Wrestling News Report 25/03/2013
Possible Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar Plans
With Triple H’s career being on the line for his match with Brock Lesnar atWrestleMania 29, there is talk that WWE is planning to have Triple H’s friends and possibly even relatives appear in his corner for the event. There is reportedly talk that DX members, Stephanie McMahon and evenVince McMahon could play a role in the match as well.
The match started a personal tone with Lesnar attacking and “injuring”Vince McMahon, Triple H’s father-in-law. Lesnar then interrupted a match between the Rhodes Scholars and The New Age Outlaws by attacking Billy Gunn and Road Dogg. Paul Heyman also made a variety of personal comments directed at Triple H’s family in his promos. The one person who was not mentioned as possibly being involved in the match this year wasShawn Michaels. Michaels is rumored to be left out since he played an intricate role in the match at WrestleMania last year between Triple H and the Undertaker.
Paul Heyman will also be in the corner of Brock Lesnar during the match. To add fuel to the fire, Stephanie McMahon recently tweeted a video of herself boxing with the following tweet: AM workout w PT/boxing coach @JeffVitale. Watch out @HeymanHustle! http://youtu.be/6yt6iXOkshM Heyman responded with the following:“The passion @WWE’s @StephMcMahon exudes while tweeting to me is demonstrative of a very frustrated woman. Hmmmmm ….”
Sin Cara’s Latest Injury
Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Sin Cara has not been active in the ring at WWE live events the last two weekends due to suffering a concussion. According to sources, Sin Cara is believed to have suffered a concussion during his match with Jack Swagger on the 3/11 RAW as we noted earlier here on the website.
We’re told Cara was later evaluated the following Monday on 3/18 and underwent Impact testing. He hasn’t been active in the ring ever since.
ECW Legend New Jack To Retire
Following the retirement of ECW legend Jerry Lynn last night, Pro Wrestling Syndicate has announced that another ECW Legend, New Jack, will be working their two night PWS Super Card 2013 event on April 4 and April 5 in Metuchen, New Jersey.
The company also announced that after he wrestles the Necro Butcher on April 5, he will retire.
Raw TV preview
After a two-week absence, WWE champion The Rock returns to Raw on Monday night, two weeks away from defending the WWE Title against John Cena at WrestleMania.
Rock and Cena are expected to have a face-to-face confrontation to continue building to their Mania main event match.
Interestingly, the Wells Fargo Arena website in Philadelphia is advertising The Undertaker for Raw, but WWE is not advertising Taker, nor is Taker listed for the event roster. C.M. Punk is expected to carry the load of promoting his Mania match against Taker during Monday’s Raw.
Also in-play is the latest hype for Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar, but neither wrestler is advertised for Raw.
Concerning the Mania undercard, WWE is expected to finalize the Sheamus & Randy Orton vs. The Shield match. Plus, Chris Jericho’s Mania match, which is rumored to be against Fandango.
Advertised for the live crowd in Philadelphia is a bonus main event of The Shield vs. Cena & Sheamus & Ryback in a six-man tag match.
Externally, Raw will once again be up against the Miami Heat’s winning streak. ESPN is putting the Heat on TV at 7:00 p.m. EST, one hour before the start of Raw, which could help TV viewership for the final hour of Raw once the NBA game is over.
Rock wins TV award
WWE champion “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson won the “Male Buttkicker of the Year” award during Nickelodeon’s annual “Kids’ Choice Awards” that aired Saturday.
Updated Weather Forecast for WrestleMania 29
There is a 55% chance of showers in the evening of April 7th in East Rutherford, NJ, the site of WrestleMania 29, according to AccuWeather. Their forecast says that the temperatures will be in the 40′s