Where’s Orton? Hogan Praises Owens, JBL On Flag Controversy

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Randy Orton’s Return Date

Randy Orton is set to return to action on the July 6th episode of RAW. He is currently on vacation, something rarely granted to wrestlers:


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Hulk Hogan Says Owens Makes Him Believe

Although Hulk Hogan likes to pay lip service to anything and everything, his recent comments about Kevin Owens are extremely complimentary. He told Rolling Stone:

Kevin actually reminds me of one of the older wrestlers of the late Seventies, some of those guys that didn’t have the build, but they would scare you if you met them at a bar. What hooked me about him was that I was watching a match of his on NXT and I found myself disassociated with being in the moment, all of a sudden I started watching him and he made me believe again. I watched real close, and there were no holes in his boat – his punches, his kicks, everything he did looked like it was killing the guy, which it probably was. He caught me with my guard down and he made me a believer again, he hooked me. He’s got that look, man; that demeanor and that swagger.

JBL Chimes In On Confederate Flag Controversy

WWE’s JBL has chimed in on the recent Confederate Flag controversy on Facebook:

Gonna be on my friend Jerry Doyle’s show tonight talking about Confederate Flag issue. Amazing to me that the flag was born out of biggest treasonous event in our country’s history and the core problem was owning another race of human beings as slaves-yet, some want to claim that these four years (1861-1865), that a flag that was never even adopted as the Confederacy Flag is ‘their heritage’.
A lot of soldiers died for this flag-so did a lot of soldiers die for the Nazi flag, sorry to say those lives were wasted in both cases.

The flag came into prominence because of the Klan and white supremacists after the war-some heritage. I think if a person wants to put out s symbol of hate and discrimination and hang it on their private property-they have every right to do so, even though I hate it. But I think government should not be allowed to display it publicly except a museum of history-and only in a case inside.

I hope we can move on from something as disgraceful as this flag.