On Friday, Shawn Michaels took part in the NXT Halloween Havoc media call, which was the very first media call in NXT history.
It would take place on the eve before the brand’s Premium Live Event of Halloween Havoc.
Shawn Michaels Gives Exciting Timeline On Simone Johnson
Shawn Michaels was questioned by the Miami Herald’s Jim Varsallone about when Ava Raine will make an appearance — she is the daughter of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Not only her, but Michaels was also asked about Valorie Loureda, a former Bellator fighter, and when she will show up on NXT as well. Shawn Michaels would provide a timeline that excited fans.
“Both are coming along great.”
The “Heartbreak Kid” noted that he didn’t want to share any secrets.
“In my opinion, 2023 for sure, but they’re both getting awfully darn close, so certainly might from a live event standpoint.”
Michaels said that Raine has been involved with promo work, while Loureda has already been doing house shows that are local to Florida.
“We do a lot of obviously stuff here in the Performance Center, but yeah, easily both of them, maybe by the end of the year, but absolutely 2023 and certainly in the future. So they’re very close.”
Real name Simone Johnson, Ava Raine agreed to a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2020, switching up her ring name this year. During an interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” her father Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson approved of the change to her name.
With Valorie Loureda, things have been very much different for her from Raine, who would start her path in mixed martial arts. During her career in the octagon, Loureda tallied up a 4-1 record, then ultimately signed a contract with WWE in June of this year.
As far as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, he’s been busy promoting his new “Black Adam” movie, which was released in theaters on Friday, October 21, 2022.