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Just a few weeks ago Dolph Ziggler was ascending to the top of the WWE world. Wins over Randy Orton and John Cena have now been stifled by a WWE creative team that is blowing Ziggler’s momentum every week with no ideas and a lack of direction.
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In one of the less shocking moves in WWE, Dolph Ziggler won the World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank briefcase at the July 2012 pay-per-view. While there was some focus on when he would cash in following that night, it was after John Cena cashed in the WWE Championship briefcase that all eyes were on Ziggler.
Although John Cena failed in his attempt to win the WWE title...
It's reportedly almost a guarantee that John Cena will beat The Rock at WrestleMania 29. The feeling backstage is that Cena needs to win as a redemption victory having lost the past two main events at WrestleMania.
Backstage officials however still expect Cena to be booed out of the arena. The Rock is also scheduled to appear at the Extreme Rules show in May, but it is not...
-- Friday's "Social Media" episode of WWE SmackDown drew 2.82 million viewers, down from the 2.89 million the week before. More details on the rating will be available later.
-- Kane and Daniel Bryan made an appearance for 106.5 WYRK in Buffalo to promote tonight's RAW. You can check it out here.
-- Dolph Ziggler's parents were in attendance for last night...
Dolph Ziggler recently spoke with CBS-19 entertainment reporter Chris Van Vliet. Here are some highlights from the interview.
On cashing in the money in the bank briefcase at WrestleMania: “Cashing in at WrestleMania has never been done before and no matter what I’ve done in this business, whether I win or lose, I’ve always done things my way and come out in the most entertaining...
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross published a new blog entry on JrsBarBq.com. Here are some highlights.
Legends on tonight’s Raw: “WWE.com released an impressive list or names earlier today that are slated to appear on tonight’s Old School Raw. Happy to see them all especially guys like the Honkytonk Man who hasn’t been involved in WWE programming in quite some time. Always good...
- Monday’s “Old School” episode of Raw scored a 3.54 rating and averaged 5.018 million viewers. Raw did 4.968 million viewers the first hour, 5.239 million the second, and 4.847 million viewers the third hour.
- GulfNews.com published an article about John Cena meeting a 16-year-old boy during the recent WWE tour in Doha, Qatar. The article noted that the Make-A-Wish Foundation...
- CM Punk defeated Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show in a Fatal 4 Way on tonight’s WWE RAW from Buffalo to earn a right to face The Undertaker at WrestleMania 29. Punk declared earlier in the night that he will end The Streak.
Taker appeared twice on tonight’s show – once during the opener and after Punk won the match for a staredown to close the show.
- Also for WrestleMania...
- The New Age Outlaws will also be appearing on tonight’s old-school RAW. Billy Gunn tweeted:
“Make sure you all check out #oldschoolraw tomorrow it’s the return of the NAO so excited.”
- Dolph Ziggler’s parents were in attendance for last night’s WWE live event in Syracuse, New York to see him drop down on one knee and give AJ Lee his pink arm band. Ziggler said the...
- MTV is featuring an article about The Miz appearing in The Marine 3: Homefront.
- Randy Orton is schedule to appear at the Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con at the Americas Center in St. Louis, MO on Friday, March 22nd at 5:30PM.
- CM Punk topped the WWE ESPN Power Rankings this week. The Undertaker came in at #2, while Ryback, The Rock and Triple H rounded out the top 5.
- Pro Wrestling Syndicate has announced that the legendary team of The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff will be making their final appearance ever at their Super Card Night 1 event on April 4th in Metuchen, NJ. This will be the last time they pose together for photos or sign autographs together and the last time they will be in a ring together.
- Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation...
Tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings takes place from the Times Union Center in Albany, New York. Confirmed for tonight’s show is Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio in a non-title match.
No other matches have been announced for tonight’s tapings.
- The Miz is doing a bunch of media in New York City today to promote The Marine 3.
- Dolph Ziggler tweeted the following about his match with Alberto Del Rio at last night’s SmackDown tapings:
“I would hate to have to follow MY match this friday on smackdown… #NoOffense EVERYONE EVER #ZigglersBetter”
- Kofi Kingston is currently in Europe doing some promotional work for...
- Zack Ryder recently spoke to Anthony Sulla-Heffinger of The New York Post. Here are some highlights:
Sulla-Heffinger: What’s it like seeing those kids wearing your merchandise, buying those figures?
Ryder: It’s crazy, it doesn’t even make sense to me. I still have all of the wrestling toys that I had as a little kid and to think about those kids going to Toys ‘R’ Us and...
Here is what is on tap for tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings. The show takes place from the Times Union Center in Albany, NY:
* WWE tapes Saturday Morning Slam Main Event tonight in Albamy, NY.
* Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler is the main event of SmackDown tonight.
* No other matches or segments have been announced for SmackDown or this week’s Main Event episode.
* The focal...
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has published a new blog. Here are some highlights.
This Monday's Raw: "I expect Monday's RAW to have ample amounts of 'surprise' elements, particularly with some of the returning old school talents and how they are utilized and a definitive feel as to what we can expect to experience at WM29. In addition, thanks to some of the '...