Thursday, 15 September 2011

News Portions of the last week from Wrestling Wonders!


I don't usually do these however their was a demand for it, so here it is, some weekly news on some of the biggest subjects for you :) Enjoy!

WWE and The Rock sell out Survivor Series

Survivor Series, scheduled for Sunday November 20th, reportedly sold out in just 90 minutes. The Rock promises to “electrify” for “Team Bring It”. WWE acknowledged The Rock’s debut at the Pay Per View, fifteen years ago.  WWE mentioned he was still John Cena’s Wrestlemania XXVIII (28) opponent

Madison Square Garden (the venue for the event), will see The Rock return after 8 long years away.

WWE encouraged fans to keep viewing the status on Ticketmaster as more tickets would become available in the coming weeks.

CM Punk comments on his goals.

“I’m running out of goals, No.1 with a bullet would be main eventing Wrestlemania. Winning a Royal Rumble would be a feather in my cap. And I’ve never won the U.S title, so watch out Dolph Ziggler”.

Jeff Hardy's Court Case Result

The result of Jeff Hardy’s trial, on September 8th, for drug related issues has been decided. Hardy, whom pleaded guilty on 3 counts, therefore having all other charges dropped, means he will serve just ten days in jail.

He was found guilty on 2 counts of intent to distribute a controlled substance, and 1 count of conspiracy to trafficking in a compound containing opium.

Hardy, will also have to pay a lump sum of $100,000 as well as being on probation for thirty months. Should he violate his probation he will immediately head back to prison.

He was granted a request to travel outside of North Carolina, enabling him to work for TNA. Hardy will return to action there shortly. He must also remain in drug abuse treatment program. TNA, still plan to use Hardy, whom has received no such punishment of any sorts (suspension, fines or the like).

Hardy is also reported to have inked a new tattoo of large proportions onto his back.

Hardy was arrested in September 2009 for his drug related paraphernalia.

In other news of the week, after TNA’s No Surrender PPV, Gunner posted an absurd comment on his Twitter account for the entire world to take note of.

Gunning down the Internet

Gunner (formerly Phil Shatter on the Indy scene), called all those whom type behind a computer screen “fat computer marks”. A fine way for a star trying to rise the ranks of the wrestling circuit, in the second most public area of the wrestling spectrum, to ruin his chance of just that.

Do you not realise that those who come to arenas, then go home and use a computer? Looks like you just lost a fan base, there! I wonder if he likes wrestling wonders – don’t worry we won’t give him the time of day.

Gunner, started his TNA debut as a lame security guard who gathered no sustainable interest. There’s one back for you, “darling”.

He also wanted to make it “trending” on Twitter. Clearly a plea for desperation, seems Gunner has shattered his chances of making his name of interest anymore.

Best Wishes To Piper

Hot Rod, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, underwent neck surgery after an injury on September 12th. Wrestling Wonders wishes one of the greatest and most inspirational voices and stars of the biz well in his recovery.


William Regal plans to retire this year/early next year. He stated he would love to have one last run before the end of that career as World Heavyweight Champion. Regal has done everything possible in WWE except this. More audiences would be interested to see the veteran have one last run as Champion, and more so, in favour of Mark Henry. WW concurs with this. It would be extremely fitting if Regal, from Blackpool, England, could win the big one live on the house shows in Liverpool later this year. Liverpool is right next door to Blackpool, so it would be just like home for Will.


In the Diva news, Rosa Mendes created some anxiety. Launching a verbal attack on NXT rookie diva, AJ, Mendes branded her “not even a real diva”. Accusing AJ of buying clothes from children’s stores sizes and not looking like a diva annoyed her. Mendes, to her credit, looks nothing like a WWE Diva in certain minds of the Universe and this was found to be “rich” and “hypocritical” as well as unnecessary. WW previously wrote that Mendes will be future endeavoured shortly. This may bring it along further. Rosa hasn’t wrestled or been on WWE programming since the CeeLo Green performance at the Summerslam PPV as well as before then, not making any impact whatsoever when she had air time.


Speaking of endeavoured stars, it is rumoured former WWE Diva, Melina may chose to wrestle in Mexico. Melina was recently banned by WWE’s arena, after being released due to many problems, including her attitude. She was waiting outside the arena for “my man” John Morrison, whom she is still in an open relationship with.


