Sunday, September 11, 2011


WWE’s website has a new tongue-in-cheek article up with Zack Ryder, talking about his Internet Title. Ryder, who says he won’t defend the title and when he brought it out in Australia against Promo that was a non-title match, said the following about why he has a connection with the WWE Universe:

“I think I have a connection with the WWE Universe because I am a fan at heart. I know what WWE fans want because I am still one, myself. This is the only thing I ever wanted in my entire life. It wasn’t like ‘let me try this WWE thing.’ I set up my life for this and I think the WWE Universe can sense that. They can also feel that I’m just a kid who wants to live my dream.”

Ryder also compared his Internet Title to other belts in WWE history.

“It’s almost like when “Stone Cold” had the Smoking Skull Championship or when John Cena took the WWE Championship and created the title that spun around. But this title is for the Zack Pack, it’s for the Broskis. Like The Rock calls himself The People’s Champion, I’m The Broskis’ Champion. That’s what went into designing the championship.”


The 25th annual WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view has sold out The Madison Square Garden in New York City. With the exception of a few random single seats, the event is already sold out.


Former WWE star Lance Storm spoke with the Aftermath show (formerly Right After Wrestling) this week and talked about working with WWE by hosting a new developmental territory with his Storm Wrestling Academy. He said:

“I’ve had all kinds of different levels of talks for quite a while. We’ve just never managed to figure out how to make it work. There’s always been on going conversation. I think they hope I cave in and move to Florida. I think it makes sense to have a developmental territory in Canada. Before Deep South I talked to Vince about it. I’d like to be involved with that level again with WWE.”


Former WWE star Vladimir Kozlov wrote on Facebook that he is looking to wrestle in Mexico soon under the name Moscow Mauler. Kozlov is currently featured on the cover of Russian magazine Socialite, where is reveals he is looking at getting into acting.


Triple H spoke with this week to promote WWE Studios’ Inside Out. Here are some highlights:

Hugh Jackman is guest-hosting an upcoming episode of Raw, and he joins a long list of celebrity guest hosts — but was there ever a host that had a pedigree coming to them?

I’d like to give one to Bob Barker, just ’cause it’s Bob Barker. But you know who I would have liked to pedigree is Al Sharpton. Al Sharpton was the guest host and he showed up ten minutes before he did his thing, he did it, and he left five minutes later. He couldn’t have cared less, he phoned it in. It was the worst appearance ever.

Most of the guys come on the show and they know what we are and they want to have fun. Dennis Miller came on and he was hilarious on-camera, hilarious off-camera. Dennis came up to me and he goes, “My life is complete. I just got comedy advice from Vince McMahon.” Vince would literally be like “Dennis, come here. You need to say your jokes slower ’cause…” Vince will give anybody direction.

What does WWE Studios have planned next?

We just finished a movie called ‘No One Lives,’ that’s a straight up horror, R-rated. It’s funny, if we say we’ve got a few kid’s movies, now it’s: “all WWE does is kids movies.”

I don’t think anyone expected us to make ‘That’s What I Am’ either. A movie about prejudices and bullying and the story of a teacher and a kid that gets bullied. It’s completely different for us. But Vince read it and felt passionate about the story and said “this is a really great story. Is it gonna make us a ton of money? Nope.” We’re trying to think bigger picture and longer term.

Triple H also played the name game and had to think up a movie for 80′s and 90′s stars. Here’s what he came up with for the following stars:

Hulk Hogan: Oh god, anything cheesy.
Jake Roberts: Western villian.
DX: Comedy.
Vince McMahon: “Wall Street”
Bill Goldberg: Any movie that took itself too seriously.
The Ultimate Warrior: Either crazy out-there futuristic space movie — or absolute stoner film.