0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 14, 2013 at 4:52 pm
Former WWE Superstar MVP, who has been rumored to be in talks with WWE for several months now, tweeted the following on Tuesday regarding the differences between WWE and Japan:
“Being a WWE fan doesn’t make u a PRO WRESTLING fan. There r AMAZING wrestlers in Mexico, Japan, Europe you’ve never heard of but would love!”
“WWE is the biggest promotion in the world. The best production. Some awesome talent. But pro wrestling is bigger than WWE. I had a blast working there. I also had a blast working in Japan. Different psychology,different styles. It all comes down to personal preference.”
“Khali was World Heavy Weight champion. That’s usually reserved for the best. Is he among the best? Remember it’s ENTERTAINMENT.”
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 1, 2013 at 6:29 pm
The WWE Magazine is featuring a short interview with Alberto Del Rio. During the interview, Del Rio was asked about why he became a babyface.
“It was the WWE Universe who put me in this position. They wanted to see me as a good guy, so I want to do whatever they want because, at the end of the day, we’re here for them. It actually has nothing to do with my old name. I was using the “Dos Caras” name to pay tribute to my father because that was the name my father used for years and years all over the world. So no — it doesn’t have anything to do with my personality.”
Del Rio was also asked if we would ever see him wrestle in a mask again.
“I don’t think that’s going to happen in WWE. Maybe someday when the WWE Universe decides that it’s time for Alberto Del Rio to retire. Maybe, and this is just maybe, I will do my last match in WWE, and then I will go to Mexico to contest one more match in my homeland, and then after that I will retire and spend time with my family and give back to my community and my family, something after all these years in the ring.”
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on April 4, 2013 at 2:55 pm
Credit – Wrestling Observer
We noted before that WWE has signed a mini wrestler from Mexico to a developmental deal. That wrestler is Mascarita Dorada, who may have been the best mini wrestler in Mexico. There’s word that WWE may be considering a division for the mini wrestlers that would air mostly on Saturday Morning Slam.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on January 30, 2013 at 1:55 pm
The following comes from Kris Zellner’s Lucha Report:
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto del Rio gave an interview with Yahoo! Deportes over the weekend where he admitted that Mexico isn’t in the WWE plans anymore due to declining a economy, attendances, ratings, and even piracy. ADR said that once WWE sees that a market is beyond saving in their minds then they would turn their attention to newer markets. ADR said that a couple of years ago Mexico was held in high regard by the promotion but their last tour there last year was considered a flop in their eyes with the lack of merchandise sold being a key factor in determining that the product just wasn’t hot anymore.
ADR spoke of his future and said while he hopes to return to Mexico one day he feels a deep sense of gratitude to the WWE for giving him the opportunity that made him a superstar and they stood by him in very difficult situations. ADR said that the WWE is like family and when he retires he hopes to become a road agent where he will be able to share his experiences with younger talent to help them grow to become superstars like him.
TNA’s official website has removed Sarita‘s profile and picture, indicating she is done with the company.
Sarita, who competes as Dark Angel Sarah Stock in Mexico, joined the company in early 2009 and was pegged to be the promotion’s replacement for Gail Kim in the top babyface role, however, the company then signed Tara, fresh from a WWE run, and Sarita’s debut was pushed back to July of that year.
Along with Taylor Wilde, Sarita was one half of the first ever Knockouts Tag Team Champions. She held the title again with her on-screen Rosita, who last year insisted she was still with TNA.
Neither Sarita or Rosita have been used by TNA since April 2012.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on November 12, 2012 at 10:26 am
We noted earlier that Alberto Del Rio’s entire family was at the recent WWE NXT live event where he teamed with his brother Memo Montenegro and Ricardo Rodriguez. The Herald reports that Del Rio and his wife are expecting a girl, their second child.
Del Rio’s family that was present for the tag match included his mother, his wife, their two-year old son, Memo’s girlfriend plus family friend and indy wrestler Pablo Marquez. His wife recorded the match to show to their father, Dos Caras. Del Rio’s mother traveled all the way from Mexico to watch the match.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on October 24, 2012 at 1:28 pm
We noted before that Alberto Del Rio will be appearing at this Friday’s WWE NXT live event in West Palm Beach, Florida for a meet-and-greet plus a match against Kassius Ohno. It’s now been revealed that Del Rio will be teaming with his brother, developmental talent Memo Montenegro, to face Ohno and Leo Kruger.
Montenegro spoke with The Miami Herald to promote Friday’s live event and here are some highlights:
His father Dos Cara’s opinion on his decision to go American:
“My dad loved it. In Mexico, it’s a good business, but here it’s bigger, and it’s a bigger opportunity for me. My dad said in the future if something happens, ‘you’ll have the background working in the states, and it’ll be easier for you to work in Japan, Europe and even in Mexico.’ My dad likes that I’m following in the steps of my brother. My brother followed in the steps of my dad, and I’m following in the steps of my brother.”
Joining WWE and the American vs. Mexican style:
“I almost started wrestling in Mexico for CMLL, but then I spoke with John Laurinaitis [who was the WWE’s senior vice president of talent relations], and he told me they were going to sign me. There’s a really big difference between the Mexican style and the American style. There’s more psychology in the American style. So to prepare, I also started working with American wrestlers in Mexico. My brother is 6-4, and he weighs more than me, but for me I have good size here in America. I try to mix a little of the Mexican style with the American style. I do high-risk moves and combine it with the American style, so that helps me a lot.”
Being in WWE developmental:
“It’s an incredible experience. In the three, four months I’ve been here, I’ve already learned so much. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned so far. I want to thank Bill DeMott, Norman Smiley, Joe Mercury, Ricky Steamboat, because they really help me and tell me my mistakes to learn from and improve and get better.”
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on October 21, 2012 at 11:18 pm
Sarita, who has not appeared for TNA Wrestling in six months, is setting grappling goals outside the promotion. The internationally-acclaimed wrestler revealed during an interview published Saturday on ESPNDeportes.com promoting breast cancer awareness that she wants to become the Women’s Champion of Puerto Rican based promotion World Wrestling Council, as well as compete for WWE. She believes she has the ability to accomplish both tasks and considers them immediate goals.
“I have many plans in the short term; I want to be champion of the World Council, plus I would like to fight in the WWE. I’m very focused on continue to succeed in the wrestling world,” she said.
Sarita, whose real name is Sarah Stock, publicly considered WWE a goal of hers when she began her professional wrestling career in Canada, but largely remained mum on the subject after gaining fame in Mexico as well as TNA Wrestling. She briefly competed for WWE’s former developmental promotion, Ohio Valley Wrestling, as a non-contracted talent during a wrestling tour of the United States in 2003. She was evaluated by WWE officials during an event tour through Canada the following year, but was not offered a contract.
Sarita also remarked on the differences in wrestling styles between Mexico and the United States, being away from her family in Canada most of the year, and how her family has dealt with the effects of cancer. A translated version of the story is available here.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on October 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin has sent out the following video where he responds to the comments that CM Punk made about him the last two weeks on RAW. You can see the video here as well as a transcript of what Austin says under it:
“Hey, it’s Stone Cold Steve Austin, I’m coming to you from Mexico where I’m out here working on Redneck Island and I heard through word on the street that CM Punk has been running down Stone Cold Steve Austin on Monday Night Raw for the past two weeks. I heard that you’ve been running me down. I didn’t see the show, so I haven’t heard or seen the promos. But I’ll get on YouTube, I’ll watch ‘em, I’ll respond accordingly on my website, BrokenSkullRanch.com. Or hell, if anybody up there in that organization, including you, got any guts or class you’ll send me the damn promos so I can respond accordingly. But you ain’t going to talk trash about me and I’m just going to let it slide. You call yourself the best in the world, you’re a damn joke and I ain’t going to get carried away here because I haven’t seen the promos, I just know that the words you had to say weren’t flattering. This is Stone Cold Steve Austin. You are looking, you are listening, to the best in the world and that’s all I got to say about that.”
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on September 25, 2012 at 2:38 pm
There is reportedly a lot of heat on Alberto Del Rio backstage after he deliberately unmasked Sin Cara during last night’s Raw. The pair have disliked each other for years going back to their time in Mexico, and Del Rio decided to take the childish route and humiliate Cara on live TV.
That being said the heat with management will likely blow over as Del Rio is considered protected because he’s needed for the Hispanic demographic.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on August 23, 2012 at 12:24 am
Amy Schumer, a comedian who dated Dolph Ziggler, was on Howard Stern this morning. She talked about the relationship. She said the sex was “too athletic” for her. Maybe she wanted more stalling and comedy. She said she would go with him to TV tapings and PPV shows. She said when she’d introduce him to other comedians, they all wanted to get their picture taken with him.
When a photo of Ziggler was put on the screen, Stern called him “Hitler’s wet dream.” He said he looked like Dolph Lundgren. She thought that’s where they got the name from and said his real name with Nick Nemeth. She said he was a bad guy and that’s why he always loses. She said he has to be really talented to keep losing and still be a star. She said they dated for three months until her ex-boyfriend, comedian Anthony Jeselnik invited her to go to Mexico and she broke up with him on Skype.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on July 18, 2012 at 6:47 pm
Prior to entering a rehabilitation facility on Monday, WWE Hall of Famer Tammy “Sunny” Sytch participated in an emotional interview with RF VIDEO where she addressed her variety of personal battles (available soon exclusively on DVD at www.rfvideo.com or watch instantly atwww.rfvideonow.com). A video preview of the interview has been released, which shows her accusing her former boyfriend (a police officer from New Jersey) of domestic violence, as well as her disclosing her drug runs to Tijuana, Mexico and her belief years ago that she would die prematurely. Quotes from the video are as follows:
“Everybody has heard about my “personal demons” in the past [voice cracking], but nobody really knows the truth about it.”
“…on Tuesday, I’m still good and then by like Wednesday, I just, I crack, ’cause I hate to be without him. I hate to be alone. I live on the beach. I go to the beach every day. But, I’m still just a depressed mess.”
“…seriously, the three most important people in my life, that I ever had, are gone. So it’s always going to play a part, it’s always going to hit that depression spot.”
“…I was afraid for my life half the time. It was really bad. It really wasn’t a good…wasn’t a good thing at all. [Tearfully pauses] On a daily basis I would be told that I was fat, ugly and worthless. Almost daily, I was hit. A couple times I ended up in the hospital…”
“…but like I said, there have been years in my life where I wouldn’t pick up a drink. For years…”
“Do you want to know how I got my first drink? With my “then boyfriend,” Shawn Michaels.”
“In my twenties, I once said to myself, I’ll probably die at 36 because I wanted to be just like Marilyn Monroe. And I actually looked in the mirror and said that to myself…because back then with the pills and drinking, everybody was crazy on the road…”
“If you think about it, when you’re drunk, you don’t even know what you’re doing. You have no idea. I don’t think I’m violent, I could be wrong…”
“…it’s a really hard decision to actually take this step. Don’t ever let anybody think it’s not because it’s…and being that I was there once, and I know what it’s like. It’s tortuous. It really is.”
“…turned me on to, “Hey, gotta hit Tijuana with me.” So first couple trips, I was making with Louie [Spicolli] down in Tijuana. After he passed away, I was going by myself, and I was taking orders, not saying for who, of what people needed from Tijuana.”
“…I said Davey Boy. I’m like, “Davey!” And I hear, “No, it’s Diana.” And right away, my heart sunk. I’m like, “What’s up Diana?” She goes, this is exactly what she said, “Davey just died.”
“…between Rick Rude, Curt Hennig, Davey, Owen, it’s just…”
“…how did it turn from New Jack saying he’s going to be in New Jersey next month, “I’m going to take care of him,” to me asking him to…I’m not even going to say the words.”
“…and I was getting tossed by Beth. So I grabbed Victoria and I grabbed Beth Phoenix and I said, “Listen, get me out, fast.”
“…the screwjob happened. Bret stormed into Vince’s office and was out within like three minutes. Immediately, Vince walks out of the room with a black eye. You don’t get a black eye that quick. If you get hit, it takes a little bit of time for the eye to get black. Three minutes is not enough time. My theory…”