Triple H Gets Award In UK
During yesterday’s Download music festival in the UK, Triple H was given the first Golden Gods Spirit Of Lemmy award. Of course NXT had a spot alongside the music earlier in the day:
— Metal Hammer (@MetalHammer) June 11, 2016
The segment itself was said to be a bit awkward as the audience weren’t sure what the point was, and not everyone appreciated Triple H or his friendship with Lemmy.
Triple H also hung backstage with Ozzy Osbourne.
Politician Wrestles As Luchadore
Former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney dressed as a luchadore and delivered some clotheslines at a charity wrestling and boxing event arranged by his son on Saturday. The former Governor of Massachusetts was under a mask and did the big reveal to cheers from the crowd.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) June 12, 2016
Ex-WWE Star Shoots On Sheamus
Former WWE star Eric Escobar told Pancakes & Powerslams that Sheamus was known for working stiff in FCW:
“He always wanted to be the dominant big guy. If I stand next to you, we’re basically the same size, so there’s no big guy/little guy situation going on here. When he got in the mindset that he was big guy and I was little guy, he got a little bit more hesitant about a few things in the match. Before I started working a program with him, I had a couple of guys approach me [and said] that he was getting a little bit too stiff with them. As a joke, Fandango started calling me Uncle Perez, because he said that I was like the Bull Durham of developmental because I was there so long. Some of the guys would approach me and say, hey, I need your help. I’m like, what’s going on? They’d say, can you talk to the office? I’d say, for what? You can talk to the office. You can talk to Dusty [Rhodes] or Tom [Prichard], I don’t care. [They’d say], I’m working Sheamus, and he’s a bit stiff. He keeps hitting me a little too hard. I’m like, you know, tell him to ease up! Pop him back! He’ll understand what’s going on! [They’d say], well, I’m fairly new here, and I just don’t wanna ruffle any feathers. I’m like, so you want me to ruffle the feathers for you? Is that what it is?
“When I got into the program with Sheamus, I do remember one time we were working, and he popped me a couple of times. I always give the guys a ‘three strike rule.’ So he pops me one, and I go, okay – one. He pops me twice – two. He pops he three times – okay, my turn. So, after I popped him back, I left my hands stamped on his back for like a week. I think after that, we had no more problems. He wasn’t stiff or anything.”
He also discussed his short lived run on SmackDown:
“To be honest, I don’t understand if I did anything wrong when I got released. John Laurinaitis, he didn’t say exactly why, they just said the only thing they had for me was to job me out. I’m like, why? From getting called up to beating Matt Hardy to be on the PPV, and having the biggest heel (Vickie Guerrero) by my side, I was on cloud 9. Wow, this is amazing. But, to be completely honest, when I got hired after a bit, there was someone very close to the head honchos, or someone up there did not like me. I came to that conclusion after one of the creative would call me and say, “Hey. We have you pencilled in for this.” A few weeks later, boom. Nothing. “Oh, we have you penciled in for that.” Boom, nothing. Then I started to get conflicted reports, like they’ll put me over and say this guy’s ready, but feedback from the office [would be different]. I’m like, who’s saying this? There’s only one trainer here! Who’s crapping on me? What did I do? So I knew right then and there that somebody had it out for me. Someone was gunning for my head. I knew it was going to be an uphill battle, but I kept to it until [I got released].”