Alberto Del Rio did media in Mexico today and noted that he cannot wrestle in the United States for one year. He also admitted there was a backstage incident with him and a WWE employee but did not go into details. Del Rio not being able to wrestle in the US for one year could be a sign that he was found to be in breach of his WWE contract. When WWE talents are found in breach of their deal, they are informed that they will no longer be paidRead More
Thursday’s taped episode of TNA Impact Wrestling from New York City, featuring Team 3D vs. The Hardys, drew 1.126 million viewers. This is down from last week’s 1.411 viewers. This week’s 1.126 million viewers is TNA’s lowest Impact viewership in two months.Read More
- In the video below, Hulk Hogan and Michelle Beadle cut a nWo-style promo about Johnny Manziel’s QB battle with Brian Hoyer & the NFL’s Cleveland Browns: – There will not be a documentary on WWE’s upcoming Sting DVD but there is a possibility that the set will include new Sting interview footage between matches, reports. A follow-up Sting DVD set with a documentary is also possible. – Renee Young, Alicia Fox and Sin Cara hosted an anti-bullying rally at the Boys and Girls Club of East Los AngelesRead More
Evan Bourne
As reported, former WWE Superstar Evan Bourne (Matt Sydal) did a live shoot interview with Kayfabe Commentaries last weekend. Replays can be found at this link for $15.99. Bourne was asked to tell an embarrassing story about a Diva that he worked with and told a story about current TNA Knockout Taryn Terrell, known then as Tiffany. Bourne said: “I’m gonna have to say the most embarrassing Diva moment happened while I was at FCW (now known as NXT). While I was there, there was a new Diva freshRead More
- There are rumors all over Twitter and Facebook today that it was reported Rosa Mendes is seen as a “laughingstock” by her co-workers in WWE. The rumor went that none of Rosa’s fellow employees feel that she can wrestle, talk or entertain but tolerate her because she’s not a threat and they get along. As far as we know this has not been reported by any credible sources and appears to be just another internet rumor. We’re only addressing the rumor because a handful of fans were asking aboutRead More
In the below video with Grantland, Hulk Hogan talks about his final encounter with The Ultimate Warrior during WrestleMania XXX weekend, his personal history with Warrior and how he learned of his death. Hogan, who was at the Gorilla Position for Warrior’s final RAW appearance, said: “On Raw, he went out there and put on the little Warrior mask; he had a hard time getting it off. I don’t know if you noticed, when he tried to get it off, he had a hard time getting it off. He didn’tRead More
WWE has been sending out renewal notices to WWE Network subscribers this week. The e-mail features an image of Brock Lesnar, a “renew now” button and the following line: “Hurry, time is running out! This is your last week of WWE Network!” A graphic at the bottom confirms that The Monday Night War will debut on the WWE Network this month, Rivalries will debut in October and the second season of WWE Countdown will debut in November. Below is that graphic:Read More
- Wrestling fan and American Idol winner James Durbin is featured on Chris Jericho’s latest Talk Is Jericho podcast. During the show’s fan Q&A segment, Bray Wyatt called in to hype his SummerSlam match against Jericho. He and Jericho exchanged words, making for a pretty cool moment going into SummerSlam. – WWE has started taking out advertising on different cable networks, letting fans know they can subscribe to the WWE Network via text message. The texts they’re advertising include the name of the cable networks so WWE can keep trackRead More
- 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