Sunday, February 20, 2011


 Chris Jericho recently spoke to SunSport in the UK. Here are some highlights:

Shawn Michaels being the greatest ever:
“The best way to put it is that Shawn IS the Hall of Fame. There’s nobody that has ever been in the business that deserves to be in the Hall of Fame more than Shawn Michaels. That includes Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Steve Austin or anybody else. Shawn is the epitome of what the Hall of Fame is because to me he is the best performer of all time. He is not even close to anybody else.

You can debate it with me until the cows come home — you can say all you want. You can give me all the facts and figures, it’s not going to change my mind. I’m so excited that he is in the Hall of Fame, but it’s essential that he be in there. If he wasn’t it would be a waste of time.”

Stories in his new book and writing about topics such as Chris Benoit:
“I talked to Vince about it and Triple H too. I had a lot of confrontations with him when I first started, but it worked out.

“I think it was one of the reasons why WWE in the early 2000s was so exciting because there were a lot of guys rubbing each other up the wrong way personally, which led to them being better professionally.

I said I was telling stories the way I remember them and it wasn’t always rosy. Both of them were like, ‘Well, that’s life. Good for you. Go for it’. I wanted to make sure they each knew.

There were a lot of confrontations with Vince and a lot of harsh words spoken. But it was all done with love. Not to get sappy but it helped both of us understand the other better to where we have a great relationship and a lot of respect between us right now. Vince is one of my favourite people in the world.”


Shawn Michaels was interviewed at the first annual fund raising dinner for The Outdoor Adventure Foundation, Texas Chapter, yesterday. Here’s what he said about his future in wrestling, thanks to

“I’m not going to wrestle again. The only way a 185-pound guy made it in that business is to do something nobody else ever did. The best thing I can do is to stay retired, because nobody ever stays retired. I’ll still be part of the company. You never really get out of the WWE unless you’re wearing concrete shoes at the bottom of the Hudson River, but no more active wrestling.”

Shawn will be appearing on a new hunting TV show this coming June – “Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures.”


WWE has posted footage of what happened after this week’s SmackDown where Vickie Guerrero came out and demanded a rematch for Dolph Ziggler, following Dolph’s World Heavyweight Title loss and storyline firing.

Teddy Long came out and ordered Vickie Guerrero out of the building. Ziggler refused to leave the ring so Teddy introduced his special security – Big Show. Show knocked out Ziggler and then carried him away from the ring on his shoulders.

WWE has moved Ziggler profile to their Alumni section.


 John Cena took to Twitter today to comment more on The Rock. He wrote:

“All week u guys are asking me bout the rock. I was gonna let him slide. But now I don’t know? What u guys think?”

After fans responded, Cena wrote:

“Holy response! Well then. Looks like this will be another very memorable week in the wwe.”


The following matches have been announced for WWE’s upcoming tour of the UK:

* John Cena vs. The Miz for the WWE Title and CM Punk vs. Randy Orton on 4/13 in Glasgow, Scotland and 4/16 in Birmingham, England

* Ezekiel Jackson vs. Big Show and Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio for the World Title on 4/17 in Newcastle, England

* John Cena vs. Randy Orton vs. CM Punk vs. The Miz for the WWE Title and Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan for the US Title on 4/17 in Nottingham, England

* Edge vs. Wade Barrett vs. Alberto Del Rio for the World Title and Ezekiel Jackson vs. Big Show on 4/18 in Liverpool, England


 WWE has revealed Mattel’s second WWE All Stars two-pack. The new pack includes Randy Orton and Jake “The Snake” Roberts, with his snake Damien. The first announced two-pack of WWE All Stars figures was John Morrison with Randy Savage. The figures will be available in stores this March.


Cody Rhodes did an interview on last night’s SmackDown and was wearing a clear protective face mask after his storyline reconstructive surgery. Cody talked about how his Road to WrestleMania was delayed because of Rey Mysterio and said he would have an important announcement on next week’s show


 Randy Orton is giving away free tickets to the WWE RAW on March 14th in St. Louis via his Twitter. Orton, who has 8 security cameras outside of his home, caught a young kid running up and ringing his door bell the other night before running off. Orton is offering free tickets to anyone who can identify the kid.


According to WWE, Dolph Ziggler was officially the World Heavyweight Champion before being fired by Teddy Long on SmackDown. When Edge won the belt from him in the main event, Edge became an 11-time World Champion.


Kevin Nash commented on The Rock’s return this week with the following on Twitter: “Rock was amazing on Monday!!! Welcome back. True class puttjng over Austin. Great show Monday. Cena got my respect when he went an hour with HBK. Is Rock Cena not maln event at Mania? Rock cut a money promo ,trashed his money opponent.”


Dolph Ziggler, who was storyline fired by the returning Teddy Long on last night’s SmackDown, posted a series of interesting tweets last night after the show, making a reference to “Dixie,” making an “impact” and “spike” someone’s ratings.

For what it’s worth, Dolph’s profile has been removed from the SmackDown roster page. This appears to be just Dolph really playing up the storyline. Here’s what he wrote:

“Historic 600th episode of WWE Smackdown tonight on SyFy! I will address the DOLPHans after, Thanks for your support over the years!

First of all, I can’t believe that I got to live my dream for this many years and actually come to do it pretty damn well! Even though I used to caddy around and actually went through a rigorous gymnastics and cheerleader training I thought we made it work! I got to make a lot of friends and a couple of enemies, but no matter what, every time I stepped through that curtain, especially these ast 2 years, I felt like a champion, I lived to go to work each day and try to steal the show like no one else could!

No matter what happens in the coming weeks and months, I appreciate the fact that my hard work and countless hours studying and learning paid off! I was in the world title picture as a legitimate threat, and appreciate that I got that chance! Most don’t!

I hope this youth movement continues, and I hope its just not to build young guys up and have the mainstays dominate and not pass the torch. There is a ton of hungry young talents and they LOVE their jobs, just like I and did! Hopefully they get their chance! I hope to see zack ryder, trent barretta, curt hawkins and some others get their chance, bc they love what they do, and remind me of why I got into this business! Hopefully Wrestlemania will not be a look back into the attitude era an have all the young guys watching backstage.

I love the wrestling business, and maybe its time to take that next step into the danger zone, brazzers are u hiring??? Haha. I’m sure the door is always open, and I know I busted my ass every damn day I worked for this company, and no matter how doughy and truly. Annoying the miz is, he’s obviously onto something (2,000 tries later)! Daniel bryan couldn’t draw a dollar with a green crayon! I love hating on him! He got carried to one of (actually THE best match of the year) and john morrison is nothing but a pretty boy doing ballet.

I will see all of u again, SOMEWHERE! And now its time to make an impact and spike someone else’s ratings! U know me, I’d rather be in Dixie. Thank you dolphans for ur support! And know I loved pissing everyone off and stealing their show! I will truly miss this more than anything ……Its only NATURAL.”


RAW Elimination Chamber – Winner Goes to WrestleMania
John Cena vs. CM Punk vs. Randy Orton vs. Sheamus vs. John Morrison vs. R-Truth

SmackDown Elimination Chamber for the World Heavyweight Title
Edge vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Wade Barrett vs. Kane vs. Drew McIntyre

WWE Title Match
Jerry Lawler vs. The Miz

WWE Tag Team Title Match
Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel vs. Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov

Alberto Del Rio vs. Kofi Kingston