Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Update On WWE Hall Of Fame

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE has made the decision to start very soon on construction for a physical Hall of Fame. Officials are still looking for a city to house the Hall of Fame and carry the financial burden of running it but Orlando, Florida is a possibility. WWE is in the process of purchasing legendary memorabilia for displays in the new Hall of Fame building.
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Update On Charges To WWE's Creative Team

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

There have been some significant changes to the WWE creative team lately as Brian Gewirtz is no longer the RAW head writer and Michael Hayes is no longer the SmackDown head writer as both have been moved a step above the head writer position.

Gewirtz's role now is to give ideas and set up the main direction for both shows, and transmit the ideas Vince McMahon and Stephanie McMahon have for what they want on the show. Hayes' new role is to be the guy who also gives ideas for both RAW and SmackDown, but he's also the guy who oversees the agents and tells them what key things have to be included in TV matches.

David Kapoor (Ranjin Singh) is now the head of RAW as he and his staff put together the scripts, but he is the actual writer. Ed Koskey is now doing the same thing on the SmackDown side. Both Koskey and Kapoor report to Brian Gewirtz, who reports to Stephanie McMahon, who then reports back to Vince McMahon. Hayes will also be working with Vince and Triple H on major show finishes
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Backstage Reaction To Randy Orton's Radio Interview

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

There was a lot of heat from management and other wrestlers regarding Randy Orton's recent interview where he bashed Kelly Kelly. It was noted by a source that any mid-card wrestler who said even part of what Orton did would be buried big time but Orton was able to get away with it because he's one of the "golden boys."
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Audio: The Pro Wrestling Rewind Live Tonight At 9pm EST

Tonight on the Pro Wrestling Rewind, 9pm est, on the, "The Power" Andy Knowles returns to discuss the CM Punk - Vince McMahon - John Cena saga. Andy looks at some key moments during their exchange this past Monday and how they could effect the future of the WWE. The question is also asked, "What the hell happened to the Impact Wrestling PPV this past week?" Also, "The Power" weighs in on the unusual situation involving Crelly and the SNS Radio Network. No holds barred. Your news, your phone calls, your weekly excursion into the truth, tonight, 9pm est exclusively on the Pro Wrestling Rewind
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Report: Hulk Hogan Holds Meeting With TNA Talents

According to, Hulk Hogan held a meeting with the TNA talent on Tuesday prior to the Impact Wrestling taping. Hogan stressed that the wrestlers need to step up their games when it comes to storytelling in the ring, which is a common theme of his in meetings. The talent wasn't very receptive, as they've heard it before. Dixie Carter asked the wrestlers if they had any questions, and no one took the opportunity to do so.

It is interesting to note that neither Matt Conway or Vince Russo were in attendance.
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WWE Talents Looking Forward To Money In The Bank PPV

According to PWInsider, it's said that the WWE roster and crew members are looking forward to the Money in the Bank pay-per-view as much as they look forward to a WrestleMania or other major, exciting event. The recent happenings between CM Punk and John Cena is the hot topic within the company.
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WWE Holding Focus Group

WWE has been holding focus groups in the New York City area for males and females ages 18-54, who are current or former fans, to discuss the WWE product, it's positives and negatives, and if they stopped watching regularly and why they stopped watching. The focus groups were started by WWE to begin coming up with ways to bring back fans and to work on weaknesses in the current product
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John Cena Response To The Rock's Video

Following The Rock posting a video on Twitter, John Cena tweeted the following:

CeNation. Just saw Dwayne's statement. Via satellite of course. Sad, really. It was like an episode of mad money.I wonder if GLAAD will be offended by Dwayne's comments.

Either way..looks like I have really made him mad. But, certainly not mad enough to show up and do anything. Maybe he can send a stuntman.Dwayne. I am a WWE employee, and a proud one. The difference between us is you left for 'greener pastures'. For me...this is what I love I have never begged for anyones admiration or acceptance, u don't believe MITB. Its not about that. Its about showing up.

Id rather wrestle a thousand 'punks' than one 'rock'. Because I can see his passion. Wish I could see yours...yer just never there. :)

Until april 1st. Keep on bringing it my man. You're doing great. Your friend John Cena
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