WWE has made a change to the poster of their flagship show, Monday Night RAW and the tweak sees Roman Reigns replaced in the front by former Shield brethren, Seth Rollins. Reigns is out of WWE for some time after announcing to the WWE universe that his leukaemia had relapsed after 11 years. He said this during an episode of Raw in October. In an emotional speech, Reigns said, "I feel like I owe everyone an apology. For months, maybe even a whole year, I've come out here as Roman Reigns and said I'd come out here every week, that I'd be a fighting champion, that I was going to be consistent, that I was going to be a workhorse - but that's all lies." "It's a lie because the reality is, my real name is Joe and I've been living with leukaemia for 11 years and unfortunately it's back." "And because the leukaemia is back I cannot fulfil my role, I can't be that fighting champion and I'm going to have to relinquish my Universal Championship." WWE.com recently removed the ex-WWE Universal … [Read more...] about WWE: Roman Reigns axed from Monday Night Raw poster amid battle with cancer?
Roman reigns news update
WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns is battling Leukaemia and has thus relinquished his championship on this week's Monday Night Raw.Reigns, who is in John Cena's absence the most polarizing active WWE superstar, came out to open the show, seemingly, to address his injury rumours.But in a shocking statement, the 33-year old announced that his real name is Joe Anoa'i and he has been battling Leukaemia for 11 years and due to its relapse, he would have to leave the WWE, with immediate effect.In an emotional speech, Joe said, "I feel like I owe everyone an apology. For months, maybe even a whole year, I've come out here as Roman Reigns and said I'd come out here every week, that I'd be a fighting champion, that I was going to be consistent, that I was going to be a workhorse - but that's all lies.""It's a lie because the reality is, my real name is Joe and I've been living with leukaemia for 11 years and unfortunately it's back."And because the leukaemia is back I cannot fulfil my role, I … [Read more...] about Roman Reigns reveals he has leukaemia, relinquishes WWE Universal title in tears
Facebook on Wednesday announced its first original news shows for the social network, joining other online platforms producing video to compete with television. The news shows will be produced for Facebook by a variety of partners including CNN, Fox News, ABC News and Univision. The programs are producing the social network's on-demand video service called Facebook Watch, which is part of an effort to compete with platforms such as Google-owned YouTube, and potentially develop a wider following. Facebook said the launch of news shows was also aimed at offering its members "trusted" content following concerns that the platform was used to spread misinformation. "Earlier this year we made a commitment to show news that is trustworthy, informative, and local on Facebook," said a statement from Facebook news partnerships chief Campbell Brown. "As a part of that commitment, we are creating a dedicated section within Watch for news shows produced exclusively for Facebook by news publishers. … [Read more...] about Facebook announces first original news shows, with partners
Welcome to FAKE NEWS TODAY, your roundup of all the latest bogus headlines. Here are today's top phony stories, specially manufactured for your enjoyment. Kuwait crisis The Philippines has declared its willingness to resolve diplomatic difficulties with Kuwait by invading the Gulf country. “It’s time to play hardball”, said one fake official. He pointed out that early this week, trolls made fake videos showing the emir of Kuwait apologizing abjectly to President Rodrigo Duterte, but these apparently did not work, so now the Philippines will be forced to take "more drastic measures." He revealed that already, trolls are busy manufacturing videos of cruise missiles, nuclear submarines, aircraft carriers and armored vehicles that will be deployed in YouTube to surround and overwhelm Kuwait. "It will be shock and awe, a glorious imaginary victory", according to the fake official who refused to be identified., Meanwhile, unnamed politicians are asking the 200,000 … [Read more...] about News OPINION/SATIRE: And now for your fake news update
PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community U.S. senators hint at possible fiscal deal today Reuters / Phuket GazettePHUKET: A month of combat in the U.S. Congress over government spending showed signs of giving way to a Senate deal to reopen shuttered federal agencies and prevent an economically damaging default on federal debt.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, and his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell, ended a day of constant talks with optimistic proclamations, as details leaked out of the pact they were negotiating.“We’ve made tremendous progress,” Reid said at the end of a Senate session during a federal holiday, underscoring the urgency of settling a fiscal crisis that was nearing a Thursday deadline. The U.S. Treasury Department estimates it will reach a $16.7 trillion borrowing limit on October 17.“We hope that with good fortune … that perhaps tomorrow will be a … [Read more...] about Phuket Gazette World News: US deal today – maybe; Russian police round up 1600 migrants; Major quake hits Philippines, no tsunami threat