Found April 16, 2013 on
Here are ESPN’s weekly power rankings list:
1. Brock Lesnar
2. The Shield
3. CM Punk
4. Dolph Ziggler
5. John Cena
6. Team Hell No
7. Kofi Kingston
8. Jack Swagger
9. Sheamus and Randy Orton
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- Kofi Kingston became a three-time WWE United States Champion on tonight's RAW from Greenville, South Carolina, by defeating Antonio Cesaro. Kofi earned a title shot by defeating Cesaro on Friday's SmackDown. Here is a photo:
- WWE taped the following matches tonight for WWE Superstars:
* Tamina Snuka vs. Natalya
* Primo and Epico vs. Tensai and Brodus Clay
WWE U.S. Champion Kofi Kingston was interviewed by The Evening Times. Here are some highlights.
If he would turn heel: ”"Everybody on Twitter seems to want me to turn bad… I would try my hand at anything and I think I could do it well.”
Part-time wrestlers involved in the top WrestleMania matches: ”The Rock and Brock Lesnar have really paved the way for guys like...
Thanks to Ranjit Chahal for his help with several of the following newsbits:
– One of the things that Vince McMahon hates most is when his WWE stars generate negative news for the media. This is part of the reason the original plans for Jack Swagger winning the World Title at WrestleMania 29 were scrapped. ABC News recently picked up on the story of his DUI case. The article also...
- Rosa Mendes’ MuscleMania fitness program didn’t earn her a spot at WrestleMania 29 but she found love through it. Rosa revealed on Twitter that she met her new boyfriend at WrestleMania, celebrity choreographer and music executive Bijan Rythmik Williams. Here is a photo of the happy couple:
- World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee are doing media in Greenville...
- The Rock provided an update on his physical therapy, writing on Twitter, "Workout #1 starts now. AM cardio. These machines are gettin' their ass kicked. Cue music..#BackInBlack"
"Today's AM cardio plan: 35min. Empty stomach. Average heart rate 135-155 5 weeks out & prepping: HERCULES"
As noted earlier, The Rock will be heading overseas in five...
Former WWE Champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has issued an update on his claim of an abdominal tear injury mid-way through his match with John Cena at WrestleMania.
Johnson wrote on Twitter Wednesday afternoon, “Injury update: Physical therapy starts tomorrow. Hardcore training starts today. Thank U guys for the love. 5 weeks out..#RoadToHercules.”
Johnson had previously...
- Kofi Kingston became a three-time WWE United States Champion on last night’s RAW from Greenville, South Carolina, by defeating Antonio Cesaro. Kofi earned a title shot by defeating Cesaro on Friday’s SmackDown. Here is a photo:- WWE taped the following matches last night for WWE Superstars:* Tamina Snuka vs. Natalya* Primo and Epico vs. Tensai and Brodus Clay- WWE announced...
- This week's episode of WWE Main Event will feature a battle royal with the winner facing Wade Barrett for the Intercontinental Title.
- Booker T announced that Jack Swagger vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler for the World Heavyweight Title will take place soon, either on SmackDown or at Extreme Rules.
Big Report on Randy Orton, What's Planned for Team Hell No and More...
- Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) of the Baltimore Sun and Layfield Report (@layfieldreport) spoke with WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter. Highlights include…
* Originally being cast in the new GI Joe films in the position that Bruce Willis eventually took and why it didn’t work out.
* Before Jack Swagger took on a villainous character, Sarge reveals that he was going to be Swagger’s...
Arda Ocal of the Baltimore Sun spoke with WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter. Here are some highlights from the interview.
- Originally being cast in the new GI Joe films in the position that Bruce Willis eventually took and why it didn't work out
- Before Jack Swagger took on a villainous character, Sarge reveals that he was going to be Swagger's manager as a hero and explains...
– As expected, Brock Lesnar challenged Triple H to a steel cage “grudge match” at the WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view. Lesnar and Heyman both appeared to RAW to issue the challenge. Triple H is expected to respond and accept next week on RAW.
– Ryback vs. John Cena for the WWE Title is expected to take place at Extreme Rules.
– Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Jack...