Found April 02, 2013 on
The Camel Clutch Blog:
If you exclude Rey Mysterio’s win at WrestleMania XXII, then Cena and Batista are the last two men to win their first career world titles at WrestleMania. Since then, WWE has largely relied on the same people in the same clutch situations, as opposed to taking a risk at the big annual spectacular.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
- WWE issued the following this morning:
RECORD SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVATION SET FOR WRESTLEMANIA® 29
STAMFORD, Conn., April 2, 2013 – WWE today announced a record-level of digital and social media initiatives during WrestleMania Week, providing fans with more access to Superstars and WWE content than ever before. WrestleMania 29 will be broadcast live on pay-per-view Sunday, April...
Credit: Mike Johnson and Pwinsider.com
THURSDAY APRIL 4th:
6 PM – Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels Autograph Signing and Q&A Sessions at Dave & Busters in Times Square. For ticket information, visit www.ShawnandBret.com.
6 PM – WWE Wrestlemania AXXESS opens at IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ
6 PM – Pro Wrestling Syndicate “Supercard 2013″ iPPV from Sportsplex in...
Welcome to the return of the Love/Hate column. After a couple weeks of Wrestlemania rankings, its “back to bidness here on the mothership”
Love: John Cena’s promo this past Monday night. While The Rock went to his proverbial well of catch phrases, Cena cut a heartfelt promo that made their twice in a lifetime match seem more than just a match to him....
- Below is a new clip of JBL and Michael Cole:- Before going on tour with his band Fozzy in Europe, Chris Jericho is schedule for next week’s RAW and SmackDown. Jericho is expected to be touring through the end of April, but has been added to the April 22nd live event from the 02 Arena in London, England. Jericho is not advertised for any WWE events following that date.- As noted...
- To update yesterday's post, WWE representative Adam Hopkins reached out and asked that we post the following text message that WWE officials received from Paul Bearer's son Michael Moody regarding the closing segment on Monday's RAW with CM Punk and The Undertaker:
TEXT FROM MICHAEL MOODY TO WWE:
"Hey. I woke up in time to watch the tail end of the show. What...
Shawn Michaels reminds Triple H that he should care about his career being on the line at Wrestlemania, it’s John Cena‘s redemption against the will of the people, and CM Punk shows the ultimate disrespect.
- As a reminder, Chris Jericho will be appearing on Jimmy Fallon late tonight at 12:35am.
- Natalya revealed on Twitter that she will be the red carpet host for tonight’s WrestleMania 29 kick-off party.
- John Cena tweeted the following about his WrestleMania 29 match with The Rock:
“Now @iamdiddy will perform at #WrestleMania @TheRock @WWE I will make sure it’s a #suckerfreesunday...
CM Punk discussed using Paul Bearer’s death to build his match with Undertaker during an interview with The Asbury ParkPress.
“My job is to get people to be mad at me and I think I do that very well; I think I blur the lines,” Punk said. “Everything is designed to push people’s buttons – so it’s unfortunate that Percy had to die for him to be a part of this story...
Here is the likely final card for this Sunday night’s WWE WrestleMania 29 pay-per-view:
WWE Title Match:
The Rock vs. John Cena II
World Heavyweight Title Match:
Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger
No Holds Barred Match:
Triple H (w/Shawn Michaels) vs. Brock Lesnar with HHH’s career on the line.
WWE Tag Team Title Match:
Team Hell No vs. Dolph Ziggler & Big E. Langston
photo credit: WWE.comFor anyone who has harbored skepticism about the earnestness of AJ Lee’s love for video games (a medium that the Diva has repeatedly raved about), the October 31, 2011 edition of Monday Night Raw busted the hell out of that myth. During a Halloween-themed Divas battle royal, Lee hit the ring as the spitting image of Kitana from Mortal Kombat. Witnessing someone...