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Reigns vs Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson; Rock a hot favorite for a WWE Royal Rumble
or Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson - greatest sports entertainer / wrestler - performing
artist of all time?
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are on sale Friday 28th January, opening at 9am via Ticketek. WWE has thus far
named for the "World Tour" - John Cena, Randy Orton, Sheamus, The Miz
and Wade Barrett.
1st July - Sydney (Acer Arena)
Saturday 2nd July - Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena)
Sunday 3rd July - Perth (Burswood Dome)
Monday 4th July - Adelaide (Entertainment
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News Media: Snooki, 'The Rock' and 'Mania: When Headlocks and Hollywood Collide
- 1st April 2011
is the queen of MTV's Jersey Shore; the other is WWE's resident Mexican aristocrat.
One is famous for being perhaps the worst of the tanned, bouffant-wearing, gum-chomping
Italian stereotype. The other invites fans' wrath with a wink and a smile as he
drives the world's most expensive cars to the ring and insists on being introduced
by his own personal ring announcer - in Spanish.
one entity - and one extravaganza - could bring these two very different stars
together: World Wrestling Entertainment's 27th annual WrestleMania on Sunday.
Snooki will participate in a six-person, inter-gender grudge match while Alberto
Del Rio will vie for the World Heavyweight Championship in his WrestleMania debut.
Both promise to thrill 70,000-plus screaming fans in Atlanta's Georgia Dome.
going to be the peak of my career," said Del Rio, a native of Mexico. "My
family, my entire country, is going to be proud of me because I'm going to go
out there and become the new World Heavyweight Champion. I'm going to die out
there trying to become the World Heavyweight Champion."
what's behind the infatuation with WrestleMania? Why do fans come from around
the world and dole out hard-earned money to watch this spectacle on pay-per-view?
What is it about WrestleMania that makes fathers and sons and daughters jump out
of their seats and grown, muscle-bound men in tights speak in hushed reverence?
put, it is pro wrestling's greatest annual event. All wrestlers who grew up as
fans dream of performing in it and look forward to watching it. Even in the choreographed
world of professional wrestling, there is nothing staged about the emotion and
excitement from anyone who performs at WrestleMania.
a kid, all I wanted to do was be a wrestler," said Del Rio. "Now that
I'm here in WWE - WrestleMania is our NBA, our Super Bowl, our World Series of
professional wrestling. As a wrestler, as a performer, I always dreamed of being
in something like that."
the fan, WrestleMania's appeal is as nuanced as wrestling's longtime popularity.
Wrestling's magnetism goes hand-in-hand with the dawn of the television age in
the 1950s, but WrestleMania took it to another level. It is a marriage of headlocks
and Hollywood that began in 1985, when WWE Chairman Vince McMahon teamed up the
charisma of Hulk Hogan and the diabolical lunacy of "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
with the star power of Mr. T and Cyndi Lauper. (Credit:
News Media: Shawn Michaels' Speech At WWE Hall Of Fame Induction 2011: 'Thank
You' - 2nd April 2011
you. ["HBK!" chant. "Thank you Shawn!" chant. Whoa! Some other
chant.] The damnedest thing on my way to my Hall of Fame speech, a damn roast
broke out. Thanks. I knew there was no way you was gonna say anything nice about
me. For the 15 years we've known each other he never has, and he never will. He's
like the Fonz trying to say he's sorry. [Muttering.]
know how tough it was for you to say . That was a huge deal for him to even recognize
that I worked in this line of work for 36 years. You're not aware of this, but
we shared a big moment there. There's some psychiatrists going, "They're
starting to heal."
nervous, so don't give me cat calls. [Cat calls.] I've been going over what I'm
gonna say. ["One more match!" chant.] You're killing me with the one
more match thing. Seriously, I know it's good TV, he'll have a nervous breakdown.
We sold out the building! He had a heart attack!
love you Shawn!"] I'm serious. For the love of God, help me out here. I don't
even know where to start. You know there are things that go between ... I can't
say, I'm not supposed to say. That's one of the reasons I was OK to retire. Coincidentally,
this is the first year where we're not doing it live. They'll chop it up in post
to make sure it's ok to air.
I was 19 years old, I didn't want to be a sports entertainer. I didn't know at
the time. I told my mom and dad, I want to do what those guys do it on TV. Making
it was going to be going out in San Antonio and wresting in front of 25 people.
Fast forward, and I'm a 45-year-old man, and I get to stand here and say thank
way, I wasn't really aware of it. I was raised by a loving family, sitting right
down here, who loved me every step of the way and supported me. But for whatever
reason when I started doing this line of work at 19 I spent the next 26 years
searching for validation. I don't even know why. But what my peers thought of
me and what you thought of me was the most important thing in my life. And I worked
myself into the ground. It was so important to me that you thought I did a good
job. I know that sounds patronizing, but I want to thank you so much for giving
thankful to all the other inductees and especially Triple H for making this fun
and amusing. Because as much as I've tried to not make it a deep and heavy cry
fest, I can't do it. There are no words to express how much I lived and breathed
to do this every night for so many years. And it begs the question, how am I gonna
be OK away from this?
