Found May 16, 2012 on Wrestling Truth:

- Brooke Hogan has now chimed in on the whole Scott Steiner Twitter war. In response to comments that she has no talent and the TNA locker room don’t want her, Brooke wrote:

“A certain wrestler with a stupid mesh hat needs to #stfu. #1 stop overcompensating for your ‘little’ problem… #2 act like a damn gentleman #3 I’d ‘make more money on my back’ than you ever would in your whole career…You look like a toddler. Ps: lol if he’s such a big scary man don’t block someone who’s never tweeted you. Mind you I’ve only been kind to this completely incoherent shell of a man. You really need to call ppl out to get noticed?? Well you did and now everyone can see how desperate you truly are. Stop talking crap about my family. #turdclub”
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- The re-branding of the WWE video game franchise has boosted sales according to a THQ Press release:

WWE(R) ’12 has shipped more than 2.2 million units since its launch in November 2011. The successful rebranding of this annual franchise has led to higher sell-through to date, which is up approximately 20 percent on like-for-like platforms in North America versus the year-ago title.
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- Shawn Michaels was recently interviewed by the Miami Herald and discussed his departure from WWE and appearance at Wrestlemania.

On Leaving WWE:
“I walked away from an extremely well paying job, which is probably not the smartest thing to do, but I did it solely to come home and to help my wife raise our children, to be a part of their lives. WWE would have allowed me to work any kind of way that I wanted. I could have very easily have said, ‘Hey, I’d like to slow down over the next couple of years, do a few things here and there,’ and I think everybody would have been fine with that, but for me, I think that would have probably been harder on me. Personally, I think the job would be harder for me to do, personally, on a semi, here and there, in and out type basis.

“It’s easier, and I think I’m better at it when I’m doing it or I’m not. So for me I felt it was better to walk away completely.”

On Possible Return:
“You have to be careful because if you leave it as an open option, you’re going to be getting calls on a regular basis. Every time somebody gets injured or every time somebody comes up with an idea, the phone is going to be ringing, and you’re going to have to deal with ‘should I or shouldn’t I?’ I didn’t want to run into that. I didn’t want to put myself through that, and I didn’t want to put the company through that.

“I’m certainly not going to wrestle, but if you need me for something, if you’re in a bind, you can give me a buzz, and I’ll be more than happy to be there and help out any way I can.”

Being a part of WrestleMania 28 with Undertaker and Triple H:
“For me, it was about three of us who have been there — for the most part — the longest of anybody and probably the last of the Mohicans, so to speak.It was three guys who had been sharing that locker-room for a long time, doing this in some form or another, whether it was me and Hunter, me and Taker, Taker and Hunter. The three of us have run the gamut of being in and out of the ring with each other and going through ups and downs, personally and professionally, and this is the last time the three of us will be in the ring together. That’s what the End of an Era was to me.”
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- Jim Ross further discussed the return of Paul Heyman in his latest JRSBARBQ.com blog:

“Paul Heyman’s return is one of the more positive things to occur in WWE in a good while. As I have said over the years, Heyman’s TV persona is an easy one to dislike. We’ve had some classic on air disputes but none compare to some of the one’s that we have had off the air especially when we were teaming in Atlanta while working for WCW.

“What makes Heyman so effective is that he doesn’t play the ‘role’ of a villain who has litigious tendencies. Plus, Heyman is a life long fan who now has the chance to essentially reinvent himself with this unexpected return to the genre. It will likely be his last return to the business if I had to make a wager.

“I thought Heyman’s interaction with HHH Monday night was the highlight of the broadcast while it kicked off the show as nothing really could follow that compelling first segment of the night.”

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