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WWE News Today 4/11/17

WWE News and Rumors March 11 2017

  • Roman Reigns was recently on Talk is Jericho and opened up about the Wrestlemania 31 main event with Brock Lesnar. He consideres Brock difficult to work with and that Lesnar and Heyman wanted Roman squashed in the match. Since, Reigns doesn’t mind physicality, he was able to adapt to Brock’s style. After the match Bret Hart approached Reigns and called the match an instant classic.

“No, it wasn’t easy, by any means. But the thing I had a lot of confidence in is I knew it was just going to be a fight. I knew it was going to be brutal and I like that s–t. Like, hey, if you want to bang, I’m all for it. I’m never scared. But it was just weird. It really was. It was last minute. It was one of those deals where it wasn’t a lot of talking, didn’t seem open to ideas because, essentially, in their minds, and when I say ‘their minds’ I say Brock and Paul, which, that is a powerful pairing right there.”Reigns recalled, “but those two, they’re something else. They wanted to kill me. They were convinced however many people were there eighty [thousand], whatever, they wanted to see me get crushed. They were there and they just want to see Roman get his ass beat. And I can’t disagree with them, but brother [has] got to fight. Hey, you can kick my ass all you want, but I’m going to fight.”

Transcription by Wrestling Inc

  • WWE has filed a lawsuit against users of BitTorrent who illegally downloaded the WWE Studios film The Eliminators. Forensic software was used to determine the IPs of the culprits.
  • Lita has tweeted both Matt and Jeff Hardy wishing them well in WWE. Lita is a long time friend of The Hardy Boyz but had a falling out years ago over a dramatic break up with Matt.
  • WWE has announced that Kofi Kingston suffered an injury to his right ankle after an attack by The Revival. He underwent surgery and will be out a few weeks. This was also mentioned on Raw by the other members of The New Day as Kofi did not appear.
  • Baron Corbin took it to twitter to call out the TSA for breaking his sunglasses.
  • Alberto Del Rio was indeed contacted by the WWE about another return, however Alberto is happy and thriving wrestling other places.
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WWE News Alert 4/10/17

WWE News and Rumors April 10, 2017

  • Wrestlemania 33 set a new record for the highest grossing event at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
  • The current plan is for Kurt Angle to wrestle again in the WWE but he would have to pass a physical.
  • Alberto Del Rio went on several drunken Periscope rants recently, often targeting WWE and Triple H in particular. Much of this was obscenity laced and Paige tried to end the video several times.
  • Jim Ross, despite his multi-appearence deal with the WWE, will continue to announce for NJPW.
  • Jonathan Coachman will no longer be covering WWE on ESPN due to commitments to other projects. Coachman was covering WWE on a voulenteer basis and no longer has the time to be involved.
  • Mauro Ranallo will not be returning to the WWE. He was away from his duties with illness and will continue working outside the WWE. The two parties have severed ties on social media.
  • Rumored plans for this week’s “Superstar ShakeUp” involve New Day, Charlotte being moved to Smackdown. Alexa Bliss and AJ Styles would then make the move to Raw. Other names being bandied about are Roman Reigns and Sasha Banks possibly moving to Smackdown.