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Ross Report on CM Punk, Austin returning and Sting at Mania

Jim Ross has updated his blog with comments on CM Punk, Austin hosting Tough Enough and the rumors of Sting debuting for WWE at Wrestlemania

from Rajah

CM Punk’s Character: “Is there a better wrestling villain on TV these days than CM Punk? Arguable question but for my sauce, Punk is right there at the top of the heap with a handful of his peers.”

Steve Austin Hosting Tough Enough:Steve Austin is very excited about hosting the new season of Tough Enough. It will be interesting to see how much star power and expertise is put in place when the training staffis announced. My instincts say that Austin will have a strong team to help him with the trainees. This will be a great opportunity for Stone Cold to be Stone Cold and to re-engage his many fans on a weekly TV series of which I have great expectations for and will be watching and DVR’ing every week. I do not know the status of Tough Enough airing outside the USA for those that are asking.”

Sting: “The Sting stories that have been on line regarding him coming to WWE have taken a life of their own. Will Sting ever come to WWE? Does a 51 year old guy want to engage in an ambitious, road schedule or any schedule? Could a deal be done and all the pieces be put in place before WM27? Is Sting even remotely interested in re-entering the squared circle on any level? I don’t know the answersto these questions nor, would I suggest, does anyone but Sting himself.”

“Agreed, any thing is possible but what is feasible, doable, etc are questions that none of us can answer. I have seen Sting once in approximately 15 years and that was for about 5 minutes in Charlotte last year at the annual fan convention. I do know that he is a great human being after being around him for over two decades beginning when he came to work for Bill Watts as one half of the Bladerunner tag team with Warrior. They were known as Sting and Rock as I recall when they began their careers with the large Cowboy. Some of my best memories of calling wrestling bouts involved Sting back in the day in UWF and in WCW.”

 

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‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin returns to WWE to host Tough Enough

WWE legend ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin will make a regular return to WWE television when he hosts this season of the series Tough Enough

from PWTorch

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.

Chris Jericho discusses a WWE return ‘deal is 90% done’

In a recent interview Chris Jericho discusses his plans on returning to WWE and hinted that a deal is almost done

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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.”

Booker T named Smackdown announcer

credit- Wrestling Observer

Mysterious 02.21.11 WWE promo- Retun of Undertaker? Debut of Sting?

A return or debut of a wrestler is set for the Monday night after Elimination Chamber

Sting?
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.

Undertaker?
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.

Alberto Del Rio wins 2011 Royal Rumble

Alberto Del Rio won the rumble and will likely face Edge for the title at Wrestlemania

credit- The Wrestling Observer

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.

Royal Rumble returns- Booker T and Kevin Nash

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Kevin Nash and Booker T have been confirmed to return to WWE at Royal Rumble

from the Wrestling Observer

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