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- The Guinness Book of World Records has officially congratulated Randy Orton and Natalya on their respective WWE Milestones. Randy Orton recently competed in the most WWE pay-per-view matches of anybody and Natalya recently scored her 500th win and set the record for the most WWE PPV appearances with 68.
Professional wrestling runs in the family for two of WWE’s longest serving wrestlers.
Randy Orton (USA), one half of the current WWE RAW Tag Team Champions alongside Riddle, is a third-generation superstar who made his wrestling debut in 2000.
Fast forward 21 years and he has appeared on a record-breaking 177 pay-per-view (PPV) events, surpassing the previous record for most WWE PPV appearances (male) held by Kane (USA).
There’s not much Orton hasn’t done in WWE. He’s a Grand Slam champion (meaning he has won the WWE Championship, United States Championship, Intercontinental Championship and a WWE Tag Team Championship all at least once), has won the Royal Rumble twice and has won the Money in the Bank ladder match once.
He has also been involved in several iconic wrestling groups including Evolution and The Authority and fought some of the biggest names in pro wrestling including John Cena, Edge, Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar.
His signature move is the RKO, which is actually his real-life initials, and was the subject of popular memes on the video app Vine in 2014.
Natalya (Canada) has set the record for the most WWE PPV appearances (female) with 68 following her traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match. Her team of Smackdown superstars lost to RAW’s.
She is the daughter of Jim Neidhart and niece of iconic wrestling brothers Bret and Owen Hart.
Like her fellow superstar Orton, she also made her wrestling debut in 2000 before she joined WWE in 2007.
Natalya is a former Diva’s Champion, Smackdown Women’s Champion and Women’s Tag Team Champion.
Before his retirement in 2017, Natalya was also occasionally seen on-screen with real-life husband T.J. Wilson.
She has been credited with training current and future women’s superstars, including former UFC champion Ronda Rousey.
Natalya has also featured on all the series of Total Divas, a spin-off reality show about the superstars’ lives outside the wrestling ring.
- AEW will be taping more episodes of AEW Dark this Friday in Orlando, Florida. Also, AEW announced returns to DC and Cleveland.
Be part of a live studio audience for #AEWDark action at @UniversalORL Florida, This FRIDAY, DEC 3— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) November 29, 2021
-Session 1: 2pm-5pm
-Session 2: 7pm-10pm
Limited seating available, & tix are available for both NOW at https://t.co/rFcIFUPD6k or https://t.co/beO00Y8QYd &https://t.co/XMLbYcEFz2 pic.twitter.com/XovqHLKNJ6
-- NEW EVENTS --#AEW returns to Washington DC at @TheEventsDC for 2 NIGHTS of televised action:— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) November 29, 2021
-Wed. Jan. 19: #AEWDynamite LIVE
-Fri. Jan. 21: #AEWRampage LIVE
Two-event combos are available. Great holiday gifts!
On sale THIS FRIDAY (12/3) at 10 am ET - https://t.co/UN1cNiJJrQ pic.twitter.com/v1kjGEknct
-- NEW EVENT --#AEW comes to the @wolsteincenter in Cleveland, OH for #AEWDynamite & #AEWRampage Wednesday, Jan. 26! Tickets start at $29+fees and make great holiday gifts! Get them when they go on sale THIS FRIDAY (12/3) at 10 am ET - https://t.co/UN1cNj1kQq pic.twitter.com/WTVQ0j6yvD— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) November 29, 2021
- New matches set for upcoming GCW events:
GCW returns to the Lonestar State for a Texas Sized Doubleheader in December!— GameChangerWrestling (@GCWrestling_) November 29, 2021
December 3 - Houstonhttps://t.co/RxEjIAOhTy
December 4 - Dallashttps://t.co/5HGgyrjQ8u
Both events stream LIVE on @FiteTV! pic.twitter.com/ifwW6MOY8A
*HOUSTON UPDATE*— GameChangerWrestling (@GCWrestling_) November 29, 2021
Bandido v Deppen
Ninja v Zayne
Effy v Sadika
Allie v Gino
Atticus v Wayne
Dante v Cartwheel
SGC v Keith/Mysterious Q
Watch LIVE on @FiteTVhttps://t.co/DbkO4bnEd6 pic.twitter.com/wOtBPmnUg1
- Moose & Mickie James Media Tour is scheduled for Dec. 8-9
IMPACT WRESTLING WORLD CHAMPIONS HIT DALLAS
MEDIA TOUR IN ADVANCE OF
HARD TO KILL PAY-PER-VIEW ON JAN. 8
IMPACT Wrestling World Champion Moose and IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts World Champion Mickie James will be in Dallas for a two-day Media Tour, December 8-9, in advance of the annual HARD TO KILL pay-per-view, which is scheduled for Saturday night, January 8, originating from The Factory in Deep Ellum.
