Brodus Clay is asking for fans help with naming his new tag team with Tensai. Brodus is asking fans to Tout their suggestions with the hashtag #HelpBrodus.
Clay tweeted the following name out on Tuesday night:
“Monsters of Funk #M.O.F. !!!!! Ur thoughts funkateers?”
Tensai and Brodus Clay are officially tag team partners after last night’s RAW. Clay approached Tensai backstage in a WWE App exclusive video and asked him to be his partner after being impressed by his dance moves. Tensai agreed to be a part of the team if Clay would put in a good word for him with Cameron.
WWE is plugging a Tout video from Brodus Clay where they say he is training for a SummerSlam match. The video shows Clay working out in Los Angeles and at the end, he just yells Sandow.
We noted before that Clay vs. Damien Sandow was penciled in for SummerSlam but still hasn’t been officially announced.
There has been at least some talk of doing away with Brodus Clay’s Funkasaurus gimmick. Clay’s role in the WWE Studios horror movie No One Lives may have something to do with that.
Many backstage officials also feels as if the current gimmick has already run its course and is getting stale pretty fast. Prior to the “Funkasaurus” gimmick, there was talks of him being a monster heel. That could be the new plan.
On last night’s episode of WWE Smackdown, Brodus Clay was attacked by David Otunga.
WWE has released a fictional injury update that states Clay has suffered a torn MCL in his left knee. WWE says Clay has been “medically cleared” to face Otunga in the No Way Out PPV pre-show match, but Clay will still be “undergoing rehabilitation over the next several weeks.”
Following the attack from Big Show on last night’s RAW Supershow, WWE has posted injury updates on Brodus Clay, Kofi Kingston and R-Truth.
WWE doctor Chris Amann says that Clay suffered a concussion and several bruised ribs. WWE says Clay went against Amann’s advice and would not go to a medical facility for further evaluation. WWE reports that Clay left the New Orleans Arena with Naomi and Cameron around 11:45pm Central time.
Regarding the WWE Tag Team Champions, WWE reports that Kingston and Truth both suffered multiple contusions to various areas of their bodies as a result of Big Show throwing them into the ringside barrier and the steel steps.
You may remember Brodus Clay disappearing from WWE TV for several weeks back at the end of January. Clay wrestled Alex Riley on the January 27th RAW, Drew McIntyre at the Royal Rumble and then Tyler Reks on the January 30th RAW. He then was taken off WWE TV until March 12th, only working dark matches.
In the new issue of WWE Magazine, Clay talked about feeling frustrated with his dance choreography being off and a conversation he had with Triple H after the match against Riley:
“One night, I came backstage after a match against Alex Riley and I was so upset. Triple H said, ‘What’s the matter?’ and I explained that the choreography was off. He’s staring and me and I’m like, ‘Wait. Am I upset over the choreography?’ He said, ‘Yeah, you are.’ I didn’t know how to feel about that. But, I’m always worried about the dancing – that I’ll fall.”
Brodus Clay, who has not competed inside a WWE ring since the February 7, 2012 SmackDown taping, returns to action at tonight’s Raw live event at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.
Clay’s dancer Cameron Lynn tweeted, “Who is gonna b at the staple center tonight to see some WWE action ? Best part is u get to see yours truly…me and the funkasaurus.”
Online reports suggest Clay was removed from television due to Vince McMahon’s unhappiness with his ring work. Regarding said reports, WWE.com writer Kevin Eck tweeted, “I have not seen the real reason reported anywhere.”
It was reported last week that Brodus Clay was removed from television due to Vince McMahon’s unhappiness with the voluminous grappler’s ring work. To add further detail, the WWE head believes he’s unsafe and reckless in the ring; he doesn’t want him competing until his ring work is brought up to par.
Eyebrows were raised backstage about McMahon pushing forth talent safety since Mark Henry and Cody Rhodes competed on this week’s Raw SuperShow hurt.
Clay dismissed last week’s negative report via Twitter, writing, “Don’t believe the hater hype plant funk still in orbit ya dig!”
According to the Wrestling Globe Newsletter, the Brodus Clay ‘Funkasaurus’ gimmick has been shelved for the time being. We’ve heard from multiple sources who say Vince feels his ring work wasn’t quite where it needed to be for television.
A match with Clay vs. Heath Slater was cut from Smackdown two week’s ago after it was taped when the decision was made he needed to work on his ring skills.
The assumption backstage currently is that he may be held off of TV until after WrestleMania 28. There’s no word on if he would return with the “Funkasaurus” gimmick or return under as the monster heel that was rumored for many months.
For the second WWE TV show in a row, there was no Brodus Clay. Clay did win the dark match before RAW tonight against Damien Sandow. Clay’s squash match over Heath Slater and post-match beatdown on Drew McIntyre was edited off Friday’s SmackDown broadcast and he did not appear on tonight’s RAW Supershow from Oklahoma City.
Brodus Clay was reportedly hesitant about doing his new gimmick at first but “Road Dogg” BG James has been working with him on it. Clay wanted to be a monster heel, like originally planned.
- While WWE officials were happy with the way Brodus Clay returned on Monday’s RAW, the general consensus backstage among the WWE crew was that this week’s show in general was a bad one.
- For those wondering, the “Funk” gimmick for Clay was a new idea from WWE creative and has not been planned the whole time for his return.
As noted earlier, Brodus Clay was written into the script for Monday’s RAW. He
would have had a squash match against a local talent, but during the day, the decision was made to scratch the segment. This is obviously not the first time that this has happened with Clay.
WWE will be going with the storyline of Brodus being pissed at being pushed back so many times that he’s even angrier than before. Officials do want to get Clay on TV as soon as possible to establish him as a monster. They wanted him to go into the Royal Rumble as one of the top big guys but it remains to be seen if he will debut before then.