The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for January 16, 2018
As first reported by ESPN, Goldberg is the first inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018 and will take his place in sports-entertainment history on Friday, April 6, during WrestleMania 34 week in New Orleans. “Goldberg’s unique athleticism, persona and intensity captured the imagination of sports entertainment fans around the world throughout his illustrious career,” said Paul Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative. “We are honored to have Goldberg take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame.”
After having starred in three solo Thor films and four separate Avengers films, Chris Hemsworth has confirmed his contract with Marvel Studios has been fulfilled. “Contractually, right now — yeah, this is it. I’m done. I won’t be playing the character again.” Hemsworth confirmed to USA Today. With the secrecy of Avengers 4 (2019), it’s hard to know what the character’s future holds, much less Chris Hemsworth’s potential future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You can next see Thor in Avengers: Infinity War (Avengers 3, if you will) on May 4.
Speaking of The Avengers, Marvel has released the international trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. Mostly the same footage we saw previously in the domestic trailer, but it’s worth re-watching just for the announcer at the end. Check it out:
We started today’s GBN with pro wrestling, let’s end it with a wrestling rumor claiming to be fact. We’re still waiting for WWE to confirm this news about UFC legend Ronda Rousey:
The Ronda Rousey deal is done. No news on who’s she’s facing at Mania; the 4-on-4 horse women match is still a possibility. Don’t expect to see her in the Rumble, though – unless WWE are craving major main stream attention. #RoyalRumble
— PWStream (@PWStream) January 15, 2018