The Rock to be confronted on SmackDown:
As per his schedule The Rock will be appearing live at tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings from Miami. WWE.com are teasing that he may be getting confronted by CM Punk or end up crossing paths with The Shield.
They are also teasing that several Superstars may air their opinion on the Great One.
As reported yesterday here is The Rock’s full schedule breakdown:
- Smackdown on January 8 in Miami, FL
- WWE Raw on January 14 in Houston, TX
- WWE Raw on January 21 in San Jose, CA
- Smackdown on January 22 in Sacramento, CA
- Royal Rumble on January 27 in Phoenix, AZ
- WWE Raw on January 28 in Las Vegas, NV
- WWE Raw on February 11 in Nashville, TN
- Smackdown on February 12 in Little Rock, AR
- Elimination Chamber on February 17 in New Orleans, LA
- WWE Raw on February 18 in Lafayette, LA
Steve Austin at Raw’s 20th anniversary:
Word is that Steve Austin came to terms with WWE this past weekend to make an appearance at next week’s Raw 20th anniversary.
Although it doesn’t look like he’ll be taking part in a dream match at this year’s Wrestlemania, it’s believed that the Rattlesnake has now met with WWE officials to let them know that he’d be up for one more match.
It now boils down to when the company want him and whether he agrees to the offer.
“I’m so thankful for my loyal fans, and I’m happy to be home in the WWE,” said the Nature Boy.
“I don’t think I’ll ever wrestle again because of things that have happened with Jerry Lawler etc. that really made think, but I have too much energy to just be sitting at home, I will bring so much charisma to the table. Whenever I hear the crowds going WOOOOO!! It makes me feel very good, it means I’ve worked very hard and earned a lot of respect, each night I go out there I go out there for the fans to make them smile, or make them cry.”
The current WWE product:
“I think the current product is average but that’s because you can’t replace guys like The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair, it’s very hard to replace all of those great guys, but the WWE is still the best wrestling product there is. The WWE really misses that whole attitude era but you’ll never get that back because it is just so hard to establish new names over night, you can’t just take a generation of people and try to replace them to make it better because it is a very tough and difficult business.”
Who stands out in WWE:
“The first three that come to my mind are John Cena, Randy Orton and Big Show, I really like Rey Mysterio and I think Dolph Ziggler can be great. There are a lot of good guys there right now but it’s just not what it was when you had the likes of Steve Austin, Triple H, Kurt Angle, I think Kurt is awesome, right now he is the best wrestler in the business.”
Vince McMahon as a boss:
“Vince again is a great guy, he’s very honest and to the point and truthful. He is brutally honest and it takes a lot for someone in this day and age to be brutally honest but Vince is and I respect that about him. He’s the man, there is no one like him and no one has ever compared to him in this business, he has put things together that no one ever has, he’s a genius. But don’t piss him off! I’ve pissed Vince off plenty of times but oh boy did he make me aware of it and at the end of the day Vince always wins.”
‘The Pope’ D’Angelo Dinero’s contract up:
TNA star ‘The Pope’ D’Angelo Dinero has not negotiated a new deal with the company. He wrote on Twitter:
“Pope’s Contract expired with TNA on Jan 1, I will not be resigning. Thanks to Dixie and the whole TNA Family for a wonderful 3+ Years.”
“And for the SM’s out there, THIS is not a storyline.”
The Pope hadn’t been used since the Summer because of a shoulder injury.
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