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Previewing his upcoming match with John Cena at WrestleMania 29 to IGN.com, WWE Champion Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson explained why he wanted to face the Cenation leader again after defeating him at last year's show.
"You have to understand that my return back into the WWE was years in the making. And since I've been back, it's been a three year-long journey that started at WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta. So John has always been my first choice," Johnson told Matt Fowler.
While contemplating his return to the sports-entertainment organization years ago, Johnson revealed that he wanted to work with the wrestler who he felt would generate the biggest business.
"Here's the thing," said Johnson. "The question was that if I was going to go back in the WWE, how could I go back and make the most impact? With who can I headline WrestleMania in that company and make the most impact? And the bottom line is that it continues to be John Cena. Just ...
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- JBL will not be at tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings as he’s away climbing Mount Aconcagua in South America. Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole will work tonight’s tapings from Oklahoma City. There’s speculation that Jim Ross could appear but that hasn’t been confirmed.- Fandango worked this weekend’s WWE live events with a female dancer. The two danced before the match and...
- JBL will not be at tonight's WWE SmackDown tapings as he's away climbing Mount Aconcagua in South America. Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole will work tonight's tapings from Oklahoma City. There's speculation that Jim Ross could appear but that hasn't been confirmed.
- Fandango worked this weekend's WWE live events with a female dancer. The two danced before...
- JBL will not be at tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings as he’s away climbing Mount Aconcagua in South America. Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole will work tonight’s tapings from Oklahoma City. There’s speculation that Jim Ross could appear but that hasn’t been confirmed.
- Fandango worked this weekend’s WWE live events with a female dancer. The two danced before the match and...
- Monday's edition of WWE RAW featuring CM Punk vs. John Cena did a 3.46 rating (up 5% from last week) and 4.70 million viewers (up 1%).
Here's the hourly viewership data:
Hour 1: 4.86 million
Hour 2: 4.70 million
Hour 3: 4.56 million
RAW ranked #2 on cable for the night, behind "Pawn Stars" on History Channel.
Raw ranked #1 in the key male demographics, but...
- InDemand released the official PPV poster for next month's WrestleMania 29 pay-per-view. The poster features The Rock on the left, John Cena on the right, and the New York/New Jersey WrestleMania29 theme in the middle. This replaces the former Mania poster featuring Rock, Cena, and Brock Lesnar.
- The Dish Network and Time Warner Cable guides list the following wrestlers...
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has published a new blog on JrsBarBq.com. Here are some highlights.
Donald Trump’s WWE Hall of Fame Induction & A Physical HOF Building: “Still amazes me that many seemingly sane people can’t differentiate from being inducted into the WWE HOF as a wrestler, etc over the honorary, celeb status. I have written about this in the past and am getting...
– The February 25th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW did an average viewership of 4.66 million viewers. This number is up from last week’s show that did 4.62 million viewers. The 1st hour did 4.82 million viewers. The 2nd hour did 4.67 million viewers and the 3rd hour did 4.49 million viewers. The final rating will be out shortly.
– ESPN.com has released their weekly WWE Power...
Embedded below are several video highlights from this week’s episode of Raw.
Ryback vs. Dolph Ziggler
Triple H and Brock Lesnar get involved in a fight between Mr. McMahon and Paul Heyman
The Great Khali vs. Mark Henry
The Miz welcomes Alberto Del Rio, Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter to the set of “Miz TV”
Team Hell No vs. Prime Time Players
R-Truth vs. Cody Rhodes