WWE creative had at one point planned last week to replace Kofi Kingston as R-Truth's tag team partner with Santino Marella for comedic purposes. Though R-Truth and Marella partnered at weekend house shows, the idea has already been nixed.
WWE creative curtailing Mark Henry's standing in the company following a huge promotion relates to injuries and perception. Many internally have perceived Henry for numerous years as being injury prone and not tough enough to gut said injuries out.
Meanwhile, Henry is trying to break into acting as he feels his days in wrestling are coming to an end. He also realizes that his acting roles will probably limited to playing a bodyguard or bar bouncer.
TNA returns to the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on May 4th, 2012. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
The Pro Wrestling Rewind returns tonight! Join Wrestling's Truth Detector the Power, Andy Knowles and the Bronxfather, Tony Mirabella, as they break down Kia's baby situation, Maryse responding to the Power, Hulk Hogan's alleged adult film, and much more. Join us at 9:00PM Eastern, 7:00 Mountain for the Pro Wrestling Rewind on the SNS Radio Network
While competing against Jinder Mahal at a SmackDown Live Event at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Arena on Tuesday night, Ted DiBiase suffered an ankle injury that is expected to keep him out of action for several weeks.
“Ted sustained a Grade 2 tear [on a 3-tier scale] to his deltoid ligament, and he also sustained a calcaneal fracture, or a heel bone fracture,” WWE physician Dr. Michael Sampson told WWE.com after the SmackDown Superstar was taken to a nearby medical facility for X-rays.
Check back with WWE.com for updates as more information about DiBiase’s condition becomes available.
Cenation Action Zone – NEW FOR 2012! Visit the CeNation for fun, interactive opportunities to show your hustle, loyalty and respect. Test your trivia knowledge for your chance to win great prizes! Plus, record your own Cena-inspired entrance music, pose for the camera at the Cena vs. Rock photo shoot, climb the “Rise Above Hate” rock wall and more!
Inspired. Electrifying. Dominant. The Rock Experience – NEW FOR 2012! Take an epic journey through the historic life of The Rock and trace the path from his influential wrestling lineage and championship football career to WWE superstardom and Hollywood success.
Money in the Bank – NEW FOR 2012! Here is your shot at the Money in the Bank briefcase and winning a future WWE Title bout – take a photo and share with your friends and family!
WWE Universe Open Casting Call: Marine: Homefront Presented by WWE Studios – NEW FOR 2012! The WWE Studios team is looking for talent right here at WrestleMania Axxess! You have a shot at auditioning for a role in WWE Studio's upcoming film, Marine: Homefront. Your audition will be posted on WWE's YouTube channel for all to check out…do you have what it takes?
Out Think the Fink Game Show Presented by WWE Magazine – NEW FOR 2012! Have what it takes to stump the Fink? Here is your shot at winning an authentic Replica WWE Title.
Welcome Mat – Get what you need at this out-of-the box welcome center. Fans will be offered literature and assistance at this entrance feature.
The Main Event – Live matches and Q&As featuring WWE Superstars, plus a ton of contests where you could win prizes.
Superstar Signings – Get an autograph with your favorite WWE Superstar or Diva at stations located throughout WrestleMania Axxess.
Legends Signing – Get an autograph with your favorite WWE Legend at this station.
Superstar Entrance presented by Syfy – Fans can act out their favorite WWE Superstars’ ring entrance while being announced into the ring by a WWE announcer and download their experience at home to show off to their friends.
WWE Broadcast Center – On Thursday night be part of a special taping at WrestleMania Axxess to air the following night on SmackDown…and you may be on TV!
VIP Superstar Signings** – Get the full VIP experience at Axxess – skip the line at several Axxess attractions, get ringside access at Main Event and a special autograph with a top WWE Superstar of your choice, including John Cena, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Edge and more!
Concessions – Take a break from all the excitement that WrestleMania Axxess has in-store for you at this eating area where you can enjoy a quick bite to eat and an ice cold beverage.
WWE Memorabilia – Experience WWE history while walking through the memorabilia area showcasing authentic WWE memorabilia from our Hall of Famers to our current Superstars, plus check out the new WrestleMania timeline showcasing the greatest moments in WrestleMania history. This year will feature more than 200 items, nearly twice the number of items from last year.
WWE Vehicles – Check out Stone Cold Steve Austin’s 4x4 that he rode to and around the ring at WrestleMania 25 for the ultimate beer bash and Vince McMahon’s infamous limo.
WWE Championship Titles – Get up close and personal with these memorabilia displays. Fans will check out past and present WWE Championship titles.
WWE Photo Shoot – Get a photo with your favorite WWE Superstar and Diva!
