- Hulk Hogan recently spoke with Yahoo Sports to promote WWE SummerSlam. Below are some highlights: YS: How close were you to coming to tears during Monday’s birthday tribute video during Monday Night Raw? HH: That was brutal, dude. They do things at WWE sometimes because I’m what they call a “veteran.” Vince [McMahon] trusts me and he doesn’t let me in on all the secrets like at WrestleMania XXX when I’m out in the ring and here comes The Rock and Stone Cold [Steve Austin]. It could have beenRead More
WWE changed their flags on top of WWE headquarters in Stamford, CT earlier today to show the new company logo that officially goes in to use this weekend. WWE’s office building also had the former scratch logo replaced today with the new logo that we’ve been seeing used with the WWE Network. (Source: PWInsider)Read More
- Natalya was back training with MMA fighters Jessamyn Duke, Shayna Baszler and Colleen Schneider this week. Apparently the footage will be on Total Divas. – The explosive conclusion to JBL’s bunny problem is featured in the latest episode of The JBL & Cole Show: – WWE is holding several community events in Los Angeles this week ahead of SummerSlam. WWE’s Community website has photos of Emma, Dolph Ziggler and Naomi visiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles earlier this week.Read More
- Check out this video of Triple H doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge outside of the Staples Center. Triple H was challenged by NFL star Ben Roethlisberger and went on to challenge Vince McMahon, Hulk Hogan and Steve Austin. – Stephanie McMahon was recently interviewed by 13-year-old Hannah Mitchell, daughter of LA Times Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell. Stephanie was asked if she had advice for teenage girls that want to become a successful businesswoman. She replied: “I would say the two most important things are to believe inRead More
Roman Reigns recently spoke with Chuck Carroll for CBS Los Angeles to promote SummerSlam. Carroll asked if Reigns had any ambitions to follow The Rock to Hollywood. He replied: “I’m willing to try anything and gain a little experience in anything. Is it something that is a big goal of mine? I can’t say that it is right now because I’m so caught up in WWE. (I’m) trying to be the face of this company and the top guy and have the WWE World Championship.” Reigns also had a messageRead More
- Roman Reigns recently spoke with Yahoo Sports to promote WWE SummerSlam. Below are some highlights: Randy Orton at SummerSlam: “I’m ready to go. I’m tired of waiting. I feel good [about the match]. I wrestle five to six times a week and [the matches are] all by myself, so my engine’s ready to go. I’m running on pretty much full cylinders here. It’s just about getting out there and doing it now, but I couldn’t be any more ready than I am.” Getting staples after his recent match withRead More
- Earlier this week we noted that Ricardo Rodriguez wrote the following about Triple H and his time in WWE: “#BumbleBee was his name for me… Don’t even think he ever knew my real name.” — 21-1 (@HeelPapi_) August 12, 2014 “BumbleBee” refers to an overweight Latino cartoon character on The Simpsons who dresses in a bumblebee costume and is portrayed as a spoof on common stereotypes of Mexican pop culture. Former WWE and WCW talent Konnan, who has been urging fans to boycott “racist WWE” after Alberto Del Rio’sRead More
- Daniel Bryan recently spoke with Below are some highlights: How much of your time does rehab take up? I literally wake up, take the dog out, go to physical therapy number one, drive about half an hour to physical therapy number two, from there I go to my acupuncture and from there to my ART [Active Release Technique]. And that’s every day. It’s physically and mentally exhausting, but I’m doing my best to get better so I can come back as soon as possible. When do you thinkRead More
- WWE’s website has a new poll asking fans which SummerSlam match they’re most excited to see. With almost 18,000 votes cast, 53% have voted for Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena. Brie Bella vs. Stephanie McMahon and Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins are tied with 15%. Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton has just 7% while the other matches have 2% or 3%. – The teams of Simon Gotch & Aiden English and Sin Cara & Kalisto won matches on last night’s WWE NXT episode to advance in the tournament toRead More
