In a recent interview with the Fairfax Times Dean Ambrose addressed fans comparing him to Roddy Piper:
“I don’t see how you could not take that as a compliment. He was a legend and a hall of famer. He was a guy who stirred the pot and drew a good amount of money. I feel like I haven’t really done anything yet. Not that I’m holding back — right now I’m just working as hard as I can in the role that I’m in. I still feel like I have a LOT of stuff in my back pocket that when the opportunity strikes … there’s a lot more to me than people have seen yet.”
Antonio Cesaro Interview Highlights
Antonio Cesaro told the Baltimore Sun he’s proud that he and his former independent peers have made it in WWE:
“We’ve been on the road with each other for a long time. I’ve been with guys like CM Punk, Seth Rollins and Daniel Bryan for almost 10 years now. It’s definitely a bond because we all know where we came from. We know we performed in front of 20 or 30 people in some old, rusty building, and now we’re performing on the biggest stage. There’s definitely a pride in that. There’s definitely a bond in it as well.”
Cesaro also discussed the release of Chris Hero from developmental:
“It certainly was disappointing. When we signed with this company, we both knew what we were getting into. We both made each other a promise that we would work as hard as possible, whether it’s as a team or singles competitors. I know he’ll wind up on his feet, and he probably already is, and he’ll continue wrestling all over the world.”
January 03, 2014, WWE SmackDown Results
– The Shield downplayed the idea that there’s a “weak link” or that they can be divided by CM Punk.
– Reigns & Rollins vs The Usos ended in a DQ after Ambrose interfered. CM Punk made the save and Vickie booked a 6-man main event.
– R-Truth def. Fandango, when Xavier Woods and the Funkadactyls distracted him by dancing.
– WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes & Goldust def. Luke Harper & Erick Rowan.
– Nikki Bella def. Aksana.
– Intercontinental Champion Big E Langston def. Curtis Axel.
– Bad News Barrett mocked New Year’s Resolutions.
– CM Punk & The Usos def. The Shield, after Ambrose refused to tag out to Reigns and ended up getting the GTS.
– Bray Wyatt cut a creepy promo about Daniel Bryan, saying he’s home now: