WWE is now advertising Chris Jericho for the following live events.
* May 11 – Beaumont, TX
* May 12 – Forth Worth, TX
* May 24 – Salt Lake City, UT
* May 25 – Red Deer, Alberta
* May 26- Lethbridge, Alberta
Former WWE star Chris Masters says he saved his mothers life last night after a scary looking incident. He posted:
“Saved my moms life!Son ofaBitch barricaded my mom in her apt & set the place on fire.I Broke my moms window with police help,&pulled herOut. Heres the aftermath.So thankful my moms alive!!!!!!!!!”
“Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.AHole got his from me!!!And is in jail as I type this.Moms resting comfortably with me at my place.”
Santino Marella announced Saturday on Twitter that he has recovered from his neck injury.
“I am good to go for this Monday,” wrote Marella.
The Raw Superstar suffered the injury in January, competed at the Royal Rumble, and subsequently underwent a neck procedure in February in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Former WWE star Dustin “Goldust” Rhodes spoke to Newsday.com to promote an independent wrestling appearance. Goldust talked about his brother Cody Rhodes and said his one problem is his lack of patience:
“He doesn’t see the big picture sometimes. But he’s growing. Sometimes they (WWE) get a little hot and cold with Cody. I just wish they would make up their minds.”
Dustin added that his brother is the only person left in the business that he wants to face at WrestleMania.
Courtesy of WWEDVDNews.com, here is the cover photo for WWE’s upcoming In Your House DVD and Blu-ray that hits stores on April 30th:
Chris Jericho spoke with WWE.com. Here are some highlights from the interview.
His thoughts on keeping his return a secret: ”In this day and age, it’s almost impossible to keep a secret. It was just really, really cool to know that we could still keep a secret and keep a nice surprise. But there was no rumors at all that Jericho was going to come back at the Rumble. If I go to a movie, I don’t want to know what the ending of it is before I go.
“What would people expect if Jericho was coming back? Well, some kind of complicated clues. I thought, “what if there was no clues? I just showed up?” I like being the master of puppets sometimes when it comes to the fans. I think that we kind of really surprised a lot of experts that think they know everything but they really don’t. I think it’s one of the reasons that the reaction was so huge. It’s definitely one of the best nights of my career.
“The hardest part was just waiting for the shoe to drop, and waiting for somebody to find out I was going to be there. I was like so scared, like kind of crawling under the cover of night to get to this little bus where I was hiding, hoping that no one would see me. And that, like some parking attendant going “oh, Jericho’s here.” And when nobody did I was just like this is, this is amazing. I got into the Rumble, and people were chanting, “you still got it.” And like, I never lost it.”
How playing with Fozzy is in comparison to keeping in ring shape:“Whenever Fozzy plays, we put on a very intense show. A lot of energy, a lot of ya know, jumping and running. But when you get into the ring it’s a different story. And It’s funny, because when I heard I was in the Rumble for 47 minutes and 53 seconds, and I was like, “Wow, is it really that long?
“Mr. McMahon even asked me like after he said, “you did a great job, but not working in awhile, I mean how did you stay in ring shape?” And I was like, “I don’t know.” And then Even on Raw, my first single match was like 18 minutes against CM Punk. Same thing. It’s like I guess just when you’ve been doing it long enough it just gets ingrained into your body and it’s just more instinct than anything. ”
On what impresses him about some of the newer WWE wrestlers: ”It’s good to know that the new prospects that are coming in have some experience and been around a little bit. And obviously The Shield, I was really impressed by them right off the bat. They were just three guys that were given a shot and really took the ball and ran with it. Cesaro, I’ve been a fan of his even before he came here. They’ve worked around the world and it benefited them when they debuted.”
WWE’s “Best of War Games” DVD and Blu-ray set will hit North American stores on June 25th. WWEDVDNews.com has revealed the synopsis for the set:
“BITTER RIVALRIES. MONUMENTAL MATCHES. THE MOST DANGEROUS BATTLES IN SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT.
Take one part Royal Rumble, one part Survivor Series, add in two punishing steel cages- and the result is a battle that spanned two rings and cemented a legacy as one of the most unpredictable and unmistakable matches of all time: War Games. WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes – the mind behind the mayhem – introduces some of the most famous War Games matches (featuring Ric Flair, Sting, the nWo, and more) and gives viewers a comprehensive look inside NWA/WCW’s most innovative concept that revolutionized sports entertainment.”
Chris Jericho discussed how long he plans on sticking around in the WWE during an interview with Scott Fishman of The Miami Herald.
“I have been feeling great. I feel like all the matches that I’ve been having are the best matches on the show or close to it. This is especially true the last couple of weeks working with guys like Daniel Bryan. I really like doing other things too.
Fozzy has been doing great. We are getting ready to go to Australia and then I will come back to WWE after that. The Robot Combat League is a big opportunity. I’ve always considered myself an entertainer more than just a wrestler or just an actor or just a musician. I think it’s very beneficial to do all these other things, but still be able to come back to WWE for good chunks of time or spurts.
That is probably going to be my career from now on. I will keep coming back as long as I feel I’m still working at the highest level that I can. It won’t be for two years, but if I come back to two or so months at a time. Then I can do that, then it gives me the opportunity to do the other projects I have going on as well.”
As noted earlier, CM Punk was banged up during his match at Saturday night’s live event in Springfield, Missouri when The Miz botched a suplex during their tag match.
PWInsider has confirmed that Punk did not suffer a concussion, but could have aggravated other issues he has been dealing with. Punk is expected to be working tonight’s Raw event as scheduled and their is no heat on The Miz.
WWE Superstar Michael McGillicutty tweeted the following on Sunday, the anniversary of the death of his father, WWE Legend Curt Hennig:
“Unfortunate milestone on this sad day. 10 yrs already since I lost my best friend. And I still miss him just as much today. Love You Dad.”
“My Dad lives thru me everyday. I swear on the moon & stars that my mark will be made in this business. The #Hennig name will endure forever.”
“Today I turn the corner. Ive endured pain, true, but its my time now. Im at a different level then all others. Physically and mentally.”
“Nothing can stop me. No one will slow me down. I own my life. I own my future. I own the ring. Im the Boss. #Hennig”