Xpac Says Chyna Apologized To Triple H
Although it was initially believed they didn’t speak to each other, Sean “Xpac” Waltman says Chyna apologized to Triple H at Roddy Piper’s funeral. Waltman was replying to a fan on Twitter who asked whether Chyna had ever even known Piper:
She may have met him a few times & you're exactly right.She bum rushed Hunter & said 'Sorry for Everthing!" Pathetic https://t.co/EySVX5GVnw
— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) August 13, 2015
She was very close to being taken down by security, whether she knows it or not, after the threats & lies she's told about him.
— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) August 13, 2015
Sasha Banks On Developing Her Gimmick
Sasha Banks was recently on Chris Jericho’s podcast and revealed that Tyler Breeze and her cousin Snoop Dogg were influential on developing her Boss gimmick. She explains that she just wasn’t connecting to the audience being herself, so Breeze suggested she come up with several gimmicks and their back-stories and then go with the one that suits her best. She then called cousin Snoop who used to take her to wrestling shows, and she took his Boss name.
I was just like, ‘this works, I can call him for one-liners and all that stuff’ and that’s what I did, and it just kind of kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger. I just kept watching things on the TV and it was all like Nicki Minaj and all this at the time and here I am, I’m ‘the Boss’ of NXT.
… [Snoop] took me to WrestleMania when I was 16 and I swear to God I thought I was going to get signed just because I was like, ‘can I meet Vince [McMahon]? Can I?’ and, of course, nothing happened … It’s awesome to see that he can see me from when I was 8 and I always told him that I was going to be a wrestler and everyone was like, ‘yeah right!’ And now I’m here doing it!
John Cena & Roman Reigns Named Athletes Gone Good
Cristiano Ronaldo, John Cena, and Serena Williams Named Top “Athletes Gone Good”
Athletes Recognized for Charitable Work on DoSomething.org’s Inaugural Athletes Gone Good List
NEW YORK, NY – August 13, 2015 – This summer, athletes from across the globe went head to head for a new title: “Most Charitable Athlete.” Inspired by its annual Celebs Gone Good list, honoring the most charitable celebrities of the year, DoSomething.org announces the winners of its inaugural Athletes Gone Good list.
Cristiano Ronaldo topped the list for going above and beyond on the field and in his charity work. The Portuguese soccer star raised money for various causes including donating more than $83,000 to a 10-year-old fan in need of brain surgery and giving more than $165,000 to fund a cancer center in Portugal that treated his mother. Ronaldo has also used his fame as a global spokesperson for a variety of causes including childhood hunger, obesity and biodiversity.
WWE Superstar John Cena took home second place on the list for granting nearly 500 wishes with Make-A-Wish. Cena is the most requested celebrity Wish granter and holds the record for the most Wishes granted through the organization. He has also supported other organizations including Susan G. Komen to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. Through Cena’s leadership and dedication, WWE has raised more than $1.5 million since partnering with Susan G. Komen in 2012.
Serena Williams not only won her sixth Wimbledon championship this summer, but also landed the third spot on the Athletes Gone Good list. In addition to her work with the Serena Williams Foundation and as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Serena supported the 1 in 11 campaign to support access to education this year.
South Korean figure skater Yuna Kim took home the fourth spot for her work as a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador and Brazilian soccer player Neymar Jr. came in fifth place for his participation in FIFA’s 11 Against Ebola campaign.
The 2015 “Top 20 Athletes Gone Good” list:
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
2. John Cena
3. Serena Williams
4. Yuna Kim
5. Neymar Jr.
6. LeBron James
7. Heather O’Reilly
8. Maria Sharapova
9. Mo’ne Davis
10. Richard Sherman
11. Meryl Davis & Charlie White
12. Dan Carter
13. Roman Reigns
14. Ronda Rousey
15. Lindsey Vonn
16. Tom Daley
17. Bethany Hamilton
18. Saina Nehwal
19. Paul Rabil
20. Shahid Afridi
The winners of Athletes Gone Good are selected as a result of a three-part methodology (1) Votes and nominations from the public (2) Athlete’s influence on social media and (3) Advice from the Athletes Gone Good Advisory Committee.
“All over the world, athletes are using their platforms to rally fans around important causes,” said Naomi Hirabayashi, chief marketing officer at DoSomething.org. “DoSomething.org is proud to honor these athletes who are using their fame for good.”
In the spirit of Athletes Gone Good, DoSomething.org is encouraging young people to post inspirational sports quotes in gyms and locker rooms through a campaign called Quote of a Champion.