El Generico passes medical:
Independent standout El Generico is now officially under WWE contract after successfully passing all fitness and wellness tests. He will be assigned to NXT in February.
Apparently one of the key factors in signing Generico is that he knows multiple languages and can help bridge the gap with foreign talent and during tours.
Generico is 28 years old and has had successful runs in PWG, Chikara, ROH, and Dragon Gate.
With the signing of PAC (now Adrian Neville), Sin Cara, and guys like Tyson Kidd and Evan Bourne still being on the roster, it seems there’s some truth tor rumors that Triple Wants to develop an unofficial cruiserweight division.
Goldust discusses Royal Rumble appearance:
Former WWE star Goldust posted up a blog about his appearance in last Sunday’s Royal Rumble…
Man what a night! A lot of people ask me daily on twitter if i still get nervous before i go out of that curtain. Yes most def i still do and especially at the rumble when it was my turn to go out! Since i have been off of tv for some time i had no idea what kind of reaction i would get. You bet your ass i was nervous! Lol, my stomach was in knots! Asking myself how is goldie going to be received? Had no clue that the #8 entry in the royal rumble 2013 would be what it was! First let me say to the world ty from my heart for the chilling, shocking to me, response i got sunday night. Ty so much. Damn!!!!
As i am waiting my turn and the countdown has started 10,9,8, and my stomach was doing flips, and got down to 1 and my music hit and…… The wwe universe let me know right away that goldust will always be remembered as i received one of the most deffening pops that i have gotten in th 25 yrs in the biz! Holy hell what a road warrior pop! As i walked out of the entrance, all nervousness went away as it always does, and i stood there in all honesty feeling i was on the top of the world because of y’all, the fans, team goldie! The rr2013 is now the greatest moment i have had in the biz to date since wm12 with piper! To stand there and take off my wig and robe and charge cody and trade punches with my brother center stage cannot be topped! It most def was a wm moment for me!
My brother is the future of this biz as are many others but i want cody to succeed more than anybody else. The rhodes family has some serious wrestling jedi s–t flowing through our veins. I know dad was at home marking out as much as cody and i were and the rest of the world with giant smiles on their faces. Even the haters were happy lol! One again i say thank you to wwe and the fans for that experience that is at the top of my list because of y’all letting me know by the pop you gave me! The world still remembers the name of goldust and will never forget it. And although cody won this battle, i dream still of wm with my brother cody rhodes.
Dont ever stop believing or dreaming because dreams do come true! You just have to go get them! Get with it and follow me on twitter at dustin_rhodes1 and my booking email is email@example.com ! Ty for reading and please rt!
[Despite pushing it on Twitter, WWE currently doesn't have any plans to give Goldust a match against Cody at Wrestlemania].
WWE drops interest in Mexican expansion:
At one point WWE were considering expanding its operations in to Mexico, setting up offices and running more regular shows. Although WWE programming continues to dominate the Lucha Libre TV market, they have been unable to draw significantly with live events, and any plans for expansion in to the country have long since been dropped.
World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio recently told the Mexican Yahoo! that Mexico’s declining a economy, live attendances, TV ratings, and the problem with piracy, are the reasons why WWE have gone cold about entering the market.
Del Rio essentially said WWE’s last tour was considered a flop and merchandise sales were well below projections.
Going forward the plan is to simply utilize stars like Del Rio, Mysterio and Sin Cara to draw the Hispanic market within the US, and to help during yearly tours of Mexico, rather than directly competing with Lucha Libre in Mexico.
Brock Lesnar‘s updated schedule:
Borck Lesnar is now confirmed for the following episodes of Raw…
* February 4th from Atlanta, Georgia
* February 25th from Dallas, Texas
* March 11th from Indianapolis, Indiana
* April 1st from Washington, DC
So essentially he’s back for the Wrestlemania build.
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