Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cole Training for a Role in the Ring at Somepoint

Michael Cole has been learning to take bumps more recently in preparation for his upcoming guest referee roles at RAW live events. There are still plans for Cole to wrestle a match before too long as Vince McMahon still looks at Cole as one of WWE’s top heels.


Talk of Barrett vs Taker Still on for WM 27

There is still talk of having Wade Barrett vs. The Undertaker at WrestleMania 27, if something with Brock Lesnar doesn’t happen. While it appears after last night’s RAW that Barrett is gone from Nexus, there’s been no confirmation on his status. It’s possible he may end up on SmackDown. A babyface turn for Barrett has also been rumored.

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Brock Lesnar Interested In WrestleMania 27

Several MMA websites are reporting that Brock Lesnar is rumored to be looking for a way to get out of his UFC contract. Apparently Lesnar is wanting to work WWE’s WrestleMania 27 pay-per-view in Atlanta next year and has been talking with officials from the company.

Lesnar reportedly hasn’t talked with anyone from UFC or answered their phone calls since losing the UFC Heavyweight Title to Cain Velasquez last month. Sources also say that Lesnar hasn’t began to prepare for his next UFC fight and hasn’t trained since losing to Velasquez.

It’s said that Lesnar has lost some interest in MMA and has been been re-considering his future in the sport after his loss to Velasquez and the beating he took in the win against Shane Carwin before that.

Lesnar, who is said to be actively looking to perform at WrestleMania, reportedly has only one fight left on his current UFC contract.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

2011 Elimination Chamber Promo Video


Two-Disc Set on Bobby Heenan Coming Out Tomorrow

A two-disc DVD set on WWE Hall of Famer Bobby Heenan is set for release tomorrow by WWE. Regarding its documentary, it does not feature new comments from Heenan nor archival footage from past releases. His wife and daughter, however, are featured in the piece.


Update on WWE Stars for Tonight's RAW

In terms of tonight’s RAW, Randy Orton has already arrived in Albany. John Morrison was stuck in New York in the blizzard earlier today. At one point, Morrison said he put on his hazard lights and left his car on 8th avenue and got breakfast bagels as there was too much snow to park anywhere.

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Kaval Done with WWE; Released

World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of WWE SmackDown Superstar Kaval (Brandon Silvestry) as of today, December 23, 2010. We wish Kaval the best in all future endeavors.

The word in WWE is that Kaval (known as Low Ki on the independents circuit) was released because the company didn’t have any plans for him, and as such it was an amicable departure by the winner of NXT Season 2.

It’s unlikely Kaval will be working for any nationally televised companies any time soon due to the typical 90 day no-compete clause.

The high flyer was signed by World Wrestling Entertainment in 2008 and spent a lot of time in WWE developemental before he was brought up to NXT.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Original Plan for the Intercontinental Title Match at TLC

The original plan for the WWE Intercontinental Title match at last night’s pay-per-view was for Dolph Ziggler to actually catch the belt when it fell from Kofi Kingston and Jack Swagger on the ladder. Instead, the finish was botched a bit as Dolph picked the belt up after it had fallen.


Beth Phoenix Hurt at TLC?

The latest word on Beth Phoenix is that she is NOT injured after taking a nasty fall to the outside of the ring last during a Divas table match at the WWE TLC PPV. She tweeted:

"The risks are high each time you step foot in the ring, but nights like tonight prove to me how much I love my job. I took a nasty fall...but that's why I've always been called Phoenix. I just can't stay down for long."


MVP Coming Back to the WWE?

MVP, who recently left WWE after asking for his release, has reportedly been told by WWE officials that he is "more than welcome" to come back to WWE if he makes the decision to return. As previously reported, MVP felt that he wasn't being properly booked and was also unhappy with his overall position in the company.

He has since expressed interest in working in both Japan and Europe, but nothing has been set in stone yet. It is also very highly unlikely that MVP will sign with TNA Wrestling because he doesn't want to "burn the bridge" with WWE.

