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Mysterio’s Contract Expiring, Triple H Hypes NXT PPV, Maria Says Sorry To Bellas

Will Rey Mysterio Accept Less Pay?

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Rey Mysterio’s WWE contract expires in about two months.

Negotiations have been tough for Rey over the past few years because the company believe his value has significantly dropped due to his injury proneness. The fact that he recently injured his knee again is not going to help the matter. After all why pay somebody top money if they can barely make it to TV without needing more time off?

Despite this Rey still has leverage in terms of being the top Hispanic star and one of the top merchandise sellers. WWE have tried and failed many times to replace him, with the likes of Alberto Del Rio and Sin Cara, but he still manages to remain a draw.

New NXT Arrival PPV Poster

Triple H continues to hype the NXT Arrival “PPV” which will air on the WWE Network, on Thursday February 27th.

He Tweeted:
“The future of the Diva’s division will go head to head! #NXTArRIVAL”

NXT Arrival

WWE are really treating this as a big deal, with Bret Hart, Kevin Nash, and Paul Heyman, taking part in a pre-show panel for the event. Sheamus, John Cena, Shawn Michaels, and the New Age Outlaws will also appear on the show itself.

The card includes Cesaro vs. Sami Zayn in a 2-out-of-3 falls match, Paige vs. Emma for the NXT women’s championship, and Bo Dallas vs. Adrian Neville for the NXT title in a ladder match.

Triple H On Creating Elimination Chamber

In other Triple H news he discussed coming up with the Elimination Chamber concept on the WWE website:

I’m the one who invented it. I drew a square cage and put four other squares in the corners, and I said, ‘It’s six guys. Two start and every few minutes, another cage opens and one more guys enters the fight, and everyone fights until there’s one guy left.’ I thought it could be interesting because, if the Superstars involved have issues, then there’s intrigue.

In typical WWE form, it was twice as big as I envisioned it and twice as elaborate. We don’t do anything small, so I should have known better. When I stood in it for the first time, I thought, ‘Jeez. Please don’t tell anybody this was my idea!

Maria Apologizes To The Bella Twins

Former WWE Diva Maria has apologized to the Bella Twins on Twitter. They’ve had bad blood for a while, as Maria has claimed they nixed her return to WWE:

“@nicoleandbri I’m sorry for anything that I have said that may have hurt you. I’d like for everyone to move past this. I wish you both well.”

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  • Glen Fielding

    Alright so First off: Mysterio seriously does need a pay cut. The man is way past his prime and probably isnt worth as much money as he once was. Sure he may be a draw but he cant be as big as he was 7-8 years ago. I read somewhere that his salary is approximately 975K per year and he’s being labeled as one of the most overpaid superstars in WWE along with the likes of Big Show, Sheamus, The Great Khali and Michael Cole. The man REALLY doesnt need that much money to survive, because he certainly isnt “earning” it at this point As long as he has his house and major possessions paid off. He should be alright with at least 10-15 percent taken away.

    Second: Triple H invented the E-Chamber?? Say what?? I always thought that idea came from Eric Bischoff, (So it was said on TV years ago)

    • Keelan Balderson

      That’s what I thought but Bischoff confirmed it on Twitter. He was just the storyline creator.

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