Another surgery for veteran Mysterio:
WWE doctors have determined that Rey Mysterio will need yet another surgery on his knee before being fit to get back in the ring. Dr. James Andrews described the work as “minor” and the goal is for Mysterio to return for August.
The former World Champ hasn’t wrestled a full schedule since December 2012. One of WWE’s primary concerns in recent years has been justifying Rey’s pay demands with his injury proneness. Sin Cara and Alberto Del Rio were both supposed to help pick up the Hispanic market as Rey winds down his career, but so far neither have really lived up to expectations.
What ya gonna do when the Flu runs wild on you?:
TNA’s Hulk Hogan noted on Twitter that he’s recovering from a bout of the flu…
“Send me pictures of Hogan’s Beach yesterday please, I couldn’t make it yesterday had the flu, heard it was packed and crazy, about 4000 people…Gonna be a crazy week, IMPACT WRESTLING THIS THURSDAY at the Sundome in Tampa, then Memorail weekend at Hogans Beach, watcha gonna do brotherHH?”
WWE star not running for Senate:
Kane has brushed aside rumors from the Libertarian blogging community that he plans to run for Senate in Texas. He told the Tennessean that he has “no plans on running for political office at this time,” and that this was a case of “things get a little carried away on the Internet.”
Kane is a blogger and political commentator in his own right and has recently spoke out against the Internet Sales Tax. However being a full time touring WWE Superstar he won’t be entering politics any time soon.
Rock’s favorite younger wrestlers:
During a recent interview with Chris Van Vilet, The Rock put over his cousin Roman Reigns as a future top star…
“Let’s see, I would say probably, let me speak on the WWE. I would say Roman Reigns, who’s a cousin of mine, I think he looks great, very talented in the ring. The Shield, all those three guys by the way, are doing a great job. I’ll say this, and he knows this, but Fandango is one of my favorites. Now what makes him such an interesting character and wrestling fans understand this when I tell them this, to play a character like that you’ve got to embrace it and that’s not an easy character to embrace. He embraces it, which tells me that he’s got a lot going on, I think, in terms of his depth and how far he can go in terms of character. So, I would say those guys. The four month run that I had in WWE was really eye opening and I was able to see a lot of young talent who are very very hungry, very humble, and what’s interesting is there was some talent there who, you know, just the nature of the business, have become soured grapes and miserable. But the younger guys, good to see, were very excited and there was that hunger there. It reminds me of myself about 10, 15 years ago when I first started.”
Rock also reiterated the possibility that Wrestlemania 29 was his last match…
“That’s a great question. I grew up in wrestling, as you know. So for me, that was a dream scenario, going into the biggest Wrestlemania of all time, at MetLife Stadium, breaking records and going in as WWE Champion. Losing the belt to John Cena and in the world of wrestling, you’re probably familiar with this, there is the passing of the torch so to speak and doing the right thing for business. So, it was a dream scenario and if in fact that was my last match, man, I’m happy with it because I wound up not only having three hernial tears, but I also tore my adductor tendon as well as rectus tendon clean off my pelvis. So to be able to finish the match and not let anybody know, kind of walk out on my own, And I loved it.”