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Charles Robinson Nearly Loses Thumb, Foley Rejects Legend’s Deal, How JR Would Book Sting?

Thumbs Down For Little Naitch In Saudi Arabia

Little Naitch – WWE referee Charles Robinson – had a bit of a mishap during the Saudi Arabian tour, and nearly lost his thumb!

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TMZ reports:

Charles Robinson was preparing the ring with other crew members before their show Friday in the Middle East … and the referee says he tried to carelessly rush through the job — but instead, sliced his finger.

Robinson says it was so bad he almost lost his thumb … but WWE doc Chris Amann managed to quickly patch him up with 6 stitches.

WWE’s Check A Little Low For Foley

Though he’s always open to making appearances on his own terms, Mick Foley will not be signing a WWE Legend’s contract any time soon. The reason? WWE are not making it worth his while.

The Hardcore Legend told The Drive with Marc James

Honestly, I’m probably not going to sign my Legends deal with WWE because I don’t think they did the right thing by the guys with the video game. The check was a little low. Last year, there was a bankruptcy, but this year there wasn’t. So, I don’t see the upside to signing the Legends deal when the carrot isn’t there dangling. So, I’m not going to sign my Legends deal.

It’s likely Foley can make more money handling his own projects, with the added bonus of not being dictated to.

JR Says Sting Should Put Over Young Talent

Although many fans had their hopes set on Sting coming in to the WWE and facing the Undertaker in a dream match, the likelihood of that happening now is extremely slim. In his latest JRSBARBQ.com blog Jim Ross says he’d prefer the legend work with a younger talent to give them the proverbial “rub”:

Getting tons of questions regarding Sting signing with WWE of which I don’t know the answer and if I did and was asked to keep it confidential I would, for the record. However, I see it as a no brainer for WWE to sign Sting and to begin immediately in monetizing his intellectual property. WWE owns virtually every minute of video tape that Sting has appeared on except his work in TNA. Some of the UWF content and early WCW matches are particularly outstanding. It’s a match made in grappling heaven even if Sting never wrestles in WWE. In my perfect, booking world, which actually doesn’t exist and is an oxymoronic statement, Sting would have one match…a retirement match at WM31 against a suitable villain even though some will lobby for that retirement match opposition to be Undertaker. A smaller, athletic young talent who needs the “rub” would arguably be ideal.

WWE have not officially announced if Sting has signed a deal, but at WrestleCon over Wrestlemania weekend he teased appearing at Wrestlemania 31, and the newsletters are saying the contract is in Sting’s possession. He also appeared in a new interview on the WWE Network for the Ultimate Warrior special.


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  • ReallyPeople?

    mick foley, though sometimes an obvious self-promoter, has really been the driving force behind making wrestling transparent in the real world… dare I say he was the pioneer…which Vince has cashed in on enormously. I figure Vince owes him a few bucks

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