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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    If Rock comes back he's technically number1 contender, but he doesn't draw on b shows and doing a 3rd mania match with him is a horrific mistake i don't think they will make. Theres a cost/benefit thing that doesn't work with rock, as he's proven 3 times now he doesn't do it on b shows.
    Ryback sort of has to win, but what the hell was the point of the cena redemption story if he loses now?
    Would you happen to know if there is any doubt that The Rock will never come back? Or is that story still open ended? It seems like his Hercules movie will take up the entire summer, possibly including August/SummerSlam, so he may return at Survivor Series. They had an interview about asking him about Fast and Furious 7 filming in August and he said that he wouldn't be able to do that due to his commitments towards Hercules. (The point that it may or may not start filming in August isn't the topic because that's up in debate as well.)

    The entire Redemption Story seems to have faded away after he beat The Rock at Wrestlemania XXIX and win the WWE Championship, he right the biggest wrong of his career and is starting anew. It wouldn't hurt if WWE Brass/Creative let him put over a WWE Superstar who is lacking momentum.

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    WWE Upset With Negative Crowd Reaction To Maria Menounos At Hall of Fame Ceremony
    By Daniel Pena
    Apr 17, 2013 - 3:49:19 PM

    As widely reported, Extra! host and occasional wrestler Maria Menounos was booed heavily by fans while inducting former WWE Champion Bob Backlund into the WWE Hall of Fame at Madison Square Garden two weeks ago. This week's issue of the Wrestling Observer reports that multiple WWE employees were upset with the crowd's unwelcoming reaction to the television presenter and undefeated grappler, particularly since they love affiliations with celebrities and with her subsequent letter acknowledging the negative response, it got out that a strong portion of their fanbase lack proper manners, refinement and decency.

    Menounos' letter stated: Dear fellow WWE fans and members of the wrestling press,

    As you know, I had the honor of inducting my friend, Bob Backlund, into the WWE Hall of Fame. The fans were a little rough as another inductee and friend, Donald Trump, would likewise experience. It's understandable as we are not pro wrestlers and the honesty of the WWE fans is what makes it fun. However, I did the speech mainly to tell the world all the amazing things about Bob and I fear some of those things were not heard.

    Below is my speech. I'm hoping you'll print it for a good friend, a great champion, and one of the most incredible human beings I know.

    Thanks and God Bless,
    Maria Menounos.

    ===== Maria's Hall of Fame speech =====

    To induct anyone into the WWE Hall of Fame puts you in the company of the greatest artists, athletes and performers in the entire world. I CHALLENGE ANYONE who disagrees to show me another kind of entertainer who can recite monologues, in character, without the use of teleprompters and before world audiences, performing improv drama and comedy while flying through the air and taking bumps, 300 nights a year.

    But for me tonight is even more special for I am not just inducting anyone into the WWE Hall of Fame. I'm inducting someone who encapsulates the word champion. Someone whom I'm a great fan of...Someone whom is my friend.

    Growing up Greek and not speaking English, wrestling was one of the few things on TV I'd watch and be able to understand. I was five when Bob Backlund lost his title to The Sheik. I was 14 when “Mr. Backlund” returned. I was eighteen when I met Bob in person and I remember being in awe. It was on the set of my first movie and Bob was literally the most positive and striking force I have ever encountered. He was funny when we needed laughter – the man has an incredible and underrated sense of comedic timing - strong when we needed support and sensitive when we needed a friend.

    While Working on Bob's congressional campaign, a story came up about the Iron Shiek and his Persian Clubs. the Iron Shiek apparently had an exercise where he would swing these heavy wooden “Persian Clubs” behind his back. He had toured the nation's gyms with the clubs and, apparently, no other strong man in the country could perform the exercise, nor could anyone on the WWF roster – except Bob, who did it....on his FIRST TRY. When I asked Bob how, he told me 'when you believe you can do something...you can.' The very next day, bob said he was going to perform an exercise of his own-the harvard step test in front of city hall on his election day. Twenty years earlier bob set a personal record doing the step test for two straight hours. The goal was to match that. we all thought he was crazy as he was well into his 50s by that time. Bob was not able to match that record. He made a new one. It wasn't three hours. It wasn't four hours. He did his harvard step test for eight hours straight!!! Once again reminding us all, if you believe you can do something, you can.