Monday the Undertaker had mentioned Shawn Michaels will walk into the Hall of
Fame with a ton of regrets. If this had happened in 1998, that might've been true.
At that time, I was good at my job, but there's no way I could've stood here with
no regrets. And although my family would've been proud of me, I know there would've
been a little disappointment for them and a certain guy backstage whose name I'm
not allowed to mention. [Crowd WOOs. Guy next to me says "RIC FLAIR!"
I believe him!]
came back in 2002 after being told I'd never wrestle again, for one more match.
That was nine years ago. I'm thankful I can stand before you with absolutely no
regrets. [Missed a part about God and his family. Sorry.] Since they came into
my life, I've had not a regret. Not a second goes by that I'm not thankful. The
most precious gift of all is my little family. I love you all so much, and I want
to thank you for being so selfless and letting daddy finish what he started.
was very important to me to come back and go away on my own terms. I love my two
children more than anything in the world. Thank you so much for letting daddy
go wrestle. [I have a daughter. Totally about to tear up.]
are countless WWE superstars that I've had to create with. I'd love to mention
everybody, but I don't want to make this too long. I don't wanna be that guy.
[Crowd WOOs.] You guys are implying that. I'm not saying that. Every year there's
somebody, and we're like, dude there's WrestleMania tomorrow. I'm gonna assume
you know who you are.
I did my best to make sure before I left to tell you how awesome it was for me,
and how much I appreciate you guys [makes crazy hand gestures] putting up with
me when I wanna do something you don't do all that much. I appreciate your time
and patience. I appreciate you being a part of my life. A lot of times all we've
got is each other. We're like guys in a fox hole together. But when we're with
each other, we're all we got. We can stab each other in the back, but can't nobody
else do it.
wanna thank you for allowing me to be a part of that fraternity. We're always
gonna look at everybody else and say you're not gonna understand it. And that's
OK. It's something we're gonna take to our graves.
lastly there's all of you. The WWE universe, the fans. I love every one of you,
even when you bother me at 5 in the morning, even when I cuss you, you still come
back and forgive me. You have been a part of my life and family for so many years,
it begs the question, why would a 19-year-old kid from a wonderful upbringing
seek validation from strangers?
thing people used to always say that separated me is that I could make a connection
with you. I don't know if I did a good job, but for the last 26 years whether
you were connected to me I have no idea, but I was connected to you. I have never
won Most Popular, I wasn't the prom king, I wasn't the homecoming king, so I guess
in my adult life the most important thing to me was that you believed in me and
thought I was good. On this night, 2011 Hall of Fame, I feel it, I thank you,
I love my ring. And I love each and every one of you.
know this has been sappy. I can't help it. And if you're not down with that, I
got two words for you. ("Suck it!" from the crowd.)
News: Jim Ross new blog on WWE Hall of Fame & announcing future, Daniel Bryan
interview on Miz, Cena, cattle mutilation
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WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has published a new blog on jrsbarbq.com
discussing this year's WWE Hall of Fame class, Paul Orndorff's cancer revelation,
historical Royal Rumble events, his announcing future, and other topics in the
the Hall of Fame: "I hope that the class does have a WCW/Atlanta feel but
the class will likely be 6-8 inductions tops. Plus, WWE will want to not over
do posthumous inductions if at all possible."
his announcing future: "Have I called my last event in any thing? I hope
not and that's not my plan but my broadcasting work may not include regular WWE
work but something outside the genre." Ross said he feels he's a "long
shot" for the Univ. of Oklahoma announcing job, but he's "not retreating"
on pursuing his dream job.
WWE U.S. champion Daniel Bryan has an interview with Jon Waldman of Slam Wrestling
covering a variety of different subjects from his first year in WWE.
said he would have liked to have learned more from The Miz on Season 1 of NXT,
he hasn't seen his infamous 2003 Velocity match against yellow-pants-wearing John
Cena "in years," and he won't use the Cattle Mutilation submission on
possibly wrestling Cena again: "I thought it was a good match and it gets
me excited because I know we both progressed in our careers and if we ever got
to wrestle again it would be really good."
not using Cattle Mutilation on TV: "I didn't really believe the Cattle Mutilation
would get over with the WWE Universe, and the reason why is because it's such
a TV-oriented product. There are a lot of downfalls to it. You can't see the other
guy's face, and on top of that, it's very difficult to do it to big guys; I don't
have long arms."
Enough Returns, by Greg Tingle - 7th January 2011
officially announced on Monday that USA Network has ordered ten episodes of the
"Tough Enough" series beginning Monday, April 4, the night after WrestleMania
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