Found April 04, 2013 on
Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Thanks to Ranjit Chahal for his help with some of the following newsbits:
– In a sign of how badly WWE wanted Mason Ryan several years ago, the company signed him to a five year deal when he joined their developmental program in 2009. Generally, the company likes to see progress with their performers before making a long term commitment, but WWE officials were willing to wait for Mason Ryan to develop.
– On television, Kofi Kingston is definitely someone lost in the shuffle. However, that doesn’t mean that he’s a candidate to be released any time soon. Aside from not causing problems backstage, the former Intercontinental Champion also does a lot promotional work for WWE, as evident by his hectic schedule during WrestleMania 29 weekend.
– As noted earlier this morning here on the website, WWE officials have discussed having Ryback feud with John Cena for the WWE Title after WrestleMania29. WWE planted the seeds for the feud when Cena elimina...
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- Kofi Kingston discussed there being no Money in the Bank match at WrestleMania and being mistaken for Washington Redskins quarterback RGIII during an interview with 4th & Pain:- A fan of MVP asked him on Twitter if he was going to return at WrestleMania this weekend. MVP joked:“ABSOLUTELY!… I’m going to physically vent. I’m gonna hit some weights & get a few rounds...
– Here are tonight’s confirmed WWE SmackDown matches:
* Footage From WWE AXXESS
* Primo and Epico vs. Ryback
* Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger
– For those who missed it earlier, here is a video of CM Punk telling the smart marks ……. “f*ck you”.
Prior to Wednesday’s game against the Red Sox, the Yankees welcomed WWE superstars Big Show, Kofi Kingston & Natalya to take in batting practice at Yankee Stadium. The Big Show was presented with a custom New York Yankees jersey and was interviewed by MLB.com. Yankees’ reliever Joba Chamberlain & Kofi Kingston were also interviewed in and you can view the interview HERE.
- Kofi Kingston discussed there being no Money in the Bank match at WrestleMania and being mistaken for RGIII during an interview on the 4th & Pain podcast.
“I get a lot of RGIII comparisons. I’ve been stopped at several airports,” Kofi revealed. “People want to know… ‘Hey! Are you… are you RGIII?’”
- Mick Foley posted the following Tweet regarding his Hall...
- Mick Foley posted the following Tweet regarding his Hall of Fame induction possibly not being televised.
Santa Claus @SantaClausWay
I am so touched by the messages asking me to visit @realmickfoley at #WWEHOF. Don't think I can go, but Mrs. C. & I will be watching on TV
Um.. guess you didn't hear the rumor @SantaClausWay..If you want to see...
– Chris Jericho will be appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight on NBC.
– Chris Jericho will also appear on The Crossover today at 6pm ET on NBC Sports Network.
– NOTE: WZR Radio will be doing a LIVE WrestleMania 29 special this Saturday night at 6EST. Look for the live chatroom and media links around 5EST on Saturday. We’ll be giving our WrestleMania 29 predictions...
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