The deal to bring Steve Austin in for WWE Tough Enough was made by the production company Shed Media Inc., not WWE. WWE did attempt to get Austin and wanted him for the role and while talks had gone on for some time, it was Shed Media who got him
While it was THQ's call to feature Randy Savage in the WWE All Stars video game, WWE has to approve any character they want in the game. The video game company approached Savage on their own, as well as Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior, and had Vince McMahon approve all three character proposals
The CAWsCast returned on 2-1-11 with "The Phenom" Charles Shane and "Mr. Money on the Mic" JJ $exay. On the show the boys talked about the recent 2-21-11 promos that aired on RAW and let the rampant speculation begin that it may very well be Sting, who as of press time has neither confirmed nor denied the rumours. JJ and Charles opened up the phone lines and took a few calls from Jim316 and Matt Black regarding the possibility of Sting in the WWE, and over speculation of the debut of Awesome Kong. After the break JJ threw out a trivia question , the winner was Maize who will soon recieve his own copy of The Bobby "The Brain" Heenan DVD courtesy of THQ. The TreyDawg joined the show for a bit in regards to the trivia question and how he recently won a signed copy of SVR2011 signed by "The Macho Man" Randy Savage. The show came to an unfortunate abrubt end as Technical Diffuculties and possible bad wheather started dropping hosts from the show as JJ closed things out solo.
There has been speculation that Husky Harris, despite his talent, isn't going over so well with WWE officials because of his size and look. Some are wondering where Husky will fit into things if a 3-on-3 match with Nexus vs. The Corre takes place at WrestleMania.
The latest word on Money in the Bank is that WWE officials are looking to hold the match at WrestleMania 27 with the likes of Rey Mysterio,Daniel Bryan, Big Show, John Morrison and Dolph Ziggler expected to be in the match
"To explain why I want to retire as Diesel: Vince McMahon was the 1st person to ever see anything in me and believe in me. He gave me my 1st push and made me a star. Without Vince there is no Diesel. Without Diesel Kevin Nash is a mediocre basketball player from the University of Tennessee. The biggest pop I've received since '97 happened Sunday night. Diesel's back, where he belongs. Circle of Life."
While Tommy Dreamer is still working as an agent with TNA, they are not using him as a wrestler right now. According to reports at the time, Dreamer left WWE because he wanted to wrestle more while they wanted him to work backstage
They hold a contract signing for Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Jarrett for Against All Odds. Jarrett and Karen come out and cut a promo on Angle. Angle comes out but their is a row of security between the two parties. Before the contract signing, Jarrett adds a stipulation if Angle wins, he gets custody of The Angles' two children but if Jarrett wins, Kurt has to give Karen away to Jarrett at the wedding. Angle signs the contract and leaves.
*TNA Knockouts champ Madison Rayne & Tara & Sarita & Rosita (Divina Fly in her official TV debut) defeated The Beautiful People & Winter & Mickie James. Rayne and James went back and forth on the mic and Rayne said that after she beats James at the PPV, James might want to think about quitting and James reacted like she was.
*Kurt Angle comes into Fortune's locker room and says that he wishes he was the one who had a shot at Jeff Hardy and Jeff Jarrett tonight, so Robert Roode pulls himself out of a tag match and later its Angle and AJ Styles vs. Jeff Jarett and Jeff Hardy.
*TNA champ Ken Anderson defeated Matt Morgan. Jeff Hardy came out and watched the match from the top of a ladder. There was a ref bump and Hernandez returned, attacking Matt Morgan out of vengeance for what Morgan did to him months and months ago. That allowed Anderson to get the win but Hernandez then attacked him and laid him out, which set up Hardy hitting the swanton off the top of the ladder.
*Robbie E defeated Brian Kendrick and Suicide to qualify for the X-Division championship at Against All Odds.
*AJ Styles & Kurt Angle defeated Jeff Jarrett & Jeff Hardy after Styles pinned Jarrett with a top rope elbow. The heels attack the winners and Hardy and Styles are laid out with The Stroke. This sets off a series of run-ins as Fortune hits the ring, followed by Immortal, then Rob Van Dam and finally Ken Anderson to run off Immportal.
Smackdown opens with Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler coming to the ring. She announces there will be qualifying matches for the Smackdown Elimination Chamber match. She calls out Kelly Kelly, who comes out and says she's tired of Guerrero going through her stuff backstage and getting involved in Kelly's personal life . Dolph threatens Kelly so she slaps him and nails Guerrero. LayCool attack Kelly but Edge makes the save.
*There is a WRESTLEMANIA PINATA hanging above the ring for something later tonight with Alberto Del Rio.
*Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel defeated Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov in a non-title match when Gabriel hit a 450 splash on Marella.
*Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Drew McIntyre defeated Kofi Kingston in a long, good match. Ricardo Rodriguez and Alberto Del Rio popped up on the Titantron for a promo, which distracted Kofi and allowed Drew to hit the Futureshock.
*They ran the 2/21/11 promo. Same as Raw.
*Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Rey Mysterio defeated Jack Swagger in another good, long match.
*There's a backstage promo with Edge and Kelly Kelly. Edge is worried about keeping his belt since Kelly is in the match and if she gets pinned, he loses it. She gets mad that Edge doesn't have faith in her and compares him to Drew McIntyre. Edge looks confused over that comparison. Kelly gets angry and storms off.
*Alberto Del Rio comes out for his PINATA celebration. Hornswoggle and Rosa Mendes are in the ring with him. Alberto gets off some great lines about how nice it is to be in New Jersey. He blindfolds Hornswoggle so Horny can try and break the pinata but it's too high up. They lower the pinata but Del Rio is hit with the stick by accident. Del Rio kicks Horny in the head and starts beating him up. Kofi Kingston hits the ring to make the save but is distracted by Ricardo. Alberto beats up Kofi with the pinata stick and locks on the rolling crossarm breaker. Good segment.
*Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Kane defeated Chavo Guerrero in two minutes.
*Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Wade Barrett defeated The Big Show. The Corre beats down Show. Ezekiel Jackson cuts a promo basically setting up a promo for himself vs. Show.
*They announce Edge and Dolph are automatically entered in the Chamber by virtue of being champion and top contender, so our field of competition is set.
*World champion Edge and Kelly Kelly defeated Dolph Ziggler and Lay Cool. The women were in for the most part. Kelly hit Layla with a spear after McCool kicked her partner by accident. Afterward, an irate Vickie fired Kelly Kelly then announced Edge defending the World title against Dolph Ziggler next week with Vickie as the guest referee. Zigger nailed Edge with the Zig Zag to close the show.