Sting Doesn’t Fit In?
Scott Hall told Sports Illustrated that Sting’s injury may have been a blessing in disguise, because he didn’t fit in with WWE:
We’re rehearsing the match in Cali last year at Levi Stadium, and it’s the Kliq and the New Age Outlaws out there, and we all know each other. And then there’s Sting, who doesn’t know anybody. He’s an outsider. I just think he never felt comfortable there. Being hurt was answered prayer for him–just let it end.
You need to remember that Vince is never going to go with something he didn’t create. But we didn’t get anything done at the rehearsal the night before, so WrestleMania day, there were tents in the parking lot set up with rings for rehearsal. So we’re all in there again, and I’m next to Hulk on the ring apron and Triple H is going over the match and then he goes, ‘OK, he’ll break the sledgehammer, then I’ll hit him with the sledgehammer, and cover him, 1-2-3.’ I looked at Hulk, and Hulk looked at me, and I was thinking, ‘Sting, what kind of lawyer do you have, bro? You’re coming in the door doing a job? You weren’t even guaranteed to go over?’ That’s Vince just reminding you who won, even if he’s going to make money the other way.
Kevin Owens On Twitter Trolls
Kevin Owens discussed Twitter trolls in a recent interview with the Canton Rep:
There’s a lot of disrespectful people on Twitter. A lot of people will say that it comes with what you do. You’re on ‘Raw’ and on ‘Smackdown,’ and you do some questionable things on television, so of course people are gonna come at you on Twitter, but I don’t see why I shouldn’t have the opportunity to answer. Some people are out of line. Some are just straight-up idiots. People get real powerful when all they have to worry about is typing little things on a computer or on a smartphone. They know they’ll never have to answer for the things they say. I’ve had some really awful things written about me, and my family, even. There’s a lot of disgusting people on there, but I for one don’t shy away from it. I like to expose it, because I feel like it’s almost the only way anyone receives any consequences for stuff they say. That’s just who I am. I was doing that before I got to WWE, and now that I’m here, I still do it.
Henry Wants Wrestlemania Retirement
WWE uploaded a video of Mark Henry to hype Royal Rumble, but he also discussed retirement and said hanging up the boots at Wrestlemania would be a dream, while Royal Rumble could be his last match.
To be able to end [my career] and take my boots off in the middle of the ring at WrestleMania… there’s nothing better than that outside of my kids being born. My WrestleMania experiences are the ones that move me the most.
Henry has been discussing retirement for months and it’s clear by the way he’s being used that his career is coming to an end. Whether he’ll retire at Royal Rumble, Wrestlemania or another event is yet to be seen.
JR Calling NJPW?
There are strong rumors that Jim Ross is being brought in to call NJPW’s AXS TV show, but JR denied this on Twitter:
Those telling you that I have a new, wrestling gig are jumping the gun as I have NO done deal w/ anyone.
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) January 15, 2016
No Rush For Main Roster Says Bayley
Bayley recently told the Green Bay Press Gazette that there’s no rush to get to the main WWE roster:
I’m not hesitant. It’s just that I’m very proud of NXT, and I’m so happy that I’m able to be a part of it. I watched NXT grow from 12 people to me winning the championship in front of 16,000 people. I love NXT because I obviously have an attachment to it, but I want to get up there (main roster) because that’s what I’ve wanted since I was 11.
The NXT women’s title means a lot to me. It’s surreal when I open up my suitcase to put my gear on and I have the championship belt in there with the WWE logo on it. So that’s really cool. For me to defeat Sasha Banks to win it is one thing, and for me to be able to carry it with the roster we have right now is another thing.
Stpehanie Makes Variety List
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) January 13, 2016