SD Crew Headed Overseas
– The WWE SmackDown crew is on a plane right now headed for South America. They will be taking part in a mini-tour that begins tomorrow.
Why Triple H Chose HIAC Match
Triple H said during a backstage video at RAW that he chose Hell in a Cell for his match against the Undertaker at WrestleMania because the match symbolizes the end, saying, “I’ll give him an end there’s no coming back from.”
Barrett Tweets On Injury
– Wade Barrett has commented on his injury via Twitter. He claims he can still dish out a ‘good slapping even with only one arm’! Barrett tweeted:“Don’t shed any crocodile tears for me… I could still give every single one of you a good slapping even with only one arm. The biggest downer is that I was scheduled to face Papa Shango this year at ‘Mania. That’s up in the air now. #Hexed”
Another ECW DVD In The Works
– WWEDVDNews.com is reporting that WWE will be releasing another ECW DVD this year. They report that “WWE: Biggest Matches in ECW History” looks to be released in Australia on June 6th, which means it would hit other locations worldwide around the same time. Here’s the synopsis:“All new 3 DVD set, collecting The 25 greatest matches in ECW History! Extreme Championship Wrestling ran from 1992 to 2001, founded in Philadelphia. Their weekly TV show ‘Hardcore TV’, ran from 1993-2000, and they also ran 21 Pay-Per-View events from 1997-2001. ECW was known for its hardcore and irreverent style, and it’s rowdy and raucous audiences. It launched Sports Entertainment legends such as Paul Heyman, Tommy Dreamer, The Sandman, Taz, Terry Funk, Sabu, Rob Van Dam, Dean Malenko, Eddie Guerrero, Cactus Jack, Raven and more.”
Teddy Long Headed To RAW + Over The Limit Update
Teddy Long will be headed to RAW this coming Monday to continue his storyline with John Laurinaitis. Long tweeted the following: “Since @WWERawGM did MY dance on MY show, next week, I’m gonna be on #Raw making declarations in a husky monotone. Eye for an eye, playa.”
– As noted before, Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Title is being advertised for May’s WWE Over the Limit pay-per-view from Raleigh, North Carolina. Kris sent along the following promotional video for Over the Limit which also teases John Cena getting a WWE Title shot:
WWE: Shaquille O’Neal Will Not Wrestle At WrestleMania 28
WWE.com has an article up, noting that former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal will not compete at WrestleMania 28. The story incorrectly notes that Shaq said he would wrestle in an article with HollywoodLife.com. Shaq had told the site that he would be there, but never said he would be wrestling. The rumor had been that Big Show would face Shaq at WrestleMania.
UPDATE: During this morning’s edition of Mike and Mike, which airs on ESPN Radio and ESPN 2, they discussed Shaquille O’Neal appearing at WrestleMania. When discussing his appearance, they said he was wrestling, “a guy named Big Show.” Take that for what it’s worth…
Jim Ross To Announce NBA Game Tonight
Jim Ross will be returning to announcing tonight, but not for WWE. Ross will be joining the radio broadcast of the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Boston Celtics game, which will on the Celtics radio network and NBA.com. Ross will be calling a portion of the game tonight.