The Rock’s Film Continues To Do Huge #’s, Two Actors To WWE?

Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

– WWE officials are interested in signing Hafthor Bjornsson from Game of Thrones. He worked out at the Performance Center last week, and appeared in the crowd at the NXT Takeover: Unstoppable events. While he did work out at the Performance Center, a source that saw him train stated that he did not seem to have his heart in it.

– We just posted a photo of Chris Jericho and his entire family including his son and two daughters + his smokin’ HOT wife! If you’re interested, you can click here to view a photo of the entire Jericho family! Chris’ son looks just like him.

– On Monday’s RAW, Stardust had a ringside confrontation with Arrow star Stephan Amell. Stardust also called out Amell in a RAW fallout video. WWE is looking to start a Stardust vs. Stephen Amell angle, and that Monday was the beginning of that. Amell is a huge wrestling fan and has campaigned to guest host RAW and even wrestle. As noted yesterday here on the website, Amell vs. Stardust is rumored for the WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view event.

– The Rock’s new film, “San Andreas” is up to approximately $55 million at the box office this weekend, doing better than most estimates and giving Rock his biggest opening weekend numbers not including the “Fast & Furious” franchise.

– Here are the recent WWE attendance figures for May 22nd through the 25th…

* May 22nd in Manchester, NH drew 5,000 fans (John Cena tour)
* May 23rd in Starke, FL for NXT drew a sellout of 225 fans
* May 23rd in Worcester, MA drew 6,000 fans (John Cena tour)
* May 23rd in Utica, NY drew 3,500 fans (Randy Orton tour)
* May 24th in White Plains, NY drew 3,700 fans (John Cena tour)
* May 24th in Binghamton, NY drew 3,700 fans (Randy Orton tour)
* May 25th on Long Island for RAW drew 9,500 fans

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Finn Balor Reveals His Dream Match, Nikki Bella Feeling ‘Refreshed’

– WWE NXT Superstar Finn Balor posted on Twitter that his ideal dream match would be a six-man tag team match Balor, Samoa Joe, and John Cena vs. Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, and Triple H. You can check out Balor’s tweet below.

Finn’s dream…@WWENXT
Finn
@SamoaJoe
@JohnCena
VS
@FightOwensFight
@WWERollins
@TripleH

— Finn Bálor (@wwebalor) May 31, 2015

– WWE Diva Nikki Bella posted the following on Instagram regarding her Triple Threat Divas title match set for tonight’s WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event:

As I say good bye to wine country and hello to Texas I feel revived and refreshed. Today I will prepare and get into my zone as I take on two opponents at the Elimination Chamber tomorrow on the WWE Network. Almost 200 days as your Divas Champion. I hope to continue that reign, continue to make my reign and the Divas Division better. Wish I could put this title on the line every week to a new opponent. I hope to get new competition in our Divas Division soon with NXT Women on the rise. The future looks promising. Looks competitive. Looks tough. So happy to be apart of it. So happy for the challenges. 9 years in July I have been wrestling. There’s nothing like being passionate about your craft. 9 years into it I am still trying to be better and better. Never settle. Always strive to be the best you… Even when you feel like you are there… Keep striving… There’s always something you can work on. Stay Fearless. Love! #eliminationchamber #DivasChamp #FearlessNikki #BellaArmy #FearlessUniversity

A photo posted by Nikki Bella (@thenikkibella) on May 30, 2015 at 10:26am PDT

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Report: Ashley Massaro Involved In Car Accident, Tough Enough Update

– As noted late last night here on the website, there is discussion of having the first episode of Tough Enough revolve around the contestants trying to earn their way into the house. As previously reported, the show is looking at doing a TUF-style format combined with a live show elements.

– We don’t have many details as of this writing but we’re told that former WWE Diva Ashley Massaro was recently involved in a car accident and cancelled a weekend indy appearance because of it. We contacted Ashley about the news tip we received and have not heard back as of this writing. We hope to have more soon.

