Archive - April 2013

Rob Van Dam shows up at the Hall of Fame

Rob Van Dam

Former WWE and ECW champion Rob Van Dam was at the Hall of Fame ceremony in Madison Square Garden, joining other former stars such as X-Pac, MVP, Tommy Dreamer, Lita, and others. Van Dam was last seen in the WWE during the 2009 Royal Rumble and he has been working for TNA for the past couple of years. His contract expired recently and a few weeks...

Bruno Sammartino now a WWE Hall of Famer

Bruno Sammartino

The main event of the night was obviously the induction of the living legend, Bruno Sammartino. Sammartino was introduced by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger is a big friend of Sammartino and said it was a great honor for him to be there to induct his friend. Arnold talked about the weight lifting the two did and...

Donald Trump gets booed out of the building during HOF speech

Donald Trump

Maria Menounos wasn’t the only person booed at the Hall of Fame as Donald Trump got some pretty nasty welcome in Madison Square Garden as well. Vince McMahon did the Trump induction and even though McMahon tried to soften Trump up with the crowd by saying how he is a big friend of WWE, the crowd wasn’t having any of it. Trump was booed...

Bob Backlund gives craziest Hall of Fame speech

Hall of Fame

Perhaps the craziest Hall of Fame speech followed Booker T’s segment with Bob Backlund giving Iron Sheik a run for his money for the wackiest induction. TV host and actress Maria Menounos did the introduction for Backlund and the hostile New York crowd showed absolutely no love for the celebrity. As she was recounting stories of how she met...

Booker T gives fans a spinaroonie to close his HOF segment

Booker T

The third person to get honored at the Hall of Fame was former five time, five time, five time, five time, five time WCW champion Booker T, inducted by his older brother Stevie Ray. The former one half of the Harlem Heat looked genuinely excited to be there to honor his brother and recounted a few stories of when they were kids. Ray said that they...

Trish Stratus announces she’s pregnant during HOF speech

Trish Stratus

Former seven time Women’s champion Trish Stratus was the second person inducted into the Hall of Fame with Stephanie McMahon doing the honors. McMahon came out following the video introduction for Trish and one person immediately screamed “You’re hot” when the crowd silenced down. Yes, she did indeed look hot. McMahon put...

Mick Foley goes almost an hour with Hall of Fame speech

Mick Foley

The Hall of Fame ceremony kicked off with the induction of the hardcore legend himself, Mick Foley. After the fantastic tribute video, Terry Funk came out for the speech which ended with him pulling out an envelope for the “nominees” – all four of them – which were Dude Love, Mankind, Cactus Jack, and Mick Foley. Foley came...

Weather for tomorrow cooperating for an outdoor WrestleMania

WrestleMania 29

It looks like WWE’s gamble to host WrestleMania 29 in an open-air stadium in New Jersey is going to pay off as the weather for tomorrow seems to be going to cooperate. The weather forecast for tomorrow for the MetLife Stadium area has a high of 60 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 49 degrees Fahrenheit. That is 16 degrees Celsius and a low of...

Dixie Carter tweets Steph McMahon with best wishes for WM

Dixie Carter

TNA President Dixie Carter sent in her best wishes to WWE this weekend for the big WrestleMania 29 pay-per-view. Writing on Twitter, Carter said she met Stephanie McMahon for the first time this week, and although she didn’t mention where, it most likely was at the Reid Flair funeral since both Stephanie and her husband Triple H are big...

Trish Stratus launches Hall of Fame merchandise

Trish Stratus

Soon-to-be WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus launched her Hall of Fame merchandise exclusively on her Stratusphere Shop at TrishStratus.com. There is a men’s t-shirt, a women’s t-shirt, an iPhone case, and a Hall of Fame photo, the first 100 of which will be signed for free. The prices are $24.99, $24.99, $34.99, and $19.99 respectively...

The Rock lands on the cover of WWE 2K ’14 video game

The Rock (WWE)

Casey Collins, the Executive Vice President of Consumer Products for WWE revealed this morning at the WWE Global Business Partner Summit that The Rock will be on the cover of the upcoming WWE 2K ’14 video game. Despite working only part time with WWE, the current WWE champion got the coveted spot on the cover of one of the most popular video...

Hornswoggle wins the WWE ’13 Superstar Challenge at Axxess

WWE 13

Hornswoggle won the 2013 2K Sports Superstar Challenge yesterday at Axxess, defeating Big E. Langston in the final WWE ’13 match to win the trophy. Last year’s champion AJ Lee did not participate in the tournament. The Superstar Challenge had 16 WWE Superstars face off against each other in a tournament style. In the qualifying rounds...

Ric Flair and girlfriend arrive in New Jersey for WrestleMania

Ric Flair

Ric Flair, along with his girlfriend Wendy Barlow, made their way to New Jersey and are now at the WWE base at the Westin Jersey City Newport hotel. Flair was pulled out of the WrestleMania Axxess signing and replaced by the Undertaker after his son Reid passed away. Flair was also pulled from all non-WWE events at WrestleMania weekend. Funeral...

Bruno Sammartino honored by Jersey City officials

Bruno Sammartino

Bruno Sammartino was honored by Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy when today he was presented with the key to the city, one day before being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in the place where he sold out most events – New York’s Madison Square Garden. The Mayor described Sammartino as a living legend and people still love him...

Vince McMahon reveals the completed WrestleMania 29 set

WrestleMania 29

The big reveal that Vince McMahon plugged on his Twitter was the reveal of the huge set of WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium. “Are you ready world? Here’s a sneak peak at MetLife Stadium, the home of WrestleMania,” McMahon said as he stood in the darkness at the stadium. Right on cue, the lights go up and Sean...

WWE holds the Superstars for Sandy Relief gala event

WWE

WWE held their Superstars for Sandy Relief event yesterday at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York with a bunch of celebrities attending the event. Everyone got made up and looked nice as celebrities such as Sean Combs, Snooki, Adrienne Bailon, Rob Zombie, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels, Joe Buck, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sammi Giancola and...

Former NFL player Kurt Warner to appear on next RAW

RAW

Former NFL quarterback – who played with the St. Louis Rams, New York Giants, and Arizona Cardinals – Kurt Warner will be appearing on Monday Night RAW the night after WrestleMania to promote his new USA Network show. The Super Bowl MVP XXXIV MVP and champion is the new host of The Moment, a reality TV show that will debt on April 11...

Honky Tonk Man signs WWE Legends deal

WWE

The Honky Tonk Man announced on his Facebook page that he has signed a new multi-year WWE Legends deal, allowing WWE to use his likeness in merchandise as well as task him with appearances. “I am honored to be back with the WWE and am very excited to be teaming up with WWE again for some more Shake, Rattle and Roll,” the...

The Rock explains why he picked to wrestle Cena again

The Rock (WWE)

The Associated Press published a long article with The Rock yesterday all about WrestleMania 29, one of the perks of having a mega star like him being involved in the show. The article was picked up by several other media outlets. “It’s the biggest show of my career,” The Rock – who is now 40 – said, revealing that it...