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– The WWE RAW brand will fly to Qatar today for two shows this week. They will then go to Istanbul, Turkey for the weekend. RAW stars advertised include John Cena, CM Punk,Dolph Ziggler, Big E, Langston, Ryback, Mark Henry, R-Truth, Antonio Cesaro, Kane, Daniel Bryan and Zack Ryder.
– JBL and Jim Ross recently commented on The Shield, comparing them to the Fabulous Freebirds. Here is what they had to say…
Jim Ross: “The Shield brings a refreshing, intense dynamic to @WWE. The three distinct styles operating as a unit reminds me of The Fabulous Freebirds”
JBL: “I’ve never seen a group step up faster and do better quicker on a top level then The Shield. Reminds me of Freebirds-who I knew well.”
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New belt was made by American Chopper:
WWE.com revealed in an article today that the new WWE Championship belt design was partly produced by American Chopper…
It was the guys from “American Chopper” who really made it happen. Without Paul Teutul Sr. and his team over at Orange County Choppers, there’s a chance the WWE creative department’s concept for the new WWE Title...
- Zack Ryder’s Z! True Long Island Story debuted two years ago this week. You can watch the very first episode here.
- Embedded below is this week’s Raw episode of WWE Backstage Fallout.
- WWE has also published a photo gallery looking at the history of the WWE Championship and its design iterations.
Backstage News on HHH & Lesnar Returning Next Week, 3-Way Title Match Discussed...
- SyFy has released the first episode of Robot Combat League online, which is hosted by Chris Jericho and premieres next Tuesday, February 26th.
- John Cena and Daniel Bryan are scheduled to appear at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con in Philadelphia, PA at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Cena will appearing on Thursday, May 30th, while Bryan will be there on Saturday, June...
- The profile for NXT Diva Dani has been removed from the NXT roster. This is normally an indication that the talent has been released.
- Michael Cole and JBL released this promo for their radio show.
- John Cena commented again on his match against CM Punk on next week’s Raw, writing on Twitter, “Now @WWE off to #WWEDoha #WWEIstanbul but just 6 days till #thunderdomeindallas...
- WWE confirmed at the end of last night’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view that WWE Champion The Rock will defend against John Cena at WrestleMania 29, in a rematch from their WrestleMania 28 main event.The WrestleMania card currently looks like this:WWE Title Match John Cena vs. The RockWorld Heavyweight Title Match Jack Swagger with Zeb Colter vs. Alberto Del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez
- Vince McMahon is said to be tired of the CM Punk vs. John Cena feud. Their match on next week’s RAW will reportedly be the last time we see them cross paths for a while.
- WWE has been teasing a Ryback heel turn lately, which could lead to a feud with John Cena after WrestleMania 29.
- WWE’s writing team has been in somewhat of a rut lately, with a lot of disagreements and...
WWE.com spoke to Dolph Ziggler after defeating Kofi Kingston at Elimination Chamber. Ziggler complained about not being booked and put over Big E Langston. Langston spoke and said he had his fun with Kofi Kingston.
WWE’s website also caught up with Divas Champion Kaitlyn. She called the win over Tamina Snuka the second biggest win of her career. Kaitlyn talked about...
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has published a new blog entry on JrsBarBq.com. Here are some highlights.
Thoughts on John Cena: John Cena has put himself into a situation where he has every thing to lose and what to gain in his match with Punk next week? Curious to see how this is addressed. Perhaps it’s as simply as Cena wanting to silence Punk and get the elusive win over the...
– WWE talent Ricardo Rodriguez turns 27 years old today. He was born on February 17, 1986.
– HeymanHustle.com has some new quotes from Paul Heyman about CM Punk and his obsession with the WWE title. Heyman also made some storyline-oriented comments about The Rock and Vince McMahon conspiring to get the title off of Punk.
– The New Orleans’ Times-Picayune newspaper recently...
As noted earlier, WrestleMania’s direction should be more clearer after tonight’s Raw event. Right now the only match set in stone is Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger for the World Heavyweight Championship, unless WWE somehow throws Dolph Ziggler into the mix with him cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase.
WWE is currently discussing Sheamus vs. Mark Henry for WrestleMania...
- As noted earlier, tickets for WWE Extreme Rules at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO on Sunday, May 19th go on sale this Saturday. Advertised for the pay-per-view event on their official Facebook page is The Rock, John Cena, CM Punk, Randy Orton and Sheamus.
- Embedded below is this week’s WWE Outside the Ring featuring The Rock.
- Jim Ross was asked on his Twitter about the...
- Sheamus is currently in the Superstar Spotlight on WWE’s website.
- Chris Jericho will be doing a Q&A session with Anthrax’s Scott Ian on February 26t at the Oxford Arts Factory in Sydney, Australia. The night is being billed as “An Evening of stories from 30 years of metal, wrestling and drinking,” and you must be 18 or over to attend.
- Jim Ross had high praise for...
Tonight’s WWE RAW takes place from the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana with the fallout from Elimination Chamber.
No matches have been announced for tonight but there’s a rumored celebration with The Rock with a marching band and Mardi Gras parade floats. Another likely segment for tonight is Vince McMahon revealing his punishment for Paul Heyman after allowing Heyman to have...
WWE taped the February 23nd episode of WWE Saturday Morning Slam tonight from the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana. Here are the full results.
WWE Saturday Morning Slam
* Natalya defeated A.J. Natalya reversed a cross body block for the pin.
* Daniel Bryan defeated Wade Barrett.
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