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WWE News Roundup - Details of Randy Orton being unhappy with a top star, Major update on Big E's condition, 5-time champion feels he doesn't deserve Hall of Fame induction (March 12, 2022)

Former WWE Champions Randy Orton and Big E
Former WWE Champions Randy Orton and Big E

Welcome back to the latest edition of Sportskeeda Wrestling's daily WWE News Roundup. Unsurprisingly enough, several stories need our attention today as the company approaches another WrestleMania event.

Big E has received an outpouring of support following his unfortunate neck injury on SmackDown, and we also thankfully received a big update on the superstar's status.

Elsewhere, Alexa Bliss dropped hints of embarking on an interesting creative direction in her career. Details of Randy Orton being "pi***ed" at a popular star regarding a botched spot have also been covered.

A WWE veteran also felt that Ronda Rousey forgot her promo lines on the most recent SmackDown episode. Another former star revealed why he doesn't warrant a Hall of Fame induction.

On that note, here's the latest WWE News Roundup:


#5. WWE News Roundup: Big E provides an update after suffering a broken neck on SmackDown

Ridge Holland delivers a belly-to-belly suplex to Big E.
Ridge Holland delivers a belly-to-belly suplex to Big E.

The entire wrestling community has been praying for Big E's well-being after he broke his neck during a tag team match on SmackDown.

Big E landed on his head from Ridge Holland's belly-to-belly suplex and was immediately transported to a nearby medical facility.

The former WWE Champion issued a timely update on his condition on social media and confirmed that his spinal cord and ligaments had incurred no damage. Big E noted that while he has C-1 and C-6 fractures, the New Day member won't require surgery and signed off by once again thanking fans for all their support.

Here's what Big E revealed in a 44-second clip:

"So I got some really good news, all things considered. The C1 and C6 are indeed fracture, no displacement though, which is a very good thing. I don't have any damage to my spinal cord, no ligament damage, and no surgery, which I'm very thankful for it. A pro tip, if you're going to break your neck, do it in Birmingham. They've been great. Everyone here has been great. But for real it's meant a ton to me that so many of you have been so kind and reached out and stopped in to see me. I feel like I sound like a broken record, but I am very grateful, and I'll be alright," said Big E.

You can check out his tweet below:

Big E is widely expected to miss WrestleMania 38 due to the injury setback, and it has also been reported that the company has been forced to nix major plans for the SmackDown Superstar.

Big E's health, however, is of utmost importance, and we wish the beloved star nothing but the best for his recovery.


#4. Details of Randy Orton being pi***d at top WWE superstar revealed

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Former WWE writer Freddie Prince Jr. opened up about Randy Orton's past issues with Kofi Kingston on this week's edition of the "Wrestling With Freddie" podcast.

Randy Orton infamously yelled at Kofi Kingston during a triple threat match from RAW in 2010 that also featured John Cena. Orton was livid about a botched spot and even called Kingston "stupid" on live television.

Freddie Prince Jr. recalled the incident and how Orton was legitimately annoyed with Kofi Kingston over a botched spot. WWE had apparently planned a massive push for Kingston at the time, which was also approved by Stephanie McMahon. However, Randy Orton's reaction towards Kingston spelled the end of the push even before it took off:

"In the meantime, Randy Orton and Kofi have a match. This is a week later [after the NASCAR segment]," said Freddie Prince Jr. "In the match, a spot gets blown. So a spot gets blown, and Randy gets pissed on live TV, and you see him yell 'stupid' with that deep Orton booming voice...so this spot gets blown, meaning the technique, a stunt in the match gets blown. You can tell something doesn't look good. I don't know what it is because I don't see the spot when it happens. I don't what happened, I just know something is not good, right," said Freddie Prince Jr. [H/T 411Mania]

Kofi Kingston eventually overcame all the backstage heat and cemented his place as one of the most accomplished WWE stars of the past decade.


#3. Alexa Bliss teases going after the NXT Women's Championship

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Alexa Bliss was recently a part of the WWE 2K22 launch stream, where she dropped hints about possibly pursuing the NXT Women's title.

When asked whether there are any titles in WWE she hasn't won, Bliss noted that she never captured the prestigious championship. Bliss hinted that she wouldn't mind going back to NXT to challenge the reigning champion, Mandy Rose.

Here's what Alexa Bliss revealed during the stream:

"NXT! I've never won the NXT Women's Championship. You never know. You never know." [34:48 to 34:56]

Alexa Bliss returned to the ring at the Elimination Chamber and has since not competed in another match on TV. The former RAW Women's Champion is seemingly transitioning back to her old character, but could she return for another run in NXT?

Going by Dolph Ziggler's recent triumph, anything is possible, including a maiden NXT Women's title reign for Alexa Bliss. Would you like to see it happen?


#2. WWE veteran feels Ronda Rousey forgot her lines on SmackDown

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Ronda Rousey cut a typical promo on SmackDown ahead of her WrestleMania clash against Charlotte Flair. Promos have never been Rousey's strong point, and her weaknesses on the microphone have been evident for a long time.

Dutch Mantell revealed on this week's Smack Talk that Ronda Rousey might have forgotten her lines on SmackDown as she took multiple pauses during her promo.

"I think Ronda forgot hers [lines]," Dutch Mantell said. "I really think she had pauses, and like, she was searching in her head what she was going to say next. I think she forgot some of it." [31:47 - 32:00]

The WWE veteran continued to talk about Ronda Rousey's character and explained why she might not be comfortable juggling two different sides of her personality on screen.

"I think you're seeing two Rondas," stated the former WWE manager. "You're seeing one Ronda coming down the ramp, smiling and touching little babies and doing all that stuff. Then she gets into the ring and turns into a badass, Ronda Rousey; I think she is having a moment of transition she is not comfortable with."

What are your honest reactions to Ronda Rousey's work on the microphone? Does the former UFC Champion need more training moving forward?


#1. D'Lo Brown on a possible WWE Hall of Fame induction

D'Lo Brown with the WWE European Championship.
D'Lo Brown with the WWE European Championship.

D'Lo Brown recently appeared on Insight with Chris Van Vliet and revealed that he does not warrant a Hall of Fame induction.

Brown spoke about being a member of the legendary Nation of Domination faction. While he considered his stablemates to be bonafide Hall of Famers, D'Lo didn't put himself in the same bracket.

The former WWE Superstar had the following to say about why he wasn't keen on going into the HOF:

"I don't think I've done enough in the business to warrant a Hall of Fame Induction," D'Lo Brown said. "I mean, just my opinion."

D'Lo Brown was a familiar face during the Attitude Era as he won the European Championship four times and had one reign with the Intercontinental title. The 51-year-old veteran has been working for IMPACT Wrestling, where he has been an influential member backstage since 2019.


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