    Speaking of Hollywood, one of the first days I was hosting the Today Show, John Cena and Vince McMahon happened to be guests. Of course, I'm huge fans of theirs, too, but I couldn't help but threaten John that Bob would one day come back to put him in the chicken wing! They both had great things to say about Bob but I'm sure they thought I was a little nuts, as people have thought Bob was a little nuts. But along with everything else Bob taught me, its okay to be a little nuts.

    I'm sure people thought Bob was more than a little nuts, when after an unprecedented 5 year run with the title, he refused to turn heel. He believed it would let down his fans which included many troubled youth who had looked up to him and in those days, it would have. In so doing he surrendered millions of dollars from the new age of rock and wrestling as well as the career he loved most.

    Not only did Bob Backlund hold the title for almost six consecutive years – he did something perhaps even greater when he came back a decade later. He completely reinvented himself and his character. When you think of performers who've been able to successfully reinvent their characters, even in Hollywood, few names come to mind. Bob not only created an entire new persona he also went on to become wrestling's number one heel and regained his title in one of the most successful comebacks in sports entertainment history.

    But, most people know that. Like the greatest champions Bob Backlund carries himself with humility – which is why many of the facts I'm about to reveal are not known.

    In a Pennsylvania match against Hulk Hogan, whom he pinned on several occasions, Bob Backlund picked Hulk up over his head with one arm. It's a feat Hulk, and his own late father, often reflected on in astonishment.

    Bob Backlund has only been to the doctor twice since 1973.

    Bob Backlund has never done a drug. As he says and I quote, “I wouldn't know what to do with them.”

    Bob Backlund, within a three month span, won the NCAA wrestling championship and the National college football championship. He is perhaps the only man in history to hold that distinction.

    In that championship football game, Bob Backlund recorded 22 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries. To give perspective, a team averages about 65 plays in an entire game.

    Bob Backlund was a top shoot fighter if not THE top shoot fighter in the world of professional wrestling.

    Bob Backlund intentionally NEVER squashed his opponents as he believed it would harm their future earnings.

    Bob Backlund is in better condition than 99 percent of men...a third his age.

    Bob Backlund has a diverse portfolio of stocks and real estate and has NEVER IN HIS LIFE PAID A DIME OF INTEREST!

    Bob Backlund has a beautiful wife and daughter.

    And at the end of the day, Bob Backlund justs want to help others in need.

    Bob Backlund is simply one of, if not, THE greatest personal success stories for wrestlers, fans and people in general.

    I know it wasn't always easy in your career, Bob. But, in the face of shortcomings and disappointments, you never gave up or succumbed like so many of us understandably would. Instead, you continued working out, educating yourself and, always, helping others and donating your time to charity. Through it all you kept your faith and your resolve and here you are on the greatest stage being honored by your greatest peers. I'm excited for tonight, your book being published and all the amazing things you remain to accomplish in your journey. And, I believe there's one more WWE run in that journey for you Bob, because 'When u believe you can do something, you can.'

    Some know you as Bob Backlund. Others as Mr. Backlund. I just know you as my champion, my hero and my friend. Thank you to the WWE Universe for allowing me to welcome to the stage, Mr. Bob Backlund!

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    Possible Tag Team Title Change at WWE Extreme Rules, Other Likely Matches
    By Marc Middleton
    Apr 17, 2013 - 7:01:06 PM

    - We've noted that Ryback vs. John Cena for the WWE Title, Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar in a steel cage and Jack Swagger vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler for the World Heavyweight Title are set for WWE's Extreme Rules pay-per-view.

    Another likely title match for the pay-per-view will be two members of The Shield vs. Kane and Daniel Bryan for the WWE Tag Team Titles. This is likely where Team Hell No will drop the titles. Before the WrestleMania 29 undercard was re-done, there were plans for The Shield to capture the titles there.

    Other matches likely for Extreme Rules are Nikki Bella vs. Kaitlyn for the Divas Title, Mark Henry vs. Sheamus and Randy Orton vs. Big Show.

    Why Is Randy Orton Upset?, Revealing New Maryse, More...

    Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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    On one hand it sucks that someone who is I believe a true fan in Maria Menounos was treated so poorly. On the other hand blaming the fans isn't the problem, the problem is the WWE. They inducted Drew Carey into the Hall of Fame, put the unlikable Donald Trump on the main portion of the card over legends like Backlund, Foley, and Booker T. For the biggest class of all-time they should have made better decisions they are at fault for what happened. You lose credibility bad things happen, like they boo your champion, you lose half your audience and people stop wanting to work for you.

