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Rob Van Dam On Possibly Returning To WWE

Ex-WWE superstar Rob Van Dam was recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso to promote his appearance at Booker T’s upcoming charity event, which will be a show for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

During the interview, Van Dam was asked about a possible WWE return. RVD said that he has spoke with WWE recently, but it hasn’t been about a return. However, he is open to returning to the company under the right circumstances.

“I’m looking at 24 matches, all international, booked over the next 12 months. I don’t have any plans to share, but there is always a possibility of a return. I’ve talked to WWE recently, but it’s about the new video games that are coming out. That was more of a business talk about that, but when the business is right, and it’s the right time to go back, that, of course, is then always a possibility.”

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Sasha Banks Says MMA’s ‘Phony’ Horsewomen Can’t Hang With WWE’s Horsewomen

Bleacher Report recently interviewed ex-WWE Raw and NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks, and while speaking about the MMA Four Horsewomen being at the Mae Young Classic, she said that Ronda Rousey’s stable is “phony” while adding that they couldn’t hang with herself, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, or Bayley in a WWE ring.

“I got to see the picture of our Horsewomen versus the phony Four Horsewomen. They’re fans of us. That’s why they’re called the Four Horsewomen. Honestly, I do not care. They couldn’t hang in our ring and that’s it.”

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Charlotte Flair On Ronda Rousey Being At The Mae Young Classic

If Ronda Rousey does end up coming to WWE, she’ll likely face one of two people: Stephanie McMahon or Charlotte Flair.

During a recent interview with 107.7 The Bone, Charlotte was asked about possibly being Rousey’s first opponent, and she explained why it was great to have the former UFC champion at the Mae Young Classic.

“Absolutely! For sure, and I think it’s great she was around the Mae Young Classic whether she’s interested in coming to WWE or not. It just creates buzz for the women’s division, and any time there’s more eyes outside of our regular audience that’s put on the women’s division is great.”

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John Cena On The Current WWE Roster: ‘The Amount Of Complacency Is Staggering’

John Cena was recently a guest on Edge and Christian’s podcast, and while he thinks that the current WWE roster is loaded with talent, he also thinks that the current WWE roster doesn’t take enough chances.

In short, he thinks the current WWE roster is far too complacent:

“The amount of complacency is staggering. I mean, these guys are all so gifted and there’s never been a better time, ever, to make a name for yourself in WWE. With all of the platforms that we have, with Raw, with SmackDown, with NXT, we’re increasing our number of pay-per-views, we’re throwing so much content at the Network it’s obscene. We have so many guys who have so many chances I just don’t get it.

“You guys certainly know better than I do because I came in on the tail end of like ‘hey, man, everybody is just going to have to quit for me to even get a chance.’ I got my chance by mistake, and I knew that. You guys were in the thick of it with Rock and Austin and Taker and Triple H and D-X and the show is so freaking stacked you’re lucky to get out there for a couple seconds.

“I think nowadays we have the reverse where the Superstars are in such a ‘well, I’m just going to wait to see what they have for me’ when that’s not what it is. I totally agree with that. You get a rough outline, you get such a basic character sketch, and you get all this freedom to make it your own, and I’m not just blowing smoke. In the promos with me and Roman, I’ve just… when I feel something I’m going to say it. If they react to something, I’m going to poke the bear even more.

“So it’s not like ‘oh, he’s sitting on this high hill and not practicing what he preaches.’ Every single day I go out there and take those chances. That’s the reason why I got to where I was at. It’s the same with you guys. There came a time when you had to stand up and define yourselves. You guys did very, very well at that but nobody wrote that for you guys, that was you.”

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John Cena Explains Why He Loves Working With New Talent

Former 16-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena was recently a guest on Edge and Christian’s podcast, where he expressed his passion for working with new WWE signees and main roster call ups.

In recent years, Cena has had amazing matches with guys like Kevin Owens and AJ Styles, both of which had been wrestling for quite a while, but they were new to the WWE system and audience, which is why Cena wanted to work with them.