Moose is in his first World Championship title reign after winning the championship on October 23rd at the Bound For Glory pay-per-view in Las Vegas. Also that night, Mickie James defeated Deonna Purrazzo to win the Knockouts World Championship, marking her fourth reign with the Knockouts title.
Moose & Mickie James will be available for in-person interviews in Dallas and appearances around the DFW area.
Quinn Ojinnaka, the real-life Moose, played for four teams over seven seasons in the National Football League, including the New England Patriots. His NFL career included time as teammates with legendary quarterback Tom Brady while playing for one of the best NFL head coaches in history, Bill Belichick.
An offensive tackle/guard, Ojinnaka played in 62 NFL games after playing at Syracuse University. He was selected in the fifth-round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.
Moose transitioned to pro wrestling in 2012. He and Bill Goldberg are the only former NFL players from the modern era to have gone from the NFL to become a pro wrestling World Champion.
In fact, only a handful of football stars in history have ever gone on to win a pro wrestling World Championship. The others are Bronko Nagurski, who is a charter member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with Ernie Ladd, Dick the Bruiser and Gus Sonnenberg.
Sports Illustrated on November 17th spotlighted Moose and his record-setting journey from the NFL to IMPACT World Champion: tinyurl.com/r8hdutuy.
Mickie James is one of the most accomplished and decorated female wrestlers of the past two decades. She is a five-time WWE Women’s Champion and a two-time winner of Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Woman Wrestler of the Year Award. She also has been ranked No. 1 of the top 50 female wrestlers in the PWI Female 50.
Mickie is an accomplished country music singer, well-known for her single “Hardcore Country,” which is used as her wrestling entrance music.
Mickie is an inductee into The Native American Music Awards Hall of Fame and winner of “Best Single Recording” for her song “Left Right Left” at the Native American Music Awards.
A full list of the matches for the HARD TO KILL pay-per-view will be announced over the coming weeks on IMPACT’s flagship weekly TV show, Impact!, airing every Thursday night (8-10 p.m. ET) on AXS TV and on IMPACT Wrestling’s YouTube Membership.
Both Moose and Mickie James will be in action at HARD TO KILL.
- Here is this week’s WWE Network release schedule:
This Week’s Schedule
** = available on the Free Version of WWE Network
Monday, November 29
Raw Talk** – 11:05 p.m. ET
Wednesday, December 1
Monday Night Raw (11/1/21)**
WWE’s The Bump** – 10 a.m. ET
WWE NXT (11/30/21)
Thursday, December 2
This Week in WWE
Friday, December 3
205 Live – 10 p.m. ET
Saturday, December 4
WWE Main Event (11/11/21)
ICW Fight Club 200
wXw True Colors 2021
Sunday, December 5
Friday Night SmackDown (11/5/21)**
NXT WarGames Pre-Show 2021** – 7:30 p.m. ET
NXT WarGames – 8 p.m. ET
- WWE Shop has new RK-Bro and Bloodline T-shirts. Cyber Monday deals are going on on the website until 12 a.m. Pacific time
- Per a report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider, the team of the NBC show, Young Rock is currently looking to fill the roles for performers like Triple H, The Undertaker, the Brooklyn Brawler, and Harvey Wippleman.
- Regarding Wrestle House 2 filming from IMPACT, Mike Johnson reports that all the filming was done over days in Las Vegas, with the matches shot on day one and the second being a long day of shooting all the scenes.
- When the market closed today, WWE stock was trading at $50.80 per share.
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- Watch: Edge makes Raw Rated-R with red brand return: WWE Now, Nov. 29, 2021