Found January 24, 2013 on
Credit – Wrestling Observer
The current storyline where The Miz is being pushed as the “next Ric Flair” was originally earmarked for Dolph Ziggler. With Ziggler, the idea was going to be more of Flair being his manager but Ziggler was going to be given the Figure Four and doing the same gimmick Miz is doing as a babyface.
Regarding turning Ziggler babyface, it looks like those plans have been put on hold for the time being.
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- There was a lot of backstage talk about Monday’s RAW this week. It was acknowledged that the promos by CM Punk, Paul Heyman and The Rock were all very good to build up the Royal Rumble but besides that, the feeling was that the show sucked. As noted, lots of people were talking about how bad John Cena’s promo was.
- The current storyline where The Miz is being pushed as the...
WWE officials have broached the possibility of an Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler match at WrestleMania 29, according to theWrestling Observer Newsletter.
However, it was noted that the match may not necessarily be for the World Heavyweight Championship currently held by Del Rio.
- WWE officials have broached the possibility of an Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler match at WrestleMania 29, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. However, it was noted that the match may not necessarily be for the World Heavyweight Championship currently held by Del Rio.- Current plans call for this Sunday’s 30-Man Royal Rumble Match to feature 90-second entrance...
- WWE will be releasing t-shirts for Darren Young and Titus O’Neil soon.
- It was noted yesterday that Jim Ross is battling the flu. WWE announcer Matt Striker is also under the weather.
- Ted DiBiase Jr. noted on Twitter that he’s been recovering from a hand injury.
- As noted, Dolph Ziggler is currently in Australia doing promotional work for WWE. On Tuesday, Ziggler met kids...
The opening video aired, followed by the pyro, and Michael Cole and The Miz opened the show from ringside. They setup the Royal Rumble by the numbers video…Backstage, Matt Striker asked Ryback about getting ready for the Rumble. Ryback said as someone who feeds on more, the Rumble was his for the taking. Striker asked if he meant devour and then said it was a joke when Ryback looked...
– Kenta Kobashi has announced that his retirement match will be on May 11th at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. The match will be held under the NOAH banner and his opponent will be named at a later date. Kobashi says he needs time to train for his final match due to recovering from neck injuries.
– All Japan Pro Wrestling has released these images of Tatsumi...
Embedded in the videos below are highlights from the January 23, 2013 episode of WWE Main Event.
Ryback vs. Antonio Cesaro
The Usos vs. Team Rhodes Scholars
Matt Striker interviews Ryback
Ric Flair Talks About The Rock....
– WWE has announced on their Facebook that they will be partnering with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network to promote next week’s “No Name Calling Week.”
– With Zack Ryder and Dolph Ziggler’s YouTube shows ending and WWE making some changes to their YouTube content offerings, there has been talk of The Miz getting his own YouTube show.
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- Jim Ross is having a tough time battling the flu. He revealed on Twitter that he had to make a trip to the hospital for chest x-rays last night:“The flu is a bear. Trip to hospital last nite for chest x-ray. Back to Dr’s ofc this am for results & to eliminate pneumonia as possibility.”- It’s no secret within WWE that Alberto Del Rio’s World Heavyweight Title push...
- The Miz, Wade Barrett and others are featured in the latest episode of WWE Backstage Fallout from last night’s SmackDown:- In a conference call to promote the Royal Rumble this week, Booker T talked about a potential Harlem Heat reunion:“I think people would want to see it. I know it was talked about reuniting Harlem Heat. You know as far as it being possible for Hall of Fame...