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Former WWE Women’s Champion Chyna Responds to Hall of Fame Comments on the Stone Cold Podcast

Last night during the Stone Cold Podcast, shown on WWE Network, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin asked Triple H about the possibility of Chyna being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.  Hunter responded, crediting her for her talent and saying he has no beef from his side.  He also alluded to her pornography ventures without directly saying it, hinting that an eight year old might Google her and “what comes up?”

Chyna addressed these comments on Twitter, commenting on her level of interest in being in WWE’s Hall of Fame.  She said that she has her reasons, but if WWE were to ever approach her she would be open to it.  The tweets are shown below.

Aside from the pornography issues, Chyna fired off some shots in a YouTube video at Stephanie McMahon as well.  She called the video “And the award for female disempowerment and disrespect goes to…”  There are clearly hard feelings there, and I wouldn’t be looking for her to join the Hall of Fame any time soon.

 

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READER POLL: Rate WWE Raw 02/02/15

Did you watch WWE Raw for Monday, February 2nd, 2015?  If so, please let us know what you thought of the show!

 

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Live Coverage of the “Stone Cold Podcast” Featuring Steve Austin with Triple H – 2/2/2015

The following is a live report of the WWE Network broadcast of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s Steve Austin Podcast.  Tonight, Austin’s guest is WWE COO Paul “Triple H” Levesque.  The interview with Vince McMahon late in 2014 was newsworthy, so one has to think that this one will be as well.

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WWE Monday Night Raw Live Coverage for 2/2/2015 – Getting in the Fast Lane, Big Triple H Announcement Regarding Royal Rumble, John Cena and Rusev, More Roman Reigns Fallout, and More

We’re in the fast lane to the Fast Lane pay per view.  Last week, Ma Nature exerted her will on Raw, forcing the cancellation of a live in-ring product but they offered us instead a series of sit-down interviews along with a replay of the Royal Rumble and the triple threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.  But on Smackdown, Triple  H promised us an announcement that would shake the foundation of WWE.  What does he have in mind?  Will it affect Roman Reigns’ status as the number one contender to Brock Lesnar’s World Heavyweight Championship?  And we watched John Cena and Rusev get into a battle of words on Smackdown.  How will these two get along as we head toward their showdown at the Fast Lane pay per view?

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Bubba Ray Dudley Talks His Future with WWE, His Return at Royal Rumble, Taking a Break from TNA, and More

Bubba Ray Dudley (or Bully Ray, for the TNA faithful), sat down and gave an interview with Doug Mortman and Dave Lagreca of the Busted Open Radio Show.  Busted Open can be found on Sirius XM Channel 92 and on the Sirius XM App.  Here are a few highlights.

Bully on his appearance at the Royal Rumble, and whether or not we’ll see more of him in WWE:

“It’s really up to the WWE Universe. I think that fans have more of a voice now then they have ever had in pro wrestling and I think that’s good because it forces pro wrestling to stay on their toes. You know; wrestlers, creative people, everybody. So my answer is if the WWE Universe wants to see me or me and my brother, Devon, they need to be as vocal as possible. And you know, let them know. Whether that be on social media or with signs (at live events). And if management wants us back, then we’ll make that decision. But as far as the Rumble is concerned, it was a one night stand alone and it was really exciting. It was just a lot of fun.”

Bully on the reaction he received at the Rumble in Philadelphia:

“It was awesome. It was not anything I haven’t experienced before but I hadn’t experienced it in a while. So it was good. And I said to myself before I walked out, I wonder if I’m gonna have that surreal moment where I kind of black out for a minute and I went out there and I soaked it all in. I really enjoyed it.”

Fans being vocal regarding whether or not they do or don’t like the product:

“I mean, yeah. It’s obvious. I don’t like it when fans try to hijack a show, so to speak, just for the sake of doing it. Just because they want to be cool or because they want to go on someone’s social media and go hey look what I did. But if they are dissatisfied with the product or unhappy with the level of entertainment that any company is giving them; I think because of the world we are living in today that they have more of a voice and they should speak up. Listen, if you’re paying your hard earned money to go to a show and you’re not enjoying yourself, then why shouldn’t you speak up? If you went to a restaurant and ordered dinner and you didn’t like dinner, you would speak up. If you went to go buy a car and the car didn’t run the right way when you got it home, you would speak up. If you went to a rock and roll concert and they decided to play all B-Sides, you’d speak up. You’d be pissed. So wrestling is no different.”

Whether or not the reboot of TNA on Destination America is being hurt by him not being there:

“They’re going through their—uh, I don’t know what the right word is; I don’t want to even say growing pains. I think that they are beyond the growing pains stage. And when it comes to Bully Ray and TNA, I have done so much there. Especially over the last 3 years, so I think taking a break from each other might have been a good idea. But you know like they say in wrestling; you never know. You never say never. I wish them—most of all I wish the boys the best of luck because at the end of the day, that TNA locker room is a hard working bunch of guys who have a lot of passion and a lot of drive. And I would like to see really great things happen for the wrestlers in the TNA locker room.”

