Originally written January 08, 2013 on Wrestling Truth:
TNA Hall of Famer back in the ring: Wrestling legend Sting will be returning to the ring at this Sunday’s TNA Genesis PPV. He will be taking on Doc of the Aces and Eights, who “took him out of action” with a hammer several weeks ago. Sting returned on last week’s Impact Wrestling and helped Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe remove the mask of Mike Knox. ___________________________________________________________ Jim Ross discusses The Rock’s influence on younger stars: JR is back with another JRSBARBQ.com blog, where he addresses whether The Rock’s return harms the chances of younger stars: “Hard to believe that some on Twitter @JRsBBQ seemingly have such ill conceived opinions that the Rock returning to WWE to gear up for a WrestleMania run is a negative to ‘young talents.’ I find this flimsy theory laughable. Rock is a major attraction that will attract disconnected/former viewers and many new viewers who are fans of Rock’s movie work. The more eyes watching any WWE program the better. Rock also provides WWE an ‘outside the usual envelope’ media buzz which is invaluable.” The veteran WWE announcer also discussed Triple H’s return in 2002: “On this date in 2002, HHH returned to the WWE after a career threatening quadriceps injury. The return was at Madison Square Garden and the ovation that ‘The Game’ received still is a vivid memory and one of the loudest ‘pops’ that I can ever remember hearing in the ‘World’s Most Famous Arena.’” ___________________________________________________________ SmackDown rating is in: Last week’s episode of WWE SmackDown on Syfy, drew a 1.80 rating with an average audience of 2.72 million viewers. This is up slightly from the previous week’s number. ___________________________________________________________ Zack Ryder has more Twitter followers than The Miz: Zack Ryder reminded WWE that he has more followers on Twitter than the Miz, when the company plugged the company’s top Tweeters on Raw last night. “The world follows me on twitter too. @WWE just doesn’t want you to know. I have 100k followers more than @mikethemiz.”
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