More On WWE’s Plans For A Brock Lesnar Gay Character

UPDATE: In posts on Twitter, former WWE creative team member Seth Mates commented on the story about Brock Lesnar being suggested to play a gay character. He said while it’s true that the story was pitched, it never went any further than that. He wrote:

ANYONE within WWE could pitch ideas to creative; just because they did does not mean that certain ideas were ever actually on the table

— Seth Mates (@SethMates) July 30, 2015

Some bad info out there today, including the names of those who did pitch, when it was done, etc … though yes, there was such a pitch

— Seth Mates (@SethMates) July 30, 2015

ORIGINAL: WWE reportedly had plans at one point for Brock Lesnar to be a gay character in their storylines.

According to sources, WWE was considering the idea of debuting a gay character way back in 2002 that would be a tough guy who outs himself as being guy, but would do none of the stereotypes and would be portrayed as a kick-ass main eventer. The idea was for the person to be Lesnar when he made his debut that year.

Originally, the idea came from two of WWE’s magazine writers, one of whom was Brian Solomon. Solomon pitched the idea directly to Stephanie McMahon that year, with the pitch being that it would blow fans away to see an unstoppable hyper-masculine bad ass revealing himself to be gay, and be pushed as a top babyface. WWE felt that they would get huge support from the gay community, as well as positive support from the media for having a “progressive character.”

The people who originally pitched the idea never heard another word about it and didn’t know until recently that the idea actually made it to the writers room. The idea ended up being shot down by older agents in the company who thought it was a terrible idea, and it ended up leading to the Billy and Chuck thing.

Speaking of Brock Lesnar, he has been announced for the October 3rd live event from Madison Square Garden in New York City as previously reported here on the website.

As of right now, there is no word on who Lesnar will be working against, but we can confirm that Paul Heyman will also be part of the show.

This will be Lesnar’s first domestic house show since returning to WWE in 2012.

Also scheduled for the MSG event is John Cena vs. Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev, Randy Orton vs. Sheamus and an appearance by Chris Jericho.

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Rey Mysterio Reveals Why He Left WWE, Talks Future, More

Rey Mysterio recently spoke with ChannelGuideMagBlog.com, and explained why he decided to leave WWE. Here is what Rey had to say…

“I think that was the main focus regarding my departure from WWE is first off to have my own time. I wanted my family time before anything else. Family to me comes first, especially now in this stage of my career. I knew that I wasn’t going to have a strong commitment to another company if I was going to sign with someone else. I wanted to do something on my own terms and call my own shots. That time came. I’m doing a couple of events for AAA and independent work. Not too much wresting, but signings and appearances. I think the second major factor in this is I have been on the grind doing this for 25 years. So my body needed to rest without a doubt.”

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Tammy ‘Sunny’ Sytch Ordered To Face Trial After No-Show

UPDATE: Tammy “Sunny” Sytch is facing three sets of DUI charges in Pennsylvania. She will now head to trial for a May 30th arrest in Mahoning Township, PA after failing to appear in court for a hearing that was scheduled for Wednesday, July 29th. Sytch was charged with general impairment, driving under the influence, driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked, and careless driving. At this time, police are in the process of obtaining a bench warrant for her arrest and she is scheduled to be arraigned on September 3rd. here are the details on her recent arrests…

* May 30: The arrest happened in Mahoning Township after driving erratically into a Wal-Mart parking lot and being pulled over by authorities. Her blood alcohol level was three times the legal driving limit

* June 1: The arrest happened in Towamensing Township following Sytch crashing her car. She has a hearing on August 19 for this case, where she was charged with DUI, driving without a license, failure to stay in her lane of traffic, and careless driving

* June 20: The details are still pending.

ORIGINAL: TNOnline.com is reporting that WWE Hall of Famer Tammy Sytch failed to appear in court for her scheduled hearing for a DUI charge. Sytch was arrested and charged with DUI on May 30 in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. She had tested for a blood alcohol level of .253, three times the legal limit.

Per the report, a judge is expected to issue a bench warrant for her arrest, and her arraignment at Carbon County Court is set for September 3. Sytch was also arrested twice last month for DUI in Towamensing, Township. Her next court hearing is set for August 19 for her June 20 DUI.

We’ve attempted to reach Tammy multiple times via phone today and she’s not answering our calls. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

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Various News – Tons Of Free GFW Tickets Handed Out, NJPW/AXS TV

– As previously reported, Global Force Wrestling taped five one-hour shows in Las Vegas. The shows were attended by about 3,000 fans but most were comp (free) tickets. There were said to be stacks of free tickets available at The Orleans Hotel for anyone wanted to attend.