Whether a singles run or a tag team run with Devon would mean more to him:

“I think both can be done. And I think people would like to see both. I’m really torn on the idea. As far as me and Devon doing it together, I think it’s a very easy fit. People have always been supportive of us and if we were to go back there together, I think that they would welcome us back open arms and it could definitely, definitely work. They have some really quality teams up there that me and Devon would love to work with. The Usos, big fan of Damien Mizdow and The Miz, maybe we would get in there with The Ascension. Hell, maybe a nostalgia match with Road Dogg and Billy Gunn. That’s easy. As far as by myself is concerned, that would be interesting because people always ask me about the Bully Ray character and the WWE.”

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Wentz’s Blog: Predicting the Mid-Card Title Matches of Wrestlemania 31

In a piece I wrote yesterday, we took a look at what one might consider to be the top-tier matches of Wrestlemania 31.  Since that writing, the complexion of my predictions could change just a little bit given some of the rumors that are out there now.  I’ll take solace in the fact that they are just rumors, and we’ll trudge on.

Today, we’ll look at the secondary titles, all of which traditionally are on the line at Wrestlemania. With any hope, WWE will give us compelling stories for these champions to work with.  Admittedly, I’m not holding my breath on that fact, but none the less here are some of my thoughts regarding these titles.

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READER POLL: Rate WWE Smackdown 01/29/15

Did you watch the LIVE edition of WWE Smackdown for Thursday, January 29th, 2015?  If so, please let us know what you thought of the show!

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WWE Smackdown Live Coverage for 1/29/2015 – John Cena and Rusev in the Fast Lane, Roman Reigns’ First Live Show Since Winning Royal Rumble, Daniel Bryan vs. Kane in a Casket Match, and More

A special LIVE edition of Smackdown airs tonight on SyFy.  Raw on Monday got snowed out on Hartford, CT, but the WWE crew stayed there to bring us this live broadcast tonight.  Daniel Bryan will take on Kane in a casket match.  Will this put an end to their story once and for all so that Bryan can move on from feuding with the Director of Operations?  Also, John Cena and Rusev got into a verbal battle after Royal Rumble, and now they’re scheduled to face off at Fast Lane.  What do they have to say to each other?  And Roman Reigns, the controversial Royal Rumble winner, will appear before a live crowd for the first time.  How will they respond to him, and what does he have to say about the exchange between himself and the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Brock Lesnar, from Monday night’s studio version of Raw?

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They run the opening video, then hype Roman Reigns facing Big Show and Daniel Bryan facing Kane in a casket match.  King says their rivalry will come to an end tonight.

Eden introduces Triple H to the ring.  Here he comes to his King of Kings theme.  Cole says that he is very interested to hear what Triple H has to say in the face of what happened at Royal Rumble.  They hype that we now know the main event of Wrestlemania.

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Interview Highlights: Jim Cornette Talks about Heat with The Young Bucks, High Spots in Wrestling, and More.

Jim Cornette appeared on the In Your Head Radio show, and spoke about possible heat he has with The Young Bucks, and also pointed out some of the problems he sees with high spots in tag matches.  Below are some of the highlights. Continue reading

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WWE Issues Formal Press Release Offering WWE Network Free for the Month of February

This morning, WWE issued a press release via their corporate website stating that they will give fans the opportunity to access WWE Network for free in the month of February.  The release is as follows:

STAMFORD, Conn., January 29, 2015 – Due to the tremendous response from fans to the free November promotion, WWE (NYSE: WWE) will again offer a free month of WWE Network to new subscribers during February in advance of its biggest event of the year, WrestleMania® 31 on Sunday, March 29. During the month of February, subscribers will have access to all of WWE Network’s programming including a live podcast hosted by Stone Cold Steve Austin® this Monday, February 2 featuring Triple H® and the all-new, live pay-per-view event WWE FAST LANE™ on Sunday, February 22.

“Last November we offered a free month of WWE Network to new subscribers with great success, helping us reach the 1 million subscriber milestone,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer. “We are excited to extend the same opportunity in February to those who have not yet subscribed so they can experience all that WWE Network offers right before WrestleMania.”

This past Tuesday, WWE announced that WWE Network had surpassed 1 million subscribers just 11 months after launch, making it the fastest-growing digital subscription service. These results were driven primarily by the successful free November promotion, the launch of the service in the UK and significant additions for the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event.

Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, fans are able to sign up for WWE Network online by going to WWE.com and can watch WWE Network on their TVs through connected devices such as Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku streaming devices as well as Smart TVs including Sony and Samsung. The U.S. English language version of WWE Network is available direct to consumers in more than 170 countries and territories and recently launched in the UK and Ireland.

WWE Network’s one-of-a-kind programming includes all 12 WWE pay-per-view events LIVE at no additional charge plus groundbreaking original series, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches, exclusive coverage of special events and more than 2,000 titles in its video-on-demand library.

For a complete listing of WWE Network availability by country and device, please click here.

Think about what all you’re going to get in February on the Network as a new subscriber for free.  Steve Austin interviewing Triple H.  Fast Lane pay per view event.  NXT Special on February 11.  Then, if you stick around, you get Wrestlemania 31 and the Hall of Fame special for just $9.99.  I might have my misgivings about the Network and its lack of “now” content and such, but this is one hell of a bargain.  If you’re on the fence, I would strongly consider grabbing the free month if just for the test drive to decide if you want to keep it.