As of right now, there is no word on whether or not MVP will return to WWE anytime soon.


Friday, December 17, 2010

Shawn Michaels Reveals a New Deal with WWE, Talks His Future

Shawn Michaels posted a video on his YouTube page this morning regarding his future with WWE. Shawn announced that he and WWE have reached a deal that will see him stick around with the company for a long time.

Shawn says he’s not returning to the ring and is not the RAW General Manager. Shawn also says that returning as an on-air character has not been discussed. It sounds like Shawn will have some sort of behind-the-scenes role with WWE as he says he wants to help them move forward. Shawn makes it clear that there’s been no talk of him returning to TV.


JR Blog Highlights

Jim Ross has posted a new blog over at JRsBarBQ.com. Below are some highlights:

“No I never expect to see HBK, Rock, or Stone Cold wrestle again. Could all three make WWE appearances some day? Sure.”

“The Bobby Heenan DVD is a classic on a classic. Best, three skill talent ever. Brought back great memories and laugh out loud funny.”

“I’m not a fan of John Cena becoming a wrestling villain for the umpteenth time. Just one guy’s opinion.”

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Jillian Hall Update

Former WWE Diva Jillian Hall confronted speculation that she has undergone plastic surgery during an interview earlier this week with Diva Dirt. She claimed that she has only had work done to her breasts and hair. The former WWE Divas Champion also noted that she’s taking a few months off before she decides her future in the wrestling industry.


WWE Roster Updates – Diva Removed, Swagger’s Eagle, Cena, More

WWE.com has transferred John Cena’s profile from the Alumni section to the RAW Superstars section after he was rehired by Wade Barrett on Monday’s RAW.

Josh Mathews has been added to the SmackDown Superstars section. He replaced Todd Grisham as the play-by-play commentator for SmackDown on last week’s broadcast.

The NXT Superstars section now lists Todd Grisham as an on-air talent for the brand. He now calls NXT alongside Josh Mathews.

Ashley Valence, who has not appeared on NXT since Season 2, has been removed from the NXT Superstars section. She conducted the ring announcing for last week’s episode of WWE Superstars, but was not used this week. She notably announced Zack Ryder as “Ezekiel Jackson” during the Dec. 6 taping, which was dubbed for the taped broadcast.

Jack Swagger’s “Soaring Eagle” is considered an official WWE Superstar as the mascot is today’s “Superstar of the Day.”

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

WWE Terminates the Contract of Juan Cena

John Cena announced on his Twitter account this morning that WWE terminated their contract with Juan Cena, his cousin, last night at approximately 9:00 p.m.

“CeNation. Wwe reports that last night at approximatley 9pm est. It terminated its contract with cousin of john cena, juan,” Cena wrote. “The wwe wishes juan the best of luck in his future endeavors.”


Update TLC Card for This Sunday

Below is the updated card for WWE’s Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view, coming out of tonight’s RAW. The event will take place this Sunday, December 19th.

Tables Match for the WWE Title
Randy Orton vs. The Miz

TLC Match for the World Heavyweight Title

Edge vs. Kane

Chairs Match
Wade Barrett vs. John Cena

Chairs Match
Alberto Del Rio vs. Rey Mysterio

#1 Contender’s Ladder Match
Sheamus vs. John Morrison

Divas Tag Team Tables Match
Michelle McCool and Layla vs. Natalya and Beth Phoenix

Triple Threat Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Title

Jack Swagger vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler.

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Hulk Hogan to Get Married at Sunset to Girlfriend

From: TMZ

Hulk Hogan is about to walk down the aisle again -- TMZ has learned the wrestling legend will marry his 35-year-old fiancée this evening at sunset.

It's all going down at the Hogan compound in Clearwater, Florida. We're told Hulk will take his girlfriend Jennifer McDaniel's hand during an intimate ceremony ... with only close friends and family invited.

Hulk's kids, Brooke and Nick, will both be in attendance -- but his ex-wife Linda didn't make the guest list.