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A photo posted by Ashley Massaro (@ashleymassaro2013) on May 19, 2015 at 11:14am PDT

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When Does Austin Aries’ TNA Contract Expire?, Dixie Carter Update

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

– In an update on earlier reports, Austin Aries’ contract with TNA expires at the end of June. There has not yet been word of TNA re-signing him but we know the company wants him to stay.

– A pilot for Dixie Carter’s planned reality TV show was filmed during the last set of iMPACT! Wrestling TV tapings. She gave a speech to the roster about how they shouldn’t believe everything on the Internet about iMPACT!’s ratings. This speech was also filmed for the pilot, as was officially introducing Billy Corgan to the roster.

Some in the company feel that even if they aren’t able to get a new TV deal in the US, the international clearance and Dixie’s reality show are good reasons to keep TNA going. The idea is that Dixie’s reality show will be sold on the fact that a woman is running a wrestling company in a male-dominated industry.

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The Latest Elimination Chamber Betting Odds, Lesnar’s WWE Return

– Soon after Brock Lesnar was added to WWE’s July 4th house show in Tokyo, the event sold out.

– Did you know that Stacy Keibler used to be a high-school cheerleader?! We’ve obtained several photos of a very young Stacy from her high-school days on the cheerleading squad! If you’re interested, you can click here to view them! Was she still a hottie back in high-school?!

5 Dimes has the following betting odds for tonight’s Elimination Chamber show. As a reminder how the odds work, the negative numbers indicated a likelihood of winning while the positive mean that option is the underdog:

* Seth Rollins (-650) vs. Dean Ambrose (+420)
* Sheamus (-530) vs. King Barrett (+900) vs. Ryback (+1200) vs. Dolph Ziggler (+1400) vs. Rusev (+2200) vs. R-Truth (+5000)
* New Day (-180) vs. Tyson Kidd & Cesaro (+350) vs. Lucha Dragons (+575) vs. Prime Time Players (+1000) vs. Los Matadores (+2500) vs. The Ascension (+4000)
* Naomi (+150) vs. Nikki Bella (+155) vs. Paige (+235)
* John Cena (-260) vs. Kevin Owens (+180)
* Neville (-750) vs. Bo Dallas (+450)

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Sami Zayn Reacts To Being The 2014 NXT ‘Superstar Of The Year’

Sami Zayn spoke with the official website of the Montreal Canadiens for a new interview. Check out the highlights:

On what made him pursue a career in pro wrestling: “As a kid growing up in Montreal, I wanted to become either a hockey player or a wrestler. Since my family didn’t have a lot of money, my parents never put me in a hockey league because it was so expensive. When I was 17 years old, I was given the opportunity to be trained as a wrestler. At the time, I never really thought about making it a career, I only saw it as a chance to do something that I always wanted to do. It’s similar to hockey when a kid who’s five years old can’t really say if he’ll become a professional hockey player. But, if you stay in something long enough and you keep doing something long enough and you enjoy it, one thing led to another and I kept going. I would have loved to make a career as a member of the Habs (laughs), but I think wrestling was more my thing.”

On comparing his longtime rivalry with Kevin Owens to the Canadians vs. Bruins: “That would be a good comparison. (laughs) It’s funny because if I’m not mistaken, Kevin’s dad is a Habs fan and his mom is a Bruins fan. From the time we started wrestling in Laval at Le Skratch up until today in WWE, every step of the way in our careers it’s always been sometimes friends, but the majority of the time enemies. In a lot of ways it’s like the Habs and the Bruins. No matter what, we’re destined to fight each other until the end of time. Fans seem to really like it.”

