News On WWE Making Changes to PPV Pre-shows, Goldust Talks Cody Rhodes, Jake Roberts
– PWMania.com reported this weekend that WWE has plans to make the WrestleMania 29 pre-show more interactive with fan voting and other features. These changes will also go into affect for all future pay-per-view pre-shows. WWE officials feel that their YouTube pre-shows became too much of a packaged TV show so they’re looking to change it. Regarding the length of the pre-show, they will still be 30 minutes except for WrestleMania 29 where it will be one hour.
– 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.
– Arda Ocal noted on Twitter that he spoke to Jake “The Snake” Roberts this weekend and the WWE Legend has been sober now for 110 days, the longest he’s ever gone since he was 10 years old. When Jake started Diamond Dallas Page’s DDPYOGA, he was at 305lbs. and he’s now down to almost 230lbs.