– Here is the lineup for tonight’s edition of NJPW on AXS TV…

* Full Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Minoru Suzuki
* Highlights From: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bad Luck Fale, A.J. Styles vs. Togi Makabe, Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.

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BREAKING NEWS: Roddy Piper Passes Away

The following is from TMZ.com:

Wrestling legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61… TMZ Sports has learned.

Piper — born Roderick George Toombs — died from cardiac arrest in his sleep at his home in Hollywood at around noon Friday.

Piper was a wrestling icon — one of the biggest stars in the WWE back in the ’80s, and even wrestled in “Wrestlemania I” back in 1985 … squaring off against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.

Roddy’s rep tells us, “I am devastated at this news. Rod was a good friend as well as a client and one of the most generous, sincere and authentic people I have ever known. This is a true loss to us all.”

Piper had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2006, but last November he said he was cancer free. A family source tells us he was “cancer free” at the time of his death.

A family member tells us, “Our family is saddened by the sudden passing of our father and beloved husband, Roderick Toombs aka Rowdy Roddy Piper.”

Roddy was admitted into the WWE Hall of Fame back in 2005 and was one of the top 50 villains in the history of the WWE .

Piper had a long relationship with WWE — last wrestling back in 2008 … but appeared on various WWE shows up until 2014.

Roddy is survived by his wife Kitty and their 4 kids — including 3 daughters and son Colton who’s pursuing a career in professional wrestling.

The death is especially shocking considering we just spoke to him on Friday and asked his opinion about the Hulk Hogan scandal.

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James Storm & TNA Wrestling Part Ways – Details

In a couple of posts on Twitter, James Storm confirmed that as of today, he’s officially done with Impact Wrestling. Storm was with TNA for thirteen years. He wrote:

Finished up my duties with Impact Wrestling yesterday. Today begins a new chapter in my life. I’m excited for what the future holds. #Thanks

— James Storm (@JamesStormBrand) July 31, 2015

Oh… I’m not done wrestling. Just working on a new saddle for a fresh horse. #CowboyWay #WeWantTheCowboy

— James Storm (@JamesStormBrand) July 31, 2015

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Mark Henry On Y2J’s Podcast, John Cena Injury Update, & More

– The latest episode of Talk is Jericho sees Chris Jericho interviewing Mark Henry. They talk about his career, rooming with The Rock and how much time is left in Henry’s career. You can listen to the episode here.

John Cena has been pulled from this week’s RAW, as well as the weekend live events and the upcoming WWE tour of Australia due to his broken nose. WWE has also pulled Cena from advertisements for the August 10 RAW in Everett, Washington and all live events for that weekend. He’s still advertised for shows after that, including the last RAW before SummerSlam.

– WWE officials are said to be looking for a “Latin female star” for the company. They want sex appeal and Spanish-speaking skills, as well as a female who can help WWE expand its Latin-based audience.

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Billy Gunn Rants On ZZ (Video), Daniel Bryan Tweets, WWE 2K16

Daniel Bryan wrote on Twitter that his book is officially a New York Times bestseller.

– Speaking of Bryan, he will be at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany on August 6 to promote WWE 2K16. You can find more details here.

Billy Gunn ranted about ZZ yesterday while training the Tough Enough cast, which you can see below:

DIGITAL EXTRA: Cameras catch @WWEToughEnough coach @RealBillyGunn lashing out at @ToughZZ! #ToughEnough
https://t.co/4kB7XHHcj9

— WWE Tough Enough (@WWEToughEnough) July 30, 2015

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VIDEO: Seth Rollins Makes His Return To ‘The Daily Show’

Seth Rollins returned to The Daily Show last night to cause more trouble for his nemesis Jon Stewart. He also presented him with a personalized WWE title after the show.

Tonight, Jon doesn’t sell out, he buys in. #newtagteam #SethRollins #WWE

A photo posted by The Daily Show (@thedailyshow) on Jul 30, 2015 at 8:30pm PDT

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The Weekend Schedule Of WWE Live Events Revealed – Talent & More

Credit: Prowrestling.net

Here is the WWE schedule of live events…

* Tonight in San Diego, California at Valley View Casino: Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, and Sheamus are advertised.

* Saturday in Ontario, California at Citizens Business Bank Arena: Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Luke Harper, Big Show, The Miz, The Prime Time Players, New Day, Cesaro, and Rusev are advertised.

* Saturday in Hidalgo, Texas at State Farm Arena: Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, and Sheamus are advertised.

* Sunday in Stockton, California at Stockton Arena: Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, and Sheamus are advertised.

* Sunday in Fresno, California at Save Mart Arena: Big Show vs. The Miz is advertised for the show.

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