Undertaker’s Graveyard – Experience your dark side; walk through the cemetery with tombstones featuring the Undertaker’s 19 WrestleMania victims.
WWEShop – Fans of all ages will be enticed to purchase the hottest WrestleMania 28 gear and products with the option of purchasing on-line products at nearby kiosks.
Cover Shoot presented by WWE Magazine – Have your photo taken and inserted onto the cover of a WWE magazine.
Superstar Ink – The world is divided into two kinds of people; those who have tattoos and those who are afraid of people with tattoos; which one are you? Get painted in this authentic tattoo parlor.
National Guard – National Guard is the proud presenting sponsor of WrestleMania Axxess 2012! Stop by the National Guard Autograph Station to meet your favorite Superstars and Divas, race against a friend on the AMA Simulator, test your strength at the pull up and push up station, or get your photo taken aboard National Guard military vehicles.
Mattel’s WWE Display – Fit for a Champion! Experience the electrifying action of WWE with Mattel’s latest action figures, on display in some of the most amazing set-ups to date!
WWE star Kia Stevens did not deliver a healthy baby boy on December 31st, despite what she told friends. Kia tells TMZ the child tragically died before she was able to give birth.
Kia tells us she is still devastated over the loss ... and initially lied to friends about the child being "healthy" because she was incredibly emotional and was afraid to tell the public the truth after announcing her pregnancy on live TV.
Kia says she's finally coming to grips with everything ... and wants to help other women in her situation.
"I am planning to start a foundation for women that have experienced the same thing" ... Kia says ... adding, "It's a bigger club than people think."
Kia tells us she's already organizing several events to raise awareness ... and will have information about her foundation available on her Twitter page in the near future.
A sex tape featuring legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan has surfaced -- and TMZ has learned, it's currently being shopped to a major porn studio.
We've seen a portion of the grainy footage -- featuring Hulk getting undressed and a naked, unidentified brunette lying on a bed. The woman is NOT his ex-wife Linda or his current wife Jennifer McDaniel.
In the clip, Hulk pulls his shirt off and brags to his companion, "I started to work out again." Hulk then runs his hands through his blonde hair like he always does.
The best part ... Hulk's thong-shaped tan line.
It's unclear when the tape was shot -- but Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch tells TMZ, he was approached with the tape very recently by a third party.
So far, no word on whether Hirsch or anyone else has made an offer to buy the tape.
There was talk this week of making the Money in the Bank ladder match a fixture at the SummerSlam pay-per-view, to make the event feel more special each year. There were rumors that the match and the MITB pay-per-view would be moved to July but at this point that's not confirmed. The only thing confirmed is the July pay-per-view, whatever it may be, has been moved from Las Vegas to Phoenix.
It's still up in the air whether Sin Cara or Rey Mysterio will be cleared to perform at WrestleMania 28 in Miami. WWE will still have one major Latin star on the card as Alberto Del Rio is ready to return. The hope is that Del Rio doesn't re-injure his groin again from returning too soon.
WWE was hoping to book Mysterio vs. Cara for WrestleMania this year and try to break the world record for most people wearing masks at once in the same place. It's said that even if Mysterio and Cara can't compete, they can still appear for the world record angle, if WWE still decides to do it
"And on another note..has anybody seen @therock ? Because the guy who shows up looking like him really sucks. Prep school thug will be ready for cleveland. Hope great one has is notes right. I meant musical notes...not notes on his hand.
Drew McIntyre pinned Hornswoggle to regain his Smackdown roster job.
*WWE United States champion Santino Marella defeated Jack Swagger in a Steel Cage Match.
*Mark Henry defeated Ezekiel Jackson.
*Teddy Long defeated John Laurinaitis. Before the match, Ace said that if Long won, he was going to make Aksana face Kane. Kane came down but Orton came out and laid Kane out with an RKO. Long rolled up Ace from behind.
*World champion Daniel Bryan and Sheamus have a face to face over their World title match at Wrestlemania. Sheamus says Bryan shouldn't hide behind AJ. AJ goes to speak and Bryan tells her to shut up.
*Kofi Kingston & R-Truth defeated WWE Tag Team champions Primo & Epico in a non-title bout.
*Randy Orton & Sheamus & Big Show defeated Miz & Cody Rhodes & Daniel Bryan when Orton pinned Miz. Kane returned and brawled with Orton.
Lucha Libre USA will be touring California, Arizona & Texas in April & May of 2012. Here are the dates & locations:
April 13th - Walter Pyramid Arena in Long Beach, California April 14th - Selland Arena in Fresno, California April 20th - Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, Texas April 22nd - Resistol Arena in Mesquite, Texas April 29th - Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona May 11th - Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas May 12th - Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas
Go to http://eventosdeluchalibre.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.