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  • Seth Rollins On Rumors About When He Found Out About Title Win, Working With Jon Stewart, More

    Posted on April 23rd, 2015 No author. No comments

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    Source: The Mirror

    seth rollinsThe Mirror recently interviewed WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. Below are a few highlights:

    If you found out about winning the WWE Championship at WrestleMania after his match with Randy Orton earlier at the show:

    “It may or may not be true. I’m going to leave that one to mystery!”

    If there was time to celebrate after the title win:

    “No, not really. I had a couple of handshakes and people congratulated me but then I had to appear on The Today show right after that. So that didn’t really allow for much of a celebration.”

    Working with Jon Stewart on RAW last month:

    “Yeah, the Daily Show was something where I just kind of popped up out of nowhere and there was a bit of back and forth between Jon and I, and we ended up on each others shows. So it was a cool little bit for me, something I never really expected to do, and to get the opportunity to hang out with Jon Stewart, someone I watched pretty much my whole life, it was exciting. It’s something you never expect to do and then there you are in that position, so I enjoyed myself.”

    Seth Rollins also discussed his match with Orton at WrestleMania, Neville, his Royal Rumble match with Brock Lesnar and John Cena and more. You can check out the full interview by clicking here.

  • Rick Ruben’s Early Influences Came from Pro Wrestling

    Posted on April 22nd, 2015 admin No comments

    credit card knife bannerRick Rubin explained his early inspirations into the music game came from an unusual place.

    Usually when you say the name Rick Rubin, you think of the Zen-master in the studio. In his interview with Rolling Stone magazine he explained that early on that he was inspired by professional wrestling. He is amassive pro-wrestling fan, a lifelong obsessive who grew up idolizing “Superstar” Billy Graham and Ivan Putski and recently he was seen sitting ringside at WWE’s Wrestle-mania in San Diego.

    Rubin explained that the iconic group from Brooklyn was influenced by comedy and wrestling in their music.

    There’s no question that, early on, the Beastie Boys were very influenced by pro wrestling,” Rubin said. “One-hundred percent. The idea of being bad-guy rappers, saying really outlandish things in interviews, that all came from a love of pro wrestling. We didn’t say it because it was true – we said it because it was entertaining. To me, it was performance art; we were as inspired by pro wrestling and Monty Python as we were music. I remember showing them videotapes of old matches, because I was the fan, and we’d laugh about the stuff on there. And at that time, there was a wrestling hotline, and we’d call and listen to prerecorded messages from Roddy Piper and get inspired by the crazy things he’d say. Kerry King [from Slayer] was really into wrestling, too. Later, I worked with Andrew Dice Clay, and he was a perfect heel.

    Read the entire Rolling Stone magazine article: CLICK HERE

  • Cover Art For WWE’s Daniel Bryan DVD, More Names For Mick Foley’s WWE Tapings, Corey Graves, Stock

    Posted on April 22nd, 2015 No author. No comments
    – We noted before that Mick Foley‘s “Cheap Pops” WWE Network tapings at Full Sail University on Friday night will feature appearances by Jim Ross and JBL. Foley’s daughter Noelle, Scotty 2 Hotty, Bayley, Becky Lynch and NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks will also be appearing.

    – WWE stock was up 0.28% today, closing at $14.19 per share. Today’s high was $14.28 and the low was $13.81.

    – Courtesy of WrestlingDVDNews.com, below is the cover art for WWE’s “Daniel Bryan: Just Say YES! YES! YES!” DVD and Blu-ray that comes out on June 2nd:

    – As seen below, Marvel tweeted some hype and the logo for Corey Graves‘ “Culture Shock” show on the WWE Network, which is available now.

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  • No Daniel Bryan Mention On WWE SmackDown, Hulk Hogan Lied For ‘Mania Match?, Rock Reviews His Movie

    Posted on April 22nd, 2015 No author. No comments
    AlCapone300X250– WrestlingINC.com reader @TKlatt noted that there was no mention of Daniel Bryan at last night’s WWE SmackDown taping. Bryan’s Intercontinental title defense against Barrett this Sunday at WWE Extreme Rules remains listed on WWE.com, however Michael Cole and JBL did mention on RAW this past Monday that the match would only happen if Bryan is healthy enough to compete. As noted earlier, PWInsider reported yesterday that Bryan is expected to be out of action for approximately four weeks.

    Full WWE SmackDown results for this week are here.

    WWE ran a story yesterday confirming or debunking 8 urban legends, which I believe is an updated version of a story they had published before. Some of the rumors mentioned were if the Rockers were fired in 1988 (which is true), and if Bret Hart knew about the Montreal screwjob ahead of time (false). The famous WrestleMania IX rumor about Randy Savage being responsible for Hulk Hogan‘s black eye at the event was mentioned. It was noted that the black eye was actually the result of a jet ski accident that occurred days before the event. The article stated that Hogan allegedly told the doctor that the black eye wasn’t legitimate so that he could wrestle on the show.

