Surprising Name Challenges The Rock
The Rock is in Japan next month promoting the DVD release of Hercules, and none other than the Great Muta gave comments to Yahoo Japan that he plans to attack/challenge Rock when he arrives.
In reality there’s a very very slim chance that the two would even cross paths, and it would seem Muta is just attempting to get publicity.
Of course Muta and his Wrestle-1 promotion are currently working with TNA.
Ed Ferrara Works Close To NXT
Ed Ferrara who worked alongside Vince Russo as the sole WWE creative team during the early days of the Attitude Era is currently working at Full Sail University, which is partnered with NXT.
He is the Course Director for “Creative Writing Research”, meaning he has nothing directly to do with WWE. It’s still interesting though, perhaps he’s trying to find a way back in?
His bio on the University site reads:
Ed Ferrara is a television and sitcom writer, producer, and developer whose credits include USA Network’s “Weird Science” and Walt Disney Television’s “Honey I Shrunk The Kids: The TV Show.” He is perhaps best known for his work in the world of professional wrestling—as a storyline writer and producer, he was one of the primary architects of the World Wrestling Entertainment Network’s “Attitude Era.” Prior to his arrival at Full Sail, Ed taught writing, television writing, and comedy writing at many different institutions including Columbia College Chicago, the University of Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University, and the Second City Training Center. He holds a bachelor of arts in theater arts and English from Drew University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program.
Ferrara also had stints in WCW and TNA alongside Russo and is perhaps best known for mocking Jim Ross as “Oklahoma” on Nitro.
Film Makers Want To Do Wyatt Movie
The Soska Twins who directed WWE Studios’ See No Evil 2 and Vendetta, and a string of other horror films are looking to make a movie about the origins of The Wyatt family. They wrote on Twitter:
Jim Ross Debunks Austin’s Return
Jim Ross debunked the recent Austin “comeback” rumors that were taken out of context from Austin’s podcast, in his JRSBARBQ.com blog:
Talked with Steve Austin, whose podcasts on @PodcastOne are killing it, on Monday night and was kidding him about him ‘training for a comeback,’ which most fans thought meant Steve was returning to the ring, and, subsequently, ‘taking a bigger role within WWE in 2015.’ I jokingly asked Austin that if he was going to be taking a bigger role if he could get a brother some work because a man’s got to eat!
Bottom line is that Steve was talking to a man who used to train with ‘Arnold’ back in the day at the Gold’s Gym in Venice and Steve said he was training to prepare to return to Gold’s Gym to train. They were talking about training, not wrestling, and how working out at Gold’s in Venice wasn’t for everyone. When the fans heard Austin say that he was “training for a comeback” they assumed that he meant to the ring which in turn means WrestleMania 31.
While Steve always keeps an open mind on returning to the ring for one last match, that’s not an immediate goal of his or even on the back burner. If many factors involved in that process were in place, I could theoretically see Steve doing it but the chance that all the stars aligning to his satisfaction are slim plus the window of opportunity as it relates to Father Time is beginning to close as well.
Austin would never return to the ring to go through the motions and he would likely need a solid four months of in ring work/training to be in the condition that he would demand of himself to headline a major event like WrestleMania. If I were WWE, I’d more likely look at WM32 in Dallas and begin discussing that sooner than later for the Texas Rattlesnake. That’s merely my personal opinion but selling 100,000 tickets in his home state might interest Steve the most if the money, the opponent and the creative were all on point.