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- WWE spoke with Kane after losing to United States Champion Dean Ambrose at last night’s Payback pay-per-view. Kane promised Ambrose won’t escape him again. - WWE also posted a handheld video from Ambrose and WWE Tag Team Champions Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. They mocked their Payback opponents and talked about dominating another pay-per-view. Ambrose called Reigns and Rollins the best tag team walking today. Ambrose added that we learned he can get harder than Kane can get. Ambrose called them the leaders of a new generation in WWE. - Paul Heyman and New WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel spoke with WWE cameras last night after his big win. Heyman was busy showing Axel a bunch of “offers” coming in. Heyman called Axel’s win a “perfect” victory. - Finally, Dr. Michael Sampson spoke with about Dolph Ziggler’s condition. Sampson, the trainer checking on Dolph during the match, noted that Ziggler was checked out after the match also. He noted that they will keep mon...

Backstage Update – Dolph Ziggler’s Babyface Turn

Dolph Ziggler is definitely a face now for WWE, as the match with Del Rio on Sunday was designed as a double turn. WWE officials have become aware that Ziggler is popular with the fans, and that has only grown in recent months. While Ziggler will have a return title match with Del Rio, there are talks that Ziggler will be involved in the Money in the Bank ladder match in July.

WWE Reports Dolph Ziggler Not Cleared to Compete

WWE published an 'storyline' update on Dolph Ziggler's condiction on their website, noting that Ziggler is not medically cleared to wrestle. Here is an excerpt from their article: "After suffering a brutal assault at the hands of Alberto Del Rio during their World Heavyweight Championship Match at WWE Payback, it has been determined that Dolph Ziggler is not medically...

Jim Ross Blogs: Axel’s IC Title Win, RVD’s WWE Return, Ziggler

Credit: Jim Ross has posted his latest blog on Here are some highlights: On Curtis Axel’s IC Title win: Good for Cutis Axel, the new IC Champion. I wish some cynical fans would stop second guessing every more this kid makes until he can get a little farther down the road in his career journey. I’m confident he will evolve into a significant asset for...

Dolph Ziggler Returns To In-Ring Action This Weekend

Current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler returned to in-ring action this past Friday night taking part in a tag team match. Ziggler teamed with Big E. Langston against Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez. According to fan reports, Langston was involved in a majority of the match except for the finish. Ziggler will defend the World Title tonight at WWE’s Payback pay...

Gamblers Are Betting Against Dolph Ziggler for Victory at Payback PPV

Gambling lines for tomorrow night's WWE Payback pay-per-view event have skyrocketed in recent days, with Alberto Del Rio being favored 17 to 1 to defeat Dolph Ziggler in the World Heavyweight Championship Match. Betting odds are also in favor of Curtis Axel claiming the WWE Intercontinental Championship from Wade Barrett in a three-way affair also including The Miz, as well...

Trailer for WWE’s War Games DVD, Colter Comments on Tonight’s World Title Match, JBL

- Courtesy of, here is the trailer for WWE’s upcoming War Games DVD and Blu-ray: - Zeb Colter tweeted about tonight’s World Heavyweight Title match at WWE Payback: “Tomorrow night, #payback, very interested in the @VivaDelRio vs. @HEELZiggler match. Eyes on the prize. @RealJackSwagger” - JBL had problems with American Airlines yesterday as they lost...

Possible Title Plans for Dolph Ziggler, No Heel Turn for Chris Jericho?, More

- WWE held an anti-bullying rally in Chicago last Friday with Josh Mathews, Alicia Fox, Hornswoggle and Leslie David Baker of “The Office” fame. Here is a photo: - Despite recent reports and the match against babyface CM Punk in Chicago, word coming out of Payback over the weekend is that WWE has no plans on turning Chris Jericho heel. - Dolph Ziggler is 100% cleared to wrestle...

Possible Plans for Dolph Ziggler and the World Title, No Heel Turn for Chris Jericho?, More

- WWE held an anti-bullying rally in Chicago last Friday with Josh Mathews, Alicia Fox, Hornswoggle and Leslie David Baker of "The Office" fame. Here is a photo: - Despite recent reports and the match against babyface CM Punk in Chicago, word coming out of Payback over the weekend is that WWE has no plans on turning Chris Jericho heel. - Dolph Ziggler is 100% cleared...

CM Punk’s New WWE Theme Song?, + Hornswoggle Update

– Hornswoggle worked an actual match at a weekend WWE live event in Bloomington, Illinois. “Horny” Hornswoggle defeated Brad Maddox after hitting his “Tadpole Splash” finisher. – It has now been confirmed that WWE Superstars CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler, The Shield, Ricky Steamboat and A.J. Lee will be appearing at this year’s Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago, IL. The event...

WWE SmackDown results and June 14 recap

This week on WWE Friday Night SmackDown Team Hell No! and Randy Orton take on The Shield yet again. Daniel Bryan makes his way out to a ridiculously loud “Yes!” chant.

Another Major Title Change at Tonight’s WWE Payback Pay-Per-View

- Alberto Del Rio became the new World Heavyweight Champion at tonight’s WWE Payback pay-per-view after defeating Dolph Ziggler. The win came after a brutal match where most of the crowd was booing Del Rio. The announcers kept focusing on Ziggler taking shots to the head. As Ziggler was being helped by trainers and the referee, fans in Chicago were chanting his name.

Zeb Colter Reacts to World Title Change, WWE's Social Media Setup for Payback, Punk Shirt

- Zeb Colter tweeted about Alberto Del Rio winning the World Heavyweight Title from Dolph Ziggler last night: "Congrats to @VivaDelRio for using @HEELZiggler s concussion against him. del Rio should thank @RealJackSwagger for the help. Interesting." - Stephanie McMahon tweeted a photo of WWE's social media command center for the Payback pay-per-view last night: ...

WWE Raw 6/17/13 Open Discussion Thread: ITT, AJ Lee Represents Me Watching Raw

Tonight, on the With Leather WWE Raw open discussion thread:Last night’s three-hour slugfest was colloquially known as WWE Payback, but retribution may yet be waiting for a trio of Superstars who brazenly relieved incumbent champions of their titles in Chicago’s Allstate Arena. Chief among those is, of course, Alberto Del Rio, who took advantage of Dolph Ziggler’s lingering...

WWE SmackDown Report – 6/14/2013

Tonight, Dolph Ziggler returns to the ring after making his return to a WWE arena on television Monday night. We will have a tag match based on what happened on Raw. Randy Orton was giving an RKO to Daniel Bryan at the end of Smackdown. On Raw, they were kind of buddy buddy. On Sunday, they will be ‘strange bedfellows’ with a chance to win the Tag Titles. What will happen when...

WWE Posts Promo Video for Sheamus, SmackDown Rating from Friday

- WWE posted a “1-800-FELLA” promo with Sheamus, that you can watch in the video embedded below: - Friday’s WWE SmackDown drew a 1.66 cable TV rating, which was down 13% from last week’s 1.91 rating. This was the lowest rating of the year and lowest first-run Friday rating in nearly two years dating back to a 1.62 rating on July 1st, 2011. SmackDown averaged 2.32 million...
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