Cena vs Rollins Confirmed, Piper Memorial, Punk Twitter Beef

Cena Rollins Summerslam

John Cena vs Seth Rollins Going Ahead

Although it seemed like a given anyway, WWE have confirmed that John Cena will be taking on Seth Rollins at Summerslam with the US and World titles on the line. Cena essentially accepted the challenge during his appearance on Tough Enough last night.

WWE.com reads:

Amid speculation that the Cenation leader would not be cleared to compete at The Biggest Party of the Summer, Cena accepted (with Daniel Bryan’s support) Rollins’ challenge during an appearance on the Aug. 11 edition of WWE Tough Enough.

It’s rumored that if Cena couldn’t get cleared they were going to add Sheamus vs Randy Orton to the card. Thank God he was cleared!

[It’s interesting that they’ve made this title vs title. I’ve always been a fan of less belts and therefore more meaning, but I doubt they will actually unify them. But one then has to wonder why they didn’t just give Owens the US title at an earlier point.]

Roddy Piper Memorial Footage

KOIN 6 and Fox 12 from Oregon have coverage of Roddy Piper’s public memorial that took place Monday at the Portland Sports Arena:

CM Punk and UFC Fighter Blow-up On Twitter

CM Punk and UFC fighter Cathal Pendred had a major blow-up on Twitter this week:

Brad Maddox Works New Gimmick

It seems WWE are not sure what to do with Brad Maddox. The Adam Rose tag team seems to have just been a one time house show deal. Now Maddox is going by the name Joshua Kingsley and wrestled a dark match at last nights tapings with blonde hair.

Brad Maddox gimmick blonde

JR On Reigns Fan Incident

Jim Ross chimed in on the Roman Reigns fan attack in a new JRSBARBQ.com blog:

It takes a real idiot to get physically involved in a pro wrestling match as a ‘fan’ and I use that term loosely did in Victoria, B.C. with Roman Reigns over the weekend. I think the guy should have been jailed and not just banned for life from WWE events as how is that going to be legislated? The ignorant person is lucky this happened in this era and not in a previous generation or his penalty would have been handled on site, in the back of the arena, for better or for worse. Cowboy Bill Watts enjoyed being the judge, jury and executioner when unruly, often times inebriated fans got physical with the talents. These fans got assaulted, I’m not condoning this, and then they still went to jail.

WWE Christmas DVD Content

Here is the content listing for WWE’s upcoming Ring In The Holiday DVD, courtesy of the Wrestling DVD Network:

Season’s Greetings

Welcome to Santa’s Village

Boiler Room Brawl
Mankind vs. Santa Claus
RAW • December 20, 1999

The Search Begins

No Ho-Ho-Hold Barred Match
JBL vs. Mick Foley
RAW • December 19, 2005

Xanta Klaus vs. Scott Taylor
Superstars • December 23, 1995

Taijiri Claus vs. Bubba Claus
RAW • December 24, 2001

Fluent Reindeer

Bobby Heenan Ruins Christmas
Prime Time Wrestling • December 25, 1989

John Cena & Trish Stratus vs. Santino Marella & Beth Phoenix
RAW • December 22, 2008

All Aboard!

Kofi Kingston vs. Tyson Kidd
SmackDown • November 29, 2011

Miracle on 34th Street Fight
Randy Orton vs. David Otunga
SmackDown • November 29, 2011

“All I Want For Christmas” Battle Royal
SmackDown • November 29, 2011


“It was an accident!”
RAW • December 24, 2012

Miracle on 34th Street Fight
John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio
RAW • December 24, 2012

Poetry On The Spot

“Twas The Night…”

Battle For Christmas
Good Santa (Mark Henry) vs. Bad Santa (Damien Sandow)
RAW • December 23, 2013

Christmas Present on a Pole Match
Dolph Ziggler vs. Fandango
RAW • December 23, 2013

Season’s Beatings

Santa’s Little Helper 6-Diva Tag Match
Alicia Fox, Emma & Naomi vs. Paige, Cameron & Summer Rae
RAW • December 22, 2014

Miracle on 34th Street Fight
Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt
RAW • December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays!