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BECKY AND ASUKA INTERACT, STEPH IN VEGAS, JERICHO REPLACED AND MORE

By Paul Jordan on 2019-01-09 08:51:00

Chris Jericho has been removed from the WWE signature open as of last night's Smackdown Live. This should be no surprise given his new contractual status with All Elite Wrestling. Someone brought this up online and I went back and checked using the open last week's Smackdown Live. As this week's Raw did not use a signature open. You can see it at the end just before the reveal of the WWE logo. Jericho has been replaced with The Bar.

The "Mean" Gene Okerlund tribute episode of Conrad Thompson and Tony Schiavone's "What Happened When" podcast is now available. It features a special appearance by "Nature Boy" Ric Flair talking memories and moments of his good friend Gene.

Jim Ross was on CBS Sports Radio's "The Sean Pendergast Show" to discuss Gene Okerlund, college football, The Cleveland Browns and more.

Raw Tag Team Champion Bobby Roode was interviewed by The Mirror in the UK where he discusses making the most of opportunities and the grind of the WWE schedule.

Stephanie McMahon tweeted: 

Titus O'Neill  tweeted: 

New Royal Rumble contender Becky Lynch and Smackdown Women's Champion Asuka had this interaction on Twitter following the staredown that ended Smackdown Live:

 

 

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