0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on June 19, 2013 at 12:36 pm
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with another blog on jrsbarbq.com. Here are highlights from this entry:
- Impressed with Christian’s performance after such a long layoff. Very proud of being the guy who signed both Christian and Edge and watching them develop into excellent in ring talents but, more importantly, even better men. Not sure how much longer Christian intends to perform but I’m hopeful that he gets involved into something viable from a creative standpoint before he says adios whenever that may be.
- Unfortunate that Daniel Bryan got dinged up in his match with Randy Orton. Bryan is on a roll and there is no one hotter or with more momentum in WWE than Bryan. For young talents under six feet tall, there is no one better to study than Daniel Bryan. To further that thought, that concept also works well for those over 6 feet. Or 7 feet.
- Curious to see how Antonio Cesaro is monetized with Zeb Colter. I’m a big Cesaro fan and perhaps he and Jack Swagger can form a viable, serious tag team. Without question, Zeb is a skilled talker. There’s no viable reason that I can see that these three can’t be money ball players in WWE.
- The Mark Henry ‘retirement’ segment was Monday Night RAW gold and will go down in history as one of the all time, great RAW moments as far as I’m concerned. I’ve see a few in my time for ther record. The TV viewer’s perception of any storyline or performance is dependent solely on the execution by the talent. Great execution can overcome mediocre material and great execution can make good material great and great creative unforgettable.
Mark Henry’s performance Monday night will be remembered for years and was, without question, Mark’s finest hour since we signed him in 1995.
- The Punk/Heyman dynamic has long legs and the verbal presentation of their issues should be priceless. Plus, this matter provides young, Curtis Axel an opportunity for more ‘rubs’ with established stars.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on June 19, 2013 at 12:24 pm
After advertising Dean Ambrose vs. Daniel Bryan as this week’s SmackDown main event, WWE changed plans at last night’s tapings and did Bryan vs. Randy Orton as the main event, likely because of the way their match ended on Monday. WWE taped these matches last night in Dayton to air on Friday’s show:
* Wade Barrett vs. Curtis Axel for the Intercontinental Title
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on June 19, 2013 at 12:21 pm
Five-year old Viloude Louis was killed by her 13 year old brother after he allegedly used wrestling moves that he learned from TV. The 13 year old told police that he was wrestling with the victim and used “WWE” style wrestling moves.
Viloude’s brother, Devalon Armstrong, allegedly slammed his sister onto a bed and beat her. She suffered multiple injuries including broken ribs, internal bleeding and lacerations of the liver. The boy called police after his sister stopped breathing. Paramedics were teaching him over the phone how to use CPR to keep her alive but she died shortly after police arrived and paramedics were unable to revive her.
Devalon has been charged with second degree murder.
WWE issued a statement on the incident:
“The death of Viloude Louis is a tragedy, and our condolences go out to her family.
WWE urges restraint in reporting this unfortunate incident as if it were the result of a WWE wrestling move. As in similar cases, criminal intent to harm and a lack of parental supervision have been the factors resulting in a tragic death.
Authorities have already charged the accused with second degree murder and determined that this was not an accidental death due to a wrestling move.”
The finish to Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton was legitimate last night in that the company stopped the match after Bryan suffered a stinger diving to the outside.
The original planned finish was for Bryan to defeat Orton cleanly to help set up a planned main event run this summer. They are building to Bryan vs. John Cena for the WWE title on a PPV.
When Bryan returned to the back, he was “irate” according to a source and complained to Triple H that the match should not have been stopped. The two got into a loud argument over it. The argument went down in the gorilla position with a lot of eyeballs on it and people were shocked because Bryan is generally soft spoken and good natured and he was standing up to one of the most powerful men in the company.
Bryan complained that he’s worked all over the world and has worked hurt and knows when he can still go and when he cannot. Triple H’s argument was that they were protecting Bryan and they don’t want anyone working hurt. Obviously, the company sees something major in Bryan and wants him ready for his push.
The two eventually apologized to each other.
WWE posted the video of Triple H online, explaining what happened as a way to use the legitimate finish and tie it into their storylines going forward.
Bryan is backstage at tonight’s Smackdown taping in Dayton, Ohio and will be wrestling Dean Ambrose as scheduled.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on June 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm
The Chicago Tribune published a Q&A with CM Punk about his love for hockey. Punk mention having the Chicago Blackhawks logo on his trunks and boots for his match with Chris Jericho at Payback this past Sunday.
“I knew I wanted to make the gear to support my team; that was the basis of it,” Punk said. “The logo is actually a little bit of a cross between the Blackhawks logo and my logo. If you look really closely at the top of the two tomahawks, it’s a little fist with an ‘X’ on it.”
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on June 18, 2013 at 1:24 pm
WWE teased on their Twitter account after last night’s RAW that the CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar match will take place at this year’s SummerSlam pay-per-view. PWInsider reports that’s the word going around backstage also. The feud was decided on a few weeks back. No word yet what their plans are for Money in the Bank.
Speaking of Punk, he reportedly kept to himself backstage at the Payback pay-per-view on Sunday.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on June 18, 2013 at 1:08 pm
Credit – PWInsider
Dolph Ziggler is 100% cleared to wrestle and WWE’s reports on their website yesterday were for storyline purposes. WWE officials feel that based on the reaction he gets from fans, Ziggler is better off as a babyface right now.
There was talk of having him win a briefcase at Money in the Bank and cash it in to face Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Title at SummerSlam.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on June 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Credit – F4WOnline
As seen at WWE’s Payback pay-per-view, WWE had United States Champion Dean Ambrose mock The Undertaker and attempt his Old School move. There were also mentions by the announcers on the pay-per-view and last night’s RAW. This is all being done for a potential Kane and The Undertaker vs. The Shield feud for SummerSlam. There’s actually a belief within WWE, among some people, that Taker will decide to work the match.