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    Tom Arnold was "touting" during this week's RAW telecast. Expect more on this is the coming weeks as WWE is looking to get more celebrities to tout during their live RAW televised events.

    -- During commercial breaks at Monday's RAW at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, Shawn Michaels career highlights were shown as part of his Appreciation Night. WWE also sold a commemorative Shawn Michaels Appreciation Night T-Shirt at the venue.
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    Good enough to be posted twice!!
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    Darren Young stole Percy Watson's finger rain.

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    #GiveUsDivasWWE is trending on Twitter as I type this.

    ...To be honest, I don't know if this is something I want unless every single match involves Natalya, Beth, or Eve.

    Twitter also seemed to light up with people comparing Daniel Bryan to Chris Benoit because of the flying headbutt that Bryan did during his match with Cena. I'm curious why people are thinking that Benoit invented the flying headbutt and was the first to use it as a trademark move (picture relevant)

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    Eh, Comics is a pretty cool guy...

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    I wish the story of Lesnar and Ryback fighting was true, because his history of no fight training or experience his entire life prepared him for former UFC champ brock lesnar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SephirothDZX View Post
    #GiveUsDivasWWE is trending on Twitter as I type this.

    ...To be honest, I don't know if this is something I want unless every single match involves Natalya, Beth, or Eve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SephirothDZX View Post
    #GiveUsDivasWWE is trending on Twitter as I type this.
    I was glad to see Kelly hadn't lost her touch in her absense.
    And by that i mean she still can't run the fucking ropes and has the worst offense of anyone on wrestling tv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SephirothDZX View Post
    #GiveUsDivasWWE is trending on Twitter as I type this.

    ...To be honest, I don't know if this is something I want unless every single match involves Natalya, Beth, or Eve.

    Twitter also seemed to light up with people comparing Daniel Bryan to Chris Benoit because of the flying headbutt that Bryan did during his match with Cena. I'm curious why people are thinking that Benoit invented the flying headbutt and was the first to use it as a trademark move (picture relevant)

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    Actually the diving headbutt was created by this guy

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    Made popular by this guy

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    Matt Striker tweeted the following regarding becoming a commentator for the SmackDown brand.

    "Id <3 2 do SD cmmtry but I recognize that there r more exp'd & deserving voices: @RealKingRegal, @JCLayfield, @Jrsbbq... but a boy can dream"
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    http://www.ewrestlingnews.com/news/8...ing-ripped-off

    On Monday night we noted on the website that former Cryme Tyme member and current WWE Star JTG went ballistic on WWE during an outraged Twitter rant on Monday evening. As previously reported, the basic analysis of the situation is that several mid-card talents are angered at their lack of air time on TV and their current pay.

    Among all the complaints, another topic of concern is merchandise sales. In terms of merchandise, John Cena and Rey Mysterio are the top two superstars in the company who sell the most merchandise. We're told John Cena makes between 40-42% off all sales. In comparison, Zack Ryder makes less than 10% from sales. Ryder was double hit when WWE also recently took away his personal YouTube channel and made it their own. Ryder is one of the top five merchandise sellers. This was obviously so they could take in all advertising revenue through YouTube.com. We're told Ryder is not getting any money from the show right now. Ryder was basically was told to let WWE run his show or to have control on whether to shut it down for good. The point of the show was to show WWE management his potential and to get a possible push from it. While shutting down the channel would have gotten him much less publicity, he opted to give WWE the show so it would still be featured and his name would still be out there. He was ultimately screwed over in the end.

    We're told Zack Ryder lives in an apartment in which he currently shares with a good friend. This is due to lack of monetary compensation for WWE and the company not giving proper pay-per-view and merchandise bonuses.
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    http://www.ewrestlingnews.com/news/8...e-wwe-problems




    We noted Monday night here on the website that current WWE star and former Cryme Tyme member JTG made some negative comments about his work in WWE during a Twitter rant on Monday evening. To update the situation, the basic story is that numerous mid-card talents are quite frustrated at the amount of television time they've been given lately. Additionally, the current pay they receive was addressed.

