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– WWE announced that The Undertaker will replace Ric Flair at Thursday’s VIP signing for WrestleMania Axxess. He will still do his VIP signing on Friday as well.
– Jim Ross has written a new blog in which he looks at RAW and the death of Reid Flair. He wrote: “Please say a prayer for the Ric Flair family. Reid will be missed by all of us that knew him. I still can’t believe that the 25 year old is gone. I will be so happy to see Ric this weekend. Thanks for all the kind words regarding the blog that i wrote about Reid’s passing that is elsewhere on this site.”
Ross also said this weekend is the 20th anniversary of his WWF debut at Wrestlemania 9. He wrote: “It’s hard to believe that this week marks the 20th anniversary of my debut in WWE. First assignment…doing live, Play by Play at WrestleMania 9…not too shabby. Ignorance is bliss, I suppose, because I was either too naive or too arrogant to be overly nervous before WM9. Best business and personal decision that I ever made was comi...
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You wouldn’t wish this on your worst enemy. The shock and horror that Ric Flair must have felt, when he found his son unresponsive in his hotel room.
Reid Flair, had a history of substance abuse problems and the police are still investigating, but they believe it was a possible overdose.
No foul play is suspected at this time.
Thanks to Ranjit Chahal for sending in the following newsbits:
– Ric Flair sent out a quick message to the fans for all of the support that they have shown him these past few days. Flair stated:
“I’m overwhelmed by all the love and respect my family and I have received this week. Thank you to each and every one of you.”
– At the funeral for Reid Flair, who passed away last...
- The Rock was scheduled to promote WrestleMania 29 on The Today Show on Wednesday morning but didn’t. No word yet on why he didn’t appear.
- The Charlotte Observer reports that hundreds of family and friends gathered to say goodbye to Reid Flair on Wednesday. A 90-minute service was held at Forest Hill Church in Charlotte. Ric Flair, his daughter Ashley and Reid’s girlfriend...
- Below is video of John Cena mocking a heel turn at the WrestleMania 29 press conference today:- Ric Flair sent the following message out to thank fans for their support:“I’m overwhelmed by all the love and respect my family and I have received this week. Thank you to each and every one of you.”- Booker T confirmed at WrestleMania Axxess today that his brother and Harlem Heat...
- Below is episode 1 of The JBL & Michael Cole World Tour:
- Here's a photo of Diddy and Vince McMahon from WWE's Stars 4 Sandy Relief party tonight in New York City:
- CM Punk spoke with AMNY.com and talked about facing The Undertaker:
"I don’t want anybody to get bent out of shape with this answer. WrestleMania is the biggest show of the year and I take...
- Joe Roderick from Grand Slam Sports recently interviewed WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross to promote WrestleMania 28. Here are some highlights:
Weather for WrestleMania 29:
“My initial thought was to pack a jacket. That hasn’t changed. I looked at the long-term weather, and it looks like we’re going to get a break in the end. It’s going to be chilly, but it’s not going to be...
ESPN’s Jon Robinson had the opportunity to interview CM Punk in advance of WrestleMania to offer a preview of things to come. Here are some highlights from the interview:
On facing The Undertaker…
“I think it would do something tremendous for anybody’s legacy…but I’m not really in awe of anybody I wrestle; I’m here to beat him.”
On if The Rock not being present for...
- Below is a new clip of JBL and Michael Cole:- Before going on tour with his band Fozzy in Europe, Chris Jericho is schedule for next week’s RAW and SmackDown. Jericho is expected to be touring through the end of April, but has been added to the April 22nd live event from the 02 Arena in London, England. Jericho is not advertised for any WWE events following that date.- As noted...
For Shawn Michaels, it was one last great WrestleMania performance. The most talented wrestler the world has known stole the show once more, from peers young and old. He could now rest his battered body forever.
- To update yesterday’s post, WWE representative Adam Hopkins reached out and asked that we post the following text message that WWE officials received from Paul Bearer’s son Michael Moody regarding the closing segment on Monday’s RAW with CM Punk and The Undertaker:
TEXT FROM MICHAEL MOODY TO WWE:
“Hey. I woke up in time to watch the tail end of the show. What you explained...
- Below is an updated photo of the WrestleMania 29 set inside Metlife Stadium:
- As noted before, Vince McMahon is teasing a big reveal on his Twitter account this Friday night. Vince will reportedly be revealing who will sing “America the Beautiful” at WrestleMania 29.
- While The Undertaker and CM Punk closed the show on Monday’s “go home” RAW, word is that their match...