0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 22, 2013 at 3:10 pm
Credit – F4WOnline
Depending on whether or not The Rock decides to return to wrestling, Brock Lesnar may return to WWE TV later this year to begin a feud with either Rock or The Undertaker.
It turns out that the spot on RAW a few weeks ago where Lesnar stopped and stared at a poster of The Rock wasn’t scripted by WWE officials. Apparently that was Lesnar “going into business for himself.”
While nobody knows if The Rock will return yet, Vince McMahon and others in the company feel that he will be feeling better this fall and agree to work WrestleMania XXX against Lesnar.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 18, 2013 at 11:53 am
The Rock spoke with CBS Cleveland reporter Chris Van Vliet to promote Fast 6 and says he’s confident his last wrestling match was against John Cena at WrestleMania 29.
Rock called WrestleMania 29 a dream scenario but had this to say about his most recent run with WWE:
“The 4 month run I had in WWE was really eye opening. I was able to see a lot of young talent that are very hungry and very humble. What’s interesting is there were some talent there who, it’s just the nature of the business, have become very sour grapes and miserable. The younger guys were very excited and there was that hunger that reminded me of myself 10 to 15 years ago when I first started.”
Rock also gave props to The Shield, Fandango and more. You can see the interview below:
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 17, 2013 at 3:16 pm
WWE CFO George Barrios talked company business at JP Morgan’s 41st annual Global Technology, Media and Telecom conference on Thursday. There wasn’t much new about the WWE Network but he noted that they are now looking to price it between $9.99 and $14.99 per month, a bit lower than previous estimates. Barrios also noted that the new WWE 2K14 video game will have a strong online gaming presence. A full transcript can be found here at SeekingAlpha.com.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 17, 2013 at 2:51 pm
Credit – PWInsider
For those wondering, WWE has no plans to strip Dolph Ziggler of the World Heavyweight Title, no matter how much time he has to miss.
There is still talk of having the ladder match with he, Jack Swagger and Alberto Del Rio, possibly at SummerSlam. This means that these three Superstars will be in the World Heavyweight Title picture for a few more months.
Despite other reports online, there is no backstage heat on Swagger for Dolph getting injured.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm
Credit – Wrestling Observer
We noted before that Paul Bearer is already confirmed for the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame in association with WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans.
WWE’s plan has always been for Bearer and The Undertaker to be inducted at the same time so it will be interesting to see if Taker gets inducted next year as well. Apparently there is some consideration.
Another name being considered for induction next year is Jake “The Snake” Roberts.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 13, 2013 at 9:39 am
TNA President Dixie Carter was recently interviewed by Sky News Radio in the UK and talked about meeting WWE’s Stephanie McMahon earlier this year:
“It was actually a very sad meeting. We met at the church at Ric Flair’s son’s funeral. She and Hunter were there, and the three of us had never met before. I was there with Sting and we were just kind of put in this back room waiting for each other. It was a very interesting meeting. They’re lovely people; I just wished them luck personally. They had a big weekend with WrestleMania coming up, and I did so publicly. Look, I have a different philosophy than maybe other people do. I think competition is healthy; I think to not want to have competition is absolutely ludicrous. I think it’s better for the fans, it’s better for the product and it makes us all work harder. And if we want to grow wrestling to be as big as it can be globally, I think that’s important. So, she did respond. I think there were a lot of tweets between the fans, but she did respond in a very kind manner.”
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 10, 2013 at 4:44 pm
WWE is advertising both locally and on television for a “Bret Hart Appreciation Night” which is scheduled to take place on the May 27th, 2013 episode of Raw in Calgary, AB.
WWE published a story on the Appreciation Night on their website. Here is an excerpt from their article.
“It has also been announced that the May 27 edition of WWE’s three-hour spectacular will be “Bret Hart Appreciation Night,” paying tribute to the five-time WWE Champion’s illustrious career. What the celebration will entail is not known yet.
For more details on Bret Hart Appreciation Night as they become available, be sure to check WWE.com and tune in to Raw, Mondays at 8/7 CT.”
WWE plans on having Shawn Michaels make a guest appearance for the show.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 9, 2013 at 6:25 pm
Chris Jericho discussed Fandango’s character during an interview with Hooked on Wrestling.
“I think probably when I did Dancing with the Stars Vince probably watched it and thought all the dancers looked gay and thought they’d make a great heel. This is his his new pet project. He loves it. He’s rolled with it from the start and now it’s getting over to a degree – I don’t know if he’s more over or the song is over, but at least there’s a reaction.
“To be honest I did a lot of that to make it happen. It’s why Vince put me with him for Wrestlemania. I wasn’t really super excited about it at the start as you can probably imagine but but then after a bit I realized what the task was and that it was a challenge!
“I told Vince probably about a week before Wrestlemania, he’s going to be a babyface soon. ‘Why?’ he says. Because it’s such a ridiculous character and he plays it so well so far that most of the crowd will be cheering for him too. It’s hilarious. Here we are two weeks later and he’s the most over guy on the show. Well, at least his music is.”