    The Rock watched his upcoming film San Andreas in 3-D in a CineTransformer in Las Vegas and called the film “relentless” and “f–ing terrifying.” You can check out his review below. San Andreas hits theatres on May 29th.

    Follow Raj Giri on Twitter at @RajGiri_303. Got a news tip or correction? Send it to us by clicking here.

  • Eva Marie And The Brian Kendrick Talk About Improving Her In-Ring Skills

    Posted on April 22nd, 2015 No author. No comments

    Source: WWE

    eva marieWe’ve noted how Eva Marie has been working on her in-ring skills with former WWE Superstar The Brian Kendrick at his school in California. WWE recently spoke with the two and Eva revealed how the pairing came to be:

    “I’ve been out for six months because I had to get surgery. That bummed me out, because I really wanted to perfect my craft. When I come back, I really want to show the WWE Universe how much Eva Marie wants to be here. So, I reached out to Triple H and Mr. McMahon and said I would love the opportunity to just train, so that I could learn the craft. Hunter put me in contact with Brian Kendrick, which is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”

    Kendrick revealed he learned about Eva through William Regal and commented on what he expected:

    “The thing was, I didn’t know what to expect. When I talked to Mr. Regal, he said, “Best of luck.” I didn’t know if he was being sarcastic. I said, “Is she bad?” He told me, “Honestly, we don’t know. She just hasn’t done enough in wrestling to tell if she’s good, bad or anything. She’s inexperienced.” I knew I was going to have to take her from the ground up. I didn’t know how much effort she’d put into it. I thought she’d put in one or two days a week, based on other people that I’ve trained, but she’s insisting on going at least five days a week. We’re going for our sixth day tomorrow. She’s the most driven person I’ve ever dealt with.”

    Kendrick has had Eva watching matches such as Super Crazy and Tajiri in ECW so her style will have some lucha influence when she returns, Eva said. She also commented on if she has something to prove when she comes back:

    “I really don’t think it’s something to prove, but I think the WWE Universe might not know that I tried out to be a Diva first. That’s what I wanted to do ? wrestle. Everything else that happened ? “Total Divas” and the main roster ? came along so quickly. When I come back, I want to showcase what I’ve learned. It’s for the people that have believed in me. I do it for them, to make them proud and happy and have their support. Plus, I love wrestling. This is why I joined WWE. I’m so excited to come back.”

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  • Interesting John Cena – Goldberg Trivia, Alistair Overeem On Brock Lesnar In WWE, Cena Sale

    Posted on April 22nd, 2015 No author. No comments

    – Above is the latest “5 Things” featuring John Cena. Although most of the items are fairly well known – like that Cena once worked as a limo driver and that he wrestled in OVW as The Prototype – there was one interesting tidbit. It was noted that Cena was an uncredited extra in a gym scene with Goldberg in the WCW-backed movie Ready To Rumble, which released in 2000.

    – Speaking of Cena, for today only you can buy one get one free on Cena training gear at WWEShop.com. There is no code needed, just use this link.

    – ABS-CBN News has a story here about UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem appearing at SM Megamall in the Philippines earlier this week. Overeem, who defeated Lesnar via first-round TKO in Lesnar’s final MMA fight, was asked about his former opponent choosing to remain in WWE rather than go back to the UFC.

    “I think he’s made, for him, a good decision,” Overeem said. “Of course, me as a fight fan, I would love to see him back in the UFC.”

    “Brock is 40 years old,” Overeem noted. “He’s not getting any younger, and he’s been out of the game for several years. I mean, our fight was in 2011, so he’s been out of the UFC for four years. All our levels have been going up. His level has remained stagnant, maybe even gone down.”

  • More On Seth Rollins Being Given A New Finisher Despite WWE Not Banning The Curb Stomp

    Posted on April 22nd, 2015 No author. No comments

    As seen on RAW, Seth Rollins debuted a new finisher which was similar to Dean Ambrose‘s “Dirty Deeds” move, which you can check out above at the 3:00 mark. Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio earlier this week that WWE has not banned the Curb Stomp, although Seth Rollins will be using the new finisher going forward.

    PWInsider also noted that the Curb Stomp has not been banned. According to PWInsider, the company had Rollins replace the Curb Stomp so that he has a finisher that can “be used on anyone anywhere.”

     



  • Lana On Women And Men, Update On The Miz Vs. Damien Sandow, Hideo Itami, Eva Marie’s Springboard DDT

    Posted on April 22nd, 2015 No author. No comments

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    Hideo Itami will be going to Japan next month to do promotional work for WWE as they prepare for two live events there in July.