As we first reported, Hulk applied for a marriage license last month -- and we're told L.A.-based spiritual guru Dr. Michael Beckwith will perform the ceremony.

Mazel Tov!


Monday, December 06, 2010

Hogan Fan Told to Remove Gear

A fan who attended WWE RAW in Orlando, Florida recently dressed in Hulk Hogan gear was asked by arena security to remove the gear and was given a "Stand Up for WWE" shirt in return. The fan, who has been identified as Zachariah Dandera, claims that he spent more than $700 on tickets for that night's show, as well as the Hogan gear. Dandera also claims that he was told that he would not be permitted to stay in the arena without removing all of the Hogan gear and putting on the WWE shirt he was given instead.

As many people know, WWE has a very strict policy on giving any sort of "free promotion" for any talent who appears for any rival promotion, i.e. Hogan in TNA. The company does reserve the right to ask any fan wearing any gear of that nature at any event to remove it or risk ejection from the arena.


Former WWE Star Blasts Shawn Michaels

On the latest episode of "Highway 2 Helms", former WWE star "Hurrican" Shane Helms' weekly web show, co-host Marty Gardner asked Helms who his least favorite wrestler of all-time is. His answer? Shawn Michaels. Helms stated that Michaels was one of his idols growing up, but "he really let me down as a person". Helms then went on to really tear into Michaels, saying he believes Michaels is "the biggest hypocrite in the business" and that "his whole religious gimmick is a f***ing work".

Helms said that he doesn't discount Michaels ring work and says that his matches with The Undertaker are some of the greatest matches of all-time, but as a person Michaels is a "cock-eyed cross-eyed piece of sh**.

Helms then told a story about being so angry at Michaels at a show last year that he wanted to hit him, not caring if he got fired by WWE over it. Michaels was having an argument with Chris Jericho at catering and was verbally attacking Jericho, which Helms did not agree with. Helms did not explain what the issue between Michaels and Jericho was about.

Helms went on to say Michaels is "one of the biggest drug users in the history of the business...who has snorted more coke and done more steroids" than anybody else in wrestling.

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What to Look for Tonight on RAW

The following has been confirmed for tonight's edition of Monday Night RAW...

-Tonight's show will emanate from the KFC YUM! Center in Louisville, Kentucky

-The Miz vs. Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship has been advertised as tonight's dark match main event

-Sheamus's King of the Ring win from last week is expected to be hyped

-Michael Cole will explain his actions from last week, in which he cost Jerry "The King" Lawler the WWE Championship

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Saturday, December 04, 2010

WWE Up for 2010 Mashable Awards

WWE and John Cena are finalists for several awards at the 2010 Mashable Awards. The fourth annual awards event “celebrates major innovations and achievements in the digital and social media landscape by companies, people and projects via an open, multilingual, international, community-nominated voting platform.”

You can vote online at mashable.com, onc per day in each category until December 15th. Results will be announced online at the 2011 International CES Convention in Las Vegas on January 6th. Here are WWE’s nominations:

* WWE is a finalist for the “Must Follow Brand” award

* John Cena is a finalist for “Must Follow Personality” and “Most Influential Social Good Champion.”

* Stand Up For WWE is a finalist for “Most Creative Social Media Campaign.”


Reaction to MVP getting Released

MVP’s WWE departure didn’t come as a surprise to most within the company as he has talked about leaving for some time. MVP does have a 90-day non-compete clause with WWE and is talking on Twitter like he wants to wrestle in Japan.


Updated Card for Upcoming TLC WWE PPV

Below is the updated announced card for WWE’s Tables, Ladders and Chairs pay-per-view, coming out of last night’s SmackDown:

TLC Match for the World Title

Edge vs. Kane

Tables Match
Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio

As noted before, Randy Orton vs. The Miz for the WWE Title is being advertised for the pay-per-view. Since Kofi Kingston is the new #1 contender to the Intercontinental Title, it’s expected that he will get a shot against Dolph Ziggler at TLC but that hasn’t been announced yet.

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