– With just a week to go before the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view (PPV) event WWE has yet to announce the next feud for the RAW Tag Team Titles. The Bar’s feud with Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan has come to an end and WWE is now teasing The Revival could be their next challenger:
“Picking up tremendous steam on The Road to WrestleMania, The Revival defeated former Raw Tag Team Champions Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson this past Monday night on Raw.
“Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson call themselves “Top Guys,” but they won’t fully convince the WWE Universe that they’re deserving of that moniker until they snare the Raw Tag Team Champions. Are reigning tandem titleholders Sheamus & Cesaro keeping a close eye on these throwback competitors?”
– WWE made the following announcement:
WWE Performance Center adds master grappler Nicolai Salchow to its recruit ranks
A new and dangerous gladiator has entered the ranks of the WWE Performance Center.
Nicolai Salchow is the latest recruit to begin training under the WWE PC coaching staff in Orlando, Fla. Though a newcomer to the world of sports-entertainment, Salchow is a former MMA fighter who’s no stranger to combat sports.
Hailing from Dusseldorf, Germany, Salchow stands 6 feet tall and weighs 230 pounds. He holds a 6-1 record in professional fights, with three of his wins coming via first-round TKOs. Salchow was previously a member of the Blackzilians camp, which was once among the most prolific teams in MMA, training alongside the likes of former UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans.
In addition to holding brown belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and the Brazilian martial art of Luta Livre, Salchow has won titles in grappling and Thai boxing competitions. He captured the attention of WWE scouts while attending a tryout at the WWE PC last June. Salchow cites The Rock and Vader as two of his biggest influences in sports-entertainment.