    – For those wondering, Monday’s RAW was designed to be the end of the feud between The Miz and Damien Sandow. There’s still no word yet on if The Miz will be at Extreme Rules or next week’s TV tapings but he was scheduled at one point. Miz and Summer Rae did media in New York City for The Marine 4 yesterday and then Miz reportedly flew off to join Paige for filming of Santa’s Little Helper.

    ? LANA (@LanaWWE) April 22, 2015

    Eva Marie posted this video of she and The Brian Kendrick working on springboard DDTs yesterday:

     

  • Big Vito Talks WWE Lawsuit, How Homophobia Ended His Dress Gimmick, Working Hurt in WWE and More

    Posted on April 22nd, 2015 Nick Paglino No comments

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    “Big” Vito LoGrasso appeared on the IN THE ROOM podcast this past Tuesday, April 21, 2015 with Brady Hicks and former WCW wrestler The Stro. This show can be downloaded at both vocnation.com and thebradyhicks.com. Check it out as Vito talks about his reasons for suing WWE, getting challenged by fans to fight, shooting on Dan Severn, Kurt Angle, and Bobby Lashley, and what it would take to get wrestling back on track. Here are some highlights from the interview:

    On Suing WWE:

    You weren’t allowed to be hurt … You had to suck it up and take it. If you got rocked, you couldn’t say nothing … When I go back and look at things now, a little bit older … physically speaking, I do have some issues … I look back at it sometimes after I go to a doctor visit [and see what] I did to myself that I didn’t know because I wasn’t educated … A lot of people have their opinions about this lawsuit, but do you know how much guts it takes to stand up for what you believe in and to have the integrity to stand up and say “Hey, this is what happened.” … People who are in the business who say they’re with you, they’ll knock it because they’re all wanting one more chance. If Vince hasn’t called you in five years, he’s not going to.

    On Wearing Dresses:

    I’d been an Italian tough guy for so long. They wanted to do something different. They said, “You have this mean, killer look like Adrian Adonis, but you’re a very handsome man. How about if you wear a dress?” And I said, “Ok. I could deal with that.” … There is nothing that anybody could do to hurt me. So I did it. It took a lot of cajones, a lot of guts, but it took a lot of self confidence in who you were as a man … When it came to an end, it came to an end because someone didn’t like gays and they didn’t like black people and there were certain things, because somebody became the head writer of Smackdown. And that’s why the dress ended.

    On How Other Wrestlers Perceive Him Now:

    I have a lot more friends. As soon as people don’t have to compete with me … and [can] like me for me and not what’s in front of them. I let people in my world. Before, I never let anybody [get] close to me. I never let anybody near me. For the first time in my life, I started to let people in, and they’d say, “Hey man, you’re really funny.” And I’d be like, “I’ve been funny my whole life.”

    IN THE ROOM airs live, weekly, Tuesday nights at 9 PM ET on the VOC Nation Radio Network (vocnation.com / thebradyhicks.com). Join Brady Hicks (Pro Wrestling Illustrated contributing writer), as well as The Stro (WCW’s Maestro), Kathie Fitz, Matt Saigon (independent wrestler), Ray Bogusz (former Bleacher Report editor), and Derrick McDonald as they run down all that’s going on in wrestling, and sit down with some of wrestling’s top stars.

    The post Big Vito Talks WWE Lawsuit, How Homophobia Ended His Dress Gimmick, Working Hurt in WWE and More appeared first on Wrestlezone.

  • Batista Comments On WWE Return; If It Could Happen, His Spectre Role, Does He Think ‘Guardians 2? Will Beat Furious 7 At The Box Office? (Video)

    Posted on April 22nd, 2015 Bill Pritchard No comments

    josh isenbergWWE Superstar and Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave “Batista” Bautista recently noted he would be attending last night’s The Avengers: Age Of Ultron premiere in London.

    Cassam Looch from HeyUGuys got a chance to talk to Batista, and they discussed his roles as Drax in Guardians 2, Mr. Hinx in the new James Bond film Spectre, a possible WWE return, and more.

    You can read a few highlights and watch the video below:

    – In regards to both upcoming roles in Spectre and Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Batista said he can’t say much about Spectre because it’s “top secret international spy stuff.” As far as playing Drax the Destroyer again in Marvel’s Guardians sequel, Batista said he’s been kept in the dark about some of the details, but he doesn’t mind.

    – Batista was asked what he thought about The Rock‘s Furious 7 beating Guardians of the Galaxy‘s box office record, and if he thought Guardians 2 could beat it. Batista said he did think the film would, adding that the first ‘Guardians’ was new to people last year, but fans are familiar with it and that would help the sequel do that much better.

    – When asked about a possible return to WWE, Batista commented on Chris Jericho working a live event only schedule, and said he’d be open to that kind of schedule. He said the [WWE] TV scripts get you too locked in, and they aren’t that great these days; he just wants to entertain the fans and would look into a non-televised role.

     

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