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photo credit: WWE.comFor anyone who has harbored skepticism about the earnestness of AJ Lee’s love for video games (a medium that the Diva has repeatedly raved about), the October 31, 2011 edition of Monday Night Raw busted the hell out of that myth. During a Halloween-themed Divas battle royal, Lee hit the ring as the spitting image of Kitana from Mortal Kombat. Witnessing someone dressed up as the Princess of Edenia of all characters on WWE programming was surreal in itself, but the true coup de grâce to the skeptics was Lee broke out a Fan Lift at the beginning of the match. Disappointingly, “Kitana wins” would not be uttered that night (Eve, who went as Robin, won), but it still was the most loving shout-out to the gaming faithful on Raw since John Cena did that Punch-Out!!-themed promo in 2010.The New Jersey native born April Jeanette Mendez originally got into gaming as a child via her brother. The first game she played was either Super Mario Bros. or Excitebike, but as she se...
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- WWE’s shop website has released two new t-shirts for Alberto Del Rio and this t-shirt for Darren Young and Titus O’Neil:
- John Cena was at Walter Reed Army Medical Center meeting with injured troops on Monday.
- Last night’s WWE RAW from the Verizon Center in Washington, DC was a legitimate sellout with 16,733 fans announced. WWE had signs up backstage noting that there...
- WWE posted the following video of John Cena encouraging fans to help with Hurricane Sandy relief:- Bruno Sammartino did an interview with Triblive.com to promote the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame and talked about speaking with Vince McMahon at the event. Vince and Bruno have not spoken since 1988 when Bruno quit WWE over the phone. Bruno said:“We will talk privately, face to face, in...
After Monday’s episode of Raw went off the air, The Undertaker slowly got to his feet and walked to the back.
John Cena, Ryback and Sheamus defeated The Shield in the dark match main event by disqalification after Rollins hit Cena with a chair.
After the match, the babyfaces hit the heels with their finishers.
If you exclude Rey Mysterio’s win at WrestleMania XXII, then Cena and Batista are the last two men to win their first career world titles at WrestleMania. Since then, WWE has largely relied on the same people in the same clutch situations, as opposed to taking a risk at the big annual spectacular.
- After Monday’s episode of RAW went off the air, The Undertaker slowly got to his feet and walked to the back.John Cena, Ryback and Sheamus then defeated The Shield in the dark main event by disqualification after Seth Rollins hit Cena with a chair.After the match, the babyfaces hit the heels with their finishers to end the show.
Raw starts with John Cena coming to the ring. He gets a ton of boos. He says the arena tonight is full of Cena-crats and Rock-publicans. He hypes their match this Sunday and says he respects the Rock. Cena says the Rock’s time is up and his time is now and that the Rock will experience failure this Sunday. The crowd starts a boring chant. He goes on to say that he will shock the...
Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Thanks to Ranjit Chahal for his help passing along the following newsbits:
– WWE officials have been discussing several outcomes for the WWE Championship match at the WrestleMania 29 pay-per-view, including an idea of having John Cena aligning with The Shield and being revealed as the leader. There has been talk of having Cena snap and...
- WWE posted the following video of John Cena encouraging fans to help with Hurricane Sandy relief:
- Bruno Sammartino did an interview with Triblive.com to promote the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame and talked about speaking with Vince McMahon at the event. Vince and Bruno have not spoken since 1988 when Bruno quit WWE over the phone. Bruno said:
"We will talk privately, face to...
- The final WWE RAW before WrestleMania 29 will take place tonight from the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. All big names will be in attendance tonight including The Rock, The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, Triple H and others.No matches have been announced for tonight but The Shield vs. John Cena, Ryback and Sheamus is being advertised locally.WWE is focusing on the following points...
– After this week’s WWE RAW went off the air, The Undertaker slowly walked to the back and received cheers from the crowd. The post-RAW dark match featured John Cena, Ryback, and Sheamus defeating The Shield by DQ. Roman Reigns hit Cena with a chair resulting in the DQ. Afterwards, Cena, Ryback, and Shemus cleared the ring and hit their finishers to send the crowd home happy...
Embedded in the videos below are several highlights from the April 1, 2013 episode of WWE Raw.
Jack Swagger declares he will dethrone Alberto Del Rio at WrestleMania
John Cena vows to beat The Rock at WrestleMania
Randy Orton, Sheamus & Big Show vs. 3MB
Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler
Zack Ryder vs. Wade Barrett
Shawn Michaels predicts Triple H will defeat Brock Lesnar at...
WrestleMania XXV is one of those nights where WWE seemed to not know what the fans wanted. Triple H won to no reaction. John Cena won, again, to the misery of his detractors. Piper and Snuka waddled through the motions while the two aforementioned teams got pushed aside.
Several WWE video titles are now available on Netflix, including the following:
* The True Story of WrestleMania: Volume 1
* WWE Presents: Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology
* WWE Presents: The Rise & Fall of WCW
* WWE Presents: The John Cena Experience
* WWE Presents: The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro
* OMG! The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History
* WWE Presents: Macho Madness...
- Embedded in the video below, David Chokachi talks to The Rock about his weapon in GI Joe: Retaliation.
- CM Punk took the top spot on this week’s ESPN WWE Power Rankings. Following Punks lead is Dolph Ziggler, while The Rock, Ryback and Jack Swagger rounded out the top 5.
ESPN’s article noted of the Rock’s potential loss to John Cena this Sunday at WrestleMania 29, “Imagine...