The Boogeyman Back For Halloween
Former WWE character The Boogeyman was at the company’s HQ this week and made a brief appearance on the latest edition of “WWE Warehouse”. It’s believed he may be filming some Halloween themed stuff for the Network and Youtube channel, and may show up for a cameo on the Halloween episode of SmackDown.
The 50 year old tweeted:
Marty Wright who plays the gimmick took part in season 4 of Tough Enough but was cut because he lied about his age. Nonetheless he went to OVW and eventually debuted as the clock smashing, worm eating Boogeyman. Though he was released in 2009 he has returned for several cameos since then.
[I wonder why WWE doesn’t do more cameos and one off appearances? There are many former stars that would be cool to see every so often, even if it’s just to job to a younger star. The company seems to struggle with 50/50 booking, and if they don’t want to job anyone then why not use non-contracted talent with a bit of name recognition?]
Seth Rollins On Part Timers
In a recent interview with Mix 106.1 in Philadelphia Seth Rollins was asked about “part timers” like The Rock:
I mean there’s a little bit of resentment there there’s gotta be, but it’s mostly envy because we all want to have the level of success that he has. We want to have the ability to walk into a room and um, ya know be as well received as he was. Although, he did take the cheap route I think by um just talking about all the boroughs and wearing his little Brooklyn jacket. But that’s The Rock, that’s how he does his thing.
[The Rock’s confrontation with Rusev was brilliant, but do you know what would have been better? If later in the night Rusev sneak attacked Rock backstage and got “the rub”. If Rock is going to have a Wrestlemania match somebody like Rusev, a young star, is going to benefit the company much more than a nostalgia match with Triple H. Otherwise the RAW segment basically meant nothing and just trained the audience that the current roster, even the undefeated beast, are not on the level of the stars of yesteryear.]
Bo Dallas Puts Over NXT
Bo Dallas told the Liverpool Echo that he’s living proof WWE’s developmental works:
As it was happening it was an unreal experience, a dream come true. I couldn’t really believe it was happening, because that’s what you’ve always wanted and worked for. And then after the Rumble I got the opportunity to go back down to NXT and really hone my craft. NXT has been an unbelievable experience, which has changed my life and changed my career as a performer.
NXT, the developmental system in the WWE today, is so different and so much bigger and better than it’s ever been before. The production values that go into the developmental system and into the NXT show are not much different than Raw and Smackdown. You really get the opportunity to try things yourself and really find yourself. The intimate crowd that NXT has, with the same people coming back, it’s almost like a family. It’s a really cool environment. And with that it’s never a case of showing up and being the same Bo Dallas as they saw the week before, which keeps you constantly evolving, and wanting to do different things. You don’t want to be stuck in a rut and doing the same thing, because they will notice.