    According to our source, "about 60 percent of the current WWE roster" is frustrated with the way WWE is handling pay for their talents, especially those lower down the card. A lot of frustration boiled over several weeks ago during the recent tour of Brazil. Many mid-card talents were only making approximately $500 per show, while talents higher up on the card were pulling in a much healthier figure. Not only were these shows sold out, a significant amount of merchandise was sold as well. Although these numbers may seem high to the average person, they are substantially low for WWE. During WrestleMania 28 week where talents are constantly on the run (I.E. - AXXESS), they were only being compensated an average of $2,000 for the entire week. WWE talents were encouraged to bring as many family members as they wanted, despite the fact that the $2,000 they are given only covers the cost of one or two family members at best, once travel, hotels and other accommodations are included.

    According to sources, JTG finally had enough of these dealings and basically said "Screw it, if I get fired, I get fired." One source we spoke with hopes other talents rally around JTG's tweets and take the company to task as well. Numerous talents are increasingly frustrated these days, and WWE appears to be waiting until after Linda McMahon's Senate campaign before doing their normal "spring cleaning" talent releases.

    The morale of the story? WWE is allegedly being extremely cheap, particularly when it comes to overseas tours and merchandise sales. With talents being on the road year-round and almost no breaks or time off, many are visibly upset and talent morale as a whole is dropping by the day. There are some stars, as has always been the case, rallying for a union but they're afraid to be more outwardly vocal about the situation.
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    WWE have signed former Storm Wrestling graduate Tom La Ruffa to a developmental deal with the company, which was announced on La Ruffa’s official Facebook account.

    Tom was featured on the first season of Lance Storm’s World of Hurt reality TV series and appeared on WWE television last year in a 3 on 1 handicap match against The Big Show.

    He has already relocated to Tampa, Florida and is expected to start training with Florida Championship Wrestling in the coming weeks.
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    Kevin Nash, still stuck in the past and has his panties in a bunch

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    Quote Originally Posted by gryhpon View Post
    Grantland.com has published a lengthy article on the life and controversial wrestling career of Kevin Nash, who has begun to gain traction in Hollywood. A notable point in the article has the six-time world champion reiterating his stance on "Vanilla Midgets," a dismissive term he used as booker in the late '90s in World Championship Wrestling to describe small-statured, gifted technical wrestlers who didn't project larger than life personalities but were beloved by fans, such as Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero and Dean Malenko. "Big Sexy" feels the professional wrestling industry died in 2004 at WrestleMania XX when WWE's "Super Bowl" concluded with the under six foot tall grapplers reigning supreme and emotionally celebrating. Even though both wrestlers are now deceased, he still believes they never belonged in the main event scene due to their small stature.

    "When Benoit and Guerrero hugged [at the end of WrestleMania XX], that was the end of the business," Nash says. "Has business been the same since that WrestleMania? Has it come close to the Austin era? Has it come close to the nWo or the Hogan era? You put two fucking guys that were great workers that were the same height as the fucking referees, and I'm sorry, man. Are you going to watch a porno movie with a guy with a three-inch dick? Even if you're not gay, you will not watch a porno movie with a guy with a three-inch dick. That's not the standard in porno films. So you put a 5-foot-7 guy as your world champion."

    Nash has the same problem with today's "Internet heroes," CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.

    "They are not bigger than life," he says. "I bet they could both walk through airports and not be noticed unless they have a gimmick shirt on and the belt."
    What else would you expect a 6'10" guy to say? I mean, find a wrestler who won't claim that they embody exactly what's missing in pro wrestling these days. If you asked Austin Aries, he'd tell you that smaller, more athletic wrestlers are what need to be in the prime spots. It's kind of a dumb thing to do, but literally every wrestler says stuff that pumps them up in an attempt to sell themselves to promoters.

    Secondly, the "vanilla midget" thing only really applies to little guys with no personalities. That's what the "vanilla" refers to. If a wrestler can project their personality, they can be a star and draw money.

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    I can expect this from TNA but from a billion dollar company?
    They're not doing anyone any favors keeping guys around who they aren't using. Other than Linda McMahon, of course. But for everyone else, they're just being underused and underpaid, and getting mad about it. But maybe this will work out for JTG. He's standing up for himself, which could either get him a push or released, and I'm betting either one would be fine with him.

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