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Bret Remembers Owen, SmackDown Results, JR On Punk’s Legacy, Mason Ryan Talks Release

Bret Hart Remembers Brother Owen

WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart remembered his brother Owen on Facebook, who passed away 15 years ago yesterday:

May 23, 2014, WWE SmackDown Results

This week’s episode of SmackDown was taped Tuesday in England. As previously noted you can watch an unedited version which leaked online. Here are the results:

– Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart plugged legends House and the WWE Network (even though it’s not in the UK yet).

– Batista def. Dolph Ziggler in a No Disqualification Match, when Ziggler missed the Fameouser off the apron and lnaded on the steps. Batista then hit the Spear.

– The Funkadactyls def. Nikki Bella & Eva Marie, after guest referee Summer Rae delivered a fast count.

– Bo Dallas debuted with a victory against Sin Cara. With handshake to his masked opponent, Dallas offered Sin Cara some inspirational words that he could one day be like him.

– Bray informed one and all that he will be standing there when Cena falls and the Cenation crumbles around him. He also made it clear that his disciples, Luke Harper & Eric Rowan, would teach WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos a lesson on SmackDown.

– Sheamus def. Alberto Del Rio by Disqualification, when Cesaro interfered and hit the Neutralizer outside the ring.

– Vickie invited Adam Rose to the ring but ended up being labelled a Lemon!

– The Usos def. Luke Harper & Erick Rowan by Disqualification, when Bray Interfered. John Cena evened the odds.

Has CM Punk’s Legacy Been Tarnished?

In his latest blog Jim Ross discussed whether CM Punk’s legacy has been tarnished by walking away from WWE:

I was asked today by the Chicago Tribune if @CMPunk deserved to be in the top 25 of the all time great wrestlers. I said that all these ‘All Time Top’ whatever lists are overly subjective but my list would be the talents who I would want in my company if I owned a wrestling organization. By the way, that will never, EVER, happen. Nonetheless, I’d absolutely want Punk on my team so therefore under my criteria he’s a top 25 guy. He’s too versatile, too skilled, an excellent hero or villain, can talk, has a great work ethic and is one of the smarter minds I’ve been around.

I was also asked if CM Punk abruptly leaving WWE would adversely affect his legacy. My answer, a simple ‘Hell, no.’

Mason Ryan Discusses WWE Run

Mason Ryan discussed his WWE run in a recent interview with The RCWR Show:

First and foremost I don’t know if anyone follows me on Twitter but I released a statement saying I had four great years in the WWE. I’ll be forever thankful for what they did to me. My experience in the last four years has been incredible. I’m just a small town boy from a little town in Wells, grew up there all my life. Just through luck got into wrestling and before I knew it I got a contract with the biggest wrestling company in the world and got to come over to America. I absolutely love it over it here. I’m very proud to be Welsh but this has become my second home and this is where I’ll be living. I’m so thankful for that and to get the chance to entertain the audiences and be part of this great, great industry we love so much. To travel the world on top of that on their dime and get paid for it was just—sometimes when I think about how lucky I was it’s just mind-blowing. I think it was just one of those things where I’d been there for four years and they didn’t really have anything for me and couldn’t see much for me at present. I left with the door wide open. I left with a lot of good relationships with everyone there as everyone was always so good to me. I have no reason not to leave that way. That was that and now I’m just concentrating on the future as all I can do is work hard and be me and try to be the best I can be and you know what? I’m looking forward to what the future holds and going down different avenues, trying different things, being part of the indie scene and hopefully traveling the world again and going to places I haven’t been. Obviously I love the WWE dearly and I loved being part of it but now it’s own to a new chapter.


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