On being named NXT’s 2014 Superstar of the Year: “NXT changed so much since I got here two years ago. When I first got here, the culture was so different, it was about getting out of here as fast as possible. In my opinion, I noticed early on that it could make people go crazy. When I got there, I wanted to make NXT a better brand and make it grow. And, it did. But at the end of the day, my goal is to evolve and go above and beyond to make RAW or Smackdown! or the Pay-per-views better, or give Wrestlemania one more great match. I’m kind of split on this because NXT is my immediate goal, but my ultimate goal is to make RAW and make it better. Getting recognized with the Slammy Award for Superstar of the Year in NXT or finally winning the championship helped me and our brand. By the time I get on the main roster, I hope to be able to build up a lot of equity that way to show that I’m on the way to the top.”

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Backstage News – WWE’s Creative Team, Orton/Big Show, More

Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

– As noted several days ago here on the website, the WWE creative team is reportedly happy only having a couple of weeks to build to Elimination Chamber from Payback. The team prefers having just a couple of weeks to set up for angles as opposed to a full month; the thinking is that four weeks of TV gives too much time for the match-up to get old.

— Did you know that TNA Knockout Brooke Tessmacher has a TWIN SISTER?! You gotta’ see these photos of the two of them side by side. Click here to view the photos.

– The Big Show and Randy Orton are expected to return during the short build-up between Elimination Chamber and Money in the Bank. Both have been ready for returns but have been kept off TV. As of last word, they were not booked for tonight’s WWE Elimination Chamber PPV. We can report that The Big Show is backstage at the show right now but he’s been backstage at RAW and SmackDown the last two weeks as well.

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The Latest On Rusev’s Elimination Chamber Status For Tonight

Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer

As of this morning, there was still no definitive decision on Rusev’s status for the Intercontinental Championship Elimination Chamber match tonight. Rusev arrived at the arena several hours ago and was scheduled to be checked out by WWE’s doctors at some point this afternoon. He is still expected to appear on the show if he is unable to work a match.

As previously reported, Rusev was injured at Tuesday’s SmackDown tapings during his match with Ryback. Rusev suffered a lower leg injury, and was spotted in the airport wearing a walking boot. He had crutches with him and was in a wheelchair as he headed to his flight.

Rusev was scheduled to face John Cena in steel cage matches on the weekend live events, but he was pulled from those events and replaced by Kane. Word is that if he can’t go tonight, Bray Wyatt will likely be his replacement.

We just posted a HOT brand new photo of a hot and sweaty Nikki Bella in the gym working out! If you’re interested, you can click here to view the photo. WOW!

BREAKING NEWS: Rusev pulled from the WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event (>>) …….

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New Kevin Owens Merchandise To Debut, Chris Jericho Note

The Tampa Tribune has a feature/interview with Chris Jericho that looks at his career outside of wrestling as an author, actor and rocker. You can read it here.

– Did you know that just a few weeks before Roman Reigns signed a WWE contract to join the organization’s developmental promotion at the time, Florida Championship Wrestling, he was arrested in Pensacola, Florida for disorderly intoxication/affray and unlawful assembly. Reigns was placed in handcuffs for appearing drunk in public and getting into a fight. He was subsequently released on $1,000 bond and charged $500 for each offence. We’ve obtained his hilarious MUGSHOT photo that you can view by clicking here. You gotta’ see what he looked like back then!

– Kevin Owens posted the following to Twitter, revealing that two new shirts are on the way for him:

Keep an eye on @WWEShop tomorrow afternoon for not 1 but 2 new KO shirts, including this little number…#SellOwensSell pic.twitter.com/hGbVw665bB

— Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) May 30, 2015

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Steve Austin/Paul Heyman Podcast Following RAW Tomorrow Night

WWE’s schedule for the Network has been updated for this week and includes the following:

* Stone Cold Steve Austin podcast with Paul Heyman (Monday after RAW). That should be AWESOME.
* Unfiltered With Renee Young (Tuesday at 4 PM ET): Featuring Entourage cast
* Culture Shock With Corey Graves (Wednesday at 4 PM ET): Graves travels to Preakness

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