- WWE officials reportedly have “given up” on the push for Bo Dallas, which explains why his winning streak was ended by R-Truth a few weeks back. We’ve noted before that Bo was one of the gimmicks that Vince McMahon had lost interest in. – Former WWE and WCW star Konnan will be having his left hip replaced next week after AAA’s TripleMania event. He will also be having some work done on his right hip, which was replaced several years ago. (Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)Read More
Roman Reigns recently spoke with IGN to promote WWE SummerSlam. Below are some highlights: IGN: And how about heading into your first-ever singles SummerSlam match? Reigns: I’m excited, man. It’s a great opportunity to me. I have a really strong opponent in Randy Orton. A former multi-time world champion. He’s held just about every title under the sun. And he’s done it all in a major way. He’s basically wreaked havoc and ran roughshod over the WWE for quite some time. Some people might forget that. Not the Viper part,Read More
Alberto Del Rio held a press conference in Mexico yesterday with AAA President Joaquin Roldan. Del Rio said he would no longer be using that name because WWE owns it. His new ring name is El Patron. He would not talk about his WWE departure due to legal reasons but said he would in a few weeks. Del Rip acknowledged he can’t wrestle in AAA for 90 days but his lawyers are working on making it to where he can wrestle at TripleMania on Sunday. Del Rio has challenged ElRead More
- Below is video of The Rock doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being challenged by Ronda Rousey: – Xavier Woods was asked on Twitter when “the new Nation of Domination” stable will be debuting on WWE TV. He replied: No clue not a part of it, but if I did have a group then I'd use our intelligence as the focus rather than our race #Its2014 @AndrewWolens — Xavier Woods (@XavierWoodsPhD) August 14, 2014Read More
TNA has announced the following for next week’s Hardcore Justice themed episode of Impact Wrestling, which will be the first Wednesday night show for TNA: * Dixie Carter will be interviewed by Mike Tenay about going through the table * Low Ki vs. Samoa Joe for the X Division Title * Six Sides of Steel to determine a new #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Title * Bram vs. Abyss in a Stairway to Janice matchRead More
Paul Heyman recently spoke with Mike Jones from DC101 to promote WWE SummerSlam and his new DVD. The full interview can be found at this link. Below are a few highlights. Brock Lesnar not being at every WWE event: “Brock Lesnar is not here 365 days a year, so when he appears, it’s can’t miss, it’s something extraordinary, it’s must see, it’s something special. Besides, if Brock Lesnar wrestled every single week, he would wipe out the entire WWE and in three months we’d have no one left to workRead More
Alberto Del Rio’s brother Guillermo Rodriguez, who had a brief run in WWE developmental a few years ago, said this past week that he and Del Rio will be teaming up in trios matches with their father Dos Caras very soon. Guillermo, who worked in WWE developmental as Memo Montenegro but was cut back in July 2013, now works in Mexico as El Hijo de Dos Caras. (Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)Read More
While TNA has no live events announced for after September 7th, apparently they do have some listed on their internal books as some of the TNA wrestlers have at least a few live event bookings for cities after September 7th. For some reason the dates aren’t announced and tickets aren’t on sale yet. TNA has to give wrestlers notice on dates because talents under contract are allowed to take outside bookings but TNA gets first call. (Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)Read More
- WWE taped the following matches for tonight’s SmackDown: * Dean Ambrose vs. Cesaro * Dolph Ziggler vs. Titus O’Neil * Mark Henry vs. Luke Harper * Eva Marie vs. AJ Lee * Jack Swagger vs. Bo Dallas * Roman Reigns vs. The Miz – Randy Orton is featured in this week’s WWE RAW Slam of the Week: – Dean Ambrose is featured in this week’s WWE SmackDown Slam of the Week, essentially spoiling tonight’s show:Read More
In the below video, former WWE Superstar CM Punk let WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee pour a bucket of ice water on his head for The Ice Bucket Challenge. The Ice Bucket Challenge is to help spread awareness in fighting ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. The Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral as various celebrities have been posting videos of themselves pouring ice water on their heads to raise awarenessRead More