Alberto Del Rio Gone By Summer?
Alberto Del Rio’s contract expires this Summer and there are rumors that he’s considering walking away. While he hasn’t publicly discussed the matter, it’s been known for a while that the Mexican star is not fulfilled by his role. He’s definitely moved down the card this year.
There was also recently heat on Del Rio for taking his in-character Twitter comments with Batista too far, mocking the Animal’s MMA run.
Jim Ross Discusses WWE 2K14 Incident and Punk’s Exit
Legendary wrestling announcer Jim Ross discussed the infamous WWE 2K14 Symposium incident in a recent interview with NewsDay.com:
I knew that when it was over, a lot of the top WWE officials were very anxious to get Ric Flair out of the facility. So I knew there was some concern there, but I didn’t know that the concern involved me. A story started out of misinformation that I had been drinking with Flair all day. And the issue was that if they [WWE officials] had checked their schedule, I had been booked all day with WWE activities and SummerSlam that had nothing to do with Ric Flair.
My job was to keep the rudder in the water [at the symposium]. I didn’t do that. And so, the decision was made that we part ways. And to be honest with you, and this is not looking back, or trying to cover somebody’s tracks, or cover my own [behind], I was really looking for an opportunity to move on. I wanted to get into the podcast business, I wanted to get into one-man show stuff . . . I wanted to look at other opportunities, like this Fox Sports thing that I’m doing now. And I knew I couldn’t do those things while I was under contract to the WWE. But to be honest, to be totally frank with you, I had such a loyalty to that company, and I still do, that after 20 years I didn’t know how I was going to say goodbye.
JR also discussed CM Punk’s recent exit:
At some point, he is going to want to get back into a game. Where that game is, I don’t know. Who’s gonna be playing in that game, good question. But I would be surprised to see him wrestle anywhere other than WWE on any ongoing basis. But I can certainly see him, if somebody had a new promotion, and they wanted someone with a bright mind and a fresh mind, who understood the product and who could communicate well, which he can do, he might be a great fit in a new promotion: upper management, creative, working with talent. He may be perfect for that.
Let me tell you what I think he would be perfect at. I think if he doesn’t come back to WWE, which I do hope happens, I think he would be an amazing MMA broadcaster.
Chris Jericho Talks To Chavo Guerrero
Chavo Guerrero was the latest guest on Chris Jericho’s podcast. The pair discussed Eddie Guerrero in the first episode, and will be talking about the Benoit tragedy later this week.