March 7, 2008
Vince McMahon, John Cena, Y2J Chris Jericho and Floyd
“Money” Mayweather are scheduled to be on Larry King Live, March 13, 2008.
Wrestlemania XXIV airs live on pay per view March 30, 2008.
It isn’t like anyone needs to tell you because if you watch Monday
Night Raw, ECW on Tuesday, and Friday Night Smackdown, any and all of the WWE
shows are one continuous commercial for Wrestlemania!
WWE Championship Match
Randy Orton, Champion vs. John Cena vs. The Game Triple H
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
The Rated R Superstar Edge, Champion vs. The Undertaker
Money In The Bank Ladder Match
Mr. Kennedy vs. Y2 Chris Jericho vs. The Gold Standard Shelton Benjamin
vs. Jeff Hardy, WWE Intercontinental Champion vs. Carlito
Career Threatening Match
Nature Boy Ric Flair vs. Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels
Raw vs. SmackDown Match
Umaga vs. The Animal Batista
Candice Michelle & Maria vs. The Glamazon Beth Phoenix
John Bradshaw Layfield vs. Finlay
The Big Show vs. Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr.
It is also being reported that Snoop Dogg will play an active
role at Wrestlemania XXIV.
WWE 2008 Hall of Fame inductees to date are:
Maivia, deceased, Grandfather of The Rock
Johnson, Father of The Rock
Boy Ric Flair, only active wrestler ever inducted
Young, semi retired
The last time we checked, there were still tickets available
for the inductee ceremony. For
further information, visit www.wwe.com.
There were Internet hints that a few TNA members would be at the
ceremony. TNA members will be there to honor Ric Flair and his contribution to
the wrestling entertainment industry. Kevin
Nash is rumored to be one of the TNA members in attendance.
It has also been reported that Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Scott
Hall formerly known as WWE’s Razor Ramon will be there.
Spoiler rumors for Wrestlemania XXIV include The Game Triple
H winning the WWE Championship Triple Threat Match since John Cena will be off
filming his next movie during the summer months. 50 Cent will appear in Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr.’s
corner during his match with The Big Show.
I’ll have to admit I’ve enjoyed Mayweather’s appearances on WWE to
date, even though I’m not big on a boxing match or MMA. And you have to admit, at least Mayweather does DO something
in the ring unlike Adam “Pacman” Jones who just stood around outside the
ring, threw money in the air or ran away from his opponents. The Undertaker may
be continuing his winning streak at Wrestlemania XXIV by taking the WWE World
Heavyweight Championship away from The Rated R Superstar Edge. That would make
Mr. Kennedy has been spreading the word that he will be in
the next WWE movie. He claims it is an action movie and it will be shot in
Puerto Rico. Maybe if WWE
concentrated on wrestling instead of Hollywood, they could deliver a better
wrestling program now and then.
Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s via satellite transmission
didn’t set well with the McMahon princess.
Stephanie was unhappy with the way Mayweather’s role was handled
although her anger appears to have been at the director of the skit and not
A few weeks ago, Tommy Dreamer appeared at a live TNA event.
Since that time, Dreamer has been appearing in actual matches on WWE’s
ECW. Coincidence? Everyone who is anyone reported the appearance.
TNA had it posted on their website but removed it shortly thereafter
citing the fact that Dreamer was still under contract with WWE.
It appears that when WWE dropped Ohio Valley Wrestling and
moved to Florida Championship Wrestling, it ended up with too many wrestlers.
WWE has since released several of the developmental talent that had been
Another release was Apollo who has been in legal trouble in
his homeland for not paying child support.
He is currently listed as on the run when he did not show up for a court
date and skipped out of town.
WWE developmental wrestler, Atlas DeBone, suffered a torn
ligament in his knee at a WWE house show in January. He has been out of action
since the injury.
Current reports indicate that Matt Hardy will be back in
action in the WWE ring soon. If he
doesn’t appear prior to Wrestlemania XXIV, look for him to show at the pay per
Kenny Dykstra, who has been out of action due to a knee
injury, returned to the ring at a Florida Championship Wrestling event on March
Ashley has reported via her MySpace site that she has not
been released by WWE but suffered a hand injury and has not been medically
cleared to return to work. She is scheduled to see an orthopedic surgeon.
The Animal Batista is reported to be taking major backstage
heat due to his attitude. It is
further reported that Batista spends more time with women and cars than he does
wrestling. Back in 2006, Batista and King Booker went a few rounds because of
John Cena appears to be on the heat list right behind Batista.
Cena made some negative comments about The Rock leaving wrestling and the roster
members didn’t take kindly to his comments.
WWE has released the poster for Backlash.
It carries an image of The Undertaker.
In what may not be considered WWE news, the continuing saga
of the Hulk Hogan divorce just can’t seem to stay out of the news.
Linda Bollea is now claiming that her soon to be ex has been using their
son, Nick, to deliver messages to her regarding the divorce and she wants the
court to stop Hulk from dragging Nick through their divorce mess. And if the
Hogan children weren’t screwed up enough, Brook Bollea, daughter of Terry and
Linda Bollea has admitted to the press that her father had an affair with one of
Hulk’s latest conquest and FORMER friend of his daughter
Brook, is 33 year old Christiane Plante. You
can see her photo at www.gerweck.net.
Lex Luger is now out of the hospital and back home
recuperating from the paralysis he suffered as a result of nerve impingement on
October 19, 2007, while in San Francisco, CA for an event.
Best wishes and continued improvement to Lex.
Rumor has it that Trish Stratus returned to the ring in a
glima match, which is not in a wrestling ring but on a hard surface. Trish will
be on a new television show called “Stratusphere” which is about the world
of wrestling. At least it isn’t an action movie!