Various: Hulk Hogan Health Update, MLW Sent Legal Letter to WWE Over RAW 30 Issues, WOW TV Ratings

Kurt Angle Comments on Hulk Hogan “Can’t Feel His Legs” Following Back Surgery

A recent episode of The Kurt Angle Show podcast featured host Kurt Angle revealing that WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan is currently dealing with the loss of feeling in his legs following his recent back surgery.

“Hogan had his back surgery again. He had the nerves cut from his lower body. He can’t feel his lower body. So let’s use his cane to walk around. I thought he was using the cane because he had pain in his back. He doesn’t have any pain. He has nothing at all. He can’t feel anything. So now he can’t feel his legs. So he has to walk with a cane which is, you know, that’s pretty serious, man. I mean, I really feel for Hogan. He put his heart and soul into the business and ate him up. I mean, if you’re gonna kick off the show, the 30th anniversary of Raw, [it] should be Hulk Hogan. He’s the name and face of the company. He’s the guy that revolutionized pro wrestling. I have so much respect for him.”

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MLW Reportedly Sent Legal Letter to WWE Over Recent Talent Tampering Issues

Major League Wrestling reportedly recently sent a cease and desist legal letter to WWE, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Dave Meltzer reported that his sources within MLW stated that the company had sent this legal letter to WWE following their contact with contracted MLW talents who are members of the Anoa’i and Fatu family. Meltzer reported that this would have been for WWE’s original plans to hold a Bloodline Acknowledgement Ceremony featuring past and present wrestlers of both families at this past Monday’s RAW 30th anniversary show, which was eventually dropped.

Those spoken to within MLW reportedly stated that the reason for the legal letter was due to WWE did not contact MLW owner Court Bauer directly and instead contacted some of MLW’s talent behind his back. Those same sources reportedly also stated that they do not know if Bauer would have approved of WWE’s request for their RAW 30 show had they contacted him first.

Meltzer reported that his sources within WWE have yet to respond in regards to the situation with MLW’s legal letter nor the claims of them contacting MLW talent without permission.

WOW TV Ratings – Jan. 8, 2023

WOW: Women of Wrestling reportedly drew 309,000 viewers for their January 8th episode on syndication, down from the prior week’s 353,000 viewers.

It drew a 0.06 18-49 rating, down from the prior week’s 0.07 rating.

Source: Wrestlenomics