Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Report: WWE Superstars Told Not To Mention CM Punk

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

As reported before, some of the CM Punk and WWE storyline is expected to play out in other outlets beside WWE TV. Word is that the idea for now is to try a unique balancing act with Punk to be kept in the news with the WWE Title while WWE acts like he doesn't exist. WWE has been calling in favors to try and get Punk booked on things like late night talk shows where they can continue the storyline.

WWE talents have been told not to mention Punk's name in interviews for now, as well as on Twitter and Facebook. On Monday's RAW, John Cena was scripted to slip-up and mention Punk's name. Also before RAW hit the air, Justin Roberts announced that WWE management has banned the fans from chanting Punk's name.
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Report: Vince McMahon Told Not To Take Bumps

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Part of the reason John Laurinaitis was with Vince McMahon at Money in the Bank for the run-in is because Vince has been told by his doctors not to take any bumps
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Report: WWE Official Down On Jinder Mahal

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Jinder Mahal has not impressed some WWE officials at live events with the feeling that going from doing squash matches on TV to longer live event matches shows that he is much greener than they originally thought. Some are saying that Mahal may have been called up too soon. He has been booked with Daniel Bryan on live events a lot because Bryan is seen as a talent who can keep matches together and carry his opponent when necessary.
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Attendance For Recent WWE Tour

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

* RAW tapings on May 16th in San Antonio, Texas drew 11,031 fans for $392,075.
* SmackDown tapings on May 24th in Spokane, Washington drew 3,592 fans for $125,715.
* WWE Capitol Punishment in Washington, DC drew 9,850 fans for $684,115.
* SmackDown tapings on June 28th in Phoenix, Arizona drew 5,331 fans for $223,389.
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