– WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston turns 35 years old today while WWE Hall of Famer Bob Backlund turns 67, WWE NXT Superstar Johnny Gargano turns 29 and wrestling legend Bobby Eaton turns 58.
– The WWE Network will air a one-hour NXT “Takeover: Back To Brooklyn” preview show on Wednesday at 8pm EST. As noted, there will also be a Takeover Kickoff pre-show at 7:30pm EST on Saturday night with Renee Young and her panel. Mauro Ranallo confirmed on Twitter that he will be working the pre-show panel that night. Regarding the Takeover show at 8pm EST, the WWE Network currently has it scheduled to end at 10:30pm. As always, we will have live coverage here on the site. <
– Bray Wyatt recently spoke with The Austin Chronicle to promote Tuesday’s WWE SmackDown tapings and commented on The Wyatt Family now that Braun Strowman is on RAW and Luke Harper is still injured:
“I always have someone with me. It’s not just me, or me and Rowan, it’s me and the legion.”
Wyatt also commented on why his character, the messianic maniac, would want to become a pro wrestler. He said:
“It’s such a simple answer. If you have a voice like mine, that I want to project and I want people to hear, millions and millions of people watch this show every week. If you have a childhood dream to change the world, it’s the perfect outlet.”