Bray Wyatt On Triple H’s Influence
In a recent interview with the Miami Herald Bray Wyatt discussed how Triple H helped develop the Wyatts:
I’m very uncoachable at times. I kind of have this mystique about myself where I don’t like people telling me what to do. I can tell you Hunter [Triple H] was very instrumental in the upbringing of the Wyatts. He saw something in us that we saw. We were so attached to it that we were dying to make it work and to get it out there.
Hunter saw the same thing. From the first glance, people are just comparing us to hillbillies. I’ve heard ‘Deliverance’ and all kinds of things, but they were missing that underlying factor. Hunter was able to see that because we are more complex in the way we speak if you listen to the message behind it. You’re not looking at three Neanderthals. You’re looking at three very smart, capable athletes. Hunter was able to see it.
Bray also discussed wanting to face The Undertaker:
Bray Wyatt versus The Undertaker would be the greatest I could accomplish. Just being there side-by-side with him. I get the comparisons, but we are also very different. He is ‘The Deadman.’ He will always be ‘The Deadman,’ and I’m Bray Wyatt. When or if, or when we shall meet, it will be every bit of everything I thought it would be.
Paul Heyman’s SmackDown Promo
Paul Heyman cut an off air SmackDown promo this week where he put over his time as General Manager, as well as giving his thoughts on John Cena vs Dean Ambrose:
The Rock Tapes SmackDown Segment
Backstage after RAW The Rock filmed a short segment for this week’s SmackDown 15th anniversary. He will likely discuss SmackDown’s origins which was often seen as “The Rock’s show.”
Jim Ross Clarifies GFW Status
Jim Ross revealed on his blog that any work with NJPW and GFW is hypothetical and he hasn’t had any direct talks:
To clear up some speculation regarding my return to pro wrestling, while I am a ‘free agent’ as it relates to broadcasting pro wrestling events, my interest level in pursuing such is moderate at best. Would I re-engage the process in some form? Yes, but I’m uncertain as to what those terms would have to be. I still love the business and get the ‘itch’ to broadcast the genre that I spend 40 years of my life doing but there are so many things that I’m doing or going to do career wise that I simply don’t know where the pro wrestling opportunities fit. Time will tell but I’m still a student of that game and more importantly a fan.
I have personally had zero talks about doing pro wrestling in the future but there has been some contact with my representative but as I understand it those talks were exploratory and preliminary at best. I’ve been asked about the New Japan January 4 PPV event but I’d say that jumping on board with that assignment is a long shot at this time although I do wish all involved the best in this endeavor. I can certainly see where the PPV component in the English speaking, worldwide marketplace has potential if it is marketed strategically and aggressively.
Kevin Nash Shooting Scene
Here is a new pic of Kevin Nash on set filming Magic Mike 2 “XXL”: