Wrestling legend to run for President?:
WWE Hall of Famer Jesse Ventura, who has been vocally disillusioned with mainstream politics for several years, hinted during an appearance on Current TV that quote: “I am contemplating running [for President] in 2016.”
The former governor of Minnesota has previously offered support for Republican candidate Ron Paul in theory, because of his constitutional values, but would not back him as a Republican due to the opinion that the Republicans and Democrats are all bought and paid for by corporations and special interests. He’s said if Paul would run as a 3rd party he’d consider being his running mate. Jesse has also expressed support for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.
His current stance however is that he wants start “a new party that is a grassroots movement. In politics, all you get is coke and Pepsi…one is slightly sweeter and they are both bad for you.”
Ventura was recently on Piers Morgan, and judging by the audience’s reaction, it seems the public are as increasingly disillusioned with the system as him.
Beth Phoenix hands in her notice:
According to PWInsider.com WWE Diva Beth Phoenix has handed in her notice and is quitting the company. There is no clear reason why she’s leaving and no one incident that can be pointed to, but it would seem she has lost her passion for WWE’s women’s division. She also recently took time off to mourn a death in the family.
Phoenix is one of the few WWE Superstars that was allowed to keep her independent ring name, meaning she’ll still be Beth Phoenix if she wrestles outside of the company.
She currently has dates through October and will then depart with a non-compete clause.
Daniel Bryan talks Indy injuries & being Vegan:
WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan was recently interviewed on the Preston & Steve show out of Philadelphia, and discussed how he’d often put himself at risk on the Indy scene:
“I did so much stupid stuff and on top of that, there are no doctors there. Or, not really good ones. For example: the whole issue that happened with Jerry Lawler where he had the heart attack — Dr. Sampson is an amazing doctor. I think they gave us a statistic that maybe one out of 260 people that go through what Jerry Lawler did make it through it.
“… I’m not exactly sure on the details of it but Dr. Sampson was literally 5 feet away and there’s all this emergency staff and all kinds of stuff. So, you have the best medical staff there. On top of that, we have trainers and masseuses at television.
“So, if you have injuries and stuff, they kind of take care of you. On the independents, you don’t even have a shower. You’re driving 200 miles all sweaty, still in your spandex. You’re huddled next to two other dudes, also in spandex. [Laughs.]“
Bryan also discussed the difficulty of staying Vegan on the road:
“When I got signed by WWE in 2009, I had a litany of health issues. So, my doctor recommended that I go vegan. … Oh, my gosh, it’s so tough. The doctor who had me do it gave me a lot of books. ‘Read this, read this, read this, because especially for your needs, you’re going to need a lot of nutritional help.’
“Actually, I just recently stopped being vegan because I developed a severe soy intolerance. When I’m at home, I still eat vegan because it’s easy to do stuff at home when you’re making it yourself. But the only vegan stuff at a lot of places is tofu stuff, all soy-based products. I need protein. [Laughs.]”
“Because I grapple all the time and you’re always against mats and stuff like that, I had three different staff infections in 2009. And that’s not common. There are people who grapple every bit as much as I do or more and not getting those staff infections. I just have a really weak immune system.
“The idea was, ‘OK, meat, cheeses, milks, all that kind of stuff, is every difficult for your body to digest. You’re using energy to digest that.’ By eliminating that and eating easier-to-digest food, you’re using more of your energy to fight off bacteria. And it worked.
“I felt great until probably four or five months ago and, all of a sudden, I just kept getting sick all the time. So, I went into my doctor. … Apparently, soy is — even organic soy — it’s so processed and so a lot of people develop soy intolerance especially from over-consumption. I was having a lot of soy.”
WWE DVDs to get more theatrical releases?:
Depending on the success of the CM Punk: Best In The World DVD screening on October 4th in Chicago, WWE are planning to screen more of their Documentary DVDs in the future. They feel it might help create a buzz, and footage from the events can be shown on WWE TV to add to the hype.