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If you missed NXT this week, you missed Sasha Banks recording her first win against Alicia Fox. In watching her get the pin fall out of a scoop slam counter, I had a flashback to a young John Cena circa 2002. Then it hit me! Like many things in WWE there is a formula to create stars. Ask JBL why he thinks Alberto Del Rio or ADR is such a success? JBL would tell you about his great fortune first and foremost. Not only does this copy and paste JBL’s own gimmick but it draws from the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase Senior from so many years ago.Back to Sasha, despite being born in Fairfield, California, she is billed on NXT as being from Boston, Massachusetts. A mere 50 minutes from John Cena’s West Newbury, Massachusetts. Although in fairness at least Cena was born there. But more importantly the way both debuted is remarkably similar. Most of us recall John Cena’s debut match against Kurt Angle on Smackdown in 2002, where he put up a good fight in a losing effort. Something Sasha did...
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John Cena was asked during a recent Q&A with AZCentral.com on who he would be rooting for in the match between The Rock and CM Punk for the WWE Championship at this Sunday’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view event.
“I’m torn,” Cena admitted. “CM Punk has been the champion for quite a long time now, but I know from my past instances with Dwayne Johnson that he’s very difficult...
John Cena did an interview with Arizona Central about the Royal Rumble, and he was asked if his feud with the Rock spilled into real life. Here are highlights:
On the Royal Rumble: “Believe it or not, I like the Rumble. It’s extremely unpredictable and over-the-top. Everyone in the WWE universe looks forward to it. It becomes that one event each year where people center around...
– Mike Mooneyham of The Post and Courier is featuring a new column looking at the promo by John Cena during the 1/21 WWE RAW that received negative reviews by many in the wrestling media including those backstage in WWE based on reports. Mooneyham writes, “But there’s a reason why a performer like Cena, who should be the darling of the WWE Universe, is disliked, if not downright...
- AZCentral.com recently spoke with John Cena and asked him about who he would be rooting for at Sunday’s WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view – WWE Champion CM Punk or The Rock. Cena replied:
“I’m torn. CM Punk has been the champion for quite a long time now, but I know from my past instances with Dwayne Johnson that he’s very difficult to beat.”
Backstage News on the Big Surprise...
– Top WWE star John Cena talked about taking time to “re-evaluate” himself on his Twitter account before the Royal Rumble event today. Cena stated:
“Have had very few moments to reflect on life, this week I took much needed time. Focused more than ever. Evolution begins with the 1st step.
He then later commented on The Rock’s shout-out to his training partner Michael McGillicutty...
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WWE Royal Rumble PPV Results
January 27, 2013
The 30-minute Royal Rumble PPV pre-show on YouTube started with Matt Striker and Tony Dawson introducing the pre-show. WWE cut to a shot of the concourse area to show fans filing into the arena. Striker noted a U.S. Title match will occur on the free show as Dawson nervously shifted around...
The Royal Rumble is easily my favorite WWE pay-per-view event of the year for one reason: You can bet on it.
Back in the '90s, I was a Torch
subscriber. One of the columnists laid out a blueprint for turning the
unpredictability of the 30-man, over-the-top battle royal into a
lottery. Here's how to do it:
Cut up pieces of paper and number them one through 30....
Jim Ross has posted his latest blog online. Check out the highlights:
On C.M. Punk vs. The Rock: “I will say that stylistically and from a match structure standpoint that the Punk vs. Rock bout Sunday is the most legitimately intriguing bout that I can recall anticipating in years. That’s a fact.”
On the Royal Rumble winner: “Kind of think that John Cena should win the Rumble...
Mark Henry has been seen at the hotel in Phoenix, Arizona where the WWE talent is staying for the Royal Rumble. Whether he is returning tonight or not isn’t confirmed. Henry spoke with Eurosport Turkey last week to promote the Rumble and said he thought he would be cleared to wrestle by the Rumble but didn’t know if he’d be used.
Henry also noted in the interview that his contract...
JR discusses The Rock vs CM Punk:
Jim Ross discussed The Rock vs CM Punk in his latest JRSBARBQ.com blog. He pondered whether The Rock would be in ring shape for Royal Rumble.
There is no may that a part time wrestler, full time actor can prepare for such a circumstance other than to suck it up and endure it. Rock has never been known as one to back away from physicality.
WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler was interviewed by The New York Post. Here are some highlights.
Current era vs. the Attitude Era: ”I honestly feel, in my own personal opinion, that during the Attitude Era our roster was stronger. I just think that there were stronger, from top to bottom of our roster, characters and Superstars than we have now. We certainly have...