News of March 2012
leading to Wrestlemania XXVIII
Sin Cara return
Sin Cara is believed to be out of action from his recent injury until late June/early July. WWE were hoping for an earlier return, meaning he will miss Wrestlemania this year.
Cara was rumoured to be in a potential match with Rey Mysterio on the April 1st Event.
DiBiase underwent an MRI scan, on Thursday 8th March, after suffering a fractured ankle on the Tuesday taping for Smackdown. He said of the tear on his Twitter account -“Update: torn ligament and small break, but NO torn tendon which means no surgery! Again, thank you all for your encouragement!!”
Kharma has been granted a leave of absence without a timeframe on when she may return. WW wishes her well.
|We just dont 'feel' it|
McIntyre is now being turned. Literally! Drew has been lined up to revive his career by becoming the company’s first homosexual character in WWE. The problem with this is WWE cannot understand how to book homosexual character’s without using stereotype, which then will cause McIntyre’s career to peak once again, and WWE’s position on gay characters in the company to seem outdated and abusive, which will drive a good proportion away from the market if not done carefully. That is why straight men cannot fully handle the role, though we commend them for taking such roles, the gay vote will not revive McIntyre as a key player, as he doesn’t have the look for the audience in believing his position, and being Drew in the role, we all know it will become a bum note.
Dean Ambrose, formerly Jon Moxley, may be closer to the call up to the main WWE roster than initially thought. WW has previously written about this and welcomes this development. Triple H had rightful concerns that the creative team and its writers must call up stars from developmental with strong backboned characters to avoid washouts or flops to protect company image and wrestling values. There are still a few nuggets sitting in developmental that are ready.
The Bookmeister is planning a potential YouTube show. We are unsure of our positioning on this. It could probably be good for Booker overall. We would endorse it, seeing Booker, a character with wit and vocal ability can deliver something to the product in the role.
Brian Kendrick may be heading back to WWE shortly. His recent, short-term contract with TNA expired and WWE’s new network show, based on Cruiserweights later this year is expected.
Kendrick asked to leave, which was granted, after he asked for more of a workload, which TNA failed to distribute.
|On the right, with tag partner Phil Lafon (left)|
And sadly, as of March 2nd, Doug Furnas passed away at the age of 52. Furnas passed away from atherosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease, which affected his heart. He passed in his sleep at his home in Tucson, Arizona. He had been fighting Parkinson’s disease for a number of years. (We would be interested to hear from any charities of neurological afflictions to work with and support on the site in any way possible, as this is an important issue to us.)
Furnas worked for All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW), as well as the WWF, WCW and ECW. WW expresses well wishes to all his family, friends and supporters.
© Max Waltham 12th March 2012