“AJ was kinda the culmination for years we began recruiting very gifted performers in a physical aspect,” Cena said. “I think you can probably take the calendar all the way back to CM Punk. With Punk and Daniel Bryan and signing a lot of guys from Ring Of Honor or the indies, I think it’s just generally assessing your playing field.

“Like a match against Brock Lesnar or Braun Strowman isn’t going to be the same as with Kevin Owens or AJ Styles. I just try to do my best to give the — you know I’m at a point where I do need to showcase my abilities. But essentially the goal is for a guy like AJ to show he can hang with John Cena and to do that he really has to show what he’s made of.

“So we gotta do the best and showcase what those guys have and I think you know in terms of like Brock or even Roman or Braun that is a bit of a different tale because I think the interest is already there. But when you have guys especially — you know I really love the chance to be able to showcase guys for essentially the first time. Like I know that Chris [Jericho] worked with AJ before but I don’t think he really got a proper chance. He debuted in the wrong role, he really didn’t do much. And that’s kinda what I based my argument on when we kinda butted heads a little bit.

“But I really him to be able to showcase what he could do because man he is just super, super good. And a guy like Kevin [Owens] was the same thing. When he came in — and there were a bunch of those names because not only do you let these guys talk and let them make a statement and I thought any of these guys whether it be Punk, Bryan, and the list goes on and on with Seth, and Kevin, and AJ and I think any of those guys who come from traditional roots of pro wrestling who made it to ‘the dance’ and got a chance to brush up against me I thought they did a great job explaining themselves on the microphone. I thought it’s all been some of their best promo work and it’s all been some of their best performance. So I don’t know man, I try to be the best chameleon I can I guess.”

 

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Update On The Undertaker’s In-Ring Future

Even though an official announcement was never made, many assume that The Undertaker has retired from pro wrestling, although some are still hoping to see him wrestle again.

On Thursday, Michelle McCool, who is The Undertaker’s wife, posted a photo of her and her husband on her Instagram page, and she used the hashtag “#RetiredLife” in the caption.

Here’s the photo:

The Undertaker last wrestled back in April, where he lost to Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 33. He left his hat and gloves in the ring after the match, which many believed to be his way of retiring from in-ring action.

 

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Jim Cornette On Why He’s Chosen To Leave GFW

Last month, Jim Cornette made his return to Global Force Wrestling/Impact as the promotion’s new on-screen authority figure, replacing Bruce Prichard.

But, a little over a month after his return, Cornette has decided to part ways with Global Force Wrestling, and on a recent edition of his podcast, he explained why he’s chosen to leave GFW.

You can check out his explanation below:

 

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Jim Ross On Paige Returning To WWE

As previously noted, former WWE Divas Champion Paige, who has been out of action for quite some time due to a neck injury, is preparing for her in-ring return at the WWE Performance Center.

In his latest blog post over at JRsBarBQ.com, Jim Ross talked about Paige’s impending WWE return, saying that she has too much talent to not be fully invested in WWE.

“Happy to see WWE’s Paige back in the Performance Center getting ready to make her return to the ring on the main roster,” JR said. “The talented, young Brit has too much talent to not be fully invested in the WWE, which can feature her skills better than any promotion on the planet. Plus, earn Paige the most cash.”

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Chris Jericho On His Relationship With Vince McMahon

Chris Jericho recently spoke with Monster to promote his new book, and during the interview Y2J talked at length about his relationship with WWE chairman Vince McMahon.

“The relationship I have with Vince now — and I think of us as friends — took years to develop. When you’re working with someone who’s at the top of their game, they are really complex, and it’s not possible to gain their trust and respect overnight. You can’t rush it.

“It helps to put yourself in the shoes of someone who’s been a boss for a long time. How many people have worked for him in the past, and how many have not worked out? He, or she, is looking for someone who will stand the test of time. So try to be that person.”

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