Originally written on Wrestling Truth  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Michael Hayes behind Heyman heart attack segment: It’s believed that WWE creative head Michael Hayes was the one that came up with the Paul Heyman heart attack angle, where he and CM Punk mocked the returning Jerry Lawler on Raw. The feeling was that despite being a heel many fans were still behind Punk from his pipe-bomb days. Hayes felt that the segment would be so diabolical that fans simply could no longer cheer for him. For the most part it worked, but drew controversy from fans and wrestlers alike. Although Heyman and Punk fully embraced the storyline, initially Heyman lobbied for the angle to be toned down and changed to remain more true to the CM Punk character. His concept was likely a preachy segment about how not living the Straight Edge lifestyle leads to heart attacks, or pointing out that an aging man should not be in the ring with superstars. Hayes would not budge on his idea and the rest is history. ________________________________________________________________________________ Brad Maddox impersonator fools Diva: An Internet troll has succeeded in his mission of creating heat for Brad Maddox, after impersonating the rookie and uploading a fake nude video of Rosa Mendes on Youtube. The troll had taken an episode of Maddox’s old Internet show and edited in a fake locker room clip purportedly showing the WWE Diva getting changed with a hidden cam. The troll convinced a lot of fans and even the WWE locker room that it was really Maddox posting the videos. At no point however was it ever believed to be a real clip of Mendes. Rosa angrily wrote on Twitter: “@BradMaddoxIsWWE nice move to get more followers. You are a nobody and you will always be a nobody! If ur going make a fake video find “@BradMaddoxIsWWE someone hotter!! I look nothing like that!! You are such loser! You burned bridges with the wrong Diva!” It’s not clear if Rosa has now been filled in on what really went down. Maddox’s real Youtube channel is @ BradMaddoxReality The fake one is @ BradMaddoxIsReality ________________________________________________________________________________ Hell In A Cell buyrate rises: This year’s WWE Hell In A Cell PPV drew a preliminary 200,000 buys, up from last year’s 182,000 number. This is good news as the company’s recent financial results had shown a drop across the board. The event was headlined by Ryback vs Cm Punk. The previous year featured Alberto Del Rio, CM Punk and John Cena in a Triple Threat.

Washington Post has perfect description for Titans-Jaguars

Wilbon angry at DC for not supporting Wizards

Urban Meyer on Tim Tebow: 'He wants another shot at playing'

Keenan Lewis: Saints preparing 'funeral' for Falcons

Report: Lakers offered Nash, draft picks for Rondo

Chris Christie defends being a Cowboys fan


Celtics co-owner: 2024 Olympics would be 'boon for Beantown'

Harbaugh turned down Michigan money in 2011

Why the Saints pose a legit threat to any playoff team

Matt Kemp reportedly has arthritis in both hips

Danny Ainge: Celtics 'having a lot of discussions' about trades

Eagles fan posts on Craigslist seeking help for team

Jim Harbaugh comments on the reported offer from Michigan

Michael Jordan's college Converse shoes sell for $33,387

Week 16 NFL game watchability rankings

Game of the week: Indianapolis Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys

The Chicago Bears are the Monstrosity of the Midway

Tom Brady's TD celebrations frighten teammates

The impact of normalized U.S.-Cuba relations on MLB

Dwight Howard kicks Nuggets mascot Rocky

Report: Bears in disbelief over Cutler benching

Is Titans-Jaguars the worst prime-time game this century?

Ranking the most underrated players in the NBA

Darrelle Revis feels sad for Rex Ryan

WWE News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

In Matt Kemp, did the Dodgers find a pigeon in Padres?

Why the Saints are legit playoff threat

Impact of U.S.-Cuba relations on MLB

Andrew Hawkins and other athletes gain support for social statement attire

NBA's most underrated players

Michael Vick nearly debt-free

Dolphins CB rips Brady's career plans

Biggest winners of the MLB offseason

Brian Billick owns Browns fan

C's in serious trade talks about Rondo

Pelini has profane words for Nebraska AD

When bowl results mean more for one school than another

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.