Thursday, December 29, 2011

Backstage Reaction To Michael Cole

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

There has been internal discussion about how Michael Cole has buried talents over the past year and how that burying hasn't helped them any. Zack Ryder and Daniel Bryan were specifically brought up as far as Cole burying them goes. It was pointed out that Cole has put them down in commentary forever and both haven't been booked as main event talents up until recently and it showed when they had to rely on Bryan, Ryder and CM Punk to carry the RAW main event, which flopped, a few weeks back
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News On Layla's WWE Return

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter,Layla will be pushed with the Divas Title when she returns, mostly because Beth Phoenix has had her run against Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres. Natalya is set for a Divas Title run some time next year.
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WWE.Com Confirms Randy Orton's Injury

The following was posted on WWE.com:

INDIANPOLIS – WWE Superstar Randy Orton suffered an injury at SmackDown in Indianapolis that could keep him sidelined for a few weeks, and will prevent him from competing at upcoming WWE live events.

Although the full extent of The Viper’s injury remains to be seen, WWE physician Dr. Michael Sampson examined Orton and updated WWE.com about his condition.

“Randy suffered a herniated disc on the L4-L5 level on the left side, and that’s resulting in pain and weakness down his leg.” Dr. Sampson explained. “He’s going to need some time off for rehab, anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy.”

Sheamus is scheduled to replace The Viper in Street Fights against Wade Barrett at WWE live events this week.

Keep checking with WWE.com for further updates.
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Why John Cena Was In Main Event Segment For Raw

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

John Cena was moved to both the 10pm and the 11pm timeslots on this week's RAW from CM Punk's hometown of Chicago because Punk's TV ratings patterns haven't been good. While many feel that Cena's feud with Kane is going to lead to a Cena heel turn, it seems highly unlikely that officials will turn a guaranteed ratings draw like Cena.
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Tyson Kid & Seth Rollins Comment On Their Dark Match

The following was posted on Twitter:

Tyson Kidd: "Funny things happen when you mix a dose of Tyson Kidd with a talented and hungry athlete #workhorse"

Seth Rollins: "Thank you Detroit! Holy $h*t that was awesome! So glad to be back! Can't wait til next time. Get ready Buffalo...here we come!

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the match got rave reviews and many expect Rollins to debut on the main roster soon.
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