TNA knockout Mickie James also did not dispel a possible return to the WWE. She may be willing to head back, and this should make WWE consider her a an option, now that only Phoenix and Natalya are all they have. Kim and Tamina are in limbo (being “underutilized”) at this current time.

Edge will be appearing with a cutting edge show on this Friday night’s Smackdown in an “Edge appreciation night”. Trish Stratus is also advertised as was Bret Hart – whom appeared in Toronto, Canada for this Monday’s Raw supershow.


Triple H has also responded to his “critics”, whilst delivering some business sense, on Fox Business.

“We can change with the times. We just kind of evolve and go where the fans want us to go. That’s what Vince McMahon and the company has always been genius at is keeping their finger on the pulse of what our fans want”.

Another false fabrication in political public speaking for the company, WWE hasn’t evolved. Only a name change and defabricating wrestling’s meaning alongside booking old favourites that has seen no change on WWE TV screens since the last 5 years, including more. While I respect McMahon for his contributions many years ago, he has not been “current” for many a time. With biased booking toward lifetime friend Henry, as well as others, he doesn’t give what fans truly want. Hence the re booking of Cena as champion – McMahon sells out on every level for extra capital gained rather than building the future.

In regards to this statement, WWE haven't listened to their audience. They will really have to put into practise rather than claim they have. Actions speak louder then words.

Mark Henry pushed for an undeserved World title through loyalty of doing nothing, to Vince McMahon, Christian dropped despite being fan favourite, endless Cena booking stupidities, and no pushing of new, fresher talent have seen something the Universe has been complaining about, yet WWE is full pushing. And we all know Wrestling Wonders views on Bimbo Bimbo and the Diva’s division (which reignited it, showcasing they did listen on that front, yet took two steps back in retaining her pointless title, she can’t uphold – literally).

After Night of Champions – his in ring time will be very limited. Expect a Triple H victory at Night of Champions then.

Triple H went on to give another interview afterwards to Chris Yandek of Discussing items on the itinery, the issues of holding wrestlers down in the past and receiving more preferential treatment to shine, by being married to the bosses’ daughter Stephanie Mc Mahon. “I know what I accomplished in this business. I know why. It’s mostly started by people who are jealous or angry that they failed. I was told it when I started the business.”

Triple H could have got himself featured to the world if he dropped into Wrestling Wonders for a few brief words. But, they don’t like to acknowledge the fountain of feeding. J I don’t have the ego, but others have one to WW! It’s not beneficial seeing as my views are heard and taken seriously in some note (which is a godsend and an annoyance when nothing changes). Maybe it’s time WWE flew me over? :D

“I don’t have anything to prove to anybody. I’ll put my drawing power up against anybody in the business. That’s irrelevant. It’s people’s opinions”.

Tripper also discusses what he feels the WWE product lacks in today’s age with today’s newer wrestlers. His advice – “We’re a victim of our own success. Even when you get the guys off the independent scene, they are very much independent wrestlers. So these guys are the greatest in the world and you bring them up and they flounder on the big stage. They can’t.” Victims? Hardly when you see their quarterly earnings. But the true cost is that there are no new talents produced. Money wont come in when no newbies are formed. Viewing figures are also telling us this.

“Just listen, at the end of the day, you just have to find guys with the right charisma. Work rate is important, guy’s skill in the ring is important, but at the end of the day its about charisma”.

The only people I can see in WWE right now who have charisma (and in ring ability, are The Miz, Alberto Del Rio, Alex Riley, Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan. Dolph Ziggler is missing one iota of that special something – even tough you refuse to work on it (WWE). If you did, he would be nearer to a star than he is as bland now.

Triple H also mentions winning numerous auctions for his mentor, Killer Kowalski’s items. From this he contemplates an actual Hall of Fame stacked with memorabilia and itemry of the legends whom have shaped the business. He also believes that the Attitude era drawing 7.0 ratings will be seen again in today’s age.  Highly unlikely unless the correct people are pushed to enable new stars with the ‘oldies’ to open new feuds. Cena and Orton are running out of opponents. 

© Max Waltham  15th September 2011

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