The press release adds a few more specifics to the information already released on the new series, which is scheduled to begin filming later this month.
The “Tough Enough” contestants will “live, train, eat, and sleep” in a house in Simi Valley, California.
Each episode will feature one current WWE wrestler as a guest on the show. The wrestler will introduce the TE contestants to “a quality that they must possess to make it to the top of the sports entertainment world.”
This isn’t official, but the order of criteria that will be used to evaluate the contestants is “showmanship, creativity, athleticism, and desire.”
The new season of “Tough Enough” premieres on Monday, April 4 following the Raw-after-WrestleMania, then shifts to 8:00 p.m. EST leading into Raw starting April 11.
Returning To WWE: “I consider it always because it’s not like it was in 2005 where I was sick of wrestling. Sick of it is maybe a harsh word. Disenchanted, I guess, is a better word.”
“I wasn’t disenchanted when I left in September. It was just my contract was up. That was it. And there were other things just waiting to come through. Even if I was coming back, I always would have taken those four months, three months off to do the Fozzy tours. Then other things have kind of popped up to delay my return.”
His WWE Contract Status: “I mean, there’s a deal on the table,” he said. “A deal on the table that’s 90-percent done. There’s a couple of minor things that we had to hammer out. It would just be a matter of what other stuff is going on and how that stuff is going.”
A return or debut of a wrestler is set for the Monday night after Elimination Chamber
Last night at TNA Impact tapings Eric Biscoff grouped Sting with Kevin Nash and Booker T who recently signed with WWE from TNA. This got fans wondering if Sting would go to WWE for Wrestlemania and be inducted into the Hall of Fame. With Wrestlemania emanating from Atlanta(home base of WCW under Warner) the chances of a former WCW wrestler being inducted are higher this year.
WWE is expecting The Undertaker to be back in time for Wrestlemania. Undertaker would have to return soon to have his rumored match with Wade Barrett. Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer also reports that if Undertaker is not healthy enough to wrestle on the show WWE may do a tag match, having Undertaker team with Kane to take on The Corre.
Final four are Cena & Orotn vs. Del Rio & Barrett.
Riley distraced Cena and Miz came out of the announcing chair and threw out Cena.
Del Rio won.
Orton threw out Barrett but then Del Rio immediately threw out Orton. As he was celebrating, Santino Marella came out from the floor. He had gone under the ropes way earlier. He gave Del Rio the cobra and went to throw himout but Del Rio reversed and threw him over the top.
Match went 69 minutes total. As far as the match went, most of the minor names were put in early. there weren’t a lot of big crowd reactions, biggest by far were Booker T and Kevin Nash (as Diesel), but then both were eliminated immeidiately, which really upset the crowd in both cases. In fact they were madder about them being eliminated. Crowd seemed happy that Cena was thrown out. The booking of the match was good and it was never boring, but nothing really special. No surprises in the sense that aside from Ezekiel Jackson, throwing out Big Show, nobody who wasn’t a star threw out anyone who was a star nor were made a star and this is an easy match to do that. John Morrison had a great spot where he was thrown out but landed Spiderman style on the barricade (foot never hit the floor), climbed to the top of the barricade, jumped to the ring steps and then got back in the ring.
There is a lesson to be learned here regarding shooting angles first and then trying to sign the guys up. Booker T is confirmed to be in the Royal Rumble. Kevin Nash is expected to be there as well. Both canceled autograph signings scheduled this weekend. Those in TNA and WWE both have confirmed Booker being expected at WWE instead of TNA on Monday. When it comes to Nash, his name was just removed from the TNA roster (even though he had “left” the company months ago). It is being reported he’s in the Rumble and all that does make sense but we haven’t had it confirmed by WWE people of that fact. Booker T and Kevin Nash had been earmarked to start on Monday with TNA as part of “They,” which makes Monday’s Impact very interesting as the only former Main Event Mafia member they can now bring in being Sting
Sid Eudy, 50, better known as Sid Vicious and Sycho Sid as one of the major stars of the 90s was arrested yesterday in South Memphis.
A report on WMC-TV news said that Eudy was pulled over by police for not wearing a seat belt, and noticed marijuana in plain sight. Police found 18 grams of marijuana and Eudy was charged with a seat belt violation, driving without a license and possession of marijuana.
What was once just a dream for wrestling fans could soon be a reality
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reports Vince McMahon believes he can get Brock Lesnar to work this year’s Wrestlemania. Dana White says it wont happen, but never say never. Brock has one more fight left on his UFC contract and rumors have had him fighting Roy Nelson, Junior Dos Santos and Frank Mir. White still hasent announced the coaches for the next season of UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter and many think Lesnar and Mir would be a good choice.
WWE is reportedly offering Brock in the $2 million range for a Wrestlemania appearance and its hard for anyone to turn down that kind of money. Brock knows he isnt getting any younger and is looking to make as much money as he can, while he can. The prospect of making a ton of money with WWE and doing another monster buy rate with UFC would be great for Brock but ultimately it’s up to UFC President Dana White.
WWE has also announced two more three hour episodes of Raw. The first will air on Nov. 15th, an ‘Old School’ episode of Raw that features several WWE Legends. The other Raw special will air on Dec. 13th when WWE announces the winners of this years Slammy Awards.