mike Johnson on 2018-01-02 09:16:00

The updated list of official competitors for the 2018 Men's Royal Rumble are John Cena, Elias, Finn Balor, Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura, so we've got 25 to go.

PWInsider.com wants to know what you thought of the first Raw of 2018 at this link.  Elite subscribers, click here.

Taz and The Moose officially debuted on CBS Sports Radio this morning.  I caught a good portion of the show and despite not being a big sports fan, I was entertained by the banter.  WFAN's Boomer Esiason popped on for a few minutes mentioning that he played with the late Brian Pillman for the Cincinatti Bengals and there was a short discussion of the Great Kabuki and the green mist during the show, so while the show was centrally based around sports talk, some pro wrestling slipped in via osmosis.  The two had a nice chemistry right off the bat.  The first episode (and every episode) will be available at iTunes and Radio.com.  Taz will return with episodes of the Taz Show later this week after dropping a podcast episode with thoughts on the best in 2017 at TazShow.com.

WWE has released t-shirts for Curt Hawkins' losing streak as well as Absolution and The Riott Squad.

Former WCW rivals Hulk Hogan and Sting will be reuniting next month at the Ace Comic Con in Phoenix, Arizona at Gila River.   The pair will be appearing together for a photo-op on 1/15, including Sting appearing in full paint.   Jimmy Hart and Eric Bischoff will also be appearing.   For additional details on the appearance, click here.

WWE released the following videos following Raw:

Finn Bálor says "the boys are back in town": Raw Fallout, Jan. 1, 2018

Curt Hawkins is undefeated in 2018: Raw Fallout, Jan. 1, 2018

The Rock posted the following on Instagram, touting the success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in the UK:

 

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"HANK YOU UK ????????! Amazing results for #JUMANJI! Love U back and see you soon. #GlobalGratitudeTrain #ChooChoo"

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