Here are a few WWE news items for Friday, February 18th 2022…
* As previously noted, Asuka was discussed internally for the 2022 women’s WWE Royal Rumble match but the company felt that Asuka wasn’t physically ready yet.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com had an update on Asuka’s return…
“We are told the hope is she will return from shoulder surgery by the end of the month but that’s not 100% as it’s all about when she will be cleared and slid back into storylines.”
* In an update on Wrestlemania 38 ticket sales, a count earlier this week via Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com had Night 1 at 52,598 tickets distributed and Night 2 at 53,199 tickets distributed. On Monday, WWE had a two-for-one Wrestlemania tickets sale for Valentine’s Day.
* During an appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Booker T said that former ROH women’s champion Rok-C has signed a contract with WWE. However, Booker T later wrote on Twitter that he misspoke…
“There’s an article going around saying I confirmed Rok-C signed a contract to WWE, I misspoke on that… but they better sign her dammit!”
There’s an article going around saying I confirmed Rok-C signed a contract to WWE, I misspoke on that… but they better sign her dammit!
— Booker T. Huffman (@BookerT5x) February 18, 2022
There was reportedly a “big internal push” within WWE to sign her.