– SmackDown star Dolph Ziggler was recently interviewed by TimesRecordNews.com. The former Intercontinental champion spoke about a number of topics, including how he got into the wrestling business, how he deals with WWE’s hectic travel schedule and his favorite wrestlers growing up.
– Ricardo Rodriguez, Alberto Del Rio’s personal ring announcer, put over WWE developmental and second generation talent Bo Rotundo on his Twitter this week. He wrote:
“Bo Rotundo is someone to keep an eye on. Amazing talent.”
– On Friday’s episode of SmackDown, we saw the formation of a new heel stable. Former Nexus members Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater made a surprise appearance on the show, joining forces with Ezekiel Jackson and former Nexus leader Wade Barrett in what appears to be a new version of Nexus. From what we’ve heard, Gabriel and Slater will be joining Wade Barrett as official members of the SmackDown roster. Expect the formation of this new faction to lead to a feud with CM Punk’s Nexus group.
– Speaking of CM Punk, it’s been announced that he will be wrestling WWE United States champion at several RAW-brand live events in February. These two had some epic battles in Ring of Honor several years ago, let’s hope these matches are a sign we’ll see an on-air feud between these two, who are arguably two of the best workers in the company right now.