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    I can understand the fans being harsh towards Donald Trump, what with him being one of the world's biggest assholes and all.
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    Wrestling fans for roughly 20 years have been encouraged to react to everything they see, the hall of fame is a group of wrestling fans doing what they do every other time they see wrestlers with a giant group of fans.
    They boo celebrities and john cenas name. Unless they are huge celebs like arnold.

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    Extras & Blu-ray Exclusives for WrestleMania 29, News from WWE's European Tour Kick Off In Netherlands
    By Marc Middleton
    Apr 18, 2013 - 7:59:08 AM

    - The WrestleMania 29 DVD and Blu-ray will feature The Miz vs. Wade Barrett from the pre-show, the entire WrestleMania post-show and the entire 2013 Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

    Blu-ray exclusives include Triple H and Brock Lesnar's contract signing from the March 18th RAW, CM Punk speaking about The Undertaker from the March 25th RAW and the Legends Q&A with The Rock and John Cena.

    - WWE returned to The Netherlands to kick off their European tour on Wednesday. It's worth noting that William Regal defeated Michael McGillicutty and received a big welcome from the crowd. World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler retained the title against Daniel Bryan and both men later interfered in Kane vs. Big E Langston, leading to a tag match where Team Hell No got the win. The main event saw John Cena beat Ryback in a Tables Match, which could be a tease for their Extreme Rules match.

    Read more at http://www.lordsofpain.net/news/wwe/...oTrXhtHYiv1.99
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    Synopsis and Promotional Poster for WWE's Payback Pay-Per-View
    By Marc Middleton
    Apr 20, 2013 - 8:18:10 AM

    - Here is the synopsis for WWE's Payback pay-per-view:

    "WWE reinvigorates its pay-per-view line up with a fresh new concept that will serve as the perfect stage for all the top Superstars to settle their long simmering grudges and set the stage for the sizzling road to SummerSlam. All major championships will be on the line including the revamped WWE Championship, plus the World Heavyweight Championship and much more. From the clashes for the ultimate prize, to fierce heavy-hitters with scores to settle, WWE fans will want to relive the historic debut of this riveting new event."



    Payback takes place on Sunday, June 16th at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
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    Does the lords of pain website pay you to keep advertising for them ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshal99 View Post
    Does the lords of pain website pay you to keep advertising for them ?
    You don't have to read his post you know
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike-X View Post
    I can understand the fans being harsh towards Donald Trump, what with him being one of the world's biggest assholes and all.
    Agreed. If there is any celeb that deserves a harsh reaction
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legato View Post
    Agreed. If there is any celeb that deserves a harsh reaction
    I dunno.
    If theres any celebrity who deserves a harsh reaction i don't think it's the guy responsible for the biggest ppv in the history of wrestling.

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    what PPV got cut for PAYBACK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darthjoker View Post
    what PPV got cut for PAYBACK?
    I believe Over the Limit.

    Payback sounds really interesting actually, a mix of Night of Champions and bitter rivals. Hopefully it'll be a really fun night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelo2113 View Post
    I believe Over the Limit.

    Payback sounds really interesting actually, a mix of Night of Champions and bitter rivals. Hopefully it'll be a really fun night.
    Ahh, thanks!

    Well, I too hope that. I mean each time they name a PPV after a specific match. I get dissapointed when I found out that one 1 or 2 matches are under that rules. Example:
    Breaking Point: all matches should be submission matches. or Hell in a Cell. Like how Night of Champions is only for championship matches. and I think Extreme rules is isually only extreme rules matches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darthjoker View Post
    Ahh, thanks!

    Well, I too hope that. I mean each time they name a PPV after a specific match. I get dissapointed when I found out that one 1 or 2 matches are under that rules. Example:
    Breaking Point: all matches should be submission matches. or Hell in a Cell. Like how Night of Champions is only for championship matches. and I think Extreme rules is isually only extreme rules matches.
    I think variety is nice for the themes, though.

    HIAC: cage matches and HIAC.
    BP: I Quit, Submission, Last Man Standing
    ER: Table, falls count anywhere, extreme rules, etc.
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